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Take to the virtual skies with FlightGear

Friday 4th of January 2019 05:25:19 PM
If you've ever dreamed of piloting a plane, you'll love FlightGear. It's a full-featured, open source flight simulator that runs on Linux, MacOS, and Windows.read more

MIPS Joins RISC-V as Second Open Source Alternative to Arm

Friday 4th of January 2019 04:05:16 PM
Wave, a startup developing hardware for deep learning in data centers, open sources the decades-old MIPS architecture.

Encryption? This time it'll be usable, Thunderbird promises

Friday 4th of January 2019 02:45:13 PM
A generation that tried the PGP plugin weepsThose who remember trying to configure the Thunderbird of old to work with PGP – an effort akin to learning how to run an Enigma machine while blindfolded – will be watching with interest: the project's coders promise that 2019 will be the year of easy encryption.…

How to Install Anaconda on CentOS 7

Friday 4th of January 2019 12:20:52 PM
Anaconda is the opensource package manager and distribution of Python and R Programming language. Anaconda is mainly designed for Data Science and Machine Learning and used for large-scale data processing, predictive analysis, and scientific computing.

Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit

Friday 4th of January 2019 11:00:49 AM
The Linux Storage, Filesystem [he]amp[/he] Memory Management Summit gathers the foremost development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to map out and implement improvements to the Linux filesystem, storage and memory management subsystems that will find their way into the mainline kernel and Linux distributions in the next 24-48 months. 

Calling subs and typing in Perl 6

Saturday 29th of December 2018 06:35:58 AM
This is the ninth article in a series about migrating code from Perl 5 to Perl 6. This article examines the subtle differences in visibility of subroutines between Perl 5 and Perl 6 and the (gradual) typing core feature of Perl 6.read more

The Ceph Foundation and Building a Community: an Interview with SUSE

Saturday 29th of December 2018 04:41:36 AM
When dealing with large amounts of large data, treating them asobjects is the way to do it. It's also much easier to manage. In fact, thisis how the cloud functions—with objects. This object-drive model enablesCeph for simplified scalability to meet consumer demand easily. These objectsare replicated across an entire cluster of nodes, giving Ceph itsfault-tolerance and further reducing single points of failure.

How to Display When a File was Last Accessed in Ubuntu

Saturday 29th of December 2018 02:47:14 AM
In this article, we will explain how you can use the stat command to view when a specific file was last accessed. We have run the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

What is BigchainDB?

Saturday 29th of December 2018 12:52:52 AM
Sophia Armstrong, a computer science major at East Carolina University, provided an overview of BigchainDB in her Lightning Talk, "Blockchain database for a cybersecurity learning environment," at All Things Open 2018, October 23 in Raleigh, NC.read more

How to install Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 18.04

Friday 28th of December 2018 10:58:30 PM
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time. It is a sandbox video game about placing blocks and going on adventures. This tutorial covers the installation and configuration of the Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 18.04.

Destination Linux EP101 – We Respin You A Merry Christmas

Friday 28th of December 2018 09:04:08 PM
On DL101, we discuss some distro news for Peppermint Linux, GParted Live & Ubuntu. We cover app news for Firefox, VirtualBox and discuss Photography on Linux and pros/cons of Headerbars & much more!

How to Install BookStack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 28th of December 2018 07:21:13 PM
BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform that can be used for creating documentation and wikis content for your users. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Bookstack with Apache in Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Best of 2018: Fedora for developers

Friday 28th of December 2018 06:01:10 PM
Building custom apps in Python on Fedora — using either a Python IDE that helps you learn understand the language, or a popular editor that also works with many other languages. And what about Rust — a very fast and safe programming language. Yes, it’s been a whole year again! What a great time to […]

41 of Steam's most played games in 2018 are supported on Linux

Friday 28th of December 2018 04:41:06 PM
Valve released some interesting lists today which show off some top games, these lists show some interesting details about Linux games.

Headset – YouTube / Reddit desktop music player

Friday 28th of December 2018 03:21:03 PM
Headset is a music player for the desktop that connects with the huge catalogue of music available from YouTube. Users can search through this collection of music, play what they find and save tracks/playlists. Headset can also read popular music subreddits and play the tracks in sequence.

12 days of DevOps: Expert tips to help teams succeed

Friday 28th of December 2018 02:01:00 PM
Wish to begin or improve a DevOps effort? Here are 12 ways to help your teams shine

Operators In BASH - Learn BASH | Part 5

Friday 28th of December 2018 12:40:57 PM
In the previous decisions chapter, we came across many new operators while learning the if, if-else, and elif statements. Today this chapter will provide deep insight to operators and their various types in computer programming. Read on below to learn more about them.

Chrome OS To Test GPU Support for Linux Installed Apps, antiX Distro v17.3, OpenMandriva Project vLx4.0, Hummingboard CBi Released

Friday 28th of December 2018 11:20:53 AM
Yesterday, the antiX Linux distribution announced the release of version 17.3. It boasts an updated kernel that better mitigates the L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities, bug fixes and package updates.

How to install Java on Ubuntu 18.04

Friday 28th of December 2018 10:00:50 AM
Java is the popular programming language owned by Oracle. Java is used to build cross-platform applications. Over 3 billion devices run on Java. In this tutorial, we are going to install Java on Ubuntu using different methods.

