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GParted 0.22.0 Brings Support for GPT Partition Names and Unpartitioned Disk Drives

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:47:56 AM
The popular GParted application, an open-source disk utility used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating system for partitioning disk drives, as well as to resize and merge partitions on any disk drive, has reached version 0.22.0.

Installation Steps of Joomla 3.4.1 On Ubuntu 14.10

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 09:50:45 AM
Joomla is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS) , which allow the users to create or build their own website and applications.

Red Eclipse 1.5 Overview & Screenshots

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 08:53:34 AM
Red Eclipse is a free, open-source first-person shooter based upon the Cube 2 engine, with both single-player and multi-player support. It’s a fantasy shooter that bundles a very large number of maps and comes with modes such as DM, CTF or Defend and Control. For some reason, the game always gives me a feeling of calm, and the music theme is really great. So let’s take a brief look at this new version.

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 07:56:23 AM
I am happy to announce the availability of 14.04.2 point release. Apart from bug fixes and updating packages not a lot has changed from 14.04 Papercuts. So if you are running 14.04 Papercuts and have kept it updated there is no need to install the point release.

The Fedora Project is looking for a volunteer Diversity Advisor

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 06:59:12 AM
In today's open source roundup: The Fedora Project seeks a Diversity Advisor. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Bodhi Linux 3.0, and reviews of HTC's One M9 phone.

Apparently, Ubuntu Doesn’t Need Blu-ray Burning Support

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 06:02:01 AM
Apparently, there’s nothing wrong with playing Blu-ray discs, but the problem, as Federico reports it, relies on the burning of such discs under the Ubuntu distribution. He reminds us that Ubuntu switched to using cdrkit over cdrecord for optical media recording back in 2008 when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was released.

SuperX 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 05:04:50 AM
SuperX 3.0, code name "Grace" is now available. Grace gives more priority to application responsiveness; you will feel it right from the start - a fast, smooth, responsive system. Grace, by default, compresses unused memory pages within RAM rather than swapping out to the swap partition, making it responsive even when the system memory is low. Commonly used applications are preloaded and cached in memory for faster start-up of your favourite applications.

GNU Nano 2.4 Editor Comes with Full Undo Support

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 04:07:39 AM
The popular, user-friendly, terminal-based text editor Nano has reached version 2.4 today, and comes with several new features, including ‘undo’ functionality.

Never mind WinPhone - if you want Microsoft apps, get an Android

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 03:10:28 AM
Microsoft, still struggling to gain a foothold in the smartphone market, is pressing ahead with efforts to have its software bundled on Android devices from major manufacturers, with Samsung as its first partner.

Flexible Access Control with Squid Proxy

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:13:17 AM
Large enterprises and nuclear laboratories aren't the only organizations that need an Internet access policy and a means of enforcing it. My household has an Internet access policy, and the technique I've used to enforce it is applicable to almost any organization. In our case, I'm not too concerned about outside security threats.

Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:16:06 AM
AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display. We typically cover UK-based AndersDX (Anders Electronics) in its role as a distributor of products such as CompuLab’s mini-PCs and embedded boards, or TinyGreenPC’s Pi Media Player. In the […]

Overview of Three Chat Clients for GNOME: HexChat, Polari & Smuxi

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 12:18:55 AM
Following the overview of KDE IRC clients, here is a brief overview of several counterparts for GNOME, which will blend well in Xfce or Unity as well.

Installing and using vnStat and vnStati for monitoring network traffic in Ubuntu

Monday 23rd of March 2015 11:21:44 PM
Monitoring Network Traffic or Bandwidth Usage is an important task in an organisational structure or even for developers. It is sometimes required to monitor traffic on various systems which share the internet bandwidth. There might be situations where network statistics are required for decision making in the networking areas or use the logged information on the network traffic for analysis tasks.

Drupal SQL injection vulnerability attacks persist, despite patch release

Monday 23rd of March 2015 10:24:33 PM
Nearly six months have passed since a major Drupal SQL injection vulnerability was disclosed, and yet attackers are continuing to try, sometimes successfully, to exploit websites that have failed to update their systems.

Setup the most recent Nova Docker Driver via Devstack on F21

Monday 23rd of March 2015 09:27:22 PM
This article presents a step by step procedure for installing the latest version of nova docker on Fedora 21.

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks

Monday 23rd of March 2015 08:30:11 PM
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source math assessment and course more

Fedora 22 Alpha : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Monday 23rd of March 2015 07:33:00 PM
Fedora 22 Alpha has been released by Fedora Project, it now available to download and install for test drive. The Alpha version of Fedora 22 GNOME edition comes with many enhancements from the GNOME 3.16 Beta desktop environment, such as the revamped GNOME Shell theme, GNOME 3.16’s brand-new notification system that is integrated beside calendar applet, Nautilus improvements, and many other goodies.

How to compress JPEG images from the command line on Linux

Monday 23rd of March 2015 06:35:49 PM
Image resolution of today's picture taking gadgets (e.g., smartphones, digital cameras) keeps increasing. Even 36.3 Megapixel Nikon D800 recently hit the consumer market, and this trend will continue. While modern gadgets continue to produce increasingly high resolution images, we may often want to post-process and compress their sizes before uploading them to a storage-limited and bandwidth-restricted cloud.

Here’s What to Expect from GNOME 3.16

Monday 23rd of March 2015 05:38:38 PM
Today, we see more and more GNOME 3.16 core components and applications published on the project’s FTP site, so we thought it will be a good idea to write a feature roundup for your reading pleasure. First, we remind everyone that GNOME 3.16 will be released on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

16 Commands to Show System/Hardware Info in Linux

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:41:27 PM
This is a tutorial aimed at showing how to get hardware and general system information on Linux. There are also a few examples which normally work on Debian and its derivatives, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 review

I have been pretty hard on Samsung over the past few years, but let’s be honest: the company deserved it. Time and time again, we’ve seen Samsung launch fantastic flagship smartphones that are class leaders in almost every key area. Samsung’s mobile displays are the best in the world, many of its software additions have mass appeal, and its phones are always among the best available when it comes to performance. But where design, build quality and materials are concerned, Samsung has always been at the bottom of the pile. That changes in 2015, and the Galaxy S6 is our first look at the future of flagship Samsung phones. On the inside, the S6 is everything we have come to expect from the company’s premium smartphones. And on the outside, the Galaxy S6 is like nothing we have ever seen before from Samsung. Read more

Linux-Based Firewall and Router Smoothwall Express 3.1 Service Pack 1 Released

The first Service Pack (SP) release of Smoothwall Express 3.1, an open source best-of-breed Internet firewall and router operating system designed to run on commodity hardware, has been released today with a great number of improvements over the previous stable version. Read more

Sabayon 15.04 Linux Distro Brings Xfce 4.12, Native Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers Support

The Sabayon development team had the pleasure of informing its users about the immediate availability for download of the latest monthly release of their Sabayon Linux operating system derived from the well-known Gentoo distribution. Read more

Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64

The alpha release of Fedora 22 was released a few weeks ago for the primary CPU architectures while finally coming out today is the F22 Alpha for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC architectures. Peter Robinson announced this afternoon the Fedora 22 Alpha release for AArch64 and Power64 architectures. These alternative architecture spins of the very promising Fedora 22 are primarily focused on the Server Edition of Fedora Linux. AArch64 and Power64 users of Fedora can learn more about this first Fedora 22 development release via the mailing list announcement. Fedora 22 is expected to be officially released in May. Read more