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openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.8.9, CMake 3.7, Firefox 50, and Mesa 13.0.1

Friday 25th of November 2016 05:31:39 AM
Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling distribution should be happy to hear that the repositories were flooded this week with hundreds of updated packages.

8 Books Security Pros Should Read

Friday 25th of November 2016 03:37:17 AM
Calling all infosec pros: What are the best books in your security library? On a second thought, let's take a step back. A better question may be: Do you have a security library at all? If not, why?

Get emotional: Tips for open source communities

Friday 25th of November 2016 01:42:55 AM
Technology is social before it's technical. —Gilles DeleuzeHumans are driven quite a bit by emotions. You may be a rational human being, but your emotions will still drive many of your choices. You can be excited, angry, interested, or sad about things—it doesn't matter—you'll react to those emotions and you'll very often leak that into your more

Ubuntu to Reject SHA-1-Signed Repos by Default in APT Starting January 1, 2017

Thursday 24th of November 2016 11:48:33 PM
Debian developer and Ubuntu member Julian Andres Klode announced that he plans on turning off SHA1 support for APT repositories starting January 1, 2017.

The open source Vulkan driver for AMD 'radv' continues improving at a rapid pace

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:54:11 PM
As always, I am massively impressed with the progress the Mesa developers have made. The open source Vulkan driver 'radv' has continued to evolve recently.

How to install and use 7zip file archiver on Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:59:49 PM
If you are a Microsoft Windows user, and your work involves sending/receiving large files over network, there's quite a possibility that you'd have at-least heard of (if not used) the 7zip tool. For those who aren't aware, 7zip is an award-winning, open-source file archiver that is claimed to have "a high compression ratio.". In this article, we'll discuss how to install and use p7zip in Linux.

Making open source fashionable

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:05:27 PM
In March 2015, the leadership of Berlin-based Zalando gathered the company's entire tech team in a hip underground techno club (it's Berlin, after all) and announced a new way of working—something called "Radical Agility." Inspired by Daniel Pink's Drive, Brian Robertson's Holacracy system and the agile movement, Radical Agility emphasizes Drive's call for autonomy, mastery and purpose as the pillars of the company's tech strategy and more

Malware Found on New Windows Computers (Not What You Think)

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:11:05 PM
An investigative team for a Seattle television station found finding malware on clean computers to be an everyday practice at Office Depot.

How to build your code club on GitHub

Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:19:05 PM
For anything involving code, programming clubs often turn to GitHub, which has become the standard for open source project hosting for thousands of projects all over the world. GitHub organizations are for creating teams of people working on projects; organizations can have many repositories and smaller teams inside of them. Here's how you get more

Helm: The Kubernetes Package Manager

Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:24:43 PM
Helm aims to be the default package manager for Kubernetes. In Kubernetes, distributed applications are made of various resources: Deployments, Services, Ingress, Volumes, and so on (as discussed in parts one and two of this series). All in all, Helm tries to simplify complex application deployment on Kubernetes coupled with sharing of applications’ manifests.

Here's How to Upgrade a Fedora 24 Linux to Fedora 25 via GNOME Software or DNF

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:30:21 AM
Fedora 25 arrived on November 22, 2016, as reported right here on Softpedia, and it ships with lots of modern GNU/Linux technologies and the latest open source software releases.

How to extract files from an RPM package on Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 08:35:59 AM
An RPM package contains a set of files, typically compiled software binaries, libraries, and their development source files. These files are packaged in a cpio archive format, and finally wrapped in an RPM file along with any necessary package-specific metadata.

Open source lab-on-a-board costs $29

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:41:37 AM
The tiny, open source “EspoTek Labrador” board combines an oscilloscope, waveform generator, power supply, logic analyzer, and multimeter. We’ve seen several open source projects that have slashed the price and complexity of data acquisition (DAQ), testing and measurement, and other lab gear, such as the Red Pitaya, which is now selling kits under the STEMlab name starting at $199.

How to Install and Configure MongoDB on CentOS 7

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:47:15 AM
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling. This tutorial shows you how to install and configure MongoDB 3.2 (stable) on a CentOS 7 server.

Fedora 25 Linux arrives with Wayland display support

Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:52:53 AM
Linux desktop users have been waiting for Wayland, the X server display replacement, for years. It's finally here.

Non-Linux FOSS: Scripts in Your Menu Bar!

Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:58:31 AM
There are hundreds of applications for OS X that place information in the menu bar. Usually, I can find one that almost does what I want, but not quite. Thankfully I found BitBar, which is an open-source project that allows you to write scripts and have their output refreshed and put on the menu bar.

SQL Server in a Fedora Docker Container

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:44:11 PM
You might have seen the Magazine’s previous article on running SQL Server v.Next on Fedora. That post talks about how to install it directly in to your Fedora installation. However, containers are an incredibly popular way to deploy apps especially if you just want to try it out. Read on for how to run the SQL Server public preview in a Docker container on Fedora.

Introducing the Linux-Hardware-Guide

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 10:29:51 PM
The Linux-Hardware-Guide provides a knowledge base and hardware compatibility list to Linux users and Linux starters of all distributions in a convenient way. It is developed as self-financing Open Source project and started in 2012.

Tools for collecting and analyzing community metrics

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 09:15:31 PM
Thus far, we've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, avoiding vanity metrics, and outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community. With a solid set of goals in place, we are now ready to discuss some of the technical details of gathering and analyzing your community metrics that align with those more

Monitoring Network Load With nload: Part 2

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:01:11 PM
In part two of this tutorial, we show some specific examples of how to use nload with various options to monitor your network.

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4MLinux 20.1 released.

This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channel. The release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.34, which restores PAE support that "magically" disappeared in 4MLinux 20.0 (sorry :-). Additionally, some popular programs (Double Commander, Dropbox, Firefox, Java RE, Opera, PeaZip, Thunderbird, Wine) have been updated, too. Read more

Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive. Refracta is one of the few full-service Linux distros that makes an easy and more convenient replacement for pocket Linux options such as Puppy Linux. Not all Linux distros that install to a USB drive -- and have the ability to save files and system settings in a persistent mode -- work equally well. Read more

Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance

When benchmarking Intel's Clear Linux distribution earlier this year we found its Intel graphics performance to be quite good and slightly faster than other Linux distributions even when Clear was using an older version of Mesa. Now with Clear Linux having switched to Mesa 13, I decided to run some fresh Intel OpenGL benchmarks on it compared to other distributions. Read more