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Physical server vs Virtual server: All you need to know

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:35:38 PM
In this blog post, we will explain the key differences between the physical and the virtual server from a customer’s perspective. We will also try to debunk some of the myths along the way. Hopefully, this will help individuals and companies make better decisions when purchasing a server.

How to setup JAVA Environment Variables on Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 07:21:17 PM
Most of us still getting confusion to Setup JAVA Environment Variable in Linux. Hit our link for further details

KDE Plasma 5.8.5 released

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 06:06:57 PM
KDE team has announced the point release for their KDE Plasma 5.8 build, KDE Plasma 5.8.5 has been announced just a moment ago.Basically, this point update is a bugfix update with some bugs fixed, found in the previous release so far.[.....]

Sometimes My Office Goes with Me

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 04:52:37 PM
A year or so ago, I wrote a short article titled "Network GoBag". During the past year, I've gotten lots of email about that bagand actually quite a few questions about working while traveling ingeneral.

Science Needs an Upgrade to ‘Open’

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:38:17 PM
For too long, much of our science has been kept behind doors that are both closed and locked. It's past time to bring openness to science, in much the same way we're bringing openness to software.

How to Play DVDs in Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 02:30:39 PM
Due to legal implications, playing DVDs in Linux is not as straightforward as it should be. Here’s how you can configure your system to play DVDs in Linux.

Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:36:17 PM
You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat's Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it.

Magic-Device-Tool App Now Available as a Snap, Will Soon Support Lineage OS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 10:41:55 AM
Marius Quabeck, the creator of the magic-device-tool software that lets users install or replace their mobile operating systems, announced the fact that the tool is now available as a Snap.

CyanogenMod is dead. Long live LineageOS

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:47:33 AM
Cyanogen has switched gears, leaving the Android variant CyanogenMod in the lurch, CyanogenMod[he]#039[/he]s developers aren't giving up. They're forking the code into LineageOS.

Best of Opensource.com: Law

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 06:53:11 AM
2016 has been quite a year for licensing and technology ownership cases, and we had some interesting articles indeed.One topic that has the attention of many in the open source world is that of GPL enforcement, and so when the GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware was dismissed many took an interest.

Tiny Atom-based x86 SBC debuts edge expansion scheme

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 04:58:49 AM
ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a rugged, Linux-ready SBC with an Atom E3800 and a new, compact 75 x 75mm “Edge-Connect” form factor with dual PCIe. San Diego based ADL Embedded Solutions has long been known for its MIL/AERO oriented PC/104 boards, and has more recently delivered 3.5-inch boards like the 4th Gen Intel Core based ADLQM867HD.

Krampus adopts one free software tool for each month in 2017

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:04:27 AM
Curious how Krampus is doing this year? Well, as the recently hired manager of Krampus's open source programs office, I'm excited to tell you that we have an ambitious plan to adopt one free software tool during each month of the coming year.

Setting up SoftEther VPN Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:10:05 AM
Whether you want to be able to connect remotely to your corporate network or to construct a virtual network between two remote points, through an unsecure network (eg: Internet), you will somehow need a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN allows you to securely connect to a remote LAN (Local Area Network) through Internet or untrusted networks.

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Monday 26th of December 2016 11:15:43 PM
Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The... Continue Reading →

Fedora 26 will have an LXQt Spin. Here’s what it looks like now

Monday 26th of December 2016 09:21:21 PM
The effort to produce a Fedora LXQt Spin is still young, so you have an opportunity to contribute.How?Well, there’s a Remix that you can download, test and report any bugs you find. You can also chime in on what applications should ship in the finished product. Details on the effort, including a link to download an ISO image, are available here.

News: Linux Top 3: Guix, Parrot Security and OpenMandriva Lx

Monday 26th of December 2016 07:26:59 PM
2016 is not done yet, as new Linux distributions debut to round out the year.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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