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How to use Gource to visualize your code repos (and more)

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 04:41:39 AM
Why settle for boring numbers and static graphs to describe your open source project when you can dynamically display the movements and activity within your project? Gource is an amazing and flexible tool that can be used to display activity from your repositories using a video visualization that people love. Gource can be redistributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 3 or later).

Hackers Fool Tesla S's Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:21:36 AM
In May, when a Tesla S in autopilot mode failed to detect a white tractor-trailer turning into its path and careened into the rig's side at 74 miles per hour, killing the car's driver, the question of the reliability of autonomous vehicles came into focus like never before. But for security researchers, that incident raised another, even more menacing issue:

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Ronni Jensen

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 02:01:33 AM
The Linux Foundation will be featuring some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCE Ronni Jensen.

Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:41:30 AM
Qualcomm has released patches for the flaws, but Google included only three of them in its Android security updates so far.

Apricity OS 07.2016 Screenshot Tour

Monday 8th of August 2016 11:44:19 PM
The Apricity OS team is incredibly happy to announce the release of Apricity OS 07.2016 'Aspen', the first-ever stable release of Apricity OS. Apricity OS 07.2016 Dev, another monthly development snapshot, is also released. Many changes have been implemented since the last release, most notable of which is certainly Apricity Freezedry, a system configuration tool that has been integrated into the development build system for Apricity OS. With a simple TOML configuration file, many aspects of a system may be configured, including GNOME and Cinnamon themes and settings, installed packages, enabled systemd services, and enabled Vim plugins (installed through Pathogen). Freezedry is built with modules, each in charge of controlling a specific aspect of a user's system. Other changes to the OS include LUKS encryption support.

Linux Mint 18

Monday 8th of August 2016 10:47:08 PM
Now it has been approximately a month since I'm using Linux Mint 18 "Sarah". There is not doubt this distro is solid and newbie friendly. I always suggest Linux newbies start with Linux Mint as it makes easier for them to move around and learn Linux system. Sarah takes the same legacy forward with better look and user experience.

GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 6 Now Enabled by Default in Debian Unstable

Monday 8th of August 2016 09:49:57 PM
Debian developer Emilio Pozuelo Monfort announced this past weekend the enablement of the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 compiler tools by default for Debian Unstable.

How to cache static files on nginx

Monday 8th of August 2016 08:52:46 PM
This tutorial explains how you can configure nginx to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors' browsers.

Snapchat, for Hoarders

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:55:35 PM
I like Snapchat, but if I'm being totally honest, it's not somethingI use every day. I like it because my kids send me goofy pictures andvideos, and it makes me happy that they think to include me in theirSnapchatty world.

Moving from a single machine with Docker to a cluster of Pi's

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:58:24 PM
I decided to finally make use of my four Raspberry Pi model 3’s and take the challenge to move all of my home services to them.

Is Linux a security risk in Windows 10?

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:01:13 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 18, and how to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.

Five Favorite Linux Distros

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:04:02 PM
Like everybody, we love "five best" lists. Trouble is, how can we come up with a five best list of anything when we haven't even begun to look at them all? What we can do is list "five favorites," like we've done with this list of five favorite Linux distros.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! How Fast Is It?

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:06:07 PM
Let’s run some benchmarks on the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. We’ll first run each test in Ubuntu running natively on the hardware, and then reboot, and run the same benchmarks on the same machine running Ubuntu on Windows.

4 talks from leaders in higher ed on the future of open education

Monday 8th of August 2016 03:08:56 PM
Openness has become the new standard for content and software across a variety of initiatives in higher education. Open source software, open education, open educational resources, open access publishing, open analytics, open data, open science, and open humanities have matured to challenge, even dominate, the global educational landscape.read more

htop Process Viewer to monitor Processes on Linux

Monday 8th of August 2016 02:11:45 PM
htop is a process viewer based on ncurses, running on your Linux system,very similar to top.htop comes with ability to scroll up-down and horizontally as well,so it becomes easier to view the complete list of processes and commands of each processes.A specific process can be killed,searched,reniced etc.[read more]

How to add freely-licensed animated GIFs to Facebook and Twitter using Riffsy

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:14:34 PM
Facebook has supported animated images for a while, but what do you do when you can't find the right GIF for your situation? For example, until recently, there was not a single image related to my home state Odisha or anything related to my people or language.read more

Android bug fear in 900 million phones

Monday 8th of August 2016 12:17:23 PM
Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices. The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm.

