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This Week in Open Source News: OSS is the Enterprise's New Norm, Bulgaria's Government Mandates Open Source, & More

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-22 17:00
Title: This Week in Open Source News: OSS is the Enterprise's New Norm, Bulgaria's Government Mandates Open Source, & More22 JulLearn more

Feral Linux users should learn

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-22 17:00

Feral Linux users who are slamming Microsoft for this and that after it released an alpha version of Skype for Linux are part of the reason why the needs of desktop Linux users are not taken seriously.

Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:57

LimeSurvey is released under the GPL, and a number of companies provide commercial hosting and support, so you can use it without having to set it up on a system of your own. LimeSurvey's installation instructions are clear and easy, and the list of dependencies is not strenuous—MySQL or PostgreSQL, PHP 5.5 or higher, and a web server of your choice. There is a short list of PHP modules that are needed, all of which are easily installable via your package mananger.

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How I use Linux for theoretical physics

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:55

In 2008, I started studying physics and got in contact with Linux, since a bunch of people used it for data analysis and simulations. Comprehension came fast and easy with such people around, and I was strongly encouraged to get things done with Linux. I installed Ubuntu on my notebook, and soon got familiar with Bash and the standard tools.

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Hands-On: Updating Fedora 23 to 24 via Gnome Software

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:47

It feels like it has been even more than a month since the release of Fedora 24 was announced. I have already installed the new release from scratch on most of my laptops, but I specifically held back my Acer Aspire Z3 all-in-one desktop system so that I could try out the promised upgrade using the Gnome Software utility.

I have been checking the Software utility periodically, and I finally saw the notice today that an update for Gnome 3.20 was available which would make it possible to upgrade to Fedora 24.

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Wine 1.9.15 Lands More Direct3D Work, GDI Performance Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:24
Wine 1.9.15 is now complete as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to Wine 2.0 later this year...

GNOME 3.21.4 Released

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:11
GNOME 3.21.4 was announced today as the latest development release of this desktop environment leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22...

Fix Bugs, Go Fast, and Update: 3 Approaches to Container Security

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:00

Containers are becoming the central piece of the future of IT. Linux has had containers for ages, but they are still maturing as a technology to be used in production or mission-critical enterprise scenarios. With that, security is becoming a central theme around containers. There are many proposed solutions to the problem, including identifying exactly what technology is in place, fixing known bugs, restricting change, and generally implementing sound security policies.

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:00

BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some flaws, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.

Nextcloud 10 beta includes two-factor authentication security

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-22 15:53
The ownCloud infrastructure-as-a-service cloud fork, Nextcloud, is charging forward with new features.

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-22 15:00
Title: Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux22 JulLearn more

How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-22 15:00

If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-22 15:00
For those of you using the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver on a pre-GCN GPU, next time you update to the latest code you'll need to make sure you manually enable DRI3 or switch to GLAMOR for 2D acceleration as now by default DRI3 is not being enabled unless GLAMOR is the acceleration architecture being used...

Wayland-Protocols 1.5 Released With Tablet Support

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-22 14:49
The latest release of the Wayland Protocols package is now available...

Intel XenGT Updated, Now Supports Windows 10 Guests

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-22 14:36
Intel has issued their quarterly update to XenGT, their open-source solution to mediated graphics passthrough support with full GPU virtualization on their hardware when making use of Xen virtualization...


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