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It's Easier to Ask Forgiveness...

Friday 8th of May 2015 01:49:10 AM
...than to understand Linux permissions! Honestly though, that's not really true. Linux permissions are simple and elegant, and once you understand them, they're easy to work with. Octal notation gets a little funky, but even that makes sense once you understand why it exists.

LibreOffice 4.4.3 Officially Released with 80 Fixes, LibreOffice 5.0 on Its Way

Friday 8th of May 2015 12:51:59 AM
The Document Foundation has just announced that LibreOffice 4.4.3 has been released and is now available for download. It's a maintenance release with not so many improvements, but it's here and it will land in repositories soon enough.

Playing Windows Games on Linux Is Easier with PlayOnLinux 4.2.7

Thursday 7th of May 2015 11:54:48 PM
The developers behind the popular PlayOnLinux project, an open-source and cross-platform application that has been designed from the ground up to act as a user-friendly interface to the well-known Wine project, released PlayOnLinux 4.2.7.

Best Linux distro for game development?

Thursday 7th of May 2015 10:57:37 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which Linux distro should a game developer use? Plus: A review of the LG G4 Android phone. And Samsung delays launch of the Gear A round smartwatch.

WordPress Upgraded to Fix Security Holes

Thursday 7th of May 2015 10:00:26 PM
Website publishers using the popular free and open source WordPress content management system (CMS) woke up this morning to find that their sites had been upgraded to version 4.2.2. Users who’s sites somehow missed being automatically upgraded are urged to update immediately, as this update addresses several important security issues.

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.7, Chromixium 1.0 and OpenBSD 5.7

Thursday 7th of May 2015 09:03:15 PM
You've heard of Chrome OS (the base operating system for Chromebooks) and we all know Ubuntu - what do you get when you attempt to combine the two? OpenBSD 5.7 was released on April 30 and is the 38th release from the *nix/BSD distro.

Canonical Demos Unity 8, It's Already Looking like a Proper Desktop

Thursday 7th of May 2015 07:06:22 PM
Unity 8 is the next iteration of the desktop environment that powers the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It's still under development, but the Ubuntu developers have presented a short demo during one of the Ubuntu Online Summit sessions.

How OpenStack gets translated

Thursday 7th of May 2015 06:09:11 PM
In order for an open source project to have a truly global reach, it must reach its users in their native tongue. OpenStack is no different. In order to bring open source cloud computing to countries around the world, a dedicated team of individuals helps translate both the project itself and its documentation into the native language of numerous peoples.read more

AMD’s new ARM processors

Thursday 7th of May 2015 05:12:00 PM
AMD's new Opteron A1100 processors based on 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 designs will ship in the 2nd half of 2015.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3

Thursday 7th of May 2015 04:14:49 PM
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

Mozilla Thunderbird 38.0 Will Bring Yahoo! Messenger Support, Lightning Integration

Thursday 7th of May 2015 03:17:38 PM
Believe it or not, the folks at Mozilla are working hard these days to bring you a major update to one of the best open source and cross-platform email, news, and chat clients on the market.

Microsoft's new secure boot strategy will suit Linux firms

Thursday 7th of May 2015 02:20:27 PM
Linux companies Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical will benefit from the decision by Microsoft to suggest that OEMs not provide a means of turning off secure boot on PCs running Windows 10.

The Weather Company relies on Drupal to manage content

Thursday 7th of May 2015 01:23:16 PM
After helping to put the dot in .com by building and configuring enterprise class solutions with WorldCom as a Sun hardware and software engineer, Jason Smith went on to AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the publishers of the journal Science) to direct the technical needs of the education directorate.read more

Low profile mini-PC runs Linux on Haswell CPUs

Thursday 7th of May 2015 12:26:05 PM
Giada’s compact i200 mini-PC for thin client and signage runs Linux on a 4th Gen Intel Core, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and automated scheduling features. These days you’re more likely to find mini-PCs that run Android, typically billed as media players, than mini-PCs that run other Linux distributions. Some, such as the SolidRun Cubox-I 4X4, […]

RDO KIlo Set up Two KVMs Nodes (Controller+Compute) ML2&OVS&VXLAN on CentOS 7.1

Thursday 7th of May 2015 11:28:54 AM
Following below a (tutorial for a) simple two node Controller&&Network and Compute test for oncoming RDO Kilo, which was performed on Fedora 21 host with KVM/Libvirt Hypervisor (16 GB RAM, i5-4690 Intel CPU,ASUS Z97-P Board). Two VMs (6 GB RAM, 2 VCPUS) have been setup , each one having 2 VNICs (eth0,eth1) for Controller and Compute Nodes emulation.

Massive Ubuntu Touch Update Coming to Phones and Tablets This Summer

Thursday 7th of May 2015 10:31:43 AM
We reported the other day that the Ubuntu Touch developers had a great session during the Ubuntu Online Summit for the next major release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

Canonical to Support Two Ubuntu Versions, One Based on Deb and One on Snappy

Thursday 7th of May 2015 09:34:32 AM
Canonical is bringing some very significant changes to Ubuntu and that includes a new way of packaging and maintaining the system. That being said, the company will continue to provide support for both the .deb based and .snap based Ubuntu systems for a long time.

Install Question2Answer on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Thursday 7th of May 2015 08:37:21 AM
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Question2Answer on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Question2Answer is an open source question-answer system written in PHP, used by over 14,000 sites in 40 languages.

Red Hat: Meet Chacha20 and Poly1305

Thursday 7th of May 2015 07:40:10 AM
The wait is over, we finally completed the OpenSSL 1.0.2a port to Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. As an added bonus, GOST, ChaCha20 and Poly1305 are provided part of the available ciphers list.

Systemd hee hee: Jesse Debian gallops (slowly) into view

Thursday 7th of May 2015 06:42:59 AM
But your server bits get rustled, cowboyReview The Debian Project may not be that slow with new releases, but sometimes it feels like it. The project typically releases a new version "when it's ready," which seems to work out to about once every two years lately.…

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I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy? Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here. Read more

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