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Portrait of an Everyday Computer Programmer

Friday 15th of May 2015 12:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: So I rocked down to the south of England in my crappy car, donned an ill fitting suit, all excited, with my copy of "Under the Radar" in one hand and "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" in the other

Linux Kernel 3.14.42 LTS Is Out with ALSA and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Friday 15th of May 2015 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: The Linux 3.14 kernel, is an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with security patches for a few more years than regular kernels

Why tools like Docker, Vagrant, and Ansible are hotter than ever

Friday 15th of May 2015 06:00:00 AM

It's highly unlikely that anyone ever stood in front of a whiteboard and wrote WE NEED SIX DATABASES!!!

Practical Python programming for non-engineers

Friday 15th of May 2015 02:00:00 AM

"Learn to code" is the new mantra for the 21st century

Communication is the key to herding cats

Thursday 14th of May 2015 10:00:00 PM It takes developers, sales, marketing, and product people to take this open source thing and turn it in to something that's useful and used by people.

Arduboy Could Spark Retro Gaming Revolution

Thursday 14th of May 2015 09:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Arduboy is a throwback to the Game Boy of yesteryear. However, it comes loaded with modern technology to make it relevant for today's pocket gamers and developers.

Fedora 21 vs. Fedora 22 Benchmarks

Thursday 14th of May 2015 08:00:00 PM

Phoronix: For those curious how the performance of Fedora 22 is shaking out, here's some early benchmarks comparing the Fedora Workstation 21 and Fedora Workstation 22

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

Thursday 14th of May 2015 07:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: The RPi Foundation announced a $10 price cut for the Raspberry Pi Model B+

GNOME 3.16.2 released

Thursday 14th of May 2015 06:00:00 PM

 itrunsonlinux: The second update of GNOME 3.16 is out

How to block specific user agents on nginx web server

Thursday 14th of May 2015 05:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: The modern Internet is infested with various malicious robots and crawlers such as malware bots, spambots or content scrapers which are scanning your website in surreptitious ways

VirtualBox 4.3.28 Is Out with Support for Linux Kernel 4.1, More Webcams

Thursday 14th of May 2015 04:00:00 PM

VirtualBox 4.3.28 is a maintenance release that brings a number of improvements over the previous stable version of the software

Free Software and Free Culture: Open Source's Influence on Society

Thursday 14th of May 2015 03:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: What is the relationship between free and open source software on the one hand, and "free culture," "open source culture" or "open society" on the other?

RTFM? How to write a manual worth reading

Thursday 14th of May 2015 02:00:00 PM

Have you noticed that the more frequently a particular open source community tells you to RTFM, the worse the FM is likely to be? I

How to become a valued OpenStack contributor

Thursday 14th of May 2015 01:00:00 PM We caught up with Adrian Otto to learn more about his talk at the OpenStack Summit Vancouver

New Steam Client Lands with Better CPU and Memory usage

Thursday 14th of May 2015 12:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Valve has just released a new update for the Steam gaming client, and it's a big one.

Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules

Thursday 14th of May 2015 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: Samsung unveiled a series of IoT-focused "Artik" SoCs and modules, including dual- and octa-core COMs that integrate wireless radios and run Yocto Linux.

Linux Foundation Updates SPDX Compliance Effort

Thursday 14th of May 2015 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The Software Package Data Exchange specification gets updated to help track and share license information in the Internet of things era.

For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

Thursday 14th of May 2015 02:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: Don't think you're vulnerable? You might want to double check that.

Solar Sail Spacecraft Runs Linux and Uses SSH, Says Bill Nye

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 10:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The idea of solar sails was first introduced in popular culture by none other than Carl Sagan, more than 40 years ago.

2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 09:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Ubuntu has been making big promises since 2011 when they chose Unity to be at the center of their universe.

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