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How to Run Linux on a Chromebook

Fri, 2016-08-12 20:13
Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they’ve become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window.

How to choose an open source music player

Fri, 2016-08-12 18:53
Linux offers an abundance of music players; how do you choose which one to use?read more

SourceClear's Commit Watcher

Fri, 2016-08-12 17:33
Someone accidentally commits private AWS keys to an open-source project andends up handing candy to a bitcoin miner.

What is copyleft?

Fri, 2016-08-12 16:13
If you've spent much time in open source projects, you have probably seen the term "copyleft" used. While the term is quite commonly used, many people don't understand it. Software licensing is the subject of at least as much heated debate as text editors or packaging formats. An expert understanding of copyleft would fill many books, but this article can be a starting point on your road to copyleft enlightenment.read more

When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen

Fri, 2016-08-12 14:53
The tag line is quite promising: The power of FreeBSD kernel with familiarity of Ubuntu OS.

10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Fri, 2016-08-12 13:05
MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores. MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC […]

Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

Fri, 2016-08-12 12:08
Support for Skylake kit extended until end of life for Windows 7 and 8.1Microsoft has backed down on its plan to hustle owners of certain PCs to Windows 10 by crimping support options.…

Obsolesced: The rise and fall of the Gopher protocol

Fri, 2016-08-12 11:10
Twenty-five years ago, a small band of programmers from the University of Minnesota ruled the internet. And then they didn't.

How to install a GNOME Shell extension

Fri, 2016-08-12 10:13
What is a GNOME Shell extension? GNOME Shell extensions are add-ons that extend GNOME Shell. These extensions modify GNOME Shell either by adding functionality (i.e. Caffeine or TwitchLive_Panel), or modifying core functionality (e.g. CoverFlow).

GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware dismissed, with an appeal expected

Fri, 2016-08-12 09:16
A decision in the GPL enforcement case in Germany between Christoph Hellwig (supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy) and VMware recently became public. The court dismissed the case after concluding that Hellwig failed to identify in the VMware product the specific lines of code for which he owned copyright. The GPL interpretation question was not addressed. Hellwig has indicated that he will appeal the court’s decision.

Arch Linux Is Now Officially Powered by Linux Kernel 4.7, Update Your Systems

Fri, 2016-08-12 08:19
After a few weeks from its official release, it finally happened, Linux kernel 4.7 has just landed in the stable software repositories of the popular, lightweight and highly customizable Arch Linux operating system.

MediaTek's 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A32

Fri, 2016-08-12 07:22
MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

How to Install WordPress with Docker on Ubuntu

Fri, 2016-08-12 06:25
In this tutorial, we will install WordPress by using multiple docker containers. Wordpress itself in one container and the MariaDB database in another container. Then we will install Nginx on the host machine as reverse proxy for the WordPress container.

Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

Fri, 2016-08-12 05:27
Available through Columbus Collaboratory's GitHub repository, CognizeR will help data scientists access a host of IBM Watson services without leaving their native development environment.

How to create and edit files on a Linux VPS

Fri, 2016-08-12 04:30
Creating or editing files is one of the most common tasks that system admins perform every day. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create and edit files on a Linux VPS.

Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source

Fri, 2016-08-12 03:33
Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com.

Automating pre-press layouts with Linux commands

Fri, 2016-08-12 02:36
Armed with a few simple open source commands, you can drastically reduce the effort involved in prepping your work for print.Going to print is an exciting time for any designer. Your hard work finally gets rendered into an attractive-looking PDF, you send it away to the great big print shop, and eventually you go to the magazine store or bookshop and find the results of your hard work on display for all to see.read more