New story! Building ProudCity as an open organization

Open is at the core of ProudCity, a web platform that "lets municipalities easily launch and manage government digital services all in one place."

New story! Pravin Satpute: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Pravin Satpute on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

New story! Back to Backups

In my Open-Source Classroom column a few months ago, I talked about backups and got some really fascinating feedback. Here are a few of the ideas from readers worth checking into:

New story! ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Distro Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6

ExTiX developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, May 30, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Edition computer operating system.

New story! Meet Avalon, Asus's audacious, tightly integrated vision for the future of DIY PCs

  • PCWorld; By Brad Chacos (Posted by Collin_O on May 30, 2016 11:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The PC’s DIY hardware ethos is both a blessing and a curse on computing. On one hand, the open ecosystem fuels innovation and serves as a major selling point for enthusiasts. On the other, the basic design of PCs hasn’t really changed in decades.

New story! ChaletOS 16.04 – Video Overview and Screenshot tours

ChaletOS 16.04 is the latest release of ChaletOS Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) featuring Xfce Desktop environment 4.12. and powered by Long-term support of Linux Kernel Series 4.4. This release introduce new tool called Start Point, an application that has been designed from the ground up to help newcomers to this OS, especially Windows refugees, learn how to use ChaletOS, or Linux for that matter.

New story! Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition Officially Released, Here's What's New

The Manjaro Linux community is proud to announce the availability for download of the final release of the Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition computer operating system.

New story! LAMP Stack Installation Guide on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

LAMP stack is a collection of free and open source softwares like Linux, Web Server (Apache), Database server (MySQL / MariaDB) and PHP (Scripting Language).

New story! PSAD installation and configuration on Debian 8 (Jessie)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 30, 2016 6:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you the installation and configuration of the PSAD (Port Scan Attack Detection) tool on Debian 8 (Jessie). PSAD provides intrusion detection and log-analysis with IPtables (Linux firewall).

New story! How to select the fastest apt mirror on Ubuntu Linux

The following guide will provide you with some information on how to improve Ubuntu's repository download speed by selecting the closest, that is, possibly fastest mirror relative to your geographical location.

New story! Mozilla turns Firefox OS into IoT hub

Firefox OS is transformed to bring the Internet of Things into our lives

New story! Google's Abacus Project: It's All about Trust

Do you hate having to remember your password when you want to access a secure Web site? Well, that soon may be a thing of the past.

New story! Ubuntu Touch's Web Browser to Improve the Google Hangouts Experience in OTA-11

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 30, 2016 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The long-anticipated OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices is just around the corner, and today we'll have a quick look at what's coming in the Web Browser app.

New story! An open source 3D printed violin

  • Opensource.com; By Hovalin (Posted by bob on May 30, 2016 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A recent message on Twitter about an open source 3D printed violin sent me in search of more information about Hovalin. Much of the 3D printed universe is about robots and drones, so seeing a violin in the mix caused me to pause and wonder more about this unique project. I reached out to husband and wife team, Kaitlyn and Matt Hova.

New story! GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon has been released. Added 3G USB dongle support (ModemManager and usb_modeswitch). GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE. Special attention has been given to the quality of the font rendering.

New story! Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos

We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here's how it handled, out in traffic and on the track.

New story! How I used a Raspberry Pi to connect with my grandkids

I really like the Raspberry Pi computer because it is a fun way to learn about and play with computers. I wish I had had something like it when I was young but I did the best I could with my slide rule and the mainframe at the local college. I have also found the Raspberry Pi is a great way to connect with my grandchildren. read more

New story! Seeing Red and Getting Sleep

I'm always leery when I hear, Recent studies show.... But the idea that looking at electronic device screens before bed can cause sleep issues seems to be fairly accepted. The fascinating part for me is that it isn't really the screen itself, but the blue part of the color spectrum that contributes to the sleeplessness.

New story! Meet Manjaro Linux Gaming 16.06, an Arch Linux-Based Distro Designed for Gamers

Today we would like to introduce our Linux readers to an upcoming edition of the Arch Linux-based Manjaro Linux operating system designed for gamers.

New story! Antergos 2016.05.28 Screenshot Tour

Notable Changes: Packages updated for the live and minimal install environments. Applied work-around for issue with gdk pixbuf query loaders cache that prevented the installer from starting in some cases.

New story! MKVToolNix 9.2.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Brings Small Fixes and Improvements

Moritz Bunkus announced the second major release of his powerful and open source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

New story! Brand New App – Ubuntu After Install (Hassle Free Software installation)

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 29, 2016 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu After Install is a small Ubuntu Application installer (Almost 86 Application included) which help users to automatically install a lot of useful extra software on Ubuntu after the initial desktop installation smiler to PostInstallerF & Fedy. This Application support from Ubuntu 12.04 & later Desktop.

New story! PostgreSQL backup/archiving options

  • Jumping Bean; By Mark Clarke (Posted by mxc on May 29, 2016 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
PostgreSQL built in backup and restore options can be confusing at first but are relatively easy to set up and configure once you understand the basics. This post set out the backup options from using pgdump to continuous archiving with log shipping.

New story! Sabayon ARM 16.06 Linux Gets Kodi-Based Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3

Sabayon ARM developer Ettore Di Giacinto announced the release of Sabayon ARM 16.06 Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs.

New story! What sets PatternFly apart from Bootstrap?

Last June, Opensource.com gave readers a behind the scenes look of PatternFly, how it came to be, and why developers should know about the project. This time around, I thought it was important to hear from the people who are actually using PatternFly. This series aims to learn more about PatternFly through the eyes of the developer. read more

New story! Set up VM to connect Tripleo QuickStart Overcloud via Virt-manager GUI

Set up Gnome Desktop && VirtTools on Virtualization Server ( VIRTHOST ) and make remote connection to Virt-manager running on VIRTHOST (192.168.1.75). Then create VM via virt-manager as follows using standard CentOS 7.2 ISO image.

New story! Fancy Tricks for Changing Numeric Base

In this article, I'm covering something that's a little abstruse: converting numeric bases within shell scripts.

New story! 6 Excellent Console Linux File Managers

Console based applications are light on system resources (very useful on low specified machines), can be faster and more efficient than their graphical counterparts, they do not stop working when X is restarted, and are perfect for scripting purposes. When designed well, console applications offer a surprisingly improvement in productivity. The applications are leaner, faster, easier to maintain, and remove the need to have installed a whole raft of libraries.

New story! Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 29, 2016 9:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While the Linux Mint 18 operating system is still in heavy development, Clement Lefebvre and his team of developers announced a new update for the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment.

New story! Wine 1.9.11 Gets Direct3D 11 Improvements, DirectSound Down-Mixing Support

The Wine team announced the release of the eleventh milestone towards Wine 2.0, adding more improvements and fixing issues with various Windows applications and games.

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