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‘Open Source’ Is Now a Word?

So far there's been no news on Microsoft's reaction to "open source" being officially recognized by the arbiters of the English language.

5 security tips for shared and public computers

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2017 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
For many of us, the most important part of security is making our personal data safe. The best security will withstand any abuse, theoretically. However, in the real world, you can’t cover all possible situations of abuse. Therefore, the best strategy is... Continue Reading →

Croteam say all Serious Sam games are on their way to Linux with Vulkan, also VR on Linux teaser from Valve

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 8, 2017 1:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Croteam have put up a very nice blog post about all their games and it seems all of them are coming to Linux now and with Vulkan too.

UBports Community Successfully Ports Canonical’s Ubuntu OS to the Fairphone 2

We were informed by Canonical a few moments ago that the UBports community initiative lead by Marius Gripsgard has sucessfully launched the Ubuntu mobile OS for Fairphone 2 devices.

Kupfer Quick Launcher Ported To Python 3 And GTK 3, Sees New Release After 4 And A Half Years

After around 4 and a half years of inactivity, a new Kupfer (quick launcher) version was released 3 days ago, followed by 3 more releases since then. The application has a new developer who ported the application to Python 3, GTK 3 and GObject Introspection, while also fixing various bugs.

List installed packages and query package information with Yum

In this short tutorial, we will learn how to retrieve package information with Yum.

Gentoo-Based exGENT Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.9.8 and Xfce 4.12.1

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton, who is known for many Linux-based operating systems, informs us about the general availability of a new version of his Gentoo-based exGENT Linux distribution.

5 elements for getting teams organized

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2017 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Late last year, I was meeting with a business owner to whom I've been a trusted advisor for some time. After conducting discovery interviews with his core team to understand their recruiting and staffing processes, I suggested that this leader leverage his core team for input on how to staff projects. By seeking his senior managers input, I argued, the teams could then position the collaborative efforts to best suit the company and client needs. read more

Qseven COM runs Android or Linux on i.MX6

DFI’s “FS700” Qseven 1.2 module expands upon NXP’s i.MX6 with up to 2GB of DDR3, up to 16GB eMMC, a microSD slot, SATA, CAN, and PCIe. Embedded board vendors never seem to tire of the venerable Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC. The latest is DFI Technologies’ FS700, which joins other 70 x 70mm Qseven modules running the […]

MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal

The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. However, its predecessors MEPIS and antiX were both popular some time ago. Debian Stable is the backbone of this distribution. It is Debian 8 Jessie version that was used as a base for the latest MX release.

How to Install Firefox Developer Edition in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Feb 8, 2017 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
While the Firefox developer edition is available for Linux, its installation is not as straightforward. Here’s how to install Firefox Developer edition in Linux.

Running Linux on Tiny Peripherals

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2017 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
It seems like every day new IoT devices with a very limited amount of RAM and storage space are appearing in homes, gardens, businesses, labs, and elsewhere. This includes things like heart rate monitors, thermometers, home automation components, and other devices that only need to perform small, limited tasks.

New CloudLinux 7 Kernel Released to Beta with Fix for "Kernel Panic" Issue, More

CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is announcing the availability of an updated kernel version in the Beta repositories of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based CloudLinux 7 operating system.

5 Open Source Software Defined Networking Projects to Know

Throughout 2016, Software Defined Networking (SDN) continued to rapidly evolve and gain maturity. We are now beyond the conceptual phase of open source networking, and the companies that were assessing the potential of these projects two years ago have begun enterprise deployments. As has been predicted for several years, SDN is beginning to redefine corporate networking.

How to Manage the Security Vulnerabilities of Your Open Source Product

The security vulnerabilities that you need to consider when developing open source software can be overwhelming. Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) IDs, zero-day, and other vulnerabilities are seemingly announced every day. With this flood of information, how can you stay up to date?

US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House approved the bill by voice vote, and it now goes the Senate for consideration.

Quick Guide: How To hack windows with Kali Linux

Kali Linux is derived from Debian Linux flavor and its mainly used for penetration tasting. It has more than 300 pre-installed penetration-testing programs. It is a supported platform of the Metasploit Project’s Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing security exploits.

Speak at The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit and Automotive Linux Summit in Japan

More than 600 open source professionals, developers and operators will convene in Tokyo this year to collaborate, share information, and learn at Open Source Summit Japan. The technical conference will cover the latest in open source technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing, software-defined networking, and more.

2016 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

The polls are closed and the results for the 2016 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are in. Firefox, Docker, MariaDB, and Dell are among the winners. The Members Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to choose their favorite products/projects in a variety of categories including Browser of the Year, Container Application of the Year, Database of the Year, and Linux Server Vendor of the Year. The total number of categories this year was 36.

Linaros AOSP TV supports Android TV development on 96Boards

Linaro released AOSP TV for the HiKey, enabling development for Android TV using 96Boards SBCs without requiring Google Services and verification. The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has released a sample build of the Android TV version of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) distribution for Linaro’s 96Boards Consumer Edition spec.

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