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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.
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
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.
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.
Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon GO released for Android, and will 2-in-1 Windows PCs destroy Android tablets?
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.
A Linux-friendly solution to retrieving, graphing and saving GPS data from a bike GPS tracker. But not using the expected solution.
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).
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.
“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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.