I am in progress to switching to a Microsoft-free environment. Doing this simply because I don't like MS products anymore so much. When I've searched for Windows-software substitutes for Linux, I find that stuff is mostly free, open source and developed pro bono by some people, not by for-profit companies.
I can work with command line and all that if it's needed, but foremost I want good software that's easy and just works. I would gladly pay premium dollar for more advanced Wine-stuff, office suite (currently using WPS on Win7).
Do you think business would bring more better software for Linux? If not, why am I wrong? (I'm sure I'm at least a bit wrong on something)
I haven't seen any previous discussion about monetizing Linux software. Disclaimer: ofcourse open source is better for the user when the software is out, my question is does open source enthusiasm among Linux devs prevent more software from being availablesubmitted by /u/mmaramara
softpedia: Yes, that's right, we're talking about ownCloud 9.0.1, which comes exactly one month after the unveiling of the major ownCloud 9.0 Server release
New to linux and wondering what would be the best distro for a simple file server? should i try out centos or ubuntu server? and if you have any guides that would be great.
- This is my 1st Linux project.
- Any other starter project idea's would be nice! Thanks!
FreedomPenguin: One difference between the two distros is that one is based on Ubuntu LTS and the other is based on Ubuntu's latest release.
- NixOS 16.03 Screencast and Screenshots
Beta1 is here!
with making it better, better and better we decided to make a cut and finally release the Beta1 of OpenMandriva Lx3!
OpenMandriva Lx3 Beta 1 Finally Released, Built With Clang+LTO By Default
The OpenMandriva developers have just announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx3 Beta 1 that's been worked on for more than the past year.
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) headlining after earnings
- Bluemountain Capital Management buys $14.6 Million stake in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
Rugged field controller supports multi-wireless, does PoE PD
Axiomtek’s “ICO310” is a Linux-ready, DIN-rail field controller and IoT gateway, featuring a Braswell CPU, -20 to 60°C support, IP40, and PoE PD.
GNUnet und Informationsmacht: Analyse einer P2P-Technologie und ihrer sozialen Wirkung
This thesis studies the GNUnet project comprising its history, ideas and the P2P network technology. It specifically investigates the question of emancipatory potentials with regard to forms of information power due to a widely deployed new Internet technology and tries to identify essential suspensions of power within the scope of an impact assessment. Moreover, we will see by contrasting the GNUnet project with the critical data protection project, founded on social theory, that both are heavily concerned about the problem of illegitimate and unrestrained information power, giving us additional insights for the assessment. Last but least I'll try to present a scheme of how both approaches may interact to realize their goals.
Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Major Update with More than 50 Improvements
Michel Dänzer, a graphics driver engineer, working for AMD, has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of AMDGPU 1.1.0 Linux graphics driver.
AMDGPU (also known as xf86-video-amdgpu) is an open-source and very performant graphics driver dedicated to AMD Radeon GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), integrated into the mainline Linux kernel since version 4.2. Until now, AMDGPU received a single minor update, xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.1, but today's release adds multiple changes.
Two Worlds: Epic Edition now available for Linux in beta form, uses Wine
Two Worlds: Epic Edition continues Topware Interactive's push into Linux with their older titles. It is now available in beta form, and it uses Wine.
7 Days to Die still has broken graphics on Linux, developers seeking logs to help
The forum post now has 7 pages of logs and chatter on it, so hopefully they will figure it out soon.
I'm sure it's to do with the version of Unity they use, like what happened with a Parkitect and VoidExpanse recently. The bug was fixed in Unity, but if they have the latest version of Unity it could be their own code issue.
So, if 7 Days is still broken for you, head over here and file a report.
Would still be nice if they tested this before release though, don't you think?
They have also announced console versions, which will stretch them even further at such an early stage of development.
- SKYHILL, an interesting and rather simplistic survival game on Linux
NeuroVoider, a slick new twin-stick shooter RPG now in Early Access with Linux support
NeuroVoider has probably one of the most amusing license agreements around, and the game looks great too. It's a slick new twin-stick shooter RPG, and the developer sent me a key.
This seems obvious, but the ability to learn independently is very important to successful student participation in HFOSS projects. Students have to be able to learn in a variety of manners from a range of different sources, and they need to take ownership of their learning in order to flourish in an open source community.
