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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 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 […]
VIDEO: Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, discusses the latest Rocket 0.8 release, which integrates new Intel technology for container security.
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.
OpenSSH 7.1 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Our first Great Command-Line Challenge was very popular and attracted 80+ entries from around the world.read more
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.
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.
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