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How To Install The Latest Version Of Cinnamon On Ubuntu

This guide shows how to install the latest version of Cinnamon on Ubuntu. You may ask why bother, why not use Linux Mint? If you have already installed Ubuntu it seems a little extreme to install a new OS just to get a different desktop environment

How to Activate the Global Menu in Kde Plasma 5.9

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Feb 6, 2017 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE, Linux
Global Menu is one of the most interesting features of Kde Plasma 5.9, but enabling it may be a bit complicated if you don’t know where to search. In this tutorial we will see how to enable it.

Performance made easy with Linux containers

Performance for an application determines how quickly your software can complete the intended task. It answers questions about the application, such as: Response time under peak load; ease of use, supported functionality, and use cases compared to an alternative............

Sudden Strike 4 looks like an amazing RTS that will have Linux support

This got totally missed, Sudden Strike 4 has a trailer out from December that shows off a little of this RTS game and it looks amazing.

Arch Linux vs. Solus vs. openSUSE Tumbleweed: Your Favorite Rolling Distro Is?

I recently had to reinstall my laptop, and, since I only use Linux on my laptop, I could not afford to spend half a day customizing the operating system, install hundreds of updates, and set up my favorite apps.

How To Install The Java Development Kit and Runtime Environments On Ubuntu

This guide shows how to install the latest Java runtime environment and development kits on Ubuntu. It shows how to install the official and open source versions.

4 questions to answer when choosing community metrics to measure

Thus far in the Community Metrics Playbook column, I've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community, and reviewed technical details of available tools. read more

OpenContrail: An Essential Tool in the OpenStack Ecosystem

Throughout 2016, software-defined networking (SDN) rapidly evolved, and numerous players in the open source and cloud computing arenas are now helping it gain momentum. In conjunction with that trend, OpenContrail, a popular SDN platform used with the OpenStack cloud computing platform, is emerging as an essential tool around which many administrators will have to develop skillsets.

Building your own personal cloud with Cozy

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2017 7:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Most everyone I know uses some sort of web-based application for their calendar, emails, file storage, and much more. But what if, like me, you've got concerns about privacy, or just want to simplify your digital life into a place you control? Cozy is a project that is moving in the right direction—toward a robust self-hosted cloud platform. Cozy's source code is available on GitHub, and it is licensed under the AGPL 3.0 license. read more

Rapid Collapse of Patent Aggressors’ Patent Strategy: Creative, Microsoft, RPX, LinkedIn, and Fitbit

The fantasy which is building a company on a foundation of patent revenue (like a patent troll) is quickly going away, as even some of the most notorious patent aggressors (companies that are failing in the real market and thus turn to patents) begrudgingly and inevitably find out

COM runs Linux on tiny, power-sipping Cortex-A53 SoC

F&S announced a tiny, wireless enabled “efus A53LS” module that runs Linux on NXP’s QorIQ LS1012A, billed as the world’s smallest 64-bit ARM SoC. F&S Elektronik Systeme has unveiled the efus A53LS computer-on-module, which adopts its 62 x 47mm “efus” form-factor, as found in the i.MX6UL based efus A7UL. This time, F&S has tapped what […]

UniK: Isolating Processes and Reducing Complexity

Unikernels aren’t a new concept; the stripped-down, library-specific application machine images have been around for decades.  But unikernels are enjoying a renaissance thanks to cloud computing; they offer major efficiencies in resource use and provide a tiny attack service for nefarious online activities.

Important Kernel Updates Patch 7 Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical announced a few hours ago the availability of new kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, patching a total of seven security issues across all of them.

Linux-ready UP board drives IoT framework for vending machines

Aaeon and Kii unveiled a “Smart Vending Now” platform that combines Aaeon’s Atom-based UP SBC with Kii’s cloud-based IoT platform for vending machines.

Hitchhikers Guide to Serverless JavaScript

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2017 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Although Serverless has become a bit of a buzzword recently, Steven Faulkner, Director of Platform Engineering at Bustle, disagrees that it is just a fad. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, he points out that much of the faults that people find in Serverless -- that it doesn't scale, that it is not production ready, that it’s too slow and expensive -- are provenly false.

GIMP 2.8.20 Open-Source Image Editor Released for Linux, macOS, and Windows

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 5, 2017 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new stable release of the open-source and cross-platform GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) image editor and viewer arrived recently for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Chrome for iOS goes open source, a KDE-branded laptop, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2017 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google open sourcing Chrome for iOS, a KDE-branded laptop from Slimbook, and more! Open source news roundup for January 22-February 4, 2016 read more

BeagleBone Black gains 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2017 1:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Element14 and Adafruit have launched a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 capacitive touchscreen for the BeagleBone Black at an unprecedented price of only $50. Adafruit has launched an Element14 made, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for only $50, making it the only cap touchscreen for the SBC we’ve seen that sells for under $100. The Element 14 LCD […]

Getting Realtek 8188EU Wireless Adapters to work in Linux (and possibly other wireless Realtek chipsets!)

Alright, so, disclaimer. This will likely be most suited for advanced or at least intermediate level Linux users. If you love NetworkManager, look away now, because we're going to obliterate it from the system. Unless, of course, someone works out how to make NetworkManager use the 'wext' driver. In which case, let me know! Having recently bought a TP-Link TL-WN725N Nano USB Wireless Dongle for my laptop, I encountered what seems to be an unfortunately common problem with these wireless dongles that use Realtek drivers, such as 8188EU, which mine uses...

Kde Plasma 5.9 is Finally Available in Arch Linux

As an Arch Linux and Kde lover, I’m pleased to let you know that the new Kde Plasma 5.9 is finally available into the stable repository.

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