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Why Linux is More Practical Than OS X

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 03:33:59 PM
OS X is a solid operating system for those who enjoy Apple's vision of the ideal desktop. It offers access to pro-level applications that many industries rely on. Yet it isn't always the most practical operating system for the casual end user. In fact, in some cases, it's completely overkill.

Turning Off the Mute Button

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 02:36:48 PM
Some of you have reminded me that there is a good assortment of text to speech applications for Linux, especially in the mobile market, such as Android and the iExperience. Granted, for both examples, but we are needing an application that can either come preinstalled or be easily installed on almost any Linux distribution. That leads us back to the plentiful choices within the Linuxsphere you feel the need to mention. Yes, there are a lot of them, but when it all gets boiled down, they all share one simple trait.

How to monitor free disk space at Amazon EC2 with Cloud Watch

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 01:39:37 PM
Amazon AWS is a great platform to develop a Cloud Infrastrucutre, it supposedly covers every aspect that is needed for a whole IT infrastructure and provides also a nice monitoring tool named Cloud Watch. Today I will show you how to monitor free disk space with Cloud watch.

Appeals court: Newegg can’t get fees from notorious patent troll

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 12:42:26 PM
Online retailer Newegg has developed a reputation for fighting hard against the kind of non-practicing patent holders often called "patent trolls." Now a long fight against one such entity, called SFA Systems, has reached a conclusion, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied (PDF) Newegg's request to have its legal fees paid.

News: Linux Top 3: VirtualBox 5, Point Linux 3.0 and OpenSUSE Leap 42.x

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 10:48:04 AM
Popular tool for Linux virtualization gets a big new release

Linux Foundation serves up a tasty dish of BUGS

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 08:53:42 AM
Lots of important tools get no developer love, which makes Linux a bit more riskyThe Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has completed its first-pass survey of the Linux toolset, and is highlighting which tools are most at risk.…

Effective IPR Policies and Standards Organization Success

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 06:59:20 AM
Once upon a time, if you asked a standards setting organization what its intellectual property policy rights policy was, you’d get a simple answer: “We own the copyright in everything we produce.” Oh, to return to the good old days.

Linux-friendly EtherCAT controller expands via PCIe

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 05:04:58 AM
Axiomtek announced a fanless, Linux-friendly EtherCAT controller with a 4th Gen Core CPU, SATA storage, PCIe expansion, and extended temperature support. The new IPC932-230-FL-ECM industrial computer is a variant of Axiomtek’s earlier IPC932-230-FL, and it’s very similar to the IPC934-230-FL, but more expandable. Since we missed the latter two systems, all three are covered below. […]

Zorin OS 10 RC Screenshot Tour - A Gorgeous New Design for a Different OS

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 03:10:36 AM
A new version of Zorin OS has been released over the weekend, and it comes with a ton of new stuff, not to mention an updated desktop design. We now take a closer look at this distro to see what's so special about it.

How to install PlayOnLinux on Linux

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 01:32:43 AM
Wine was developed as compatibility layer software for Linux, which allows you to run Microsoft Windows applications on Linux and other UNIX-based operating systems (OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris). Wine achieves this by implementing compatible Windows application binary interfaces. PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for Wine.

Look Mom! I'm on the Internet!

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 12:35:32 AM
Streaming video to multiple people always has been a challenge. Back when Kyle Rankin and I did "Linux Journal Live", we'd use services like ustream or in order to accommodate the bandwidth requirements. The problem with those services is that unless you pay significant money, the features are extremely limited.

Five lightweight Linux desktop environments

Monday 13th of July 2015 11:38:21 PM
In today's open source roundup: Five of the best lightweight desktops for Linux. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.2. And DistroWatch reviews Semplice Linux 7.

How to say 'No' to your boss (like a boss)

Monday 13th of July 2015 10:41:10 PM
At OSCON 2013, Deb Nicholson, Community Outreach Director of Open Invention Network, gave a talk on how to delegate, like a boss. She's returning to OSCON 2015 with a follow up talk on how to say no, like a boss. We caught up with Deb to get a preview of her upcoming talk, and we asked for a few tips on how to politely reject offers for additional work. If you have a chance to see her at OSCON, don't miss it—her talks are always a nice mix of entertaining, with a heavy dose of practical more

How to secure your PDF documents with passwords (and how to crack them if needed)

Monday 13th of July 2015 09:43:59 PM
Documents safety is a particularly sensitive matter due to the typical usage nature and possible value and importance of the contents. That said, users should be extra careful when sharing documents that shouldn't be leaked to other parties.

Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Launches New Census Project

Monday 13th of July 2015 08:46:48 PM
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) ... announced The Census Project, a new program that analyzes popular open source projects to identify which ones are critical to Internet infrastructure and also most in need of additional support and funding... It automates the collection and analysis of data on different open source projects, ultimately creating a risk score for each project based on the results.

Dekko Native IMAP Email Client for Ubuntu Touch Shows Desktop Convergence

Monday 13th of July 2015 07:49:37 PM
Dekko is a native IMAP email client for Ubuntu Touch and is coming along just fine. From the looks of it, developers are not only working to make it work on the phone but to also scale and properly function on the desktop as well.

A developer replete with Drupal vim and vigor

Monday 13th of July 2015 06:52:26 PM
Web architect Cleaver Barnes makes websites do interesting and useful things, which is to say he focuses on the code more than the visuals. His first major use of open source was Linux in the mid-'90s. It allowed him to do things that weren't possible in Windows at the time. Since then he has worked building web apps with Java J2EE and other technologies.In 2007, he started working with Drupal. Three years later he started Verge Interactive to focus on it. I had the chance to get Cleaver's take on Drupal and development tools shortly after he returned home to Toronto from DrupalCon Los more

How to Install The SiteBios Linux Control Panel

Monday 13th of July 2015 05:55:15 PM
SiteBios is a free, OpenSource, Python based, 3 tier Linux control panel for CentOS 6 or 7. It consists of your LAMP stack and suite of shell scripts to help you manage your server. Started in 2013, SiteBios is the work of open source contributors from around the globe and is currently used by thousands of domains. Recently SiteBios has moved from Beta Version 0.6.5 to Stable Version 1.0, which is the version we’ll be installing today...

Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Have Not Affected Supported Ubuntu OSes

Monday 13th of July 2015 04:58:04 PM
A new set of OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been identified, and all Linux distributions have been quick to implement patches in order to close these issues. As it turns out, none of the supported Ubuntu OSes has been affected, and no patch has been released.

Brief Notes on My digiKam Workflow

Monday 13th of July 2015 04:00:53 PM
Every now and then, I get questions about an optimal digiKam-based workflow. It’s rather difficult to give general advice, as a lot depends on specifics. So I thought I’d share my photographic workflow for managing and processing photos.

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Canonical Publishes Impressive Roadmap for All of Their Ubuntu Products

Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans, but Director of Product Strategy Engineering Olli Ries has shed some light on how their inner workings are structured and how things are evolving, from the inside out. Read more

Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS

When Engard educates people on what open source is, what it means to use open source software, what types of software are available, which companies use it, and who trusts it, they see that their fears are unfounded, she says. To back up her discussions with facts, she maintains bibliographies on open source and open source security. She also has a set of bookmarks on Delicious, and she wrote a book, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries. “[W]hen people come to me and say open source is too risky … I have facts and figures, just what librarians want, to say no, all software has potential risk associated with it. You have to evaluate software side by side, and look at it, and really take the time to compare it. … I know you’re going to pick the open source solution over the proprietary because it is so quickly developed, so quickly fixed, so ahead of the curve as far as technology is concerned.” Read more

Review of Ubuntu Phone – A Work Still Under Progress

However, what one must remember is that the Ubuntu Phone is still a work in progress. The company is issuing updates every month and is relying on its current user base regarding the feedback and ideas. Right now, only three Ubuntu phones are present in the market ranging from $186 to $328 roughly. Ubuntu has been in hibernation mode for the development of this OS for a long time and it looked like they might be consumer ready now, however, after seeing the Ubuntu Phone it looks like they might be far from that scenario right now. Read more

Android M news: Release date delayed, to come out in September or October?

Google reveals that the newest Android operating system initially codenamed as "Android M" will be delaying the release of Android M Developer Preview 3 for selected Nexus devices. The information was shared by the company's employee and moderator Wojtek Kaliciński on the Developer community page in Google+. Read more