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Will the iPhone 7 win over Android users?

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:53:00 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Why switching to iPhone from Android is not easy, and Linux botnet attacks grow larger.

How to convert jpg image file to pdf format on Linux

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 08:55:49 PM
The JPG (JPEG) format is without any doubt the most popular format used to share images on the Internet. However, there are several advantages in using PDF images compared to JPG images. For one, while JPG is a raster format with lossy compression, PDF is a layout format that contains both vector and raster graphics.

Cayenne: IoT made easy for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:58:38 PM
Cayenne can support multiple devices as well. Beyond adding as many Raspberry Pis as you want, you can select from a range of sensors, extensions and actuators that will be wired to your Raspberry Pi. Once the device is wired, you can then assign it to the GPIO pins. With your GPIO pins registered to certain devices, you can now set alerts or triggers to occur on schedules that you create through the dashboard.

Screenshot everything with Shutter on Fedora

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:01:27 PM
Fedora Workstation ships with a simple, yet capable screenshot utility that allows the user to take quick grabs of your desktop. If you are taking many screenshots in a session or want more control of how your screenshots are taken,... Continue Reading →

What is a URI? Understanding license terminology for compliance

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:04:16 PM
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses. In Drauglis v. Kappa Map Group, LLC, 2015 WL 4932305 (D.D.C. Aug. 8, 2015), the plaintiff, Art Drauglis, posted a picture from a photo sharing site under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA- 2.0 more

Users more await for new Ubuntu than Fedora release

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 05:07:05 PM
Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04 families are due to release within next month or so.Just about a month ago the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog started a poll where you could vote which of these two distributions you await more. It is time to give the results of that poll now.Let me do this without any further delay.

How to install Logaholic on CentOS

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 04:09:54 PM
Logaholic is a web analytics software which provides reliable information about the traffic, content, keywords etc. of the web sites installed on your CentOS VPS.

5 open source programs for the automated teen's toolbox

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 03:12:43 PM
At OSCON 2016 in Austin, Keila Banks will be giving a talk on The Automated Teen. Because Keila's father, Phillip Banks, has been a long-time organizer and volunteer at SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo), Keila has been a familiar face at that event over the years, and she started giving talks there when she was 11 years more

Important Port numbers for the Linux system administrator

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 02:15:32 PM
It is important to understand ports, their details and their numbers.Q. What is a port?A port is piece of software which is used as docking point in your machine, where remote application can communicate. This is analogy to the physical ports for entering in to a country from different sea ports.

Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 01:18:21 PM
Linux developer Sasha Levin has kicked off a project in which he proposes gathering up kernel security fixes under a single tree.…

Tarantool: A Lua-based database engine

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:21:10 PM
This year at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference, I'll be discussing more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:23:59 AM
Canonical announced that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system will offer users the possibility of installing snaps alongside the standard Debian packages.

How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 10:26:48 AM
Magento is an e-commerce software platform used by small businesses and leading brands, and its community edition is a freely available open-source program. With a huge collection of third-party developed plugins and themes which extend the default functionality and design, Magento is increasingly evolving into the WordPress of the e-commerce industry. On the other hand, [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...The post How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website appeared first on Xmodulo.

WordPress Turns On Free Encryption

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:29:37 AM
All custom domains hosted on will soon have their sites automatically encrypted for free. WordPress said late Friday afternoon that more than one million sites will have encryption automatically deployed.

Mozilla-supported Let's Encrypt goes out of Beta

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 08:32:26 AM
In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt  in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta.

Solus Linux to Provide Direct Binary Dependencies, More Packaging Improvements

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:35:15 AM
The twenty-sixth installation of the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter was published to inform the community about the latest work done for the independent Solus Linux OS.

Meet The Cryptoworm, The Future of Ransomware

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:38:04 AM
Ransomware is evolving and soon will share the same deadly efficiencies as notorious worms of the past, such as Conficker and SQL Slammer. In fact, according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, today's newest ransomware, SamSam, is a harbinger of a new wave of more malicious, tenacious and costly ransomware to come.

Android Studio 2.0 brings faster emulation and a Cloud Test Lab

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 05:40:53 AM
Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger. The previously previewed Instant Run feature is ready to roll in Android Studio 2.0. This time-saving extension to the run and debug commands uses a VM swap feature that sends only code […]

Let's Encrypt Internet Security Initiative Exits Beta

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 04:43:42 AM
The free SSL/TLS effort from the Linux Foundation is no longer in beta. Here's why it makes the Web more secure overall.

Bangladesh needs its own Linux operating system

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 03:46:31 AM
It’s time for Bangladesh to join the open source revolution.

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Leftovers: KDE

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    KDE -- KDE's Project Neon has begun publishing daily images of the latest KDE Plasma stack powered atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server. Jonathan Riddell passed along word that daily ISOs are now being spun of the freshest KDE development code with KWin acting as a Wayland compositor. The OS base is still Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
  • The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up
    The Qt Company is proud to offer a new version of the Qt for Application Development package called Qt Start-Up, the company's C++-based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. Now used by around one million developers worldwide, the Qt Company seeks to expand its user base by targeting smaller enterprises.

Linux 4.5.3

I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.3 kernel. All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-4.5.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser: thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.9 Linux 3.14.68

Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s perhaps most interesting in this affection for open source, however, is that even as enterprise developers have eschewed the politics of open source licensing, IoT developers seem to favor open source because “it’s free as in freedom.” Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 – My Experience so Far and Customization

While I earnestly anticipated the release of Unity 8 with Xenial Xerus (after watching a couple of videos that showcased its function), I was utterly disappointed that Canonical was going to further push its release — even though it was originally meant to debut with Ubuntu 14.04. Back to the point at hand, I immediately went ahead and installed Unity Tweak Tool, moved my dash to the bottom (very important) and then proceeded to replace Nautilus with the extensive Nemo file manager which is native to Linux Mint and by far superior to the former (my opinion). Read more