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Top 9 GNOME shell extensions to customize your desktop Linux experience

Monday 13th of February 2017 02:14:18 AM
Everyone has a list of customizations that they absolutely must make when they first set up a new computer. Maybe it's switching desktop environment, installing a different terminal shell, or something as simple as installing a favorite browser or picking out the perfect desktop more

Linux Kernel 4.10 Delayed by a Week, Last Release Candidate Is Now Available

Monday 13th of February 2017 12:19:56 AM
In an unfortunate turn of events, Linus Torvalds announced just a few minutes ago the availability of another RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel series.

NixNote An Unofficial Evernote Client For Linux/Ubuntu/Fedora

Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:25:34 PM
Evernote is arguably the most popular and powerful note-taking tool available. You can save notes in different forms like text, pictures, videos, voice memos and web pages. There are clients available for the web, desktop operating systems (Windows and Mac) as well as mobile devices (Android and iOS) but none for the Linux desktop. There are a few third-party options available including GeekNote, Everpad and NixNote.

SemiCode OS Might Be Your Next Development Platform

Sunday 12th of February 2017 08:31:12 PM
One thing about Linux is that it’s very coder-friendly. Why? Simple: Nearly any developer can have every tool they need at their fingertips with ease and little to no cost. Tools like gcc, make, Bluefish, Atom, vi, emacs… the list goes on and on and on.

Write Markdown with 8 Exceptional Open Source Editors

Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:36:50 PM
Markdown can be composed in any text editor. But I recommend an editor purposely designed for this syntax. The software featured in this roundup allows an author to write professional documents of various formats including blog posts, presentations, reports, email, slides and more.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Specs Confirmed, A $320 Rival To Intel’s $1099 i7 6900K – 8 Cores, 65W, 3.7Ghz With Unlimited Boost & Unlocked Multiplier

Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:42:28 PM
The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is an 8 core, 16 thread chip with a 3.7Ghz clock speed and a $320 price tag. That makes it the most affordable 8 core CPU in the Ryzen lineup and by far the most exciting from a performance per dollar point of view.

Let’s Chat: Windows vs. Linux

Sunday 12th of February 2017 02:48:06 PM
Windows continues to be the top operating system on the desktop, with market share analysts putting it at more than 90 percent share, followed by macOS and Linux.

Oracle refuses to accept pro-Google “fair use” verdict in API battle

Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:53:44 PM
Google successfully made its case to a jury last year that its use of Java APIs in Android was "fair use." A San Francisco federal jury rejected Oracle's claim that the mobile system infringed Oracle's copyrights.But Oracle isn't backing down. Late Friday, the company appealed the high-profile verdict to a federal appeals court.

Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020

Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:59:22 AM
Munich's city authority is a step closer to moving thousands of council computers from Linux to Windows, in a reversal of one of open-source software's marquee successes.


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5 Linux Music Players You Should Consider Switching To

Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:10:38 AM
There are plenty of Linux music players out there, and it is hard to find the best one. Here are some Linux music players you might consider switching to.

Basic screen command usage and examples

Sunday 12th of February 2017 05:16:16 AM
Screen is a very useful command that offers the ability to use multiple shell windows (sessions) from a single SSH session.

Civilization VI comes to Linux, GDC 2017, and more open gaming news

Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:21:54 AM
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at the release of Civilization VI for Linux, the upcoming Game Developer Conference, and more open gaming news.Open gaming roundup for January 29-February 11, 2017 read more

Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:27:32 AM
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of distros? Let us take a look at what makes this distro stand apart.

antiX 17 Linux Operating System Gets New Alpha Build, Now Uses Kernel 4.9.6

Saturday 11th of February 2017 11:33:10 PM
Debian-based antiX 17 Linux has recently entered development, and it today received a new Alpha build, the second in the upcoming series based on the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Saturday 11th of February 2017 09:38:48 PM
Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A free Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

How to install OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:44:26 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure OTRS on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use PostgreSQL as the database for OTRS, and Apache web server as the web server. OTRS or Open-source Ticket Request System is an open source ticketing software used for Customer Service, Help Desk, and IT Service Management.

Linux Kernel 3.10.105 LTS Is Out with Almost 300 Improvements, Security Fixes

Saturday 11th of February 2017 05:50:04 PM
Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau was proud to announce today the availability of a new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series, version 3.10.105.

Best Third-Party Repositories for CentOS

Saturday 11th of February 2017 03:55:42 PM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the grand tradition of enterprise software vendors, packages and supports old mold long after it should be dead and buried. They don't do this out of laziness, but because that is what their customers want. A lot of businesses view software the same way they see furniture: you buy a desk once and keep it forever, and software is just like a desk.

Attackers use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices

Saturday 11th of February 2017 02:01:20 PM
Researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently come across a Windows Trojan program that was designed to gain access to embedded devices using brute-force methods and to install the Mirai malware on them.

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UKSM Is Still Around For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases. Read more

Why Dell’s gamble on Linux laptops has paid off

The whole juggernaut that is now Linux on Dell started as the brainchild of two core individuals, Barton George (Senior Principal Engineer) and Jared Dominguez (OS Architect and Linux Engineer). It was their vision that began it all back in 2012. It was long hours, uncertain futures and sheer belief that people really did want Linux laptops that sustained them. Here is the untold story of how Dell gained the top spot in preinstalled Linux on laptops. Where do you start when no one has ever really even touched such a concept? The duo did have some experience of the area before. George explained that the XPS and M3800 Linux developer’s laptops weren’t Dell’s first foray into Linux laptops. Those with long memories may remember Dell testing the waters for a brief while by having a Linux offering alongside Windows laptops. By their own admission it didn’t work out. “We misread the market,” commented George. Read more Also: New Entroware Aether Laptop for Linux Powered with Ubuntu

A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

MATE 1.17 is a testing release, it has no official announcement like 1.16 stable release (odd = unstable, even = stable). But what made me interested is because Ubuntu MATE 17.04 includes it by default so I write this short review. The most fundamental news is about MATE Desktop is now completely ported to GTK+3 leaving behind GTK+2. You may be interested seeing few changes and I have tried Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Alpha 2 to review MATE 1.17 below. Enjoy MATE 1.17! Read more Also: What's up with the hate towards Freedesktop?

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