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Managing a Headless VirtualBox Installation with phpvirtualbox (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

Sat, 2016-07-16 00:58
Phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox in headless servers (like in the tutorial VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server). This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an Ubuntu 16.04 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

Fri, 2016-07-15 23:50
The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

The benefits of getting involved in tech communities

Fri, 2016-07-15 22:41
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?In her Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talk, Ginny Ghezzo encouraged tech professionals to attend local tech events and meetups and gave a few great reasons for doing so:read more

GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End

Fri, 2016-07-15 21:33
Another example of the dangers of FOSS software relying heavily on 'free' services. The MapQuest mapping service has now discontinued direct tile access leaving the GNOME Maps app with no immediate alternative.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Fri, 2016-07-15 20:24
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

What do we mean when we talk about open music?

Fri, 2016-07-15 19:15
Learning about Bolero's recent entry into the public domain made me think about the concept of "open music" in general. Where is it found? What characteristics define open music? And so I've let my favorite search engine help me do detective work to see what a hunt for open music turns up.read more

One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

Fri, 2016-07-15 18:07
Just why were retail sales s*$%t last year? Microsoft's OS roll out didn't helpMicrosoft’s free upgrade of Windows 10 hit PC makers where it hurt though the extent of this was apparently a surprise to the software giant, data druids at Gartner have claimed.…

Canonical Patches Security Issue on Ubuntu Forums, Passwords Weren't Compromised

Fri, 2016-07-15 16:58
It would appear that, on the day of July 14, 2016, the Ubuntu Forums were compromised by someone who managed to get past the security measures implemented by Canonical and access the forum's database.

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

Fri, 2016-07-15 15:50
To bring scientific hardware into the mainstream and reward scientists that develop it, the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, has just announced a new open access journal: HardwareX. The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Fri, 2016-07-15 14:41
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Fri, 2016-07-15 13:44
The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Fri, 2016-07-15 12:47
Title: Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases 14 JulLearn more

Upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17.3 is now available

Fri, 2016-07-15 11:49
Few days back Linux Mint 18 Sarah released with Cinnamon and Mate flavours.The users on previous versions were said to wait for the upgrade to arrive.Now the wait has come to an end,now users on Linux Mint 17.3 can upgrade to the latest release.

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Fri, 2016-07-15 10:52
We recently sat down with the Xen Project chairperson, Lars Kurth, to talk about some of the key features of the release and the future of Xen Project technology.

Watch: Security Researchers use Ubuntu Linux to Hack ROS-Powered Surgical Robots

Fri, 2016-07-15 09:55
Today we're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a new one where you'll be able to see a group of security researchers attempting to hack a surgical robot, courtesy of Motherboard.

Automotive Grade Linux Releases 2.0 Spec Amid Growing Support

Fri, 2016-07-15 08:58
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The latest version adds features like audio routing, rear seat display support, the beginnings of an app platform, and new development boards including the DragonBoard, Wandboard, and Raspberry Pi.

Microsoft silently kills dev backdoor that lets you boot Linux on Windows RT slabs

Fri, 2016-07-15 08:01
Patch Tuesday wasn't just about browser bugsMicrosoft has quietly killed a vulnerability that can be exploited to unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and boot non-Redmond-approved operating systems.…

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Fri, 2016-07-15 07:03
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

You Can Now Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and MATE to Linux Mint 18

Fri, 2016-07-15 06:06
Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system arrived two weeks ago, on June 30, with the usual Cinnamon and MATE editions, but an upgrade patch was not available for users running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa".

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