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Spain’s Valencia reuses Greek PC-lab software

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It’s a textbook example of public administration software reuse. The city of Valencia (Spain) is one of the many users of Epoptes, software for managing school PC-labs, developed as open source in Greece since 2008. The software is improved by staff members of the city’s IT department, sharing their code publicly. Meanwhile in Greece, the future development of Epoptes is in limbo.

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Tails 2.5 Anonymous Live CD Released with Tor Browser 6.0.3 and Icedove 45.1

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Today, August 2, 2016, the development team behind Tails, the amnesic incognito live Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, proudly announced the release of Tails 2.5.

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IBM’s Wager on Open Source Is Still Paying Off

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When IBM got involved with the Linux open source project in 1998, they were betting that giving their code and time to the community would be a worthwhile investment. Now, 18 years later, IBM is more involved than ever, with more than 62,000 employees trained and expected to contribute to open source projects, according to Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, speaking at ApacheCon in May.

“It became apparent that open source could be the de facto standards we needed to be the engine to go out and drive things,” Moore said in his keynote at ApacheCon. “[The contributions] were bets; we didn’t know how this was going to come out, and we didn’t know if open source would grow, we knew there would be roadblocks and things we’d have to overcome along the way, but it had promise. We thought this would be the way of the future.”

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Kaspersky Selling His Snake Oil

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4MRecover 19.0 Data Recovery Live CD Enters Beta, Includes TestDisk 7.0

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Today, August 1, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of the Beta milestone of the upcoming 4MRecover 19.0 data recovery Live CD.

Based on the latest Beta release of the 4MLinux 19.0 GNU/Linux operating system, 4MRecover 19.0 is now ready for public testing and it appears to include the usual TestDisk 7.0 and PhotoRec 7.0 utilities for recovering lost partitions and files from damaged disks and removable drives.

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Arch Linux 2016.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Ships with Kernel 4.6.4

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It's the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on PCs without going to all the trouble of downloading lots of updates.

Yes, you're reading it right, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 is now available for download today, August 1, 2016, distributed as a dual-arch, bootable ISO image that supports installations on 64-bit and 32-bit computers and includes all the up-to-date core components that have been pushed to the distro's main software repositories since July 1.

However, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ships with a kernel from the Linux 4.6 series, as the distribution's maintainers have not yet moved to the latest Linux 4.7 kernel branch. Linux kernel 4.6.4 powers the Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO image, despite that fact that the latest release from the series is Linux kernel 4.6.5.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" Gets the Latest Debian Security Fixes, Update Now

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The Parsix GNU/Linux development team informs the community about the availability of new security updates for their Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" operating system.

There's been a lot of updates released upstream, on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" software repositories during the month of July 2016, and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" users have now received them all, starting with the massive Linux 4.1.28 LTS kernel update.

Among the packages that received security fixes during the month of July, we can mention Apache2, MariaDB 10.0, PHP5, collectd, Xen, libgd2, libdbd-mysql-perl, NTP, Perl, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSH, Squid3, MySQL 5.5, Pidgin, Horizon, python-django, and mysql-connector-java.

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Normal People that Uses Linux

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  • Normal People that Uses Linux IV

    Where you guys missing those small posts from which I describe my non geeky friends that for one reason or another started to use linux?

    I think there`s quite a longe time I don’t write anything about this, but then four of my non programmers, non geecky friends asked me to help them how to linux, and what where the differences – the main ones – from the other operating systems, so this time I introduce you Loli, a.k.a Pacifica.

  • Talk – Using Fedora in the classroom

    So I’m sitting here in Kraków, doing some last-minute preparation for my talk (Fedora in the Classroom) at the upcoming Flock conference next week.

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AutoCAD Alternative Tools for Ubuntu and Linux Mint Users

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Hello Techies, If you are using Linux Desktop operating system like Ubuntu and Linux Mint and looking for similar tools of AutoCAD then we can consider there are couple of tools like FreeCAD, LibreCAD, KediCAD and BRL-CAD that can be used as AuotCAD alternative in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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Linux Mint 18 and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 18 Xfce Edition Is Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

    We've been tipped by one of our regular readers that the final release of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Edition operating system is now available for download from the official channels.

    While there's no release announcement at the moment of writing this article, we all know already that the ISO images of new Linux Mint versions appear on the main FTP channels a few days before project leader Clement Lefebvre informs the community about the release, so that all the mirrors get in sync with the main download server.

    Therefore, the final, production-ready Linux Mint 18 Xfce Edition ISOs are now available for download, supporting 64-bit and 32-bit PCs. Based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and powered by the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel, the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" comes with a great set of new features.

  • Annoucing netplan -- Consolidated YAML network configuration across Ubuntu

    The purpose of the new "netplan" project is to unify and clean up networking configuration in Ubuntu. Currently, Desktop/Server installers generate ifupdown /etc/network/interfaces, MaaS/curtin/cloud-init use a YAML based format that gets translated to /e/n/i, and there is currently no simple way to pre-configure NetworkManager, and no support for networkd.

  • Ubuntu Plans For Consolidated Network Configuration

    For Ubuntu 16.10, Canonical is planning to make use of a new project to unify and clean-up network configuration across Ubuntu projects from the desktop/server/cloud versions to MaaS and other forms.

  • Ubuntu Moves Closer With Session Startup On Systemd

    With Ubuntu 16.10 developers are finally finishing their migration to systemd by switching over the starting of graphical desktop sessions from Upstart to systemd.

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