New story! Microsoft & Education: The Song Remains the Same

“The owners want me to ask you if you are anywhere near transitioning your computer donations to the Microsoft Surface Pro or Windows. Their kids attend a private school and Microsoft donates 140 units a year for their students. He wants to know when your organization can confirm that you will begin getting Reglue recipients switched over to these devices.”

New story! PyCon 2015 conference report & video roundup

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year, I attended my first PyCon, which was held in Montréal from April 8-16. PyCon changes location every two years and this year was the second one held at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada. The location was great, organization flawless, and the organizers and volunteers provided a great experience for attendees. The conference itself is divided upon three sections: read more

New story! The Perfect Server - Debian 8 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Jessie server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3 and how to install ISPConfig 3. The webhosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

New story! An open source tool for producing and balancing energy

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2015 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The software development process has evolved from vendors owning, controlling, and selling proprietary software into a collaborative, open source model. The process of producing energy is going through a similar evolution. read more

New story! A Fedora 22 beta walk-through

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2015 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Fedora, GNOME, Linux
The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop.

New story! Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL.

New story! Devede 4.0 Review - How Else Can You Create a VideoCD Nowadays?

Devede is an application that can be used to create DVDs, VideoCD, DivX, Matroska, and pretty much anything in between. It's been a while since we heard anything about this application, but version 4.0 has been released, and we should take another closer look at it.

New story! Install X2Go on ubuntu 14.10

Install X2Go on ubuntu 14.10. X2Go enables you to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection.X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol.

New story! Linux 4.1-rc1 kernel released

Linus Torvalds has released Release Candidate 1 of the Linux 4.1 kernel, just 2 weeks after Linux 4.0 Kernel was released. The Linux 4.1 kernel adds many new features, optimizations & improvements.

New story! Red Hat Updates Open Source Developer and Admin Tools

The newest versions of Red Hat's Developer Toolset and Software Collections 2 are out, bringing the latest stable open source software applications to the Red Hat developer and admin community.

New story! LinuxFest Northwest in the Books for 2015

With Sunday being more low-key, I got to catch up with LibreOffice’s Robinson Tryon, who said that the show was a hit for the project. Without the cacophony of multiple conversations going on at the same time, like on Saturday, we got to talk about advances LibreOffice is making in Android, which is going faster than expected.

New story! Picking Out the Nouns

A reader wrote a letter to me (oh happy day!), and although I'm still not entirely sure what she's trying to accomplish, it's an interesting puzzle to try to tackle anyway. Here's what she asked..........

New story! Debian 8 released

In today's open source roundup: Debian 8 Jesse has been released. Plus: Did open source principles matter when Linux was created? And can you play games on a Chromebox computer?

New story! BackBox Linux 4.2 Screencast and Screenshots

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.2! This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.16 and Ruby 2.1.

New story! 64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery.

New story! Debian 8.0 KDE Screencast

After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name 'Jessie'), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

New story! Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

  • The Var Guy; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 27, 2015 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Early Linux hackers were motivated by a desire to build a Unix-like operating system that would run on personal computers and not cost money. They were not worried about the sharing principles of open source programming.

New story! An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2015 5:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers Peter Ivanov, Alex Raikov, and I came up with the idea for Microweber about five years ago, when we were all having problems building sites with the existing solutions. read more

New story! Debian 8.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name 'Jessie'), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

New story! Free Windows 10 is not an upgrade … it's marketing

Windows 10 is not a free upgrade, Microsoft said last week. It's a "marketing and promotional activity."

New story! Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 27, 2015 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
As you might know, the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system has been announced on April 25, 2015, and it is the first ever release to include optional Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments that users can test via Live CDs.

New story! How do you contribute to open source projects?

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2015 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here at, we cover ways to contribute to open source projects on the regular. A few of our favorites are: read more

New story! C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

Standards committee meeting next week should be scintillating Calm yourselves, readers. The Spring 2015 C++ Standards Committee Meeting takes place next week in Lenexa, Kansas. And at that meting much of the discussion is expected to consider C++ 17, a major revision of the programming language due in 2017.…

New story! How to set up NTP server in CentOS

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize system clocks of different hosts over network. All managed hosts can synchronize their time with a designated time server called an NTP server. An NTP server on the other hand synchronizes its own time with any public NTP server, or any server of your choice. The system […]Continue reading... The post How to set up NTP server in CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to synchronize time with NTP How to set up Open WebMail in CentOS How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS How to share a directory with Samba on Fedora or CentOS

New story! What is open source? Licensing, history, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2015 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Gina Likins from Red Hat at the 2015 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): South Central conference about teaching open source. read more

New story! Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video. Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released […]

New story! Microsoft continues earning money from Linux -- increases patent licensing agreements

If you choose to laugh at Microsoft over its mobile presence, feel free, but please know that Microsoft is laughing too; all the way to the bank. What you may not know is, Microsoft makes money from Android handset sales thanks to its patent portfolio. In fact, it also collects money from Chromebooks too. In other words, Microsoft is profiting from Linux, since both operating systems are based on the kernel. Today, Microsoft increases its number of patent licensing agreements, by making a deal with Qisda Corp.

New story! Install Moodle on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Moodle on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment and it is the most widely used learning platform.

New story! 8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04? Vivd Vervet

As people are taking poll on our Ubuntu 15.04 released post, it seems people are interested in the tweaks and improvements made in Vivid Vervet. But you might get confused when you upgrade to Vivid Vervet that all the tweaks are not enabled by default. So how to enable them? Here in this post I'm going to show you how to enjoy latest tweaks and configure Vivid Vervet ease of use features.

New story! 1 in 5 Steam Games Have Linux Support

The Steam for Linux platform is growing at a fantastic rate, and there are now more than 1100 titles on this platform that have support for open source operating system.

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