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Linux Real Time scenarios & Issues with their solutions

Sunday 14th of June 2015 06:56:21 AM
List of Linux Real Time scenarios & Issues with their solutions

How to Install Trident on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Sunday 14th of June 2015 05:01:59 AM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Trident on an Ubuntu VPS. Trident is one of the best open source social content management platforms. It is used to create responsive, highly customizable and easy to manage social network websites.

BlackBerry on Android? It makes perfect sense

Sunday 14th of June 2015 03:07:37 AM
Secure, well-managed, compatible with apps – think about it. Four months ago, BlackBerry announced it was porting key features of its BlackBerry OS software to Android and iOS – stuff like its onscreen keyboard, Universal Search, and the notification Hub.

Ubuntu's Unity 8 and Mir Get Another Massive, Exciting New Update

Sunday 14th of June 2015 01:13:15 AM
Kevin Gunn dropped an email on June 12 informing us about an exciting new update for the Unity 8 and Mir technologies of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

KDE Frameworks 5.11.0 released

Saturday 13th of June 2015 11:18:53 PM
Version 5.11.0 of KDE Frameworks has been released. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe issues call for papers

Saturday 13th of June 2015 09:24:31 PM
The Linux Foundation has issued a call for papers for Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which this year joins LinuxCon + CloudOpen in Dublin from Oct. 5-7. Like last year, the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon Europe show is being co-located with CloudOpen Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, with a single registration. This year the show moves […]

Ouya's potential acquisition, Steam's Summer Sale, and more open gaming news

Saturday 13th of June 2015 07:30:09 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Ouya's potential acquisition, Steam's Summer Sale, new Linux games, and more!Open gaming roundup: June 7 - 13, 2015read more

Parrot unleashes 13 new Linux based mini-drones

Saturday 13th of June 2015 05:35:47 PM
Parrot revealed 13 new Linux-based mini-drones including new jumping and airborne models with headlights, an airborne cargo quadcopter, and a hydrofoil. Parrot’s 13 new mini-drones expand upon last year’s similarly toy-like Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. The products are all selling for 199 Euros ($220) or less in France. By comparison, Parrot’s higher end AR.Drone […]

In Search of SELF in the Queen City

Saturday 13th of June 2015 03:41:25 PM
One thing he said really did catch my attention: “Overseas they don’t really trust proprietary software anymore.” Yup. I’ve been saying that here on FOSS Force for a while — like from the moment Snowden began giving us the lowdown on the NSA. I got a chance to ask him about that later on. He said that he and some of his open source business cronies were talking about that recently. He said the Snowden revelations are costing the proprietary guys and gals billions. I said that might explain Microsoft’s new Transparency Center in Belgium.

LibreOffice 5.0 to Offer Microsoft Word-Compatible Text Highlighting

Saturday 13th of June 2015 01:47:03 PM
The Document Foundation published recently details about the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta release of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 open-source office suite.

OpenSSL releases seven patches for seven vulns

Saturday 13th of June 2015 11:52:41 AM
Users are being urged to upgrade OpenSSL to prevent eavesdroppers listening to otherwise encrypted connections undermined through the LogJam vulnerability thought to be the NSA's crypto-cracking tool of choice.

Install Symphony CMS on an Ubuntu VPS

Saturday 13th of June 2015 09:58:19 AM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Symphony CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Symphony CMS is a XSLT-powered open source content management system which enables users to create and manage websites and web applications.

Eurocom Unveils 13-Inch Ultraportable Ubuntu Laptop for Students and Professionals

Saturday 13th of June 2015 08:03:57 AM
Eurocom announced the immediate availability of the EUROCOM M4 Ultraportable laptop powered by Ubuntu Linux.

Install Adminer on a CentOS VPS

Saturday 13th of June 2015 06:09:35 AM
Adminer is a database management tool written in PHP. It is similar to phpMyAdmin and it is developed to improve security, user experience, performance etc.

Top 5: Cat in the video! Linux computer for immigrants, and more

Saturday 13th of June 2015 04:15:13 AM
Welcome to another edition of the weekly Top 5!First, a few more

Take a Look Inside Cirrus7 Nimbini, the Most Beautiful Ubuntu Mini PC

Saturday 13th of June 2015 02:20:51 AM
The Cirrus7 Nimbini mini PC is probably one of the most beautiful and powerful mini-PCs available right now that ship with Ubuntu. The German company that builds them has shown us how that amazing aluminium case looks on the inside.

