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Toutou Linux 5.5 is a major new version of the lightweight, Puppy-based distribution designed for older computers and optimised for French-speaking users. Code-name "Wolx", Toutou Linux 5.5 uses Openbox (rather than JWM in previous releases) as the preferred window manager, with the LXPanel taskbar and several customisation options. Also new in this release is OCI, a custom-built program that automates the installation of the distribution on systems dedicated entirely to Toutou Linux.
Red Hat's new enterprise Linux release debuts with new security, virtualization and time-keeping features.If the saying "time is money" is true, then the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (RHEL) release is very valuable. -
Really Simple Software has begun accepting pre-orders for the second generation of its Linux-powered networked DVR. The new model, known as “Simple.TV by SiliconDust” and priced at $250, adds a second TV tuner and is expected to ship by the end of the year, by which time Android and iOS apps for both generations of […]
KaOS 2013.11 has been released. KaOS is a rolling-release distribution built from scratch and focused on providing one desktop environment (KDE) on one architecture (64-bit x86).
Dear Mageia users, the time has come to say goodbye to the Mageia 2 Linux operating system, as on November 22, 2013 it will reach end of life (EOL).
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book.—Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS ManualsThat’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered together in the middle of October and wrote not just one but three books in the span of five days.I was fortunate enough to attend the event. Here’s a peek at what went down over those five days.
The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a widely used networking protocol, currently version 4. Its use on the Internet has broadened its popularity since it is the only protocol used on the Internet. Since the original use of the protocol was for military purposes there was no thought of growth.
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work together. When we partner. When we work on stuff that matters.Robert Coleburn, a Technology Librarian (and systems administrator) at Fletcher Free Library, jumped at the opportunity to partner with Code for Burlington, a Code for America brigade, to help host a hackathon on the last weekend in October called Hack the Stacks. The event drew over 30 people volunteering to improve their community through open source technology.
The list derives from the foundation’s Who Has Your Back Program, which surveys Web service providers to find out if they are implementing the foundation’s best practices for encryption.
The head of the Linux Mint distribution has slammed a Canonical developer who made an offhand comment about the security of the distribution, and also the media outlets who propagated this information without bothering to check.
The GNOME development team has released the second maintenance release for the stable GNOME Settings Daemon 3.10 package, which is part of the GNOME 3.10.2 desktop upgrade.
While most Linux distributions have switched from using sysvinit or Upstart to systemd as their init daemon, Upstart continues to be happily used within the Ubuntu camp. For the Ubuntu 14.04 development cycle there are more Upstart improvements planned.
The following article is about how to install and set-up the Roundcube webmail interface on a CentOS VPS.
In this post, I'll answer a question to which I hoped I'd find an answer on the internet--but I did not manage to find that answer. The question is about minimal specs for a motion-capture machine and, though my answer will have to remain somewhat imprecise owing to the fact that I did not test multiple systems, it will at least give a probable base-line for what may be the lowest-powered system one could use for the task I'm describing.
The Network Time Protocol is one of the oldest protocols in the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. The protocol was designed in 1985 by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware. As of June 2010, NTP has a current version of 4, sometimes referred to as NTPv4.
This wasn’t the case with a group of Reddit users last week, where a scene broke out in a comment thread that pretty much turned into a mob that reminded me of the Cooks Source massacre of 2010. It seems that a few folks don’t need to know the full story before picking up their virtual weapons and launching an attack. They’re ready to bring SourceForge to its knees by flooding all of SourceForge’s download mirror sites with emails vilifying the service.
Angel 2.5 is now available. Angel Linux is a newer Puppy-based lightweight desktop oriented Linux distribution.
Many computer users are familiar with the basic idea of filesystems. A storage device is divided into partitions each formatted to a particular filesystem that holds files. Well, just as the filesystem hold the files, a partition table holds the filesystems. There are a few partition table types. The most commonly known one is MBR.
Sony has just launched its PlayStation 4 console, and it seems that the rumours about being based on FreeBSD are actually true.