New story! How to back up a WordPress wesite to remote cloud storage

Building a website with beautiful design and killer content is a huge undertaking. Compared to the time, money and effort put into crafting a website, people however tend to pay surprisingly little attention to "backing up" the website they have built. It is no-brainer to understand that without a proper backup, you stand to lose months or years of investments in your website should something bad happen to the website, be it accidental deletion of files, faulty software/database upgrade, website defacement by hackers, disk/filesystem failure, etc. Especially for websites like WordPress-powered blogs which get updated often with daily postings, comments and plug-in upgrades, regular backup is something you must not be lazy about as a website owner.

New story! The MLED project gets its own website

  • Microlinux; By Niki Kovacs (Posted by kikinovak on Nov 24, 2015 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Slackware
The MLED project finally gets its own website with lots of information as well as detailed documentation. The entire website is available in english and in french.

New story! Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.2, Puppy Linux 6.3 and Bodhi 3.1.1

Releases big and small debut.

New story! Visualize astrophysics data with Blender

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2015 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Blender Conference has become a fantastic showcase not just of attractive art and animation, but also unconventional uses of Blender and open source software. read more

New story! The tar command explained

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2015 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux tar command is the swiss army of the Linux admin when it comes to archiving or distributing files. Gnu Tar archives can contain multiple files and directories, file permissions can be preserved and it supports multiple compression formats. The name tar stands for "Tape Archiver", the format is an official POSIX standard.

New story! Install Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 on encrypted LVM using Thus

  •; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 24, 2015 12:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Though a great idea and project, Calamares does not yet have support for disk encryption? and LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, two features that are supported by Thus, the graphical installer that Calamares replaced.

New story! Drupal-based farmOS manages food, farmers, and community

FarmOS is a Drupal-based software project aimed at easing the day-to-day management of a farm. It allows different roles to be assigned to managers, workers, and viewers. Managers can monitor how things are going with access to the whole system, workers can use the record-keeping tools, and viewers have read-only access to, for example, certify the farm's records. I spoke with Mike Stenta, lead developer of farmOS and active developer since 2010, and he had a number of reasons for using Drupal and putting their files, code, and documentation on GitHub. read more

New story! Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour

The Netrunner team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner 17 (codename Horizon) - 64-bit version. (Note that the 32-bit version remains at 16 until 18 LTS). Netrunner 17's codename was chosen as an indication of a mature Plasma finally emerging at the horizon with another update of KDE Plasma, Frameworks and Applications. The desktop is now at Plasma 5.4.3 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more programs and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma support ships as 42.0.3.

New story! Help Fedora test Wayland!

The Workstation Working Group has announced a bold plan: make GNOME on Wayland our default in Fedora 24 Workstation. It’s already become the default option in Rawhide — the rolling development version of Fedora. But the plan’s not carved in stone....

New story! Sabayon 15.11 KDE: hot, hotter and burnt

Sabayon is a distribution not famous among majority of Linux fans. Although, it still has a decent army of followers. It is in Top 30 of distributions, according to Distrowatch.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Lite

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 24, 2015 7:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
It is over 2 years (almost 3) since I last reviewed Linux Lite. Linux Lite is a lightweight distribution built for ease of use. It uses the XFCE desktop environment and is based on Ubuntu LTS. The best features are the Lite Installer and the Control Centre. It competes in the same space and Linux Mint XFCE or MATE, Xubuntu, SolydXK, Zorin Lite etc.

New story! Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb

Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb. An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March 8. After the first year, yearly subscriptions cost an additional $99 per year. CEO Yossi […]

New story! Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distro Gets Stable ARM Port for Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs

We've just been informed by the developers of the Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution about the general availability of the first stable release of the ARM port of the OS for Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs (single-board computers).

New story! How to Baffle Web Trackers by Obfuscating Your Movements Online

Online ad networks and search engines love it when you surf around. Everything you do-every page you load, every query you type-helps them build a profile of you, the better to sell ads targeting your interests. Spy agencies are probably also happy to track your online moves.

New story! Network security primer: What is access control?

During its testimony on security weaknesses among federal agencies this week, the Government Accountability Office detailed a number of critical elements that make up effective protection systems.

New story! Replace the GNOME Terminal on Ubuntu 15.10 with the Terminator

  • (Posted by finid on Nov 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
If you spend a great deal of time at the Linux command line, you need a good shell terminal application, ideally one that has support for tabs and split screens.

