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Open Compliance in the Enterprise: Why Have an Open Source Compliance Program?

50 min ago
Traditionally, platforms and software stacks were implemented using proprietary software, and consisted of various software building blocks that originated as a result of internal development or via third-party software providers with negotiated licensing terms.

Why your teams may be failing at the collaboration game

2 hours 4 min ago
When we think about skills needed to build open structures and establish open mindsets, collaboration jumps to mind immediately. In order to collaborate effectively, communication—or rather, clear communication—is imperative to making it all work.read more

How to encrypt folders and files on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ Debian/ Linux?

Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:48:09 AM
When it comes to security of our secret and highly sensitive data and files then, we really don't tend to take more risks.The best way to keep our files and folders secure is encryption of files and folders.Wondering how to do it?Well, there are many tools available for encryption on Windows, Linux.But today we are about to cover some tools for Linux.So,Now here are two cool tools to do your encryption work using GnuPG and VeraCrypt.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools

Thursday 8th of December 2016 06:33:48 AM
The developers behind the Ubuntu-based, hacking-oriented BlackBox Linux operating system proudly announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.7.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 2: Main Config File

Thursday 8th of December 2016 05:19:28 AM
In the previous article, we looked at some of the basics of rsyslog -- a superfast Syslog tool with some powerful features for log processing. Here, I’ll be taking a detailed look at the main config file.

Install Nextcloud on CentOS

Thursday 8th of December 2016 04:05:08 AM
An easy to follow tutorial (great for beginners) that have CentOS and want their own private cloud. Instructions on how to install a LAMP stack and how to install and optimize Nextcloud.

How to Install Redmine 3 with Nginx on CentOS 7

Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:50:48 AM
Redmine is an open source web application for project management and issue tracker. In this tutorial, we will install Redmine 3.2 with Nginx as the web server, MySQL as the database server on a CentOS 7 (64 bit) operating system.

Collabora Online 2.0 Puts LibreOffice In the Cloud, Adds Collaborative Editing

Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:36:28 AM
Collabora Productivity, through Michael Meeks, is proud to inform Softpedia about the general availability of the long anticipated Collabora Online 2.0 office suite based on the LibreOffice, Nextcloud, and ownCloud technologies.

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:22:07 AM
Operating systems don[he]#039[/he]t quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we[he]#039[/he]d more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades.An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it[he]#039[/he]s helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories.

An interactive calculator for the Linux command-line

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:07:47 PM
If you're reading this article, odds are good that you're not only familiar with the command line on your computer system, but that you're quite comfortable using it to the exclusion of the graphical interface. I understand—I've been using the command line since that was the only option in the computing world, and even contributed code to BSD Unix, back in the day. There's a lot about modern GUIs that make them superior, but in terms of power, speed, and flexibility, the command line still rocks, and even more so if you can type quickly.read more

USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 09:53:27 PM
Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:39:07 PM
You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

Endless Sky now available on Fedora

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:54:42 PM
Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle,... Continue Reading →

vnStat – A lightweight (command line) network traffic monitor

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:40:22 PM
vnStat is a console based (lightweight) network traffic monitor utility for Linux & BSD, that collect & store network interface statistics data (bytes transmitted & bytes received) information provided by the kernel.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:26:02 PM
Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak announced the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:11:42 PM
So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one.The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole unit.read more

FOSS DOS For 21st Century Hardware

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:57:21 PM
The founder and coordinator of the FreeDOS Project writes about FreeDOS 1.2, which is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. There is good news for classic gamers and nostalgia buffs: this one's got games.

Unbound cache-only DNS server setup on RHEL 7 Linux

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:43:01 PM
Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server. Having said that, Unbound DNS server cannot be used as an authoritative DNS server, which means it cannot be used to host custom domain name records. As a result, if your goal is to build a cache-only or forwarding DNS server, Unbound may be your preferred choice, as it does just that and it does it well.

Eek! My rounding is biased!

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:28:41 PM
I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts.

Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:14:21 AM
At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT. As Chair of the Architecture Group of The Linux Foundation’s CE Working Group, Tim Bird has long been the amiable public face of the Embedded Linux Conferences, which […]

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Fedora News

  • Elections 2016: Nominate community members to Fedora leadership
    With Fedora 25 out the door a couple of weeks ago, Fedora is once again moving ahead towards Fedora 26. As usual after a new release, the Fedora Elections are getting into gear. There are a fair number of seats up for election this release, across both the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) and the Fedora Council. The elections are one of the ways you can have an impact on the future of Fedora by nominating and voting. Nominate other community members (or self-nominate) to run for a seat in either of these leadership bodies to help lead Fedora. For this election cycle, nominations are due on December 12th, 2016, at 23:59:59 UTC. It is important to get nominations in quickly before the window closes. This article helps explain both leadership bodies and how to cast a nomination.
  • Endless Sky now available on Fedora
    Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle, a freighter or a fighter. Depending on what ship you choose, you will need to figure out how to earn money to outfit and eventually upgrade your ship. You can transport passengers, run cargo, mine asteroids or even hunt pirates. It’s an open-ended game that blends the top-down action of a 2D space shooter with the depth and replayability of a 4X.
  • Analysis is confusing
    I’ve known of affinity mapping, and even tried to use sticky notes to figure out some of my data in the first UX project I did. Unfortunately, as I found out at the time, analysis of the data I get in UX research doesn’t really lend itself to being done alone. Much like statistics, I suspect. I’m not at all sure how UX consultants do their analyses, given this!

What lies ahead for open source technology in 2017?

Open source technology is a positive example of the way the internet can encourage global collaboration working towards a more secure and creative future. Here are four predictions for open source technologies in 2017: Read more

Android Leftovers

Remembering a friend: Matthew Williams

One of the things about working in open source software communities is that you are always moving forward. It’s hard not to get a sense of momentum and progress when it seems you are constantly striving to improve and build on the work you and others have done before. But sometimes you have to pause to reflect, because sometimes there is loss. Read more