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Getting started with Emacs text editor

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU Emacs text editor has been around since 1976 and remains a popular choice among software developers and writers. Its main focus is extensible, customizable, self-documenting, and real-time display, and it boasts the functionality of an operating system. (Yes, for me it's an operating system.) read more

SourceForge Loses DevShare

Late Tuesday evening, SourceForge’s new owners announced that the controversial DevShare program has been ended as a “first order of business.” The announcement came in a blog post by Logan Abbott, a co-owner and the president of SourceForge Media. “As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated,” he wrote.

Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing.

Fish: A better alternative to Bash in Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: A review of KShutdown, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD displays for Android smartphones explained.

Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

Alpine Linux offers the promise of a very small memory and system footprint, providing Docker container users with the ability to make the most of the underlying system without much host OS overhead. eWEEK takes a look at key features of the Alpine Linux distribution.

Tiny, rugged Bay Trail COM has wide-range power

Last April, Axiomtek launched a trio of Intel Bay Trail COM Express modules, including a CEM841 Type 2 Basic (125 x 95mm) COM, as well as CEM842 and CEM843 Type 6 Compact (95 x 95mm) modules. Now the company has unveiled a smaller, 84 x 55mm CEM846 COM Express Type 10 Mini module, running the Bay Trail Intel Atom E3800. Like the CEM843, it offers industrial -40 to 85°C support, in this case as a standard feature.

India Shuts Down Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shot down Free Basics, a scheme that offers free Internet access to a limited number of websites, which includes selected local news and weather sites, the BBC, Wikipedia and some health sites. The plan is backed by Facebook and six tech companies: Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm. Free Basics has been available in India since February, 2015 and remains available in 35 other countries.

Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

This guide looks at the top 10 Linux distributions of 2015 as listed on Distrowatch and discusses the suitability of them for the average Joe or the Everyday Linux User. It does this based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, how ease it is to install other applications and how ready is it out of the box.

Should the fight for the Linux desktop really matter?

This is a tricky, multi-layered question that needs to be asked. Before I dive into it, you must know that I have been using one form of Linux or another as my only OS since the late nineties. So, for me, the ability to use Linux is crucial. Why? Without Linux, getting my work done would not be nearly as easy, trouble-free, or cost effective.

New Raspbian release adds experimental OpenGL driver

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 1:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
A new OpenGL driver headlines the latest Raspbian update.

Meet Zorin OS 11 – Video Overview and Screenshots

Zorin OS 11 a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has been released and announced by Zorin OS Development Team, It now available to download and install on your computer. This release featuring the zorin desktop environment that integrated with Zorin menu and Zorin Look Changer for ultimate ease of use.

How to install Fail2Ban on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 11:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Most Linux servers offer an SSH login via Port 22 for remote administration purposes. This port is a well-known port, therefore, it is often attacked by brute force attacks. Fail2ban is a software that scans log files for brute force login attempts in real-time and bans the attackers with firewalld or iptables. This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Fail2Ban with firewalld on CentOS 7.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 9, 2016 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: HP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung initiated a port of Tizen 3.0 OS to Raspberry Pi. It is now possible to create custom versions of the latest Tizen OS for the development board through tools provided by Linux-based collaboration projects.

UGet 2.0.5 Download Manager Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

uGet is an open source and free download manager. It's available for all major operating systems including Linux. Today uGet team (2 members only, amazing!) announced a new version uGet 2.0.5 with some changes and bug fixes. Let's see what's changed and fixed in this new version and how you can install or upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Derivatives.

Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to try a lot of different Linux releases. As the time passed, I found myself gravitating more toward the Ubuntu-based Long Term Release model. Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to using an LTS distro release. That said, when it comes to current software packages, control and speed – rolling releases are a solid option.

An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Once upon a time, I was a music production and engineering student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I was always a nerd, though, and ended up with a summer job installing computer-aided dispatch systems for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. read more

The Internet is a Global Public Resource

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
One of the things that first drew me to Mozilla was this sentence from our manifesto: “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.” These words made me stop and think. As they … Continue reading

Internet of hackable things? Why IoT devices need better security

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by crudder on Feb 9, 2016 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIO of Prescient Solutions shares tips on keeping networks secure in an Internet of Things world.

Ubuntu Touch Could Finally Get Selfie Stick Support in OTA 10

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 9, 2016 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even if the OTA 9.5 update for Ubuntu Touch is not ready yet, it doesn't mean that the developers are not already looking forward to OTA 10, and they have a comprehensive list of changes and fixes in place.

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