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KDE Applications 16.08.3 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Apps 16.12 Ships December 15

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:13:37 AM
The KDE Project announced the release and general availability of the third and last scheduled maintenance update of the KDE Applications 16.08 software suite for KDE Plasma 5 desktops.

Steam Machines & SteamOS after a year in the wild

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:59:17 AM
On this day, last year, Valve released Steam Machines onto the world, after the typical Valve delays. While the state of the Linux desktop regarding gaming has improved, Steam Machines have not taken off as a platform, and SteamOS remains stagnant.

How To Connect Nautilus To The Raspberry Pi

Friday 11th of November 2016 04:44:57 AM
This guide shows how to use Nautilus to connect to the Raspberry PI

5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:30:37 AM
To start with a confession, I like dashboards. A lot.I've always been fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to bring meaning to data with interactive visualization tools. While I'm definitely a geek for numbers, the human mind is simply much better at interpreting trends visually than it is just picking them out a spreadsheet. And even when your main interest in a dataset is the raw numbers themselves, a dashboard can help to bring meaning by highlighting which values matter most, and what the context of those numbers is.read more

Using the Scality S3 server in Homeduction

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:16:17 AM
I thought it would be informative to go one step further and explain how I use the Scality S3 server in homeduction

OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:01:57 AM
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have a near complete Morrowind experience, completely natively.

LibreOffice 5 - Free Office Suite Keeps Getting Better

Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:47:37 PM
LibreOffice is the best office software available, or at least on Linux. LibreOffice is a powerful office suite that comes with a clean interface and feature-rich tools that seeks to make your productive and creative. LibreOffice includes several applications including Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, Draw for vector graphics and flowcharts, Base for databases, and Math for formula editing.

How to share a mouse and keyboard across multiple computers

Thursday 10th of November 2016 10:33:17 PM
When I first started doing cross-platform development I used a KVM switch to share my mouse, keyboard, and monitor between several physical systems. I also used VNC and remote desktop software to see what things looked like on other operating systems. Then I obtained a second monitor, which gave me multiple options for different window layouts.read more

SUSE: A look inside the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

Thursday 10th of November 2016 09:18:57 PM
A report from SUSECon: While out in the streets of DC there was alternately depression and elation, gnashing of teeth and celebration, at SUSECon yesterday, SUSE announced SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 2 designed to power physical, virtual and cloud-based mission-critical environments.

The Future of IoT: Containers Aim to Solve Security Crisis

Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:04:36 PM
Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no sign of abating. Feeling the FoMo, companies are busily rearranging their roadmaps for IoT. The transition to IoT runs even deeper and broader than the mobile revolution. Everything gets swallowed in the IoT maw, including smartphones, which are often our windows on the IoT world, and sometimes our hubs or sensor endpoints.

10 Things To Do After Installing CentOS

Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:50:16 PM
CentOS is a community-driven free Linux Distribution which happens to be a very capable alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources. After installing CentOS 7, you may go ahead and start using the OS, but there are many things we can do to the new core system to get the most out of it. Most of these are also applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux since CentOS shares most of its features with it.

Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but not Dirty Cow exploit

Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:35:56 PM
Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices. One of the mitigated issues is a bit-flipping attack against memory chips that could lead to privilege escalation, but a more widespread rooting vulnerability in the Linux kernel remains unpatched.

Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration

Thursday 10th of November 2016 04:21:36 PM
'Drush', or the "Drupal Shell," is one of the Drupal administrator’s best friends. Its many command line tools allow a user to log into a web server and perform routine tasks such as applying updates, block users, or even "bootstrap" a brand new Drupal installation. The drush application provides a useful "archive" utility, as well as a corresponding "restore" command.

Move status icons to your GNOME top bar

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:19:35 PM
The GNOME desktop environment comes installed with Fedora Workstation. GNOME hackers have continued to refine it over several years. However, not all third party software providers update their apps accordingly. Some software providers still make use of outdated status bar icons for... Continue Reading →

You Can Now Install Maru OS 0.3 on Your Mobile Device with Magic-Device-Tool - Exclusive

Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:05:15 PM
Some nice additions have been made to Marius Quabeck's amazing Magic-Device-Tool utility that lets smartphone and tablet users install various Linux-based mobile operating systems.

Why Is Corporate Linux Welcoming Microsoft?

Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:50:55 AM
Suddenly, after years of mistrust, corporate Linux is welcoming Microsoft in to its midst. Almost overnight, executives from Jim Zemlin of The Linux Foundation down have lined up at the microphone to explain how the lines between proprietary and free software are blurring, and how Microsoft has had a sincere change of heart.

Open-source pioneer Munich debates report that suggests abandoning Linux for Windows 10

Thursday 10th of November 2016 10:36:34 AM
An external report into IT at the city authority suggests the trailblazing council could move away from using open-source software.

Atom 1.12 Hackable Text Editor Released with International Keyboard Support

Thursday 10th of November 2016 09:22:14 AM
GitHub's Ian Olsen was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.12 open-source and hackable text editor for all supported platforms.

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