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Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?

  •; By Dennis Hack (Posted by bob on Mar 20, 2018 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Today, open source software is far-reaching and has played a key role driving innovation in our digital economy. The world is undergoing radical change at a rapid pace. People in all parts of the world need a purpose-built, neutral, and transparent online platform to meet the challenges of our time. And open principles might just be the way to get us there. What would happen if we married digital innovation with social innovation using open-focused thinking?

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab Active2, a Rugged Android Tablet for Mobile Workers

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab Active2 rugged Android tablet designed for mobile workers conducting business outdoors in industrial locations, under harsh weather, and other difficult conditions.

MIPI-CSI camera kit runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Congatec’s rugged, Linux-driven “Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI” camera kit combines its Intel Apollo Lake based Conga-PA5 SBC with a MIPI-CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging and other components. Congatec announced a Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI camera kit, also referred to as the MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit. The kit runs a Yocto Project based Linux distribution on Congatec’s Conga-PA5......

Mozilla's opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks, er, privacy outcry

Mozilla's plan to test a more secure method for resolving internet domain names – known as Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) via DNS over HTTPs (DoH) – in Firefox Nightly builds has met with objections from its user community due to privacy concerns.

GNOME 3.28 released & coming to Fedora 28

Last week, The GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.28. This major release of the GNOME desktop is the default desktop environment in the upcoming release of Fedora 28 Workstation. 3.28 includes a wide range of enhancements, including updates... Continue Reading →

What’s New in ArchLabs 2018.03

ArchLabs 2018.03 is the latest release of Linux distribution based on Arch Linux featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface. The project’s latest release ArchLabs 2018.03 brings a few fixes and improvements and improve the user.

How 11 open source projects got their names

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 20, 2018 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is the meaning of "life"? Well, it's the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, of course. So, what is the meaning of "open source life"? Leo Babauta, writing for LifeHack, says: read more

Google Patches All Intel Chromebooks Against Spectre Variant 2 with Chrome OS 65

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 20, 2018 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google released a new stable version of its Linux-based Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks, build 65.0.3325.167 (Platform version: 10323.58.0/1) bringing the Meltdown and Spectre mitigations to more devices and a bunch of other improvements.

How to Install DokuWiki with Apache on Debian 9

DokuWiki is a free open source wiki application written completely in the PHP programming language and often deployed in Linux under Apache/Nginx web servers and PHP. This tutorial I will show you how to install and configure the latest version DokuWiki CMS platform on Debian 9.2 release, in order to create online documentation websites.

Digital asset management for an open movie project

When it comes to frontend creative software for multimedia projects, Blender and Audacity tend to get the most attention, mainly because they are easy for beginners to use. But when you use them to produce a large multimedia project, like our animated open movie project Lunatics!, you quickly run into problems with the backend infrastructure. read more

VMWare's Dirk Hohndel on Linux and Open Source Software

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Ask the same question about Linux and open source software and the answer is clear — but still a surprise to some.

Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 20, 2018 10:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As voice assistants, smart bulbs, and other devices increasingly become household staples, more people than ever are bringing smart technology into their homes. But the bewildering assortment of products on the market can present challenges: Remembering which app to use and trying to link things together with automation can get complicated quickly. In this article, I’ll show you a few ways I used an open source home automation platform, Home Assistant, to bring all my devices together. read more

How to install Chevereto Image Hosting on Ubuntu 16.04

Chevereto is a free, open source and easy to use image hosting script written in PHP language that allows you to create your own image hosting website. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Chevereto using Apache, PHP and MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Dry – An Interactive CLI Manager For Docker Containers

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Mar 20, 2018 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: A command line Docker manager & monitoring tool for Linux.

6 common questions about agile development practices for teams

"Any questions?" You’ve probably heard a speaker ask this question at the end of their presentation. This is the most important part of the presentation—after all, you didn't attend just to hear a lecture but to participate in a conversation and a community. read more spins AI format tapped by new Arrow, HiSilicon, Rockchip, and Avnet SBCs

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 20, 2018 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linaro and unveiled a “” initiative along with several Linux-based hacker boards that comply with it: Arrow’s DragonBoard 820C, HiSilicon’s Hikey970, Rockchip’s Rock960, Avnet’s Ultra96, and an upcoming Socionext board. At Linaro Connect in Hong Kong, Linaro announced yet another variation on its open source 96Boards spec called The Linux-supported platform is designed […]

OpenPower Foundation Aims to Power Server Acceleration Beyond Moore's Law

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 20, 2018 4:45 AM EDT)
At the OpenPower Summit, execs reveal that initial enthusiasm by vendors to build their own silicon has been replaced by efforts to built accelerators.

Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra Users Rejoice, Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 20, 2018 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
If you own a Sony Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus or Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone, chances are you can now update your devices to the Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

Tails Security Update, Companies Team Up to Cure Open Source License Noncompliance, LG Expanding webOS and More

News briefs for March 19, 2018.

Linux tricks, advice for advanced developers, Raspberry Pi, Ansible, Bitwarden, and more must-reads

Last week we celebrated Pi week with nine new Raspberry Pi articles. Also, advice for advanced developers from A. Jesse (staff engineer at MongoDB) created lots of conversation on HackerNews. Here's the list of reader favorites from March 12-18.

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