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How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:56:28 AM
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this more

Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Up to Release Candidate State, Raspberry Pi 3 Image Is Out

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 05:47:51 AM
This past weekend, Ubuntu Snappy developer Michael Vogt announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system.

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears denied fees after winning patent case

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 04:39:14 AM
It's getting easier than ever for defendants to win fees in patent cases, especially against "non-practicing entities" with no products. But don't tell that to pop stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receive KDE Plasma 5.8.2 and KDE Apps 16.08.2, Lots More

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 03:30:37 AM
With great pleasure, Chakra GNU/Linux developers Neofytos Kolokotronis informed the community about the latest open source software projects and technologies that landed in the stable repositories of the distribution.

Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 02:22:00 AM
A selfless act and a new Linux computer set some truly amazing life-changing wheels into motion. Fact is, something happened to Diane and me 2 months ago that can be described as no less than an "Oprah Moment"...a number of circumstances that accumulated into nothing less than a True Magic Moment. Stick around...Linux is a part of this.

Meet writers, moderators, and interviewees at All Things Open

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 01:13:23 AM
Dozens of writers, moderators, and interviewees will converge in Raleigh, North Carolina this week at All Things Open. We've rounded up a list of their talks to help you track them down and meet them in person. Also be sure to stop by the booth to meet our editors and grab swag.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 12:04:46 AM
As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.

Install Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 24th of October 2016 10:56:09 PM
Laravel is a PHP web application framework which is intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. It has an expressive, elegant syntax and provides tools needed for large, robust applications.

Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Is Open for Development, GCC Linaro Used for ARM Port

Monday 24th of October 2016 09:47:32 PM
Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose informs the community of one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions in the world that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 operating system is now officially open for development.

How Bad Is Dirty COW?

Monday 24th of October 2016 08:50:21 PM
“Dirty COW” is a serious Linux kernel vulnerability that was recently discovered to have been lurking in the code for more than nine years. It is pretty much guaranteed that if you’re using any version of Linux or Android released in the past decade, you’re vulnerable. But what is this vulnerability, exactly, and how does it work?

A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

Monday 24th of October 2016 07:53:10 PM
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about.Though Gina Likins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following:read more

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1

Monday 24th of October 2016 06:55:59 PM
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1, and how to install ISPConfig. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Monday 24th of October 2016 05:58:48 PM
Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on a nice evening at the Ethereum.

9 Reasons not to Install Nagios in your Company

Monday 24th of October 2016 05:01:37 PM
Looking for replacing Nagios? Are you assessing Nagios for your it monitoring? Then, I strongly recommend you to read this article

Distributing encryption software may break the law

Monday 24th of October 2016 04:04:26 PM
Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control more

Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

Monday 24th of October 2016 03:07:15 PM
The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-5195, that has existed in the Linux kernel for the past nine years and is already being exploited in the wild.

What is the GRUB2 boot loader?

Monday 24th of October 2016 02:10:04 PM
There are various things that make up an operating system. In any operating system, one of the most critical parts is powering on the machine. During this process, the computer will execute a small program in read-only memory (ROM) to... Continue Reading →

Qubes Linux Distribution - Security By Isolation

Monday 24th of October 2016 01:12:53 PM
Qubes is a Fedora Based Linux Operating System to provide better security by using virtualization. Qubes is developed by Poland developers that includes Joanna Rutkowska, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki and many others. The first Qubes version was released on 3 Sep, 2012. Currently, Qubes is on version 3.2. It is developed under GPL v2 license its default user interface is KDE and Xfce.

KSM as instack-virt-setup accelerator HA Overcloud Deployment (RDO Newton) with two Compute Nodes

Monday 24th of October 2016 11:12:16 AM
Due to getting errors in /var/log/mistral/executor.log on regular basis attemptingto deploy overcloud via TripleO QuickStart. I was just wondering how much can assist KSM&&KSMTUNED to achieve a goal to set up 5 VMs (6.7GB,1 VCPU)running in overcloud and "instack VM" undercloud with 4 VCPUs,8GB RAM and 4GB swap file on 32GB RAM total on VIRTHOST.

Linux Kernels 3.16.38, 3.12.66, 3.10.104, and 3.2.83 Patched Against "Dirty COW"

Monday 24th of October 2016 09:17:54 AM
We reported the other day that an ancient bug, which existed in the Linux kernel since 2005, was patched in several recent updates, namely Linux kernel 4.8.3, Linux kernel 4.7.9, and Linux kernel 4.4.26 LTS.

