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National Geographic takes open source to the wilderness

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 06:09:46 PM
At we look and spread stories about open source applied to better the world. This is such a story!A team of National Geographic Explorers set out to the Okavango Delta in the African wilderness to measure water quality, wildlife sightings, and more using open hardware and the Raspberry Pi as well as open source software. They created a portal to share data openly, preserving a piece of African wilderness with the help of open source.I had the opportunity to catch up with Shah Selbe, an explorer by heart, and for National Geographic. I asked him about how he got into this kind of conservation work, how he learned about open source and came to use it, and how he applied open source methods to his work on the Okavango Wilderness more

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 05:12:35 PM
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.

Linux Malware vs Phishing Schemes

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 04:15:24 PM
For years now, we’ve been told about the dangers of how various types of malware like worms and other threats were going to catch the growing Linux user base off guard. As of the year 2014, nothing remotely close to this has happened. Malware exists, but for desktop Linux users, it’s a non-issue.

How to schedule appointments and to-do tasks in a Linux terminal

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 03:18:13 PM
If you are a Linux system administrator who enjoys spending your time in terminal-land, but also needs a way to stay on top of your everyday tasks, appointments and meetings, you will find calcurse to be a very useful tool. calcurse combines a calendar, a to-do list manager, a scheduler and a configurable notification system […]Continue reading...The post How to schedule appointments and to-do tasks in a Linux terminal appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Old school linux terminal fun revisited. Random fortune quotes using random cowsay in Linux terminal

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 08:39:09 AM
fortune is a simple program that displays a pseudorandom message from a database of quotations that first appeared in Version 7 Unix. The most common version on modern systems is the BSD fortune, originally written by Ken Arnold. Distributions of fortune are usually bundled with a collection of themed files, containing sayings like those found on fortune cookies (hence the name), quotations from famous people, jokes, or poetry.

News: Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:41:58 AM
Merge window for first Linux kernel of 2015 shows some interesting new features on the way, including very limited support for Microsoft's Surface technology

Voting for the 2014 Members Choice Awards is Now Open

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 06:44:47 AM is proud to announce that voting for the 2014 Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.

Getting Started With KODI(XBMC)

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 05:47:36 AM
It may have started as a media center for the original Xbox, but KODI (formerly XBMC) has since evolved into a full-fledged application with a huge library of add-ons generated by diehard fans and users. Available on pretty much every platform you’d want to install it on—Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, and more...

How to install ocPortal on a CentOS 7 VPS

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 04:50:25 AM
ocPortal is a free and open souce, PHP based content management system. It can be thoroughly customized and it comes with lots of website features out of the box. In this tutorial we will install ocPortal on a CentOS 7 VPS with the Apache web server, PHP and MariaDB.

Fedora 21 GNOME 3.14 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 03:53:14 AM
Fedora 21 Workstation features all of the latest GNOME 3.14 software, is powered by the Linux 3.17 kernel, and has a ton of other improvements and changes.

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

Monday 15th of December 2014 11:53:46 PM
The open-source Docker project has updated the Docker engine for container virtualization to version 1.3.3, fixing a trio of security vulnerabilities. The security advisories for the Docker vulnerabilities were first publicly released on Dec. 11 although not every vendor in the Docker ecosystem has been in a hurry to update.

Google's Chromecast still dominates streaming media

Monday 15th of December 2014 10:56:35 PM
In today's open source roundup: The Chromecast still tops the streaming media sales charts. Plus: What is the Linux community doing wrong? And how to sync your Android device with your Linux desktop.

Install FluxBB on a CentOS 7 VPS with Nginx and PHP-FPM

Monday 15th of December 2014 09:59:24 PM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FluxBB on a CentOS 7 VPS with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP-FPM. FluxBB is blazing fast and open source forum application written in PHP. Some of the main features of FluxBB are: clean admin interface, flexible permission system...

The global "open" pulse from the 2014 Open Data Index

Monday 15th of December 2014 09:02:13 PM
Open Knowledge's recent publication of the 2014 Open Data Index shows slow progress by governments in opening up key data. Overall the level of "open" is down to 11% from 15% a year more

GPLv2 goes to court: More decisions from the Versata tarpit

Monday 15th of December 2014 08:05:02 PM
The General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2) continues to be the most widely used and most important license for free and open source software. Black Duck Software estimates that 16 billion lines of code are licensed under GPLv2. Despite its importance, the GPLv2 has been the subject of very few court decisions, and virtually all of the most important terms of the GPLv2 have not been interpreted by courts.

Linux ‘ls’ command examples for beginners

Monday 15th of December 2014 07:07:51 PM
The ls (list) command displays a list of files and directories. It supports several options some of them are discussed in this post.

Running Nova-Docker on OpenStack RDO Juno (CentOS 7)

Monday 15th of December 2014 06:10:40 PM
Quote ( The Docker driver is a hypervisor driver for Openstack Nova Compute. It was introduced with the Havana release, but lives out-of-tree for Icehouse and Juno. Being out-of-tree has allowed the driver to reach maturity and feature-parity faster than would be possible should it have remained in-tree. It is expected the driver will return to mainline Nova in the Kilo release.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana)

Monday 15th of December 2014 05:13:29 PM
The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana)This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a securesystem without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 17.1 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype,Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

What is good audio editing software on Linux

Monday 15th of December 2014 04:16:18 PM
Whether you are an amateur musician or just a student recording his professor, you need to edit and work with audio recordings. If for a long time such task was exclusively attributed to Macintosh, this time is over, and Linux now has what it takes to do the job. In short, here is a non-exhaustive […]Continue reading...The post What is good audio editing software on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Fedora 19 EOL 01-06-2015

Monday 15th of December 2014 03:19:07 PM
Greetings. Fedora 19 will reach end of life on 2015-01-06, and no further updates will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent release of Fedora 21, no […]

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11 years developing Krita

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