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Book Review: A Byte of Vim

Monday 24th of June 2019 06:17:28 AM
We review the classic A Byte of Vim book. It's a short book for beginners to get started with Vim editor. This book can be downloaded for free.

Ubuntu Decides to Keep Supporting Selected 32-bit Libs After Developer Outrage

Saturday 22nd of June 2019 12:09:15 PM
Canonical decided to drop 32-bit completely from Ubuntu 19.10. This made Steam, Wine and Ubuntu Studio devs angry and Ubuntu had to revert its decision.

Open Source Slack Alternative Mattermost Gets $50M Funding

Saturday 22nd of June 2019 03:49:40 AM
In a bid to challenge the domination of Slack, open source team communication software Mattermost gets $50 million funding from the prestigious Y Combinator.

Linux Runs on All of the Top 500 Supercomputers, Again!

Friday 21st of June 2019 04:15:38 AM
Linux might be struggling for a decent desktop market share but it is definitely ruling the world of supercomputers.

11 Free and Open Source Video Editing Software

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 06:04:54 AM
Here is a comprehensive list of top free and open source video editors available on Linux, Windows and macOS along with their main features.

KIT Scenarist is a Powerful Tool for Creating Screenplays

Monday 17th of June 2019 09:51:37 AM
KIT Scenarist is an open source software for creating screenplays. You can use it for creating stories from the birth of the idea and before the transfer of the script to production.

Ubuntu Kylin: The Official Chinese Version of Ubuntu

Thursday 13th of June 2019 06:19:16 AM
Ubuntu Kylin is one of the official Ubuntu flavors. Learn about Ubuntu Kylin, what it is, why it was created and what features it offers.

BitTorrent Client Deluge 2.0 Released: Here’s What’s New

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 06:27:45 AM
One of the best torrent clients, Deluge, has a major new release with several improvements and new features. Here's what's new in this release.

Graviton: A Minimalist Open Source Code Editor

Monday 10th of June 2019 04:13:45 AM
Graviton is a free & open source, cross-platform code editor in development. Check out the features of this promising application.

Free and Open Source Trello Alternative OpenProject 9 Released

Friday 7th of June 2019 02:19:03 PM
Open Source Trello and Jira alternative OpenProject 9 release introduces new Scrum & Agile board view. Check out the features in this new release.

Zorin OS Becomes Even More Awesome With Zorin 15 Release

Thursday 6th of June 2019 05:42:04 PM
Beginner friendly Linux distribution Zorin OS becomes more awesome in its latest release. Zorin 15 brings a number of visual and performance improvements.

Unity Editor is Now Officially Available for Linux

Friday 31st of May 2019 05:58:40 PM
Unity Editor for the cross-platform gaming engine Unity is now officially available for Linux. It comes with support for Ubuntu and CentOS. Read more about using it on Linux.

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Chromium/Mozilla Firefox: Chrome 78 Beta, Keygen Setback and iframes

  • Chrome 78 Beta: a new Houdini API, native file system access and more

    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Find more information about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 78 is beta as of September 19, 2019.

  • Chrome 78 Hits Beta With Native File System API, Much Faster WebSockets

    Google on Friday released the Chrome 78 web-browser beta following last week's release of Chrome 77. Chrome 78 Beta is coming with a new Houdini API or more formally known as the CSS Properties and Values API Level 1, which lets developers register variables as fully custom CSS properties and can better handle animations and other use-cases.

  • Firefox 69 dropped support for <keygen>

    With version 69, firefox removed the support for the <keygen> feature to easily deploy TLS client certificates. It's kind of sad how used I've become to firefox giving me less and less reasons to use it...

  • [Mozilla] Restricting third-party iframe widgets using the sandbox attribute, referrer policy and feature policy

    Adding third-party embedded widgets on a website is a common but potentially dangerous practice. Thankfully, the web platform offers a few controls that can help mitigate the risks. While this post uses the example of an embedded SurveyMonkey survey, the principles can be used for all kinds of other widgets. Note that this is by no means an endorsement of SurveyMonkey's proprietary service. If you are looking for a survey product, you should consider a free and open source alternative like LimeSurvey.

DM-Clone Target Added To Linux 5.4 For Efficient Remote Replication Of A Block Device

Added to the device mapper (DM) code with the Linux 5.4 kernel is an interesting addition that benefits those wanting to carry out some interesting use-cases around remote replication of block devices. As explained in the original patch proposal for dm-clone, "dm-clone produces a one-to-one copy of an existing, read-only device (origin) into a writable device (clone): It presents a virtual block device which makes all data appear immediately, and redirects reads and writes accordingly. The main use case of dm-clone is to clone a potentially remote, high-latency, read-only, archival-type block device into a writable, fast, primary-type device for fast, low-latency I/O. The cloned device is visible/mountable immediately and the copy of the origin device to the clone device happens in the background, in parallel with user I/O." Read more

Devices: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-1.75, PiCAN3 CAN-Bus Board and BeagleBoard

IBM, Red Hat and Fedora

  • OpenShift Commons Gathering in Milan 2019 – Recap [Slides]

    On September 18th, 2019, the first OpenShift Commons Gathering Milan brought together over 300 experts to discuss container technologies, operators, the operator framework and the open source software projects that support the OpenShift ecosystem. This was the first OpenShift Commons Gathering to take place in Italy. The standing room only event hosted 11 talks in a whirlwind day of discussions. Of particular interest to the community was Christian Glombek’s presentation updating the status and roadmap for OKD4 and CoreOS. Highlights from the Gathering induled an OpenShift 4 Roadmap Update, customer stories from Amadeus, the leading travel technology company, and local stories from Poste Italiane and SIA S.p.A. In addition to the technical updates and customer talks, there was plenty of time to network during the breaks and enjoy the famous Italian coffee.

  • Powering the hybrid cloud on next-generation hardware: Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System Z and LinuxONE

    For more than five years we have been driving our technology strategy around the idea that the future of enterprise IT does not reside solely in an enterprise datacenter or in the public cloud. Instead the next wave of computing is built on a blend of these technologies and infrastructure: in short, the future is hybrid. The value of hybrid clouds comes from the choice it delivers, pairing the control of the corporate datacenter alongside the scale and flexibility of public clouds. We strongly feel, however, that the most valuable hybrid clouds are those that offer not only a choice of deployment type and location, but also a choice of the underlying architecture and the capacity to run on multiple public clouds. [....] With RHEL available on Z15 and LinuxONE III, this helps pave the way for the rest of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, to emerge on IBM enterprise platforms. We’re pleased to continue our work with IBM in bringing the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to their next-generation systems.

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 Marks End of Short-Term Support

    Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 is the last release that will only be supported for a year, as the company moves to a new model to support the open-source cloud platform.

  • Fedora rawhide – fixed bugs 2019/07