The people, processes, and tools of DevOps in 2018

Friday 28th of December 2018 08:40:46 AM
I could not be happier with the band of merry DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), and agile folks that have formed under the Opensource.com DevOps banner. Folks from around the globe have assembled to write about the people, processes, and tools they've encountered along their DevOps journeys. It is heartwarming to see so many people willing to share their experiences. This is what DevOps is all about! Better outcomes don't come from inside an organization. Better outcomes arise from shared continuous learning.read more

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OpenSUSE/SUSE: SLES for SAP and Christian Boltz Introduced

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications support update
    SUSE has announced effective December 1, 2018, two changes to its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications product. SLES for SAP Applications now includes support for a given service pack for 4.5 years with the regular subscription while the basic codestream is general available and itself fully maintained. This change reflects the request from clients to align OS upgrades with hardware life cycles. To explain this a bit further, this change affects SLES for SAP Applications 12 and 15 code streams. SLES for SAP Applications 11 is at the end of the general availability already, therefore SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP4 is the last service pack. If clients choose to stay on SLES for SAP Applications 11, then they will need to purchase LTSS to ensure ongoing support. This is especially true for clients that run SAP HANA 1 workloads on IBM Power Systems servers in Big Endian mode.
  • 2018-2019 openSUSE Board Elections: Meet incumbent Christian Boltz
    With two weeks to go until the ballots open on Monday, February 4, 2019, openSUSE News and the Elections Committee are running a “meet your candidates” series. Questions were sent out to the seven Candidates. The questions and answers will appear in the News, one Candidate each day, in alphabetical order.

ArchLabs Refresh Release, 2019.01.20

Gidday ArchLabbers, Happy New Year. With the new year comes an ISO refresh. All changes are listed at the change-log. If you encounter any issues, please post them at the forum. Also, ArchLabs related bugs need to be raised at BitBucket. Read more

Programming: Homebrew 1.9, JBoss EAP, Python, Qt and Inclusion

  • Homebrew 1.9 Adds Linux Support, Auto-Cleanup, and More
    The latest release of popular macOS package manager Homebrew includes support for Linux, optional automatic package cleanup, and extended binary package support. Linux support, merged from the Linuxbrew project, is still in beta and will become stable in version 2.0. It also enables the use of Homebrew on Windows 10 systems with the Windows Subsystem for Linux installed. Auto-cleanup is meant to optimize disk space occupation by removing all intermediate data that Homebrew generates when installing packages. This can be a significant amount when Homebrew actually builds the packages from sources instead of just installing binaries. Auto-cleanup is opt-in by setting the HOMEBREW_INSTALL_CLEANUP. This behaviour will become opt-out in version 2.0, where you will be able to set the HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALL_CLEANUP environment variable to disable auto-cleanup.
  • Streamline your JBoss EAP dev environment with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces: Part 1
  • Counteracting Code Complexity With Wily - Episode 195
    As we build software projects, complexity and technical debt are bound to creep into our code. To counteract these tendencies it is necessary to calculate and track metrics that highlight areas of improvement so that they can be acted on. To aid in identifying areas of your application that are breeding grounds for incidental complexity Anthony Shaw created Wily. In this episode he explains how Wily traverses the history of your repository and computes code complexity metrics over time and how you can use that information to guide your refactoring efforts.
  • Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released
    The Qt VS Tools version 2.3.1 has now been released to the Visual Studio Marketplace.
  • Ben Cotton: Inclusion is a necessary part of good coding
    Too often I see comments like “some people would rather focus on inclusion than write good code.” Not only is that a false dichotomy, but it completely misrepresents the relationship between the two. Inclusion doesn’t come at the cost of good code, it’s a necessary part of good code. We don’t write code for the sake of writing code. We write code for people to use it in some way. This means that the code needs to work for the people. In order to do that, the people designing and implementing the technology need to consider different experiences. The best way to do that is to have people with different experiences be on the team. As my 7th grade algebra teacher was fond of reminding us: garbage in, garbage out.

Graphics: Vega, Radeon, Wayland on BSD

  • Vega 10 & Newer Getting More Fine-Grained PowerPlay Controls On Linux
    With the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel cycle, discrete Radeon graphics cards based on Vega 10 and newer will have fine-grained controls over what PowerPlay power management features are enabled and the ability to toggle them at run-time. Queued into the work-in-progress AMDGPU code for the eventual Linux 5.1 kernel cycle is now a ppfeatures for sysfs. This new "ppfeatures" file on sysfs will allow for querying the PowerPlay features state and toggling them individually. This includes features like GFXOFF (the ability to turn off the graphics engine when idling), automatic fan control, LED display for GPU activity, the dynamic power management state for the various blocks, and other features. Up to now the PowerPlay features couldn't be toggled individually but just a blanket enable/disable.
  • AMD Radeon 7 Will Have Day One Linux Support
    Linux gamers shouldn't see a repeat performance of the Radeon RX 590 situation.
  • Wayland Support On The BSDs Continuing To Improve
    While Wayland was designed on and for Linux systems, the BSD support for Wayland and the various compositors has continued improving particularly over the past year or so but it's still a lengthy journey. In a little more than one year, the FreeBSD Wayland support has been on a steady rise. It's looking like this year could even mark the KDE Wayland session for FreeBSD potentially getting squared away. Besides KDE, the GNOME Wayland work for FreeBSD has advanced a bit and is available in some FreeBSD Ports but there has been some complications around libinput and its Linux'isms. Details on the current state of Wayland-related components in FreeBSD is drafted at the FreeBSD Wiki.