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Newsrooms see the light of open source

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 03:20:16 PM
Have you heard the one about the big media house whose new, proprietary content management system (CMS) handles its every need, worked straight out of the box and with which all the journalists are in love? No?That's because few people ever string together fibs of that magnitude. Substitute the term “in-house developed” for proprietary and the effect is the same.read more

GRUB 2 boot menu basics and how to add a splash image

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 02:23:05 PM
Grub 2 is the boot loader that is used by all current Linux Distributions. In this guide I will explain how to modiy the grub boot loader menu on your server or desktop, how to add menu entries and add a custom splash screen image.

You Can Now Run Ubuntu from a Mouse

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 01:25:54 PM
The modern PCs have become ridiculously small and more powerful with each passing year. Up until now no one thought that it could be possible to fit everything into a mouse, but that's now becoming a reality and it's powerful enough that it can run even an OS like Ubuntu.

Are Linux Graphic Apps Ready for Professionals?

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 12:21:57 PM
Perceptions are quick to form and slow to change -- and nowhere is that truer than with free software graphics and animation software.

PC/104 “OneBank” option targets SoC-based SBC designs

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 11:24:46 AM
The PC/104 Consortium updated its stackable PCIe bus spec, adding a “OneBank” bus option with four PCIe lanes, two USB channels, and reduced size and cost. The venerable PC/104 stackable connector/mezzanine form-factor has gone through half a dozen major updates during its 24-year history. This time, the advancement takes the form of the addition of […]

FLOSS Weekly 322: Kolab

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 10:27:35 AM
Joe Brockmeir and Guillermo Amaral join Aaron Seigo to talk about Kolab. Kolab offers Personal Information Management for deployments of any size. It runs on a Rasberry Pi and in clouds spread over multiple data centers. Kolab provides a secure, scalable and reliable collaboration server. kolab.org

Special update information for Fedora 21 users: PackageKit errors

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:30:24 AM
We have found some bugs in PackageKit and related components which require an update to fix. Unfortunately, the bugs can prevent Fedora Workstation’s default update mechanism – the ‘offline update’ […]

Microsoft to deliver free upgrades to Windows 10

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 08:33:13 AM
Microsoft will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 -- the next version of its operating system -- first for Windows 8.1 users and then for Windows 7 users, the company announced Wednesday.

HandyLinux 1.8 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 07:36:02 AM
HandyLinux is a French distribution designed for novice Linux users. It is based on the latest stable version of Debian GNU/Linux and it uses the Xfce desktop environment. The main feature of the distribution is a custom start menu with applications and Internet bookmarks grouped in tabs. HandyLinux integrates the latest versions of the Chromium web browser, LibreOffice office suite, Skype conferencing and messaging client, VLC video player and other popular applications with the stable Debian base.

Why Jeff Hoogland Returned to Bodhi

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 06:38:51 AM
This past weekend was one of my first full weekends at home in the last four months. I sat down to finish cleaning up the Bodhi build scripts and before I knew it I was spinning up some fresh ISO images.

Wireless device in two million cars wide open to hacking

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 05:41:40 AM
An electronic dongle used to connect to the onboard diagnostic systems of more than two million cars and trucks contains few defenses against hacking, an omission that makes them vulnerable to wireless attacks that take control of a vehicle, according to published reports.

7 questions to ask any open source project

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 04:44:29 AM
Whether you're starting an open source project or deciding whether to participate in one, you don't want to waste time in an endeavor that imposes arbitrary restrictions that will stop you in your tracks down the line.

Got an open source project? SimplyBuilt has a website for you

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 03:47:18 AM
Open source has helped shape the team at PushAgency.io into the programmers and developers we are today. We’ve used it throughout our educations and careers, and now incorporate it into the products and services we deliver.

Report: Companies Still Not Patching Security Vulnerabilities

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 02:50:07 AM
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report is out and the findings are troubling as always: for every positive finding in the report, it seems, there is a negative finding, neutralizing any gains in the network security struggle.

Canonical goes all Internet of Stuff with Ubuntu for DRONES

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 01:52:56 AM
Getting Ubuntu onto everything from your home router to commercial drones is the next target of Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth.

News: Linux Top 3: Tails 1.2.3, Steam OS Update 153 and Linux Mint systemd

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 12:55:45 AM
Debian based distros update

Get on the Linux job train with a new system administration class

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 11:58:34 PM
The Linux Foundation is offering a new self-paced class to help you get ready for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

Canonical Extends Snappy Ubuntu Core to Smart Devices

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 11:01:23 PM
Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated flavor of Canonical's open source Linux OS, now runs on robots, drones, networking devices and other embedded environments.

How to install Pydio on CentOS 7.0

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 10:04:12 PM
This guide explains how to configure Pydio in CentOS 7.0 Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data: user directory connectors, legacy filesystems drivers, comprehensive admin interface, and much more.

Why Chromebooks are killing Microsoft

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 09:07:01 PM
Chromebooks are the sleeper-product-from-hell for Microsoft. They came out of nowhere and now pose a legitimate threat to Microsoft in the laptop sales category. How many could have predicted this when the first Chromebooks were released? Back then it would have seemed absurd for an upstart operating system to even have a chance at competing with Windows-based laptops.

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Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more

7 reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"

When we laid out our featured article on things you need to do after installing Ubuntu 14.10, we shared a few little issues we have had with the latest Ubuntu release. Well things got worse, and I decided to try something else for a change. I've been using elementary OS Freya as my daily driver since then. And I have to say, I'm mighty impressed so far. And the fact that Freya is still very much in beta makes the whole affair all the more interesting. A list of reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 at the moment. Read more

Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

The top story today continued to be the GHOST vulnerability covered last night, probably because the name lends itself to cute headlines - most with a twist on "Ghost in the Machine." But elsewhere, the How-To-Geek said today that new users should stick to Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. He's not the only one, Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more