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How to gain encrypted email on the Chromebook

2 hours 4 min ago
I needed to use encryption on my Chromebook. For the longest time I was working with encryption apps, like Minilock. Eventually it became clear this wasn't the most efficient use of my time. So I waited for a better solution.

7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

3 hours 18 min ago
In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column.read more

More Examples of Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Taxing Linux, Even After Microsoft 'Joined' (Paid) the Linux Foundation

4 hours 32 min ago
A quick look at the past week's news and clues about Microsoft's (and its broad army of patent trolls) strategy for taxing Linux, or imposing bundling at zero cost (to Microsoft)

Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power

5 hours 47 min ago
Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power. The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, […]

4 open source peer-to-peer marketplaces

7 hours 1 min ago
Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025.read more

Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash

8 hours 15 min ago
The long, slow march of Adobe's Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google's Chrome 55 web browser.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available as 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 Image

9 hours 30 min ago
openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, announces a 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

Red Hat brings full JBoss software stack to OpenShift

10 hours 44 min ago
Red Hat's Java Enterprise Edition middleware stack is now available on the company's Plaform-as-a-Service cloud.

Troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server with ncdu

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:58:57 AM
That pointed to a disk is full situation. Not good! Now I have to find out what application or applications chewed up whatever free disk space I had left. That’s when I thought about the easiest tool to use when troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server – ncdu.

RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:44:37 AM
After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton today announced the availability of RaspArch Build 161205.

7 Linux predictions for 2017

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 05:30:17 AM
In 2017, Bryan Lunduke sees changes for the Linux desktop market, Canonical shifting its focus, changes for Ubuntu installation and more.

Why I'm joining Mozilla's Board, by Helen Turvey

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:15:57 AM
Today, I’m very honored to join Mozilla’s Board. Firefox is how I first got in contact with Mozilla. The browser was my first interaction with free and open source software. I downloaded it in 2004, not with any principled stance

Try Fedora in the cloud for free with Dply

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 03:01:37 AM
Fedora 25 is now available on Dply. Dply is a new experimental cloud provider which lets you run an instance for two hours at a time — for free, with no catch.

PiCluster: Simplified Container Orchestration

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 01:47:17 AM
PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts.

Google Patches Android for 74 Vulnerabilities in December Update

Tuesday 6th of December 2016 12:32:56 AM
Final scheduled security update for Android in 2016 brings a long list of security fixes including 11 critical flaws.

Step by Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4.0.0

Monday 5th of December 2016 11:18:36 PM
This free guide explains in simple language how to get started with Bodhi Linux 4 and how to make the most of the Moksha desktop.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

Monday 5th of December 2016 10:04:16 PM
DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support. DFI, which earlier this year tapped Intel’s “Braswell” generation of SoCs for its BW968 COM Express Compact Type 6 module, has now chosen Braswell for a Pico-ITX SBC. The 100 x 72mm BW051 ships […]

How to use and make the most of fuser command in Linux

Monday 5th of December 2016 08:49:56 PM
Suppose you are given a task to identify the processes that are using a particular file, and then kill them one by one - all this has to be done from the command line. What would you do? Well, if you are a command line newbie, I am sure you'd be clueless, asking around for help. But command line pros will likely have an idea that there exists a command line utility in Linux that lets you identify processes based on the files (or directories, or sockets) they are accessing. Not only that, the tool also allows you to kill these processes, so you don't have to use the kill or killall commands separately. The command line utility we're talking about is fuser.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Monday 5th of December 2016 07:35:35 PM
The adoption of OpenStack in production environments has burgeoned,necessitating increased requirements for enhanced managementand seamlessly integrated enterprise capabilities.

Turn Raspberry Pi 3 Into a Powerful Media Player With RasPlex

Monday 5th of December 2016 06:21:15 PM
This tutorial shows how to build an inexpensive Plex Media Player using Raspberry Pi 3 and RasPlex.

More in Tux Machines

Open spec SBC dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

T-Firefly is Kickstartering the first hacker SBC with Rockchip’s Cortex-A72/-A53 RK3399. The Firefly-RK3399 has up to 4GB DDR3, M.2, and USB 3.0 Type-C. T-Firefly, which offers Linux- and Android-ready open source boards like the Firefly-RK3288 and sandwich-style Firefly-RK3288 Reload, both of which are based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, has advanced to a more powerful Rockchip SoC for its new open spec Firefly-RK3399. The hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 features two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at up to 1.42GHz. This appears to be the first RK3399 SBC and the first SBC to include Cortex-A72 cores. Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • Manuskript is a Promising Open-Source Scrivener Alternative
    Whether you plan to work on a book, a screenplay, or better structure your dissertation, you’ll probably see apps like Scrivener recommended. If you’re running Windows, macOS or even Android then you’re spoilt for choice, with various competing proprietary apps at varying price points readily available. On Linux the choices are somewhat limited.
  • Tor 0.2.9 Is Just Around the Corner As 0.2.8.10 Fixes Memory Leak in OpenSSL 1.1
    The past weekend brought us new stable and development builds of the Tor anonymity network project, versioned 0.2.8.10, as the most advanced version out there, and 0.2.9.6 RC (Release Candidate).
  • Pitivi 0.98 Linux Video Editor Adds Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
    Version 0.98 of the GNOME-aligned GStreamer-powered Pitivi non-linear video editor was tagged today as the newest development milestone. The main feature addition of Pitivi 0.98 is now supporting customizable keyboard supports! Aside from finally supporting customizable keyboard shortcuts for this open-source video editor, a lot of warnings were fixed from GTK 3.22, and there has been a lot of other bug fixing. Bugs around Pitivi's timeline were primarily targeted by this release.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.8-Tana Officially Released
    Phoronix Test Suite 6.8.0 is now available as the latest version of our open-source, fully-automated, reproducible benchmarking software for Linux, BSD, Solaris, macOS, Windows, and other operating systems. Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 is the latest stable release now of our GPL-licensed benchmarking software updated on its regular quarterly release cadence. Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 development focused on a number of low-level improvements to particularly benefit Phoromatic and the Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) software/hardware library abstraction layer.
  • iPerf As Another Network Benchmark Is Now Available Via The Phoronix Test Suite
  • Chromium-Based Vivaldi 1.6 Browser Enters Development, Brings Tab Stack Renaming
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informs us about the availability of a new snapshot for the cross-platform, Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, which promises to let users name tab stacks. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.6.682.3 marks the beginning of the development of Vivaldi 1.6, the next major version of the popular web browser, and it looks like it has been rebased on Chromium 55.0.2883.64. Besides fixing a bunch of regressions, the new development release implements an option under Settings -> Tabs -> Tab Features -> Tab stacking -> Allow Tab Stack Renaming, which lets you rename or name tab stacks.

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