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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.

How to Install and Configure GitLab CE on CentOS 7

GitLab is an open source repository manager based on Rails developed by GitLab Inc. It is a web-based git repository manager that allows your team collaborate on coding, testing and deploying applications. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install GitLab CE (Community Edition) on CentOS 7 Server.

BeagleBone based 3D printer focuses on ease of use

The “Voladd 3D Printer” features a Linux-driven BeagleBone that connects to a cloud-based sharing site, plus a unique cartridge and cooling system. San Sebastián, Spain based Voladd has won Kickstarter funding for a Voladd 3D printer that runs Debian Linux on a BeagleBone Black SBC. Like several other Linux-based printers we’ve seen (see farther below) […]

Update Tickets from the Command Line

I'm going to talk about a basic bash script I whipped up in a few minutes that can add a comment to a Jira ticket. Although my examples specifically are for use with the Jira ticketing system, you can adapt the same kind of idea to any ticketing system that allows you to interact with it via a web-based API.

Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

  • IEEE Spectrum; By Morgen E. Peck (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Tutorial
eight years after the first blockchain was built, people are trying to apply it to procedures and processes beyond merely the moving of money with varying degrees of success. In effect, they’re asking, What other agreements can a blockchain automate? What other middlemen can blockchain technology retire?

Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I became CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, I confronted the same mandate every new IT leader faces when assuming the role: outlining, developing, and executing a strategic plan. The pressure to do this swiftly and immediately can be immense—and I think many CIOs feel compelled to articulate and hand down fully formed plans on Day 1. After all, that's typically the quickest way to assert your position and vision as a leader. But I like to take a different approach. I don't dictate my team's initial goals. I open them up. read more

Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP scheme Interview There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

How to install Node.js and npm on CentOS 7

n this guide, we will show you how to install Node.js and npm on a CentOS 7. Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and can be used to build different types of server-side applications. npm is a package manager for JavaScript, with hundreds of thousands of packages it is the world’s largest software registry.

How to run DOS programs in Linux

The classic DOS operating system supported a lot of great applications: word processors, spreadsheets, games, and other programs. Just because an application is old doesn't mean it's no longer useful. read more

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