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Xen Developer and Design Summit

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:40:16 PM

The Xen Developer and Design Summit brings together the Xen Project's community of developers and power users for their annual developer conference.

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Event Title: Xen Developer and Design Summit 25 AprLearn more

OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:33:01 PM

The OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum (DDF) is the premiere gathering for OpenDaylight developers. This event is the place to share your big ideas and to dig deep on the design plans for the upcoming Nitrogen release. 

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Event Title: OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum25 AprLearn more

Tizen Developer Conference 2017

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:22:34 PM
Event Title: Tizen Developer Conference 201725 AprLearn more

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 03:19:35 PM

Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

Let’s explore each of these methods in more depth. You can also download the entire set of recommendations as a handy guide and checklist.

Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:01:21 PM
Title: Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real25 AprLearn more

LC3 2017 Features Open Source Experts in SDN, Cloud, DevOps, and More

Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:24 PM

Developers, architects, sysadmins, DevOps experts, business leaders, and other professionals will gather in China June 19-20 to discuss the latest open source technology and trends at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3).

This event -- held for the first time in Beijing, China -- features three conferences in one, with more than 100 conference sessions focusing on topics such as:

  • Kubernetes

  • Cloud Native & Containers

  • Linux

The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad to Host Training Q&A on Twitter

Monday 24th of April 2017 02:14:23 PM
Title: The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad to Host Training Q&A on Twitter24 AprLearn more

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Friday 21st of April 2017 02:00:22 PM
Title: Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)21 AprLearn more

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

Friday 21st of April 2017 01:30:33 PM
Title: The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky21 AprLearn more

Share Your Apache Mesos Expertise and Best Practices at MesosCon Events in 2017

Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:00:35 PM
Title: Share Your Apache Mesos Expertise and Best Practices at MesosCon Events in 201720 AprLearn more

Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:30:08 PM

The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss

Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:00:01 PM
Title: Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss20 AprLearn more

Secure Web Apps with JavaEE and Apache Fortress

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 02:30:36 PM

ApacheCon is just a couple weeks away -- coming up May 16-18 in Miami. We asked Shawn McKinney, Software Architect at Symas Corporation,  to share some details about his talk at ApacheCon. His presentation, “The Anatomy of a Secure Web Application Using Java EE, Spring Security, and Apache Fortress” will focus on an end-to-end application security architecture for an Apache Wicket Web app running in Tomcat. McKinney explains more in this interview.

Dive Into Connected Car and Open Source at Automotive Linux Summit 2017

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:17:11 PM

Next month, the world’s leading automotive experts and engineers will gather at Automotive Linux Summit in Japan to discuss the future of connected cars and collaborate on the open source technologies driving innovation in the automotive arena.  

Free Webinar: Why and How To Publish Your Work and Opinions

Monday 17th of April 2017 06:18:11 PM
Title: Free Webinar: Why and How To Publish Your Work and Opinions 17 AprLearn more

What Makes Up a Kubernetes Cluster?

Monday 17th of April 2017 03:30:56 PM

In our first three installments in this series, we learned what Kubernetes is, why it's a good choice for your datacenter, and how it was descended from the secret Google Borg project. Now we're going to learn what makes up a Kubernetes cluster.

A Kubernetes cluster is made of a master node and a set of worker nodes. In a production environment these run in a distributed setup on multiple nodes. For testing purposes, all the components can run on the same node (physical or virtual) by using minikube.

This Week in Open Source: Heather Kirksey Nominated Finalist in WiC Awards, Ubuntu's Uncertainty Continues & More

Friday 14th of April 2017 04:00:30 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source: Heather Kirksey Nominated Finalist in WiC Awards, Ubuntu's Uncertainty Continues & More14 AprLearn more

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI

Friday 14th of April 2017 02:00:46 PM
Title: How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI14 AprLearn more

Going to ApacheCon? Check out TomcatCon, a Mini-Conference Featuring Apache Tomcat

Friday 14th of April 2017 01:00:30 PM

ApacheCon North America is only a few weeks away and will be happening May 16-18, 2017, in Miami. It’s particularly exciting this year because ApacheCon is going to be a little different. For one thing, there is a series of mini-conferences running in and around ApacheCon that you will not want to miss.