Sandwich-style dev board runs Linux on Zynq-7000

Saturday 13th of June 2015 12:26:29 AM
MYIR’s new sandwich-style dev board mixes a Linux-ready, Zynq-based COM with 4GB eMMC with a carrier board that has USB, GbE, HDMI, PMOD, and FMC I/O. Like MYIR’s Z-Turn Board SBC, the MYC-C7Z010/20 computer-on-module, which plugs into a MYD-C7Z010/20 baseboard to form a sandwich-style SBC, runs Linux on a Xilinx Zynq system-on-chip. You can choose […]

CFP Jam & LinuxFest Northwest Goes Hollywood

Friday 12th of June 2015 11:29:18 PM
LinuxFest Northwest has had a brush with fame in the Michael Mann movie “Blackhat” which came out earlier this year. The protagonist in the movie, with his trusty Toshiba, has a stack of magazines next to his laptop and, lo and behold, one of those has to be a Linux magazine (I’m guessing Linux Pro, which ran full-page ads for Linux expos on a regular basis — but again, that’s a guess) because the back page ad is for LinuxFest Northwest. Of course, unless you are familiar with the ad, you may not recognize it, but for those who are observant can see the Linux totem associated with the Bellingham show.

5tFTW: FUDCon in India, Summit in Boston, plus Quality Assurance, Release Engineering, and Env & Stacks

Friday 12th of June 2015 10:32:07 PM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links. Here are the five things... Continue Reading →

The Citadel reveals open data findings

Friday 12th of June 2015 09:34:56 PM
The United Nations has proactively researched and promoted open government data across the globe for close to five years now. The Open Data Institute maintains that open data can help "unlock supply, generate demand, and create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues." McKinsey & Company report that "seven sectors alone could generate more than $3 trillion a year in additional value as a result of open data."read more

More in Tux Machines

Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

The first release candidate for Kodi 15 has arrived. Kodi 15 is building up many new features from Android 4K@60Hz support to adaptive seeking support to Android H.265 support to many other updates and additions. Read more

7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far)

One of the great things about open source is its reach beyond just the software we use. Open source isn’t just about taking principled stands, it's about making things better for the world around us. It helps spread new ideas by letting anyone with an interest modify and replicate those ideas in their own communities. In this collection, let’s take a look back at some of the best articles we’ve shared this year about the ways that open source is making an impact on communities and improving the lives of people across the world. Read more

Exclusive interview with Hans de Raad

In my daily life (both personal and professional) I use open source for just about anything, from LibreOffice to Drupal, Kolab, Piwik, Apache, KDE, etc. Being part of the communities of these projects for me is a very special extra dimension that creates a lot of extra motivation and satisfaction. For me, open source isn’t so much of a choice it is simply the standard. Read more

