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Easy way to install AWS CLI on Linux

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:53:01 PM
AWS or Amazon Web services is the industry leader when it comes to Cloud & it’s being used by many industry gaints for their IT infrastructure needs. Ease on infra provision & administration are...

Learn advanced SSH commands with the new cheat sheet

Monday 2nd of April 2018 11:38:41 AM
Secure Shell (SSH) is a powerful tool for connecting to remote servers. But with all that power comes a dizzying array of options and flags. The ssh client command has many options—some for daily use and some arcane. I put together a cheat sheet for some common SSH uses.read more

Intel's Microcode Update for Spectre Makes a Comeback in Ubuntu's Repositories

Monday 2nd of April 2018 10:24:21 AM
After it's been pulled from Ubuntu's repositories in late January at Intel's request due to serious hardware issues reported by numerous users, Inte's microcode update to mitigate the Spectre security vulnerability makes a comeback.

Mozilla Turns Twenty

Monday 2nd of April 2018 08:29:59 AM
It’s the morning of March 31, 1998, and the Netscape campus is chock-full of engineers, hours earlier than on a normal day.

Mesa 18 Linux Graphics Stack Supports Cannon Lake CPUs on Vulkan, OpenGL Drivers

Monday 2nd of April 2018 06:35:37 AM
The major Mesa 18 open-source graphics stack for Linux-based operating system has been released earlier this week to further advance the Linux graphics drivers and it already started appearing in the main repos of various distros.

How to install Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7

Monday 2nd of April 2018 04:41:15 AM
This tutorial shows you how to install Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7. Tomcat is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

Mozilla Thunderbird 60 to Bring Calendar Improvements, MBOX/Maildir Conversions

Monday 2nd of April 2018 02:46:53 AM
Who said Thunderbird is dying? Mozilla plans to release the 60th version of its open-source and cross-platform email, calendar, and news client, which will introduce a plethora of new features and improvements.

OpenGL bindings for Bash

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:52:31 AM
In my previous article describing the design of Perl 5 and its suitability as a "glue language," I mentioned I had previously written OpenGL bindings for Bash.read more

Become an Arch Power User with Pacli and PacUI

Sunday 1st of April 2018 10:58:09 PM
Pacli is good because it allows users to be more selective with actions they want to do while PacUI can combine tools for both repos and AUR.

Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

Sunday 1st of April 2018 09:03:47 PM
Get a licence or build something new. It's really that simple. Comment One piece of paper. Just one lousy piece of paper. That's the difference between success and a potential $8.8bn payout.

Install SquidGuard with Squid proxy server : Complete guide

Sunday 1st of April 2018 07:09:25 PM
SquidGuard is a free and open-source application, which is basically used as a URL redirectore software, which we can use to managing access to websites. Squidguard uses blacklists to control access to websites & define the website to which URL has to be redirected. We have option to create a custom blacklist or can use one of many available on the internet.

How to build a plotter with Arduino

Sunday 1st of April 2018 05:15:03 PM
Back in school, there was an HP plotter well hidden in a closet in the science department. I got to play with it for a while and always wanted to have one of my own. Fast forward many, many years. Stepper motors are easily available, I am back into doing stuff with electronics and micro-controllers, and I recently saw someone creating displays with engraved acrylic. This triggered me to finally build my own plotter.read more

FreeBSD-Based TrueOS Finally Gets Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre Flaws

Sunday 1st of April 2018 03:20:41 PM
TrueOS, the free and open-source FreeBSD derivative, has been updated on Friday to version 18.03, a release that finally includes patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities publicly disclosed in January 2018.

How to create a Linux Desktop Application with Ruby

Sunday 1st of April 2018 01:26:19 PM
This is a detailed tutorial for creating a Linux desktop application with Ruby using the GTK+ bindings for the language. The article covers many aspects including usage guides for the Glade tool for building the user interface.

