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6 Best Linux Desktop Environments Part - 2

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 27, 2016 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux has been developing at a good pace through this last years and with development comes better support for different hardware regarding support for proprietary drivers for video cards, better file systems, more choices in what operating system to use and one of the things that has it importance is distros graphical environment.

How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While I typically go all out for Halloween decorations every year, I'll admit I'm feeling tired this year. I still wanted to delight the neighborhood kids with simple details, so I decided to make lighted bags for my front porch railing this year. If you are someone who has a paper cutting machine like the Silhouette, this project will likely be a lot easier. Simply import the SVG file, resize for whatever size box you want, cut out, and assemble. However, for those of you who don't have one, I've included instructions on how to make this project without any machine at all. read more

Using WINE Prefixes

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 27, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines. They're not virtual machines, but they do behave somewhat similarly. A WINE prefix is a folder that contains all of the WINE configurations as well as all of the Windows pieces that WINE uses for compatibility, including libraries and a registry. The default WINE prefix is ~/.wine, but different and multiple prefixes can be used.

Linux and the Imaginary New User

Linux has always had a reputation for being difficult to use. Consequently, when developers began improving users interfaces, they concentrated on what they imagined that new users needed. They rarely had the actual opportunity to observe new users, but the new user they imagined became a standard figure among developers, often surviving to this day.

Five years in the making, the DevOps handbook arrives

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gene Kim thinks he has at least one thing in common with George R.R. Martin: They both take their sweet time writing highly-anticipated sequels. In Kim's case, however, the wait is over. Kim's particular song of fire and ice—or rather, two equally opposing forces, "dev" and "ops"—continues this month. read more

Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

  •; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by abennett on Oct 27, 2016 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Community
The flaws are serious enough that the Joomla project released a prenotification about the planned update on Friday, urging everyone to be prepared to install it as soon as possible. This suggests that attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are expected to follow shortly.

Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out

Kees Cook is a Google techie and security researcher whose interests include the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project. The idea of "self-protection" doesn't mean giving up on trying to create secure code in the first place, of course.

Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Oct 27, 2016 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

  • - Original Content; By Denny Zhang (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
For DevOps, installation is one of the major tasks. People may think package installation is pretty straightforward and easy now: Just run commands like apt-get, yum, brew, etc. Or simply leave it to containers. Is it really that easy? Here is a list of headaches and hidden costs.

You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen. Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.

HPE backs off from OpenStack development

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack.

Install Orangescrum on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Orangescrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration application, ideal for small and medium businesses. With this application, you can easily create and manage your projects, teams, documents, and tasks and communicate with the other team members on your important issues.

What is OpenStack?

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 26, 2016 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack isn't just about the cloud, it's a whole approach to how software can be built.

Congatec's first Apollo Lake COMs include SMARC 2.0 model

Congatec announced three Linux-friendly COMs based on Intel’s new Atom E3900 SoC: a Qseven, a COM Express Compact, and one of the first SMARC 2.0 modules. Congatec is one of the first vendors to announce a major product lineup based on Intel’s newly announced, 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.

Exton|OS Light Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Kernel 4.8.1 and Openbox

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution, now based on the latest Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

Nightfall on Linux

I've looked at general astronomy programs in the past that are helpful for many tasks you might need to do in your stargazing career. But, several specific jobs are more complicated and require specialized software to make relevant calculations, so here, let's take a look at Nightfall.

digiKam Recipes 5.0.1 Released and digiKam AppImage Package Coming

  • Medium; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Oct 26, 2016 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hot on the heels of the major digiKam 5.x.x release comes a thoroughly revised version of the digiKam Recipes book.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT.

New Cortex-M chips add ARMv8 and TrustZone

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33. At the ARM TechCon show in Santa Clara, ARM unveiled two new Cortex-M microprocessors that will likely emerge as major Internet of Things workhorses over the coming decade, supplanting most existing Cortex-M designs. The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 […]

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