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Candy or Swag: A game for teaching open source principles to kids

Monday 13th of June 2016 07:20:42 PM
Some swag: checkA couple of big bags of candy: checkMiddle school students: checkThis sounds like a recipe for disaster, but as it turns out, these were the ingredients for a wonderful lesson on two of the principles of open source: collaboration and more

Linux Tutorial: Successfully guard against lost traffic during Linux server migrations

Monday 13th of June 2016 06:23:31 PM
Never lose traffic again after changing IP address or migrating between hosts.

4 Unique Ways Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot Use Apache Mesos

Monday 13th of June 2016 05:26:20 PM
You know the saying: fast, cheap, or good, pick two. Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot show that you can have all three with Apache Mesos.Apache Mesos is a cluster manager; it sits between the application layer and the operating system, and deploys and manages applications in large-scale clustered environments. But this dry description doesn't convey its vast scope for creative and ingenious solutions to large-scale problems.

Bringing Mozilla to the IoT era

Monday 13th of June 2016 04:29:09 PM
Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Prior to the event, I caught up with one of the speakers, Rabimba Karanjai, who will give a talk titled Turning sensors into signals: Humanizing IoT with old smartphones and the more

House Poised to Advance Privacy and Defend Encryption…If Allowed to Vote

Monday 13th of June 2016 03:31:58 PM
A bipartisan group of House members are preparing to introduce measures widely supported by their colleagues that would reign in NSA domestic surveillance and protect encryption. But a change in procedure adopted by the House leadership may deny the House a chance to even consider their proposal.

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

Monday 13th of June 2016 02:34:47 PM
Biomedical devices could be a new source of information for the NSA’s data hoards — “maybe a niche kind of thing … a tool in the toolbox,” he said, though he added that there are easier ways to keep track of overseas terrorists and foreign intelligence agents. When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things — billions of interconnected devices — would be “a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,” he replied, “Both.”

ExLight Linux Is a Gorgeous Distro Based on Enlightenment 0.21 and Kernel 4.6.2

Monday 13th of June 2016 01:37:36 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the immediate availability of a new build of his ExLight Linux Live DVD distribution.

Gwenview: Organize and share pictures

Monday 13th of June 2016 12:40:25 PM
Gwenview is a tool for organizing pictures both on your computer and through online accounts. It also includes editing plug-ins and preview functions. Once you edit and check your images, you can upload directly to a long list of online services. In addition, it’s a great... Continue Reading →

SMPlayer 16.6 Free Media Player Released with HiDPI Support, New Tablet Mode

Monday 13th of June 2016 11:43:14 AM
The SMPlayer development team was proud to announce the general availability of SMPlayer 16.6.0, a major release that brings exciting new features for all supported platforms.

Snappy Brand New Package Manager for Ubuntu

Monday 13th of June 2016 10:46:03 AM
Snappy Brand New Package Manager for Ubuntu

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Docker partner for the containerized data-center

Monday 13th of June 2016 08:51:41 AM
HPE is putting all its container eggs into the Docker basket.

New ubuntuBSD Release Is Coming Soon, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and FreeBSD 10.3

Monday 13th of June 2016 06:57:19 AM
The upcoming ubuntuBSD distro has been in development since March 2016, and it is now time for it to enter the spotlight. The final release is due soon according to the latest tweet from the project's official Twitter page.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Gustavo Franklin Nobrega

Monday 13th of June 2016 05:02:57 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

Solved Dependency Is Not satisfiable: libvpx1 Error While Installing VirtualBox In Linux Mint 18 Beta

Monday 13th of June 2016 03:08:35 AM
Linux Mint 18 Beta was recently released. Though it's beta but since its release I have been using it without any issue. There is no crash, no stuck. Pretty stable. But, today when I tried to install VirtualBox in Linux mint, it gave me an error that the dependency not satisfied libvpx1. If you're using Linux Mint 18 Beta then you'll not be able to install Virtualbox or any other app if that depends on libvpx1.

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 with a Fix for an NFS Issue

Monday 13th of June 2016 01:14:13 AM
It's Sunday, again, so Linus Torvalds has announced the general availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel, which users can take for a test drive as we speak.

A 5 step plan for making sure new contributors have a positive experience

Sunday 12th of June 2016 11:19:51 PM
In The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond makes the case that "with enough eyes, all bugs are shallow." It's a good sentiment, but as a new project spins up, getting and keeping enough eyes can be hard. You've got your first swing at the project up on GitHub; you've been promoting it and have some new contributors coming around. Now, how do you keep them?read more

RDO Mitaka Virtual Deployment having real physical network as External

Sunday 12th of June 2016 09:25:29 PM
Nova-Docker driver is installed on Compute node which is supposed to run several Java EE Servers as light weight Nova-Docker Containers (instances) having floating IPs on external flat network (actually real office network . General Setup RDO Mitaka ML2&OVS&VLAN 3 Nodes.

An open process for discovering your core values

Sunday 12th of June 2016 07:31:07 PM
When I joined The Hill Center in Durham, North Carolina, as Executive Director nearly two years ago, I realized immediately that I had joined a wonderful, successful, highly conventional education organization. Hill has been transforming students with learning differences into confident, independent learners for nearly 40 years, and many of the faculty and staff (including the outgoing Executive Director) had been at Hill for most of that more

Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync

Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:36:45 PM
In this article, we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:42:23 PM
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software. It uses the stable base of Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

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today's leftovers

  • Calamares 2.3 Installer Released
  • ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released
    I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.
  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

GNU/Linux Leftovers

Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.

Leftovers: Gaming