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This Week in Open Source News: One Million Students Have Taken Linux Foundation edX Courses, OPNFV Announces Verified Program & More

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 12:16
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundaiton & edX partnership have helped one million students learn open source for free and on their own schedules.

Top 5: Block ads with Raspberry Pi, an intro to Powershell, and more

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:21
Learn how to block ads forever, write cleaner scripts with Powershell, and create professional-quality video, graphics, and audio in this week[he]#039[/he]s top 5 articles.

Interview with EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn on John Perry Barlow's Legacy

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:27
Cindy Cohn reflects on John Perry Barlow's greatest gifts as founderand leader.

LibreOffice 6.0 Gets First Point Release to Improve Security and Robustness

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:33
A bit earlier than expected, the first point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite popped up today on the official channels for all supported platforms, along with the fifth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 5.4 series.

Skylake box PCs ship with medical certifications

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 04:38
Wincomm announced a pair of Intel 6th Gen based “WPC-766” medical box PCs with IEC-60601-1 electromagnetic certification, 6x COM, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x mini-PCIe, including a WPC-766E model with PCIe x16 expansion. Wincomm’s WPC-766 and WPC-766E computers are billed as medical box PCs...

VLC 3.0 "Vetinari" Officially Released as Biggest Update Ever, Here's What's New

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 02:44
After many months of hard work, VideoLAN announced today the release and general availability of the VLC 3.0 open-source media player for all supported platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

How to use Twine and SugarCube to create interactive adventure games

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:50
Storytelling is an innate part of human nature. It's an idle pastime, it's an art form, it's a communication tool, it's a form of therapy and bonding. We all love to tell stories—you're reading one now—and the most powerful technologies we have are generally the things that enable us to express our creative ideas. The open source project Twine is a tool for doing just that.read more

Arch Anywhere Is Dead, Long Live Anarchy Linux

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:55
Arch Anywhere was a distribution aimed at bringing Arch Linux to the masses. Due to a trademark infringement, Arch Anywhere has been completely rebranded to Anarchy Linux. And I’m here to say, if you’re looking for a distribution that will enable you to enjoy Arch Linux, a little Anarchy will go a very long way.

How to Install Gogs Go Git Service on Ubuntu 16.04

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:01
Gogs is free and open source Git service written in Go language. Gogs is a painless self-hosted git service that allows you to create and run your own Git server on a minimal hardware server. Gogs web-UI is very similar to GitHub and offers support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite database.

To Understand the Protection Racket Look Not at Microsoft But at Patent Trolls Which It Sponsors

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:06
An outline of patent activities which are connected to Microsoft, including the protection racket known as Azure IP Advantage

Announcing syncOSx86

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:12
syncOSx86 is based on Android and powered by syncUI (our custom KODI build) - it's designed for ease of use on an HDTV with simple inputs, and is a fresh take on Android UI that I think you'll find interesting if you're a layperson, tinkerer, gamer, or developer.

Inspect and manage processes with ps

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:18
Understanding Linux process management can be useful for both developers and system administrators. The ps command is an excellent way to get information about processes running on the system. What is a process? A process is a series of tasks... Continue Reading →

VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:03
A major update of VLC, version 3.0 "Vetinari", has been released after three years in the works

MX Linux MX-17 Horizon - Second test, top notch

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:49
Here we go. This is a short review by my standards, but I did carefully and thoroughly check every single aspect of the desktop experience, in line with my normal testing, I just didn't repeat myself. Everything worked. There were no new problems other than the few small issues we've already seen. And on the bright side, you do get the advantage of even better performance and responsiveness on the new hardware.

Linux rmdir Command for Beginners (with Examples)

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:35
So we've already discussed the rm command that's primarily used for deleting files and directories from the Linux command line. However, there's another, related command line utility that is specifically aimed at removing directories. The tool in question is rmdir, and in this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of it using some easy to understand examples.

Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:18
Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages. Today’s embedded engineers have a wider breadth of tech knowledge than their parents’ generation, but they are […]

Resolve MySQL error “Too Many Connections”

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:04
Recently I came across a MySQL error “Too Many Connections”. Though this was a first for me but as I came to know afterwards, it is a pretty common error in MySQL. The solution...

The New KDE Slimbook II: A sleek and powerful Plasma-based Ultrabook

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 05:50
There is a new KDE Slimbook on sale as from today. The KDE Slimbook II is svelte and smart on the outside, but powerful and fast on the inside. To start with, it comes with a choice between an Intel i5: 2.5 GHz Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz - 3M Cache CPU, or an Intel i7: 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz with a 4M Cache. This makes the KDE Slimbook II 15% faster on average than its predecessor.

How to Install and Configure XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 04:35
XWiki is a free and open source wiki software written in Java runs on a servlet container like Tomcat, JBoss etc. This tutorial describes the installation of XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04.

RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 03:21
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years before SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs. It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley ....