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Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is the Biggest Update in Years, Features Plasma 5 by Default

Saturday 20th of December 2014 01:34:28 PM
Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 Phones in February

Saturday 20th of December 2014 11:40:06 AM
The privilege of getting the first Ubuntu phone on the market belongs to Bq, which will release its Aquaris e4.5 device to the European public in February, 2015.

Android Candy: Google Keep

Saturday 20th of December 2014 09:45:44 AM
I love Evernote. I pay for a premium membership, and to be honest, I don't think I even use the premium features. I just love Evernote so much, I want to support the company. But in the spirit of fair comparison, I forced myself to try Google Keep.

Most important open source news of the year

Saturday 20th of December 2014 07:51:22 AM
This is a Special Edition of our weekly open source news roundup, as we look back at the top news stories in 2014!I looked most closely at news in the areas of business, government, and education. There has also been some remarkable news where you would not expect, on how open source is helping to make a difference and the world a better place.

Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

Saturday 20th of December 2014 05:57:00 AM
Epic hacks, major vulnerabilities, and other security surprises rolled across the Internet like a tidal wave in 2014. We thought we'd seen it all after an SSL vulnerability pierced the heart of the Internet and the crypto world lost a major asset. But then Sony (once again) fell prey to one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever.

Google building full Android IVI stack, says report

Saturday 20th of December 2014 04:02:38 AM
oogle is planning to expand its Android Auto project into a full-fledged “Android M” automotive stack within the next year or two, says Reuters.

The helpful stranger and meaning of open source

Saturday 20th of December 2014 02:08:16 AM
I’ve been a software engineer for almost 15 years now, and although I didn't realize it at the time, I’ve been working with open source software from the get-go. From basic GNU command line utilities to C compilers, open source was there from the start.read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 review

Saturday 20th of December 2014 12:13:54 AM
In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0. Plus: The importance of mentors in open source, and WordPress 4.1 has been released.

Cloud 5: 2015 cloud jobs outlook, sunny cloud forecast, open source PaaS options

Friday 19th of December 2014 10:19:32 PM
This week, we look at five open source PaaS options, the cloud job forecast for 2015 (it's looking good) and a sunny outlook for cloud computing in general in 2015 as it finally finds its footing in the enterprise.

WordPress 4.1 is Now Available: Here’s What’s New

Friday 19th of December 2014 08:25:10 PM
WordPress released version 4.1 of its CMS and it's available either for directly download or updating from dashboard.

Fedora 21 Desktop Installation Steps with Screenshots

Friday 19th of December 2014 07:27:59 PM
Fedora is an open source Linux based operating system.Fedora Operating system is available for Desktops, Servers and cloud.

Take Your Hats Off To Fedora Linux 21

Friday 19th of December 2014 06:30:48 PM
This week's news includes reviews of Puppy, Kali and Fedora, the best XFCE distros and the 6 must have applications for Linux

How to rename multiple files on Linux

Friday 19th of December 2014 05:33:37 PM
In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done. However, mv cannot rename multiple files using wildcard. There are ways to deal with multiple files by using a combination of sed, awk or find in combination of xargs. However, these are rather cumbersome and not user-friendly.

How to block referrer spam bots

Friday 19th of December 2014 04:36:26 PM
Referrer spam requests are requests for some pages with a faked referrer string (where the user came from). Normally this is just annoying as it appears in your webstats. But sites could be hit by many requests within short period of time affecting server performance.

Git thee behind me, Git client bug!

Friday 19th of December 2014 12:28:21 PM
GitHub has acknowledged there's a flaw in its client software and recommended that users upgrade, as soon as possible. News of the flaw was announced at GMANE and GitHub has confirmed the existence of the flaw and issued a recommendation for “all users of GitHub and GitHub Enterprise to update their Git clients as soon as possible.”

Myriad Loses Appeals Court Bid to Block Breast Cancer Tests

Friday 19th of December 2014 11:31:10 AM
Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) can’t block competitors’ DNA tests to determine risk for breast and ovarian cancer after a U.S. appeals court said three patents on the tests never should have been issued.The patents cover products of nature and ideas that aren’t eligible for legal protection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an opinion posted today on the court’s docket. The court upheld a trial judge’s decision to allow the competing tests, including those made by Ambry Genetics Corp., to remain on the market.

Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015

Friday 19th of December 2014 10:33:59 AM
Not to be outdone by the FSF and looking to appeal to more cosmopolitan tastes, Linux Mint will change over the course of the year to something a little more contemporary and stylish. It becomes Linux Merlot, with a bouquet that resonates from the north side of the vineyard. The distro will have a more celebratory nature and it will go a lot better with most cheeses.

I’m running Fedora 21 with Wayland, and so far (almost) everything is working just fine

Friday 19th of December 2014 09:36:48 AM
After saying I wouldn’t jump into a Fedora 21 upgrade, I rather quickly had a change of heart and mind, ran a Fedup upgrade and am now running Fedora 21 on my go-to HP Pavilion g6 laptop. With Wayland.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

Friday 19th of December 2014 08:39:37 AM
digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

Friday 19th of December 2014 06:25:53 AM
Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

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