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VirtualBox 5.1 Is Just Around the Corner, First Release Candidate Up for Grabs

Friday 8th of July 2016 02:50:32 AM
Oracle has had the pleasure of announcing that the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 virtualization software is available for public testing.

3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher

Friday 8th of July 2016 01:47:38 AM
A few weeks ago, I confessed that I still hadn't fully moved to the paperless utopia I had imagined I would be living in by this point.As I've thought through it more, it's the long tail of paper that's holding me back. Sure, almost all of my communications are electronic these days, and my scanner makes quick work of almost everything that comes to me in a dead tree format.read more

Using Blender as Video Editing Software on Linux

Friday 8th of July 2016 12:44:44 AM
Blender ... is extremely polished, powerful, and featureful. But, video editing is not the primary job of Blender; it is intended for use as 3D animation software that doubles as a video editor. That means Blender can be a bit intimidating to a new user; it was to me. But, once you understand the basics, you will enjoy the power of Blender.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Gives an Inside Look at the Largest, Fastest Software Project of All

Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:41:50 PM
What has 21 million lines of code, 4000 contributors, and more changes per day than most software projects have in months, or even years? The Linux kernel, of course. In this video, Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an inside view of how the largest, fastest software project of all absorbs so many changes while maintaining a high level of quality and stability.

Will Linux run well on a MacBook?

Thursday 7th of July 2016 10:38:56 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon GO released for Android, and will 2-in-1 Windows PCs destroy Android tablets?

Linux Mint 18 improves security, but at a cost

Thursday 7th of July 2016 09:36:02 PM
Version 18 of the popular Ubuntu derivative Linux Mint was released in late June, bringing with it a much-needed emphasis on security, and a refocusing of organizational resources to deliver a more polished distribution. While Linux Mint 18 moves in a positive direction overall, the direction that founder and project leader Clement Lefebvre envisions is likely to raise some eyebrows.

GPS for Linux

Thursday 7th of July 2016 08:33:08 PM
A Linux-friendly solution to retrieving, graphing and saving GPS data from a bike GPS tracker. But not using the expected solution.

How to install ProFTPD with TLS on CentOS 7.2

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:30:14 PM
This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of ProFTPD on a CentOS 7.2 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for Unix and Linux operating systems and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL).

DIY Mobile Backup Device for Photographers

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:27:20 PM
Backup anxiety syndrome is not a real medical condition, but as a photographer, you might be familiar with the main symptom all too well: the constant worry about keeping your photos safe, especially when you are traveling.

Taming the Chaos of Modern Caches

Thursday 7th of July 2016 05:24:26 PM
“If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep.” Despite this warning from ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland at his recent Embedded Linux Conference presentation, Stale Data, or How We (Mis-)manage Modern Caches, it was actually kind of an eye opener -- at least as far as cache management presentations go.

What is Git?

Thursday 7th of July 2016 04:21:32 PM
Welcome to my series on learning how to use the Git version control system! In this introduction to the series, you will learn what Git is for and who should use it.read more

How to automatically execute shell script at startup boot on systemd Linux

Thursday 7th of July 2016 03:18:38 PM
The following config will discuss a basic example on how to execute shell script during a boot time on systemd Linux. There maybe various reason why you might want to execute shell script during Linux startup like for example to start a particular custom service, check disk space, create a backup etc.

Install LAMP Stack ( Apache, MariaDB, php, phpMyAdmin) on Fedora 24

Thursday 7th of July 2016 02:15:44 PM
Install LAMP Stack ( Apache, MariaDB, php, phpMyAdmin) on Fedora 24

Managing networks in a software-defined future

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:12:50 PM
Most in our industry have heard dramatic descriptions of the ways that software-defined networking (SDN) is set to change IP networks. Monitoring and managing those networks is an essential function, but not a glamorous one. If it's part of your responsibilities, you may have given little thought to the impact SDN will have on your work.read more

uNav GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Now Offers Offline Maps, Convergence

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:09:56 PM
Marcos Costales has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of a new update of his uNav GPS navigator app for Ubuntu Phone devices.

Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:07:02 AM
Google released a new batch of Android patches on Wednesday, fixing over 100 flaws in Android's own components and in chipset-specific drivers from different manufacturers.

Huge double boxset of Android patches lands after Qualcomm disk encryption blown open

Thursday 7th of July 2016 10:04:08 AM
What a coincidence. Google has released two bundles of Android security patches this month: a smaller one to handle bugs in the operating system, and a larger package that tackles a raft of driver-level issues, particularly with Qualcomm's hardware.

How To Access And Adjust UEFI Boot Settings

Thursday 7th of July 2016 09:01:14 AM
This guide provides an overview of the UEFI settings screen, including how to display the boot manager, adjust fast boot and understand the boot options.

LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It’s Almost Deja vu All Over Again

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:58:19 AM
It's easy to be tempted to draw a parallel between the recent fork of ownCloud by Nextcloud and The Document Foundation's fork of OpenOffice six years ago. Slight differences are there, but they're probably meaningless.

SUSE Expands its Linux Offerings on Microsoft Azure

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:55:25 AM
SUSE and Microsoft are extending their decade old partnership into the cloud. Today the two companies announced that SUSE has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and the Microsoft Test Drive program.

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