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How Well Do You Know the People of FOSS?

Thursday 4th of February 2016 04:04:00 AM
Would you like to test your knowledge of the people of FOSS? Take our quiz. We have eighteen questions, each concerning a person considered to be a leader in the FOSS world. Have we left anyone out? You betcha — starting with you. The way we see it, each and every one of us, whether we merely use FOSS at home, work to keep FOSS software maintained or fight the good fight to keep free tech free, is equally as important.

Open Networking Summit Will Highlight Enterprise Open Source SDN

Thursday 4th of February 2016 02:49:40 AM
The Linux Foundation has released the first set of speakers and sessions for the Open Networking Summit, which focuses on open source SDN.

Kids can refurbish computers for others at Kramden

Thursday 4th of February 2016 01:52:29 AM
I just turned 13 years old, and I am in 7th grade at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. I heard about the Kramden Institute from my dad, who is an avid volunteer there. Kramden is a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers to be awarded to underprivileged children who have been nominated by their teachers. Kramden also offers classes where people can learn computer skills.read more

The February 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Thursday 4th of February 2016 12:55:18 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2016 issue.

Sustainable Drupal: 10 ways to save energy by speeding up your CMS

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:58:07 PM
Web performance is important for sustainability. The less we have to transfer, the better. We can also do a lot to optimize how the content works with the browser so that the end user gets information as quickly as possible. read more

How to reset the root password on Linux and FreeBSD

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:00:56 PM
Listed below are the step by step procedures to reset the root password in different versions of CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, Ubuntu and FreeBSD. Begin this procedure by booting your server into single user mode.

Install Publify on Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 10:03:45 PM
Publify is a simple but full featured open source web publishing software.

Open source app takes on Ebola and mental health in Liberia

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 09:06:34 PM
Angie Nyakoon and Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor are two outspoken and energetic women who oversee the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia. Together, they're applying a new open source app called mHero (that was first used to help them deal with the Ebola crisis) to the mental health issues that have arisen in the aftermath of the epidemic due to displacement and abandonment. read more

Schedule your social media marketing with CampaignChain

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:09:23 PM
CampaignChain, an open source tool for social media marketing, makes every campaign easier

Why switch to Windows 10 or a Mac when you can use Linux Mint 17.3 instead?

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 07:12:12 PM
Linux Mint 17.3 is the best Linux desktop operating system and it might be the best PC operating system, period, for you.

The Turing Phone Drops Android For Sailfish OS

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 06:15:01 PM
This crowd-funded phone has decided to change from Android OS to the Nokia/Intel MeeGo OS inspired Sailfish OS. How will this impact a legion of pre-order funders who were funding the project because of the promise to use the Android OS?

Google Chrome Is Finally Getting Smooth Scrolling on Linux

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 05:17:50 PM
The Google Chrome developers have released a new Beta version of their Internet browser, and they've added a lot of changes and improvements, including smooth scrolling.

Near-Unlimited Cloud Storage Service Copy.com Is Shutting Down

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 04:20:39 PM
Copy.com, the cloud storage service that offered near-unlimited space and huge bonuses for referrals, announced today they’re shutting down on May 1st, 2016—leaving more than a few people with dozens or hundreds of gigs of data to migrate.

Google lays bare security flaws in anti-malware product with 250 million users

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 03:23:28 PM
Malwarebytes says it will take about a month to deploy a patch to fix vulnerabilities found by Google's Project Zero bug hunters.

Docker 1.10 Designed to Bolster Container Security

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 02:26:17 PM
The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.

The top 10 Linux security distros

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 01:29:06 PM
Linux distros can be used for a lot of things, from games to education, but when it comes to security, there’s a whole mini-universe available.

Cluster computing with Ansible and Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:31:55 PM
In this brief video introduction, I'll walk you through the basics of Ansible using a cluster of six Raspberry Pi 2 model B computers. The video begins with the basics—like installation and telling Ansible about your servers—then shows how you can manage your infrastructure with playbooks.read more

Linux Lite 2.8 Released With Linux Kernel 3.19, BTRFS Support And More?

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:05:22 AM
Linux Lite known is a simple, sleek and stable Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's Long Term Support (LTS) releases. Linux Lite is especially for Windows users. It aims to fulfill everyday computing needs by providing the complete set of applications. Jerry Bezencon and the team recently announced Linux Lite 2.8, the final release of 2.0 series. Let's see what is new in this release.

Linux-on-Skylake special: two SBCs and a COM Express

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 09:33:52 AM
Avalue unveiled 5.25- and 3.5-inch SBCs, plus a COM Express Type 6 Basic module, based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors. Avalue’s 5.25-inch EBM-SKLU SBC, 3.5-inch ECM-SKLH SBC, and ESM-SKLH COM Express Type 6 Basic module continue the gradual shift among embedded vendors to Intel’s latest 14nm Skylake platform. So far we’ve mostly seen […]

Steps to Install ownCloud 8.2 on CentOS 7

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:02:23 AM
ownCloud is an open source software which allows us to set up our private ‘file-hosting’ cloud or we can say ‘cloud storage’ over the network.

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