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EdgeX Adds Security and Reduces Footprint with “California” Release

Friday 3rd of August 2018 04:00:00 PM

Linux.com: A major change to the EdgeX California code release is the switch to Go, which significantly reduced footprint, startup time, memory, and CPU usage.

Reunited with LEDE, OpenWrt releases stable 18.06 version

Friday 3rd of August 2018 03:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: This is the first release since OpenWrt 15.05.1 in March 2016 and the first since the LEDE (Linux Embedded Development Environment) project split off from OpenWrt

Container adoption speeds up to the detriment of VMs

Friday 3rd of August 2018 02:00:00 PM

ZDnet: As containers grow more popular, virtual machine deployments are declining.

Walkthrough On How To Use GNOME Boxes

Friday 3rd of August 2018 01:00:00 PM

Boxes or GNOME Boxes is a virtualization software for GNOME Desktop Environment.

You Can Now Install LineageOS 15.1 on the First-Generation Google Pixel/Pixel XL

Friday 3rd of August 2018 12:00:00 PM

The LineageOS project continues the legacy of the famous CyanogenMod project, which was probably the most popular open-source mobile operating system based on Google's Android mobile platform.

Getting started with Mu, a Python editor for beginners

Friday 3rd of August 2018 11:00:00 AM

opensource.com: Meet Mu, an open source editor that makes it easy for students to learn to code Python.

Finding alternatives to proprietary online tools with Framasoft

Friday 3rd of August 2018 06:00:00 AM

French non-profit network Framasoft offers free and open source alternatives to the tools many of us use every day.

LibreOffice 6.0.6 Office Suite Released with 55 Bug Fixes, Download Now

Friday 3rd of August 2018 02:00:00 AM

Coming about six weeks after the LibreOffice 6.0.5 maintenance update, the LibreOffice 6.0.6 point release is here to further improve and stability and reliability of the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite series

6 Easy Ways to Check User Name And Other Information in Linux

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 10:00:00 PM

2DayGeek: This tutorial helps you to find user name and other information from your Linux system.

Linux kernel 4.18 delayed: Bug ate my rc7, says Linus Torvalds

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 09:00:00 PM

el Reg: Kernel broken, so Penguinista-in-Chief reverted 4.18-rc7

5 of the Best Linux Games to Play in 2018

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 08:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: There are plenty of games released for the Linux platform this year.

kms_swrast: A new hardware-backed graphics driver

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 07:00:00 PM

Presenting kms_swrast, a new, hardware-backed, software graphics driver, built upon the Mesa gallium driver framework, which uses kernel kms drm nodes for memory allocation.

How to be a stronger DevOps leader: 9 tips

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 06:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Key considerations around talent, measurement, vision, and IT culture are the secrets to taking DevOps to the next level.

How to Install Go on Debian 9

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 05:00:00 PM

Linuxize: Learn how to install Go on a Debian 9 system.

How to Install ImpressPages CMS on Ubuntu 18.04

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 04:00:00 PM

ImpressPages is a free, open source and user-friendly, MVC-based, Content Management System with a built-in content editor that can be used to create a personal or business website.

Hiri is Your Best Bet for Using Microsoft Exchange on Linux

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 03:00:00 PM

A featureful native Linux email client that allows you to access Microsoft Exchange Server on Linux.

Linux boots on new Shakti RISC-V chip

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 02:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: India-based Shakti project announces Linux boot on its first open source RISC-V chip.

Docker 18.06 CE Debuts Alongside New Release Cadence

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 12:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: Docker Inc. is moving to a new release and support cadence for its non-enterprise Community Edition (CE) releases.

Cli Google Drive Client Grive2: How To Enable Automatic Synchronization

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 11:00:00 AM

LinuxUprising: Grive2, a command line Google Drive client for Linux which supports partial sync, is quite popular among Linux users

Total War: WARHAMMER II to release for Linux in 'early Autumn'

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 06:00:00 AM

GamingOnLinux: Feral Interactive announced today in their newsletter that the Linux port Total War: WARHAMMER II will be available in 'early Autumn'.

