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What's New in Linux Lite 3.6

Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

Linux Lite 3.6 has been released and announced by Linux Lite developer Jerry Bezencon.

Presearch is building a blockchain-based search engine

Saturday 9th of September 2017 01:00:00 PM

Presearch is a Canadian crypto-startup building a blockchain-based search engine to take on Google.

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking Distro Updated with More Than 50 New Tools

Saturday 9th of September 2017 02:00:00 AM

 More security tools land in new BlackArch Linux update

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.5 Debuts with EAPoL Support, Linux Kernel 4.12

Friday 8th of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

As expected from a kiosk software, Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0 also updates the main web browsing components

Court Ruling Adds New Power to Open Source Licenses

Friday 8th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

Any organization using open source source software should make sure there is a strong open source policy in place that dots the "I"s and crosses the "T"s

Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you;re an Oracle shop

Friday 8th of September 2017 07:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: The fact that Oracle Linux is free and that its reasonably priced support is readily available make it hard to ignore

3 industries relying on Apache Kafka

Friday 8th of September 2017 06:00:00 PM

The open source messaging platform, built for website activity tracking, has migrated into new industries and new use cases.

5 advantages of containers for writing applications

Friday 8th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Containers can serve as a new way to package and architect applications.

Multi-cloud management: 6 expert tips

Friday 8th of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

Cloud computing itself may be in a mature phase, but multi-cloud management is not.

GNU/Linux in Ukraine: A Look Back and a Glimpse into the Future

Friday 8th of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

What is holding Linux back in the Ukraine?

Linux Basics: How to hide, lock, encrypt, and secure your files on Linux

Friday 8th of September 2017 02:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Hiding, locking, or even encrypting your files and folders on Linux is pretty easy

Install Linux Kernel 4.13 In CentOS and Ubuntu

Friday 8th of September 2017 01:00:00 PM

Do you know how to update your kernel?

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf-life

Friday 8th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM

 NetworkWorld: "...it's hard to find things not to like about it."

An open leader's guide to starting digital transformation conversations

Friday 8th of September 2017 02:00:00 AM

opensource.com: Digital transformation is hard.

How to use speedtest on a Linux server to check, store and report internet speeds graphically

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

HowToForge: How fast is your Linux connection?

Essential Tools for Producing High Quality Podcasts on Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 09:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Yes, there is more to Linux podcasting than just Audacity.

Chrome OS Will Soon Allow All Chromebook Owners to Rename USB Flash Drives

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

A new "Rename" option has been added to the right-click context menu of the Files app on Chrome OS

Beginners guide : /etc/shadow file in Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

 Understanding how shadow files work are important.

Shuffle the Decks with These Ace Open Source Card Games

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

Many of the biggest computer games concentrate on explosion-filled genres.

23 Useful PKG Command Examples to Manage Packages in FreeBSD

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

Learn how to manage pre-compiled binary package applications in FreeBSD with the help of the package management tool named PKG via Ports software collection repository.

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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

  • A different approach to kernel configuration
    The kernel's configuration system can be challenging to deal with; Linus Torvalds recently called it "one of the worst parts of the whole project". Thus, anything that might help users with the process of configuring a kernel build would be welcome. A talk by Junghwan Kang at the 2017 Open-Source Summit demonstrated an interesting approach, even if it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Kang is working on a Debian-based, cloud-oriented distribution; he wanted to tweak the kernel configuration to minimize the size of the kernel and, especially, to reduce its attack surface by removing features that were not needed. The problem is that the kernel is huge, and there are a lot of features that are controlled by configuration options. There are over 300 feature groups and over 20,000 configuration options in current kernels. Many of these options have complicated dependencies between them, adding to the challenge of configuring them properly.
  • The first half of the 4.14 merge window
    September 8, 2017 As of this writing, just over 8,000 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline kernel repository for the 4.14 development cycle. In other words, it looks like the pace is not slowing down for this cycle either. The merge window is not yet done, but quite a few significant changes have been merged so far. Read on for a summary of the most interesting changes entering the mainline in the first half of this merge window.
  • Running Android on a mainline graphics stack
    The Android system may be based on the Linux kernel, but its developers have famously gone their own way for many other parts of the system. That includes the graphics subsystem, which avoids user-space components like X or Wayland and has special (often binary-only) kernel drivers as well. But that picture may be about to change. As Robert Foss described in his Open Source Summit North America presentation, running Android on the mainline graphics subsystem is becoming possible and brings a number of potential benefits. He started the talk by addressing the question of why one might want to use mainline graphics with Android. The core of the answer was simple enough: we use open-source software because it's better, and running mainline graphics takes us toward a fully open system. With mainline graphics, there are no proprietary blobs to deal with. That, in turn, makes it easy to run current versions of the kernel and higher-level graphics software like Mesa.

Beautify Your KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Environment with Freshly Ported Adapta Theme

Good morning! It's time to beautify your KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, and we have just the perfect theme for that as it looks like the popular Adapta GTK theme was recently ported to Plasma 5. Read more

Roughing it, with Linux

I have been traveling for about two weeks now, spending 10 days camping in Iceland and now a few days on the ferry to get back. For this trip I brought along my Samsung N150 Plus (a very old netbook), loaded with openSUSE Linux 42.3. Read more

Red Hat: Ansible Tower, Patent Promise, and Shares Declining

  • Red Hat’s automation solution spreading among APAC enterprises
    Red Hat recently shared revealed its agentless automation platform is spreading among enterprises in APAC countries like Australia, China, India and Singapore. The company asserts its Ansible Tower helps enterprises cut through the complexities of modern IT environments with powerful automation capabilities that improve productivity and reduce downtime. “Today’s business demands can mean even greater complexity for many organisations. Such dynamic environments can necessitate a new approach to automation that can improve speed, scale and stability across IT environments,” says head of APAC office of technology at Red Hat, Frank Feldmann.
  • Red Hat broadens patent pledge to most open-source software
    Red Hat, the world's biggest open source company, has expanded its commitment on patents, which had originally been not to enforce its patents against free and open source software.
  • Red Hat expands Patent Promise
    Open-source software provider Red Hat has revised its Patent Promise, which was initially intended to discourage patent aggression against free and open-source software. The expanded version of the defensive patent aggregation scheme extends the zone of non-enforcement to all of Red Hat’s patents and all software under “well-recognised” open-source licenses. In its original Patent Promise in 2002, Red Hat said software patents are “inconsistent with open-source and free software”.
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) AO Seeing a Consistent Downtrend
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) noted a price change of -0.14% and RingCentral, Inc. (RNG) closes with a move of -2.09%