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Using WINE Prefixes

2 hours 23 min ago
It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines. They're not virtual machines, but they do behave somewhat similarly. A WINE prefix is a folder that contains all of the WINE configurations as well as all of the Windows pieces that WINE uses for compatibility, including libraries and a registry. The default WINE prefix is ~/.wine, but different and multiple prefixes can be used.

Linux and the Imaginary New User

3 hours 31 min ago
Linux has always had a reputation for being difficult to use. Consequently, when developers began improving users interfaces, they concentrated on what they imagined that new users needed. They rarely had the actual opportunity to observe new users, but the new user they imagined became a standard figure among developers, often surviving to this day.

Five years in the making, the DevOps handbook arrives

4 hours 40 min ago
Gene Kim thinks he has at least one thing in common with George R.R. Martin: They both take their sweet time writing highly-anticipated sequels.In Kim's case, however, the wait is over. Kim's particular song of fire and ice—or rather, two equally opposing forces, "dev" and "ops"—continues this more

Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

5 hours 49 min ago
The flaws are serious enough that the Joomla project released a prenotification about the planned update on Friday, urging everyone to be prepared to install it as soon as possible. This suggests that attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are expected to follow shortly.

Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out

6 hours 57 min ago
Kees Cook is a Google techie and security researcher whose interests include the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project. The idea of "self-protection" doesn't mean giving up on trying to create secure code in the first place, of course.

Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

8 hours 6 min ago
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

9 hours 14 min ago
If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

Thursday 27th of October 2016 06:32:39 AM
For DevOps, installation is one of the major tasks. People may think package installation is pretty straightforward and easy now: Just run commands like apt-get, yum, brew, etc. Or simply leave it to containers. Is it really that easy? Here is a list of headaches and hidden costs.

You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

Thursday 27th of October 2016 05:24:02 AM
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen. Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.

HPE backs off from OpenStack development

Thursday 27th of October 2016 04:15:25 AM
HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack.

Install Orangescrum on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Thursday 27th of October 2016 03:06:48 AM
Orangescrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration application, ideal for small and medium businesses. With this application, you can easily create and manage your projects, teams, documents, and tasks and communicate with the other team members on your important issues.

What is OpenStack?

Thursday 27th of October 2016 01:58:10 AM
OpenStack isn't just about the cloud, it's a whole approach to how software can be built.

Congatec's first Apollo Lake COMs include SMARC 2.0 model

Thursday 27th of October 2016 12:49:33 AM
Congatec announced three Linux-friendly COMs based on Intel’s new Atom E3900 SoC: a Qseven, a COM Express Compact, and one of the first SMARC 2.0 modules. Congatec is one of the first vendors to announce a major product lineup based on Intel’s newly announced, 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.

Exton|OS Light Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Kernel 4.8.1 and Openbox

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:40:56 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution, now based on the latest Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

Nightfall on Linux

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 10:32:19 PM
I've looked atgeneral astronomy programs in the pastthat are helpful for many tasks you might need to do in your stargazingcareer. But, several specific jobs are more complicated andrequire specialized software to make relevant calculations, so here,let's take a look atNightfall.

digiKam Recipes 5.0.1 Released and digiKam AppImage Package Coming

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 09:23:42 PM
Hot on the heels of the major digiKam 5.x.x release comes a thoroughly revised version of the digiKam Recipes book.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 08:15:05 PM
Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT.

New Cortex-M chips add ARMv8 and TrustZone

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 07:06:28 PM
ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33. At the ARM TechCon show in Santa Clara, ARM unveiled two new Cortex-M microprocessors that will likely emerge as major Internet of Things workhorses over the coming decade, supplanting most existing Cortex-M designs. The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 […]

How to Install Rocket.Chat Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 05:57:51 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own chat server using Rocket.Chat. I will use the latest Ubuntu LTS 16.04 server for the installation and Nginx as reverse proxy for the Rocket.Chat application. Rocket.Chat is a free and open source online chat solution for team communication, it allows you to build your own slack like online chat.

How To Setup A WiFi Network In Arch Linux Using Terminal?

Wednesday 26th of October 2016 03:43:33 PM
If you're using Linux distro other than Arch CLI then it's one of the toughest tasks to setup WiFi on Arch Linux using terminal. Though the process is slightly straight forward. In this article, I'll walk you newbies through the step-by-step setup guide to connect your Arch Linux to your WiFi network.

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Ubuntu 16.10: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead

There's plenty in Ubuntu 16.10 that makes it worth the upgrade, though nothing about Canonical's latest release is groundbreaking. This less experimental but worthwhile update continues to refine and bug-fix what at this point has become the fastest, stablest, least-likely-to-completely-change-between-point releases of the three major "modern" Linux desktops. Still, while the Unity 7.5 desktop offers stability and speed today, it's not long for this world. Ubuntu 16.10 is the seventh release since the fabled Unity 8 and its accompanying Mir display server were announced. Yet in Ubuntu 16.10, there's still no Unity 8 nor Mir. Read more

Red Hat named as visionary in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, on Thursday announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Red Hat in the "Visionaries" quadrant of Gartner's October 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. Read more

Qt Creator 4.2 Beta released

Qt SCXML is a new module in Qt that allows you to create state machines from State Chart XML and embed them into Qt C++ and Qt Quick applications (Overview). It was released as Technical Preview in Qt 5.7 and will be released fully supported with Qt 5.8. Qt Creator 4.2 now supplements the module by offering a graphical editor for SCXML (experimental). It features editing states and sub-states, transitions, events, and all kinds of properties. The editor is experimental and the plugin is not loaded by default. Turn it on in Help > About Plugins (Qt Creator > About Plugins on macOS) to try it. Read more Also: Qt Creator 4.2 Beta Released

6 Best Linux Desktop Environments [Part - 2]

Linux has been developing at a good pace through this last years and with development comes better support for different hardware regarding support for proprietary drivers for video cards, better file systems, more choices in what operating system to use and one of the things that has it importance is distros graphical environment. Read