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Top 5: Disk space management on Linux, Container orchestration with Kubernetes, and more

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:10:00 PM

In this week's top 5, we highlight a guide to Logical Volume Management on Linux, container orchestration systems, successful project manager tips, writing with bibisco, and a new My Linux Story.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Dear younger self, here are four tips for reaching your goals

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4 command-line graphics tools for Linux

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:02:00 AM

Images and the command line. They seem an unlikely pair, don't they? There are people who'll tell you that the only way you can manipulate and view graphics is with GUI applications like GIMP.

For the most part, they're wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job.

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The must-have features for Perl 6

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:01:00 AM

Perl 6 came out in general release around Christmas 2015, and since then I've heard a lot of questions about it, both from people in and out of the Perl community. Jeff Goff is a longtime member of the Perl community and a good friend who's been heavily involved in Perl 6 development, so I asked him a few of the questions from what I've been hearing others ponder.

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7 things you need to know for WordPress development

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

WordPress never fails to surprise the web development community. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. And currently, it powers more than 25% of the web. Besides its popularity, WordPress is also known for usability and an easy-to-develop environment.

Some basics

WordPress is an open source CMS licensed under GNU GPLv2.

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A Linux user's guide to Logical Volume Management

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 12:18:00 PM

Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. Running out of disk space used to be the start of a long and complex series of tasks to increase the space available to a disk partition. It also required taking the system off-line.

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A brief history of Drupal from 1.0 to 8.0

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:02:00 AM

Drupal began as a forum for a few friends to monitor their shared Internet connection, which "was expensive and being spliced between them," according to Jared Whitehead's The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed sourceToday, it's one of the most popular content management systems out there, competing with powerhouses like WordPress.

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How do you get programmers to join your project?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

This month on The Queue, josephj from asks:

How can I get programmers to join our project?

I inherited a project coded in $programming_language when the original developer quit and no one else stepped forward. It is currently hosted on GitHub and has a GPL 3 license.

It's a tool I use every day and I don't want to see it die. I know very little $programming_language and very little GUI programming, so I can't maintain it myself.

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Today's #OpenOrgChat: Open organizations and accountability

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

Join us later today for an #OpenOrgChat about "Open Organizations and Accountability"! As usual, we'll gather around the #OpenOrgChat hashtag at 2 p.m. Eastern (14:00 ET/18:00 UTC).

Follow OpenOrgBook and the chat's live stream for updates!

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Containing container chaos with Kubernetes

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:03:00 AM

You've made the switch to Linux containers. Now you're trying to figure out how to run containers in production, and you're facing a few issues that were not present during development. You need something more than a few well-prepared Dockerfiles to move to production. What you need is something to manage all of your containers: a container orchestration system.

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Checking in on the Taiga project management tool

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:01:00 AM

Taiga is one of the most popular open source project management tools out there right now. It is known for being usable and having a beautiful interface, and listed it in both the Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 and the Top 11 project management tools for 2016.

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Why project managers need to lose control

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

Being accountable for the planning, execution, and delivery of a project is demanding. Managing people, facilitating communication, resolving conflict, and mitigating risk are prerequisites to completing on schedule, and within an agreed budget. Add to this the often unpredictable nature of these factors and it's little wonder that project managers feel a great burden of responsibility.

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Star Trek: inspiring people and their tech since 1964

Tuesday 20th of September 2016 07:03:00 AM

Star Trek has inspired fans, technologies, and careers ever since its creation in 1964 and debut in 1966.

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How a free mobile app fights Ebola and other global epidemics

Tuesday 20th of September 2016 07:02:00 AM

The enormity and severity of the West African Ebola epidemic that began in 2014 is hard to fathom. The outbreak resulted in more than 11,000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people affected by loss. Providing adequate care for any medical condition depends on information, but even more so when dealing with an epidemic that is as severe, dangerous, and fast-moving as Ebola.

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Dear younger self, here are four tips for reaching your goals

Tuesday 20th of September 2016 07:01:00 AM

Dear younger me,

I am writing to you from 10 years in the future.

Over the next ten years, you'll find that you love computers, but there's a barrier to you starting a career based on this thing you love. You will trip over an oversupply of information from online publications, e-books, and tutorials promising to teach you X language and Y framework, and falter from a lack of direction. So, here are a few pointers from your future self.

Do daily low-level programming exercises. They are your bread and butter, stick with them.

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How to partner with external marketing agencies

Tuesday 20th of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

This article is the second in a two-part series on building communities of marketing partners. Read the first part.

A community-powered approach to working with the broad ecosystem of marketing agencies—to which more and more firms are turning these days—can produce new and inspiring results.

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A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs

Monday 19th of September 2016 07:02:00 AM

Did you land on this story looking for advice on how to start contributing to open source? There are tons of these stories on the interwebs, aren't there? And I am sure you must have read a lot of them by now, because you've been trying to start contributing for quite some time. Maybe you still feel like you've not progressed at all.

I get that feeling. I was in the exact same position until a few weeks ago. Let me tell you my story.

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Overcoming language and distance barriers in open source projects

Monday 19th of September 2016 07:01:00 AM

Open source communities were among the first to use the Internet to make the physical distance between people irrelevant. The Internet is a great tool, since it helps us collaborate wherever we are. It doesn't matter if you're having lunch at the Eiffel Tower or waking up in sunny San Francisco, the Internet has helped us connect people on deeper levels.

I am from Peru, and have always lived in Peru. I study in Peru, and the Internet has helped me find valuable information for projects and life in general. However, when I joined the the Linux community, my life changed radically.

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Making installation easy, Hackathon winners, and more OpenStack news

Monday 19th of September 2016 05:00:00 AM

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:

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Raspberry Pi sells 10 million units, Open Library Foundation established, and more open source news

Saturday 17th of September 2016 07:00:00 AM

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Raspberry Pi's 10 million unit milestone, the launch of the Open Library Foundation, and more.

Open source news roundup for September 4-17, 2016
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Top 5: 4 reasons to create an open source program office, Linux for musicians, and more

Friday 16th of September 2016 01:45:00 PM

In this week's Top 5, we highlight four reasons to create an open source program office, why using open document formats could create a domino effect, a musician's My Linux Story, Jono Bacon on how gamification can help onboard new contributors, and three open source alternatives to PowerPoint.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. 3 open source alternatives to PowerPoint

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More in Tux Machines

Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS. Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google. Read more

KDE Leftovers

today's howtos

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 MATE - Fairly solid

Is there a perfect track record for any which distro? No. Do any two desktop environments ever behave the same? No. Is there anything really good and cool about the MATE offering? Yes, definitely. It's not the finest, but it's definitely quite all right. You do get very decent hardware support, adequate battery life and good performance, smartphone and media support is top notch, and your applications will all run happily. On the other hand, you will struggle with Samba and Bluetooth, and there are some odd issues here and there. I think the Gnome and Xfce offerings are better, but MATE is not to be dissed as a useless relic. Far from it, this is definitely an option you ought to consider if you're into less-than-mainstream desktops, and you happen to like CentOS. To sum it all up, another goodie in the growing arsenal of CentOS fun facts. Enjoy. Read more