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Is Debian Difficult to Install?

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:29:29 PM
In casual conversation, most Linux users will tell you that the Debian distribution is hard to install. Mention that you have installed it multiple times, and people are apt to look at you as if you are some kind of stone-cold geek. After all, wasn't the original point of Ubuntu was to make Debian available to everyone?

Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 10:59:55 AM
The Mozilla Foundation has hired Simon Phipps to examine and evaluate options for the Thunderbird desktop client, which is seeking a new home. His initial report was made public on Monday.

Tails 2.3 Anonymous Live CD Gets Tor Browser 5.5.5, Tails 2.4 Coming June 7

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 10:02:44 AM
The Tails project announced the Tails 2.3 amnesic incognito live system, a Debian-based anonymous Live CD based on the Tor project.

Antergos 2016.04.22 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 09:05:33 AM
Antergos 2016.04.22 has been released. Notable Changes: Packages updated for the live and minimal install environments. Antergos is a rolling release distribution. Your entire system, from the base OS components to the applications that you install, will receive updates as they are released upstream—with only a minimal delay to ensure stability.

Lanner Further Expands Carrier-grade Network Appliances HCP-72i2 for Telecom Applications

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 08:08:22 AM
The HCP-72i2 is a 2U rackmount telecom network appliance built with Lanner's unique Hybrid Telecommunications Computing Architecture (HybridTCA™) ,which is created to meet the challenging requirements for carrier-grade network control, cloud computing and data center.

Xubuntu 16.04 - quick screenshot tour

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 07:11:11 AM
Let's have a quick whistle-stop tour through Xubuntu 16.04.

IBM Bids to Improve OpenStack Cloud Interoperability VIDEO

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 06:14:00 AM
At the OpenStack Summit here, IBM is doubling down on it pledge and efforts to help advance OpenStack cloud interoperability.

GNOME Software Package Manager Prepares for GNOME 3.22, Gets Steam Support

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 05:16:49 AM
For those of you not in the loop, the GNOME Project is currently working hard on implementing new features of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment.

Update to Firefox Released Today

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 04:19:38 AM
The latest version of Firefox was released today. It features an improved look and feel for Linux users, a minor security improvement and additional updates for all Firefox users.

BlackBerry wakes up, dunks Priv in Marshmallow

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 03:22:27 AM
Hub, keyboard and email also updated. BlackBerry has released the Android Marshmallow 6.0 platform update for its Priv flagship, alongside big improvements to the Hub, the phone’s hallmark message aggregator.

CoreOS shows OpenStack can be run as a container with Kubernetes

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 02:25:16 AM
OpenStack is a complicated and enormous open-source cloud program, but CoreOS showed that it too can be run inside a container.

Is the OpenStack Big Tent Model Working?

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:28:05 AM
A year after OpenStack officially embraced an approach to be more inclusive, project leaders talk about what's working and what's not.

Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser Released for All Platforms, Based on Chromium 50

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 12:30:54 AM
Softpedia has been informed today by Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser for all supported platforms.

Create a desktop/online office on Ubuntu with ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:33:43 PM
This tutorial explains how to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and connect them to your web-office account to get a desktop/online office suite on your Ubuntu machine. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors comprise viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations that allow to work with your documents offline and easily switch to the online to co-edit, review, comment or discuss them with others.

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Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems. Read more Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu. Read more

Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more