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Install Simple Machines Forum on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 10:11:34 AM
Simple Machines Forum, also known as SMF is a very popular forum platform which is widely used. It is an open-source software which is written in PHP and uses a MySQL/MariaDB database. It provides many features and it is user-friendly. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Simple Machines Forum 2.0.9 on a Linux VPS.

Raspbian GNU/Linux upgrade from Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie 8

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:14:23 AM
The upgrade from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian 8 Jessie is a fairly simple procedure. However, a caution must be exercised as there is always a chance to break the entire system. The less packages and services are installed the more likely you will be able successfully upgrade your Raspbian Linux system.

New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:17:12 AM
At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced a rugged IoT version of the Atom x3 smartphone SoC, with built-in cellular radios and supporting both Linux and Android. Intel introduced the Atom x3 (Sofia) system-on-chips, along with more powerful, 14nm-fabricated “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 models, at Mobile World Congress in early March. Some of the x3 parts are built by China-based Rockchip.

Designing Foils with XFLR5

Thursday 9th of April 2015 07:20:01 AM
For any object moving through a fluid, forces are applied to the object as the fluid moves around it. A fluid can be something like water, or even something like the air around us. When the object is specifically designed to maximize the forces that the fluid can apply, you can designate these designs as airfoils. A more common name that most people would use is a wing. The shape of a wing, or airfoil, determines the forces that are applied to it when it moves through a fluid or the air. These forces also depend on the speed of motion through the fluid and the direction of flow around the airfoil.

Unity 7 Improvements Backported from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:22:50 AM
Every once in a while Ubuntu developers made improvements to the Unity desktop environment, but that usually happens for new Ubuntu releases, like 15.04 for example. That doesn't stop them from porting those improvements to older releases, such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

NASAs Chris Mattmann on Apache technology

Thursday 9th of April 2015 05:25:39 AM
Chris Mattmann is a frequent speaker at ApacheCon North America and has a wealth of experience in software design, and the construction of large-scale data-intensive systems. His work has infected a broad set of communities, ranging from helping NASA unlock data from its next generation of earth science system satellites, to assisting graduate students at the University of Southern California (his alma mater) in the study of software architecture, all the way to helping industry and open source as a member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). When he's not busy being busy, he's spending time with his lovely wife and son, braving the mean streets of Southern California.

SalentOS 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of April 2015 04:28:28 AM
The Full version is complete with all the software available so can be used right now to surf the web, enjoy multimedia content and work. The live ISO weighs around 850MB, it is installable and can be burned to DVD or used to create a bootable USB device. The Light version is planned to use alternative software and programs according to the tastes and preferences of each user. It contains the base system and has only web browser and text editor installed. The live ISO image weighs around 550MB and can be burned to a CD or used to create a bootable USB device.

Whats your favorite conference swag?

Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:31:17 AM
Conference season is here. And, with it comes a barrage of swag just waiting to find its way to bottom of our bags or a pile on the top of our desks. But we love our swag, don't we? We redistribute it later to friends and collegues we think could really use another sticker for their laptop or another T-shirt for their T-shirt drawer. Maybe another water bottle for all those hot summer days ahead or an umbrella shant we get caught in the rain! Oh, and the beloved collector's item, the lanyard. How they grow and heave wherever they might collect year over year of our attendance to conferences far and wide.

Google open-sources Santa Claus

Thursday 9th of April 2015 02:34:06 AM
Google has open-sourced Santa Claus. Or at least the code for its online Santa Tracker. For those of you who are more “bah humbug” than “pass the eggnog”, Santa Tracker offers an online method of tracking Santa's fictional progress through the logistical chore of stuffing soon-to-be-ignored amusing plastic tat down the chimneys of the world's best-fed and most-privileged children.

Emu-OS, play retro games on your PC

Thursday 9th of April 2015 01:36:55 AM
Emu-OS is a new Linux-Distro, packed with a collection of game-console emulators & an easy-to-use user interface.

SalentOS 14.04.2 Screencast

Thursday 9th of April 2015 12:39:44 AM
With pleasure SalentOS Team announces the release of SalentOS 14.04.2. The Full version is complete with all the software available so can be used right now to surf the web, enjoy multimedia content and work. The live ISO weighs around 850MB, it is installable and can be burned to DVD or used to create a bootable USB device.

Plasma Sprint 2015

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 11:42:33 PM
In February 2015 the Plasma developers met in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona to discuss and plan out where we would take Plasma over the duration of the next year. The sprint consisted of active Plasma developers and visual designers from around the world, from Canada to India. The meeting consisted of equal parts hacking and group discussions about plans both in the near and far future in breakout sessions throughout the week.

Animals Set FOSS Apart

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 10:45:22 PM
Mustering up all the Spanish my brain can recall from my youth in Miami –- most of which has been supplanted with the Japanese of my adult life and which makes for some curious Spanish/Japanese sentences when I try to speak Spanish now –- I decide to join the conversation about my laptop cover.

New Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Comes with Ubuntu 14.04, Designed for Developers

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 09:48:11 PM
Dell announced recently that a new edition of its XPS 13 Ultrabook is now available for purchase on the company's website, designed especially for developers. Called XPS 13 Developer Edition?, the Ultrabook is powered by the latest LTS (Long Term Support) edition of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

Heartbleed a Year Later: How the Security Conversation Changed

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 08:51:00 PM
A year ago today (April 7), I first saw the OpenSSL advisory about a new security vulnerability identified as CVE-2014-0160 and titled "TLS heartbeat read overrun." When I first wrote my article for eWEEK on the issue, I identified the flaw as the Heartbeat SSL flaw. By the middle of the day on April 8, my editors at eWEEK were asking me if I had mislabeled the story since other publications were calling it Heartbleed. Time sure does fly.

How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 07:53:49 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. In a couple of years some of us might ask ourselves how we ever survived without it, just like we question our past without cellphones today. Canonical is a contender in this fast growing, but still wide open market. The company wants to claim their stakes in […]Continue reading...The post How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2 appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

In this SteamOS era where do the Linux gaming stand?

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 06:56:38 PM
When it comes to gaming on a PC, Windows is pretty much the only operating system of choice suitable for the job. Sure, there are a few titles that can run on Linux at the moment, but the list is fairly thin. However, things may not stay this way for long, as Linux is making tremendous efforts to step into the game, with the upcoming SteamOS being the pièce de résistance. With no official released date available yet, Linux’s swing at Microsoft’s domination over the gaming industry may have to wait a bit longer. That doesn’t make its efforts any less remarkable, though, as Linux came a long way when it comes to gaming.

NVIDIA 346.59 Linux driver supports new GPUs

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 06:26:49 PM
NVIDIA just released their latest graphics driver for Linux; version 346.59.

Empower developers with a mix of community, communication, and custom tools

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 05:29:38 PM
Open source developers can create an immense amount of value for any company that relies on open source software by giving it the ability to direct and influence aspects of the open source community. This allows the company to shape the tools they rely on and make them better fit company needs, a phenomenon otherwise known as "scratching their own itch."read more

A conversation with Gene Kim on DevOps, waterfall development, and containers

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 04:32:27 PM
"The Phoenix Project" author Gene Kim explains why "an organizational learning culture" is what's driving the DevOps movement. "An organizational learning culture is what enables some of these wildly different ways of working, whether it’s automated deployments, creating environments on demand, or proactive production — all these things that we do in DevOps. They're all created by organizations that have cultures of true organizational learning."

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