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Thanks Google for Open Source TCP Fix!

Monday 28th of September 2015 01:00:00 PM

Bits Up: The Google transport networking crew (QUIC, TCP, etc..) deserve a shout out for identifying and fixing a nearly decade old Linux kernel TCP bug that I think will have an outsized impact on performance and efficiency for the Internet.

Containers 101

Monday 28th of September 2015 12:00:00 PM Container technology is a way to create a virtual environment by using an isolated process on a host computer.

Could Ubuntu 15.10 be the end of the road for boring upgrades?

Monday 28th of September 2015 11:00:00 AM

TechRepublic: The last stable release of Ubuntu is about to arrive. What does Wily Werewolf have to offer before Ubuntu finally makes the shift to Unity 8/Mir?

Get ready to meet Kudu, a new, open-source storage engine from Cloudera

Monday 28th of September 2015 05:00:00 AM An open-source storage engine called Kudu could soon be on the way from Cloudera, offering a new alternative for companies with big data stores to manage.

Linux 4.3 rc3

Monday 28th of September 2015 01:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: So as usual, rc3 is actually bigger than rc2 (fixes are starting to trickle in), but nothing particularly alarming stands out.

Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 Has a New and Improved Raspberry Pi 2 Image

Sunday 27th of September 2015 09:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Being based on the latest Linux 4.2 kernel, the Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 Raspberry Pi 2 image is fully working

An Everyday Linux User Review Of CentOS 7

Sunday 27th of September 2015 05:00:00 PM

 EveryDayLinuxUser:  Steady, run of the mill, desktop computing.

NGINX Open Source 1.9.5 Released with HTTP/2 Support

Sunday 27th of September 2015 01:00:00 PM

HTTP/2 has been committed to the open source repo and is now officially available as part of NGINX version 1.9.5.

Turnkey Linux 14: Small business server Linux made easy

Sunday 27th of September 2015 01:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: The new Turnkey release enables small businesses to easily set up a wide-variety of Linux-based business servers

Getting started with Yakuake, the drop-down terminal for KDE

Saturday 26th of September 2015 09:00:00 PM

 ITworld: This application is part of The KDE Extragear collection, hosted on

China's Linux-based replacement for Windows XP looks an awful lot like Windows XP

Saturday 26th of September 2015 05:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: In a fit of pique, the Chinese government actually banned Windows 8 in retaliation to the end of XP support.

Setting up Unison File Synchronization between two Servers on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Saturday 26th of September 2015 01:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Unison is a file-synchronization tool similar to rsync, the big difference is that it tracks/synchronizes changes in both directions, i.e., files changed on server1 will be replicated to server2 and vice versa.

Shell Scripting Boot Camp

Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:00:00 AM

 FreedomPenguin: Spend enough time on the command line and you'll eventually want to do many tasks that take some intricate commands, repeatedly.

Hesitant to embrace continuous deployment? Start small

Saturday 26th of September 2015 02:00:00 AM

 EnterprisersProject: How to get started and how to measure success with continuous delivery.

Open Source Privacy: Tails OS Issues Security Fixes and New Release

Saturday 26th of September 2015 01:00:00 AM

The VAR Guy: Tails, the open source Linux-based operating system focused on privacy and security, released its latest version, Tails 1.6, this week.

snapcraft Is a New Tool From Canonical to Build Snappy Packages

Friday 25th of September 2015 10:00:00 PM

Canonical is working on their Snappy packages, but they also need to think about the shipping and packaging process. For this, they've put together a new application named snapcraft.

Keeping your Linux system safe

Friday 25th of September 2015 09:00:00 PM There are some people we share files with who are affected by viruses and other malware.

Linux: Making the jump from Photoshop to GIMP

Friday 25th of September 2015 09:00:00 PM

 ITworld: How easy is it for a user to switch from Photoshop to the GIMP when they move from a Mac to Linux?

Z-Wave Plus home automation hub runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

Friday 25th of September 2015 08:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Z-Wave Europe and Popp & Co. have launched a "Popp Hub" home automation gateway that runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi, and supports Z-Wave and IP smart devices.

PulseAudio 7.0 Improves Support for Creative SoundBlaster Omni Surround 5.1

Friday 25th of September 2015 07:00:00 PM

Prominent features of PulseAudio 7.0 include the addition of brand-new libsoxr-based resamplers

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