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What’s New in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Ubuntu 17.10 code named “Artful Aardvark” has been released and announced by canonical. Features the latest GNOME desktop 3.26 as default desktop environment, powered by the latest linux kernel 4.13 series, which means that it offers support for the latest hardware components available on the market.

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Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering.

6 Best Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft Office for Linux

  • It's Foss; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Oct 20, 2017 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Looking for Microsoft Office in Linux? Here are the best free and open source alternatives to Microsoft Office for Linux.

How Eclipse is advancing IoT development

Eclipse may not be the first open source organization that pops to mind when thinking about Internet of Things (IoT) projects. After all, the foundation has been around since 2001, long before IoT was a household word, supporting a community for commercially viable open source software development. read more

Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

You've got to admit, Canonical has guts For the first time in recent memory, there are some very big changes in the latest release of Ubuntu: 17.10. And it's not all to do with going, er, GNOME.…

More ways to examine network connections on Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Oct 20, 2017 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Several commands can help you see what's up with your network on Linux systems, including ip, ethtool, traceroute, tcptraceroute, and tcpdump.

Firefox 57 coming soon: a Quantum leap

A few packages in Fedora get major updates outside the regular release cycle. The kernel is one of these, and Firefox is another. The maintainers do their best to handle these situations. Of course they always try to avoid any... Continue Reading →

3 Tools to Help You Remember Linux Commands

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
there are various tricks and tools you can use, so that you’re not struggling on a daily basis to remember those commands. I want to offer up a few such tips that will go a long way to helping you work with the command line a bit more efficiently (and save a bit of brain power along the way).

The most promising linux distributions in 2017

Linux distributions have already gained recognition of its users and with every year new products appear in the market. Many of them focus on the certain tasks, so you can’t create a single list of the best ones. Here we have chosen several fields of Linux use and those distributions that have all chances to take the initial positions in their niche in 2017.

ZTE Axon M – The Phone With Two Displays

Haven’t we all loved the good old flip-phones? But the year is 2017 and just a flip phone isn’t going to work. So ZTE, the company behind the highly successful Blade series of Phones has a new offering called Axon M.

Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop.

RoseHosting to Sponsor 2017 WordCamp Riverside, CA

Managed cloud hosting provider RoseHosting is proud to be sponsoring the first ever WordCamp in Riverside, California. The 2017 WordCamp in Riverside, California, is an opportunity for WordPress developers to get to know each other and share ideas.

Getting started with Logstash

Logstash, an open source tool released by Elastic, is designed to ingest and transform data. It was originally built to be a log-processing pipeline to ingest logging data into ElasticSearch. Several versions later, it can do much more.

Ubuntu 17.10 Debuts Officially with GNOME 3.26 on Top of Wayland, Linux 4.13

Canonical today announced the release of the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, dubbed Artful Aardvark, which brings major changes to Ubuntu Desktop as we know it.

MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate

The market opened at $33, about a third higher than Mongo's asking price. In total, the company raised somewhere around $192 million and is now valued at $1.17 billion. Those numbers could go up before it's all said and done, however. Underwriters have an option to purchase an additional 1.2 million of the Class A stocks that were on sale today.

Top 7 open source terminal emulators for Linux

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2017 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Linux
Are you a system administrator, Linux power user, or someone who just spends a lot of time at the command line? Chances are your choice of terminal emulator says something about you. Do you prefer something lightweight? Full of features and customizable options? Or do you just use the default that ships with your distribution?

3 Simple, Excellent Linux Network Monitors

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
You can learn an amazing amount of information about your network connections with these three glorious Linux networking commands. iftop tracks network connections by process number, Nethogs quickly reveals what is hogging your bandwidth, and vnstat runs as a nice lightweight daemon to record your usage over time.

Kubuntu 17.10 Switches to VLC as Default Media Player, Uses KDE Plasma 5.10.5

Following on the footsteps of Ubuntu 17.10 and Xubuntu 17.10, the Kubuntu 17.10 operating system arrived today for those who like to use the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment on their personal computers.

The origin and evolution of FreeDOS

  • Opensource.com; By Jim Hall (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s. My parents wanted to expose my brother and me to computers from an early age, so they bought an Apple II clone called the Franklin Ace 1000. I'm sure the first thing we used it for was playing games. But it didn't take long before we asked, "How does it work?" Our parents bought us a book about how to program in Applesoft BASIC, and we taught ourselves.

10 Reasons Why I Switched To Telegram Messenger

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh Kandari (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 19, 2017 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Whatsapp may be the best player in the game when it comes to instant messaging apps, but Telegram Messenger is the entire game itself. Because Telegram is not just an app, it is an entire communication platform. It is not bound by restrictions or limitations like other apps.

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