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Barcelona chooses Linux, Apple's Lisa OS goes open source, and more news

Open Source - Sáb, 01/20/2018 - 09:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Barcelona booting Microsoft, open sourcing a classic OS, Nextcloud Chat, and more.

Open source news roundup for January 7-20, 2018
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Categorías: Open Source

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwindows Weekend Hashtag Project is...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 23:08

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwindows

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

Windows frame the world we see. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that highlight and utilize windows. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Use a window to frame a specific subject, be it a lone tree outside the office or a ray of light coming into your kitchen. Look at the frame from many angles to find the most compelling one.
  • Focus on the textures and details of a window — the curve of old glass, the modern metal latches or eye-catching figurines on the windowsill.
  • Step back from the window to get a sense of scale. Notice how sets of windows fit together, emphasizing both the functionality and fragility of their design, or focus on the structure of the walls surrounding them.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwindows hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

Categorías: Redes Sociales

News Feed FYI: Helping Ensure News on Facebook Is From Trusted Sources

Facebook - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 21:38

By Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed

Last week, we announced major changes to News Feed that are designed to help bring people closer together by encouraging more meaningful connections on Facebook. As a result, people will see less public content, including news, video and posts from brands.

Today we’re sharing the second major update we’re making this year: to make sure the news people see, while less overall, is high quality.

Last year, we worked hard to reduce fake news and clickbait, and to destroy the economic incentives for spammers to generate these articles in the first place. But there is more we can do. In 2018, we will prioritize:

  • News from publications that the community rates as trustworthy
  • News that people find informative
  • News that is relevant to people’s local community

To be clear, you can still decide which stories appear at the top of News Feed with our See First feature.

Trusted Sources
Starting next week, we will begin tests in the first area: to prioritize news from publications that the community rates as trustworthy.

How? We surveyed a diverse and representative sample of people using Facebook across the US to gauge their familiarity with, and trust in, various different sources of news. This data will help to inform ranking in News Feed.

We’ll start with the US and plan to roll this out internationally in the future.

Informative Content
When we rank and make improvements to News Feed, we rely on a set of core values. These values — which we’ve been using for years — guide our thinking and help us keep the central experience of News Feed intact as it evolves. One of our News Feed values is that the stories in your feed should be informative.

For informative sources, we will continue to improve on the work we first announced in August 2016, where we began asking people to rank the informativeness of updates in their feed on a scale of one to five.

We’re evaluating ways to expand this work to more areas this year.

Local News
Finally, people want more local news on Facebook. As we announced this month, we’re making it easier for people to see local news and information in a dedicated section. We’ll continue to work on ways to show more local news that is relevant to where people live.

What This Means for Publishers
We’ll be working on these efforts for the rest of the year. For the first change in the US next week, publications deemed trustworthy by people using Facebook may see an increase in their distribution. Publications that do not score highly as trusted by the community may see a decrease.

These changes will be part of the many signals that go into News Feed ranking. For more information about ranking more generally see our Publisher Guidelines.

Categorías: Redes Sociales

Top 6 open source desktop email clients

Open Source - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 13:00

This article was originally published on October 8, 2015, and has been updated to reflect new information and project changes.

Mobile and web technologies still haven't made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

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Top 6 open source desktop email clients

Open Source - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 13:00

This article was originally published on October 8, 2015, and has been updated to reflect new information and project changes.

Mobile and web technologies still haven't made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

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Two great uses for the cp command: Bash shortcuts

Open Source - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 09:01

Last July, I wrote about two great uses for the cp command: making a backup of a file, and synchronizing a secondary copy of a folder.

Having discovered these great utilities, I find that they are more verbose than necessary, so I created shortcuts to them in my Bash shell startup script. I thought I’d share these shortcuts in case they are useful to others or could offer inspiration to Bash users who haven’t quite taken on aliases or shell functions.

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Top 5: Securing Linux filesystems, a closer look at Pop!_OS, and more

Open Source - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 09:00

In this week's top 5, we take a look at a tool for securing Linux filesystems, an interview with the UX designer of System76's new Pop!_OS, and more. Let's get started!

Top 5 posts 5. How debuggers really work

Ever wonder what's going on under the hood when you use a debugger? Systems software engineer Levente Kurusa previews his talk, Let's write a debugger, in this insightful article.

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My Linux story: Coding not required

Open Source - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 09:00

For more than 15 years, I have earned a living working exclusively with open source products. How did I get here?

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Meet Riley and Killer, Today’s Snuggly #WeeklyFluff Follow...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 01/19/2018 - 02:14

Meet Riley and Killer, Today’s Snuggly #WeeklyFluff

Follow @morileymoproblems to make sure you never miss a moment from these two.

Hello, world! It’s time for a very snuggly session of #WeeklyFluff, brought to you by Riley (left) and Killer (right) (@morileymoproblems). This dynamic duo of adopted doggies hails from sunny Los Angeles. “Riley follows Killer around. They play, they nap — it’s the cutest and most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” says their human Alicia. “Killer retained the alpha role as Riley got bigger and still maintains that title to this day.”

Categorías: Redes Sociales

Celebrating Singer Camila Cabello’s Debut Album See more from...

Blog Instagram - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 20:39

Celebrating Singer Camila Cabello’s Debut Album

See more from Camila by following @camila_cabello on Instagram.

“More fun and less stress” is Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello’s (@camila_cabello) New Year’s resolution — alongside making albums she loves. Tune in to our story to tag along with Camila in Los Angeles as she celebrates her debut album, “Camila.”

Categorías: Redes Sociales

Kenneth I. Chenault Joins Facebook Board of Directors

Facebook - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 15:00

Facebook today announced that Kenneth I. Chenault, the CEO of American Express, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective February 5, 2018.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and Chairman/CEO of Facebook said: “I’ve been trying to recruit Ken for years. He has unique expertise in areas I believe Facebook needs to learn and improve — customer service, direct commerce and building a trusted brand. Ken also has a strong sense of social mission and the perspective that comes from running an important public company for decades.”

“I’m delighted to join the board and look forward to working with Mark and the other directors as Facebook continues to build communities that help bring people closer to friends, family and the world around them,” said Kenneth I. Chenault.

Mr. Chenault has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company since April 2001. Mr. Chenault joined American Express in 1981 and was named President of the US division of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. in 1993; Vice Chairman of American Express Company in 1995; President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997; and Chief Executive Officer in January 2001. Mr. Chenault holds a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Chenault serves on the Boards of IBM, The Proctor & Gamble Company, the Harvard Corporation and numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and the Bloomberg Family Foundation. He is also a member of the Business Council.

Aside from Mr. Chenault, Facebook’s current board members are: Mark Zuckerberg; Marc L. Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz; Erskine B. Bowles, president emeritus, University of North Carolina; Susan D. Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Reed Hastings, chairman and CEO, Netflix; Jan Koum, founder and CEO, WhatsApp; Sheryl K. Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook; and Peter A. Thiel, Founders Fund.

Categorías: Redes Sociales

Upcoming Facebook Community Boost Events and What We’ve Learned So Far

Facebook - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 14:45

By Dan Levy, VP, Global Small Business

In November we announced Facebook Community Boost, a program to help small businesses grow while equipping more people in their communities with digital skills.

As our CEO Mark Zuckerberg said then, we need to make it easier for people to grow their business or find a job. Today, I’m very excited to announce dates for the first five stops on our US tour, where we intend to do exactly that:

  • St. Louis, Missouri – March 26 – 30
  • Houston, Texas – April 3 – 6
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 30 – May 4
  • Greenville, South Carolina – May 29 – Jun 1
  • Des Moines, Iowa – June 4 – 8

The 70 million small businesses on Facebook represent one of the largest communities of small businesses in the world. And we started Facebook Community Boost based on their feedback. We also partnered with the US Chamber of Commerce and Morning Consult to better understand what small businesses need.

Today, we’re releasing a report, Examining the Impact of Technology on Small Business: How Small Businesses Use Social Media and Digital Platforms to Grow, Sell, and Hire, which is based on three national and state-level surveys conducted in 2017 by Morning Consult. Here are some of the things we learned.

The use of digital platforms by American small businesses is ubiquitous.

  • 84% of small businesses in the US use at least one major digital platform to provide information to customers
  • 3 out of 4 US small businesses use tech platforms for sales

Businesses face challenges when it comes to the internet.

  • 57% of small businesses said that lack of familiarity with available digital tools is a challenge
  • More than half of American businesses still view the cost of internet services as a constraint to building an online presence

Businesses are using Facebook to hire, increase sales and reach new markets.

  • Use of Facebook is widespread among American small businesses: 60% of small businesses surveyed use Facebook for their business
  • Small businesses are using Facebook to grow: 42% of small businesses on Facebook say they’ve hired more people due to growth since joining and 56% say they increased sales because of the platform
  • Small businesses are using Facebook to reach new markets: 52% of small businesses on Facebook say the platform helps them sell products to other markets, and small businesses that use Facebook are more likely to report trading with other countries
  • Small business owners in minority demographic groups are using Facebook in significant ways: African-American, Hispanic and veteran-owned businesses are more than twice as likely to say that their business was built on Facebook

US state-level data can be found in the full report and in dashboards at

What’s Next: Understanding Digital Needs in Each US City

To make sure these programs fully benefit each community, we’re working with Morning Consult to survey business managers and people in search of skills and work in each city we plan to visit. We want to find out what digital skills would be most valuable and then build programs accordingly.

Here’s an example of what we learned about St. Louis, the first stop in our tour:

  • There are wide gaps between the digital skills job seekers know they need and the skills they feel they have. While 93% of jobs and skills seekers say digital skills are important when looking for job, only 12% rate themselves highly in this area.
  • Managers also see gaps in the skills they need to grow their businesses. For example, the majority of managers in St. Louis said that creating a mobile-friendly interface was important to growing their business, but very few saw themselves as proficient.

We’re committed to investing in small businesses and their communities, and we’re excited to continue to share what we learn along the way. Find out more and share your feedback.

Categorías: Redes Sociales

Re-imagining beta testing in the ever-changing world of automation

Open Source - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 09:03

Fundamentally, beta testing is a test of a product performed by real users in the real environment. There are a number of names for this type of testing—user acceptance testing (UAT), customer acceptance testing (CAT), customer validation and field testing (common in Europe)—but the basic components are more or less the same. All involve user testing of the front-end user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX) to find and resolve potential issues.

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Securing the Linux filesystem with Tripwire

Open Source - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 09:02

While Linux is considered to be the most secure operating system (ahead of Windows and MacOS), it is still vulnerable to rootkits and other variants of malware. Thus, Linux users need to know how to protect their servers or personal computers from destruction, and the first step they need to take is to protect the filesystem.

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How to create outlines in Linux with TreeLine

Open Source - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 09:01

As someone who's been known to string a few words together, I know that a well-crafted outline can be a key part of any writing project. Why? A good outline helps you organize your work. It provides a structure for what you're writing as well as a roadmap from beginning to end.

Outlines aren't just for writing, either. They can be a great tool for organizing just about any kind of project.

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Today's #OpenOrgChat: Making the Open Organization Work(book)

Open Source - Jue, 01/18/2018 - 09:00

Join us later today for an #OpenOrgChat to celebrate the release of The Open Organization Workbook! As usual, we'll gather around the #OpenOrgChat hashtag at 2 p.m. Eastern (14:00 ET/19:00 UTC).

Follow @OpenOrgBook and the chat's live stream for updates!

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Scenes from Around the Globe with @everydayclimatechange To...

Blog Instagram - Mié, 01/17/2018 - 20:57

Scenes from Around the Globe with @everydayclimatechange

To learn more, follow @jameswhitlowdelano and @everydayclimatechange on Instagram.

After traveling and documenting the earth for decades, two years ago James Whitlow Delano (@jameswhitlowdelano) launched the collective Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) and rallied a global network of photographers to share their images of the planet.

His own concern for the environment stretches back almost as far as he can remember. “Rivers were catching fire,” says the Japan-based, American-born photographer, recalling a period in the United States where widespread industrial pollution had created disturbing scenes. “I knew that something was wrong.”

In contrast to those memories, James holds optimistic on his journey. “In my lifetime — from rivers that had caught fire from so much oil being dumped into them — I’ve seen the return of fish, the return of wetland birds and so on. Actually seeing nature recover. That made a huge impression on me.”

Categorías: Redes Sociales

An introduction to Inkscape for absolute beginners

Open Source - Mié, 01/17/2018 - 09:02

Inkscape is a powerful, open source desktop application for creating two-dimensional scalable vector graphics. Although it's primarily an illustration tool, Inkscape is used for a wide range of computer graphic tasks.

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How to get into DevOps

Open Source - Mié, 01/17/2018 - 09:01

I've observed a sharp uptick of developers and systems administrators interested in "getting into DevOps" within the past year or so. This pattern makes sense: In an age in which a single developer can spin up a globally distributed infrastructure for an application with a few dollars and a few API calls, the gap between development and systems administration is closer than ever. Although I've seen plenty of blog posts and articles about cool DevOps tools and thoughts to think about, I've seen fewer content on pointers and suggestions for people looking to get into this work.

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