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  • How the Public Sector is Harnessing Drupal to Save Money and Secure the Future of its Digital Infrastructure

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    Sarah Davey
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Find out how the public sector is harnessing Drupal to save money and secure the future of its digital infrastructure Open Source Software (OSS) is central to the UK government’s commitment to delivering digital public services that are based around user needs. The flexibility, quality, efficiency, stability, security and performance of OSS creates fantastic opportunities for public sector organisations to develop better user services for citizens and to achieve cost savings. Businesses who don't have technical support staff can sometimes worry if they have invested time and money in OSS.
  • Cloud Security Principles: Is Your Cloud Secure from Inside out?

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    Simon Mitchell
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Using a managed services provider leaves your organisation free to concentrate on its core business whilst the experts ensure that Cloud security principles are being adhered to. Ever since computers were first used for handling sensitive data there have been security issues. Computers connected to the public Internet are perhaps especially vulnerable, but there is no reason to suppose that those belonging to a specialist Cloud provider are any less secure than those sitting in your own basement. Cloud security principles are well understood and documented, so there is no need for…
  • How to Build an Open Hybrid Cloud to Maximise the Advantages for Your Organisation

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    David Marshall
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open hybrid Cloud computing has real advantages for many organisations; we explain how to become Cloud-enabled. The Advantages of an Open Hybrid Cloud IT has always grown quickly. Ever since Gordon Moore observed in 1965 that the number of transistors in ICs doubles every two years, hardware development has made things possible that were unimaginable a few years earlier. That growth is now being challenged by the growth in demand for storage and computing resources, data collection and processing. Two years ago, IBM calculated that 90% of all the world's data had been…
  • Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

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    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that In an abrupt U-turn, the California Department of Motor Vehicles late Friday retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar must obtain commercial license plates. That determination — based on a 1935 state law — ignited a firestorm of criticism from the San Francisco startups and their supporters as stifling innovation. Commercial licenses are cumbersome to obtain, meaning they could impede the companies’ growth, which relies on getting new drivers, many of whom work just part time, into…
  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more - opensource.com

    OPEN SOURCE NEWS - Google News
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comSteam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and moreopensource.comHello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more! Open gaming roundup. Week of January 17 - 23, 2015. Steam: a bug, and streaming live. This week Steam ...
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  • Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that In an abrupt U-turn, the California Department of Motor Vehicles late Friday retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar must obtain commercial license plates. That determination — based on a 1935 state law — ignited a firestorm of criticism from the San Francisco startups and their supporters as stifling innovation. Commercial licenses are cumbersome to obtain, meaning they could impede the companies’ growth, which relies on getting new drivers, many of whom work just part time, into…
  • Ask Slashdot: GPU of Choice For OpenCL On Linux?

    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    Bram Stolk writes So, I am running GNU/Linux on a modern Haswell CPU, with an old Radeon HD5xxx from 2009. I'm pretty happy with the open source Gallium driver for 3D acceleration. But now I want to do some GPGPU development using OpenCL on this box, and the old GPU will no longer cut it. What do my fellow technophiles from Slashdot recommend as a replacement GPU? Go NVIDIA, go AMD, or just use the integrated Intel GPU instead? Bonus points for open sourced solutions. Performance not really important, but OpenCL driver maturity is.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • NASA Considers Autonomous Martian Helicopter To Augment Future Rovers

    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    SternisheFan (2529412) writes with this story at the Verge about an approach being considered by NASA to overcome some of the difficulties in moving a wheeled or multi-legged ground vehicle around the surface of Mars, which has proven to be a difficult task. Rover teams still have a tough time with the Martian surface even though they're flush with terrestrial data. The alien surface is uneven, and ridges and valleys make navigating the terrain difficult. The newest solution proposed by JPL is the Mars Helicopter, an autonomous drone that could 'triple the distances that Mars rovers can drive…
  • Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics

