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Today in Tech – 1950

SourceForge - Mié, 10/03/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1950 AT&T Bell Laboratories researchers John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley were issued a US patent for their invention of the transistor. The three researchers had successfully tested the first of these transistors two years earlier. From then on the transistor completely revolutionized the development of electronic and computerized technology, paving the way for other remarkable inventions such as microprocessors, semiconductors and integrated circuits commonly found in modern computers.

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Projects of the Week, October 1, 2018

SourceForge - Lun, 10/01/2018 - 06:08

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:

Asuswrt-Merlin

Asuswrt-Merlin is a third party firmware for select Asus wireless routers. Based on the Asuswrt firmware developed by Asus, it brings tweaks, new features and other improvements to the original firmware, while retaining its performance and ease of use. Note that only downloads are hosted on SF.net – the complete source code can be found on https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin (legacy 380.xx) and https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin.ng (382 and newer releases).
[ Download Asuswrt-Merlin ]


Linux Lite

By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Sounds, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Lite Sources, Lite Updates Notify, Lite Upgrade, Whiskermenu and more. Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type ‘linux’ into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required) https://www.linuxliteos.com/
[ Download Linux Lite ]


usm

Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix and alien. It also supports slackbuilds.org and will build from source.
[ Download usm ]


OrangeFox

Fork of TeamWinRecoveryProject(TWRP) with many additional functions, redesign and more
[ Download OrangeFox ]


SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the top of Debian GNU/Linux operating system. Sparky is fast, lightweight and fully customizable OS built around the Openbox window manager offering versions for different users and different tasks. Sparky is in-between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those, that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginning Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]


Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

Free Outlook Plugin, which synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Nextcloud, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Supported Outlook versions are 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. This project was initially developed as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), still you can support the project by donating on Sourceforge or directly within the About dialog of our Plugin. For collaboration with Nextcloud, see https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-offers-caldav-synchronizer-for-outlook-users/ Contact us for enterprise support at https://caldavsynchronizer.org/enterprise/contact
[ Download Outlook CalDav Synchronizer ]


Super Audio CD Decoder

Super Audio CD Decoder input plugin for foobar2000. Decoder is capable of playing back Super Audio CD ISO images, DSDIFF, DSF and DSD WavPack files. Direct DSD playback for compatible devices.
[ Download Super Audio CD Decoder ]


Tor Browser

Tor Browser enables you to use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. Tor is a software that bounces your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers. This effectively prevents anyone watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit; it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location; and allows you access to sites which are blocked. Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
[ Download Tor Browser ]


SynWrite add-ons

Collection of add-ons for SynWrite editor. These add-ons can be installed via program’s Addon Manager, or you can download zip files to install later.
[ Download SynWrite add-ons ]

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October 2018, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – The FreeType Project

SourceForge - Lun, 10/01/2018 - 06:04

For our October “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected FreeType, a free, high-quality, and portable font engine.

FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts. It is written in C and designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable. It is capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats.

FreeType was previously voted “Community Choice” Project of the Month in July of 2017 and “Community Choice” Project of the Month in December of 2015, where the FreeType team spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Learn more about FreeType, visit www.freetype.org

[ Download FreeType ]

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 783

DistroWatch - Lun, 10/01/2018 - 02:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Quirky 8.6News: Ubuntu plans extended support for 14.04, Linux Mint works on performance improvements, Lubuntu switches to LXQtQuestions and answers: Dual booting Linux and FreeBSDReleased last week: pfSense 2.4.4, KDE neon 20180925, Robolinux 10.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Archman, Bluestar, Haiku, HardenedBSD, Nitrux, pfSense,....
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Development Release: Haiku R1 Beta 1

DistroWatch - Sáb, 09/29/2018 - 05:19
It took the developers nearly six years to move from alpha 4 to beta 1, but it's finally here - Haiku R1/beta1 has been released. Haiku is a free and open-source general-purpose operating system inspired by the defunct BeOS. The most notable change in this release is the....
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Update on Open Source Job Demand

SourceForge - Vie, 09/28/2018 - 06:14

Thinking about pursuing a career in open source? There couldn’t be a better time to do so than now. Based on the most recent Open Source Jobs Report, demand for open source technology skills continues to rise, with some companies even offering additional training and certification opportunities to current employees in order to fulfill skills requirements.

The Open Source Jobs Report is an annual report produced and released by leading tech and engineering careers site Dice, in partnership with the Linux Foundation. It focuses on open source career trends and this year, has found there to be more of a demand for open source skills than ever. The report has shown that 87 percent of hiring managers are currently having trouble finding open source talent, with open source talent being the top priority for 83 percent of employers, an increase from 76 percent last year.

Most Sought-After Skills

These trends are certainly consistent with the current state of open source in software development. Walk into any technology trade show today and you’re most certainly going to find companies that aren’t just hungry, but starving for people with open source skills. Open source software has penetrated practically every area of technology, with more and more companies recognizing it as the best way to move forward with their business.

According to the Report 80 percent of hiring managers are looking for Linux skills, the most in-demand skill by far and an expected one even for entry-level open source careers. This isn’t at all surprising considering that most cloud and container technologies as well as DevOps practices typically run on Linux. Demand for these skills is followed by demand for cloud technology experts at 64 percent; container expertise at 57 percent (more than double the percentage it was last year); security and web technologies at 49 percent; and networking at 46 percent.

Some hiring managers (34 percent) are also looking for professionals who are adept at open source licensing and compliance issues.

Filling In the Skills Gap

Because of the demand for open source-skilled developers and the apparent difficulty to procure them as much as 55 percent of employers are now offering to pay for employee certifications, an increase from 47 percent in the previous year. Over 70 percent are now using incentives such as more vacation time and flexible work hours to lure open source talents. Some companies (48 percent) have also begun to support open source projects for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those specific skills.

Despite increasing demand for open source skills however, hiring managers are moving away from hiring outside consultants, preferring to train existing employees on new open source technologies. This benefits both company and employees as it gives companies greater security, established experts in their existing systems, and slightly less expense; while giving current employees added skills and certifications.

Seizing Greater Career Opportunities

So what does all this information mean for you as a tech professional? Obviously, it means that now is a great time to kickstart a career in open source software development; and if you haven’t gained any open source skills, then it’s about time you got started. You can start by making small contributions to open source projects, and seeking out open source training and certification opportunities online. If gaining more open source skills is currently out of the question however, you should at least be open to getting additional training in the future, and let potential employers know.

The annual Open Source Jobs Report produces data that is gathered from more than 750 hiring managers from various agencies, businesses and government organizations all over the world, along with responses from over 6,500 open source professionals worldwide. To learn more, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/2018/06/open-source-jobs-report-2018/

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Development Release: Ubuntu 18.10 Beta

DistroWatch - Vie, 09/28/2018 - 03:55
Adam Conrad has announced that the beta build of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 release, code-named "Cosmic Cuttlefish", is now ready for testing; this includes all the participating sub-projects - Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce....
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Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.1

DistroWatch - Jue, 09/27/2018 - 17:18
The Robolinux team has published a new version of their Ubuntu-based distribution. The new release is Robolinux 10.1 and is based on Ubuntu 18.04, bringing many package updates and support through to 2023. The new version is available in Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce editions. "Robolinux has released its....
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Distribution Release: KDE neon 20180925

DistroWatch - Mié, 09/26/2018 - 14:33
Jonathan Riddell has announced that the KDE neon distribution has been upgraded and re-based to Ubuntu's latest long-term support release, version 18.04 "Bionic Beaver". KDE neon is a desktop-focused Linux distribution that provides the very latest KDE Plasma desktop on top of Ubuntu's base system. The users of....
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Today in Tech – 1924

SourceForge - Mié, 09/26/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1924 physicist and silicon transistor pioneer Jean Hoerni was born. Hoerni developed the groundbreaking planar process for manufacturing semiconductor devices. Combined with Robert Noyce’s technique for placing a layer of silicon dioxide on a transistor, this resulted in the creation of the modern integrated circuit.

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Development Release: Fedora 29 Beta

DistroWatch - Mar, 09/25/2018 - 16:52
The Fedora team has announced the availability of a new testing snapshot. The new beta release, Fedora 29 beta, includes GNOME 3.30, hides the boot loader menu when there is only one operating system installed and modularity is now available across all Fedora editions. "Fedora 28 introduced modular....
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