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A path to OpenStack contributions, bug reporting, and more

Tuesday 1st of July 2014 02:29:30 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.read more

Automotive Grade Linux group releases Tizen-based IVI stack

Tuesday 1st of July 2014 01:32:19 AM
The Linux Foundation released an Tizen-based Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) stack for in-vehicle infotainment, with the UI written in HTML5 and JavaScript. We’ve seen Tizen-based smartwatches and phones, among other form-factors. Now Tizen is heading for the car. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released its first open source IVI stack based on […]

How to Reduce hard drive's acoustic noise level

Tuesday 1st of July 2014 12:35:08 AM
Most of the non-SSD hard drives allow for a noise reduction by decreasing head movement speed while accessing data. This ability is called Automatic Acoustic Management or AAM. This tutorial will show how to manipulate AAM values to reduce or increase head movement thus directly affect hard drive's noise level.

Using Android 4.3? Don't let malware snatch your private login keys

Monday 30th of June 2014 11:37:57 PM
Bad news: One in ten devices suffer KeyStore flaw. Good news: It's hard to exploit. If you're one of the 10.3 per cent of Android users running version 4.3, aka Jelly Bean, your login keys are at risk of theft – thanks to a vulnerability in the operating system's KeyStore software.

CoreOS Launches Managed Linux Operating System as a Service

Monday 30th of June 2014 10:40:46 PM
The move toward a services-based approach for all IT is taking another step today with the launch of the CoreOS Managed Linux operating system as a service offering. CoreOS is an open-source Linux startup that has been developing a Docker container-based virtualization platform since August 2013. CoreOS first released a beta of its platform in May and is now announcing the first commercially supported release.

Install and dual-boot SteamOS

Monday 30th of June 2014 09:43:35 PM
SteamOS is here, the future of gaming and Linux. You can read about it in our massive feature. Steam Machines, on the other hand, won’t be making it onto store shelves, or virtual shelves, for quite some time. The solution to this dilemma is quite simple, then: make your own Steam Machine using the same image the OEMs have at their disposal. Creating a Steam Machine yourself will also be a lot cheaper than some of the commercial offerings coming up. Until recently you would have got the best out of it with an Nvidia graphics card; however, AMD and Intel chipset support is now included.

Is Xiki the most powerful command shell ever created?

Monday 30th of June 2014 08:46:24 PM
In today's open source roundup: Xiki could be a revolutionary command shell. Plus: South Korea plans to dump Windows, and DistroWatch reviews Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.05.

Carrier board sold as open-spec, Cortex-A5 SBC

Monday 30th of June 2014 07:49:13 PM
Toradex’s “Viola” carrier board extends its Linux-ready Colibri COMs, and ships as a $69 open-spec SBC loaded with its Vybrid-based Colibri VF50 COM. Swiss embedded vendor Toradex has jumped on the trend of offering carrier boards for its computer-on-modules that can double as sandwich-style, open source single board computers. The Viola board is available separately for $22 ($19 at 1,000+), letting you add any of the eight available Colibri COMs, or you can buy a pre-integrated version installed with the low-cost Colibri VF50 module.

Peppermint Five Linux Brings the Cloud to Linux Desktop

Monday 30th of June 2014 06:52:02 PM
The Peppermint OS Linux platform is an effort to integrate the cloud SaaS world with the desktop in a seamless hybrid approach. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the Peppermint Five Linux desktop.

SME Server 9.0 Adds Support for Windows 8 Domain Joining

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:54:51 PM
The SME Server 9.0 Linux operating system was revealed on June 29 by the non-profit Koozali Foundation, Inc. corporation, through the announcement posted by Ian Wells on the project’s mailing list.

Chitwanix OS 1.0 Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:57:40 PM
Chitwanix OS is a new Ubuntu-based distribution that has been crafted to fit the needs of computer users in Nepal. It comes with a customised build of Cinnamon (a desktop environment developed by Linux Mint) and it also offers various user-friendly enhancements. The developers of Chitwanix OS are cooperating with user communities in Nepal in order to translate the operating system and applications into Nepali, as well as Tharu, Newari, Gurung and Magar languages.

Linux Kernel 3.16 RC3 Brings Few Driver Updates

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:00:29 PM
On June 29, Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing that the third RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel was available for download and testing.

3 open source content management systems compared

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:03:18 PM
Whether you need to set up a blog, a portal for some specific usage, or any other website, which content management system is right for you? is a question you are going to ask yourself early on. The most well-known and widely used open source content management system (CMS) platforms are: Joomla, Wordpress, and Drupal. They are all based on PHP and MySQL and offer a wide range of options to users and developers alike.To help you choose between these three excellent open source CMS platforms, I've written a comparison based on this criteria: installation complexity, available plugin/themes, ease of use, and more.read more

How to repair a crashed WordPress database table

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:06:07 PM
A WordPress database may experience failure and corruption under various circumstances. One of common problems with it is "crashed database." When that happens, you will find the following error in WordPress error log: WordPress database error Table './my_home/wp_posts' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed for query SELECT post_date_gmt FROM wp_posts WHERE post_status […]Continue reading...The post How to repair a crashed WordPress database table appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to view a list of MySQL users and their privileges How to log in to MySQL server without password How to install Ghost blogging platform on Linux How to upgrade MySQL server on Debian or Ubuntu How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

ODT to TXT, but keep the line numbering

Monday 30th of June 2014 01:08:56 PM
The title explains what this article is about. If you save an .odt file as text, or copy/paste the contents as a text file, or run odt2txt or the unoconv utility, you lose the apparent line structure of the original, and with it the line numbering. But there is a way...

Free software on Hacker Public Radio

Monday 30th of June 2014 12:11:45 PM
Kevin O'Brien likes to talk. Luckily for computer users everywhere, he likes to talk about free and open source software.O'Brien is tech track lead for Penguicon and former publicity director for Ohio LinuxFest, but he's perhaps best known for his fortnightly podcasts on community-run podcast network Hacker Public Radio (where he goes by handle "Ahuka"). Here, O'Brien talks. He talks about free software. He talks about software licensing. He talks about hacker conferences.read more

Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust

Monday 30th of June 2014 09:43:32 AM
Linux, the most widely used open source operating system in the world, has scored a major publicity coup in the revelation that it is used on 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers.Every operating system has technical issues and Linux has not been faultless. But some key technological milestones have been passed in recent years that have made it possible for Linux to quietly assert dominance in the fight for popularity and custom.