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Nativ Disc

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:53:13 PM
Although most music lovers stream or download music today, the stubbornpre-millennials among us have legacy CD collections at home. Thisdemographic is the perfect target group for Nativ Disc, a bit-perfectCD Ripper that allows users to import up to 12,000 CDs—in lossless FLAC,uncompressed WAV or lossy MP3 format—into their Nativ Vitahigh-resolution music player.

Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users

Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:44:36 PM
Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don't need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

7 things you need to know for WordPress development

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:35:59 PM
WordPress never fails to surprise the web development community. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. And currently, it powers more than 25% of the web. Besides its popularity, WordPress is also known for usability and an easy-to-develop environment.Some basicsWordPress is an open source CMS licensed under GNU GPLv2.read more

Install Gollum Wiki on Ubuntu

Friday 23rd of September 2016 06:27:22 PM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Gollum Wiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Puma and Nginx.

A Beginners Guide To Linux

Friday 23rd of September 2016 05:18:45 PM
This guide is a starting place for the new Linux user. With sections on What is Linux, Why use Linux over other operating systems, which distro should you choose, how to create a live USB/DVD, how to install Linux, what is a desktop environment, how to customise it, how to use the desktop, how to connect to the internet, what are the best applications, how to install software and the Linux command line.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution announced for Linux this month!

Friday 23rd of September 2016 04:10:08 PM
Do not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution are officially coming to Linux and will be released on September 289h.

The must-have features for Perl 6

Friday 23rd of September 2016 03:01:31 PM
Perl 6 came out in general release around Christmas 2015, and since then I've heard a lot of questions about it, both from people in and out of the Perl community. Jeff Goff is a longtime member of the Perl community and a good friend who's been heavily involved in Perl 6 development, so I asked him a few of the questions from what I've been hearing others ponder.read more

Googler – Google Search from the command line on Linux

Friday 23rd of September 2016 01:52:54 PM
Google Search, Google Site Search, Google News from the terminal

4 command-line graphics tools for Linux

Friday 23rd of September 2016 12:44:17 PM
Images and the command line. They seem an unlikely pair, don't they? There are people who'll tell you that the only way you can manipulate and view graphics is with GUI applications like GIMP.For the most part, they're wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job.read more

What’s new in 389 Directory Server 1.3.5

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:33:38 AM
As a member of the 389 Directory Server (389DS) core team, I am always excited about our new releases. We have some really great features in 1.3.5. However, our changelogs are always large so I want to just touch on... Continue Reading →

Revive Your Old PC With Lightweight Linux LXLE

Friday 23rd of September 2016 10:25:01 AM
Overall, LXLE is a fantastic operating system that will allow you to increase the life of that old machine — and it will look good whilst doing so. Personally, I’m so impressed with LXLE that I’m going to permanently replace Windows 7 Starter edition with LXLE on my netbook.

Audacious 3.8 Free Music Player Is Out, Finally Lets You Run Multiple Instances

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:16:24 AM
A new stable version of the Audacious open-source and cross-platform audio playback application has been announced for both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms, version 3.8.

Red Hat Platform-as-a-Service cloud loves containers

Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:07:46 AM
Red Hat is making it clear it[he]#039[/he]s all containers all the time in its Red Hat OpenShift cloud.

Support Is Now the Differentiator in the OpenStack Race

Friday 23rd of September 2016 06:59:09 AM
When it comes to OpenStack cloud computing distributions, now offered by a variety of vendors, we are at a tipping point. As businesses and organizations demand flexible solutions for deploying cloud solutions based on OpenStack, competition is fierce.  With so many vendors competing in this arena, market consolidation was bound to arrive, and it is here. What will the key differentiator be going forward? That would be support.

A Linux users guide to Logical Volume Management

Friday 23rd of September 2016 05:50:32 AM
Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. Running out of disk space used to be the start of a long and complex series of tasks to increase the space available to a disk partition. It also required taking the system off-line.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Operating System Gets a Second Beta with KDE Plasma 5.8

Friday 23rd of September 2016 04:41:55 AM
The openSUSE Project proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second Beta development milestone towards the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

Whats really going on with Microsoft, Lenovo and Linux

Friday 23rd of September 2016 03:33:18 AM
Microsoft isn[he]#039[/he]t anti-Linux anymore and Lenovo is just lazy when it comes to supporting the Linux desktop on its newest Yoga Ultra.

