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In mourning for Nano, chap crafts 1k-loc text editor

Ticked off by the news that Nano opted out of GNU, a programmer called Salvatore Sanfilippo has written his own text editor. The GNU maintainers, by the way, maintain that what's happened to Nano is a fork, rather than a stake through the heart. (the editor suggests that you also read the related discussions on the nano mailing list: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.editors.nano.devel to get the full picture of what really happened)

Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jul 11, 2016 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Distributions, Linux
Linux Lite falls into that ubiquitous category of Linux distributions perfectly suited for low-end hardware. However, this particular take on the lightweight operating system achieves something few in this category can manage.

Growth in Communities Drives Success, Says ASF's Ross Gardler

Great news! It’s totally working. The very concept behind the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) -- a group of disparate yet dedicated people building software for the public good -- has proven successful and fruitful for the 21st year in a row. The indomitable community spirit dedicated to openness and innovation shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Solus Is Now Officially a Rolling Release Linux Operating System

It looks like the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter are a thing again, and this is the second week in a row Solus developer Joshua Strobl announces a new installation to keep the community updated with the latest innovations.

Manjaro Linux,A Graphical and simplified Distribution of Arch Linux

Manjaro is based on Arch Linux with a beautiful user interface. Manjaro is a stable and reliable Linux Distribution. As many people know or think, Arch is absolutely a no joke distribution.Many newbies find it hard to install as Arch Linux doesn't have graphical installer.So Manjaro is the option for them.Unlike Arch Linux, Manjaro have a graphical installer which is easy to use.Latest version of Manjaro ships with Linux kernel 4.6.2.Manjaro is not only stable, but also it is bleeding edge.

Growth in Communities Drives Success, Says ASF's Ross Gardler

Great news! It’s totally working. The very concept behind the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) -- a group of disparate yet dedicated people building software for the public good -- has proven successful and fruitful for the 21st year in a row. The indomitable community spirit dedicated to openness and innovation shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Oracle says it is 'committed' to Java EE 8 -- amid claims it quietly axed future development

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2016 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
U-turns on proprietary API project, will show all at JavaOne Oracle has told The Register it is "committed" to Java amid growing fears the IT giant had all but given up on Java EE – aka Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.…

KDE Plasma 5.8 Desktop Will Be an LTS Release for Stability and Performance

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 10, 2016 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Now that some of us are already enjoying the newest KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment on our GNU/Linux operating systems, it's time to take a look at upcoming features of the next major version.

Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2016 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
One of the greatest aspects of Linux is its flexibility—it can be whatever you need it to be. It can be a massive server for big data, a desktop for rendering video or editing audio. A graphic designer’s studio. An every-day, get things done machine.

Understanding AWS “The services” Part – II

Now that we have understood the question – WHY do I require to move my data to AWS? Still some things are not clear as the first post is all about cloud and what Amazon AWS can do for you. In this post we will see

Set up a docker private registry with basic HTTP authentication support

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2016 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
Learn how to set up a docker private registry with TLS and HTTP authentication on an OpenPower server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 LE.

You Can Now Run Ubuntu Linux with the Unity Desktop on Top of Windows 10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 10, 2016 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Microsoft and Canonical's "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" integration story continues, and it looks like a developer on GitHub has managed to run the Unity desktop environment on top of a Windows 10 installation.

A classic MMO goes open source, The Other 99 comes to Linux, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2016 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition, we take a look at the open source re-release of Habitat, The Other 99's Linux announcement, and more. Open gaming roundup for July 3-9, 2016 read more

Top-5 Method to find your server Shared or public IP address

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 10, 2016 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
We can find our shared or public IP address using below five methods, most of the Linux server Admin use “ifconfig” command to check the server shared or public IP address. But if we use ifconfig command to any hardware firewall or NAT set-up server, we can find only local(LAN) IP instead of public IP.

Mesa 12 released, Vulkan for Intel, OpenGL 4.3 and more for open source graphics users

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 10, 2016 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wow, Mesa 12 has officially been released and it's a huge release for them! Intel now supports Vulkan, their OpenGL is up to 4.3 and more.

Poppins 0.2 beta released

We are proud to announce the new release of Poppins 0.2 beta. This release is a big improvement including new features and bug fixing. Poppins is a command line backup utility for Linux, written in PHP! It is based on the awsome rsync and handles backup rotation with either hardlinks or BTRFS/ZFS snapshots.

Chromium OS for SBCs Project Needs Your Help to Continue Full-Scale Work

Softpedia was informed today by Dylan Callahan from the Chromium OS for SBCs (Single-Board Computers) project that they are looking for new team members to continue full-scale work.

6 Excellent Linux Diff Tools

File comparison compares the contents of computer files, finding their common contents and their differences. The result of the comparison is often known as a diff.

Taming the Chaos of Modern Caches

“If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep.” Despite this warning from ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland at his recent Embedded Linux Conference presentation, Stale Data, or How We (Mis-)manage Modern Caches, it was actually kind of an eye opener -- at least as far as cache management presentations go.

Open source effort gives indigenous language an official typeface

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 9, 2016 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Santali, an aboriginal South Asian language, has a brand new freely licensed font and set of cross-platform open source input tools on the way. read more

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