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ScrollBack, a refreshing new community management tool

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:55:44 PM
Building and participating in communities is the one of the oldest ways humans interact with other people of similar interests. Even today, we take pride in being a member of a community, or many communities, based on our tastes and passions.read more

HP drops out of the public cloud storm

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:58:33 PM
HP has invested billions in its cloud offerings. Now, out of the blue sky, HP is leaving the public cloud business behind.

How Intel's Compute Stick Is Once Again Redefining the PC

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:01:22 PM
Intel's Compute Stick is one of the most interesting new computer designs to arrive on the market. The device is little more than an HDMI dongle, like Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick, but unlike those products, which offer streaming services, the Compute Stick is a self-contained PC.

Chromium Finally Gets HiDPI Support for Linux After Being Ignored for Three Years

Thursday 9th of April 2015 07:04:11 PM
High DPI screens are beginning to show in an increasing number of devices, and developers need to adjust their applications to support it. The Chromium developers have just added this feature for the Linux platform.

Open source is key to the future of CMS development

Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:07:00 PM
Content management is a mix of development, design, marketing, information architecture, user experience, and more. In the past 15 years, content management has evolved, but its foundation—how users create, manage, and deliver content—has remained relatively stable.Websites are still a core asset of most businesses, which means the CMS has become increasingly important. For developers who are building on top of a CMS, how the systems have changed is apparent.read more

9 Hidden Features in KDE

Thursday 9th of April 2015 05:09:49 PM
Anyone who has used a desktop environment can be up and running in KDE in a matter of minutes. However, KDE has a way of hiding more advanced features, and some of them can take months or even years to discover.

Latest and Greatest or Broken at Best?

Thursday 9th of April 2015 04:12:38 PM
Too often we get caught up in what I like to refer to as the “version number game” in the software world. Bigger is better as they say and this mindset is very ingrained in people when it comes to software version numbers.

What's so special about Google Summer of Code?

Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:15:27 PM
Google has a program for their employees called 20% time that allows them to work on a side project one day a week. It's how Carol Smith came to manage their Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program over 5 years ago. That, and learning about the job from the program manager at the time, Leslie Hawthorn, who later left Google in 2010, opening up the job for Smith.read more

Ubuntu and KDE Spotted at CERN After LHC Restart

Thursday 9th of April 2015 02:18:16 PM
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been restarted after a two-year hiatus, and it looks like some of the researchers are using Ubuntu and a whole lot of other Linux-related props.

Pro Tip: Expand your Chromebook by changing the ChromeOS Downloads location

Thursday 9th of April 2015 01:21:05 PM
If you're a user of the Chromebook, there is one issue that you know you will someday have to face--running out of space. Internal storage on Chromebooks is very similar to that of smartphone, in that it is very limited. For those that are diligent about keeping their systems clean, this isn't a problem. If, however, you are one of those that tends to forget about keeping track of your local storage space, you might find yourself out of space and having to finally go through and delete.

Semplice 7 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of April 2015 12:05:56 PM
It's my pleasure to announce the release of Semplice 7, code-named 'Comfortably Numb'. Functionally and aesthetically-wise, you won't find that many differences from Semplice 6. But under the hood there are plenty. Openbox became a component of the desktop environment and not the desktop environment itself. This distinction will help me introduce vera, a plugin-based GTK+ 3 desktop environment, made from scratch by us. Currently Openbox and tint2 run as plugins, but they will eventually get replaced by our own ones. We are not fans of the NIH thing, but personally I feel that this is the right step to make in order to get things up and running on Wayland. Wayland is the future and it's actually already production-ready (I, for example, already run it in my phone, and it's pretty damn exciting).

Semplice 7 Screencast

Thursday 9th of April 2015 11:08:45 AM
Every revolution starts with a small step. Semplice 7 is ours.Since our first release 5 years ago, our goal was to create an innovative and lightweight operating system, and not being a "me-too" Openbox-based distribution like many are showing up lately.Admittedly, we have been good at being an Openbox-based distribution. Semplice 6 was our own peak and I'm truly proud of it.But it's time to move on.It's my pleasure to announce the release of Semplice 7, codenamed "Comfortably Numb".

