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Debian is such a good Linux distribution but lets face it, the website is just dreadful. To download most distributions you choose 32-bit or 64-bit and then hit the download button. With Debian there are choices for every conceivable architecture as well as 32-bit/64-bit, multiple download methods (none of which seem to be the preferred option) and mirrors with dozens of different files. This guide attempts to help new users with this situation.
A former Windows Phone and Office lead designer has shed some valuable insight into Microsoft’s internal processes, design and strategy. Designer Jon Bell* left Microsoft a year ago but his Reddit AMA is still vastly more informative than anything that emerges from the Redmond politburo.
Axiomtek launched a Bay Trail Celeron-based “CEM841? COM Express Type 2 Basic module and tipped two similar Type 6 COMs with Celeron and Atom E3845 SoCs.
With the release of Chrome 42 this week, Google fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities. But the most significant security change in the new browser is Google's decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default. The decision didn't come out of nowhere.
The Debian project has a new Project Leader, Neil McGovern, and he was elected just like any politician. He presented a list of promises about what he would do or try to do if he becomes a leader and one of those is about PPA support.
This update provides the new release 7.0.5, which resolves currently undisclosed security vulnerabilities in ownCloud.It is a minor version update and should apply without any issues or special handling, but as usual, we recommend backing up your data, configuration, and database before updating.
Most of us longtime system administrators get a little nervous whenpeople start talking about DevOps. It's an IT topic surrounded bya lot of mystery and confusion, much like the term "CloudComputing"was a few years back. Thankfully, DevOps isn't something sysadmins needto fear.
Version 0.6 of GNU HURD, the open source operating system kernel launched in the 1980s to build a Unix-like operating system, has been released.
Ubuntu Touch users are reporting significant battery improvements after the last major update that was released by Canonical at the end of last week.
In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS 42 includes Material Design and Google Now. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. And six reasons why Linux is a good choice for users with disabilities.
Libre Graphics Meeting is coming up!read more
It's time to begin making plans for the Community Leadership Summit in Portland this summer, just before OSCON. Last year I gave a lightning talk called "What's an adult look like in your community?" It was prompted by a then recent discussion with a 20-year-old who uttered the age-old question: "Why won't anyone treat me like an adult?"read more
Chris Roberts will have a lot to say next week at RSA Conference 2015 where he is scheduled to present a talk “Security Hopscotch” after his experience this week being hauled in by the FBI, apparently for tweeting about “playing with” the onboard communications systems of the plane he was traveling on.
Virtual Private Network 'VPN' is a secure network connection to server that enables a computer or network-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks. Using VPN allows a user to connect to any website that has been blocked either by network administrator or Government. In the following tutorial we will install and use VPN in our Linux Ubuntu based distributions.
Following bellow are brief instructions how to achieve extremely high performance of VMs created via devstack ( stack.sh ) inside another virtual machine created with Fedora 22 KVM Hypervisor and having Nested KVM feature enabled, working with sufficiently advanced Intel CPUs (Haswell kernel or above which have newer hardware virt extensions ) and 16 GB or more RAM.
Last week in Columbia, South Carolina, the developers’ conference POSSCON went through something of a reboot. Last year the conference was cancelled to allow It-oLogy, the organization behind the event, to put its energy behind launching the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta. This year, with last year’s successful premiere of the Hotlanta event under its belt, IT-oLogy pulled-out all the stops to reestablish POSSCON.
Often, when issues of accessibility and assistive technology are brought up among people with disabilities, the topics center around the usual issues: How can I afford this device? Is it available for me? Will it meet my needs? How will I receive support?read more
Few conferences range as wide as the Open Source Open Society 2015 event held in Wellington last week. The material was surprisingly accessible to non-specialists considering this was a two-day event that filled the Michael Fowler Centre with software developers.
In a recent article entitled "Tendering with Ubuntu," Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, revealed the fact that the world's most popular free operating system now counts over 20 millions of user, as well as that the Ubuntu Linux is adopted by more and more people each day.
Among many Games categories 'First Person Shooter' FPS for short has been choice of majority of gamers. If you were using Windows in past then you would've heard of FPS games Halo, Titalfall, Call Of Duty, Blackshot and many more. But.. Do we have such exciting First Person Shooter games for Linux. Well, there are many. Here I am going to list Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter games. Check them out and have fun on Linux.