Matthew Garrett Explains How to Increase Security at Boot Time

Friday 23rd of September 2016 02:24:41 AM
Security of the boot chain is a vital component of any other security solution, said Matthew Garrett of CoreOS in his presentation at Linux Security Summit. If someone is able to tamper with your boot chain then any other security functionality can be subverted. And, if someone can interfere with your kernel, any amount of self-protection the kernel might have doesn’t really matter.

Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 01:16:04 AM
Software Assurance licensing tags alongMicrosoft Ignite Software giant Microsoft is set to officially launch its next-generation server platform next week, but the firm faces growing competition from Linux as corporate customers shift more toward the cloud for IT services.…

A brief history of Drupal from 1.0 to 8.0

Friday 23rd of September 2016 12:07:27 AM
Drupal began as a forum for a few friends to monitor their shared Internet connection, which "was expensive and being spliced between them," according to Jared Whitehead's The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source. Today, it's one of the most popular content management systems out there, competing with powerhouses like WordPress.read more

More in Tux Machines

Microsoft is no longer Russia’s first choice of technology provider

The city of Moscow is contemplating ditching Microsoft’s technology as president Vladimir Putin urges state officials and local businesses to scale down their reliance on foreign software providers. In turn, the city is replacing Microsoft’s products with solutions from local competitors. Read more

Alphabet's Plans to Create Android PCs Should Make Microsoft a Little Nervous

Four years after Microsoft (MSFT) first tried to give the world unified PC/mobile operating systems via the dual fiascoes known as Windows 8 and Windows RT, Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google appears set to take its own stab at the concept. And there are reasons to think the company will see a measure of success. Citing "two independent and reliable sources," Android Police reports Google plans to launch a notebook in the third quarter of 2017 that will likely be the first new device to showcase Andromeda, a version of Android that will integrate many features associated with Google's Chrome OS PC operating system. The notebook will reportedly be called the Pixel 3, and carry a $788 price. Its feature set reportedly include a 12.3-inch display, an Intel (INTC) processor, a glass trackpad, a tablet mode and stylus support. Read more

Servers/Networks

  • Linux servers deliver greater performance and efficiency 'than available on any x86-based server'
  • What are configuration management tools?
    For most people, computers don't stay the same. Software is added, removed, and updated. Configurations are changed. Think about the changes you've made to your computer since the first time you booted it up. Now imagine making those changes to 10, 100, or 1,000 more computers. Configuration management tools are what make implemententing and enforcing these changes possible.
  • 5 new OpenStack tutorials and guides
  • Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN
    There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit. “Society is transforming, the way we do business is transforming, and accordingly the way we build our networks is transforming,” Rodriguez said. The three pillars of this network transformation include: 5G, virtualization and open source.
  • OpenDaylight sets product quality label, metrics for SDN solutions
    Initial OpenDaylight-based products expected to receive the "Powered by OpenDaylight" mark are offerings from Brocade, Ericsson, HPE, Inocybe and Serro.
  • Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
    The latter service led Telstra to re-think its fiber deployment strategy, choosing to use pre-provisioned fiber connections to data centers in advance of customer demand, because the company knew that demand was coming, Blackall said. The strategy worked well with Telstra's acquisition of Pacnet, which had already deployed SDN capabilities to connect its 27 points of presence around Asia.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Valve's Steam Controller With SteamOS/Linux Support Is Now Listed For Just $35
    If you have been put off from ordering a Steam Controller for your SteamOS/Linux gaming system due to the $50 USD price-tag, it's been marked down to $35. Back in June it was temporarily reduced to $35 USD but then a few days later shot back up to $50 at major Internet retailers. Judging from those that clicked our Amazon links, it was of interest to many readers. If you missed that discount the first time around, the Steam Controller is back to being listed as a $34.99 product. It's not clear how long this deal will last or if it is permanent -- there has been speculations about a "Steam Controller 2" but I haven't seen any public confirmation yet.
  • Game Developer Chooses To Connect With Pirates, Reaps Rewards As A Result
    One imagines that this kind of thing builds up goodwill amongst potential buyers of PM Studio games. Some of the comments on the thread state as much. It won't do anything with the pure-pirate folks out there, but, then again, nothing will. Worrying about those that were never going to buy the game would have been wasted time and energy. Instead, the developer chose to try to win over those that might indeed want to support its efforts. Here's hoping PM Games gets the positive reinforcement needed to confirm that this kind of thing is the right way to deal with piracy. And that other studios are paying attention, as well.
  • InXile Entertainment announced Wasteland 3, will use crowdfunding on fig
    I'm going off their twitter and other sites for the main info right now, as it seems we are still not on InXile's press list. It is already confirmed to have Linux support, along with multiplayer, vehicles, and some form of base building.