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Installation and Usage Guide for CSF firewall

1 hour 6 min ago
CSF stands for Configserver security and firewall. CSF is a configuration script built to provide better security to servers , at the same time providing a large number of configuration options and features to configure and secure with extra checks to ensure smooth operation. It helps in locking down public access and to restrict what can be accessed like only e-mails or only websites, etc. To add more power to this, it comes with a Login Failure Daemon (LFD) script that runs all the time to scan for failed attempts to login to the server to detect bruteforce-attacks.

Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

2 hours 3 min ago
Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world. … Continue reading

Online programming contests are overrated

3 hours 1 min ago
Criticisms about online programming contests and algorithm-focused interviews

Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

3 hours 58 min ago
Tablet coming later this year, but will it be competitive?MWC 2015 Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.…

Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

4 hours 55 min ago
Not even nuking it from orbit will do the job, we fearIt's the first Monday of the month, so time for us to have a look at desktop operating system market share again!…

Why large companies use open source ERP

5 hours 52 min ago
The main reason larger companies use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is because they are cheaper and easier to customize. read more

Mozilla, KDDI, LG Collaborate to Create New Category of Firefox OS Phones

6 hours 49 min ago
New range of intuitive and easy-to-use phones to be powered by Firefox OS Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1, 2015 Mozilla, the mission based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, together...

Pardus 3.0 Screenshot Tour

7 hours 46 min ago
Pardus 3.0 is availalble. Pardus Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey and National Academic Network and Information Centre. It started its life as a Gentoo-based project before developing its own unique identity. Since late 2012 the distribution is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up

8 hours 44 min ago
Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Barney McGrubuntu, Cuthbert, GNOME and MATEUbuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.…

The future of open source is a better user experience

9 hours 41 min ago
Each year, my favorite open source software survey asks "Where is the future of open source taking us?" I like to try to think far into the future. Not next year or the next five, but where can the horizon of open source and its unique mix of collaborative ideals and communal practices take us?read more

An $89 Computer With Ubuntu Preinstalled

11 hours 6 min ago
There’s a new player in the preinstalled Linux world offering computers with with Ubuntu preinstalled for $89, and although this price might suggest bottom of the line specs, the machines are more than powerful enough for most users. They’re also green — very green. They weigh in at 50% less than the average desktop, meaning they use less fossil fuel to ship, and are built in a case made of 100 percent recycled ABS plastic. They’re also shipped in packages completely made from non-virgin fiber.

The MagPi becomes the official Raspberry Pi magazine

12 hours 3 min ago
The MagPi is now the official Raspberry Pi magazine (and it's still free to download). It offers the latest news, reviews, features and tutorials dedicated to the world’s favourite credit card-sized PC.

Firefox OS Proves Flexibility of Web: Ecosystem Expands with More Partners, Device Categories and Regions in 2015

13 hours 26 sec ago
Orange to bring Firefox OS to 13 new markets in Africa and Middle East; Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefónica and Verizon collaborate on new category of phones based on Firefox OS

Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 Pre 3 Xfce Screenshot Tour

14 hours 54 min ago
Almost one month passed since our last preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This build ships Xfce most closely to the upcoming 4.12 release. Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, it improves on location handling and the shortcuts side pane. On the panel we have now a popup calendar and support for time zones.

Review: Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha

16 hours 49 min ago
Today I am looking at the latest version of Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha. Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha is based on Puppy Linux and I have to say is extremely light weight and stable. For those who may be interested I use a VM within my Mac mini to do videos, Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha was one of the fastest I have used within that enviroment. You will see in video below how fast it is.

Prepare your Android device for disasters with this master plan

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:29:14 AM
When tragedy strikes your electronic devices (and there's no way around that inevitability), will you be ready? Will your data be backed up? Will the process of purchasing another phone be as simple as firing it up, associating it with your Google account, and waiting for the data to sync?

Linux loving SODIMM-style COM dishes up Cortex-A5 SoC

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:34:52 AM
EMAC’s “SoM-A5D36? COM runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC, and offers up to 4GB flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board.

Pi Glove interview

Monday 2nd of March 2015 02:40:30 AM
I was invited to the second Picademy back in July. The first day was workshops, education, and the second day was a pure hack day, and we had a bit of a chat with Eben [Upton] and some other people who wanted to support and build something. We wanted to come up with something you could physically use, and we decided to use Scratch GPIO.

Install Cotonti CMS/CMF on a CentOS 7 VPS

Monday 2nd of March 2015 12:46:08 AM
Cotonti is open source, community driven content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) powered by PHP and MySQL.

Red Hat OpenShift Commons Opens Up PaaS Conversations

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:51:46 PM
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat told ServerWatch that the key Red Hatidea behind OpenShift Commons is to enable open and transparent discussion.Red Hat's OpenShift platform is already available in three deployment models including OpenShift Online, OpenShift Enterprise and the OpenShift Origin open-source project. Participants in the OpenShift Commons include Accenture, Cisco, Cloudera, Hortonworks, CA and Orange among others.

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Review: Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha

Overall I give it 2 Thumbs Up on speed and layout of OS. If you have a computer with low resources, then this is an OS for you to try. Read more

Eurostat continues to share and use open source

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Communities, continues to release as open source its ICT solutions. To date, Eurostat has shared 102 solutions on the European Commission’s Joinup platform. The statistical office has been using and sharing open source for more than a decade. Already in 2004 Eurostat’s ICT policy stipulated to consider open source software for all new projects. Read more

Excellent: Android Ecosystem is Low-Margin, Fragmenting

What the figures really show is that Apple is price-gouging its customers, extracting unreasonable levels of profit by virtue of its monopoly. In the world of Android, by contrast, the fierce competition that exists between fungible manufacturers has driven down profit margins to razor-thin levels. Open source, and the level playing field that it creates, is a great way for maximising the benefits to customers, rather than companies. Read more

Open source empowers Sintra health centre

Open source tools used by ACES Sintra include content management system Wordpress, combined with the usual LAMP stack: the MySQL database management system, the Apache web server, Linux for the server host and the PHP web development scripting language. The combination is used for the public website, but also for several internal Intranet project and team sites. The organisation implements Wiki websites, mainly for the IT department but also to maintain a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. Read more