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2 Ways To Fix UEFI Dual Boot Issues

36 min 50 sec ago
Since UEFI arrived on the scene dual booting became a little bit more difficult. The most common issue is that despite installing Ubuntu (or another distribution) the system boots straight to Windows. This guide provides two solutions to this problem.

What will 2015 bring for the open source cloud?

Monday 29th of December 2014 02:05:41 AM
When it comes to making predictions, I’m cautious. But I have no reason to believe that the trends we saw emerging in 2014 are going anywhere. Here are three things we saw in 2014 that I fully expect we’ll see more of in 2015.read more

Bad, bad Internet news: Internet Systems Consortium site hacked

Sunday 28th of December 2014 10:58:35 PM
The ISC site, home to the world's most popular Domain Name System program BIND, appears to have been infected with malware.

Whats Next In Graphics APIs

Sunday 28th of December 2014 09:04:13 PM
Neil Trevett from Nvidia shared a presentation about what's going on in the world of graphics APIs. Presentation included in our post on it.

Facebook smacked by judge for scanning private messages

Sunday 28th of December 2014 01:16:18 PM
Facebook is in the news yet again over issues related to privacy violations. This time around a judge in California has ruled that the company must face a class action lawsuit over scanning the private messages of its users.

Top Terminal Multiplexer Tools

Sunday 28th of December 2014 12:44:50 AM
The phrase 'terminal multiplexer' sounds a bit of a mouthful and a large dollop of jargon. Multiplexing is a method of combining multiple data streams into one stream over a shared medium. This gives us a hint of the function of a terminal multiplexer. It is computer software that can be used to multiplex several video consoles. In English? Well, it allows you to make use of multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal. So one terminal session can act like many sessions.

Linux Mint Debian Might Not Adopt Systemd

Saturday 27th of December 2014 10:50:28 PM
The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting.

How to check CPU info on Linux

Saturday 27th of December 2014 08:56:06 PM
Depending on your need, there are various pieces of information you may need to know about the CPU processor(s) of your computer, such as CPU vendor name, model name, clock speed, number of sockets/cores, L1/L2/L3 cache configuration, available processor capabilities (e.g., hardware virtualization, AES, MMX, SSE), and so on.

Remarkable open source and Linux games in 2014

Saturday 27th of December 2014 01:44:51 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition we look back at all of the news and stories in 2014 that we covered for open source and Linux games!read more

Does Facebook have an “unsafe” blacklist of sites that criticize it?

Friday 26th of December 2014 10:23:28 PM
I’ve written a few blog posts about Facebook, and my view of the company is most definitely a negative one because of its attitude toward the privacy of its users. But I got quite the shock the other day when I read a comment posted by a reader in the thread of an unrelated post that indicates that Facebook might be blacklisting my site.

Healthcare one of the most impacted industries by open source

Friday 26th of December 2014 08:29:06 PM
Healthcare is one of the most urgent socioeconomic issues of our time. This year, Opensource.com saw a variety of news and feature stories about applying the open source way and open source software (including tools) to alleviating the many problems faced by the healthcare industry. Here are this year's best of the best from Opensource.com in open health.read more

How to boot into command line on Ubuntu or Debian

Friday 26th of December 2014 06:34:44 PM
Linux desktop comes with a display manager (e.g., GDM, KDM, LightDM), which lets the desktop machine automatically boot into a GUI-based login environment. However, what if you want to disable GUI and boot straight into a text-mode console because you are troubleshooting a malfunctioning desktop manager?

Security in open source, a Google surprise, and more

Friday 26th of December 2014 04:40:22 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the security of commercial open source, Google's surprise launch of ODF support, Uganda adopting free and open source software, and more.Open source news for your reading pleasureDecember 22 - December 27, 2014read more

2015 Could be the year the cloud finally comes of age

Friday 26th of December 2014 02:46:00 PM
Each company will have its own level of comfort when it comes to moving their content or workloads to the cloud, but it won't be a question of if, come 2015. It will be a discussion of what and how that will happen. And it's about time.

Open data portals should be API [First]

Friday 26th of December 2014 12:51:38 PM
What is API [First]?Not long ago, I was speaking at the National Association of Government Web Professionals. At the same conference, Mark Headd was speaking. We were speaking on different open data topics. My discussion was about the difference between open government and open data and his talk was about API [First].read more

Install Centmin Mod on a CentOS 6 VPS

Friday 26th of December 2014 10:57:16 AM
Centmin Mod is a shell script which provides menu based installer that allows you to install and manage the latest versions of Nginx webserver, MariaDB/MySQL, PHP and a DNS server on a CentOS VPS, without using a control panel.

Punching Out the Week on Boxing Day

Friday 26th of December 2014 09:02:54 AM
On a personal note, some of you know that I inherited an old PowerBook G4 — yep, PowerPC 32-bit — now with limited options regarding what distro to put on it. It wasn’t like that when I started back in ’06 with Debian on an iMac, but I digress. I tried what few options are left on the PowerPC side, from both Linux and BSD, and the winner — drumroll, please — is Xubuntu.

Linux bloated? Think again

Friday 26th of December 2014 07:08:32 AM
When I first started using Linux, back in the mid-late nineties, a typical Linux installation was roughly four to five CDs and wound up installing applications geared toward scientists, programmers, HAM radio operators, and more. The kernel was built for a small sub-section of hardware it actually had support for (which included a lot of hardware most people didn't have). The typical resources needed to run Linux were quite small. The first machine I ran Linux on was a Pentium II 75 Mhz processor with 56 MB of RAM and an unsupported WinModem (which was eventually swapped out for a US Robotics 36.6 external modem).

Old FOSS Friend & Foe Represents Sony in Hack

Friday 26th of December 2014 12:08:55 AM
Folks who follow news about FOSS, OSS and Linux who also watch the “talking heads” shows the TV networks serve up on Sunday mornings might be excused for not noting that David Boies, the lawyer speaking for Sony on this week’s “Meet the Press,” has on several occasions been involved in news stories affecting Linux. Over the years, he’s played the role of both friend and foe, but it’s been a while since his and the FOSS world’s paths have crossed.

Boycott the Marriott and other hotels that block Wi-Fi

Thursday 25th of December 2014 10:14:33 PM
The media has been abuzz with stories recently about how the Marriott hotel has blocked Wi-Fi access in a desperate attempt to get its customers to pay the hotel for Internet access. Yes, the Marriott – a billion dollar corporation – has been attempting to gouge its customers by blocking private Wi-Fi connections, and now the company wants the FCC to give them its blessing.

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What will 2015 bring for the open source cloud?

Regardless of what we see in 2015, the open source cloud will continue to grow, change, and adapt. What is your top prediction for this year? Read more

Five Great Applications For Systems Admins

Being a systems administrator is a difficult, often thankless job. You’re one of the people responsible for keeping the entire IT infrastructure of your business up and running. What that means is that whenever something doesn’t work the way it should, all eyes immediately turn in your direction. You can hardly be blamed for looking to make your life a bit easier. I’d actually recommend that you do so, truth be told. The less time you spend slogging through all the basics of administration, the more time you can devote to improving your server. To that end, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best sysadmin apps on the web; tools that any Linux administrator worth their salt should consider using. Read more

today's leftovers

Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated

For those out of the loop, sdparm allows for setting and getting SCSI device parameters. The ddpt utility is yet another spin-off of dd but with extra features regarding storage control. Both ddpt and sdparm work on not only Linux but also BSDs, Solaris, and even Windows. Read more