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Eight Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint Xfce 18.x

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:04:18 PM
After you get Linux up and running on your computer, there are still a few things left to do. Here's a short list of things newcomers might find helpful.

How to do line-by-line comparison of files in Linux using diff command

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 09:49:58 PM
In Linux, the diff command can be used to compare two files, but the thing is that there's a slight learning curve involved with this utility. If you don't know how diff works, and are looking for quick tutorial to get started, look no further, as in this article, we will discuss the basics of this command along with some easy to understand examples.

Physical server vs Virtual server: All you need to know

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:35:38 PM
In this blog post, we will explain the key differences between the physical and the virtual server from a customer’s perspective. We will also try to debunk some of the myths along the way. Hopefully, this will help individuals and companies make better decisions when purchasing a server.

How to setup JAVA Environment Variables on Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 07:21:17 PM
Most of us still getting confusion to Setup JAVA Environment Variable in Linux. Hit our link for further details

KDE Plasma 5.8.5 released

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 06:06:57 PM
KDE team has announced the point release for their KDE Plasma 5.8 build, KDE Plasma 5.8.5 has been announced just a moment ago.Basically, this point update is a bugfix update with some bugs fixed, found in the previous release so far.[.....]

Sometimes My Office Goes with Me

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 04:52:37 PM
A year or so ago, I wrote a short article titled "Network GoBag". During the past year, I've gotten lots of email about that bagand actually quite a few questions about working while traveling ingeneral.

Science Needs an Upgrade to ‘Open’

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:38:17 PM
For too long, much of our science has been kept behind doors that are both closed and locked. It's past time to bring openness to science, in much the same way we're bringing openness to software.

How to Play DVDs in Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 02:30:39 PM
Due to legal implications, playing DVDs in Linux is not as straightforward as it should be. Here’s how you can configure your system to play DVDs in Linux.

Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:36:17 PM
You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat's Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it.

Magic-Device-Tool App Now Available as a Snap, Will Soon Support Lineage OS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 10:41:55 AM
Marius Quabeck, the creator of the magic-device-tool software that lets users install or replace their mobile operating systems, announced the fact that the tool is now available as a Snap.

CyanogenMod is dead. Long live LineageOS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:47:33 AM
Cyanogen has switched gears, leaving the Android variant CyanogenMod in the lurch, CyanogenMod[he]#039[/he]s developers aren't giving up. They're forking the code into LineageOS.

Best of Opensource.com: Law

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 06:53:11 AM
2016 has been quite a year for licensing and technology ownership cases, and we had some interesting articles indeed.One topic that has the attention of many in the open source world is that of GPL enforcement, and so when the GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware was dismissed many took an interest.

Tiny Atom-based x86 SBC debuts edge expansion scheme

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 04:58:49 AM
ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a rugged, Linux-ready SBC with an Atom E3800 and a new, compact 75 x 75mm “Edge-Connect” form factor with dual PCIe. San Diego based ADL Embedded Solutions has long been known for its MIL/AERO oriented PC/104 boards, and has more recently delivered 3.5-inch boards like the 4th Gen Intel Core based ADLQM867HD.

Krampus adopts one free software tool for each month in 2017

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:04:27 AM
Curious how Krampus is doing this year? Well, as the recently hired manager of Krampus's open source programs office, I'm excited to tell you that we have an ambitious plan to adopt one free software tool during each month of the coming year.

Setting up SoftEther VPN Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:10:05 AM
Whether you want to be able to connect remotely to your corporate network or to construct a virtual network between two remote points, through an unsecure network (eg: Internet), you will somehow need a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN allows you to securely connect to a remote LAN (Local Area Network) through Internet or untrusted networks.

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Monday 26th of December 2016 11:15:43 PM
Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The... Continue Reading →

Fedora 26 will have an LXQt Spin. Here’s what it looks like now

Monday 26th of December 2016 09:21:21 PM
The effort to produce a Fedora LXQt Spin is still young, so you have an opportunity to contribute.How?Well, there’s a Remix that you can download, test and report any bugs you find. You can also chime in on what applications should ship in the finished product. Details on the effort, including a link to download an ISO image, are available here.

