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News: Linux 4.7 Set to Boost Live Patching, Security and Power Management

Friday 27th of May 2016 09:15:29 AM
We're just about at the end of the two week merge cycle for the Linux 4.7 kernel and many of the subsystem maintainers have sent Linus Torvalds their git pull requests.

How to Use Postfix Postscreen to Test Email for Spam: Part 2

Friday 27th of May 2016 08:18:18 AM
In the previous article, I looked at some pre-greeting tests that Postfix performs to help identify spam; now I’ll move on through the chain and explore the available post-salutation tests.

Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform

Friday 27th of May 2016 07:21:07 AM
Rackspace will use Open-Xchange's Dovecot Pro open source IMAP email platform in conjunction with Scality's object storage plugin.

F1 2015 Game Launches on Steam for Linux & SteamOS, Ported by Feral Interactive

Friday 27th of May 2016 06:23:56 AM
Immediately after announcing the Tomb Raider 2013 1.1.1 patch for Linux gamers, Feral Interactive had the great pleasure of announcing the official launch of the F1 2015 racing game for SteamOS and Steam on Linux.

Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice

Friday 27th of May 2016 05:26:45 AM
Title:[he]nbsp[/he]Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice26 MayLearn more

Ansible 2.1 comes with Windows and Azure support

Friday 27th of May 2016 04:29:34 AM
Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible 2.1. One of the biggest features of the new release of the open source and agentless automation framework for DevOps is support for Microsoft Windows and Azure cloud.

Debian Is Dropping Support for VLC Media Player, Mediawiki for Wheezy LTS

Friday 27th of May 2016 03:32:23 AM
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) developers have announced that they are dropping support for certain packages as part of the extended life cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system.

Google beats Oracle—Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

Friday 27th of May 2016 02:35:12 AM
There was only one question on the special verdict form, asking if Google's use of the Java APIs was a "fair use" under copyright law. The jury unanimously answered "yes," in Google's favor. The verdict ends the trial, which began earlier this month. If Oracle had won, the same jury would have gone into a "damages phase" to determine how much Google should pay. Because Google won, the trial is over.

Open source is in our DNA

Friday 27th of May 2016 01:38:01 AM
The same thing that compels us to make Linux (and many other projects) free and open source is present in many of humanity's greatest achievements.

How to detect IP address conflicts in Linux

Friday 27th of May 2016 12:40:50 AM
IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices. Having an IP address conflict means that there are more than one network device or computer that claims the same IP address. IP address conflict may occur when a DHCP server has assigned an IP address to one computer, and the same IP address happens to be statically assigned to another network device by someone.

PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs

Thursday 26th of May 2016 11:43:39 PM
Though it seem like it was just yesterday that PHP 7 was first released (it was actually December 17, 2015), today the seventh incremental update is being released with PHP 7.0.7.

Triple0 QuickStart && First impressions

Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:46:28 PM
I believe the post bellow will bring some more light on TripleO QuickStartprocedure suggested on RDO QuickStart page. Size of memory on Server 32 GB is a must. During minimal configuration runtime 23 GB of RAM arerequired.

Oracle v Google Java API copyright jury verdict: Google WINS

Thursday 26th of May 2016 09:49:17 PM
Score one for the Chocolate Factory as jury buys fair use defenseBreaking Google has won the latest round in its battle with Oracle over software copyright.…

How to Install LAMP Stack on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Thursday 26th of May 2016 08:52:06 PM
The LAMP Stack is a collection of open source software installed together on the Linux operating system to get your website and web application running on it. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the steps to install the LAMP Stack with OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 as the Linux operating system.

Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:06:30 PM
A new tree sprouts on android.googlesource.comAndroid might just be coming to the Raspberry Pi.…

New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

Thursday 26th of May 2016 06:09:19 PM
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization.read more

CentOS 6.8 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 26th of May 2016 05:12:08 PM
CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

Thursday 26th of May 2016 04:14:57 PM
It would be difficult to find anyone who's been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn't familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we'd invite him along for a video interview to see what he's really like.

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

Thursday 26th of May 2016 03:17:46 PM
CAD—Computer aided design, or computer aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for real-world objects. Whether the object you're building is a house, car, bridge, or spaceship, chances are it got its start in a CAD program of one type or another.Among the best-known CAD programs is AutoDesk's AutoCAD, but there are many others out there, both proprietary and open source alike. So how do the open source alternatives to AutoCAD stack up? The answer depends on how you plan to be using them.read more

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

Thursday 26th of May 2016 02:20:35 PM
Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means 'yes', says that's by designMicrosoft is hurt and disappointed that people would think it was trying to “trick” them with a confusing Windows 10 upgrade dialog that scheduled an upgrade without users explicitly agreeing to do so.…

