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With the rise of control panels over the years administering a server has become less challenging for beginners in the wonderful Linux world. You have WHM/cPanel, DirectAdmin, Webmin, ISPConfig, Vesta etc… control panels that ease the server management to a level that everyone will find suitable.
Proposed anti-encryption legislation known as "Burr-Feinstein," filed in the wake of Apple's legal showdown with the FBI, had such broad business ramifications that apparently common sense prevailed.
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the DevOps mode of software development is fast becoming one of the new big forces in the channel. Here's a look at some of the key projects and products in the open source DevOps space, and an explanation of how each one will change the way organizations create and VARs integrate software.
The new Device Xiaomi Mi Max will be running MIUI 8 which is based on MarshMellow 6.0. This device has a whopping 6.44 inches display. This display has Full HD 1080×1920 pixels resolution. Which is capable of showing you ultra sharp images and videos.
Fedy is a small, lightweight, feature rich, simple and powerful GUI has a no-nonsense straightforward UI to get you started as quickly as possible. All the actions are queued so that you don’t have to wait for something to finish.
C# Mac development bunged into Visual Studio. Microsoft's Miguel de Icaza, who joined the Windows giant earlier this year with the Xamarin acquisition, has announced new features for cross-platform development using Visual Studio, Xamarin Studio and C#.
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of the second maintenance release of the Linux 4.6 kernel series, urging all users to update as soon as possible.
Today PC/OpenSystems LLC is proud to announce the release of our NetOS line of network operating systems. The development team has been working for over a year and a half, honing our cloud based offerings to the cutting edge, bringing the very latest-and-greatest to our faithful customers. As the computing world continues to migrate towards that model, PC/OpenSystems LLC decided that it was time for us to position ourselves in the vanguard of cloud-focused Linux.
The technology landscape is changing very fast. We now carry devices in our pockets that are more powerful than PCs we had some 20 years ago. This means we are now continuously churning huge amounts of data that travels between machines -- data centers (aka cloud) and our mobile devices. The cloud/data center as we know it today is destined to change, too, and this evolution is changing market dynamics.
Linux Mint 18 Beta is now available to download. Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.
Linux Lite 3.0 final is now available for download. A lot has changed since series 2. We have a new login manager, new boot theme, Lite software has had an overhaul, new system theme (Arc), we've added share hardware configuration (Lite Info), folder access from the menu and upgrades are now automated and seamless in series 3.
Testing applications against Hadoop distributions is not fun, either for application developers or end users, and it takes up too much precious time. According to Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks and ODPi member, that’s the issue the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) is here to solve: create a single test specification that works across all Hadoop distributions so developers can get back to creating innovative applications and end users can get back to making money, or curing cancer, or sending people into space.
Setting up a motion detection system on Linux is fairly easy and simple. All that we need is a webcam (or laptop), the “motion” package, and a few minutes to set everything up. The purpose for doing this may be private space surveillance, enhancement of personal security, or simply a fun project. Whatever the case, this quick guide is not intended to promote illegal activities such as unauthorized video recording of people and their activities. That said, please use the knowledge offered here with ethical conduct.
The ninth annual Imagine RIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology's annual innovation and creativity festival, was held on campus May 7. Each year, about 30,000 people arrive on campus to view student, faculty, and staff demonstrations. Visitors experience everything RIT has to offer through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus.read more
X-ES launched an XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module, and will soon ship a VPX SBC using quad- and octa-core 64-bit ARM QorIQ SoCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced two Linux ready, XPedite branded boards for high-end embedded computing and networking applications. Unlike the most recent XPedite boards we’ve covered — the Intel Atom-based XPedite8150 and Xpedite8152 — […]
If you’re looking for a way to contribute to Fedora, what about release validation testing? Completing test cases is a quick way to get started. Every release of Fedora that you download and use is tested by the Fedora QA... Continue Reading →
DevOps has empowered the cloud, and now it[he]#039[/he]s coming to IBM[he]#039[/he]s z Systems and LinuxONE mainframes.
Also in today's open source roundup: Android N won't fix Google's update problem, and how to easily install Google Earth in Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
For the last few months, I've been talking a lot about using a bare install of standard Linux distribution as a router. I've written about it at Ars Technica, I did a presentation at Great Wide Open, and I'm doing another one at SouthEast LinuxFest next week.read more