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Fedora gets new partition manager

Monday 8th of September 2014 03:22:16 AM
GParted for a new eraFedora developer Vratislav Podzimek wants partition managers to catch up with modern storage technologies, and has launched his offering, blivet-gui, on the waiting world.…

CBI demands high-end gadgets

Monday 8th of September 2014 01:27:54 AM
Sources said, "The CBI has sent a fresh proposal to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) seeking additional fund for purchase of latest forensic equipment and gadgets for its Technical and Forensic Support Unit. Use of LINUX technology at its forensic lab is also the top priority of the agency." The agency has demanded allocation of an additional fund of Rs10 crore in the current financial year from the Centre for the purpose, they added.

KDE PIM Newcomers

Sunday 7th of September 2014 11:33:32 PM
With Akademy in full swing, we thought we[he]#039[/he]d treat you all on a conversation with a handful of newcomers to the KDE PIM team. The conversation took place both online over the last months and offline at Akademy yesterday. Let's start with introductions, in order of their replies.

Top 5 articles of the week: WordPress 4.0, FarmBot, and Docker security

Sunday 7th of September 2014 09:18:58 PM
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.read more

Free Office Suites that Cut The Mustard

Sunday 7th of September 2014 07:24:36 PM
Microsoft Office still dominates market share of office suites. Businesses have often rejected free Office alternatives. However, whether this will continue is uncertain. With the cost of a price plan for Microsoft Office, the average home user or small business will welcome a free alternative. Fortunately, there are some truly excellent free alternatives available for Linux (and other operating systems).

The Linux Rain Automatic Writing Contest

Sunday 7th of September 2014 02:51:09 PM
Test your ingenuity in the first-ever Linux Rain contest, and try your hand at automatic writing! In the weird world of spiritualism, automatic writing is writing by spirits who communicate their messages through a living person (the one holding the pen or pencil). Automatic writing in the digital world means text input without the use of a keyboard or speech-to-text.This kind of input is done rather neatly by the program xvkbd.

Akademy 2014 Day 1

Sunday 7th of September 2014 12:56:47 PM
Today, Akademy 2014 kicked off hard. The opening keynote from Sascha Meinrath gave some perspectives ... set up a distributed network in Washington, D.C. which avoids the central mobile grid. Sascha asks, "What if we could repurpose unused TV frequencies for broadband? Less than 10% of available bandwidth is used." GNURadio and other projects make it possible for more of this unused capacity to be used. Distributed infrastructure for a variety of technologies is awesome; open hardware allows for participatory technology.

How to Install Drupal 7 on CentOS 7 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP-FPM

Sunday 7th of September 2014 11:02:25 AM
In this tutorial we will help you install the latest version of Drupal on your CentOS 7 VPS with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP-FPM.

How to install Flyspray The Bug Killer on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 7th of September 2014 09:08:03 AM
This tutorial will guide you through the steps of installing and configuring Flyspray The Bug Killer on a CentOS 7 VPS. Flyspray is an uncomplicated, web-based bug tracking system written in PHP for assisting with software development. It was designed primarily to suit everyone’s needs. Flyspray is free software, released under the GNU GPL license.

Big tech companies plan “Internet Slowdown” to fight for net neutrality

Sunday 7th of September 2014 07:13:41 AM
Next week, some of the biggest tech companies will lead a symbolic “Internet Slowdown” to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality proposal.

KDE Arrives in Brno for Akademy

Sunday 7th of September 2014 05:19:19 AM
Yesterday KDE contributors from around the world arrived in Brno for Akademy, our annual meeting. Over the next week, we will share ideas, discover common problems and their solutions, and rekindle offline friendships for another year.

The release of 3.16 Linux Kernel the kernel column

Sunday 7th of September 2014 03:24:57 AM
Jon Masters summarises the latest happenings in the Linux kernel community, beginning with the just-released 3.16 kernel

How to change hostname on CentOS or RHEL 7

Sunday 7th of September 2014 01:30:35 AM
In CentOS or RHEL, there are three kinds of hostnames defined: (1) static, (2) transient, and (3) pretty. The "static" hostname is also known as kernel hostname, which is initialized from /etc/hostname automatically at boot time. The "transient" hostname is a temporary hostname assigned at run time, for example, by a DHCP or mDNS server. Both static and transient hostnames follow the same character restriction rules as Internet domain names.

Linux Software Release, August 2014

Saturday 6th of September 2014 11:36:13 PM
Open-source software comes in a wide variety of flavors. From conservative to bleeding-edge, from experimental to stable, the software changes all the time, trying to meet the needs of the users. With that in mind, I start this month post with an introduction to cppcheck, one of the few source code analysis tools available on Linux platform. I continue as usual with the list of the latest software releases as picked up from developer’s ftp servers.

SETTING UP A PXE BOOT SERVER IN FEDORA/CENTOS:

Saturday 6th of September 2014 09:41:51 PM
PXE is an acronym meaning Preboot eXecution Environment and is pronounced "pixie". It allows you to boot a computer from the network as though it were a boot disk. If you're like me, you install Fedora/CentOS on people's computers all the time and burning new boot disks becomes an enviromental hazard. This solution is brilliant for saving the earth one DVD at a time.

Why we game on Linux, a chat with Icculus, and more

Saturday 6th of September 2014 07:47:29 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of August 31 - September 6, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at some amazing lamps made with old game components, the Linux Action Show's chat with Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, and a question that game publisher Feral Interactive wants us to answer: Why do we game on Linux?read more

MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

Saturday 6th of September 2014 05:53:07 PM
Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering. Imagination unveiled its I-Class Warrior processor featuring a new family of 64-bit MIPS I6400 cores, thereby filling in the high end of its Warrior family. The new I6400 cores are primarily designed for SoCs used in servers and networking gear, and much like earlier MIPS64 cores have been used in Linux-oriented system-on-chips like Cavium’s carrier-grade Octeon III or Broadcom’s XLR. However, for the first time, 64-bit MIPS cores are also being promoted as a mobile solution.

Intel debuts processors with sub-5W TDP

Saturday 6th of September 2014 03:58:45 PM
Intel debuted three dual-core, 14nm “Core M” processors aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets, featuring 50 percent faster performance and sub-5W TDPs. Intel launched its 5th Generation Core processors at the IFA show in Berlin, promising 50 percent faster compute performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance compared to the 4th generation (“Haswell”) Intel Core processor. The Core M (“Broadwell-Y”) processors are the first commercially available 14nm fabricated processors, and they also incorporate a new version of its TriGate 3D FinFET transistor technology. They will be joined later this year by 14nm Atom Sofia processors based on its Airmont architecture.

Cloud Host Linode Adds Professional Services Support Option

Saturday 6th of September 2014 02:04:23 PM
Cloud hosting and storage vendor Linode has introduced a Professional Services customer support option for performing cloud setup, data migration, application installation and more.

WordPress 4.0 Designed for Improved Security, Usability, Stability

Saturday 6th of September 2014 12:10:01 PM
The latest version of open-source content management system provides user enhancements and tightens SSL security.

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