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How to Setup Docker on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:10:31 AM
Docker is actually an open source project which provides container technology. A container is a light weight VM(virtual machine) or a process which allows us to install Linux based applications inside it.

Stellarium 0.15.1 Open-Source Planetarium Tool Adds Sardinian as New Sky Culture

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:44:45 AM
Stellarium developer Alexander Wolf announced on the first day of Christmas the availability of the first point release of Stellarium 0.15 open-source, free, and cross-platform planetarium software.

This low-cost device may be the world's best hope against account takeovers

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:18:58 AM
The past five years have witnessed a seemingly unending series of high-profile account take-overs. A growing consensus has emerged among security practitioners: even long, randomly generated passwords aren't sufficient for locking down e-mail and other types of online assets. According to the consensus, these assets need to be augmented with a second factor of authentication.

KDE Plasma 5.8.5 Is the Last Bugfix Release for 2016, Over 55 Issues Resolved

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:53:12 AM
As expected, KDE today announced the general and immediate availability of the fifth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

Top 10 Articles of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 05:27:25 AM
Here are what considers are the Top 10 articles of 2016:

Kids on Computers establishes computer labs in five countries

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:01:39 AM
Linux and open source software are not just fueling charities, they are gifting the freedom of education and knowledge to the people the charities are helping because of the low cost, yes, but also the exceptional technology. This sentiment is proven when you look at the work the Linux Foundation does supporting a variety of community initiatives and organizations that are using Linux and open source software.

Top 10 Linux news stories of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:47:19 AM
Linux made quite a few headlines in 2016. Although 2016 wasn't the much-anticipated Year of Linux on the Desktop, it was still a big year for the open source movement's poster child. Let's take a look at 10 of the biggest Linux news stories from the past year.

A Brief History of the Cloud

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:32:59 AM
In his LinuxCon Europe keynote, Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), provided us with a brief history of the cloud and how CNCF fits with where we are now.

HandBrake 1.0.0 Video Converter Arrives After More Than 13 Years in Development

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:18:38 AM
After being in development for more than thirteen years, the open-source and cross-platform HandBrake video converter reached 1.0.0 milestone, and it can now finally be considered a mature application for editing video files.

Eight Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint Xfce 18.x

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:04:18 PM
After you get Linux up and running on your computer, there are still a few things left to do. Here's a short list of things newcomers might find helpful.

How to do line-by-line comparison of files in Linux using diff command

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 09:49:58 PM
In Linux, the diff command can be used to compare two files, but the thing is that there's a slight learning curve involved with this utility. If you don't know how diff works, and are looking for quick tutorial to get started, look no further, as in this article, we will discuss the basics of this command along with some easy to understand examples.

Physical server vs Virtual server: All you need to know

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:35:38 PM
In this blog post, we will explain the key differences between the physical and the virtual server from a customer’s perspective. We will also try to debunk some of the myths along the way. Hopefully, this will help individuals and companies make better decisions when purchasing a server.

How to setup JAVA Environment Variables on Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 07:21:17 PM
Most of us still getting confusion to Setup JAVA Environment Variable in Linux. Hit our link for further details

KDE Plasma 5.8.5 released

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 06:06:57 PM
KDE team has announced the point release for their KDE Plasma 5.8 build, KDE Plasma 5.8.5 has been announced just a moment ago.Basically, this point update is a bugfix update with some bugs fixed, found in the previous release so far.[.....]

Sometimes My Office Goes with Me

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 04:52:37 PM
A year or so ago, I wrote a short article titled "Network GoBag". During the past year, I've gotten lots of email about that bagand actually quite a few questions about working while traveling ingeneral.

Science Needs an Upgrade to ‘Open’

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:38:17 PM
For too long, much of our science has been kept behind doors that are both closed and locked. It's past time to bring openness to science, in much the same way we're bringing openness to software.

How to Play DVDs in Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 02:30:39 PM
Due to legal implications, playing DVDs in Linux is not as straightforward as it should be. Here’s how you can configure your system to play DVDs in Linux.

Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:36:17 PM
You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat's Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it.

Magic-Device-Tool App Now Available as a Snap, Will Soon Support Lineage OS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 10:41:55 AM
Marius Quabeck, the creator of the magic-device-tool software that lets users install or replace their mobile operating systems, announced the fact that the tool is now available as a Snap.

CyanogenMod is dead. Long live LineageOS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:47:33 AM
Cyanogen has switched gears, leaving the Android variant CyanogenMod in the lurch, CyanogenMod[he]#039[/he]s developers aren't giving up. They're forking the code into LineageOS.

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.10-rc5

Things seem to be calming down a bit, and everything looks nominal. There's only been about 250 changes (not counting merges) in the last week, and the diffstat touches less than 300 files (with drivers and architecture updates being the bulk, but there's tooling, networking and filesystems in there too). Read more Also: Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal Linux 4.10-rc5 Released, Now Codenamed "Anniversary Edition"

Fedora 26 Linux to Enable TRIM for Better Performance of Encrypted SSD Disks

According to the Fedora 26 release schedule, the upcoming operating system is approaching an important milestone, namely the proposal submission deadline for system-wide changes, which is currently set for January 31. Read more Also: Fedora 26 Planning To Enable TRIM/Discard On Encrypted Disks

New CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Linux Kernel Security Updates Pushed Into Beta

CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is informing users of the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 enterprise-ready operating systems to upgrade their kernel packages immediately if they are using the Beta channel. Read more

KDE Neon Installer

  • KDE Neon Has Stylish New Install Wizard
    KDE Neon has adopted distro-agnostic Linux installer ‘Calamares’ its unstable developer edition. Calamares replaces the Canonical-developed Ubiquity installer as the default graphical installer used when installing the Ubuntu-based OS on a new machine. The stylish install wizard is already in use on a number of other KDE-based Linux distributions, including Chakra Linux and Netrunner.
  • KDE neon Inaugurated with Calamares Installer
    You voted for change and today we’re bringing change. Today we give back the installer to the people. Today Calamares 3 was released. It’s been a long standing wish of KDE neon to switch to the Calamares installer. Calamares is a distro independent installer used by various projects such as Netrunner and Tanglu. It’s written in Qt and KDE Frameworks and has modules in C++ or Python.