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7 rules for creating world class technical documentation

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 09:04:51 PM
At the 2016 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 14x), long-time tech writer and editor Bob Reselman will give a talk called The 7 Rules for Creating World Class Technical Documentation, v.2016, which is based on an article he wrote more than six years ago. In this interview, he offers an update to the rules, and talks about how attitudes toward project documentation are changing.

How to access Amazon Cloud Drive from the command line on Linux

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 08:07:40 PM
In today's online retail market dominated by cut throat competitions, one player stands in the forefront, leaving the pack far behind, and that is Amazon. Amazon has been judiciously expanding its business model to satisfy consumer appetites, and I think Amazon Prime membership lies in the center of its expanding business model. Starting out as unlimited free-shipping membership, Amazon Prime has grown over time to include a variety of other perks, including unlimited streaming music, movies and TV dramas, unlimited photo gallery, free e-book library, and now same-day/one-day delivery.

What's unique about open source people

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 07:10:29 PM
Welcome, one and all, to 2016. I wish every one of you a happy and prosperous new year. I have been meaning to write this column for a while. It is one part observation, one part lecture, and mostly utter rambling, so please do stay with me. I hope that, if nothing else, this column shares an important insight that came to me a while back that you may find interesting.

Drupal Hardens Its Security in Response to Criticism

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 06:13:18 PM
The open-source Drupal content-management system (CMS) is talking steps to help protect against multiple potential risks that have been publicly revealed. On Jan. 6, security research vendor IOactive first disclosed the issues, which are focused on the Drupal update process. The Drupal project's security team is aware of the concerns and is fixing all the issues, though it is also downplaying the overall risk.

What the community has taught me about open organizations

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 05:16:07 PM
When I was pitching The Open Organization, publishers always asked me the same question: "Is this a book about management or leadership?" And my answer was always the same: "The Open Organization is a book about management." After all, it's about the ways Red Hat, the open organization I lead, uses a networked organizational model (one we adopt from the open source world) to make decisions and coordinate, and those are management issues.

First Opera Stable Update for 2016 Brings Netflix and Linux Renderer Fixes

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 04:18:56 PM
The Opera developers have issued their first stable update for their Internet browser. It’s not as big as we hoped for, but at least, it comes with an important fix for a Linux-only issue.

Transform Your Ubuntu Into Windows 10 Look

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 03:21:45 PM
Ubuntu comes with two default themes namely Ambiance and Rediance. Both of the themes are nice and simple. But isn't it better if you can make Ubuntu more attractive by installing custom themes? Yes you can! Ubuntu and all other Linux distributions allow you to install custom themes. In this tutorial I'll show you how you can transform your Ubuntu to like Windows 10 by installing custom Windows 10 looking theme.

Top 10 open source legal developments in 2015

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 02:24:34 PM
In 2015 there were a variety of legal issues of importance to the FOSS (free and open source) community. Continuing the tradition of looking back over the top ten legal developments in FOSS, my selection of the top ten issues for 2015 is as follows..

First Mini-STX motherboard and mini-PC pop up at CES

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 01:27:23 PM
ASRock unveiled what it says are the world’s first Mini-STX motherboard and mini-PC, based on 6th Gen Intel Core (“Skylake”) processors, up to 65W TDP. ASRock was among a handful companies to announce Mini-ITX form factor motherboards based on Intel’s 6th Gen Core (Skylake) last August, a month prior to Intel’s formal Skylake processor rollout […]

Gmail and a Can of Spam

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 12:30:12 PM
But this incident wasn’t to be pushed aside. The emails started coming in faster and faster, until I acknowledged that I had a real problem. Security hasn’t been and isn’t my strong suit. My passwords are almost an afterthought. After all, I am running Linux. What could go wrong?

Upcoming Features of Fedora 24 Linux, the Alpha Build Arrives on March 1, 2016

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 12:14:02 PM
This article should provide you with all the details you'll need to know about the upcoming Linux kernel-based operating system from Red Hat, for now.