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5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

Linux is a very powerful operating system, and that explains why it powers most of the servers on the Internet. Though it may not be the best OS in terms of user friendliness, its diversity is commendable. Everyone has their own need for Linux. Be it for coding, educational purposes or the internet of things (IoT), you’ll always find a suitable Linux distro for every use. To that end, many have dubbed Linux as the OS for future computing. Because the future belongs to the kids of today, introducing them to Linux is the best way to prepare them for what the future holds. This OS may not have a reputation for popular games such as FIFA or PES; however, it offers the best educational software and games for kids. These are five of the best Linux educational software to keep your kids ahead of the game. Read more

Kernel: NSA Code/Algorithm in Linux, Performance Superiority Over Windows, and Linux Foundation News

  • Linux 4.18 brings support for Vega M, Volta GV100 and, er, SPECK
    AFTER A WEEK'S DELAY, Linux kernel 4.18 stable has arrived. Announcing the release on Sunday, head of Linuxing Linus Torvalds said: "One week late(r) and here we are - 4.18 is out there. It was a very calm week, and arguably I could just have released on schedule last week, but we did have some minor updates." One notable change is that there's been a lot of code ditched - around 100,000 lines of obsolete code has been slashed.
  • The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux
    Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Compression, the Threadripper 2990WX posted almost 58% higher scores in Linux compared to Windows 10 Pro implying that Linux is a better OS of choice when testing high core count CPUs.
  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Highlights Importance of Allies
    Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as projects compete to attract more talent to power development efforts now as well as build their ranks to carry the projects into the future. The Diversity Empowerment Summit co-located with Open Source Summit coming up in Vancouver August 29-31, will offer key insights to help your project succeed in these endeavors. Although adoption of diversity and inclusion policies is generally seen as simply the right thing to do, finding good paths to building and implementing such policies within existing community cultures continues to be challenging. The Diversity Empowerment Summit, however, provides hard insights, new ideas, and proven examples to help open source professionals navigate this journey.
  • Hollywood rolls out red carpet for open source developers
    The launch of the ASWF is almost like creating a GitHub for the developers behind motion pictures, but open source is nothing new to the film industry. It dates back about 20 years, Andy Maltz, managing director of the Science and Technology Council at the Academy, told CIO Dive. Film "is the only art form that has a fundamental reliance on technology," he said. The film industry's use of tech dates back to photochemical technologies and proceeds to today's digital image capture.

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Debian GNU/Linux project to mark 25th birthday on Thursday

The Debian GNU/Linux project will turn 25 on Thursday, with the Linux distribution having made its debut on 16 August in 1993 under the leadership of the late Ian Murdock. In its original manifesto, Murdock stated: "Many distributions have started out as fairly good systems, but as time passes attention to maintaining the distribution becomes a secondary concern." Maintaining a Debian system was made simple after some developers created a package management system known as apt. Apt — and its derivatives like aptitude and synaptic — have served to make the task of updating a Debian system simple. With apt, the secondary concern that Murdock referred to was effectively taken care of. Incidentally, there are now about 29,000 packages available in Debian. Read more Also new (Debian-related news):

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    This project aims at developing tools and packages which would simplify the process for new applicants in the open source community to get the required setup. It would consist of a GUI/Wizard with integrated scripts to setup various communication and development tools like PGP and SSH key, DNS, IRC, XMPP, mail filters along with Jekyll blog creation, mailing lists subscription, project planner, searching for developer meet-ups, source code scanner and much more! The project would be free and open source hosted on Salsa (Debian based Gitlab) I created various scripts and packages for automating tasks and helping a user get started by managing contacts, emails, subscribe to developer’s lists, getting started with Github, IRC and more.