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How to set up Apt caching server on Ubuntu or Debian

2 hours 23 min ago
If you often create guest VMs or containers on your Linux computer, you will go through package installation many times across different VMs/containers. In that case, your time may be better spent on something more productive than just waiting to finish installing packages. While server provisioning tools like Puppet, Chef or Ansible can automate the [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

Install Ghost with Nginx on CentOS 7

4 hours 18 min ago
Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform written in JavaScript and built on Node.js, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications.

Using IPv6 with Linux? You've likely been visited by Shodan and other scanners

6 hours 12 min ago
One of the benefits of the next-generation Internet protocol known as IPv6 is the enhanced privacy it offers over its IPv4 predecessor. With a staggering 2128 (or about 3.4?1038) theoretical addresses available, its IP pool is immune to the types of systematic scans that criminal hackers and researchers routinely perform to locate vulnerable devices and networks with IPv4 addresses.

The trials of certifying open source software

Sunday 7th of February 2016 07:35:22 AM
Open source won and, over the past five years or so, we have been seeing the acceleration of a new wave of open source projects that got their starts in corporations. This comes with a set of new challenges, as new corporate participants struggle with some of the realities. Folks generally understand that foundations provide neutrality in some form, but don't necessarily know how to drive the competitive discussions from the room.

Mozilla Changes the Release Schedule of Firefox

Sunday 7th of February 2016 05:41:00 AM
Mozilla is making some changes to the Firefox schedule, and it looks like they are going to give more time to developers between releases.

Install Radiant on Ubuntu 14.04

Sunday 7th of February 2016 03:46:38 AM
Radiant CMS is one of the most popular open source content management systems build with Ruby on Rails. In this blog article we will show you how to install a basic installation of Radiant CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with RVM, Ruby and Rubigems.

New web office suite, UNICEF's innovation fund, and more news

Sunday 7th of February 2016 01:52:16 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new web-based office suite, UNICEF's drive for open source for kids, Europe's continued support of open source, and more.Open source news roundup for January 30 - February 5, 2016Let's get going!read more

Scientific Linux 7.2 Distro Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to Science Labs

Saturday 6th of February 2016 11:57:54 PM
Pat Riehecky of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the final Scientific Linux 7.2 installation images.

Microsoft Kidnaps Windows, Malware Everywhere & More…

Saturday 6th of February 2016 10:03:32 PM
It’s a sad, sad day in Germany as openSUSE 13.1 Linux has reached the end and has been removed from support. Evergreen, the hospice care workers for terminal operating systems, will be keeping the patient supplied with a minimal number of patches until it finally falls into that good sleep and is carried off by penguin angels.

New Raspberry Pi 2 Rival supports 4K Video

Saturday 6th of February 2016 08:09:10 PM
A 4K monitor can be attached to Odroid-C2 through an HDMI 2.0 port. The board has ARM's latest Mali-450 MP3 GPU and a video acceleration chip that can render H.265 4K video streams at 60 frames per second... The Odroid-C2 will start shipping on March 4 with Ubuntu pre-installed, according to the company.

GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and more open gaming news

Saturday 6th of February 2016 06:14:48 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for January 30 - February 5, 2016read more

Meaning of Convergence, Exploit Excludes Linux

Saturday 6th of February 2016 04:20:26 PM
The big news yesterday and even into today was the new Ubuntu tablet, which everyone including Canonical touted as "convergence delivered." Well, today Randall Ross scolds news sites for missing the "timely idea" that is convergence.

Create a simple synthesiser -- Part 2

Saturday 6th of February 2016 02:26:04 PM
Here's the second half our coding a simple synthesiser feature using a Raspberry Pi, Python and Cython.

