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Open datasets demand robust privacy protections

mer, 01/30/2019 - 09:00

Machine learning systems and other algorithms increasingly rely on open datasets on sites like Kaggle to run data science applications and train machine learning models.


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Tips and tricks for using CUPS for printing with Linux

mar, 01/29/2019 - 09:02

Did you ever try to configure a printer on a GNU/Linux desktop distribution at the end of the '90s? Or even before?

To make a long story short: That was fine if you worked at a large organization with an IT team to handle it and dedicated hardware or a printing server. There were many different standards and protocols to handle printers. And only a few big vendors (usually Unix vendors) provided specific support and drivers for their entire range of products.


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Create an online store with this Java-based framework

mar, 01/29/2019 - 09:01

So you want to sell products or services online, but either can't find a fitting software or think customization would be too costly? Scipio ERP may just be what you are looking for.


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The challenges of decoding open source DNA

mar, 01/29/2019 - 09:00

In 2018, I surpassed a few personal milestones. In February, I celebrated 15 years of working at Red Hat. Then, in May, I turned the big 40—so you can imagine why I might be feeling more reflective of life in general these days.


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Get started with gPodder, an open source podcast client

mar, 01/29/2019 - 09:00

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 17th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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Linux kernel development, open source productivity tools, create an automated calendar with Google apps, and more

lun, 01/28/2019 - 21:55

Last week articles from our linux.conf.au speaker series and Kevin Sonney's open source tools series were big hits with readers. 

Would you like to get started writing for Opensource.com? It's easy. Drop us a note with your article idea and outline:  open@opensource.com.


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Using more to view text files at the Linux command line

lun, 01/28/2019 - 09:04

There are a number of utilities that enable you to view text files when you're at the command line. One of them is more.

more is similar to another tool I wrote about called less. The main difference is that more only allows you to move forward in a file.


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Get started with Org mode without Emacs

lun, 01/28/2019 - 09:03

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 16th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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13 books for picking up new tech in 2019

lun, 01/28/2019 - 09:00

If you want to boost your tech skills and knowledge in 2019, the books on this list can help you achieve your goals. If nothing else, they'll give you a lot to think about as you chart your future.


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Get started with eDEX-UI, a Tron-influenced terminal program for tablets and desktops

dim, 01/27/2019 - 09:01

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 15th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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How do foundations support open source software?

dim, 01/27/2019 - 09:00

An open source software's (OSS) sustainability relies on passionate developers willing to contribute to the project. Therefore, a project's survivability depends on its ability to retain developers, onboard new ones (i.e., newcomers), and, maybe more importantly, create a community of users who promote its adoption and use.


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Get started with Tint2, an open source taskbar for Linux

sam, 01/26/2019 - 09:00

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 14th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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Get started with Freeplane, an open source mind mapping application

ven, 01/25/2019 - 09:03

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 13th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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PyGame Zero: Games without boilerplate

ven, 01/25/2019 - 09:01

Python is a good beginner programming language. And games are a good beginner project: they are visual, self-motivating, and fun to show off to friends and family. However, the most common library to write games in Python, PyGame, can be frustrating for beginners because forgetting seemingly small details can easily lead to nothing rendering.


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Happy birthday, Opensource.com: 9 years

ven, 01/25/2019 - 09:00

Over the past nine years, Opensource.com has become a place where readers come to get helpful information about open source and Linux tools. We also share good ideas for how to be on and run teams, as well as, advance your career and expertise.


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Get started with LogicalDOC, an open source document management system

jeu, 01/24/2019 - 09:04

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 12th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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Orpie: A command-line reverse Polish notation calculator

jeu, 01/24/2019 - 09:02

Orpie is a text-mode reverse Polish notation (RPN) calculator for the Linux console. It works very much like the early, well-loved Hewlett-Packard calculators.

Installing Orpie

RPM and DEB packages are available for most distributions, so installation is just a matter of using either:


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What does DevOps mean to you?

jeu, 01/24/2019 - 09:01

It's said if you ask 10 people about DevOps, you will get 12 answers. This is a result of the diversity in opinions and expectations around DevOps—not to mention the disparity in its practices.

To decipher the paradoxes around DevOps, we went to the people who know it the best—its top practitioners around the industry. These are people who have been around the horn, who know the ins and outs of technology, and who have practiced DevOps for years. Their viewpoints should encourage, stimulate, and provoke your thoughts around DevOps.


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19 resolutions of an open leader

jeu, 01/24/2019 - 09:00

My personal, one-word theme for 2019 is "growth." As an open leader looking to improve her leadership skills in the coming year, I'm sharing my "19 for 2019" list—19 leadership goals I want to achieve before 2020. Periodically throughout the year, I'll share my progress toward these items.


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Getting started with Isotope, an open source webmail client

mer, 01/23/2019 - 09:03

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

Here's the 11th of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.


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