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Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

Mon, 2016-05-02 20:48
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

Mon, 2016-05-02 19:51
The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news.OpenStack around the webThere's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

Mon, 2016-05-02 18:54
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

Mon, 2016-05-02 17:57
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group.read more

US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

Mon, 2016-05-02 17:00
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1?Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

Mon, 2016-05-02 16:02
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors.read more

5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Mon, 2016-05-02 15:05
Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux. Adobe's website still only lists Windows, Mac OS and Android as supported operating systems. This is one of the many dangers of closed source software - at the whim of corporate bosses, development and distribution can simply disappear overnight, possibly never coming back. Fortunately, there are some excellent open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software featured in this article offer more than displaying PDF files; they are versatile document viewers.

Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

Mon, 2016-05-02 14:08
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

Mon, 2016-05-02 13:11
One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space.read more

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mon, 2016-05-02 11:16
The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

Mon, 2016-05-02 08:59
It takes an hour to boot and you need to tickle the Watch with a stick while it loadsA chap named Nick Lee has managed to run Windows 95 on his Apple Watch.…

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

Mon, 2016-05-02 06:42
It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel."

Pirate Bay visitors infected with crypto-ransomware via bad ads

Mon, 2016-05-02 04:24
Visitors to The Pirate Bay may now be tossing up whether or not to pay to decrypt their files after the torrent site hosted ransomware-barbed ads over the weekend.

ChaletOS 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Mon, 2016-05-02 02:07
We all know someone who tried to switch to Linux but was unsuccessful. The system that he tried was too different from what he was used to, there were too many new things and the old things were not where he expected. The goal of this project is to let anyone get used to Linux. This system is not too different from Xubuntu, on which it is based, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows well, appealing simplicity and an impressive speed.

BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

Mon, 2016-05-02 00:13
The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

Tuesday Is 'International Day Against DRM'

Sun, 2016-05-01 22:18
On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management.

Voyager 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Sun, 2016-05-01 20:24
The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.. Xfce 4.12 Xfdashboad 0.5.92, 0.0.2 plugin Xfce4 hotcorner, Plank 0.11.1 Dock, Conky, Yad, Smtube 16.3.0, Kodi Media Center 16.1 Mpv Media Player, ...

A KMail Breakthrough.

Sun, 2016-05-01 10:57
[img]http://lxer.com/pub/files/Ridcully/dr_tony_young.jpg[/img][b]LXer Feature Update: 27-Apr-2016[/b]This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.

4 keys to leading open source teams

Sun, 2016-05-01 09:02
I like to be busy and have a lot of energy to be a part of leadership teams in open source communities, aside from my fulltime job as Developer Evangelist for Cisco in the DevNet.read more

Wine 1.9.9 Fixes More Skype, Photoshop CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2007 Bugs

Sun, 2016-05-01 07:08
The Wine development team has released the ninth milestone towards the Wine 2.0 open-source implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine 1.9.9, bringing various fixes and improvements to more Windows apps and games.

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