Communication, teamwork and the ability to problem solve are also critical skills. While understanding technologies such as version control is emphasized by most open source communities, students who don't understand how to navigate a professional environment by communicating clearly or who can't work on a team won't even get to the point of using those technologies. These process skills can sometimes be more difficult to teach than teaching a student Java.
Signal: Now You Can Use Snowden’s Favorite Open Source And Encrypted Chat App
Snowden’s favorite messaging app Signal is now available to public as there is no more invite-only option. Signal works in Chrome and can be downloaded from Chrome app store. This app is also an open source software and its code is available to view on GitHub. It biggest strength is the end-to-end encryption feature.
ownCloud 9.0 Gets Its First Point Release, Over 120 Improvements Introduced
ownCloud has announced today, April 7, 2016, the immediate availability of the first point release in the stable 9.0 series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software.
- Hexadite Adds Industry-First Mac and Linux Coverage to Intelligent Security Orchestration and Automation Platform
Puppet expands support for Docker, Kubernetes
Devops staple Puppet, formerly Puppet Labs, is upgrading its Puppet Enterprise IT automation platform and offering new and expanded support for infrastructure like Docker containers and Kubernetes container management.
Puppet automates the software delivery process to bridge traditional infrastructure with more contemporary technology, including public and private clouds and microservices architectures. It even has been suggested as a tool for users to build their own PaaS clouds.
- Neutron work flow for Docker Hypervisor running on DVR Cluster RDO Mitaka in appropriate amount of details && HA support for Glance storage using to load nova-docker instances
- 7 Ways to Improve Battery Life on Linux Laptops
- WebTorrent Desktop: How To Stream And Watch Any Torrent Movie Without Downloading
- Docker Volumes and Networks with Compose
- Easy Ways To Make A Bootable Ubuntu USB On Windows, Linux And Mac
- How to integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on CentOS 7
- Using Foreman, an Opensource Frontend for Puppet
- Install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Open-Source ‘Swift’ Could Be The New Language For Android
- Google is said to be considering Swift as a ‘first class’ language for Android
- Surprise, surprise: Google to replace Java with Apple’s Swift as ‘first class’ language for Android
- Google could adopt Apple's Swift as a 'first class' language for Android development
- Google Is Looking To Adopt Swift Programming Language For Android – Report
Several Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu
Several patches have been released for Ubuntu, addressing vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, including a use-after-free and a timing side-channel vulnerability.
DDoS Attacks with BillGates Linux Malware Intensify
Over the past six months, security researchers from Akamai's SIRT team have observed a shift in the cyber-criminal underground to using botnets created via the BillGates malware to launch massive 100+ Gbps DDoS attacks.
Cisco Pushing Open-Source Snort and ClamAV Forward
Martin Roesch, started the open-source Snort network intrusion prevention system project in 1998, eventually evolving into the base of SourceFire which he sold to Cisco for $2.7 billion in 2013. Now Roesch is the Chief Architect for the Cisco Security Business Group and Snort is still very much on its mind.
- OSVDB shutdown leaves questions for vulnerability databases
- Open-source vulnerabilities database shuts down
Vivaldi 1.0.435.42 Update Now Live to Patch Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability
We've just been informed by Ruarí Ødegaard of Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first minor point release in the stable branch of the web browser.
It’s been a busy Spring for the world of smartphones, and we still have a ways to go yet. While Apple is up to their classic tricks of making the old new again, others have released genuinely forward-thinking devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are off to a great start and LG’s G5 finally hit shelves in all of its modular glory. A surprise contender has arrived in the form of Huawei’s P9 and its excellent Leica-powered dual camera setup, and Android N has Nexus fans excited for the future of Android. HTC has an announcement next week as well, which should stir things up further and bring the Taiwanese name back to this Top 10 where they belong.
Red Hat offers DevOps training and certifications
Red Hat has introduced trainings and certification offerings to improve IT professionals DevOps skills.
Specifically, the training is designed to improve expertise and certify individuals in containers, OpenShift, Ansible, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and Puppet technology.
Individuals previously certified as Red Hat Certified Engineers and Red Hat Certified JBoss Developers, and who have passed these five additional exams, will be given the credential of Red Hat Certified Architect (RCHA) with a concentration in DevOps.
- Red Hat Expands Red Hat Developer Program with No-Cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription
Red Hat's open source success story built on killing complexity in IT
There's never been a better time to make money from simplifying open source for the enterprise.