    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    theodp writes Maybe Bill Gates' Summer Reading this year will include The Art of R Programming. Pushing further into Big Data, Microsoft on Friday announced it's buying Revolution Analytics, the top commercial provider of software and services for the open-source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. "By leveraging Revolution Analytics technology and services," blogged Microsoft's Joseph Sirosh, "we will empower enterprises, R developers and data scientists to more easily and cost effectively build applications and analytics solutions at scale." Revolution…
  • Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

    timothy
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    HughPickens.com writes Jennifer Abel writes at the LA Times that according to a recent survey (PDF), over 80% of Americans says they support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA," roughly the same number that support the mandatory labeling of GMO foods "produced with genetic engineering." Ilya Somin, writing about the survey at the Washington Post, suggested that a mandatory label for foods containing DNA might sound like this: "WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and…
 
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  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more - opensource.com

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comSteam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and moreopensource.comHello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more! Open gaming roundup. Week of January 17 - 23, 2015. Steam: a bug, and streaming live. This week Steam ...
  • Microsoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest Acquisition - Wired

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    VentureBeatMicrosoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest AcquisitionWiredMicrosoft has agreed to acquire open-source software company Revolution Analytics, heavily embracing the R programming language, a data analysis tool widely used by both academics and corporate data scientists. The software giant announced the deal ...Microsoft's Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about VentureBeatMicrosoft Acquires Open-Source Software Firm Revolution AnalyticsMediaPost CommunicationsMicrosoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics…
  • 'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened? - InformationWeek

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    InformationWeek'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?InformationWeekSix years ago, InformationWeek predicted in a cover story, "Why Windows Must Go Open Source," that Microsoft would loosen its grip on the Windows source code, a foray that was greeted with hoots, Bronx cheers, and a fortunately unrecorded response from ...It's Windows *10*, Because It's 10 Years Behind Open SourceComputerworldUK (blog)all 55 news articles »
  • Linus Torvalds on security, AI tools by Facebook, and more - opensource.com

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    Linus Torvalds on security, AI tools by Facebook, and moreopensource.comIt reaffirmed that commitment last week by releasing some of its artificial intelligence tools as open source. The tools will enable developers to build services "involving everything from speech and image recognition to natural language processing
  • An introduction to Docker - opensource.com

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    An introduction to Dockeropensource.comWe've also linked you to a number of original articles here on Opensource.com which help answer other important questions: Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker? What does Docker provide if not virtualization? Who's using Docker? Help us share the word ...
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  • Your simple guide to Open Source technology - Mid Sussex Times

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Mid Sussex TimesYour simple guide to Open Source technologyMid Sussex TimesFirst and foremost, it means that unlike traditional software development that is done behind closed doors and with the windows barred and by a small team, Open Source software development by its nature has many eye balls on it all of the time. Anyone and more »
  • Windows of opportunity - Plattsburgh Press Republican

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Plattsburgh Press RepublicanWindows of opportunityPlattsburgh Press RepublicanTrue, a reflection could be considered an extension of depth, but when one stops and looks at the reflections created by a window, they are coupled with physical entities that can be touched as well as other components that are analogous to a hologram.
  • Colburn Earth Science Museum moving into downtown spotlight - Asheville Citizen-Times

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Asheville Citizen-TimesColburn Earth Science Museum moving into downtown spotlightAsheville Citizen-Times"The corner of the Wells Fargo building with the windows right on the park, it doesn't get much better than that." With its lease expiring June 7 with the city of Asheville, the Colburn plans to open offices, gift shop and limited exhibits on Pritchard
  • Microsoft's Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about ... - VentureBeat

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    VentureBeatMicrosoft's Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about VentureBeatA significant percentage of Microsoft's revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open Microsoft Acquires Open-Source Software Firm Revolution AnalyticsMediaPost CommunicationsAcquisition of Revolution Analytics is a double win for MicrosoftSiliconANGLE (blog)Microsoft acquires statistical software company, Revolution…
  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more - opensource.com

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comSteam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and moreopensource.com... to linux@valvesoftware.com, but they have since released an update. In other Steam news, Valve has released a broadcasting feature that allows you to stream your games to the world, that is, if you are on Windows. Mac and Linux users can watch
 
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  • Craft cooking on tap at Mac's in Old Town Saginaw - MLive.com

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Craft cooking on tap at Mac's in Old Town SaginawMLive.com"The bar opened just over a year ago, specializing in bourbons," Paser said, McClellan adding that a distributor told him Mac's had the broadest array of bourbons in Michigan. "I have 270 varieties of liquors," said Curran, who brings 22 years of bar
  • How to safely move your Mac's iPhoto library onto an external drive - Apple Insider

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Apple InsiderHow to safely move your Mac's iPhoto library onto an external driveApple InsiderOnce the copy is completed, hold the Option key on your keyboard and open iPhoto from the Dock or Applications folder. A new window will pop up asking you to Create a New Library, Choose the Selected Library or Other Library. Click on Other Library.
  • Ten New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize Architecture - ArchDaily

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    ArchDailyTen New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize ArchitectureArchDailyIn their latest book Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future, Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros' examine recent developments in science that will inform and possibly even radically alter the future of architecture.and more »
  • Intriguing options at cornerback for Jets in NFL draft - New York Daily News

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    New York Daily NewsIntriguing options at cornerback for Jets in NFL draftNew York Daily NewsThe 5-11, 193-pound Rollins had seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed and 72 tackles en route to earning MAC Defensive Player of the Years honors. The former ... I can come in and be open to the new skills they're going to teach me and go from there.”.and more »
  • Tip: Easily Remove Geotag Data Using Mac's Preview and Windows' Properties - PetaPixel (blog)

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    PetaPixel (blog)Tip: Easily Remove Geotag Data Using Mac's Preview and Windows' PropertiesPetaPixel (blog)If you're using Mac OS X Yosemite, your Preview app has some new EXIF scrubbing capabilities. Simply open up your photo in Preview, go to Tools in your menu bar and select Show Inspector, hit the (i) icon for the info panel, select the GPS sub tab, and ...
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    OPEN SOURCE LINUX NEWS - Google News

  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more - opensource.com

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    opensource.comSteam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and moreopensource.comThis week Steam saw a bug on their client for Linux. The bug has the potential to wipe all personal files if triggered when you move the Steam home directory. "Due to a script bug, an empty setting gets passed into an rm -rf command that erases files
  • MediaFire Launches Open Source Toolkit for Linux - ProgrammableWeb

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    MediaFire Launches Open Source Toolkit for LinuxProgrammableWebMediaFire, a popular cloud storage service, has launched its first open source toolkit for Linux. The toolkit includes support for Ubuntu, Debian and FreeBSD and includes a number of tools aimed at the Linux and open source communities. A FUSE module ...
  • Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and more - opensource.com

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and moreopensource.combiicode is a startup that began with closed code but has since made their work open source. You may have figured out or know first hand that part of this process of transitioning a project to open source is building a community of users and developers.and more »
  • An introduction to Docker - opensource.com

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    An introduction to Dockeropensource.comWe've also linked you to a number of original articles here on Opensource.com which help answer other important questions: Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker? What does Docker provide if not virtualization? Who's using Docker? Help us share the word ...
  • ​Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goal - ZDNet

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    ZDNet​Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goalZDNetIf you want a Linux on a laptop, it's easy to install it yourself. You can also always buy one from a specialized Linux vendor such as System76 and ZaReason or even get a mainstream laptop, like the new Dell XPS 13 and 15 with Ubuntu installed. What and more »
 
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  • How to Unit Test a RequireJS Application

    By Ben Wilhelm
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Adding unit tests to an existing application can be a challenge. If the application wasn’t developed with testing in mind, getting your source code into shape so that your components are isolated and testable is like adding a new character to a story after the book is already written. Significant refactoring must be done to decouple and test your code. A particular challenge in writing unit testable code is mocking the dependencies in your test subjects. You need some means of exposing the “handles” of dependencies so that a test can pull them out and replace them with controllable…
  • TimesOpen Hack Day 2014

    By Chrys Wu
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    At the fifth annual TimesOpen Hack Day hosted by The New York Times Developers, people from around the city came to hack with us and our API and platform partners CartoDB, Enigma and Google. For most attendees, it was their first-ever hack event. Here are some highlights from the day: Contrarian by Justin Sung and Chuck Pierce (Best in Show) This Chrome extension searches for New York Times articles similar to the one being read and opens a new tab of stories with opposing views on the same topic. The Know York Times Quiz by Ofer Bronstein, Benjamin Conant, Hugo Marcotte, Faisal Nawaz and…
  • Embracing HTTPS

