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Linus Torvalds Promotes Linux for Desktops, Embedded Computing

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 04:42:34 AM
Linux kernel developer and open source leader Linus Torvalds spoke recently about the future of desktop Linux and Linux for embedded devices.

Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:55:14 AM
This article provides my pick of the best open source command line file transfer programs. The software featured here supports a number of different protocols. They offer shell-like command syntax, and are great for scripting purposes.

How To Use Firejail to Set Up a WordPress Installation in a Jailed Environment

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:07:54 AM
When running a web server that is available to the public, striking a balance between making your content accessible and establishing a secure configuration can become difficult. There are many different areas that should be subject to careful scrutiny. One of these is process isolation and visibility. A project called firejail seeks to assist in this area by providing a lightweight security containerization mechanism that utilizes kernel namespacing to enforce separation policies. This makes the chroot environments extremely lightweight.

Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:20:34 AM
Zorin OS has a lot of takers in the new Linux converts from Windows. Recently, Zorin OS released it’s 9th version based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with 5 years of support. For users who are familiar with Zorin, the release notes states of some incremental improvements over it’s predecessors, namely:

How to reboot Linux automatically on Kernel Panic

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:33:14 AM
Luckily this problem don’t happen so frequently, at least using stable kernel and distributions, but sometime your beloved Linux could go in “Kernel Panic”.

Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:36:03 AM
Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:38:52 PM
The Linux project has just turned 23 and it's now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young?

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:41:41 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is the systemd controversy a battle of the old versus the young? Plus: What Linux distros do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week using Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in India this Week

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:26:28 PM
We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on Snapdeal.com to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .

Identify USB Driver on Linux.

Monday 25th of August 2014 03:09:57 PM
This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios and any Linux OS namely Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora etc.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Adventure Game Might Arrive on Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:12:46 PM
The developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from The Astronauts have been working on this game for quite some time and the results are outstanding. So far, the game has been announced on the PC and PS4 platforms, but the devs are thinking about releasing a Linux version as well.

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

Monday 25th of August 2014 01:15:35 PM
You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us. And along the way, this $35 computer has proved to have significant value in traditional IT and business contexts.

Can we please stop talking about the Linux desktop?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:18:24 PM
Linus Torvalds may still want a Linux desktop, but no one else does. And even if they did, by the time the requisite ecosystem could be developed, the need for a desktop -- Linux or otherwise -- will largely be gone.

Does open source boost mental health?

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:21:13 AM
Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software. Part of this philosophy is that everything designed by the human mind is improvable. This is a hopeful philosophy and in some cases an intoxicatingly hopeful philosophy. Open source practitioners spend no time worrying about what cannot be done. All of their mental energies attune to what can be done. If you love open source, you live in a constant state of wondering. You delight in the fact that you need not worry about the barriers between what you hope can be built and what can actually be built.

Interesting facts about Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:24:02 AM
Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones [[he]#8230[/he]]

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:29:40 AM
Doesn't much like Apple or Google, eitherThe world's about to get a new operating system, if reports out of China are correct: the Middle Kingdom hopes to kick off its own operating system in October 2014.…

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:35:18 AM
Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px). Plasma desktop streamlines Comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace. Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol. Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0. Krita adds the indexed color filter. Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.

Nginx Automated Geo Ban

Monday 25th of August 2014 04:40:56 AM
Control abusive users while using the power provided by Nginx to create a simple yet very effective automated ban.system.

China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:46:34 AM
If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. It seems very likely that China's OS would use Linux as a base, since there's little point in reinventing the wheel, and because of its open-source nature, the country would have complete control over the code.

Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:52:12 AM
"Firefox's feedback shows a huge spike in negative feedback immediately following Brendan Eich's resignation. However, with that said, user feedback doesn't mean anything."

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Teaching open source changed my life

Teaching open source has been a breath of fresh air for myself and for many of our students because with the open source way, there are no official tests. There is no official certification for the majority of open source projects. And, there are no prescribed textbooks. In open source, no employer worth working for will ask for official proof of your abilities. A good employer will look at what you’ve done and ask you to showcase what you can do. Yes, it still helps to have a Computer Science degree, but the lack of one is often no drawback. Read more