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Trends in the Open Source Cloud: A Shift to Microservices and the Public Cloud

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:08:25 AM
Cloud computing is the cornerstone of the digital economy. Companies across industries now use the cloud -- private, public or somewhere in between -- to deliver their products and services. A recent survey of industry analysis and research that we conducted for our 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud report produced overwhelming evidence of this.

Is encrypted e-mail a must in the Trump presidential era?

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:14:03 AM
With Donald Trump poised to take over the U.S. presidency, does it make sense for all of us to move to encrypted e-mail if we want to preserve our privacy? Encrypted e-mail provider ProtonMail says yes, indeed.

How to Setup an Email Server with Mail-in-a-Box on Ubuntu

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:19:41 AM
Mail-in-a-Box is a free and open source application that makes it easy to turn your Ubuntu 14.04 server into a complete, full-stack email solution for multiple domains. Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box. Each Mail-in-a-Box provides webmail and an IMAP/SMTP server for use with mobile devices and desktop mail software. It also includes contacts and calendar synchronization.

Zorin OS 12 Officially Released, the Biggest Release Ever of the Linux Distro

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:25:19 AM
Zorin OS 12 is the result of many months of hard work, and it looks like it's the project's biggest release ever. The GNU/Linux distribution is now based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, it's powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and ships with the Zorin Desktop 2.0 desktop environment.

Linux Kernels 4.8.10 and 4.4.34 LTS Out Now, Add SPARC64 and Networking Fixes

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:30:57 AM
You won't believe this, but new maintenance updates of the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel branch, as well as the Linux 4.8 kernel series, have been published today, November 21, 2016.

Watch now: 5 minute videos on Linux and more

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:36:35 AM
Seven folks from various areas of open source came together to give an audience at All Things Open 2016 five minutes on:read more

Upstream training, scientific research, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:22:14 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.OpenStack around the webThere is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:read more

The Urgency of Protecting Your Online Data With Let's Encrypt

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:07:54 PM
We understand that online security is a necessity, so why is only ~45% of online traffic encrypted? Josh Aas, co-founder of Let's Encrypt, gives us a simple answer: it's too difficult. So what do we do about it? Aas has answers for that as well in his LinuxCon North America presentation.

Install Odoo 10 on CentOS 7 with Apache as a reverse proxy

Monday 21st of November 2016 09:53:34 PM
Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP) is a suite of web-based enterprise management applications. It is one of the most popular and powerful Open Source ERP business software based on the Python programming language.

How to use Sphinx to give an old book new life

Monday 21st of November 2016 08:39:14 PM
The Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, and Google Books are wonderful sources of historical books, but the finished products of their digitization efforts, while thorough and functional, lack that last bit of polish.read more

Speak at The Linux Foundation's Invite-Only Open Source Leadership Summit

Monday 21st of November 2016 07:24:54 PM
The Linux Foundation is now seeking executives, business and technical leaders, open source program office leaders, and open source foundation and project leaders to share your knowledge, best practices and strategies with fellow leaders at OSLS, to be held Feb. 14-16, 2017, in Lake Tahoe, CA.

DVEO's Jitter Box IP/IP

Monday 21st of November 2016 06:10:34 PM
Telco TV/OTT and IPTV operators must deal with the fact that many IPtransport streams are asynchronous. This makes the streams prone to poorvideo quality due to jitter if they are sent to Program Clock Reference(PCR)-compliant devices.

4 ways to open up your project's infrastructure

Monday 21st of November 2016 04:56:14 PM
Open source isn't just about opening up your code—it's also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and the actual structures that keep the project alive. If the overall "hive" is doing well, it attracts more individuals with diverse skills to the project.read more

How To Install JAVA (OpenJDK/JRE) 6 / 7 / 8 on Linux

Monday 21st of November 2016 03:41:54 PM
JAVA is necessary to run most of the applications in Linux and windows machine. JAVA comes with two packages (JDK & JRE). JRE stands for (Java Runtime Environment) which deploys Java applications on servers. It includes tools for JVM monitoring and tools commonly required for server applications.

Learn Perl with this temperature-conversion script

Monday 21st of November 2016 02:27:34 PM
Over the years I've learned a number of programming languages on my own, including Perl. One learning tool I figured out is to use some sort of language reference to avoid the frustration of working through several chapters in a manual just to figure out a starting point.read more

MPV 0.22.0 Video Player Lands with New Options, AudioUnit Output Driver for iOS

Monday 21st of November 2016 01:01:48 PM
The powerful, open-source, and cross-platform MPlayer-based MPV video player software has been updated earlier to version 0.22.0, a release that introduces a handful of new features, commands, and options.

What’s new in Fedora 25 Workstation

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:13:08 AM
Fedora 25 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here starting tomorrow. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.22 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME... Continue Reading →

You Can Run ExTiX Linux with LXQt 0.10.0 and Kernel 4.8 on Intel Compute Stick

Monday 21st of November 2016 05:58:26 AM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the availability of a new build of his ExTiX distribution, which has been designed to run on the Intel Compute Stick device.

Python Functions

Monday 21st of November 2016 03:35:29 AM
Here's another trip back to math class. If you remember, functions took in a number, did something to it, then outputted the new value. They were often represented in tables with the input on one side and the output on the other. Functions in programming are similar. Sometimes they take input. Sometimes they don't. Much of the time they return a value as well, but they don't always have to. In every case, they are used to repeat an operation whenever they are used, and that's the greatest similarity with the math concept.

CloudNative Con, KubeCon, Prometheus, and OpenTracing

Monday 21st of November 2016 12:03:08 AM
CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join KubeCon, OpenTracing, Prometheus, and more, as leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux

Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more