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Want a good tech job? Report says open-source skills are hotter than ever

Friday 6th of May 2016 10:41:52 AM
65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months.

A daughter of Silicon Valley shares her 'nerd' story

Friday 6th of May 2016 08:53:13 AM
Back in 2014, my colleague Crystal Beasley started a thread of women in tech/hackers posting their "nerd stories" in response to some comments out there on the Internet about the lack of women in tech. This is my nerd story, shared with you because I do believe in role models, and I do believe that there are many paths one can take to a satisfying challenging career and a life that helps one fulfill their goals.read more

Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO Out Now with USB 3 Boot Support, KDE Plasma 5.6.2

Friday 6th of May 2016 07:04:34 AM
Neptune developer Leszek Lesner announced the release and general availability of a new Live ISO image for his Neptune Linux rolling operating system, version 4.5.1.

Samsung debuts an Artik IoT cloud platform and IDE

Friday 6th of May 2016 05:15:55 AM
At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things, and its Artik IoT modules got lots of love. Surprisingly, much of Samsung’s focus at its developer conference did not revolve around Tizen or SmartThings. Instead, the main focus was on its newly shipping Artik embedded modules, […]

m23 rock 16.2 brings support for Ubuntu 16.04 clients

Friday 6th of May 2016 03:27:16 AM
From this version on, the Linux remote installation tool m23 offers support for m23 clients using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. Friends of the Univention Corporate Servers will be happy to hear that the m23 app is now available in the Univention App Center.

Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10

Friday 6th of May 2016 01:38:38 AM
Today is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we've just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).

“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

Friday 6th of May 2016 12:24:18 AM
A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build […]

WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability

Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:09:58 PM
FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.

Ubuntu Online Summit

Thursday 5th of May 2016 09:55:38 PM
There's a fundamental difference between conferences for community-drivenprojects and closed-source commercial software.

How to install X-Cart 5 on CentOS

Thursday 5th of May 2016 08:41:18 PM
X-Cart is a search engine friendly shopping cart software written in PHP with many features like: WYSIWYG editor, easy-to-use web interface, order tracking, customer order history, real time shipping calculation, printable invoices and receipts, built-in marketing tools like up-selling, cross-selling, discounts and more.

Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

Thursday 5th of May 2016 07:26:58 PM
Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful

Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:12:38 PM
Open source programming and DevOps skills are in high demand among hiring managers, and cloud computing outpaces containers and networking in popularity.

Confessions of a cross-platform developer

Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:58:18 PM
Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer. She's a long-time open source and Mono contributor, and develops primarily in C#/C++. Andreia works at GitHub, where she's focused on building the GitHub Extension manager for Visual Studio.read more

Customize Ubuntu Desktop using Unity Tweak Tool

Thursday 5th of May 2016 03:43:58 PM
Unity Tweak Tool is a popular, easy-to-use settings manager for the Unity desktop (Ubuntu Default Desktop). It provides users with a simple and fast user interface which will help users to access/customize many useful features. Also the famous Ubuntu Tweak has been dead officially as per the developer notification (May 02, 2016).

KDE Neon Plasma Wayland Daily Build ISOs Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Are Now Live

Thursday 5th of May 2016 02:29:38 PM
Ex-Kubuntu leader Jonathan Riddell announced the availability of daily build ISO images for the rolling KDE Neon Linux operating system, which early adopters can get and test drive as we speak.

Drupal developer on how to make your website more accessible

Thursday 5th of May 2016 01:15:18 PM
For open source developer Mike Gifford, founder and president of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., any mention of Drupal accessibility after his name is redundant. He has spent the better part of 10 years improving and cementing accessibility in Drupal, enough to earn the role of official core accessibility maintainer for the project.read more

Jeremy Sands: Southern Fried College Football and Down-Home Linux

Thursday 5th of May 2016 12:00:58 PM
The SouthEast LinuxFest started at Clemson University in 2009. These days it's in Charlotte, N.C., and hopes to host more than 1,000 people June 10-12, 2016. We had a little video chat with Jeremy Sands, who's in charge of the event.

Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT

Thursday 5th of May 2016 10:46:38 AM
Disgruntled core devs take bat and ball to new LEDE ProjectA split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT.…

Ubuntu Make 16.05 Lands on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Brings Android Studio and SDK Fixes

Thursday 5th of May 2016 09:51:20 AM
Ubuntu Make developer Didier Roche announced the release of Ubuntu Make 16.05, a new maintenance release of his open-source CLI tool that lets developers install various third-party SDKs and IDEs.

Beautiful Simplicity Linux 16.04 OS Arrives, Based on LXPup and the LXDE Desktop

Thursday 5th of May 2016 08:36:59 AM
The guys over at Simplicity Linux, a simple and beautiful GNU/Linux desktop-oriented operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Simplicity Linux 16.04.

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Linux Emerging as Alternative to MS Windows

According to industry sources, Linux-based operation systems of Tmax OS and InfraWare are gaining much attention as alternatives to the Microsoft Windows. The latest version of the Linux has been significantly improved in terms of installation and use, providing a user interface similar to that of the Windows and coming with various software tools for documentation, multimedia utilization, etc. In addition, constraints on the Linux in the financial and public sectors are being removed one after another with Internet environments adopting Web standards. Under the circumstances, the software industry is expecting that the utilization of open-source operating systems will spread to the general consumer market as well as the enterprise market. Read more

NethServer 6.8 Linux Server Fights Spam with DNS-Based Blackhole List (DNSBL)

NethServer Community Manager Alessio Fattorini informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the first Beta release of the NethServer 6.8 server-oriented GNU/Linux operating system. Based on the recently released CentOS 6.8 operating system, which in turn builds on the freely distributed sources of the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 distro, NethServer 6.8 is now in development as the newest long-term support release. Read more

Comparing live version upgrade methods

When I review a distribution I always begin by performing a fresh installation of the operating system. This gives the latest version of the project a chance to stand on its own without complications. However, many of us do not perform fresh installations on our operating systems each time we want to upgrade to the latest release. Some of us, in order to preserve settings or installed packages, prefer to upgrade our existing operating system without starting over from scratch. This week I decided to take five open source operating systems through an upgrade process from their penultimate release to their latest version. Read more

Porteus Kiosk 4.0 Modular Linux Web Kiosk Released, Drops Chrome 32-bit Support

Porteus Solutions' Tomasz Jokiel announced on May 30, 2016, the release of the final Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 Web Kiosk operating system based on the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open-source software. Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 comes three months after the release of the last maintenance build in the Porteus Kiosk 3.x series, introducing numerous new features and improvements. But first, let's take a quick look under the hood, as the OS is now powered by Linux kernel 4.4.11 LTS (Long Term Support), and it's based on the Mozilla Firefox 45.1.1 ESR and Google Chrome 50.0.2661.102 web browsers. Read more