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June 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:20:31 AM
This month's issue of Linux Journal is perfect for reading in the shade with a glass of iced tea and a hammock. Or, if you happen to be in the southern hemisphere, perhaps curled in a blanket with a cup of hot tea. Either way, I love issues where you learn to do cool things, and this one is full of ideas and projects.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Getting Linux Kernel 4.6 Soon, GCC 6 Migration in Progress

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:00:28 AM
openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio informed the openSUSE community about the latest GNU/Linux technologies that are coming to the rolling openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, as well as what has landed last week.

Install and Configure SFTP server on ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:40:25 AM
Install and Configure SFTP server on ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 2016

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:43:14 AM
Torvalds, Linux and Git creator and Linux Foundation fellow, will keynote at the event, to be held in Toronto, Canada Aug. 22-24. He’ll be one among many open source innovators and influencers who will gather to discuss and demonstrate the latest in open source technologies beyond Linux.

ZFS: Finding Its Way to a Linux Near You?

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 12:46:03 AM
It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick's blog entry"ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems". It was Halloween of 2005 thatZFS was fully integrated into Sun Microsystem's Solaris, and the filesystemwas very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is acombined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager.

Samba Server installation on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:48:52 PM
This guide explains the installation and configuration of a Samba server on Ubuntu 16.04 with anonymous and secured Samba shares. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Arch Linux 2016.06.01 Now Available for Download, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.5.4

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 10:51:41 PM
It's June 1, which means that another awesome month starts for Linux users, and it also means that we can get our hands on a new ISO image of the Arch Linux operating system.

Linux Lite 3 Is Now Available With A New Login Manager, Many GUI Improvements And Bug Fixes

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:42:35 PM
Linux Lite, a Ubuntu LTS based and lightweight Linux distribution is focused on Windows users who want to turn to Linux easily. The distribution has always been trying to make it so easy that any Windows user has no trouble performing regular tasks on Linux Lite. Linux Lite was improved a lot in 2 series and now there is starting of series 3 with many improvements.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • Announcement: GnuCash 2.6.13 Release
  • Beamforming in PulseAudio
    In case you missed it — we got PulseAudio 9.0 out the door, with the echo cancellation improvements that I wrote about. Now is probably a good time for me to make good on my promise to expand upon the subject of beamforming.
  • Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.24 to Add Better Linux 4.6 Support, Fix Bugs
    Today, June 28, 2016, Oracle has announced the general availability of the VirtualBox 5.0.24 virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Can't make it to GUADEC this year
    I loved attending the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC). I want to go back, but it's hard to get away for such a long trip.
  • Moving to the project phase in Outreachy
    I've coded the research phase in blue, and the usability testing phase in red. As you can see, we moved pretty quickly through the research phase, learning about "What is usability," different ways to test usability, personas, scenarios, and scenario tasks. And Ciarrai, Diana, and Renata have done very well here. We've taken the last week to settle into a project focus, and figure out who wants to do what. And today, we are officially starting the usability testing phase!
  • Watchmaster App Released for Tizen on the Gear S2
    WatchMaster features a collection of 200+ high quality and unique watch face designs that up to now have been available for Android wear devices, but have now finally been released for the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has many capable designers, such as Liongate, Pluto, Excalibur and Monostone that create a wide variety of watchfaces that include: Analog to illustration, moonphase, ambient and animation design. If your looking some aesthetically pleasing watches to enhance your individuality then they are definitely worth a look.
  • A first look at Google's Science Journal app
    Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer. Google has already released microcontroller firmware for Arduino-based sensors on GitHub.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma and SUSE Hack Week

  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
  • La Mapería
    It is Hack Week at SUSE, and I am working on La Mapería (the map store), a little program to generate beautiful printed maps from OpenStreetMap data.
  • HackWeek XIV @SUSE: Tuesday