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Linux system manufacturer System76 introduces PopOS

9 hours 23 min ago

itsFOSS: is Pop OS worth an install?

Linux system manufacturer System76 introduces PopOS

9 hours 23 min ago

itsFOSS: is Pop OS worth an install?

Linux 4.15 rc8

13 hours 23 min ago

Linus Torvalds: I'm still hoping that this will be the last rc, despite all the Meltdown and Spectre hoopla.

How To Compile And Run C/C++ Programs In Linux

17 hours 23 min ago

ostechnix: This brief tutorial will explain how to compile and run C/C++ programs in GNU/Linux.

8 KDE Plasma Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Productivity

Monday 15th of January 2018 02:00:00 AM

KDE's Plasma is easily one of the most powerful desktop environments available for Linux.

Are Linux GUI Software Centers Any Good? Let's Find Out!

Sunday 14th of January 2018 10:00:00 PM

 MakeTechEasier: Over the years, Linux has made impressive strides towards being friendlier to new and non-technical users.

Remove GUEST Session From Ubuntu Login Screen

Sunday 14th of January 2018 06:00:00 PM

A guest session on Ubuntu allows having a temporary user account and access the Ubuntu machine.

Amplify - NGINX Monitoring Made Easy

Sunday 14th of January 2018 02:00:00 PM

Tecmint: NGINX Amplify is a SaaS-based monitoring tool for the open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus.

Linux Key to IT Education and Development in Africa

Sunday 14th of January 2018 02:00:00 AM

ReallyLinux: For those knowledgeable enough to identify the major shift that is occurring on the African continent, the opportunity to now make a productive impact for the future is immeasurable.

Linux yes Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

Saturday 13th of January 2018 10:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Most of the Linux commands you encounter do not depend on other operations for users to unlock their full potential

SPDX clears confusion around software licenses

Saturday 13th of January 2018 06:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: Software Package Data Exchange makes it easier to understand the rights and responsibilities granted by different software licenses.

How to Deploy a MongoDB Sharded Cluster on CentOS 7

Saturday 13th of January 2018 02:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: This tutorial shows you how to install a MongoDB Sharded Cluster on CentOS 7.

Raspberry Pi Zero WH SBCs Are Now Available with Professionally Soldered Headers

Saturday 13th of January 2018 03:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero WH, the third Raspberry Pi Zero model

StackEdit - An In-Browser Markdown Editor for Professionals

Friday 12th of January 2018 11:00:00 PM

StackEdit is a full-featured modern, open-source Markdown editor and it is what is used by Stack Overflow and all its sibling sites.

Using telnet to debug connection problems

Friday 12th of January 2018 09:00:00 PM

The telnet command provides a simple and fast method of debugging problems.

7 Open-Source Serverless Frameworks Providing Functions as a Service

Friday 12th of January 2018 08:00:00 PM

Among the hottest trends in computers, serverless technologies allows developers to run functions-as-a-service

Meet Nextcloud Talk, World's First Self-Hosted, Encrypted Communication Platform

Friday 12th of January 2018 07:00:00 PM

Nextcloud Talk features text chat and audio/video conferencing support, and it can be hosted on-premise, accessible from the Internet through a web browser and on your mobile device.

PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo take different paths to reinventing the Linux phone

Friday 12th of January 2018 06:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: The PiTalk is a Raspberry Pi phone add-on board.

Libre in Las Vegas

Friday 12th of January 2018 05:00:00 PM

As a CES first, LulzBot 3D printers are being manufactured live on the show floor.

How to Redirect a Domain

Friday 12th of January 2018 04:00:00 PM

In this tutorial we are going to show you, how to redirect a domain with Apache web server and URL redirection with NGINX web server.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME: GNOME Shell, Bug Tracking, GXml

  • How to Install GNOME Shell Extensions GUI / CLI
    GNOME Shell extensions are small and lightweight pieces of codes that enhance GNOME desktop’s functionality and improves the user experience. They are the equivalent of add-ons in your browser. For instance, you can have add-ons that download videos like IDM downloader or block annoying ads such as Adblocker. Similarly, GNOME extensions perform certain tasks e.g. Display weather and geolocation. One of the tools used to install and customize GNOME Shell extensions is the GNOME tweak tool. It comes pre-installed in the latest Linux distributions. This article we cover how to install GNOME Shell extensions from GUI and from the command line on various Linux distros.
  • Musings on bug trackers
    I love bugzilla, I really do. I’ve used it nearly my entire career in free software. I know it well, I like the command line tool integration. But I’ve never had a day in bugzilla where I managed to resolve/triage/close nearly 100 issues. I managed to do that today with our gitlab instance and I didn’t even mean to.
  • ABI stability for GXml
    I’m taking a deep travel across Vala code; trying to figure out how things work. With my resent work on abstract methods for compact classes, may I have an idea on how to provide ABI stability to GXml. GXml have lot of interfaces for DOM4, implemented in classes, like Gom* series. But they are a lot, so go for each and add annotations, like Gee did, to improve ABI, is a hard work.

More on Barcelona Moving to Free Software

  • Barcelona Aims To Oust Microsoft In Open Source Drive
    The city of Barcelona has embarked on an ambitious open source effort aimed at reducing its dependence on large proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, including the replacement of both applications and operating systems.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft software for open source software
    Barcelona, one of the most popular cities in the Europe is now switching to open-source software by replacing Microsoft Windows, Office and Exchange with Linux, Libre Office and Open Xchange respectively. The city council is already piloting the use of Ubuntu Linux desktops along with Mozilla Firefox as the default browser. With this move, Barcelona city is planning to save money over the years by reducing software/service licensing fees. They are also planning to hire new developers to write open-source software. The open-source product will also be made available to other Spanish municipalities and public bodies further afield allowing them the opportunity to save money on software licences.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft in favour of open source Linux software
    Catalan capital Barcelona is planning to ditch proprietary software products from Microsoft in favour of free, open source alternatives such as Open-Xchange email. That’s according to a report by Spain's national paper El Pais, which reports that Barcelona plans to invest 70% of its annual software budget in open source this year.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source turns 20
    While open source software is ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a fundamental infrastructure component as well as a critical factor for driving innovation, the "open source" label was coined only 20 years ago. The concept of open source software - as opposed to free software or freeware - is credited to Netscape which, in January 1998, announced plans to release the source code of its proprietary browser, Navigator, under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. This code is today the basis for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) regards that event as the point at which "software freedom extended its reach beyond the enthusiast community and began its ascent into the mainstream".
  • Coreboot 4.7 Released With 47 More Motherboards Supported, AMD Stoney Ridge
    Coreboot 4.7 is now available as the latest release of this free and open-source BIOS/UEFI replacement. Coreboot 4.7 is the latest tagged release for this project developed via Git. This release has initial support for AMD Stoney Ridge platforms, Intel ICH10 Southbridge support, Intel Denverton/Denverton-NS platform support, and initial work on supporting next-gen Intel Cannonlake platforms.
  • Thank you CUSEC!
    Last week, I spoke at CUSEC (Canadian Undergraduate Software Engineering Conference) in Montreal.   I really enjoy speaking with students and learning what they are working on.  They are the future of our industry!  I was so impressed by the level of organization and the kindness and thoughtfulness of the CUSEC organizing committee who were all students from various universities across Canada. I hope that you all are enjoying some much needed rest after your tremendous work in the months approaching the conference and last week.
  • Percona Announces Sneak Peek of Conference Breakout Sessions for Seventh Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference
  • The Universal Donor
    A few people reacted negatively to my article on why Public Domain software is broadly unsuitable for inclusion in a community open source project. Most argued that because public domain gave them the rights they need where they live (mostly the USA), I should not say it was wrong to use it. That demonstrates either parochialism or a misunderstanding of what public domain really means. It should not be used for the same reason code known to be subject to software patents should not be used — namely that only code that, to the best efforts possible, can be used by anyone, anywhere without the need to ask permission (e.g. by buying a patent license) or check it it’s needed (e.g. is that PD code PD here?) can be used in an open source project. Public domain fails the test for multiple reasons: global differences in copyright term, copyright as an unalienable moral rather than as a property right, and more. Yes, public domain may give you the rights you need. But in an open source project, it’s not enough for you to determine you personally have the rights you need. In order to function, every user and contributor of the project needs prior confidence they can use, improve and share the code, regardless of their location or the use to which they put it. That confidence also has to extend to their colleagues, customers and community as well.

Ubuntu: Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04, Lubuntu 17.04 EoL

  • Ubuntu Core: A secure open source OS for IoT
    Canonical's Ubuntu Core, a tiny, transactional version of the Ubuntu Linux OS for IoT devices, runs highly secure Linux application packages, known as "snaps," that can be upgraded remotely.
  • Introducing the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04
    Ubuntu’s changed a lot in the last year, and everything is leading up to a really exciting event: the release of 18.04 LTS! This next version of Ubuntu will once again offer a stable foundation for countless humans who use computers for work, play, art, relaxation, and creation. Among the various visual refreshes of Ubuntu, it’s also time to go to the community and ask for the best wallpapers. And it’s also time to look for a new video and music file that will be waiting for Ubuntu users on the install media’s Examples folder, to reassure them that their video and sound drivers are quite operational. Long-term support releases like Ubuntu 18.04 LTS are very important, because they are downloaded and installed ten times more often than every single interim release combined. That means that the wallpapers, video, and music that are shipped will be seen ten times more than in other releases. So artists, select your best works. Ubuntu enthusiasts, spread the word about the contest as far and wide as you can. Everyone can help make this next LTS version of Ubuntu an amazing success.
  • Lubuntu 17.04 has reached End of Life
    The Lubuntu Team announces that as a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, reached end of life on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lubuntu will no longer provide bug fixes or security updates for 17.04, and we strongly recommend that you update to 17.10, which continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes.