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GOG adds Linux downloads for retro titles Earthworm Jim 1 & 2
Thanks to the magic of DOSBox, Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 are now available for Linux direct from game store GOG.

Rugged, octa-core hacker board has 2GB RAM
FriendlyElec’s $75 “NanoPC-T3 Plus” SBC runs Linux or Android on an octa-core -A53 Samsung SoC, and features 2GB DDR3, 16GB eMMC, and -40 to 80? support. FriendlyElec announced the original NanoPC-T3 SBC in April 2016, back when the company still called itself FriendlyARM. The community backed board, which was a processor and RAM upgrade to […]

5 new OpenStack resources
As OpenStack has continued to mature and move from the first stages of adoption to use in production clouds, the focus of the OpenStack community has shifted as well, with more focus than ever on integrating OpenStack with other infrastructure projects.read more

Photon Could Be Your New Favorite Container OS
containers love Linux (and vice versa). Without much trouble or time, you can get a Linux server up and running with Docker and deploying containers. But, which Linux distribution is best suited for the deployment of your containers? There are a lot of options.

Install Bolt CMS on Centos 7
In this guide, we will show you how to install Bolt CMS on a CentOS 7 VPS with MariaDB, PHP 7 and Nginx as web server.

An introduction to the Django ORM
You might have heard of Django, the Python web framework for "perfectionists with deadlines." It's that one with the cute pony.read more

Can the new Firefox Quantum regain its web browser market share?
Will the improved speed and security of the new Quantum components in Firefox be enough for the Mozilla Foundation to regain its fading influence over the web?

Munich council finds 49.3 million Euro for Windows 10 embrace
Open source dream officially dies in Bavarian cityThe city of Munich will spend €49.3m (£43.9m/ $58.4m) going all-in on Windows after local politicos agreed to call time on the failing 15-year open source project.…

Make a DIY Digital Jukebox
Have you ever wondered what to do with an old computer sitting in a closet collecting dust? Why not create your own digital jukebox! This Do It Yourself (DIY) project will guide you through the steps to do just that... Continue Reading →

How to Get the Trello Desktop Client on Linux
Trello is available for most platforms, except for Linux. If you are a Linux user, this unofficial client will allow you to access Trello from the desktop. Check it out!

10 things I learned about making LEGO bricks glow
By day, Jen Krieger is chief agile architect at Red Hat, but by night she architects stunning LEGO creations, including a Parisian café she demonstrated in her All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk, "10 Things I Learned About Making LEGO Bricks Glow." Jen wanted to add lighting to her LEGO model, but in the open source maker tradition, she wanted to do it herself instead of simply ordering a pre-fab LEGO lighting kit.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Operating System Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS
Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system have received the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel via a snapshot released this week in the stable software repositories.

Compact carrier matches the footprint of the Jetson TX2 that powers it
Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that was even smaller.

Sponsored development is a win-win for users and developers
There is a myth that simply by making a software platform open source, qualified people will give up their nights and weekends to contribute to its development. With rare exceptions, that's not how the open source world works. Building a community of contributors takes time, and complex applications often have a steep learning curve before a developer becomes comfortable working with the code.

Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox
Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series.

Intel Didn't Heed Security Experts Warnings About ME
The folks at Intel probably went to the nearest lavatory to wash egg off their faces after finding these flaws. This should never have happened. Security experts have been saying for years that Intel's ME was a security nightmare waiting to happen. Intel didn't listen, apparently because being the first (and now second) largest chip maker on the planet, it knew better.

How To Install Kali Linux
?When it comes to penetration testing, hacking and offensive distros, one of the first to be mentioned is Kali Linux. It is based on Debian and is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. Today we take a look at installing Kali Linux. We will look at using the entire disk and installing alongside Windows.

Why microservices are a security issue
I struggled with writing the title for this post, and I worry that it comes across as clickbait. If you[he]#039[/he]ve come to read this because it looked like clickbait, then sorry.1 I hope you[he]#039[/he]ll stay anyway: there are lots of fascinating2 points and many3 footnotes.

Interview with FreeDOS Founder and Lead Dev Jim Hall
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FreeDOS project. To help celebrate those many years and help raise awareness for the project, I connected with Jim Hall (FreeDOS founder and lead developer) and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers.

9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.