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Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra Users Rejoice, Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 07:36:25 AM
If you own a Sony Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus or Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone, chances are you can now update your devices to the Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

Linux tricks, advice for advanced developers, Raspberry Pi, Ansible, Bitwarden, and more must-reads

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 05:19:10 AM
Last week we celebrated Pi week with nine new Raspberry Pi articles. Also, advice for advanced developers from A. Jesse (staff engineer at MongoDB) created lots of conversation on HackerNews. Here[he]#039[/he]s the list of reader favorites from March 12-18.

Canonical Officially Announces Mozilla's Firefox as a Snap App for Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 04:10:33 AM
Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu operating system, informed Softpedia today about the official availability Mozilla's Firefox web browser as a Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snap-enabled GNU/Linux distributions.

Linux Foundation LFCS: Ahmed Alkabary

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 03:01:56 AM
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for Linux and open source developers, users, and administrators. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

How To Manage Disk Partitions Using Parted Command

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 01:53:19 AM
2DayGeek: Parted allow users to create a partition when the disk size is larger than 2TB but fdisk doesn’t allow.

How to install Ansible AWX with Docker on CentOS 7

Tuesday 20th of March 2018 12:44:42 AM
Ansible AWX is the OpenSource version of ansible tower. AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure AWX using Docker.

You Can Now Transform Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ into a Home Theatre System

Monday 19th of March 2018 11:36:05 PM
OSMC (Open Source Media Center), the free and open-source media player operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for single-board computers received March 2018's update with dozens of changes, including support for the latest Raspberry Pi model.

diff -u: Intel Design Flaw Fallout

Monday 19th of March 2018 10:27:28 PM
For weeks, the world's been talking about severe Intel design flawsaffecting many CPUs and forcing operating systems to look for sometimescostly workarounds.

Linux md5sum Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Monday 19th of March 2018 09:18:51 PM
While we have already discussed the cksum command line utility, there's another tool that you can use in scenarios where, say, you need to verify the integrity of files during transfers. The tool we're talking about here is md5sum. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this command using some easy to understand examples.

Booting A Raspberry Pi From A USB

Monday 19th of March 2018 08:10:14 PM
The standard way of using a Raspberry Pi is to run the OS from a micro sd card. The problem with this is that the SD Card has limited read and writes, which will cause the SD to fail in a short period of time, especially if you write to files frequently.

Freespire 3.0.8 Released

Monday 19th of March 2018 07:01:37 PM
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Freespire 3.0.8, the open source equivalent to Linspire OS, freely available to download and redistribute. Freespire OS 3.0.8 includes several bug fixes, application updates and usability changes requested by our users.

Update on the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities

Monday 19th of March 2018 03:37:51 PM
January saw the annoucement of a series of critical vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown. The nature of these issues meant the solutions were complex and required fixing delicate code.

How to Install Turtl Server Evernote Alternative on CentOS 7

Monday 19th of March 2018 01:37:46 PM
Turtl is a secure and encrypted Evernote alternative. It's an open source application that allows you to take notes, bookmark websites, store documents, share passwords with your coworkers, and more. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Turtl server on CentOS 7.

Test driving 4 open source music players and more

Monday 19th of March 2018 11:37:41 AM
In my last article, I described my latest music problem: I need an additional stage of amplification to make proper use of my new phono cartridge. While my pre-amplifier contains a phono stage, its gain is only suitable for cartridges that output about 5mV, whereas my new cartridge has a nominal output of 0.4mV.read more

Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS Gets Better Support for Windows Apps, Desktop Improvements

Monday 19th of March 2018 09:37:36 AM
A new maintenance update of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution arrived at the end of this week with a bunch of enhancements to its desktop environment, as well as the latest versions of core components and apps.

Critical Firefox vulnerability fixed in 59.0.1

Monday 19th of March 2018 07:37:31 AM
On Friday, Mozilla issued a security advisory for Firefox, the default web browser in Fedora. This advisory centered around two CVEs — both of which allowed an out of bounds memory write while processing Vorbis audio data, leading to arbitrary... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Ship with a New Default Layout Called "Familiar"

Monday 19th of March 2018 05:37:26 AM
Ubuntu MATE's lead developer Martin Wimpress announced that the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would sport a brand-new default layout for new installations.

FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli now available as open source

Monday 19th of March 2018 03:37:21 AM
FOSSA is open sourcing their dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub.

GitHub's Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Performance, Responsiveness Improvements

Monday 19th of March 2018 01:37:16 AM
GitHub released a new stable version of their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor with a bunch of enhancements, bug fixes, a new Electron version, as well as performance and responsiveness improvements.

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10 Best Open Source Forum Software for Linux

A forum is a discussion platform where related ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. You can setup a forum for your site or blog, where your team, customers, fans, patrons, audience, users, advocates, supporters, or friends can hold public or private discussions, as a whole or in smaller groups. If you are planning to launch a forum, and you can’t build your own software from scratch, you can opt for any of the existing forum applications out there. Some forum applications allow you to setup only a single discussion site on a single installation, while others support multiple-forums for a single installation instance. In this article, we will review 10 best open source forum software for Linux systems. By the end of this article, you will know exactly which open source forum software best suites your needs. Read more

(K)Ubuntu: Playing' Tennis and Dropping 32-bit

  • Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot
    Linux isn't just a hobby --  the kernel largely powers the web, for instance. Not only is Linux on many web servers, but it is also found on the most popular consumer operating system in the world -- Android. Why is this? Well, the open source kernel scales very well, making it ideal for many projects. True, Linux's share of the desktop is still minuscule, but sometimes slow and steady wins the race -- watch out, Windows! A good example of Linux's scalability is a new robot powered by Linux which was recently featured on the official Ubuntu Blog. Called "Tennibot," the Ubuntu-powered bot seeks out and collects tennis balls. Not only does it offer convenience, but it can save the buyer a lot of money too -- potentially thousands of dollars per year as this calculator shows. So yeah, a not world-changing product, but still very neat nonetheless. In fact, it highlights that Linux isn't just behind boring nerdy stuff, but fun things too.
  • Kubuntu Drops 32-bit Install Images
    If you were planning to grab a Kubuntu 18.10 32-bit download this October you will want to look away now. Kubuntu has confirmed plans to join the rest of the Ubuntu flavour family and drop 32-bit installer images going forward. This means there will be no 32-bit Kubuntu 18.10 disc image available to download later this year.

Suitcase Computer Reborn with Raspberry Pi Inside

Fun fact, the Osborne 1 debuted with a price tag equivalent to about $5,000 in today’s value. With a gigantic 9″ screen and twin floppy drives (for making mix tapes, right?) the real miracle of the machine was its portability, something unheard of at the time. The retrocomputing trend is to lovingly and carefully restore these old machines to their former glory, regardless of how clunky or underpowered they are by modern standards. But sometimes they can’t be saved yet it’s still possible to gut and rebuild the machine with modern hardware, like with this Raspberry Pi used to revive an Osborne 1. Purists will turn their nose up at this one, and we admit that this one feels a little like “restoring” radios from the 30s by chucking out the original chassis and throwing in a streaming player. But [koff1979] went to a lot of effort to keep the original Osborne look and feel in the final product. We imagine that with the original guts replaced by a Pi and a small LCD display taking the place of the 80 character by 24 line CRT, the machine is less strain on the shoulder when carrying it around. (We hear the original Osborne 1 was portable in the same way that an anvil is technically portable.) The Pi runs an emulator to get the original CP/M experience; it even runs Wordstar. The tricky part about this build was making the original keyboard talk to the Pi, which was accomplished with an Arduino that translates key presses to USB. Read more