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Microsoft's cunning plan to make Bing the leading search engine: Bribery

Friday 2nd of June 2017 03:05:52 AM
Binging for penniesThe uptake for Microsoft's long-suffering search engine, Bing, continues to be so dismal that Redmond has resorted to paying people to use it.…

Step By Step Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) LAMP Server Setup

Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:51:32 AM
Step By Step Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) LAMP Server Setup

Choose Your Favorite Linux Hacker SBCs and Enter to Win a Free Board

Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:37:11 AM
It’s once again time for our annual reader survey of open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200.

The first 5 things to do when your Linux server keels over

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:22:51 PM
Even Linux servers can go haywire some days. Here's the first steps you should take in troubleshooting and fixing them.

How to Upgrade Linux Kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:08:31 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade the Ubuntu kernel to use the latest mainline kernel build provided by the Ubuntu kernel Team. I will be using Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial Xerus with default kernel version 4.4 as basis upgrade it to the 4.11.2 kernel version.

Setting up Sun Java Wireless Toolkit on Linux Mint

Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:54:11 PM
This topic might be very strange to anyone who has no/very little knowledge of J2ME phones. But for those brave hearts who found this topic with the intention to create J2ME MIDlets, then you are at the right place! You might have configured Sun Wireless Toolkit on your Windows PC and struggled to set it up on your Linux system.

7 Ways to Check Who Is Logged-In Linux System

Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:39:51 PM
All the commands Show who is logged in Linux systems and what they are doing.

Automate remote linux commands from Windows terminal using plink.

Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:25:30 PM
Unlike putty which creates interactive ssh session to Linux or UNIX server, plink takes non-interactive ssh session. Using Plink we can automate remote linux commands from windows terminal.

Oracle asks for more time to finish Java 9

Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:11:10 PM
Eight weeks needed to sort out missing pieces of Jigsaw platform module systemOracle's asked for more time to sort out Java 9 in light of the community's rejection of the proposed Java Platform Module System.…

Avoid Using Lazy, Privileged Docker Containers

Thursday 1st of June 2017 03:56:50 PM
Running your container using privileged mode opens up a world of pain if your container is abused. Not only are your host's resources directly accessed with impunity by code within your container (a little like enabling the omnipotent CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) but you're also relinquishing the cgroups resource limitations which were added to the kernel as a level of protection, too.

How we brought the internet to Standing Rock

Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:42:30 PM
Last spring a group I follow on Facebook started sharing information about an oil pipeline, called the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), that was planned to go in the ground in North Dakota, and the Water Protectors, teenagers from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who were standing up to try to stop that from happening. As I watched the story unfold over the next few months, I knew that I wanted to go out there and see how the nonprofit organization I work for, Geeks Without Bounds, could help.read more

Best Retro Gaming Emulators for Linux

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:28:10 PM
Emulators open up a world of new gaming options on Linux. These retro gaming emulators allow you to play some of your old favorites on your PC.

Microsoft Azure container team releases first open-source developer tool

Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:13:50 PM
Microsoft releases Draft, an open-source tool to streamline development of applications running on Kubernetes. At CoreOS Fest in San Francisco, Calif., Microsoft's Gabe Monroy, lead project manager for containers on Microsoft Azure, announced the release of Draft, a tool to streamline development of applications running on any Kubernetes cluster.

A guide to bootstrapping your open source project with GitHub

Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:59:30 AM
There's much more to managing a project with git beyond just committing code and working with branches. GitHub-Driven Development is a process that will help you organize and manage the progression of a project on GitHub, although much of this could be applied to other systems, such as GitLab, as well. This concept isn't only for developers; it can be used for project managers or anyone involved in the development of a project—it could even be applied to non-code projects.read more

Contributing to Open Source Projects Is Key to Igalias Business

Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:45:10 AM
Igalia is an open source development company offering consultancy services for desktop, mobile, and web technologies. The company’s developers contribute code for several open source projects, including GNOME, WebKit, and the Linux kernel.

Supreme Court overturns Lexmark’s patent win on used printer cartridges

Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:30:50 AM
The US Supreme Court voted 7-1 to place more limits on the rights of patent-holders, striking down a decision by the nation's top patent court for the second time in two weeks.

Kubernetes leads container orchestration

Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:16:30 AM
According to a 451 Research study, containers are taking over cloud server deployments, and Kubernetes is taking over container orchestration.

How to Install Moodle 3.2 on CentOS 7

Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:02:10 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install the latest stable Moodle on CentOS 7. Moodle is an open source eLearning software written in PHP. It is used for distance education, e-learning projects, and blended learning. Moodle will run under the Nginx web server, using a MariaDB database server and using PHP-FPM7.0. For the operating system, we will use CentOS 7.

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  • Diskio Pi Wants to Be the Ultimate Open Source Tablet Powered by Raspberry Pi
    A new open source project hit Kickstarter a few days ago, and it caught our attention because it appears to be a versatile machine that's fully compatible with Raspberry Pi and Odroid single-board computers. Created by Guillaume Debray, an optician with 10+ years experience in making and selling glasses, yet a passionate computer engineer with deep knowledge of programming and hardware assembly and manufacturing processes, the Diskio Pi project wants to be the ultimate open source tablet powered by Raspberry Pi. Diskio Pi is the result of 18 months of development, and, in fact, it seems to be some sort of versatile device built on top of a single-board computer. It's currently compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero, Odroid C1, and Odroid C2 SBCs, and can run Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian Pixel, or Android.
  • The new Entroware Hybris could make a reasonable Linux gaming laptop
    Entroware, the UK-based Linux hardware vendor have released two newer laptops and one of them could be a reasonable gaming unit.
  • Chrome OS' Upcoming Night Light Feature Gets "Sunset to Sunrise" Automatic Mode
    The fantastic Chrome OS team over at Google is on a rampage, and after teasing us with the revamped sign-in/lock screens and new power management settings, today François Beaufort revealed yet another cool feature for our Chromebooks. This time, the developer announced on his Google+ page that the Chrome OS team is working on implementing an automatic "Sunset to Sunrise" mode for the upcoming Night Light feature, which should improve our sleep after using a Chromebook at night and ensures reduced strain on the eyes by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the display.
  • CrossOver for Android Lets You Run Windows Apps on Intel-Based Chromebooks
    CodeWeavers‏, the commercial company behind the well-known CrossOver for Linux and Mac application that lets users install and run Windows apps and games is still working to release an Android version. Dubbed CrossOver Android, the project has been in development for the past year, and while it's still in an Alpha state, it looks like it is already capable of running Windows software on Intel-based Chromebooks and Android tablets. Since then, the project kept updating CrossOver for Android with new features.
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Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights include compute shaders for OpenGL and OpenGL ES, improved performance and improved Linux distribution support. Read more