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Be a force for good in your community

Passionate debate is among the hallmark traits of open source communities and open organizations. On our best days, these debates are energetic and constructive. They are heated, yet moderated with humor and goodwill. All parties remain focused on facts, on the shared purpose of collaborative problem-solving, and driving continuous improvement. And for many of us, they're just plain fun. read more

Free Minecraft-like Family Gaming on Your Linux Pi Board

Set up a free, private minecraft-like gaming server for your kids on your Linux Pi Board.

How to get started contributing to Mozilla

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 5:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. —Lao Tzu Open source participation offers a sea of benefits that can fine-tune and speed up your career in the tech, including but not limited to real-world technical experience and expanding your professional network. There are a lot of open source projects out there you can contribute to—of small, medium, and large size, as well as unknown and popular. In this article we'll focus on how to contribute to one of the largest and most popular open source projects on the web: Mozilla. read more

The Best Linux Distros to Watch Out for in 2017

Linux made modest gains in the desktop market in 2016 and gives us a lot of expectation in 2017. Here are some of the Linux distros you should watch out for in 2017.

The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

The proverbial "better mousetrap" isn't one that takes a certified biologist to use. Like Ubuntu, it just needs to do its job extremely well and with little fuss.

Get to know Tuleap for project management

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tuleap is a unique open source project management tool with great momentum right now, ever month they have one major release. It's also been listed it in both the Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 and the Top 11 project management tools for 2016. read more

Why Linux Installers Need to Add Security Features

Twelve years ago, Linux distributions were struggling to make installation simple. Led by Ubuntu and Fedora, they long ago achieved that goal. Now, with the growing concerns over security, they need to reverse directions slightly, and make basic security options prominently available in their installers rather than options that users can add manually later.

Let's Go to Mars with Martian Lander

This is the beginning of a series of articles where I develop a variation on the classic lunar-lander game themed around the planet Mars. To do this in three dimensions can be rather complicated, so in the spirit of the original arcade game (that I became rather obsessed with, I should admit), I'm going to tackle the simplified two-dimensional problem.

5 resolutions to become a more open leader in 2017

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'm always looking for ways to help people understand the power of open. And this year, I'm even more committed to showing others how a culture of openness can reinvigorate an organization and generate new opportunities for innovation, whether in the area of software development or beyond. Here are five resolutions we can all make if we want to become more open leaders in 2017. read more

Dell Precision 5520 Is World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15” Notebook with Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2017 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Well, that didn't take too long, and Dell's Barton George announced the availability for pre-order of the second mobile workstation from the recently unveiled Precision line powered by Ubuntu Linux.

Linus Torvalds Announces Subsurface 4.6 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning App

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2017 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linus Torvalds not only works on the Linux kernel, but he's also part of the development team behind the open-source dive log and dive planning application most of you out there know as Subsurface.

10 reasons to use Cinnamon as your Linux desktop environment

Recently I installed Fedora 25, and found that the current version of KDE Plasma was unstable for me; it crashed several times a day before I decided to try to try something different. After installing a number of alternative desktops and trying them all for a couple hours each, I finally settled on using Cinnamon until Plasma is patched and stable. Here's what I found. read more

Some thoughts on switching from Ubuntu to Antergos for Linux gaming

I did it, I jumped ship from Ubuntu to Antergos and I honestly can’t see myself going back. Here’s some thoughts on that.

Latest LibreELEC 8.0 Beta Updates Linux Kernel Support Patches for Raspberry Pi

A new development release of the LibreELEC open-source OS for Raspberry Pi and similar single-board computers has been unveiled recently, versioned 7.95.1 Beta. LibreELEC lets you transform a Raspberry Pi into a HTPC.

Why events matter and how to do them right

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marina Paych was a newcomer to open source software when she left a non-governmental organization for a new start in the IT sector—on her birthday, no less. But the real surprise turned out to be open source. Fast forward two years and this head of organizational development runs an entire department, complete with a promotional staff that strategically markets her employer's open source web development services on a worldwide scale. read more

The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Scott Meltzer (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
After the success of other Linux Foundation events in the country, including MesosCon Asia and Cloud Foundry Summit Asia, The Linux Foundation decided to offer its flagship LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen events in China as well, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

Improve your sleep by using Redshift on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The blue light emitted by most electronic devices, is known for having a negative impact on our sleep. We could simply quit using each of our electronic devices after dark, as an attempt to improve our sleep. However, since that... Continue Reading →

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

Pwn2Own 2017 Takes Aim at Linux, Servers and Web Browsers

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 19, 2017 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Ubuntu
10th anniversary edition of Pwn2Own hacking contest offers over $1M in prize money to security researchers across a long list of targets including Virtual Machines, servers, enterprise applications and web browsers.

Open spec, $29 COM shrinks Pine A64 to SODIMM dimensions

Yet another Linux-friendly, 64-bit hacker board has been squeezed into computer-on-module format, bridging the gap between the hobbyist maker market and commercial embedded manufacturing. Like the $25 to $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 announced this week, Pine64’s SoPine A64 module integrates a quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC into a compact SODIMM-style form factor.

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