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The Tails development team proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the final Tails 2.0 build, the most promising release of the amnesic incognito live system.
In this short video, Daniel Farrell tells us about Vagrant, a tool for working with Virtual Machines (VMs). A modular framework, even. Farrell tells us that it starts with a Vagrant file, simple commands, and working in the shell.But what’s so great about it? Vagrant is a cross-platform tool and it does networking out-of-the-box. It also solves problems in a modular way.Farrell also explains two key concepts—provisioners and providers—and why teams should use this tool when working with VMs.read more
ExTiX LXQt is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. LXQt 0.10.0 (not in Ubuntu’s repositories) is used as the desktop environment. All packages have been updated to the latest version by 16-01-20. Kernel 4.4.0-0-exton is used (kernel.org's kernel 4.4). Ubuntu 15.10 uses kernel 4.2. Google Chrome is used as web browser, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies.
The MCA announced its Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework (OpenAMP) for Linux multicore development, with support from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx. The Multicore Association (MCA) formally unveiled its open source “Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework” (OpenAMP), and announced a working group to establish standardization of the multicore development framework. The working group will expand and […]
The Ubuntu Touch team at Canonical announced earlier the release schedule for the upcoming OTA software updates for Ubuntu Phone devices, and we promised to give you guys more info on the whereabouts of the OTA-9 update.
Our series of articles by Google Code In students continues with a review of educational applications GCompris by Sergey Popov.
A change in the Linux Foundation's by-laws has prompted questions about its attitudes toward VMware and open source community organizations.
A new Alpha is supposed to make an appearance this week for Ubuntu flavors, but developers don't seem to have expressed an interest for it.
Updates all round for LinuxONE, including Ubuntu. IBM’s Linux on the mainframe portfolio has had a mid-winter brush up, with new tools and a 50 per cent increase in the number of Linux flavours it supports.
Mozilla adds push notification support and provides 11 security advisories with its latest open-source browser release.
Whatsapp was initially designed to work on mobile phones. As in Telegram and other mobile messengers, your account with Whatsapp is your phone number. But does it mean that a mobile device is the only way to use Whatsapp? As in the Telegram case, the answer is "no".
A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of azero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic asthe report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable.
When most people think about mainframes, they tend to think about big iron that is very stable, though it isn't particularly agile or flexible. That's a myth that IBM is now aiming to dispel through the rapid pace of both hardware and software innovation it is landing on the LinuxONE class of mainframes.
Also in today's open source roundup: Why one writer dumped Windows and switched to Linux 13 years ago, and Amazon wants its Android OEMs to integrate its services into their phones.
Government organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere should prefer open source software and open standards over proprietary applications like Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Linux is maybe the least popular platform for gamers, however the interest to set up and configure gamepads on it has sparked, especially since Valve's decision to make multiple game titles available for Linux on Steam. In this quick guide, I will showcase how to disable xpad, how to replace it with more capable drivers, and how to calibrate and configure your gamepad on Linux.
Cray has signed a $36m deal to upgrade and expand the supercomputers used by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
It recently occurred to me that I've been running Linux on my computers for about thirteen years. I'll be the first to admit, it doesn't seem all that long ago. But as I reflected upon my switch over to Linux, I began to realize that there wasn't a single event that pushed me over to the Linux desktop. In reality, it was a series of events and discoveries. This article will explain how my switch to Linux came to pass.
A analysis of Red Hat's (the company and the stock) prospects for the upcoming year
Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux now lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites if you give them permission. This is similar to Web notifications, except now you can receive notifications for websites even when they’re not loaded … Continue reading