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Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity, and more games out for Linux

1 hour 49 min ago
In this week's edition, we take a look at Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity's plan for a Linux release, and more.Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016read more

How to permanently mount a Windows share on Linux

3 hours 43 min ago
It has never been easier for Linux to interact within a Windows network. And considering how many businesses are adopting Linux, those two platforms have to play well together. Fortunately, with the help of a few tools, you can easily map Windows network drives onto a Linux machine, and even ensure they are still there upon rebooting the Linux machine.

KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

5 hours 37 min ago
The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system announced the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies.

Peppermint OS 7 Screenshot Tour

7 hours 32 min ago
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions with the latter having full UEFI/GPT/Secure Boot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in-house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support, as well as Chromium. Along with the shift to the 16.04 code base, Peppermint 7 continues our policy of choosing the best components from other desktop environments, wherever that may be, and integrating them into a cohesive whole with our own software. This time around, whilst staying with LXDE core session management for lightness and speed, we've listened to our users who demanded a more modern, functional, and customizable main menu and switched out LXPanel

Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

9 hours 26 min ago
Joe Colantonio wants to "show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts." He says, "Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed." Frankly, it's all a little over our heads.

Tuning guide for MongoDB on IBM Power Systems

11 hours 20 min ago
This tuning guide will help you achieve optimal performance when running MongoDB on IBM Power Systems by providing guidelines for system-level, virtualization-level and application-level tuning.

Why Docker is Like Chicken Nuggets and Waffle Cones

12 hours 46 min ago
Understanding what the container micro-services revolution is all about, summed up at Dockercon.

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

14 hours 12 min ago
On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First […]

Xen 4.6 Includes Live Patching, Other Security Features

15 hours 38 min ago
The critical open-source hypervisor used by major public cloud providers now enables live patching and incorporates other new features.

IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?

17 hours 3 min ago
IT is moving to the cloud. And, what powers the cloud? Linux. When even Microsoft's Azure has embraced Linux, you know things have changed.

Top 5: Terminal games for Linux, GnuCOBOL, and more

Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:06:21 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal games for Linux, the still-alive-and-kicking COBOL, a few obscure and minor Linux tools, cross-platform methods and tools, and chess Android apps.Top 5 articles of the week5. 7 open source Android apps for chess playersread more

How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

Saturday 25th of June 2016 04:40:35 AM
This tutorial describes the installation of SuPHP on centOS 7.2 from source as there are no SuPHP packages available for CentOS 7.2. SuPHP is an apache module that allows PHP to under a different Linux user than the apache user. This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

Saturday 25th of June 2016 03:14:48 AM
a bit more detail about the powerful ps command and how it can help you discover information about your processes. There’s more to learn about parent processes, filesystems, and more...

General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore?

Saturday 25th of June 2016 01:49:02 AM
The idea is that the "invention" in the case of design patents are supposed to be unique outputs of what might otherwise not be unique inventions that are then said to act as some sort of single-source invented thing. Honestly, the whole concept smells of a workaround on the actual purpose of patent law and it tends to function that way as well. How else do you explain the design patent granted on a toothpick with some lines carved into it, for instance? Or Apple's design patent on the animation of turning a page within an ebook? Rewarding exclusivity to these types of "inventions" that barely work up the sweat of an "inventor" should seem absurd to you, as should the frequency with which the public is left wondering where exactly the "invention" is in any of this.

tinyMediaManager catalogs your movie and TV files

Saturday 25th of June 2016 12:23:16 AM
The trouble with video files is that they are not easily parseable. How can your computer tell whether that 8 GB file in your ~/Movies folder is the latest superhero movie, or your daughter's soccer game?read more

How Salesforce Secures Docker Containers

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:57:30 PM
Saleforce.com's lead information security engineer discusses container security at DockerCon 16.

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

Friday 24th of June 2016 09:31:43 PM
If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY.read more

A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

Friday 24th of June 2016 08:05:57 PM
two security researchers have found a new way, using a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser. They say people could exploit the flaw to save illegal copies of movies they stream on Chrome using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime...

Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 24th of June 2016 06:40:11 PM
It's a bit early than expected, but the Peppermint OS 7 GNU/Linux distribution has been officially unveiled today, June 24, 2016, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

Friday 24th of June 2016 05:33:17 PM
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

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KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS