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This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Helps China Go Green, Old Linux Vulnerability Exposed, and More

1 hour 53 min ago
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project to help China get greener, an old Linux vulnerability surfaces, and more!

CrossOver 16.2 Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013, Improves Windows Compatibility

3 hours 48 min ago
CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informed us via an email announcement that the CrossOver 16.2.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine is now available for GNU/Linux and macOS operating systems.

Top 5: Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, Securing your Raspberry Pi, and more

5 hours 42 min ago
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, securing your Raspberry Pi, services for securing your email, making things cheaper with your 3D printer, and why users choose Linux and open source software.Top 5 articles of the week5. Why do you use Linux and open source software?read more

Microsoft Sued After Windows 10 Upgrade “Destroyed Users’ Computers”

7 hours 37 min ago
Three Windows users whose computers were upgraded to Windows 10 decided to file a lawsuit against Microsoft after the operating system caused loss of data and hardware damage, which in the end led to substantial costs for each of them.

How to Make Your Own Personal Cloud with NextCloud and Ubuntu

9 hours 31 min ago
If you are not a fan of Dropbox, you can create your own personal cloud with NextCloud. Here’s how you can install and set up NextCloud in Ubuntu.

Pandora on Linux (Pithos)

11 hours 25 min ago
Having access to a constant music of your liking is a great achievement of the Internet. Most people have a Pandora account, but are unable to play Pandora on their Linux System. A program called Pithos is available for Linux users which allows them to tap into their Pandora account and radio streaming.

A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news

13 hours 20 min ago
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.

Embedded NUC SBC expands upon quad-core -A53 Snapdragon

15 hours 14 min ago
Seco announced a wireless-ready “SBC-B47-eNUC” SBC that complies with the 4?4-inch eNUC form factor, and runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410E. Seco is prepping its first SBC based on the 101.6 x 101.6mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) Embedded NUC (eNUC) SBC standard from the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET). The eNUC form factor […]

It Certainly Looks Like Microsoft is Already Siccing Its Patent Trolls, Including Intellectual Ventures, on Companies That Use Linux

17 hours 8 min ago
News about Intellectual Ventures and Finjan Holdings (Microsoft-funded patent trolls) reinforces our allegations -- not mere suspicions anymore -- that Microsoft would 'punish' companies that are not paying subscription fees (hosting) or royalties (patent tax) to Microsoft and are thus in some sense 'indebted' to Microsoft

New Steam Client Update Improves In-Home Streaming, Fixes Xbox Controller Bug

19 hours 3 min ago
Valve released a new stable Steam Client update for all supported platforms, including SteamOS, GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows, fixing some nasty issues, but also implementing various improvements.

How to Install Cerb on CentOS 7

20 hours 57 min ago
Cerb is a free and open source web-based application software for collaboration and email automation. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database. It is used for sending a large number of emails. Here, we will explain how to install Cerb on CentOS 7 server.

Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon

Saturday 25th of March 2017 06:41:15 AM
Germain automaker Daimler indicates that it's betting much of its future on Linux by investing in two Linux projects.

Linux-based imaging dev kit targets Basler cameras

Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:46:53 AM
Critical Link unveiled an imaging dev kit based on its Cyclone V-based MitySOM-5CSx module, featuring an interface to Basler BCON dart cameras. Critical Link announced a Linux-driven “MitySOM Embedded Imaging Dev Kit” for automation, robotics, motion control, and vision applications based on its Intel Cyclone V based MitySOM-5CSx COM and baseboard.

Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

Saturday 25th of March 2017 02:52:31 AM
Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 Brings Latest GNOME 3.24 Apps, Budgie 10.2.9 Desktop

Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:58:09 AM
Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 launched as part of yesterday's Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Final Beta release, and we'd like to share with you some of the new features and improvements included in this last development version.

How to use Java and other NPAPI plugins in Firefox

Friday 24th of March 2017 11:03:47 PM
Mozilla decided to stop supporting NPAPI plugins for Firefox browser two years ago. NPAPI plugins are binary components integrated to the browser. Some well known NPAPI plugins are Flash, Java, and the GNOME Shell web extension. The stock Firefox 52 browser... Continue Reading →

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

Friday 24th of March 2017 09:09:25 PM
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

Friday 24th of March 2017 07:46:31 PM
The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters,

Chemistry on the Desktop

Friday 24th of March 2017 06:23:36 PM
For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistryapplication[he]mdash[/he]specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program.As opposed to many other chemistryapplications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing moleculesand a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newlyconstructed molecule.

Quick guide Bash while loop with examples

Friday 24th of March 2017 05:00:41 PM
Loops plays an important role in bash scripting. After For Loop another loop comes in to picture is Bash while loop. Basically Bash while loop executes sets of command till any condition is satisfied. Once condition turns false execution flow gets out of the bash while loop.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE