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Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

1 hour 28 min ago
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do.read more

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

2 hours 25 min ago
Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

Perl tricks for system administrators

3 hours 22 min ago
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing!read more

ura and the Challenges of Open Source Design

4 hours 19 min ago
An interview with Elio Qoshi of ura, a design studio dedicated to improving design in free and open source projects. In this interview, Elio talks about why design is an essential, and frequently overlooked, part of the free software movement.

Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:31:52 AM
RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free “SharkSSL-lite” software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS. Real Time Logic (RTL), which is known for its BarracudaDrive remote file manager and lightweight, embeddable Mako Server webserver, has released a set of instructions and videos for how […]

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:34:41 AM
Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 04:37:30 AM
When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. … Continue reading

Dale Raby: How do you Fedora?

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 03:40:19 AM
We recently interviewed Dale Raby on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

How to Install Pure-FTPd with TLS and virtual users on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 02:43:08 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure pure-ftpd on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. I will show you how to set-up pure-ftpd with TLS/SSL and then set-up virtual-users.

Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:45:57 AM
Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0.

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:48:46 AM
Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux Mint 18 made things worse, and many Linux bloggers wrote about this.

A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:51:35 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows.

Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:54:24 PM
Sanoid helps to recover from what I like to call "Humpty Level Events." In other words, it can help you put Humpty Dumpty back together again, on ZFS filesystems.read more

The Apache Software Foundation's Two New Big Data Projects Tackle Science and Processing

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 09:57:13 PM
The Apache Software Foundation is making a big commitment to Big Data. As reported in this post, in recent months the foundation has promoted a slew of open source Big Data projects to Top-Level Status.  This puts a number of them on the same kind of development fast track that catapulted the Spark project to success.

Microsoft Says It Loves Linux, But Its Anti-Linux Patent Trolls Are Still Around and Active

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 09:00:02 PM
Highlighting just two of the many entities that Microsoft (and partners) use in order to induce additional costs on Free (as in freedom) software

How to restore older file versions in Git

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 08:02:51 PM
In today's article you will learn how to find out where you are in the history of your project, how to restore older file versions, and how to make Git branches so you can safely conduct wild experiments.

Remix chomps Marshmallow, updates its Android for PCs

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 07:05:40 PM
Who needs Windows or an iPad anyway?An imminent update to Jide’s Remix OS, for Android, is the first to be based on Marshmallow 6.0 and a bunch of UI enhancements.…

ZYPPER - Easy way to manage packages on openSUSE

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 06:08:29 PM
Zypper is a command line package manager for suse & openSUSE distributions. It’s used to install, update, search & remove packages & manage repositories, perform various queries, and more. Zypper command-line interface to ZYpp system management library (libzypp).

Apple Watch exec Bob Mansfield gets into secret Apple car - report

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 05:11:18 PM
Here in iCar, iCan only receive, iCan listen to you...A former senior executive at Apple has returned to the company to oversee its secretive but long-rumoured car project, according to reports.…

4 keys to redefine your mission statement

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 04:14:07 PM
This is Part 2 of a four-part series on open and transparent branding processes in organizations. Read Part 1.Picture this: You're sitting in Yet Another Quarterly Global Company Meeting, listening to the executive team prattle on about its most recent Important Global Initiatives. Next topic on the agenda, says the CEO, is our new company mission.read more

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Blackmagic on GNU/Linux

  • Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
    Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
  • Blackmagic Puts Fusion 8.2 on Linux, Updates Duplicator
    Blackmagic Design released a pair of announcements, the first revealing that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform, and second that it has release version 1.0.2 of Duplicator.
  • Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Duplicator 1.0.2 Update

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

Today, July 27, 2016, Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system that runs on supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices. Read more

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