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Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

1 hour 13 min ago
There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways to increase your output: Put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter.read more

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

2 hours 11 min ago
The aim of that add-on, Huang and Snowden say, is to offer a constant check on whether your phone’s radios are transmitting. They say it’s an infinitely more trustworthy method of knowing your phone’s radios are off than “airplane mode,” which people have shown can be hacked and spoofed.

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control

3 hours 8 min ago
Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case.read more

Oops: bounty-hunter found Vine's source code in plain sight

4 hours 5 min ago
Give you our Docker image? Sure! No, wait …A bounty-hunter has gone public with a complete howler made by Vine, the six-second-video-loop app Twitter acquired in 2012.…

The Open Patient: Advocating for open access to medical data

5 hours 2 min ago
Steven Keating had always been interested in data and learning about things, which is why he volunteered to do a research scan when he was a student. The scan revealed an abnormality. In 2014, the abnormality had grown into a massive tumor. Soon he learned that there were many barriers keeping him from accessing his own data. "And that's what I've been sharing, which is this question: How come as a patient we're last in line for our own data? How come my doctors and my university researchers can see my tumor genome and I can't?"read more

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

5 hours 59 min ago
It's been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop.

NETDATA - Best Real Time Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

8 hours 11 min ago
Netdata is a real-time performance monitoring solution, which used to monitor all our systems and applications on Linux PCs, servers or embedded devices. Netdata written in C and is extremely lightweight with less than 1% CPU utilization of a single core. We have already covered many more Monitoring Tools that are capable to presenting statistics of past performance but netdata is designed to be perfect for real-time performance troubleshooting.

Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

10 hours 22 min ago
Feral Interactive announced recently that they managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

SEO Basics – What Is SEO? How SEO Strategy Can Boost Your Blog Traffic?

Monday 25th of July 2016 05:04:04 AM
Search Engine Optimisation a.k.a SEO is the life of any blogger. Mastering it will get you to the peak of success but ignoring it will take you nowhere. No matter what topic you write on if you don’t practice SEO in your articles then you will not get even an impression on first page of google search. In this SEO guide, I will discuss SEO basics & SEO importance for your own blog or website.

Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs

Monday 25th of July 2016 02:52:33 AM
After a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

Terminator A Linux Terminal Emulator With Multiple Terminals In One Window

Monday 25th of July 2016 12:58:11 AM
Each Linux distribution has a default terminal emulator for interacting with system through commands. But the default terminal app might not be perfect for you. There are so many terminal apps that will provide you more functionalities to perform more tasks simultaneously to sky-rocket speed of your work. Such useful terminal emulators include Terminator, a multi-windows supported free terminal emulator for your Linux system.

Linux Mint 18 Xfce Enters Beta, Gets X-Apps, Mint-Y, Many Ubuntu 16.04 Goodies

Sunday 24th of July 2016 11:03:49 PM
It all took approximately one month, but the Xfce community edition of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system is now available for download, as a public Beta release for 64-bit and 32-bit computers.

Linux Tutorial: Troubleshooting the ever-powerful Postfix MTA

Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:09:27 PM
There are a number of Mail Servers available on the market today. Some are more confounding than others to configure but super-reliable, others are a little old-school and rely on no small degree of background knowledge prior to getting them up and running.

LFCE Prep Course -- LANs, WANs, VLANs and Bridges (Part 3)

Sunday 24th of July 2016 01:32:39 PM
In parts 1 and 2 we reviewed the OSI network layers. Now we're moving on to basic network topologies: local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs), and bridged networks.

How to install Korora Linux with screenshots

Sunday 24th of July 2016 11:38:17 AM
Korora is based on Fedora,A forked distribution of Fedora.People who prefer Fedora will surely love Korora.Here is the Tutorial on How to install Korora.For ease,screenshots are also provided with full step by step processes.

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:43:55 AM
If you travel with sensitive data, you know there are always risks that your information could be lost or stolen. Depending on the nature of your data, that could be a disaster. To that end, you might want to consider encrypting those flash drives.

Install BigTree on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 24th of July 2016 07:49:33 AM
BigTree CMS is an open source content management system (CMS) built on PHP and MySQL. It is very extensible applications with user friendly interface and it is very easy to use.

Splice Machine community edition, European Commission open source audits, and more news

Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:55:11 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new community edition of Splice Machine, the European Commission decision to audit two open source applications, an open source cloud monitoring tool, and more.

Bundle Stars presents the Indie Legend Bundle 4

Sunday 24th of July 2016 04:00:49 AM
The company Bundle Stars released the new Bundle Indie Legends Bundle 4 featuring 6 of the best indie games for Linux on Steam

Korora Linux-A forked beautiful distribution of Fedora

Sunday 24th of July 2016 02:06:27 AM
Korora is based on Fedora which gave it a solid platform.It gets the huge repository of Fedora, it has all the updates from Fedora, it has the solid platform to develop it further.it uses RPM package management. Korora uses default repository of Fedora for software and applications.

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Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

Feral Interactive has recently announced that they have managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. Read more

Introduction to Modularity

Modularity is an exciting, new initiative aimed at resolving the issue of diverging (and occasionally conflicting) lifecycles of different “components” within Fedora. A great example of a diverging and conflicting lifecycle is the Ruby on Rails (RoR) lifecycle, whereby Fedora stipulates that itself can only have one version of RoR at any point in time – but that doesn’t mean Fedora’s version of RoR won’t conflict with another version of RoR used in an application. Therefore, we want to avoid having “components”, like RoR, conflict with other existing components within Fedora. Read more

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Now that I’ve had about a week to play around in Mint 18, I find a lot to like and have no major complaints. While Cinnamon probably isn’t destined to become my desktop of choice, I don’t dislike it and find it, hands down, the best of the GNOME based desktops I’ve tried so far. Anybody looking for a powerful, all purpose distro that’s designed to work smoothly and which can be mastered with ease would be hard pressed to find anything better. Read more

The subtle art of the Desktop

The history of the Gnome and KDE desktops go a long way back and their competition, for the lack of a better term, is almost as famous in some circles as the religious divide between Emacs and Vi. But is that competition stil relevant in 2016? Are there notable differences between Gnome and KDE that would position each other on a specific segment of users? Having both desktops running on my systems (workstation + laptop) but using really only one of them at all times, I wanted to find out by myself. My workstation and laptop both run ArchLinux, which means I tend to run the latest stable versions of pretty much any desktop software. I will thus be considering the latest stable versions from Gnome and KDE in this post. Historically, the two environments stem from different technical platforms: Gnome relies on the GTK framework while KDE, or more exactly the Plasma desktop environment, relies on Qt. For a long time, that is until well into the development of the Gnome 3.x platform, the major difference was not just technical, it was one of style and experience. KDE used to offer a desktop experience that was built along the lines of Windows, with a start center on the bottom left, a customizable side bar, and desktop widgets. Gnome had its two bars on the top and bottom of the screen, and was seemingly used as the basis for the first design of Mac OS X, with the top bar offering features that were later found in the Apple operating system. Read more