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Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS Out Now as a Point Release for 14.04 LTS, Gets MythTV 0.28

Sunday 24th of April 2016 10:17:49 AM
We almost forgot to tell you about the release of the Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, the officially recognized Ubuntu flavor build around the MythTV media center software.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 24th of April 2016 08:23:27 AM
Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. An Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective Linux platform for long-term, large-scale deployments. This is the 6th such LTS release for Ubuntu, and marks the first time that the platform is supported on mainframes, the world’s largest and most powerful Linux systems.

How to build a Linux router, Internet of Things devices, and more news

Sunday 24th of April 2016 06:29:05 AM
In this week[he]#039[/he]s edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how to build a Linux router, why Internet of Things devices should be completely open source, and more!Open source news roundup for April  17 - 22, 2016read more

Ubuntu Studio 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 24th of April 2016 04:34:43 AM
In January 2016 we had an election for a new project lead, and the winner was Set Hallstrom, who will be taking over the project lead position right after this release. He will be continuing for another two years until the next election in 2018. The team of developers has also seen a positive increase lately, which bodes well for the future. So, all in all, this release marks a new page in the history of Ubuntu Studio and makes the distribution as strong as it has ever been. 16.04 Xenial Xerus Released! We're happy to announce our latest LTS release. Ubuntu Studio 16.04 will be supported for three years. Since it's just out, you may experience some problems.

What's New In Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 24th of April 2016 02:40:21 AM
A long waited release Ubuntu 16.04 version codename "Xenial Xerus" is out. If you remember the last release poll that we did here, Ubuntu users expressed that they're waiting for the next LTS release to upgrade. So this article is worth taking attention to know what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release. The release has come out with some but interesting features and changes that really deserve your attention. Please don't forget to take poll below this article to tell us what you like the most in Ubuntu 16.04.

Wireless-equipped Arduino clone is AA battery sized

Sunday 24th of April 2016 12:45:59 AM
The open source “AAduino” Arduino clone measures 44.9 x 13.8mm, and integrates an ATmega328P MCU, 32KB of flash, temp sensors, and a RFM69C radio. For two and a half years, Nathan Chantrell’s open-spec Tiny328 has held the record for smallest, radio-enabled Arduino clone. It was therefore fitting that Chantrell was one of the first to […]

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 10:51:37 PM
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has not just been in development for 6 months. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has been in development for nearly 2 years. Since the project started in June 2014 this release, this our first official LTS, is what we've been working towards. This was the goal we had firmly in our sights every step of the way. I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to Ubuntu MATE over the last 22 months. None of this would have been possible without the countless contributions from the amazing Ubuntu MATE community. I can't thank you all enough for what you've helped create. I only hope this release makes you all proud.

Microsoft’s Becoming the New, but Successful, Novellf

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 08:57:15 PM
It was only a couple of years ago that the FOSS world was proclaiming that Microsoft was a dead company walking. The king was dead. Sales of new Windows releases were flat and Android was seriously kicking its butt in the mobile marketplace. FOSSers were sure they wouldn't have Redmond to kick around for much longer.

Developer Claims That Canonical's Snap Format Isn't Secure in Ubuntu with X11

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 07:02:53 PM
Canonical unveiled the latest and most advanced version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, dubbed as the "Xenial Xerus."

Steps to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) with Screenshots

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 05:08:31 PM
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS code name ‘Xenial Xerus‘ has been released recently on 21st April 2016. As this release is under LTS(Long Term Support) so its Desktop support will be for next 5 years and Server support will be for next 3 years.

Whats the total cost of ownership for an OpenStack cloud?

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 03:14:09 PM
Technical discussions around OpenStack, its features, and adoption are copious. Customers, specifically their finance managers, have a bigger question: "What will OpenStack really cost me?" OpenStack is open source, but its adoption and deployment incur costs otherwise. So, what is the OpenStack TCO (total cost of ownership)?

Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, Get Three Years of Support

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 01:19:47 PM
Xubuntu and Lubuntu are the last two official Ubuntu flavors released as part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launch, and we're going to tell you a little about their presence.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 11:25:25 AM
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1, and how to install ISPConfig.

JavaZone Sells Open Source in TV Parodies

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 09:31:03 AM
I’ve chosen this one partly because it’s in Norwegian and reminds me a lot of Lilyhammer, the fish out of water show that got me hooked on Netflix. Mainly, however, I’ve chosen it because its three minute and 16 seconds is almost entirely spent poking fun of users of a certain proprietary company’s products.

Varnish Software's Hitch

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 07:36:41 AM
Making life easier for the 2.2 million Web sites that deploy the Varnish Cache HTTP engine is the point of Hitch from Varnish Software.

Sandwich-style RK3288 SBC loads up on wireless options

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 05:42:19 AM
Boardcon’s “EM3288” SBC runs Android on a “MINI3288” COM, based on a Rockchip RK3288 SoC, with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus optional WiFi, BT, 3G, and GPS.

Slackware 14.2 RC 2 announced

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 03:47:57 AM
Fri Apr 15 20:37:37 UTC 2016Finally got some fixes we were waiting for in this new kernel.It's been almost a month since 14.2rc1 so we'll call this Slackware14.2 release candidate 2. Almost there. Get in any last-minutebug reports quickly. :-)

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 01:53:35 AM
Using the latest 4.4 kernel, upgrade to the Unity 7.4 desktop environment. Added a more concise and friendly login / lock screen and moves the application launcher to the lower part of the screen. The first boot of the system runs the setup wizard. Ubuntu Kylin Software Center becomes the default software manager front-end.

Top 5: 11 Python resources, Linux system monitoring, and more

Friday 22nd of April 2016 11:59:13 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight resources for teaching and learning Python, thoughts from a longtime Linux user on system monitoring tools, DevOps as a crucial element of modern IT, an overview of The National Science Digital Library, and what sets Krita apart from other open source digital painting tools.

Linux Kernel 4.4.8 LTS Has x86, MIPS and PA-RISC Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

Friday 22nd of April 2016 10:04:51 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the availability of the eight maintenance build in the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

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Now that the monthly Steam statistics are out again, we can see that the result has increased slightly from last month, we are back up to 0.90% from 0.85%. While that is a positive sign, we are again looking at a number below 1% this month. As has been previously pointed out there are a few flaws with the Steam statistics, such as that users of the Big Picture Mode do not get the survey at all. There are also likely a few flaws we don't know about. Still, we can safely assume that the Steam Hardware Survey isn't completely lying either: Linux usage might be off by a bit, but if it says below 1%, it is rather unlikely that the real numbers are for example above 2%. It is a statistic, and we have to treat it like a statistic, that gives us an indication of the Linux market share on Steam. An increase likely means a larger market share and a decrease a smaller market share. A fair point that has been made, however, that the amount of Steam users has been increasing over time. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume the number of Linux Steam users has increased as well. The question is: How did Steam grow? Read more