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Making open source fashionable

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:05:27 PM
In March 2015, the leadership of Berlin-based Zalando gathered the company's entire tech team in a hip underground techno club (it's Berlin, after all) and announced a new way of working—something called "Radical Agility." Inspired by Daniel Pink's Drive, Brian Robertson's Holacracy system and the agile movement, Radical Agility emphasizes Drive's call for autonomy, mastery and purpose as the pillars of the company's tech strategy and more

Malware Found on New Windows Computers (Not What You Think)

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:11:05 PM
An investigative team for a Seattle television station found finding malware on clean computers to be an everyday practice at Office Depot.

How to build your code club on GitHub

Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:19:05 PM
For anything involving code, programming clubs often turn to GitHub, which has become the standard for open source project hosting for thousands of projects all over the world. GitHub organizations are for creating teams of people working on projects; organizations can have many repositories and smaller teams inside of them. Here's how you get more

Helm: The Kubernetes Package Manager

Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:24:43 PM
Helm aims to be the default package manager for Kubernetes. In Kubernetes, distributed applications are made of various resources: Deployments, Services, Ingress, Volumes, and so on (as discussed in parts one and two of this series). All in all, Helm tries to simplify complex application deployment on Kubernetes coupled with sharing of applications’ manifests.

Here's How to Upgrade a Fedora 24 Linux to Fedora 25 via GNOME Software or DNF

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:30:21 AM
Fedora 25 arrived on November 22, 2016, as reported right here on Softpedia, and it ships with lots of modern GNU/Linux technologies and the latest open source software releases.

How to extract files from an RPM package on Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 08:35:59 AM
An RPM package contains a set of files, typically compiled software binaries, libraries, and their development source files. These files are packaged in a cpio archive format, and finally wrapped in an RPM file along with any necessary package-specific metadata.

Open source lab-on-a-board costs $29

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:41:37 AM
The tiny, open source “EspoTek Labrador” board combines an oscilloscope, waveform generator, power supply, logic analyzer, and multimeter. We’ve seen several open source projects that have slashed the price and complexity of data acquisition (DAQ), testing and measurement, and other lab gear, such as the Red Pitaya, which is now selling kits under the STEMlab name starting at $199.

How to Install and Configure MongoDB on CentOS 7

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:47:15 AM
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling. This tutorial shows you how to install and configure MongoDB 3.2 (stable) on a CentOS 7 server.

Fedora 25 Linux arrives with Wayland display support

Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:52:53 AM
Linux desktop users have been waiting for Wayland, the X server display replacement, for years. It's finally here.

Non-Linux FOSS: Scripts in Your Menu Bar!

Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:58:31 AM
There are hundreds of applications for OS X that place information in the menu bar. Usually, I can find one that almost does what I want, but not quite. Thankfully I found BitBar, which is an open-source project that allows you to write scripts and have their output refreshed and put on the menu bar.

SQL Server in a Fedora Docker Container

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:44:11 PM
You might have seen the Magazine’s previous article on running SQL Server v.Next on Fedora. That post talks about how to install it directly in to your Fedora installation. However, containers are an incredibly popular way to deploy apps especially if you just want to try it out. Read on for how to run the SQL Server public preview in a Docker container on Fedora.

Introducing the Linux-Hardware-Guide

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 10:29:51 PM
The Linux-Hardware-Guide provides a knowledge base and hardware compatibility list to Linux users and Linux starters of all distributions in a convenient way. It is developed as self-financing Open Source project and started in 2012.

Tools for collecting and analyzing community metrics

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 09:15:31 PM
Thus far, we've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, avoiding vanity metrics, and outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community. With a solid set of goals in place, we are now ready to discuss some of the technical details of gathering and analyzing your community metrics that align with those more

Monitoring Network Load With nload: Part 2

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:01:11 PM
In part two of this tutorial, we show some specific examples of how to use nload with various options to monitor your network.

4 tips for creating a Wikipedia article

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 06:46:50 PM
It is human nature to want to share the enthusiasm you have for a subject or project with others. Wikipedia is a great place for that, where you can record your expertise and create a fact-based touchpoint for your interest. The site's mission is altruistic, and it has been my experience that Wikipedia administrators zealously guard against content that has an obvious agenda, is not relevant to today's Zeitgeist, or does not provide the references and citations needed to prove more

LibreOffice 5.3 Beta Coming Soon, New Bug Hunting Event Takes Place November 25

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:32:30 PM
We're getting closer and closer to the final release of the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source and cross-platform office suite, and now The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, informs us about the next bug hunting session.