today's leftovers

  • OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions
    There will eventually be two distinct versions... a free version and a commercial version. So far as I can tell they currently call it Virtuozzo 7 but in a comparison wiki page they use the column names Virtuozzo 7 OpenVZ (V7O) and Virtuozzo 7 Commercial (V7C). The original OpenVZ, which is still considered the stable OpenVZ release at this time based on the EL6-based OpenVZ kernel, appears to be called OpenVZ Legacy.
  • Libdrm 2.4.62 Is An Important Update For Open-Source GPU Drivers
    Libdrm 2.4.62 was released this week as a significant update to this DRM library for interfacing between the kernel DRM drivers and user-space.
  • X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18
  • KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3
    Today KDE released the second stability update for KDE Applications 15.04. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.
  • Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland
  • KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland
  • KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs
  • Qt 5.5 Officially Released
  • KStars Observers Management patched
    This update is a little break from my current GSoC project so i won’t talk about my progress just yet. I will talk about the current observers management dialog that is currently active in KStars. Basically, an observation session requires observer information like first name, last name and contact. Currently, an observer could be added only from the settings menu so i thought that it would be more intuitive if this functionality was placed in a more appropirate place and a proper GUI was to be implemented for a better user experience.
  • The Kubuntu Podcast Team is on a roll
    Building on their UOS Hangout, the Kubuntu Podcast Team has created their second Hangout, featuring Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan, Aaron Honeycutt, and Rick Timmis, discussing What is Kubuntu?
  • Road so far
  • July Update for KDE Applications 15.04
    Today, the KDE Community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.04.3. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.
  • KDE ActivityManager in Emacs
    Today I whipped up a small Emacs minor-mode to interface with KDE's ActivityManager system. It's my first minor-mode and it's janky as fuck right now, but I'm going to expand on it to eventually be able to filter, for example, to just buffers that are linked to your current activity, pushing me towards a long-standing goal of mine to create a system which flows with what I'm doing, rather than forcing me in to its workflow.
  • Convergence through Divergence
    This time around, I’m adding a mechanism that allows us to list plugins, applications (and the general “service”) specific for a given form factor. In normal-people-language, that means that I want to make it possible to specify whether an application or plugin should be shown in the user interface of a given device. Let’s look at an example: KMail. KMail has two user interfaces, the desktop version, a traditional fat client offering all the features that an email client could possibly have, and a touch-friendly version that works well on devices such as smart phones and tablets. If both are installed, which should be shown in the user interface, for example the launcher? The answer is, unfortunately: we can’t really tell as there currently is no scheme to derive this information from in a reliable way. With the current functionality that is offered by KDE Frameworks and Plasma, we’d simply list both applications, they’re both installed and there is no metadata that could possibly tell us the difference.
  • smarter status hiding
    In heavily populated IRC channels such as #debian on Freenode, a lot of idle IRC users are joining and leaving every couple of seconds. At the moment, we display a status message for every user in the room which in some cases results in a lot of visual noise.
  • Photos: future plans
    This is the third in my series of blog posts about the latest generation of GNOME application designs. In this post, I’m going to talk about Photos. Out of the applications I’ve covered, this is the one that has the most new design work.
  • West Coast Summit
    This is the last day of the GNOME West Coast Summit, and for the past three days we’ve been working and discussing topics...
  • OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake
    With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.
  • Good bye credativ [moving to Red Hat]
  • Hello Red Hat
    In my new position I will be a Solutions Architect – so basically a sales engineer, thus the one talking to the customers on a more technical level, providing details or proof of concepts where they need it.
  • Oracle Linux 6 Administration Professional Certification Now Released
  • Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT
    At Red Hat, our IT organization is working with each of our business partners to help them develop digital strategies and solutions to enable them (and us) to be more effective. We’re investing in the deployment of new communication and collaboration tools in the organization. And we’re trying to better understand the needs of our end users as individuals rather than solely as a part of sales or as a part of marketing. We’re building an internal consulting capability so that we can help our end users be more efficient and effective in their jobs as a community of associates, in addition to being part of a business function.
  • RHEL for SAP HANA now on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Will Bring Interesting New Features
    As you may know, Canonical has released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update and while ago, and now is working at implementing new features for the OTA-5 Update, which should get released in mid-July, if it does not get delayed for some reasons.
  • The 1TB UbuTab Ubuntu Tablet Is A SCAM!
  • How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
    Linux users install most of their software directly from a centralized package repository managed by their Linux distribution of choice. This is a convenient, one-stop shop place to get your software—but what if the repository doesn’t have the program you need, or you want a newer version? For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, that’s where personal package archives come in.
  • Linux Mint 17.2 officially released
    Well, it’s here. Linux Mint 17.2 is now available for download. Currently only the Cinnamon and MATE releases are out and other editions will launch later. For users on 17.0 or 17.1 more announcements will follow next week when the update is made available for those users as an upgrade. It’s not clear yet whether 17.0 users will be able to choose to go to 17.1 or 17.2 or whether 17.2 will be the single destination those users can jump to.
  • Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors
    Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
  • Data Translation Offers Real Time ARM-Based Data Acquisition Module
  • Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom
    X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support.
  • Firefox 39 Has Been Delayed A Few Days Due To A “Last Minute Stability Issue”
  • Engine Yard's Deis Launches Support for its PaaS
    This year, Engine Yard bought Deis, an open source Platform-as-a-Service project. It provides a PaaS that can rub on public clouds, private clouds, or bare metal. Starting now, Engine Yard will offer its well-known support options to companies that want Deis support.
  • Elastic puts its open-source Big Data search engine in the cloud
    The Netherlands’ Elastic BV is ticking another item off the fairly narrow list of ways to monetize open-source software with the launch of new hosted implementations of its hugely popular free search engine for unstructured data that offer a simpler alternative to manual deployment. The launch couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security
    Well, it’s probably no shock to you that the security industry can’t agree on a definition of security. Imagine if the horse industry couldn’t agree on what is a horse. Yes, it’s like that.
  • UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends
    Those contacts include their (nee Hotmail) contacts, Skype contacts and, with an opt-in, their Facebook friends. There is method in the Microsoft madness – it saves having to shout across the office or house “what’s the Wi-Fi password?” – but ease of use has to be teamed with security. If you wander close to a wireless network, and your friend knows the password, and you both have Wi-Fi Sense, you can now log into that network.