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Linux Kernel 3.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:35:46 PM
We reported the other day that the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel branch is about to reach end of its life, and that one more maintenance version will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:37:38 PM
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing Markdown docs is difficult. In this post I will introduce you to Doctor, a documentation server, that lets you manage your project's documentation with minimum effort.read more

Hands on 3 day Linux Kernel Internals Training course

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:43:16 PM
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-kernel-internals.html]Linux kernel [/url] This class is scheduled for September 14th - 16th, 2016.

DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:48:54 PM
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.

How To Build Your Own Linux Distro?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:54:32 PM
Do you want to build your own Linux distro? Don’t fancy the Linux distributions that are available? Do you think you can build a better distro? This is your lucky day. I’m gonna show you how to do that in 20 minutes.Yes, you heard me right, 20 MINUTES. Wanna find out how?

News: Linux Top 3: Porteus Kiosk 4.1, 4MLinux 19 and TrueOS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:22:01 AM
Porteus Kiosk is as the name implies a Linux distribution that is designed for web kiosk use-cases.

LibreOffice Suite Now Competes Directly with Google Docs

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:27:39 AM
On the heels of announcing new versions 5.2 and 5.1.5 of the free, LibreOffice suite of productivity applications, The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises. In fact, the new version 5.1.5 of the suite is specifically tuned for enterprise users.

Solus Project Outs Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 with Applet Improvements, OSD Support

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:33:17 AM
Just a few minutes ago, Softpedia was informed by Ikey Doherty from the Solus Project about the general availability of the Budgie 10.2.7 desktop environment for the Solus Linux and other supported OSes.

Install XWiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:38:55 AM
XWiki is a free and open source advanced wiki software platform written in Java. It runs on servlet containers like JBoss, Tomcat etc. which uses a database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL to store its information.

LinuxScreenshots.org releases screenshot tour archive to the public

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:44:33 AM
An archive of all screenshot tours from this site have been made freely available to the community, which consists of 2300 releases from 580 distributions. You may download this archive for fun, or to start your own Linux screenshots website. Enjoy!

Rumors of OpenOffice Demise Exaggerated

Saturday 10th of September 2016 11:50:11 PM
Contrary what you may have read elsewhere, OpenOffice (OpenOffice.org/ OOo) is not dead and it's not dying either.

Krita 3.01 Beta Released

Saturday 10th of September 2016 09:55:49 PM
Around since 2005, and with its Kiki the Cyber Squirrel mascot since 2012, Krita is a free and open source raster graphics editor designed to be a digital painting application similar to Corel Painter.

Mozilla turns Firefox OS into IoT hub

Saturday 10th of September 2016 08:01:27 PM
Firefox OS is transformed to bring the Internet of Things into our lives

darktable 2.0.6 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Supports Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:07:05 PM
A new stable version of the open-source and cross-platform darktable RAW image editor has been released, version 2.0.6, bringing support for new digital cameras, as well as a bunch of improvements.

Wrapping Your Head Around Private Blockchains

Saturday 10th of September 2016 04:12:43 PM
Anyone trying to understand the business potential of blockchains, which are being advertised as the up-and-coming next "greatest thing," might want to take a look at how the technology is already being used. At the most recent LinuxCon, Donna Dillenberger with IBM's Watson Research Center explained how Big Blue is already implementing the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project.

Node.js Weekend - New York

Saturday 10th of September 2016 02:18:21 PM
Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.

Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" Beta 2 Has Full exFAT Support, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.5

Saturday 10th of September 2016 12:23:59 PM
Black Lab Software's CEO Robert J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the availability of the second Beta development milestone of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" operating systems.

Wordpress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes

Saturday 10th of September 2016 10:29:37 AM
Wordpress is urging webmasters to update their CMS packages as quickly as possible to protect their domains from critical vulnerability exploits.

This USB stick will fry your unsecured computer

Saturday 10th of September 2016 08:35:15 AM
A Hong Kong-based technology manufacturer, USBKill.com, has taken data security to the "Mission Impossible" extreme by creating a USB stick that uses an electrical discharge to fry an unauthorized computer into which it's plugged.

Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:40:53 AM
The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" Gets the Latest Debian Security Fixes, Update Now

A few minutes ago, the development team behind the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux computer operating system announced that new security fixes are now available for the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" release. Read more

Gorgeous Apricity OS Linux Distro Now Works on 32-bit PCs, Build 09.2016 Is Out

Softpedia was informed by Apricity OS developer Alex Gajewski that the Apricity OS 09.2016 release is now available for download and it's the first to come with a 32-bit version as well. Read more

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