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AryaLinux 2017 is now available for public

Saturday 14th of January 2017 07:57:22 PM
AryaLinux is an Indian Linux distribution which is made using Linux From Scratch guide. This distribution uses alps as package management. Few hours ago Arya team released AryaLinux 2017 in Xfce and MATE editions. There are various changes made in this release and lots of new updates are included too.

How to Encrypt Your Hard Disk in Ubuntu

Saturday 14th of January 2017 04:08:38 PM
In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!

Ubuntu Budgie Devs Launch Wallpaper Contest for First Release as Official Flavor

Saturday 14th of January 2017 02:14:16 PM
In the good tradition of "wallpaper contests" organized for various Ubuntu flavors, the Ubuntu Budgie team is informing the Linux community about their Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) wallpaper contest.

3 open source music players: Aqualung, Lollypop, and GogglesMM

Saturday 14th of January 2017 12:19:54 PM
Music is a part of life. Wikipedia's article on the history of music contains this great phrase: "Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music...." Well, we open source folk form a tribe—that's for sure. I propose that our "form of music" includes open music players.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchains Importance Surges in 2017 & More

Saturday 14th of January 2017 10:25:32 AM
This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories.

Rogue Wave Software's TotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics

Saturday 14th of January 2017 08:31:10 AM
New versions of not just one but two dynamic analysis tools from Rogue WaveSoftware were unveiled recently to pleased developers everywhere. UpgradedTotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics, versions 2016.07, improve the diagnosisand correction of bugs, memory issues and crashes at execution.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Saturday 14th of January 2017 06:36:48 AM
Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve come to you for an alternative. You want to point them in a direction that will bring about the least amount of hiccups along the way and highlight the power and flexibility of Linux.

How to install a Ceph Storage Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 14th of January 2017 04:42:26 AM
In this tutorial, I will guide you to install and build a Ceph cluster on Ubuntu 16.04 server. Ceph is an open source storage platform, it provides high performance, reliability, and scalability. It's a free distributed storage system that provides an interface for object, block, and file-level storage and can operate without a single point of failure.

Apache Beam Graduates to Help Define Streaming Data Processing

Saturday 14th of January 2017 02:48:04 AM
Open-source effort originally developed from code contributed by Google moves from the Apache incubator to become a Top Level Project

OpenELEC 7.0 Gets First Point Release, Improves SolidRun's CuBox-i4Pro Booting

Saturday 14th of January 2017 12:53:42 AM
The last days of 2016 brought us the OpenELEC 7.0 operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi, which was based on the Kodi 16.1 open-source media center and allowes users to transform those devices in a HTPC.

SteamVR support for Linux looks like it's getting close

Friday 13th of January 2017 10:59:20 PM
Thanks to a Twitter tip we have word that it looks as if SteamVR support for Linux might finally be close.

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

Friday 13th of January 2017 09:50:43 PM
I'm a part of the Drupal community, which has more than 100,000 active contributors worldwide. And among them is a growing group of employees who are encouraged by their employers to contribute to open source.These days, finding a seasoned developer whose resume or CV doesn't mention an open source contributionor two (or more) is rare. The best developers know it matters, and it's becoming normal for contributions to help you get, or keep, a job. If you're an employer in technology, you know that. So how can you help your employees contribute to open source?read more

State of the Union: npm

Friday 13th of January 2017 08:42:06 PM
Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

Friday 13th of January 2017 07:33:28 PM
The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem.In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world.read more

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

Friday 13th of January 2017 06:24:51 PM
WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

10 steps to innersource in your organization in 2017

Monday 9th of January 2017 09:32:13 AM
In recent years, an increasing number of organizations, often non-technology companies, have kept a keen eye on open source. Although they may be unable to use open source to the fullest extent in their products and services, they are interested in bringing the principles of open source within the walls of their organization. This "innersource" concept can provide a number of organizational benefits.read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 beta out now

Monday 9th of January 2017 07:37:51 AM
The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta enables companies to migrate their existing RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications for deployment on RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 beta out now

Monday 9th of January 2017 07:37:51 AM
The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta enables companies to migrate their existing RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications for deployment on RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Latest Cinnamon Release Lands in Antergos, but Read This Before Updating Python

Monday 9th of January 2017 05:43:29 AM
Antergos users have been informed this past weekend about the upcoming availability of a new Cinnamon desktop environment update, which brings compatibility improvements with Python 3.6.

Developer claims Linux forced Microsoft to up its Windows game support

Monday 9th of January 2017 03:49:07 AM
A few years ago, thanks to Valve and Steam, Linux looked like it was going to become a major game platform. That didn[he]#039[/he]t happen. But, the threat may have forced Microsoft to improve its Windows game support.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

Red Hat Financial News

Wine 2.0 RC6 released