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Open Sorcerers: Can you rid us of Emperor Zuck?

Friday 14th of October 2016 01:52:29 PM
Looking for lessons for FOSS from OXOX Summit Back in the dot com heyday, around 1999 and 2000, Linux and open source conferences were huge events: they were packed and brimming with excitement. There was optimism, new initiatives in every conceivable direction, and anything seemed possible. Move over, Grandad: everything traditional was going to be up-ended by open source.…

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

Friday 14th of October 2016 12:55:18 PM
In August 2016, I wrote about about why I like the Guayadeque music player, and then I used the six characteristics that seemed most important to me to evaluate other music players: Quod Libet, Gmusicbrowser, DeaDBeeF, Audacread more

Bringing the Power of the Internet to the Next Billion and Beyond

Friday 14th of October 2016 11:37:15 AM
Announcing Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, a $250,000 contest including expert mentorship to spark new ways to connect everyone to the Internet. At Mozilla, we believe the Internet is most powerful when anyone – regardless of gender, income, or geography … Continue reading

openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives Wayland 1.12, LibreOffice 5.2.2, and Digikam 5.2

Friday 14th of October 2016 10:40:04 AM
openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio announced the latest software packages that landed in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release operating system.

Build a Spooky Halloween Music-Light Show with Raspberry Pi and Linux

Friday 14th of October 2016 09:42:53 AM
In this tutorial, I am going to share how you can build a board with Raspberry Pi and open source software that synchronizes music with lights for less than $20. You can place this board inside a plastic pumpkin decoration, for example, or attach LEDs to props and create spooky displays for Halloween.

Running Asynchronous Background Tasks on Linux using Python-3 Flask and Celery

Friday 14th of October 2016 08:45:42 AM
In this tutorial I will describe how you can run asynchronous tasks on Linux using Celery an asynchronous task queue manager.

COM Express Type 7 module has dual 10GbE and 32 PCIe lanes

Friday 14th of October 2016 07:48:31 AM
Congatec unveiled the “Conga-B7XD,” one of the first COM Express Type 7 modules, featuring Intel “Broadwell” CPUs, 2x 10GbE Ethernet, and 32x PCI lanes. In early August, Adlink announced the Express-BD7, the first computer-on-module to support PICMG’s server-oriented COM Express Type 7 spec. Type 7 is the first specification of PICMG’s COM Express 3.0 standard.

KDE Applications 16.08.2 Released for KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS with over 30 Bug Fixes

Friday 14th of October 2016 06:51:20 AM
As expected, KDE announced today, October 13, 2016, the general availability of the second point release of their KDE Applications 16.08 software suite for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments.

How to Install a MySQL Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 14th of October 2016 05:54:09 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install a 'MySQL Cluster' on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). MySQL Cluster is a technology to provide high availability for MySQL Databases. It uses NDB (Network DataBase) or NDBCLUSTER as the database storage engine. MySQL Cluster is designed as multi-master ACID architecture with no single point of failure, it uses automatic sharding (partitioning) to scale out read and write processes.

Linux-based smart home hubs advance into AI

Friday 14th of October 2016 04:56:58 AM
Linux-based smart home hubs continue to rule the home automation world, with the latest products integrating voice assistants and AI analytics.

They Said Nobody in Jordan Knew About Linux but They Were Wrong

Friday 14th of October 2016 03:59:47 AM
In this story, "Roblimo" takes us back to 2002, to an open source conference in a country where the common belief was that "nobody knew anything about Linux." Boy, were they in for a surprise.

Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety ?Yak' Released, Let's See What's New In Ubuntu 16.10

Friday 14th of October 2016 03:02:36 AM
And finally after 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' has been released today. There is definately something new, improved and fixed in this release. Let's see what new has been introduced in Ubuntu 16.10.

How to Find Funding for an Open Source Project

Friday 14th of October 2016 02:05:25 AM
Ask people how to find funding for a technology project, and many of them will point to crowdsourcing sites. After all, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Pebble smartwatch, and even the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer were launched after their inventors collectively raised millions of dollars from contributors. If you happen to have an open source project that you want to get funded, what are some of your options?

