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Overview of Three Chat Clients for GNOME: HexChat, Polari & Smuxi

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 12:18:55 AM
Following the overview of KDE IRC clients, here is a brief overview of several counterparts for GNOME, which will blend well in Xfce or Unity as well.

Installing and using vnStat and vnStati for monitoring network traffic in Ubuntu

Monday 23rd of March 2015 11:21:44 PM
Monitoring Network Traffic or Bandwidth Usage is an important task in an organisational structure or even for developers. It is sometimes required to monitor traffic on various systems which share the internet bandwidth. There might be situations where network statistics are required for decision making in the networking areas or use the logged information on the network traffic for analysis tasks.

Drupal SQL injection vulnerability attacks persist, despite patch release

Monday 23rd of March 2015 10:24:33 PM
Nearly six months have passed since a major Drupal SQL injection vulnerability was disclosed, and yet attackers are continuing to try, sometimes successfully, to exploit websites that have failed to update their systems.

Setup the most recent Nova Docker Driver via Devstack on F21

Monday 23rd of March 2015 09:27:22 PM
This article presents a step by step procedure for installing the latest version of nova docker on Fedora 21.

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks

Monday 23rd of March 2015 08:30:11 PM
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source math assessment and course platform.read more

Fedora 22 Alpha : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Monday 23rd of March 2015 07:33:00 PM
Fedora 22 Alpha has been released by Fedora Project, it now available to download and install for test drive. The Alpha version of Fedora 22 GNOME edition comes with many enhancements from the GNOME 3.16 Beta desktop environment, such as the revamped GNOME Shell theme, GNOME 3.16’s brand-new notification system that is integrated beside calendar applet, Nautilus improvements, and many other goodies.

How to compress JPEG images from the command line on Linux

Monday 23rd of March 2015 06:35:49 PM
Image resolution of today's picture taking gadgets (e.g., smartphones, digital cameras) keeps increasing. Even 36.3 Megapixel Nikon D800 recently hit the consumer market, and this trend will continue. While modern gadgets continue to produce increasingly high resolution images, we may often want to post-process and compress their sizes before uploading them to a storage-limited and bandwidth-restricted cloud.

Here’s What to Expect from GNOME 3.16

Monday 23rd of March 2015 05:38:38 PM
Today, we see more and more GNOME 3.16 core components and applications published on the project’s FTP site, so we thought it will be a good idea to write a feature roundup for your reading pleasure. First, we remind everyone that GNOME 3.16 will be released on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

16 Commands to Show System/Hardware Info in Linux

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:41:27 PM
This is a tutorial aimed at showing how to get hardware and general system information on Linux. There are also a few examples which normally work on Debian and its derivatives, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

New Manjaro Linux Update Pack Brings Lots of KDE Plasma 5 and Xfce 4.12 Fixes, Linux Kernel 3.19.2

Monday 23rd of March 2015 03:44:16 PM
The Manjaro Linux developers have announced this past weekend that availability of the fifth update pack for the current stable version of their acclaimed computer operating system, Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, bringing updated Linux kernel packages and lots of fixes for the Xfce and KDE desktop environments.

Firejail Linux Capabilities Guide

Monday 23rd of March 2015 02:47:05 PM
In this article I describe the Linux capabilities feature of Firejail security sandbox. Firejail allows the user to start programs with a specified set of capabilities. The set is applied to all processes running inside the sandbox, thus restricting what processes can do, and somehow reducing the attack surface of the kernel.

Getting started guide, making your first OpenStack commit, and more

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:49:54 PM
Interested in keeping track of what[he]#039[/he]s happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Neptune 4.3 available

Monday 23rd of March 2015 12:52:43 PM
The Linux distribution Neptune 4.3 has been made available for download. The software updates includes Chromium, VLC, LibreOffice 4.3.3, Icedove & many more.

Docker security in the future

Monday 23rd of March 2015 11:55:32 AM
When I began this series of writing about Docker security on Opensource.com, I stated that "containers do not contain." One of the main goals at both Red Hat and at Docker is to make this statement less true.

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS Out Now, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Screenshot Tour

Monday 23rd of March 2015 10:49:14 AM
Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS has been released today, March 22, and the Live ISO images are now available for download. While there’s no official announcement on the distribution’s homepage at the moment of writing this article, we took it for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for your viewing pleasure.

Plague Inc: Evolved? Game Is Now For Linux

Monday 23rd of March 2015 08:54:52 AM
Gaming on Linux has always been talk of town. You may find people criticizing, "gaming on Linux is dirty!" But tell them to stop and see lots of games' developers turning toward Linux. There has been many fantastic games are now for Linux too and this time it is Plague Inc: Evolved. Plague Inc: Evolved is now for Linux.

Total security part 1: online

Monday 23rd of March 2015 07:00:30 AM
Get rock-solid defences on your systems and networks. This month we’re going to tackle security on both the online and offline front. First up we’ll go through good password practice with a fine-tooth comb, picking out everything that you need to know and showing you how to create super-safe passwords.

Managing your finances with GNUCash

Monday 23rd of March 2015 05:06:08 AM
Managing one’s finances is an unavoidable chore in life. You will need to employ it sooner or later — the sooner you try it, the better. Luckily, there is a great open source tool available for all your budgeting needs – GNUCash. It is available in Fedora’s repositories. You can install it using Gnome Software or through the command line.

Frontline and the missing middle mile

Monday 23rd of March 2015 03:11:46 AM
FrontlineSMS started in 2005 with what seemed like a simple, clear ambition: make a tool that makes it easy for offline communities to communicate. The goal wasn’t innovation or profit, it was simply to get a useful tool into the hands of as many people as possible.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for Raspberry Pi 2

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:17:24 AM
With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and its ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, users are offered a number of ways of running Ubuntu. If you like being at the cutting edge, you may be interested in trying an image of Vivid Vervet, the code name for Ubuntu 15.04. This is a development release, as Ubuntu 15.04 is not scheduled for release until next month. It offers a number of interesting features and improvements.

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Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331″ COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures. Shenzhen OpenEmbed M&C Ltd (OpenEmbed) has introduced a tiny MIPS-based computer-on-module starting at $12 and aimed at home automation, wearables, medical devices, toys, and industrial router and sensor devices. Read more

EC to create level playing field for open source

The European Commission will create a level playing field for open source software when procuring new software solutions, it announced on 27 March. Evaluation of open source and proprietary software will take into account their total cost of ownership and exit costs. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9: Which Android flagship did you pre-order today?

Early this morning, the new HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 became available for pre-order. As a mobile phone fanatic, it was very difficult for me to choose one over the other. I was able to use each of these smartphones a few weeks ago in Spain and if you look at my initial comparison it sounds like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge gained much more than the HTC One M9 over the respective previous generation devices. Read more

THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform

Today, Android powers about 85% of all smartphones globally, while the iPhone accounts for only 11%. It’s making a push into wristwatches, cars, and TVs. It’s not hard to envision a time when Android will be in every single device from stove and thermostats to toothbrushes. To grab 85% of the smartphone market, Rubin had to beat the two most valuable, and profitable, technology companies of their era: Microsoft and Apple. He had to fight entrenched wireless carriers. He had to get phone makers to buy into its radical vision. Read more