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Raspberry Pi Basics: installing Raspbian and getting it up and running

Monday 9th of February 2015 07:30:17 PM
So, are you a person who got a raspberry pi (aka "pi") and want to start building something with it but don't know how to go about it? If yes, then this tutorial is for you. Here in this howto, we go about installing the Raspbian OS and initiating a desktop environment.

Building a better matching solution with Mensa

Monday 9th of February 2015 06:33:06 PM
I've been designing and developing commercial software for more than 30 years, and I'm pleased to announce that for the first time, some of my software has been released as a new open source project. For open source at Dell, it's a Java project called Mensa.read more

Manjaro Linux LXQt 0.8.12 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

Monday 9th of February 2015 05:35:55 PM
Three days after the official announcement of Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, a point release that brings only a couple of changes, such as out-of-the-box support for Microsoft’s exFAT filesystem and Pacman 4.2 package manager, the Manjaro community released today the LXQt edition of the acclaimed Arch Linux-based computer operating system.

elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Monday 9th of February 2015 04:38:44 PM
You thought the day would never come, but after six months and almost 600 fixes we're bringing you the next step on our way to a final release of elementary OS 0.3. This beta brings huge changes like: better support for Samba in Files; new calculator and video applications; UI improvements in Calendar, Photos, System Settings, Slingshot; notifications and firewall settings; better and more discoverable multitasking; updated third-party applications, including Geary, Simple Scan, Document Viewer; updated development libraries, including GTK+ 3.14; security and stability improvements; UEFI/SecureBoot support; tons of stylesheet and icon changes and fixes.

Review: Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 "Ascella" Xfce

Monday 9th of February 2015 03:41:33 PM
It's a user-friendly rolling-release distribution based on Arch Linux, and it does everything I want it to do. What's not to like?

ownCloud Server 8 Officially Released, a Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternative

Monday 9th of February 2015 02:44:22 PM
ownCloud reached version 8 today, February 9, 2015. We’re talking about the ownCloud Server, a powerful, open-source, free, and self-hosted file sharing solution that offers easier and faster file syncing and sharing functionality, along with numerous other attractive features. ownCloud Server is considered by many a Dropbox replacement and it is distributed in two editions, ownCloud Community Edition and ownCloud Enterprise Edition.

Non-Linux FOSS: Homebrew

Monday 9th of February 2015 11:12:32 AM
I use OS X quite often during my day job. I'm able to tolerate it largelydue to the terminal. If I couldn't do my work with green text on ablack background, I think I'd go crazy (or crazier). Unfortunately,OS X doesn't come with all the command-line tools I need. That's whereHomebrew comes in to save the day.

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.

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