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Open source is 20: How it changed programming and business forever

Sunday 4th of February 2018 02:10:09 AM
Video: "The reward of victory is often another set of battles."

Evolving Your Own Life: Introducing Biogenesis

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:58:38 PM
Much of the software I've covered in the past has focused on engineering, chemistry or physics. However, a growing number of software packages are being written to applycomputational resources to problems in biology. So in this article, I want tolook at one particular package for biology named Biogenesis.

5 blockchain statistics: CIO reality check

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 09:47:07 PM
Recent stats that highlight the rapid rise of blockchain to date – and where it might be headed in the future.

Open source software: 20 years and counting

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 07:35:36 PM
Twenty years ago, in February 1998, the term "open source" was first applied to software. Soon afterwards, the Open Source Definition was created and the seeds that became the Open Source Initiative (OSI) were sown. As the OSD’s author Bruce Perens relates,“Open source” is the proper name of a campaign to promote the pre-existing concept of free software to business, and to certify licenses to a rule set.read more

It is a Tough Market for Patent Trolls in the US, But Microsoft-Connected Trolls Still Manage to Harm Android/Linux

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 05:24:05 PM
The litigious climate or atmosphere of litigation in the United States may have moved eastwards to China, where Microsoft and its proxies continue to shake down major Linux-using rivals (such as Huawei)

Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to OSI!

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:12:34 PM
News updates for February 2, 2018.

Tips for success when getting started with Ansible

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 01:29:38 PM
Ansible is an open source automation tool used to configure servers, install software, and perform a wide variety of IT tasks from one central location. It is a one-to-many agentless mechanism where all instructions are run from a control machine that communicates with remote clients over SSH, although other protocols are also supported.

Top 5: Saving old computers with Linux, an open source history lesson, and more

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:46:42 AM
We[he]#039[/he]re celebrating an important open source anniversary, a middle school that[he]#039[/he]s saving old computers with Linux, and more in this week[he]#039[/he]s top 5.

This Week in Open Source News: Emotional Chatbots, LF Networking Fund & More

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 10:03:46 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, developer Eugenia Kuyda's fascinating open source-built chatbot is emotionally intelligent, The Linux Foundation forms new networking umbrella, & more!

Which Linux Kernel Version Is 'Stable'?

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 08:20:51 AM
Almost every time Linus Torvalds releases a new mainline Linux kernel, there's inevitable confusion about which kernel is the "stable" one now. Is it the brand new X.Y one, or the previous X.Y-1.Z one? Is the brand new kernel too new? Should you stick to the previous release?

How to Install OpenProject on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 06:37:55 AM
OpenProject is a web-based management system for location-independent team collaboration, released under GNU GPL 3 License. It's a project management software that provides task-management, team collaboration, and scrum. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure the OpenProject management system using Ubuntu 16.04.

January top articles and whats coming up next

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:54:59 AM
January marks 8 years of Opensource.com, so it[he]#039[/he]s only fitting that we[he]#039[/he]d also set new record on the site. Opensource.com brought in 736,901 unique visitors who generated 1,202,182 page views in January, a new all-time record for both metrics.We published 85 articles last month, and welcomed 26 new authors.

Poll: Best Linux Distribution 2018

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:12:03 AM
We're working on 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. First poll... which do you consider to be the best distribution?

Command Line Heroes, an original podcast

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 01:29:08 AM
I don't know about you, but my podcast list grows by the day. With this super, popular medium—podcasts—there seems to be a new, popular podcast to check out every day. A couple of weeks ago, Red Hat joined that list with Command Line Heroes.read more

How to Manage PGP and SSH Keys with Seahorse

Friday 2nd of February 2018 11:46:13 PM
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Did Red Hat Just Spend $250 Million on Free Software?

Friday 2nd of February 2018 10:31:53 PM
These new teams of employees, which includes CoreOS's founder and CEO Alex Polvi and CTO Brandon Philips, will be doing some of the heavy lifting as the technology they developed is rolled into Red Hat brands. They will continue to work out of CoreOS offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Berlin.

How to deal with NBSPs in a terminal

Friday 2nd of February 2018 09:17:33 PM
NBSPs are also useful in HTML documents, where they're coded as [he]amp[/he]nbsp; and rendered as whitespace by a browser.NBSPs, however, are fairly useless in text in a terminal. When NBSPs occur where they're not supposed to, they can give unexpected results in data and code processing.

Little Backup Box: Now with Geocorrelating Powers

Friday 2nd of February 2018 08:03:13 PM
Although the current version of Little Backup Box does the job, I still keep tweaking and improving it. And the latest version of the script brings a few minor but useful improvements.

Shell Scripting: Dungeons, Dragons and Dice

Friday 2nd of February 2018 06:48:53 PM
Dungeons, Dragons and Dice[he]mdash[/he]a script that lets you roll those 3d6 and 2d20that a surprising number of games require.

Linux performance before and after Meltdown and Spectre fixes

Friday 2nd of February 2018 01:31:33 PM
The patches, as expected, brought Linux[he]#039[/he]s performance down, but their impact has not been as bad as feared.

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An Early Look At Linux 4.16 Performance On Five Systems

Here are some preliminary benchmarks of the Linux 4.16 development kernel compared to Linux 4.15 stable on five different systems. Last week I began testing out the Linux 4.16 kernel on a few different boxes and it's been going rather well (sans the ongoing AMD Raven Ridge Linux issues...). For some initial Linux 4.16 kernel benchmarks I have results today to share for a Core i5 6600K, Core i7 6800K, Xeon E3-1280 v5, Core i9 7980XE, and Ryzen 7 1800X as a few of the available boxes for testing. Tests on other hardware and a greater variety of tests will be coming in the days and weeks ahead as Linux 4.16 continues to stabilize. Read more

Oracle open-sources DTrace under the GPL

Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since. As noted by developer Mark J. Wielaard, this commit by an Oracle developer shows that something is afoot. Read more

KDE receives 200,000 USD-donation from the Pineapple Fund

KDE e.V. is announcing today it has received a donation of 200,000 USD from the Pineapple Fund. With this donation, the Pineapple Fund recognizes that KDE as a community creates software which benefits the general public, advances the use of Free Software on all kinds of platforms, and protects users' privacy by putting first-class and easy to use tools in the hands of the people at zero cost. KDE joins a long list of prestigious charities, organizations and communities that the Pineapple Fund has so generously donated to. "KDE is immensely grateful for this donation. We would like to express our deeply felt appreciation towards the Pineapple Fund for their generosity" said Lydia Pinscher, President of KDE e.V.. "We will use the funds to further our cause to make Free Software accessible to everyone and on all platforms. The money will help us realize our vision of creating a world in which everyone has control over their digital life and enjoys freedom and privacy". Read more