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How to donate CPU/GPU resources to science with Boinc

17 min 59 sec ago
Altruism is one thing that I'd like to believe characterizes all Linux users out there. This trait can be manifested in a lot of different ways, but when we're talking about computers, the most characteristic and practical way is donating computational resources for a good cause. Here's is a quick guide on how to do exactly that.

5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams

1 hour 15 min ago
Remotely-distributed system administration teams provide around-the-clock coverage without anyone losing sleep, and have the benefit of drawing from a global talent pool. The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work.We also add in a few more provisos:read more

The top 20 programming languages, according to Redmonk

2 hours 12 min ago
Analyst firm Redmonk lists the top 20 programming languages, and they’re surprisingly consistent--with JavaScript again at the top

Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Receives Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Latest LXDE Desktop

3 hours 9 min ago
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of its ArchEX computer operating system based on the latest Arch Linux technologies and open-source software.

Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

4 hours 6 min ago
Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities. Launched in 2013 in Santa Barbara, Calif., GroupGets is both an embedded device manufacturer and a crowdfunding group buying platform for buying existing hacker gear. The group buying platform part of the business specializes in […]

Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub

5 hours 3 min ago
It caused a bit of a splash in May when Jono Bacon abruptly left GitHub after serving as community manager for only six months. As we predicted at the time, he’s landed on his feet.

Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest

6 hours 1 min ago
R: you ready for a top-ten spot?It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise.…

Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

6 hours 58 min ago
Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

7 hours 55 min ago
A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

8 hours 52 min ago
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

Commercial Wine Interface CrossOver Improves Support for Microsoft Office 2010

9 hours 49 min ago
CodeWeavers proudly announced the release and general availability of the CrossOver 15.2.0 update for their commercial and cross-platform Wine graphical interface.

Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

Thursday 28th of July 2016 06:20:52 AM
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Thursday 28th of July 2016 05:23:41 AM
Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

Thursday 28th of July 2016 04:26:30 AM
It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

Thursday 28th of July 2016 03:29:19 AM
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

Thursday 28th of July 2016 02:32:08 AM
David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:34:57 AM
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:37:46 AM
[he]#8220[/he]chipKIT Lenny[he]#8221[/he] is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:40:35 PM
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 10:43:24 PM
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

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OPNsense 16.7

  • OPNsense 16.7 released
  • pfSense/m0n0wall-Forked OPNsense 16.7 Released
    The latest major release is out of OPNsense, a BSD open-source firewall OS project derived from pfSense and m0n0wall. OPNsense 16.7 brings NetFlow-based reporting and export, trafic shaping support, two-factor authentication, HTTPS and ICAP support in the proxy server, and UEFI boot and installation modes.

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Linux Foundation and Linux

  • Google, Samsung, Radisys join CORD project
    The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and The Linux Foundation have spun off the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) initiative into its own, new open source project, and Google, Samsung Electronics and Radisys are joining the CORD and ONOS Projects as new partners. Google plans to host the first CORD Summit on July 29 at Google Sunnyvale Tech Corner Campus in California, where industry leaders, network architects and administrators, developers and engineers will convene.
  • CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers
    The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services. Major service providers like AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, China Unicom, and NTT Communications, as well as companies like Google and Samsung, are already supporting CORD.
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.16 LTS Released with Over 150 Changes, It's Already in Solus
  • Linux Kernel 4.6.5 Has Numerous Nouveau Improvements, ARM and ARM64 Fixes
  • Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and Kernel 4.4.16 released
    Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4. Both the releases are to bring fixes and improvements in performance.There are some workarounds made in GPU drivers,Wireless,USB,Sound and others can be checked in the change log,Of Course. In the Kernel 4.6.5 there are 220 files changed,1754 files inserted newly and 998 deletations are made.On the other hand,Linux kernel 4.4.16 has 156 files are changed,1475 insetations and 845 deletations are notified as per the announcement.
  • Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD Q2'2016: EFI Improvements, Prepping For FreeBSD 11.0, Package Updates
    For FreeBSD fans not closely following its development on a daily basis, the FreeBSD project has released their Q2'2016 quarterly status report that covers various activities going on around this BSD operating system project.
  • EuroBSDCon 2016 schedule has been released
    The EuroBSDCon 2016 talks and schedule have been released, and oh are we in for a treat! All three major BSD's have a "how we made the network go fast" talk, nearly every single timeslot has a networking related talk, and most of the non-networking talks look fantastic as well.