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The 10 best Android phones you can buy

Wed, 2016-04-20 21:19
Also in today's open source roundup: Will Microsoft drop Windows Phone for Android? And a gif guide to Android N.

OpenStack Mitaka arrives

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:22
The latest version of the popular OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service cloud is here and ready to get you up and running.

Four hundred MILLION vulnerable Androids are out there

Wed, 2016-04-20 19:25
Only 71 per cent of devices run security-supported versions of Alphabet's OSThere's still too many unpatched Android devices, Google reckons: to wit, 29 per cent of mobes and tablets running The Chocolate Factory's operating system are running out-of-date code.…

PacketFence v6.0 Released

Wed, 2016-04-20 18:28
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 6.0 - a completely Free and Open Source NAC solution for GNU/Linux. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

Escuelas ‘School’ Linux 4.4 Releasedf

Wed, 2016-04-20 17:30
There are more than a few things that are unusual about Escuelas Linux. For one, although ultimately derived from Ubuntu, it’s not a first generation descendant on the Ubuntu tree, but traces it’s *buntu roots by way of Bodhi Linux. The distro also uses the Moksha desktop, which Bodhi developed after becoming unhappy with the direction that Enlightenment was taking.

How to install Lighttpd with PHP-FPM and MariaDB on CentOS 7

Wed, 2016-04-20 16:33
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Centos 7 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

Arduino compatible IoT board offers LoRa wireless

Wed, 2016-04-20 15:26
SODAQ’s “LoRaONE” is a tiny Arduino-compatible SBC based on an Atmel SAM21 MCU, plus a LoRa radio and a GPS, sensors, micro-USB, and optional Grove add-on. Dutch embedded firm SODAQ (SOlar powered Data AcQuisition) has almost doubled its $22,740 Kickstarter funding goal for its Arduino compatible LoRaONE SBC, aimed at low-power LoRa wireless applications. The […]

11 resources for teaching and learning Python

Wed, 2016-04-20 14:29
If you're looking to teach, tutor, or mentor beginning programmers, you've got your work cut out for you. Different learning styles, varying levels of knowledge, and a subject area that's a moving target all conspire to see you run ragged as an instructor. Luckily, there is help available—lots of help. It comes in the form of open source textbooks, tools, and even games—all created to make being a teacher (and a learner) easier than ever before.read more

Best Ubuntu Backup Applications

Wed, 2016-04-20 13:32
Even today, there are still folks who believe there aren't any decent applications for backing up an Ubuntu installation. To remedy this issue, I've put together my personal recommendations for the best Ubuntu backup applications.

New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps

Wed, 2016-04-20 12:35
I've written about containers before, and I've waxed lyrical about themultitude of benefits they bring to DevOps and cloud computing.

An introduction to terminal multiplexers

Wed, 2016-04-20 11:38
If you're new to server administration and command-line, perhaps you haven't heard of terminal multiplexers or what they do. You want to learn how to be a good Linux sysadmin and how to use the tools of the trade. Or perhaps you're a seasoned administrator already and administer quite a few machines, and want to make your life a little easier. Or maybe you're somewhere in between.

Skylake's power management under Linux is dreadful and you shouldn't buy one until it's fixed

Wed, 2016-04-20 10:40
Linux 4.5 seems to have got Intel's Skylake platform (ie, 6th-generation Core CPUs) to the point where graphics work pretty reliably, which is great progress (4.4 tended to lose all my windows every so often, especially over suspend/resume). I'm even running Wayland happily. Unfortunately one of the reasons I have a laptop is that I want to be able to do things like use it on battery, and power consumption's an important part of that.

Mirantis Unlocks OpenStack Appliances with Quanta and Supermicro

Wed, 2016-04-20 09:43
While the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is software, like all software at the bottom layer it requires hardware to run on. OpenStack vendor Mirantis first announced its Unlocked Appliances initiative in July 2015 as an effort working with hardware vendors to build OpenStack cloud appliances and has been growing the program ever since.

KDE Plasma 5.6.3 Desktop Environment Released Patches a KWin Crash, Fixes Bugs

Wed, 2016-04-20 08:46
KDE announced the immediate availability of the third maintenance release in the stable KDE Plasma 5.6 series of the popular desktop environment.

Firebird 3.0 Is released

Wed, 2016-04-20 07:49
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.

Getting FOSS Text-to-Speech App Ready for Prime Time

Wed, 2016-04-20 06:52
The lead developer of a new text-to-speech app based on MaryTTS talks about what's been done and what remains to do.

Replicating a master database using MariaDB 10 on Debian 8

Wed, 2016-04-20 05:54
Replicating databases creates redundancy which can protect against data loss, and permit optimized performance for applications. This tutorial will cover the basics of replicating an existing MariaDB 10.0 master database to one or more slaves. In the following examples, the host operating system is Debian 8.

Has Ubuntu become a boring distribution?

Wed, 2016-04-20 04:55
Also in today's open source roundup: Counter-Strike 1.6 has been ported to Android, and Google has released its annual Android Security Report.

Learn Git and GitHub Through Videos

Wed, 2016-04-20 03:46
These days, GitHub is pretty much the warehouse district where nearly all open source projects are stored and maintained. There are some tricks to navigating the site, which can easily be mastered by watching tutorial videos.