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How to Install Packages from Source on Linux

Saturday 1st of April 2017 01:07:49 AM
Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered a best practice. Why? Because it’s important for the integrity of the platform to ensure the package manager is aware of installed software. When that is the case, packages can easily be updated (to fix vulnerabilities and the like).

U.S. Broadband Privacy Rules: We will Fight to Protect User Privacy

Friday 31st of March 2017 11:13:27 PM
In the U.S., Congress voted to overturn rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created to protect the privacy of broadband customers. Mozilla supported the creation and enactment of these rules because strong rules are necessary to promote transparency, respect...

How to Install osTicket with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 31st of March 2017 09:53:58 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step to install and configure osTicket on Ubuntu 16.04. OsTicket is an open source support ticket system based on PHP. It's a simple and lightweight support ticket system, designed to be easy to use and easy to install.

Linux, meet DisplayPort

Friday 31st of March 2017 07:44:27 PM
At ELC 2017, Intel’s Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream. If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel’s […]

Microsoft's Patent Blackmail Against Samsung Part of a Strategy of Divide and Conquer Against Android

Friday 31st of March 2017 06:24:58 PM
The 'new' Microsoft turns out to be the same old Microsoft, where software patents are used not just for extortion and extraction of 'protection' money but also to compel OEMs to use Microsoft's own 'version' (or distribution) of Android

UBER CLI : Easily Get Uber Pickup Time & Price Estimates from Linux Command Line

Friday 31st of March 2017 04:52:03 PM
Now, user can quickly get pickup time and price estimates for Uber from Linux command line, much faster compare with GUI Uber App in phone.

Awesome way to Create fancy linux banners using figlet

Friday 31st of March 2017 01:41:56 PM
Many times we write a shell script for performing any task. Want to show the status messages with fancy way. Then you must create fancy linux banners using figlet.

Tractor Owners Using Pirated Firmware To Dodge John Deere's Ham-Fisted Attempt To Monopolize Repair

Friday 31st of March 2017 12:22:27 PM
It was John Deere's decision to implement a draconian lockdown on "unauthorized repairs" that has magically turned countless ordinary citizens into technology policy activists. A lengthy EULA the company required customers to sign last October forbids the lion-share of repair or modification of tractors customers thought they owned, simultaneously banning these consumers from suing over "crop loss, lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of use of equipment … arising from the performance or non-performance of any aspect of the software."

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  • Qt 5.10 Platform Support Changes Being Discussed
    Qt developers have begun a fresh round of discussions over the supported platforms / operating systems of Qt 5.10 that will be released in the later part of this calendar years. Among the officially supported Linux distribution changes would be moving to RHEL 7.3, openSUSE Leap 42.2, Ubuntu 17.04 (still keeping around 16.04 LTS too), moving the Windows MinGW to MinGW 6.3, and more.
  • digiKam – A Professional Photo Editing and Management Software
    digiKam is an advanced cross-platform digital photo management app inspired by photographers’ needs to view, tweak, enhance, organize, and share photographs across Linux systems. It possesses all the tools and feature set necessary to process, manage, organize, and transfer photographs, videos, and RAW files – while consistently receiving optimization upgrades to its feature set and workflow.

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