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Fedora Devs Need Your Help to Test the GNOME on Wayland Session for Fedora 24

1 hour 46 min ago
The developers of the well-known Fedora Linux operating system have announced their plans to make the GNOME on Wayland session the default for the upcoming Fedora 24 Workstation Edition.

KaOS 2015.11 Screenshot Tour

2 hours 43 min ago
As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.16.0, Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3. Most notable major updates to the base of the system are the Boost 1.59.0/ICU 56.1 stack, Glib2 2.46.2 stack, a move of Mariadb to the 10 series, Perl 5.22.0 stack, Linux 4.2.6, all Texlive packages updated to their 2015 versions, Qt 5.5.1 and systemd 228.

Mirantis and FusionStorm Partner on OpenStack Datacenter Appliances

3 hours 40 min ago
Mirantis, the OpenStack vendor, and datacenter company FusionStorm have joined forces to provide "turnkey" open source cloud computing solutions for the enterprise.

How to install FuelPHP with Nginx on a Debian 8 VPS

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 07:36:06 AM
FuelPHP is a PHP framework which is simple, flexible and driven by the community. It is designed from the ground up to support the Hierarchical model–view–controller (HMVC) and it provides command line tool to create projects, debug projects or perform similar tasks. Today we will show you how to install FuelPHP on a Linux VPS.

Reddit will honor 'Do Not Track' requests from visitors

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 06:38:55 AM
Reddit has decided to honor 'Do Not Track,' a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option.

Black Duck Survey: Open Source More Popular than Ever for Companies

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 05:41:44 AM
Open source software's presence within the business world has nearly doubled since 2010, according to Black Duck Software's latest "Annual Future of Open Source" survey.

KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux OS Officially Released, Features Popular 3D Programs

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 04:44:33 AM
Klaus Knopper announced that the distribution is officially available for anyone who wants to download it.

Step By Step Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) LAMP Server Setup

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 03:47:22 AM
Step By Step Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) LAMP Server Setup

9 MongoDB success stories

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 02:50:11 AM
The open source MongoDB NoSQL database is powering an increasing number of websites and services. Here are nine examples of organizations transforming their business with MongoDB.

Non-Linux FOSS: Install Windows? Yeah, Open Source Can Do That.

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 01:53:00 AM
For my day job, I occasionally have to demonstrate concepts in a Windowsenvironment. The most time-consuming part of the process is almost alwaysthe installation. Don't get me wrong; Linux takes a long time to install,but in order to set up a multi-system lab of Windows computers, it cantake days!

Why ChromeOS Tops Linux, Mac and Windows

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 12:55:49 AM
Those who know me best are quick to let me know: I'm a touch stubborn on certain matters. But there is one area where I've found myself caving to the pressures of reality. In this article, I'll make a case for why I believe ChromeOS might end up winning the OS wars.

How to install Nginx as Reverse Proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 15.10

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 11:58:38 PM
Nginx or - engine-x - is a high-performance web server with low memory usage, created by Igor Sysoev in 2002. Nginx is not just a web server, it can be used as a reverse proxy for many protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, POP3, SMTP, and IMAP and as a load balancer and HTTP cache as well. In this tutorial, I will install and configure Nginx as caching reverse proxy for an Apache web server on Ubuntu 15.10.

FOSS Powered Learning Center Name a ‘Thank You’

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 11:01:27 PM
I don’t remember much. Diane, my youngest daughter Amanda, my ex-wife and others were at my bedside. I was heavily sedated and could barely speak. It was a carousel of faces and nurses, all in their own way, trying to bring me comfort. However, my life partner Diane wasn’t having any of the take-me-home-and-make-me-comfortable thing. She would have none of that. She demanded that an oncologist see me.

KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 10:04:16 PM
Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable and newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages from Debian testing and Debian unstable. New in 7.6.0: Linux kernel (still 4.2.2, thorougly tested) and system software (Debian 'Jessie') updated; new experimental version of Compiz 3D window manager; LXDE (default) with PCManFM 1.2.3 file manager, KDE 5.4 (boot option 'knoppix desktop=kde'), GNOME 3.18 (boot option 'knoppix desktop=gnome'); WINE version 1.7.50 (git) for integration of Windows-based programs; QEMU 2.4 for (para-)virtualization; Electrum 2.5.4 for managing Bitcoin wallets.

