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Install sabre/katana on a CentOS 7 VPS

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:10:22 PM
In this article we will install sabre/katana on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP. sabre/katana is free and open source contact, calendar, task-list and file server.

Jolla Tablet open for pre-sale at $300

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 12:16:00 PM
Jolla has opened pre-orders on Jolla Tablets starting at $300. The 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 tablet runs the Linux-based Sailfish OS 2.0 on a quad-core Atom. The Jolla Tablet has been a long time coming for Indiegogo backers, but the participants will finally receive their tablets in September, says Finland-based Jolla. Now anyone can order […]

CoreOS Linux Adds Intel Clear Container Technology in Rocket Containers

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 10:21:38 AM
VIDEO: Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, discusses the latest Rocket 0.8 release, which integrates new Intel technology for container security.

SUSE Manager 2.1 Server Is Now Available for IBM z Systems

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 08:27:16 AM
SUSE, through Meike Chabowski, had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of SUSE Manager, a software that eases things for Linux users, making complex tasks simple, for IBM z Systems.

Announce: OpenSSH 7.1 released

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 06:32:54 AM
OpenSSH 7.1 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.

Everspace Is a Gorgeous Space Shooter Built on UE4, Linux Version Planned

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 04:38:32 AM
The space shooters are making a comeback, but the Linux platform doesn't seem to be of interest yet. The developers from ROCKFISH Games are now trying to release Everspace, a new single-player space shooter built on the Unreal Engine 4, and a Linux version is planned.

A User’s Eye View of Bodhi 3.1.0 & Moksha

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:44:10 AM
Out-of-the-box, Bodhi installs hardly any software, only just enough to get the user up and running. At first boot, there’s a lightweight browser (Midori), a file manager (PCManFM), a text editor (ePad), an image viewer (Ephoto) and little else. This is in keeping with the Bodhi team’s minimalist philosophy, based on a belief that users should make their own software choices and not have them made for them.

Top 5: Linux command-line email clients, HTTPS, and more

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 01:46:59 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight the best from the past week on topics like command-line email clients, Turtle graphics, a new My Linux Story, switching to HTTPS, and Imposter Syndrome.Top 5 articles of the week5. Be an inspiration, not an impostorread more

OpenSSH vulnerabilities in Ubuntu fixed

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 12:49:48 AM
In a security notice Ubuntu creator Canonical warns users to upgrade the OpenSSH-server in the Ubuntu distributions 12.04 LT - 15.04, because of a few of OpenSSH vulnerabilities that have been found.

Embedded controller adds CAN and serial hooks to Pi 2

Friday 21st of August 2015 11:52:37 PM
Janztec has launched an embedded controller based on the Raspberry Pi 2, adding a 24-pin expansion connector with CAN, RS232/485, and industrial I/O. The emPC-A/RPI follows in a long line of emPC-branded industrial computers dating back to the Xenomai Linux supported emPC-M from 2008 when Germany-based Janztec went by the name Janz Automationssysteme AG. Janztec […]

How to monitor your system performance on (Ubuntu) Linux

Friday 21st of August 2015 10:55:26 PM
Monitoring your Linux system is essential in order to be able to improve its performance, locate the source of a problem and take more targeted corrective actions. As is always the case with Linux, there are quite a few tools and many different ways you can utilize to monitor different aspects of your system's performance. On this simple guide, we will take an overall look on how to install and run three monitoring tools on an Ubuntu Linux system.

LinuxCon Highlights: From Linus Torvalds to Microsoft

Friday 21st of August 2015 09:58:15 PM
This year's LinuxCon North America event highlighted the latest in Linux and open-source technologies, and showcased both the expected and unexpected. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the appearance of Microsoft as both a sponsor and exhibitor at the event.

Thin Mini-ITX SBC does Ultra-HD signage with Broadwell

Friday 21st of August 2015 09:01:04 PM
JEHE’s Linux-ready “Giada MG-5200SL” Thin Mini-ITX SBC targets Ultra-HD resolution signage with a dual-core 5th Gen. Core CPU, SATA, mSATA, and mini-PCIe. The MG-5200SL adds to the high-end range of 170 x 170mm Mini-ITX boards sold under the Giada brand from JEHE (Jiehe Technology Development Co.) of Shenzhen, China. This is a “Thin” Mini-ITX board […]

Wine 1.7.50 Brings Experimental DirectX 11 Support

Friday 21st of August 2015 08:03:53 PM
Wine developers have just announced that a new version of the application has been released and is now available for download. This is the version that shows signs of DirectX 11 support, so it's going to be an interesting one.

Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 2

Friday 21st of August 2015 07:06:42 PM
GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. It started in 2000 using the GTK+ toolkit and was part of the Gnome project. In order to address users willing to run GCompris on their tablets, a full rewrite has been initiated in 2014 using Qt Quick.

Ubuntu Gets Firefox Update to Correct Default Search Engine Switching to Yahoo

Friday 21st of August 2015 06:09:31 PM
Canonical has just upgraded the Firefox packages in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems after a regression has been identified. From the looks of it, the default search engine was set to Yahoo.

Winners announced for the Great Command-Line Challenge

Friday 21st of August 2015 05:12:20 PM
Our first Great Command-Line Challenge was very popular and attracted 80+ entries from around the world.read more

Antergos 2015.08.18 Screenshot Tour

Friday 21st of August 2015 04:15:09 PM
Antergos 2015.08.18 has been released. Notable changes include: Cnchi v0.10.1, Fixed issue with selected language on the boot screen. Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.

Everywhere a Linux Fest, Linux Gaming Good to Go & More…

Friday 21st of August 2015 03:17:58 PM
Gameranx reported this week that Steam has 1,400 Linux titles ready to go two months before the hardware’s launch. “In less than a month, Linux has seen the number of compatible games rise from 1,300 to 1,400 games,” the article states. “Among the recent editions are Shadow of Mordor, DiRT Showdown, Terraria, and Don’t Be Patchman, the first Steam game that launched on Linux first.” Although Steam’s total market share also remains low at 1 percent, the article also says, “this promises to change when Valve finally launches their Linux based Steam Machines this coming October.” We’ll have to keep an eye on this one.

Now your Raspberry Pi can water your lawn

Friday 21st of August 2015 02:20:47 PM
Open source has a long history of developers scratching their own itches, and few itches are as itchy as money spent unnecessarily.Lawn watering systems are notorious for sending money down the drain. When Robert Booth was looking to get started on a robotics project, it's no surprise that a sprinkler system was at the top of his list. Booth will be presenting his "Strawberry Pi" system at Texas Linux Fest this year. We talked to him about it.read more

More in Tux Machines

Why you should ditch OpenOffice and use the free LibreOffice suite

OpenOffice was the first big, mainstream free software competitor to Microsoft Office, and because of that, it still has mainstream name recognition—which is a problem. Developers have almost all moved to LibreOffice, the spiritual successor to OpenOffice. But OpenOffice continues to be operated as its own project, seeing little development and only drawing potential LibreOffice users to a defunct piece of software. Read more

Firefox Fading, Ditching OpenOffice, and Containers

Dissatisfaction with Mozilla's recent announcement to change its extension core code is being expressed across the Internet. Folks aren't happy. Elsewhere, Chris Hoffman explains why you should switch from OpenOffice to LibreOffice and the Canonical IP fight continues. In other news, several container headlines caught my eye recently. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • GTX 760 Vs R7 370 4G In Company Of Heroes 2
    Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to see what kind of performance we can expect from Company of Heroes 2.
  • KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience
    The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is one of the earliest Linux desktop environments, dating all the way back to 1996, predating even the popular GNOME desktop environment, which was started in 1999. On Aug. 25, the core KDE desktop, Plasma, got an incremental update to version 5.4 that builds on the innovations that the first Plasma 5 release introduced in July. Among the many changes that users will notice with Plasma 5.4 are more than 1,400 new icons for all KDE applications, providing a more streamlined, modern look and feel to the desktop. Also new to Plasma 5.4 is an optional Application Dashboard that provides a different way to open up applications. Finding an application, or anything else on the KDE desktop, is also improved by way of enhanced search history in the integrated KRunner search tool that is part of the desktop. Plus, the 5.4 update now provides initial support for the Wayland display server that is intended to be a replacement for the decade-old X-Window server. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop.
  • KDE Sprints - who wins?
    To start with, KDE sprints are intensive sessions centered around coding. They take place in person over several days, during which time skillful developers eat, drink and sleep code. There are breaks to refresh and gain perspective, but mostly sprints involve hard, focused work. All of this developer time and effort is unpaid. However travel expenses for some developers are covered by KDE. KDE is a frugal organization with comparatively low administrative costs, and only one paid person who works part time. So the money donated for sprints goes to cover actual expenses. Who gets the money? Almost all of it goes to transportation companies.
  • GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"
    Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
  • ReadySpace Joins Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program
    Hong-Kong based cloud service provider ReadySpace announced Thursday that it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. The new Red Hat partner program, launched in July, allows ReadySpace to deliver solutions based on Red Hat’s open source technologies. ReadySpace CEO David Loke said customers building on open source software and Linux servers had been asking for Red Hat solutions by name to run critical workloads in private and hybrid environments. The company will now offer private cloud build-outs, Linux infrastructure and PaaS solutions based on Red Hat.
  • Ubuntu, Canonical, and IP
    Recently there has been a flurry of concerns relating to the IP policy at Canonical. I have not wanted to throw my hat into the ring, but I figured I would share a few simple thoughts.
  • Canonical urges customers to ditch Windows 10 for Ubuntu
    In a recent posting, Canonical has tried new methods to appeal to Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and cost conscious home users that they should switch to Ubuntu in lieu of Windows 10.