New story! Why viral licensing is a ghost

A brief analysing of the distinction between weak and strong copyleft (sometimes called viral licensing - a pejorative name for copyleft licences) based on the European Directive on the legal protection of computer programs.

New story! PacketFence v5.5 Released

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.5 - a completely Free and Open Source NAC solution for GNU/Linux. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This major release brings tons of new features such as TCP and DHCPv6 fingerprinting support, SecurityOnion and Nessus 6 integration, Paypal and Stripe billing engines support, new RADIUS filtering engine and much more!

New story! Creator Ci40 SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, Brillo on dual-core MIPS

Imagination’s IoT-focused “Creator Ci40” SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, and Brillo on a dual-core MIPS CPU, and offers Raspberry Pi and MikroBus Click expansion.

New story! Is the Web better without JavaScript?

In today's open source roundup: Should you turn off JavaScript for a better Web? Plus: How to customize your GNOME 3 desktop. And understanding the new Google+.

New story! How to create an Ubuntu package from source

Building from source has never been the most popular choice of the less experienced Linux users who are always in the seek for a pre-built package. This is especially the case with Ubuntu users who like convenience and GUIs over power and terminals. Unfortunately, everything in the Linux world gets first released as source, and then it gets packaged for the various distributions and architectures, meaning that you will most probably never find a package of the absolutely latest version of a software that got just released. Thankfully, building an Ubuntu package is a simple procedure that doesn't require any technical or coding knowledge at all. Here's a step by step guide on how to do it.

New story! 9 tasty recipes to share, modify, and remix

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2015 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Almost everyone has a recipe to share, don't they? You don't have to be a cook or an enlightened foodie to know a recipe or two. Maybe it's a week-day meal that makes your family say "Mmmm" like Chris Hermansen's pasta dish in our recipe collection below. Or a whatever's-in-the-fridge smoothie, but with one special ingredient. Or, you might have a family recipe tucked away in a drawer for safe-keeping that's been passed down through the generations. That's what our 2015 Open Recipe Collection is all about: recipes for food and beverages that contain people's stories, hints of their lifestyles and preferences. And, by their very nature, recipes are made for modifying, remixing, and sharing with others—just like open source. read more

New story! Cipher Security: How to harden TLS and SSH

Encryption and secure communications are critical to our life on the Internet. Without the ability to authenticate and preserve secrecy, we cannot engage in commerce, nor can we trust the words of our friends and colleagues.

New story! Puppy Linux-Based Studio 13.37 Aims to be the Ultimate Pro Audio Distro - Gallery

The developers of the Studio 13.37 GNU/Linux operating system based on Puppy Linux have announced recently the release of version 2.3 of their distribution targeted at professional audio uses.

New story! Spiraling head first into open source

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2015 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A little while back, Rikki, Jen, and company at told me that they were asking people to share their open source stories about how they got interested in open source and started contributing. Well, for the bored among you, here is my story. As usual, share your feedback in the comments. I am curious to hear your mockery of my life choices back then. read more

New story! KDE at USENIX/LISA2015 Conference

USENIX, in cooperation with LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators), presented the 2015 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference in Washington, D.C. USA from 8 November to 13 November. Two members of the KDE Community represented KDE at the Conference Expo, connecting with many of the 1,060 attendees to discuss successful large scale deployment and other KDE goodness.

New story! How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux

Cloud storage is everywhere in today's multi-device environment, where people want to access content across multiple devices wherever they go. Dropbox is the most widely used cloud storage service thanks to its elegant UI and flawless multi-platform compatibility. The popularity of Dropbox has led to a flurry of official or unofficial Dropbox clients that are...

New story! Give new life and purpose to old hardware

  • Christopher Shaw Portfolio; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Nov 23, 2015 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Developer
The average phone is discarded every 2 years, and computing equipment every 3 to 5 years. They are usually in full working order, or even if broken can still be used in other ways rather than discarding.

New story! Analyze, collaborate, and share research with open source tools

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2015 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In part one of my series on using open source in research, I looked at LibreOffice, LaTeX, and two packages to use in psychology experiments. In this article, I show you software to help handle the data in your papers and disseminate the results. read more

New story! Install Textpattern on a CentOS 7 VPS

Textpattern is flexible and easy to use open source content management system (CMS) written in the PHP programming language. Texpattern comes with full range of features and it allows you to easily create, edit and publish content on your website. In this guide we will install Textpattern on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP.

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