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Meet Micro:bit, a Raspberry Pi Zero Alternative to Help UK Kids Learn to Code

Friday 3rd of June 2016 08:35:58 AM
Today we would like to introduce our readers to an upcoming single-board computer (SBC), which promises to be as tiny as the famous Raspberry Pi Zero board.

Unreal Engine 4.12 Released with Hundreds of Updates, Many New Features

Friday 3rd of June 2016 07:38:47 AM
Epic Games has had the enormous pleasure of announcing the release of Unreal Engine 4.12, a massive update it the 4.x stable series of the cross-platform and highly acclaimed game engine.

Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Friday 3rd of June 2016 06:41:36 AM
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

Hackers Find Bugs, Extort Ransom and Call it a Public Service

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:44:25 AM
Crooks breaking into enterprise networks are holding data they steal for ransom under the guise they are doing the company a favor by exposing a flaw. The criminal act is described as bug poaching by IBM researchers and is becoming a growing new threat to businesses vulnerable to attacks. According to IBM's X-Force researchers, the new tactic it is a variation on ransomware.

OwnCloud forked to create Nextcloud

Friday 3rd of June 2016 04:47:14 AM
Frank Karlitschek is forking ownCloud to create a new open source project called Nextcloud and is joining with Spreedbox founder Niels Mache to create a new company with the same name.

Apply for Free Training and Certification With The Linux Foundation's 2016 Scholarship Program

Friday 3rd of June 2016 03:50:03 AM
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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.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration
    Canonical implies it is collaborating with nearly every major Linux distro for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.
  • How to install MongoDB community edition on Ubuntu Linux
    MongoDB is a NoSQL database that avoids the traditional structure of relational databases in favor of document-oriented JSON-like objects. What this translates to is the integration between application and data is faster and easier. If that's not enough, consider this: MongoDB is one the databases preferred by big data and large enterprise companies, including Adobe, Craigslist, eBay, FIFA, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.
  • No WhatsApp, but fixes set to come for Ubuntu Phone
    Users of the Ubuntu Phone will have to get used to the fact that popular Android apps like WhatsApp are unlikely to be made available for the platform, at least not in in the short term. Facebook owns WhatsApp and the communications app now has more than a billion users.
  • Ubuntu Developers Discuss Again About Dropping Support For 32-bit x86
    Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution. The matter of dropping Ubuntu i386 ISOs has been brought up many times the past few years, but ultimately it's kept getting pushed back for users still running Ubuntu Linux on old hardware and other reasons. Dropping Ubuntu for i386 keeps getting brought up namely for the installer media rather than the i386 package archive itself.

Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Today, June 28, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016. Right on the schedule, Sabayon 16.07 Live ISO images are now available for download, switching the OS to the latest Linux 4.6.3 kernel from the deprecated Linux 4.5 branch that shipped with the May ISO respins of the GNU/Linux distribution, Sabayon 16.05. Read more

Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers

  • Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers
    When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software, but that’s all about to change.
  • Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

today's leftovers

  • Permabit Debuts Only Complete Data Reduction for the Linux Storage Stack
    Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in data reduction technology, today announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6. The newest release of VDO delivers the company's patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux, expanding availability beyond the OEM marketplace to include the leading Professional Services organizations that are enabling today's modern Hybrid Cloud data centers.
  • My KIWI/OBS talk from oSC'16
    Last Friday, at openSUSE Conference 2016, I was giving a talk together with Christian Schneemann about KIWI and OBS (the events.opensuse.org software is not able to manage "two speakers for one talk", this is why I am not listed in the schedule).
  • AppliedMicro Announces the Availability of its Mudan Storage Platform at Red Hat Summit 2016
  • AsteroidOS smartwatch OS wants you, developers
    AsteroidOS is a new open source operating system specifically designed to serve software application development on smartwatches. The project is now gaining some traction and has been reported to now be looking for developer and community contribution engagement.