Net appliance features dual 10GbE ports and up to 16-core Atom C3000

Sunday 1st of April 2018 11:31:57 AM
Aaeon’s 1U “FWS-7360” network appliance runs on an 8- to 16-core Atom C3000, and offers 2x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 2x 10GbE copper ports, 2x GbE copper ports, up to 64GB DDR4, plus SATA, mSATA, and optional mini-PCIe. Designed for wireless gateway, SD-WAN, IPS, WAN optimization, NFV, and vCPE applications, Aaeon’s FWS-7360 is a more advanced cousin of the similarly Intel Atom C3000 (“Denverton”) based FWS-2360 announced about two months ago.

Linux Foundation Spawns Child Foundation for AI

Sunday 1st of April 2018 09:37:35 AM
The Linux Foundation is throwing its hat into the artificial intelligence ring. On Tuesday, the open source organization announced the launch of the Deep Learning Foundation. The official goal is to promote open source innovation in AI, machine learning, and deep learning. Like most Linux Foundation projects, this mainly translates into the development of software -- in this case AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications.

Automatically Disable Touchpad When Mouse is Used in Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip

Sunday 1st of April 2018 07:43:13 AM
Use this tiny utility to automatically disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in. A must-have for Ubuntu laptop users who prefer mouse over the touchpad.

FPS game 'STRAFE: Millennium Edition' has just added Linux support

Sunday 1st of April 2018 05:48:51 AM
We had a bit of a wait, but the retro-inspired rogue-lite FPS game STRAFE: Millennium Edition is now available on Linux.

The April 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Sunday 1st of April 2018 02:00:07 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2018 issue.

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Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Beta 2, Replacement for gksu

  • The Unique Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Beta 2
    It is the most unique among the Official Flavors in the 18.04. It's the only to bring Chromium browser, and it gives you the unique Budgie Desktop experiences. It is really a good place for everyone who wants new, distinct desktop experience with modern version of software and broad space to explore. And ultimately it is still available for 32 bit, which has been abandoned by Ubuntu original. We will wait until the planned release on April 26.
  • Welcome To The (Ubuntu) Bionic Age: Behind communitheme: interviewing Frederik
    My name is Frederik, I live in Germany and I am working as a java software developer in my daily job. I am using Ubuntu since 5 years and quickly started to report bugs and issues when they jumped into my face. Apart from that, I like good music, and beautiful software. I also make my own music in my free time.
  • gksu Removed From Ubuntu, Here's The Recommended Replacement
    gksu is used to allow elevating your permissions when running graphical applications, for example in case you want to run a graphical text editor as root to edit a system file, or to be able to remove or add a file to a system folder.
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OSS Leftovers

