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Seven of the best Linux desktops

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 06:47:33 PM
In today's open source roundup: Check out seven of the best Linux desktop environments. Plus: Firefox 40 available for Linux. And Kali Linux 2.0 has been released.

Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years -- here's how to exploit it

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 05:03:36 PM
A design flaw in Intel's processors can be exploited to install malware beneath operating systems and antivirus – making it tough to detect and remove.…

An internship that harnesses the power of community

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 04:06:25 PM
I was both nervous and excited to begin my intern experience at Red Hat. I followed a path slightly different from that of the typical intern, having worked previously in the corporate world and then spending time at home with my children. While I looked into my options for returning to work, I spoke with several people at Red Hat who were very open to meeting with me, encouraged my interest in marketing analytics, and provided me with other resources and contacts. The result of those conversations was this amazing opportunity to intern with Red Hat's marketing operations team.read more

Linux Lite, A Friendly Linux Distros For Windows/New Users

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 03:09:14 PM
Linux Lite is a free, open source, Ubuntu-based and light-weight Linux distribution which is very easy for Windows users turning toward Linux. Linux Lite comes with all basic apps installed so that you don't have to download and install them manually. It's friendly to Windows/New users. So let's know more about Linux Lite.

Announcing the release of Fedora 23 Alpha!

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:12:03 PM
The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our plannedOctober final release...

Firefox 40 for Linux Arrives with Better Video Playback and Graphics Performance

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:18:51 PM
Mozilla has released Firefox 40 for the Linux platform, and it brings better scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance for this particular operating system, among many other changes.

Zorin OS 10 Core: install and forget

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 12:21:40 PM
It has been more than a year since Zorin OS 9 was released. And the 1st of August 2015 saw the release of the brand new distribution from the Zorin team: Zorin OS 10.

Who's to blame for Jeep hack vulns? BlackBerry says, 'Don't look at us'

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 10:25:08 AM
QNX Neutrino OS 'unrelated' to exploit, say CanucksBlackBerry has denied rumors that its software might have played a role in the infamous "Jeep hack," saying it's "unequivocally" not true.…

Quad-core Snapdragon COM offers three dev kit options

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 08:30:46 AM
eInfochips announced Arrow distribution for its “Eragon600″ module and development kits, which run Android or Linux on a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC. We missed Qualcomm’s announcement of the eInfochips Eragon600 in June. Now eInfochips has announced a global distribution deal with Arrow Electronics, which will bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 based computer-on-module and several carrier […]

Superb Stellaris RTS from Paradox Interactive to Launch on Linux

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 06:36:24 AM
The newest game from Paradox Interactive is called Stellaris, and it is developed by the same team who also did the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series. Linux has been announced as a launch platform.

Once again RDO Kilo Set up for 3 Fedora 22 Nodes Controller+Network+Compute (ML2&OVS&VXLAN)

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 04:42:02 AM
After upgrade to upstream version of openstack-puppet-modules-2015.1.9 procedure of RDO Kilo install on F22 significantly changed. Steps required to be undertaken on Controller follow below.

We need YOU to help close the IT gender gap

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:47:40 AM
When I was a kid I wanted to be a singing dentist, a veterinarian, a reporter, and pretty much everything in between. But the one field that never crossed my mind as a possibility was Information Technology.Sure, I had immersed myself in technology growing up, playing the Putt Putt Saves the Zoo computer game and using desktop publishing software to create my own daily newsletter, The Daily News. While I understood how to use technology to accomplish tasks, I didn't think of it as a vehicle to a potential career path.read more

Android Certifi-Gate remote access security hole exploited

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 12:53:18 AM
A security hole in Android's remote support tool is being exploited in the wild.

Problems with Ubuntu's Software Center and How Canonical Plans to Fix Them

Monday 10th of August 2015 11:56:07 PM
Ubuntu has received a lot offlack from the community for some of its commercial projects.Placing Amazon ads in Unity's Dash is a classic example of a poorlyplanned move that flies in the teeth of the community's ethos. Acommunity built on the concepts of freedom and software thatempowers the user (instead of some commercial concern) would nevertake that well.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS

Monday 10th of August 2015 10:58:56 PM
Elementary OS is a really good Linux distribution for those people who don't want to learn about the command line and have no interest in customising their user experience. If you just want to use your computer to play games, listen to music and do basic things then this might be the one for you.

Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Monday 10th of August 2015 10:01:45 PM
In this article, I will describe how you can monitor your Debian 8 server with Munin and Monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server without much configuration, whereas Monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

Six outdated myths about Linux

Monday 10th of August 2015 09:04:34 PM
In today's open source roundup: Six myths about Linux that aren't true. Plus: Canonical won't support DEB-based Ubuntu Software Center. And the controversy over Purism's laptops.

F23 Alpha is a Go; Fun at Flock

Monday 10th of August 2015 08:07:23 PM
Fedora 23 Alpha is scheduled to hit the mirrors tomorrow, and Flock our big annual developer and contributor conference, this year in Rochester, New York starts Wednesday.

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.8 Now Has Proper Update for Ubuntu

Monday 10th of August 2015 07:10:12 PM
Plex Media Server, a piece of software that allows users to play movies and TV shows on the computer and to connect to devices like smart TVs or tablets, has been upgraded to version 0.9.12.8 and is available for download.

Security is weakened because random numbers are not random enough

Monday 10th of August 2015 06:13:01 PM
The entropy of data generated by Linux servers -- which are the backbone of much of the internet -- is, says security expert Bruce Potter, too low... Potter warns that the low entropy problem means that seemingly random numbers could in fact be easier to guess or crack than first thought.

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Boot times can become slow on systems with many CPUs, partly because of the time it takes to crank up all the RAM chips. Mel Gorman recently submitted some patches to start up RAM chips in parallel instead of one after the other. One of the main problems with trying to implement such a feature—and one of the main reasons such patches haven't made it into the kernel before—is the need to avoid slowing things down for smaller systems. Read more

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IT&C sector – engine of the economy : Kogaion and Argent – operating systems created in Cluj-Napoca

This goes for the Romanian Group for the Development of Gentoo-Derivative Technologies too. Gentoo is an operating system based on Linux or FreeBSD, which can be automatically optimized or personalized for almost any application or need. Last week the Cluj-based team launched in Bucharest and Cluj two PC operating systems that are one hundred per cent Romanian, which could be used by regular users or within public administration, the education system or defence institutions. Read more