    By Eitan Konigsburg, Rajiv Pant and Elena Kvochko
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    In light of a growing number of cyber security and data privacy concerns, replacing HTTP with its secure alternative, HTTPS, is becoming increasingly important. Although HTTPS has been around for 20 years, many websites have traditionally served traffic over an insecure HTTP channel. In the early days of the web, server and network performance were often limiting factors as to whether a site used HTTPS. The server had to have enough horsepower to handle the encryption and decryption of the data, and the network had to be able to handle the extra activity. Many of these performance concerns…
  • Programming Language or Shakespeare Character?

    By Nina Feinberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Think you can tell the difference between a programming language and a Shakespeare character? Give it a try below — then register for our first ever TimesOpen Team Trivia Night on Nov. 5! Bolingbroke Charm Hortensio Oberon Befunge Promela Luce Osric Algol Trinculo Velator Wolfram Wyvern Programming language: 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13 Shakespeare character: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 Both: 4
  • Girls Who Code

    By Priya Ollapally
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Miranda Chaiken, Aida Piccato and Sunnam Quispe are seniors at Stuyvesant High School and the creators of NYC Happenings. Their site, which guides users to events, is powered by The New York Times Event Listings API and searchable by genre and borough. They explained that they found themselves doing the same activities every day and decided to build a functional website as a cure for their boredom. While all three have taken computer science classes at Stuyvesant’s prestigious computer science program, they attended the Girls Who Code Club at Twitter’s headquarters to hone their…
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  • Netrunner 14.1 Screenshot Tour

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main edition 'Frontier'. The '14.1' indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same 'Trusty' base as Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate; simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. So 14.1 is a fresh starting point for new users who want to install an up-to-date KDE 4-based system from the ISO image. This is the first time we are working on both…
  • Google makes it easier to run Linux on a Chromebook via a USB drive…sort of…

    Jim Lynch
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    I wrote a post recently about how Chromebooks were hurting Microsoft, and now Google has made Chromebooks potentially even more appealing by theoretically making it easier for you to run Linux on them. Developer mode in Chrome OS now offers the option of booting from USB, so it might be possible to boot a Linux distro off a USB drive and run it it on your Chromebook.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

    Liam Dawe
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Netrunner 14.1 Frontier released

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main Edition (Frontier) 64bit and 32bit. KDE SC was updated from 4.13 to version 4.14, which improves the new semantic desktop search Baloo which replaced Nepomuk.
  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more!Open gaming roundupWeek of January 17 - 23, 2015read more
 
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  • Middleware

    30 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    In this article by Mario Casciaro, the author of the book, "Node.js Design Patterns", has described the importance of using a middleware pattern. read more
  • Customization in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    Paurnima Shilimkar
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
     In this article by Nicolae Tarla, author of the book Dynamics CRM Application Structure, we looked at the basic structure of Dynamics CRM, the modules comprising the application, and what each of these modules contain. Now, we'll delve deeper into the application and take a look at how we can customize it. In this chapter, we will take a look at the following topics: read more
  • How Vector Features are Displayed

    Smita Lad
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    In this article by Erik Westra, author of the book Learning Mapping Applications with QGIS, we will learn how QGIS symbols and renderers are used to control how vector features are displayed on a map. In addition to this, we will also learn saw how symbol layers work. The features within a vector map layer are displayed using a combination of renderer and symbol objects. The renderer chooses which symbol is to be used for a given feature, and the symbol does the actual drawing. There are three basic types of symbols defined by QGIS: read more
  • Heads up to MvvmCross

    Smita Lad
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    In this article, by Mark Reynolds, author of the book Xamarin Essentials, we will take the next step and look at how the use of design patterns and frameworks can increase the amount of code that can be reused. We will cover the following topics: read more
  • Creating a Map

