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Vinux 5.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Friday 6th of November 2015 11:11:05 PM
This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but GNOME Shell and the ever popular GNOME 2 fork called MATE, though we primarily will support Unity only. Remember we recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features. Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS. Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0: New re-designed Vinux boot logo. Up to date accessibility infrastructure. Current GNOME-Orca and accessibility framework. Improvements with Nautilus file manager when processing large folders.

Net of insecurity. The kernel of the argument

Friday 6th of November 2015 10:13:54 PM
Washington Post story about Linux and Linus Torvalds.

Installing Nginx with PHP and MariaDB (as MySQL replacement) on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wiley Werewolf)

Friday 6th of November 2015 09:16:43 PM
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. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 15.10 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MariaDB (as MySQL replacement). The term LEMP stands for: Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP.

UK government looks to harness the potential of open data through APIs

Friday 6th of November 2015 08:19:32 PM
'Value can be extracted' – Cabinet Office ministerIn a speech earlier this week, Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office, referred to data as being "no longer just a record" but a "mineable commodity, from which value can be extracted" and outlined how the UK government intends to improve its use of the information at its disposal and help others exploit the data too.…

The November 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Friday 6th of November 2015 07:22:21 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the November 2015 issue.

Open APIs, Microsoft Loves Red Hat & More…

Friday 6th of November 2015 06:25:10 PM
After corralling the widely divergent world of containers, the Linux Foundation now sets its sights on the API economy and making application program interfaces, or APIs, easier to find. For the uninitiated, open APIs, sometimes called public APIs, describes an application program interface providing developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application.

Linux Foundation teams with big industry players to launch Open API Initiative

Friday 6th of November 2015 03:20:45 PM
Now the The Linux Foundation ... is announcing the launch of an Open API Initiative to promote and facilitate the adoption and use of an open API standard. The initiative ... will extend the Swagger specification, created in 2010, which is a description format used by developers to design and deliver APIs that support a range of connected applications and services.

The Decline of Linux Diversity

Friday 6th of November 2015 02:23:34 PM
Last year, I wrote how the number of Linux distributions listed on Distrowatch seemed to be declining. Specifically, the number had dropped from 323 in 2011 to 285 in December 2014.

Department of Education seeks comments on open licensing requirements

Friday 6th of November 2015 01:26:23 PM
One of the more effective ways to advance an agenda is to attach requirements to grant funding. The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the public. This includes both software and instructional more

MATE 1.12 Has Arrived, Here's What's New

Friday 6th of November 2015 12:29:12 PM
The MATE desktop environment has been updated to version 1.12 and the new version brings quite a few improvements, the most notable being the support for GTK 3.18.

Why your manager loves technical debt (and what to do about it)

Friday 6th of November 2015 11:32:01 AM
Engineers know that there’s much more to a successful software project than meets the eye. Refactoring and testing are as important as functionality when it comes to managing the complexity of programs that inevitably evolve over time. But when deadlines get tight, the management tends to focus on the functionality. But what if this technical debt starts piling up?read more

How-to: headless radio player on Raspberry Pi 2 and SolydX RPi2

Friday 6th of November 2015 10:33:42 AM
I started with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, a WiPi wireless adapter, an 8GB microSD card and a low cost case. I downloaded the SolydX RPi2 edition and extracted it onto the microSD card. Once done and inserted into the RPi2, I booted the system

Valve Forgot That It's Launching Steam Machines on November 10

Friday 6th of November 2015 09:36:31 AM
November will be a very crowded month, and a lot of high profile games are scheduled to launch, but it looks like the community forgot one of the biggest launch of all, the Steam Machines from Valve.

Pursuing an Internet of Things strategy for the right reasons

Friday 6th of November 2015 08:39:20 AM
Three ways technology can help make an IoT strategy real.

