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4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Dec 11, 2017 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers.

TeamViewer 13, CrossOver 17, Distros: Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more | This Week in Linux 17

VIDEO: TeamViewer 13 now natively for Linux, CrossOver 17 bring Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux, Distro Releases for Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more on Episode 17 of This Week in Linux

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Live, Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

Following on yesterday's announcement of the Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" and Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 "Jessie" maintenance updates, today the Debian Project published the new ISO images.

Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies, are inadvertently if not intentionally helping Microsoft sell "indemnification" ("Azure IP Advantage," which echoes the Microsoft/Novell strategy for collecting what they called "patent royalties" one decade ago)

What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find & Kill Zombie Processes?

If you are a regular Linux user, you must have encountered the term ‘Zombie Processes’. So what are the Zombie Processes? How do they get created? Are they harmful to the system? How do I kill these processes? Keep reading for the answers to all these questions.

Microsoft and Heptio to Bring 'Ark' to Azure Kubernetes

It's not the first time one of Heptio's tools has found favor with a major cloud provider. In late November, when Amazon Web Services announced its upcoming Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, it revealed that a single sign on solution it would implement had been developed in partnership with Heptio.

KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 10, 2017 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project released today a new version of its open-source KDE Frameworks software stack, a collection of over 70 add-on libraries to the Qt application framework, for GNU/Linux distributions.

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both Static and Rolling releases) that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Consider this list of features...

10 useful ncat (nc) Command Examples for Linux Systems

ncat or nc is networking utility with functionality similar to cat command but for network. It is a general purpose CLI tool for reading, writing, redirecting data across a network. It is designed to be a reliable back-end tool that can be used with scripts or other programs. It's also a great tool for network debugging, as it can create any kind of connect one can need.

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX "The Ultimate Linux System" Now Includes Calamares Installer

Arne Exton released a new build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX 18.0 "The Ultimate Linux System" Deepin Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the latest Deepin 15.5 Desktop environment and Calamares graphical installer.

The Biggest Problems With UC Browser

Before we even begin talking about the cons, I want to establish the fact that I have been a devoted UC Browser user for the past 3 years. I really love the download speeds I get, the ultra-sleek user interface and eye-catching icons used for tools.

Why the Zephyr Project Uses Vendor HALs

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing discussion. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, we took up the topic again.

Wine 3.0 Just Around the Corner with Direct3D 11 Support for AMD and Intel GPUs

The highly anticipated Wine 3.0 open-source compatibility layer for installing and running Windows apps and games on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems just got its first Release Candidate today.

Mozillas new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Mozilla
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla's new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more.

What’s New in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Edition

VIDEO: Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon edition is the latest release of Linux Mint 18 series features Cinnamon Desktop 3.6 as default desktop environment. Cinnamon 3.6 is the largest and most important part of the Linux Mint 18.3 release. It includes loads of improvements, new features and bug fixes.

Amazon aims an AWS-savvy version of FreeRTOS at IoT gizmos

Amazon has launched an open source “Amazon FreeRTOS” real-time OS with AWS Greengrass support and a configuration console, for use in MCU-based IoT devices. Amazon is known for its semi-proprietary versions of Android and Linux that have appeared on a variety of mobile and consumer electronics devices from the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the […]

This Week in Open Source News: CloudNativeCon+KubeCon Serves as Platform for CNCF Announcements & More

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2017 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source news, CNCF made several announcements at CloudNativeCon+KubeCon including 1.0 releases from the containerd, Jaeger, CoreDNS and Fluentd projects.

Hitchcock cameo steals opening of Oracle v Google Java spat

Opening salvos in Oracle's long-running legal battle to get what it believes is it's fair share from Google's Android reopened this week – the second time an Appeals Court on Federal Circuit has examined the issue. The first hour overran with a bumpy ride for Google.

Open source baseboard extends Linux-ready MAX 10 FPGA module

Aries launched a $33 “SpiderBase” carrier with a large prototyping area for its recent “MX10” COM, which can run NIOS II softcore Linux on a MAX 10 FPGA. In March, when we reported on the i.MX6 UL based M6UL computer-on-module from Aries Embedded, we also briefly noted that an MX10 computer-on-module was on the way.

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