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phpVirtualBox installation on Debian Linux and Apache2 web server

18 min 35 sec ago
phpVirtualBox allows you to manage whether locally or remotely your virtual machines running under VirtualBox via web-based interface. This config will describe a installation and configuration of phpVirtualBox on Debian Linux.

Kali Linux 1.1.0 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

2 hours 12 min ago
Kali Linux 1.1.0 is the latest version of kali linux distribution. It released brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability.

Xfce 4.12 announcement

4 hours 7 min ago
"Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announcethe release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version thatsupersedes Xfce 4.10."

Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

6 hours 1 min ago
We are preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Beta 1 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

Open source augmented reality headset, Steams 125M active accounts, and more

7 hours 56 min ago
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Steam's 125M active accounts and the Game Developers Conference, an open source augmented reality headset, Linux games, and more.

Ubuntu Touch Is Being Ported for OnePlus One Phones

9 hours 50 min ago
Canonical published its Ubuntu Porting Guide just a week ago and it will help developers bring the operating system to other devices than just Nexus 4 and BQ's Aquaris, but it looks like an Ubuntu Touch for OnePlus One porting project was started well before that.

Quirky 7.0 Screenshot Tour

11 hours 44 min ago
I created Puppy Linux back in 2003, but there was never a toolchain for compiling Puppy completely from source. Instead, Puppy is built from binary packages of another distro, plus PET packages compiled natively. We did use the T2 system right back at Puppy v2. In early 2015, I tackled the formidable task of compiling everything in T2, and I had to introduce 105 new packages into T2. It took a couple of months, but I eventually was able to compile every package required for Quirky.

‘VULKAN’ Could Possibly Be The Official Name Of The OpenGL Successor

Sunday 1st of March 2015 07:36:50 AM
It seems a recent trademark request from 'The Khronos Group Inc.' includes a new API named ‘VULKAN’.

Raspberry Pi python supercomputer

Sunday 1st of March 2015 05:42:28 AM
Learn how to configure a cluster of Raspberry Pis to handle parallel programming

Xfce 4.12 Has Been Officially Released

Sunday 1st of March 2015 03:58:59 AM
After two years of hard work, the Xfce development team had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, February 28, the immediate and general availability of the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

Pocket-watch style smartphone runs Firefox OS

Sunday 1st of March 2015 02:04:37 AM
Monohm unveiled a disk-shaped “Runcible” smartphone running Firefox OS. The camera-equipped device is notable for its chilled-out UI and modular construction. The Runcible will launch in the second half of the year through Japanese carrier KDDI, which has invested in Berkeley, Calif. startup Monohm, Inc. The company name combines the Japanese word “mono” or “object,” […]

Calligra 2.9 Brings Biggest Krita Release and New Kexi Partnership

Sunday 1st of March 2015 12:10:15 AM
We are happy to announce the release of final version 2.9 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of changes which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes.

Snowden's favourite Linux - Tails - rushes sec-fix version to market

Saturday 28th of February 2015 10:34:35 PM
Tails, the secure live-boot Linux made famous by Edward Snowden, has had a major revision release to Version 1.3. The new version, released after testing since February 12, combines various security fixes with new apps and simplified install, the developers say.

Docker supports real life whales, Linux v4.0 decided with a poll, and more

Saturday 28th of February 2015 08:40:13 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker and the Oceanic Society, Linux kernel version 4.0, a mini-farm, and more!

Net Neutrality Clears Hurdle & Other Things

Saturday 28th of February 2015 06:45:51 PM
Was that former Linux Outlaw Dan Lynch on FLOSS Weekly 326 earlier this week? It most certainly was. Dan joins regular host Randall Schwartz in talking about the Open Source Initiative with Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson in this particular episode, which is well worth a watch. It’s always great to see Randall on his show, and it’s great that he has such fantastic “guest help” from time to time.

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Makes It Easier for Windows Users to Adapt to the Unity Interface

Saturday 28th of February 2015 04:51:29 PM
The Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet) operating system has also been released alongside the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE distributions, bringing a wide range of improvements, numerous updated components, as well as the usual bug fixes. We took the distribution for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for all users of the Chinese Ubuntu community.

Top 5: Linux distros for computer repair, Blockly, Gene Kim, and more

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:57:07 PM
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5!Do you want to know how the magic happens? It's not rocket science of course, but I thought you might like to know how I make the Weekly Top 5 video and article for you every week.read more

VLC Media Player 2.2.0 released

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:02:45 PM
In today's open source roundup: Get the latest version of VLC. Plus: Ubuntu MATE is now an official spin, and developers don't care if Linus is nice.

Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework

Saturday 28th of February 2015 11:08:23 AM
Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2. The Chocolate Factory says it has dogfooded gRPC on its own microservices and that it “enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices” and offers “bandwidth and CPU efficient, low latency way to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.”

The GIMP's bad news could be good news

Saturday 28th of February 2015 09:14:01 AM
This month, the GIMP lost its User eXperience (UX) maintainer.

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The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

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