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17 Excellent Open Source Linux Note Takers

There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and this article seeks to cover the finest open source solutions. I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 17 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.

Linux Containers (LXD) as an Alternative to VirtualBox for WordPress Development

What is LXD? By combining the speed and density of containers with the security of traditional virtual machines, Canonical’s LXD is the next?generation of container hypervisor for Linux.

Expanding DBaaS workloads with OpenStack Trove and Manila

One of the most commonly needed components of any enterprise application is a solid database, and the development community behind OpenStack is working hard to make sure working with databases in the open source cloud is an easy, reliable, and performant experience. read more

Canonical Announces Snappy 2.0 Ahead of the Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS Release

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 17, 2016 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical has announced the release of Snappy 2.0 for the upcoming Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Can Lawyers 'Overcome' The Bogus Copyright On 'We Shall Overcome' And Free It To The Public Domain?

Earlier this year, after a bit of a roller coaster ride of a legal fight over the copyright status of the song "Happy Birthday," the two key parties finally reached a settlement that declared the song in the public domain. While many news reports had earlier claimed that the judge in the case had done the same, that wasn't really true. The judge simply declared that Warner Chappell did not hold the copyright, leaving it an open question as to whether or not anyone else did -- and some quickly raised their hands to claim the copyright.

Organizing the OpenStack community locally and globally

Sharone Zitzman is no stranger to community. As a lead for the Cloudify open source community at GigaSpaces, and an organizer of many local events including OpenStack Israel, DevOps Days Tel Aviv, and the DevOps Israel meetup group, she knows well what it means to be involved with bringing people together for common goals across open source projects.

Manjaro Linux Drops Support for Kernel 4.3, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

The Manjaro development team announced the general availability of a new update pack for the Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) operating system, urging users to update as soon as possible.

Mixing Linux and ZFS, LinuxFest NorthWest and More…

A lot of the presentations will be made by knowledgeable local talent, from Bellingham, Seattle and even Portland, but there will also be some big shot FOSS names there too, just in case you think its only a show for the home team. MySQL’s community manager Dave Stokes will be there, talking about the open source database’s native JSON data type. Also on hand will be Ilan Rabinovitch, who many of you will recognize as the chair at SCALE and the cofounder of Texas Linux Fest.

Photography with the Fedora Design Suite

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2016 2:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
If you’re like most people, then computers are a tool for doing what matters to you. You probably use your computer to do many other things you’re interested in — like photography, for instance. Fedora turns out to be perfect... Continue Reading →

RetroPie new website and release, four new games out for Linux, and more gaming news

Hello open gamers! This week we will take a look at the new website for RetroPie, and it's newest release, plus four new games coming out for Linux. Open gaming roundup for the week of April 11 - 15, 2016 read more

Ubuntu Linux continues to dominate OpenStack and other clouds

One reason Ubuntu is increasing its lead is that Jujo, Canonical's application modeling and deployment DevOps tool, has been gaining in popularity.

Easy installation of Arduino on Linux, MedPi open source health kit, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 16, 2016 8:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at easy installation of Arduino on Linux, MedPi open source health kit, O'Reilly Software Development Salary Survey results, and more. Open source news roundup for April  9 - 15, 2016 read more

Flaw-finding Ruby on Rails bot steams past humans

MIT project adds to developer job insecurity Boffins at MIT have designed a Ruby on Rails interpreter that can find code flaws much faster than fleshy programmers.…

Timeline: Microsoft’s major open source announcements so far

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Apr 16, 2016 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
Lately Microsoft has received a lot of attention for its embracing of Linux and open source, but it may surprise you to know that Microsoft has been doing open source since 2004, the same year Facebook and Ubuntu were launched.

Top 5: Using Docker with project management tools, whats new in MySQL, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Apr 16, 2016 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux, MySQL
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an interview with 14 year old Keila Banks on open source for teens, 9 beginner-friendly robotics projects, what's new in MySQL, the innovative Vivaldi browser, and the advantages to using Docker with project management tools.

Snapcraft 2.8 Now Live in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Adds Support for Snappy's New Interfaces

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 16, 2016 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical informed the Snappy Ubuntu community about the general availability of the Snapcraft 2.8 release in the default repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Files: Connect to a Windows file share

Welcome back to our mini-series of articles on the Files app, also known as Nautilus. Files is part of the GNOME desktop, which ships in the Fedora Workstation edition. Previously we covered sorting to show your recent work at the top..

Patent owner balks at fee award, cites newly issued — and similar — patent

A New Jersey man named Michael Garofalo had a patent he claimed covered online contests, and used it to demand money from other small businesses. But when the Electronic Frontier Foundation came to the defense of a photographer targeted by Garofalo last year, Garofalo quickly dropped his case. Last month, he and his lawyers were ordered to pay $29,000 in legal fees. Now Garofalo, who owns the website Garfum.com, is asking for the fee smackdown to be reconsidered. His reasoning: since the US Patent and Trademark Office recently agreed to grant him another patent, nearly identical to the first, his case couldn't possibly be considered "exceptional."

Testing The Talos Principle OpenGL vs Vulkan again, now Valve have fixed the Steam Overlay

Valve just recently published a new Steam beta, and they have fixed up the Steam Overlay rendering issue that was causing it to bring down Vulkan performance.

What is puppet? Why Linux/Unix users require it?

What is Puppet? The puppet is a configuration management tool used by system administrators and devops engineers to build and configure IT infrastructure. To understand it we should know a bit of history about how information technology evolved.

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