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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 (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.
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.
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.
The cloud industry is in a very peculiar position when it comes to the enterprise.
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 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 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.
The installation of MongoDB on a Linux VPS is very simple and today we will show you how to do that.
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!
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.
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.
The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and panels for the Collaboration Summit in February, which will cover IoT, SDN and more.
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 […]
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.
Lead commercial backer of the GraphLab analytics open source project sets a course for the future.
Panasonic will begin shipping smart TVs this year powered by Firefox OS, the open source, Linux-based operating system from Mozilla.
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.
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.
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