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For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

Friday 7th of August 2015 11:25:35 AM
Almost all supercomputers run Linux, including the ones built from Raspberry Pi boards and PlayStation 3 game consoles... what do the Tianhe-2 and the Boise State supercomputer have in common? They both run Linux. As do 486 out of the world’s fastest 500 supercomputers. It’s part of a domination of the category that began over 20 years ago

Barrier to entry: Busting more myths about Linux

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:28:24 AM
Jack Wallen finishes up his "barrier to entry" series for the Linux operating system by busting a few remaining myths surrounding the platform.

Mozilla Firefox 39.0.3 Hotfix Out Now to Patch a Critical Issue in the Built-in PDF Viewer

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:34:02 AM
Mozilla started seeding the first hotfix release of the stable branch of its popular, open-source web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, Mozilla Firefox 39.0.

Check Point: Certifi-Gate-based attacks could take complete control of Android devices

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:39:40 AM
Check Point has discovered a serious security hole with mobile remote support tools commonly used by hundreds of millions of Android devices.

darktable 1.6.8 RAW Image Editor Adds Better Support for Canon EOS 5Ds R, More

Friday 7th of August 2015 04:45:18 AM
darktable 1.6.8 arrives for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems with support for new standard color matrices, white balance presets, noise profiles, and raw speed improvements.

How to install OrangeHRM on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 7th of August 2015 02:50:56 AM
In the following article we are going to explain how you can install and run OrangeHRM on your CentOS 7 VPS.

Industrial and DAQ controllers run Linux on quad-core Atom

Friday 7th of August 2015 01:20:50 AM
NI unveiled new CompactRIO and CompactDAQ controllers that run NI Linux Real-Time on quad-core Atom SoCs, and also upgraded its FlexRIO and RIO controllers. NI (National Instruments) has upgraded its line of industrial and data acquisition controllers, which run the company’s hardened NI Linux Real-Time Linux distribution and use its LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. The new products replace last year’s CompactRIO control system, which combined a dual-core Intel Atom E3825 system-on-chip with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, as well as the 2014 edition of the CompactDAQ data acquisition controller, which has the same Atom E3825, but lacks the FPGA.

Non-Linux FOSS: Flaky Connection? Mosh it!

Friday 7th of August 2015 12:23:39 AM
Most of the work I do on computers is done via the command line. WhenI'm off on vacation somewhere, that means shoddy Wi-Fi and cell-phonetethering. Because cell-phone tethering gets expensive quick (I also havethree teenage daughters with which I share a data plan), I try to use freeInternet whenever I can. The biggest hassle with that method is dealingwith broken SSH sessions.

Tanglu 3.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:26:28 PM
We are proud to announce the release of Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) today!Tanglu 3 comes with fresh new packages, a Linux 4.0 kernel, systemd 224,KDE Plasma 5.3 and the latest GNOME release, GNOME 3.16.

How to connect to IRC through console, app, or a web client on Linux

Thursday 6th of August 2015 10:29:17 PM
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a text communication layer protocol that has been available for at least 15 years. It is used by tens of thousands around the globe for quick communication, online conferences, conduction of real-time text interviews, asking for technical help etc.

Interning at an open organization means learning to trust the meritocracy

Thursday 6th of August 2015 09:32:06 PM
For the past two months, I've worked as a field marketing intern at Red Hat. I knew the organization would differ starkly from the rank-centric hierarchy I'd experienced during my nine years in the United States Army, but I still encountered aspects of working in an open organization that I did not expect.read more

Fedora Is Considering Putting 32-bit Platform on a Backburner

Thursday 6th of August 2015 08:34:55 PM
Linux distros have started to phase out support for 32-bit processors a while back, although the big names aren't doing this yet. Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux, and most of the big ones still provide support for them, although it's starting to take a toll. Fedora is a good example, and one of the developers has explained why it's actually causing them problems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 arrives

Thursday 6th of August 2015 07:37:44 PM
Red Hat continues to push forward in the cloud with its latest OpenStack release.

Virtual reality is the next open web frontier

Thursday 6th of August 2015 06:40:33 PM
Each year, there's a seemingly infinite amount of exciting things happening on the open web. It's hard to keep track of all the new things rolling out, but I'd like to draw your attention to one of them that Mozilla has been quietly working on called MozVR. It's a new technology that combines the open web and virtual reality, enabling developers to create virtual worlds that we can step inside.read more

Windows 10 spies on emails, images, credit cards, more

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:43:22 PM
Software 'collecting data on much of what you do'... Now they’re learning that while the NSA was collecting telephone data, the newest version of the ubiquitous Windows software, version 10, is watching everything that’s on their computer.

Unity 8 Looking like a Proper Linux Desktop

Thursday 6th of August 2015 04:46:11 PM
Unity 8 is the desktop environment on Ubuntu for phones and it's going to land on the desktop as well. Developers have published a few screenshots to let us know what kind of progress it's been made.

Reddit increases censorship by banning more communities

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:49:00 PM
In today's open source roundup: Reddit bans additional communities and quarantines others. Plus: Reddit alternative Voat.co incorporates in the US. And LibreOffice 5.0 has been released.

Engineering, open source internship hits the sweet spot

Thursday 6th of August 2015 02:51:49 PM
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."As you enter Red Hat's offices, you see big red walls embellished with this quote from Gandhi. It's not every day that you see that at a tech company. It gives you the first hint that Red Hat is more than a company leading innovation at lightning speed in the 21st century. It's a company built on the the fundamental principles of human endeavor, freedom, collaboration, resilience, and persistence.read more

Zorin OS 10 Released, A Friendly Linux Distribution For Beginnners

Thursday 6th of August 2015 01:54:38 PM
Zorin OS is a friendly user interface Linux distribution that any beginner can hand on. Basing on Ubuntu gives full support to most hardware and reach to 40,000+ applications from software center. The latest Zorin OS 10 has been released recently with the new selection of default applications and other improvements. Let's know more about Zorin OS.

Make Firefox Look Native in Fedora

Thursday 6th of August 2015 12:57:27 PM
Firefox has been criticized by users for not fitting well in Fedora Workstation. Although it improved with the new interface called Australis, it still doesn’t feel as native as GNOME Web (Epiphany). It’s not likely it will close the gap any time soon for two... Continue Reading →

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