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The Importance of Static Social Media Buttons

Sat, 2017-05-13 15:00
So, let's talk social media buttons. You know them; you probably see them on most sites that you visit these days. The little badges or icons that load, encouraging you to click on them to either connect with the associated social media account or to share the article you may be reading at the time. If you're a web author or developer, I would strongly encourage you to use static badges or buttons instead.

Top 5 Ebook Authoring Tools for Linux

Sat, 2017-05-13 13:05
Digital publication is booming. Discover the top free open-source ebook authoring tools available for Linux, and choose the best one for your ebook.

NVIDIA Driver with Improved Optimus Support Lands for Fedora 25+

Sat, 2017-05-13 11:11
For those using an NVIDIA powered machine, especially those running Optimus laptops, a new NVIDIA driver stack has landed in the negativo17.org repo for Fedora 25 (and up) users.

NSA-created cyber tool spawns global attacks — and victims include Russia

Sat, 2017-05-13 09:16
Leaked alleged NSA hacking tools appear to be behind a massive cyberattack disrupting hospitals and companies across Europe, Asia, with Russia among the hardest-hit countries... Researchers said the malware is exploiting a Microsoft software flaw.

Understand Pascal / Delphi Programming with Free Books

Sat, 2017-05-13 09:00
Pascal is a popular teaching language to introduce structured programming techniques to students. There are many benefits from this type of programming such as code reusability, partitioning code into readable modules and procedures, and help programmers work together on code simultaneously. The language also lends itself to teaching with its easy syntax. Pascal is a strongly typed language, procedural, case insensitive, with extensive error checking. It has built in data types such as arrays, records, files and sets. There are also user defined data types. Pascal supports object oriented programming.

Open-Source Applicant Tracking System OpenCATS updated with new features

Sat, 2017-05-13 07:06
Announcing OpenCATS (open-source Applicant Tracking System) new release 0.9.4. Forked from CATS when it moved to a closed-source SAAS model. New features, security fixes and supports current PHP,MySQL

Track the night sky with Stellarium on Fedora

Sat, 2017-05-13 05:32
Ever looked up at the night sky and tried to identify specific celestial bodies out of the millions you can see? Stellarium is an awesome open source planetarium application available in Fedora to help you identify and track objects in the... Continue Reading →

MySQL administration via command line

Sat, 2017-05-13 03:37
When using MySQL on a Linux server, you'll no doubt come into a situation where you'll want to manipulate something via command line. Some of you will have tools like PHPMyAdmin installed, but you should always know a way to do things via command line.

Orchestration with MCollective

Sat, 2017-05-13 01:43
I originally got into systems administration because I loved learning about computers, and Ifigured that was a career that always would offer me something new to learn. Now many yearslater that prediction has turned out to be true, and it seems like there are new things to learnall the time.

Wire – A Secure Open Source Chat Application for Linux Systems

Fri, 2017-05-12 23:48
Wire is a cross-platform, encrypted instant messaging application developed by a team of engineers from Swiss.

How to work with dates and time with Python

Fri, 2017-05-12 21:54
When trying to make things work with the datetime module, most Python users have faced a point when we resort to guess-and-check until the errors go away. datetime is one of those APIs that seems easy to use, but requires the developer to have a deep understanding of what a few things actually mean. Otherwise, given the complexity of date- and time-related issues, introducing unexpected bugs is easy.read more

VLC Media Player 2.2.5 Improves Video Scaling in VDPAU, MP3 Playback, and More

Fri, 2017-05-12 20:45
VLC 2.2.5 arrived recently with a great number of improvements over the previous stable update of the open-source, free and cross-platform video player application for GNU/Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin and MariaDB on CentOS 7

Fri, 2017-05-12 19:37
In this guide, we will explain how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot, MariaDB and SpamAssasin on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

A simple command-line tool for recording audio

Fri, 2017-05-12 18:28
Machine learning and natural language processing are transforming our relationship with our devices by giving them a human voice. People with visual impairments have especially benefited from these technologies, but those who speak languages like my native Odia have largely been left behind by most voicebanks.read more

TensorFlow: I want to like you, but you're tricksy

Fri, 2017-05-12 17:20
Wrestling with Google's machine learning frameworkHands-on Occasionally a technology comes along that changes the way that people work. Docker has had a profound effect on how applications are deployed in the cloud, Hadoop changed how analysis of big data was done and the R language has disrupted the statistics market.…

3 types of useful Atom text editor packages for writers

Fri, 2017-05-12 16:11
Text editors aren't just something developers use to crank out code. Writers use them, too. A good text editor enables writers to focus on their words, but also packs other features that help them craft and publish their work more efficiently.While popular among the techies, GitHub's Atom text editor has evolved into a solid editor for writers, too. That's thanks to Atom's 6,100+ packages, which greatly extend the editor's capabilities.read more

Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay

Fri, 2017-05-12 15:02
After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain -- in a most uncertain way.

11 wisdoms from half a life in open source

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:54
Brad Fitzpatrick, a software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language, is a life-long nerd. Fitzpatrick's keynote at OSCON this year was based on bits of wisdom from half a life in open source.

The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

Fri, 2017-05-12 12:45
A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely gain administrative control over huge fleets of computers without entering a password.

Starting an Open Source Project: A Free Webinar Highlights Best Practices

Fri, 2017-05-12 11:37
Have you launched an open source project or are you considering doing so? Making a success of your project can involve everything from evaluating licenses to community outreach. The good news is that there are many free resources that can help you advance and protect your project.