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Linus Torvalds Outs the Seventh RC for Linux Kernel 4.9, Might Be the Last One

Sunday 27th of November 2016 11:59:52 PM
It's Sunday evening here is the US, and, for hardcore Linux users, this means that they test drive yet another RC (Release Candidate) build of the soon-to-be-released Linux 4.9 kernel.

Network Monitor a full insight

Sunday 27th of November 2016 09:08:19 PM
Full compilation of the information required to understand a network monitor. What, why, when, how and where.

Overclocked Wearables Can Pick Up Bio-Acoustic Signals

Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:16:46 PM
The research team hacked the Linux kernel on the watch and upgraded the software. To examine their idea, researchers developed some experimental apps for ViBand. The new technology could successfully control the apps on the watch or the remote devices, such as the lights and a TV, through common gestures.

YunOS overtakes Apple’s iOS as China’s second-largest smartphone operating system

Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:25:13 PM
YunOS, an operating system built from the free Linux software, made its debut on July 2011 with the Tianyu K-Touch W700 smartphone.

Photo Funnel: Drag-and-Drop Photo Copying Tool For Linux

Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:33:40 PM
Sometimes you need to transfer and organize just a handful of specific photos and raw files from your camera, and a simple GUI tool can help your with that.

Intel Compute Sticks with Apollo Lake chips coming in 2017 (leaked roadmap)

Sunday 27th of November 2016 10:43:19 AM
Intel’s Compute Stick is basically a fully functional, low-power PC crammed into a device that looks like an oversized USB flash drive. Plug it into the HDMI port on a TV, connect a power source, and you can run Windows, Linux, or other operating systems on a TV, monitor, or commercial display.

AV Linux Update: Good but Not Better

Sunday 27th of November 2016 07:51:46 AM
AV Linux is one of the few available fully functional Linux distros to give audio and video enthusiasts a professional level collection of tools to enhance their handling of audio-visual files.

Japan Will Create a Supercomputer to Surpass China

Sunday 27th of November 2016 05:00:13 AM
Specialists from Japan will soon launch a new supercomputer which promises to be the most powerful in the world... 27 supercomputers of Japan from the Top 500 are fueled by Linux.

an AI for your car

Sunday 27th of November 2016 02:08:40 AM
The Dashbot uses the C.H.I.P. Pro, essentially a miniaturized single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi. The chip runs Linux and is completely open source for your hacking pleasure.

Build Your Own Computer

Saturday 26th of November 2016 11:17:07 PM
The officially supported system for the Raspberry Pi is called Raspbian, and it is based on Debian, which has Linux roots and is versatile enough to run on other hardware, too. The Raspberry Pi — which started out in 2012 as a low-cost bare-bones motherboard meant to teach computer fundamentals — can also run other operating systems, including a special version of Ubuntu Linux.

Elegant 0-day unicorn underscores "serious concerns" about Linux security

Saturday 26th of November 2016 09:22:45 PM
Recently released exploit code makes people running fully patched versions of Fedora and other Linux distributions vulnerable to drive-by attacks that can install keyloggers, backdoors, and other types of malware, a security researcher says.

Wine 1.9.24 Improves Support for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Zombie Army Trilogy

Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:28:23 PM
A new Wine development release arrived, versioned 1.9.24, two weeks after the Wine 1.9.23 snapshot, to improve support for several Windows games, as well as to add various improvements and bug fixes.

Linux Security Made Simple

Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:34:01 PM
From the revelations of Edward Snowden to the potential problems with the Internet of Things and the latest malware, security and privacy are constantly in the news. The trouble is, while everyone is concerned about security and privacy, few know what to what to do about them. Fortunately, Linux has endless tools to address these problems without requiring that everyone become an expert.

How to find a file on a Linux VPS

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:39:39 PM
Using the command line on a Linux machine could be very uncomfortable, especially for the beginners.

How to Install and Customize ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:17 PM
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that includes an alternative for 3 major Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by providing access to the web-based set of tools for real-time co-editing.

Message for You, Sir!

Saturday 26th of November 2016 10:57:47 AM
In my Open-SourceClassroom column in the May 2016 issue, I discussed how to set up Gmail as your SMTP provider foroutgoing email. The problem with email is that sometimes the sheerquantity of it makes important messages slip past my radar. So for reallyimportant error messages, I like to get SMS messages.

Love the Amazon Echo? Meet these 3 open source projects

Saturday 26th of November 2016 09:03:25 AM
The past few years have seen a huge surge in the number of consumer devices with voice control features that have hit the market. First came the voice assisting smartphone, with Google Assistant and Siri, and now making their way into the rest of your house with always-listening devices like Amazon Echo and starting this week, Google Home.

ALT Linux 8.1 Workstation Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.34, MATE and KDE Desktops

Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:09:03 AM
On Thanksgiving day, BaseALT Ltd, through Michael Shigorin, proudly announced the release and general availability of the ALT Linux 8.1 Workstation distribution aimed for personal and corporate desktop use.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Q4OS 1.8.1

Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:14:41 AM
Q4OS is a light weight Linux distribution which looks much like Windows of old. Don't let that put you off however as it is easy to install and easy to use with all the major top applications catered for.

How to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single place using the MainWP plugin

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:20:19 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install two WordPress instances on separate virtual servers with Ubuntu 16.04 OS and Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on them, and how to manage them from a single place using the MainWP WordPress plugin.

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Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan's day. Read more Also: More Random Gift Ideas For Linux Enthusiasts & Others Into Tech Which open source gift is at the top of your holiday wish list?

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions that support Snaps. Read more