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Organizing openly for the public good

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 04:14:55 PM
The open organization community at Opensource.com welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat.read more

Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 03:17:44 PM
Explo-Xen ... it rhymes with explosionCode dive A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host.…

LINUX DASH (Widgets Based) - Light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 02:20:33 PM
Linux Dash is really light Weight real time web based performance monitoring tool for Linux Desktop & servers. It provides simple and powerful GUI with widgets. We can rearrange the Widgets as per our convenient, also you can do like drag and drop. Linux Dash will show server statistics such as CPU, RAM, Disk, Network & installed applications.

Another Linux Terminal App Guake

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:23:22 PM
Linux users have a lot of terminal emulators to choose. Recently I mentioned one terminal app i.e. Terminator. Here is another one of the most interesting Quake-style drop-down terminal named Guake. It is a terminal app for GNOME which can be used quickly using shortcut keys. ?

The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:14:58 PM
Tucked into a corner of the Salt Lake Valley among the Rocky Mountains hides the largest community-organized free/open source technology conference you've never heard of. Weighing in at an impressive 1500 attendees, OpenWest is perhaps the third largest conference of its type in the United States, coming in behind SCaLE and LinuxFest Northwest.read more

Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:17:47 AM
In this article, we will explain how to install YetiForce CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx.

Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 10:20:36 AM
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do.read more

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 09:23:25 AM
Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

Perl tricks for system administrators

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 08:26:14 AM
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing!read more

ura and the Challenges of Open Source Design

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 07:29:03 AM
An interview with Elio Qoshi of ura, a design studio dedicated to improving design in free and open source projects. In this interview, Elio talks about why design is an essential, and frequently overlooked, part of the free software movement.

Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:31:52 AM
RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free “SharkSSL-lite” software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS. Real Time Logic (RTL), which is known for its BarracudaDrive remote file manager and lightweight, embeddable Mako Server webserver, has released a set of instructions and videos for how […]

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:34:41 AM
Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 04:37:30 AM
When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. … Continue reading

Dale Raby: How do you Fedora?

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 03:40:19 AM
We recently interviewed Dale Raby on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

How to Install Pure-FTPd with TLS and virtual users on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 02:43:08 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure pure-ftpd on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. I will show you how to set-up pure-ftpd with TLS/SSL and then set-up virtual-users.

Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:45:57 AM
Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0.

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:48:46 AM
Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux Mint 18 made things worse, and many Linux bloggers wrote about this.

A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:51:35 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows.

Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:54:24 PM
Sanoid helps to recover from what I like to call "Humpty Level Events." In other words, it can help you put Humpty Dumpty back together again, on ZFS filesystems.read more

The Apache Software Foundation's Two New Big Data Projects Tackle Science and Processing

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 09:57:13 PM
The Apache Software Foundation is making a big commitment to Big Data. As reported in this post, in recent months the foundation has promoted a slew of open source Big Data projects to Top-Level Status.  This puts a number of them on the same kind of development fast track that catapulted the Spark project to success.

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  • Apache Graduates Another Big Data Project to Top Level
    For the past year, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Only days ago, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And now, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic.
  • Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data
    Apache Spark, the in-memory processing system that's fast become a centerpiece of modern big data frameworks, has officially released its long-awaited version 2.0. Aside from some major usability and performance improvements, Spark 2.0's mission is to become a total solution for streaming and real-time data. This comes as a number of other projects -- including others from the Apache Foundation -- provide their own ways to boost real-time and in-memory processing.
  • Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL
    The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms. Specifically, in many of the cases where we previously used Postgres, we now use Schemaless, a novel database sharding layer built on top of MySQL. In this article, we’ll explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL.
  • GNU Hyperbole 6.0.1 for Emacs 24.4 to 25 is released
    GNU Hyperbole (pronounced Ga-new Hi-per-bo-lee), or just Hyperbole, is an amazing programmable hypertextual information management system implemented as a GNU Emacs package. This is the first public release in 2016. Hyperbole has been greatly expanded and modernized for use with the latest Emacs 25 releases; it supports GNU Emacs 24.4 or above. It contains an extensive set of improvements that can greatly boost your day-to-day productivity with Emacs and your ability to manage information stored across many different machines on the internet. People who get used to Hyperbole find it helps them so much that they prefer never to use Emacs without it.
  • Belgium mulls reuse of banking mobile eID app
    The Belgium government wants to reuse ‘Belgian Mobile ID’ a smartphone app for electronic identification, developed by banks and telecom providers in the country. The eID app could be used for eGovernment services, and the federal IT service agency, Fedict, is working on the app’s integration.
  • Water resilience that flows: Open source technologies keep an eye on the water flow
    Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect themselves. But according to Silja Hund, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, communities can build resilience to water resource stress. Hund studies the occurrence and behavior of water. In particular, she studies rivers and streams. These have features (like water volume) that can change quickly. According to Hund, it is essential for communities to understand local water systems. Knowledge of water resources is helpful in developing effective water strategies. And one of the best ways to understand dynamic water bodies like rivers is to collect lots of data.