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Ubuntu 19.04 – Release Date, Features & More

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Everything that is currently known about the new release of Ubuntu - 19.04
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Should a programming course be mandatory for high school students?

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Should kids be technically literate? Of course! Is the best way to teach them this skill by turning them into programmers? Well, that's a tougher question.First, to be blunt, in much of the world, even in affluent areas, schools are not equipped to handle this task. Aside from lacking the physical technology, many also are lacking in adequate staffing resources in order to teach programming courses.read more
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How To Install and Configure Nextcloud with Apache on CentOS 7

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file share and collaboration platform, similar to Dropbox. It comes bundled with media player, calendar and contact management. Nextcloud is extensible via apps and has desktop and mobile clients for all major platforms.
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How to Use FSearch to Quickly Search Files in Linux

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Searching for files in Linux can be a bit clunky. A new search utility, FSearch, aims to change all that with quick and accurate searches. Check it out here.
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Choosing a printer for Linux

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
We've made significant strides toward the long-rumored paperless society, but we still need to print hard copies of documents from time to time. If you're a Linux user and have a printer without a Linux installation disk or you're in the market for a new device, you're in luck. That's because most Linux distributions (as well as MacOS) use the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS), which contains drivers for most printers available today. This means Linux offers much wider support than Windows for printers.read more
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Microsoft is Supporting Patent Trolls, Still. New Leadership at USPTO Gives Room for Concern.

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
New statements from Microsoft's management (Andersen) serve to show that Microsoft hasn't really changed; it's just trying to sell "Azure IP Advantage", hoping that enough patent trolls with their dubious software patents will blackmail GNU/Linux users into adopting Azure for 'protection'
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Virtualizing the Clock

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Dmitry's idea is that users should be able to set the day and time on theirvirtual systems, without worrying about other systems being given the sameday and time. This is actually useful, beyond the desire to live in the pastor future. Being able to set the time in a container is apparently one ofthe crucial elements of being able to migrate containers from one physicalhost to another, as Dmitry pointed out in his post.
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Why VMware is Acquiring Heptio and Going All In for Kubernetes

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
VMware is positioning itself to be a leader in the next generation of the cloud, enabling multicloud with Kubernetes based technology.
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Gumstix enhances Geppetto board design service with new Board Builder UI

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Gumstix has expanded its Linux-oriented Geppetto online embedded board development platform with a free “Board Builder” service that offers a checklist interface for selecting modules, ports, and more. Gumstix has added a free Board Builder service to its Geppetto Design-to-Order (D2O) custom board design service. The Board Builder improvements make the drag-and-drop Geppetto interface even [[he]#8230[/he]]
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RISC-V Linux Development in Full Swing

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Most Linux users have heard about the open source RISC-V ISA and its potential to challenge proprietary Arm and Intel architectures. Most are probably aware that some RISC-V based CPUs, such as SiFive’s 64-bit Freedom U540 found on its HiFive Unleashed board, are designed to run Linux. What may come as a surprise, however, is how quickly Linux support for RISC-V is evolving.
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Rclone - An Rsync Alternative To Sync File With Online Cloud Storage

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Backup and Sync are have become essential today and this brings tools like rsync. Rsync is an amazing tool to sync files between 2 computers. But wouldn’t it be cooler if we could sync files from a computer to a cloud storage. This is where rclone - a mod of rsync comes in. Rclone can sync files from your computer to cloud-based storage services including google drive, one drive, drop-box, amazon drive and many more.
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Unreal Engine 4.21 is out, now defaults to the Vulkan API on Linux

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Epic Games have released Unreal Engine 4.21 and it includes some interesting stuff on the Linux side of things.
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Top 10 October must-reads: Microsoft Access alternatives, iptables tricks, Min, functional programming in Python, and more

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Opensource.com set a couple of big new records in October, with 1,025,814 unique visitors (our first time with more than a million visitors) and 1,574,964 page views. We published 94 articles last month, and welcomed 25 new writers. More than 63% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community, and our community moderators contributed 22 articles.
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Gitbase: Exploring Git repos with SQL

Linux News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:20
Git has become the de-facto standard for code versioning, but its popularity didn't remove the complexity of performing deep analyses of the history and contents of source code repositories.SQL, on the other hand, is a battle-tested language to query large codebases as its adoption by projects like Spark and BigQuery shows.So it is just logical that at source{d} we chose these two technologies to create gitbase: the code-as-data solution for large-scale analysis of git repositories with SQL.read more
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stretchly Reminds You To Take Breaks From Your Computer (Open Source, Cross-Platform)

Linux News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:20
stretchly is an open source, cross-platform break time reminder. The Electron application sits in your tray, reminding you to take breaks from working on the computer.
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The Best Linux Distros of 2018

Linux News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:20
Every year, the question pops up; which Linux distribution is best? The reason that question persists the way it does is because there is no singular concrete answer. Most distributions are purpose built for certain situations, and even when they aren't, there are bound to be conditions that they're better and worse in.
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Meet Franz, an open source messaging aggregator

Linux News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:20
If you are like me, you use several different chat and messaging services during the day. Some are for work and some are for personal use, and I find myself toggling through a number of them as I move from apps to browser tabs—here, there, and everywhere.read more
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How to Install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Linux News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:20
This article shows how to install and launch VMware Workstation on your Ubuntu system. The commands and procedures used in this article describe the installation of VMware Workstation 15 on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.
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This MIT PhD Wants to Replace America's Broken Voting Machines with Open Source Software

Linux News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:20
In 2006, Ben Adida wrote a 254-page PhD dissertation on "cryptographic voting systems." Now, he wants to fix America's broken voting machines.
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