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Win Tickets to Open Networking Summit!

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:00:33 PM

SDxCentral is sponsoring a raffle for tickets to Open Networking Summit -- the industry's premier open networking and orchestration event, which highlights open source initiatives and innovation.

In this registration raffle, four winners will receive a complimentary pass to attend Open Networking Summit 2017, April 3-6 in Santa Clara, California.

Understanding the Economics of OpenStack

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:00:29 PM

As anyone involved with managing an OpenStack deployment quickly learns, cost savings and elimination of time-consuming tasks are among the biggest benefits that the cloud platform provides. However, leaders at many OpenStack-focused organizations, including Canonical, believe that the business technology arena is under such tremendous pressure to keep up as Software-as-a-Service, containers, and cloud platforms proliferate, that the true economics of OpenStack are misunderstood.

Shaping the Culture of Open Source Companies

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:30:12 PM
Title: Shaping the Culture of Open Source Companies7 MarLearn more

SK Telecom CTO Discusses The Future of Software-Defined Networking in the Telco Industry

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:09:27 PM

As more people access the Internet from their mobile devices, mobile operators must adapt their networks to accommodate skyrocketing data use and new traffic patterns. To do so, they’re turning to the same principles of software-defined networking (SDN) already finding success in the data center.

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Gbenga “Christopher” Adigun

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:00:59 PM
Title: Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Gbenga “Christopher” Adigun7 MarLearn more

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware

Monday 6th of March 2017 04:10:08 PM
Title: The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware6 MarLearn more

What If Mesos Metrics Collection Was a Snap?

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:00:49 PM

Roger Ignazio, tech lead at Mesosphere, introduces the Snap plugin for Apache Mesos at MesosCon Asia 2016. Snap is an open telemetry framework that simplifies the collection, processing, and publishing of system data through a single API. It collects hundreds of metrics from Mesos masters and agents and helps you can make sense of this mass of data so that you can monitor your cluster operations.

This Week in Open Source, CNCF Announces 6th Managed Project, Changes in OSS Accelerate SDN & More

Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:02:41 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source, CNCF Announces 6th Managed Project, Changes in OSS Accelerate SDN & More3 MarLearn more

Linux Kernel Summit

Friday 3rd of March 2017 05:00:51 PM

The Linux Kernel Summit brings together the world's leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and plan the next development cycle. 

Learn more

Event Title: Linux Kernel Summit3 MarLearn more

Linux Plumbers Conference

Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:53:23 PM

We are pleased to announce the Call for Microconferences for the 2017 edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA on 13-15 September co-located with the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

A microconference is a collection of collaborative sessions focused on problems in a particular area of the Linux plumbing, which includes the kernel, libraries, utilities, UI, and so forth, but can also focus on cross-cutting concerns such as security, scaling, energy efficiency, or a particular use case. 

Event Title: Linux Plumbers Conference3 MarLearn more

Try the Raspberry PIXEL Platform on Your Desktop

Friday 3rd of March 2017 03:00:52 PM
Title: Try the Raspberry PIXEL Platform on Your Desktop3 MarLearn more

Tune Up Your Code with the Crankshaft Compiler

Friday 3rd of March 2017 02:38:40 PM

Safia Abdalla is an open source developer and a maintainer on a project called nteract, but her pet topic is compilers. And, in her talk at Node.js Interactive, Abdalla explained the inner workings of the V8 compiler and how it can optimize the code it gets fed. Although Abdalla specifically focused on what goes on in the V8 compiler, she noted that there are many similarities to other compilers.

Secure Bittium Android Phone Has Split Personality

Friday 3rd of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them into various trashcans and sewer grates. This can get expensive, however, especially if you want a nice model with 4K video and high-end cameras.

Node.js Interactive

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:24:56 PM

Node.js Interactive is the marquee event for Node.js developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services. Learn more.

Event Title: Node.js Interactive2 MarLearn more

DevNet Create 2017

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:28:47 PM

DevNet Create is a developer conference bringing together a community of application developers, infrastructure and DevOps engineers, and IT Pros who want to define and build modern applications built on a programmable infrastructure. DevNet Create 2017 is sponsored by Cisco DevNet. 

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Event Title: DevNet Create 20172 MarLearn more

Free Webinar on How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission from Deb Nicholson and Women in Open Source

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:36:11 PM
Title: Free Webinar on How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission from Deb Nicholson and Women in Open Source2 MarLearn more

Linux and Open Source Lead New Era of Software Development

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 03:30:57 PM

With the rapid growth of virtualized infrastructure and containerization, open source software and especially Linux are leading the way into a new era of software development. That was the message Al Gillen, vice president of the software and open source group at IDC, told the crowd at the Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe in February. In his talk, Gillen charted the growth of Linux and other open source initiatives from 2001 to the present.

How to Raise Awareness of Your Company’s Open Source License Compliance

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 03:00:52 PM
Title: How to Raise Awareness of Your Company’s Open Source License Compliance 2 MarLearn more

How Service Discovery Works in Containerized Applications Using Docker Swarm Mode

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 03:00:34 PM
Title: How Service Discovery Works in Containerized Applications Using Docker Swarm Mode2 MarLearn more

How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:45:24 PM
Title: How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook2 MarLearn more

More in Tux Machines

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).