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The problem with software before standards

Wednesday 5th of July 2017 01:02:44 AM
By any measure, the rise of open source software as an alternative to the old, proprietary ways has been remarkable. Today, there are tens of millions of libraries hosted at GitHub alone, and the number of major projects is growing more

Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon: Quick Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:54:07 PM
The most recent release of Linux Mint was named Sonya and has the version number 18.2. This is the third release in the Linux Mint 18 series that is based on Ubuntu 16.04. It saw the light on the 2nd of July 2017.Let's have a quick screenshot tour through the Live DVD version of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 32-bit.

9 Methods To Check File System Type In Linux (Ext2, Ext3 or Ext4)

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:45:30 PM
Easy ways to determine File System Type In Linux.

Brewing beer with Linux, Python, and Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:36:53 PM
I started brewing my own beer more than 10 years ago. Like most homebrewers, I started in my kitchen making extract-based brews. This required the least equipment and still resulted in really tasty beer. Eventually I stepped up to all-grain brewing using a big cooler for my mash tun. For several years I was brewing 5 gallons at a time, but brewing 10 gallons takes the same amount of time and effort (and only requires slightly larger equipment), so a few years ago I stepped it more

How to Stream Twitch Directly to GNOME on Linux

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 08:28:16 PM
Twitch is easily the most popular game-streaming platform on the Internet. GNOME Twitch allows you to easily integrate Twitch into your Linux desktop.

Master Rust Programming with Free Books

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:19:39 PM
Rust is a systems programming language that runs fast, prevents segmentation faults, and guarantees thread safety. It accomplishes these goals by being memory safe without using garbage collection. The language enables developers to write programs with the performance and control of a low-level language, but with the powerful abstractions of a high-level language.

How To Unlock private-public messaging in Linux using ssh-chat utility

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:11:02 PM
In case you want to explore the opportunity for performing private-public messaging in Linux , then ssh-chat is the perfect solution. This article will describe you how we can unlock private-public messaging in Linux using ssh-chat utility.

GitHub's Advice to 'Ask What You Can Do for Open Source'

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 05:02:25 PM
If you're a developer -- especially if you or your organization uses open source software -- GitHub has a potential answer to the question JFK would have you ask. You can pledge time to contribute to open source projects. It won't cost you anything but time, and you'll get to use your skills for the greater good.

How To Install Gibbon on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:53:48 PM
Gibbon is a free and open source web-based Educational Management system that can be used to solve teachers and students daily problems. Gibbon is very flexible, extensible and themable application with many features, including online application forms, messenger, planner, external assessment, and much more. In this tutorial, we will go through step by step installation of Gibbon on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Why can't we have the Internet of Nice Things? A home automation primer

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 02:45:11 PM
Off-the-shelf, consumer home automation has fallen into a pretty standard pattern. You have a smart device (like a lightbulb or door lock) that talks to some kind of hub that you put on your network. It communicates with a cloud service owned by the device vendor, and you interface with that service via a mobile app. This provides an easy out-of-the-box experience and lets the vendor iterate on its service both in the cloud and on mobile; however, this model has a lot of weaknesses and is extremely limiting with what it can more

How to unzip a tar.gz file

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 01:36:34 PM
If you use open source software, chances are you'll encounter a .tar file at some point. The open source tar archive utility has been around since 1979, so it is truly ubiquitous in the POSIX world. Its purpose is simple: It takes one or more files and "wraps" them into a self-contained file, called a tape archive because when tar was invented it was used to place data on storage tapes.

Systemd Unit Files That Contain Illegal Usernames Get Defaulted To Root

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 12:27:56 PM
Systemd can't handle the process privilege that belongs to user name starts with a number, such as 0day. Starts process of these users as root.Poettering is dismissive.

Sysadmin tips, home automation projects, and more in July

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:19:19 AM
In July, we'll kick off our sysadmin series that will focus on helpful tools and tips for working in the field. We're also working on bringing you some interesting projects in home automation. Other series we have our eyes on this year are productivity hacks and UX for open source projects and products.

Systemd Flaw Leaves Many Linux Distros Open To Attack

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:10:42 AM
A flaw in systemd can be exploited using a malicious DNS query to either crash a system or to run code remotely.

