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Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 Is Out to Extend Your Laptop's Battery Life

Monday 28th of September 2015 07:49:46 AM
Once again, Ritesh Raj Sarraf comes with great news for users who have a GNU/Linux operating system installed on a laptop computer, as the first point release of Laptop Mode Tools 1.68 has just been announced today.

Pro tip: Easy file encryption on your Chromebook with miniLock

Monday 28th of September 2015 05:55:24 AM
Your files saved on Google Drive are encrypted by default. However, when you you need to send a file to a user, you download (to a specific file format) and then send that file to the user. That file you just sent is unencrypted.

Orange Pi PC is an Open-Source Single-Board Computer That Runs Android and Ubuntu

Monday 28th of September 2015 04:01:02 AM
The guys over Orange Pi have announced a new, cheaper version of their well-known Orange Pi 2 SBC (Single-Board Computer), which is dubbed Orange Pi PC, it's open source, and it's available for only $15 (€13).

How Fedora monitors upstream releases

Monday 28th of September 2015 02:06:40 AM
Have you updated your Fedora system recently? Hopefully you do this regularly. Updates fix various bugs and even add new features to your most loved applications. An update, to our users, is generally a notification from the Software application. If you’re... Continue Reading →

The Best And Worst Linux Email Clients

Monday 28th of September 2015 12:12:18 AM
In this article I have listed the best and worst Linux email clients. What makes a good email client? It needs to be easy to set up, be fully featured, be easy to use and provide better performance than the webmail equivalents.

Manjaro 15.09 Is Out, Based on Linux Kernel 4.1 and Xfce 4.12

Sunday 27th of September 2015 10:17:56 PM
A new stable version of the Arch Linux-based Manjaro operating system has been released, with a lot of changes, improvements, and a new installer.

How to Install Dotclear on a Debian 8 VPS

Sunday 27th of September 2015 08:23:34 PM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Dotclear on a Debian 8 VPS.Dotclear is an open source web publishing software written in PHP, created to allow anyone publish websites, regardless of their technical skills.

Linux Kernel 4.2 RC3 Released by Linus Torvalds

Sunday 27th of September 2015 06:29:12 PM
Linus Torvalds has just revealed that the third Release Candidate for the 4.2 branch of the Linux kernel has been released and is now available for download and testing.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Q4OS

Sunday 27th of September 2015 04:34:50 PM
Q4OS is a distribution that I knew little about before I tried it. It uses the Trinity desktop environment which gives it an old school look and feel. It also has a striking resemblence to older versions of Windows which for Windows XP and Vista users is going to be very inviting.

World’s first $9 Linux based computer is shipping now

Sunday 27th of September 2015 02:40:28 PM
If you want a super cheap Linux based computer, now is the chance to get it. Chip, a $9 Linux-based, super-cheap computer that raised some $2 Million beyond a pledge goal of just $50,000 on Kickstarter can soon be yours. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, now, the first run of devices is beginning to be distributed to backers.

Rugged SBC runs Linux on 5th Gen Core, expands via StackPC

Sunday 27th of September 2015 12:46:06 PM
Perfectron’s new EPIC SBC runs Linux on 5th Gen Core CPUs, expands modularly with a rare PCe/104 fork called StackPC, and supports -40 to 85°C operation. The dominant formats for standards based, mid-sized single-board computers introduced over the past few years have been Mini-ITX and the so-called “3.5-inch SBC” form-factor. Although Perfectron makes SBCs in […]

Hey FCC, Don’t Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers

Sunday 27th of September 2015 10:51:44 AM
On the coastal edge of Tunisia, a signal bounces between 11 rooftops and 12 routers, forming an invisible net that covers 70 percent of the city of Sayada. Strategically placed, the routers link together community centers—from the main street to the marketplace. Not long ago, the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali government censored access to the Internet. The regime is gone now. And this free network gives the community unfettered access to thousands of books, secure chat and file sharing applications, street maps, and more.

Github Open Sources a Tool That Will Teach Students to Code

Sunday 27th of September 2015 08:57:22 AM
Github’s various education programs has hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in it. Further, Github is used as a teaching tool by more than 3,000 teachers.

The 6 Best Natural Language Processing Tools in the World Today

Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:03:00 AM
In our formative years, we master the basics of spoken and written language. However, the vast majority of us do not progress past some basic processing rules when we learn how to handle text in our applications. Yet unstructured software comprises the majority of the data we see. NLP is the technology for dealing with our all-pervasive product: human language, as it appears in social media, emails, web pages, tweets, product descriptions, newspaper stories, and scientific articles, in thousands of languages and variants.

Dronecode workshop to be held at LinuxCon/ELCE in Dublin

Sunday 27th of September 2015 05:08:38 AM
In a nod to the proliferation of Linux in drones, the Dronecode Project will host a workshop in conjunction with LinuxCon and the ELC in Dublin next month. The Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project is hosting a workshop in Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 5, as well as a Flight Day event at a nearby airport on […]

Krita Port to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 Almost Done, Krita 3.0 Coming Later This Year

Sunday 27th of September 2015 03:14:16 AM
Krita developer Boudewijn Rempt reports on the work done by the team responsible for porting the famous open-source and cross-platform digital painting software to the next-generation KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 technologies.

Google's Brotli compression algorithm, C++ Core Guidelines, and more news

Sunday 27th of September 2015 01:19:54 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's Brotli compression algorithm, Classroom for GitHub, C++ Core Guidelines, and more!Open source news roundup for September 20 - 26, 2015read more

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour - A GNOME 3.16 Desktop Done Right

Saturday 26th of September 2015 11:25:32 PM
Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) just got its final Beta last night and quite a lot of things have happened in the past few months, so we've put together a screenshot tour that shows off some of the new features.

Putting meritocracy to the test: Open Org book club, chapter 4

Saturday 26th of September 2015 09:31:10 PM
Week 4 of The Open Organization book club kicked off on September 21. This week's topic was Chapter 4: Choosing meritocracy, not democracy, and Jim offered many tips on how to make meritocracy work in your more

The Anti-Microsoft Trend: China Creates Its Own OS That Looks and Feels like Windows XP

Saturday 26th of September 2015 07:36:48 PM
More than 90 percent of the PCs in China run Windows, be it XP or 7, but it’s no secret that one of the reasons behind this absolute domination of Microsoft’s operating system is possible mostly because of the high level of software piracy in the country.

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Learning The Linux File System

Before we get started, let’s avoid any confusion. There are two meanings to the term “File System” in the wonderful world of computing: First, there is the system of files and the directory structure that all of your data is stored in. Second, is the format scheme that is used to write data on mass storage devices like hard drives and SSD’s. We are going to be talking about the first kind of file system here because the average user will interact with his or her file system every time they use a computer, the format that data is written in on their storage devices is usually of little concern to them. The many different file systems that can be used on storage is really only interesting to hardware geeks and is best saved for another discussion. Now that that’s cleared up, we can press on. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)

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FreeNAS 10 Enters Alpha, Brings Lots of New Technologies, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

FreeNAS' Jordan Hubbard was proud to announce the other day, October 8, the release and immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming FreeNAS open source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Read more