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Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets

Saturday 18th of April 2015 05:49:41 AM
An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro.

GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Session

Saturday 18th of April 2015 04:52:30 AM
While the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment got its first point release today, the GNOME developers are already planning the features for the next major version of the acclaimed project, GNOME 3.18, due for release in October 2015.

Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

Saturday 18th of April 2015 03:55:19 AM
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

Saturday 18th of April 2015 02:58:08 AM
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

Docker Engine 1.6 Debuts Alongside Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0

Saturday 18th of April 2015 02:00:57 AM
The open-source Docker container virtualization project received a number of milestone updates this week with new releases of Docker Engine 1.6, Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0.

Watermarks with copyright notice using LaTeX

Saturday 18th of April 2015 01:03:46 AM
I've got to put together some articles and am sending them out for proofreading. So I wanted to mark them as drafts, which I know how to do and have blogged about previously. This time though, I'm using only one utility to do the watermarking--LaTeX--and I'm tweaking things a bit further.

Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

Saturday 18th of April 2015 12:06:35 AM
This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary.

Pixar's giving away RenderMan for free!!

Friday 17th of April 2015 11:09:24 PM
Most studio's don't give their proprietary IP away for free, not least Disney - the owner of the Pixar CG studio that bought us 'Toy Story' and 'Finding Nemo' but the studio has moved to make the RenderMan 3D rendering software, which previously sold for $495 USD, free from today for non-commercial use, available to download in 64 bit versions for PC, Mac and Linux.

New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released

Friday 17th of April 2015 10:12:13 PM
Canonical has finally released a third OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and users should start receiving them in the next few hours.

Encryptr Zero-Knowledge System Based Password Manager For Linux

Friday 17th of April 2015 09:15:02 PM
Encryptr is free and Open-Source password manager that is based on a very secure 'Zero-Knowledge Crypton Framework'. Zero-Knowledge system does not allow even a server to know what data is being sent and saved on the server by user. Encryptr saves all of your passwords, credit card data, PINs, or access codes, in the cloud with a simple and sleek user interface. The following tutorial instructs installing Encryptr on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based distributions.

At Birth, Open Source Was About Saving Money, Not Sharing Code

Friday 17th of April 2015 08:17:51 PM
Linus Torvalds and the early supporters of the Linux project were interested primarily in a free-as-in-beer operating system, not ensuring that source code would be freely accessible.

How Forge.mil changed the way the US DoD develops software

Friday 17th of April 2015 07:20:40 PM
When one thinks of open source technology, the U.S. government doesn’t always immediately come to mind. The truth, however, is that the Department of Defense (DoD) is not only one of the country’s largest government agencies, but also one of the most active software developers in the world, with thousands of software projects and deployments in motion. It also happens to be a huge proponent of open source technology.read more

Install MediaWiki on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 17th of April 2015 06:23:29 PM
In this article we will cover the steps needed to install MediaWiki on your CentOS 7 VPS. MediaWiki is a free and open source wiki application. It is written in the PHP programming language and uses a backend database.

What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux

Friday 17th of April 2015 05:26:18 PM
In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities […]Continue reading...The post What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

Expanding access to open source hardware

Friday 17th of April 2015 04:29:07 PM
Last week I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 computer.I didn't pay anything for the USB keyboard and USB optical mouse that I use with this tiny computer, because they were donated to the public library where I work. Two weeks ago someone dropped of 10 new USB keyboards and 10 new USB mice; they were surplus from a computer upgrade cycle at a nearby office. To be sure, the value of the $35 USD Raspberry Pi 2 computer is extended when free USB keyboards and mice are available. There is a role, then, for schools, libraries, and makerspaces to collect these donated items in order to redistribute them to those who need them.In this article, I'll share some ideas for how schools, libraries, and makerspaces can similarly expand access to open source hardware.read more

Microsoft apps, services to be integrated with Cyanogen Android OS

Friday 17th of April 2015 03:31:56 PM
Microsoft and Android operating system vendor Cyanogen are partnering to integrate Microsoft apps and services with Cyanogen.

FOSS Is Everywhere, Dell’s New Linux Try & More…

Friday 17th of April 2015 02:34:45 PM
I hate to be the look-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth guy — to be honest, I hate raining on parades, even Ubuntu’s — but this news is not as great as it appears. For starters, buying one will set you back anywhere from $949 to $1,849.

Rugged Pico-ITX SBC offers dual GbE, drives dual displays

Friday 17th of April 2015 11:14:49 AM
Like Seco’s recent ?Q7-BT-J Qseven module, the new SECOpITX-BT SBC supports Intel’s Atom E3800 system-on-chips. In this case, you can run Linux or Windows on the full product range, from the single-core, 1.46GHz Atom E3815 (5W TDP) to the quad-core, 1.91GHz E3845 (10W). There are also a number of dual-core options including the fairly new 1.33GHz E3805 model, which lacks a GPU or support for Intel Burst mode or Hyper-Treading, and runs at a low 3 Watts.

Play for Me, Jarvis

Friday 17th of April 2015 10:17:38 AM
Elon Musk is known to be particularly apprehensive about artificial intelligence. Although many of us are both excited and worried about the potential future of AI, most don't need to fear computers taking over in the creative realms of society.Or do we?

pfSense 2.2.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Friday 17th of April 2015 09:20:27 AM
pfSense software version 2.2.2 release is now available, bringing a number of bug fixes and a couple low-risk security updates that don't apply to most users. This release includes two low-risk security updates. FreeBSD-SA-15:09.ipv6 - denial of Service with IPv6 router advertisements. Where a system is using DHCPv6 WAN type, devices on the same broadcast domain as that WAN can send crafted packets causing the system to lose IPv6 Internet connectivity. FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl - multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Most aren't applicable, and the worst impact is denial of service. As always, you can upgrade from any previous version straight to 2.2.2. For those already running any 2.2x version, this is a low-risk upgrade. This is a high priority upgrade for those using IPsec on 2.2x versions.

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  • Survivor Squad: Gauntlets Adds Linux Support, Looks Really Fun
    Survivor Squad: Gauntlets has recently added Linux support to their Early Access title. Honestly, I didn't think much of it looking at screenshots, but you really do need to watch a gameplay video to understand it, and it looks fun. I really do love the idea behind this game, and making sure to remember to keep checking everywhere looks like mad fun. Looks like it can get quite difficult too. It is in Early Access, but the developers stated that the full release is only just around the corner!
  • Stop Everything, Tea Party Simulator 2015 Released For Linux
    Will these joke simulator games ever end? Who honestly is going to buy Tea Party Simulator 2015? Goat Simulator was funny, but this...
  • Dungeons 2 Strategy Game Released On Steam For Linux
    Dungeons 2 is another game to come to Linux thanks to Kalypso Media Digital, and it's very much like the old Dungeon Keeper games. Reviewers are giving it the thumbs up so far, so it looks like it could be a good one. It looks like it has a few performance issues, and silly bugs, but it's a brand new release so that's to be expected.
  • Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Better Intel Performance For CS:GO & TF2
    With the release of Ubuntu 15.04 coming this week I've been busy running some fresh comparison benchmarks between the "Vivd Vervet" and former versions of Ubuntu Linux. For Intel HD Graphics users, in this article are two quick results showing how the performance of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 has improved on the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver over the past six months between Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04.
  • There's Now More Than 1,100 Games On Steam For Linux
    It was just last month I wrote about there being more than 1,000 games on Steam for Linux/SteamOS. Recently, Steam crossed the 1,100 games milestone; over one hundred additions in just over one month!
  • Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support
    While we sadly don't hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta.

8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Vivd Vervet


enable always show menus in Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

As people are taking poll on our Ubuntu 15.04 released post, it seems people are interested in the tweaks and improvements made in Vivid Vervet. But you might get confused when you upgrade to Vivid Vervet that all the tweaks are not enabled by default. So how to enable them? Here in this post I'm going to show you how to enjoy latest tweaks and configure Vivid Vervet ease of use features.

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Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd

Systemd has eliminated shutdownd, one of the oldest components of this controversial init system, but its removal isn't because systemd is going on a diet. Read more