    Smita Lad
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    In this article by Thomas Newton and Oscar Villarreal, authors of the book Learning D3.js Mapping, we will cover the following topics through a series of experiments: Foundation – creating your basic map Experiment 1 – adjusting the bounding box Experiment 2 – creating choropleths Experiment 3 – adding click events to our visualization (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
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    Free printable labels & templates, label design @WorldLabel blog! » Open Source

  • Making Barcodes with Free Software & Inkscape

    wlmanager
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Barcodes provide a very simple, reliable, machine-readable way to read numbers or addresses into your computer so that information can be looked up online or in a database. There are a number of different standards for barcodes, and the most-commonly used ones are quite easy to use and create with simple free software applications, whether you want to incorporate them directly in your cover art, or make stick-on labels for marking packages. Here, I’ll walk you throught the basics of three popular types of barcodes: UPC, EAN (including ISBN), and QR codes. Producing the barcode itself is…
  • Design a Trendy Business Card in Inkscape.org

    wlmanager
    4 Dec 2013 | 12:29 pm
    In this tutorial, we’ll be making some very neat business cards using Inkscape. We’ll be starting from a template to keep sizing completely accurate – which also means you can actually print them! By Aaron Nieze from Shmoggo.com Setup the Document Step 1 Since we’ll be starting from a template, go to Worldlabel.com and download their business card template WL-244 in PDF. Once that’s downloaded, you can actually open that file straight from Inkscape. It’s a PDF file, so it’ll open up the PDF Import window. The standard settings should be just fine, so…
  • Creating Tables of Contents in LibreOffice

    wlmanager
    11 Dec 2012 | 8:25 am
    In LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice, tables of contents (ToCs) are grouped with index and bibliographical entries under Insert -> Indexes and Tables. All of them are created with a similar procedure, but the details vary for each case. Tables of contents in particular allow much more options for formatting than are available in MS Office. The basic steps are easy: 1. Mark in the text the entries for the table of contents. 2. Position the table of contents where you want it. 3. Format the ToC (if necessary) The details, though — those take a bit more explaining. If you want, you can…
  • Two Great Linux Applications for Aspiring Photographers

    wlmanager
    3 Dec 2012 | 7:08 am
    As a Linux user, you have plenty of photography applications to choose from: digiKam, GIMP, Rawstudio, Darktable, just to name a few. However, if you are just dipping your toes into the world of photography, you might want to keep things simple, and start with a less complex tool for managing and tweaking your photos. In this case, consider gThumb. This image viewer packs several powerful features which make it a perfect tool for managing photos and retouching them. gThumb is a rather capable image viewer that allows you to manage, edit, and share photos For starters, gThumb provides all…
  • Outlining in LibreOffice Writer

    wlmanager
    26 Sep 2012 | 12:40 pm
    Whether you’re in business or school, outlines can be an essential part of your writing. You may plan a longer piece of writing in one, or use one as an executive summary. Either way, you should find the Outline Numbering dialog in Writer’s Tool menu useful. However, it requires some setup before it is ready to use. Several versions ago, I would have suggested the second option of creating the list styles that you need, then attaching them to paragraph styles, using the Number tab. Now, you can still take this option, but, if you do, you must start by creating your own styles for…
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  • Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more

    robinmuilwijk
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more! Open gaming roundup Week of January 17 - 23, 2015 read more
  • Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and more

    Jen Wike Huger
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Welcome to the Opensource.com Top 5! Every week I bring you the best of what we've published this week. It's always five articles, about five most interesting open source stories from around the globe. read more
  • Linus Torvalds on security, AI tools by Facebook, and more

    ScottNesbitt
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open data not being so open, Facebook releasing more of its tools as open source, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 17 to January 23, 2015 read more
  • An introduction to Docker

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Surely you've heard of Docker by now. No? This open source containers project has grown enormously in popularity over the past year, leading many of our readers to wonder not just "what is it?" but "is this a good tool for me?" read more
  • Find a greater audience for your creative work

    Don Watkins
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    There was a time not long ago when publishing was difficult and expensive. Thanks to services like Lulu.com and Lulujr.com, that's changing. Open source and Creative Commons licensing has also opened the door for teachers and students to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work. read more
 
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  • Why is Bulgaria Web Summit 2015 so different from any other event?

