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The impact of the Linux philosophy

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:40:18 PM
All operating systems have a philosophy. And, the philosophy of an operating system matters. What is the Linux philosophy and how does it affect the community? How has it changed software development for the ages?Whether we know it or not, most of us have some sort of philosophy of life. It may be as simple as, "Be kind to others," or it might be a very complex life philosophy.Many companies have some sort of philosophy as well. They may be unwritten or well-documented. When I worked at IBM, from 1974 through 1995, the IBM philosophy was well-documented and strongly ingrained in the culture. IBM's philosophy covered its business practices and how employees, customers, and suppliers were to be treated. The IBM prime directive, as it were, was to treat everyone fairly, with respect and more

How to use matplotlib for scientific plotting on Linux

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 01:43:07 PM
If you want an efficient, automatable solution for producing high-quality scientific plots in Linux, then consider using matplotlib. Matplotlib is a Python-based open-source scientific plotting package with a license based on the Python Software Foundation license. The extensive documentation and examples, integration with Python and the NumPy scientific computing package, and automation capability are just [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

How to install GIMP v2.8.14 on Ubuntu

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 12:45:56 PM
GIMP is a multi-platform image manipulation software (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It is perfect for many photo manipulation tasks, including images composition and construction, photo retouching etc. Unfortunately, version 2.8.14 is not available in core Ubuntu repositories so here is how to install it on Ubuntu 14.04.

Firefox 34 Makes It Official: Google Is Out, Yahoo Is In

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:59:58 AM
Firefox 34, which includes eight security fixes, is the first version since Mozilla announced it was dropping Google for Yahoo as its default search engine.

Manjaro Linux 0.8.11 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:02:47 AM
We are happy to announce the final release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.11. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship components from the Xfce 4.11 series after having tested them in-house, ensuring suitability for everyday use. This edition now uses LightDM for login management, display locking and user switching, including custom integration for Xfce. Spearheaded by the Turkish Manjaro community, our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel and with the perks of Manjaro's latest tools.

Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 04:05:36 AM
Getting Linux Mint to work is simple.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 7 x86_64 (nginx, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 03:08:25 AM
This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 7 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3 on it.

Install an SSL certificate on a Linux VPS with the DirectAdmin control panel

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:11:14 AM
Using an SSL certificate is a very important security factor if you use or collect sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, email accounts, etc…This tutorial shows you how to create a certificate signing request (CSR) and install an SSL certificate on a Linux VPS with the DirectAdmin control panel.

New FUZE Tribute Special Edition

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 01:14:03 AM
The team behind the FUZE – a highly regarded programming and electronics workstation designed to make real programming easy and accessible to children and adults alike, have released a tribute special edition unit styled up like the BBC Micro. Initially only 100 units are being made.

Tiny i.MX6 COM and dev kit offer triple camera inputs

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 12:16:52 AM
E-con released a Linux-friendly i.MX6 based COM with optional eMMC, WiFi, BLE, Ethernet, and -40 to 85°C support, plus a dev kit with triple camera inputs. The eSOMiMX6 follows a long line of E-Con Systems eSOM computer-on-modules featuring Linux support.

Installing Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

Monday 1st of December 2014 11:19:41 PM
Installing Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. The following article guides you through the steps on how to install the latest Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. Apache Tomcat (previously known as Jakarta Tomcat) is an application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation that executes Java servlets and renders Web pages that include Java Server Page coding.

CONTAINER WARS! CoreOS blasts at Docker with rival Rocket tool

Monday 1st of December 2014 10:22:30 PM
CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distro based around Linux containers and Docker, has decided to break with Docker and develop its own, competing application container tech.

Linux Mint 17.1 released

Monday 1st of December 2014 09:25:19 PM
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE are now available to download. Plus: Reviews of Linux Mint 17.1, and disgruntled developers have forked Debian into a new entity called Devuan.

Canonical's Ubuntu Touch for Mobile Devices Almost Ready

Monday 1st of December 2014 08:28:08 PM
The latest development release of Ubuntu Touch, the open source operating system from Canonical for smartphones and tablets, suggests the platform may soon be ready for the market. Canonical still hasn't finished "converging" Ubuntu Linux across PCs, servers, phones and tablets, but it's now closer than ever with a new development release of Ubuntu Touch, which partners Meizu and Bq are using to build the open source mobile devices that should appear in the new year.

8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code

Monday 1st of December 2014 07:30:57 PM
Talking to developers and reading about open source I often get the feeling that the general notion is that open source is just about code and commits. Put another way, "If you don't make commits for a project you are not contributing to it." Or so they say. That notion is far from the truth in my eyes. Let me tell you why.

Learn to reprogram your BigTrak in RasPi issue 5

Monday 1st of December 2014 06:33:46 PM
The BigTrak is one of the most iconic toys of the 80s, with a recognisable design and very cool keypad controller. In issue 5 of RasPi magazine you can learn how to bring yours screaming into the 21st Century by upgrading its insides with a Raspberry Pi and control via a wireless PS3 controller. Now you don’t have to follow it around to make course corrections!

Cloudius Touts Open Source OSv for Container Virtualization Optimization

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:36:35 PM
Cloudius says its open source OSv operating system, which can boot in less than a second, is better for the cloud and container virtualization than Linux, OpenStack and Docker. Would containerized virtualization à la Docker work better if it didn't depend on the Linux kernel? That's the question startup Cloudius Systems is asking as it promotes OSv, a competing open source operating system designed specifically for the cloud. (Hint: Its answer is "Yes.")

Tin Whiskers Brewery bucks the trend of secret recipes

Monday 1st of December 2014 04:39:24 PM
If there’s one business that values secrecy it’s brewing beer. Most breweries hold their cards very close to their chests. They keep their recipes and techniques away from the prying eyes of competitors to retain a competitive advantage.

Social media for slackers

Monday 1st of December 2014 03:13:53 PM
Rikki Endsley, Community Evangelist at Red Hat, shares insights gleaned from composing 140 character tweets, handling hashtags, and tweaking Hootsuite for open source-centric social media more

Install & use Dropbox (cloud storage) in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:16:42 PM
Dropbox is a container or cloud storage where end users can keep their files, important docs and personal stuff. Dropbox is developed & started by Dropbox, Inc.

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Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated

For those out of the loop, sdparm allows for setting and getting SCSI device parameters. The ddpt utility is yet another spin-off of dd but with extra features regarding storage control. Both ddpt and sdparm work on not only Linux but also BSDs, Solaris, and even Windows. Read more