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3 ways to use open source alternatives to Acrobat

Thu, 2016-06-16 17:23
Aren't we supposed to be living in a paperless world by now?I can't be the only person who imagined the office of the future, free from the confines of the eight and a half by eleven sheet (or A4, for my international friends), would have long since arrived. Instead, we've managed to land in an intermediate state of not paperless, but less paper.It could be worse.read more

How high will Shuttleworth's snap initiative fly?

Thu, 2016-06-16 16:26
Over the last 12 years since he started the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind Canonical, has made many efforts to bring about what he has characterised as unity in the Linux community.

Hackable Runcible pocket smartwatch

Thu, 2016-06-16 15:28
Monohm has relaunched its disc-shaped, open source “Runcible” mobile device, which runs an Android-based OS on a Snapdragon 410, and has a 2.5-inch display. The Runcible received a lot of media attention when it was originally announced running Firefox OS in Feb. 2015. But it also left a lot of questions. Was the rounded, disc-shaped [[he]#8230[/he]]

How to get started with 3D printing in Blender

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:31
Being a 3D artist used to mean that you were exclusively a digital artist—you worked in a virtual environment with intangible materials. The result of your work was destined to be seen only in print or on screens. Even in a virtual reality (VR) environment, the result is, at best, an illusionary representation of your three-dimensional work. 3D printing has changed that.read more

Microsoft releases open source bug-bomb in the rambling house of C

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:34
Checked C lands on GithubThe zombie bugs in programs and libraries at the heart of the Internet's infrastructure often have the C programming language in common.…

Mark Geddes' Arduino Project Handbook (No Starch Press)

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:37
Lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast Mark Geddes was so frustrated with the lack of practical, visual Arduino guides for teaching his ten-year-old that he wrote his own book on the topic.

Bringing Raspberry Pi to schools in Tanzania

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:40
Thanks to open source software, Powering Potential and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are able to bring computers and a library of digital education content to rural schools in the East African nation of Tanzania.read more

Canonical pushes “snap” as a universal Linux package format

Thu, 2016-06-16 10:42
Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? This week, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy Ubuntu Core’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work with other Linux distributions. Snap could emerge as […]

Expanding Mozilla's Boards

Thu, 2016-06-16 09:45
In a post earlier this month, I mentioned the importance of building a network of people who can help us identify and recruit potential Board level contributors and senior advisors. We are also currently working to expand both the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation Boards.

GCC 6 Imminent for openSUSE Tumbleweed, openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha 2 Coming Soon

Thu, 2016-06-16 08:48
The openSUSE Tumbleweed maintainers inform the community that the long-anticipated GCC 6 compiler is imminent for the rolling operating system.

3 Reasons IBM Participates in Linux Foundation Projects

Thu, 2016-06-16 07:51
It’s impressive that  IBM was founded more than a century ago with decades of research, technologies, and products behind it. But even more impressive is that the company continues to evolve and embrace emerging technologies. It’s done so, in part, due to its continued involvement with Linux and open source through The Linux Foundation.

Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Thu, 2016-06-16 06:54
Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support. Back in Feb. 2015, Xilinx announced its next generation Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (multiprocessor system-on-chip) follow-on to its popular Zynq 7000 hybrid ARM/FPGA system-on-chips.

Funny Linux Commands - Check Weather And Surf StackOverflow In Linux Terminal

Thu, 2016-06-16 05:57
Let’s have fun with Linux Terminal today. Also, if you are a developer, let’s reduce one context switch that you perform while development; switching to browser for solution in StackOverflow. It's well-known fact, less context switch, less distraction and more productivity. In this article, we’ll explore two fun and useful things that you can do right through terminal without opening browser that you would do normally.

Why you can't win by focusing on software

Thu, 2016-06-16 04:59
Mirantis cofounder Boris Renski has bad news for infrastructure software companies: They need to "change their business model or perish."

Are Linux repositories a bad idea?

Thu, 2016-06-16 04:02
Also in today's open source roundup: Linux gaming might get a boost from Vulkan graphics and new hardware, and new iOS 10 features that were borrowed from Android.

How My Trip to SELF Turned Into a Nightmare

Thu, 2016-06-16 03:05
Our writer goes to the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina for the SouthEast LinuxFest. Instead of having a good time, however, the trip turned into a nightmare, but it's not SELF's fault.

Dell XPS 13 Skylake (2016) review: A lot for a Linux user to like

Thu, 2016-06-16 02:08
Standout hardware, but how good is it in real life for a Linux user? We tested 8 different Linux distributions.

Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

Thu, 2016-06-16 01:11
Flow is a mental state of intense focus and it's a state that your brain can enter while hula hooping and programming. I'm going to explore how we can mix these two things to enhance skill and learning.

How to Install Seafile with Nginx on openSUSE Leap 42.1

Thu, 2016-06-16 00:13
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own file sync and share server with seafile on openSUSE Leap 42.1. Seafile is a free file hosting software with a functionally like Dropbox or Google Drive that can be installed on your own server.

Customized File Monitoring with Auditd

Wed, 2016-06-15 23:16
Using auditd to monitor some preset events is already quite useful, but where it comes into its own is when you customize it to monitor whatever you want.