More in Tux Machines

KNOPPIX 7.7.1 Distro Officially Released with Debian Goodies, Linux Kernel 4.7.9

Believe it or not, Klaus Knopper is still doing his thing with the KNOPPIX GNU/Linux distribution, which was just updated to version 7.7.1 to offer users the latest open source software and technologies. Read more

CentOS 6 Linux Servers Receive Important Kernel Security Patch, Update Now

We reported a couple of days ago that Johnny Hughes from the CentOS Linux team published an important kernel security advisory for users of the CentOS 7 operating system. Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Why GNU/Linux ports can be less performant, a more in-depth answer
    When it comes to data handling, or rather data manipulation, different APIs can perform it in different ways. In one, you might simply be able to modify some memory and all is ok. In another, you might have to point to a copy and say "use that when you can instead and free the original then". This is not a one way is better than the other discussion - it's important only that they require different methods of handling it. Actually, OpenGL can have a lot of different methods, and knowing the "best" way for a particular scenario takes some experience to get right. When dealing with porting a game across though, there may not be a lot of options: the engine does things a certain way, so that way has to be faked if there's no exact translation. Guess what? That can affect OpenGL state, and require re-validation of an entire rendering pipeline, stalling command submission to the GPU, a.k.a less performance than the original game. It's again not really feasible to rip apart an entire game engine and redesign it just for that: take the performance hit and carry on. Note that some decisions are based around _porting_ a game. If one could design from the ground up with OpenGL, then OpenGL would likely give better performance...but it might also be more difficult to develop and test for. So there's a bit of a trade-off there, and most developers are probably going to be concerned with getting it running on Windows first, GNU/Linux second. This includes engine developers.
  • Why Linux games often perform worse than on Windows
    Drivers on Windows are tweaked rather often for specific games. You often see a "Game Ready" (or whatever term they use now) driver from Nvidia and AMD where they often state "increased performance in x game by x%". This happens for most major game releases on Windows. Nvidia and AMD have teams of people to specifically tweak the drivers for games on Windows. Looking at Nvidia specifically, in the last three months they have released six new drivers to improve performance in specific games.
  • Thoughts on 'Stellaris' with the 'Leviathans Story Pack' and latest patch, a better game that still needs work
  • Linux community has been sending their love to Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media
    This is awesome to see, people in the community have sent both Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media some little care packages full of treats. Since Aspyr Media have yet to bring us the new Civilization game, it looks like Linux users have been guilt-tripping the porters into speeding up, or just sending them into a sugar coma.
  • Feral Interactive's Linux ports may come with Vulkan sooner than we thought
  • Using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio makes Linux game recording really great
    I had been meaning to try out Nvidia's NVENC for a while, but I never really bothered as I didn't think it would make such a drastic difference in recording gaming videos, but wow does it ever! I was trying to record a game recently and all other methods I tried made the game performance utterly dive, making it impossible to record it. So I asked for advice and eventually came to this way.

Leftovers: Software

  • DocKnot 1.00
    I'm a bit of a perfectionist about package documentation, and I'm also a huge fan of consistency. As I've slowly accumulated more open source software packages (alas, fewer new ones these days since I have less day-job time to work on them), I've developed a standard format for package documentation files, particularly the README in the package and the web pages I publish. I've iterated on these, tweaking them and messing with them, trying to incorporate all my accumulated wisdom about what information people need.
  • Shotwell moving along
    A new feature that was included is a contrast slider in the enhancement tool, moving on with integrating patches hanging around on Bugzilla for quite some time.
  • GObject and SVG
    GSVG is a project to provide a GObject API, using Vala. It has almost all, with some complementary, interfaces from W3C SVG 1.1 specification. GSVG is LGPL library. It will use GXml as XML engine. SVG 1.1 DOM interfaces relays on W3C DOM, then using GXml is a natural choice. SVG is XML and its DOM interfaces, requires to use Object’s properties and be able to add child DOM Elements; then, we need a new set of classes.
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6 Office Suite Released for Enterprise Deployments with 68 Fixes
    Today, October 27, 2016, we've been informed by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite. You're reading that right, LibreOffice 5.1 got a new update not the current stable LibreOffice 5.2 branch, as The Document Foundation is known to maintain at least to versions of its popular office suite, one that is very well tested and can be used for enterprise deployments and another one that offers the latest technologies.