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Linux breathes new life into old Mac computers

58 min 48 sec ago
Also in today's open source roundup: 8 Linux file managers to try, and Pokemon GO has lost millions of players.

How to measure your community's health

1 hour 55 min ago
How do you measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals? What should you be measuring?read more

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success

2 hours 53 min ago
On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success.

How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 2016-08-24 23:04
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller

Wed, 2016-08-24 22:06
SeedStudio's hackable, “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice.

3 open source alternatives to Office 365

Wed, 2016-08-24 21:09
It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device.The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning.read more

Schools that #GoOpen should #GoOpenSource

Wed, 2016-08-24 20:12
School administrators know that traditional proprietary textbooks are expensive. Teachers in budget-strapped schools often face shortages of textbooks. Worse, print content is usually out-of-date as soon as the ink dries on the page. There has to be something better than students hauling bulbous backpacks loaded with dead knowledge stamped on dead trees.read more

Google Fuchsia eyes non-Linux things

Wed, 2016-08-24 19:15
Embedded is the web's next frontierGoogle’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.…

Building Fedora Rawhide Images with Imagefactory

Wed, 2016-08-24 18:18
Introduction ImageFactory is a tool, built on Oz, that is suitable for generating various types of operating system and cloud images. These images can be generated in a variety of different formats. Those include the Docker image format and the qcow2 image... Continue Reading →

MySQL daddy Widenius: Open-source religion won't feed MariaDB

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:20
Fork off, cash is kingInterview MySQL daddy Monty Widenius has dismissed claims the MariaDB fork is veering away from open source.…

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:23
In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

How to roll back a btrfs snapshot and restore corrupt or missing files

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:41
Snapshots are a built-in backup method that data center admins shouldn't overlook. Here's an easy way to create snapshots on a btrfs (or Butter FS) filesystem to back up files and folders.

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

Wed, 2016-08-24 13:43
Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

Wed, 2016-08-24 12:46
All Macintosh computers from about 2006 onwards were made using Intel CPUs and installing Linux on these computers is a breeze. You don't need to download any Mac specific distro -- just choose your favorite distro and install away. About 95 percent of the time you'll be able to use the 64-bit version of the distro. On CoreDuo Macs, from 2006, you'll need to use a 32-bit version.

MKVToolNix 9.4 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Polishes Existing Functionality

Wed, 2016-08-24 11:48
MKVToolNix creator Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release of MKVToolNix 9.4.0, the latest stable and most advanced build of the open-source and free MKV (Matroska) manipulation software for GNU/Linux.

Install Wagtail on CentOS 7

Wed, 2016-08-24 10:51
In this blog post we will show you how to install Wagtail on a Centos VPS with Nginx and uWSGI. Wagtail is open source flexible Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience.

Yandex.Disk - an alternative to Google Drive with native Linux support

Wed, 2016-08-24 09:54
Yandex.Disk is a cloud storage solution by a Russian-based company Yandex that also provides search, email and several more services. Yandex.Disk has a native Linux client.

Updates from LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Toronto, August 2016

Wed, 2016-08-24 08:57
The first 25 years of Linux has transformed the world, not just computing, and the next 25 years will continue to see more growth in the Open Source movement, The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said during the opening keynote of LinuxCon/ContainerCon in Toronto on Monday, August 22, 2016.

KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Desktop Environment Is Out with Plasma Desktop and KWin Fixes

Wed, 2016-08-24 08:00
KDE announced the release of the fourth maintenance update for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, bringing multiple improvements and bug fixes.

Wireless-crazed, customizable IoT gateway uses ARM or x86 COMs

Wed, 2016-08-24 07:03
Congatec’s modular, Linux-ready IoT Gateway builds on its x86 and ARM Qseven COMs, providing up to 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 3x mini-PCIe connectivity links.

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