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Ubuntu 16.10 To Ship With Nautilus 3.20

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 03:27:44 AM
Nautilus 3.20 will ship in October's release of the Yakkety Yak. The latest version of the open-source OS offers users Nautilus 3.14 - so this will be quite the leap!

COM Express 3.0 Type 7 debuts: 10GbE added, video deleted

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 02:13:24 AM
Adlink unveiled the first COM Express 3.0 module, debuting a server-oriented Type 7 pinout that replaces graphics with 10GbE ports. Adlink’s rugged, Linux-ready “Express-BD7” module with 14nm Xeon and Pentium CPUs is the first computer-on-module to use PICMG’s preliminary COM Express 3.0 spec with its new Type 7 pinout.

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Officially Released, Linux Mint 18 KDE Coming Soon

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 01:16:13 AM
We reported the other day on the availability for download of the long-anticipated Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Edition operating system, and we told you that an official announcement would come shortly.

A Review of the Pocket CHIP Computer

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:19:02 AM
The CHIP computer, a SBC that runs on Debian and is billed as “the world’s first $9 computer,” has been released. This video review of the Pocket CHIP offers a good preview of what it’s about.

Sparkling Water: Bridging Open Source Machine Learning and Apache Spark

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:21:51 PM
Although many people have experience with the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence through applications in their pockets, such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the scope of this technology extends well beyond the smartphone., formerly known as Oxdata, has carved out a unique niche in the machine learning and artificial intelligence arena because its primary tools are free and open source, and because it is connecting its tools to other widely used data analytics tools.

Easily Manage AUR Packages by enabling Yaourt on Arch Linux System

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:24:40 PM
Easily Manage AUR Packages by enabling Yaourt on Arch Linux System

IBM's Wager on Open Source Is Still Paying Off

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:27:29 PM
When IBM got involved with the Linux open source project in 1998, they were betting that giving their code and time to the community would be a worthwhile investment. Now, 18 years later, IBM is more involved than ever, with more than 62,000 employees trained and expected to contribute to open source projects, according to Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, speaking at ApacheCon in May.

How to install nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:30:18 PM
This tutorial shows how you can set up nginx as a reverse proxy in front of an Apache 2.4 web server on Ubuntu 16.04. nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Ghosts in the Voting Machines

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:33:07 PM
Whether or not foreign governments are planning on manipulating our election results in November, it’s past time we started taking the security of electronic voting seriously.

Exciting Improvements Delivered Today in Firefox for Desktop and Android

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:35:56 PM
Today we’re proud to announce the initial rollout of multi-process Firefox for Desktop to our general audience. With this, we’re taking a major step forward in improving Firefox for Desktop. Users should experience a Firefox that is less susceptible to … Continue reading

Better Cloud Storage with ownCloud 9.1

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:38:45 PM
A new version of ownCloud community edition has been released, and itbrings a number of important updates, new features and securityimprovements. The result is a more useful and safe environment forcollaboration and cloud storage.

4 open source alternatives to Evernote

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 04:41:34 PM
Information: Whether we realize it or not, we collect a lot of it—interesting snippets, links, research for school or work, recipes, quotes, and a whole lot more.Millions of people turn to Evernote to organize all that information. There's no denying that Evernote is a useful and powerful tool. But it's also a closed source more

Announcing the Second Cohort of Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 03:44:23 PM
The second class of fellows will embed at organizations like ColorOfChange and European Digital Rights to fight for privacy, literacy, and inclusion online ? The internet is a global public resource. It has the ability to empower, educate, connect and … Continue reading

6 Best Linux For Gaming

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 02:47:12 PM
Yes! You read right. As Linux is known for performance, stability and security but now it is also known for gaming. There are hundreds of games for Linux and so many Windows games have been ported for Linux. But we have so many Linux distros, specially developed for gaming. In this article, I'm going to list out 6 Best Linux for gaming. Hope you enjoy it!

Windows 10 grabs 22 per cent desktop market share in a year

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:50:01 PM
But Windows dips below 50 per cent of all web traffic according to US gov dataWindows 10 has grabbed more than 20 per cent of the world's desktops in its first year, according to the web-watchers on which The Register relies for regular assessments of operating system market share.…

3 graphical tools for Git

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 12:52:50 PM
In this article, we'll take a look at some convenience add-ons to help you integrate Git comfortably into your everyday workflow.

FCC forces TP-Link to support open source firmware on routers

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:55:39 AM
In a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission, TP-Link agreed to pay a $200,000 fine, comply with the rules going forward, and to let customers install open source firmware on routers... The open source requirement is a unique one, as it isn't directly related to TP-Link's violation. Moreover, FCC rules don't require router makers to allow loading of third-party, open source firmware. In fact, recent changes to FCC rules made it more difficult for router makers to allow open source software.

Install Node.js and create your first Express application

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:58:28 AM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Node.js and create your first Express JS application on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Express is an open source, fast and flexible web development framework for node.js and provides a robust set of features to develop web and mobile applications.

Arch Linux 2016.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Ships with Kernel 4.6.4

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:01:17 AM
It's the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on new PCs.

Skylake taken to EPIC proportions

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:04:06 AM
IEI’s “Nano-ULT3” is an EPIC SBC with 6th Gen Core “Skylake” U-Series CPUs, with up to 32GB DDR4, plus 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.0 coastline ports. One of the nice things about backward compatibility is that you can take a legacy form-factor like EPIC and match it with one of the latest, […]

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Today, August 25, 2016, Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta brings lots of improvements and innovations, support for new hardware devices, and improves the overall security of the Linux kernel-based operating system used by some of the biggest enterprises and organizations around the globe. Among some of the major new features implemented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 release, we can mention important networking improvements, and support for Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs). Read more Also: CentOS 6 Linux OS Receives Important Kernel Security Update from Red Hat Release of Red Hat Virtualization 4 Offers New Functionality for Workloads

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now

The Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 releases are now available to download. You know the drill by now: {num} Ubuntu flavors, some freshly pressed ISOs, plenty of new bugs to find and no guarantees that things won’t go boom. Read more Also: Ubuntu 16.10 Beta Launches for Opt-in Flavors, Adds GCC 6.2 and LibreOffice 5.2

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PC-BSD Becomes TrueOS, FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches RC2

  • More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS
    Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS. PC-BSD has been offering "TrueOS Server" for a while now as their FreeBSD-based server offering. But around the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 release they are looking to re-brand their primary desktop download too now as TrueOS.
  • FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 Arrives With Fixes
    The second release candidate to the upcoming FreeBSD 11 is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 ships with various bug fixes, several networking related changes, Clang compiler fixes, and other updates. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a plethora of other work. Those not yet familiar with FreeBSD 11 can see the what's new guide.