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Five Best BitTorrent Clients

Monday 18th of May 2015 03:47:45 AM
BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients...

OpenStack Summit to Highlight Liberty Platform, Containers

Monday 18th of May 2015 01:41:25 AM
As the OpenStack Summit is set to start May 17 in Vancouver, B.C., here's a look at the trends and issues that will dominate the five-day conference.

An About.com Review Of Chromixium 1.0

Sunday 17th of May 2015 11:31:27 PM
There have been quite a few distributions that have attempted to emulate other operating systems, Zorin for Windows and Pear Linux for OSX. Chromixium brings a ChromeOS style interface to the Linux desktop.

Linux Kernel 4.0.4 Released with More ARM Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Sunday 17th of May 2015 09:37:05 PM
After only four days from the announcement of Linux kernel 4.0.3, as the latest and most advanced kernel version, Greg Kroah-Hartman just published today, May 17, news about the fourth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.0.

KDE Plasma 5.4 and KDE Applications 15.08 to Arrive at the End of August 2015

Sunday 17th of May 2015 03:48:46 PM
KDE published the release schedule of the next major release of the KDE Applications software suite for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

Shell Scripting Part 4: Repetition Control Structures

Sunday 17th of May 2015 01:54:24 PM
Welcome to part four of HowtoForge's shell scripting tutorial series (Click here to read the part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the tutorial). In this lesson, we will cover the different repetition control structures of the bash shell and how to use each structure by providing some examples. Let's get started.

CentOS 7 Linux Is Now Available for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures

Sunday 17th of May 2015 11:04:58 AM
If you plan on building ARM devices powered by a Linux kernel-based operating system, then you should know that the excellent CentOS distribution is now available for download for ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architectures.

How to install Railo on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 17th of May 2015 09:10:36 AM
In this tutorial, we will show how to install Railo on a CentOS VPS. Railo is an open source software written in Java that implements CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language).

9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04

Sunday 17th of May 2015 07:16:14 AM
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.3 as Default Desktop

Sunday 17th of May 2015 05:21:52 AM
openSUSE has just announced today, May 16, the immediate availability of the KDE Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop environment in Tumbleweed, along with the KDE Applications 15.04.1 software suite.

HandyLinux 2.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 17th of May 2015 03:27:30 AM
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution for French speakers. The distribution is designed to be lightweight and fast. HandyLinux's developers have simplified the graphical user interface, making the distribution easier for novice users.

How to install Open Source Social Network on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 17th of May 2015 01:33:08 AM
Open Source Social Network or simply OSSN is PHP based social networking application. Using OSSN you can create your own social network website and build relationships with your members.

Linux Software you won't find on your Software Center: Install Google Chrome, Google Earth and Skype

Saturday 16th of May 2015 11:38:46 PM
Our Linux distributions have come a long way from the days that we had to manually install anything we needed by compiling it on the terminal to the modern days of the fancy Software Centers that offer collections of applications with ratings, screenshots and one-click install functionality. No matter how rich with software these tools are though, there are still some popular tools that millions of people use that you won't find in application centers of any distro.

Arduboy, Lakka, Google release, and more open gaming news

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:44:24 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Arduboy, Lakka for retro games, a Google release, and more!Open gaming roundup: May 10 - 16, 2015read more

Wine development release 1.7.43 available

Saturday 16th of May 2015 07:50:02 PM
The Wine development team has made development release 1.7.43 available to the public.

Git 2.4.1 Out Now with Dozens of Improvements and Bug Fixes

Saturday 16th of May 2015 05:55:40 PM
The Git development team was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release for Git 2.4, the stable branch of the acclaimed open-source distributed version control system.

DefCore, project management, and the future of OpenStack

Saturday 16th of May 2015 04:01:18 PM
Rob Hirschfeld has been involved with OpenStack since before the project was even officially formed, and so he brings a rich perspective as to the project's history, its organization, and where it may be headed next.

