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An Introduction to Vivaldi Browser on Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 12:00:00 PM

Vivaldi is a new browser that was initially released only about seven months ago and has gained very high popularity since then.

KDE Software Store to Soon Offer Downloads in Snap, Flatpak and AppImage Formats

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 11:00:00 AM

Dubbed The KDE Store, the new software store is exactly that, a store where application developers can publish their open-source projects and share them with the world.

How to find out the connected state of a network cable in Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:00:00 AM

This brief guide explains how to find out the physical connected state of network cable in Linux.

Google Earth For Linux Update Brings Fixes For Panoramio Pictures And Various Linux Crashes

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:00:00 AM

 webupd8: Google Earth had quite a few issues on recent Linux distributions.

Celebrating The 19th Anniversary of Nmap Project

Monday 5th of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

Nmap was released 19 years ago on September 1.

Linux 4.8 rc5

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: So rc5 is noticeably bigger than rc4 was, and my hope last week that we were starting to calm down and shrink the releases seems to have been premature.

Development Starts for Tails 2.6 Anonymous Live CD, Now Based on Tor

Monday 5th of September 2016 01:00:00 AM

What's new in Tails 2.6 RC1?

Three Open Source Business Models

Sunday 4th of September 2016 09:02:00 PM

Any developer considering releasing open source software needs to have a plan to monetize it.

How to Secure Default PhpMyAdmin Login URL in Linux

Sunday 4th of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

Mostly Smooth Sailing with Mageia 5

Sunday 4th of September 2016 01:00:00 PM

 FreedomPenguin: Does Mageia 5 have what it takes to compete with today's top distros?

Tech Comics: Project Management 101

Sunday 4th of September 2016 01:00:00 AM

Effective project management relies as much on perception as reality.

OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

Ars: As LibreOffice soars, OpenOffice management considers retiring the project.

Install WebERP On Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

 ubuntugeek: webERP is a complete web based accounting and business management system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use.

Red Hat still plans on being The OpenStack company

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Other companies -- Canonical, SUSE, and Mirantis -- all plan on being OpenStack powers, but Red Hat shows it's determined to be number one with its latest OpenStack cloud release.

How to access your Google Drive account from Linux command line using Gdrive

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 06:00:00 AM

 HowToForge: While Google Drive is no doubt one of the most popular (if not the most popular) cloud storage services available today, what's really sad is that there is no official Drive client available for Linux.

How to configure Nginx with free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 02:00:00 AM

Nixcraft: Learn how to use Let's Encrypt to install a free SSL certificate for Nginx web server along with how to properly deploy Diffie-Hellman on your nginx server to get SSL labs A+ score.

Open Source Computer Club: Out of the trash, into the classroom

Friday 2nd of September 2016 10:00:00 PM

The Open Source Initiative (OSI), working with the Schodack Central School District in upstate New York, developed the FLOSS Desktops For Kids Incubator Project.

EFF asks universities not to sell to patent trolls

Friday 2nd of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

Take action by signing the pledge and urge universities not to sell patents to patent trolls.

How to find if a package is installed or not in Linux and Unix

Friday 2nd of September 2016 08:00:00 PM

ostechnix: Find if a specific package is installed or not in Linux and Unix distributions.

The Corrupting Influence of Money in the Linux Foundation (Bias for Sale)

Friday 2nd of September 2016 07:00:00 PM

techrights: The growing danger of a Linux Foundation which is funded not just by proprietary software giants but also direct opposition of Linux and serial violators of the licence of GNU (GPL)

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Linux Graphics

  • The RADV Radeon Vulkan Linux Driver Continues Picking Up Features
  • OpenChrome Maintainer Making Some Progress On VIA DRM Driver
    Independent developer Kevin Brace took over maintaining the OpenChrome DDX driver earlier this year to improve the open-source VIA Linux graphics support while over the summer he's slowly been getting up to speed on development of the OpenChrome DRM driver. The OpenChrome DRM driver was making progress while James Simmons was developing it a few years back, but since he left the project, it's been left to bit rot. It will take a lot of work even to get this previously "good" code back to working on the latest Linux 4.x mainline kernels given how DRM core interfaces have evolved in recent times.
  • My talk about Mainline Explicit Fencing at XDC 2016!
    Last week I was at XDC in Helsinki where I presented about the Explicit Fencing work we’ve been doing on the Mainline Linux Kernel in the lastest few months. There was a livestream of all presentations during the conference and recorded sections are available. You can check the video of my presentation. Check out the slides too.

Linux Kernel News

  • Linux 4.8 gets rc8
    Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.
  • Linux 4.8-rc8 Released: Linux 4.8 Next Weekend
  • Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements
    The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Linux kernel 4.7.5 is here only ten days after the release of the previous maintenance version, namely Linux kernel 4.7.4, and it's a big update that changes a total of 213 files, with 1774 insertions and 971 deletions, which tells us that the kernel developers and hackers had a pretty busy week patching all sorts of bugs and security issues, as well as to add various, much-needed improvements.
  • Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai
    Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a startup demo competition.
  • Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel
    Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more