Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22
Today, August 30, 2016, the Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.
The biggest new feature of the Fedora 25 Alpha milestone is the migration to the next-generation Wayland display server in addition to X11 (a.k.a. X.Org Server), which is enabled by default on systems that support it, but it's available only for the Workstation edition that's built around the GNOME desktop environment.
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
University fuels NextCloud's improved monitoring
Encouraged by a potential customer - a large, German university - the German start-up company NextCloud has improved the resource monitoring capabilities of its eponymous cloud services solution, which it makes available as open source software. The improved monitoring should help users scale their implementation, decide how to balance work loads and alerting them to potential capacity issues.
NextCloud’s monitoring capabilities can easily be combined with OpenNMS, an open source network monitoring and management solution.
Supplemental wallpapers are the non-default wallpapers provided with Fedora. Fedora ships GNOME’s supplemental wallpapers by default. We collect an additional set for each release of Fedora and offer it as an optional package. Wallpapers shipped with Fedora that are not the default GNOME wallpapers are called “supplemental” wallpapers.
Tools To Password Protect Folder In Linux
Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.
Swiss administrations may share their software
Public administrations in Switzerland have the right to share their software under an open source licence, conclude Prof. Dr. Tomas Poledna and Prof. Dr. Simon Schlauri, two legal specialists, in a report for the Canton of Bern (Switzerland). The canton says that the report clears the way for the IT department to make available to others the business solutions that were developed for the Bern administration.