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How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines

Sunday 15th of January 2017 05:29:12 AM
Over the last month, an odd issue tripped up Linux distributions that use apt-get for updating and upgrading. Upon issuing the command sudo apt-get update, the process would stall when connecting with any of the default repositories or slow to a crawl when downloading headers during the update process.

How to Speed up Odoo

Sunday 15th of January 2017 03:34:50 AM
Odoo is the most popular ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, written in Python and uses PostgreSQL as database back-end.

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Has Outdated Security, Wants You to Move to Windows 10

Sunday 15th of January 2017 01:40:28 AM
Windows 10 is now running on more than 20 percent of the world’s desktop computers, and yet, Microsoft’s bigger challenge isn’t necessarily to boost the market share of its latest operating system, but to convince those on Windows 7 to upgrade.

Build your own wiki on Ubuntu with DokuWiki

Saturday 14th of January 2017 11:46:06 PM
A tutorial on how to build and run your own wiki on your own Ubuntu server with DokuWiki

Discord chat and VOIP on Linux, game streaming on any device, and more

Saturday 14th of January 2017 09:51:44 PM
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at Discord, a popular chat and VOIP client among gamers which is now supported on Linux; a new Gaming as a Service platform LiquidSky; and more gaming news.Open gaming roundup for January 1-14, 2017read more

AryaLinux 2017 is now available for public

Saturday 14th of January 2017 07:57:22 PM
AryaLinux is an Indian Linux distribution which is made using Linux From Scratch guide. This distribution uses alps as package management. Few hours ago Arya team released AryaLinux 2017 in Xfce and MATE editions. There are various changes made in this release and lots of new updates are included too.

How to Encrypt Your Hard Disk in Ubuntu

Saturday 14th of January 2017 04:08:38 PM
In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!

Ubuntu Budgie Devs Launch Wallpaper Contest for First Release as Official Flavor

Saturday 14th of January 2017 02:14:16 PM
In the good tradition of "wallpaper contests" organized for various Ubuntu flavors, the Ubuntu Budgie team is informing the Linux community about their Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) wallpaper contest.

3 open source music players: Aqualung, Lollypop, and GogglesMM

Saturday 14th of January 2017 12:19:54 PM
Music is a part of life. Wikipedia's article on the history of music contains this great phrase: "Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music...." Well, we open source folk form a tribe—that's for sure. I propose that our "form of music" includes open music players.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchains Importance Surges in 2017 & More

Saturday 14th of January 2017 10:25:32 AM
This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories.

Rogue Wave Software's TotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics

Saturday 14th of January 2017 08:31:10 AM
New versions of not just one but two dynamic analysis tools from Rogue WaveSoftware were unveiled recently to pleased developers everywhere. UpgradedTotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics, versions 2016.07, improve the diagnosisand correction of bugs, memory issues and crashes at execution.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Saturday 14th of January 2017 06:36:48 AM
Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve come to you for an alternative. You want to point them in a direction that will bring about the least amount of hiccups along the way and highlight the power and flexibility of Linux.

How to install a Ceph Storage Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 14th of January 2017 04:42:26 AM
In this tutorial, I will guide you to install and build a Ceph cluster on Ubuntu 16.04 server. Ceph is an open source storage platform, it provides high performance, reliability, and scalability. It's a free distributed storage system that provides an interface for object, block, and file-level storage and can operate without a single point of failure.

Apache Beam Graduates to Help Define Streaming Data Processing

Saturday 14th of January 2017 02:48:04 AM
Open-source effort originally developed from code contributed by Google moves from the Apache incubator to become a Top Level Project

OpenELEC 7.0 Gets First Point Release, Improves SolidRun's CuBox-i4Pro Booting

Saturday 14th of January 2017 12:53:42 AM
The last days of 2016 brought us the OpenELEC 7.0 operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi, which was based on the Kodi 16.1 open-source media center and allowes users to transform those devices in a HTPC.

SteamVR support for Linux looks like it's getting close

Friday 13th of January 2017 10:59:20 PM
Thanks to a Twitter tip we have word that it looks as if SteamVR support for Linux might finally be close.

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

Friday 13th of January 2017 09:50:43 PM
I'm a part of the Drupal community, which has more than 100,000 active contributors worldwide. And among them is a growing group of employees who are encouraged by their employers to contribute to open source.These days, finding a seasoned developer whose resume or CV doesn't mention an open source contributionor two (or more) is rare. The best developers know it matters, and it's becoming normal for contributions to help you get, or keep, a job. If you're an employer in technology, you know that. So how can you help your employees contribute to open source?read more

State of the Union: npm

Friday 13th of January 2017 08:42:06 PM
Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

Friday 13th of January 2017 07:33:28 PM
The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem.In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world.read more

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

Friday 13th of January 2017 06:24:51 PM
WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

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Raspberry Pi 1 and Zero: Hands on with Manjaro ARM and PiCore Linux

In the previous two posts I wrote about SUSE Linux and Fedora/Manjaro ARM/Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. The results were mixed, at best. This time I'm taking on even more of a challenge because I'm going to be looking at the original Raspberry Pi Model B and B+, and the Raspberry Pi Zero. These models all have much more limited CPU power and memory than the Pi 2 and 3, so it will be interesting to see what can be done with them. Read more

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  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Launched
    The Raspberry Pi Foundation this morning announced the Compute Module 3 (CM3) as the successor to their original Compute Module. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module remains targeted as a offering for those manufacturing customized products based upon the Raspberry Pi. The Compute Module uses a DDR2 SO-DIMM interface and makes it easy and low-cost to integrate within custom hardware designs.
  • Giveaway: Win a Linux-friendly Raspberry Pi 3 and Eleduino Aluminum Case with Heatsinks!
    If you have been wanting one, I have good news. We here at BetaNews are giving away the best version -- the Raspberry Pi 3. We aren't stopping there, however, as we are also including a very nice aluminum case -- including heatsinks for overclocking. It is the exact Raspberry Pi 3 and case as seen in the video above. In other words, the case has already been installed by yours truly. Want to enter to win? There are multiple ways to enter. Just click the link below!

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