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Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Thursday 20th of October 2016 04:58:59 PM
Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain.

Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 3: a.vim

Thursday 20th of October 2016 03:44:39 PM
Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim. Up until now, in this series of articles covering programming-related plugins for Vim, we discussed basics of Vim plugin installation using Pathogen plugin manager, and covered a total of three plugins - namely Tagbar, delimitMate, and Syntastic. Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim.

3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:18:28 PM
Twitter at the command line? Why not!While this may seem like a solution searching for a problem, for some people interacting with Twitter in a terminal window makes sense. There's less distraction at the command line than with a desktop Twitter client or even Twitter's web interface. On top of that, command-line clients are fast and their interfaces are generally quite clean.No matter why you want to work with Twitter in a terminal, there are applications out there for you. Here's a look at three Twitter clients that you can run from the command more

How to incorporate open source into computer science classes

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:04:08 PM
This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their more

Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

Thursday 20th of October 2016 11:22:08 AM
The $12 “VoCore2” WiFi COM, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 “VoCore2 Lite” version. Back in 2014, we hailed the $20 VoCore computer-on-module as the smallest yet to run Linux, measuring only 25 x 25mm. Earlier this month, China-based VoCore launched an updated […]

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 2

Thursday 20th of October 2016 09:48:58 AM
We'll learn the easy way how to enable SSL on Apache, and the slightly harder and more authoritative way. Please refer to part 1 of this series, Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners, as this builds on the examples shown there.

Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Thursday 20th of October 2016 08:34:38 AM
Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series. Register today to save your spot!

Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8

Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:20:18 AM
Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform.

NethServer 7 RC1 Replaces Snort with Suricata, Adds Deep Packet Inspection

Thursday 20th of October 2016 06:05:58 AM
The development of the CentOS-based, server-oriented NethServer 7 operating system continues, and today Alessio Fattorini informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version.

A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Thursday 20th of October 2016 04:51:37 AM
Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.

USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

Thursday 20th of October 2016 03:37:17 AM
Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. Most electronics now come with a USB connection of some type from TVs to cars. The time has arrived to worry about what device is being placed into these connectors or even being taken out.

3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake-H

Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:22:57 AM
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37I” SBC features Intel 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers SATA 3, dual GbE, dual Mini-PCIe with SIM, and a wide-range power supply. Like Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37G single board computer, the LE-37I supports Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core processors, but this model uses the higher-end, mostly quad-core Skylake-H series processors rather than the […]

How to Install Ruby on Rails (RoR) with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:08:36 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I will show you how to install and configure Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and how to create a new first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR) is an open source web application framework, published under MIT License. Ruby on Rails, or rails is written in Ruby, it is a server-side web application framework that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

Linux Foundation Takes JavaScript Under Its Wings

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:54:16 PM
The JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation Project. The news came on Monday, first as an announcement on the Linux Foundation's website, and then announced from the podium at the first day of Oscon Europe in London. "JS," of course, stands for "JavaScript," and as any web developer will tell you, it's an essential part of almost all modern websites.

Red Hat eye from the Ubuntu guy: Fedora -- how you doin'?

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 10:39:56 PM
More than a mere RHEL release testbedComment Red Hat is the biggest – and one of the oldest – companies in the Linux world, but despite the difficulty of accurately measuring Linux usage figures, Ubuntu and its relatives seem to be the most popular Linux distributions. Red Hat isn’t sitting idle, though. Despite its focus on enterprise software, including virtualisation, storage and Java tools, it’s still aggressively developing its family of distros: RHEL, CentOS and Fedora.…

Microsoft’s CEO Says Windows Is “The Most Open Platform” Ever

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 09:25:36 PM
Satya Nadella talks Windows and platform openness.

Researcher unveils second Samsung Pay vulnerability

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:11:16 PM
The new vulnerability, which will be demonstrated at the Ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina next week, uses the NFC communication standard and can be exploited with no new equipment at all -- just an app.

Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu Core

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 06:56:56 PM
Canonical Ltd.'s "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down version ofUbuntu designed for autonomous machines, devices and otherinternet-connected digital things, has gained significant traction in thechipset/semiconductor market recently.

How Apache Kafka is powering a real-time data revolution

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 05:42:36 PM
Two years ago, Neha Narkhede co-founded a company called Confluent to build on her team's work with Apache Kafka. In this interview, we talk about how lots of companies are deploying Kafka and how that has led to a very busy GitHub repo.Narkhede will keynote at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC next more

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Unity 8 Preview In Ubuntu 16.10

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 04:28:16 PM
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has just been released with quite a few number of new stuff and a first preview of Unity 8 desktop environment. Unity could be installed in Ubuntu 16.04 but it comes with 16.10 pre-installed. Unity 8 has been in development since 2013 and anyone who has seen or used Ubuntu phone will quickly notice the similarities and some major differences.

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EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the developers of Apache HTTP server target and KeePass. The audit results are not yet made public, however, no critical vulnerabilities were found. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Docker: Making the Internet Programmable
    Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.” Hykes described this idea of making the Internet programmable with three key points. First, they are focused on building “tools of mass innovation” designed to allow people to create and innovate on a very large scale. Second, applications and cloud services are allowing the idea of the Internet as a programmable platform to be realized, and they want to make this accessible to more people. Third, they are accomplishing all of this by building the Docker stack with open standards, open infrastructure, and a development platform with commercial products on top of the stack.
  • How to benchmark your Linux system
    The Software Center list will also include individual tests. These can be fine to use, but they can be tedious to open and configure manually. Keep your eye out for an entry called Phoronix Test Suite, or PTS for short. The Phoronix Test Suite is a powerful program that can run a single test, or an entire battery. PTS offers some built-in suites (collection of tests), or you can design your own suite. When tests are completed, you can choose to upload the test results to, where other users can see your results and even run the exact same tests on their PC.
  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux
    Missing Wunderlist on Linux? You don’t need to thanks to Wunderlistux, an Electron-based desktop app. It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a wrapper around the official Wunderlist web app (which, yes, you could just open in a new browser tab).
  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
  • Mad Max Comes to Linux and Mac
  • GNOME at Linux Install Fest
    It’s an event organized in order to help first year students install a Linux distro on their laptops (here at our uni, we work almost entirely on Linux, so we need to help those that have never used it and set up their distros

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