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KDE Neon User Edition 2254 has been released. This is a tech preview of the User Edition of KDE neon. It includes KDE Frameworks and Plasma built from stable released software, at time of launch, Plasma 5.6.3. It uses Qt 5.5 because Qt 5.6.0 still has a bug which breaks Plasma. It uses the foundation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. KDE Neon is a combination of the Ubuntu LTS distribution with the latest versions of KDE software running on top of it. Neon provides a way for users to test new KDE features while maintaining a stable base operating system.
With the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Editon tablet seeping into the hands of many and questions asked around how the tablet has the ability to take on various modes – we thought we’d create a DIY one-pager that shows you how versatile the tablet truly is! Check out the guide below to follow the steps…
This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached. Pagespeed is an Apache 2 module that optimizes and caches the content of a website before it gets delivered to the browser, the result is that the page loads faster, the system load on your server gets lower and the server will be able to deliver more pages per second.
If scientific research, procedures, and data are all publicly available, researchers can work together to verify findings, test hypotheses, and increase the pace of discovery and innovation. That's the dream of the open science movement.read more
Without a doubt, Ubuntu 16.04 is said to be the biggest and most significant release of the distro in years. In my opinion, the reason for this release's perceived significance comes down to one thing – Ubuntu snap packages.
One out of six people who are told by me that their computer will be running Linux have at least an idea of what Linux is. One out of 30 have used it, or do use it outside of the home, whether at school or work. Maybe three out of 100 clap with glee, fully jacked up that they won't have to blow away a Windows install and replace it with Linux.
The Opensource.com team has been fascinated by the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, a low-cost addon for the Raspberry Pi that enables astronauts and citizen scientists alike to easily collect measurements from a variety of sensors to conduct science experiments or just have fun.So we decided to try one out ourselves. We grabbed a side room at our offices in Red Hat Tower and spent an hour or two learning what it can do.First step, attaching the device. Easy enough!read more
Chromium OS for SBC project, through Dylan Callahan, announced the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.
Boardcon’s 40 x 40mm “MINI287” COM runs Linux on an NXP i.MX287 SoC, offers dual Ethernet and CAN ports, and is also available as a sandwich-style SBC. Thanks to the cost and power consumption sensitivities of the IoT market, old-time ARM9 system-on-chips continue to arrive in new embedded boards. Boardcon’s tiny (40 x 40mm) MINI287 […]
ATutor is a free open source web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. It is used in various contexts, including online course management, continuing professional development for teachers, career development and academic research.
The Ubuntu MATE team has been proud to announce today the general availability of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.
The first community supported x86 hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD are pricier than most ARM SBCs, but offer faster CPUs and competitive power drain. The first x86-based community supported hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but featuring faster processors and […]
A detailed installation and configuration of an email server with Postfix, Dovecot, MailScanner, MailWatch, PostfixAdmin, and Roundcube on CentOS 7.
An ongoing drive-by attack is forcing ransomware onto Android smartphones by exploiting critical vulnerabilities in older versions of Google's mobile operating system still in use by millions of people, according to research scheduled to be published Monday...
If the default timezone of your Linux system is not correct, you need to correct it to get accurate local time. Note that configuring NTP is not a solution for an incorrect timezone as NTP itself does not handle timezones. NTP handles time data in UTC, and actual local time is calculated by adding the local time zone offset.
Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system.
At the OpenStack Summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced the general availability of its Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.
In the Fedora 24 alpha release, you could preview an early version of the default wallpaper for Fedora 24. Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and... Continue Reading →
So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system. While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement.
Microsoft recently made a big noise about its love and support ofthe Open Source community (especially Linux), but while it's makingconcrete steps toward improving its support for FOSS projects, itsmotives may not be entirely altruistic.