SparkyLinux Incinerates the Hassle Factor

SparkyLinux is a Linux distro that can ignite your daily computing experience. Its spark is pushing me to rethink my computing priorities. Regularly reviewing so many Linux operating systems for Linux Picks and Pans has a serious consequence for my computing sanity. Normally, I have a flirtatious episode with a new release each week. I’m always on the lookout for something ...

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LibreOffice 6.2.2 Released, New PocketBeagle SBC, Google Enforcing Permissions Rules on Apps, OpenShot 2.4.4 Now Available and DataPractices.org Has Joined The Linux Foundation

The Document Foundation announces the release of LibreOffice 6.2.2. This version “provides over 50 bug and regression fixes over the previous version”. You can view the changelog for details, and go here to download. Note that “LibreOffice 6.2.2 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is not optimized for enterprise class deployments, where features are ...

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Kali Linux 2019.1 Release

Welcome to our first release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.1, which is available for immediate download. This release brings our kernel up to version 4.19.13, fixes numerous bugs, and includes many updated packages. Tool Upgrades The big marquee update of this release is the update of Metasploit to version 5.0, which is their first major release since version 4.0 came out ...

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Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

Grid, a new project from the Linux Foundation, will offer developers tools to create supply chain-specific applications running atop distributed ledger technology. The Linux Foundation’s blockchain initiative – Hyperledger Project – has created a set of developer tools to allow the creation of supply chain-specific applications running atop the distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Hyperledger Grid project, as it’s called, will ...

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Linux Desktop News: Solus 4 Released With New Budgie Goodness

After teasing fans for several months with the 3.9999 ISO refresh, the team at Solus has delivered  “Fortitude,” a new release of the independent Linuxdesktop OS. And like elementary OS did with Juno, it seems to earn that major version number. Solus 4 FortitudeSOLUS PROJECT Perhaps the most notable upgrade is the appearance of Budgie 10.5, even before it lands on the slick ...

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Khronos Releases OpenXR 0.90, Solus 4 Fortitude Now Available, Geary 3.32 Released, Linux Kernel 5.1-rc1 Is Out, Opera Announces Opera 60 Beta

Khronos today released the OpenXR 0.90 provision specification. From the press release: “OpenXR is a unifying, royalty-free, open standard that provides high-performance access to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)—collectively known as XR—platforms and devices. The new specification can be found on the Khronos website and is released in provisional form to enable developers and implementers to provide feedback at the OpenXR ...

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Mageia Linux Is a Modern Throwback to the Underdog Days

I’ve been using Linux long enough to remember Linux Mandrake. I recall, at one of my first-ever Linux conventions, hanging out with the MandrakeSoft crew and being starstruck to think that they were creating a Linux distribution that was sure to bring about world domination for the open source platform. Well, that didn’t happen. In fact, Linux Mandrake didn’t even ...

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Open Source is Eating the Startup Ecosystem: A Guide for Assessing the Value Creation of Startups

In the last few years, we have witnessed the unprecedented growth of open source in all industries—from the increased adoption of open source software in products and services, to the extensive growth in open source contributions and the releasing of proprietary technologies under an open source license. It has been an incredible experience to be a part of. As many ...

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ONS Evolution: Cloud, Edge, and Technical Content for Carriers and Enterprise

The first Open Networking Summit was held in October 2011 at Stanford University and described as “a premier event about OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)”. Here we are seven and half years later and I’m constantly amazed at both how far we’ve come since then, and at how quickly a traditionally slow-moving industry like telecommunications is embracing change and innovation powered by ...

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Mageia Linux Is a Modern Throwback to the Underdog Days

The Mageia Welcome App is a boon for new Linux users. Used with permission I’ve been using Linux long enough to remember Linux Mandrake. I recall, at one of my first-ever Linux conventions, hanging out with the MandrakeSoft crew and being starstruck to think that they were creating a Linux distribution that was sure to bring about world domination for ...

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