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How to compile and install Bitcoin Core on Debian Wheezy

Saturday 14th of November 2015 03:17:00 AM
Do you like to use Bitcoin on Linux? This tutorial explains how to install and use Bitcoin Core on Debian Linux. Bitcoin Core is the official Bitcoin Wallet from I will use the latest version from the GIT repository at

Top 5: Linux terminal emulators, Flac for audio, and more

Saturday 14th of November 2015 02:29:40 AM
In this weekly top 5, we highlight the open development method for business, Unity and the GNOME Shell, lossless audio for Linux, FireFox's 11th birthday, and top open source terminal emulators. Top 5 articles of the week.

SBC mixes i.MX6 with FPGA for IoT and basestation duty

Saturday 14th of November 2015 01:42:20 AM
Mikroprojekt’s Linux-based “Kondor AX” development board for IoT gateways and small basestations combines a Lattice ECP5 FPGA with an i.MX6 Solo SoC.

5 game changing open source projects

Saturday 14th of November 2015 12:55:00 AM
In the era of mobile and cloud, we are becoming consumers of our own data and the companies whose services we use are becoming the owners. These five technologies or projects are game changers because they ensure that we remain in charge of our digital lives.

Firefox's New Feature for Tighter Security

Saturday 14th of November 2015 12:07:40 AM
Freedom and privacy go hand in hand. In an ideal world, we wouldn't have to worry about who was looking over our shoulders. None of us would have anything to hide, and we would have ulterior motives. As citizens of the real world though, we have to take measures to protect ourselves.

Is That Ubuntu Touch or Ubuntu Desktop? The Answer Is Both

Friday 13th of November 2015 11:20:20 PM
The border between the mobile and the desktop Ubuntu platforms is getting blurry, and distinguishing which is which is now difficult, judging by a simple image. Convergence is happening, and it will be here much faster than people imagine.

Help port Python packages to Python 3

Friday 13th of November 2015 10:33:00 PM
This upcoming weekend, a group of Fedora developers are convening for the Python 3 Fedora Activity Day (FAD) to make more progress on porting Python 2 packages to Python 3. If you want to lend a hand, jump into the #fedora-python... Continue Reading →

Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework

Friday 13th of November 2015 09:45:40 PM
Almost all supercomputers run on Linux. Now, the Linux Foundation, along with high-performance computer industry leaders, are announcing a new open-source software framework for HPC environments.

ARM debuts power-sipping 64-bit Cortex-A35 processor

Friday 13th of November 2015 08:58:20 PM
At ARM TechCon this week, ARM unveiled its most power-efficient 64-bit processor to date: the ARMv8-A based “Cortex-A35,” aimed at mobile and embedded apps.

Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework

Friday 13th of November 2015 08:11:00 PM
Almost all supercomputers run on Linux. Now, the Linux Foundation, along with high-performance computer industry leaders, are announcing a new open-source software framework for HPC environments.

Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment Gets New Bugfix Releases for GNU/Linux

Friday 13th of November 2015 07:13:49 PM
The Cinnamon 2.8.3 and 2.8.4 maintenance releases have been published this week on the official GitHub page of the acclaimed open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems.

A new “Happy Birthday” boss? Charity claims it owns famous song’s copyright

Friday 13th of November 2015 06:16:38 PM
In September, a judge ruled that music licensor Warner-Chappell doesn't own the copyright to "Happy Birthday." The question now seems to have become who does?

Calculate 15 Scratch KDE Screenshot Tour

Friday 13th of November 2015 05:19:27 PM
We are proud to announce a new release of Calculate Linux Scratch 15 featuring KDE 5, alias CLSK. CLSK provides a basic set of KDE 5 packages that were fully ported to Qt5, including the standard window manager. It can be used for building a system based on the new Plasma along with both KDE software and third-party, namely CLDX applications.

Linux gaming - Steam Machines finally ship

Friday 13th of November 2015 04:22:16 PM
More than two years ago, Valve announced that Linux-powered Steam Machines would be the future of gaming. After far too many delays, two gaming consoles are finally shipping with a third one coming soon.

Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail

Friday 13th of November 2015 03:25:05 PM
Adlink’s Mini-ITX-BST-I SBC runs Linux on Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and offers 8GB RAM, dual GbE, and rich multimedia, plus MIL spec shake-and-bake ruggedness.

openSUSE 13.1 Reaches End of Life on January 5, 2016, Update to openSUSE Leap 42.1

Friday 13th of November 2015 02:27:54 PM
Marcus Meissner of openSUSE informs users that the openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux operating system will reach the end of its life in approximately two months from the moment of writing this article, on January 5, 2016.

Debian Live Dead, Linux Ransomware & More…

Friday 13th of November 2015 01:30:43 PM
Reading the post, you might be excused for thinking it’s not all wine and roses over in Debian-land. “Debian can be great,” Baumann wrote. “But depending on who you are, where you come from, and who your friends are, Debian can also be hateful and full of deceit.”

PostgreSQL learns to walk and chew gum

Friday 13th of November 2015 12:33:32 PM
First shot at parallelisation arrives. The open source PostgreSQL database is about to get query parallelisation, starting with just a few processes, and is looking for crash-test dummies to give it a whirl.…

How To Fix Time Difference Between Ubuntu And Windows

Friday 13th of November 2015 11:36:21 AM
Recently LinuxAndUbuntu reader raised an issue that he was having with his dual boot. When he restarts from Ubuntu to Windows, the time in Windows changes. Here is why it happens and how you can fix it easily from Ubuntu.

NoSQL: Injection vaccination for a new generation

Friday 13th of November 2015 10:39:10 AM
This future architecture still falls into some of the same old traps. We are becoming more and more accustomed to reading about losses of online data through malicious hack attacks, accidents, and downright carelessness – it’s almost as if we don’t know how to secure data against the most common form of attack.…

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APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 Is Now Stable in Debian

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