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Raspberry Pi: A closer look at Raspbian PIXEL GNU/Linux

Thursday 5th of January 2017 08:55:15 AM
It's not just for the Raspberry Pi any more! After recent updates and security fixes, a version of Raspbian PIXEL for x86 systems is now in the works.

Speed up your downloads with Axel command line downloader/accelerator

Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:46:38 AM
Axel can speed up a download up to 40% approximately (i personally realized) compare with other download utility.

CentOS 7.3 (1611) Linux Distro Officially Released for ARM64/AArch64 Machines

Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:38:00 AM
CentOS developer Jim Perrin reports on January 4, 2017, the release and general availability of the CentOS Linux 7.3 (1611) operating system for AArch64/ARM64 machines.

How to install or upgrade to PHP 7 on CentOS 7 Linux Server

Thursday 5th of January 2017 05:29:23 AM
The objective is to install or replace existing PHP 5 with PHP 7 on CentOS 7 Linux server. As you will see, this procedure is fairly simple when using Remi Repository.

Open spec router SBC offers 5x GbE, wireless, and SATA

Thursday 5th of January 2017 04:20:46 AM
Sinovoip's “Banana Pi BPI-R2” router SBC gives you 5x GbE, WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, SATA, and mini-PCIe, plus a quad-core -A7 MediaTek MT7623N. Like the R1, which debuted at $75, but no longer appears to be available, the R2 model runs Linux or Android, offers four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port, and WiFi (802.11n) .

FLOSS Weekly 416: FreeDOS

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:12:09 AM
Jim Hall has been involved in free software / open source software since 1993, when he was still an undergraduate physics student. His first experience was with GNU Emacs, and later he contributed a few patches for GNU Emacs on Apollo/DOMAIN.

MongoDB Data Being Held For Ransom

Thursday 5th of January 2017 02:03:32 AM
Those deploying MongoDB on AWS appear to be most vulnerable to an attack that is wiping data and then demanding a bitcoin ransom.

Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 Improves Hybrid Cloud Management

Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:00:38 AM
New release of Red Hat's hybrid cloud management platform provides improved container, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack capabilities.

Applied Expert Systems, Inc.'s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:57:44 PM
One of the most important characteristics of the contemporary data center, notesApplied Expert Systems, Inc. (AES), is that an ever-increasing amount of the traffic isbetween servers. Realizing the resulting need to facilitate improved server-to-servercommunications, AES developed CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux v2.5 with KVM Monitoring.

How to install Calculate Linux

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 10:54:50 PM
In June 2007 Calculate Linux made it's debut in Linux world. From last 10 years it is constantly supporting the community and industries using it. Latest version i.e. Calculate Linux 17 was released few days ago with lots of improvements and fixes.Here is how to install it with screenshots

By Jove! It's a lightweight alternative to Vim

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 09:51:56 PM
Some people like Vim as a text editor, and other people like Emacs. Having such different opinions are the way of the UNIX world.I'm an Emacs user through and through. Sure, I spent a few obligatory years in my early days of UNIX using Vim, but once I learned Emacs properly, there was no going back. The thing about Vi(m) is that it's on nearly every UNIX box because it's been around forever, and it's pretty small. It's the obvious choice for a default editor that people can use in a pinch.read more

How the Kubernetes Community Drives The Project's Success

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:49:02 PM
Kubernetes is a hugely popular open source project, one that is in the top percentile on GitHub and that has spawned more than 3,000 other projects. And although the distributed application cluster technology is incredibly powerful in its own right, that’s not the sole reason for its success.

Jona Azizaj: How Do You Fedora?

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:46:08 PM
We recently interviewed Jona Azizaj on how she uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form... Continue Reading →

Table compares 90 hacker-friendly single board computers

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 06:43:14 PM
This table summarizes the core features of all of the single board computers that are profiled in our post that rings in 2017 with 90 hacker-friendly SBCs. Click the image below to view the 90 SBC comparison table. The complete article that profiles all 90 single board computers, is available here: Ringing in 2017 with […]

Automotive Grade Linux Moves to UCB 3.0

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 05:40:20 PM
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project has released version 3.0 of its open source Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment development.

50 ways to avoid getting hacked in 2017

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:37:26 PM
When I was young, Paul Simon released his hit song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Inspired by this song, I've collected 50 ways sysadmins and laypeople can avoid getting hacked:"You just slip out the back, Jack"1. Backup your data. If you get hit with ransomware, you don't have to pay if you have backups.2. Use a syncstop when you have to charge your phone in a public place, or bring your own battery backup.read more

How to Install Qgit Viewer in Ubuntu

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 03:34:32 PM
Qgit Viewer is a Qt-based Git-viewing tool for Linux. It allows you to view Git repos with a GUI. Here is how to install Qgit viewer in Ubuntu.

DronePan: An app that captures panorama views with your aircraft

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:40:10 PM
The age of open source consumer drones is upon us.read more

Linux 2017: With great power comes great responsibility

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:45:48 AM
In 2016, Linux turned 25. When it began, it was a student project. Today, Linux runs everything. From smartphones to supercomputers to web servers to clouds to the car, it's all Linux, all the time. Even the one exception, the end-user, is moving to Linux. Android is now the most popular end-user opearating system. In addition, Chromebooks are becoming more popular. Indeed, even traditional Linux desktops such as Fedora, openSUSE, Mint, and Ubuntu are finally gaining traction.

Lumina 1.2 Desktop Lets You Transform It Into an Xfce, MATE, OSX or Windows UI

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 09:51:26 AM
Ken Moore, the creator of the TrueOS BSD-based distribution that was formerly known as PC-BSD, kicks off 2017 with a new stable release of his lightweight Lumina desktop environment.

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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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