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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.
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.
Developer decides to move on to pastures newThe British developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution has called it quits.…
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.
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.
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.
Develop for the Pebble smartwatch and play games on the go.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
New version of Minimal Linux Live has been released. It is based on Linux kernel 3.18.6 and BusyBox 1.23.1.
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)...
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.
The OpenDaylight Project, an open source collaboration for software-defined networking, has announced a 2015 summer internship program.
Writing cross-platform applications with standard tools can be difficult; 8th makes your life easier.
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold via BQ.com through a series of flash sales.
Microsoft is starting to roll out its next update for its Intune mobile-device-management service starting today, February 6, which includes new features for Android devices.
By now, most if not all of you have seen Philip Newborough’s [url=http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=416493#p416493]announcement[/url] that he is moving on. First things first: Thank you, Philip, for providing sensible and solid leadership over the past several years. And, of course, all of us are grateful for your bringing CrunchBang — a simple and solid distro that works on a wide range of hardware — into the world.
In our connected world, the traditional UNIX privilege separation is not enough anymore. Security models are changing in order to provide a higher level of protection expected by users. We start with seccomp-bpf, a software techniques introduced in 2010 that seems to gain more and more popularity as networked application grow and expand.