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Civilization VI comes to Linux, GDC 2017, and more open gaming news

Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:21:54 AM
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at the release of Civilization VI for Linux, the upcoming Game Developer Conference, and more open gaming news.Open gaming roundup for January 29-February 11, 2017 read more

Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:27:32 AM
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of distros? Let us take a look at what makes this distro stand apart.

antiX 17 Linux Operating System Gets New Alpha Build, Now Uses Kernel 4.9.6

Saturday 11th of February 2017 11:33:10 PM
Debian-based antiX 17 Linux has recently entered development, and it today received a new Alpha build, the second in the upcoming series based on the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Saturday 11th of February 2017 09:38:48 PM
Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A free Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

How to install OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:44:26 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure OTRS on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use PostgreSQL as the database for OTRS, and Apache web server as the web server. OTRS or Open-source Ticket Request System is an open source ticketing software used for Customer Service, Help Desk, and IT Service Management.

Linux Kernel 3.10.105 LTS Is Out with Almost 300 Improvements, Security Fixes

Saturday 11th of February 2017 05:50:04 PM
Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau was proud to announce today the availability of a new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series, version 3.10.105.

Best Third-Party Repositories for CentOS

Saturday 11th of February 2017 03:55:42 PM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the grand tradition of enterprise software vendors, packages and supports old mold long after it should be dead and buried. They don't do this out of laziness, but because that is what their customers want. A lot of businesses view software the same way they see furniture: you buy a desk once and keep it forever, and software is just like a desk.

Attackers use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices

Saturday 11th of February 2017 02:01:20 PM
Researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently come across a Windows Trojan program that was designed to gain access to embedded devices using brute-force methods and to install the Mirai malware on them.

Top 5: Vim plugins for writers, Raspberry Pis PIXEL OS, and more

Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:06:58 PM
In this week's Top 5, I highlight favorite vim plugins, Getting started with PIXEL OS, OpenToonz for Linux users, GNOME 3 extensions, and careers in open source.

Real-time Linux explained

Saturday 11th of February 2017 10:12:36 AM
At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks. Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in […]

Night in the Woods Improving Games by Open Sourcing Code

Saturday 11th of February 2017 08:18:14 AM
"Night in the Woods," the much anticipated crowdfunded game scheduled to be released next week -- with a GNU/Linux version, BTW -- built a development community by open sourcing code.

Released Vivaldi Web Browser Stable 1.7 With Built-in Screenshot & All Tab Mute Options

Saturday 11th of February 2017 06:23:52 AM
Vivaldi is a feature-rich, modern web browser based on Chromium / Blink and has 1 million active users.

How I became a project team leader in open source

Saturday 11th of February 2017 04:29:30 AM
The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder. ? Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grayread more

Hasta la vista, Vista

Saturday 11th of February 2017 02:35:08 AM
Microsoft will stop all support for Windows Vista in two months, ending the problem-plagued operating system's usefulness when it issues final patches on April 11.

RecalboxOS – Raspberry Pi Gaming System Installation and Configuration

Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:40:46 AM
If you are interested in gaming then you should look into the RecalboxOS which runs on the Raspberry Pi. RecalboxOS has numerous console emulators and even provides Kodi which is a media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games and more. This article will cover the installation and configuration of the gaming system and not Kodi.

How to perform search operations in Vim

Friday 10th of February 2017 11:32:09 PM
This tutorial explains the various search options in the Vim command line editor like search highlighting, case-insensitive search, incremental search and grouping of search results.

How to make pixel art and animated GIFs with mtPaint

Friday 10th of February 2017 10:23:32 PM
If there's one thing that indie games like Mr. Rescue and Don't Be Patchman (the world's first and only SteamOS exclusive) demonstrate, it's that retro is hot. Specifically, pixel art is hot.read more

Launching an Independent OpenNews Program

Friday 10th of February 2017 09:14:55 PM
At Mozilla, one of our essential roles is convener: working to identify, connect and support like-minded people who are building a healthier Internet. An early — and strong — example of that work is the OpenNews program. Six years ago, … Read more

How to Set up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu and CentOS

Friday 10th of February 2017 08:06:18 PM
Short tutorial on how to set up Nginx blocks on Ubuntu and CentOS

Debian-Based Elive 2.8.0 Beta Distro Is Out with Performance Improvements, More

Friday 10th of February 2017 06:57:41 PM
Four months have passed since the release of Elive 2.7.8 Beta, and the developers of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution have announced today the availability of a new Beta version.

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  • MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward
    Linux Foundation backed Xen Project helps to advance the state of the MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor. The open-source MirageOS unikernel project reached a major milestone on Feb. 23, with the launch of MirageOS 3.0. The basic idea behind a unikernel is that it is a highly-optimized and purpose-built operating system that can help to enable efficient operation and delivery of applications. The MirageOS 1.0 release debuted back in December 2013 as an effort led by the Linux Foundation's Xen hypervisor virtualization project. With the new MirageOS 3.0 release, the unikernel is now expanding beyond the confines of the Xen hypervisor and now also supports the KVM and Bhyve hypervisors as well.
  • Linux Foundation Forms New Open Network Automation Project
    Today the Linux Foundation consolidated the ECOMP and OPEN-O project to form the new Open Network Automation Project (ONAP). ECOMP perhaps has had the shortest life-span of any Linux Foundation project, lasting barely a month. ECOMP only becamean official Linux Foundation project a few short weeks ago, after being donated by AT&T. The Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) is an effort that AT&T has been building for several years to help enable its network transformation for virtualization. OPEN-O on the other hand was announced a year ago, as the Open Orchestrator effort.

Red Hat on Programming

  • Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python
    You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. ("Deep learning" and "machine learning" are often used interchangeably, so for a quick terminology primer that might help you understand the difference, read Nvidia's blog post, What's the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?) In this article, I'll look at three of the most popular machine learning libraries for Python.
  • Which is the best programming language for beginners?
    What is the best language for a budding programmer to get their start with? There are probably as many opinions about which language is best for beginners as there are languages to choose from. And the options change all of the time. When we asked this question two years ago, Python came out on top as the clear winner. But is it still the best choice today?

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