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Ecere SDK: A cross-platform toolkit for GUIs and graphics

Take a look at the 20-year history of the Ecere software development kit, now powering the GNOSIS GIS mapping software.

Linux 4.13 Kernel Released with New Accelerated Security Feature

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 5, 2017 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The fourth new Linux kernel milestone of 2017 is now available, providing improved performance and security features including Kernel Transport Layer Security.

What is edge computing?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 5, 2017 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Cloud computing has dominated IT discussions for the last two decades, particularly since Amazon popularized the term in 2006 with the release of its Elastic Compute Cloud. In its simplest form, cloud computing is the centralization of computing services to take advantage of a shared data center infrastructure and the economy of scale to reduce costs. read more

VPS vs. Cloud Hosting

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting.com (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 5, 2017 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
To learn the difference between VPS and Cloud Hosting will be helpful in your decision making when choosing a web hosting plan for your needs. Here we’ll try to simply explain what is VPS hosting and what is Cloud Hosting by pointing out the pros and cons respectively.

3 lessons in effective open partnership

In the first part of this series, I presented three challenges open organizations face when seeking strategic, external partners. To quickly recap, these challenges are: Competition with ongoing business for scarce resources in both companies, Divided time, energy, and attention of shared staff, and, Disharmony in partnership and building a new community I also noted that company-to-company alliances typically form through three stages, namely: read more

Desktop Linux Now Has its Highest Market Share Ever

  • It's FOSS; By Derick Sullivan M. Lobga (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 5, 2017 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux market share has witnessed a steady increase, especially in the last two summer months. There has been an upsurge in the desktop Linux market share which has seen a rise to 3.37% in the latest statistics on Net Market Share for operating systems.

Install Riot Matrix Chat Client On Debian and Ubuntu

Matrix is an up-and-coming chat protocol that provides a real alternative to proprietary solutions like Slack. Unlike Slack, Matrix is free, open source, and completely decentralized. With Matrix, you own your chat.

openSUSE Leap 42.3 Cloud Images Debut for Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure

If you want to use the latest openSUSE Leap 42.3 open-source computer operating system on the cloud, you should know that the openSUSE Project released a set of cloud images for various of the most popular cloud services on the market.

Linux factor command tutorial for beginners (with examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2017 10:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are a Linux command line user, and your work revolves around prime numbers, there's a command line utility that might be of your help. The tool in question is factor, and in this tutorial, we will quickly discuss things like why it exists, how it works, and how you can use it. Please note that all examples and instructions mentioned here have been tested on Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

Here's What Ubuntu 17.10's Default GNOME Shell Theme and Login Screen Look Like

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 4, 2017 8:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Soon after it entered Feature Freeze development stage on August 24, 2017, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system is yet to receive a polished and final default desktop session which resembles that of previous releases running Unity.

SUSE Pulls ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody From YouTube to Foil FOSS Force

Those of you who’ve seen the video, however, definitely didn’t see it from the link here on FOSS Force. Lo! and behold, by the time the article and link went live, SUSE had pulled the promotional piece, so a click on it only resulted a screen full of snow (I’m linking to the word “snow” for those of you unfamiliar with the wonders and lingo of analog TV) with the words “this video is unavailable” displayed in that exact order.

KDE Plasma 5.10 Desktop Reaches End of Life as Plasma 5.11 Debuts Early October

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 4, 2017 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Being a short-lived branch, the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment has reached end of life at the end of August 2017 with the release of the fifth and last maintenance update, versioned 5.10.5.

The September 2017 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2017 issue.

A programmer's cleaning guide for messy sensor data

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2017 12:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Python
In this tutorial, I'll explain how to use Pandas and Python to work with messy data. If you have never used Pandas before and know the basics of Python, this tutorial is for you.

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How WikiFundi is helping people in Africa contribute to Wikipedia

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2017 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In developed countries, the ability to access and edit Wikipedia easily is taken for granted, but in many African countries, where access to reliable electricity and broadband are limited, that's not the case. I recently interviewed Florence Devouard, who is working on several open source projects to help close gaps caused by poor access to online information. read more

Have a Blast with Fun to Play Open Source Arcade Style Games

For anyone wanting to experience the excitement of blasting alien invaders from the sky, embarking on a monster hunt, or fighting a mortal enemy, the arcade had it all. Many of the classic arcade games have been reproduced by open source developers for PCs. There’s a huge range of open source games in this field. Arcade style games are a good fit for open source development, given that many of them were crafted when technical processing power was basic compared to today’s standards.

Whats the current state of Linux distros for kids?

When she was only two years old, my daughter was fascinated by the old Eee PC running Ubuntu Studio I was using as one of my main computers. She would climb on my lap to hammer away at the keyboard, so—even though she was a bit young—I decided to search for Linux distributions made for children. To my surprise, I found a few distros made for kids as young as two.

Linus Torvalds passed a kidney stone and then squeezed out Linux 4.13

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2017 5:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.13 to a waiting world and in so doing detailed a tricky work week in which he endured “seven hours of pure agony due to a kidney stone”.

Use Aircrack-ng To Test Your WiFi Password

Most people have terrible passwords, and WiFi is no exception. Your WiFi password is your primary line of defense against unwanted access to your network. That access can result in a whole host of other nasty things because an attacker can monitor the traffic on your network and even gain direct access to your computers.

Terminator for GNU/Linux – A very powerful command line terminal

  • ghacks.net; By Mike Turcotte (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2017 12:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Terminator is definitely worth looking into and there is a reason why so many people speak highly of it.

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