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Hands-On: Solus Linux and the Budgie desktop

Monday 13th of February 2017 09:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Solus supports both MBR and UEFI firmware, but not UEFI Secure Boot.

Real-time Linux explained

Monday 13th of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks.

Microsoft Offers That Infamous 'IP Peace of Mind' to Free/Open Source Software Users as Long as They Pay Rents to Microsoft

Monday 13th of February 2017 07:00:00 PM

 TechRights: Microsoft now comes up with a new way to market its "protection" (of FOSS it didn't even develop) from patent trolls, which requires that people pay Microsoft a subscription fee

What's next for open-source Spark?

Monday 13th of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Some 1,500 people watched the five Spark Summit East keynote speakers in a cavernous ballroom at the Hynes Convention Center lay out the future of Spark

HVAC-focused I/O device server runs OpenWrt

Monday 13th of February 2017 05:00:00 PM

Barix's OpenWrt-driven "Barionet 1000" is its first Barionet programmable I/O controller to run Linux, and the first to offer WiFi and USB connectivity.

Blocking of international spam botnets with a Postfix plugin

Monday 13th of February 2017 04:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: This article contains an analysis and solution for blocking of international SPAM botnets with on postfix mail servers by using a postfwd plugin which analyses the sasl connects by country.

4 open source tools for doing online surveys

Monday 13th of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

Let's take a look at four open source survey tools that can suit your needs, no matter how simple or complex those needs are.

Awesome vim plugins for writers

Monday 13th of February 2017 02:00:00 PM

Vim offers great benefits to writers, regardless of whether they are technically minded or not.

Linuxbrew - A Common Package Manager For Linux And Mac OS X

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:00:00 PM

ostechnix: If you have used Mac OS, you will certainly have known about Homebrew, a package manager that allows you to install, remove, and update Unix tools and open source applications and packages.

Why Microsoft Won't Use the Linux Kernel for Windows

Monday 13th of February 2017 12:00:00 PM

FOSSmint: There are a number of reasons why Microsoft won't use the Linux kernel for Windows.

Who Is Root? Why Does Root Exist in Linux?

Monday 13th of February 2017 06:00:00 AM

 tecmint: Have you ever wondered why there is a special account named root in Linux?

Linux 4.10 rc8

Monday 13th of February 2017 02:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: Hey, it's another week, and I could have released the final 4.10.

Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A free Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

How Linux Helped Me Become an Empowered Computer User

Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Before embarking on my journey two years ago, I was just an ordinary Windows user.

SnapRoute Raises $25M For Open-Source Network Operating System

Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Startup aims to build on its open-source networking approach with new funding.

Night in the Woods Improving Games by Open Sourcing Code

Sunday 12th of February 2017 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: "Night in the Woods," the much anticipated crowdfunded game scheduled to be released next week -- with a GNU/Linux version, BTW -- built a development community by open sourcing code.

Lessons from a brief career in open source

Saturday 11th of February 2017 10:00:00 PM I don't think many people answer the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with "I want to work in open source."

How to perform search operations in Vim

Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:00 AM

HowToForge: This tutorial explains the various search options in the Vim command line editor like search highlighting, case-insensitive search, incremental search and grouping of search results.

Calibre 2.79 eBook Manager Adds Interactive Pop-Up for Connected Android Devices

Saturday 11th of February 2017 03:00:00 AM

Calibre 2.79 is here two weeks after the release of version 2.78, which introduced support for the newest Kobo firmware and many bug fixes.

More in Tux Machines

3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Linux never sleeps. Linus Torvalds is already hard at work pulling together changes for the next version of the kernel (4.11). But with Linux 4.10 now out, three groups of changes are worth paying close attention to because they improve performance and enable feature sets that weren’t possible before on Linux. Here’s a rundown of those changes to 4.10 and what they likely will mean for you, your cloud providers, and your Linux applications. Read more

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on VIA’s 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

VIA unveiled an SODIMM-style COM based on its Cortex-A9 WM8850 SoC, with 512MB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, CSI, graphics, USB, and serial ports. The 68.6 x 43mm “SOM-6X50” computer-on-module appears to be VIA’s second-ever ARM COM. Back in Sept. 2015, the company released a 70 x 70mm Qseven form factor QSM-8Q60 COM, based on a 1GHz NXP DualLite SoC. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • LinuXatUSIL – Previas 2 for #LinuxPlaya
    Damian from GNOME Argentina explained us some code based on this tutorial and the widgets in Glade were presented.
  • RancherOS v0.8.0 released! [Ed: and a bugfix release, 0.8.1, out today]
    RancherOS v0.8.0 is now available! This release has taken a bit more time than prior versions, as we’ve been laying more groundwork to allow us to do much faster updates, and to release more often.
  • The Technicals For Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Tell An Interesting Tale
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Released | New Features And Download
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 1 release is finally here. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and download the ISO images of the participating flavors, which are, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, these releases feature the latest stable versions of their respective desktop environments. This release will be followed by the Final Beta release on March 23 and final release on April 13.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Now Available to Download
    The first beta releases in the Ubuntu 17.04 development cycle are ready for testing, with Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Budgie among the flavors taking part.