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Pick suitable Desktop Environment for your Arch Linux system

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:55:29 PM
As we know By default Arch Linux ISO doesn't comes with graphical user interface and we need to install it manually which is suitable for us.

Next-gen DTV platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Thursday 1st of September 2016 11:46:52 AM
The “Poplar Board,” based on HiSilicon’s quad-core Hi3798C V200 SoC, is the first SBC to implement Linaro’s “96Boards Enterprise Edition TV Platform” spec. The “under $100” Poplar Board is aimed primarily at Internet connected TV set-top box (STB) developers, but it also targets hobbyists and the open-source community, according to HiSilicon’s announcement. The SBC, which […]

Stupid Patent Of The Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

Thursday 1st of September 2016 10:38:15 AM
On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; "Online peer review and method." The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the patent, Elsevier sought very broad claims that could have covered a wide range of online peer review. Fortunately, by the time the patent actually issued, its claims had been narrowed significantly. So, as a practical matter, the patent will be difficult to enforce. But we still think the patent is stupid, invalid, and an indictment of the system.

Crash test dummy? Love the excitement of breaking an OS? Fedora 25 Alpha has landed

Thursday 1st of September 2016 09:29:38 AM
It's supposed to end in tears. Then you can file a bug reportIf you're a chronic complainer and nit-picker with a spare machine and a willingness to suffer multiple crashes, weird screen artefacts and possible data loss: Fedora 25's alpha has landed ahead of its anticipated November 2016 release.…

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now in Beta, Final Release Expected November 16, 2016

Thursday 1st of September 2016 08:21:01 AM
The openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, has proudly announced the availability of the first Beta pre-release version of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux operating system.

5 great Java performance optimization tricks

Thursday 1st of September 2016 07:12:23 AM
Optimizing your Java code requires an understanding of how the different elements in Java interact, and how it interacts with the operating system that is it running on. Use these five tips and resources to start learning how to analyze and optimize your code.

Keeping Fedora beautiful: contribute your wallpaper!

Thursday 1st of September 2016 06:03:46 AM
The Fedora project searches also like on previous versions, for contributions to the supplemental wallpaper package. What are supplemental wallpapers? Supplemental wallpapers are the non-default wallpapers provided with Fedora. Fedora ships GNOME’s supplemental wallpapers by default.

Linux Foundation Restructuring CII Security Effort for Scale

Thursday 1st of September 2016 04:55:09 AM
The CTO of the Linux Foundation discusses how the governance structure for the Core Infrastructure Initiative is changing to promote better security.

GhostBSD 10.3 "Enoch" Officially Released with ZFS and UEFI Support, More

Thursday 1st of September 2016 03:46:32 AM
The GhostBSD project was pleased to announce the general availability of the final release of their GhostBSD 10.3 "Enoch" operating system based on the latest FreeBSD technologies.

Life imitates satire: Facebook touts zlib killer just like <i>Silicon Valley</i>'s Pied Piper

Thursday 1st of September 2016 02:37:55 AM
New compression library and MySQL fork open-sourcedFacebook engineers today emitted a bunch of open-source compression and database tools during its @Scale conference.…

Red Hat Takes Aim at VMware With RHV

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:29:18 AM
Although VMware and Red Hat might have seemed to be best buddies at last week's LinuxCon, this week it's become obvious that Red Hat is locked and loaded and has VMware in its sites.

100+ self-hosted alternatives to popular services

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:20:41 AM
Most of us use online services like Gmail, Dropbox, Skype, Evernote etc. on a daily basis without having control over the service. However, now it’s easier than ever to find a self-hosted alternative to your favorite online service and have complete control over it. In this article, we will share a huge list of self-hosted alternatives to popular online services.

Remembering Vernon Adams

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 11:12:04 PM
VernonLWN reports on the sad death of Vernon Adams, designer of the Oxygen font and author of the invaluable how to use Font Forge guide.VDG Artist Thomas Pfeiffer writes:The name Vernon Adams might not ring any bells for you, but if you have used Plasma in the recent past, you know at least one of his works: The Oxygen font, which was Plasma's default user interface font for a long time.Vernon did excellent work on the font, and we'd still be using it as our default today if a tragic car accident had not rendered him unable to continue his work (sadly nobody else took it up, either). Sadly, Vernon has now passed away.Vernon Adams will always be remembered by the Free Software community for his tireless work for freedom in font design, and we hope he will inspire countless font designers to come.?

New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:03:27 PM
A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

Installing BlackArch Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:54:50 PM
Would you like to use a Raspberry Pi as a topflight security tool? Here’s how to install BlackArch Linux on a Pi to get you on your way.

3 copyright tips for students and educators

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:46:13 PM
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania 2016.read more

More in Tux Machines

Alpine Linux 3.4.4 released

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.4.4 of its Alpine Linux operating system. Read more

Firefox Changes

  • Mozilla has “stopped all commercial development of Firefox OS”
    Remember when Mozilla said it was ceasing development of Firefox OS for smartphones, but that it wasn’t giving up on the browser-based operating system altogether? Yeah, now the organization has pretty much thrown in the towel. After shifting the focus from phones to smart TVs and other Internet of Things products for a while, Mozilla senior engineering program manager Julie McCracken says development of the operating system was “gradually wound down” and that as of the end of July Mozilla has “stopped all commercial development of Firefox OS.
  • Firefox’s Test Pilot Program Launches Three New Experimental Features
    Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of you participating in the experiments and providing feedback, which ultimately, will help us determine which features end up in Firefox for all to enjoy. Since our launch, we’ve been hard at work on new innovations, and today we’re excited to announce the release of three new Test Pilot experiments. These features will help you share and manage screenshots; keep streaming video front and center; and protect your online privacy.

Red Hat News

  • Why Red Hat calls India a ‘bright spot’ in Open source
    Application of Open source technology has come a long way, from once being used only for cost benefits to now being very critical to businesses. Along with the steady rise in its usage, businesses and organizations across verticals today are more certain to run mission-critical applications on open source platform than in the past. In fact, Indian Railways, IRCTC and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) are among long list of government organizations that are leveraging open source technology. Besides, other large private companies like Essar, TataSky and Mahindra Finance too are running business critical applications and functions on open source.
  • Red Hat sets stock ownership requirements for top management, board
    Red Hat Inc. shareholders have approved a change in stock ownership requirements for its executives, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday. The CEO, who is currently James Whitehurst, must hold at least 81,000 shares while executive vice president must own at least15,000 shares. At Monday’s price of stock, the CEO’s minimum holdings equal $6.37 million and the executive vice presidents shares each equal $1.18 million. Whitehurst currently holds more than 440,000 Red Hat shares, and the current executive vice presidents all hold more than 50,000 shares, according to the company’s most recent proxy statement. Senior vice presidents must hold 9,000 shares, and non-employee directors must hold 4,000 shares. Only one director currently holds fewer than 4,000 shares, according to the proxy, which can be found here. The board’s compensation committee administers and interprets the stock ownership policy. The levels are based on the person’s salary or retainer, depending on the position.
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
  • Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts
  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) Upside Stock Technicals at Extreme Strength