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Why there's no open-source standard-bearer for the network

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:57:30 AM
Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT - it's in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.

Linux Lite 2.2 Is a Light and Fun OS for Users Disappointed in Windows

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:00:19 AM
The final version of Linux Lite 2.2, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS created to show people just how easy it is for non-technical folks to use a Linux distribution, has finally arrived and it's packed with a lot of changes and improvements.

Docker Faces Stiff Competition in Open Source Virtualization Niche

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:03:08 AM
CoreOS has launched Rocket, which is only the latest open source competitor for Docker's container-based virtualization and app delivery platform.

Chef and HP cook up partnership for infrastructure as code - even on Windows

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 01:05:57 AM
HP Technology Services has announced a partnership with Chef to include infrastructure automation as part of its Datacenter Care offering, at the HP Discover event today in Barcelona. Chef is open source software (under the Apache 2.0 license) for script-driven configuration of servers. The Seattle-based company of the same name sells an enterprise version and offers consultancy services.

Linux Namespaces

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:08:46 AM
Starting from kernel 2.6.24, Linux supports 6 different types of namespaces. Namespaces are useful in creating processes that are more isolated from the rest of the system, without needing to use full low level virtualization technology.

How does Android stack up as a desktop operating system?

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:11:35 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is Android viable as a desktop Linux distribution? Plus: AnandTech reviews Android 5.0 Lollipop, and ZDNet shows you how to get Linux Mint 17.1 up and running for the first time.

Tiny mini-PC boasts quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 10:14:24 PM
CompuLab unveiled a second-gen Ubuntu and Android ready Utilite2 mini-PC based on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, that shrinks to 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches.

How to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 09:17:13 PM
How to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04. PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution. It supports payment gateways such as DirecPay, Google Checkout, Authorize.Net, Skrill, PayPal, PayPal Payments Pro (Direct) and EBANX Checkout via their respective APIs. Further payment modules are offered commercially.

Friendship & the Linux Community

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 08:20:02 PM
Linux is a global community…a quarrelsome community, I will give you that, but a community nonetheless. We are richer by many degrees for our links to each other within this community. We are friends within the Linux community. A community where real friendships do in fact begin.

Manjaro 0.8.11 Has Arrived, Users Can Choose Between Systemd and OpenRC

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:31:51 PM
The final version of Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released and is now available for download.

Linux Lite 2.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 04:34:40 PM
Linux Lite 2.2 final is now available for download. This release is a product of the incredible contributions from both the community and the developers. We've added Backups, a very simple to use backup utility, Date & Time, File Search, and our newest members to the Linux Lite software family - Lite Cleaner, an easy-to-use point and click system cleaner and Lite Welcome which greets you on first boot, gives useful information about Linux Lite including updates, support and development. We've also added Light Locker as the new default screen locker. There are also improvements to Install Additional Software, allowing you to choose multiple programs at once to install. There is also Check Install Media that has been added to the live boot menu.

Let's Play: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 03:37:29 PM
Hey there! Welcome to another let's play!Well, this is a tradition on my blog, because, like every year, i'm going to show you how the latest episode of Pro Evolution Soccer works on Ubuntu!It always worked, but i didn't think it could work so well this time!

The impact of the Linux philosophy

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:40:18 PM
All operating systems have a philosophy. And, the philosophy of an operating system matters. What is the Linux philosophy and how does it affect the community? How has it changed software development for the ages?Whether we know it or not, most of us have some sort of philosophy of life. It may be as simple as, "Be kind to others," or it might be a very complex life philosophy.Many companies have some sort of philosophy as well. They may be unwritten or well-documented. When I worked at IBM, from 1974 through 1995, the IBM philosophy was well-documented and strongly ingrained in the culture. IBM's philosophy covered its business practices and how employees, customers, and suppliers were to be treated. The IBM prime directive, as it were, was to treat everyone fairly, with respect and more

How to use matplotlib for scientific plotting on Linux

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 01:43:07 PM
If you want an efficient, automatable solution for producing high-quality scientific plots in Linux, then consider using matplotlib. Matplotlib is a Python-based open-source scientific plotting package with a license based on the Python Software Foundation license. The extensive documentation and examples, integration with Python and the NumPy scientific computing package, and automation capability are just [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

How to install GIMP v2.8.14 on Ubuntu

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 12:45:56 PM
GIMP is a multi-platform image manipulation software (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It is perfect for many photo manipulation tasks, including images composition and construction, photo retouching etc. Unfortunately, version 2.8.14 is not available in core Ubuntu repositories so here is how to install it on Ubuntu 14.04.

Firefox 34 Makes It Official: Google Is Out, Yahoo Is In

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:59:58 AM
Firefox 34, which includes eight security fixes, is the first version since Mozilla announced it was dropping Google for Yahoo as its default search engine.

Manjaro Linux 0.8.11 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:02:47 AM
We are happy to announce the final release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.11. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship components from the Xfce 4.11 series after having tested them in-house, ensuring suitability for everyday use. This edition now uses LightDM for login management, display locking and user switching, including custom integration for Xfce. Spearheaded by the Turkish Manjaro community, our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel and with the perks of Manjaro's latest tools.

Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 04:05:36 AM
Getting Linux Mint to work is simple.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 7 x86_64 (nginx, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 03:08:25 AM
This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 7 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3 on it.

Install an SSL certificate on a Linux VPS with the DirectAdmin control panel

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:11:14 AM
Using an SSL certificate is a very important security factor if you use or collect sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, email accounts, etc…This tutorial shows you how to create a certificate signing request (CSR) and install an SSL certificate on a Linux VPS with the DirectAdmin control panel.

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