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What's behind the Linux umask?

Saturday 16th of September 2017 12:35:11 AM
The umask setting plays a big role in determining the permissions that are assigned to files that you create. But what's behind this variable, and how do the numbers relate to settings like rwxr-xr-x?

How to Install Apache Cassandra NoSQL database on a Single Node Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 15th of September 2017 11:00:31 PM
The Apache Cassandra is a distributed NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data. It's free and open source, and provides High-Availability with no single point of failure. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basic Apache Cassandra installation process with single node.

How Serious is VMware About Open Source?

Friday 15th of September 2017 09:25:51 PM
Unlike some companies with proprietary DNA (Oracle comes to mind for some reason) VMware should have little trouble learning to work hand-in-hand with open source developers, if it sets its collective mind to it. Why? Because the company has quite a bit of open source DNA coarsing through its veins.

Canonical and NEC Work on Digital Signage Solution Based on Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:51:11 PM
Canonical announced that it partnered with NEC Display Solutions Europe to collaborate on a new digital signage platform powered by the Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT devices.

4 cool new projects to try in COPR

Friday 15th of September 2017 05:32:42 PM
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

Install WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 15th of September 2017 04:18:22 PM
Today we will show you How to install and configure WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed on your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

3 ways to check open ports in Linux with respective service-process

Friday 15th of September 2017 03:04:02 PM
This article will quickly guide you about, How to check open ports in Linux with respective service-process.

Author Dan Lyons on Tech Startups and the Trouble with the New Economy

Friday 15th of September 2017 10:21:41 AM
In an entertaining keynote presentation at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble, related his experience working at a tech startup and explained how that experience changed his mind about open source.

GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" Desktop Environment Debuts Officially, Here's What's New

Friday 15th of September 2017 09:07:20 AM
After six months of hard work, the GNOME Project's development team was proud to announce today, September 13, 2017, the immediate release and general availability of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment.

Solving Physics Problems on Linux

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:53:00 AM
Several years ago, I wrote an article on using Elmer to solve complicatedphysics problems. Elmer has progressed quite a bit since then, so I thoughtit would be worth taking a fresh look at this simulation software.

Growing your team's open culture, one buddy at a time

Friday 15th of September 2017 06:38:40 AM
We've all been there. You're starting a new job, and you don't even know where the bathroom is, much less all the tools and processes necessary to get that job done. Onboarding in an open organization can be even trickier because of its unstructured environment and open culture. It may be up to you to define your role, and priorities can change quickly. Finding an "onboarding buddy" (or "onboarding peer") can make the transition into your job much less painful.read more

Plasma Mobile and Purisms Librem 5 Free Smartphone

Friday 15th of September 2017 05:24:20 AM
Artist's impression of what Plasma Mobilewould look like on the Librem 5."This was the plan all along", said Todd Weaver during a conference call we held with him last week. He was referring to building a free, open, and privacy-respecting smartphone...

Install and Configure ISC DHCP Server in Debian 9

Friday 15th of September 2017 04:09:59 AM
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to install and configure DHCP server in Debian 9. DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a protocol used in networks through which a system can automatically obtain the network settings at boot time.

Canonical and Microsoft Enable Ubuntu Containers with Hyper-V Isolation on Windows

Friday 15th of September 2017 02:55:39 AM
Canonical's Dustin Kirkland announced that the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux OS recently teamed up with Microsoft to enable Ubuntu containers to run on Windows systems with Hyper-V isolation.

Keep DNF automatic updates rolling in Fedora 26

Friday 15th of September 2017 01:41:19 AM
DNF Automatic is an optional Fedora component you can configure for automatic updates of packages. DNF Automatic is provided by the (aptly named) dnf-automatic package. This package has been available in previous releases of Fedora as well as in Fedora 26.... Continue Reading →

Beginners guide to 'ls' command in Linux

Friday 15th of September 2017 12:26:58 AM
Beginners guide to ls command. Learn ls command with 12 examples which can be used in your daily Linux tasks.

Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:12:38 PM
It has been a while since Canonical has launched Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds but most users don't want to switch to the latest builds as they are still in daily build period. Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds were quite unstable and many things were broken and as the first beta has released on Aug 31, I got my hands on it and tried it. Using it since then many things have been fixed. So in this article, I'm going to share my experience with Ubuntu 17.10 beta.

In-car telematics and connectivity platform runs Linux

Thursday 14th of September 2017 09:58:18 PM
Laird unveiled a Linux-based “Open Platform” for telematics and in-car connectivity with WiFi, BLE, and NFC, and optional GPS/Glonass, LTE, and 802.11p. Linux is finding its way into car systems that move beyond in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and into telematics and connectivity. On the low end, we’ve seen products like the recent, Raspberry Pi Zero W […]

Generative art: How to hack a painting

Thursday 14th of September 2017 08:43:58 PM
The world is fundamentally generative, as it is created by physical, biological, and chemical processes. But it isn't comprised of clean mathematical lines; rather, it is a struggle between mathematical patterns and entropy. Generative art reflects both aspects of reality, offering a unique perspective on the world.read more

Lyft and Uber travel the same open-source road

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:29:38 PM
Open-source software can profitably bring rivals together.

More in Tux Machines

XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure Thunderbird to send patch friendly
  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more