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FCAIC in the House

Fri, 2016-10-21 07:22
The who in the where? On 3 October I officially1 started my new role as the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator2 (abbreviated to FCAIC, pronounced “F-cake”). The job is like many other roles called “Community Manager” or “Community Lead.”... Continue Reading →

Docker: Making the Internet Programmable

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:08
Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.”

“Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit

Fri, 2016-10-21 04:53
A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible.While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability rather than a more serious code-execution vulnerability, there are several reasons many researchers are taking it extremely seriously.

Optimizing and repairing MySQL databases with mysqlcheck

Fri, 2016-10-21 03:39
In this post, we will talk about mysqlcheck which is a maintenance command line tool that allows you to check, analyze, repair, and optimize MySQL/MariaDB tables and databases.

Top 8 Linux Distributions Of 2016

Fri, 2016-10-21 02:24
There are quite a number of linux distribution out there and new ones are being added as the days go by. This means picking a distro amongst the lot becomes quite a difficulty. Luckily for you, I have hand-picked the best linux distributions in 2016 for you. These are the top distributions targeting very different uses and users and I bet at least one is going to appeal to you. So let’s get started.

Nino Vraneši?: Open Source Advocate and Mozilla Rep in Slovenia

Fri, 2016-10-21 01:10
What's it like to advocate for open source and be a rep for Mozilla in Slovenia? Nino Vraneši? tells all.

Pydio 7 Launch: Latest Pydio Release Closes the Gap on Online File Sharing Services

Thu, 2016-10-20 23:56
Pydio 7, the latest release of the popular, open source file sharing & sync solution, has been released today featuring a host of new features and performance upgrades. New features improve collaboration, sharing and scalability: including Workspaces, Inline-Editing, File Gateway and Pydio Booster

Google's Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Thu, 2016-10-20 22:41
Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Kodi-fying an old computer

Thu, 2016-10-20 21:27
Here’s another Linux entry that I’m posting to remind me of what I’ve done to solve a problem. A friend came over to my home and saw my living room Linux computer set up to play media: movies, music, pictures, that kind of thing. He asked how it was done, and I mentioned the program KODI as the media server I was using. He was impressed, and asked if I could convert an old computer (or three) that he had to do the same thing. “Of course!” I replied, with a far too inflated view of my own competence.

Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Thu, 2016-10-20 20:13
Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been most excited about so hopefully it lives up to the promise.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Thu, 2016-10-20 18:58
Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain.

Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 3: a.vim

Thu, 2016-10-20 17:44
Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim. Up until now, in this series of articles covering programming-related plugins for Vim, we discussed basics of Vim plugin installation using Pathogen plugin manager, and covered a total of three plugins - namely Tagbar, delimitMate, and Syntastic. Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim.

3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

Thu, 2016-10-20 16:18
Twitter at the command line? Why not!While this may seem like a solution searching for a problem, for some people interacting with Twitter in a terminal window makes sense. There's less distraction at the command line than with a desktop Twitter client or even Twitter's web interface. On top of that, command-line clients are fast and their interfaces are generally quite clean.No matter why you want to work with Twitter in a terminal, there are applications out there for you. Here's a look at three Twitter clients that you can run from the command line.read more

How to incorporate open source into computer science classes

Thu, 2016-10-20 15:04
This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their classrooms.read more

Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

Thu, 2016-10-20 13:22
The $12 “VoCore2” WiFi COM, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 “VoCore2 Lite” version. Back in 2014, we hailed the $20 VoCore computer-on-module as the smallest yet to run Linux, measuring only 25 x 25mm. Earlier this month, China-based VoCore launched an updated […]

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 2

Thu, 2016-10-20 11:48
We'll learn the easy way how to enable SSL on Apache, and the slightly harder and more authoritative way. Please refer to part 1 of this series, Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners, as this builds on the examples shown there.

Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Thu, 2016-10-20 10:34
Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series. Register today to save your spot!

Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8

Thu, 2016-10-20 09:20
Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform.

NethServer 7 RC1 Replaces Snort with Suricata, Adds Deep Packet Inspection

Thu, 2016-10-20 08:05
The development of the CentOS-based, server-oriented NethServer 7 operating system continues, and today Alessio Fattorini informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version.

A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Thu, 2016-10-20 06:51
Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.