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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

Tue, 2016-08-23 03:16
While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Now in Feature Freeze, First Beta to Land August 25

Tue, 2016-08-23 02:19
Ubuntu and Debian developer Iain Lane informed the Ubuntu community that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is in Feature Freeze as of August 18, 2016.

What do we mean when we talk about software 'alternatives'?

Tue, 2016-08-23 01:22
The word alternative is one of those shifty terms, with a definition that changes depending on perspective. For instance, something that is alternative to one person is the norm for another. Generally, the term alternative is considered to be defined by the fact that it is not considered to be in the majority or the mainstream.read more

LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

Tue, 2016-08-23 00:25
“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto.Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

Linux at 25: What's Behind Its Success and Where It's Going

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:28
Linux at 25 is a big thing," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said in his LinuxCon keynote address. "Most things in life don't last as long, and Linux has gone further than anyone could have expected."

NVMe over Fabrics Support Coming to the Linux 4.8 Kernel

Mon, 2016-08-22 22:31
The Flash Memory Summit recently wrapped up its conferences in SantaClara, California, and only one type of Flash technology stole the show:NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF). From the many presentations and companyannouncements, it was obvious NVMeF was the topic that most interested theattendees.

The Story of How the Apple I Computer Could Fetch $1 Million at Auction

Mon, 2016-08-22 21:33
In the summer of 1976, Daniel Kottke was looking for a job while off from college. He found one from his old buddy and the man he spent time with in India just years prior: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Why did Gentoo Linux fade into obscurity?

Mon, 2016-08-22 20:36
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews the Gentoo Linux live DVD "Choice Edition," and Google will kill Chrome apps for Linux.

5 reasons professors should encourage students to get involved in open source projects

Mon, 2016-08-22 19:39
I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons.read more

How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

Mon, 2016-08-22 18:42
This tutorial shows the installation of Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04. Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely. To encrypt files in a library, you need to set a password when you create the library. The password won't be stored on Seafile cloud, so even the administrator of the servers cannot view your encrypted data without the password.

Systemd adds filesystem mount tool

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:45
Linux mount gets a systemd wrapperThe developers behind Systemd, the alternative to sysvinit, have added a mount tool to their user space bootstrapper.…

A beginner's introduction to snaps the universal Linux package format

Mon, 2016-08-22 16:47
What are snaps and why you should use them? The Linux ecosystem has suffered from an old problem since the dawn of the concept of 'distribution', and that problem is fragmentation. One of the biggest issues that cause this fragmentation is different package formats.

How scientists are using digital badges

Mon, 2016-08-22 15:50
The open source world pioneered the use of digital badges to reward skills, achievements, and to signal transparency and openness. Scientific journals should apply open source methods, and use digital badges to encourage transparency and openness in scientific publications.read more

Linux Messengers For Facebook

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:53
Hi Guys, Today I am going to discuss messengers that you have in Windows but have you ever wondered that they have a version for Linux too. One of my friends asked me today if we have a Linux messenger for Facebook. There are several Linux messengers for Facebook but two messengers are that I used and I am very much satisfied.

Flock 2016 in Krakow – Recap

Mon, 2016-08-22 13:56
The fourth annual Flock conference for Fedora contributors took place from August 2nd-5th in Krakow, Poland. Over 200 developers and enthusiasts from different continents met to learn, present, debate, plan, and celebrate. Although Fedora is the innovation source for a major Red Hat... Continue Reading →

Intel's New Joule IoT Development Board Is Powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core

Mon, 2016-08-22 12:59
Canonical, through Amrisha Prashar, has announced that the popular Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system is now available for Intel's recently launched Joule development board.

LinuxCon to Highlight How Linux Has Changed in Its 25 Years

Mon, 2016-08-22 11:04
Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it has changed.

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Mon, 2016-08-22 09:10
This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition.

Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

Mon, 2016-08-22 07:16
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Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Mon, 2016-08-22 05:21
Yes, it's Sunday, and yes, Linus Torvalds has just announced the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) development milestone towards the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.