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Install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy

Sunday 30th of August 2015 02:15:51 PM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy.

5 best open source board games to play online

Sunday 30th of August 2015 12:21:29 PM
Board games have seen a resurgence in recent years, and Linux has a good range of board games to choose from. There is a credible implementation of Catan called Pioneers. But for my favourite implementations of classic board games to play online, check out the recommendations below.

EasyTAG 2.4 Audio Tag Editor Adds Improvements to Handling of Tags with Empty Images, More

Sunday 30th of August 2015 08:01:44 AM
EasyTAG, the open-source audio tag editor software, reached version 2.4 earlier today, bringing multiple performance and stability improvements, as well as several updated translations.

PGP Encryption – A beginner’s guide

Sunday 30th of August 2015 06:07:22 AM
Let’s start with the basics: so what is encryption? Encryption is used to ensure that certain information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. It does this by making information impossible to read without the correct keys (in other words, the password)...

Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news

Sunday 30th of August 2015 04:13:00 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news.Open gaming roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015read more

Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

Sunday 30th of August 2015 02:18:38 AM
Fedora Project reported on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23.

$15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

Sunday 30th of August 2015 12:24:16 AM
Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and […]

systemd 225 Adds 'su' Replacement, Saving of Private-Zone DHCP Options

Saturday 29th of August 2015 10:29:54 PM
The systemd development team had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the systemd 225 open-source, next-generation init system for GNU/Linux distributions.

Linux Foundation security badge, Raspberry Pi success, White House tool, and more

Saturday 29th of August 2015 08:35:32 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's new security badge program, Raspberry Pi success, a new tool from the White House administration, and more open source news!Open source news roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015read more

Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' Beta 1 Is Now Available To Download

Saturday 29th of August 2015 06:41:10 PM
The first beta releases of Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' have been released. Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu are taking part in the beta releases. These Beta releases include new features and a glimpse of the final 15.10 release. Let's see briefly what's new in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1.

How to Transfer Files to and Install Click Apps in an Ubuntu Phone

Saturday 29th of August 2015 04:46:48 PM
The following tutorial will teach new and existing owners of an Ubuntu phone how to install applications that are distributed in the .click file format, as well as to transfer them to the device prior to installation.

The Best And Worst Of Linux Gaming

Saturday 29th of August 2015 02:52:26 PM
My favourite hobby is retrogaming. I love playing old video games and I have a collection containing the best consoles and computers ever made. It has taken a while for Linux to come to the party with regards to gaming and the repositories are full of the worst clones ever developed.

Cyanogen crosses the chasm from mod to pre-installed OS

Saturday 29th of August 2015 12:58:04 PM
CyanogenMod is rapidly evolving from being the most popular Android mod, to becoming a much sought after alternative, pre-installed OS on affordable phones. After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla’s Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla’s Sailfish […]

Install Glassfish 4 on a Debian 8 VPS

Saturday 29th of August 2015 11:03:42 AM
In this article we will cover the steps needed for installing a fully functional Glassfish server on a Linux VPS, specifically a Debian 8 VPS.

Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

Saturday 29th of August 2015 09:09:20 AM
As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1.

Top 5: Linux kernel birthday, Pinrepo, alternatives to Trello, and more

Saturday 29th of August 2015 07:14:58 AM
In this week's Top 5 we talk about markup languages, Pinterest's new open source tool, 20 years worth of open source knowledge from Stephen Walli, Happy 24th birthday to the Linux kernel, and 5 open source alternatives to Trello.

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Saturday 29th of August 2015 05:20:36 AM
Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers.

OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision

Saturday 29th of August 2015 03:26:14 AM
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.

Where's That Pesky Hidden Word?

Saturday 29th of August 2015 01:31:52 AM
I've been promising my 11-year-old for a long time now that I'd write a program that would let you build custom word searches based on a list of words given by the user. I wrote one years and years ago in C, but since I can't find that code any more and wanted to tackle another interesting project for this column, that's what I'm going to look at herein.

Food processing panel-PCs boast IP69K ingress protection

Saturday 29th of August 2015 12:34:41 AM
Adlink’s latest 15-, 17-, and 19-inch resistive touchscreen panel-PCs for food processing run Linux on a dual-core Atom, and offer IP69K ingress protection.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Ship with OpenStack Liberty

Canonical's James Page posted an interesting message on the Ubuntu mailing list, informing all Ubuntu developers about the steps they need to take in order to update the OpenStack cloud software to version 2015.2.0 (Liberty) in Ubuntu 15.10. Read more

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 15.10 Highlights [VIDEO]

Ubuntu developers are closing in on the next major release, with the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf set to debut on October 22. Ubuntu 15.10 is in many respects an incremental release ahead of the 16.04 Long Term Support release in 2016. Among the key innovations in 15.10 is wider use of the Snappy technology for packaging, though it won't replace the core .deb packaging system anytime soon, if ever. Read more

Improving Security for Bugzilla

Openness, transparency, and security are all central to the Mozilla mission. That’s why we publish security bugs once they’re no longer dangerous, and it’s why we’re writing a blog post about unauthorized access to our infrastructure. We have notified the relevant law enforcement authorities about this incident, and may take additional steps based on the results of any further investigations. Read more

RHEL 7.2 has an updated kernel target

As mentioned in the beta release notes, the kernel in RHEL 7.2 contains a rebased LIO kernel target, to the equivalent of the Linux 4.0.stable series. This is a big update. LIO has improved greatly since 3.10. It has added support for SCSI features that enable VMWare VAAI support, as well as data integrity (DIF), and significant iSER work, for those of you using Infiniband. (SRP is also supported, as well as iSCSI and FCoE, of course.) Read more