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A new open source database, open source firmware on TP-Link routers, and more news

Saturday 6th of August 2016 07:02:46 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Attic Labs' new open source database, open source firmware on TP-Link routers, and more.Open source news roundup for July 31-August 6, 2016read more

How to move VirtualBox VMs from one drive to another

Saturday 6th of August 2016 05:08:24 PM
How many times have you been in a situation where the drive housing your VirtualBox virtual machines ran out of space? Or maybe you were simply migrating from one server or drive to another? When that happened, you may have discovered that VirtualBox doesn't have a built-in tool to help you move those VMs. It is, however, possible...albeit a bit convoluted.

Raspberry Pi Zero sized HAT has four sensors with 10 variables

Saturday 6th of August 2016 03:14:02 PM
Pimeroni’s Enviro pHAT is a $20 Raspberry Pi HAT add-on that provides sensors including temperature/pressure, light/color, motion, and ADC. The Enviro pHAT, available at Pimeroni in the UK and Adafruit in the US, is a Raspberry Pi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on with four multipurpose sensors that provide up to 10 different sensor variables. […]

Some Users Say Windows 10 Anniversary Update Hosed Their Partitions

Saturday 6th of August 2016 01:19:40 PM
A handful of reports surfacing on social media suggest, anecdotally, that the Windows 10 anniversary may interfere with, affect and even delete other partitions on the same disk.

Top 5: Alternatives to Evernote, Revenge of Linux, and more

Saturday 6th of August 2016 09:30:56 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to Evernote, a my Linux story from Brazil, thoughts on and a list of graphic design tools, part 5 of Seth Kenlon's Git series, and a guide to bug fixes that goes beyond triage.

LFCE Prep Course: System Services (Part 5)

Saturday 6th of August 2016 07:36:34 AM
Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Training Course sneak peek blog. In today’s offering, we look at commands for starting, stopping system services using init, upstart, and systemd, and managing transient system services with xinetd.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Delayed for September 7, to Bring Android 6.0 BSP Support

Saturday 6th of August 2016 05:42:12 AM
A new OTA (Over the Air) update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system is in development for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices, the OTA-13, which should land in the first week of September 2016.

5 Best Linux Distributions To Recover Dead Computers Data (Linux Data Recovery)

Saturday 6th of August 2016 03:47:50 AM
Hay! Linux newbies. Have you ever corrupted your Computer while you're experimenting something? I am sure you would have. It often happens that you wanna try out new commands, or install beta updates that crash your computer on the very next restart. In this article, I'll walk you through the 5 Linux distributions that can work as Linux data recovery tools. So let's get started

IBM’s Linux Birthday, Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ PSA & More…

Saturday 6th of August 2016 01:53:28 AM
Also included: FCC requires TP-Link to allow users to install open source firmware on routers, five new distro releases, new releases of LibreOffice and KDE Plasma, and Microsoft releases Skype 1.3 Alpha for Linux.

Tor Is Released

Friday 5th of August 2016 11:59:06 PM
The latest version of the Tor project was released this week, offeringgreater security and anonymity to individuals and organizations. Here'swhy you should care.

Total System Backup and Recall with DEJA  Dup

Friday 5th of August 2016 10:04:44 PM
You probably already know of rsync and other command-line tools that enable Linux to handle backups in incredibly flexible ways. But, what if you prefer a GUI for such tasks? Where do you turn?

Install Tomcat 9 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Friday 5th of August 2016 08:50:24 PM
Apache Tomcat (previously known as Jakarta Tomcat) or simply Tomcat, is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

How to Install and Configure PostgreSQL Replication with Hot Standby on Ubuntu 15.04

Friday 5th of August 2016 07:36:04 PM
In this tutorial, we I will show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL replication by using hot standby mode. PostgreSQL or Postgres is an open source object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with more than 15 years of active development. It's a powerful database server and can handle high workloads.

Never Trust a Found USB Drive, Black Hat Demo Shows Why

Friday 5th of August 2016 06:21:44 PM
Does dropping an infected USB drive in a parking work when it comes to a hacker luring its prey into a digital trap? The answer is a resounding yes. At Black Hat USA, security researcher Elie Bursztein shared the results of an experiment where he dropped 297 USB drives with phone-home capabilities on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

Getting started with Tails, the encrypted, leave-no-trace operating system

Friday 5th of August 2016 05:07:24 PM
Tails, an encrypted and anonymous OS that bundles widely used open source privacy tools on a tiny device, is one of the most secure operating systems in the world. The Linux distribution rose to popularity when it was revealed Edward Snowden relied on Tails to secure his identity while sharing NSA secrets with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. In the past half decade, Tails has been embraced as an essential security suite by journalists, hackers, and IT workers.

The Joy of Linux Desktops

Friday 5th of August 2016 03:53:04 PM
An ode to the flexibility of Linux desktop environments. If you've ever had to decide between working at home or at a coffee shop, you know the idea of choosing a work space is important. Linux desktops give that same kind of choice and flexibility to your operating system.

Managing Encrypted Backups in Linux, Part 2

Friday 5th of August 2016 02:38:44 PM
In part 1, we learned how to make simple automated unencrypted and encrypted backups. In this article, I will show you how to fine-tune your file selection, and how to backup your encryption keys.

Creating affordable solutions with open source tools

Friday 5th of August 2016 01:24:24 PM
Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers, in particular, often turn to open source as a way to deliver services without having to reinvent the wheel. I recently found out about Digital Deployment, a civic web solution provider in Sacramento, that leverages open source, and so I asked them to share their story with more

Blackberry enters a new era, files 105-page patent lawsuit against Avaya

Friday 5th of August 2016 12:10:04 PM
BlackBerry has filed a patent lawsuit (PDF) against internet telephony firm Avaya. The dispute marks a turning point for Blackberry, which pushed into the Android market last year but has been struggling. In making its case that Avaya should pay royalties, BlackBerry's focus is squarely on its rear-view mirror. The firm argues that it should be paid for its history of innovation going back nearly 20 years.

More in Tux Machines

5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?