Process Substitution - The Best Kept Shell Secret!

Monday 8th of August 2016 11:20:12 AM
Process substitution can unlock a whole new dimension to your command line fu!

Google Self-Driving Car Director Chris Urmson Hits Exit Ramp To Pursue Other Projects

Monday 8th of August 2016 08:54:05 AM
... the vehicle was overrun with sensors and cameras on its exterior, which did little to hide the fact that this was a research vehicle. And let’s not even mention the fact that the entire cargo area of the Tahoe was filled with the necessary computing firepower (in this case, ten Intel dual-core IBM Blade severs running on a modified version of Ubuntu Linux) to make self-driving possible.

Protect yourself from cyberattacks

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:31:08 AM
I mentioned Linux, which has a few advantages. Windows as you are familiar with, is susceptible to infections by malware (viruses, adware, spyware, etc.), whereas Linux is practically invulnerable to infection.

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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Atom Zombie Smasher is being updated, Linux version to finally come to Steam
    Atom Zombie Smasher came to Linux a long time ago, but the Linux version never did make it to Steam. It is now being updated by Ethan Lee and the Linux version will be put onto Steam.
  • The Curious Expedition to release in full on September 2nd with Linux support
    The Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century, it is soon to leave Early Access and has full Linux support. It has been on Linux since the early days, so it's one title that has supported us for quite a while. I have never tried it, but the reviews seem pretty good!
  • Speculation: It's looking like Rocket League may finally arrive on Linux in September
    Rocket League is way overdue, we all know that, but honestly I am fully expecting it to arrive with the patch due in September named the 'Rumble Update'. This update will come with a bunch of stuff including a new game mode. I'm speculating of course, so don't take this as solid confirmation of anything. The evidence is starting to come together though and I will be extremely surprised if Linux isn't released with the Rumble update next month. Every time Rocket League is updated on SteamDB, the Linux depot is now also updated and this has been true for about two weeks now. This is the single most activity the Linux side of RL has ever seen being pushed into branches on Steam.

Linux-compatible Hardware

  • EOMA68 modular laptop/desktop raises more than $150 thousand through crowdfunding, here’s what’s next
    The EOMA68 project is an effort to design a system of modular computing devices that use interchangeable PC cards. The processor, memory, storage, and operating system are all on a card that you can pop out of a laptop or desktop and replace with a different card. Theoretically any type of processor and operating system can run from an EOMA68 card, but the project is also designed to support free and open source software, which restricts some of the hardware that can be used… so the when founder Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton took to Crowd Supply to raise money to begin production of the first PC cards and laptop and desktop shells, the focus is on first-gen cards with low-power Allwinner A20 processors, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
  • Seeed Studio’s ReSpeaker Speaks All the Voice Recognition Languages
    Seeed Studio recently launched its third Kickstarter campaign: ReSpeaker, an open hardware voice interface. After their previous Kickstarted IoT hardware, such as the RePhone, mostly focused on connectivity, the electronics manufacturer from Shenzhen now tackles another highly contested area of IoT: Voice recognition.
  • Open-source Piton CPU can scale into million-core system
  • Open Source SNES to USB Converter Lets You Emulate Legally
    [Andrew Milkovich] was inspired build his own Super Nintendo cartridge reader based on a device we covered an eternity (in internet years) ago. The device mounts a real cartridge as a USB mass storage device, allowing you to play your games using an emulator directly from the cart.

The Importance of BSD

The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) is a Unix operating system developed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley. Read more

Ubuntu 16.10 Unity and Ubuntu MATE

  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 / Mir - Current State
  • Bytemark sponsor Ubuntu MATE
    A couple of weeks ago the Bytemark Managing Director, Matthew Bloch, contacted the Ubuntu MATE team to offer free hosting for the project. As of August 18th 2016 all the Ubuntu MATE infrastucture is hosted on Bytemark Cloud Servers.
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1
    We are underwhelmed to announce, quite possibly, our most uninteresting beta release E-V-E-R! ;-) This beta release is all about the plumbing that transitions Ubuntu MATE to GTK 3.20. It really isn’t very interesting from an end-users perspective.