Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 45 min 34 sec ago

Release for CentOS Linux 6.8 i386 and x86_64

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 04:25:23 PM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

Coming soon! First ever certification for open hardware

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:28:21 PM
The month of October this year will be Open Source Hardware Month with the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA)!Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source is the design from which it is made, and it is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it.read more

Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 02:31:10 PM
Title: Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd25 MayLearn more

ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 01:33:59 PM
Monitoring data centers with sensors over conventional temperature probes hashuge advantages, says facilities monitoring specialist ServersCheck.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 11:59:26 AM
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 7.1. Changelog for 7.1: BusyBox updated to 1.24.2; BusyBox syslogd buffer size increase to 512; tc-config - move syslog after hostname; mountables.sh - move the rebuildfstab call to mnttool; tc-config - put syslogd -L after -R. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: mnttool - refresh automatically; mnttool - move rebuildfstab call here from mountables.sh.

APT - Advanced Package Management tool for Debian Based Systems

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 11:02:15 AM
APT stands for Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) which is replacement for apt-get, like how DNF came to picture instead of YUM. It’s feature rich command-line tools with included all the futures in one command (APT) such as apt-cache, apt-search, dpkg, apt-cdrom, apt-config, apt-key, etc

Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Next Week for Supported Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:05:04 AM
Another week has passed and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.

How to open a TCP/UDP socket in a bash shell

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 09:07:53 AM
Suppose you want to open a TCP/UDP socket on a Linux server for various reasons. For example, you want to check if a specific address/port is reachable. Or you want to fetch a remote web page or invoke a restful API for testing. Or you want to connect to a remote IRC server, etc.

Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 08:10:42 AM
83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites. It might be time for the warlocks of the Web and brewers of JavaScript to revisit their ever-burgeoning developer wish-lists and sweep away the rubbish.

Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 07:13:31 AM
?If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 In Development, Software Boutique and Welcome Get New Features

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 06:16:20 AM
Ubuntu MATE lead developer and maintainer Martin Wimpress announced earlier today that the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system is now open for development.

IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers Video

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 05:19:09 AM
IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools.

Linux Containers vs. VMs: A Security Comparison

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 04:21:58 AM
More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages. Developers love containers. They're easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always been a bane of development and testing, and this overhead only increases with microservices architectures.

Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:24:47 AM
RapidDisk is an open-source and enhanced Linux RAM drive solution led by BDFLPetros Koutoupis (who also writes for Linux Journal) that allows users to create, resize a

CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 02:27:36 AM
CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.

Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 01:30:25 AM
Sasha Levin has published details about the twenty-fifth point release for the Linux 4.1 kernel.

Q4OS 1.4.10 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 12:33:14 AM
Q4OS 1.4.10 is available. Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 11:36:03 PM
Ask Safia is the place to go for answers to your open source community-related questions. Whether you are nervous about submitting your first pull request to a project, or wondering how to write effective bug reports, Safia is here to help with practical, detailed, beginner-friendly answers. So what are you waiting for? Ask Safia.Dear Safia,I really want to start getting involved with open source, but I’ve spent my entire development career working with proprietary platforms and software. How will I be able to get started with open source?read more

A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 10:38:52 PM
While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 09:41:41 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

More in Tux Machines

Today in Techrights

Best Android Phones For People Who Hate Android

‘How is that even possible’ – you’ll say. Well, Android phones can now be a great choice – even for people who hate Android. The Apple vs. Android battle will never stop. However, we don’t have to pick sides anymore, simply because there are many Android phones that are not categorized and known by the ‘unwritten rules’ of Android. Read more

