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How to use Twine and SugarCube to create interactive adventure games

Sat, 2018-02-10 06:50
Storytelling is an innate part of human nature. It's an idle pastime, it's an art form, it's a communication tool, it's a form of therapy and bonding. We all love to tell stories—you're reading one now—and the most powerful technologies we have are generally the things that enable us to express our creative ideas. The open source project Twine is a tool for doing just that.read more

Arch Anywhere Is Dead, Long Live Anarchy Linux

Sat, 2018-02-10 04:55
Arch Anywhere was a distribution aimed at bringing Arch Linux to the masses. Due to a trademark infringement, Arch Anywhere has been completely rebranded to Anarchy Linux. And I’m here to say, if you’re looking for a distribution that will enable you to enjoy Arch Linux, a little Anarchy will go a very long way.

How to Install Gogs Go Git Service on Ubuntu 16.04

Sat, 2018-02-10 03:01
Gogs is free and open source Git service written in Go language. Gogs is a painless self-hosted git service that allows you to create and run your own Git server on a minimal hardware server. Gogs web-UI is very similar to GitHub and offers support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite database.

To Understand the Protection Racket Look Not at Microsoft But at Patent Trolls Which It Sponsors

Sat, 2018-02-10 01:06
An outline of patent activities which are connected to Microsoft, including the protection racket known as Azure IP Advantage

Announcing syncOSx86

Fri, 2018-02-09 23:12
syncOSx86 is based on Android and powered by syncUI (our custom KODI build) - it's designed for ease of use on an HDTV with simple inputs, and is a fresh take on Android UI that I think you'll find interesting if you're a layperson, tinkerer, gamer, or developer.

Inspect and manage processes with ps

Fri, 2018-02-09 21:18
Understanding Linux process management can be useful for both developers and system administrators. The ps command is an excellent way to get information about processes running on the system. What is a process? A process is a series of tasks... Continue Reading →

VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:03
A major update of VLC, version 3.0 "Vetinari", has been released after three years in the works

MX Linux MX-17 Horizon - Second test, top notch

Fri, 2018-02-09 18:49
Here we go. This is a short review by my standards, but I did carefully and thoroughly check every single aspect of the desktop experience, in line with my normal testing, I just didn't repeat myself. Everything worked. There were no new problems other than the few small issues we've already seen. And on the bright side, you do get the advantage of even better performance and responsiveness on the new hardware.

Linux rmdir Command for Beginners (with Examples)

Fri, 2018-02-09 17:35
So we've already discussed the rm command that's primarily used for deleting files and directories from the Linux command line. However, there's another, related command line utility that is specifically aimed at removing directories. The tool in question is rmdir, and in this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of it using some easy to understand examples.

Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

Fri, 2018-02-09 14:18
Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages. Today’s embedded engineers have a wider breadth of tech knowledge than their parents’ generation, but they are […]

Resolve MySQL error “Too Many Connections”

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:04
Recently I came across a MySQL error “Too Many Connections”. Though this was a first for me but as I came to know afterwards, it is a pretty common error in MySQL. The solution...

The New KDE Slimbook II: A sleek and powerful Plasma-based Ultrabook

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:50
There is a new KDE Slimbook on sale as from today. The KDE Slimbook II is svelte and smart on the outside, but powerful and fast on the inside. To start with, it comes with a choice between an Intel i5: 2.5 GHz Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz - 3M Cache CPU, or an Intel i7: 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz with a 4M Cache. This makes the KDE Slimbook II 15% faster on average than its predecessor.

How to Install and Configure XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04

Fri, 2018-02-09 10:35
XWiki is a free and open source wiki software written in Java runs on a servlet container like Tomcat, JBoss etc. This tutorial describes the installation of XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04.

RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:21
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years before SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs. It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley ....

CloudLinux's KernelCare Promises to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Flaws without Reboots

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:07
CloudLinux has informed Softpedia about the availability of a new version of its KernelCare rebootless kernel patching service for Linux-based operating systems, promising to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities without reboots.

3 steps to reduce a project's failure rate

Fri, 2018-02-09 06:52
It's no secret that clear, concise, and measurable requirements lead to more successful projects. A study about large scale projects by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford revealed that "on average, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time, while delivering 56 percent less value than predicted." The research also showed that some of the causes for this failure were "fuzzy business objectives, out-of-sync stakeholders, and excessive rework."read more

3 Ways to Extend the Power of Kubernetes

Fri, 2018-02-09 05:38
to build the controllers, you need resources, that is, you need to extend Kubernetes. There are three ways to do that and, from the most flexible (but also more difficult) to the easiest they are...

How to Create a Sudo User on CentOS 7

Fri, 2018-02-09 04:24
We’ll guide you, how to create a sudo user on CentOS 7. Sudo is a Linux command line program that allows you to execute commands as superuser or another system user.

Deploying new releases: Feature flags or rings?

Fri, 2018-02-09 03:09
DevOps enables us to deliver at speed, learn from production feedback, make better educated decisions, and increase customer satisfaction, acquisition, and retention. We need to fail fast on features that result in an indifferent or negative user experience and focus on features that make a positive difference. Progressive exposure is a DevOps practice, based on feature flags and ring-based deployment, that allows us to expose features to selected users in production, to observe and validate before exposing them to all users.read more

Freespire released

Fri, 2018-02-09 01:55
Today we are releasing Freespire which is a bug fix and incremental release of the Freespire 3.0 series. We also added some features and applications that users wanted us to include in the distribution. With this release we fixed several issues.