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GitHub gets all grown-up with code review, project management, etc

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 11:30
And look who has the most open source contributors – it rhymes with Nitro WaftThe GitHub Universe event has kicked off in San Francisco, with a number of new GitHub features announced by CEO Chris Wanstrath.…

Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-15 11:04

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3 open source alternatives to PowerPoint

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-15 10:43

PowerPoint is one of those programs whose use has become so ingrained in the corporate world that it is probably running the risk of becoming completely genericized, in the same way that some people use Kleenex to refer to all tissues, or BAND-AIDs to refer to all bandages.

But presenting a slideshow doesn't have to mean using PowerPoint. There are a number of totally capable open source alternatives to PowerPoint for giving visual presentations. In many cases, the features of these “alternatives” are so compelling that, unless you're absolutely forced to use PowerPoint, I don't know why you still would.

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MEP: publicly funded software should be public

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-15 10:38

Software developed with public funds should be made available as free and open source software, says Member of the European Parliament Julia Reda. Sharing source code should become a standard in IT procurement across the EU, the MEP says.

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Dutch tax office looking for Linux-on-mainframe supplier

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-15 10:36

The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst) is looking for a supplier of the Linux operating system for its IBM System z mainframes.

The public tender comprises provision of the operating system for four IFL processors for a period of one year, and maintenance of and support for the platform for eight years. The latter term can twice be extended by a further year.

The contract will be awarded to the supplier offering the lowest price. Bids must be received by 24 October, and the contract will start on 1 December.

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Ghost Blogging With a Pi

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 10:33
Even you could become a world famous blogger. The lightweight blogging platform Ghost and a Raspberry Pi is all it takes.

i3 and Lenovo t460s UHD/4k display

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-15 09:45

Hello,

I'm thinking of buying t460s with UHD/4k display - 2560 x 1440 resolution. I am using i3wm, so I was thinking to ask here if that resolution is much better for 14inch display than regular HD, or you guys think that I should go with 1920 x 1080? So, is anybody here using i3wm+uhd+14inch ?

Thanks a lot

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Manage Packages on CentOS/RHEL Systesm through YUM Package Manager

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 09:36
Yum (Yellowdog Updater Modified) is one of the package manager utility in Linux operating system. Yum command is used to install, update, search & remove packages on some Linux distributions based on RedHat.

Bug of the month: Cache flow problem crashes Samsung phone apps

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 08:39
Exploding batteries to the left, exploding code to the right. It's not been a good summer for Samsung. It packed its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with detonating batteries, sparking a global recall. Apps built by Mono, the software development toolkit, were crashing indiscriminatingly on Samsung's latest Android handsets with illegal instruction errors despite the code being good.

Distraction-free writing on Linux using Focuswriter

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-09-15 08:00

 HowToForge: Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks.

To gamify or not to gamify community

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 07:41
Human beings are inherently playful creatures. From birth, play has an important function in our lives—from skills acquisition, to competition and beyond. We continue this love affair with play throughout sports, video games, and even catching animated animals in Pokémon Go.

Checkout this CLI tool to set up system wide (authenticated) proxy settings on Debian/Ubuntu. https://github.com/himanshub16/ProxyMan/files/416927/ProxyMan_v1.8.zip

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-15 07:27

The current method of setting proxy in system settings and then applying it system-wide doesn't help in setting proxy credentials (if any). Feel free to hack the code at https://github.com/himanshub16/ProxyMan and raise issues, if any.

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Install Hiawatha on a Linux VPS

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 06:44
Hiawatha is an advanced, light and high-performance open source web server designed by Hugo Leisink with special emphasis on security.

Native Linux alternative to WinAuth that is not Authy?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-15 06:33

I'm trying to find a native Linux alternative to WinAuth which is a kind of 2-step verification program for Windows, similar to Google Authenticator. Authy is a Google Chrome addon but i use Firefox and I'd rather prefer something that can stand alone and isn't attached to something else.

One of the use cases I have for WinAuth is for Seam verifications which WinAuth supports.

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KDE at FISL 2016

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-15 05:47
The 17th edition of the International Free Software Forum (FISL) took place, as usual, at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul's Convention Center, city of Porto Alegre, from 13th to 16th July. FISL is the largest FOSS conference in Latin America and a quite traditional venue to get a comprehensive panorama of all sorts of FOSS-related new topics: technical advances, adoption cases, FOSS and education, hacker culture, just to mention a few.

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