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You Can Now Run BackTrack Successor Kali Linux Pentest OS in Your Web Browser

Friday 3rd of June 2016 02:52:52 AM
Everyone loves hearing about pentesting and ethical hacking distros these days, and it looks like it is even becoming a trend among aspiring security professionals.

Linux Lite 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Friday 3rd of June 2016 01:55:41 AM
Linux Lite 3.0 final is now available for download. A lot has changed since series 2. We have a new login manager, new boot theme, Lite software has had an overhaul, new system theme (Arc), we've added share hardware configuration (Lite Info), folder access from the menu and upgrades are now automated and seamless in series 3. In addition, there have been many bug fixes and adjustments since the beta release. The default final wallpaper represents the colors of our gem code name, Citrine, accompanied by the Linux Lite logo. Lite software has had an overhaul, we've added icons where there were select boxes.

Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 1

Friday 3rd of June 2016 12:58:30 AM
In this series, I’ll look at a few tips that the Postfix documentation recommends to get the most out of your MTA build and process emails more efficiently. Not all scenarios will apply to your build of course, but -- as with all things -- understanding various scenarios should help improve your ability to troubleshoot in the future.

Vivaldi 1.2 Brings Ability To Set Custom Mouse Gestures For Commands/Actions?

Friday 3rd of June 2016 12:01:19 AM
Vivaldi is an advanced web browser build by the co-founder & CEO of Opera Software, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner. The browser is built on the latest web technologies like, HTML5, Node.js, React.js, and numerous NPM modules. Vivaldi latest release 1.2 brings one more new feature that enables users to create custom mouse gestures for different commands. Let's see how we can create custom mouse gestures in Vivaldi.

How to fix locales in Debian/Ubuntu Linux VPS

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:04:08 PM
In the following article we’ll show you how to fix missing or improperly installed locales on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux VPS.

How to install TicketsCAD on CentOS

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 10:06:57 PM
Tickets CAD is a free open-source computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software and it is a part of the open ISES (Open Information Systems for Emergency Services) Project.

Open Switch Network Operating System Joins Linux Foundation

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 09:09:46 PM
Yet another open-source networking project is now a Linux Foundation Collaborative project

The Rise of the Open Source Professional

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 08:12:35 PM
Companies and organizations need to help to establish, build and sustain open source projects for the long term to accelerate innovation while reducing their R&D costs. To be successful, though, open source projects must possess a level of sophistication...

OwnCloud founder forks popular open-source cloud

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:15:24 PM
Frank Karlitschek, co-founder and former CTO of ownCloud, announced he's forking the popular IaaS cloud program into "Nextcloud."

Why Ubuntu-based Distros Are Leaders

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:18:13 PM
Over the years, I've tried a number of great Linux distributions. The distros that had the greatest impact with me personally were those that maintained a strong community. But there's more to a popular distribution than a strong community. Popular Linux distributions tend to appeal to newcomers, often due to features that make using the distro easier. There are obviously exceptions to this, but generally speaking it is true.

Chitu Okoli on FOSS Business Models

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:21:02 PM
At the turn of the century, generating positive interest in free and open source software was an uphill battle. These days FOSS practically runs the enterprise and is the subject of many academic studies, including one by Concordia University's Chitu Okoli.

LibreOffice 5.2 Beta Now Available as a Flatpak for Common Linux Distributions

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:23:51 PM
The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite has entered Beta stages of development, and a first Beta release is now available for download on supported platforms.

4 tips for GIMP beginners

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 03:26:40 PM
Everybody is a beginner sometime. And for new users to GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, starting out with a new interface can be daunting, especially when you downloaded it just because you wanted to make a few simple modifications like cropping or resizing an image.

deepin 15.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:29:29 PM
deepin 15.2 adopts a new Launcher interface and intuitive search, adds safe boot support, and uses the 4.4 LTS kernel optimized and compiled by the deepin kernel team. System performance and resource allocation have been significantly improved. Also, this version comes pre-installed with the more stable CrossOver 15.

Is GIMP the best open source alternative to Photoshop?

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:32:18 PM
It will be eighteen years this weekend since GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, hit version 1.0 on June 5, 1996, and over twenty since the open source project first became generally available to the public. In that time, it has come a long way in both the expansion of features and in usability, and for many users across Linux, Windows, and Mac machines alike it has become their preferred image editor.

FreeFileSync 8.2 Released

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 12:35:07 PM
If you have large number of files that you want to compare to find duplicate files or replace or update old files with latest ones then FreeFileSync is a great tool to perform that.

Google's Fair Use Victory Is Good for Open Source

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:37:56 AM
Annette Hurst, one of Oracle's lawyers, has recently argued recently that Google's victory will be harmful to open source developers. I have a great deal of respect for her as a lawyer, but this claim is not just greatly exaggerated. It's wrong. Here's why:

Korora review

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 10:40:45 AM
The out-of-the-box distro that's ideal for newcomers to Linux

Introducing the Open Decision Framework

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 09:20:42 AM
For the past few years at Red Hat, we've been grappling with the challenges of growing an open organization and sustaining our culture along the way. One tool we've been developing and testing is the Open Decision Framework, a collection of best practices for applying open source principles to business projects and decisions.

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Switches to a Universal Local DNS Resolver Service

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 08:00:38 AM
As you might know by now, Ubuntu 16.10 is currently in heavy development these days, and it is getting all sorts of new GNU/Linux technologies and improvements.

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

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