Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 1 hour 58 min ago

BSD Is Ready for SCALE 14X

Friday 15th of January 2016 04:57:10 AM
The BSD Certification Group will offer BSDA certification exam at SCALE on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available as a free download. Participants need to register for a BSDCG ID, and once you have an ID, choose SCALE as the site for your exam. Oh, and you’ll have to fork over $75, payable through Paypal or credit card.

How conference organizers can create better attendee experiences

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:59:59 AM
This article was co-written by Josh Berkus. At SCaLE 14x, we will give a talk focused on helping speakers provide a more positive experience for their audiences. But there are many different facets of conference organizing that could use improvements, each facet with its own audience. In this article, I will focus on just one of those: How conference organizers can make the event more positive for the attendees.

How to Encrypt your Data with EncFS on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:02:48 AM
EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use EncFS on Debian Jessie to encrypt your data.

3 open source tools for supply chain management

Friday 15th of January 2016 02:05:37 AM
If you manage a business which deals with physical goods, supply chain management is an important part of your business process. Whether you're running a tiny Etsy store with just a few customers, or a Fortune 500 manufacturer or retailer with thousands of products and millions of customers worldwide, it's important for you to have a close understanding of your inventory and the parts and raw materials you need to make your products.

Nvidia Releases New Beta Driver for Linux with Support for New GPUs

Friday 15th of January 2016 01:08:26 AM
Nvidia has released a new update for the Linux drivers, but it’s a small upgrade that only brings support for a couple of new GPUs. Keeping track of all the Nvidia branches for Linux drivers is becoming a hassle, especially if you are a gamer. Usually, game developers recommend that you use the latest driver, but that’s a piece of advice a little bit difficult to follow on the Linux platform. The recent Nvidia driver update is a good example of that.

6 principles for successful digital-era CIOs

Friday 15th of January 2016 12:11:15 AM
At a recent meeting, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Curt Carver, CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, speak on the priorities (and challenges) for today's CIOs. Themes from his talk were familiar, but important: CIOs must help the business grow, gain competitive advantage, and remain secure. He also emphasized many challenges: IT skill set, modernizing IT while keeping the lights on, and maintaining security and compliance.

Install Simple Invoices on CentOS 7

Thursday 14th of January 2016 11:14:04 PM
Simple Invoices is a web based open source invoicing system. It is very simple but functional application, supporting various billing formats. It is great for small organizations and home users.

Compact, rugged PC packs Xeon heat, keeps cool fanlessly

Thursday 14th of January 2016 10:16:53 PM
Compulab’s compact, rugged “Airtop” PC uses 5th Gen Xeon and Core CPUs, supports four simultaneous displays, has dual GbE ports, and accepts PCIe GPU cards. Yokneam, Israel-based CompuLab is well known for its rugged Linux-friendly computer-on-modules (COMs) and single-board computers (SBCs), as well as for several lines of rugged, fanless Intel and AMD based mini-PCs, […]

The epidemic of bloated web pages

Thursday 14th of January 2016 09:19:42 PM
There’s no denying that web pages have gotten heavier and heavier over the years. Between advertising, widgets, images, scripts, trackers and everything else, the Web has become a ghetto of gigantic, bloated web pages. It’s really become something of an epidemic, and most sites don’t seem to be doing much if anything to slim down their pages.

2015 was the Year of the Linux Phone ... Nah, we're messing with you

Thursday 14th of January 2016 08:22:31 PM
Apart from that it was a sweet 12 months for penguinistasFor the desktop Linux user, 2015 was a great year. There were major updates for nearly every single desktop available, launches of brand new desktops, even an impressive new distro that's forging its own path.…

TinyCore PiCore 7.0 Available To Download With Most Interesting Changes Ever

Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:25:20 PM
TinyCore is a free, open source and one of the smallest Linux distributions. Today TinyCore team announced TinyCore piCore 7.0 and according to Béla, a TinyCore developer piCore 7.0 has some of the most interesting changes that have ever been implemented. Let's look at all the changes that have been implemented in piCore 7.0.

