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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).
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:
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 has released patches for the flaws, but Google included only three of them in its Android security updates so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also in today's open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 18, and how to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.
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.
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.
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 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]
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
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 can unlock a whole new dimension to your command line fu!
... 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.
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.