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LibreOffice 5.4.4 Released with 83 Fixes, LibreOffice 5.3 Users Urged to Upgrade

Thursday 21st of December 2017 12:00:00 PM

LibreOffice 5.4.4 comes five weeks after the release of version 5.4.3 to brings a total of 83 improvements and bug fixes

How to Set up Nginx High Availability with Pacemaker, Corosync on CentOS 7

Thursday 21st of December 2017 07:00:00 AM

HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to create a High Availability Cluster Nginx Web Server with Pacemaker, Corosync, and Pcsd.

Linux Distros That Discontinued Unexpectedly

Thursday 21st of December 2017 03:00:00 AM

LinuxAndUbuntu: The thing about Linux is that anyone can model it to their choice, this has led to many users/teams creating their own customized distributions.

New major release 17.2 of Bareos - Open Source Backup - published

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 11:00:00 PM

Bareos comes with a new multi-lingual and multi-tenancy web ui including restore browser, LTO hardware encryption support, bandwidth limitation, cloud storage support, a redesigned plugin interface, among other new features.

Ubuntu 17.10 Corrupts the BIOS of Some Lenovo Laptops, Respin ISOs Coming Soon

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 10:00:00 PM

softpedia: The issue is causing the BIOS of several Lenovo laptops to no longer save new settings

Creating SWAP partition using FDISK & FALLOCATE commands

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 09:00:00 PM

Swap-partition holds the memory which is used in case the physical memory (RAM) is full

Scheduling important jobs with CRONTAB

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 08:00:00 PM

Linuxtechlab: In this tutorial we will learn to use an important Linux utility named Crontab.

How to identify that your linux server has been compromised

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 07:00:00 PM

 BASH-prompt: This guide explains how to look for the common signs that your linux server has been compromised.

How to Search DuckDuckGo from the Linux Terminal

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 06:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Like Googler (Google Site Search from the command-line), ddgr is a command line utility that can be used to search for key terms words via DuckDuckGo search engine

Why hasn't The Year of the Linux Desktop happened yet?

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 05:00:00 PM

 GNOME: Christian F.K. Schaller ponders why Linux on the desktop never took off.

How an open culture builds DevOps muscle memory

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 04:00:00 PM

opensource.com: "What does DevOps mean to you?"

4 notable open source projects at local maker faire

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 03:00:00 PM

Raspberry Pis, Arduino boards, and open source-powered projects are common at the annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire.

Create custom wallpaper slideshows in GNOME

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

With simple XML, you can set GNOME to display a custom slideshow instead of its stock options.

How to generate webpages using CGI scripts

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 01:00:00 PM

opensource.com: The Common Gateway Interface provides an easy way to build dynamic websites using any language of your choice.

Endless OS Update Brings Flatpak Improvements, Better Chromium Performance

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 12:00:00 PM

Endless OS 3.3.6 is currently rolling out to existing users, and it introduces sign-on improvements

Kubernetes 1.9 Enables Apps Workloads

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 07:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: Final release of container orchestration platform for 2017, introduces the general availability of a powerful set of features for stateful workloads.

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Linux Microsoft Office Alternatives

Despite what you may have been led to believe, there are in fact a number of solid Linux alternatives for Microsoft Office available. In fact, there are even options available with varied levels of docx support, if that is something relevant to your business. This article will explore my recommended Microsoft Office alternatives for Linux. Some of them you've likely heard of, others may be cloud/server based options that you might not have thought much about until now. Read more Also: The best open source video editors 2018: free to download, edit, use and share

Security: Updates, WordPress, Hardware Patches, and Open Source Security Podcast

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
  • Debian-Based SolydXK Linux OS Receives Patch for Meltdown Security Vulnerability
    The Debian-based SolydXK Linux operating system has been updated today with patches for the Meltdown security vulnerability, as well as various other new features and improvements. To mitigate the Meltdown security exploit that allows a locally installed program to access the memory, including the kernel memory, and steal sensitive information like passwords and encryption keys, the SolydXK 201801 ISO images are now powered by the latest kernel release with patches against this vulnerability.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Now Patched Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Vulnerabilities
    It's time for users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system to patch their systems against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities as new kernel updates landed today in the repos. Publicly disclosed earlier this month, the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities are affecting us all, but OS vendors and OEMs are trying their best to mitigate them so that no user can be the victim of attacks where their sensitive data is at risk of getting in the hands of the wrong person.
  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 78 - Risk lessons from Hawaii

GNOME Devs to Users: Desktop Icons Are Moving to GNOME Shell with GNOME 3.28

There appears to be a lot of fuss lately about the removal of an option from the GNOME desktop environment that allows users to display icons on their desktops. Long story short, last month, near the Christmas holidays, GNOME developer Carlos Soriano shared his plans on removing a so-called "the desktop" feature from the Nautilus file manager starting with the upcoming GNOME 3.28 release of the desktop environment, proposing its integration into the GNOME Shell component. The feature is there to handle application icons on the user's workspace, but it shouldn't have been implemented in Nautilus in the first place, according to the developer. So for the GNOME devs to be able to add new features to the Nautilus file manager, they need to remove its ability to handle desktop icons and place the code somewhere else. Read more