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Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:03
Intel has now officially confirmed that they will release a discrete GPU that will be available in 2020.

Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:48
Open source luminary and former Debian leader Bruce Perens gives it a big thumbs upSystemd-free Linux distro Devuan has released its stable Version 2.0.…

7 open source tools to make literature reviews easy

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:34
A good literature review is critical for academic research in any field, whether it is for a research article, a critical review for coursework, or a dissertation. In a recent article, I presented detailed steps for doing a literature review using open source software.The following is a brief summary of seven free and open source software tools described in that article that will make your next literature review much easier.read more

KDE Plasma 5.13 Officially Released with Revamped Lock & Login Screens, System Settings

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:20
The KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment has been officially released today for Linux-based operating systems, bringing lots of new features and improvements over previous releases.

New NOVA Filesystem

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:05
Andiry Xu posted patches for a new filesystem called NOVA (NOn-Volatilememory Accelerated). Normal RAM chips are wiped every time you turn off yourcomputer. Non-volatile RAM retains its data across reboots. Their projecttargeted byte-addressable non-volatile memory chips, such asIntel's 3DXpoint DIMMs.

Winepak Is A Flatpak Repository For Windows (Wine) Games And Applications

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:51
Winepak is a Flatpak repository for Microsoft Windows applications bundled with Wine. Its aim is to "make installing and running [Windows / Wine] applications Just Work", by packaging the Windows application as well as the runtimes required to run it under Linux (Wine, etc.).

Better API testing with the OpenAPI Specification

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:37
If you search the internet for "unexpected API behavior," you'll soon discover that no one likes when an API doesn't work as anticipated. When you consider the increasing number of APIs, continuous development, and delivery of the services built on top of them, it's no surprise that APIs can diverge from their expected behavior. This is why API test coverage is critical for success. For years, we have created unit and functional tests for our APIs, but where do we go from there?read more

Canonical Outs New Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:22
Canonical released new kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address several security vulnerabilities discovered by various security researchers in the upstream Linux kernel.

Best Free Voice Chat Software for Linux Gaming

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:08
Although gamers rely on their keyboards, communicating with fellow players with the keyboard is often arduous, and an unnecessary distraction when in-game.

New Distro Release: systemd-free Debian-based Devuan 2.0 ASCII

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:54
Debian based Devuan 2.0 has been released. Devuan doesn’t use systemd and the new release allows you to choose between SysVinit and OpenRC init systems.

WebCatalog Allows You To Run Webapps From The Desktop In Linux

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:39
WebCatalog is a cross-platform application designed to transfer different webapps to the desktop. The idea is not something new or has not been done before, there is Mozilla Prism to testify that it has been trying to do something like that since 2009. Now, the software we are dealing with has an updated design and an interesting catalog of applications.

What version of Linux am I running?

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:25
The question "what version of Linux" can mean two different things. Strictly speaking, Linux is the kernel, so the question can refer specifically to the kernel's version number, or "Linux" can be used more colloquially to refer to the entire distribution, as in Fedora Linux or Ubuntu Linux.read more

CentOS-Based NethServer 7.5 Linux OS Launches with New Mail Server, NextCloud 13

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:41
NethServer project's Alessio Fattorini informs Softpedia today on the general availability of the NethServer 7.5 server-oriented, Linux-based operating system release.

How Cisco is Expanding Its Container and Kubernetes Efforts

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:27
Lew Tucker, VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Cisco details his company's latest initiatives to enable container applications across Cisco technologies.

How to Monitor Laptop Battery Usage in Linux

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:12
Monitoring your laptop’s battery is important. Explore these ways to manage your battery in Linux.

Meet IBM Summit, World's Fastest and Smartest Supercomputer Powered by Linux

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:58
ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled Summit, world’s most powerful, fastest, and smartest scientific supercomputer powered by Linux.

Open Source Security hit with bill for defamation claim

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:44
Judge okays $260K in defense costs to Bruce Perens and lawyers under anti-SLAPPOpen Source Security, maker of the grsecurity Linux kernel patches, has been directed to pay Bruce Perens and his legal team almost $260,000 following a failed defamation claim.…

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Tor Relay Node

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:29
without sacrificing too much of your time or resources, you can turn your old Raspberry Pi into a perfectly functioning Tor relay node.

SparkyLinux 5.4 "Nibiru" Operating System Released Based on Debian 10 "Buster"

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:15
The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system announced today the release and immediate availability for download of the SparkyLinux 5.4 rolling release.

3 open source alternatives to Adobe Lightroom

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:01
You wouldn't be wrong to wonder whether the smartphone, that modern jack-of-all-trades, is taking over photography. While that might be valid in the point-and-shoot camera market, there are a sizeable number of photography professionals and hobbyists who recognize that a camera that fits in your pocket can never replace a high-end DSLR camera and the depth, clarity, and realism of its photos.read more