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Top 5: Vims 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, and more

Saturday 12th of November 2016 10:00:26 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Vim's 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, thoughts on free software philosophy and ideals, an update on Raspberry Pi Foundation's mission and projects, and security challenges for microservices.

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?

Saturday 12th of November 2016 08:06:04 AM
In this final IoT series post, Canonical and Resin.io champion Linux container technology as a solution to IoT security and interoperability challenges. ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 6: Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown? ? Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no […]

Getting MPDroid working with an Archphile-based box

Saturday 12th of November 2016 06:11:42 AM
I have mentioned before that my music player connected to my home stereo is MPD (Music Player Daemon). Briefly, this is because I run it on a small, dedicated computer called a CuBox-i4Pro.read more

Running a Gluster Cluster on the Raspberry Pi with Docker

Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:17:20 AM
This blog post will explain how to run Gluster on a two-node Raspberry Pi cluster from a Docker container.

Wine 1.9.23 Adds Support for Myst V: End of Ages, Improves Unreal Engine 4 Games

Saturday 12th of November 2016 02:22:58 AM
Just a few moments ago, the team behind the popular Wine open-source and free implementation of Windows on Unix announced the availability of the Wine 1.9.23 development release.

How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

Saturday 12th of November 2016 12:51:28 AM
Consider a scenario wherein you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work.

Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:19:59 PM
After only eight months on the job, Wim Coekaerts, affectionately known to some as Mr. Linux, has left Microsoft to return to his old haunt, that being Oracle.

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:05:39 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” COMS and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

Build a VR app in 15 minutes with Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:51:19 PM
In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream. The key is A-Frame, an open source toolkit built by the Mozilla VR Team.Test itOpen this link using Chrome or Firefox on your mobile phone.read more

Getting Started with SVN on Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:36:59 PM
In today’s article we will show you how to install Subversion on a Linux VPS, and some basic Subversion commands. Subversion, or commonly abbreviated as SVN is an open source software versioning and revision control system. It allows users to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, documents and other electronic data.

Top 12 Best and Popular Linux Desktop Environments

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:22:39 PM
Here, i have listed 12 Best Desktop Environments for Linux which will help you to choose best one for you.

What is hackathon culture?

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:08:19 PM
"It is not who you are nor what you are, but what you do."That's the type of culture codeRIT and BrickHack are about. Race, gender, and how much you know about coding software doesn't matter; what matters is that you want to learn, and you want to better yourself and the world.read more

Python Tuples

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:53:59 PM
Tuples are immutable data sets made up of data of different types. While tuples are very similar to lists, they are different in those key ways. Tuples cannot be changed once they are created. The data they hold can be passed to a different tuple, but the original tuple cannot be changed. This means that tuples don't have methods for manipulating them like lists do because they cannot be manipulated.

Inkscape: creating and using paths

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:39:38 PM
In our initial Inkscape tutorial, we covered the basic creation and manipulation of shapes such as stars, polygons, rectangles, spirals and circles. These objects in Inkscape allow us to create specific shapes in many different styles, based on tweaking a... Continue Reading →

Best Network Commands

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:25:18 PM
List of the best network commands to manage your network.

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Ubuntu Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:10:58 PM
One of the primary differentiators between Ubuntu, RHEL, and SUSE is Ubuntu unashamedly and boldly promotes their desktop version. RHEL and SUSE soft-pedal their desktop editions. Not Canonical. Desktop Ubuntu has been front and center from the beginning.

Nithya Ruff's Appointment to Linux Foundation Aids Diversity Efforts

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:56:38 AM
Finding and keeping women and other minorities has been a problem in tech. The recent appointment of Nithya Ruff as an at-large director on the Linux Foundation's board should have a positive effect, even outside open source.

Creating stop motion animation with StopGo

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:42:18 AM
Last month we looked at digital cell animation with Krita. Cell animation is just one kind of animation, though, so this month we'll take a look at stop motion animation. As an added feature, since DIY projects have been highlighted in the past weeks, the resulting animations from the application have all been done by year 5 and 6 students at local schools, and the application itself was developed by me and the students' teacher, Jess Weichler of Makerbox.

An Everyday Linux User Guide To The Thunderbird Email Client

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:27:58 AM
This is an overview to the Thunderbird email client. It shows how to connect to major mail providers, all the features for creating emails, how to setup chat and RSS feeds and more

KDE Applications 16.08.3 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Apps 16.12 Ships December 15

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:13:37 AM
The KDE Project announced the release and general availability of the third and last scheduled maintenance update of the KDE Applications 16.08 software suite for KDE Plasma 5 desktops.

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Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: Software

  • Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies
    A lot of us use the terminal on Ubuntu, typically from an app like GNOME Terminal, Xterm or an app like Guake. But did you know that there’s an JS/HTML/CSS Terminal? It’s called Hyper (formerly/also known as HyperTerm, though it has no relation to the Windows terminal of the same/similar name) and, usefulness aside, it’s certainl a novel proof-of-concept. “The goal of the project,” according to the official website, “is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards.”
  • Little Kids Having Fun With “Terminal Train” In Ubuntu Linux
    Linux is often stereotyped as the operating system for tech savvy users and developers. However, there are some fun Linux commands that one can use in spare time. A small utility named sl can be installed in Linux to play with the Terminal Train.
  • This Cool 8-Bit Desktop Wallpaper Changes Throughout The Day
    Do you want a dynamic desktop wallpaper that changes throughout the day and looks like the sort of environment you’d be able to catchPokemon in? If so, check out Bit Day wallpapers. Created by Redditor user ~BloodyMarvelous, Bit Day is a collection of 12 high-resolution pixel art wallpapers.
  • This Script Sets Wallpapers from Imgur As Your Desktop Background
    Pyckground is a simple python script that can fetch a new desktop background on the Cinnamon desktop from any Imgur gallery you want. I came across it while doing a bit of background on the Bit Day wallpaper pack, and though it was nifty enough to be of use to some of you. So how does it work?
  • Productivity++
    In keeping with tradition of LTS aftermaths, the upcoming Plasma 5.9 release – the next feature release after our first Long Term Support Edition – will be packed with lots of goodies to help you get even more productive with Plasma!
  • Core Apps Hackfest 2016: report
    I spent last weekend at the Core Apps Hackfest in Berlin. The agenda was to work on GNOME’s core applications: Documents, Files, Music, Photos, Videos, Usage, etc.; to raise their overall standard and to make them push beyond the limits of the framework. There were 19 of us and among us we covered a wide range of modules and areas of expertise. I spent most of my time on the plumbing necessary for Documents and Photos to use GtkFlowBox and GtkListBox. The innards of Photos had already been overhauled to reduce its dependency on GtkTreeModel. Going into the hackfest we were sorely lacking a widget that had all the bells and whistles we need — the idiomatic GNOME 3 selection mode, and seamlessly switching between a list and grid view. So, this is where I decided to focus my energy. As a result, we now have a work-in-progress GdMainBox widget in libgd to replace the old GtkIconView/GtkTreeView-based GdMainView.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?
    Back in the days, we used to focus on creating modular architectures. We had standard wire protocols like NFS, RPC, etc. and standard API layers like BSD, POSIX, etc. Those were fun days. You could buy products from different vendors, they actually worked well together and were interchangeable. There were always open source implementations of the standard, but people could also build commercial variations to extend functionality or durability. The most successful open source project is Linux. We tend to forget it has very strict APIs and layers. New kernel implementations must often be backed by official standards (USB, SCSI…). Open source and commercial implementations live happily side by side in Linux. If we contrast Linux with the state of open source today, we see so many implementations which overlap. Take the big data eco-systems as an example: in most cases there are no standard APIs, or layers, not to mention standard wire protocols. Projects are not interchangeable, causing a much worse lock-in than when using commercial products which conform to a common standard.
  • Firebird 3 by default in LibreOffice 5.4 (Base)
    Lots of missing features & big bugs were fixed recently . All of the blockers that were initially mentioned on tracking bug are now fixed.
  • Linux & Open Source News Of The Week — Comma.ai, Patches For Firefox and Tor, And OSS-Fuzz
  • Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill
    A team of Australian student researchers at Sydney Grammar School has managed to recreate the formula for Daraprim, the drug made (in)famous by the actions of Turing Pharmaceuticals last year when it increased the price substantially per pill. According to Futurism, the undertaking was helped along by an, “online research-sharing platform called Open Source Malaria [OSM], which aims to use publicly available drugs and medical techniques to treat malaria.” The students’ pill passed a battery of tests for purity, and ultimately cost $2 using different, more readily available components. It shows the potential of the platform, which has said elsewhere there is, “enormous potential to crowdsource new potential medicines efficiently.” Although Daraprim is already around, that it could be synthesized relatively easily without the same materials as usual is a good sign for OSM.
  • Growing the Duke University eNable chapter
    We started the Duke University eNable chapter with the simple mission of providing amputees in the Durham area of North Carolina with alternative prostheses, free of cost. Our chapter is a completely student-run organization that aims to connect amputees with 3D printed prosthetic devices. We are partnered with the Enable Community Foundation (ECF), a non-profit prosthetics organization that works with prosthetists to design and fit 3D printed prosthetic devices on amputees who are in underserved communities. As an official ECF University Chapter, we represent the organization in recipient outreach, and utilize their open sourced designs for prosthetic devices.

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