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WordPress 4.1 is Now Available: Here’s What’s New

2 hours 19 min ago
WordPress released version 4.1 of its CMS and it's available either for directly download or updating from dashboard.

Fedora 21 Desktop Installation Steps with Screenshots

3 hours 16 min ago
Fedora is an open source Linux based operating system.Fedora Operating system is available for Desktops, Servers and cloud.

Take Your Hats Off To Fedora Linux 21

4 hours 13 min ago
This week's news includes reviews of Puppy, Kali and Fedora, the best XFCE distros and the 6 must have applications for Linux

How to rename multiple files on Linux

5 hours 10 min ago
In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done. However, mv cannot rename multiple files using wildcard. There are ways to deal with multiple files by using a combination of sed, awk or find in combination of xargs. However, these are rather cumbersome and not user-friendly.

How to block referrer spam bots

6 hours 8 min ago
Referrer spam requests are requests for some pages with a faked referrer string (where the user came from). Normally this is just annoying as it appears in your webstats. But sites could be hit by many requests within short period of time affecting server performance.

Git thee behind me, Git client bug!

10 hours 16 min ago
GitHub has acknowledged there's a flaw in its client software and recommended that users upgrade, as soon as possible. News of the flaw was announced at GMANE and GitHub has confirmed the existence of the flaw and issued a recommendation for “all users of GitHub and GitHub Enterprise to update their Git clients as soon as possible.”

Myriad Loses Appeals Court Bid to Block Breast Cancer Tests

11 hours 13 min ago
Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) can’t block competitors’ DNA tests to determine risk for breast and ovarian cancer after a U.S. appeals court said three patents on the tests never should have been issued.The patents cover products of nature and ideas that aren’t eligible for legal protection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an opinion posted today on the court’s docket. The court upheld a trial judge’s decision to allow the competing tests, including those made by Ambry Genetics Corp., to remain on the market.

Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015

12 hours 10 min ago
Not to be outdone by the FSF and looking to appeal to more cosmopolitan tastes, Linux Mint will change over the course of the year to something a little more contemporary and stylish. It becomes Linux Merlot, with a bouquet that resonates from the north side of the vineyard. The distro will have a more celebratory nature and it will go a lot better with most cheeses.

I’m running Fedora 21 with Wayland, and so far (almost) everything is working just fine

13 hours 7 min ago
After saying I wouldn’t jump into a Fedora 21 upgrade, I rather quickly had a change of heart and mind, ran a Fedup upgrade and am now running Fedora 21 on my go-to HP Pavilion g6 laptop. With Wayland.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

14 hours 4 min ago
digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

Friday 19th of December 2014 06:25:53 AM
Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judge

Friday 19th of December 2014 05:28:42 AM
More facts needed before class-action suit can proceedA US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…

WordPress 4.1 and distraction free writing mode

Friday 19th of December 2014 04:31:31 AM
WordPress 4.1 is out and one of its best new features is a revised “distraction free writing mode.” I seem to remember that it had something like this before, but it was not as well implemented as it is in WordPress 4.1. Now, when you push the distraction free writing mode button, everything else fades away except what you need to write your post.

Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development

Friday 19th of December 2014 03:34:20 AM
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

Friday 19th of December 2014 02:37:09 AM
A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Top 10 open source interviews in 2014

Friday 19th of December 2014 01:39:58 AM
This year on Opensource.com, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more—all of them stars in their fields, at their companies. Here are my favorite 10 interviews on Opensource.com in 2014. I highly recommend you bookmark them today!

Wi-Fi Security: Should You Use WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP, or Both?

Friday 19th of December 2014 12:42:47 AM
On our Comcast Xfinity router, WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) are all different options. Choose the wrong option and you’ll have a slower, less-secure network.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

Thursday 18th of December 2014 11:45:36 PM
Jim Zemlin's final blog post of the year, kindly contributed by The Linux Foundation: "As we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model."

Handling the workloads of the Future

Thursday 18th of December 2014 10:48:25 PM
The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon.

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

Thursday 18th of December 2014 09:51:14 PM
OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Alpha 1 Prepares for GNOME 3.14, Go Forth and Test

The Ubuntu GNOME developers have released the first version of the 15.04 branch for their Linux distribution and it looks like this operating system is also going through some interesting changes, just like Ubuntu, although not on the same scale. Read more

FSF's High Priority Project List Now Has A Committee

The Free Software Foundation has now built up a committee to review their "High Priority Projects" list and they're looking for more feedback from the community. Nearly ten years ago is when the Free Software Foundation began listing what they viewed as the High Priority Free Software Projects in a list. This list has over time contained some definite high-priority projects related to freeing Java and Adobe PDF support and open graphics drivers to some more obscure projects of high priority like a free version of Oracle Forms, a replacement to OpenDWG libraries for CAD files, automatic transcription software, etc. I've personally called out many of the FSF HPP for what they're worth with my thoughts over the years. Read more

Latest Calibre eBook Reader and Converter Now Support Latest Kobo Firmware

The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has just reached version 2.13 and the developer has added an important driver and made quite a few fixes and improvements. Read more

Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is Out and Still Uses LXDE – Gallery

Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet) has been officially released and it follows its Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME brethren. Users can now download and test this latest installment. Read more