Nine dollar computer, Robot Operating System, and more open source news

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:06:56 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the nine dollar computer, Snappy Ubuntu, the Robot Operating System, and more! Open source news: May 9 - 15, 2015.

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yun to "Mini" size

Saturday 16th of May 2015 12:12:34 PM
Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition to Launch on SteamOS and Linux

Saturday 16th of May 2015 10:18:12 AM
Larian Studios have just revealed that they intend to release Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, a reworked version of the original game that was made available just last year, and it's going to be available for the Linux platform as well.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates. Read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0

The Parsix Project has recently announced that their Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) distribution will reach the end of its life support in the coming weeks, urging users to upgrade to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) as soon as possible. Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 Open Source Python Shells
    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.
  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released
    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

today's leftovers

  • Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested
  • Video: LXD containers vs. KVM
    Since I'm such a big container fan (been using them on Linux since 2005) and I recently blogged about Docker, LXC, and OpenVZ... how could I pass up posting this? Some Canonical guys gave a presentation at the recent OpenStack Summit on "LXD vs. KVM". What is LXD? It is basically a management service for LXC that supposedly adds a lot of the features LXC was missing... and is much easier to use. For a couple of years now Canonical has shown an interest in LXC and has supposedly be doing a lot of development work around them. I wonder what specifically? They almost seem like the only company who is interested in LXC.. or at least they are putting forth a publicly noticeable effort around them.
  • Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
    LXD is usable with Ubuntu 15.04 albeit not many have yet fully experimented with this new technology from Canonical given its early state. The LXD Linux container hypervisor allows for rapid provisioning, very fast performance, a REST API, and other functionality. If you're wishing to learn more about LXD, this week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was a talk about LXD vs. KVM for Linux hypervisors.
  • Cloud Driving HP's Server Business Forward
    HP announced is second quarter fiscal 2015 earnings on May 21, with company executives enthusiastic about the company's upcoming split, and continued prospects in the cloud.
  • The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
    An EXT4 file-system corruption problem was uncovered with Linux 4.0 that turned out to be an MD RAID0 issue with the Linux kernel in the latest stable series. This RAID corruption issue has now been fixed in the latest kernel Git code.
  • Interview with Mary Winkler
    LOVE the blending tools. I’m used to those of Paint Tool SAI, and finding a program whose brushes are far more customizable and can do more is digital art heaven. Especially an open source one!
  • Reminder: Evolving KDE survey milestone on May 31st
    Evolution is a powerful concept and tool. When harnessed properly, humans have been able to tailor and adapt crops and domesticate animals. We’ve been able to grow the Dutch unnecessarily tall and create beautiful and consequence-free theme parks as shown in the Jurassic Park documentary series on the BBC. However, when not monitored closely or left to nature’s own devices, the result is the terrifying land based sharks that have caused such recent devastation across most of Australia.
  • GNOME Shell It is!!
    It’s been a while since my last post, I was busy with my university exams and didn’t get much time to work on my GSoC project. But during whatever time I got I tried to get myself familiar with GNOME Shell coding style and get a hang of the way it works, since GNOME Shell is the main module I will be working with in this project. But things weren’t as simple as I initially thought them to be. It has been a struggle trying to find out some structured documentation for GNOME Shell code-base mainly the JavaScript part.
  • Attention Fedora 22 prerelease users
  • Fedora 21 chrooted on an aarch64 Nexus 9
    A while back I bought a Nexus 9, mainly because it has a weird processor that emulates a 64 bit ARM (aarch64). Google seem to have abandoned this platform entirely, just 6 months after I got it, so fuck you too Google. Anyway …
  • Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution
    SparkyLinux features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.
  • Is Canonical going to have an IPO?
  • Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in
  • Linksys NSLU2 adventures into the NetBSD land passed through JTAG highlands - part 1
  • GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
    The latest GNU Compiler Collection code now has proper optimization targeting/tuning support for the IBM z13.
  • News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more