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Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 & Wine 1.9.16

Wed, 2016-08-17 06:33
Neofytos Kolokotronis was happy to inform the community about the availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and software applications in the main repositories of the distribution.

Cloud-Based Systems Can Accelerate the Benefits of Big Data

Wed, 2016-08-17 05:13
Cloud platforms enable enterprise companies to begin their big data journey much faster than on-premises systems because of centralization of control and administration, massive geographic reach, and because of the elasticity of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that allows you to create just the right amount of computing power on the fly, according to Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole and former head of Facebook’s big data initiatives, speaking at the Apache Big Data conference in May.

How to pick the best Chromebook for school

Wed, 2016-08-17 04:15
Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, work well and can fit in your 8th grader's backpack. Here's what what with Chromebooks in education today and how to pick the right one for you and the students in your life.

Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

Wed, 2016-08-17 03:18
Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

Tiny Intel IoT module runs Ostro Linux on quad-core Atom

Wed, 2016-08-17 02:21
Intel’s “Joule” IoT module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus BT/WiFi, 4K video, CSI/DSI, GPIO, USB, and UART I/O. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in San Francisco today, Intel unveiled a tiny Joule computer-on-module that targets makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs developing Internet of Things devices.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

Wed, 2016-08-17 01:24
The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system's 23rd anniversary.

Upgrading from Debian 6 Squeeze with ISPConfig and courier/postfix to Debian 7 Wheezy

Wed, 2016-08-17 00:27
This howto describes the upgrade procedure of an ISPConfig server with Courier pop3/imap from Debian 6 to Debian 7 in detail.

Make GIMP look like Photoshop

Tue, 2016-08-16 23:29
Also in today's open source roundup: Google releases the Duo video calling app for Android, and the Wall Street Journal reviews Duo.

How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

Tue, 2016-08-16 22:32
Chromebooks are really nice laptops, except for one tiny problem which is...well, Chrome OS. This week, our contributing video editor found an easy to follow step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel.

Coffee Shop DevOps: How to use feedback loops to get smarter

Tue, 2016-08-16 21:35
This month let's look at how to break the cycle of doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.Do you think git blame is the only feedback loop you need? Or hg annotate -u -n. Or svn -x -b...well, you get the picture.read more

From Ubuntu to openSUSE: Notes on Photographic Workflow Migration

Tue, 2016-08-16 20:38
There is no such thing as the best Linux distribution for photographers. With some tweaking, any mainstream distro can be turned into a solid platform for managing and processing photos. After all, digiKam, Darktable, gThumb, and other popular photographic tools can be easily deployed on practically any Linux distribution with a minimum of effort.

Farewell Patch Tuesday: from October, MS patches will be pushed out monthly

Tue, 2016-08-16 19:41
Downside: that zero-day just became zero-monthAs of October, users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and various server products can farewell Patch Tuesday: Microsoft is implementing the monthly patch rollup it promised in May.…

Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia

Tue, 2016-08-16 18:44
Responding to a critical need for skilled technology and knowledge workers, the State of West Virginia recently established its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools. Starting in the upcoming school year, students will be able to learn the skills required to design, implement, and release their own games, and open source will be pivotal to their development and future.read more

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

Tue, 2016-08-16 17:46
On Monday an anonymous group ... claiming to have breached computer systems used by the Equation Group, a team of highly sophisticated cyberspies that the security firm Kaspersky found last year was hacking targets around the world and has been tied to the NSA based in part on evidence from the leaks of Edward Snowden.

How to design your project for participation

Tue, 2016-08-16 16:49
Working openly means designing for participation. "Designing for participation" is a way of providing people with insight into your project, which you've built from the start to incorporate and act on that insight. Documenting how you intend to make decisions, which communication channels you’ll use, and how people can get in touch with you are the first steps in designing for participation.read more

Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

Tue, 2016-08-16 15:52
OS and apps & data on different storage media? OopsWindows 10 Anniversary Update is crashing on some PCs employing a solid-state drive.…

Let's Encrypt: Why create a free, automated, and open CA?

Tue, 2016-08-16 14:55
During the summer of 2012, Eric Rescorla and I decided to start a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA acts as a third-party to issue digital certificates, which certify public keys for certificate holders.read more

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:58
Today, we’re releasing Google Duo -- a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. ... all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

What’s new in IoTivity v2.0 (video)

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:00
In an ELC talk in May, Vijay Kesavan of Intel’s Communication and Devices Group outlined plans to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems in IoTivity v2.0. In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT […]

Canonical Plans on Improving the Ubuntu Linux Terminal UX on Mobile and Desktop

Tue, 2016-08-16 12:03
Canonical announced that they are planning on transforming the community developed Terminal app into a convergent Linux terminal that's easy to use on both mobile phones and tablets.