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5 Highly Promising Music Players

Mon, 2016-05-16 01:03
Linux is blessed with some excellent mature music players. My favorites are Amarok, Audacious, Banshee, and Tomahawk. Awesome open source applications. In particular, I have been a devotee of Banshee for a decade, using it as my main media player. But I am keen to explore potential replacements and have tried almost all available music players. My journey has identified some very promising music players which are worth exploring.

Arch Linux-Based LinHES 8.4 OS Launches with Kodi 16.1, MythTV 0.28, and OpenPHT

Sun, 2016-05-15 23:09
LinHES maintainer Cecil Watson today announced the release of LinHES R8.4, an open source attempt to make the installation of a GNU/Linux operating system and the MythTV media center software as trivial as possible.

Advanced Disclosure Needed to Keep Users Secure

Sun, 2016-05-15 21:14
User security is paramount. Vulnerabilities can weaken security and ultimately harm users. We want people who identify security vulnerabilities in our products to disclose them to us so we can fix them as soon as possible.

Next: Open social networks

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:20
An online journey from closed, restricted and commercial social networks monopolies to a new breed of independent personal web sites linked by open social networks

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

Sun, 2016-05-15 17:26
I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile, my "home away from home." This month, I'll share thoughts on open music and traveling.

Watch: Linus Torvalds Talks 25 Years of Linux, IoT, Linux Kernel Security, Cloud

Sun, 2016-05-15 15:31
We're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a recent interview with Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

Automotive Linux, 8-bit social, deep learning with Amazon, and more news

Sun, 2016-05-15 13:37
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Automotive Linux, Social 8-Bit, Deep Learning with neural networks, and more! Open source news roundup for May 7 - 14, 2016.

Bodhi 3.2.1 Screenshot Tour

Sun, 2016-05-15 11:43
This is an unscheduled bug fix release. The 3.2.0 release contained the wrong kernel headers by default on the non-Legacy ISO images and the default elementary theme was improperly configured. This release also addresses a bug with multi-monitor support in Moksha. These fixes are already present on installed Bodhi systems for those who are keeping their systems up to date.

Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Linux Distribution Now Ships with MATE 1.14, VLC 2.2.3

Sun, 2016-05-15 09:48
Earlier this week, we reported on the release of a new build of the Ubuntu-based Exton|OS Linux distribution, version 160512, which has been rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Top programmer describes Android’s nuts and bolts in Oracle v. Google

Sun, 2016-05-15 07:54
In the late morning, Simon Phipps took the stand. Phipps, who worked at Sun for 10 years before it was purchased, was the company's Chief Open Source Officer. He testified that no one at Sun ever took action to stop other projects that used Java APIs, including GNU Classpath and Apache Harmony.

Civilization VI for Linux, Dungeons & Robots release, and more gaming news

Sun, 2016-05-15 06:00
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Civilization VI for Linux, Dungeons & Robots release, and new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for May 7 - 13, 2016read more

AryaLinux 2016.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Sun, 2016-05-15 04:05
This version of AryaLinux primarily focuses on creating a stable from-scratch system and eliminating as many small nuances as possible that sum up to a not-so happy build experience: Updated all packages to the latest development of LFS and the current development version of BLFS systemd. Upgraded MATE to 1.12.0. Fixed a lot of broken features with alps like selfupdate, clean and updatescripts.

Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.2

Sun, 2016-05-15 00:45
The Document Foundation is currently planning on the release of the next major version of the LibreOffice open-source and cross-platform office suite, LibreOffice 5.2.

The Linux command that you should never say out loud

Sat, 2016-05-14 23:19
There's a Linux command that can help repair mistakes in the commands you type. Just don't say its name where your boss or customers can hear you.

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 Adds Notifications for Server Events and Sync Issues

Sat, 2016-05-14 21:54
ownCloud has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

How to set up system locale on CentOS 7

Sat, 2016-05-14 20:28
System locale allows you to specify the language settings for the user interfaces and services running on your system. In this tutorial we will help you to set up system-wide locale settings on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as the operating system.

Top 5: PittMesh routers, Linux password manager KeePassX, and more

Sat, 2016-05-14 19:02
In this week's Top 5, we highlight community-owned router Pittmesh, password manager KeePassX, results of the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, a look at what an open source program office is and why it matters, and a Linux Story from new writer Rene Raggl.

Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods

Sat, 2016-05-14 17:36
Swapping the rows and columns in a table on the command line would seem to be a fairly easy thing to do [...] Transposing rows and columns is indeed easy if you have the GNU datamash utility on your system [...] I wrote 'trans' as throwaway code for transposing my own tables. It could be extended so that argument 2 specifies the input column separator, and argument 3 a different column separator for the output. There are other ways to swap rows and columns in tables, for example using Perl, but for the time being I'm happy with the script!

Linux can't keep you safe if you don't update it

Sat, 2016-05-14 16:10
"Your machine is insecure unless you're running my kernel," says Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Slackel 4.14.18 KDE Live Screenshot Tour

Sat, 2016-05-14 14:33
Slackel KDE 4.14.18 has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix. There are four iso images two installation iso and two live iso (64 and 32 bit).