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5 reasons professors should encourage students to get involved in open source projects

I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons. read more

How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

This tutorial shows the installation of Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04. Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely. To encrypt files in a library, you need to set a password when you create the library. The password won't be stored on Seafile cloud, so even the administrator of the servers cannot view your encrypted data without the password.

Systemd adds filesystem mount tool

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2016 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux mount gets a systemd wrapper The developers behind Systemd, the alternative to sysvinit, have added a mount tool to their user space bootstrapper.…

A beginner's introduction to snaps the universal Linux package format

What are snaps and why you should use them? The Linux ecosystem has suffered from an old problem since the dawn of the concept of 'distribution', and that problem is fragmentation. One of the biggest issues that cause this fragmentation is different package formats.

How scientists are using digital badges

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2016 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source world pioneered the use of digital badges to reward skills, achievements, and to signal transparency and openness. Scientific journals should apply open source methods, and use digital badges to encourage transparency and openness in scientific publications. read more

Linux Messengers For Facebook

  • LinuxAndUbuntu; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 22, 2016 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Hi Guys, Today I am going to discuss messengers that you have in Windows but have you ever wondered that they have a version for Linux too. One of my friends asked me today if we have a Linux messenger for Facebook. There are several Linux messengers for Facebook but two messengers are that I used and I am very much satisfied.

Flock 2016 in Krakow – Recap

The fourth annual Flock conference for Fedora contributors took place from August 2nd-5th in Krakow, Poland. Over 200 developers and enthusiasts from different continents met to learn, present, debate, plan, and celebrate. Although Fedora is the innovation source for a major Red Hat... Continue Reading →

Intel's New Joule IoT Development Board Is Powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core

Canonical, through Amrisha Prashar, has announced that the popular Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system is now available for Intel's recently launched Joule development board.

LinuxCon to Highlight How Linux Has Changed in Its 25 Years

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 22, 2016 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it has changed.

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition.

Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 22, 2016 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch
Follow our article for Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Yes, it's Sunday, and yes, Linus Torvalds has just announced the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) development milestone towards the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

The Linux Foundation Awards 14 Training and Certification Scholarships

Students and recent graduates, Linux beginners, longtime sysadmins, aspiring kernel developers, and passionate Linux users are all counted among the winners announced today who will receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship.

Linux Kernel 4.7.2 Is a Big Update with Numerous AMDGPU and ARM64 Improvements

Linux kernel developer and maintainer of several kernel branches, Greg Kroah-Hartman, announced the release of the second maintenance update for the Linux kernel 4.7 series.

Emulation Triple0 QuickStart HA Controller's Cluster failover

Procedure bellow identify Controller which has RouterDSA in active state and shutdown/startup this Controller ( controller-1 in particular case). Then log into conntroller-1 and restart pcs cluster on particular Controller, afterwards runs `pacemaker resource cleanup` for several resources what results bringing back cluster nodes in proper status

Peppermint OS-A lightweight and fast Linux Distro

Peppermint OS is a lightweight option for those with old machines or those who loves fast and light OS.SIx years ago on May 2010 developer team of Peppermint OS released their first version of distribution. Peppermint OS is based on Ubuntu. Peppermint is beautiful in it's own way. Peppermint uses Lxde as default desktop environment, but there is a little twist in latest version.[Read More]

The Linux File System Structure Explained

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 21, 2016 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When I was first coming from Windows and exploring Linux, I found the Linux filesystem structure to be a bit confusing, simply because I didn’t know anything other than the Windows file system for my entire life. But after persisting through the learning curve, the mystery was unraveled and I can now comfortably switch between Linux and Windows whenever needed, and I actually feel like I understand the Windows file system better now after learning the Linux file system.

Making documentation easy with Read the Docs

  • Opensource.com; By Ben Cotton (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2016 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In the Doc Dish column, we often have focused on writing documentation, but that's not the whole story. Once documentation is written, it must get in front of the user so to be read. For anything beyond simple readme files, this can be a challenge; often documentation writers need design, hosting infrastructure, search tools, and so on. One project aims to make that a little easier.

Linux Foundation Offering New Online Security Course

The Linux Foundation's new online Linux security training program will cover a broad range of topics, from application security to network security.

Alfonso Savio: How Do You Fedora?

We recently interviewed Alfonso Savio on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series here on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

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