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Brit Linux distro CrunchBang calls it quits

Monday 9th of February 2015 09:18:10 AM
Developer decides to move on to pastures newThe British developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution has called it quits.…

Fed up with systemd and Linux? Why not try PC-BSD?

Monday 9th of February 2015 07:23:48 AM
With the growing adoption of systemd, dissatisfaction with Linux has reached proportions not seen in recent years, to the extent that people have started talking of switching to FreeBSD. Kris Moore of the PC-BSD project details how easily one can make the switch.

Major Hayden: How do you Fedora?

Monday 9th of February 2015 05:29:26 AM
We recently interviewed Fedora user and contributor Major Hayden on how he uses Fedora.  This is the first installment of a new series here on the Fedora Magazine where we will profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

The art of learning OpenStack

Monday 9th of February 2015 03:35:04 AM
Trying to learn more about what OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project, might have to offer? Need some help figuring something out, or inspiration for a new approach to try? We're here to help. We have gathered some of the best how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips published over the past month into this handy collection.

Make a game on Pebble

Monday 9th of February 2015 01:40:42 AM
Develop for the Pebble smartwatch and play games on the go.

Samsung’s Z1 Tizen smartphone is a big mess

Sunday 8th of February 2015 11:46:20 PM
Samsung and Google have always had an…er…challenging relationship. The two companies have been at loggerheads over various issues over the years. And it’s no secret that for years Samsung has been wanting to cut out Android altogether so it could fully control its mobile software as well as hardware.

After 28 years, MACHINES find Wally

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:51:58 PM
Python and genetic algorithm spot stripey-shirted cartoon fugitive in a jiffyThe location of stripe-shirt-wearing picture book character Wally has been nailed down by cold hard algorithms.…

Korora 21 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of February 2015 07:57:36 PM
It has taken a few weeks longer than we had hoped, but we're finally happy to announce that the final release of version 21 (code name 'Darla') is now available for download (we strongly recommend using BitTorrent). The 21 beta was quite successful and we were able to make some minor changes to help improve the overall experience. Users who are currently on the beta need not re-install, updates are provided via the package manager.

LQ Poll Results Expected and Unexpected

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:03:14 PM
Other categories provided interesting results and are worth a mention. Server Distribution of the Year was a close one in 2015 polling, with CentOS squeaking by Slackware to win the category. Debian finished third here. Database of the Year had MariaDB out ahead, followed by PostgreSQL and MySQL.

Minimal Linux Live (07-Feb-2015) has been released

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:08:52 PM
New version of Minimal Linux Live has been released. It is based on Linux kernel 3.18.6 and BusyBox 1.23.1.

Elive 2.5.4 Beta Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:14:30 PM
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.4. This new version includes: Automatically detect and notify users about possible hard disk failures (S.M.A.R.T), Wine is updated to last version 1.7, File Manager feature: You can now open .ISO images or similar format files and browse their contents. Images ares automatically mounted in a temporary directory) for easier access, You can now use PPA style repositories in Elive (the packager needs to have packages available for your Debian-equivalent version)...

Bash script to keep an encrypted text file of passwords

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:20:08 PM
On a secret cloud server, with ssh key access only, I like to keep a encrypted text file with passwords that I can never remember e.g. because I seldom use some of them, and/or have too many of them.

OpenDaylight Intern Program Adds to SDN Education Opportunities

Sunday 8th of February 2015 10:25:46 AM
The OpenDaylight Project, an open source collaboration for software-defined networking, has announced a 2015 summer internship program.

Cross-platform development with 8th

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:31:24 AM
Writing cross-platform applications with standard tools can be difficult; 8th makes your life easier.

Ubuntu Smartphone Coming Soon, But Good Luck Getting One

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:37:02 AM
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold via through a series of flash sales.

Microsoft's February Intune update adds new Android management features

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:42:40 AM
Microsoft is starting to roll out its next update for its Intune mobile-device-management service starting today, February 6, which includes new features for Android devices.

Roll the credits, and wait for the sequel?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:48:18 AM
By now, most if not all of you have seen Philip Newborough’s [url=]announcement[/url] that he is moving on. First things first: Thank you, Philip, for providing sensible and solid leadership over the past several years. And, of course, all of us are grateful for your bringing CrunchBang — a simple and solid distro that works on a wide range of hardware — into the world.

Linux Software Releases, January 2015

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:53:56 AM
In our connected world, the traditional UNIX privilege separation is not enough anymore. Security models are changing in order to provide a higher level of protection expected by users. We start with seccomp-bpf, a software techniques introduced in 2010 that seems to gain more and more popularity as networked application grow and expand.

Easing into open source

Saturday 7th of February 2015 10:59:34 PM
Open source scares people. And tossing them into the deep end usually doesn’t help dampen that fear. Instead, we need to help ease people into using open source. Scott Nesbitt, technology coach and writer, shares some advice to help you do more

First Ubuntu Touch smartphone ships for $190, unlocked

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:05:12 PM
Canonical and BQ are launching the first Ubuntu Touch phone — the dual-SIM, quad-core, 4.5-inch “Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition” — for 170 Euros unlocked. Starting on Monday, Spanish mobile manufacturer BQ will begin selling the world’s first Ubuntu-based phone, the Aquaris E4.5. The long-awaited Ubuntu phone will initially be sold in a series of limited […]

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