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3 open source social platforms to consider

opensource.com - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:02

It is no mystery why modern social media platforms were designed to be addictive: the more we consult them, the more data they have to fuel them—which enables them to grow smarter and bigger and more powerful.


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How to contribute to GitLab

opensource.com - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:01

I think many people are familiar with GitLab—the company or the software. What many may not realize is that GitLab is also an open source community that started with this first commit from our co-founder Dmitriy Zaporozhet in 2011.


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Mutation testing by example: Evolving from fragile TDD

opensource.com - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:00

The third article in this series demonstrated how to use failure and unit testing to develop better code.

While it seemed that the journey was over with a successful sample Internet of Things (IoT) application to control a cat door, experienced programmers know that solutions need mutation.


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The Free Software Foundation Endorses First Router In 3 Years - But It's 10/100 + 802.11n WiFi

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 12:45
If looking for a new WiFi router to go with the RYF-pending, 802.11n-based Purism Librem 5 or just want a wireless network as libre as possible, the Free Software Foundation has announced an 802.11n WiFi router now available that respects the user's freedoms...

Intel's Mesa Drivers Point To Even More Comet Lake Parts

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 12:00
There were already 18 new PCI IDs for Intel's open-source OpenGL/Vulkan Linux graphics drivers for forthcoming Comet Lake processors with UHD Graphics, but now it appears there are even more models en route...

Let's build an education system for an open future

Red Hat News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 12:00

(Editor's note: This is an edited version of a chapter that appears in The Open Organization Guide for Educators, available now.)

GCC's Conversion To Git: "Within The Realm Of The Practically Achievable"

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 04:46
It was back in July 2018 that GCC's conversion to Git was becoming a massive headache and now more than a year later it's looking like that switch from Subversion to Git is still weeks if not months from becoming official...

The Power Efficiency Between Ubuntu 19.04, Clear Linux & openSUSE Tumbleweed With CompuLab's Airtop 3 - Phoronix

Google News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 03:30
The Power Efficiency Between Ubuntu 19.04, Clear Linux & openSUSE Tumbleweed With CompuLab's Airtop 3  Phoronix

With CompuLab's incredibly well engineered Airtop 3 fan-less computer that is built to meet rugged industrial requirements while being loaded with an ...

The Power Efficiency Between Ubuntu 19.04, Clear Linux & openSUSE Tumbleweed With CompuLab's Airtop 3

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 03:30
With CompuLab's incredibly well engineered Airtop 3 fan-less computer that is built to meet rugged industrial requirements while being loaded with an 8-core/16-thread Xeon CPU, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics, 64GB of RAM, and NVMe solid-state storage, here is an interesting benchmark comparison of Ubuntu 19.04, Clear Linux, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Given the interesting system under test, not only is the raw performance being looked at but also the performance-per-Watt / AC power consumption and CPU thermal differences between these Linux operating systems.

Global Linux Software Market 2019 - Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Oracle - Feed Chip

Google News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 03:23
Global Linux Software Market 2019 - Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Oracle  Feed Chip

The given report is an excellent research study specially compiled to provide latest insights into critical aspects of the Global Global Linux Software Market ...

Mesa 19.2 Released With Navi Support, Much Improved Intel Gallium3D

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 01:50
After a month worth of delays, Mesa 19.2 is now officially available as the latest quarterly feature update to this collection of open-source graphics driver components...

Fwupd Gaining Support For Synaptics/Conexant CX Audio Firmware Updating

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 01:29
Fwupd is gaining the ability to update firmware on Synaptics/Conexant CX audio devices commonly used by laptops...

Huawei's yet another Laptop lineup joins the Linux club! - gizmochina

Google News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 00:53
Huawei's yet another Laptop lineup joins the Linux club!  gizmochina

The ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. has left Huawei scrambling for alternative suppliers for its products. The recently announced Mate 30 series ...

The Newest Version Of Zorin OS 15 Brings Linux And Open Source To The Classroom - Forbes

Google News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 23:47
The Newest Version Of Zorin OS 15 Brings Linux And Open Source To The Classroom  Forbes

The same polish and ease-of-use from Zorin OS 15 is hitting the classroom with the brand new Zorin OS Education edition.

AMDGPU Linux 5.5 Changes Being Prepped With HDCP Support, LRU Bulk Moves Re-Enabled

Phoronix - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 23:36
While the Linux 5.4 merge window doesn't even end until this weekend, as is usual traditional with the DRM-Next cutoff having been weeks ago, the open-source DRM driver developers are already working on their changes for what will ultimately go into Linux 5.5. On the AMD side, the AMDGPU kernel graphics driver already has some interesting work accumulating...

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