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The Open Source Way of Reaching Across Languages

Open source enthusiasts have no shame in explaining that they’re involved in building a better world. One way of doing that is reaching across language barriers. When this Spanish screencast about FreeCAD caught my eye on YouTube, I knew I had to write about it.

How to encrypt VirtualBox VMs

If you want to add an extra layer of protection onto your virtual machines and you're using VirtualBox, encrypting those VMs is very simple. Here's how.

How to Install Ubuntu Software

Installing and running software is surprisingly easy with Ubuntu. Simply use the built in application search tools to locate an application title. Then install and enjoy it. Ubuntu like other distros has more than one way to locate, install and run popular Linux software. This article will share some of those approaches and provide insight on how each of those approaches work.

Inkscape 0.92 available in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 24, 2017 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Earlier this month, the Inkscape project released version 0.92 of the Inkscape vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.92 is now also available for download from the official Fedora repositories for Fedora 24 and Fedora 25. If you already have Inkscape installed,... Continue Reading →

Trump just made a vocal opponent of today's 'open internet' laws the next FCC boss

  • Business Insider; By Jeff Dunn (Posted by bob on Jan 24, 2017 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
President Donald Trump has named Ajit Pai as the 34th chairman of the Federal Communications Commission... While expected, the appointment aligns with signs that Trump's FCC would roll back Obama-era policies — most notably the 2015 Open Internet Order, which set today's net-neutrality rules.

How to Rollback updates with yum history command on CentOS / RHEL Servers

Guide on how to Rollback updates with yum history command on CentOS and RHEL Servers

Brotli: A new compression algorithm for faster Internet

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 24, 2017 9:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brotli is a new open source compression algorithm designed to enable an Internet that's faster for users. Modern web pages can often be made up of dozens of megabytes of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and that's before accounting for images, videos, or other large file content, which all makes for hefty downloads. Such loads are why pages are transferred in compressed formats; they significantly reduce the time required between a website visitor requesting a web page and that page appearing fully loaded on the screen and ready for use. read more

Qt 5.8 Massive Release Lets You Create Devices with Multiple UI Processes, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 24, 2017 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It took the Qt developers more than two and a half months to finish the feature set of Qt 5.8, the next major release of the multiplatform and open-source software development framework for creating modern GUI for mobile and desktop.

Tips for instance configuration, creating a new project, and more OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights. read more

DB Ransom Attacks Spread to CouchDB and Hadoop

The erasure of data on improperly secured databases has broadened to include Apache-Hadoop's distributed storage and the NoSQL CouchDB. Expect more to come.

HandBrake 1.0.2 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released for Linux, Mac and Windows

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 24, 2017 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After more than 13 years of development, the HandBrake open-source video transcoding app reached 1.0 milestone on Christmas Eve last year, and the second bugfix release is already available.

Linkerd Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 24, 2017 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The Linux Foundation's Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is expanding its roster of hosted project today with inclusion of the open-source Linkerd service mesh project.

How to Add Mac-Like Multi-Touch Gestures to Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Jan 24, 2017 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Mac’s touchpad and its multi-touch gestures really put a lot of laptops to shame. This article shows you how to get the same multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu.

10 Essential Linux Network Commands

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jan 24, 2017 1:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Hello folks, today let’s take a look at some 10 essential Linux network commands. These commands may be used to configure, to troubleshoot your network or to obtain some more information all via the terminal in Linux. So let’s go!

KDE Frameworks 5.30.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5 Users with Over 100 Changes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 24, 2017 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
A new monthly release of the KDE Frameworks collection of over 70 add-on libraries for the Qt 5 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit has been released recently for KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments.

Resisting exploitation of Microsoft 'Transparency Centres' through open-source

  • Dhaka Tribune; By Zeeshan Hasan (Posted by zeeshan on Jan 23, 2017 11:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
In response to the Snowden revelations of security holes, Microsoft is offering governments limited access to code for security review through its global 'Transparency Centres'. A more rational approach for countries like Bangladesh is to replace MS software with free/open source software.

Open Source Software Strategies for Enterprise IT

The Linux Foundation is hosting a free webinar called “Open Source Strategy for Enterprise IT” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. In this webinar, presented by Bill Weinberg, Sr. Director and Analyst, Open Source Strategy, and Greg Olson, Sr. Director, Open Source Consulting Services

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Applications 16.12.1 and KDE Frameworks 5.30.0

Only two weeks have passed since the last major update of the Chakra GNU/Linux repositories, which also happened to be the first for 2017, and now users of this distribution can install more up-to-date packages.

Google seeks dev feedback for putting AI on Raspberry Pi

Google will bring its AI and machine learning technology to the Raspberry Pi this year, and has posted a survey seeking input. Google is planning to deliver tools for the Raspberry Pi later this year built around its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, according to a Raspberry Pi Foundation blog entry. The announcement links […]

SAR – Linux System Performance Monitoring (Check Server Activity Logs Using SAR Command)

SAR stands for System Activity Report is a system monitor command used to report on various system activity, like Average CPU activity, Individual CPU activity, memory used & available, device load, network, etc.

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