Education management with Moodle: The beginning, middle, and today

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:18:10 PM
Moodle is the de facto standard in open source learning management systems. It is described as "a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments." Plus, Moodle is free software, licensed under the more

Masalla Icon Theme released, seven colours with dark & light variants

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:03:50 PM
We all knows, flat design GTK themes & Icons are become more familiar among others now a days. So, give a try.

A developer's journey through DevOps

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 01:49:30 PM
What does developer advocate Burr Sutter have to do with "DevOps king" Gene Kim and his book, The Phoenix Project?As Sutter explained in his five-minute lightning talk at All Things Open 2016, they share a passion for hands-on technologists—the developers that craft awesome code and the operators who spin out the infrastructure to run more

How to strengthen your agile heartbeat with powerful retrospectives

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:35:10 PM
If you work in an open organization for any length of time, you're likely to hear someone mention "sprints" or "heartbeats" at some point. Understanding these terms is simple: Take a big goal, then break it into small pieces that help you get more

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Mesa News

  • Mesa 13 Lands In Fedora 25
    While it was disappointing that Fedora 25 shipped with Mesa 12.0, the Mesa 13.0 version has now been sent down as a stable release update.
  • Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu
    Games company Feral Interactive’s call for a PPA be set up to offer the latest Stable Mesa drivers on Ubuntu has been semi-answered. Emphasis on semi, there. As noted by Gaming on Linux, a new stable Mesa PPA is now available — hurrah — but it is not “official” in the way that the stress-tested Nvidia drivers PPA is — boo.
  • Ubuntu now has a community-built PPA for stable versions of Mesa
    Feral Interactive's call for a stable Mesa PPA has already made progress, as there's now a stable PPA available for Mesa. Paulo Dias "Padoka" has setup another PPA here: Note: This is a community-run PPA, so it's possible it may someday go out of date and/or have issues at times. This is likely a stop-gap measure until something more official is done. It currently hosts Mesa 13.0.2 and LLVM 3.9 along with RADV and ANV the AMD and Intel open source Vulkan drivers.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

ROSA is a Linux distribution forked some time ago from Mandriva Linux by a team of Russian developers, Rosa Lab, or officially LLC NTC-IT ROSA. I reviewed their distributions several times: ROSA KDE R7, ROSA Desktop 2012 and even interviewed the ROSA team. The most recent release of ROSA is now ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, which is available in several flavours: MATE, GNOME 3, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. I decided to try the Plasma 5 edition of this distribution, especially as my interest to Plasma increased after the good impression Kubuntu 16.10 left on me. There are links to the ISO images available on the ROSA download page, and I used it to get my own version of this Linux distribution. The size of ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5 64-bit image is 1.9 Gb. The dd command helped me to "burn" the image to the USB stick. So, the USB drive is attached to my Toshiba Satellite L500-19X laptop. Reboot. Choose to boot from USB. Let's go! Read more

Korora 25 Unleashed, Best KDE Distro, Notorious B.U.G.

Fedora-based Korora 25 was released Wednesday in 64-bit versions. Users are urged to upgrade. Elsewhere, Jack Wallen was seriously impressed by Fedora 25 and blogger DarkDuck said ROSA R8 is "near-perfect." Bruce Byfield discussed obstacles to Linux security just as a new kernel vulnerability comes to light. Dedoimedo declared the best KDE distro of 2016 and FOSSBYTES has 10 reasons to use Ubuntu. Read more

OnePlus 3T review: One of the best Android phones gets a little better

OnePlus has never been one to play by the rules. Back when it made its entrance into the crowded smartphone market with the One, it set itself apart by selling a premium handset at a mid-tier price and offering invitation-only purchases instead of the standard preorders. The 3T very much fits with this rebellious nature. Essentially a refreshed version of the 6-month-old OnePlus 3, the new phone undermines another smartphone constant: the yearly update. iPhone users are familiar with the concept of the mid-cycle model—a handset that keeps the same enclosure but beefs up features and internal components. But there’s always been a special hook with Apple’s S phones, a reason for current owners to rush out and buy the new model. The 3T could be seen as OnePlus’ attempt to mimic the success Apple has had with the formula (and in fact, the company says it picked T for the new phone’s surname simply because it’s a letter higher than S). Read more