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Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce released

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:59:12 PM
Xfce is one of my all-time favorite Linux desktops. So I’m always happy when a new release of it is available for Linux Mint. Yes, Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce has been released and you can download it today. This version of Linux Mint comes on the heels of the release of Linux Mint 17.1 KDE.

Wine 1.7.34 Brings Support for Surround Sound and More Windows Apps

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:04:50 PM
Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.34 has been released and is packed with quite a few important improvements, besides the regular changes that are made to support applications and games from the Windows platform.

14 Excellent Free LaTeX Books

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:10:28 PM
LaTeX is a high-quality document preparation system and document markup language which was written by Leslie Lamport. It is a very mature system and has been in development for more than 20 years. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

Bio-Linux 8.0.5 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 11th of January 2015 12:33:36 PM
An updated Bio-Linux 8 version is now on the website in ISO and OVA variants. The key changes are: addresses a recent issue with the desktop failing to start on VirtualBox due to incompatible drivers; updates various packages, notably QIIME and Bowtie-Bio tools; adds the pandaseq paired end assembler; adds the updated beginner's tutorial specific to Bio-Linux 8. As usual, there is no need to download this version if you are an existing user. All updates to existing packages will be applied to your system through the update manager and new packages are all available via apt-get or Synaptic.

Database as a Service Offers a Golden Opportunity for Cloud Providers

Sunday 11th of January 2015 10:39:14 AM
The cloud industry is in a very peculiar position when it comes to the enterprise.

12 highlights from the OpenStack roadmap

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:44:52 AM
To help bring everyone up to speed, each of the major components of OpenStack recently gave short presentations to explain what their (sometimes changing) core mission is, what each project accomplished in the last release, and what they're working on for Kilo, the next release due out later this year.

GamingOnLinux's GOTY Awards, Vote for your favourite Linux game

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:50:30 AM
GamingOnLinux is running the first ever Linux Game Of The Year awards, so it's time to vote for your favourite projects to get them noticed.

CVE-2014-9034: Denial of Service Attack Proof of Concept PHP Exploit for WordPress

Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:56:08 AM
CVE-2014-9034 was published recently, highlighting an issue that “allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long password that is improperly handled during hashing” due to phpass usage.

Install MongoDB on a CentOS VPS

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:01:46 AM
The installation of MongoDB on a Linux VPS is very simple and today we will show you how to do that.

Open Source Virtual Reality, news from Steam, and more

Sunday 11th of January 2015 01:07:24 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) by Razer, old school DOS games in the browser, and more!

Manjaro Linux - Works For Me!

Saturday 10th of January 2015 11:13:02 PM
A cursory review of Manjaro KDE, by a once manic distro-hopper. New old laptop? Time to throw something easy and fun on there that's NOT Windows! Conclusion? Manjaro's better than ever, maybe a good choice even for a the novice Linux user.

‘Linux Advocates’ Throws in the Towel

Saturday 10th of January 2015 09:18:40 PM
The website Linux Advocates is no more. The site, which focused on a variety of Linux issues, went offline on January 7th with little fanfare and no advance notice. The site had been being published for two years, having gone live in early 2013.

SDN, IoT, Drones on the Menu for the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:54:13 PM
The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and panels for the Collaboration Summit in February, which will cover IoT, SDN and more.

Linux-enabled smart fridge invites cool accessory designs

Saturday 10th of January 2015 01:59:51 PM
GE and FirstBuild announced a “ChillHub” fridge with Linux-based WiFi and USB connectivity, and an SDK for community-designed, 3D-printable accessories. We’ve seen some high-tech refrigerators and washing machines over the years including a Tizen-based Samsung fridge that did not seem to make the trip to CES this year. As with Dacor’s Android-based Discovery iQ oven […]

SSH Key Management with privacyIDEA

Saturday 10th of January 2015 12:05:29 PM
In this tutorial I will show, how you can manage your SSH keys for all your servers and different user accounts. This is important, if you have more than one SSH key and it is even more important, if you a responsible for many different users with different SSH keys.

GraphLab Becomes Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine Learning Tech

Saturday 10th of January 2015 10:11:07 AM
Lead commercial backer of the GraphLab analytics open source project sets a course for the future.

Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs Coming Soon, Says Panasonic

Saturday 10th of January 2015 08:16:45 AM
Panasonic will begin shipping smart TVs this year powered by Firefox OS, the open source, Linux-based operating system from Mozilla.

Linux-powered rifle can hit targets a mile away

Saturday 10th of January 2015 06:22:23 AM
In today's open source roundup: TrackingPoint's Mile Maker Linux rifle. Plus: Microsoft and Linux in 2015, and SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver has been released.

Broken and Corrupted Raspberry Pi SD Card

Saturday 10th of January 2015 04:28:01 AM
One of my Raspberry Pi's would not boot up after a reboot. The SD card was corrupted, sadly beyond repair. This article walks you through the steps I took to try to fix the SD card, including fsck, badblocks and other filesystem utilities. It also has tips to reduce the writing on the Raspberry Pi, this to save SD cards from some amount of wear and thus possible corruption.

Top 5: A word from Dockers CEO, Linux from Scratch and more

Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:30:50 AM
This is the Opensource.com weekly Top 5! To get some more info about what this series is all about and to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won't miss a video, read last week's special New Year's edition.

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GOL Survey Results: January

Thanks to GOL reader Fedso, we now have month-by-month comparisons for the survey as well as an automated program which takes the raw survey data and makes graphs. This is pretty exciting stuff since now one of the main goals of the survey project has been achieved and we can observe trends over time. You can find the new survey for this month here. Read more

2014 was a record-breaking year for Android smartphones

Apple may be selling more iPhones than ever before, but 2014 was a record-breaking year for Android too: New analyst figures show that one billion smartphones running Google’s mobile OS were shipped over the 12 month period. That’s a rise of 30 percent over the previous year and means that 81 percent of the mobile phones shifted in 2014 were running Android. If you’re wondering why both iOS and Android can be doing so well simultaneously, it’s worth remembering that profits and market share are not the same metric — more devices run Android but Apple is raking in more of the cash. A number of different manufacturers produce Android phones of course, none of whom are doing particularly well at making money from it. Read more

CoreOS 'Rockets' Ahead With Docker Alternative

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