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OwnTracks Part 2: Using Your Location Data

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 02:40:28 AM
The OwnTracks system allows you to track the location of Android or IOS phones, and it places a huge focus on data ownership. You get to decide where your location data is sent and what is done with it.

What's new in Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) - an overview

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 01:26:07 AM
The Ubuntu 16.10 operating system was released last month. The new version, which is also called Yakkety Yak, came around six months after Canonical - the company behind Ubuntu - released version 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) of the Linux-based operating system. ......... in this article we'll be covering a quick overview of Ubuntu 16.10 desktop.

Microsoft Loves Linux Patent Tax

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:11:47 AM
Some of the latest reports pertaining to Microsoft’s (and its patent trolls’) pursuit/lobbying for software patents at a time when such patents lose their appeal/lustre in the United States

Valve are looking towards Flatpak functionality for Steam

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:57:27 PM
After a rumour circulated on Reddit about Valve using Flatpak in future for Steam, it was suggested by user "gutigen" that I reach out to Valve for an official comment. I now have an answer.

Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:43:07 PM
Microsoft is preaching the mantra ‘any developer, any app, any platform.’ But it’s not just dev tools. It’s about wider technology choices for the business.

Raspberry Pi IoT HAT starts at $21

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 08:28:47 PM
The “RabbitMax Flex” is a RPi HAT board for IoT with an IR transceiver, relays, 5x cable slots for I2C sensors, and optional dev kits with LCDs and sensors. A growing number of Internet of Things add-ons are available for the Raspberry Pi SBC, including HAT add-on boards and other development kits, but most are […]

Upgrading Fedora 24 to Fedora 25

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:14:27 PM
Fedora 25 was just officially released. You’ll likely want to upgrade your system to the latest version of Fedora. Fedora offers a command-line method for upgrading Fedora 24 to Fedora 25. The Fedora 24 Workstation also has a graphical method.... Continue Reading →

25 years of Linux in 5 minutes

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 06:00:07 PM
Jeremy Garcia of and Bad Voltage (a podcast) delivers 25 years of Linux in five minutes: starting with Linux's first steps as "just a hobby" for creator Linus Torvalds, to its staggering popularity today with 135,000 developers from more than 1,300 companies and 22 million lines of code .It's a lot to more

Vivaldi 1.5 Lands as the World's First Web Browser to Control Philips Hue Lights

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:45:47 PM
Softpedia was informed by Vivaldi Technologies about the availability of the Vivaldi 1.5 cross-platform and free web browser for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Python versus R for machine learning and data analysis

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:31:27 PM
Machine learning and data analysis are two areas where open source has become almost the de facto license for innovative new tools. Both the Python and R languages have developed robust ecosystems of open source tools and libraries that help data scientists of any skill level more easily perform analytical more

Radio Free Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:17:07 PM
You would have a difficult time today finding a radio station thatwas all-live and did not have some kind of computerized, automated means ofstoring and playing audio.

Katello - Download Yum Repositories and Register clients for patching

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:02:47 PM
A walk through guide on how to download yum repositories in katello setup and how patch register Linux servers from katello dashboard

Trends in the Open Source Cloud: A Shift to Microservices and the Public Cloud

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:08:25 AM
Cloud computing is the cornerstone of the digital economy. Companies across industries now use the cloud -- private, public or somewhere in between -- to deliver their products and services. A recent survey of industry analysis and research that we conducted for our 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud report produced overwhelming evidence of this.

Is encrypted e-mail a must in the Trump presidential era?

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:14:03 AM
With Donald Trump poised to take over the U.S. presidency, does it make sense for all of us to move to encrypted e-mail if we want to preserve our privacy? Encrypted e-mail provider ProtonMail says yes, indeed.

How to Setup an Email Server with Mail-in-a-Box on Ubuntu

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:19:41 AM
Mail-in-a-Box is a free and open source application that makes it easy to turn your Ubuntu 14.04 server into a complete, full-stack email solution for multiple domains. Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box. Each Mail-in-a-Box provides webmail and an IMAP/SMTP server for use with mobile devices and desktop mail software. It also includes contacts and calendar synchronization.

Zorin OS 12 Officially Released, the Biggest Release Ever of the Linux Distro

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:25:19 AM
Zorin OS 12 is the result of many months of hard work, and it looks like it's the project's biggest release ever. The GNU/Linux distribution is now based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, it's powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and ships with the Zorin Desktop 2.0 desktop environment.

Linux Kernels 4.8.10 and 4.4.34 LTS Out Now, Add SPARC64 and Networking Fixes

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:30:57 AM
You won't believe this, but new maintenance updates of the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel branch, as well as the Linux 4.8 kernel series, have been published today, November 21, 2016.

Watch now: 5 minute videos on Linux and more

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:36:35 AM
Seven folks from various areas of open source came together to give an audience at All Things Open 2016 five minutes on:read more

Upstream training, scientific research, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:22:14 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.OpenStack around the webThere is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:read more

The Urgency of Protecting Your Online Data With Let's Encrypt

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:07:54 PM
We understand that online security is a necessity, so why is only ~45% of online traffic encrypted? Josh Aas, co-founder of Let's Encrypt, gives us a simple answer: it's too difficult. So what do we do about it? Aas has answers for that as well in his LinuxCon North America presentation.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip. Read more