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Improving Audio on Ubuntu Wily Werewolf

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 02:52:44 PM
Audio when working can be an important factor when it comes to productivity and focus. Heres a clever little tool so you can get the best from your music.

Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.14 with Support for Linux Kernel 4.5, Mac OS X Fixes

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 11:42:58 AM
Oracle today announced the release of the VirtualBox 5.0.14 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

FCC CIO on fostering a team of creative problem solvers

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 10:45:47 AM
CIO of the Federal Communications Commission shares how he creates a culture of openness, diversity, and bottoms-up empowerment.

Install ExpressionEngine on Debian 8

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 09:48:36 AM
In this tutorial we will show you how to install ExpressionEngine on a Debian 8 VPS.

Solus and Manjaro Linux Receive Patch for the Zero-Day Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 08:51:25 AM
The Manjaro community, through team leader Philip Müller, was happy to inform all users of the Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) operating system that a patch is now available for the zero-day Linux kernel vulnerability.

$65 hacker board runs 64-bit Linux on quad-core Atom

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:54:14 AM
The Linux- and Android-friendly “JaguarBoard” SBC, based on a 64-bit quad core Atom processor, has won over 600 percent of its Kickstarter funding goal. Hong Kong-based Jaguar Electronic HK’s successful Kickstarter campaign for a $65 “JaguarBoard” SBC based on the quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G processor will end on Jan 22, having conjured up more than […]

How Kubernetes is helping Docker blossom

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 06:57:03 AM
Kubernetes and Docker are the latest buzz words in the IT sector. Businesses and IT enthusiasts alike are clamoring to learn more about containerization. I managed to grab Red Hat software analyst Jason Brooks, who will be speaking at SCaLE 14x about Kubernetes, to ask him a few questions about the software and container movement.

Steam Gets Controller Support for Non-Steam Games

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 05:59:52 AM
A new version of the Steam Beta client has been released, and it comes with fresh features and a few fixes for the Steam Controller.

Finding the Right Tool for the Job

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 05:02:41 AM
What hasn’t been cool is the destruction of expensive things that occur when Monty’s has one of his moments. The 42 inch TV donated by Melissa’s church has a plexiglas shield in front of it, and the last two computers we’ve placed in Monty’s home were destroyed as well. The first computer we placed was a fairly powerful quad core desktop with a 22 inch monitor and built-in speakers. Monty broke his left foot trying to pick the computer up and smash it onto the floor. After Melissa and I spoke about it, it was decided that a laptop would be more practical, as it can be placed out of harm’s way when not in use.

IBM flexible mainframes with Golang, Mozilla keeps FireFox OS in play for IoT, and more news

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 04:05:30 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at IBM's flexible mainframes with Golang, Mozilla keeps FireFox OS in play for IoT, and other news.

Microsoft About Platform Convergence and Continuum: I Made This

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 03:08:19 AM
Microsoft recently published an article in which they explain how they come to the idea for Continuum and how they pretty much “invented” it.

Zero-day vulnerability lets Linux applications gain root access

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 02:11:08 AM
Plus: Why Linux gamers should hold off on preordering the Oculus Rift, and LinuxInsider reviews Deepin 15 (Depth OS).

Canonical and BQ to Unveil the First Ubuntu Tablet That Runs X11 Apps at MWC 2016

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 01:13:57 AM
Canonical promised this for a long time now, and it would appear that the London-based company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, will finally unveil the first ever, real Ubuntu tablet device this year.

Wine 1.8 Released

Wednesday 20th of January 2016 12:16:46 AM
The Wine team members released version 1.8 of their project this week. The projecthas been in constant development since 1993 and reached version 1 only in2008, so new releases are major events.

A first-timer's guide to getting started with open source code and communities

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 11:19:35 PM
So, you want to start using that open source thing...read more

How to setup a intermediate compatible SSL website with LetsEncrypt certificate

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 10:22:24 PM
Many people have decided to implement Let's Encrypt into their production sites. I find this still a very bad idea to be done without being very (but really very) careful. Let's Encrypt brings you freedom but also limits you in using the certificate with SHA-256 RSA Encryption. Support for SHA-2 has improved over the last few years. Most browsers, platforms, mail clients and mobile devices already support SHA-2. However, some older operating systems such as Windows XP pre-SP3 do not support SHA-2 encryption. Many organizations will be able to convert to SHA-2 without running into user experience issues, and many may want to encourage users running older, less secure systems to upgrade. In this tutorial, we are going to deal with this incompatibility in a simple, but still nasty way.

Where would we be without Ubuntu

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 09:25:13 PM
Imagine what the Linux landscape would look like without Ubuntu.

Pocket-sized Linux server doubles as a smartphone power pack

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 08:28:02 PM
iCracked’s “Ocean” is a tiny battery powered microserver and power pack that comes with Debian but also supports Android, Raspbian, and other Linux builds. You might call iCracked the “Uber” of the iOS device repair market. Founded in 2010, the company has since grown into a network over 4,000 “certified iTechs” located in a dozen […]

Devs complain GitHub's become slow to fix bugs, is easily gamed

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:30:51 PM
Open letter calls on site to be more responsive and accelerate own developmentMore than 1,100 maintainers of GitHub projects have put their names to an open letter expressing frustration that the famous software hub is ignoring them.…

Going open can be a culture shock

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:33:40 PM
Several months ago, Red Hatters David Egts and Gunnar Hellekson welcomed Paul Smith, Red Hat Public Sector VP, onto their podcast, The Dave & Gunnar Show, where they discussed Smith's experience in an open organization. The conversation is insightful—and we recommend tuning in.read more

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