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Is open source wealth distribution fair?

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:35
If wealth is the abundance of valuable possessions, open source has a wealth of software. While no one “owns” open source, some are better than others at converting this communal wealth to personal wealth. Many open source project maintainers who produce free open source software do not have a model for deriving income from the assets they have created. However, companies that use open source software to enhance their products and services convert this valuable asset into income.

Little Backup Box: Small but Useful Improvement

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 07:40
I want my Raspberry Pi-based Little Backup Box to be simple and reliable. So I prefer not to tweak and enhance it too much. I do make occasional exceptions to that rule, though.

Crouton: How To Run Linux Applications In Chrome OS Windows Or Browser Tabs (Chromebook)

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:46
Crouton is a tool to easily install Ubuntu or Debian in a chroot environment on any Chromebook model. This article explains how to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS (using Crouton) without running an entire Linux desktop.

Reinventing Software Development and Availability with Open Source: an Interview with One of Microsoft Azure's Lead Architects

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 03:52
Microsoft was founded in 1975—that's 43 years ago and a ton ofhistory. Up until the last decade, the company led a campaign againstthe Open Source and Free Software movements, and although it may have slowedthe opposition, it did not bring it to an end. In fact, it emboldenedits supporters to push the open-source agenda even harder. Fast-forward to the present, and open-source technologies run nearlyeverything—mobile devices, cloud services, televisions andmore.

5 Screen Recorders for the Linux Desktop

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:57
There are so many reasons why you might need to record your Linux desktop. The two most important are for training and for support. If you are training users, a video recording of the desktop can go a long way to help them understand what you are trying to impart. Conversely, if you’re having trouble with one aspect of your Linux desktop, recording a video of the shenanigans could mean the difference between solving the problem and not. But what tools are available for the task?

How to Install ProcessWire CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:03
ProcessWire is a free and open source PHP-based content management system and content management framework. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install ProcessWire with Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Episode 9: Humanity, Magic, and Glitter

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:08
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Bryan Lunduke about Linux and humanity. Download ogg file

Linaro partners with IIC on upcoming 96Boards Industrial Edition spec

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:20
Linaro and the Industrial Internet Consortium announced a partnership to collaborate on open source Arm standards for industrial IoT involving OTA, TSN, and security, as well as develop a 96Boards Industrial Edition spec. In September Arm-backed Linaro, which creates open source Linux and Android code for Arm devices and oversees the 96Boards open hardware standard, [[he]#8230[/he]]

Install WordPress 5 with Apache on Debian 9

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:25
This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the latest version of WordPress 5 on top of a LAMP stack in Debian 9 - Stretch. Wordpress, without a doubt, is one of the most popular open-source Content Management System or CMS used in these days for internet publishing, which powers more than 60 million websites worldwide, whether small blogging sites or notable huge name brands.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Now Rolling Out to Ubuntu Phone Users, Here's What's New

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:31
The UBports community released today the sixth OTA (Over-the-Air) update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

Automatic continuous development and delivery of a hybrid mobile app

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:17
Offering a mobile app is essentially a business requirement for organizations today. One of the first steps in developing an app is to understand the different types—native, hybrid (or cross-platform), and web—so you can decide which one will best meet your needs.read more

The December 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:02
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2018 issue.

DataExplore – free Python based data plotting and analysis software

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:48
DataExplore is an open source desktop application for data analysis and plotting intended for use in both research and education. It’s targeted at non-programmers who want to perform fairly advanced table manipulation methods.

Useful Resources to Learn Linux Your Way

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:34
If you are fairly new to Linux, there are various avenues to help you learn Linux. No matter your learning style, these are some of the best resources for learning Linux.

How to use the Linux mtr command

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:19
Mtr (my traceroute) is a command line network diagnostic tool that provides the functionality of both the ping and traceroute commands.

Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:04
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's Microsoft's new motto when it comes to browsers. The company is going to adopt the Chromium open source browser internals and replace the guts of its Edge browser with them.

RISC-V Summit Debuts to Showcase Open Source ISA

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 04:49
This week there's further proof that RISC-V has arrived. Something over 1,000 professionals, mostly on the hardware side of tech, are attending the first ever RISC-V Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

On Linus' Return to Kernel Development

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 03:35
On October 23, 2018, Linus Torvalds came out of his self-imposed isolation, pulling a lot of patches fromthe git trees of various developers. It was his first appearance on the Linux Kernel Mailing Listsince September 16, 2018, when he announced he would take a break from kernel development to address hissometimes harsh behavior toward developers. On the 23rd, he announced his return, which I cover hereafter summarizing some of his pull activities.