    Bogomil Shopov
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    When I talk to sponsors and even to friends about the Summit, they always ask me what makes our event different. So here’s the secret: We started this event 11 years ago (under a different name) as an effort to create something amazing and affordable for IT guys in Bulgaria. At the same time we never compromise with quality. The main purpose of the event is for our attendees to learn new things, which they can apply in their work on the very next day and to return the “investment” they have made in the conference. Speakers In most of the conferences I’ve been in Europe, well-trained…
  • Coworking spaces in Brussels for Fosdem

    Bogomil Shopov
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:22 am
    If you are heading to BXL for Fosdem and if you arrive earlier as I do you may need a coworking space. Thanks to twitter and some followers I got two nice hints I want to share with you. They both offer a free day for open source enthusiasts. See you there: Beta cowork  and Transforma BXL P.S If you need hotel or information about Brussels, check out my post here.
  • FOSDEM 2015 – hotels, information and facts (updated)

    Bogomil Shopov
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    If you are going to Fosdem 2015, here is some useful info. Co-working spaces Work together with other hackers in Brussels for free before and after Fosdem. Hotels and Hostels Hotels near to Grand Place and to the Delirium Cafe. This location is near to all sights and it’s good idea to stay here instead near to the FOSDEM venue; Cheapest hotels in Brussels. Hotels near to the ULB – the venue Personally I can recommend CitaDines apartments, because there is a small kitchen included into the price and you can make a dinner or breakfast. If you are more than 2 people, they can offer you a…
  • Optimize your GitHub Issues and 4 tricks and facts you should know about GitHub

    Bogomil Shopov
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    I wrote an article, that can be found here about the new GitHub Issues, web development processes, using visual feedback and some facts about GitHub:[‘bigdata’,’github stats’,’xkcd comic ban’,’more”]. Actually I am using one old bug from input.mozilla.org project (a.k.a) Fjord. It’s a good 4 mins read full of useful stuff and fun. If you are interested in the tool I am using to optimize your GitHub Issues processes, it is available for free for F(L)OSS projects from here, but you should read the article first. Any thoughts?
  • It’s live: Usersnap’s JavaScript error- and XHR log-recorder.

    Bogomil Shopov
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I am so happy. Today we released our console recorder (JavaScript errors and XHR logs) and now every web developer can fight bugs like a superhero. It’s so awesome!
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  • Solaris Command to Show Long argument list of a Running Process

    Javin Paul
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    One of the problem with ps command, which is a popular tool to find any processes along with grep command in Solaris operating system is that it doesn't show full command line argument of process. This means if you are doing grep on any text which appear at tail end of long command line, you will likely not able to capture that process by using ps and grep. This is dangerous because it may lead you to assume that certain process is not running and you may restart it again, despite its being running and only because you didn't find the process. This is quite common while running Java…
  • Difference between Functional and Non-Functional Requirements in Software development

    Javin Paul
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Gathering the correct and complete requirement is one of the most important thing in software development. Incorrect and incomplete requirement are main reason of why project fails. If you are in software development, you may have come across terms like functional and non-functional requirement. If you are wondering why a prototype take a 2 weeks but actual application development requires around 3 to 4 months of development; think of non-functional requirement. When someone told you to build a software, what they tell you is what that software should do e.g. allow you to trade on certain…
  • Java Clone Tutorial Part 2 - Example to Override with Mutable field

    Javin Paul
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    This is the second part of Java tutorial on Cloning, In first part we have seen how clone method works in Java with a simple example of cloning object, with primitives and Immutable. In this tutorial, we will take one step further and override clone method for creating clone of object with mutable field. In our case mutable field is a Collection here, to be precise a List. Since default implementation of clone() method only does shallow copy of objects, it can create issue, if original object contains mutable object or Collection classes. In our example, we have a class called Programmer,…
  • Print Fibonacci Series in Java Using Recursion and For Loop

