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4 new OpenStack how-tos and guides

3 hours 36 min ago
Having OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, as organizations continue to seek to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a big topic, made up of dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge.read more

Why Choose Linux Operating System?

5 hours 30 min ago
Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It's one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don't understand its benefits. With that in mind, this post will draw your attention towards all the advantages you can expect to encounter.

Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

7 hours 24 min ago
The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

Automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema

Monday 24th of April 2017 06:31:34 AM
At this year's Percona Live open source database conference, I'll be discussing automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema. Skeema solves many problems that software engineers and DBAs encounter when managing migrations. How can they keep schemas in sync across development, staging, and production systems?read more

Whats new in OpenStack Ocata

Monday 24th of April 2017 04:37:12 AM
OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we[he]#039[/he]re about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now[he]#039[/he]s about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it. So here[he]#039[/he]s a quick overview of what[he]#039[/he]s new in this release.

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Monday 24th of April 2017 02:42:50 AM
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

Monday 24th of April 2017 12:48:28 AM
Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 10:54:06 PM
Doky is a Linux-based online operating system that provides cloud collaboration and storage and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Its free web and mobile platform can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:59:44 PM
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills.read more

Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 07:05:22 PM
Recently Ubuntu has been the talk of the town due to Mark shuttleworth's announcement on discontinuation of Unity 8 development. Now there is another news coming from Ubuntu which is the release of codename of its upcoming Ubuntu version, i.e. Ubuntu 17.10. It's Artful Aardvark!

Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:11:00 PM
Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

How to Set Up Your Own Linux Photo Management System with Lychee

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:16:38 PM
Ever wanted to have your own self-hosted Linux photo management system? Lychee is a tool that allows users to upload and catalog their photo collections.

Steam For Linux Steam review

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:22:16 PM
Technically, physically, mentally, chemically games are those things which make us feel like a child again. Age doesn’t matter, what matter is that spirit that is inside us, that “gamer” spirit. When I joined Linux two years ago, I installed steam firstly to get my games from windows back. Now I've got a library of limitless free and paid games having my CS: GO too. I am a daily CS: GO, player. All my favorite games are on Linux via steam. That is why I decided to review it for you guys who are new to Linux world and are in a doubt that how to use steam, what is steam? All answers are here. So here is Steam for Linux.

<code>systemd</code>-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:27:54 AM
Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedomDevuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.…

Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:33:32 AM
Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”

Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 07:39:10 AM
While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.

EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:44:48 AM
Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.

(Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:50:26 AM
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".

Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:56:04 AM
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:42 AM
GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

Open Source Software: 10 Go To Solution for Small Businesses

While closed-source operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS may still dominate the OS market, not everyone can afford the high costs that they entail. For small- and medium-sized enterprises where every penny matters, taking advantage of open-source software such as Ubuntu’s Linux is a good bet to boost productivity and cost effectiveness. The fact that open-source softwares have evolved to become somewhat user-friendly and sleek also helps a good deal. Read more

Linux 4.11-rc8

So originally I was just planning on releasing the final 4.11 today, but while we didn't have a *lot* of changes the last week, we had a couple of really annoying ones, so I'm doing another rc release instead. I did get fixes for the issues that popped up, so I could have released 4.11 as-is, but it just doesn't feel right. It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt. The most noticeable of the issues is that we've quirked off some NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines. It's not entirely clear what caused the issue (it wasn't just limited to some NVMe hardware, but also particular platforms), but let's test it. Read more Also: Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes' Linux 4.11 Pushed Back: 4.11-rc8 Released

Themes for Ubuntu

  • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
    Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
  • A quick look at some essential GNOME Shell tweaks and extensions
    Now that Ubuntu is moving to GNOME Shell, many people will get a bit of a shock at how different the workflow is from Unity to Shell. Here’s a quick look at some essentials to get you going.