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The 5 easiest to use modern Linux distributions

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

 EverydayLinuxUser: I have tried dozens of Linux distributions over the years and these are the 5 that I have found easiest to use based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, intuitiveness of the desktop environment and support.

How to turn off server signature on Apache web server

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: Revealing web server signature with server/PHP version info can be a security risk

How to Detect SSL Leakage in Mobile Apps

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: According to security researchers Tony Trummer and Tushar Dalvi, many popular mobile apps do not properly implement SSL.

Black Hat, Defcon Conferences: From Hackers to Pwnie Awards

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

eWEEK: No week is busier in the calendar year for information security professionals than the week of the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences.

Android-based motorcycle helmet gains funding

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Skully has achieved Indiegogo funding for an Android 4.4 based motorcycle helmet head-up display with GPS navigation and a 180-degree rearview camera.

ManageIQ Anand Release Candidate Images Available

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

The first images for ManageIQ's 'Anand' release candidate is now ready.

Nvidia's 64-bit Tegra K1 processor may take Android to new heights

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: The Android world was shocked when Apple released its iPhone 5s with a new 64-bit A7 chip.

How to set up a USB network printer and scanner server on Debian

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: Suppose you want to set up a Linux print server in your home/office network, but you only have USB printers available

Want a fulfilling IT career? Learn Linux

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM How can understanding Linux enhance a career? This question is interesting because there are two drastically different answers.

Six Clicks: The best Chromebooks for school

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Beta Brings New Features

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Although Red Hat already released RHEL 7, RHEL 6.x users can still benefit from new platform features.

DNF 0.6.0 Released

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

DNF: The release notes are posted and those who like to experiment with frisky Fedora pre-releases can try out dnf-0.6.0 in Fedora 21.

Platform 9 Emerges From Stealth Mode to Manage Cloud

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The OpenStack cloud-based platform aims to make it easier for enterprises to cloud-enable virtualization workloads.

Rackspace Grows Managed Cloud Business

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

Datamation: Though its own future is uncertain, Rackspace execs see continues opportunity even as Amazon and Google lower pricing.

FOSS' Documentation Dilemma

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Hang around for any length of time in the seedy bars and watering holes of the Linux blogosphere, and you'll soon realize that certain topics tend to recur with surprising frequency in the general conversation.

OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5

Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: One of the many benefits cited by enterprises bringing in Linux is the security and the resultant "cost of ownership" benefits that come from, among many other things, not having to deal with security-related issues and attacks.

Solar plant monitoring system taps Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Storm Energy has upgraded its "SunSniffer" solar plant monitoring system to a Linux-based platform running on a Raspberry Pi

Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 Datamation: I have tried and enjoyed a number of great Linux distributions over the years.

LibreOffice might be coming to Android

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ITworld: The sooner LibreOffice is released for Android, the bette

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Munich Reversal Turnaround, Linus on the Desktop, and Red Hat Time Protocol

Monday we reported that Munich was throwing in the Linux towel, but today we find that may not be exactly the case. In other news, Linus Torvalds today said he still wants the desktop. There are lots of other LinuxCon links and a few gaming posts to highlight. And finally today, Red Hat's Eric Dube explains RHEL 7's new time protocol. Read more

NHS open-source Spine 2 platform to go live next week

Last year, the NHS said open source would be a key feature of the new approach to healthcare IT. It hopes embracing open source will both cut the upfront costs of implementing new IT systems and take advantage of using the best brains from different areas of healthcare to develop collaborative solutions. Meyer said the Spine switchover team has “picked up the gauntlet around open-source software”. The HSCIC and BJSS have collaborated to build the core services of Spine 2, such as electronic prescriptions and care records, “in a series of iterative developments”. Read more

What the Linux Foundation Does for Linux

Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, talks about Linux a lot. During his keynote at the LinuxCon USA event here, Zemlin noted that it's often difficult for him to come up with new material for talking about the state of Linux at this point. Every year at LinuxCon, Zemlin delivers his State of Linux address, but this time he took a different approach. Zemlin detailed what he actually does and how the Linux Foundation works to advance the state of Linux. Fundamentally it's all about enabling the open source collaboration model for software development. "We are seeing a shift now where the majority of code in any product or service is going to be open source," Zemlin said. Zemlin added that open source is the new Pareto Principle for software development, where 80 percent of software code is open source. The nature of collaborative development itself has changed in recent years. For years the software collaboration was achieved mostly through standards organizations. Read more

Arch-based Linux distro KaOS 2014.08 is here with KDE 4.14.0

The Linux desktop community has reached a sad state. Ubuntu 14.04 was a disappointing release and Fedora is taking way too long between releases. Hell, OpenSUSE is an overall disaster. It is hard to recommend any Linux-based operating system beyond Mint. Even the popular KDE plasma environment and its associated programs are in a transition phase, moving from 4.x to 5.x. As exciting as KDE 5 may be, it is still not ready for prime-time; it is recommended to stay with 4 for now. Read more