How to ask why at work without upsetting anyone

Friday 14th of October 2016 01:08:14 AM
I remember an evening, years ago, when I was sitting on the couch watching a movie with some friends. This was in the era of small flip phones, when having a cell phone at all was still a big deal. Many glasses of various beverages littered the coffee table, and my friend Rachel casually tossed her flip phone down as she sat on the couch.It landed right inside a plastic cup full of beer.Everyone just stared in silence for a few seconds, trying to absorb the significance of the moment."Why did you do that?" I asked, naively, breaking the more

COM Express Type 7 module has dual 10GbE and 32 PCIe lanes

Friday 14th of October 2016 12:11:03 AM
Congatec unveiled the “Conga-B7XD,” one of the first COM Express Type 7 modules, featuring Intel “Broadwell” CPUs, 2x 10GbE Ethernet, and 32x PCI lanes. In early August, Adlink announced the Express-BD7, the first computer-on-module to support PICMG’s server-oriented COM Express Type 7 spec. Type 7 is the first specification of PICMG’s COM Express 3.0 standard. […]

VMS will be ready to run on x86 in 2019!

Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:13:52 PM
Or 2018 if you're brave. For now, we have a boot screen!VMS Software Inc (VSI), which became the custodian of the venerable OpenVMS in 2014, is getting close to its Holy Grail of running the OS on x86.…

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Compartmentalization

Thursday 13th of October 2016 10:16:41 PM
This is the third article in my series about Qubes. In the first twoarticles, I gave an overviewabout what Qubes is and described how toinstall it.

How to make animated videos with Krita

Thursday 13th of October 2016 09:19:30 PM
There are lots of different kinds of animation: hand-drawn, stop motion, cut-out, 3D, rotoscoping, pixilation, machinima, ASCII, and probably more. Animation isn't easy, by any means; it's a complex process requiring patience and dedication, but the good news is open source supplies plenty of high-quality animation more

Google offers baseball bat and some chains with which to hit open source software

Thursday 13th of October 2016 08:22:19 PM
Fuzzing tool used to test Chrome lands on GitHubFor a while now, Google's Chrome team has had a fuzzing tool to help them find bugs in the browser before bounty hunters do. Now, Mountain View has decided the same techniques can be applied to open source software in general.…

elementary OS 0.4: Review and interview with the founder

Thursday 13th of October 2016 07:25:08 PM
Brian Lunduke reviews elementary OS 0.4 (Loki) -- it's great, but not for him -- and talks with its founder, Daniel Fore, about the best features of the open source operating system.

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Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update. The developers behind the Lumina Desktop Environment consider it a "significant update" with both new and reworked utilities, infrastructure improvements, and other enhancements. Lumina 1.1 adds a pure Qt5 calculator, text editor improvements, the file manager has been completely overhauled, system application list management is much improved, and there is a range of other improvements. Read more

Radeon vs. Nouveau Open-Source Drivers On Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

For your viewing pleasure this Friday are some open-source AMD vs. NVIDIA numbers when using the latest open-source code on each side. Linux 4.9-rc1 was used while Ubuntu 16.10 paired with the Padoka PPA led to Mesa Git as of earlier this week plus LLVM 4.0 SVN. As covered recently, there are no Nouveau driver changes for Linux 4.9 while we had hoped the boost patches would land. Thus the re-clocking is still quite poor for this open-source NVIDIA driver stack. For the Nouveau tests I manually re-clocked each graphics card to the highest performance state (0f) after first re-clocking the cards to the 0a performance state for helping some of the GPUs that otherwise fail with memory re-clocking at 0f, as Nouveau developers have expressed this is the preferred approach for testing. Read more

Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes, it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface that thinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible, but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, which usually means switching to Xubuntu. I actually really like Xubuntu, and the Xfce interface is close enough to the GNOME 2 look, that I hardly miss the way my laptop used to look before Unity. I wasn't alone in my disdain for Ubuntu's flagship desktop manager switch, and many folks either switched to Xubuntu or moved to another Debian/Ubuntu-based distro like Linux Mint. The MATE desktop started as a hack, in fact, because GNOME 3 and Unity were such drastic changes. I never really got into MATE, however, because I thought it was going to be nothing more than a hack and eventually would be unusable due to old GNOME 2 libraries phasing out and so forth. Read more

EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the developers of Apache HTTP server target and KeePass. The audit results are not yet made public, however, no critical vulnerabilities were found. Read more