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Off the Beat * Bruce Byfield
11 Free-Licensed Fonts for Everyday Use As the free font movement enters its second decade, it has evolved into to a thriving community that gives users a reasonable selection of fonts.
Why Proprietary Software Isn't Ported to Linux Every year or two, someone asks, "Why not encourage proprietary productivity software for Linux?" But, aside from a few high-end exceptions, such ports have not happened and are not likely to happen in the future.
MediaGoblin Looks for Sweet Spot Between Coding and Philosophy At last check, MediaGoblin was minimally functional. Now, it's approaching general release and is undergoing more crowdfunding to add security features.
Productivity Sauce * Dmitri Popov
Publish Markdown Pages Instantly with NoteHub NoteHub provides a solution for publishing Markdown-formatted pages instantly and anonymously.
kpcli: Work with KeePass Databases from the Command Line KeePassX is great for managing passwords, but sometimes, a command-line tool is more practical. Enter kpcli, a Perl-based tool that works with KeePass.
QupZilla: Lightweight Browser At first glance, QupZilla looks like yet another lightweight browser, but it also sports a built-in ad blocker. It's enabled by default, so the browser weeds out these pesky ads right out of the box.
Scrub DRM off Kindle Ebooks with Calibre If you own a Kindle device, you'll be pleased to learn that removing DRM from Kindle ebooks you legally purchased is relatively straightforward with Calibre.
Pandas: Data Analysis with Python * Carsten Schnober
The Python Data Analysis Library, or Pandas, makes analysis of large volumes of data easy and efficient.
Monitoring Metrics for HPC Systems: Process, Network, and Disk Metrics * Jeff Layton
In the continuing story of monitoring HPC systems, we look at code that measures process, network, and disk metrics.
Managing Office 365 in PowerShell * Thomas Joos
PowerShell is a natural choice for integrating the Office 365 service into your own infrastructure.
Red Hat Storage Server 2.1 * Martin Loschwitz
According to Red Hat's marketing hype, the company has revolutionized data storage with version 2.1 of its Storage Server. The facts tell a rather different story.
Monitoring Performance with sar * Jens-Christoph Brendel
Sar can help head off performance-draining bottlenecks.
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Both projects help organizations build their own containerized systems.
Mark Shuttleworth has resumed the position of CEO of Canonical.
Microsoft's open source code hosting platform CodePlex will come to an end after a more than 10-year stint.
Comes with Gnome 3.24
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.