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PyCon 2015 conference report & video roundup

2 hours 3 min ago
This year, I attended my first PyCon, which was held in Montréal from April 8-16. PyCon changes location every two years and this year was the second one held at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada.The location was great, organization flawless, and the organizers and volunteers provided a great experience for attendees.The conference itself is divided upon three sections:read more

The Perfect Server - Debian 8 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

3 hours 33 sec ago
This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Jessie server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3 and how to install ISPConfig 3. The webhosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

An open source tool for producing and balancing energy

3 hours 57 min ago
The software development process has evolved from vendors owning, controlling, and selling proprietary software into a collaborative, open source model. The process of producing energy is going through a similar evolution.read more

A Fedora 22 beta walk-through

6 hours 28 min ago
The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop.

Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

7 hours 26 min ago
Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL.

Devede 4.0 Review - How Else Can You Create a VideoCD Nowadays?

8 hours 23 min ago
Devede is an application that can be used to create DVDs, VideoCD, DivX, Matroska, and pretty much anything in between. It's been a while since we heard anything about this application, but version 4.0 has been released, and we should take another closer look at it.

Install X2Go on ubuntu 14.10

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 06:58:34 AM
Install X2Go on ubuntu 14.10. X2Go enables you to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection.X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol.

Linux 4.1-rc1 kernel released

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 06:01:23 AM
Linus Torvalds has released Release Candidate 1 of the Linux 4.1 kernel, just 2 weeks after Linux 4.0 Kernel was released. The Linux 4.1 kernel adds many new features, optimizations & improvements.

Red Hat Updates Open Source Developer and Admin Tools

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 05:04:12 AM
The newest versions of Red Hat's Developer Toolset and Software Collections 2 are out, bringing the latest stable open source software applications to the Red Hat developer and admin community.

LinuxFest Northwest in the Books for 2015

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 04:07:01 AM
With Sunday being more low-key, I got to catch up with LibreOffice’s Robinson Tryon, who said that the show was a hit for the project. Without the cacophony of multiple conversations going on at the same time, like on Saturday, we got to talk about advances LibreOffice is making in Android, which is going faster than expected.

Picking Out the Nouns

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:09:50 AM
A reader wrote a letter to me (oh happy day!), and although I'm still not entirely sure what she's trying to accomplish, it's an interesting puzzle to try to tackle anyway. Here's what she asked..........

Debian 8 released

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 02:12:39 AM
In today's open source roundup: Debian 8 Jesse has been released. Plus: Did open source principles matter when Linux was created? And can you play games on a Chromebox computer?

BackBox Linux 4.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 01:15:28 AM
The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.2! This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.16 and Ruby 2.1.

64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 12:18:17 AM
Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery.

Debian 8.0 KDE Screencast

Monday 27th of April 2015 11:21:06 PM
After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name 'Jessie'), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

Monday 27th of April 2015 10:23:55 PM
Early Linux hackers were motivated by a desire to build a Unix-like operating system that would run on personal computers and not cost money. They were not worried about the sharing principles of open source programming.

An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS

Monday 27th of April 2015 09:26:44 PM
Developers Peter Ivanov, Alex Raikov, and I came up with the idea for Microweber about five years ago, when we were all having problems building sites with the existing solutions.read more

Debian 8.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

Monday 27th of April 2015 08:29:33 PM
After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name 'Jessie'), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

Free Windows 10 is not an upgrade … it's marketing

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:32:22 PM
Windows 10 is not a free upgrade, Microsoft said last week. It's a "marketing and promotional activity."

Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour

Monday 27th of April 2015 06:35:11 PM
As you might know, the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system has been announced on April 25, 2015, and it is the first ever release to include optional Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments that users can test via Live CDs.

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GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell

For those craving some more GCC 5 compiler benchmark numbers following last week's release of GCC 5.1, here's some new comparison numbers between GCC 4.9.2 stable and the near-final release candidate of GCC 5.1. Pardon for this light article due to still finishing up work on migrating to the new Phoronix web server while separately working to take care of thermal issues coming about in the new Linux benchmarking server room. Read more

First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical's Ubuntu operating system is probably the most widely used Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu is made available in several editions, including desktop builds, server builds and there is a branch of Ubuntu for mobile phones. Ubuntu provides installation images for the x86, ARM and Power PC architectures, allowing the distribution to run on a wide variety of hardware. The most recent release of Ubuntu, version 15.04, includes a fairly short list of changes compared to last year's Ubuntu 14.10, however some of the changes are significant. Some small changes include an upgrade of the kernel to Linux 3.19 and placing application menus inside the application window by default. A potentially larger change is the switch from Canonical's Upstart init software to systemd. Read more