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.

New story! How to upgrade Debian Linux system from Wheezy to Jessie stable release

This article describes an upgrade procedure from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Debian Linux with a code name "Jessie" is the latest stable Debian release which succeeds previous stable version "Wheezy".

New story! Debian 8 Jessie Is an LTS Release, Supported for the Next 5 Years

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 27, 2015 12:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Project had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0.0 (codename Jessie) computer operating system on April 25, 2015, which will be an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with security patches and software updates until year 2020.

New story! A Rousing Start for LinuxFest Northwest

With around 2,000 registrants, this year’s LFNW seems to be the largest in its history. This not only bodes well for the widespread popularity and acceptance of FOSS in general, but it also bodes well for one of the longest-running FOSS shows here in the Pacific Northwest.

New story! Stellarium Is the Best Free Astronomic Observatory on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 26, 2015 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that displays a realistic and accurate sky in 3D, has been upgraded once more and is now available for download.

New story! 10 Useful Linux One-Liners for System Administrators

  •; By Aaron James (Posted by Ajg9k on Apr 26, 2015 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Here are 10 useful Linux one-liners for System Administrators.

New story! How to run your own speed test server with Mini

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 26, 2015 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux is one of the most popular internet speed tests. It is very helpful in you want to determine your Internet download and upload speed.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 Users Can Switch Off Systemd and Use Upstart

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 26, 2015 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
According to the official release notes of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system released by Canonical on April 23, 2015, this is the first ever version of Ubuntu to ship with the controversial systemd init system by default.

New story! Debian 8.0.0 GNOME 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. Jessie ships with a new default init system, systemd. The systemd suite provides many exciting features such as faster boot times, cgroups for services, and the possibility of isolating part of the services. The sysvinit init system is still available in Jessie.

New story! How to install a Debian 8 (Jessie) Minimal Server

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to install a Debian 8 (Jessie) minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal setup that can be used as basis for our other Debian 8 tutorials here at

New story! Debian 8 is released

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! Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE

Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux and Android on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC and features A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation. The Ventana GW5220 is nearly identical to the Ventana GW5200 SBC announced in 2013, “but only supports PCIe signaling on one mIni-PCIe slot and adds SPI support,” says Gateworks. Like the […]

New story! What are good command line HTTP clients?

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux's biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn't derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it's the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications.

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Xubuntu now uses Xfce 4.12, which was released on February 28. The new release has brought both some new features and many bug fixes over the old 4.10/4.11 components.

New story! LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 26, 2015 3:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation announced today the immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 4.3.7 open source office suite for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

New story! Ubuntu Studio 15.04 Screencast

Another short term release is out. Not much is new, but some of the most obvious changes are: new meta package: ubuntustudio-audio-core (includes all the core stuff for an audio oriented installation) XFCE 4.12 If you want to know more, please have a look at our release notes.

New story! Vivid Vervet Ubuntu 15.04 Makes Its Debut

Lots of under the hood changes and a snappy debut. Ubuntu 15.04 debuted this week marking the first milestone update for Ubuntu in 2015. Ubuntu 15.04 is 'just a regular release and as such will only be supported for nine months.

New story! Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE beta 2 and mostly fixes bugs. Here is a run down of some of the new features in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 compared to Ubuntu MATE 14.10: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is an official Ubuntu flavour; established a hardware partnership with Entroware; added PowerPC and Raspberry Pi 2 as supported hardware architectures; added a new default theme called Yuyo; added user interface switching to MATE Tweak; added fully integrated Compiz support; added Tilda pull-down terminal; added Folder Color; added LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings; added categories to the system menus; added new community contributed desktop backgrounds; updated to Linux kernel 3.19; updated to MATE Desktop 1.8.2; updated to Firefox 37; updated to LibreOffice 4.4.

New story! Installation Steps of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with Screenshots

Good news for Ubuntu Linux lovers that the latest version of Ubuntu 15.04 code name “Vivid Vervet” has been released on 23rd April 2015.

New story! Fandroids, take your phone's antivirus and burn it

Our security is that good, honest RSA 2015 Google takes a lot of stick from Apple and others over malware on the Android platform, but the company thinks the OS is now so secure that users don't need antivirus software.…

New story! Installing Ubuntu 15.04

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 25, 2015 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
The following tutorial will teach you how to install the Ubuntu 15.04 operating system on your personal computer. Dubbed Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 15.04 arrived on April 23, 2015, and is the 22nd release of Ubuntu, the world's most popular Linux distribution.

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