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Fuzzy matching in practice

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 08:42:37 PM
Approximate or "fuzzy" matching on the command line is easily done with tre-agrep. Here's a practical example.

After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 03:28:29 PM
After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping aside and says he is getting help.

Weekend Reading: Scary Tales from the Server Room

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 01:34:07 PM
It's always better to learn from someone else's mistakes than from your own. This weekend we feature Kyle Rankin and Bill Childers as they tell stories from their years as systems administrators. It's a win-win: you get to learn from their experiences, and they get to make snide comments to each other. 

Top Linux Distros for Software Developers

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 10:25:41 AM
If you’re ready to try Linux for programming, the next step is to choose which Linux distribution (aka distro) to use. In general, Linux operating systems are flexible, they offer a variety of tools and emulate a wide variety of environments, and they’re backed by active communities. But specifically, each Linux distro has its own features that may appeal more to you as a software developer. Here are the most popular Linux distros...

With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 08:31:19 AM
Earlier this week, the Linux community got an unusual message from Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds. “This week people in our community confronted me about my lifetime of not understanding emotions,” wrote Torvalds in a Linux update email.

How To Install Ruby on Debian 9

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 06:36:57 AM
Ruby is one of the most popular languages today. It has an elegant syntax and it is the language behind the powerful Ruby on Rails framework. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of installing Ruby on a Debian 9 system.

Deepin Linux: As Gorgeous As It Is User-Friendly

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 02:48:13 AM
For the longest time, Deepin Linux was based on Ubuntu. But with the release of 15.7, that all changed. Now, Deepin’s foundation is Debian, but the desktop is still that beautiful Deepin Desktop. And when I say it’s beautiful, it truly is one of the most gorgeous desktop environments you’ll find on any operating system.

Rugged, Linux-ready transportation PC has four SIM slots

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 12:53:51 AM
Nexcom’s Apollo Lake based “VTC 6220-BK” in-vehicle PC features triple displays, 2x SATA bays, 3x GbE with optional PoE, Ublox GPS, and 4x mini-PCIe or M.2 slots paired with SIM slots. Intel-based in-vehicle computers have been around for a while — here’s a Linux-friendly Kontron model from 2004 -– but over the last year or […]

FOSS Project Spotlight: Nitrux, a Linux Distribution with a Focus on AppImages and Atomic Upgrades

Friday 21st of September 2018 10:59:29 PM
Nitrux is a Linux distribution with a focus on portable, application formatslike AppImages. Nitrux uses KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications, and it also usesour in-house software suite Nomad Desktop.

How to Check Ubuntu Hardware Info

Friday 21st of September 2018 09:05:07 PM
Every computer has a lot of hardware components. They are from different vendors and they have many important information associated with them. If you run into any problems with any of these hardware components, then this information is crucial to solve them. In this article, I will show you how to check for hardware info on Ubuntu.

Linux pkill Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Friday 21st of September 2018 07:10:45 PM
In Linux, if you need to kill a process (for whatever reason) through the command line, you can you use the kill command, which requires you to pass as input the ID of the process you're trying to terminate. But did you know there also exists a way to kill processes without specifying their PIDs?

How to Install the Latest VLC Player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 21st of September 2018 05:44:58 PM
In this article, we will show several ways for you to install the VLC Media Player depending on whether you choose the graphical interface or the command line of your Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Top 3 benefits of company open source programs

Friday 21st of September 2018 04:19:12 PM
Many organizations, from Red Hat to internet-scale giants like Google and Facebook, have established open source programs (OSPO). The TODO Group, a network of open source program managers, recently performed the first annual survey of corporate open source programs, and it revealed some interesting findings on the actual benefits of open source programs.read more

How Writing Can Expand Your Skills and Grow Your Career

Friday 21st of September 2018 02:53:26 PM
“even if you don't consider yourself to be ‘a writer,’ you should consider writing about your open source contributions, project, or community.” Writing can be a great way to share knowledge and engage others in your work, but it has personal benefits as well. It can help you meet new people, learn new skills, and improve your communication style.

