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Netrunner 14.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 07:56:47 PM
The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release of Netrunner 14.2 - 32bit and 64bit ISOs -, the second point-release of the 14 LTS version of Netrunner. The Netrunner 14 LTS series is based on KDE4 SC and comes with the latest updates and fixes. This includes security patches like the Kernel upgrade to 3.13.0-62, as well as software version updates like Firefox 40.0.3 and Thunderbird 31.6.0 including the Plasma Integration patches. Netrunner 14.2 also includes a new default window decoration Carbon.

Forging an Alliance for Royalty-Free Video

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 06:59:36 PM
Things are moving fast for royalty-free video codecs. A month ago, the IETF NETVC Working Group had its first meeting and two weeks ago Cisco announced Thor. Today, we’re taking the next big step in this industry-wide effort with the … Continue reading

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 06:02:25 PM
But no creepy Redmond robo-buddy for Windows 10 hold-outs – yetWe recently mused, half seriously, whether the entire point of the Windows 10 upgrade was to harvest your personal information. With Microsoft suffering from a serious case of Google envy, perhaps it felt it had some catching up to do.…

Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 05:05:14 PM
In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities. Joan's talk was a series of stories about communities who have faced a crisis and then rose above it.read more

The Death of Ubuntu's Software Center

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 04:08:03 PM
Over the past few weeks, the fate of Ubuntu's Software Center has received a lot of press. There have been ample ravings about how the Software Center is about to vanish from the face of the Earth. In reality, it's not going anywhere yet. What is changing, however, will be the ability to submit new applications or updates to existing applications. In this article, I'll explain what this means and where things will likely go from here.

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 03:10:52 PM
At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat, or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start, isn't just a 10-minute short film. It's also the Blender Institute's most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film.read more

Linux kernel 4.2 released

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 02:13:41 PM
In today's open source roundup: Linux 4.2 is out. Plus: Linux Lite 2.6 released. And how to ready yourself for Linux.

How to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 01:16:30 PM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

How to teach student sys admins

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 12:19:19 PM
Several years ago, when I was working on my Master's degree in Library Science, I took a course on Unix (Solaris) system administration. The course was supposed to involve setting up a web server on a Sun workstation, starting with a fresh, bare-metal install of the Solaris operating system and building things up from there.read more

Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 11:22:08 AM
Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern... But its older predecessors haven't escaped attention, and questions are now being asked of Windows 7 and 8's online connectivity... But a new addition has led to accusations that Windows 8 now mimics one of Windows 10's more problematic features: it reports information to Microsoft even when told not to.

What my conversation with GE taught me about open organizations

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 10:24:57 AM
Most people are familiar with university foreign exchange programs, where schools send their star students out into the world to collect experiences and learn beyond their comfort zones. Fewer people probably know that big companies have internal "executive MBA" programs their HR departments develop to help fast-track top performers (we have our own such programs here at Red Hat). Recently, I acted as a subject matter expert for a corporate executive development program with high performing General Electric (GE) executives. The day I spent with these leaders was one of my favorites here at Red Hat, and it dawned on me that this could potentially be a sharing model that Red Hat and others could use more broadly.read more

How to automatically dim your screen on Linux

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 09:27:46 AM
When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a few applications to make their daily habits a little healthier for their eyes. Among those applications, there are two which I found particularly interesting: Calise and Redshift.

As Fate & Linux Would Have It

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 08:30:35 AM
It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for. Fact is, I wasn’t exactly looking for the thing I found. I smiled, as I knew that Fate could be a wicked bitch. Her smile is often deceiving, but what the hell. She wanted to play? Great. Let’s play. I clicked “contact us” at the bottom of the website for a German and American Linux Enthusiasts club in Bamberg.

CUPS 2.1.0 Officially Released with Support for 3D Printers, IPP Everywhere, More

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 07:33:24 AM
The CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) open-source and cross-platform printing system for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems reached version 2.1 after being in development for approximately three months.

How to switch from NetworkManager to systemd-networkd on Linux

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 06:36:13 AM
In the world of Linux, adoption of systemd has been a subject of heated controversy, and the debate between its proponents and critics is still going on. As of today, most major Linux distributions have adopted systemd as a default init system. Billed as a "never finished, never complete, but tracking progress of technology" by...

Better crypto, white-box switch support in Linux 4.2

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 05:39:02 AM
Penguinistas pulling a long, cold draught of codeLinux 4.2 hit the wires yesterday, marking the end of its cycle of eight release candidates.…

Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 04:41:51 AM
Axiomtek’s fanless “NA150″ network appliance runs Linux on a Marvell Armada 370 SoC and offers five GbE ports, a 2.5-inch drive bay, and mini-PCIe wireless. The NA150 is latest addition to Axiomtek’s family of compact desktop and rack-mountable network appliances, but it appears to be the first to stray from the well-trodden x86 path. Unlike […]

GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.2 Officially Released with AMDGPU Support, More

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 03:44:40 AM
Alexandre Oliva has been proud to announce the GNU Linux-libre 4.2 kernel, based on the upstream sources of Linux kernel 4.2, which was officially released by Linus Torvalds the other day, August 30, 2015.

Fake EFF site serving espionage malware was likely active for 3+ weeks

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 02:47:29 AM
A spear-phishing campaign some researchers say is linked to the Russian government masqueraded as the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an attempt to infect targets with malware that collects passwords and other sensitive data.

Configure NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 01:50:18 AM
NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding is also known as Network bonding. It can be defined as the aggregation or combination of multiple NIC into a single bond interface.

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EXT4 Updates Are Pretty Boring For Linux 4.3

The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.3 kernel. There isn't much to the EXT4 updates for Linux 4.3 besides clean-ups and fixes. Ted Ts'o wrote in the pull request, "Pretty much all bug fixes and clean ups for 4.3, after a lot of features and other churn going into 4.2." Read more

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