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today's leftovers

  • What is Linux?
  • The Rumors Aren’t True
    I was listening to my usual round of amazing Linux Podcasts this week (you know who you are) and one of the discussions that made the rounds was about hardware compatibility issues with Linux. One of the hosts was bemoaning the issues with running linux on a repurposed MacBook and trying to get the wireless drivers to work. That led to a discussion about proprietary vs. non-proprietary drivers and you can pretty much guess how the conversation went from there.
  • Download Linux Voice issue 19
    Issue 19 of Linux Voice is nine months old, so we’re releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the same license.
  • LabXNow – Code, Develop, and Test Software From Anywhere on the Cloud
    LabXNow is a cloud service provider that offers a free and personal online environment to different users with direct access from a web browser. You can think of it as your personal remote lab, where you can play around, code, develop or whatever you want. You can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • BoilingSteam has a nice podcast episode with the creator of SteamOS tools
  • Please, Don’t Touch Anything now supports Linux, don't you dare touch that button
    You all just want to buy it so you can press the button don't you? I know I do. Please, Don’t Touch Anything is now officially available on Linux with a nice discount.
  • Meet KDE Neon, A New Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu Linux
    KDE Neon is the latest and probably the best technology the KDE Community has developed, and I stand to be corrected if it is not so. You can call it a new Linux distro but KDE Neon is basically built comprehensively on Ubuntu Linux as the core, to bring the latest and hottest software developed by the KDE Community in a rolling release format to KDE desktop environment users. The KDE Neon project is intended to provide users cutting-edge features on a highly configurable and yet stable desktop in a single package. The packages made in KDE Neon are based on Ubuntu and are not compatible with other Linux distros such as Arch Linux and OpenSUSE as stated by Jonathan Riddell, one of the project heads and who was previously in charge of the Kubuntu Linux project.
  • Do you like Windows 10 Look but Love LINUX? Here are Windows 10 GTK Themes for you!
    Many people liked the Interface of Windows 10 because now it carries all those features which Linux already have from years. Do you like the look of Windows 10 but don't want to use it? Here we brought Windows 10 GTK themes for you, this theme offers two versions Light and Dark, you can use whatever you like. But hold on, now many people will say like 'why you are so obsessed by other operating systems and so, Linux is great OS', yeah I do agree that many geeks consider Linux above all operating systems. The superiority of the Linux shows that you can do whatever you like to do with your OS, change look/design and so, that's called freedom. We should appreciate new comers to Linux instead of letting them down, and people leave Linux because they think it is quite difficult to survive with this OS.
  • Manjaro Update 2016-05-22 (stable)
    We are happy to announce our first update for Manjaro 16.06-rc1 (Daniella)!
  • Hackfest 1.2 (Day 2)
    Welcome to Day 2 of the Solus Hackfest 1.2!
  • This Week in Solus – Install #29
  • Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects
  • Chalet OS 16.04LTS
  • ChaletOS 16.04 - See What's New
  • New Gentoo LiveDVD "Choice Edition"
  • Chromium 51 packages available
  • Debian: Outreachy, Debian Reproducible builds Week 1 Progress Report
  • Puppet 4 uploaded to Debian unstable
    Puppet 4 has been uploaded to Debian unstable. This is a major upgrade from Puppet 3. If you are using Puppet, chances are that it is handling important bits of your infrastructure, and you should upgrade with care. Here are some points to consider.
  • Pocket CHIP $49 Indie Game Console
    Last year, we were impressed by Next Thing Co's $9 CHIP computer. At Maker Faire 2016, we were able to check out their PocketCHIP housing, which puts CHIP into a portable console package that runs Linux and indie game console Pico-8. Here's what you can do with the $49 system!
  • Finnish Govt Disappointed with Microsoft’s Job Cuts, Says They Impact Economy
    Microsoft has recently announced a new round of job layoffs at its Mobile unit in Finland, as it moves forward with its restructuring and reorganization plan following the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit.
  • The Nokia Saga Predictions on This Blog: Full Listing with Links[Ed: Microsoft killed Nokia]
    So lets understand the context of when Elop came in. Nokia in 2009 sold 67.8 million smartphones globally (with 39% market share). This was a world record obivously and Nokia set record profits in its smartphone unit. In 2010 Nokia then grew 35.8 million new smartphone sales (growth rate of 53% !!!!). Nokia from 2009 to 2010 grew MORE than Apple even thought Apple released its most popular new iPhone model ever, the iPhone 4. Apple grew 22.4 million units but Nokia grew more, Nokia grew 35.8 million new smartphones. Very literally mathematically irrevocably true - Nokia was WINNING against Apple iPhone in 2010. Nokia GREW MORE than Apple with its MOST iconic new smartphone. The GAP between Nokia and Apple was NOT CLOSING, it was GROWING. Nokia was PULLING AWAY from Apple in 2010. Look at the numbers side-by-side...

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

Android Leftovers