  • Open source crucial to Orange as it prepares for ONAP deployment
    Orange has long played a key part in the testing and adoption of ONAP, dating back to when its ECOMP predecessor was created by AT&T as a platform for managing a software-defined network. The move to open source and its development as the ONAP project has made the platform a key component of the new telco open networking movement. But why should other telcos look to ONAP as they embark on their network transformation strategies, and how does it help enable the automated network that will lead to new business opportunities?
  • Lessons from OpenStack Telemetry: Deflation
    At some point, the rules relaxed on new projects addition with the Big Tent initiative, allowing us to rename ourselves to the OpenStack Telemetry team and splitting Ceilometer into several subprojects: Aodh (alarm evaluation functionality) and Panko (events storage). Gnocchi was able to join the OpenStack Telemetry party for its first anniversary.
  • Dev-tools in 2018
    This is a bit late (how is it the middle of April already?!), but the dev-tools team has lots of exciting plans for 2018 and I want to talk about them! [...] We're creating two new teams - Rustdoc, and IDEs and editors - and going to work more closely with the Cargo team. We're also spinning up a bunch of working groups. These are more focused, less formal teams, they are dedicated to a single tool or task, rather than to strategy and decision making. Primarily they are a way to let people working on a tool work more effectively. The dev-tools team will continue to coordinate work and keep track of the big picture.
  • Nonny de la Peña & the Power of Immersive Storytelling
    This week, we’re highlighting VR’s groundbreaking potential to take audiences inside stories with a four part video series. There aren’t many examples of creators doing that more effectively and powerfully than Nonny de la Peña. Nonny de la Peña is a former correspondent for Newsweek, the New York Times and other major outlets. For more than a decade now, de la Peña has been focused on merging her passion for documentary filmmaking with a deep-seeded expertise in VR. She essentially invented the field of “immersive journalism” through her company, Emblematic Group.
  • Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud
    Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite. Based on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite, Collabora Online 3.2 introduces support for creating and inserting charts into Writer and Impress documents, and the ability to validate data in Calc, which might come in handy for engineers who want to do a final assembly inspection on their tablets, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to ensure all tests are passed by a complete product.
  • Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name
    Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Snippet Editor." The name, Guo explains in a Hacker News comment, was chosen in an effort to "game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name."
  • FoundationDB is Open Source
    Starting today, FoundationDB starts its next chapter as an open source project! FoundationDB is a distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware. These clusters scale well as you add machines, automatically heal from hardware failures, and have a simple API. The key-value store supports fully global, cross-row ACID transactions. That's the highest level of data consistency possible. What does this mean for you? Strong consistency makes your application code simpler, your data models more efficient, and your failure modes less surprising. The great thing is that FoundationDB is already well-established — it's actively developed and has years of production use. We intend to drive FoundationDB forward as a community project and we welcome your participation.
  • Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, Releases Code On GitHub
    Back in 2015, Apple bought FoundationDB, a NoSQL database company. It created a distributed database of the same name designed to deal with large masses of structured data across clusters of servers. In a recent development, Apple has shared the FoundationDB core and turned it into an open source project.
  • Microsoft offers limited-time 30 percent discount on SQL Server on Linux [Ed: Microsoft is googlebombing Linux again and as I predicted it would be done only to help Microsoft sell malicious proprietary software. Mary Jo Foley is like Microsoft marketing at CBS. In this case she promotes proprietary software. She also says "SQL Server on Linux" (no such thing exists, it's an illusion).]
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
    Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.
  • Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
    Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the cloud. These interacting networks of physical and computational components will provide the foundation of critical infrastructure, form the basis of ‘smart’ services, and improve the quality of life in areas ranging from energy and environment to transportation and healthcare. CPS technologies are already transforming the way people interact with engineered systems in the ‘real’ or ‘physical’ world, just as the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. Yet, due to their complexity, the developers of CPS face a major problem: the lack of simulation tools and models for their design and analysis.
  • Creators face an evolving challenge protecting IP
    The GNU General Public License, under which the operating system Linux and much open-source software is shared, is another example of copyleft. Open-source software, where programs are worked on together by loosely connected developer communities rather than traditional software houses, show one way IP can be shared without stifling innovation. Linux, the mobile operating system Android and the database system MySQL have all achieved widespread adoption, and are continually innovating despite, or perhaps because of, being open source.
  • Emerging Tech Speaker Series Talk with Rian Wanstreet
    This is an opportunity for the open source community, as alternative technologies and platforms are being developed which provide farmers the ability to farm outside of walled gardens. From open source seed initiatives, to open farm technologies, to data platform cooperatives, there is a small, but growing, collaborative movement that recognizes that farmers are at a critical moment: they can help to establish tools that advance freedom, or accept machines that foster dependencies.
  • Williamson Schools to develop open source social studies curriculum
    The open source science curriculum saved the district about $3.3 million. An open source social studies curriculum may post similar savings, with estimates at about $3.5-4 million, Gaddis said.
  • Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware
    For the first time, a large dataset has been released by a security firm to help AI research and training of machine learning models that statically detect malware. The data set released by cybersecurity firm Endgame is called EMBER is a collection of more than a million representations of benign and malicious Windows-portable executable files. Hyrum Anderson, Endgame's technical director of data science who worked on EMBER, says: "This dataset fills a void in the information security machine learning community: a benign/malicious dataset that is large, open and general enough to cover several interesting use cases. ... [We] hope that the dataset, code and baseline model provided by EMBER will help invigorate machine learning research for malware detection, in much the same way that benchmark datasets have advanced computer vision research."

Android Leftovers