July 2017 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:02:05 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2017 issue.

4MLinux 22.0 Linux Distribution Launches with LUKS Disk Encryption Support, More

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:53:28 AM
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki is informing us today about the general availability of the final release of his independently-developed 4MLinux 22.0 operating system.

Linux Date Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:44:51 AM
While working on the Linux command line, you might find yourself in situations where-in you need to display (or even change) the current system time. Not only that, if you work in a team with members in different timezones, you may want to keep yourself updated with time-related information for zones in which other members are sitting. If you're looking for a tool that lets you do all this (and much more), you will be glad to know there exists a command - dubbed date - that does all this.

Working with Docker Volumes

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 05:36:14 AM
This series previews the new self-paced Containers for Developers and Quality Assurance (LFS254) training course from The Linux Foundation. In earlier articles, we installed Docker, introduced Docker Machine, performed basic Docker container and image operations, and looked at Dockerfiles and Docker Hub.

Linux Lite Users Are the First to Get Linux Kernel 4.12, Here's How to Install It

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 04:27:37 AM
Not even a day after the release of the Linux 4.12 kernel, Linux Lite creator Jerry Bezencon announced today that users of his Ubuntu-based operating system can now install the new kernel version on their computers.

HTTPS Certificate Revocation is broken, and it's time for some new tools

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:19:00 AM
We have a little problem on the web right now and I can only see it becoming a larger concern as time goes by: more and more sites are obtaining certificates, vitally important documents needed to deploy HTTPS, but we have no way of protecting ourselves when things go wrong.

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Game Engines: CRYENGINE 5.4 and Godot 3.0 Alpha

  • CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview released, includes Vulkan support
    The CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview has been released and it comes with something truly interesting: Vulkan support.
  • CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview released today, including over 620 improvements
    The CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview is a major update which couldn’t have been achieved without all of the feedback from the CRYENGINE community. There are several major advancements and integrations that we think will make things more accessible and let you achieve even more, more rapidly.
  • Dev snapshot: Godot 3.0 alpha1
    After almost one year of development, the master branch (future Godot 3.0) is mostly feature-complete and ready for broader testing by the Godot community. We are therefore releasing a first alpha snapshot for existing users to play with and report bugs.
  • Godot 3.0 Reaches Alpha
    As of now there is no time table for the stable Godot 3.0 release besides "when it's ready." Godot 3.0 doesn't have a Vulkan renderer but just has its revamped OpenGL ES 3.0 / OpenGL 3.3 support.

GNOME: Nautilus, Recipes, Evince, and GUADEC

  • Tags in Nautilus
    As I mentioned in my last blog post, I spent the last weeks working on tags. Though, just to be clear from the beginning, general tags will probably not make it into the next versions of Nautilus. At the time I found out that this feature should not be included, I already had some of the work done, so I’ll explain below what I accomplished even if it’ll not be part of the next releases.
  • Summer recipes
    While this is a development release, I think it may be time to declare this version (1.6) stable. Therefore, I encourage you to try it out and let me know if something doesn’t work.
  • New Evince format support: Adobe Illustrator and CBR files
    I mentioned that we switched from using external tools for decompression to using libarchive. That's not the whole truth, as we switched to using libarchive for CBZ, CB7 and the infamous CBT, but used a copy/paste version of unarr to support RAR files, as libarchive support lacks some needed features.
  • I’m going to GUADEC
    The GUADEC is approaching and I’m happy to say that I will be there, again! Apart some issues with my laptop[1], everything is packed and ready for the trip. I plan to be in Manchester from tomorrow evening and will stay in there until Thursday next week. Just by looking at the schedule and planned social events, I’m sure that it is going to be an awesome week.

Snapdragon 835 neural processing SDK targets Android and Linux gizmos

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK for the Snapdragon 835 supports Caffe, Caffe2, or TensorFlow AI frameworks on Linux or Android targets. In May 2016, Qualcomm announced its first deep learning software development kit, called the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine for the Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip. Now, it’s releasing a more advanced SDK for the Snapdragon 835 (APQ8098). Read more