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How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Sunday 18th of March 2018 09:00:00 PM

 itsFOSS: How the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives.

Developers love trendy new languages but earn more with functional programming

Sunday 18th of March 2018 05:00:00 PM

Ars: And most feel that AI morality is management’s problem.

Introducing Agones: Open-source, multiplayer, dedicated game-server hosting built on Kubernetes

Sunday 18th of March 2018 01:00:00 PM

Kubernetes has emerged as the de facto open-source, common standard for building complex workloads and distributed systems across multiple clouds and bare metal servers

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

Saturday 17th of March 2018 09:00:00 PM
Jack Wallen walks you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers.

Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Saturday 17th of March 2018 05:00:00 PM

Linux Journal: The Red Hat community has patiently awaited a retpoline kernel implementation that remediates CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre v2) and closes all Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have captured headlines this year.

Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Saturday 17th of March 2018 01:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C.

Intel Outlines Plans for Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Processors

Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: Intel is currently developing its next generation of the Xeon Scalable Processors product portfolio, code-named - Cascade Lake, that are set to ship in the second half of 2018.

NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The NATS project brings a mature open-source messaging technology to the CNCF, in a bid to help to improve high-throughput communications in cloud native environments.

How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:00:00 PM

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.

Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible.

Gogo - Create Shortcuts to Long and Complicated Paths in Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:00:00 PM

tecmint: Gogo is an impressive way to bookmark directories inside your shell.

6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:00:00 PM

opensource.com: Innovation, research, marketing, support -a community can provide all these things, if you take care of it.

Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Linux's creator said he thinks CTS Labs' AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry.

How to take back manual control over /etc/resolv.conf

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:00:00 PM

There are a number of programs including netconfig, NetworkManager, resolvconf, rdnssd, and systemd-resolved that want to manage /etc/resolv.conf on behalf of the user.

How to Install AbanteCart on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:00:00 PM

AbanteCart is a free, open-source e-commerce platform

Google Announces Wear OS, the New Name of Its Android Wear Operating System

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:00:00 PM

softpedia: When Google designed Android Wear, the company wanted to create an operating system for wearables that fits everyone's style

The Grep Command Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

Friday 16th of March 2018 01:00:00 PM

ostechnix: The Grep Command Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

Cli.Fyi - A Tool To Quickly Retrieve Information About eMails, IP Addresses, URLs And Lots More From The CLI Or Browser

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:00:00 PM

2DayGeek: A Potentially Useful Command Line Query Tool.

Convert your PC to entertainment center : Install Kodi on Ubuntu & Debian

Friday 16th of March 2018 11:00:00 AM

linuxtechlab: If you are movie or TV lover, than you should already know what KODI is.

3 best practices for securing Kubernetes environments

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:00:00 AM

Get proactive to defend against the biggest risks facing Kubernetes deployments.

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Qt/KDE: Qt5 in Debian and Slackware, QtCreator on Android, KDE Discover, and Plasma's 10th Anniversary

  • moving Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics, update II
    We started filing bugs around September 9. That means roughly 32 weeks which gives us around 5.65 packages fixed per week, aka 0.85 packages per day. Obviously not as good as we started (remaining bugs tend to be more complicated), but still quite good.
  • [Slackware] Plasma5 – April 18 edition for Slackware
    The KDE-5_18.04 release of ‘ktown‘ for Slackware-current offers the latest KDE Frameworks (5.45.0), Plasma (5.12.4) and Applications (18.04.0). The Qt5 was upgraded to 5.9.5. Read the README file for more details and for installation/upgrade instructions. Enjoy the latest Plasma 5 desktop environment.
  • Perfect Debugging Experience with QtCreator on Android
    While I was working on a yet-to-be-announced super secret and cool Qt on Android project, I had to do a lot of debugging. This way I found that debugging Qt apps on Android using QtCreator was ok, but it had some issues, which was kinda frustrating.
  • Discover – Easily Install Software on KDE Neon Desktop
    KDE Discover is an Open Source GUI app installer that comes packaged with KDE Neon. It was particularly built from the ground up to be compatible with other modern Linux distros with emphasis on beauty and convenience. KDE Discover was also designed to allow for an intuitive User Experience as it features a clean and clear layout with a high readability value which makes it easy to browse, search for, install, and uninstall applications.
  • Almost 10 years of Plasma-Desktop
    Last week I was at work and start to listen my boss said: “We need to show this to our director”. So I went to my coworker table to see what was happening. So they were using Gource to make a video about the git history of the project. Gource is a software version control visualization tool. So that triggered in my mind some memories about a friend talking about Python and showing how the project as grow in this past years, but I never discovered about the tool that made that amazing video. So well, I started to make some Gource videos, and because my love about KDE Community, why not make one about it?

GNOME: Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04, Bug Fix for Memory Leak

  • Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04 [Quick Tip]
    Ubuntu 18.04 uses a customized version of GNOME and GNOME users might not like those changes. This tutorial shows you how to install vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04. One of the main new features of Ubuntu 18.04 is the customized GNOME desktop. Ubuntu has done some tweaking on GNOME desktop to make it look similar to its Unity desktop. So you get minimize options in the windows control, a Unity like launcher on the left of the screen, app indicator support among some other changes.
  • The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak
    at this point, I think it’s safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of yesterday, the two GitLab’s MRs that help fixing that issue were merged, and will be available in the next GNOME version. The fixes are being considered for backporting to GNOME 3.28 – after making sure they work as expected and don’t break your computer.
  • The Big GNOME Shell Memory Leak Has Been Plugged, Might Be Backported To 3.28
    The widely talked about "GNOME Shell memory leak" causing excessive memory usage after a while with recent versions of GNOME has now been fully corrected. The changes are currently staged in Git for what will become GNOME 3.30 but might also be backported to 3.28. Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has provided an update on the matter and confirmed that the issue stems from GJS - the GNOME JavaScript component - with the garbage collection process not being fired off as it should.

Graphics: AMDVLK, XWayland and Vulkan

  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes
    AMD developers maintaining their official Vulkan cross-platform driver code have pushed their end-of-week updates to their external source repositories for those wanting to build the AMDVLK driver on Linux from source. This latest AMDVLK push updates not only their PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer) and XGL (Vulkan API Layer) components but it also updates their fork of the LLVM code-base used for their shader compilation.
  • EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20
    It's still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland.
  • Vulkan 1.1.74 Released With Minor Fixes & Clarifications
    Vulkan continues sticking to the "release early, release often" mantra with the availability today of Vulkan 1.1.74.

Xfce Releases/Updates

  • Xfce Settings 4.12.3 / 4.13.2 Released
    Fixes galore! Xfce Settings 4.12.3 and 4.13.2 were released on March 18th with several improvements, feature parity, and translations.
  • Xfce PulseAudio Plugin 0.4.0 (and 0.4.1) Released
    Stable as a rock. Xfce PulseAudio Plugin hit a new stable milestone with the 0.4.0 release. This release wraps up the awesome development cycle we’ve had on this over the last few months and is recommended for all users.
  • Xfce Settings Update Brings Better Multi-Monitor Support
    While still waiting on the long-awaited Xfce 4.14, out this weekend is an Xfce Settings 4.14.2 preview release as well as an Xfce Settings 4.12.3 stable series update. Both of these Xfce Settings updates bring better multi-monitor support, including visualization of all display configuration states, visually noting if two displays are mirrored, always drawing the active display last so it's on top, and a number of fixes pertaining to the multi-monitor display handling from this Xfce desktop settings agent.