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Five Things Tech Companies Can Do Better

Monday 22nd of May 2017 06:27:17 AM
In the past three months, I've heard a lot of people talking about what they think tech companies can or should do in order to protect women and minorities and anyone who experiences unlawful treatment like harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. Most of the discussion has centered around promoting diversity and inclusion, which is fantastic and important, but, I believe, slightly misses the point.

The state of car infotainment: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz!

Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:04:02 AM
Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of car infotainment systems.

Intel’s “Euclid” robot module on sale for $399

Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:09:40 AM
Intel has launched its “Euclid” robotics compute module, which runs Ubuntu on an Atom x7-Z8700, and offers a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi, and sensors. When Intel demonstrated its Intel Euclid robotics controller at last August’s Intel Developer Conference, the company gave no indication of its release date or even if it would be more than […]

ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:15:18 PM
The development team behind ReactOS, an open source project attempting to create a free computer operating system that's 100% compatible with Windows binaries, announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.5.

Compact, rugged Apollo Lake SBC has swappable SATA

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:20:56 PM
Axiomtek’s tough, Linux-ready “eBOX100-312-FL” embedded computer offers a Celeron N3350 SoC, a SATA bay, and 2x mini-PCIe, HDMI, GbE, and USB 3.0 ports. The fanless, 216 x 137.65 x 44mm eBOX100-312-FL is not quite as compact as Axiomtek’s similarly rugged, Bay Trail Atom based eBOX620-841-FL and eBOX625-841-FL computers. Yet, it offers benefits such as a […]

OpenShot 2.3.3 Open-Source Video Editor Released with Stability Improvements

Sunday 21st of May 2017 07:26:34 PM
OpenShot developer Jonathan Thomas is announcing the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the OpenShot 2.3 stable series of the open-source and cross-platform non-linear video editor.

Arduino shows off LoRa gateway and node shields

Sunday 21st of May 2017 05:32:12 PM
Arduino is prepping a “LoRa Gateway Kit” to bring LoRa wireless to its Linux-driven Arduino Tian, plus a “LoRa Node Kit” for the Arduino Primo. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino and Semtech, the semiconductor company that developed the LoRa wireless standard, showed off some LoRa gateway and node shields that run on Arduino […]

Submitting Your First Patch to the Linux Kernel and Responding to Feedback

Sunday 21st of May 2017 03:37:50 PM
After working on the Linux kernel for Nexus and Pixel phones for nearly a year, and messing around with the excellent Eudyptula challenge, I finally wanted to take a crack at submitting patches upstream to the Linux kernel. I figure I’d document my workflow, now that I’ve gotten a few patches accepted...

Lubuntu Vs. Xubuntu

Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:43:28 PM
?Over the years, Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been two popular flavors that have provided an alternative to a lot of folks who have preferred something other than vanilla Ubuntu with the Unity desktop. Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been the choice of Linux enthusiasts and users who would rather have a lean or lightweight Linux distro or one that will provide the best performance on an old desktop or laptop. But how do these two distros compare, which one would I recommend and why? Let’s read along as I weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these two awesome Ubuntu flavors.

This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros s Steady Linux Embrace & More

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:49:06 AM
This week in OSS & Linux news, Jack Wallen shares a rundown of Google Fuchsia features and how they affect Android, Microsoft can no longer ignore Linux in the data center, & more! Read on to stay open-source-informed!

Wine Staging 2.8 Improves Support for Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:54:44 AM
The Wine Staging team announced the release of version 2.8 of the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on top of Linux-based operating systems.

Arduino Cinque board taps SiFive RISC-V SoC and an ESP32 wireless chip

Sunday 21st of May 2017 08:00:22 AM
SiFive and Arduino unveiled a wireless-enabled “Arduino Cinque” board based on SiFive’s HiFive, featuring a RISC-V FE310 SoC and an ESP32 wireless SoC. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino joined with fabless RISC-V semiconductor firm SiFive to announce the first Arduino branded board using the open source RISC-V CPU architecture.

Pinebook (or any arm64) - Linux Mega.nz Howto

Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:00 AM
As I wrote before, Pinebook is a very interesting machine.....The not very developed arm64 architecture brings a lot of challenges to everyone working on it when it comes to have software for it. I wanted to exchange some files as easy as I do in all my machines, phones, tablets, etc. However there was nothing available in arm architecture, such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One as far as I see is no longer available, so I had to be creative, and I managed to find that mega had a binary for Raspbian, so from here it was a learning process...

IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot

Sunday 21st of May 2017 04:11:38 AM
Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.read more

You Can Now Install Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap on Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:17:16 AM
After informing Ubuntu Linux users about the fact that it's possible to install GitHub's Atom hackable text editor as a Snap, Canonical's David Callé is now announcing the availability of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap.

NHS mulling Ubuntu switch after Windows XP fail?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:22:54 AM
The NHS could be considering switching its software infrastructure from Windows to Ubuntu, after Windows XP vulnerabilities were exploited in the recent cyber attack that crippled the National Health Service. Or is it just an elaborate gag?

5 reasons the D programming language is a great choice for development

Saturday 20th of May 2017 10:28:32 PM
The D programming language is a statically typed, general purpose programming language with C-like syntax that compiles to native code. It's a good fit in open source software development for many reasons; here are some of them.read more

How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

Saturday 20th of May 2017 08:34:10 PM
Picture this: You’ve launched an application (be it from your favorite desktop menu or from the command line) and you start using that launched app, only to have it lock up on you, stop performing, or unexpectedly die. You try to run the app again, but it turns out the original never truly shut down completely.

5 of the Best Linux Remote Desktop Apps to Remotely Access a Computer

Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:39:48 PM
Remote desktop apps allow you to access a computer anywhere in the world. Here are 5 of the best remote desktop apps for Linux that you can use.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Is Coming to Linux and macOS on June 8, 2017

Saturday 20th of May 2017 04:45:26 PM
Feral Interactive is today teasing gamers with the Linux and macOS port of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III game.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.