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Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 1

Sun, 2016-10-16 04:39
An improved version of Vi, Vim is unarguably one of the most popular command line-based text editors in Linux. Besides being a feature-rich text editor, Vim is also used as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) by software developers around the world. What makes Vim really powerful is the fact that it's functionality can be extended through plugins. And needless to say, there exist several Vim plugins that are aimed at enhancing users' programming experience.

Governments favor open source, Google releases 3 new projects, and more news

Sun, 2016-10-16 02:45
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we look at the Netherlands' and Russia's proposed moves to open source, Google's latest open source releases, Mozilla backing promising open source projects, and more.Open source news for your reading pleasure.October 2-15, 2016read more

Parrot Security 3.2 "CyberSloop" Ethical Hacking OS Is Out with Linux Kernel 4.7

Sun, 2016-10-16 00:50
The ParrotSec team unleashed the second point release to the Debian-based Parrot Security 3.x GNU/Linux distribution designed for ethical hackers and security researchers.

Ubuntu 16.10: The Linux for the cloud and containers arrives

Sat, 2016-10-15 22:56
Ubuntu is still a popular desktop Linux, but it[he]#039[/he]s clear that what Canonical really wants is to consolidate Ubuntu[he]#039[/he]s position as the Linux for the cloud.

How KDE Celebrates 20 Years

Sat, 2016-10-15 21:02
KDE is 20 years old, a community working on beautiful software to free the world and spread privacy, all while having a lot of fun which we do it.In cities across the world there are parties being held this weekend to celebrate. As we write the KDE Korea party in Seoul is setting up for some talks and drinks.  Some 20 year parties have already been held such as at FISL in Brazil last month.

DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds

Sat, 2016-10-15 19:07
This year for Halloween, we decided to construct a witch's workbench out on the front porch. A trip to the local op shop produced an attractive candlestick, mortar (no pestle), and a small collection of bottles. Witches are nothing if not tidy, so we figured that bottles found near a serious witch's workshop would surely be carefully labeled. After all, one wouldn't want to accidentally use an eye of a frog when the potion calls for an eye of newt, would one?read more

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak'

Sat, 2016-10-15 17:13
Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released with some improvements. According to the poll 53% conducted on LinuxAndUbuntu, 53% users will upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10. But what to do next after you've upgraded to Yakkety Yak. In this article, I'll walk you through the 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

Top 5: Raspberry Pi tornado warning system, 4 open boards for IoT development, and more

Sat, 2016-10-15 15:19
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a tornado warning system built with a Raspberry Pi, 4 open hardware boards for IoT development, public libraries and open source, tips for creating your own maker workspace, and three attributes of an open leader you should know.

The Week in Open Source News: Torvalds Reveals Favorite Chip Architecture, Fedora 25s Beta Released, & More

Sat, 2016-10-15 13:24
This week in open source and Linux news, Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite chip architecture, Fedora 25's beta is released, and more!

Ubuntu 16.10 Screencast and Screenshots

Sat, 2016-10-15 11:30
Ubuntu today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

How to install FreeOrion on Fedora

Sat, 2016-10-15 09:35
FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game. The game is designed and built by the FreeOrion project, inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games. However, it’s not a clone or remake... Continue Reading →

Wine 1.9.21 Update Improves Adobe Illustrator CS6 and The Longest Journey Demo

Sat, 2016-10-15 07:41
The Wine development team announced the release of a new unstable snapshot towards the major Wine 2.0 milestone of the open-source software project that allows you to run Windows apps and games on Linux.

Celebrating open standards around the world

Sat, 2016-10-15 05:47
Today, October 14, is World Standards Day, an event reminding us both of the importance of standards in our day-to-day lives, and recognizing the efforts of the countless individuals and organizations around the globe who are working to create and promote these standards.read more

Happy 20th Birthday, KDE

Sat, 2016-10-15 03:52
20 years ago today Matthias Ettrich sent an email that would mark the start of KDE as we know it today - a world-wide community of amazing people creating Free Software for you. In his email he announced the new Kool Desktop Environment and said “Programmers wanted!”

Using Cloud Explorer with the Scality S3 Server Docker Image

Sat, 2016-10-15 01:58
I spent a few weeks searching for an open-source S3 server that I can run at home to test Cloud Explorer. I then read an article about Scality releasing an open-source S3 server that you can run inside a Docker image. I was able to get Scality up and running quickly with little effort. In this post, I will explain how I got the Scality S3 server setup and how to use it with Cloud Explorer.

WattOS: A Rock-Solid, Lightning-Fast, Lightweight Linux Distro For All

Sat, 2016-10-15 00:22
WattOS could easily become a lightweight Linux distribution for everyone. Let’s take a look at what makes WattOS special.

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, What’s new & How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Fri, 2016-10-14 22:35
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Released and there is no major change/update over Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released back in April but still have few minor improvements. If you preferring Long Term Support, i would advise you to stay back in current LTS version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.