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

3 hours 39 min ago
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

5 hours 33 min ago
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)

13 hours 10 min ago
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

15 hours 4 min ago
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

16 hours 59 min ago
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

18 hours 53 min ago
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.

EFF Lawsuit Challenges DMCA's Digital Locks Provision As First Amendment Violation

Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:12:05 AM
Computer security professor Matthew Green and famed hardware hacker Bunnie Huang have teamed up with the EFF to sue the US government, challenging the constitutionality of Section 1201 of the DMCA, also known as the "anti-circumvention" clause. As we've discussed for many years, 1201 makes it against the law to "manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide, or otherwise traffic in any technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof" that is designed to "circumvent" DRM or other "technological protection measures." There are all sorts of problems with this part of the law, including the fact that it doesn't matter why you have that tool or why you're circumventing the DRM. For example, it would still be considered infringement if you cracked DRM on a public domain work. That's... insane.

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:17:43 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched a iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module built around the dual-core, 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor […]

EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:23:21 PM
Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it's way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network

Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:59 PM
Mozilla yesterday said it will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month. The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for any reason by any website.

This Week in Open Source News: OSS is the Enterprises Government Mandates Open Source, & More

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 04:34:37 PM
A roundup of this week in open source: OSS is the Enterprise's New Norm, Bulgaria's Government Mandates Open Source....and more.

Windows 10 collects too much user data, lacks security says watchdog

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 02:40:15 PM
Microsoft has been told to reduce the data Windows 10 collects about users and tighten up the OS security or risk facing sanction for breaching data protection rules.

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 12:45:53 PM
Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.

How to set the hostname on Fedora

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:51:31 AM
A Fedora system has a hostname that helps it identify and distinguish itself on a network. Sometimes this name appears as part of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A FQDN includes not just the system’s name, but the Internet domain, separated by periods (.). Hostname... Continue Reading →

Mozilla’s Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:57:09 AM
Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:02:47 AM
sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can manage your remote web site from your local Ubuntu 16.04 desktop with sitecopy.

Fix Bugs, Go Fast, and Update: 3 Approaches to Container Security

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:08:25 AM
Containers are becoming the central piece of the future of IT. Linux has had containers for ages, but they are still maturing as a technology to be used in production or mission-critical enterprise scenarios. With that, security is becoming a central theme around containers. There are many proposed solutions to the problem, including identifying exactly what technology is in place, fixing known bugs, restricting change, and generally implementing sound security policies.

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openSUSE Leap 42.2 Now Merged with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

The development cycle of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about the availability of the third and last Alpha build in the series. Read more

Linux 4.7 and Linux 4.8

  • Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
    Today, July 24, 2016, 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. The Linux 4.7 kernel has been in development for the past two months, but that shouldn't surprise anyone who is either reading our website on a regular basis or keeping pace with the Linux kernel development cycle, which was very normal for this branch. A total of seven Release Candidate (RC) testing builds were released since May 29, 2016, which introduced numerous new features and improvements.
  • The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel
    If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.7 kernel will be released before the day is through.
  • The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7
    Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes. This lines-of-code counting was mostly done out of a curiosity factor. In this article I'm just looking at the in-kernel DRM code and not the Mesa drivers, DDX drivers, LLVM back-ends, or anything else in user-space related to the open-source graphics drivers.
  • The Btrfs Windows Driver Updated With RAID Support & Other Features
  • Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8
    Yet another Linux kernel security feature coming to the mainline kernel that appears readied for the Linux 4.8 merge window is hardened usercopy. Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature but reworked into a whole new form, according to developer Kees Cook at Google. This hardened usercopy is to be exposed as the CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY option within the kernel.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

As part of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) announcement, Martin Wimpress informs us about the release of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS operating systems for users of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS is not a major release, and if your Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) installation is up to date, you already have the latest software updates and security patches that have been injected in the new installation mediums generated mainly for those who want to reinstall or deploy the OS on new systems. Read more

elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" Gets New Beta with over 70 Bugfixes, RC1 Coming Next

The guys over elementary OS have released a second Beta version of the highly anticipated elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" operating system, fixing numerous of the issues reported by users since the first Beta. This time, the announcement was made by Daniel 'DanRabbit' Foré, who reports that more than 70 bugs reported by public beta testers since last month's Beta release have been squashed, and that many of the fixes are in fact configuration changes, which means that they won't be available to those running the first Beta build, so they'll have to make a fresh install. Read more