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Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A

Thursday 18th of May 2017 07:43:33 AM
On Thursday, June 1, The Linux Foundation will continue its series of Twitter chats entitled #AskLF featuring leaders at the organization. Previous chats were hosted by The Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking & Orchestration and Clyde Seepersad, Manager of Training and Certifications.

Google's New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep

Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:34:56 AM
Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.

Canonical Readies Mesa 17.1.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04, Here's How to Install

Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:26:19 AM
Canonical's Timo Aaltonen informs users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating systems that they can now install the latest Mesa 17.1.0 3D Graphics Stack from the X-Updates PPA repository.

Tiny Snapdragon 820 module offers Linux, Android 7.0, and 9-axis MEMs

Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:17:42 AM
Mistral’s 51 x 26mm “820 Nano SOM” features a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to up to 6GB LPDDR4 and 128GB storage, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and a 9-axis MEMS. Bangalore, India-based Mistral Solutions, which has previously released a Nano SOM computer-on-module built around the i.MX6, has now launched an 820 Nano SOM that taps Qualcomm’s […]

elementary OS 0.4.1 Arrives with New AppCenter, Latest HWE from Ubuntu 16.04.2

Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:09:05 AM
Just a few moment ago, elementary OS developer and founder Daniel Foré announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first maintenance update to the elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" operating system.

The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:00:27 AM
Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu are now available in the Windows Store, making life easier for Windows-dominant organizations to run open source software.

Fanless, Linux-friendly Skylake mini-PC has dual M.2 slots

Thursday 18th of May 2017 12:51:50 AM
Aaeon’s “Nano-002N” mini-PC runs Fedora or Windows on Intel’s dual-core Skylake-U CPUs, and offers dual HDMI and GbE ports, 4x USB 3.0, and M.2 expansion. Aaeon’s Nano-002N follows its Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” based Nano-001N, which has an identical 150 x 125 x 55mm footprint, and is similarly powered from a Nano-ITX mainboard. The fanless […]

Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:43:13 PM
For a lot of professionals, summer brings opportunities to travel to conferences; with professional travel comes the pain of expense reports. From experience, I can tell you that as much of a pain as it is to keep track of things as you go, sorting through a pile of receipts and dealing with them later is even more painful! So this month, I[he]#039[/he]ll be showing you a great open source app for Android and iOS that helps you track expenses as you go and even put together your expense report at the end of the trip.read more

Improving Internet Security through Vulnerability Disclosure

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:34:36 PM
Supporting the PATCH Act for VEP Reform ? Today, Mozilla sent a letter to Congress in support of the Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act (PATCH Act) that was … Read moreThe post Improving Internet Security through Vulnerability Disclosure appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

Possible Protections To Take Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:25:59 PM
?Last week Windows users suffered a ransomware attack at a global scale and had their files encrypted. The attackers demanded a payment of $600 worth in bitcoins decrypt all the users' files. This is one of the biggest ransomware attacks recorded and still growing. Read the complete article published yesterday on LinuxAndUbuntu. In this article, we will talk about some of the possible actions one can take against this ransomware.

What's the point of DevOps?

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:17:22 PM
Think about the last time you tried to change a personal habit. You likely hit a point where you needed to alter the way you think and make the habit less a part of your identity. This is difficult—and you're only trying to change your own ways of thinking.So you may have tried to put yourself in new situations. New situations can actually help us create new habits, which in turn lead to new ways of thinking.read more

OpenStack Gets...Easier

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:08:45 PM
Although the promise of OpenStack and private cloud is huge, and still largely in front ofus, the one challenge we've heard from people wanting to try it is "It's a bear!"Its reputation, whether or not well-deserved, is one of being a real challenge for evenskilled IT people to install and deploy.

10 Linux Cat Command Examples for Beginners

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:00:08 PM
If you a regular Linux command line user, I am sure you must have used the cat command. The tool is mostly used for displaying contents of a file, although it provides many other small but useful features. In this article, we will discuss the cat command in detail, explaining some of its key features.

How To Configure iptables Firewall In Linux

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:51:31 PM
?Iptables is a great firewall included in the netfilter framework of Linux. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

NetworkManager changes and improvements

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:33:07 PM
NetworkManager is the default service in Fedora for interfacing with the low level networking in the Kernel. It was created to provide a high-level interface for initializing and configuring networking on a system without shell scripts. Over the past few... Continue Reading →

Python scripts to automatically replace text in Scribus

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 01:24:29 PM
In my last article, I described Autoquote, a script that converts typewriter (or "straight") quotes to typographic (or "curly") quotes, which was prompted by a question on the Scribus open source desktop publishing software's mail list. Most publications adhere to certain style conventions, including the type of quotation marks they use, and a script that automatically corrects deviations from house style is a big time-saver.read more

Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:15:52 PM
In 2016, The Linux Foundation awarded more than $75,000 in complimentary registration passes for diversity scholarship recipients to attend 12 Linux Foundation events in a variety of industries -- from automotive and cloud computing to embedded, IoT, and networking.

What open source virtualization tools do you use?

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:07:15 AM
When it comes to managing virtual machines, there is no shortage of open source tools out there to choose from. Whether you are trying to virtualize a whole data center worth of servers in a cloud environment, test out a new operating system on your desktop, or something in between, it's important to choose the right tool for the job.read more

New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:58:38 AM
Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have emerged and they are looking quite nice indeed.

Making your first open source contribution

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:50:01 AM
Lucy Wyman, a software engineer in test from Puppet Labs, gave a talk at OSCON in early May on a topic that's near and dear to my heart: "How Can I Contribute?"The first question you might be asking if you're new to open source is: Why should I contribute? Here are several answers:read more

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    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
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  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.