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Mozilla identifies 10 open source personas: What you need to know

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 08:37:00 PM
Participating in open source communities—or in any open organization, for that matter—means collaborating with others who might not operate the same way you do. Their motivations may differ. Their governance models might seem foreign. Their goals might not immediately speak to you. So if you're going to work together, you'll need to develop a clear sense of what makes the project tick—and decide quickly whether working together is best for your team and your more

How to install Sonerezh Music Streaming Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 07:22:40 PM
Sonerezh is a free, open source and web-based music streaming server that can be used to access media from anywhere. It is simple, lightweight and easy to use. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Sonerezh on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Get A Terminal Embedded In Nautilus File Manager With Nautilus Terminal 3

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 06:08:20 PM
Nautilus Terminal 3 embeds a terminal into Nautilus (Files, the default Gnome browser), similar to KDE's Dolphin file manager. The terminal automatically changes directories based on the user's navigation in the file browser.

Stop Killing Your Cattle: Server Infrastructure Advice

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 04:53:59 PM
It's great to treat your infrastructure like cattle—until it comes totroubleshooting.

How to Install Jenkins on Debian 9

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 03:39:39 PM
Jenkins is an open source extensible automation server which can be used as a simple CI server (Continuous Integration) or as a CD hub (Continuous Delivery). In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install Jenkins on a Linux VPS running Debian 9 as an operating system.

What the gamer means to open source coder culture

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 02:25:19 PM
The first episode of Season 2 of the Command Line Heroes podcast drops today. (New episodes will be available every week, and there's also bonus material you can get via the newsletter.) The new season focuses on seven big influencers that have shaped IT infrastructure and modern development over the last 40 more

Beginner’s reference guide to NMAP command

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 01:10:59 PM
Network Mapper or NMAP command open source security tool & is said to be the best port scanner. It is mainly used for auditing the network security & for penetration testing. Nmap command displays...

Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It's Elive

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 11:56:39 AM
Distro emerges blinking after 8-year hibernationWhat were you doing in 2010? The Space Shuttles were still flying, Toy Story 3 ruled the cinemas, and Apple released its very first iPad. Oh, and Linux distro Elive locked down its last stable build. Until now.…

Running Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 10:42:19 AM
As Kubernetes becomes the de facto solution for container orchestration, more and more developers (and enterprises) want to run Apache Cassandra databases on Kubernetes. It's easy to get started—especially given the capabilities that Kubernetes' StatefulSets bring to the more

Install And Set Up KVM On Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 09:24:04 AM
KVM is the Linux kernel's own answer to virtualization. As a result, it's the lightest, most stable, and most universal virtualization option for Linux systems. While, KVM isn't as simple to set up as packaged solutions like VirtualBox, it's ultimately more efficient and flexible.

Nano 3.0 Released! Reads Files 70% Faster

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 08:09:44 AM
A new major release of open source text editor GNU nano is here. GNU nano 3.0 reads files 70% faster and brings several other features.

How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on CentOS 7

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 06:55:24 AM
In this tutorial we will show you how to disable FirewallD on CentOS 7 systems. It is highly recommended to keep the FirewallD service enabled, but in some cases such as testing you may need to stop or disable it completely.

Fast Company Innovation by Design Award for Common Voice

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 05:41:03 AM
Today Common Voice [he]#8212[/he] our crowdsourcing-initiative for an open and publicly available voice dataset that anyone can use to train speech-enabled applications [he]#8212[/he] was honored as a Finalist in the Experimental category in Fast Company’s 2018 Innovation by Design Awards.

ACMs Code of Ethics Offers Updated Guidelines for Computing Professionals

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 04:26:43 AM
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has released an update to its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct geared at computing professionals.

Improve productivity with zsh, rugged DevOps tools, Python libraries, vim, shell dotfile, Linux commands, and more

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 03:12:23 AM[he]#039[/he]s Open Source Guide to DevOps Monitoring Tools is a free download for sysadmins. The guide includes chapters on monitoring, log aggregation, visualization, and distributed tracing tools.

ISPConfig 3 Roundcube Plugin on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 12:43:43 AM
This tutorial describes the installation of the ISPConfig Roundcube Plugin on Debian 9. The plugin is used to connect RoundCube Webmail with the ISPConfig Hosting Control panel so that users can change their mailbox password, set autoresponders and manage email filter rules from within RoundCube.

3 open source log aggregation tools

Monday 10th of September 2018 11:29:22 PM
How is metrics aggregation different from log aggregation? Can’t logs include metrics? Can’t log aggregation systems do the same things as metrics aggregation systems?These are questions I hear often. I’ve also seen vendors pitching their log aggregation system as the solution to all observability problems. Log aggregation is a valuable tool, but it isn’t normally a good tool for time-series more

What Is the Point of Mozilla?

Monday 10th of September 2018 10:15:02 PM
Is Mozilla a software organization or an advocacy group? Few journeys in the world of open sourcehave been as exciting as Mozilla's. Itsbirth was dramatic. Netscape, the pioneering company whose NetscapeNavigator browser shaped the early Web, had enjoyed...

How to Install Rocket.Chat on Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 10th of September 2018 09:00:42 PM
Rocket.Chat is a self-hosted and open source web chat server. It offers a chat, file sharing, video calls, helpdesk and voice services which makes it a great alternative to Slack.

