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Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 01:16:04 AM
Software Assurance licensing tags alongMicrosoft Ignite Software giant Microsoft is set to officially launch its next-generation server platform next week, but the firm faces growing competition from Linux as corporate customers shift more toward the cloud for IT services.…

A brief history of Drupal from 1.0 to 8.0

Friday 23rd of September 2016 12:07:27 AM
Drupal began as a forum for a few friends to monitor their shared Internet connection, which "was expensive and being spliced between them," according to Jared Whitehead's The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source. Today, it's one of the most popular content management systems out there, competing with powerhouses like WordPress.read more

Red Hat Channel Partner Business Hits All-time High

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 10:58:50 PM
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and CFO Frank Calderoni describe growing partner momentum as OpenStack clouds & OpenShift container management take off.

Android Browser Security--What You Haven't Been Told

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 10:01:39 PM
This article focuses on flaws in Android's stock web libraries, whileacknowledging related exploits. Some modern Android browsers havecritically weak encryption and other dangerous flaws that cannot be patchedor otherwise corrected. This weakness extends to multiple browsers andapplications and is determined by the linkage to the system webcore onolder OS versions.

Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 09:04:28 PM
If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer orgMicrosoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.…

Managing Log Files and More With Elastic Stack

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 08:07:17 PM
Managing log files is becoming increasingly harder with growing amounts of data and differing file formats. Giovanni Bechis, in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe, describes a solution using the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), which he says let's you easily collect, parse, and manage log files from different sources.

Best Linux Desktop for Customization

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:10:06 PM
Is customizing your Linux desktop important to you? Run Linux for even a few months, and the ability to customize a desktop environment according to your preferences can become a right.

HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:12:55 PM
You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

How to Install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:15:44 PM
Drupal is a well-known open source content management system based on PHP. It is available free of charge and released under the GNU General Public License. In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx web server, MariaDB as the database server and PHP-FPM to handle PHP requests. I will also show you how to install an SSL Certificate to secure the Drupal website.

Mozilla Says Goodbye to Firefox Hello in Firefox 49

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 02:54:53 PM
Firefox 49 fixes 18 flaws, including one already fixed in the Tor Browser.

LPIs Inspiring New Promo ReBranding Video

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 01:57:42 PM
LPI has released an inspiring new video as part of its rebranding exercise.Editor's note: this is a direct link to the youtube video.

John Weathersby: Selling Open Source to the Federal Government

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 01:00:31 PM
It’s a no-brainer to us that free and open source should be the default for governments, because governments should be…well, open. With the Open Technology Center, John Weathersby is working to help bring open source to national defense and security.

How do you get programmers to join your project?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 12:03:20 PM
This month on The Queue, josephj from LinuxQuestions.org asks:How can I get programmers to join our project?I inherited a project coded in $programming_language when the original developer quit and no one else stepped forward. It is currently hosted on GitHub and has a GPL 3 license.It's a tool I use every day and I don't want to see it die. I know very little $programming_language and very little GUI programming, so I can't maintain it myself.read more

In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:06:09 AM
Will we give up a decades-long relationship with Windows just because it costs a few bucks more than its competitors? In a world where PC adoption has cratered, what of the future of Windows? David Gewirtz makes the case that there's still life in them old bits.

Is an Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 10:08:58 AM
Blockchain, the technology that underlies the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been celebrated as a way to change the way transactions of all kinds are made. But a suggestion to make an editable version of the technology is now dividing opinion.

How To Get “Hollywood Hacker Feel” In Your Linux Command Line?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 08:54:37 AM
A developer has created a command line utility which can give you the feel of Hollywood movie hacker. His tool replicates the decrypting text seen from the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. The code is freely available on his GitHub page.

Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:40:17 AM
Guest columnist Rob Reilly checks out the Roseapple Pi, an 85 x 56mm Raspberry Pi imitator based on a quad-core Cortex-A9 Actions Semi S500 SoC. ? ? ?Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC by Rob Reilly I use Raspberry Pi boards for several real-world jobs. My “STEAMpunk Conference Personality Identification Device” (aka: [[he]#8230[/he]]

Installing A Django Development Environment on Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:25:57 AM
Django is easily the most popular web framework written in Python. It strikes a delicate balance between feature completeness and efficiency, including powerful features like automatic migration generation and a full-featured admin interface. Setting up a Django development environment in Ubuntu is fairly easy, and can be done in only a few steps.

Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:11:36 AM
Bryce Harrington has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the Wayland 1.12.0 display server for GNU/Linux operating systems, along with the Weston 1.12.0 compositor.

Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:57:16 AM
This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 2: 21 Open Source Projects for IoT ? The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature […]

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