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The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

Thu, 2016-07-28 05:29
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

Thu, 2016-07-28 04:32
David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

Thu, 2016-07-28 03:34
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

Thu, 2016-07-28 02:37
[he]#8220[/he]chipKIT Lenny[he]#8221[/he] is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

Thu, 2016-07-28 01:40
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

Thu, 2016-07-28 00:43
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wed, 2016-07-27 23:46
Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Wed, 2016-07-27 22:49
Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

Wed, 2016-07-27 21:51
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

Disobedience Has Its Award

Wed, 2016-07-27 20:54
Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week's Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.

Organizing openly for the public good

Wed, 2016-07-27 18:14
The open organization community at Opensource.com welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat.read more

Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor

Wed, 2016-07-27 17:17
Explo-Xen ... it rhymes with explosionCode dive A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host.…

LINUX DASH (Widgets Based) - Light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

Wed, 2016-07-27 16:20
Linux Dash is really light Weight real time web based performance monitoring tool for Linux Desktop & servers. It provides simple and powerful GUI with widgets. We can rearrange the Widgets as per our convenient, also you can do like drag and drop. Linux Dash will show server statistics such as CPU, RAM, Disk, Network & installed applications.

Another Linux Terminal App Guake

Wed, 2016-07-27 15:23
Linux users have a lot of terminal emulators to choose. Recently I mentioned one terminal app i.e. Terminator. Here is another one of the most interesting Quake-style drop-down terminal named Guake. It is a terminal app for GNOME which can be used quickly using shortcut keys. ?

The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

Wed, 2016-07-27 14:14
Tucked into a corner of the Salt Lake Valley among the Rocky Mountains hides the largest community-organized free/open source technology conference you've never heard of. Weighing in at an impressive 1500 attendees, OpenWest is perhaps the third largest conference of its type in the United States, coming in behind SCaLE and LinuxFest Northwest.read more

Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 2016-07-27 13:17
In this article, we will explain how to install YetiForce CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx.

Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

Wed, 2016-07-27 12:20
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do.read more

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Wed, 2016-07-27 11:23
Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

Perl tricks for system administrators

Wed, 2016-07-27 10:26
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing!read more

ura and the Challenges of Open Source Design

Wed, 2016-07-27 09:29
An interview with Elio Qoshi of ura, a design studio dedicated to improving design in free and open source projects. In this interview, Elio talks about why design is an essential, and frequently overlooked, part of the free software movement.