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Configuring a single Ubuntu installation as a dual-boot option and a VirtualBox appliance under Windows 10

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: I often need to use Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same machine within a single login session, so I run Ubuntu as a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox.

Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:00:00 AM

Unni Koroth shares why his company created open source productivity tool Fluxday.

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 06:00:00 AM

Check out these five tips for using revision control in operations.

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: It's been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop.

How to Run or Repeat a Linux Command Every X Seconds Forever

Monday 25th of July 2016 10:00:00 PM

 Simple scripts are always helpful

Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

Monday 25th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

TomsHardware: Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a great many other software products) in one form or another for well over a decade at this point

Solus Project to No Longer Offer a Release Schedule, Solus 1.2.1 Gets Delayed

Monday 25th of July 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The announcement follows the recent news of Solus becoming a rolling release operating system

GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

Monday 25th of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

GNOME Software is an essential app distributed as part of the GNOME Stack

Minimalist Web Browser ‘Min’ Sees New Release

Monday 25th of July 2016 06:00:00 PM

OMGubuntu: Two big new features are appended to the existing feature set which includes tab tasks, focus mode and a built-in reading list.

Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8

Monday 25th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature

How to set the hostname on Fedora

Monday 25th of July 2016 04:00:00 PM

To set the name of a single, modern Fedora system such as a home computer that isn’t part of a network, use the hostnamectl command

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

Monday 25th of July 2016 03:00:00 PM

ars: What happens to an Android OS company when it stops developing an Android OS?

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

Monday 25th of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

Linux.com: Cryptsetup is a utility for for setting up encrypted filesystems with the help of Device Mapper and dm-crypt.

Nextcloud 10 beta includes two-factor authentication security

Monday 25th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: The ownCloud infrastructure-as-a-service cloud fork, Nextcloud, is charging forward with new feature

SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

Monday 25th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions

Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

Monday 25th of July 2016 11:00:00 AM

LinuxInsider: Chrome OS and Android Apps now run together on some Chromebooks.

Oracle Outs VirtualBox 5.1.2 with Better Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Monday 25th of July 2016 05:00:00 AM

For Linux hosts, the VirtualBox 5.1.2 release adds better support for the latest builds of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system

Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

Monday 25th of July 2016 01:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS is not a major release

4MLinux 19.0 Distro to Ship with GCC 6.1.0 and Qt 5.7, Public Beta Out Now

Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

softepedia: The final release of the 4MLinux 19.0 GNU/Linux distribution, which should see the light of day on September 1, 2016, will also ship with the latest Qt 5.7.0 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

More in Tux Machines

AMD and FOSS

  • Introducing a New Line of Graphics Cards for “The Art of the Impossible”
  • Free Radeon
    Remember the bad old days when GNU/Linux systems struggled without proper drivers for video-cards? Well, they’re gone with AMD. They’ve produced a very powerful line of powerful graphics cards designed for demanding professionals including those using GNU/Linux.
  • AMD Open Sources Professional GPU-Optimized Photorealistic Renderer
    AMD today announced that its powerful physically-based rendering engine is becoming open source, giving developers access to the source code. nables creators to bring ideas to life through high-performance applications and workflows enhanced by photorealistic rendering. Alongside Radeon ProRender, developers also have access to Radeon Rays on GPUOpen.com, a high-efficiency, high-performance, heterogeneous ray tracing intersection library for GPU, CPU or APU on virtually any platform. GPUOpen is an AMD initiative designed to assist developers in creating ground-breaking games, professional graphics applications and GPU computing applications with superior performance and lifelike experiences, using no-cost open development tools and software.

Linux 4.8 Features and 4.7 Release

Tor: Statement

Seven weeks ago, I published a blog post saying that Jacob Appelbaum had left the Tor Project, and I invited people to contact me as the Tor Project began an investigation into allegations regarding his behavior. Since then, a number of people have come forward with first-person accounts and other information. The Tor Project hired a professional investigator, and she interviewed many individuals to determine the facts concerning the allegations. The investigator worked closely with me and our attorneys, helping us to understand the overall factual picture as it emerged. Read more

Fedora News

  • New Taskotron tasks
    For a while now, Fedora Quality Assurance (QA) is busy with building Taskotron core features and didn’t have resources for additions to tasks that Taskotron runs. That changed a few weeks back when we started running task-dockerautotest, task-abicheck and task-rpmgrill tasks in our development environment. Since then, we are happy with the results of those tasks. We deployed them to the production instance last week. Please note that the results of those tasks are informative only. Let’s introduce the tasks briefly.
  • Fedora Women Day 2016
    Fedora Women Day is celebrated to raise awareness and bring Fedora women contributors together. This is a great time to network with other women in Fedora and talk about their contributions and work in Fedora Project.
  • The Chromium Browser Is Finally Working Its Way Into Fedora
  • Elections Retrospective, July 2016
    The results are in! The Fedora Elections for the Fedora 24 release cycle of FESCo and the Council concluded on Tuesday, July 26th. The results are posted on the Fedora Voting Application and announced on the mailing lists. You can also find the full list of winning candidates below. I would also like to share some interesting statistics in this July 2016 Elections Retrospective.