How to search multiple pdf documents for words on Linux

Thursday 14th of January 2016 06:28:09 PM
When it comes to searching text within a PDF document, pretty much every PDF reader software supports it. However, it becomes tricky when there are more than one PDF document to search. While the official Adobe Reader offers multiple PDF search functionality (i.e., searching all PDF files in a directory), it has discontinued on Linux.

CES 2016: Much ado about bots and drones

Thursday 14th of January 2016 05:30:58 PM
CES 2016 reflected the hottest recent trends in gizmos and gadgetry: winged and wheeled drones and bots, with most running some form of embedded Linux. At last week’s CES show in Las Vegas, some of the most intriguing new gadgets were flying about within mesh fabric cages, crawling around robot pens, or ready to roll […]

US Intelligence director’s personal e-mail, phone hacked

Thursday 14th of January 2016 04:33:47 PM
The same individual or group claiming to be behind a recent breach of the personal e-mail account of CIA Director John Brennan now claims to be behind the hijacking of the accounts of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

OwnCloud founder sells openDesktop.org

Thursday 14th of January 2016 03:36:36 PM
As those in the Linux and open source communities know well, long before Apple's App Store appeared on the scene, openDesktop.org offered applications, tools, wallpapers, sounds, icons, themes and other artwork and stuff for the Linux desktop.

Create & Restore VM Snapshot in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:59:55 PM
VM Snapshot a method to create a copy of Virtual Machine (VM) at specific point of time and in other words in we can say VM snapshot is used to preserve a particular state of a VM.

Learn to enjoy offline editing with Kdenlive

Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:02:44 PM
Back in the old days of computer-based film editing, computers were, famously, less powerful than the mobile phone in your pocket, and yet people were able to edit higher-than-HD-resolution film for international film releases. How was this possible?Before answering that, a brief and simplified technical lesson:read more

GM Asks Friendly Hackers to Report Its Cars’ Security Flaws

Thursday 14th of January 2016 01:05:33 PM
General Motors quietly launched a vulnerability submission program that allows security researchers to submit information about hackable vulnerabilities in GM automobiles ... has created a portal welcoming bug reports from benign hackers.

Remix OS EULA Asks to Waive Rights to All User Content

Thursday 14th of January 2016 12:08:22 PM
Remix OS, a new desktop OS based on Android-x86 landed yesterday, but it comes with a pretty nasty EULA that should definitely be read by its users.

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

Thursday 14th of January 2016 11:11:11 AM
This is like the Night of the Living DeadMicrosoft's relentless campaign to push Windows 10 onto every PC on the planet knows no bounds: now business desktops will be nagged to upgrade.…

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

Phoronix on Graphics

  • VLC Now Has Zero-Copy Support For GStreamer Video Decoding
    It was just last week we got to write about VLC 3.0 features and early planning for VLC 4.0 while this weekend in Git there is another feature to add to the list. The latest VLC development code now supports zero-copy GStreamer video decoding. With the zero-copy comes increased efficiency and performance.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying NVIDIA's Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux
    The GeForce GT 710 is a cut-down version of the Kepler GK208, the already low-end core used by the lines of the GT 720 and GT 730 graphics cards as well as the mobile GT 720M/730M/735M/740M graphics processors. This really isn't a graphics card for gamers or anyone needing any serious GPU performance but rather as an upgrade for an entry-level system, someone just wanting to upgrade from their integrated graphics, and other minimally-demanding use-cases.
  • Mesa 11.2 Is Set For Branching In Just Two Weeks, Release In Just Over One Month
    The race is on to see if any of the Mesa/Gallium3D hardware drivers (or core Mesa itself) will reach any new version levels for Mesa 11.2.
  • AMD Is Looking At A Interoperability Interface For OpenCL Outside Of Mesa
    AMD's Marek Olšák has begun exploring an interoperability interface for OpenGL within Mesa and having a non-Mesa OpenCL implementation (not Clover OpenCL Gallium3D). Likely as part of their HSA work and hopefully in providing better AMD open-source OpenCL support aside from the (currently limited) Gallium3D Clover state tracker, Marek is trying to hash out an interface for allowing interoperability with "MesaGL" and a non-Mesa OpenCL driver.

FreeBSD 10.3 Now In Beta

FreeBSD developers have released today their first official development media for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.3. FreeBSD 10.3 Beta 1 is now available from their FTP server. Read more

today's leftovers