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Build a Pi media centre

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:10:36 PM
Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:01:59 AM
The Krita Foundation has announced the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software.

Building ProudCity as an open organization

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 09:39:20 AM
Open is at the core of ProudCity, a web platform that "lets municipalities easily launch and manage government digital services all in one place."

Pravin Satpute: How do you Fedora?

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:13:33 AM
We recently interviewed Pravin Satpute on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Back to Backups

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 06:47:47 AM
In my Open-Source Classroom column a few months ago, I talked about backups and got some really fascinatingfeedback. Here are a few of the ideas from readers worth checking into:

ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Distro Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 05:22:00 AM
ExTiX developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, May 30, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Edition computer operating system.

Meet Avalon, Asus's audacious, tightly integrated vision for the future of DIY PCs

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:56:14 AM
The PC’s DIY hardware ethos is both a blessing and a curse on computing. On one hand, the open ecosystem fuels innovation and serves as a major selling point for enthusiasts. On the other, the basic design of PCs hasn’t really changed in decades.

ChaletOS 16.04 – Video Overview and Screenshot tours

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:30:27 AM
ChaletOS 16.04 is the latest release of ChaletOS Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) featuring Xfce Desktop environment 4.12. and powered by Long-term support of Linux Kernel Series 4.4. This release introduce new tool called Start Point, an application that has been designed from the ground up to help newcomers to this OS, especially Windows refugees, learn how to use ChaletOS, or Linux for that matter.

Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 01:04:41 AM
The Manjaro Linux community is proud to announce the availability for download of the final release of the Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition computer operating system.

LAMP Stack Installation Guide on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

Monday 30th of May 2016 11:50:21 PM
LAMP stack is a collection of free and open source softwares like Linux, Web Server (Apache), Database server (MySQL / MariaDB) and PHP (Scripting Language).

PSAD installation and configuration on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Monday 30th of May 2016 10:36:01 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you the installation and configuration of the PSAD (Port Scan Attack Detection) tool on Debian 8 (Jessie). PSAD provides intrusion detection and log-analysis with IPtables (Linux firewall).

How to select the fastest apt mirror on Ubuntu Linux

Monday 30th of May 2016 09:21:41 PM
The following guide will provide you with some information on how to improve Ubuntu's repository download speed by selecting the closest, that is, possibly fastest mirror relative to your geographical location.

Mozilla turns Firefox OS into IoT hub

Monday 30th of May 2016 08:07:21 PM
Firefox OS is transformed to bring the Internet of Things into our lives

Google's Abacus Project: It's All about Trust

Monday 30th of May 2016 06:53:01 PM
Do you hate having to remember your password when you want to access a secureWeb site? Well, that soon may be a thing of the past.

Ubuntu Touch's Web Browser to Improve the Google Hangouts Experience in OTA-11

Monday 30th of May 2016 05:38:41 PM
The long-anticipated OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices is just around the corner, and today we'll have a quick look at what's coming in the Web Browser app.

An open source 3D printed violin

Monday 30th of May 2016 04:24:21 PM
A recent message on Twitter about an open source 3D printed violin sent me in search of more information about Hovalin. Much of the 3D printed universe is about robots and drones, so seeing a violin in the mix caused me to pause and wonder more about this unique project. I reached out to husband and wife team, Kaitlyn and Matt Hova.

GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of May 2016 03:10:01 PM
GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon has been released. Added 3G USB dongle support (ModemManager and usb_modeswitch). GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE. Special attention has been given to the quality of the font rendering.

Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos

Monday 30th of May 2016 01:46:52 PM
We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here's how it handled, out in traffic and on the track.

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more