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GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, and more open source news

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 05:50:04 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, a microbiome forecasting algorithm, and more!Open source news roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016read more

Zenwalk 8.0 Is Based on Slackware 14.2, Gets New Desktop Layout for Xfce 4.12.1

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 03:55:42 PM
Jean-Philippe Guillemin, the developer of Zenwalk, announced today the final release of the Slackware-based Zenwalk 8.0 GNU/Linux operating system.

Linux-Hardware-Guide launches funding of Linux & FOSS projects by your hardware purchases

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:01:20 PM
Starting with the first of July the Linux-Hardware-Guide[/url] introduces a funding system, which distributes its profits gained during the third quarter of 2016 by hardware sales to Linux & FOSS projects.

Linux Mint 18 Screencast and Screenshots

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:12:58 AM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon Edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 18 Brings Mint-Y Theme to Linux Desktop

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 08:18:36 AM
Linux Mint 18 includes a new desktop theme option called Mint-Y that brings newly styled icons to users. In terms of new integrated applications, Linux Mint 18 includes the gufw application, a graphical interface for firewall configuration. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Linux Mint 18.

Top 5: Immigrant family gets Linux laptop, 7 myths, and more

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 06:24:14 AM
In this week's top 5, we highlight a Linux laptop for an immigrant family in the US, 7 open source myths busted, how to configure networking in Linux, tinyMediaManager to organize your files, and great features of music player, Guayadeque.Top 5 articles of the week5. 6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source playerread more

Slackware 14.2

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 04:29:52 AM
Yes, it is that time again (finally)! Following a long period of planning, development, and testing, the Slackware Linux Project is proud to announce the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.2!

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:35:30 AM
Meet the new BSoD – the Blue Screen of DespairPic As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers.…

High-Availability Storage with GlusterFS on CentOS 7 - Mirror across two storage servers

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:41:08 AM
This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (CentOS 7.2) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (CentOS 7.2 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes.

Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers

Friday 1st of July 2016 11:26:48 PM
Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event.read more

Tibbo Technology's Tibbo Project System

Friday 1st of July 2016 10:12:27 PM
The motto for the Tibbo Project System (TBS) is "Take what you need.

Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

Friday 1st of July 2016 08:58:07 PM
Connie Sieh from the Scientific Linux development team has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.8 operating system.

Fedora 22: End Of Life, 2016 July 19

Friday 1st of July 2016 07:43:47 PM
With the recent release of Fedora 24, Fedora 22 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on July 19th, 2016. After July 19th, all packages in the Fedora 22 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates,... Continue Reading →

Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Clooney

Friday 1st of July 2016 06:29:27 PM
Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.

Build your own open source solar panels

Friday 1st of July 2016 05:16:18 PM
Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source.read more

Giving Linux and LibreOffice a Try for Your Home Office

Friday 1st of July 2016 04:01:58 PM
Free for all and fun for some, a Linux distribution and open-source suite can cut your software expenses to zero (and the suite runs on Windows, too). Our home office columnist takes a look.Editor's note: some LXer readers report that this article may not be completely objective. See [url=http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/36233/]discussion thread[/url].

July 2016 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine released

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:47:38 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2016 issue.

Installing Arch Linux. Part 2

Friday 1st of July 2016 01:39:01 PM
This is the 2nd part of the how-to guide for Arch Linux installation.

Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

Friday 1st of July 2016 12:30:24 PM
Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon North America keynote.

A Red Hat wedding

Friday 1st of July 2016 11:21:47 AM
"There is no forking this project," Red Hat EVP Paul Cormier told a Texas couple as he united them in holy matrimony at the Red Hat Summit this week.

More in Tux Machines

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3

Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis today, July 25, 2016, announced the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system. Read more

In a Quiet Market for PCs, Chromebooks are Marching Steadily Forward

It's no secret that Chrome OS has not been the same striking success for Google that the Android OS has been. And yet, Chromebooks--portable computers running the platform--have not only found their niche, but they are also introducing a new generation to cloud computing. Chromebooks are firmly entrenched in the education market, where many young users have become used to the convention of storing apps and data in the cloud. Now, according to new research from Gartner, Chromebooks are ready to hit new milestones. Analysts there report that Chromebook shipment growth will be in the double digits this year. At the same time, though, Chromebooks have not become fixtures in the enterprise, replacing Windows PCs. Read more

Server Administration

  • SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand
    System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these professionals on Dice. Yet, despite the ongoing demand, finding and recruiting system administrators may be more of a challenge. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the quarterly unemployment rate for system administrators was 0.6%, well below the national quarterly average (4.9%) and the quarterly average for all tech professionals (2.1%). Employers thus need to focus more of their recruitment strategies on poaching this talent from competitors.
  • One Phrase Sysadmins Hate to Hear (And How to Avoid It)
    A few years later, sysarmy, the local IT community, was born as the "Support for those who give support." And in that spirit, for this 8th AdminFest edition, we want to do exactly that: support those who help others in our Q&A platform, sysarmy.com/help. Each 500 points a participant earns, he/she gets a free drink in return!
  • DevOps'n the Operating System
    John Willis takes a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and operating systems have converged. He spends most of the time forward looking at what and how unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. He ends with a demo of how containers, unikernels and Devops ideas can work together in the future.
  • 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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