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5 open source alternatives to Dropbox

12 min 19 sec ago
Dropbox is the 800-pound gorilla of filesharing applications. Even it's a massively popular tool, you may choose to use an alternative.Maybe that's because you're dedicated to the open source way for all the good reasons, including security and freedom, or possibly you've been spooked by data breaches. Or perhaps the pricing plan doesn't work out in your favor for the amount of storage you actually need.read more

Linspire 8.0 Alpha 1 Released

1 hour 26 min ago
Today we have released Linspire 8 Alpha 1. This release is the beginning stages of our new Linspire release scheduled for a Christmas release. This is a rudimentary build and some things may not work as intended so expect some bugs. This release is NOT set in stone and you can expect numerous changes between now and final release.

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Has Reached End of Security Support, Upgrade Now

2 hours 15 min ago
Today, June 17, 2018, marks the end of regular security support for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series, which now reached end of life.

15 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

4 hours 43 min ago
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver comes packed with many new updates and exciting features. The switch from Unity to GNOME and more updated snap apps. Below are 15 things to do, from customizing Ubuntu to enabling/disabling certain features using GNOME Tweaks tool and installing applications to boost your productivity.

Complete Sed Command Guide Explained with Practical Examples

Monday 18th of June 2018 04:50:16 AM
In a previous article, I showed the basic usage of Sed, the stream editor, on a practical use case. Today, be prepared to gain more insight about Sed as we will take an in-depth tour of the sed execution model. To truly understand Sed you must first understand the tool execution model.

How to Back Up and Restore MySQL Databases with Mysqldump

Monday 18th of June 2018 02:21:35 AM
This tutorial explains how to backup and restore MySQL or MariaDB databases from the command line using the mysqldump utility.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.17, KDE Plasma 5.13 Landed

Sunday 17th of June 2018 11:52:55 PM
As of today, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.17 kernel series, which landed in the most recent snapshot released earlier.

Endless OS Launches New Major Version For Users Who Have Less Internet Access

Sunday 17th of June 2018 09:24:15 PM
The developers of Endless OS have just announced the release of version 3.4 of the distribution, it is a major update and it focuses mainly on helping users to take advantage of their Internet connection when they have it.

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.18, First RC Is Out Now

Sunday 17th of June 2018 05:15:16 PM
A day early than expected, Linus Torvalds kicked off the development cycle of the next kernel series, Linux 4.18, with the release of the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone.

Microsoft is Still 'Cybermobbing' Its Competition Using Patent Trolls Such as Finjan

Sunday 17th of June 2018 02:46:36 PM
In the "cybersecurity" space, a sub-domain where many software patents have been granted by the US patent office, the patent extortion by Microsoft-connected trolls (and Microsoft's 'protection' racket) seems to carry on; but Microsoft continues to insist that it has changed its ways

Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Artwork Proposals Call Welcomes Talented Artists

Sunday 17th of June 2018 12:17:55 PM
Debian Project's Jonathan Carter announced on Friday that artwork proposals are now officially open for the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series.

Google Launches VR180 Creator For Streamlined VR Video Editing

Sunday 17th of June 2018 09:49:15 AM
To help folks who are supporting Google's VR180 format along, the company has just released a tool for macOS and Linux... that allows users to plug their VR180 raw content in, then convert it for use in Adobe's Premiere Pro, or Apple's Final Cut Pro. Here's the tool in Linux...

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Kernel Security Update for Raspberry Pi 2

Sunday 17th of June 2018 07:20:35 AM
Canonical released on Friday a new Linux kernel update for its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series addressing three security vulnerabilities affecting the kernel for Raspberry Pi 2 devices.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC is loaded with options

Sunday 17th of June 2018 04:51:54 AM
DFI is prepping an Ubuntu friendly 3.5-inch “AL551” SBC with an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display support, up to 2x GbE and SATA III ports, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and optional “expansion I/O” connectors. We discovered the AL551 while reporting on DFI’s Linux-ready, 15.6-inch KS-156AL panel PC...

Deepin 15.6 Linux OS Launches with Improved HiDPI Support, Light and Dark Themes

Sunday 17th of June 2018 02:23:14 AM
The Deepin Project announced today the release of Deepin 15.6, a new maintenance update of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution targeted at x86_64 personal computers and laptops.

Trump-Kim Meeting Was a Magnet For Russian Cyberattacks

Sunday 17th of June 2018 12:11:43 AM
What was new with the Singapore attacks was the targeting of VoIP phones via port SIP 5060 attacks. "This is an indication that the attackers have found a way to exploit VoIP phones that the industry doesn’t know about yet," Boddy speculates. "If that is true, it would also speak to the level of sophistication of the attackers."

How To: Manage NTFS File System on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Saturday 16th of June 2018 10:00:12 PM
Having a problem on managing partition with NTFS File System on RHEL7 / CentOS 7 !! You are in the right place. Here we will go through how to mount partitions with NTFS file systems, format NTFS partitions as well.

How to Automatically Deploy Laravel Applications with Deployer on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 16th of June 2018 08:05:50 PM
Laravel is a popular, open-source PHP web application framework. It has an expressive, elegant syntax and provides tools needed for large, robust applications. Deployer is a modular open-source PHP deployment tool packed with time-saving features and optimizations. It supports deployment of many popular frameworks, including Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework and CodeIgniter. In this tutorial, we will show you how to deploy a Laravel application with Deployer on Ubuntu 16.04.

How to Setup Passwordless SSH Login

Saturday 16th of June 2018 06:11:28 PM
In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a SSH key-based authentication and connect to your Linux servers without entering a password.

LTE-equipped automotive gateway runs Ubuntu on Bay Trail

Saturday 16th of June 2018 04:17:06 PM
Kontron’s rugged “EvoTrac G102” is an in-vehicle cellular gateway that runs Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 64GB eMMC, GbE, CAN, 2x USB, and a 3G/4G module with GPS. Kontron unveiled the EvoTrac G102 last month, and earlier this month announced that it will act as the control box for Hyliion’s 6X4HE “intelligent electric hybrid system for Class 8 trucks and trailers.”

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EXT4 fscrypt vs. eCryptfs vs. LUKS dm-crypt Benchmarks

Given the recent advancements of the EXT4 file-system with its native file-system encryption support provided by the fscrypt framework, here are benchmarks comparing the performance of an EXT4 file-system with no encryption, fscrypt-based encryption, eCryptfs-based encryption, and a LUKS dm-crypt encrypted volume. Read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Has Reached End of Security Support, Upgrade Now

Released more than three years ago, on April 25, 2015, Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" is currently considered the "oldstable" Debian branch since the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series precisely a year ago, on June 17, 2017. As such, Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" has now reached end of life and will no longer receive regular security support beginning June 17, 2018. Security support for Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" will be handed over to the Debian LTS team now that LTS (Long Term Support) support has ended for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" on May 31, 2018. Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" will start receiving additional support from the Debian LTS project starting today, but only for a limited number of packages and architectures like i386, amd64, armel, and armhf. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.17, KDE Plasma 5.13 Landed

As of today, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.17 kernel series, which landed in the most recent snapshot released earlier. Tumbleweed snapshot 20180615 was released today, June 17, 2018, and it comes only two days after snapshot 20180613, which added the Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack and KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment, along with many components of the latest KDE Applications 18.04.2 software suite. Today's snapshot 20180615 continued upgrading the KDE Applications software suite to version 18.04.2, but it also upgraded the kernel from Linux 4.16.12 to Linux 4.17.1. As such, OpenSuSE Tumbleweed is now officially powered by Linux kernel 4.17, so upgrading your installs as soon as possible would be a good idea. Read more

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