How to back up a WordPress wesite to remote cloud storage

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 09:07:05 PM
Building a website with beautiful design and killer content is a huge undertaking. Compared to the time, money and effort put into crafting a website, people however tend to pay surprisingly little attention to "backing up" the website they have built. It is no-brainer to understand that without a proper backup, you stand to lose months or years of investments in your website should something bad happen to the website, be it accidental deletion of files, faulty software/database upgrade, website defacement by hackers, disk/filesystem failure, etc. Especially for websites like WordPress-powered blogs which get updated often with daily postings, comments and plug-in upgrades, regular backup is something you must not be lazy about as a website owner.

The MLED project gets its own website

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 08:09:54 PM
The MLED project finally gets its own website with lots of information as well as detailed documentation. The entire website is available in english and in french.

Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.2, Puppy Linux 6.3 and Bodhi 3.1.1

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:12:43 PM
Releases big and small debut.

Visualize astrophysics data with Blender

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 06:15:32 PM
The Blender Conference has become a fantastic showcase not just of attractive art and animation, but also unconventional uses of Blender and open source more

The tar command explained

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 05:18:21 PM
The Linux tar command is the swiss army of the Linux admin when it comes to archiving or distributing files. Gnu Tar archives can contain multiple files and directories, file permissions can be preserved and it supports multiple compression formats. The name tar stands for "Tape Archiver", the format is an official POSIX standard.

Install Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 on encrypted LVM using Thus

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 04:21:10 PM
Though a great idea and project, Calamares does not yet have support for disk encryption? and LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, two features that are supported by Thus, the graphical installer that Calamares replaced.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch Devs Might Release an OTA-8.5 Hotfix Update for Ubuntu Phones

Earlier today, November 25, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent his daily report for the day of November 24, 2015, informing all Ubuntu Phone users about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers on the Ubuntu for phones operating system. Read more

Systemd — unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up units. You may have heard from casual users that systemd starts everything together. Some people believe this is true, and that’s why the system starts faster. But the reality is not quite that simple. Let’s look a little more deeply at how systemd understands unit relationships. Read more

today's leftovers

  • AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts so you can bring your own Linux licence
    AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced the arrival of a new service called EC2 Dedicated Hosts. The new feature will allow companies to run the software they pay for on multiple virtual machines using a single server, giving more granular management to finding what applications are working on what virtual machine. AWS has outlined the advantages of EC2 Dedicated Hosts in a blog post by evangelist Jeff Barr.
  • Unikernels, meet Docker!
    The demo described here is just the beginning. There are many implementations of unikernels and there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure they can all reap the benefits of integration, as well as improving Docker itself to make the most of these new technologies. Look over the collection of unikernel projects and contribute your experiences to this blog!
  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux
    While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged.
  • New HPCG Benchmark List Goes Beyond LINPACK to Compare Supercomputers
    The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced this week at SC15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC’14 a year and a half ago, containing only 15 entries and the SC’14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 60 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.
  • New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes
    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Hamster rediscovered
    If you like to track your time in a fine granular way, consider to use project-hamster with the GNOME Shell extension.
  • Distro hopping: feeling good with my time on LXLE
    Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of the imagination, in fact it is quite good, it’s just that once you get used to the light weight desktop environment (DE) there is a perfectly capable “heavy weight” distribution underneath. What I mean by this is that once you get used to the DE and it fades into the background you’re left with a perfectly functional distribution that could just as easily have been Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Fedora or {insert your favourite one here}.
  • Netrunner 17 'Horizon' is here -- download the Kubuntu-based Linux distro now
    About a week ago, the Netrunner team released an update to its rolling release operating system. Based on Arch/Manjaro, I advised Linux beginners to steer clear, and instead opt for the Kubuntu-based variant. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, the Ubuntu community is arguably friendlier and better for newbies -- there are a ton of instructions and .deb files available too. More importantly, however, the rolling release could be less stable overall.
  • Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for November
    For this month, I installed Tumbleweed on my laptop. I had installed Leap 42.1 to overwrite my previous Tumbleweed install on that laptop. This computer uses legacy booting. I gave Tumbleweed a 40G partition, which I formatted as “ext4”. I also allowed it to use the swap and home file systems from my encrypted LVM on that computer.
  • Python 3 Porting FAD: Lessons Learned
  • Fossetcon 2015 Orlando Florida – Lake Buena Vista Hilton 19 – 21 November 2015
  • Reproducible builds: week 30 in Stretch cycle

Leftovers: Gaming