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Mozilla tells Firefox OS devs to fork off if they want to chase open web apps vision
(Sep 29, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

el Reg: Lizard also set to char Windows XP and Vista by ending support

What are configuration management tools?
(Sep 29, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks) Whether you maintain 5,000 machines or five, configuration management tools make the job easier.

MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM
(Sep 29, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 hackerboards: CompuLab's Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage.

7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users
(Sep 29, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Linux users are different from Windows users in attitude as much as their choice of operating system.

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 final beta from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
(Sep 29, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

ostechnix: How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 (both Desktop and server) from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and older versions.

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2
(Sep 29, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

On September 28, the LibreOffice project celebrated its 6th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to push a new update

Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed
(Sep 29, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

Softpedia: The Linux Mint leader is also announcing today, September 29, 2016, a new library called libxapp, which you can use in your applications to offer users the ability to black and unblank monitors.

25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know
(Sep 29, 2016, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 tecmint: Iptables uses a set of tables which have chains that contain set of built-in or user defined rules.

Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes
(Sep 28, 2016, 16:03) (0 talkbacks)

"I have no doubt that Kubernetes will be one of the major container co-ordination systems," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu told ServerWatch.

Solus Gets MATE 1.16 Desktop Environment and Linux Kernel 4.7.5, Up-to-Date Apps
(Sep 28, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Now that Solus is a rolling release Linux-based operating system, it always gets the newest and most advanced GNU/Linux technologies, as well as open source software releases.

Sabayon Bizarre But Useful
(Sep 28, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

FreedomPenguin: Sabayon is an odd Gentoo derivative, but does it make sense on your desktop?

Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more
(Sep 28, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 NetworkWorld: The State of Wyoming's 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group has built an open-source Enterprise Extensible Code Library

96Boards goes Cortex-M4 with IoT Edition and Carbon SBC
(Sep 28, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Linaro,, and SeeedStudio have launched the first 96Boards IoT Edition SBC: the $28 BLE-ready "BLE Carbon" that runs Zephyr on an ST Cortex-M4.

Apache Spot Aims to Fetch Open Network Insights
(Sep 28, 2016, 09:41) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The project formerly known as Open Network Insights moves to the Apache Software Foundation and gets a new name—Apache Spot.

Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
(Sep 28, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

 GamingOnLinux: Clickteam is the company behind some really cool tools like Fusion, previously called Multimedia Fusion.

Choosing the right metrics for your project
(Sep 28, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks) There are two major types of metrics used to report on communities: qualitative and quantitative.

Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Download Now
(Sep 28, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

softpedia: The  Final Beta is in fact the first Beta pre-release version of Ubuntu 16.10, and the only development milestone that you'll be able to test if you want to see what's coming to the next major release of Ubuntu Linux.

4 Ways to Disable/Lock Certain Package Updates Using Yum Command
(Sep 28, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

tecmint: every Linux distro makes use of package management

Steam now has above 2,500 Linux & SteamOS games available
(Sep 28, 2016, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

GamingOnLinux: How many Linux games are there on Steam?

Ubuntu's OpenStack on IBM's Big Iron
(Sep 27, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

The use of Ubuntu's cloud platform is likely to escalate now that IBM and Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, have formed a partnership

Web animation using CSS and JavaScript
(Sep 27, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks) To achieve animation on a website, we can use open source technologies like CSS and JavaScript.

Contributing to an Open Source Project
(Sep 27, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 FOSSforce: There are many ways to contribute to an open source project.

SUSE Overhauls Linux, OpenStack Partner Program
(Sep 27, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Channele2e: SUSE is launching an overhauled channel partner program to address four key customer needs

GNOME 3.22 Supports Flatpak Cross-Linux Distribution Framework
(Sep 27, 2016, 13:00) (1 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Much as was the case with the GNOME 3.20 update earlier this year, many of the changes in the latest iteration of the popular open-source desktop environment are incremental.

How Red Hat is making money on the public cloud with a hybrid approach
(Sep 27, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

TechRepublic: Red Hat offered up some surprising insight into its cloud business on its earnings call.

Lenovo Courts Devs WIth Moto Z Source Code Release
(Sep 27, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: This is the first kernel source code made available for the Moto Z family of devices.

Fedora 25 Goes Into Beta Freeze Today, New Features Need To Be Completed
(Sep 27, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Phoronix: The Fedora 25 Beta freeze is today ahead of the planned beta release on 11 October

The best way to develop software with effective security
(Sep 27, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks) Learn why the best way to get through the security process is to include it early in the product specification, design, and implementation.

5 Ways to Keep Remote SSH Sessions and Processes Running After Disconnection
(Sep 27, 2016, 08:00) (1 talkbacks)

tecmint: SSH or Secure Shell in simple terms is a way by which a person can remotely access another user on other system but only in command line

KDE's Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile and Convergent Apps Hits 1.1 Milestone
(Sep 27, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Kirigami is a versatile UI framework that lets application developers build cross-platform Qt-based apps for mobile and desktop platforms

How to Create Virtual Machines in oVirt 4.0 Environment
(Sep 27, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxTechi: Creating VM's in oVirt isn't all that hard to do.

BeagleBone Black Wireless SBC taps Octavo SiP, has "open" design
(Sep 27, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

 hackerboards:'s "BeagleBone Black Wireless" SBC uses Octavo's OSD335x SiP module and replaces the standard BBB???s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE.

Docker Doubles Down on Microsoft Windows Server
(Sep 27, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: For the most part, the Docker container phenomenon has been about Linux, with the majority of all deployments on Linux servers.

Sloppy programming leads to OpenSSL woes
(Sep 26, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: Sometimes security patches create bigger problems than the ones they solve. OpenSSL just made that blunder.

How to install OpenSC on IPFire Firewall
(Sep 26, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: In this tutorial, support for hardware tokens (such as smart cards) and their readers (CCID compliance) are integrated with the IPFire project.

How to throw a tarball over the wall
(Sep 26, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks) Learn about the costs, motivations, and requirements for making your software open source.

Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) with Important Bug Fixes
(Sep 26, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

Tor is now the latest and most advanced version of the software designed to allow you to connect to the anonymous Tor (The Onion Router) network

Android Browser Security--What You Haven't Been Told
(Sep 26, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: Some modern Android browsers have critically weak encryption and other dangerous flaws that cannot be patched or otherwise corrected.

Intel Core i7 6800K Benchmarks On Ubuntu + Linux 4.8
(Sep 26, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

Phoronix: While the Core i7 6800K has been available for a few months now, there hadn't been any review on it since Intel hadn't sent out any Broadwell-E samples for Linux testing this time around.

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