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GParted Live 0.26.1-5 Fixes VirtualBox BIOS Boot Issues, FAT32 Partition Support

Thursday 4th of August 2016 08:54:40 AM
Curtis Gedak and the GParted team have announced the release and general availability for download of the GParted Live 0.26.1-5 stable Live system for OS-independent disk partitioning operations.

Free IoT development and management platform adds Arduino

Thursday 4th of August 2016 07:40:20 AM
myDevices announced Arduino support for its web- and mobile-based, Raspberry Pi compatible “Cayenne” drag-and-drop IoT development and management platform. Cayenne, with which developers, designers, and engineers can “quickly prototype and share their connected device projects,” has expanded support beyond the Raspberry Pi to Arduino boards, says myDevices.

Encrypted File Sharing Service Tresorit Offers Linux Desktop Client, But…

Thursday 4th of August 2016 06:26:00 AM
At first glance, Tresorit's end-to-end file sharing service looks like it might be able to overcome its proprietary nature and win favor with some Linux users. Unfortunately, the service comes with another issue that might be an insurmountable deal breaker for some.

Ubuntu Snappy Core Now Officially Available for uCRobotics’ Bubblegum-96 Board

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:11:39 AM
Canonical, through April Wang, is pleased to announce that the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT devices is now officially available for the Bubblegum-96 single-board computer.

Create a MySQL Database and User through cPanel

Thursday 4th of August 2016 03:57:19 AM
There are different ways to create a MySQL database and user. In one of our previous blog articles about MySQL database administration, we described how to create a new MySQL database and user through the command line which is pretty easy.

Open Source Power Availability Tool

Thursday 4th of August 2016 02:42:59 AM
Search for Linux open source packages that run on IBM Power Systems.

NetworkManager 1.2.4 Adds Reverse DNS Entries for IPv6 to Dnsmasq, More Tweaks

Thursday 4th of August 2016 01:28:39 AM
The popular and widely-used NetworkManager open-source network connection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today to version 1.2.4.

Linux Mint 18 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Thursday 4th of August 2016 12:31:28 AM
Linux Mint no longer ships lists of fixes and lists of regressions specific to particular kernels. With so many kernel revisions, so many fixes and so many regressions happening sometimes on a daily basis, this information was quickly outdated. Instead, it was replaced with links to relevant sources of information. For instance, if you select a particular kernel you can now quickly access its changelog and see all the bug reports marked against it. The update manager was already configurable but it wasn't clear how to configure it, and why. In particular, the concepts of regressions, stability and security weren't clearly explained.

7 Essential Open Source DevOps Projects

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:34:17 PM
As more and more enterprises adopt a “cloud-like” infrastructure, a shift in work culture and practices -- known as DevOps -- is also occurring. According to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps report, the number of people working in DevOps teams has increased from 16 percent in 2014 to 22 percent in 2016.

Docker: Installation and Basic usage on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 10:37:06 PM
Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. This tutorial shows the installation of Docker on Ubuntu 16.04 and the first steps to get started with Docker container management.

Compact networking SBC runs OpenWrt on dual-core Cortex-A9

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 09:39:55 PM
SolidRun launched an OpenWrt networking-focused ClearFog Base SBC with a Marvell Armada 38x dual-core -A9 SoC, dual GbE ports, SFP, and mikroBus expansion. Last December when SolidRun launched its ClearFog Pro sandwich-style networking SBC featuring an Armada 38x-based computer-on-module, it also announced a lower-end ClearFog Base model that uses the same COM and was said […]

Do you use Linux as your main gaming OS?

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 08:42:44 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: The six best Linux gaming distributions, and Firefox 48 has been released.

Using docker containers networks

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 07:45:33 PM
To build web applications that act in concert securely, use the docker networks feature. Networks, by definition, provide complete isolation for containers. Hence, it is important to have control on the networks that your applications run on. Docker container networks give you that control. The following article describes describes the type of networks that the docker engine creates by default and shows you how to create your own, user-defined networks.

How To Remain (Mostly) Anonymous Online Using Linux

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:48:22 PM
Living in the Age of Information that we live in today brings great convenience and benefit along with great risks. On the one hand, humanity has access to basically the entirety of information and knowledge known in existence at the mere few clicks of a button; but on the other hand, this great power in the hands of a nefarious few can cause great destruction and misery if taken too far. In this article, I'll guide you through the possible steps to secure your private information online.

Using strategic design to improve user and developer experiences

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 05:51:11 PM
Your organization probably relies on multiple open source projects. Using strategic design to understand the big picture problems your organization faces may allow you to improve the user experience and design of your IT systems.read more

Managing docker containers with orchestration

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 04:54:00 PM
Docker is a tool for deploying, executing and managing containers. This article provides links to Linux on Power Systems Docker binaries and the steps to install them.

Parrot Security OS 3.1 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 03:56:49 PM
Many tools updates; switch from MySQL to MariaDB; include PHP 7 support; include stability improvements; update parrot-core, parrot-menu; update parrot tools selection to include new tools; fix systemd workarounds; fix icon theme; upgrade to Linux kernel 4.6; update support for GCC 4.8.5, 4.9.3, 5.4.0 and 6.1.1; update support for CLANG 3.6 and 3.8; update driver support; include QT-Creator 4.0.2; include Qt framework 5.6.1; fix apt-parrot mirror selection system; modify tasksel to include Parrot flavours; upgrade to zuluCrypt 5.0; upgrade to Anonsurf 2.1; include Tor Browser launcher; fix noscript plugin and Firefox launchers; Conky removed (waiting to fix the theme).

How to fix a bug in open source software

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 02:59:38 PM
We're all on the same team, and all working towards the same goal of making our open source software better. Your small contributions make a big impact.read more

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GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps. While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta. Read more

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Canonical Releases Snapd 2.13 Snappy Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 and Fedora 24 (COPR)

Canonical's Michael Vogt has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance update of the Snapd daemon that implements support for Snap universal binary packages in GNU/Linux distributions. Read more Also: