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How to install Korora Linux with screenshots

Sunday 24th of July 2016 11:38:17 AM
Korora is based on Fedora,A forked distribution of Fedora.People who prefer Fedora will surely love Korora.Here is the Tutorial on How to install Korora.For ease,screenshots are also provided with full step by step processes.

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:43:55 AM
If you travel with sensitive data, you know there are always risks that your information could be lost or stolen. Depending on the nature of your data, that could be a disaster. To that end, you might want to consider encrypting those flash drives.

Install BigTree on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 24th of July 2016 07:49:33 AM
BigTree CMS is an open source content management system (CMS) built on PHP and MySQL. It is very extensible applications with user friendly interface and it is very easy to use.

Splice Machine community edition, European Commission open source audits, and more news

Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:55:11 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new community edition of Splice Machine, the European Commission decision to audit two open source applications, an open source cloud monitoring tool, and more.

Bundle Stars presents the Indie Legend Bundle 4

Sunday 24th of July 2016 04:00:49 AM
The company Bundle Stars released the new Bundle Indie Legends Bundle 4 featuring 6 of the best indie games for Linux on Steam

Korora Linux-A forked beautiful distribution of Fedora

Sunday 24th of July 2016 02:06:27 AM
Korora is based on Fedora which gave it a solid platform.It gets the huge repository of Fedora, it has all the updates from Fedora, it has the solid platform to develop it further.it uses RPM package management. Korora uses default repository of Fedora for software and applications.

EFF Lawsuit Challenges DMCA's Digital Locks Provision As First Amendment Violation

Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:12:05 AM
Computer security professor Matthew Green and famed hardware hacker Bunnie Huang have teamed up with the EFF to sue the US government, challenging the constitutionality of Section 1201 of the DMCA, also known as the "anti-circumvention" clause. As we've discussed for many years, 1201 makes it against the law to "manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide, or otherwise traffic in any technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof" that is designed to "circumvent" DRM or other "technological protection measures." There are all sorts of problems with this part of the law, including the fact that it doesn't matter why you have that tool or why you're circumventing the DRM. For example, it would still be considered infringement if you cracked DRM on a public domain work. That's... insane.

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:17:43 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched a iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module built around the dual-core, 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor […]

EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:23:21 PM
Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it's way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network

Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:59 PM
Mozilla yesterday said it will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month. The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for any reason by any website.

This Week in Open Source News: OSS is the Enterprises Government Mandates Open Source, & More

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 04:34:37 PM
A roundup of this week in open source: OSS is the Enterprise's New Norm, Bulgaria's Government Mandates Open Source....and more.

Windows 10 collects too much user data, lacks security says watchdog

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 02:40:15 PM
Microsoft has been told to reduce the data Windows 10 collects about users and tighten up the OS security or risk facing sanction for breaching data protection rules.

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 12:45:53 PM
Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.

How to set the hostname on Fedora

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:51:31 AM
A Fedora system has a hostname that helps it identify and distinguish itself on a network. Sometimes this name appears as part of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A FQDN includes not just the system’s name, but the Internet domain, separated by periods (.). Hostname... Continue Reading →

Mozilla’s Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:57:09 AM
Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:02:47 AM
sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can manage your remote web site from your local Ubuntu 16.04 desktop with sitecopy.

Fix Bugs, Go Fast, and Update: 3 Approaches to Container Security

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:08:25 AM
Containers are becoming the central piece of the future of IT. Linux has had containers for ages, but they are still maturing as a technology to be used in production or mission-critical enterprise scenarios. With that, security is becoming a central theme around containers. There are many proposed solutions to the problem, including identifying exactly what technology is in place, fixing known bugs, restricting change, and generally implementing sound security policies.

Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 03:14:03 AM
Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe and USIM, and more. Systems based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, such as Adlink’s new MXE-5500 embedded PC, continue to appear in new products even as “Kaby Lake” Core chips ship this week to […]

Keeweb A Linux Password Manager

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 01:19:41 AM
Today we are depending on more and more online services. Each online service we sign up for, let us set a password and this way we have to remember hundreds of passwords. In this case, it is easy for anyone to forget passwords. In this article I am going to talk about Keeweb, a Linux password manager that can store all your passwords securely either online or offline.

Top 5: Review of Dell laptop for Linux, Build your own home, and more

Friday 22nd of July 2016 11:25:19 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a review of the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the Open Building Institute's toolkit for building your own house, an Android app for learning to play an instrument, and a poll asking if you prefer Vim or Emacs as a text editor, and getting started with Vim.Top 5 articles of the week5. 5 tricks for getting started with Vimread more

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Debian and Ubuntu News

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