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Fedora 24 released!

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:14:36 AM
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site: Another Step in the Fedora Journey The Fedora Project has embarked on... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Edition 5.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 12:17:25 AM
What is Ultimate Edition 5.0? Ultimate Edition 5.0 was built from the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerius tree using a combination of Tmosb (TheeMahn’s Operating System Builder), almost completely re-written & work by hand. Tmosb is also included in this release, allowing you to do the same. This release IS a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, supported until the year 2019.

How DevOps best practices improve team dynamics

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 11:20:14 PM
I've spent the past few months writing about the small, incremental behaviors that individuals can employ to be more successful. This month, I'd like to highlight team behaviors that I think are critical to having small successes at work. I spent time with one of the AtomicOpenShift (AOS) teams at Red Hat—the Cockpit more

PacketFence v6.1 Released with CoovaChilli Support

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 10:23:03 PM
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 6.1 - a completely Free and Open Source NAC solution for GNU/Linux. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

How to Install a CentOS 7.2 Minimal Server

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 09:25:52 PM
This document describes the basic installation of a CentOS 7.2 server. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal setup that can be used as basis for all kind of CentOS server setups.

Fedora 24 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 08:28:41 PM
Fedora 24 has been released. The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey… redefining what an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that Fedora 24 is some “interim” release; there are great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!

Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:31:30 PM
Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time. Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.“If we take the friction out, we can unleash all sorts of creativity,” Shuttleworth said.  

Understanding Ceph and Its Place in the Market

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 06:34:19 PM
Last month, the Ceph community released its first set of bug fixes to the10.2 Jewel release with version 10.2.1.

Flatpak brings standalone apps to Linux

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 05:37:08 PM
The development team behind Flatpak has just announced the general availability of the Flatpak desktop application framework. Flatpak (which was also known during development as xdg-app) provides the ability for an application — bundled as a Flatpak — to be... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 04:39:57 PM
One of the most common issues I see among newer Linux users is the desire to upgrade their distribution needlessly to a new bleeding-edge version. This is especially true with those who use Ubuntu and its derivatives. In this article, I'll explain why most people would be much better off sticking to stable distribution releases that have been "in the wild" for six months or longer.

How to install Android apps on Chromebook

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 03:42:46 PM
Google Play is now officially available on the Chromebook Flip, bringing millions of Android apps to the Chrome OS platform. We'll help you get started.

Fedora 24 is here!

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:45:35 PM
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release ofFedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site:

Android apps on Chromebook review: Is it ready for mainstream use?

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:37:03 PM
Most, but not all Android apps work really well on a Chromebook.

3 keys to dispelling impostor syndrome through self-awareness

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 01:39:52 PM
While I've avoided contracting full-blown impostor syndrome in my career, I can certainly recognize its symptoms. I think self-awareness is the key to dispelling impostor syndrome when it starts to show up. Here are some suggestions to more

Ultimate Edition 5.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 12:42:41 PM
What is Ultimate Edition 5.0? Ultimate Edition 5.0 was built from the Ubuntu 16.04 'Xenial Xerius' tree using a combination of Tmosb (TheeMahn's Operating System Builder), almost completely re-written. Tmosb is also included in this release, allowing you to do the same. This release is a long-term supported (LTS) release, supported until the year 2019. This release is most certainly worthy of the Ultimate Edition title. Currently I have only built the tip of the iceberg, starting with a 64-bit 'Lite' based on MATE 1.14.1. I have full intentions of building a 32-bit of the same, a full variant based on GNOME, a Gamers edition, perhaps another Lite variant based off Xfce and, time permitting, a Developer's edition.

ubuntuBSD 16.04 Will Feature a Combination of BusyBox and OpenRC, But No systemd

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 11:45:30 AM
In a series of tweets, ubuntuBSD project leader Jon Boden announced a few of the technical features coming to the soon-to-be-released ubuntuBSD 16.04 operating system.

4 fun (and semi-useless) Linux toys

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 10:48:19 AM
There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in my toolkit. You might not call any of them "killer apps," but darn it, they're fun to play around with and they sometimes take you in interesting directions. Some are creative and encourage productivity, and others just inspire creativity. Some are just plain silly.EvolvotronDo you like generative art? Evolvotron!read more

Google's security princess talks cybersecurity

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 09:01:22 AM
Parisa Tabriz, manages Google’s Chrome security engineering teams, and gave a keynote at PyCon US this more

Secure home automation, without clouds or dedicated hubs

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 08:04:11 AM
Home Assistant enables mobile and desktop browser clients to control smart home devices from afar, without requiring cloud support or a dedicated home hub. Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center. Paulus Schoutsen […]

Solus 1.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:07:00 AM
We are proud to announce the release of Solus 1.2, the second minor release in the Shannon series of releases. Solus 1.2 builds upon the groundwork of 1.1 and 1.0, with continued improvements to Budgie, a huge focus on software optimizations, in addition to laying the framework for providing a performant gaming experience. Solus 1.2 furthers us on our journey to realizing the future of home computing. We have continued to improve Budgie over the course of the Solus 1.2 development cycle, with development changes shipping in Solus 1.2. This release features a multitude of bug fixes and some of the following highlighted improvements: fix stretching of GTK+ Switches in CSS themes; fixed some untranslatable strings; icon and GTK+ themes are now properly detected using our new ThemeScanner; notifications will no longer expand Raven; resolved drawing issues for Calendar, Sound and MPRIS applets.

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Mageia 6 Is Getting Closer to a Final Release, Could Ship with Linux Kernel 4.7

The Mageia development team announced just a few moments ago that they'd released the first stabilization snapshot (sta1) of the upcoming Mageia 6 Linux operating system. Read more Also: Mageia 6 "Sta1" Release Ships, Finally Switches To GRUB2

Red Hat News

UEFI Blocking GNU/Linux

  • “Secure Boot” Strikes [Ed: obviously trouble all along]
    Remember the fears rampant when “Secure Boot” appeared? M$ could prevent installation of GNU/Linux? Well, we were told that the user/owner of the PC could disable it and normal installation would ensue. Well, there’s a case in Mexico where a model from Lenovo wherein “Secure Boot” could not be disabled….
  • In Defense of Free Software: My Case Against Lenovo in Mexico
    This article gives the history of a purchase of a personal computer. In November 2014, I bought the Lenovo Yoga 2 for its operational functions, capacity and price. I intended to install GNU/Linux, a free and open source operating system which allows for users to run, study, redistribute and improve computer software so that the whole user community benefits.

Mint 18 Released, No GUI Please, Atomic Host 7.2.5

Today in Linux news, the Red Hat announcements kept on coming including the release of Red Hat Atomic Host 7.2.5. Elsewhere, Mint 18 in Cinnamon and MATE flavors was announced by Clement Lefebvre as promised. Bryan Lunduke just finished up 10 days using only a Linux terminal saying it "was too painful" and Eric Grevstad said using Linux and LibreOffice will change your life. Read more