All Systems z are Go: IBM ports Google language to mainframes

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 11:16:51 AM
Hm, why could that be? Could it be to run things like Docker?IBM has brought the open-source Go programming language to its System z mainframes.…

Project Tango resurfaces in Lenovo and Intel phone designs

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 10:19:40 AM
Lenovo announced an Android phone using Google’s Project Tango technology, and Intel released a Project Tango development phone with its RealSense camera. When Lenovo acquired Motorola from Google in 2014, Motorola’s [he]#8220[/he]Advanced Research and Projects” (ATAP) group and Project Tango computer vision project stayed with Google. Now, however, Lenovo is moving forward with a Project [[he]#8230[/he]]

BlackArch Linux Provides Over 1330 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISOs Out Now

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 09:22:29 AM
The development team behind the BlackArch OS, a penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux, have announced the release of BlackArch 2016.01.10.

Configuring Ubuntu style sudo privilege authorization on Debian

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 08:25:18 AM
The following lines will describe a procedure on how to mimic Ubuntu's sudo privilege authorization system on Debian Linux. Sudo allows users to run programs with the authorization privileges of another user by supplying their own password for authentication.

FOSS Rock Stars at SCALE 14x

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 07:28:07 AM
Sure you go to Linux expos such as SCALE to sharpen your coding skills and to learn about how to get your hands dirty going under the hood with you favorite open source applications. You might even go to learn a little bit about the business of open source. But you have to admit that an added attraction is just getting to see presentations from FOSS rock stars, the well known movers and shakers who have taken a big part in shaping the past, present and future of free and open source software. These are people whose presentations you’ll be tempted to attend no matter what the subject because…well, just because. Some of these are legends; some are not. But they’re all rock stars.

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 06:30:56 AM
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE was released over the weekend, and it brings a ton of updates and various other changes for the operating system. We now take a closer look at the OS in a quick screenshot tour.

Manjaro Linux GNOME 16.01 Community Edition Gets a First Release Candidate

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 05:33:45 AM
The Manjaro Linux community was proud to announce the availability of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux GNOME 16.01 Community Edition operating system.

Best open source email security products

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 04:36:34 AM
Email security is of paramount concern in any organization. A significant percentage of malware is delivered via email, on the premise that an unsuspecting user will open the message, allowing the malware payload onto the user's machine. From there, malware can worm its way into the network and wreak various kinds of havoc, often undetected, sometimes for months or even years. We decided to review four open source products to see if they could deliver enterprise-grade security. The four products were CipherMail, MailScanner Scrollout F1 and hMailServer.

602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 03:39:23 AM
Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

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Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0?

Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team at work and things got a bit busier than usual. There was a plus side to this: some last moment bug fixes which could be applied to my scripts – the result of having more evenings available to test. Therefore the new release is not labeled “0.5.0” but “0.5.1” Read more

Leftovers: KDE

  • Cantor migrating to Phabricator: which tools our contributors must to use
    Projects and software developed by KDE community are going to migrate for a new tool to manage our code, commits, reviews, tasks, and more. This tool is Phabricator and you can visit the instance for KDE projects in this address. Since November 2015 we are migrating Cantor to Phabricator. After our first successful review code some days ago, I decided to write a post about which tools our contributors must to use while the migration process is not finished.
  • Kdenlive's sprint report
    Last week-end, Vincent and me met in Lausanne for a Kdenlive sprint. One of our goal was to merge Gurjot Singh Bhatti's GSoC work on curves for keyframes. This was more work than expected and we spent many hours trying fix the curves and make keyframes behave correctly. Not much time was left for sleep, but we still managed to get outside to make a group (!) picture in the woods above Lausanne.
  • Jekyll 3.x
    I’ve found three different types of transition issues (it is cool to look at these in a project I do not upgrade on a daily basis like Plasma and the rest of the KDE software).
  • kdev-python on Windows: try it!
    I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways.

Manjaro ARM launched

Hi community, wonderful news in regard of architecture expanding within Manjaro Linux. It all started with a simple post on our developers mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM … Just after one month of development our first alpha release is now ready. So what is this all about? Manjaro Arm is a project aimed to bring you the simplicity and customability that is Manjaro to ARM devices. These devices are growing in numbers and can be used for any number of applications. Most famous is the Raspberry Pi series and BeagleBoard series. Read more

Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra Suite 2.9.11 now available

The 4th update for KDE's Plasma 5.5.x series is now available to all Chakra users. According to the release schedule, unless new issues occur, this will be the last update for this series before 5.6 gets released next month. Plasma 5.5.4 as usually includes a month's translations and bugfixes, with the authors highlighting the improvements for handling multi-screen setups. The Calligra Suite also receives a bugfix update to version 2.9.11, which mainly provides fixes for krita and kexi. Read more