Control your data with Syncthing: An open source synchronization tool

Friday 21st of September 2018 01:39:06 PM
These days, some of our most important possessions—from pictures and videos of family and friends to financial and medical documents—are data. And even as cloud storage services are booming, so there are concerns about privacy and lack of control over our personal data. From the PRISM surveillance program to Google letting app developers scan your personal emails, the news is full of reports that should give us all pause regarding the security of our personal information.read more

How to install Paperwork on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Friday 21st of September 2018 12:24:46 PM
Paperwork is a note-taking and archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, and Google Keep, with the advantage of being FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), meaning it that can be hosted on the user premises, which is a requirement for people and businesses worried about privacy.

Red Hat CEO Optimistic About OpenShift 4.0 as RHEL Lags

Friday 21st of September 2018 11:10:26 AM
Red Hat reports second quarter revenue of $823M, as interest in container technology continues to grow

What is Istio?

Friday 21st of September 2018 09:56:06 AM
One of the key metrics or performance indicator of a microservices software architecture and environment is lead time (the amount of time it takes to get from idea to production). Many things have an impact on lead time, such as decision-making time, how quickly the code can be implemented, testing, continuous integration, etc.[This is part one of my ten-part Introduction to Istio series, originally published on Red Hat Developers.]read more

calcurse – free calendar and scheduling application for the command line

Friday 21st of September 2018 08:41:46 AM
calcurse is an open source, text-based calendar and scheduling application. The software keeps track of events, appointments and everyday tasks.

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  • How an affordable open source eye tracker is helping thousands communicate
    In 2015, while sat in a meeting at his full-time job, Julius Sweetland posted to Reddit about a project he had quietly been working on for years, that would help people with motor neurone disease communicate using just their eyes and an application. He forgot about the post for a couple of hours before friends messaged him to say he'd made the front page. Now three years on Optikey, the open source eye-tracking communication tool, is being used by thousands of people, largely through word of mouth recommendations. Sweetland was speaking at GitHub Universe at the Palace of Fine Art in San Francisco, and he took some time to speak with Techworld about the project. [...] Originally, Sweetland's exposure to open source had largely been through the consumption of tools such as the GIMP. "I knew of the concept, I didn't really know how the nuts and bolts worked, I was always a little blase about how do you make money from something like that... but flipping it around again I'm still coming from the point of view that there's no money in my product, so I still don't understand how people make money in open source...
  • Fission open source serverless framework gets updated
    Platform9 just released updates to Fission.io - the open source, Kubernetes-native Serverless framework, with new features enabling developers and IT Operations to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications. Other new features include Automated Canary Deployments to reduce the risk of failed releases, Prometheus integration for automated monitoring and alerts, and fine-grained cost and performance optimization capabilities. With this latest release, Fission offers the most complete set of features to allow Dev and Ops teams to safely adopt Serverless and benefit from the speed, cost savings and scalability of this cloud native development pattern on any environment - either in the public cloud or on-premises.
  • Alphabet’s DeepMind open-sources key building blocks from its AI projects
  • United States: It's Ten O'Clock: Do You Know Where Your Software Developers Are? [Ed: Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP are liars. Dana Hustins says FSF "purport to convert others' proprietary software into open source software" in there. They paint GPL as a conspiracy of some kind to entrap proprietary s/w developers.]
  • Transatomic Power To Open Source IP Regarding Advanced Molten Salt Reactors [Ed: There's no such thing as "IP", Duane Morris LLP. There are copyrights, trademarks, patents etc. and Transatomic basically made code free.]
  • Code Review--an Excerpt from VM Brasseur's New Book Forge Your Future with Open Source
    Even new programmers can provide a lot of value with their code reviews. You don't have to be a Rockstar Ninja 10x Unicorn Diva programmer with years and years of experience to have valuable insights. In fact, you don't even have to be a programmer at all. You just have to be knowledgable enough to spot patterns. While you won't be able to do a complete review without programming knowledge, you may still spot things that could use some work or clarification. If you're not a Rockstar Ninja 10x Unicorn Diva programmer, not only is your code review feedback still valuable, but you can also learn a great deal in the process: Code layout, programming style, domain knowledge, best practices, neat little programming tricks you'd not have seen otherwise, and sometimes antipatterns (or "how not to do things"). So don't let the fact that you're unfamiliar with the code, the project, or the language hold you back from reviewing code contributions. Give it a go and see what there is to learn and discover.

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