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PulseAudio 11 Debuts with Support for Newer AirPlay Hardware, Bluetooth Goodies

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:15
The open-source and cross-platform PulseAudio sound system has been updated recently to version 11, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements to the audio to make it sound better on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

Must go faster, must go faster! Oracle punts Java SE into GitHub, promises rapid releases

Thu, 2017-09-07 13:32
Plenty of life left in this dinosaurOracle plans to accelerate the pace of Java SE releases – and has moved Java EE's code repository to GitHub – in keeping with its avowed desire to step back from managing the beast.…

To Linux Mint KDE 18.2… and back

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:49
Linux Mint KDE is just one of several flavours of Linux Mint, and obviously not the flagship of this distribution.However, I liked that distribution in my test of the Live version of Linux Mint KDE 18.2. I liked it so much that I decided to give it a go in installed mode.How was that? Let’s check.

Install Ring, a FOSS VOIP Skype alternative

Thu, 2017-09-07 10:06
If you ask just about any Linux user, they'll agree that Skype is pretty terrible. There's not a whole lot to like there, especially since the Linux client is just a poorly maintained wrapper for the web app.

Maneuvering around run levels on Linux

Thu, 2017-09-07 08:23
Learn how run levels are configured and how you can change the run level interactively or modify what services are available.

Installing a VPN with Tinc in Ubuntu 16.04

Thu, 2017-09-07 06:40
Tinc is an open-source VPN daemon that available for a wide range of platforms and has several advantages over similar VPN clients. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure private network that operates over a larger public network such as the internet. VPNs have become increasingly popular in recent years, largely because they offer increased security and privacy without the need for setting up expensive and complex new hardware.

PiCluster – A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:57
PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts. Unlike Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, PiCluster is easy to setup and use.

Jetson TX2 kit features 6x HD cameras

Thu, 2017-09-07 03:14
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, […]

Twitter Finally Rolls Out Night Mode Feature to Linux, Windows and Mac Users

Thu, 2017-09-07 01:31
Twitter announced today that it managed to implement the Night Mode feature to the desktop version of its social networking service, available on all Linux and Windows PCs, as well as Macs.

New Oracle Layoffs Probably Signal End of Line for Solaris

Wed, 2017-09-06 23:48
It's beginning to look like it's the end of the line for Solaris, the Unix operating system that became part of Oracle's portfolio when the company acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. The company is sending out another round of pink slips, mostly affecting hardware and Solaris workers. Although the exact number of employees getting the ax is unknown, most estimates put the figure at somewhere around 2,500. Workers in four states as well as India, are affected. The "pink slips" went out Friday by way of recorded telephone messages. Have a happy Labor Day.

Recording live presentations, Part 1: Choosing your equipment

Wed, 2017-09-06 22:06
It's almost mandatory now for conference organizers to live stream and/or post speakers' recorded presentations on the internet. The good news is that, as we learned in June at EclipseCon France 2017, open source software and affordable technology make it easy to publish videos on YouTube or other video-sharing services without doing any post-editing or rendering—both of which can take a lot of time.

Mesa 17.2 Graphics Stack Released, Brings Many Improvements for Linux Gamers

Wed, 2017-09-06 20:23
Collabora's Emil Velikov is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Mesa 17.2 graphics stack for GNU/Linux operating systems, which is a major version adding lots of improvements.

Sun set: Oracle closes down last Sun product lines

Wed, 2017-09-06 18:40
Officially, Oracle hasn't said a thing. Unofficially, if you count the cars in Oracle's Santa Clara office, you'll find hundreds of spots that were occupied last week now empty. As many as 2,500 Oracle, former Sun, employees have been laid off. Good bye, SPARC. Good bye, Solaris. Your day is done.

A checklist for building your enterprise logging layer

Wed, 2017-09-06 16:57
In any discussion about big-picture topics such as cloud migration services, data centers, and microservices, the topic of enterprise logging can get relegated to an afterthought. But you do so at your peril, because without logging, you won't have critical visibility into your services in order to diagnose and debug efficiently. What's more, if you're a large enterprise, you may be violating compliance requirements.

What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

Wed, 2017-09-06 15:14
The Canonical project is gearing up for one of its biggest releases yet. Ubuntu 17.10, due to arrive October 19, will be the company's first release since it abandoned its Unity desktop, Mir display server and the dream of "convergence". Instead Ubuntu users will get the GNOME desktop with a few tweaks that promise to make it a little bit more Unity-like.

Netutils-Linux : A Set Of Tools To Simplify Linux Network Troubleshooting And Performance Tuning

Wed, 2017-09-06 13:31
Say hello to netutils-linux is a collection Of utilities to perform network troubleshooting and performance tuning in varies aspect.

How To Transform GIMP Into Photoshop

Wed, 2017-09-06 10:24
GIMP is a pretty awesome free and open source imaging tool that does a lot right in providing a very remarkable alternative to the hugely popular premium Photoshop. GIMP does a lot right for those who make the switch but then there is always a learning curve in getting used to the interface, the shortcuts, and others. What if we could make some few tweaks and changes to make your GIMP set up the look and work more like Photoshop. This post looks at 6 simple ways of making GIMP look and work a bit like Photoshop. Most of these tweaks are pretty easy to achieve so let's get started.

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in Ubuntu

Wed, 2017-09-06 08:41
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. Learn how you can easily set up two-factor authentication on Ubuntu.