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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

Thu, 2016-09-22 23:04
If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer orgMicrosoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.…

Managing Log Files and More With Elastic Stack

Thu, 2016-09-22 22:07
Managing log files is becoming increasingly harder with growing amounts of data and differing file formats. Giovanni Bechis, in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe, describes a solution using the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), which he says let's you easily collect, parse, and manage log files from different sources.

Best Linux Desktop for Customization

Thu, 2016-09-22 21:10
Is customizing your Linux desktop important to you? Run Linux for even a few months, and the ability to customize a desktop environment according to your preferences can become a right.

HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers

Thu, 2016-09-22 20:12
You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

How to Install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

Thu, 2016-09-22 19:15
Drupal is a well-known open source content management system based on PHP. It is available free of charge and released under the GNU General Public License. In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx web server, MariaDB as the database server and PHP-FPM to handle PHP requests. I will also show you how to install an SSL Certificate to secure the Drupal website.

Mozilla Says Goodbye to Firefox Hello in Firefox 49

Thu, 2016-09-22 16:54
Firefox 49 fixes 18 flaws, including one already fixed in the Tor Browser.

LPIs Inspiring New Promo ReBranding Video

Thu, 2016-09-22 15:57
LPI has released an inspiring new video as part of its rebranding exercise.Editor's note: this is a direct link to the youtube video.

John Weathersby: Selling Open Source to the Federal Government

Thu, 2016-09-22 15:00
It’s a no-brainer to us that free and open source should be the default for governments, because governments should be…well, open. With the Open Technology Center, John Weathersby is working to help bring open source to national defense and security.

How do you get programmers to join your project?

Thu, 2016-09-22 14:03
This month on The Queue, josephj from LinuxQuestions.org asks:How can I get programmers to join our project?I inherited a project coded in $programming_language when the original developer quit and no one else stepped forward. It is currently hosted on GitHub and has a GPL 3 license.It's a tool I use every day and I don't want to see it die. I know very little $programming_language and very little GUI programming, so I can't maintain it myself.read more

In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:06
Will we give up a decades-long relationship with Windows just because it costs a few bucks more than its competitors? In a world where PC adoption has cratered, what of the future of Windows? David Gewirtz makes the case that there's still life in them old bits.

Is an Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?

Thu, 2016-09-22 12:08
Blockchain, the technology that underlies the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been celebrated as a way to change the way transactions of all kinds are made. But a suggestion to make an editable version of the technology is now dividing opinion.

How To Get “Hollywood Hacker Feel” In Your Linux Command Line?

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:54
A developer has created a command line utility which can give you the feel of Hollywood movie hacker. His tool replicates the decrypting text seen from the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. The code is freely available on his GitHub page.

Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC

Thu, 2016-09-22 09:40
Guest columnist Rob Reilly checks out the Roseapple Pi, an 85 x 56mm Raspberry Pi imitator based on a quad-core Cortex-A9 Actions Semi S500 SoC. ? ? ?Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC by Rob Reilly I use Raspberry Pi boards for several real-world jobs. My “STEAMpunk Conference Personality Identification Device” (aka: [[he]#8230[/he]]

Installing A Django Development Environment on Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-09-22 08:25
Django is easily the most popular web framework written in Python. It strikes a delicate balance between feature completeness and efficiency, including powerful features like automatic migration generation and a full-featured admin interface. Setting up a Django development environment in Ubuntu is fairly easy, and can be done in only a few steps.

Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

Thu, 2016-09-22 07:11
Bryce Harrington has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the Wayland 1.12.0 display server for GNU/Linux operating systems, along with the Weston 1.12.0 compositor.

Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

Thu, 2016-09-22 05:57
This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 2: 21 Open Source Projects for IoT ? The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature […]

GNOME 3.22 Released

Thu, 2016-09-22 04:42
The GNOME Community has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.22.  GNOME 3.22 — which is slated to be used as the desktop environment for Fedora Workstation 25 — provides a multitude of new features, including a the updated... Continue Reading →

A tiny Arduino Zero clone, and an Arduino for cosplayers

Thu, 2016-09-22 03:28
Rabid Prototypes shipped a tiny Arduino Zero clone called the “Tau,” and launched an expanded Zero-like “Firecricket” for light, sound, and motion control. Early this year, before Boston-based Rabid Prototypes launched its second-generation, 36 x 18mm Neutrino 2.0 Arduino Zero clone on Kickstarter, it mounted a KS project for a smaller, 28 x 15mm “Tau” […]

Surprise! Microsoft Isn’t Blocking Linux on Lenovo Laptops

Thu, 2016-09-22 02:31
It was easy to place the blame on Microsoft in a knee-jerk reaction — and it didn’t help that a Lenovo representative placed blame firmly in Redmond’s lap. It appears, however, that Microsoft’s not involved, and Lenovo’s not to blame either.

The Many Paths to a Solution

Thu, 2016-09-22 01:34
A project I'm involved with has made me think about how there arealways many solution paths for any given problem in the Linux universe. Forthis other project, I wanted to cobble together a version ofgrep that letme specify proper regular expressions without having to worry about the-E flag and get a context for the matches too.