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MX Linux MX-17 Horizon Review - Shaping up beautifully

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:20
From an underdog to a kennel master. That's probably the best, most succinct way to describe MX Linux. While you still may be confused about its heritage, with words like Mepis and AntiX slipping in, it's one of the more refined Xfce distros around, and I have been thoroughly impressed by the last version, MX-16. As it turns out, I proudly crowned it the Best of Xfce 2017 distro. It also notched very high on the overall annual best-of competition. Now, there's a new version out.

Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds 40-pin GPIO header to Zero W

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:36
The $18 Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds a soldered 40-pin GPIO header to the Zero W for easier prototyping or taking advantage of the new GPIO Expander tool, which lets you access your Pi’s GPIO pins from a PC running Debian Stretch. Raspberry Pi Trading has launched a variation on the Raspberry Pi Zero W […]

How inner sourcing saved our IT department

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:42
Red Hat is a company with roughly 11,000 employees. The IT department consists of roughly 500 members. Though it makes up just a fraction of the entire organization, the IT department is still sufficiently staffed to have many application service, infrastructure, and operational teams within it. Our purpose is "to enable Red Hatters in all functions to be effective, productive, innovative, and collaborative...

8 KDE Plasma Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Productivity

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:48
KDE’s Plasma is easily one of the most powerful desktop environments available for Linux. It’s highly configurable, and it looks pretty good, too. Here are some useful tips and tricks to improve your productivity.

Opera 51 Browser Enters Beta with Support for AppleScript and Many New Features

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:53
The upcoming Opera 51 web browser was promoted on Thursday to the beta channel, giving users a more in-depth look at what to expect from the final release, which will be available next month.

uGet Download Manager 2.2.0 and uGet for Android 1.4.8 Now Available!

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:59
The latest stable version of uGet, version 2.2.0 and version 1.4.8 of uGet for Android are now available. In addition to bug fixes and core improvements, there are many highly requested features.

Tiny module and SBC run Linux or Android on i.MX8M

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:05
Variscite’s 55 x 30mm “DART-MX8M” showcases NXP’s 1.5GHz, quad-A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, WiFi-ac, BT 4.2, PCIe, and HDMI 2.0, plus an optional carrier that’s also sold as a “VAR-DT8MCustomBoard” SBC. Variscite unveiled a “coming soon” DART-MX8M computer-on-module and VAR-DT8MCustomBoard carrier board/SBC that tap NXP’s new i.MX8M SoC. […]

How to Check If Your Linux PC Is Vulnerable to Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:10
They affect us all, so we've put together a straightforward tutorial for Linux users to see if their PCs are protected against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities or not.

Visualizing Molecules with Python

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:16
Introducing PyMOL, a Python package for studying chemical structures. I've looked at several open-source packages for computational chemistry in the past, but in this article, I cover a package written in Python called PyMOL.

Are Linux GUI Software Centers Any Good? Let’s Find Out!

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:21
Over the years, Linux has made impressive strides towards being friendlier to new and non-technical users. One of the more common efforts is the creation of graphical software centers. It’s a great idea, but do the GNOME and KDE Plasma actually pull it off?

How to install software applications on Linux

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:27
How do you install an application on Linux? As with many operating systems, there isn't just one answer to that question. Applications can come from so many sources—it's nearly impossible to count—and each development team may deliver their software whatever way they feel is best. Knowing how to install what you're given is part of being a true power user of your OS.read more

WPA3 – The Promise of Security

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 09:33
Wi-Fi is the most used tech in our everyday life. From our desktops, laptops to smartphones – all connect to the internet via the routers using Wi-Fi. Fo

Top 5: Favorite Linux distros, retro gaming on Raspberry Pi, and more

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:38
This week we look at how open source projects are viewed by college students, unusual tools for agile team development, setting up a Raspberry Pi for retro gaming, the future of Kubernetes, and our annual Linux distro poll.

Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Respin ISOs Are Now Available to Download

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:44
As promised last week, Canonical released today new ISO images of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, including for all official flavors, to address a bug that bricked the BIOS of some laptops.

Thinking Concurrently: How Modern Network Applications Handle Multiple Connections

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:50
Reuven explores different types of multiprocessing and looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Top 3 Linux Distributions That "Just Work"

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:55
Twenty years ago, when I first started using Linux, finding a distribution that worked, out of the box, was an impossible feat. Not only did the installation take some serious mental acuity, configuring the software and getting connected to the Internet was often a challenge users were reluctant to attempt. Today, things are quite different. Linux now offers distributions that anyone can use, right out of the box. But, even among those distros that “just work,” some rise to the top to stand as the best in breed.

Top 5 Firefox extensions to install now

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:01
The web browser has become a critical component of the computing experience for many users. Modern browsers have evolved into powerful and extensible platforms. As part of this, extensions can add or modify their functionality. Extensions for Firefox are built using the WebExtensions API, a cross-browser development system. Which extensions should you install?

This Week in Open Source News: CES 2018 Advances Crucial Tech Conversations Yet Again

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:06
This week in open source news, the Consumer Electronics Show has us looking forward to connected cars and smart cities. Read on to learn how AGL is helping steer the course.

Remove GUEST Session From Ubuntu Login Screen

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:12
A guest session on Ubuntu allows having a temporary user account and access the Ubuntu machine. The desktop of a guest session looks like it does when a regular user logs in. Behind the scenes, Ubuntu controls the access privileges for a guest session.

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Has Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 Now

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:18
As of today, January 13, 2018, the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system has reached end of life and it's no longer supported by Canonical with security and software updates.