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Usability testing for early-stage software prototypes

Friday 22nd of September 2017 02:00:00 AM

Paper-based usability testing is an excellent way to test how well people can use your software before you have actual software to test.

An introduction to machine learning today

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have changed a lot since the last wave of interest, about 25 years ago.

GNOME Foundation partners with Purism as its open source smartphone passes $500k in funding

Thursday 21st of September 2017 09:00:00 PM

The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism's efforts to build the Librem 5

Linux Kernel 4.12 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.13

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

The Linux 4.12.4 point release is now available for all users using the Linux 4.12 kernel series, but it seems that this is the last maintenance update to be issued for this branch

How To Find Vulnerable Packages In Arch Linux

Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:00:00 PM

Arch-audit is pkg-audit like tool that will help you to find the vulnerable packages in Arch Linux

A look at some great Linux & SteamOS racing games available in 2017

Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: We've come a long way since SuperTuxKart,

Temps - A Smart Beautiful Weather App for GNU/Linux

Thursday 21st of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

Temps is a beautiful cross-platform weather application that lives in the menu bar of any desktop

Sublime Text 3.0 is Here! See, How to Install it on Linux

Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

After several years in beta, Sublime Text 3.0 is finally here

Ansible, or Not Ansible?: Interview with Director of Ansible Community

Thursday 21st of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

From our data, Ansible is gaining on industry leaders Puppet and Chef

Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works

Thursday 21st of September 2017 01:00:00 PM

Canonical confirmed that Ubuntu 17.10 would come with the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default

A Quick Review Of PCLinuxOS

Thursday 21st of September 2017 12:00:00 PM

 Learn about the PCLinuxOS distro

There's Now a Windows 10 Installer for the Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distribution

Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:00:00 AM

For those not familiar to Q4OS, it's an open-source and free Linux distro based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE)

Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone

Thursday 21st of September 2017 02:00:00 AM

The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface

Mount Google Drive On Linux With Google Drive Ocamlfuse Client

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

Google Drive Ocamlfuse is a FUSE-based file system backed by Google Drive, written in OCaml.

Deploy Pod, Replication Controller and Service in Kubernetes 1.7 on CentOS 7

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:00:00 PM

Pod is a multi-tier or group of containers which is launched on any of Worker nodes or Minion.

Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad

Chromebook Owners Will Soon Be Able to Monitor CPU and RAM Usage in Real-Time

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:00:00 PM

The feature was implemented in the Chrome Canary experimental channel and can be easily enabled by opening the Google Chrome web browser

5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives to Build Your Own Small Computer

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: The Raspberry Pi is not the only single board computer available.

Linux containers slide into the Windows Server beta

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

Microsoft and Linux continue to cuddle closer on the cloud and servers.

Two Open Source Licensing Questions: The AGPL and Facebook

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

RedMonk: In many settings, open source licensing today is considered a solved problem.

More in Tux Machines

OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.

today's howtos

Software: Temps, LabPlot, GNU Parallel, gnURL, Document Liberation Project

  • Temps – A Smart Beautiful Weather App for GNU/Linux
    I’ve written on a couple of weather applications before, including Cumulus and Simple Weather Indicator and today I bring you yet another free and beautiful Linux app with thanks to the open source community. It’s reminiscent of Cumulus weather application and it goes by the name of Temps. Temps is a beautiful cross-platform weather application that lives in the menu bar of any desktop. Being true to the open source spirit, it uses code from several open source projects like Menubar, OpenWeatherMap, Electron, and Chart.js, to mention a few.
  • [LabPlot] Short update on recent UX improvements
    One of the usual data visualization workflows supported by LabPlot involves the import of some external data into the application and the creation of plots.
  • GNU Parallel 20170922 ('Mexico City') released
    GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
  • gnURL 7.55.1-4 released
    Today gnURL has been released in version 7.55.1-4 as a patch release.
  • Document Liberation Project: New releases
    LibreOffice’s native file format is the fully standardised OpenDocument Format. This is ideal for long-term storage of data, but many of us have to work with other file formats as well, including those generated by proprietary software.

Mesa 17.1.10 Release Candidate

  • Mesa 17.1.10 release candidate
    The candidate for the Mesa 17.1.10 is now available. Currently we have: - 41 queued - 0 nominated (outstanding) - and 5 rejected patches This is the last release for the 17.1 series.
  • Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update
    J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream. The release candidate is out today while Romero is planning to issue this final update to Mesa 17.1 by next week Monday, 25 September. Following that, users are encouraged to upgrade to the stable Mesa 17.2 series.