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Have you heard of ONLYOFFICE? It’s like Google Docs, only it’s not from Google … and you might be able to run your own instance

Sunday 5th of April 2015 04:26:58 AM
How could I have missed ONLYOFFICE? If not for a How to Forge article on installing it, I would have never known that it existed as a hosted alternative to Google Docs/Spreadsheets or that you can self-host the software, though I’m not sure how functional the roll-your-own version is at this point.

Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook

Sunday 5th of April 2015 02:32:36 AM
The Asus Zenbook UX305 is a thin and light laptop ... but what if you’d rather run Ubuntu? The good news is that Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit works whether you disable secure boot or not. All you need to do is prepare a flash drive, insert it, reboot the computer, and hit the Esc key during boot to bring up the boot options menu.

Is Radio Ready for Ubuntu?

Sunday 5th of April 2015 12:38:14 AM
NAB Show presentation “Ubuntu — Radio Ready” describes RFA’s adoption of Linux, which began with system administrators and spread much further. Today, the RFA studios and broadcast network are powered by Ubuntu and Ubuntu Studio.

6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes

Saturday 4th of April 2015 11:05:45 PM
So far, I’ve been able to identify just six of such container-native operating systems, as they are called, but trust me, there will be many more to come.

The Solus Evolution, Microsoft’s Linux Love & More…

Saturday 4th of April 2015 09:11:23 PM
This could be something. This could be nothing. It remains to be seen. Regardless, it’s time to think seriously about buying hardware that is built for Linux, from manufacturers like ZaReason, if you want your choice of distros, or System76, if you want your choice of distro (as long as it’s Ubuntu) — as you should be doing already, of course.

Tiny SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Cortex-A5

Saturday 4th of April 2015 07:17:01 PM
Denx announced an “MA5D4″ COM that runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D4 SoC, plus a baseboard kit that adds a touchscreen and CAN, serial, HDMI, USB, and camera ports. Like Denx Computer Systems’s recent, Freescale i.MX6-based Denx M6R computer-on-module, the MA5D4 is supplied with the Yocto Linux based Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) distribution from sister […]

The April 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Saturday 4th of April 2015 05:22:39 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2015 issue.

Mozilla warns against data-storage rules in NSA reform

Saturday 4th of April 2015 04:22:18 PM
Mozilla on Friday warned against a government policy that could require phone companies to hold on to customer data longer than their business purposes require. Advocates for National Security Agency reform have cautioned against such a measure for the past year.

Canonical Wants Ubuntu to Power the House of the Future

Saturday 4th of April 2015 02:27:56 PM
The home of tomorrow will be smart and it will be a part of the Internet of Things, but what operating systems will be behind everything? Canonical wants to make Ubuntu Snappy Core the engine for the house of the future, and that's the reason it's sponsoring the Mega Hackathon: Hack the Home event.

DDoS attacks that crippled GitHub linked to Great Firewall of China

Saturday 4th of April 2015 12:33:34 PM
Earlier this week came word that the massive denial-of-service attacks targeting code-sharing site GitHub were the work of hackers with control over China's Internet backbone. Now, a security researcher has provided even harder proof that the Chinese government is the source of the assaults.

Torvalds' temptress comes of age: Xfce 4.2 hits the streets

Saturday 4th of April 2015 11:13:59 AM
Review April brings not just showers but traditionally a new release of Ubuntu, this time 15.04. With Ubuntu 15.04 will come Xubuntu and with that an update to Linus Torvalds’ briefly favoured Linux desktop (Xfce), version 4.12.

Audit Concludes No Backdoors in TrueCrypt

Saturday 4th of April 2015 09:19:37 AM
The results are in from the cryptanalysis phase of the TrueCrypt audit, and they show-nothing. Well, maybe not "nothing," but certainly no signs of a deliberate backdoor from the NSA or any government entity, fears of which date back to the autumn of 2013, post-Snowden, and ignited talk to have the open source encryption software audited.

Wine 1.7.40 Officially Released, Support for Kernel Job Objects Added

Saturday 4th of April 2015 07:25:15 AM
Wine developers announced that a fresh version of the application has been released and is now available for download. This is still the development branch, but the developers have not slowed down, and they are still making important changes.

Google announces new Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI sticks

Saturday 4th of April 2015 05:30:53 AM
In today's open source roundup: New Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI sticks. Plus: Tor Browser 4.0.6 released. And should Linux game developers target 32-bit or 64-bit systems?

Mozilla Firefox 37.0.1 Out Now, Disables HTTP/2 AltSvc and Fixes Bugs

Saturday 4th of April 2015 03:36:31 AM
Mozilla has pushed the first point release of its recently announced Firefox 37.0 web browser to mirrors worldwide. The new version will be available to users via the application’s built-in updater.

Open spec x86 SBCs gain prototyping add-ons

Saturday 4th of April 2015 01:42:09 AM
Newark Element14 launched a $20 motor control add-on for AMD’s Gizmo 2 SBC, and tipped a new “Lure” LED add-on for the Minnowboard Max. From the start, the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBoard (BeagleBone) projects have followed the Arduino project’s lead in providing Shield-like expansion modules to attract hobbyists and third party developers. Several […]

Handmade 3D printers, open source at Netflix, and more

Saturday 4th of April 2015 12:44:58 AM
This week I talk about a classroom full of handmade 3D printers, open source at Netflix, and David Both on Linux, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video more

Linux System and Network Administration Bootcamp

Friday 3rd of April 2015 11:47:47 PM
LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer weekend Linux system administration bootcamp on [url=] April 18th - 19th, 2015[/url] in South Bay (CA). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas.

Building tunnels with Linux

Friday 3rd of April 2015 10:50:36 PM
Creating tunnels with Linux is easy and can provide an easy solution to some complex networking problems. Most are familiar with encrypted tunnels such as VPNs and SOCKS proxies via SSH. In the mixed IPv6 and IPv4 in which we live tunnels are often a necessity to ensure connectivity between disconnected networks.

Summer of Code, Flock registration,, and more

Friday 3rd of April 2015 09:53:25 PM
Google Summer of Code update (mentors wanted!) This year, we have almost 60 students with proposals to work on various parts of Fedora as part of the Google-sponsored Summer of Code 2015. This is clearly awesome. Unfortunately, we don’t have... Continue Reading →

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