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TrentaOS Is an Elegant Desktop Linux with a Few Rough Edges

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:08:07 PM
It appears we have another Linux desktop renaissance on our hands. Back in the late 1990s, it seemed like everyone was creating a new Linux distribution—each with its own unique take on the platform—until there were so many to choose from, one never knew where to begin.

This Week in Open Source News: Auto Industry is , Hitachi Steps Up Open Source Participation & More

Saturday 28th of January 2017 05:13:45 PM
This week in open source news, Automotive Grade Linux is evidence of the auto industry merging with tech entirely, Hitachi steps up its open source game, and more! Read on to catch up on this busy week in OSS tech news.

Alpine Linux 3.5.1 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.45 LTS, New Security Updates

Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:19:23 PM
Alpine Linux developer Natanael Copa today announced today, January 27, 2017, the immediate availability of the first point release to the Alpine Linux 3.5 operating system series.

Buddy Platform Limited's Parse on Buddy Service

Saturday 28th of January 2017 01:25:01 PM
With Facebook's Parse mobile back end as a service shutting down, developers are in a bind. The vise is squeezing tighter since the open-source Parse Server product released by Facebook, asserts BuddyPlatform Limited, was not designed to support high volume, commercial-gradeapps from organizations seeking the breadth of the original platform.

Securing MySQL DBMS

Saturday 28th of January 2017 11:30:39 AM
MySQL, owned by Oracle since 2009, is the number one open source database for successful startups and Web-based applications, loved by such iconic social networks as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many others. The database comes in two different editions: the open source MySQL Community Server and the proprietary Enterprise Server. Today, we will discuss the MySQL Community Server, and more specifically the basic security aspects of setting up this DBMS.

Top 5: Solid state drives in Linux, Brotli compression algorithm, and more

Saturday 28th of January 2017 09:36:17 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight solid state drives in Linux; a new compression algorithm for faster Internet; Python and successive approximation; rsync to back up your Linux system; the shift method and custom functions for shell scripting.

Ubuntu 17.04 Opt-In Flavors Finally Get Their Alpha Release, Here's What's New

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:41:55 AM
Canonical today released the second Alpha of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, which, in fact, is the first Alpha of the new series.

Best Linux Server Security Tutorials on

Saturday 28th of January 2017 05:47:33 AM
The first rule of Linux server security is to keep your server lean and mean. Only install the packages and run the services that you really need, writes Swapnil Bhartiya in his tutorial on making your server more secure. “Even the most hardened servers can be hijacked by exploiting any unpatched or vulnerable component running on that server,” he writes.These and other useful security tips for running your own Linux server, or accessing your server remotely, can be found in the collection of tutorials, below.

Arduino-driven IoT platform supports Grove and MikroBus

Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:53:11 AM
PatternAgent’s “thingSoC Grovey” family of Arduino and ESPx-driven IoT hubs connect to Grove and MikroBus Click IoT modules, as well as an RPi or Edison. On CrowdSupply, Portland, Oreg. Based PatternAgents, LLC, has begun selling an open source family of Arduino-compatible thingSoC Grovey boards, adapters, and hubs built around a common “thingSoC” socket system for […]

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released

Saturday 28th of January 2017 01:58:49 AM
Today I am happy to announce the first scheduled update release of the Bodhi Linux 4 branch – Bodhi Linux 4.1.0. This release serves to package up the fixes for a few bugs that slipped through the cracks in the 4.0.0 release, as well as provided updated package sets for the install ISO images. Most notably these ISO images come with EFL 1.18.4, Linux Kernel 4.8, and a new Moksha Theme based on the “Arc Dark” theme.

How to perform directory comparison using Meld

Saturday 28th of January 2017 01:10:23 AM
In the beginner's tutorial, we mentioned that Meld can be used to compare both files as well as directories. Now that we've already covered file comparison, it's time to discuss the tool's directory comparison feature.

Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center Gets One More Release Candidate, Go Out and Test

Friday 27th of January 2017 11:16:01 PM
Only two weeks after XBMC Foundation announced the decision of codenaming the Kodi 18 release as "Leia," after the late Carrie Fisher, they are today releasing what it could be the last RC of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton".

Zynq-based SDR module sells for $549

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:21:39 PM
Avnet launched a cheaper, single-channel version of its dual-channel PicoZed SDR COM. The Linux-driven Zynq-7020 COM operates in the 70MHz to 6GHz range. Avnet’s PicoZed SDR 1?1 SOM is a more affordable, single-channel version of the dual-channel PicoZed SDR 2?2, a software defined radio version of the PicoZed computer-on-module. This $549, single-channel module supports the […]

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    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 1 release is finally here. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and download the ISO images of the participating flavors, which are, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, these releases feature the latest stable versions of their respective desktop environments. This release will be followed by the Final Beta release on March 23 and final release on April 13.
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