More in Tux Machines

Google seeks dev feedback for putting AI on Raspberry Pi

Google will bring its AI and machine learning technology to the Raspberry Pi this year, and has posted a survey seeking input. Google is planning to deliver tools for the Raspberry Pi later this year built around its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, according to a Raspberry Pi Foundation blog entry. The announcement links to a Google survey that seeks to determine what kind of tools RPi developers would find most useful. Read more

Hands-On: Installing openSUSE Tumbleweed, Manjaro, and Debian GNU/Linux on my new notebook

In my previous post about installing Linux on my new, very low-priced laptop (the Asus X540S), I went through the initial setup of Windows 10 Home. My first impressions of the laptop were very mixed. The size and weight are nice, but the overall construction doesn't feel very good. The case feels like very thin plastic, the keyboard doesn't feel good at all, it has a particularly cheesy version of the dreaded "clickpad" (a touchpad with integrated buttons), and the power connection didn't feel very stable. Read more

Rugged, compact IoT gateway runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Axiomtek’s DIN-rail ready “ICO100-839” IoT controller offers an Atom x5-E3930, 8-bit DIO, mini-PCIe, mSATA, extended temp support, and a compact footprint. The ICO100-839 is one of the first embedded computers to use Intel’s recent “Apollo Lake” generation of 14nm-fabricated Atom SoCs. Like the Advantech UTX-3117, the fanless ICO100-839 is referred to as an IoT gateway, and runs on a dual-core Atom X5-E3930 clocked from 1.3GHz to 1.8GHz. The ICO100-839, which is also called an industrial IoT controller, is a stripped down, but updated version of the Bay Trail Atom based ICO300 DIN-rail controller. Last year, the ICO300 was followed by an almost identical ICO300-MI gateway, which added Intel IoT Gateway Technology and Wind River Intelligent Device Platform software. Read more

today's leftovers

  • GoboLinux 016
    GoboLinux is available for 64-bit x86 computers exclusively. The ISO I downloaded for GoboLinux 016 was 958MB in size. Booting from the installation media brings up a text-based menu system where we are asked to select our preferred language from a list of six European languages. We are then asked to select our keyboard's layout from another list. At this point, the system drops us to a command prompt where we are logged in as the root user. The default shell is zsh. A welcome message lets us know we can run the startx command to launch a desktop environment or run the Installer command to begin installing the distribution.
  • Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime
    The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup.
  • It’s ‘Best Linux Distro’ Time Again
    It’s time to start the process of choosing the FOSS Force Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Desktop Linux Distro for 2016. This is the third outing for our annual poll, which began in a March, 2015 contest that was won by Ubuntu, which bested runner-up Linux Mint by only 11 votes. Last year we moved the voting up to January, in a contest which saw Arch Linux as the overall winner, with elementary OS in second place. Just like last year, this year’s polling will be a two round process. The first round, which began early Friday afternoon when the poll quietly went up on our front page, is a qualifying round. In this round, we’re offering a field of 19 of the top 20 distros on Distrowatch’s famous “Page Hit Ranking” list. Those whose favorite distro isn’t on the list shouldn’t worry — your distro’s not out of the game yet. Below the poll there’s a place to write-in any distro that’s not in the poll to be tallied for possible inclusion in the second and final round of polling to follow.
  • Tracktion NAMM 2017 Preview [Ed: Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu]
  • Snapdragon 410E SBC offers long lifecycle support at $85
    The Linux/Android-ready Inforce 6309L is a cheaper version of the DragonBoard 410c-like Inforce 6309. It sacrifices GbE and LVDS, but has 10-year support. Inforce Computing has released a more affordable and slightly less feature rich version of its commercial-oriented, circa-2015 Inforce 6309 SBC. Like the Inforce 6309, the new Inforce 6309L has the same 85 x 54mm footprint and much the same feature set as Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed, community-backed DragonBoard 410c SBC. It also offers the same Linux and Android BSPs used by the DragonBoard 410c, one of the first SBCs to adopt Linaro’s 96Boards form-factor.
  • It’s time to spring-clean your IT contracts
    The start of a new year is a time for review and planning, in business, as well as in our personal lives. It’s likely that you will be focused on finalising your company’s objectives and strategy for the year ahead. But it’s also important to consider whether the tools and processes that you have in place remain fit for purpose – and that includes your contract templates and contractual risk and compliance processes. When it comes to the law, “the only thing that is constant is change”. Without fail, each year brings the introduction of new legislation, case law and regulatory guidance that may have an impact on your contracts – whether it’s the terms of use or privacy policy for your website or app, or the contract terms that you use when supplying or purchasing technology services. Therefore, it’s important to carry out a regular review of your contract terms (and any existing contracts) to make sure that they remain compliant with law and are future-proofed as much as possible in terms of new legal and regulatory developments that you know are around the corner.
  • Chinese investors buy owner of PCWorld, IDC
    International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine, several other tech journals and the IDC market research organisation, has been bought by two Chinese investors. China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital (no affiliate of IDG) have paid between US$500 million and US$1 billion for IDG sans its high-performance computing research businesses. The two Chinese entities had made separate bids but were told by investment banker Goldman Sachs to join hands. The sale of IDG has been cleared by the US Committee on Foreign Investment and should be completed by end of the first quarter this year. China Oceanwide Holdings Group, founded by chairman Zhiqiang Lu, is active in financial services, real estate, technology, and media among others.