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A school in India defies the traditional education model

Sunday 7th of January 2018 04:52:47 PM
Located in a sleepy village just two hours away from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai is a school that defies traditional educational models by collaboratively owning, building, and sharing knowledge and technology. The school uses only open source software and hardware in its approach to learning, and takes pride in the fact that none of its students have used or even seen proprietary software, including the ubiquitous Windows operating system.

Pros and cons of Linux

Sunday 7th of January 2018 02:58:25 PM
Windows today beats almost all the markets thanks to its simplicity and large number of programs and games in a free access. We are used to Windows since there are no compatible systems like Windows. However, it is not true. Unfortunately, most people are creatures of habit that's why it will take years for the Linux to take its place among the users.

Linux Mint 19 Release Date and Codename Has been Announced

Sunday 7th of January 2018 01:04:03 PM
This is a continually updated article to inform you about Linux Mint 19 release date, features and everything important associated with it.

The Best Linux Distributions for 2018

Sunday 7th of January 2018 11:09:41 AM
It’s a new year and the landscape of possibility is limitless for Linux. Whereas 2017 brought about some big changes to a number of Linux distributions, I believe 2018 will bring serious stability and market share growth—for both the server and the desktop.

Canonical Plans to Release Ubuntu 17.10 Respin ISOs for All Flavors Next Week

Sunday 7th of January 2018 09:15:19 AM
Canonical announced on Friday that it plans to release the promised respin ISO images of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system early next week on January 11.

Linux Journal returns, Automotive Grade Linux at CES, and more open source news

Sunday 7th of January 2018 07:20:57 AM
In this week[he]#039[/he]s edition of our open source news roundup, we cover the rebirth of Linux Journal, Automotive Grade Linux infotainment systems, and more.

Let's talk advertising

Sunday 7th of January 2018 05:26:35 AM
This is the first in a series of posts in which members of our still-small staff raise topics for discussion. Since I'm a veteran of both the journalism and advertising businesses, I'll start this discussion.

Where Do I Start?

Sunday 7th of January 2018 03:32:13 AM
For the past few years, the bulk of my consulting work has been incorporate training. Many of the participants in my courses are peoplewho have been developing software for years already and simply wantto learn new languages and techniques.

How governments and citizens used open source to solve human problems in 2017

Sunday 7th of January 2018 01:37:51 AM
Each year, when we look back at the top government articles on Opensource.com, we see interesting case studies of government technology policies or implementations. Our most popular stories from 2017 aren't about adopting open source to solve technology problems. Instead, they demonstrate how governments and citizens are coming together through open source to solve human problems.1. Why we need an open model to design and evaluate public policyread more

January 2018 catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs

Saturday 6th of January 2018 11:43:29 PM
This catalog accompanies our January 2018 round-up of hacker-friendly SBCs. Here, we provide brief descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to further details for all 103 SBCs. Our January 2018 hacker-friendly single board computer round-up comprises three resources: an overview of recent SBC market trends; this catalog, which provides descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to related […]

Step by step guide to reset root password in Mysql

Saturday 6th of January 2018 09:49:07 PM
Working with MySQL or MariaDB database, you might have faced a situation where you might have forgotten root or another user’s password or being SysAdmin, you might have had to deal with users who...

Critical CSRF Security Vulnerability in phpMyAdmin Database Tool Patched

Saturday 6th of January 2018 07:54:45 PM
If you've got MySQL or MariaDB running on any of your machines -- and you probably do -- then there's a good chance you're also running phpMyAdmin, a popular free and open source MySQL administration tool. That means you might have a problem.

Open Source Leaders: Take Intel to Task

Saturday 6th of January 2018 06:00:23 PM
For a long time engineers, programmmers and sysadmins alike have been beholden to hardware design flaws. Constantly dealing with work arounds from unpexpected bugs to changes that make little sense. Many Open Source leaders have a voice, they can change things if they come together now.

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know going forward

Saturday 6th of January 2018 04:06:01 PM
As you've likely heard by now, there are some problems with Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. Called Meltdown and Spectre, the discovered attack possibilities are rather severe, as they impact pretty much every technical device on the network or in your house (PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.).

