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3 command line conversion tools for Linux

Thursday 13th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

From time to time, everyone needs to convert a file from one format to another.

How to Use Awk to Filter Text or Strings Using Pattern Specific Actions

Thursday 13th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM

tecmint: A look at filtering text or strings based on specific patterns that a user can define.

Ubuntu 16.10 Provides Incremental Linux Desktop Improvements

Thursday 13th of October 2016 01:42:00 PM

eWEEK: Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is debuting its second major milestone release of 2016 on Oct. 13.

Linux Lexicon: Use Watch Command To Run A Command Every X Seconds

Thursday 13th of October 2016 12:00:00 PM

FOSSbytes: Have you ever needed to run a command every couple minutes to check on something?

Kdenlive 16.08.2 Open-Source Video Editor Released with Over 35 Improvements

Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Kdenlive 16.08.2 is here five weeks after the release of the previous maintenance version with no less than 36 improvements and bug fixes

Video: How to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2 and 3

Thursday 13th of October 2016 06:00:00 AM

 DarkDuck: Learn the process of changing the default keyboard layout in Cinnamon Desktop Environment versions 2 and 3.

Atom 1.11 Hackable Text Editor Released with Image View Improvements, Fixes

Thursday 13th of October 2016 02:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Atom 1.11 ships five weeks after the release of Atom 1.10

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds.

Best Open Source CMS

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

 Datamation: A survey of the relative strengths of the leading open source CMS platforms.

Solus Devs Finalize Full-Disk Encryption for the OS, Coming Soon in Solus 1.2.1

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: We're all waiting for Solus 1.2.1, to ditch our current Linux-based operating system and migrate to the wonderful world of Solus

OpenStack Newton promises better resiliency, scalability and security

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 07:00:00 PM

 With broad industry support from more than 200 vendors including Cisco, Dell, HP Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware, this version should quickly see wide deployment.

How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:00:00 PM

In this interview, Alexandra Settle shares a preview of her upcoming talk at OpenStack Summit Barcelona on remote work in open source.

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

A recent survey conducted by Rogue Wave Software gives the top 5 open source support problems developer's face.

Install and configure DRDB for network filesystem replication on Debian 8

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: This tutorial explains the configuration of a DRBD network filesystem replication as hot standby

ONLYOFFICE: Create a Single Workspace for All Your Documents on Linux

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

ONLYOFFICE is a very useful tool as it allows you to connect all your accounts, edit and even collaborate on your documents with others using the web-based document editors.

Learn How to Use fuser Command with Examples in Linux

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM

fuser is a simple yet powerful command line utility intended to locate processes based on the files

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy for all

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds OpenTracing Project

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 12:00:00 PM

InternetNews:  CNCF now has three open-source projects under its roof, with more to come.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:00:00 AM

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 is now the latest and most advanced build of the powerful office suite

Choqok 1.6 Micro-Blogging Client Lands for KDE Users with Better Twitter Support

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

Prominent new features of Choqok 1.6 include the renaming of the StatusNet microblog as GNU Social

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Puppet Rolls Out New Docker Image Builds
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.
  • Five Cool Alternative Open Source Linux Shells
    We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it. We find that there are different kinds of users when it comes to Linux, the ones who tread carefully preferring to stick to tried and tested software, the other kinds are the ones who dive into the deep end of cutting edge software; head first.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/42
    This was week 42 – The openSUSE LEAP week of the Year. It can’t be a co-incidence that the Release Candidate 1 was announced in Week 42, on the 2nd day (42.2 – European counting, we start our week on Monday, not on Sunday). But also in Tumbleweed things are not standing still: of course many of the things are well in line with what Leap received (like for example Plasma updates), but Tumbleweed rolls at a different pace ahead of the game.

Red Hat News

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • The Open Source Way
    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large. It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community.
  • Another rift in the open source BPM market: @FlowableBPM forks from @Alfresco Activiti
    In early 2013, Camunda – at the time, a value-added Activiti consulting partner as well as a significant contributor to the open source project – created a fork from Activiti to form what is now the Camunda open source BPM platform as well as their commercial version based on the open source core.
  • Pydio, an Open Source File Sharing and Sync Solution, Out in New Version
    If you've followed us here at OStatic, you've probably seen our coverage of open source file sharing, cloud and synchronization tools. For example, we've covered ownCloud and Nextcloud extensively. Not so many people know about Pydio, though, which is out in a new version Pydio7. It's an open source file sharing & sync solution that now has a host of new features and performance upgrades. It's worth downloading and trying. Through a new partnership with Collabora Productivity (the LibreOffice Cloud provider), Pydio7 now combines file sharing, document editing and online collaboration. Users can now not only access documents online, but also co-author new content and work collaboratively.
  • Chrome 55 Beta: Input handling improvements and async/await functions
    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Chrome 55 Beta Brings Async/Await To JavaScript
    Google is ending this week by rolling out the Chrome/Chromium 55 web-browser beta. Chrome 55 Beta brings support for the async and await keywords to JavaScript for Promise-based JavaScript coding. Great to see them finally improving the asynchronous JS support.
  • Open-Source Innovations Driving Demand for Hadoop
    AtScale, provider of BI (Business Intelligence) on Hadoop, has released its study titled "The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines," which is a performance test of BI workloads on Hadoop. The report also studies the strengths and weaknesses of Hive, Presto, Impala and Spark SQL, which are the most popular analytical engines for Hadoop.
  • Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update [Ed: bad idea to use it [1, 2]]
  • New SafariSeat wheelchairs made from bicycle parts help East Africans roam rough terrain
  • SafariSeat, an Open Source Wheelchair for Rural Offroading
    If you’re disabled in a poorly developed part of the world, even a great modern wheelchair may be next to useless. What’s needed is a more off-road design that’s made to be easy to manufacture and repair than something built for a city with sidewalks. SafariSeat is a newly designed open-source wheelchair that hopes to make a big impact for disabled people the world over. It uses push bars for power and has large front wheels and small rear ones to easily roll over large objects. In a novel move, the designers included a moving seat that shifts bit every time you push the bars to help prevent pressure sores on the butt.
  • Five 3D printing projects for Halloween
    With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques.