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USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 09:53:27 PM
Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:39:07 PM
You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

Endless Sky now available on Fedora

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:54:42 PM
Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle,... Continue Reading →

vnStat – A lightweight (command line) network traffic monitor

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:40:22 PM
vnStat is a console based (lightweight) network traffic monitor utility for Linux & BSD, that collect & store network interface statistics data (bytes transmitted & bytes received) information provided by the kernel.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:26:02 PM
Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak announced the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:11:42 PM
So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one.The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole unit.read more

FOSS DOS For 21st Century Hardware

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:57:21 PM
The founder and coordinator of the FreeDOS Project writes about FreeDOS 1.2, which is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. There is good news for classic gamers and nostalgia buffs: this one's got games.

Unbound cache-only DNS server setup on RHEL 7 Linux

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:43:01 PM
Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server. Having said that, Unbound DNS server cannot be used as an authoritative DNS server, which means it cannot be used to host custom domain name records. As a result, if your goal is to build a cache-only or forwarding DNS server, Unbound may be your preferred choice, as it does just that and it does it well.

Eek! My rounding is biased!

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:28:41 PM
I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts.

Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:14:21 AM
At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT. As Chair of the Architecture Group of The Linux Foundation’s CE Working Group, Tim Bird has long been the amiable public face of the Embedded Linux Conferences, which […]

Samsung victorious at Supreme Court fight with 8-0 opinion against Apple

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
For the first time in a century, the US Supreme Court has weighed in on how much design patents are worth. The answer: not nearly as much as Apple thinks.The 8-0 opinion (PDF) is a rebuke to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which held that the relevant "article of manufacture" for calculating damages was—in fact, had to be—the entire smartphone. That meant even though Apple's patents covered only certain design elements, it was entitled to $399 million in lost profits damages.

Open spec SBC dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:45:40 AM
T-Firefly is Kickstartering the first hacker SBC with Rockchip’s Cortex-A72/-A53 RK3399. The Firefly-RK3399 has up to 4GB DDR3, M.2, and USB 3.0 Type-C. T-Firefly, which offers Linux- and Android-ready open source boards like the Firefly-RK3288 and sandwich-style Firefly-RK3288 Reload, ........

Docker Boosts Container Storage with Infinit Acquisition

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:31:20 AM
Docker aims to directly integrate storage capabilities into its container engine, while still leaving room for organizations to choose other storage technologies.

How to install Docker and run Docker containers on Fedora 25

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:16:59 AM
Docker is an open source project supported by a commercial entity of the same name that makes it super-easy to run an application process inside a relatively isolated environment called a container. Unlike a virtual machine (VM), which has its own kernel, a container is dependent on the host operating system’s kernel.

Family Farming and Open Source Wireless Networking

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:02:39 AM
It's not just huge corporate farmers that are incorporating technology into their methodology. Smaller, more traditional farms are inventing their own technologies, often depending on open source.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:48:19 AM
The most recent release of ROSA is now ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, which is available in several flavours: MATE, GNOME 3, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. I decided to try the Plasma 5 edition of this distribution, especially as my interest to Plasma increased after the good impression Kubuntu 16.10 left on me.

WordPress 4.7 Provides Improved Customization

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:33:59 AM
WordPress 4.7 was released on December 6, providing the tens of millions of internet users that rely on it, with a long list of new features.

Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:19:39 AM
The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android.

How to setup rsyslog for Centralized Log Management

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:05:18 AM
This tutorial explains how to setup rsyslog as a centralized log management server on RedHat Linux based OS like CentOS. Centralized log management means to collect all sorts of logs from several physical or virtualized servers on one log server to monitor the health and security of the server services. We use rsyslog in this tutorial because it offers high-performance, great security and a modular design.

Easy way to install Oracle JAVA 8 (JDK & JRE) on RPM based systems

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 10:50:58 PM
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    Red Hat has steadily taken significant steps in the cloud computing arena, expanding the focus of its OpenShift open source Platform-as-a-Service hybrid cloud computing offering, including launching a cloud-hosted commercial edition called OpenShift Online. Now, the company has announced the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, according to Red Hat. Users also get access to Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
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  • Fedora 23 End of Life
    With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 23 collection. Upgrading to Fedora 24 or Fedora 25 before December 20th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 23.
  • What Is Wayland and What Does It Means for Linux Users
    Fedora 25 is now out. People are buzzing, as the team have decided to make Wayland the default graphical session going forward. For many Linux users Wayland is a new term that has popped up, but one that they do not understand. In this article we’ll briefly go over what Wayland is, what it does, and why developers are flocking to it in droves! What exactly is Wayland? Let’s find out!
  • Korora 25 is Ready
    The Korora Project has released version 25 (codename "Gurgle") which is now available for download. As usual, you can find a list of already known problems at the common F25 bugs page.
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openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more

Maximizing the benefits of open source in IoT

With the dawn of the Internet of Things, software is making its way into every product, into every industry. And along with software come developers, who bring their beliefs, attitudes, expertise, and habits along with them. One of those is open source technology — a staple in the software industry since the 1980s, but a new and often scary concept for many traditional industries, whose businesses are built on protecting their assets and intellectual property. In this article, we will illustrate how open source technologies permeate every part of the IoT development stack, and outline how open source can be used as a means of market control as well as a booster of innovation and a way to tap into the IoT developer talent pool. The data have been collected from 3,700 IoT developers in 150 countries across the globe, surveyed in Q4 2015 and shines a light on how big a deal open source really is in IoT, why developers love it, and how companies can create a successful commercial strategy around the use of open source by aligning themselves with the values of that core stakeholder group that are developers. Read more