When you examine your technology stack from the bottom layer to the top—hardware, operating system (OS), middleware, and application—with their respective configurations, it's clear that changes are far more frequent as you go up in the stack. Your hardware will hardly change, your OS has a long lifecycle, and your middleware will keep up with the application's needs, but even if your release cycle is long (weeks or months), your applications will be the most volatile. read more
If you think regulations are going to protect your privacy, you’re wrong. In fact they can make things worse, especially if they start with the assumption that you have no privacy besides what you get from other parties.
Users dual booting Windows 10 or 8 and a Linux distribution, be it Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, openSUSE and so on, will sometimes noticed that the Windows partition is mounted as read only, allowing access to files from the Windows partition, but denying the creation of new files and folders, or modifying existing files. Here are some solutions.
The Cacophony Project's broad vision is to bring back New Zealand's native birds using the latest technology to monitor bird populations and humanely eliminate the introduced predators that are endangering them. read more
There is so much open-source software that it can be difficult to find the best one. Here is some of the best open-source software to try in 2019.
Popular lossless compression tools include gzip, bzip2, and xz. When compressing and decompressing files these tools use a single core. But these days, most people run machines with multi-core processors. You won’t see the speed advantage modern processors offer with the traditional tools. Step forward modern compression tools that use all the cores present on your system when compressing files, offering massive speed advantages.
When I asked for input about the new GitHub pricing on Twitter, one follower immediately responded, "'Private' and 'free.' They always forget the quotes."
After a long wait, we will finally be able to run the long-anticipated Linux 5.0 kernel on our Linux-powered computers as Linus Torvalds kicked off 2019 with the development cycle of Linux kernel 5.0.
Today Triggermesh announced the TriggerMesh Knative Lambda Runtime (TriggerMesh KLR) open source project. The project aims to provide complete portability of Amazon Lambda functions to Knative native enabled clusters, and Knative enabled serverless cloud infrastructure without the need to rewrite these serverless functions. Knative, the Google Cloud-led Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads, was announced last year.
2018 was a great year for Raspberry Pi . 2018 was a great year for Raspberry Pi . The community celebrated our sixth birthday by coordinating 150+ community-led Raspberry Jam events around the world (coming up again for our seventh birthday), and launched some new products, including the Pi 3 Model B+ and Model A+, as well as a TV HAT and PoE HAT.
Nextcloud is a free and open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform based on PHP. It is a great alternative to some of the popular services of this type, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OwnCloud, etc… With Nextcloud you can easily store the data on your Ubuntu 18.04 VPS, create and manage your contacts, calendars, todo lists, and much more. In this tutorial we will install Nextcloud version 15 on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS, which is a major release and it comes with a lot of new features and improvements.
The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the fifth and final point release to the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series, Plasma 5.14.5.
ClearCube has launched a “C3xPi Thin Client” follow-on to its original Raspberry Pi based thin client with a faster RPi 3 B+ with GbE and dual-band WiFi-ac, plus a second HDMI port for dual displays and Citrix HDX support. ClearCube’s new reboot of its C3Pi Thin Client, which shipped with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model […]
Chromium was updated in Fedora with a patch that enables VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support. When VAAPI is used, the video playback should be smoother, while also using less CPU and improving the power usage. This article explains how to enable hardware-accelerated video decoding on Fedora with Intel graphics, as well as enabling it for h264 videos, for both Intel and AMD graphics, and forcing YouTube to use h264 instead of VP8/VP9.
also on TWinL 49: Necuno Mobile follow-up, Distro News: Septor Linux, OviOS, One Laptop Per Child; App News: Darktable, RawTherapee, KStars; Linux Gaming news and much more!
An article inspired by a KubeCon North America 2018 conference talk was our biggest hit last week. Read on to see our round up of top 10 articles.
A new major Firefox version is expected to land at the end of January 2019 with some interesting changes and new features as Mozilla continues to improve the security and reliability of its open-source web browser.
Apache Friends has developed XAMPP which stands for Cross-Platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl. By using this software you can test your web applications on your local system.
News briefs for January 8, 2019.