New story! How to switch from NetworkManager to systemd-networkd on Linux

In the world of Linux, adoption of systemd has been a subject of heated controversy, and the debate between its proponents and critics is still going on. As of today, most major Linux distributions have adopted systemd as a default init system.

New story! Running Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce

The good guys and gals at Linux Mint are on a roll, with three long-term support (LTS) releases in a row. It all started back in May of last year, with the release of 17.0, called Qiana, followed in January by 17.1, Rebecca. At that point it looked as if we’d hit the jackpot and could sit back and relax for at least a couple of years until the next LTS release, but the Mint folks had other plans and introduced yet another LTS, 17.2, Rafaela, this summer.

New story! Linux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidence

Perundurai is a small town in the district of Erode, located in the state of Tamilnadu in southern India. From Perundurai, it is a ~1 hour car ride west to a small, rural village called Sullippalayam. This is the town where I was born, grew up, and still live, with my family.

New story! Funding the Cloud: Top VCs Aim for the Silver Lining

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 31, 2015 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Venture capital execs discuss where they see opportunities in the cloud and container space. They believe investors should take a long-term view, not chase hype.

New story! ANoise Review - You No Longer Have to Work in Silence

It's difficult for some people to work without some background noise, and this is where ANoise comes into action. It's a small application that can provide the background noise that's so needed.

New story! User data manifesto seeks to give people control of their data

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 12:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A European-led effort defines the basic rights for users over their personal data.

New story! Manjaro 0.8.13.1 Fluxbox Screenshot Tour

The Manjaro Community is proud to present our new Fluxbox Edition. Manjaro-Fluxbox aims to be light, fast and resource friendly, yet at the same time complete and ready to use for all typical everyday office- and multimedia-needs. The applications are easily accessible from the native right click menu with detachable submenus aswell as from the appealing docklike launcher wbar on the side or by easily configurable keyboard shortcuts. This edition features the beautiful and extraordinarily versatile icon-theme AwOken (coloured, white and dark). Install media are available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.2 Officially Released, Merge Window for Linux Kernel 4.3 Now Open

After eight Release Candidate builds, just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds had announced the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of Linux kernel 4.2.

New story! How To Change Boot Order/Set Default Boot OS In Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 / Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

If you are dual booting then probably you have suffered through a problem of booting into wrong OS or secondary OS because it's on top of grub menu. Recently somebody asked this to me that How can he boot into his primary OS by default. So I thought to write a tutorial. If you want to boot into your preferred OS without always pressing 'down arrow key' when you turn on your computer then read further for the solution. Let's go ahead!

New story! Shotcut Review - A Powerful and Free Video Editor for Linux Users

Shotcut is a video editor that aims to offer a clear interface and a powerful set of tools. It's definitely not the application you would expect. It's far more complex than it lets on at first sight, and it has a steep learning curve.

New story! Systemd version 225 available

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Aug 30, 2015 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The systemd development team announced the release of systemd version 225. Systemd is an init system for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 30, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy.

New story! 5 best open source board games to play online

Board games have seen a resurgence in recent years, and Linux has a good range of board games to choose from. There is a credible implementation of Catan called Pioneers. But for my favourite implementations of classic board games to play online, check out the recommendations below.

New story! EasyTAG 2.4 Audio Tag Editor Adds Improvements to Handling of Tags with Empty Images, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2015 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
EasyTAG, the open-source audio tag editor software, reached version 2.4 earlier today, bringing multiple performance and stability improvements, as well as several updated translations.

New story! PGP Encryption – A beginner’s guide

  • 99bitcoins; By Ariel Horwitz (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2015 2:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Let’s start with the basics: so what is encryption? Encryption is used to ensure that certain information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. It does this by making information impossible to read without the correct keys (in other words, the password)...

New story! Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news. Open gaming roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015 read more

New story! Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Fedora Project reported on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23.

New story! $15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and […]

New story! systemd 225 Adds 'su' Replacement, Saving of Private-Zone DHCP Options

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The systemd development team had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the systemd 225 open-source, next-generation init system for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Linux Foundation security badge, Raspberry Pi success, White House tool, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's new security badge program, Raspberry Pi success, a new tool from the White House administration, and more open source news! Open source news roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015 read more

New story! Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' Beta 1 Is Now Available To Download

The first beta releases of Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' have been released. Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu are taking part in the beta releases. These Beta releases include new features and a glimpse of the final 15.10 release. Let's see briefly what's new in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1.

New story! How to Transfer Files to and Install Click Apps in an Ubuntu Phone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 12:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
The following tutorial will teach new and existing owners of an Ubuntu phone how to install applications that are distributed in the .click file format, as well as to transfer them to the device prior to installation.

New story! The Best And Worst Of Linux Gaming

My favourite hobby is retrogaming. I love playing old video games and I have a collection containing the best consoles and computers ever made. It has taken a while for Linux to come to the party with regards to gaming and the repositories are full of the worst clones ever developed.

New story! Cyanogen crosses the chasm from mod to pre-installed OS

CyanogenMod is rapidly evolving from being the most popular Android mod, to becoming a much sought after alternative, pre-installed OS on affordable phones. After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla’s Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla’s Sailfish […]

New story! Install Glassfish 4 on a Debian 8 VPS

In this article we will cover the steps needed for installing a fully functional Glassfish server on a Linux VPS, specifically a Debian 8 VPS.

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 5:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1.

New story! Top 5: Linux kernel birthday, Pinrepo, alternatives to Trello, and more

In this week's Top 5 we talk about markup languages, Pinterest's new open source tool, 20 years worth of open source knowledge from Stephen Walli, Happy 24th birthday to the Linux kernel, and 5 open source alternatives to Trello.

New story! Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers.

New story! OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 28, 2015 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.

New story! Where's That Pesky Hidden Word?

I've been promising my 11-year-old for a long time now that I'd write a program that would let you build custom word searches based on a list of words given by the user. I wrote one years and years ago in C, but since I can't find that code any more and wanted to tackle another interesting project for this column, that's what I'm going to look at herein.

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