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News: Linux 3.20 Likely to be Renumbered as Linux 4.0

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 06:31:24 AM
Linus Torvalds has asked for the community's view on Linux numbering and the numbers are clear.

Welcoming OpenStack Liberty, documentation improvements, and more

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 05:34:13 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Bridge Linux KDE Is an Arch Linux Distribution with a Nice KDE Setup - Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 04:37:02 AM
A brand-new release of the Bridge Linux computer operating system arrived this past weekend, version 2015.02, which uses the latest ArchBang sources to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux distribution for those who want to easily install the acclaimed OS on their computers. The release is distributed in four editions, with the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

Black Lab Linux Introduces Its First MATE Edition - Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 03:39:51 AM
Roberto J. Dohnert, lead developer and project lead of Black Lab Linux, had the pleasure of announcing Softpedia earlier today, February 16, about the immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux MATE computer operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux and the MATE desktop environment.

Linux Quota - installation and configuration on Ubuntu and Debian

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:42:40 AM
Quota allows you to specify limits on two aspects of disk storage: the number of inodes a user or a group of users may possess; and the number of disk blocks that may be allocated to a user or a group of users. The idea behind quota is that users are forced to stay under their disk consumption limit, taking away their ability to consume unlimited disk space on a system.

Apple welcomes Linux and Android users to iWork

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 01:45:29 AM
In today's open source roundup: Apple opens iWork up to Linux and Android users. Plus: A Gizmodo writer abandons Chrome for Firefox, and Google may offer a Chromebook that runs Android and Chrome OS.

3.5-inch Haswell SBC has powered serial ports

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 12:48:18 AM
Axiomtek’s “CAPA881? SBC taps Intel’s 4th Gen Core chips, supports extended temperatures, and has powered COM ports, plus SATA, CFast, and mini-PCIe.

Online Community Goes Nuts After elementary OS Devs Say People Should Pay

Monday 16th of February 2015 11:51:07 PM
The new elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2 has been launched, but it looks like the people are focusing on a different aspect of this release. The development team changed the way they are providing the download, which is still free, but the online community went nuts.

Bridge Linux GNOME Is an OS for People Who Want an User-Friendly Arch Linux

Monday 16th of February 2015 10:53:56 PM
As promised, we’re continuing our Bridge Linux screenshot tour series with the GNOME edition, which is built around the GNOME 3.14.2 desktop environment. As you already know, Bridge Linux is a computer operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed from the ground up to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux OS that is easy to install and very responsive.

How to Install Enlightenment E20 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10

Monday 16th of February 2015 09:56:45 PM
Enlightenment E20 desktop environment its now available and ready to install on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, ubuntu 14.10 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The latest version of Enlighthenment E20, which comes with support for both GTK+3 and Qt5.

Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 Released, a Fast and User-Friendly Arch Linux Distro

Monday 16th of February 2015 08:59:34 PM
We know how much you love screenshot tours, so at your request, we have decided to make a screenshot tour for the recently released Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 computer operating system based on the powerful Arch Linux distribution using the ArchBang sources.

Open source robot kit taps Raspberry Pi 2

Monday 16th of February 2015 08:02:23 PM
On Indiegogo, CoroWare launched a 4WD “CoroBot Spark,” open robot platform for STEM education, based on a Raspberry Pi SBC and a CoroWare controller board.

Netrunner 15 “Prometheus” Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5.2 - Screenshot Tour

Monday 16th of February 2015 07:43:38 PM
Clemens Toennies from the Netrunner project had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 16, the immediate availability for download of the Netrunner 15 computer operating system, dubbed Prometheus, based on the Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) distribution and built around the KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment.

How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition

Monday 16th of February 2015 06:46:27 PM
Some of us have our hard drives at home or on a VPS encrypted by Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) for security reasons, and these drives can quickly grow to tens or hundreds of GBs in size. So while we enjoy the security of our LUKS device, we may start to think about a possible […]Continue reading...The post How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

A beginner's guide to GitHub

Monday 16th of February 2015 05:49:16 PM
From Google to The White House, everyone is on GitHub. If you don't know what GitHub is, keep reading, because I'm also going to talk about why it's one of my favorite websites and share some of its most popular features.read more

Arnold's T-800 Terminator Runs Linux Kernel 4.1, We're All Doomed

Monday 16th of February 2015 04:52:05 PM
If the Terminator movies are to be believed, we are getting closer to the end of the world. It looks like the T-800 model is running Linux kernel 4.x and we already know that Linus Torvalds is thinking about releasing the 4.x branch soon.

SCALE 13x: My Dance Card

Monday 16th of February 2015 03:54:54 PM
There are about 130 sessions at SCALE 13x and a great majority of them are of interest to the beginner and/or intermediate user. A rule of thumb in attending a session is that if you’ve never heard of the software and/or you’d never have a reason to use it, you’re probably not a sysadmin and don’t need to attend. That’s of little consolation to most, because of the packed schedule.

Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 released

Monday 16th of February 2015 02:57:43 PM
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1. Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 is a distribution of Black Lab Linux that utilizes the Mate Desktop environment.

Redesigning the Linux video system from the ground up

Monday 16th of February 2015 02:00:32 PM
Being a good open source citizen—that's where it starts. For Jon Cruz, navigating various technical opportunities over the years eventually led him there. Jon recently started working in the Open Source Group at Samsung where he works on the Wayland project as well as IoTivity, an infrastructure for the Internet of Things.read more

Tails 1.3 RC1 Out Now, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Incognito Live CD

Monday 16th of February 2015 08:20:21 AM
The first Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Tails 1.3 amnesic incognito live system has been officially released for testing, bringing three major new features and four minor improvements that are described for your reading pleasure in the next paragraphs.

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Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since. The Ubuntu Edge never made its ambitious $32 million crowdfunding target, and the first handsets from BQ and Meizu were delayed last year. But finally, it's all starting to come together. BQ has started selling its "Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition" in Europe and Meizu shouldn't be too far behind with its modified MX4. Read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Officially Released with Support for Linux Containers

Red Hat was proud to announce earlier today, March 5, the availability of the first maintenance release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system for computers, used in numerous enterprises worldwide. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 contains a great amount of bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, as well as various new features. Read more Also: iSER target should work fine in RHEL 7.1

Help: Linux to the rescue of older operating systems

As you know, when someone offers free stuff, we give it a few weeks in order to give each group, organization or individual in need a chance to respond. That’s what we’ll do with Mary Greenfield’s generous offer to donate free fabric, so give it another week and then we’ll forward responses to her. One of the most rewarding aspects of writing this column is realizing that it generates discussion, and here’s a response to that question about updates for an older computer running Windows ME... Read more

Open source used to manage Figueres’ environment

The Spanish town of Figueres is relying on free and open source software to help manage its urban and natural environment. Fisersa Ecoserveis, an environmental company, is using a range of open source solutions to create, update and manage interactive geographic maps, used for monitoring and planning the city’s green spaces. Read more