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Getting a Python job — Sedimental

Every day, Python is the primary programming language for tens if not hundreds of thousands of professional engineers, analysts, and researchers, …

Best Linux Desktop Environments for 2016

Linux creates a friendly environment for choices and options. For example, there are many Linux-based distributions out there that use different …

Important OpenSSL Update Announced for January 28

<b>A new OpenSSL release has been announced for January 28, and it’s going to cover a couple of problems, one of which is going to be very …

Linux Foundation Partners With Linux Academy to Provide Subscription-Based Training for SysAdmins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 21, 2016) - <b>SCALE Conference</b> -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation …

Rhythmbox 3.3 Free Music Player Supports Android Devices Through New Plugin

<b>The developers of the Rhythmbox open-source music player software announced this past weekend the immediate availability for download of the</b> …

Rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong on Debian / Ubuntu Linux

Rolling back to the previous version may solve the problem or free the disk space. Both CentOS/RHEL support rollback feature, but I learned hard way …

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will Soon Receive Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

<b>The Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical has published a new installation of their weekly newsletter, where they inform Ubuntu Linux users about the</b> …

FFmpeg 2.8.5 Is Out, Patches the Vulnerability That Lets Attackers Steal Files Remotely

<b>Just a few minutes ago, the development team behind the well-known, cross-platform and open source FFmpeg multimedia backend have announced the</b> …

​What's new and nifty in Linux 4.4

The latest Linux kernel has arrived and it looks pretty darn good.<p>2015 saw a lot of controversy about how Linus Torvalds directs the Linux project. …

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Be the Best Release in Years, Here's What's New

<b>Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is still a month away from feature freeze and developers have plenty of time for some new features, but the</b> …

Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Officially Released, Adds 3D Support in the Virtual GPU Driver

<b>Today, January 10, 2016, will enter in the Linux history books as the day when the Linux kernel 4.4 LTS (Long-Term Support) was officially released</b> …

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Alpha Flavors to Arrive in a Few Days

<b>Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is coming along, and it looks like the developers are preparing for the release of the first Alpha version.</b><p>The first …

How to secure your Linux environment with Nitrokey USB smart card

With the mounting online security risks, simple one-step security no longer suffices, and people resort to multiple layers of security to thwart …

Pyrobuf Library

Introduction<p>Pyrobuf is an alternative to Google's Python Protobuf library.<p>It generates lightning-fast Cython code that's 2-4x faster than Google's …

5 Open Source Replacements for Accounting Software

These open source replacements for accounting software are good potential choices for businesses that are pinching their pennies.

How to Build a Recommender System

Yes -- I said it. We're going to talk about putting together a recommender system -- otherwise known as a recommendation engine -- in the programming …

My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015

As I’ve been blogging a lot more about Python over the last year, I thought I’d list a few of my favourite ‘new’ Python modules from 2015. These …

What's next for Linux

For those who discovered Linux in their 20s and still consider themselves young, the milestone is somewhat disconcerting: in 2016 the open-source …

Core Technology: Signals

In the world of Linux system programming, a signal is an event that’s delivered to a process by the kernel. A signal says to the process “something …

Fedora 24 Linux to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Most Packages Need to Be Rebuilt

<b>It has been a while since we saw any interesting system-wide changes proposed for the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system, but today we can</b> …

How to Record and Replay Linux Terminal Sessions using ‘script’ and ‘scriptreplay’ Commands

In this guide we are going to look at how to use a script and scriptreplay commands in Linux that can help you to record commands and their output …

Tails 2.0 Anonymous Live CD to Be Based on Debian 8 Linux, Adopt GNOME Shell

<b>Just a few moments ago, December 23, the development team behind the Tails amnesic incognito live system had the great pleasure of announcing the</b> …

Review: Mint 17.3 may be the best Linux desktop distro yet

If you don't want to think too hard about which OS you're using, Mint is for you.<p>The Linux Mint project recently unveiled Linux Mint 17.3. The latest …

Ubuntu's Mir Display Server Prepares for Vulkan, Adds Better Multi-Monitor Support

<b>Today, December 22, Canonical's Kevin DuBois had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Mir 0.18</b> …

NetworkManager 1.0.10 Lands with Support for Handling VPN Secrets, Bugfixes

<b>The developers behind the NetworkManager open-source network connection manager used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems are proud to announce</b> …

The Single Biggest Reason Most People Procrastinate In Life

For the most part of my life, I’ve been a habitual procrastinator. When I had my first summer job at age 16, I did everything to <i>not</i> work. I had an …

Procrastination

Best of Opensource.com: Top 20 articles of the year

Opensource.com shared more than 1,000 stories in 2015, and launched a new channel, The Open Org, which focuses on how open source principles are …

Canonical Patches Four More Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

<b>After releasing a major kernel update for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems a couple of days ago, Canonical has announced today, December</b> …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Pydio – Create Own File Sharing and Synchronization Portal like Dropbox in Linux

Pydio is an Open source, secure and powerful online file sharing and synchronization software solution that can be an alternative to many online …