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Red Hat moves deeper into cloud analytics

Friday 26th of June 2015 10:55:08 AM
Red Hat has made it clear that its wants to be a major cloud company. Now, it's making sure you know that it also wants to be your cloud analytic partner.

News: Linux 4.1 Goes Long Term for Support

Friday 26th of June 2015 09:57:57 AM
EXT4 gets new encryption options.

Mr. Robot TV Show Talks About Linux, KDE, GNOME, Hacking, and It's Awesome

Friday 26th of June 2015 09:00:46 AM
A new TV series called Mr. Robot starting Rami Malek as a computer hacker that goes by the name of Elliot and uses Linux kernel-based operating systems to hack various entities is being aired on USA Network. I watch a lot of movies and television series, and since The Matrix, I was never amazed by a TV show, or movie until today. Mr. Robot changes that for me, especially that now I work with GNU/Linux operating systems and I've used all sorts of desktop environments.

Open source: from side to center stage

Friday 26th of June 2015 08:03:35 AM
It was 1997 when I received an email from my brother asking me if I had heard of Linux. At the time, I had not, but soon after I was browsing through a computer store when I happened upon a box that contained "Red Hat Linux 5.0." I brought it home and tried to install it, but I couldn't get a graphical interface going and gave up.

Jonathan Riddell Resigns from Kubuntu Community Council

Friday 26th of June 2015 07:06:24 AM
Jonathan Riddell is no longer a member of the Kubuntu Community Council and the situation created by the Ubuntu Community Council, and the Kubuntu developers seems to have ended peacefully.

Get the ultimate Python resource guide with the Python Book, out now!

Friday 26th of June 2015 06:09:13 AM
Full of tips, tricks, tutorials and videos, the Python Book is your one stop guide to beginning and continuing with Python coding.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM goes beta

Friday 26th of June 2015 05:12:02 AM
Linux-powered ARM servers are getting closer to reality.

How to install a Brother printer on Linux

Friday 26th of June 2015 04:14:51 AM
Brother is well known for its affordable compact laser printer lineup. You can get a high-quality WiFi/duplex-capable laser printer for less than 200USD, and the price keeps going down. On top of that, they provide reasonably good Linux support, so you can download and install their printer driver on your Linux computer.

GNOME 3.17.3 Has Been Officially Released

Friday 26th of June 2015 03:17:40 AM
Frederic Peters has just informed us about the immediate availability of the third snapshot for the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory

Friday 26th of June 2015 02:20:29 AM
Would you change what you said on the phone, if you knew someone malicious was listening?Whether or not you view the NSA as malicious, I imagine that after reading the NSA coverage onLinux Journal, some of you found yourselves modifying your behavior. The same thinghappened to me when I started deploying servers into a public cloud (EC2 in my case).

RealVNC releases SDK for remote access app development

Friday 26th of June 2015 01:23:18 AM
RealVNC, the original developer and provider of VNC remote access and control software has announced the launch of its VNC Software Development Kit (SDK) for use with VNC Cloud. VNC SDK 1.0.1 is now available to download for free from RealVNC’s new dedicated developer portal.

Will Red Hat Acquire Docker?

Friday 26th of June 2015 12:26:07 AM
VIDEO: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses how he considers potential acquisitions and where he might be looking for new companies

How to Install Postgresql and phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 15.04

Thursday 25th of June 2015 11:28:56 PM
PostgreSQL is a powerfull object-relational Database released under a OpenSource BSD-style license. PostgreSQL is well suited for large databases and has many advanced features, so it positions itself in the enterprise database segment. This tutorial will show the installation of PostgreSQL and its web based administration interface phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 15.04.

Cinnamon 2.6 Released With New Features & Changes, Install In Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid/14.10 Utopic/14.04 Trusty/Other Related Derivatives

Thursday 25th of June 2015 10:31:45 PM
Cinnamon 2.6 has been officially released with many interesting changes and improvements. Cinnamon 2.6 will be used in Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" that is planned to be released in end of June. In this article I'm going to review this release and tell you how you can install it on Ubuntu or derivatives. I hope you will like to use it. One more thing, when you use it please give your feedback. Turns Fifteen

Thursday 25th of June 2015 09:34:34 PM
We're proud to announce that LQ turned 15 today! We're looking for feedback on how we can improve the site and also giving away some great prizes. We'd like to thank each and every member; the site simply wouldn't exist without you.

Take it from a former leader, the open organization is hard work

Thursday 25th of June 2015 08:37:23 PM
I'm probably one of the last people you want to comment on how to effectively lead and develop an organization. During my career, I twice held team lead positions. Both times I... well, I wasn't a disaster, but I do feel I could have been more more

How to Install TeamViewer On Ubuntu 15.04

Thursday 25th of June 2015 07:40:12 PM
TeamViewer is a free software available for Linux like Operating system which allows us to take the remote control of Linux box via Internet.

Has KDE Lost the Evolutionary Advantage?

Thursday 25th of June 2015 06:43:01 PM
In 2009, I wrote that KDE had the evolutionary advantage over GNOME. By that, I meant that KDE had a clear direction for future development, and was the likeliest source of desktop innovation.

Windows versus Linux for businesses

Thursday 25th of June 2015 05:45:50 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is Linux a better bet for businesses? Plus: FOSS Force reviews Mageia 5. And the bestselling games on Steam for Linux.

Content strategy: the new philosophy of technical documentation

Thursday 25th of June 2015 04:48:39 PM
Can we start by agreeing that documentation is important, and that we would like better documentation? Good. That saves me from writing a three-paragraph rant about why you should care, and you get to keep the extra time reading it would have taken more

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Linux 4.2 Offers Performance Improvements For Non-Transparent Bridging

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