    Javin Paul
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Printing Fibonacci Series In Java or writing a program to generate Fibonacci number is one of the interesting coding problem, used to teach college kids recursion, an important concept where function calls itself. It is also used a lot as coding problems while interviewing graduate programmers, as it presents lots of interesting follow-up questions as well. In Fibonacci series, next number is equal to sum of previous two numbers. First two numbers of series are always 1 and 1, third number becomes 1 + 1 = 2, subsequently fourth number becomes 2 + 1 = 3. So a Fibonacci series looks like 1,…
  • Top 20 String Algorithm Questions from Coding Interviews

    Javin Paul
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    In this article we are going to see top 20 String based coding interview question and their solution to help programmers better prepare for interviews. String is one of the most important data structure and available in almost every programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, Python, Perl and Ruby. Though there implement differ but essence remain same e.g. String is NULL terminated character array in C but String is object in Java, again backed by character array. String is also available on weekly typed language e.g. Python and Perl. This is why, you will always find some String based coding…
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  • Cloud Security Principles: Is Your Cloud Secure from Inside out?

    Simon Mitchell
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Using a managed services provider leaves your organisation free to concentrate on its core business whilst the experts ensure that Cloud security principles are being adhered to. Ever since computers were first used for handling sensitive data there have been security issues. Computers connected to the public Internet are perhaps especially vulnerable, but there is no reason to suppose that those belonging to a specialist Cloud provider are any less secure than those sitting in your own basement. Cloud security principles are well understood and documented, so there is no need for…
  • Is the Sysadmin Dead? Linux Systems Administration and Management in the Age of the Cloud

    Mike Curtis
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Discover why systems administration teams are feeling threatened by the breakdown between developers and operations. With Cloud-based systems and modern Linux system administration tools, developers can launch a new server (or many) with a click and call themselves DevOps. However, there is more to good information systems management than launching servers to deal with ad hoc workloads. Some systems management tools such as Red Hat Satellite Server, Nagios and Puppet simplify server configuration. For most organisations, the days of hand configuration for each…
  • What Exactly Is the Operations in DevOps?

    Simon Mitchell
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    Having developers and operations working closely together in pursuit of shared goals is obvious, but how do you make it work? Breaking open the old silos and creating a DevOps team instead is generally considered a good idea, but the implementation can be another matter. Development is dynamic; developers are (or should be) focused on creating and improving the organisation's software to help ensure it remains competitive and profitable. The traditional role of the operations team has been to ensure the underlying infrastructure and the platform for all these new applications…
  • How to Build an Open Hybrid Cloud to Maximise the Advantages for Your Organisation

    David Marshall
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open hybrid Cloud computing has real advantages for many organisations; we explain how to become Cloud-enabled. The Advantages of an Open Hybrid Cloud IT has always grown quickly. Ever since Gordon Moore observed in 1965 that the number of transistors in ICs doubles every two years, hardware development has made things possible that were unimaginable a few years earlier. That growth is now being challenged by the growth in demand for storage and computing resources, data collection and processing. Two years ago, IBM calculated that 90% of all the world's data had been…
  • How the Public Sector is Harnessing Drupal to Save Money and Secure the Future of its Digital Infrastructure

    Sarah Davey
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Find out how the public sector is harnessing Drupal to save money and secure the future of its digital infrastructure Open Source Software (OSS) is central to the UK government’s commitment to delivering digital public services that are based around user needs. The flexibility, quality, efficiency, stability, security and performance of OSS creates fantastic opportunities for public sector organisations to develop better user services for citizens and to achieve cost savings. Businesses who don't have technical support staff can sometimes worry if they have invested time and money in OSS.
 
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  • Binpress Podcast Episode 26: Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman of Harebrained Schemes

    Alexis Santos
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This week we talk with Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman, co-founders of the game studio Harebrained Schemes. Jordan, the creator of Shadowrun, and Mitch discuss how they got their start, how they grew their business, and lessons learned from Kickstarting their games. They also cover why it’s vital to identify what you’re not good at, the importance of finding the right partner and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter…
  • Why your product could be a victim of short-term thinking, and how to avoid it

