At this year's Percona Live open source database conference, I'll be discussing automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema. Skeema solves many problems that software engineers and DBAs encounter when managing migrations. How can they keep schemas in sync across development, staging, and production systems?read more
OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we[he]#039[/he]re about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now[he]#039[/he]s about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it. So here[he]#039[/he]s a quick overview of […]
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.
If you use the main GNOME application launcher (the fullscreen one similar to macOS’s Launchpad) you may have spotted two folders among the app launchers: Sundry and Utilities. These app folders ship by default; you didn’t create them. But perhaps you want to create your own GNOME app folders that appear on this screen. For instance: You […]
Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.
Ever wanted to have your own self-hosted Linux photo management system? Lychee is a tool that allows users to upload and catalog their photo collections.
Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block. The window control icons […]
Technically, physically, mentally, chemically games are those things which make us feel like a child again. Age doesn’t matter, what matter is that spirit that is inside us, that “gamer” spirit. When I joined Linux two years ago, I installed steam firstly to get my games from windows back. Now I’ve got a library of […]
Google still hasn’t shed its “bad guy” clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents’. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the […]
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of “convergence”, newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet […]
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a ‘Live USB’ allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose
X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]
Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations.Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge.read more
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records.read more
“Paid Apps Gone Free” (PAGF), is a new section on Ubuntu Vibes where we will post a list of paid Android apps that have gone free for a limited time. Currently this list features PAGFs available in… [This is a content summary only. Click on the title link to see full content. First published on […]