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Latest LibreELEC 8.0 Beta Updates Linux Kernel Support Patches for Raspberry Pi

Thursday 19th of January 2017 10:03:33 AM
A new development release of the LibreELEC open-source OS for Raspberry Pi and similar single-board computers has been unveiled recently, versioned 7.95.1 Beta. LibreELEC lets you transform a Raspberry Pi into a HTPC.

Why events matter and how to do them right

Thursday 19th of January 2017 08:54:56 AM
Marina Paych was a newcomer to open source software when she left a non-governmental organization for a new start in the IT sector—on her birthday, no less. But the real surprise turned out to be open source. Fast forward two years and this head of organizational development runs an entire department, complete with a promotional staff that strategically markets her employer's open source web development services on a worldwide scale.read more

The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China

Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:46:18 AM
After the success of other Linux Foundation events in the country, including MesosCon Asia and Cloud Foundry Summit Asia, The Linux Foundation decided to offer its flagship LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen events in China as well, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

Improve your sleep by using Redshift on Fedora

Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:37:41 AM
The blue light emitted by most electronic devices, is known for having a negative impact on our sleep. We could simply quit using each of our electronic devices after dark, as an attempt to improve our sleep. However, since that... Continue Reading →

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba

Thursday 19th of January 2017 05:29:04 AM
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

Pwn2Own 2017 Takes Aim at Linux, Servers and Web Browsers

Thursday 19th of January 2017 04:20:27 AM
10th anniversary edition of Pwn2Own hacking contest offers over $1M in prize money to security researchers across a long list of targets including Virtual Machines, servers, enterprise applications and web browsers.

Open spec, $29 COM shrinks Pine A64 to SODIMM dimensions

Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:11:50 AM
Yet another Linux-friendly, 64-bit hacker board has been squeezed into computer-on-module format, bridging the gap between the hobbyist maker market and commercial embedded manufacturing. Like the $25 to $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 announced this week, Pine64’s SoPine A64 module integrates a quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC into a compact SODIMM-style form factor.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage

Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:03:13 AM
New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

Linux command line navigation tips: the basics of pushd and popd commands

Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:54:36 AM
In this article, we will be discussing how you can have a faster navigation experience on the Linux command line using the pushd and popd commands.

Arrive On Time With NTP -- Part 1: Usage Overview

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 11:45:59 PM
Few services on the Internet can claim to be so critical in nature as time. Subtle issues which affect the timekeeping of your systems can sometimes take a day or two to be realized, and they are almost always unwelcome because of the knock-on effects they cause.

AntiX 16.1 is available for public

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:37:22 PM
AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. A few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.

Dell Announces New Ubuntu-Powered Dell Precision Mobile Workstation Line-Up

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 09:28:45 PM
Following the introduction of the 6th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition mobile workstation back in October 2016, Dell's Barton George is proud to announce the next generation of company's Dell Precision line.

How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 08:20:08 PM
The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.

Do I need to provide access to source code under the AGPLv3 license?

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:11:30 PM
The GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3) is a copyleft license nearly identical to the GPLv3. Both licenses have the same copyleft scope, but materially differ in one important way. The AGPLv3's Section 13 states an additional condition not present in GPLv2 or GPLv3:read more

How to Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 06:02:53 PM
GitScrum is an open source task management application that uses Git and the Scrum methodology. It has a lot of useful features like Product Backlog, user Story, Sprint Backlog, Issues and more.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Loki 0.4

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 04:54:16 PM
Here is a review of Elementary OS Loki 0.4 for the average computer user. It provides information on how to get Elementary, how to build a USB drive, how to install it and the features of Elementary as well as some software installation issues

Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 03:45:39 PM
After 3 years running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2, I decided to upgrade to a Yoga 900:

5 of the Best Places to Find DEBs Packages for Debian-Based Linux Distros

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 02:37:02 PM
Even though Deb packages are popular with Linux users, it doesn’t mean it is easy to source them. Here are some of the best places to find Debian packages online.

Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:53:43 AM
In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 09:45:06 AM
Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.

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Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron

Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.

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UNIX or OSS in the Back End

Desktop environments, Cinnamon, and GNOME

  • Desktop environments in my computer
    I started my Linux journey with Gnome, as it was the default desktop environment in RHL. I took some time to find out about KDE. I guess I found out accidentally during re-installation. It used to be fun to have a desktop that looks different, behaves differently than the normal. During the earlier years in college while I was trying to find out more about Linux, using KDE marked me as a Linux expert. I was powered with the right syntax of mount command to mount the windows partitions and the xmms-mp3 rpm. I spent most of my time in the terminal.
  • Revamped Cinnamon Desktop Add-ons Website Is Now Live
    A revamped version of the Cinnamon Spices website is now live, showcasing the latest and most popular add-ons for the Linux Mint desktop.
  • Emoji Picker GNOME Extension
    You folks must think that I’m obsessed with Emoji, but you’d be …No, you’d be absolutely right about that. Actually, I don’t overuse the popular pictorial glyphs that dominate daily communication. But I do appreciate being able to find the one I want to use in a timely manner.