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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications

1 hour 55 min ago
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

3 hours 49 min ago
It's turkey time — cause for reflection on how Unix and Linux have improved our lives.

How to Install Firefox Quantum on Debian Stretch Linux

5 hours 43 min ago
Firefox 57 is easily the best update to come to Firefox ever. Mozilla even named this release "Quantum" because of how dramatically the browser speed improved. Couple that with the complete redesign of Firefox's UI, and you have a pretty dramatic change.

Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

7 hours 38 min ago
More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testyLinux overlord. Linus Torvalds has apologised – a bit – for calling some security-centric kernel contributors “f*cking morons”.

'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

9 hours 32 min ago
Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*. The maintainer of the Linux manual program man has scrapped an "Easter egg" after it broke a user's automatic code tests.

Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty

11 hours 27 min ago
For Google's bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (?75,000) for reporting a critical "persistent compromise" exploit of Google's Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks.

Open Source Cloud Skills and Certification Are Key for SysAdmins

13 hours 21 min ago
System administrator is one of the most common positions employers are looking to fill among 53 percent of respondents to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. Consequently, sysadmins with skills in engineering can command higher salaries, as these positions are among the hardest to fill, the report finds.

qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client

15 hours 15 min ago
qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements.

Open source Linux-on-Zynq SBC debuts new FPGA add-on standard

17 hours 10 min ago
Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion.

Containers are Linux - But What About Windows?

18 hours 24 min ago
VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.

5 approaches to learning Python

19 hours 38 min ago
Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking to test your code, or you just want to learn the basics, the following resources might help.read more

How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:57
How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04.

Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?

Wed, 2017-11-22 21:43
The tech industry is promoting planned obsolescence and the monetization of user's personal data. Are we willing to pay more for laptops, tablets and smartphones which buck these trends?

How DevOps eliminates development bottlenecks

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:29
The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Ranger program is a community of volunteers that gives professional guidance, practical experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community.read more

14 Linux apps that will change how you work

Wed, 2017-11-22 18:00
Here are 14 killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

10 Best LaTeX Editors For Linux

Wed, 2017-11-22 16:12
nce you get over the learning curve, there is nothing like LaTex. Here are the best LaTex editors for Linux and other systems.

Open education: How students save money by creating open textbooks

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:58
Most people consider a college education the key to future success, but for many students, the cost is insurmountable. The growing open educational resource (OER) movement is attempting to address this problem by providing a high-quality, low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks, while at the same time empowering students and educators in innovative ways. One of the leaders in this movement is Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.read more

OpenMandriva Is Dropping 32-Bit Support, OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 Is the Last One

Wed, 2017-11-22 11:30
OpenMandriva announced a few moments ago the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, the third installment of the 3.x series of the operating system bringing several improvements and up-to-date apps.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays

Wed, 2017-11-22 10:16
Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL SBC was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly […]

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