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In today's open source roundup: Check out the Steam Machines in Valve's hardware store. Plus: A review of Bodhi Linux 3.0, and Linux on a new Macbook?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host has been released as the open source company's main platform for running Linux containers via Docker.
A waterproof safe dropped into the deepest part of the ocean is not as 'secure' as it is useless. It's possible to overdo security and end up damaging productivity.
Mozilla will include a new SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificate checking mechanism in the upcoming Firefox 37 browser release, which is scheduled to become generally available on March 31.
Like many distros these days, Bodhi is built on top of a Ubuntu base, in this case using version 14.04 LTS as its core. However, Bodhi is anything but just another cookie cutter distro. From it’s inception back in 2012, the main purpose of the project has been to offer a Linux distribution that fully takes advantage of the lightweight but full featured and elegantly beautiful Enlightenment desktop environment.
Nicolas Dichtel and Thierry Herbelot pointed out that the directoriesin the /proc filesystem used a linked list to identify their files.But, this would be slow when /proc directories started having lots offiles, which, for example, might happen when the system needed lots ofnetwork sockets.
There are a lot of different tools such as Unetbootin and Image Writer that exist for creating bootable Linux media on a USB device. What many newer Linux users may not be aware of is that if they are creating their bootable Linux media from an existing Linux system their computer has a built in command for creating a bootable USB device.
GE’s rugged, Linux-ready COM Express Type 6 Basic module integrates AMD’s dual- or quad-core R-Series SoCs at up to 3.6GHz, and offers -40 to 85?C support. GE Intelligent Platforms’s bCOM6-L1700 is the first Linux-friendly computer-on-module we’ve seen to run AMD’s latest “Bald Eagle” R-Series system-on-chips. You get a choice of dual- or quad-core models on […]
The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is quite fast and energy saving desktop manager. It has a of of features beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE consumes the least resources when compared to other desktop managers. In this tutorial I will show you how to install LXDE on arch Linux and get started using it.
The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere. She's come a long way since 1997, when Clinton's staff bought the then-first lady a copy of the book "E-Mail for Dummies." ... every time you write something online, a third party -- Yahoo or Google or your employer -- has a copy. This is what makes what Clinton did both sneaky and, some might say, genius: Instead of setting up an email account with the government -- for example, email@example.com -- she operated a computer email server on an Internet connection that has been traced back to her family's hometown in New York.
Windows users have long been jealous of workspaces—also called virtual desktops or multiple desktops—on Linux. But many Linux desktops have hidden this feature by default in recent years. Soon, Windows users will have multiple desktop workspaces enabled by default—and many Linux users won’t. That’s crazy! Virtual desktops have long been one of the standout features of the Linux desktop, and it shouldn’t be lost. Here’s how you can get started with workspaces on Ubuntu’s Unity or another desktop environment today.
TechNexion’s Freescale i.MX6-based “PICO-IMX6″ COM offers a superset of the features of Intel’s Edison IoT module, along with partial plug-in compatibility. TechNexion, which last month joined Freescale in launching a Linux-ready, Internet of Things oriented LS1021A-IoT Gateway Reference Design, is now readying a tiny “PICO-IMX6″ computer-on-module based on the Freescale i.MX6, along with a “PICO-Dwarf” […]
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.1. Changelog: tce-load - remove extraneous ls check, apply awk patch, remove unused depi variable; tc-functions - getbasefile speedup; tce-audit, tce-load - ignore spaces in dep files; BusyBox 1.23.1 patched for modinfo, modprobe, wget and dc; BusyBox updated to 1.23.1; settime.sh - fix systems with default year not 1970; search.sh - awk patch and move common part to a function; tce-audit - awk patch. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: apps - quote the search argument, reload the list on an empty search, set a minimum size to the window, nicer resize behaviour. Several elements of X.Org 7.7 were also updated between 6.0 and 6.1 so users should use the apps GUI to check for updates and check for changed deps after upgrading.
With the final release of Samba 4.2, the last series of Samba 3 hasbeen discontinued! People still running 3.6.x or earlier,shouldconsider moving to a more recent and maintained version (4.0 - 4.2).
Open Education Week (OEW) is an annual, global event and will take place this year from March 9-13, 2015. The event aims to raise awareness and celebrate achievements of the global Open Education Movement.Open education encompasses resources, tools, and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Participation in all events during OEW, and use of all resources, is free and open to everyone.read more
Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 is an ubuntu derivatives featuring GNOME 3.14 as default desktop environment, and it also include linux kernel version 3.18.
Linus Torvalds announced a few hours ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the Linux kernel 4.0 RC3 (Release Candidate) which, according to Linus, is smaller than the previous RC version. However, it includes a fair amount of improvements, bug fixes and patches.
GDC 2015 The latest version of the Unity cross-platform game development toolkit is helping to bring advanced 3D graphics and gaming to the web, albeit in baby steps.
Some D-Link routers contain a vulnerability that leaves them open to remote attacks that can give an attacker root access, allow DNS hijacking and other attacks.
GDC 2015 Brit processor designer ARM and its gobbled subsidiary Geomerics want to shed some more light on gaming graphics – literally, with an update to Enlighten.