Getting Ansible Working on Fedora 23

Friday 6th of November 2015 07:42:09 AM
Ansible is a simple IT automation platform written in python that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It has become quite popular over the past few years but you may hit some trouble when trying to run Ansible... Continue Reading →

New USB Startup Creator Is Being Made for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 6th of November 2015 06:44:58 AM
The application used in Ubuntu systems to write ISOs to USB disks, the Startup Creator, is being redesigned and rebuilt for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Install VTiger CRM on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:47:47 AM
VTiger is a web-based, modular constructed Customer Relationship Management system that enables sales, support, and marketing teams to organize and collaborate to measurably improve customer experiences and business outcomes.

IoT cloud framework features Linux-ready gateway design

Friday 6th of November 2015 04:50:36 AM
Mentor Graphics announced a Linux-ready IoT gateway System Design Kit (SysDK) as part of an IoT solution that offers cloud services and TrustZone security. Mentor Graphics unveiled an end-to-end, hardware/software Internet of Things solution for wired and wireless edge device aggregation, featuring a System Design Kit (SysDK) for IoT gateways. The SysDK runs a version […]

New MCU-like Intel Quarks sip power, but wheres the Linux?

Friday 6th of November 2015 03:53:25 AM
Intel unveiled three new Quark CPUs, including models with x86 compatibility, -40 to 85°C support, and integrated sensor hubs, plus a new IoT Platform. The three new members of Intel’s low-power, IoT-focused “Quark” processor family were announced as part of a second-generation Intel IoT Platform. The Quark D1000 is now shipping, and a more robust D2000 model is due by year’s end. The Quark SE, which is built into Intel’s Curie modules, is expected in the first half of 2016, featuring a sensor hub and integrated pattern recognition.

Tiny Makers

Friday 6th of November 2015 02:56:14 AM
If you've ever dropped Mentos in a bottle of Coke with kids or grown your own rock candy in a jar with string, you know how excited children get when doing science. For some of us, that fascination never goes away, which is why things like Maker Faire exist. If you want your children (or someone else's children) to grow into awesome nerds, one of the best things you can do is get them involved with projects at

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  • LZHAM Is Still Ticking Along To Further Open-Source Lossless Compression
    It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
  • Pick of the Bunch: Cloud Development Tools
    Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. The cloud eliminates maintenance and management issues, and eliminates the risk of running out of capacity. Cloud-based applications also have the virtue of being accessible from any location with an internet connection. And Linux continues to demonstrate that it is the go-to cloud platform. Developers need a broad set of powerful tools to use the cloud. There are far too many excellent cloud development tools, and this is not an exhaustive survey. But here are four excellent tools that caught our eye. The first is Dirigible; don't be put off by its name.
  • podlators 4.00
    podlators is the distribution that includes the Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules for Perl, plus the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts (among a few other, more minor things).

Radeon DRM Linux 4.4 + Mesa 11.1 + DRI3 vs. AMD's Proprietary Driver

On Friday I posted benchmarks showing Nouveau's re-clocked performance relative to NVIDIA's proprietary driver for showing the performance potential of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600/700 series with the performance state code there beginning to work. That article was followed by AMDGPU driver tests on Linux 4.4 against Catalyst for the newest AMD GPU tech that uses this newer Direct Rendering Manager driver. The third test now is comparing the Radeon DRM performance on Linux 4.4 against AMD's binary blob when using older AMD GCN GPUs as well as a Northern Islands GPU for reference. Read more

Sabayon 15.12 Updates Plasma 5, GNOME 3.18 Goes Into Testing

Sabayon Linux continues to be one of the easiest ways to setup a Gentoo-based environment. With Sabayon 15.12, GNOME 3.18 packages were added to their testing repositories, KDE Plasma 5 was updated against KDE Frameworks 5.16 and KDE Plasma 5.4.3, and there is support inbound for ARM. The Sabayon project intends to release Raspberry Pi 2 images in the near future. Read more Also: Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 15.12 Is Out, Raspberry Pi 2 Version Incoming