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon

Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:10:29 PM

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join Fluentd, Kubernetes, Linkerd, OpenTracing, Prometheus, and more, as leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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Event Title: CloudNativeCon + KubeCon13 AprLearn more

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Top 4 CDN services for hosting open source libraries
    A CDN, or content delivery network, is a network of strategically placed servers located around the world used for the purpose of delivering files faster to users. A traditional CDN will allow you to accelerate your website's images, CSS files, JS files, and any other piece of static content. This allows website owners to accelerate all of their own content as well as provide them with additional features and configuration options. These premium services typically require payment based on the amount of bandwidth a project uses. However, if your project doesn't justify the cost of implementing a traditional CDN, the use of an open source CDN may be more suitable. Typically, these types of CDNs allow you to link to popular web-based libraries (CSS/JS frameworks, for example), which are then delivered to your web visitors from the free CDN's servers. Although CDN services for open source libraries do not allow you to upload your own content to their servers, they can help you accelerate libraries globally and improve your website's redundancy.
  • Users stand up, speak out, and deliver data on OpenStack growth
    Last week, the OpenStack Foundation announced the results of its ninth user survey. OpenStack users responded in record-breaking numbers to participate, and their voices as revealed in the data tell the real story of OpenStack. The OpenStack community is growing, thriving with new users, deployments, code contributions, and collaborations, all on the rise. User diversity is expanding across geographies and organizational sizes. And OpenStack's ability to integrate with innovative technologies is paving the way for advancements not even dreamed of just five years ago.
  • How to get started learning to program

Huawei, Google supercharge Android with new Raspberry Pi-like board

Prepare to run Android at blazing fast speeds on a new Raspberry Pi-like computer developed by Huawei. Huawei's HiKey 960 computer board is priced at US$239 but has some of the latest CPU and GPU technologies. Google, ARM, Huawei, Archermind, and LeMaker all played roles in developing the board. The HiKey 960 is meant to be a go-to PC for Android or a tool to develop software and drivers for the OS. The board development was backed by Linaro, an organization that develops software packages for the Android OS and ARM architecture. Read more

Debian Derivatives: Q4OS and Devuan

  • Debian-Based Q4OS 1.8.4 Operating System Lets Users Select Alternative Desktops
    Today, April 26, 2017, the developers behind the Debian-based Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution announced the release of the fourth stability and security update of the Q4OS 1.8 "Orion" series. Q4OS 1.8.4 comes almost two months after the release of the previous point release, and besides incorporating all the security patches backported from the upstream repositories of the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series, it adds an exciting new feature, namely the integration of alternative desktop environments.
  • Which is Free, Which is Open … [Also]

    Devuan and Debian need not defer to the Open Source Initiative regarding what is Open Source, since the OSI is just using Debian's Free Software Guidelines. Debian's Free Software Guidelines are a definition of Free Software, not specifically Open Source. At the time they were created, RMS personally approved of them as "a good definition of Free Software".

Leftovers: Software

  • Luminance HDR 2.5.0 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu
    Luminance HDR is an open-source tool that lets you create and edit high-dynamic-range images (HDR) on Linux, Windows and macOS. The app recently got its first major update in several years and I figured it was something a few of you might wanna know about (and hey, we’ve featured a couple of other photography tools recently).
  • SMPlayer 17.4.2 Open-Source Media Player Supports MPlayer's ffhevcvdpau Decoder
    A new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform SMPlayer media player was announced recently, versioned 17.4.2, for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. SMPlayer 17.4.2 is now the latest stable release of the popular media player applications, and it looks like it ships with various exciting improvements and new features. One of these is support for using the ffhevcvdpau decoder from the MPlayer project, but only on Linux-based operating systems.
  • Gyazo – An Easy Way to Capture Screenshots, GIFs and Save Websites
    Gyazo is a screen capturing application with which you can quickly take quality shots of your screen and also create GIFs on the fly with a simple click. It is as simple to use as another screen capture tool we wrote on earlier, Peek, but Gyazo seems to have an edge in terms of functionality, customizability, and extension; at least, for now.
  • The many ways of running firefox on OpenBSD

    Maybe i haven't talked about it enough on the lists, but since i've been maintaining the various mozillas in the portstree (cvs log says i started around firefox 3.6.something... 7 years ago. *sigh*) a lot of things changed, so i wanted take the 6.1 release as an occasion to sum up the various ways one could run which version of which firefox on which version of OpenBSD.