Install Simple Machines Forum on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 10:11:34 AM
Simple Machines Forum, also known as SMF is a very popular forum platform which is widely used. It is an open-source software which is written in PHP and uses a MySQL/MariaDB database. It provides many features and it is user-friendly. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Simple Machines Forum 2.0.9 on a Linux VPS.

Raspbian GNU/Linux upgrade from Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie 8

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:14:23 AM
The upgrade from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian 8 Jessie is a fairly simple procedure. However, a caution must be exercised as there is always a chance to break the entire system. The less packages and services are installed the more likely you will be able successfully upgrade your Raspbian Linux system.

New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:17:12 AM
At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced a rugged IoT version of the Atom x3 smartphone SoC, with built-in cellular radios and supporting both Linux and Android. Intel introduced the Atom x3 (Sofia) system-on-chips, along with more powerful, 14nm-fabricated “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 models, at Mobile World Congress in early March. Some of the x3 parts are built by China-based Rockchip.

Designing Foils with XFLR5

Thursday 9th of April 2015 07:20:01 AM
For any object moving through a fluid, forces are applied to the object as the fluid moves around it. A fluid can be something like water, or even something like the air around us. When the object is specifically designed to maximize the forces that the fluid can apply, you can designate these designs as airfoils. A more common name that most people would use is a wing. The shape of a wing, or airfoil, determines the forces that are applied to it when it moves through a fluid or the air. These forces also depend on the speed of motion through the fluid and the direction of flow around the airfoil.

Unity 7 Improvements Backported from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:22:50 AM
Every once in a while Ubuntu developers made improvements to the Unity desktop environment, but that usually happens for new Ubuntu releases, like 15.04 for example. That doesn't stop them from porting those improvements to older releases, such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

NASAs Chris Mattmann on Apache technology

Thursday 9th of April 2015 05:25:39 AM
Chris Mattmann is a frequent speaker at ApacheCon North America and has a wealth of experience in software design, and the construction of large-scale data-intensive systems. His work has infected a broad set of communities, ranging from helping NASA unlock data from its next generation of earth science system satellites, to assisting graduate students at the University of Southern California (his alma mater) in the study of software architecture, all the way to helping industry and open source as a member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). When he's not busy being busy, he's spending time with his lovely wife and son, braving the mean streets of Southern California.

SalentOS 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of April 2015 04:28:28 AM
The Full version is complete with all the software available so can be used right now to surf the web, enjoy multimedia content and work. The live ISO weighs around 850MB, it is installable and can be burned to DVD or used to create a bootable USB device. The Light version is planned to use alternative software and programs according to the tastes and preferences of each user. It contains the base system and has only web browser and text editor installed. The live ISO image weighs around 550MB and can be burned to a CD or used to create a bootable USB device.

Whats your favorite conference swag?

Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:31:17 AM
Conference season is here. And, with it comes a barrage of swag just waiting to find its way to bottom of our bags or a pile on the top of our desks. But we love our swag, don't we? We redistribute it later to friends and collegues we think could really use another sticker for their laptop or another T-shirt for their T-shirt drawer. Maybe another water bottle for all those hot summer days ahead or an umbrella shant we get caught in the rain! Oh, and the beloved collector's item, the lanyard. How they grow and heave wherever they might collect year over year of our attendance to conferences far and wide.

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EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support. Earlier this month we wrote about the newly-published patches for EXT4 encryption support coming out of Google and intended to land in the next major release of Android. Those patches for file-system-level encryption will now be landing upstream with the Linux 4.1 kernel update. Besides this native encryption support for EXT4, the rest of the updates for this merge window pull request equate to mainly fixes. More details via the pull request itself. Read more

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors. Read more

Ardour 4.0 released

The Ardour project is pleased to announce the release of Ardour 4.0. This release brings many technical improvements, as well as new features and over a thousand bug fixes. The biggest changes in this release: Better cross platform support. Ardour now runs on GNU/Linux, OS X and for the first time, Windows. JACK is no longer required, making it easier than ever for new users to get Ardour up and running (though JACK is still usable with Ardour). The user interface has seen a thorough overhaul, leading to a more modern and polished experience. Read more

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