Top 6 open source CRM tools for 2016

Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:31:42 PM
Developing and maintaining relationships with customers can be a challenge. But it's an essential task for businesses' growth and survival. In order to maintain those relationships, a CRM system is a must-have. And CRM systems are one area in which open source shines brightly.When we first took a look at the top open source CRM systems back in 2014, there were many promising options. Now, let's take a quick look at six of the top open source CRM systems of today. While this is by no means a definitive list, each CRM system covered in this article has been selected based on its rich or unique feature set.read more

BQ Ubuntu Tablet Has 64-bit CPU and Will Be Able to Run 32-bit Apps

Saturday 6th of February 2016 10:37:20 AM
The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet is powered by a 64-bit ARM processor, so the users have already started to ask around if they will be able to run the 32-bit apps from the phone on the tablet. The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it will take a little bit of work.

KDE Project Br-Print3D at Campus Party Brazil

Saturday 6th of February 2016 08:42:58 AM
Last week, between January 26 and 31, the ninth Campus Party Brazil (promo video on Facebook) was held in Sao Paulo. 8000 people inside an arena, with talks, workshops and hackathons, with the main subject being technology.

Top 5: Rasperry Pi projects, Ansible, Brave the new browser, and more

Saturday 6th of February 2016 06:48:36 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Krusader Linux file manager, an intro to Kubernetes, an interview on the new browser Brave, a video on cluster computing with Ansible and Raspberry Pi, and projects to get you started with your Raspberry Pi. Plus, an honorable mention!

Install Laravel on CentOS 7

Saturday 6th of February 2016 04:54:14 AM
Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It is intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

Mysterious spike in WordPress hacks silently delivers ransomware to visitors

Saturday 6th of February 2016 02:59:52 AM
It's still not clear how, but a disproportionately large number of websites that run on the WordPress content management system are being hacked to deliver crypto ransomware and other malicious software to unwitting end users.

Wine 1.9.3 Adds More Shader Model 4 Instructions, Firefox 44-Based Gecko Engine

Saturday 6th of February 2016 01:05:30 AM
With only two days from the announcement of the first point release for the stable Wine 1.8 branch, the project's development team today published details about the third milestone towards the Wine 1.10 series.

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Q4OS 1.4.7, Orion

Another update of Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available, version 1.4.7. A complete Trinity repository has been added to the system as the main new feature. Access to all the Trinity software were given to users by default, there is no need to add external Trinity repositories anymore. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered as usual. Read more

Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0?

Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team at work and things got a bit busier than usual. There was a plus side to this: some last moment bug fixes which could be applied to my scripts – the result of having more evenings available to test. Therefore the new release is not labeled “0.5.0” but “0.5.1” Read more

Leftovers: KDE

  • Cantor migrating to Phabricator: which tools our contributors must to use
    Projects and software developed by KDE community are going to migrate for a new tool to manage our code, commits, reviews, tasks, and more. This tool is Phabricator and you can visit the instance for KDE projects in this address. Since November 2015 we are migrating Cantor to Phabricator. After our first successful review code some days ago, I decided to write a post about which tools our contributors must to use while the migration process is not finished.
  • Kdenlive's sprint report
    Last week-end, Vincent and me met in Lausanne for a Kdenlive sprint. One of our goal was to merge Gurjot Singh Bhatti's GSoC work on curves for keyframes. This was more work than expected and we spent many hours trying fix the curves and make keyframes behave correctly. Not much time was left for sleep, but we still managed to get outside to make a group (!) picture in the woods above Lausanne.
  • Jekyll 3.x
    I’ve found three different types of transition issues (it is cool to look at these in a project I do not upgrade on a daily basis like Plasma and the rest of the KDE software).
  • kdev-python on Windows: try it!
    I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways.

Manjaro ARM launched

Hi community, wonderful news in regard of architecture expanding within Manjaro Linux. It all started with a simple post on our developers mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM … Just after one month of development our first alpha release is now ready. So what is this all about? Manjaro Arm is a project aimed to bring you the simplicity and customability that is Manjaro to ARM devices. These devices are growing in numbers and can be used for any number of applications. Most famous is the Raspberry Pi series and BeagleBoard series. Read more