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What’s New in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu budgie. As part of Ubuntu 18.04 flavor this release ships with latest Budgie desktop 10.4 as default desktop environment. Powered by Linux 4.15 kernel and shipping with the same internals as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS official flavor will be supported for 3 years, until April 2021. Prominent new features include support for adding OpenVNC connections through the NetworkManager applet, better font handling for Chinese and Korean languages, improved keyboard shortcuts, color emoji support for GNOME Characters and other GNOME apps, as well as window-shuffler capability. Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS also ships with a new exciting GTK+ theme by default called Pocillo, support for dynamic workspaces, as well as a “minimal installation” option in the graphical installer that lets users install Ubuntu Budgie with only the Chromium web browser and a handful of basic system utilities. Read more

Red Hat: Boston, US Government, OpenShift Route, VirtualBox and More

  • BU Spark! teams up with Red Hat, hosts software design workshop
    Students traveled across Boston to its Fort Point neighborhood to attend a BU Spark! workshop about interaction design Friday. There they delved into interaction design and explored how to develop user-friendly software. BU Spark! and Red Hat Inc. hosted the Interaction Design Bootcamp jointly at Red Hat’s Boston office. BU students and Spark! Interaction design fellows attended. Red Hat is a software company that specializes in information technology and has a research relationship with Boston University that includes educational elements. The programs taught by Red Hat focus on user experience design, one of Red Hat’s specializations, according to their website.
  • Open source can spark innovative business transformation in government, Red Hat leaders say
    The federal government, largely hamstrung by legacy systems, is in need of a major digital transformation. Open source technology can be the spark that sets off that revolution, leaders from open-source software company Red Hat said Tuesday. “The types of technologies that you choose matter,” said Mike Walker, global director of Open Innovation Labs at Red Hat. “It will influence the way your business operates and open new doors to new business process, and ultimately allow you to become a software company that can achieve some of those innovations and reductions in cost and time.”
  • Kubernetes Ingress vs OpenShift Route
    Although pods and services have their own IP addresses on Kubernetes, these IP addresses are only reachable within the Kubernetes cluster and not accessible to the outside clients. The Ingress object in Kubernetes, although still in beta, is designed to signal the Kubernetes platform that a certain service needs to be accessible to the outside world and it contains the configuration needed such as an externally-reachable URL, SSL, and more. Creating an ingress object should not have any effects on its own and requires an ingress controller on the Kubernetes platform in order to fulfill the configurations defined by the ingress object. Here at Red Hat, we saw the need for enabling external access to services before the introduction of ingress objects in Kubernetes, and created a concept called Route for the same purpose (with additional capabilities such as splitting traffic between multiple backends, sticky sessions, etc). Red Hat is one of the top contributors to the Kubernetes community and contributed the design principles behind Routes to the community which heavily influenced the Ingress design.
  • VirtualBox DRM/KMS Driver Proceeding With Atomic Mode-Setting Support
    The "vboxvideo" DRM/KMS driver for use by VirtualBox guest virtual machines that has been part of the mainline Linux kernel the past several cycles will soon see atomic mode-setting support. Hans de Goede of Red Hat, who has been stewarding this driver into the Linux kernel after Oracle has failed to do so, is tackling the atomic mode-setting as his latest advancement to this driver important for a VirtualBox desktop VM experience. Published today were initial patches preparing the move to atomic mode-setting but not yet the full migration to this modern display API that offers numerous benefits.
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  • Red Hat Shares Have Even Upside-Downside Profile, JPMorgan Says In Downgrade
  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat poised to deliver earnings growth for Q2
  • J.P. Morgan Securities Slams Red Hat Stock With Downgrade Before Earnings
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Moves Lower on Volume Spike for September 18

IBM Looking to Distract From Recent Reports That it Helped Police Racially Profile the Public (by Openwashing)

Linux, the Linux Foundation and Graphics

  • Linux Patches Surface For Supporting The Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5
    Last year Creative Labs introduced the Sound BlasterX AE-5 PCI Express gaming sound card while finally there are some patches pending for supporting this high-end sound card in Linux. Connor McAdams who most recently got the Creative Recon3D support into good shape on Linux has now been working on getting the Sound BlasterX AE-5 working well on Linux.
  • Blockchain Training Takes Off
    Meanwhile, job postings related to blockchain and Hyperledger are taking off, and knowledge in these areas is translating into opportunity. Careers website Glassdoor lists thousands of job posts related to blockchain.
  • AMD Picasso Support Comes To The RadeonSI OpenGL Driver
    Last week AMD sent out initial support for yet-to-be-released "Picasso" APUs with the Linux AMDGPU kernel graphics driver. Today on the user-space side the support was merged for the OpenGL RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. Picasso details are still fairly light but they are expected to be similar to Raven Ridge and for the AM4 processor socket as well as an edition for notebooks. On the same day as publishing the Picasso AMDGPU kernel patches, AMD also went ahead and published the Linux patches for the "Raven 2" APUs too.
  • The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Arrives For Linux Benchmarking
    It looks like NVIDIA has their launch-day Linux support in order for the GeForce RTX 2080 "Turing" graphics cards slated to ship later this week as arriving today at Phoronix was the RTX 2080 Ti. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is NVIDIA's new flagship desktop GPU with the Turing GPU architecture, 4352 CUDA cores, a 1635MHz boost clock speed rating for this Founder's Edition model, 11GB of GDDR6 video memory yielding a 616 GB/s memory bandwidth rating, and designed to suit real-time ray-tracing workloads with their RTX technology. Pricing on the RTX 2080 Ti Founder's Edition is $1,199 USD. Last week NVIDIA published more details on the Turing architecture for those interested as well as on the new mesh shader capability.