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Bang & Olufsen's RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 12:50:34 PM
B[he]O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to...

Learn to write Linux Device Driver

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 11:41:57 AM
The course covers the key issues in developing and testing Linux device drivers. This three days course provides substantial practice with the key steps in developing Linux device drivers. The course shows attendees how device drivers work with the Linux kernel, how to compile and load drivers, how to debug drivers, as well as other essential topics.

HTTP/2 Server Push Directive Lands in Nginx 1.13.9

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 10:33:20 AM
Open source web server now benefits from new HTTP/2 directive that can help to accelerate web page delivery.

Oracle-Supported Port of DTrace?, Linux Foundation Announces Akraino, New Feral Interactive Game and Qt 5.11 Alpha

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 09:24:42 AM
News briefs for February 20, 2018.

How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 08:16:05 AM
In the early days of the internet, if you wanted to launch an application, you had to buy or rent hardware. This was a physical server or a rack of servers, and you needed one server per application, so it was expensive. In 2001, VMware came out with virtualization—software that allowed users to run multiple applications on the same hardware. The cost savings for businesses were tremendous.

Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 07:07:28 AM
I am so sick and tired of crap security news about Android and Linux. In the latest example, GoSecure claims it's discovered Chaos: a Stolen Backdoor Rising Again. Yeah. Right. Let's look closer.

LibreOffice 6.1 Arrives in August with Revamped Online Experience, New Features

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 05:58:51 AM
LibreOffice 6.1 is being prepared by The Document Foundation for an August 2018 release, promising to add more enhancements and some new features to the popular open-source office suite.

Best Web Browser

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 04:50:14 AM
Take a look at the rankings for this week's Readers' Choice category. When the Firefox team released Quantum in November 2017, they boasted it was "over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago", and Linux Journal readers generally agreed, going as far as to name it their favorite web browser.

Microchip releases first Linux-friendly COM with open source SAMA5D entry

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 03:41:37 AM
Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM.

Using Wildcards In Virtual Hosts On Apache

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 02:33:00 AM
Virtual hosts in apache take incoming requests and point them to the correct directory. Here we will look into using wildcards to automate sub domains.

The AI era: 4 skills IT pros need to develop

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 01:24:23 AM
Winning in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence will require IT pros to master these skills.

How to Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 12:15:46 AM
Apache Maven is a software project management tool based on the POM (Project, Object, Model) concept. Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

How slowing down made me a better leader

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 11:07:09 PM
Early in my career, I thought the most important thing I could do was act. If my boss said jump, my reply was "how high?"read more

Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 09:58:32 PM
No, there's not a new security hole that gives attackers complete control over Linux servers. But, if you use a poor password, yes, you can still get hacked. Imagine!

Canonical Data Collection, Netflix 1080p on Linux, Wine Staging & more | This Week in Linux 21

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 08:49:55 PM
VIDEO: We've got a lot of distro news from Ubuntu, Solus, Fedora, Linux Lite and more. Updates for Linux 4.16 development. Plus Librem 5 Progress Report, Netflix 1080p on Linux, LinuxBoot Project and more.

Hackers Turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux Tablet with KDE Plasma Desktop

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 07:41:18 PM
Hacking group fail0verflow? have managed to install a graphical user interface on the Nintendo Switch after announcing last week that the gaming console was hacked to run a Linux-based operating system.

Choosing project names: 4 key considerations

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 06:32:41 PM
Working on a new open source project, you're focused on the code—getting that great new idea released so you can share it with the world. And you'll want to attract new contributors, so you need a terrific name for your project.read more

Find Large Files in Linux

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 05:24:04 PM
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Securing your Linux web server

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 04:15:27 PM
A partial guide to Linux (LAMP) website security through the proper use of system groups, process isolation, and regular audits of your system resources.

How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 02:54:17 PM
I was an undergraduate student when I discovered Linux in 1993. I was so excited to have the power of a Unix system right in my dorm room, but despite its many capabilities, Linux lacked applications. Word processors like LibreOffice and OpenOffice were years away. If you wanted to use a word processor, you likely booted your system into MS-DOS and used WordPerfect, the shareware GalaxyWrite, or a similar program.read more

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OSS Leftovers

  • Sunjun partners with Collabora to offer LibreOffice in the Cloud
  • Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
    You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?
  • PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute
  • SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources
    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
  • Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.