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Lean Wordpress: A guide to optimizing your CMS

A fast site is more sustainable and typically more efficient with happier users who can find what they need quickly and easily. Just because a site isn't fast doesn’t mean, however, that it is easy to maintain. How do you balance the need for speed with the convenience of easy maintenance? In this post we’ll talk about how you can optimize WordPress, an open source content management system (CMS), to meet both needs.

The real reason Microsoft open sourced .NET

DevOps, microservices, and the shift to containers and lightweight computing environments explain a lot about Microsoft’s position on .NET, open source and Nano Server.

Linux Mint Is Getting Its Own Apps Starting with the 18.x Branch

The Linux Mint project is about to get a lot more interesting because, with the 18.x branch, the developers are going to introduce the so-called X-Apps, which are designed to work across Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce.

Home theatre distros group test

We narrow down the very best home theatre distros out there to make your choice a little easier.

BSD at SCALE 14x

BSD had itself its own row of booths in the expanded expo hall — FreeBSD, the FreeBSD Foundation, and OpenBSD were all neighbors on the exhibit floor. As is common for all the conferences we attend, Dru Lavigne and I — she moreso than me — got to catch up on things, and I took the time to drop in on her “Doc Like and Egyptian” presentation (though, burdened with a radio, I was called away to put out a minor “fire,” rhetorically speaking, in the press room).

4 myths about agile

After a recent presentation about agile development, Jen Krieger received that she calls "the most epic conference feedback ever: 'Your talk was poop.'" It stung—but she learned from it. Proponents of agile "have failed to deliver the message in a way the open source community understands," she tells her audience in this video. So Krieger took to the stage to dispel four common myths about agile and "get to the truth of what it’s intended to be." read more

Sandboxing with Firejail

  • LWN.net; By Jake Edge (Posted by jazz on Jan 28, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The idea of sandboxing applications has a certain appeal. By restricting a program's access to various features and parts of the system that it shouldn't need, any harm that can come from a compromise can be reduced—often, substantially so. But putting together the required pieces for a given application is a tedious task, which is part of why projects like Firejail have been started.

Walmart Open Sources OneOps Cloud Application Management Platform

Walmart's OneOps cloud management and application lifecycle platform has become an open source project on GitHub.

Pagure: DIY git project hosting

Pagure is a new, full featured git repository service for the web, written in Python. It is similar to other popular git forges like Github and Gitlab, allowing open source contributors to share and collaborate on code and content. By the... Continue Reading →

Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to create partitions on a disk drive and how to format them for use on a Linux system as swap or data space. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn about partitions and Linux filesystems for your own use.

How to increase online privacy with open source tools and best practices

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Privacy on the Internet is… well, let's just say it's complicated. In this article, I'll analyze a few open source tools and concepts that you might use to increase privacy on the Internet for yourself. It will not be an exhaustive list of all possible avenues, nor does it pretend to ensure complete privacy even in the fact of a concentrated, personal attack. Some of the tips you will find useful, others you will discard, and still others you might use in conjunction with other policies to construct your own privacy model. read more

Ubuntu Phone OTA-9 Update Received Well by Users, Nexus 10 Port to Be Removed

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 28, 2016 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical, through ?ukasz Zemczak, today announced that the highly anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update for Ubuntu Phone devices has been officially released and that the phased upgrades kicked in.

GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taste the painbow Popular and widely used source-code hosting service GitHub is, for the moment, no longer a widely used source-code hosting service. It has fallen offline.…

COM version of BeagleBone Black to launch in April

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BeagleCore will launch a COM version of the BeagleBone Black in April, via Conrad Electronic. The “BeagleCore BCM1” will be supported by an optional carrier board. Last summer, German startup BeagleCore failed to fund its eponymous BeagleBone-based module on Kickstarter. Yet, the open source computer-on-module will be reborn in April as the similar BeagleCore BCM1. […]

Learn Linux, 101: Maintain the integrity of filesystems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux, LPI
Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification -- or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss.

Using Android tablets as embedded smart touchscreens

Lurking in that low-cost Android tablet are the hardware and most of the software needed for building smart touchscreens into kiosks and other devices. ? ? Using an Android Tablet as an Embedded Component by Jerry Epplin In light of the many cheap and capable Android tablets that have become so widely available, it is […]

Mozilla Firefox 44.0 Has Just Landed in All Supported Ubuntu Linux OSes

If you're reading the news lately, you would know by now that Mozilla has pushed the Firefox 44.0 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including Linux, Mac and Windows.

Remix OS Finally Gets Battery Indicator on Laptops, 32-Bit Edition in the Works

The Android-x86-based Remix OS was launched a couple of weeks ago to great acclaim, and now it's receiving the first update.

Linux through a journalists eyes

How does a self-proclaimed "English and history guy" make a career writing about Linux? In this video, veteran technology journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tells us precisely how.

'Unikernels will send us back to the DOS era' - DTrace guru Bryan Cantrill speaks out

Reaction to Docker biz gobble. Some heralded Docker's acquisition of UK-based Unikernel Systems last week as the golden dawn of a post-container era. Others showed healthy skepticism.

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