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Simple Virtualization With Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and KVM

Sunday 17th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

Sure, VirtualBox is a popular solution for quick and easy virtualization on Linux, but KVM can provide a more robust and efficient solution with minimal configuration

Ubuntu Forums Hacked! Here Is What Hacker Stole?

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxandUbuntu: The forum of the most popular Linux distributions Ubuntu, was hacked.

7 Ways To Learn Linux in A Structured Manner

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:00:00 AM

If you want to get a job working in Linux or you really want to learn Linux from the ground up then it is a good idea to take some form of structured training.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Mint

Saturday 16th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

 EverydayLinuxUser: Linux Mint 18 was released this week and it looks fresh and interesting again.

How to Optimize and Compress JPEG or PNG Images in Linux Commandline

Saturday 16th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

 tecmint: There are plenty of GUI applications available which will help you to optimize the images

Tech Comics: 'Sirious' Problems

Saturday 16th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Is Siri really listening to you when it matters most?

Best Universal Package Manager for Linux?

Saturday 16th of July 2016 02:00:00 AM

Datamation: Given that Linux needs a universal package manager for installing software, what's the best package manager?

5 hacks for landing your tech dream job

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:00:00 PM

Azat Mardan, a technology fellow at Capital One and author of more than a dozen books, has a few pieces of advice for tech professionals still looking for their dream jobs.

The Influence of Debian in Linux Open Source Community

Friday 15th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this article we will review some of the milestones in the history and development of Debian and its influence on many robust and popular derivatives that are in use today.

David A. Wheeler: Working to Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Friday 15th of July 2016 08:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: The Heartbleed bug revealed that some important open source projects were so understaffed that they were unable to properly implement best security practices.

SUSE joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Friday 15th of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

SUSE, working hand-in-glove with Microsoft, has brought the first enterprise Linux high-performance computing (HPC) platform to the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

Room for Application Security Improvement

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:00:00 PM

 eSecurityPlanet: Application security suffers from the indiscriminate use of open source software components, finds Sonatype research.

AT&T open sources ECOMP to Linux Foundation, hopes to make it industry's standard for SDN

Friday 15th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

AT&T promised in June that it would release all 8.5 million lines of code for ECOMP -- a platform the company developed internally over the past few years -- to the open source community.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Friday 15th of July 2016 04:00:00 PM Have you considered launching an open source project or are you in the process of doing so?

Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

Friday 15th of July 2016 03:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.

New Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Improves Proprietary Media Support on Linux

Friday 15th of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.537.5 has been release only a few days after the previous snapshot, version 1.3.534.3, mostly to improve the broken HTML5 proprietary media support on Linux kernel-based operating systems

OpenVPN - Secure you server administration with multiplatform VPN connection

Friday 15th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

16 Most Used Microsoft Office Alternatives for Linux

Friday 15th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM

We've made a comprehensive list of Office suites available for the Linux platform in this article totaling 16

GIMP 2.8.18 Open-Source Image Editor Released with Script-Fu Improvements, More

Friday 15th of July 2016 11:00:00 AM

GMIP 2.8.18 improves Script-Fu modulo support for large numbers, repairs the export of the KISS CEL raster image file format

Linux Kernel 4.1.28 LTS Is a Massive Update with XFS, MIPS and ARM Improvements

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:00:00 AM

Linux kernel 4.1.28 LTS adds enhancements to the ARM, PowerPC (PPC), MIPS, SPARC, s390, ARC, and x86 hardware architectures,

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Linux 4.6.5

I'm announcing the release of the 4.6.5 kernel. All users of the 4.6 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.6.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-4.6.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser: thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.16 Linux 3.14.74

today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

today's howtos