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When Microsoft met SUSE: This Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger every day

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2017 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Microsoft, SUSE
SUSE and Microsoft have the longest running partnership between Linux and Windows. Since those early days, SUSE continued to work with Microsoft to run Linux on Windows Server with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That work would lead directly to Azure's ability to run Linux distributions. Currently, Linux VMs make up more than a third of the images running on Azure.

Krita 3.3 Open-Source Digital Painting App Released with Better HiDPI Support

Krita, the cross-platform, open-source and free digital painting tool used by hundreds of thousands of artists worldwide, has been updated today to version 3.3, a point release that adds better HiDPI support and many other improvements.

Microsoft Joins Open Source Initiative Without Affecting Weather in Hell

Back before Steve Ballmer permanently left the building, the only thing Microsoft hated more than Linux was open source. They said it was a cancer that was going to destroy the world, or at least job prospects for coders living in and around the greater Redmond area, unless they wanted to switch careers and become baristas at Starbucks.

Screenshots, Send Tabs and more! Today's faster Firefox provides upgraded features for all users

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2017 12:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
When our intrepid user research team goes into the field and observes Firefox users in the wild, they find that users have all sorts of creative solutions to do things...

SUSE Studio merges with Open Build Service

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 11:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
SUSE makes creating customized operating system images easier than ever with SUSE Studio Express. When SUSE first introduced SUSE Studio in 2010, it was a radical change. You could build your own Linux distribution without being a Linux expert. Today, we use custom Linux images inside containers, virtual machines (VM), and every cloud worth its name every day.

Open Source File Share Nextcloud to Add End-to-End Encryption

It's also in rapid development. Since the fork that gave it birth, Nextcloud has evolved beyond being merely a Dropbox drop in. "In a way, it's like the first true Office 365 killer," is how Karlitschek put it.

Novelty and Outlier Detection

In my last few articles, I've looked at a number of ways machine learning can help make predictions. The basic idea is that you create a model using existing data and then ask that model to predict an outcome based on new data.

3 Python web scrapers and crawlers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
In a perfect world, all of the data you need would be cleanly presented in an open and well-documented format that you could easily download and use for whatever purpose you need. In the real world, data is messy, rarely packaged how you need it, and often out-of-date. ? read more

Pay Attention! Ubuntu is Officially Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 28, 2017 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit desktop images from the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. This paves the road for killing 32-bit support entirely from future Ubuntu releases.

pip – Easy Way To Manage Python Packages On Linux

pip is one of the recommended tool for installing Python packages in Linux.

Open source gamepad config tool 'SC Controller' has a pre-release to support more gamepads

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 28, 2017 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
SC Controller is the rather fantastic open source configuration tool for the Steam Controller, only now it's expanding to cover more gamepads.

3D selfies? What could possibly go wrong?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AI boffins find box marked 'Pandora', whack it with the AI-hammer With the Internet already groaning under the weight of d!ck pics and facial scanning increasingly used instead of passwords, do we really want AI to turn flat images into accurate 3D renderings of their content?…

A 3-step process for making more transparent decisions

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the most powerful ways to make your work as a leader more transparent is to take an existing process, open it up for feedback from your team, and then change the process to account for this feedback. The following exercise makes transparency more tangible, and it helps develop the "muscle memory" needed for continually evaluating and adjusting your work with transparency in mind. read more

How to Install Zikula on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 28, 2017 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install Zikula on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

Microsoft is Doing to 'Open Source' (OSI) What it Did to W3C

The corporate/mainstream media keeps telling us that Microsoft has changed and can now be trusted within its competition, but this media merely plays along with an expensive PR campaign which is intended to shift attention and systematically launder Microsoft's reputation

5.25-inch Apollo Lake SBC has up to 4x GbE ports

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Commell’s 5.25-inch “LE-578” SBC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 8x USB ports, 2x SATA ports, triple display support, and up to 4x GbE ports. Commell has released the LE-578, a 5.25-inch (203 x 146mm) form factor SBC that runs on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. The only other SBCs we’ve seen in recent years that use this […]

How to Play World of Warcraft On Linux With Wine

  • linuxconfig.org; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Sep 28, 2017 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games, Linux
World of Warcraft has been around for almost thirteen years, and it's still easily the most popular MMORPG. Unfortunately, after all that time Blizzard never released an official Linux client. It's not all bad, tough. Wine has you covered.

Superaccurate GPS Chips Coming to Smartphones in 2018

Broadcom announced that it is sampling the first mass-market chip that can take advantage of a new breed of global navigation satellite signals and will give the next generation of smartphones 30-centimeter accuracy instead of today’s 5 meters.

Microservices and containers: 5 pitfalls to avoid

Microservices and containers make a natural match, but do your homework to avoid common stumbles.

9 open source license management rules for startups

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2017 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software can be a double-edged sword for startups. It can be a startup's lifeblood, because it helps you innovate rapidly without starting from scratch. But, as they say, open source software is free like a puppy is free: The true cost of open source software is obeying open source licenses. Misuse of open source software can delay or derail investment and corporate exit opportunities. But you can easily comply with open source licenses if you follow these simple rules. read more

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