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Anecdotal Comparison of Steam on Linux Vs Windows

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 07:54:53 AM
The word on the street is that gaming on Linux doesn't work as well as on Brand X. According to our everyday Super Geek, that seems to be just another Microsoft myth.

Fedora 24 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:57:42 AM
The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many usability improvements such as easier input device and printer settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard commands, and more convenient music controls. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature, with Software able to track installed Flatpaks and adding more features in the future as the technology develops. The Software app has also grown features to provide a full system upgrade directly from the desktop from one Fedora release to the next, and the ability to provide labelling as well as reviews of available software. Fedora 24 continues our work on the X replacement, Wayland, a next-generation graphics stack. Although this release will not default to Wayland, it includes many improvements and is available as an option for users to try out, and potentially will be the default stack in Fedora 25.

Raspberry Pi Zero IoT adapter adds Grove modules and more

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:00:31 AM
Dexter’s $17 “GrovePi-Zero” IoT expansion board for the Raspberry Pi Zero features analog, digital, and serial ports that support Grove modules. Back in 2014, robotics specialist Dexter Industries released a GrovePi expansion kit for the Raspberry Pi equipped with ports that support SeeedStudio’s catalog of hundreds of Arduino-compatible Grove sensors and I/O modules. This was […]

What’s new in Fedora 24 Workstation

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 05:03:20 AM
Fedora 24 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.20 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME community.... Continue Reading →

Upgrading Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 04:06:09 AM
Fedora 24 just became available and is officially released. You’ll likely want to upgrade your system. If you’ve upgraded from past Fedora releases, you may be familiar with the dnf upgrade plugin. This method is the recommended and supported way... Continue Reading →

Amazon Web Services Launches Partner Competencies For Sensitive Government Data

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 03:08:58 AM
The new concentrations recognize firms with deep experience and expertise in serving the unique requirements of providing cloud-based technology solutions to the public sector.

Linux’s RPM/deb split could be replaced by Flatpak vs. snap

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:11:47 AM
But Linux is always about choice, and snap isn't the only contender to replace traditional packaging systems. Today, the developers of Flatpak (previously called xdg-app) announced general availability for several major Linux distributions, with a pointer to instructions for installing on Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mageia, and Ubuntu.

Fedora 24 released!

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:14:36 AM
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site: Another Step in the Fedora Journey The Fedora Project has embarked on... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Edition 5.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 12:17:25 AM
What is Ultimate Edition 5.0? Ultimate Edition 5.0 was built from the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerius tree using a combination of Tmosb (TheeMahn’s Operating System Builder), almost completely re-written & work by hand. Tmosb is also included in this release, allowing you to do the same. This release IS a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, supported until the year 2019.

How DevOps best practices improve team dynamics

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 11:20:14 PM
I've spent the past few months writing about the small, incremental behaviors that individuals can employ to be more successful. This month, I'd like to highlight team behaviors that I think are critical to having small successes at work. I spent time with one of the AtomicOpenShift (AOS) teams at Red Hat—the Cockpit more

PacketFence v6.1 Released with CoovaChilli Support

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 10:23:03 PM
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 6.1 - a completely Free and Open Source NAC solution for GNU/Linux. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

How to Install a CentOS 7.2 Minimal Server

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 09:25:52 PM
This document describes the basic installation of a CentOS 7.2 server. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal setup that can be used as basis for all kind of CentOS server setups.

Fedora 24 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 08:28:41 PM
Fedora 24 has been released. The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey… redefining what an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that Fedora 24 is some “interim” release; there are great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!

Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:31:30 PM
Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time. Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.“If we take the friction out, we can unleash all sorts of creativity,” Shuttleworth said.  

Understanding Ceph and Its Place in the Market

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 06:34:19 PM
Last month, the Ceph community released its first set of bug fixes to the10.2 Jewel release with version 10.2.1.

Flatpak brings standalone apps to Linux

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 05:37:08 PM
The development team behind Flatpak has just announced the general availability of the Flatpak desktop application framework. Flatpak (which was also known during development as xdg-app) provides the ability for an application — bundled as a Flatpak — to be... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 04:39:57 PM
One of the most common issues I see among newer Linux users is the desire to upgrade their distribution needlessly to a new bleeding-edge version. This is especially true with those who use Ubuntu and its derivatives. In this article, I'll explain why most people would be much better off sticking to stable distribution releases that have been "in the wild" for six months or longer.

How to install Android apps on Chromebook

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 03:42:46 PM
Google Play is now officially available on the Chromebook Flip, bringing millions of Android apps to the Chrome OS platform. We'll help you get started.

Fedora 24 is here!

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:45:35 PM
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release ofFedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site:

Android apps on Chromebook review: Is it ready for mainstream use?

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:37:03 PM
Most, but not all Android apps work really well on a Chromebook.

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KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS