New story! The Perfect Server - Debian 8.4 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Jessie server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1. The web hosting 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! GNOME privacy options give users even more desktop security

Security has never been more important. Any time you open a file, you leave a trail behind. When you delete files, they remain in the trash until you manually purge them. Your computer can even use certain services to help websites and apps pin down your location. And your machine's screen lock setup may not suit your needs. For anyone using a PC for business, these things can be crucial, as sensitive data comes in all forms.

New story! Sparky 4.3 Xfce Screenshot Tour

New, updated ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.3 'Tyche' are available now. As before, Sparky 'Home' editions provide fully featured operating system based on the Debian Testing, with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce. SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customised Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. It has been built on the "testing" branch of Debian GNU/Linux.

New story! Master OpenStack with 5 new tutorials

Returning from OpenStack Summit this week, I am reminded of just how vast the open source cloud ecosystem is and just how many different projects and concepts you need to be familiar with in order to succeed. Although, we're actually quite fortunate with the resources available for keeping up. In addition to the official documentation, many great educational tools are out there, from third party training and certification, to in-person events, and many community-contributed tutorials as well. read more

New story! How to disable MAC learning in a Linux bridge

An Ethernet bridge is a network component which interconnects multiple Ethernet networks by forwarding packets from one network to another. Linux has a software implementation of the Ethernet bridge (called "Linux bridge") incorporated into the kernel since 2.6. A Linux bridge is often used to set up a transparent proxy/firewall, or to work as a virtual switch which interconnects multiple virtual machines and containers created on a host.

New story! Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.3 "Tyche" Distro Launches with Linux Kernel 4.5.1

The SparkyLinux development team announced the release of the SparkyLinux 4.3 "Tyche" operating system, which has been in development for the past few months.

New story! Fedora announces Google Summer of Code 2016 participants

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
This year, Fedora recently announced the ten students who will be working on Fedora through the summer as part of the Google Summer of Code (also known as GSoC). Fedora originally announced its participation as an organization early last month.... Continue Reading →

New story! Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 16.04 and fix Panoramio blank picture issue

  • http://blog.pztop.com/; By Gao (Posted by dynaguy on Apr 29, 2016 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Step by step instruction to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

New story! Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

Devuan 'Jessie' betas debut in the name of 'Init freedom' The effort to create a systemd-free Debian fork has borne fruit, with a beta of “Devuan Jessie” appearing in the wild.…

New story! Learn Perl Online for Free

Some of the free computer training videos on YouTube rival the best tutorials you’ll find on paid video websites. Derek Banas' tutorials recently came to my attention. I particularly like “Learn Perl in One Video” — an hour long, comprehensive tutorial. You can even jump to a particular part of the video from the links in the text description of the video.

New story! Nautilus 3.20.1 File Manager Out Now, Lets Users Move Items to Network Locations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 29, 2016 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME 3.20.1 desktop environment was released two weeks ago with numerous updated components, but it looks like some of them are yet to receive their first point releases.

New story! Spit-balling creative concepts with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Let's a few minutes to talk—well, read and write—about one of my favorite parts of the creative process: concept development. You can call it brainstorming, spit-balling, daydreaming, pre-production, or even imagining. (Just don't call it "ideation," please. That word hurts my soul.) It doesn't matter if your project is a painting, a feature film, or a software tool that someone else will use to paint or make a movie. They're all creative processes and they all start with an idea, a concept. read more

New story! The VAR Guy's Top 50 Open Source Companies: Where Are They Now?

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 29, 2016 4:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type:
Analysis of today's top 50 open source companies; their cloud, virtualization, data analytics and IoT products; and how they've evolved since 2008.

New story! Cherry Trail hacker board is a Windows/Arduino mashup

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DFRobot’s LattePanda hacker board, built around a 14nm quad-core Cherry Trail Atom SoC, is now available starting at $99, including Windows 10 Home Edition. We skipped the Kickstarter launch of the Windows 10-oriented LattePanda hacker board back in December. In our three years as LinuxGizmos.com, we covered plenty of single-board computers that run Windows, but […]

New story! DuckDuckGo Wants Answers to Linux Questions

The search engine that works to protect your privacy is looking for some Linux "Instant Answers" for programmers. Would they like some answers to everyday Linux questions as well?

New story! Contest rewards best Raspberry Pi 3 based IoT projects

Element14 has launched a “Pi Iot Smarter Spaces Design Challenge,” giving away Raspberry Pi-related gear for the best RPi 3 IoT designs. Premier Farnell’s Element14, which bills itself as “the world’s largest electronic design community,” has long been known for selling Raspberry Pi’s and related embedded gear. It makes sense then that the manufacturer/distributor/community site […]

New story! FPGA-driven board is an Arduino Uno clone on steroids

  • HackerBoards.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
AloriumTech’s “XLR8” board is an Arduino Uno clone with an Altera MAX10 FPGA that enables faster processing of specific hardware-accelerated functions.

New story! Top 18 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Apr 28, 2016 11:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
buntu 16.04 LTS, one of the most awaited version of Ubuntu history with huge improvement on LTS releases, was already out. So We need to tweak & adjust many things & settings. Also install additional required software’s to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly for your day to day operation.

New story! The Best Windows 10 Commercial Ever

We interrupt this weather report with a very important announcement. Despite our best efforts, your local TV station has not yet upgraded to Windows 10. We warned them that something like this was bound to happen sooner or later.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.23 LTS Has PA-RISC and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Kernel developer Sasha Levin is back today, April 28, 2017, with details about the twenty-third maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel series.

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6 Screencast and Screenshots

Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release of the stable 7.x series of OS's. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is supported long term until April 2019. What's new? There are a lot of changes to Black Lab Linux 7.6 some of which include: Linux Kernel 3.19.0-58, LibreOffice 5.1.2, Firefox 45.0.2, Thunderbird 38.6.0, Gmusicbrowser, GNOME Documents, Tracker fast search, HexChat IRC client, Xfce 4.12 enhancements, Skippy XD Expose style task switcher, Spotify and Steam game client.

New story! How new communication technologies are affecting peer-to-peer engagement

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 7:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Both The Open Organization and The Open Organization Field Guide discuss ways new communication technologies are changing the nature of both work and management. I've seen these changes firsthand during my nearly three decades working for Japanese corporations. Over time, I've been able to classify and characterize some of the impacts these technologies—particularly new telecommunication technologies and social media—are having on daily life in many organizations. Simply put: They're effecting the way peer-to-peer decision-making practices function in organizations today. read more

New story! Steam Computer Gaming Network Now Accepting Bitcoin

  • Fortune; By Aaron Pressman (Posted by Collin_O on Apr 28, 2016 6:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The popular Steam computer game network has started accepting bitcoin in a move aimed at making it easier for players in countries like Brazil and China to make payments.

New story! OwnCloud founder resigns from his cloud company

In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.

New story! How to build your own IRC Server with InspIRCd and Anope

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of InspIRCd from source on a CentOS 7 server. Then we will integrate InspIRCd with anope services and enable gnutls encryption on it. InspIRCd is a modern and fast IRC server and one of the few IRC server applications that provides high performance and stability and is written from scratch in C++.

New story! How To Dual Boot Linux Mint And Windows 10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Apr 28, 2016 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10 and includes all the usual steps such as backing up your computer, creating a USB drive, partitioning and installing Mint.

New story! Purdue's IronHacks series puts unique spin on hackathons

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hackathons are well-known as events where developers come together to quickly turn out a piece of software, often competing against each other. But what if they were also a place for learning? The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation at Purdue University is making that happen. The IronHacks series of hackathons is designed to allow participants to learn from judges and Center researchers to learn from the participants. read more

New story! The Humble Hacker?

Two of our favorite things have come together: The Humble Bundle and Hacking!

New story! Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware interrupts live TV weather broadcast

Well, this blows Microsoft's relentless Windows 10 nagware interrupts a live TV weather forecast, urging meteorologist Metinka Slater to upgrade.…

New story! uNav 0.59 GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Brings Pinch-Zoom, a Refreshed UI

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 28, 2016 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
uNav developer Nekhelesh Ramananthan announced the release of version 0.59 of the default GPS navigation app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones.

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