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Linux has been around as an open-source, free operating system for quite some time... More companies announced support this week, including Ford. 7 car companies are now involved.
How to install the sbopkg Slackbuids.org package manager with Slackware 14.1.
After Fedora 23, all Fedora Linux lovers are waiting for the Fedora 24 to come with exciting features, changes and improvements. But due to the current changes proposed by the developers need more time to accommodate into the Fedora 24, so the release schedule has been updated by 2 weeks. But here is the benefit also to this schedule update.
Wind River announced a “Helix Chassis” connected car software suite, featuring Linux-based “Cockpit,” VxWorks-based “Drive,” and cloud-based IoT functions. Intel software subsidiary Wind River has been busy developing its automotive oriented software for several years. The results of this process have ranged from safety critical, real-time control software based on its venerable VxWorks RTOS, to […]
Being a system administrator is all about understanding what's going on underneath the hood of the machines you maintain. What really happens when a service runs or a command is executed? One tool to help system administrators keep tabs on how programs are interfacing with the operating system beneath them is strace.read more
It is with great pleasure to present to you a first KaOS ISO for 2016.As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.18.0, Plasma 5.5.3 and KDE Applications 15.12.1. Plasma 5.5 has brought new features in the Widget Explorer, expanded options in the Applications Launchers, new widgets including Color Picker & Disk Quota, restored support for legacy system tray icons, default font has moved to Noto and Desktop Tweaks for different handling of widgets plus option to disable the desktop toolbox.
Schuyler St. Leger is one of the superheroes of the maker movement. He's a speaker, young maker, and was featured in Make magazine. His famous presentation, Why I love my 3-D Printer has received over 300,000 views on YouTube.read more
A new Steam beta update has been released by Valve, and it brings a few fixes for the Steam Controller and some of the other components. The Steam developers have been pretty active in the past few weeks, and it looks like they are still working to improve the Steam Controller functionality. As it stands right now, any user that bought a Steam Controller still needs the Beta branch of the client, if they want to use it as they should.
Like many others in my generation, I started out using computers with names like Apple II and Commodore 64 before moving on to Windows. I can still remember the Windows 3.1 that sat in my parents' house for years in high school. I then left computers alone for a while and decided to work on cars for a living, just as OBD II was becoming the standard.
The Ubuntu developers have set up a PPA for anyone who wants to try GNOME Software in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and users have been asked to provide feedback. One of the most interesting things that came out of the latest Ubuntu Developer Summit was the fact that Canonical wanted to ditch the Ubuntu Software Center for GNOME Software. This information has been very well received by the community, which is not terribly fond of that particular application.
Zero-day exploits are a hacker's best friend. They attack vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker and are therefore unpatched. Criminal hackers and intelligence agencies use zero day exploits to open a stealth door into your system, and because antivirus companies also don't know about them, the exploits can remain undetected for years before they're discovered. Until now, they've usually been uncovered only by chance.
In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight an interview with Bob Reselman about documentation best practices, the top 10 legal developments of last year in FOSS, two tutorials for Linux and music, and the results of our poll asking which Linux distro do you use?