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Launchpad Can Now Import Git Repositories

1 hour 4 min ago
Canonical has announced that Git repositories can now be hosted directly on Launchpad, which was one of the most requested features of the community.

SolidRun CuBox-i is a 2-inch Cube with Quad-Core ARM SoC, 4GB of RAM

2 hours 2 min ago
Will come pre-installed with Android and Kodi home-theater software.

Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7

2 hours 59 min ago
Vtiger CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management application written in PHP. It offers features such as sales automation, marketing automation, analysis and reporting, customer support and many others.

Announcing the Birth of Hurd

3 hours 56 min ago
After a 25 year gestation, Hurd has finally been born. It was a difficult birth and it’s now being kept in an incubator under the care of Debian.

How to access a Linux server behind NAT via reverse SSH tunnel

4 hours 53 min ago
You are running a Linux server at home, which is behind a NAT router or restrictive firewall. Now you want to SSH to the home server while you are away from home. How would you set that up? SSH port forwarding will certainly be an option. However, port forwarding can become tricky if you are […]Continue reading...The post How to access a Linux server behind NAT via reverse SSH tunnel appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to create an HTTP tunnel on Linux with httptunnel How to diff remote files over SSH How to edit a remote file over ssh How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre2 Ships with KDE Apps 15.04, KDE Frameworks 5.9, and Xfce 4.12

6 hours 31 min ago
On March 3, the Manjaro development team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system.

Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing

8 hours 25 min ago
Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android? The two dominant players in the mobile space carry with them very loyal fanbases who, for some reason, like to spar off with one another over whose tech-daddy could beat up the other. The companies compete with the same level of petty at times, which doesn't help.

Steam for Linux Usage Drops Dramatically in April, It's Now Under 1%

10 hours 19 min ago
A new Steam Hardware Survey has been released for the month of April, and it doesn't bring good news for Linux users. This is probably one of the worst months for the Linux platform in a long time.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Linux. What do you think?

Monday 4th of May 2015 05:34:52 AM
A few days ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new development tool for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, mostly focused on web development. What do you think about it? It was really necessary?

Cross-platform: Linux developed game on iOS and Android (and Windows and OS X)

Monday 4th of May 2015 03:40:30 AM
Same source-code running on the major desktop and mobile platforms. We were told to "prove it". So we did.

First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

Monday 4th of May 2015 01:46:08 AM
Today we take a closer look at the number one feature of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, due for release on May 12, 2015, an all-new tab-based Preferences page that many other modern browsers already have for some time now.

Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:51:46 PM
We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and I've discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of our decisions on whether or not we can speak. NiemanLabs has a great example of where this becomes problematic in a story about how SoundCloud will not even consider fair use in making decisions about whether or not to take down content, and how that's harming journalism:

Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:57:24 PM
Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

How to install autossh on Linux

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 07:01:15 PM
autossh is an open-source tool that allows you to monitor an SSH session and restart it automatically should it gets disconnected or stops forwarding traffic. autossh assumes that passwordless SSH login for a destination host is already setup, so that it can restart a broken SSH session without user's involvement.

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place May 5-7, 2015

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:06:53 PM
Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:12:31 PM
Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 01:18:09 PM
Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

Help map Nepal, OpenMRS for Ebola, Apache Mesos for Apple, and more open source news

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:23:47 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at helping earthquake victims in Nepal, OpenMRS and the fight against Ebola, Apple's Siri to leverage Apache Mesos, and more.

Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:29:25 AM
Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.

Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 07:35:03 AM
In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015.

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  • Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 Release Rumored
    This week the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has finally arrived for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, and even a few lucky Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners are getting the absolute latest version of Android with loads of bug fixes from Google. However, the Nexus 9 hasn’t seen an update since November, and is the only device still on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
  • Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will “wow” your wrist?
    Wearable tech is fast becoming the next big thing. We’ve seen fitness trackers gain popularity, smart jewellery take off, and even luxury brands start to sit up and take notice. However, it’s smartwatches which are one of the most popular choices amongst early adopters of wearable tech. The affordable Pebble works regardless of what phone you use, while big names such as Samsung, Motorola, Sony, and LG all have Android-based products on sale. Now, Apple is taking them all on with the Apple Watch.
  • Videostream for Android Streams Movies from Your PC to Your Chromecast
    Videostream for Chrome already makes it easy to play any video on your computer or network through your Chromecast, but the new Videostream app for Android gives you a remote control to stream movies on your PC, monitor downloads, and control playback without installing a special media server.
  • Meerkat’s Android app is live on Google Play
    Good news for Android users who want to get involved in the livestreaming craze that’s sweeping Twitter: Meerkat has officially made it to the Google Play Store with a beta app. Its main rival, the Twitter-owned Periscope, remains iOS-only for the time being.
  • HTC One (M8) Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: How to Install CyanogenMod [Official] CM12.1 Custom ROM
    Earlier in the week, HTC announced that their 2014 flagship smartphone One (M8) would get the new Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware in August, which means device owners would have to wait for more than two months to savour the new update.
  • Android 5.1 rollout to Moto X devices starting next week
    Motorola has announced that the Moto X 2014 will receive the long awaited Android 5.1 update next week, as reported in this article at Load the Game. The software update will first be made available to users in Brazil, and a United States rollout is expected in the week thereafter. An exact release date for European users has yet to be announced but is expected to be released around the middle of May.
  • 7 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!
    One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and that’s how most people do it these days. Let’s take a look at a few Android apps and some other methods to get you screen recording.
  • Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing
    Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android? The two dominant players in the mobile space carry with them very loyal fanbases who, for some reason, like to spar off with one another over whose tech-daddy could beat up the other. The companies compete with the same level of petty at times, which doesn't help. Apple screws around with text messages from Android users, Android pokes back at Apple over the controlling hand it has in its app store, and the two companies spend a great deal of time in legal battles because of course they do. C'mon, guys, can't we all just spend our time pointing and laughing at Windows Mobile? [..] Yeah, no kidding. I have my brand loyalty, too, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't feel so offended at a roommate's opinion of my phone that I felt I had to avenge the inanimate object by getting all stabby. Both men ended up getting arrested and were sent to the hospital to have their wounds treated. In a perfect world, they would be laid up next to each other, Instagram-selfying from their beds with comments about how awesome the pictures from their respective phones looked.

World’s first Ubuntu powered Drone launched

It seems world is slowly and steadily moving towards Linux powered devices. After Linux was used to power destroyers for US Navy, now Erle Robotics has used Ubuntu to power a drone. Read more

Linux vs Windows: What do people want from their next computer?

The Gnome desktop version can also be made to look stunning too, so users shouldn’t think that choosing Linux will make things ugly or clunky, as this is not the case. In conclusion, Windows adding a Start button, which the company axed two years ago, and multiple desktops (a long established Linux feature) will not make the transition and subsequent day-to-day usage much less frustrating than the Windows 8 experience. However, one of the main downsides about the Linux operating system is that by being free, this means that there is no huge marketing budget to get the message out. Read more