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News: Linux Top 3: Arch Anywhere, Bitkey and Vinux

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 05:11:01 AM
From Arch to bitcoin to a Linux distribution to help those that are visually challenged.

Make Your Very Own Customized Linux Distro From Your Current Installation

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:02:24 AM
One of the most common and utility things, when we use Linux is that we can personalize, copy and remaster our Linux installation according to our needs. Linux is very flexible so we have many ways to install and use it: we can install Linux from cd, DVD, network, USB, disk partition; and we can choose between a common installation medium or a medium that contains a live Linux system.

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki Post Installation Guide/Tweaks

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:53:47 AM
Are you having trouble to use Elementary OS 0.4 Loki ? Navigate the following article for Tweaks.

Mangaka OS (32-bit)

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 01:56:36 AM
With the seemingly great obsession with Manga and Anime there should be a Linux distribution dedicated to the topic. Great news! There is! The Operating System (OS) is called Mangaka which is the name of the creators of Manga.

How to Install Java on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 12:59:25 AM
In this article, we will show you how to install Oracle Java JDK8 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Oracle JDK is the official version distributed by Oracle. These guide should also work on Debian and Linux Mint, but was tested and written for Ubuntu.

SNMP

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 12:02:14 AM
How would you find out how much RAM is free on your Linux desktop? That'sa really easy question with a lot of answers[he]mdash[/he]free, any ofthe implementations of top andGlances all are valid responses.

The World of 100G Networking

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 11:05:03 PM
Capacity and speed requirements keep increasing for networking, but going from where are now to 100G networking isn’t a trivial matter, as Christopher Lameter and Fernando Garcia discussed recently in their LinuxCon Europe talk about the world of 100G networking.

What your code repository says about you

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 10:07:52 PM
"You only get one chance to make a first impression," the old saying goes. It's cliche, but nevertheless sound, practical advice.In the realm of open source, it can make the difference between a project that succeeds and a project that fails. That's why making a positive first impression when you release a repo to the world is essential—at least if your motivations involve gaining users, building a community of contributors, and attracting valuable feedback.read more

School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:10:41 PM
Open Up Resources is a nonprofit collaborative formed by 13 U.S. states that creates high-quality, standards-aligned open educational resources (OERs) that are openly licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.read more

All You Need To Know About Swap Partition In Linux

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 08:13:30 PM
So somewhere while installing your favorite Linux distro you came across the word “Swap” and now you are here to know what is Swap. Well, I will tell you it in the simplest sense.

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GNU/Linux Desktop

  • Austrian Schools
    Here it is 2017 and Austrian schools are using GNU/Linux and folks are still having problems with That Other OS in schools. I was in a similar situation back in 2000 when I first installed GNU/Linux in my classroom. TOOS didn’t work for me then and it still doesn’t work for schools today. Any time you have a monopolist telling you what you can and can’t do in your classroom, you’re going to have problems, especially if that monopolist isn’t particularly supportive of your objectives. In my case, M$ was celebrating its monopoly and didn’t even care if the software crashed hourly. I later discovered there were all kinds of evil consequences of the EULA from Hell, like limiting the size of networks without a server running their software and fat licensing fees.
  • How to build the fastest Linux PC possible on a budget
    There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a system boot up almost instantaneously when the power switch is hit. Long gone are the days of going to make yourself a brew while those spinning platters buzz and the display kicks into life, lazily dragging you into the GUI you call home. But surely that luxury of speed is reserved for those who are willing to drop £1,000+ on a new system? Fortunately, this is not the case anymore. With advancements in technology over the last six years, and Intel’s aggressive push to keep reinvigorating its chipsets each and every generation, we’re starting to see more and more affordable budget, speed-oriented components finally making it to market. The SSD has succeeded the hard drive with sub 10-second boot times and lightning quick file transfers. However, three years on and we’ve seen both the rise and fall of the SATA III bus. This was a standard that was supposed to last us until 2020, but now lies completely saturated, with only the ever enduring HDD still making good use of the connectivity.
  • How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging
    I get a lot of questions on how to perform various tasks from a Linux shell/terminal. In the interest of making a simple cheat sheet—something I can point people to that will help them get rolling with terminal powers—what follows are my recommendations for how to perform various types of communication from your shell. I’m talking about the normal sort of communication most people perform via a web browser (or a handful of graphical applications) nowadays: Email, instant messaging, that sort of thing. Except, you know, running them entirely in a terminal—which you can run just about anywhere: in an SSH session on a remote server, on a handheld device, or even on your Android phone/tablet.
  • 5 signs that you are a Linux geek
    Linux users are a passionate bunch, and some are downright proud of their of their geekiness. But if you’re not sure about your status, a writer at MakeUseOf has a list of 5 signs that show you are a Linux geek.

Security News

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT [Ed: Kaspersky repeats the same anti-Linux rhetoric he used years ago to market itself, anti-Linux Liam Tung recycles]
    Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says its new KasperskyOS for securing industrial IoT devices does not contain "even the slightest smell of Linux", differentiating it from many other IoT products that have the open-source OS at the core.
  • Reproducible Builds: week 95 in Stretch cycle
  • EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns
    European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite the U.S. company announcing changes to the installation process. The watchdogs, a group made up of the EU's 28 authorities responsible for enforcing data protection law, wrote to Microsoft last year expressing concerns about the default installation settings of Windows 10 and users' apparent lack of control over the company's processing of their data. The group - referred to as the Article 29 Working Party -asked for more explanation of Microsoft's processing of personal data for various purposes, including advertising.

Android Leftovers

KDE Plasma 5.8.6 Released for LTS Users with over 80 Improvements, Bug Fixes

Today, February 21, 2017, KDE announced the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. Read more