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3 essential skills for fostering productive debate in your IT team

1 hour 29 min ago
Passionate debate fuels many open source communities and open organizations. Open and productive debate helps us refine and improve our ideas—and it ensures that everyone understands why a particular solution or idea is chosen.Yet this kind of debate seems to be the exception rather than the rule among IT organizations. And that's a shame, because open and candid conversations lead to better and more innovative solutions.So let's take a look at three ways that you can foster productive debate within your IT team.read more

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

2 hours 44 min ago
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

3 hours 58 min ago
Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware.read more

How to Install Magento 2.1 on CentOS 7

5 hours 12 min ago
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Magento 2.1 with Nginx, PPHP 7.0 (FPM) and MySQL 5.7 on a CentOS 7 server. Magento is a widely used open source shop and content management system for e-commerce websites based on the PHP Zend Framework.

Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

6 hours 27 min ago
VS Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on a TI AM3352. and offer mini-PCIe wireless options and optional VPN. VS Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for its new line of fanless, Linux-driven Baltos iR embedded computers. The 154 × […]

Graph Any Data with Cacti!

7 hours 41 min ago
For the past few years, I've been trying to understand how to make graphs usingRRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) after failing miserably to understand MRTG(Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) before that. The thing I like about RRDtoolis that it's newer and supports a wider variety of data sources.

3 Linux questions from the community

8 hours 55 min ago
In the last The Queue, I flipped the script and asked you questions as opposed to answering them. It was so well received, I'm going to keep it going with three more questions this month. I'll resume answering next month, so don't forget you can fill the queue with your questions about Linux, building and maintaining communities, contributing to an open source project, and anything else you'd like to know.read more

FCAIC in the House, part III

10 hours 10 min ago
Hello, it’s me. Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action... Continue Reading →

SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

11 hours 24 min ago
Disappearing platforms problemSourceForge wants tighter ties with other code repositories following Microsoft’s decision to shutter CodePlex.…

How to Compare Numbers, Strings and Files in Bash Shell Script

12 hours 38 min ago
Comparisons in a script are very useful & one of the most used statements, and we must know how we can use them to our advantage.

Haters gonna hate: 7 ways to deal with criticism

13 hours 53 min ago
It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift) once put it, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate."In healthy communities, constructive feedback (even if it's critical) will vastly outnumber the hate. Yet even in those cases, the "nonconstructive" feedback is often louder and easily gets more attention. Therefore, knowing how to "shake it off, shake it off" (to again draw from Ms. Swift's song) is important.read more

Complete Guide: Linux grep command

15 hours 7 min ago
Linux grep utility is famous for filtering the output or finding the specific words within a file. This post will touch major options available within Linux grep utility.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week Debian Linux 8.7 (Jessie)

16 hours 21 min ago
?I have always been a Ubuntu guy. I use Ubuntu or some other derivatives like Mint or elementary but never have I tried Debian. Well not anymore. I tested Debian and I must say I really like it. The thing with Debian is that stability is prioritized over all other factors. So if you are looking for the latest updates to packages, Debian is not the one. Debian is very popular amongst Linux users and rightly so. It enjoys a very superior community support compared to many other distros and most importantly the stability. So my experience? Let's start the distro review of the week, Debian 8.7.

Big content cheers as Congress votes on changes to US Copyright Office

17 hours 36 min ago
The bill is enthusiastically backed by big copyright holders, including the Copyright Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Software & Information Industry Association. It's opposed by public interest groups and trade groups that advocate for a more balanced copyright system, including Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Re:Create coalition.

MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

18 hours 50 min ago
It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0.

Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released

20 hours 4 min ago
Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released today with a complete update of its underlying operating system, from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie Lite (a Debian Jessie derived OS for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer). Raspberry WebKiosk is designed for web kiosks and multi-user web workstations (think about using it in cafès, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, libraries) with the Raspberry Pi base, where people can surf the web with a normal browser. It’s a port of the more powerful Instant WebKoisk system for PCs.

Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project

21 hours 19 min ago
Starting a collaborative open source software project involves more than a great idea and the code to get it going. Much of the work involves deciding how you want your community of developers to build and evolve the code. But there’s no need to be intimidated by the process.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.29 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.04

Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:49:40 AM
Canonical's Sergio Schvezov released version 2.29 of Snapcraft, the open-source command-line utility developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux to allow application developers to package their apps as Snaps.

Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

Thursday 27th of April 2017 04:35:20 AM
We'll give it to you when it's ready – and it is notMicrosoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who wants a stable computer – to not download and install the biggest revision to Windows this year. And that's because it may well bork your machine.…

Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU

Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:21:00 AM
Libreboot has now officially applied to rejoin GNU, which it left in September. According to Leah Rowe, the "initial responses from GNU’s leadership seems positive."

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Leftovers: Software (Subsurface, GRUB, GIMP, and Todo.txt)

  • Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4
    The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.6.4 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements
    The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release. Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.
  • GRUB 2.02 Bootloader Officially Released with ZFS LZ4 & LVM RAID1 Support, More
    The long-anticipated GRUB 2.02 open-source bootloader software project was finally promoted to the stable channel after being in Beta stages of development for the past few years. The development team took their time to finalize the release of GRUB 2.02, which should soon make its way into the stable software repositories of your favorite operating system, but it's finally here and we want to thank them for all their hard work and the awesome new features and improvements implemented so far.
  • [New] GIMP review
    GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth. GIMP comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.
  • Todo.txt – A Nifty ToDo Indicator Applet for Ubuntu
    Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh. Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.

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