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10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

Friday 22nd of July 2016 06:44:37 AM
Here are 10 essentials at each level in the evolution of systems administrators, gleaned from The Linux Foundation, LISA’s list, job descriptions and sources such as analyst Victor Janulaitis at Janco Associates.

Get started with MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux

Friday 22nd of July 2016 05:18:51 AM
MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux is an ideal solution for managing big data workloads. Learn how to install MongoDB and begin using it with your application and data set today.

The patented “superformula” that could cause a legal headache for No Man’s Sky

Friday 22nd of July 2016 03:53:04 AM
With No Man's Sky's highly anticipated release just weeks away, a Dutch company is objecting to the game's alleged use of a patented "superformula" to generate landscapes and terrain.

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:27:18 AM
The time has come for us to take a look at the best handset powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that you can buy right now, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.

Manage Mageia System through URPMI Package Manager utility

Friday 22nd of July 2016 01:30:07 AM
URPMI is Mageia’s command line tool for managing packages and repositories (media). It’s powerful command-line tool which is used to automatically download and install new software packages, upgrade existing software packages, update the package list index, and to upgrade the entire Mageia system. urpmi handles dependencies automatically (checks and resolves dependencies).

Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Friday 22nd of July 2016 12:32:56 AM
Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.

SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:35:45 PM
SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized consolefor managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM PowerSystems and z Systems),

GNS3 - Emulating Network Infrastructure on Debian 8.2

Thursday 21st of July 2016 10:38:34 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you the basis to install and operate this software. The GNS3 version that will be used in this tutorial is the 1.5.1, on a Debian 8.2 (Jessie) system. GNS3 (Graphical Network System 3) is an emulation software that let's you see the interaction of network devices in a network topology.

In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

Thursday 21st of July 2016 09:41:23 PM
In this week's installment, our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.

7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations

Thursday 21st of July 2016 08:44:12 PM
When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a one-to-one correspondence to English. In the same way, many Windows users expect Linux to be an exact equivalent.

Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

Thursday 21st of July 2016 07:47:01 PM
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.

Maxthon browser is a wolf in sheep's clothing

Thursday 21st of July 2016 06:49:50 PM
This could very well be a case of overreacting and far-reaching paranoia. However, it cannot be said enough that we are living in an age when protecting our data has become a top priority for most (and should be for all). That's why, when I read the details regarding the troubles now plaguing the Maxthon browser, I immediately wanted to warn people that it would be in their best interest to stop using the application.

5 tricks for getting started with Vim

Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:52:39 PM
For years, I've wanted to learn Vim, now my preferred Linux text editor and a favorite open source tool among developers and system administrators. And when I say learn, I mean really learn. Master is probably too strong a word, but I'd settle for advanced proficiency. For most of my years using Linux, my skillset included the ability to open a file, use the arrow keys to navigate up and down, switch into insert mode, change some text, save, and exit.read more

How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:55:28 PM
Peppermint OS 7 was released back in June with many graphical changes. I personally did not like the font change. Before, it was better. Well, at this time I'm using Peppermint OS 7 because it's faster and it has few apps that I need. I have also tried Plasma in Peppermint OS 7 and so far it is working smooth. If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

Why and How to Use Ring Instead of Skype on Linux

Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:58:17 PM
It is like when you say Ring is an alternative to Skype. No, no, it's not. Skype is ghastly. It is proprietary; it is demonstrably insecure; there is evidence that Microsoft uses Skype to siphon off conversations to the NSA; and the GNU/Linux version still lags behind the Windows one. So no, Ring is not an alternative to Skype. Ring is a full-featured, open source product that you need to know about...

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:01:06 PM
BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.

Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:03:55 PM
It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer?read more

SJVN Talks FOSS, Linux, Microsoft & More…

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:06:44 PM
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.

Making and preparing 3D models for printing with Blender

Thursday 21st of July 2016 12:09:33 PM
In Part 1 of my series on getting started with 3D printing in Blender, I covered basic preliminary steps for getting your Blender environment set up for creating your own 3D models, ready to be 3D printed. In Part 2, I'll examine the process for actually creating those models that you want to print. Before getting started, I should emphasize that Blender is not a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool. Rather, its primary purpose is to serve as an artist's tool.read more

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonicals Dustin Kirkland

Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:00:31 AM
I was working in Cape Town, South Africa when I received a strange call from a friend and colleague at Microsoft in January of 2016. The call was decorated with subtlety as he danced around the technology underpinning what you and I today know as “Ubuntu on Windows,” but without any detail...

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COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor “iW-RainboW-G22M-SM” COM that runs Linux 3.10.31 on the dual-core Cortex-A7 based RZ/G1E SoC from the same RZ/G series SoCs. Read more

today's leftovers

today's leftovers

  • Why leading DevOps may get you a promotion
    Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and leading DevOps proponent, seems to think so. In a recent interview with TechBeacon's Mike Perrow, Kim notes that of "the nearly 100 speakers at DevOps Enterprise Summits over the last two years, about one in three have been promoted."
  • Cloud Vendors, The Great Disruptors, Face Disruption From Blockchain
  • SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it
    SWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a Linux release too, if Microsoft allow it.
  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
    The Linux stretch goal was $1.1 million and it's pleasing to see it hit the goal, so we won't miss out now. I am hoping they don't let anyone down, as they have shown they can do it already by providing the demo. There should be no reason to see a delay with Linux now.
  • GammaRay 2.5 release
    GammaRay 2.5 has been released, the biggest feature release yet of our Qt introspection tool. Besides support for Qt 5.7 and in particular the newly added Qt 3D module a slew of new features awaits you, such as access to QML context property chains and type information, object instance statistics, support for inspecting networking and SSL classes, and runtime switchable logging categories.
  • GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection
    KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers.
  • The new Keyboard panel
    After implementing the new redesigned Shell of GNOME Control Center, it’s now time to move the panels to a bright new future. And the Keyboard panel just walked this step.
  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.