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Mozilla Firefox 59 Released with Faster Page Load Times, New Privacy Features

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 04:19:27 PM
As expected, Mozilla released today the Firefox 59.0 "Quantum" web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Running DOS on the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 03:09:49 PM
You may be familiar with The FreeDOS Project. FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded PC applications. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS.As the founder and project coordinator of the FreeDOS Project, I'm often the go-to person when users ask questions. And one question I seem to get a lot lately is: "Can you run FreeDOS on the Raspberry Pi?"read more

How Containers Work in OpenStack Queens

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 01:55:29 PM
There are multiple projects within OpenStack now for container deployment and management - do you know what each does?

Review: Asus Tinker Board S – Single-Board Computer

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 12:41:09 PM
The Asus Tinker Board S is an ARM-based, single-board computer (SBC) with a quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and support for 4K video and HD audio. It’s billed as a marvellous computer for DIY enthusiasts and makers.

Eric Raymond's New UPS Project, Ubuntu's Bionic Beaver 18.04 Beta Released, Kernel Prepatch 4.16-rc5 and More

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 11:26:49 AM
News briefs for March 12, 2018.

Former Docker CEO takes over Storj Labs top spot

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:12:29 AM
Storj Labs has announced Ben Golub, Docker[he]#039[/he]s co-founder and former CEO, is now Storj Labs[he]#039[/he] executive chairman and interim CEO. Top executives who get open source are rare and far between. So it is that Storj Labs, the leader in decentralized cloud storage, must be pleased as punch to announce that Ben Golub, former CEO and co-founder of Docker, is now Storj's executive chairman and interim CEO.

4 Linux-forward schools

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:58:09 AM
It[he]#039[/he]s well known that there[he]#039[/he]s a shortage of qualified candidates to fill IT jobs. Employers are urgently looking for people to fill DevOps, development, sysadmin, and other IT roles...To meet future demand for IT skills, we need to bring open source into the PK-12 classroom today. These schools are leading the way.

SparkyLinux 5.3 Rolling Linux OS Debuts Based on Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 07:43:48 AM
The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux GNU/Linux operating system announced over the weekend the release of the SparkyLinux 5.3 "Nibiru" Rolling ISO snapshot.

Best Laptop

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 06:29:28 AM
What's the favorite LJ reader laptop? The top three winners are:Lenovo: 32%Dell: 25%System76: 11%

Best Linux Desktop Environment

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 05:15:08 AM
This is a user-active survey to determine which desktop environments are most favoured by Linux users.

Former Docker CEO Joins Open-Source Blockchain Storage Platform Storj Labs

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 04:00:47 AM
Former Docker CEO Ben Golub wants to help enable Storj Labs to become the Airbnb of the storage industry.

How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 02:46:27 AM
Distributed denial of service attacks, in which hackers use a targeted hose of junk traffic to overwhelm a service or take a server offline, have been a digital menace for decades. But in just the last 18 months, the public picture of DDoS defense has evolved rapidly.

Chromebooks with Touchscreen Will Soon Get a Brand-New, Android-Like Power Menu

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 01:32:07 AM
Chromium evangelist at Google François Beaufort reports today the availability of a brand-new, Android-like power menu on Google's Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks with a touch screen.

Python, Raspberry Pi how-tos, R programming counterculture, Linux containers, and more

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 12:17:47 AM
Last week Python, Raspberry Pi, Linux, containers, and Kubernetes dominated our list of reader favorites.

Install and Learn to Use Curl on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 12th of March 2018 11:03:27 PM
CURL is a command line utility to make HTTP requests and get data from web servers. CURL is also used to test REST APIs, as it is very lightweight and can easily be found on any Linux distribution. In this article, I will show you how to install and use CURL on Ubuntu 18.04 for useful tasks.

Lego-based hacker kit offers choice of Arduino or Raspberry Pi

Monday 12th of March 2018 09:49:07 PM
A “Leguino” educational hacker kit launching on Kickstarter lets you extend Lego projects with Lego form-factor gears, motors, displays, sensors, and breadboards, controlled by a [he]#8220[/he]Visuino[he]#8221[/he] GUI dev environment running on an Arduino or RPi Zero W.

Linux nm Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 Examples)

Monday 12th of March 2018 04:48:41 PM
If you are a Linux user who is also into system level software development, you may find yourself in situations where-in you need information related to symbols in an object file. You'll be glad to know there exists a command line utility - dubbed nm - that you can use in these situations.

How to Overclock Your AMD GPU with AMDGPU on Linux

Monday 12th of March 2018 03:34:21 PM
For AMD card owners, the utilities that you need to overclock your card are included in the drivers you already have installed. Here’s how you can easily overclock the AMD GPU to get the best performance possible.

Continuous integration in Fedora

Monday 12th of March 2018 02:20:01 PM
Continuous Integration (CI) is the process of running tests for every change made to a project, integrated as if this were the new deliverable. If done consistently, it means that software is always ready to be released. CI is a very... Continue Reading →

New Ubuntu Installs Could Be Speed Up by 10% with the Zstd Compression Algorithm

Monday 12th of March 2018 01:05:41 PM
Debian and Ubuntu developer Julian Andres Klode reports today that Canonical plans to implement Facebook's zstd compression algorithm by default in future releases of their Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Ship with a New Default Layout Called "Familiar"

Ubuntu MATE's lead developer Martin Wimpress announced that the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would sport a brand-new default layout for new installations. If you plan on installing or reinstalling Ubuntu MATE this spring, the upcoming 18.04 release sports a new default layout called "Familiar." According to Martin Wimpress, the new layout is based on the Traditional layout with the menu-bar replaced by Brisk Menu, which was used in previous Ubuntu MATE releases. The decision to replace the Traditional layout with the Familiar one was taken due to some technical issues when the development team tried to update it for Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Traditional will still be available, but not enabled by default, and bears no changes. Read more

Atom 1.25

  • Atom 1.25
    Atom 1.25 has been released on our stable channel and includes GitHub package improvements, improved syntax highlighting and code folding, Python and HTML language improvements and more.
  • GitHub's Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Performance, Responsiveness Improvements
    GitHub released a new stable version of their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor with a bunch of enhancements, bug fixes, a new Electron version, as well as performance and responsiveness improvements. Atom 1.25 is now available for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms, and it is packed with improvements for the GitHub package to let you stage and view changes affecting file mode modifications, additions to symbolic links, as well as the ability for the Diff view to no longer reset its scrolling position.

Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon will be faster

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the beholder, however, and the Mint developers apparently thought app-launching seemed slow when using the Cinnamon desktop environment. They didn't have any proof, but they felt that both Mate and Xfce were faster in this regard. Well, rather than allow their feelings to remain unproven, the Mint devs decided to come up with a speed test to see if they were correct. Guess what? They were! Windows build time was four times slower with Cinnamon compared to Metacity, while recovery time was nearly four times slower too. So yes, app-launching on Cinnamon -- as of today -- is slow comparatively. The big benefit to pinpointing a problem, however, is that it is the first step in solving it. And so, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will be faster as a result. Read more