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What is Redis?

Friday 2nd of January 2015 04:26:43 AM
Redis is good for prototyping, shared memory, messaging, caching and maximum performance. It might be used orthogonally and/or complementary to your SQL relation store, and/or NoSQL document store (e.g. MongoDB, RethinkDB, ElasticSearch).

Docker in 5 minutes

Friday 2nd of January 2015 02:32:21 AM
Vincent Batts, who works at Red Hat on Docker and OpenShift technologies, explains Docker and Linux Containers (LXC). Containers have been around for a few years, being introduced into the Linux kernel in 2008, but Docker has brought new attention to them this year. So what's the big deal around Docker?read more

A FOSS Wish List for 2015

Friday 2nd of January 2015 12:37:59 AM
“When you order a computer with Dell Mint, not only are you getting a superior operating system which has been specifically matched for peak performance on all quality Dell computers, you’ll receive added value as well. Unlike our Windows products, all Dell Mint computers come with all of the software you’re likely to need at no extra cost. And in case you need software that’s not installed, each Dell Mint computer can connect to the free Dell Software Center so you can download and install additional software, completely free of charge. As an added bonus, each and every Dell Mint computer comes with free telephone technical support for 30 days for all the software installed.”

Remixing open source games with Creative Commons content

Thursday 1st of January 2015 10:43:37 PM
One of the great things about open source is that you're free to modify and redistribute it in whichever way you like. This is real creative freedom that I support. All of my apps and games are open source. A while back, I helped fund the opening of some game music and art assets to the public. Being in the public domain (or having a Creative Commons license, as these art assets now do) allows for public remixing and free use of the content. Gotta love that.read more

Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:49:15 PM
Over three-quarters of all installs are insecure, research showsMore than 78 per cent of all PHP installations are running with at least one known security vulnerability, a researcher has found.…

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME)

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:54:53 PM
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Checking up on 2014s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:03:50 PM
What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays. Ten years ago if somebody were to tell you you’d soon be able to collect thousands and even millions of dollars for your product idea simply by posting a summary and some pictures on a web page, you might have been inclined to check their meds. Then Kickstarter launched in 2009, and small-scale investing changed forever.

NixOS 14.12 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:09:28 PM
NixOS 14.12 'Caterpillar' has been released, the third stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights: systemd has been updated to version 217, which has numerous improvements; Nix has been updated to 1.8; NixOS is now based on glibc 2.20; KDE has been updated to 4.14; the default Linux kernel has been updated to 3.14. If users.mutableUsers is enabled (the default), changes made to the declaration of a user or group will be correctly realised when running nixos-rebuild. For instance, removing a user specification from configuration.nix will cause the actual user account to be deleted. If users.mutableUsers is disabled, it is no longer necessary to specify UIDs or GIDs.

Ringing in 2015 with 40 Linux-friendly hacker SBCs

Thursday 1st of January 2015 11:15:06 AM
2014 brought us plenty of new open-spec, community-backed SBCs — from $35 bargains, to octa-core powerhouses — and all with Linux or Android support.

Mark Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source VIDEO

Thursday 1st of January 2015 09:20:44 AM
Mark Shuttleworth reflects on security issues of 2014 and the 10 years that Ubuntu Linux has existed

Purism Librem 15

Thursday 1st of January 2015 07:26:22 AM
I've been a fan of Free Software for quite some time, but for the most part I've found my opinions lean in the more pragmatic Bruce Perens Open Source camp. I value free software ideals but also accept other Open Source licenses that may not meet the strict definition of Free Software. I also don't refer to it as GNU/Linux.

Run Linux in a window on your Chromebook

Thursday 1st of January 2015 05:32:00 AM
In today's open source roundup: Chromebooks can now run Linux in a window. Plus: NixOS 14.12 "Caterpillar" released, and Google Keep for Android versus Evernote.

How to debug a C/C++ program with Nemiver debugger

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:37:38 AM
If you read my post on GDB, you know how important and useful a debugger I think can be for a C/C++ program. However, if a command line debugger like GDB sounds more like a problem than a solution to you, you might be more interested in Nemiver. Nemiver is a GTK+-based standalone graphical debugger.

Top 20 open source stories in 2014

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:43:16 AM
What an outstanding year for open source and the Opensource.com community! We shared more than 800 stories on how the open source way is changing our world and pushing innovation to new limits. While there were a number of hot topics, the most noise seemed to gravitate around OpenStack, open hardware, and Linux containers, specifically Docker.read more

How to Create a cPanel Account in WHM

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 11:48:54 PM
cPanel/WHM is the most popular Linux hosting control panel and it is widely used in shared hosting environments.

PCLinuxOS 2014.12 MATE Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:54:32 PM
PCLinuxOS 2014.12 ISO images have been released for Full Monty, KDE, MATE and LXDE. Highlights include Linux kernel 3.18.1, FFmpeg 2.5.1, MESA 10.4.0, SysVInit (no systemd) and all popular applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC have been updated to their latest versions. Please note if you have been keeping up with your PCLinuxOS software updates then there is no need to install fresh from a 2014.12 ISO image. These images are final releases based on legacy technology. Future releases will default to GRUB 2 and will support UEFI and GPT partition formats.

Ubuntu apt-get & apt-cache commands with practical examples

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 08:00:10 PM
Apt-get & apt-cache are the command line package management utility in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu apt-get & apt-cache commands with practical examples

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 08:00:10 PM
Apt-get & apt-cache are the command line package management utility in Ubuntu Linux.

Connect to your Linux VPS via SSH

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 06:05:48 PM
If you have a new Linux VPS and you are not familiar with the procedure how to manage your server, we will show you few simple steps to connect to it for the first time

Open Source Alternatives to Magic the Gathering Online (MTGO)

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 04:11:26 PM
Today, I am going to look at a few free alternatives to Magic Online.

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