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Respinning Linux

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: In those early days we meandered from Knoppix to Mandrake, and ultimately found that MEPIS proved to be the most stable.

New Linux Podcast Interviews Ubuntu's Community Manager about the BQ Tablet

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

 FreedomPenguin: In this first of many episodes of "Lunduke & Whatnot (with Matt)" - Ubuntu's own community manager Michael Hall stops by to discuss the benefits and challenges had with the Ubuntu BQ tablet.

Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection grou

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM

Toyota and other car companies have joined the Open Invention Network patent non-aggression community.

Can you name these Linux distributions?

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 11:19:26 AM

 ComputerWorld: Stump the Penguin?

Microsoft and Its Patent Minions at Nokia Still Have Patent Stacking Ambitions Against Android/Linux OEMs

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 11:00:00 AM

 techrights: patents still a risk.

How to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2 and higher

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 09:31:52 AM

 Keyboard layouts offer interesting options of desktop users.

The curious tale of vanishing Linux & SteamOS ports, a status on a few of them

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 06:00:00 AM

 GamingOnLinux: Where are all the games?

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.537.5 Brings Improved Proprietary Media Support on Linux

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 05:38:36 AM

Vivaldi technologies is a company created by former CEO and co-founder of Opera software Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner who is also the brainchild behind the Vivaldi web browser

The Hacking of Ubuntu Linux Forums: Lessons Learned

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Two million usernames and emails were exposed after the breach of unpatched forum software. 

6 Excellent Open Source Google Drive Clients

Monday 18th of July 2016 10:00:00 PM

Google Drive is a very popular cloud storage service.

Lessons you can learn from CBRE's DevOps journey

Monday 18th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: Five DevOps enablers to help IT run faster and smoother

Early Look at Skype for Linux and Chromebooks

Monday 18th of July 2016 08:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Skype for Linux is no longer an afterthought for Microsoft

Slow SSD 3: Beyond Memory Testing

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:00:00 PM

The Passmark Memtest86 boots in two different modes: a Legacy BIOS mode and a UEFI aware mode.

Latest Guide for Arch Linux Post Installation

Monday 18th of July 2016 06:00:00 PM

This guide help users to perform Arch post installation without headache.

GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End, Can No Longer Display Maps

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:00:00 PM

OMGubuntu: If you were set to plan your weekend activities using the GNOME Maps application, you’ll need to change course.

What Has the Open Container Initiative Achieved in Its First Year?

Monday 18th of July 2016 04:00:00 PM

Initially, OCI began creating run-time standard specs, but later the group agreed to deal with container image format specs.

FESCo Approves Latest Round Of Fedora 25 Features

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:00:00 PM

Phoronix: The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved nearly all of the recently proposed features for the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux release.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Monday 18th of July 2016 02:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: The Prpl Foundation demoed the "prplHypervisor," an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.

How to setup thin Provisioned Logical Volumes in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM

Thin Provisioning allows us to create the larger logical volumes than the available disk space.

Managing a Headless VirtualBox Installation with phpvirtualbox (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances.

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Security Leftovers

10 hot Android smartphones that got price cuts recently

With numerous smartphone getting launched each month, brands always adjust prices to give slightly competitive edge to older smartphone models and also to clear inventories. Here are 10 smartphones that got price cuts recently. Read more

Debian and Ubuntu News

  • Debian Project News - July 29th, 2016
    Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.
  • SteamOS Brewmaster 2.87 Released With NVIDIA Pascal Support
  • Snap interfaces for sandboxed applications
    Last week, we took a look at the initial release of the "portal" framework developed for Flatpak, the application-packaging format currently being developed in GNOME. For comparison, we will also explore the corresponding resource-control framework available in the Snap format developed in Ubuntu. The two packaging projects have broadly similar end goals, as many have observed, but they tend to vary quite a bit in the implementation details. Naturally, those differences are of particular importance to the intended audience: application developers. There is some common ground between the projects. Both use some combination of techniques (namespaces, control groups, seccomp filters, etc.) to restrict what a packaged application can do. Moreover, both implement a "deny by default" sandbox, then provide a supplemental means for applications to access certain useful system resources on a restricted or mediated basis. As we will see, there is also some overlap in what interfaces are offered, although the implementations differ. Snap has been available since 2014, so its sandboxing and resource-control implementations have already seen real-world usage. That said, the design of Snap originated in the Ubuntu Touch project aimed at smartphones, so some of its assumptions are undergoing revision as Snap comes to desktop systems. In the Snap framework, the interfaces that are defined to provide access to system resources are called, simply, "interfaces." As we will see, they cover similar territory to the recently unveiled "portals" for Flatpak, but there are some key distinctions. Two classes of Snap interfaces are defined: one for the standard resources expected to be of use to end-user applications, and one designed for use by system utilities. Snap packages using the standard interfaces can be installed with the snap command-line tool (which is the equivalent of apt for .deb packages). Packages using the advanced interfaces require a separate management tool.
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Reaches End Of Life Today (July 28)
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak Gets A Unity HUD-Like Searchable Menu
    MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu, was recently uploaded to the official Yakkety Yak repositories, and is available (but not enabled) by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

As employees have become more and more flexible in recent years thanks to the power and performance of mobile devices, the way we work has changed dramatically. We frequently chop and change between smartphones, tablets and laptops for different tasks, which has led to the growth of the hybrid market – devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Apple’s iPad Pro – that provide the power and functionality of a laptop with the mobility and convenience of a tablet. Read more