Hack-proof Quantum Data Encryption

Saturday 6th of January 2018 02:11:39 PM
Quantum computing is, most precisely, the future of computing. Using the bizarre and interesting interactions of particles in the quantum world, it’s estimated to be exponentially faster than today’s computers

Hackable, Rockchip-based media player also offers NAS and retro gaming

Saturday 6th of January 2018 12:17:17 PM
Cloud Media’s open source “Popcorn Hour Transformer Media Computer / NAS” computer is based on Pine64’s RK3328-based Rock64 SBC, and supports Linux and Android media player, NAS, and retro gaming. Cloud Media has spun a new variant of its Popcorn Hour media player that is open source in hardware and software thanks to its mainboard....

Opera 50 Debuts Cryptocurrency Mining Protection in Web Browser

Saturday 6th of January 2018 10:22:55 AM
New release of web browser enhances built-in VPN and adds cryptocurrency security features

Ansible: the Automation Framework That Thinks Like a Sysadmin

Saturday 6th of January 2018 08:28:33 AM
I've written about and trained folks on various DevOps tools through the years, andalthough they're awesome, it's obvious that most of them are designed from themind of a developer. There's nothing wrong with that, because approachingconfiguration management programmatically is the whole point.

3 flexible tools for managing hotel reservations and more

Saturday 6th of January 2018 06:34:11 AM
The tourism industry has been gaining momentum for decades. In fact, many countries' economies and political stability rely on tourism and travel industries. Macau, for example, generates $26.6 billion annually from tourism, which accounts for 44% of its GDP. A subset of this economy, the hotel industry, is a powerful element that's expanding globally and growing exponentially.read more

How Red Hat Is Dealing With the Spectre of the CPU Meltdown

Saturday 6th of January 2018 04:39:49 AM
Those reading media accounts published Wednesday and Thursday are probably under the impression that while Spectre affects Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs, that Meltdown affects only Intel products -- or perhaps all Intel CPUs and some ARM chips. Not so, says Red Hat's Jon Masters. Both vulnerabilities are basically architecture agnostic.

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Librem 5 Phone Progress Report

  • Librem 5 Phone Progress Report – The First of Many More to Come!
    First, let me apologize for the silence. It was not because we went into hibernation for the winter, but because we were so busy in the initial preparation and planning of a totally new product while orienting an entirely new development team. Since we are more settled into place now, we want to change this pattern of silence and provide regular updates. Purism will be giving weekly news update posts every Tuesday, rotating between progress on phone development from a technology viewpoint (the hardware, kernel, OS, etc.) and an art of design viewpoint (UI/UX from GNOME/GTK to KDE/Plasma). To kickoff this new update process, this post will discus the technological progress of the Librem 5 since November of 2017.
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    If you have been curious about the state of Purism's Librem 5 smartphone project since its successful crowdfunding last year and expedited plans to begin shipping this Linux smartphone in early 2019, the company has issued their first status update.

Benchmarking Retpoline-Enabled GCC 8 With -mindirect-branch=thunk

We have looked several times already at the performance impact of Retpoline support in the Linux kernel, but what about building user-space packages with -mindirect-branch=thunk? Here is the performance cost to building some performance tests in user-space with -mindirect-branch=thunk and -mindirect-branch=thunk-inline. Read more

An introduction to Inkscape for absolute beginners

Inkscape is a powerful, open source desktop application for creating two-dimensional scalable vector graphics. Although it's primarily an illustration tool, Inkscape is used for a wide range of computer graphic tasks. The variety of what can be done with Inkscape is vast and sometimes surprising. It is used to make diagrams, logos, programmatic marketing materials, web graphics, and even for paper scrapbooking. People also draw game sprites, produce banners, posters, and brochures. Others use Inkscape to draft web design mockups, detail layouts for printed circuit boards, or produce outline files to send to laser cutting equipment. Read more

Behind the scenes with Pop!_OS Linux

In October, Linux PC maker System76 released its homegrown version of Linux, Pop!_OS, giving users the choice between its legacy Ubuntu operating system or the new Pop!_OS flavor of Linux. Recently Opensource.com gave away a System76 laptop with Pop!_OS installed, which made me curious about the company and this new version of Linux, so I spoke with Cassidy James Blaede, Pop!_OS's user experience (UX) designer. Blaede joined System76 in 2014, fresh out of college at the University of Northern Iowa and marriage to his wife, Katie. While in college, he co-founded the elementary OS project and interned at UX consultancy Visual Logic, both of which influenced his work for System76. He started at System76 as a front-end developer and was later promoted to UX architect. Read more