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GitHub Alternative SourceForge Vies for Comeback with Redesigned Site

1 hour 8 min ago
SourceForge, tired of being the forgotten GitHub alternative, has been busy redesigning its website. Normally such a cosmetic solution might seem a little underwhelming -- the phrase "putting lipstick on a pig" comes to mind -- but in this case it's a necessary step in the site's efforts to return to relevance, especially in light of changes that have already been made.

Will 2018 Be the Year of the Linux Desktop

2 hours 22 min ago
The Year of the Linux Desktop is a fabled time when Linux finally rises up and becomes the dominant desktop operating system, supplanting Windows. Will 2018 be the Year of the Linux Desktop? Let’s find out.

Spectre and Meltdown patches causing trouble as realistic attacks get closer

3 hours 37 min ago
Applications, operating systems, and firmware all need to be updated to defeat Meltdown and protect against Spectre, two attacks that exploit features of high-performance processors to leak information and undermine system security. The computing industry has been scrambling to respond after news of the problem broke early a few days into the new year.

Firefox Release, Xen, KDE's Plasma and More

4 hours 51 min ago
Set your calendars for January 23, 2018, to download the latest Firefox 58 release packed with performance/bottleneck and bug fixes, an even better site source code debugger and more.

Mozilla and Sundance Film Festival Present: VR the People

6 hours 5 min ago
On n Monday January 22, Mozilla is bringing together a panel of the top VR industry insiders in the world to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to explain how VR storytelling is revolutionizing the film and entertainment industry.

Why DevSecOps matters to IT leaders

7 hours 20 min ago
DevSecOps may not be an elegant term, but the results are attractive: Stronger security, earlier in the development cycle.

Linux Journal 2.0 Progress Report

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:12
It's been a busy two weeks here at Linux Journal 2.0, and we've been simply overwhelmed with all of your feedback and support—we can't thank you enough for all of it.

GNOME Devs to Users: Desktop Icons Are Moving to GNOME Shell with GNOME 3.28

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:58
There appears to be a lot of fuss lately about the removal of an option from the GNOME desktop environment that allows users to display icons on their desktops.

How To Create A Bootable Zorin OS USB Drive

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:44
This is a step by step guide to creating a bootable Zorin OS USB drive. It includes everything from listing the different versions, navigating the site, downloading the Etcher software tool and booting into Zorin.

How to Install and Use iostat on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:29
iostat also known as input/output statistics is a popular Linux system monitoring tool that can be used to collect statistics of input and output devices. It allows users to identify performance issues of local disk, remote disk and system information. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and use iostat on Ubuntu 16.04.

4 artificial intelligence trends to watch

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:15
2018 is the year AI talk turns into action

Mozilla Files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:01
Today, Mozilla filed a petition in federal court in Washington, DC against the Federal Communications Commission for its recent decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order. Why did we...

How to Install and Optimize Apache on Ubuntu

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:46
Detailed, beginner-friendly instructions on how to install, configure, and optimize Apache on an Ubuntu server.

Why building a community is worth the extra effort

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:32
When we launched Nethesis in 2003, we were just system integrators. We only used existing open source projects. Our business model was clear: Add multiople forms of value to those projects: know-how, documentation for the Italian market, extra modules, professional support, and training courses. We gave back to upstream projects as well, through upstream code contributions and by participating in their communities.read more

Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta Update with Linux Kernel 4.14.13, Upgrade Fixes

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:18
Valve released on Tuesday a new beta update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming Linux distribution for Steam Machines and anyone else who wants to run SteamOS on their personal computers.

Barcelona is moving to Linux; why not Dhaka?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:03
The Spanish city of Barcelona just announced a few days ago that it will migrate desktops from MS Windows / MS Office to free alternatives. The question is why countries like Bangladesh are not making similar moves.

Analyzing the Linux boot process

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:49
The oldest joke in open source software is the statement that "the code is self-documenting." Experience shows that reading the source is akin to listening to the weather forecast: sensible people still go outside and check the sky. What follows are some tips on how to inspect and observe Linux systems at boot by leveraging knowledge of familiar debugging tools. Analyzing the boot processes of systems that are functioning well prepares users and developers to deal with the inevitable failures.read more

Microsoft's Patent Racket Has Just Been Broadened to Threaten GNU/Linux Users Who Don't Pay Microsoft 'Rents'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:35
Microsoft revisits its aggressive patent strategy which it failed to properly implement 12 years ago with Novell; it wants to 'collect' a patent tax on GNU/Linux and it uses patent trolls to make that easier

Toughened up SODIMM module taps i.MX8M

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:20
CompuLab’s rugged, 68 x 42mm “CL-SOM-iMX8” module runs Yocto or Android on NXP’s dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 i.MX8M, with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and PCIe and HDMI 2.0 support. CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 module, which ships with an optional SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit, shares many features with Variscite’s recently announced DART-MX8M module, […]

How to Install MATE Alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:26
Linux Mint comes in different versions, each with a different desktop environments and default applications. If you started with Cinnamon, this will show how you can install Mate alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint.