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You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 with BunsenLabs' Helium Desktop

If you plan on trying something new on your brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ tiny computer, developer Arne Exton announced today the availability of a new version of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX OS featuring the Helium Desktop from BunsenLabs Linux.

Talk over text: Conversational interface design and usability

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Conversational interfaces are unique among the screen-based and physically manipulated user interfaces that characterize the range of digital experiences we encounter on a daily basis. As Conversational Design author Erika Hall eloquently writes, "Conversation is not a new interface. It's the oldest interface." And the conversation, the most human interaction of all, lies at the nexus of the aural and verbal rather than the visual and physical. read more

Episode 2: Privacy and the Consumer

Katherine Druckman talks to Doc Searls about consumer privacy, Main Street, and heart attacks at Walmart.

How to deploy Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Oct 11, 2018 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This tutorial covers the steps required for installing and configuring Odoo 12 for production using Git source and Python virtual environment on an Ubuntu 18.04 system.

How to install Java on your Ubuntu System

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 11, 2018 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to Install OpenJDK, Oracle Java and Java SE Development Kit on Ubuntu and how to set the default Java version used by applications.

How to Install NTP Server and Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a networking protocol designed to synchronize the clocks of computers over a network. In this tutorial, we will learn to install NTP server and Setup time synchronization on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'

In a move that's going to raise a lot of eyebrows, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions'.

Linux vmstat Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are looking for a command line utility that you can use to access information about processes, CPU activity, memory, and more, you'll be glad to know that vmstat does this for you.

Open Invention Network is a Proponent of Software Patents -- Just Like Microsoft -- and Microsoft Keeps Patents It Uses to Blackmail Linux Vendors

OIN loves Microsoft; OIN loves software patents as well. So Microsoft's membership in OIN is hardly a surprise and it's not solving the main issue either, as Microsoft can indirectly sue and "Microsoft has not included any patents they might hold on exfat into the patent non-aggression pact," according to Bradley M. Kuhn

Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Video: By joining the Open Invention Network, Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio -- with the legacy exception of its Windows and desktop application code -- to all of the open-source patent consortium's members.

When Linux Founder Linus Torvalds Leaves, Pandemonium Breaks Loose

When Linux founder Linus Torvalds temporarily stepped down from the helm, there was suddenly trouble.

Design faster web pages, part 1: Image compression

Lots of web developers want to achieve fast loading web pages. As more page views come from mobile devices, making websites look better on smaller screens using responsive design is just one side of the coin. Browser Calories can make the difference in loading times, which satisfies not just the user but search engines that […]

How to Install GitLab on Debian 9

GitLab Community Edition is an open source application that allows a team or developer to manage their project on their own servers, it’s an alternative to GitHub. GitLab Community Edition is designed to be hosted on our own infrastructure, and it provides flexibility in deploying as an internal repository store for our development team, a public way to interface with users, or a means for contributors to host their own projects.

Encrypted Evernote Alternative Turtl v0.7 Includes Rewritten Server, New Spaces Feature

Turtl is a "secure, encrypted Evernote alternative". The free and open source tool, which is considered beta software, can be used to take notes, save bookmarks, store documents and images, and anything else you may need, in a safe place.

An introduction to using tcpdump at the Linux command line

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In my experience as a sysadmin, I have often found network connectivity issues challenging to troubleshoot. For those situations, tcpdump is a great ally. Tcpdump is a command line utility that allows you to capture and analyze network traffic going through your system. It is often used to help troubleshoot network issues, as well as a security tool. read more

CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 Get Important Kernel Security Update for FragmentSmack Flaw

CentOS maintainer Johnny Hughes and Red Hat announced the availability of an important Linux kernel security update for the CentOS Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system series that addresses two vulnerabilities.

Creating the Concentration Game PAIRS with Bash, Part II

it turns out that there's a pretty elegant little shuffle algorithm (shown in a kind of sloppy C for illustrative purposes) floating around the internet that can be tapped for this task...

5 alerting and visualization tools for sysadmins

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You probably know (or can guess) what alerting and visualization tools are used for. Why would we discuss them as observability tools, especially since some systems include visualization as a feature? Observability comes from control theory and describes our ability to understand a system based on its inputs and outputs. This article focuses on the output component of observability. read more

How To Install Jenkins on Debian 9

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Oct 10, 2018 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Jenkins is an open source automation server that offers an easy way to set up a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.

Excellent Free DICOM Viewers – Medical Imaging Software

This article focuses on software that lets you view images generated from DICOM devices.

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