    Alexis Santos
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Build, measure, learn. Move fast and break things. These are guiding principals for many who build digital products. They place a premium on the short term, a cycle of building quickly, evaluating success and starting over. While such strategies help creators survive in the here and now, they don’t always ensure long-term success. Let’s face it, it’s easy for life to be consumed by checking off a sea of pressing to-do list items. If you’re working solo or you’re part of a small team, scarce resources often make it even easier to get lost in short-term thinking…
  • Kickstarter by the numbers: Highlights of 2014

    Alexis Santos
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Kickstarter’s 2014 Year in Review sheds some light on its health and provides useful intel for folks planning on launching campaigns of their own. Which types of projects raised the most money? What days of the week do people usually back projects? Is crowdfunding fizzling out or is it still growing? That and more answered after the break. Is Kickstarter still growing? Yes. $529 million was raised through Kickstarter last year, which means that 2014 accounted for roughly 35% of all money raised in the site’s six-year history. What’s more, 2.2 million people backed a…
  • Tips for marketing indie games on YouTube

    Alexis Santos
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    YouTube is the world’s video behemoth, but it’s easy to miss the fact that it’s the second largest search engine in existence by some accounts. Upwards of 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month and, according to TV ratings outfit Nielsen, it reaches more US adults ages 18 – 34 than any cable network. With many of YouTube’s top personalities and channels focused on gaming, it’s a titanic force that can change the fortunes of any indie game. Before we list some tips on getting your game featured by a YouTuber, let’s take a look at what…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 25: Adam “Atomic” Saltsman of Finji

    Alexis Santos
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    This week we talk with Adam Atomic Saltsman, the video game designer behind Canabalt, Wurdle, Hundreds and Finji. Adam discusses tips for making game development businesses sustainable and why communication in teamwork is just as important as technical skill. He also covers why it’s important to ask users how they feel instead of asking for solutions, tips for freelancers, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Adam “Atomic” Saltsman: Twitter,…
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  • Installing Skype 4.3 in Fedora 20/21

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Skype is a widely used telecommunication device which allow voice/video communication over internet. In this post, I would like to share the steps be followed for installing skype 4.3 in Fedora 20/21. 1. Install required dependencies Skype Linux version has a lot of dependency on 32 bit libraries. Following command can be used to install all dependencies required for skype 4.3. $ sudo yum install alsa-lib.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 libSM.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXi.i686 libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 libXv.i686 libstdc++.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686…
  • PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1 is Available

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    PC-BSD® is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD which is Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a desktop operating system. PC-BSD uses a host of popular open source window managers and uses a custom-tailored application installer that puts popular applications in easy reach of users. The PC-BSD team announced availability of first release candidate images of upcoming quarterly 10.1.1 release. Following are some major changes introduced in PC-BSD 10.1.1. A new system updater which will…
  • Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre1 Edition Released

    admin
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Manjaro is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting-edge software[Read More]. Manjaro Linux Developers announced Release of Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre1 Edition. Some of the developers of Manjaro Linux has started to work on Manjaro 0.9 series with code name ‘Bellatrix’ on previous September. Following are some important features of Manjaro 0.9.0 series Calamares…
  • Tails Linux 1.2.3 Released

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Tails is a Debian based live GNU/Linux distribution developed with a goal of preserving privacy and anonymity of users on internet. A more detailed introduction on Tails is given in a previous post regarding Release of Tails 1.1.1 . tails 1.2 released Tails, the amnestic incognito live system, version 1.2.3 is available now. Tails Linux 1.2.3 comes with a lot of bug fixes. Tails team recommends all users to upgrade to newer version as soon as possible. Following section is dedicated to list the changes made in new release of Tails. Security Fixes Kernel is upgraded to Linux 3.16.7-ckt2-1 Tor…
  • Elive 2.5.2 Beta Released

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    Elive (“Enlightenment live”) is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian for legacy and commodity hardware with Intel processors. Elive uses the Enlightenment X window manager instead of GNOME or KDE. Elive is a fully functional distribution with a Live CD counterpart that allows the user to sample the distribution before installing it on the system. Elive team announced first beta release of Elive 2.5.2. This release of Elive comes with a lot of new features and bug fixes. Following are some major improvements made in latest beta release. GIT and SVN integrations into your…
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