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Linus Torvalds Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 RC6, One More to Go

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:04:57 PM
It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

4 desktop note-taking applications for getting stuff done

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:07:46 AM
In a previous article, I looked at four web-based alternatives to Evernote. I realize, however, that not everyone wants or needs to have their notes available on the web. Many people just want to do everything locally on their computers.That's not a problem since there are more than a few open source note taking applications for your desktop. In this article, I take a look at four of those applications.read more

Samba 4.5 Is a Massive Release That Improves Security, Adds Many New Features

Monday 12th of September 2016 10:10:35 AM
Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Monday 12th of September 2016 07:59:03 AM
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Monday 12th of September 2016 07:59:03 AM
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Bodhi 4.0 Linux OS Gets a Second Alpha Build, Remains Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 12th of September 2016 05:47:32 AM
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland is pleased to announce the release of the second Alpha development snapshot of his upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 GNU/Linux distribution.

IBM Claims new Linux X86 killer server can do the impossible

Monday 12th of September 2016 03:36:01 AM
Brace up for the new Linux-based all-powerful lineup that has been said to be capable of doing just about anything. According to IBM who made the announcement, the new X86 based servers are made with heavy computing in mind.

Linux From Scratch and BLFS 7.10 Books Released to Support GCC 6.2.0, Glibc 2.24

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:24:30 AM
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch project, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of the LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10 books.

Dstat – Versatile resource statistics tool for Linux

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:30:08 PM
Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.

Linux Kernel 3.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:35:46 PM
We reported the other day that the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel branch is about to reach end of its life, and that one more maintenance version will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:37:38 PM
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing Markdown docs is difficult. In this post I will introduce you to Doctor, a documentation server, that lets you manage your project's documentation with minimum effort.read more

Hands on 3 day Linux Kernel Internals Training course

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:43:16 PM
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-kernel-internals.html]Linux kernel [/url] This class is scheduled for September 14th - 16th, 2016.

DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:48:54 PM
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.

How To Build Your Own Linux Distro?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:54:32 PM
Do you want to build your own Linux distro? Don’t fancy the Linux distributions that are available? Do you think you can build a better distro? This is your lucky day. I’m gonna show you how to do that in 20 minutes.Yes, you heard me right, 20 MINUTES. Wanna find out how?

News: Linux Top 3: Porteus Kiosk 4.1, 4MLinux 19 and TrueOS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:22:01 AM
Porteus Kiosk is as the name implies a Linux distribution that is designed for web kiosk use-cases.

LibreOffice Suite Now Competes Directly with Google Docs

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:27:39 AM
On the heels of announcing new versions 5.2 and 5.1.5 of the free, LibreOffice suite of productivity applications, The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises. In fact, the new version 5.1.5 of the suite is specifically tuned for enterprise users.

Solus Project Outs Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 with Applet Improvements, OSD Support

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:33:17 AM
Just a few minutes ago, Softpedia was informed by Ikey Doherty from the Solus Project about the general availability of the Budgie 10.2.7 desktop environment for the Solus Linux and other supported OSes.

Install XWiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:38:55 AM
XWiki is a free and open source advanced wiki software platform written in Java. It runs on servlet containers like JBoss, Tomcat etc. which uses a database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL to store its information.

LinuxScreenshots.org releases screenshot tour archive to the public

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:44:33 AM
An archive of all screenshot tours from this site have been made freely available to the community, which consists of 2300 releases from 580 distributions. You may download this archive for fun, or to start your own Linux screenshots website. Enjoy!

Rumors of OpenOffice Demise Exaggerated

Saturday 10th of September 2016 11:50:11 PM
Contrary what you may have read elsewhere, OpenOffice (OpenOffice.org/ OOo) is not dead and it's not dying either.

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Endless OS 3: Linux for the Net Less

In the West, we take the Internet for granted. Oh, we may grumble about a slow connection, but that’s a first-world problem. For many, however, the Internet is a “maybe” thing. For those users, Endless’s Endless OS 3, may be just what they need. Read more

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Security: Nmap 7.30 is Out

  • Nmap 7.30
    Integrated all 12 of your IPv6 OS fingerprint submissions from June to September. No new groups, but several classifications were strengthened, especially Windows localhost and OS X.
  • Nmap 7.30 Released As Stable With Many Additions
  • Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts
    Today, September 29, 2016, the Nmap developers proudly announced the release of Nmap 7.30, the latest stable version of the free, open source and cross-platform security scanner and network mapper software. As expected, Nmap 7.30 is a major release that adds numerous new features and improvements, among which we can mention twelve new IPv6 OS fingerprints and seven NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) scripts that have been submitted by various developers. There are now a total of 541 NSE scripts included in Nmap.

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Beta 2 Officially Released with Budgie Desktop 10.2.7

Softpedia was informed today, September 29, 2016, by David Mohammed from the budgie-remix project about the availability of the second and last Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 operating system. Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta release, Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Beta 2 is based on most of the GNU/Linux and Open Source technologies used in Ubuntu 16.10, such as systemd 231 and Linux kernel 4.8, but it's built around the latest version of the beautiful Budgie desktop environment created by the Solus Project. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' Beta 2 open source OS now available for download