today's leftovers

  • What is Linux?
  • The Rumors Aren’t True
    I was listening to my usual round of amazing Linux Podcasts this week (you know who you are) and one of the discussions that made the rounds was about hardware compatibility issues with Linux. One of the hosts was bemoaning the issues with running linux on a repurposed MacBook and trying to get the wireless drivers to work. That led to a discussion about proprietary vs. non-proprietary drivers and you can pretty much guess how the conversation went from there.
  • Download Linux Voice issue 19
    Issue 19 of Linux Voice is nine months old, so we’re releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the same license.
  • LabXNow – Code, Develop, and Test Software From Anywhere on the Cloud
    LabXNow is a cloud service provider that offers a free and personal online environment to different users with direct access from a web browser. You can think of it as your personal remote lab, where you can play around, code, develop or whatever you want. You can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • BoilingSteam has a nice podcast episode with the creator of SteamOS tools
  • Please, Don’t Touch Anything now supports Linux, don't you dare touch that button
    You all just want to buy it so you can press the button don't you? I know I do. Please, Don’t Touch Anything is now officially available on Linux with a nice discount.
  • Meet KDE Neon, A New Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu Linux
    KDE Neon is the latest and probably the best technology the KDE Community has developed, and I stand to be corrected if it is not so. You can call it a new Linux distro but KDE Neon is basically built comprehensively on Ubuntu Linux as the core, to bring the latest and hottest software developed by the KDE Community in a rolling release format to KDE desktop environment users. The KDE Neon project is intended to provide users cutting-edge features on a highly configurable and yet stable desktop in a single package. The packages made in KDE Neon are based on Ubuntu and are not compatible with other Linux distros such as Arch Linux and OpenSUSE as stated by Jonathan Riddell, one of the project heads and who was previously in charge of the Kubuntu Linux project.
  • Do you like Windows 10 Look but Love LINUX? Here are Windows 10 GTK Themes for you!
    Many people liked the Interface of Windows 10 because now it carries all those features which Linux already have from years. Do you like the look of Windows 10 but don't want to use it? Here we brought Windows 10 GTK themes for you, this theme offers two versions Light and Dark, you can use whatever you like. But hold on, now many people will say like 'why you are so obsessed by other operating systems and so, Linux is great OS', yeah I do agree that many geeks consider Linux above all operating systems. The superiority of the Linux shows that you can do whatever you like to do with your OS, change look/design and so, that's called freedom. We should appreciate new comers to Linux instead of letting them down, and people leave Linux because they think it is quite difficult to survive with this OS.
  • Manjaro Update 2016-05-22 (stable)
    We are happy to announce our first update for Manjaro 16.06-rc1 (Daniella)!
  • Hackfest 1.2 (Day 2)
    Welcome to Day 2 of the Solus Hackfest 1.2!
  • This Week in Solus – Install #29
  • Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects
  • Chalet OS 16.04LTS
  • ChaletOS 16.04 - See What's New
  • New Gentoo LiveDVD "Choice Edition"
  • Chromium 51 packages available
  • Debian: Outreachy, Debian Reproducible builds Week 1 Progress Report
  • Puppet 4 uploaded to Debian unstable
    Puppet 4 has been uploaded to Debian unstable. This is a major upgrade from Puppet 3. If you are using Puppet, chances are that it is handling important bits of your infrastructure, and you should upgrade with care. Here are some points to consider.
  • Pocket CHIP $49 Indie Game Console
    Last year, we were impressed by Next Thing Co's $9 CHIP computer. At Maker Faire 2016, we were able to check out their PocketCHIP housing, which puts CHIP into a portable console package that runs Linux and indie game console Pico-8. Here's what you can do with the $49 system!
  • Finnish Govt Disappointed with Microsoft’s Job Cuts, Says They Impact Economy
    Microsoft has recently announced a new round of job layoffs at its Mobile unit in Finland, as it moves forward with its restructuring and reorganization plan following the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit.
  • The Nokia Saga Predictions on This Blog: Full Listing with Links[Ed: Microsoft killed Nokia]
    So lets understand the context of when Elop came in. Nokia in 2009 sold 67.8 million smartphones globally (with 39% market share). This was a world record obivously and Nokia set record profits in its smartphone unit. In 2010 Nokia then grew 35.8 million new smartphone sales (growth rate of 53% !!!!). Nokia from 2009 to 2010 grew MORE than Apple even thought Apple released its most popular new iPhone model ever, the iPhone 4. Apple grew 22.4 million units but Nokia grew more, Nokia grew 35.8 million new smartphones. Very literally mathematically irrevocably true - Nokia was WINNING against Apple iPhone in 2010. Nokia GREW MORE than Apple with its MOST iconic new smartphone. The GAP between Nokia and Apple was NOT CLOSING, it was GROWING. Nokia was PULLING AWAY from Apple in 2010. Look at the numbers side-by-side...

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives