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Best 4 Command Line Download Managers/Accelerators for Linux

Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:30:02 PM
We all want a super fast download manager to complete the download as much possible. Navigate the link for further details.

7 Essential Linux Education Apps for Students

Friday 23rd of December 2016 04:09:59 PM
If you are a student who uses Linux, you can use these Linux education apps to improve your studying and learning experience.

Design your life's soundtrack with open source music players

Friday 23rd of December 2016 02:49:56 PM
We surround ourselves with our own personal soundtrack. Our music reminds us of the most significant times in our lives and helps us shape how we feel and view ourselves. Having a music player that supports the freedom to choose how our music is delivered to us while not detracting from the playback quality is important, and I've been carefully evaluating open source music players for quite some more

Embedded controller powers up with Apollo Lake

Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:15:50 PM
Aaeon’s rugged, Linux-ready “Boxer-6616” embedded controller ships with “Apollo Lake” Celeron or Pentium SoCs, and offers 6x serial and 4x USB 3.0 ports. Aaeon’s Boxer-6616 follows in the steps of the Intel “Bay Trail” Celeron based Boxer-6614. This time, Aaeon moves up to either a dual-core Intel Celeron N3550 or a quad-core Pentium N4200 of […]

Krita Devs Work on SVG Support, Python Scripting, and Text Tools for Krita 3.2

Friday 23rd of December 2016 11:07:13 AM
Now that Krita 3.1 launched as the latest stable release of the 3.x series, the development team of the popular, open-source and cross-platform digital painting software shared with us some of the plans for upcoming releases.

Container Storage Vendor ClusterHQ Shuts Down

Friday 23rd of December 2016 09:58:35 AM
ClusterHQ which had been an early pioneer in the container storage market with its open-source Flocker project, ceases operations.

Now We All Agree: There are no safe backdoors when it comes to encryption

Friday 23rd of December 2016 08:49:58 AM
There are many recent examples of the threats to Internet security. We’ve talked about how protecting cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and we see increased need for governments, tech companies and users to work together on topics like encryption, security … Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus to Drop Support for 32-bit PowerPC (PPC) Architectures

Friday 23rd of December 2016 07:41:21 AM
Canonical's Steve Langasek informed the community of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system that support for 32-bit PPC (PowerPC) installation images will be dropped from Ubuntu 17.04 onwards.

Zephyr and Curie Team Up for Neonatal Wearable for the Developing World

Friday 23rd of December 2016 06:32:44 AM
The Zephyr Project is still a babe in the technological woods, so it’s only fitting that the open source real-time operating system is driving an innovative wearables solution that aims to improve healthcare for infants.

5 open source gift ideas for non-techies

Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:24:07 AM
It's getting down to the wire here for the holidays. You know, that time when we all realize that we've completely neglected to get gifts for people. While reading through our very excellent gift guide, a thought occurred to me: Those unfortunate souls with lives devoid of technological wonder... they need presents, too. 

Nmap 7.40 Network Security Scanner Makes Brute Scripts Faster and More Accurate

Friday 23rd of December 2016 04:15:30 AM
A new stable release of the popular, cross-platform, and open-source Nmap network security scanner software landed on the last minutes of December 20, 2016, versioned 7.40.

Red Hat Wins Big with OpenShift in 3Q17

Friday 23rd of December 2016 03:06:53 AM
Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $615 million, with some large OpenShift deals helping to power the company forward.

NethServer 7 RC3 released

Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:58:16 AM
NethServer 7 RC3 codenamed 'tiramisu' is released. FOR People who don't know NethServer, it is a Linux distro based on CentOS which is mainly made for server purposes. There are quite a lot changes made in this release before the final version comes out.

Dear CIO: Linux Mint Encourages Users to Keep System Up-to-Date

Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:49:38 AM
Regardless of what you may have read elsewhere, the Linux Mint team takes security very seriously and wants you to keep your system up-to-date.

The Tiny Internet Project, Part III

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:41:01 PM
In a previous article, I introduced the Tiny Internet Project, aself-contained Linux project that shows you how to build key piecesof the internet on a single computer using virtualization software,a router and free open-source applications.

Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:32:24 PM
Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.

An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:23:47 PM
At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.

Red Hat stock drops by more than 10%.

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:15:10 PM
Red Hat dropped after beating earnings but missing on revenue. Then their CFO announced that he's leaving to take a position as the CEO of another company.

Wget (Command Line Downloader) command examples

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:06:33 PM
Wget handle download pretty much good compared with other tools, even it doesn't support multi-threading.

Top open source creative tools in 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:57:56 PM
A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 more

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