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How to install Wireshark network analyzer on Fedora

Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:35:14 PM
Wireshark is popular tool for network protocol analysis used by education institutions and in the industry. It offers both terminal and graphical user interfaces and both are available on Fedora. You can use it either for real-time network analysis or... Continue Reading →

Aptik – A Tool to Backup and Restore System Settings and Data in Ubuntu

Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:26:37 PM
Aptik is a tool, that backup and restore system settings and data in Ubuntu-based distribution.

The impact GitHub is having on your software career

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:18:00 PM
Over the next 12 to 24 months (in other words, between 2018 and 2019), how people hire software developers will change radically.I spent from 2004 to 2014 working at Red Hat, the world's largest open source software engineering company. On my very first day there, in July 2004, my boss Marty Messer said to me, "All the work you do here will be in the open. In the future, you won't have a CV—people will just Google you."read more

Parrot Security OS 3.5 is released

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:09:23 PM
Parrot Security, the Debian-based distribution just got new release Parrot 3.5 available to download.The Parrot team proudly announced the release of this new release after a call for Beta-testers and final fixes(must be made) based on it. Just a few days back the team has come up with an announcement of a release date as 8th march and here they are.

Shaping the Culture of Open Source Companies

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:46 PM
With all of the discussion about source code contributions in open source, sometimes we don’t spend enough time talking about the culture. In her keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Stormy Peters points out that when we say the word "culture," we sometimes think only about diversity or hiring more women, but culture means more than that. Culture is about how we work, how we think, and how we interact with each other.

VirtualBox 5.1.16 Released with Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:52:09 AM
Oracle released a few moments ago new point releases of the VirtualBox 5.1 and 5.0 stable branches of the popular and open-source virtualization software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Working for a mission, not a boss

Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:43:31 AM
I had a brilliant opportunity to interview Suresh V. Shankar, founder of Crayon, at Slush Singapore 2016. At the conference, he spoke about his experience—and the difficulties he faced—as an entrepreneur. He also talked about how he overcame them.Suresh sold his previous company, RedPill Solutions, to IBM in 2009. However, his entrepreneurial journey did not end there. He went on to start a new company, Crayon, with the goal of simplifying big data.read more

Industrial thin Mini-ITX runs on 7th Gen Intel CPUs

Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:34:54 AM
Congatec’s “Conga-IC175” is a Linux-friendly thin Mini-ITX board with Kaby Lake CPUs, wide-range power, Intel Optane support, and PCIe and M.2 expansion. Congatec’s Conga-IC175 thin Mini-ITX board is almost identical to last year’s Conga-IC170 except that it offers 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core processors instead of 6th Gen Skylake CPUs. Similarly, Advantech is overhauling […]

Why Using Open Source Software Helps Companies Stay Flexible and Innovate

Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:26:17 AM
Open source software offers more flexibility because it’s vendor neutral, there are no contractual limits on deployment, the source code allows customization, and open source communities support development and maintenance.

Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, media server and kernel driver flaws

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:17:40 AM
A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches for the mobile OS.

Open Source adoption in Education Sector: Interview with Patrick Masson from OSI

Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:09:03 AM
With the perceived growth of FLOSS deployments in the world's education sector, we wanted to try to confirm our intuition. What better way of doing so than going directly to the source. In this instance, we reached out to Patrick Masson, Director and General Manager at Open Source Initiative (OSI). He was kind enough to put a lot of time and effort into answering questions in this area. He provides plenty of reasons to confirm our initial thoughts. Please enjoy reading through the immense amount of information Patrick provided to us.

Firefox 53.0 Won't Work on Linux PCs with CPUs Older Than Pentium 4, AMD Opteron

Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:00:26 AM
As expected, Mozilla kicked off the development of the next major Firefox release, just one day after launching Firefox 52.0 as the new ESR branch for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems.

Asus Tinker Board Review: First Impressions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:51:49 AM
The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd. It’s tiny, affordable, with strong performance, and targeted at the DIY/hobbyist market. Essentially a complete PC — motherboard, CPU, GPU, system memory and more — all in one package, it is priced at £54.99.

Red Hat Developing User Session Recording for the Enterprise

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:43:12 AM
It's not ready yet, but an out-of-the-box open source and enterprise ready solution for user session recording is in the works.

5 Best Privacy Centric Linux Distributions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:34:35 AM
Are you worried about your privacy and/or security on the Internet? Well, you should be if you’re not. In this age, there are many reasons that should make you think twice about your privacy and security online. Security includes keeping safe from prying eyes looking to sniff data or identity for fraudulent activities. For the average user, keeping an updated version of your favorite Linux distro should be good enough. That is Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE and all your usual distros should be quite ok so long as you’re keeping them updated. You can also employ tools such as Tor and OpenPGP to raise your level of security. Trust me, your everyday distro does a whole lot better at security than Windows and MacOS do offer especially when it comes to most malware, viruses and spyware.

Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech

Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:25:57 AM
The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February.

There's a fork of Wine-Staging that allows you to play Overwatch on Linux, still needs work

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:17:20 PM
It seems someone has forked Wine-Staging adding in all the needed patches for Overwatch to work, so I tested it out.

How an amateur opera singer uses MuseScore

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:08:43 PM
Alison Armstrong is a singer and high school music teacher at an international school in Laos, a developing country just between Thailand and Vietnam. Alison's main passion is providing her students with opportunities to compose new music and explore their identity through music. It shows, too, because she's been doing amazing work with her students.read more

Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara review

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:00:06 PM
Hello guys, there is certain hype with the recent release of Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara. We also tried out the latest release and it just surprised us so we decided to write some good and bad things about it. Let's see what Manajro 17.0 has to offer us.

How To Install Development Tools In Linux

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:29 PM
Development Tools & Libraries are required to install packages from source, also it’s required for developers to build the packages in Linux system.

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BSD: iXsystems and DragonFlyBSD

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KDE/Qt: Qt 5.9.0 beta and Krita

GNOME and GTK News

  • GNOME ED Update – Week 12
    In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new GNOME release – 3.24! The release is the result of 6 months’ work by the GNOME community.
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    At the GTK hackfest in London (which accidentally became mostly a Flatpak hackfest) I've mainly been looking into how to make D-Bus work better for app container technologies like Flatpak and Snap.
  • GNOME 3.24 Linux Desktop Environment Released | Here Are The New Features
    The GNOME Project has released the latest stable version of their open source desktop environment. GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland, is here after 6 months of development and 28459 changes. Some of the biggest features of GNOME 3.24 are Night Light, improved notifications, new Recipes and Games application, two GPU support, etc.