New story! LibreOffice 5.1 Looks Better and Plays Nicer with Other Office Apps

LibreOffice 5.1, the latest release of the open source office productivity suite from the Document Foundation, brings interface and compatibility updates.

New story! Tempest, a good looking pirate ship combat game looks like it's coming to Linux

  •; By TheBoss (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 13, 2016 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Tempest is a pretty good looking naval warfare game involving pirate ships, and it looks like it's coming over to Linux.

New story! Modernizing the US Air Force, Linux tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight open source software to modernize a US Air Force command center, Linux monitoring tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi and Kubernetes, a My Linux Story, and who uses Virtual Machines? Top 5 articles of the week 5. Have you ever used a virtual machine? read more

New story! Linux Commands to manage Local Accounts – useradd, usermod, chage & passwd

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Feb 12, 2016 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
User administration is one of the important task of Linux system administrator. Local accounts or users in Linux like operating system is managed by useradd, usermod, userdel, chage and passwd commands.

New story! Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day. While a firewall and regular system updates are a good first defense to keep the system safe, you should also check regularly that no attacker got in. The tools described in this tutorial are made for these sanity checks, they scan for malware, viruses and rootkits.

New story! ST releases free Linux IDE for its STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics released free Linux dev tools for its 32-bit STM32 MCUs, including the STM32CubeMX config/init tool and the Eclipse-based SWSTM32 IDE. The 32-bit microcontroller world is starting to open up to Linux. This week the leading ARM Cortex-M vendor, STMicroelectronics (ST), released a free Linux desktop version of its development software for its line of […]

New story! Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is nearly upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features.

New story! The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

For those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.

New story! Is the vinyl LP an open music format?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is my first article for a new column here on about music from an open point of view. Some things I won't be doing: I won't be concentrating solely on music released under an open license. I won't be writing (much) about making one's own music. I won't be writing (much) about music theory or professional matters, or probably really very much of anything of interest to professional musicians. read more

New story! US Air Force's Secure LPS (Lightweight Portable Security) Linux OS Gets Updated

Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), a thin Linux kernel-based operating system that creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any PC, has been updated recently to version 1.6.4.

New story! 100 ways to master the command line -- Part 1

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
Conquer the command line with these essential terminal tips for controlling Linux

New story! GPG: Using Your Key

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to the GPG series, where we explore how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data. In the first installment, we covered the functions of GPG. You learned about integrity, non-repudiation and... Continue Reading →

New story! Should you get rid of your smartphone?

We all know how useful smartphones are most of the time, but what do you do when your phone becomes an addiction? That happened to one woman, and she finally decided to get rid of her smartphone altogether.

New story! Sharing the free software love #ilovefs

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I like to think of every day on as I love Free Software Day, but we couldn't miss celebrating the official I love Free Software Day 2016, too. Granted, the official day to say "thank you" is on February 14th, so we're showing our love a little early to make sure you don't miss it. read more

New story! New Qualcomm Snapdragons target wearables and more

Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip for wearables, plus a 14nm octacore Snapdragon 625, and 28nm Snapdragon 435 and 425 SoCs. Only a few years ago, announcements of new Qualcomm Snapdragon announcements were somewhat tangential to embedded Linux and Android developers. Increasingly, however, Snapdragons are appearing on embedded SBCs and COMs and finding their way […]

New story! Handheld Emulation: Achievement Unlocked!

I love video game emulation. My favorite games were produced in the 1980s and 1990s, so if I want to play them, I almost always have to emulate the old systems. There is usually a legal concern about ROM files for games, even if you own the original cartridges, so I'm not going to tell you where to find ROMs to download or anything like that.

New story! Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

CumulusClips is a free and open source video sharing script that allows users to create their own video sharing website just like one of the most popular websites around, Youtube. CumulusClips is very easy to use and its installation is fast and straightforward. In this article we will guide you through the installation of CumulusClips on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and Maria DB.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavours Prepare for Their First "Xenial Xerus" Beta Release

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 4:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
It's an early call, but it looks like some of the maintainers of the official Ubuntu flavours are now discussing which one of them will be participating in the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 release.

New story! BattlEye anti-cheat now supports Linux, already live in ARK: Survival Evolved

Everyone playing ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux can calm down now, as BattlEye now supports Linux and it's already live.

New story! GNOME Software Gets Comment and Rating Support with Help from Ubuntu Dev

GNOME Software is finally accepting reviews and votes for applications, and the work has been done with the help of an Ubuntu developer, Robert Ancell.

New story! Russia Plans to Move to Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 1:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In an unexpected turn of events, it would appear that the Russian government is planning on moving all of their computers and IT infrastructure to a Linux kernel-based operating system. While most of the country is known to use Microsoft's Windows operating system, it looks like there are 22,000 municipal Russian governments ready to ditch Windows and move to an open source alternative.

New story! Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Enterprise IO Project

The Linux Foundation's new project promises open source IO solutions for high-performance enterprise network and storage applications in the data center.

New story! Open Source Desktop: Good News and Bad News

The good news is that open source has become the leader on the desktop. The bad news is that a single desktop is not the leader, and that leadership on the desktop may no longer matter.

New story! Building a culture of more pluggable open source

If there is one word that often percolates conversations hailing the benefits of open source, it is choice. We often celebrate many of the 800+ Linux distributions, the countless desktops, applications, frameworks, and more. Choice, it would seem, is a good thing. Interestingly, choice is also an emotive thing. read more

New story! Pro tip: How to use secure shell from your Chromebook

Don't bother lugging around a standard laptop to administer your Linux servers. Considering Chrome OS is faster, less likely to flake out on you, and less expensive, a Chromebook makes for a great mobile admin tool for remote Linux servers.

New story! How to install LiteSpeed web server on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
LiteSpeed web server is a popular choice for replacing an Apache web server. Its features include an optimization of the web content and content delivery which maximizes the download speed and combines better performance with a smaller memory footprint. Being compatible with Apache features is also an added benefit, which helps to reduce downtime during migration from Apache to LiteSpeed. This tutorial shows the installation on a CentOS 7 server.

New story! Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0

For those of you keeping score at home, the Lumina Desktop Environment — let’s just call it Lumina for short — is a lightweight, XDG-compliant, BSD-licensed desktop environment focusing on getting work done while minimizing system overhead. Specifically designed for PC-BSD and FreeBSD, it has also been ported to many other BSD variants and Linux distros. Lumina is based on the Qt graphical toolkit and the Fluxbox window manager, and uses a small number of X utilities for various tasks.

New story! 6 reasons to blog in Markdown with Jekyll

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 6:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a programmer I sort and collect a lot of research, and my problem has always been finding a place to store it all. I had Jekyll in mind for a while, but it always seemed so daunting to get into. After a few days of configuration, I was able to create a Jekyll workflow that enables me to do a few things: read more

New story! Opera Vows to Remain the Same After Chinese Buyout

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software revealed yesterday that a proposal to buy the company has been made by a Chinese consortium, and they are most likely going to accept it. The company is now trying to convince the community that it's a good thing.

New story! Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

In Soviet Russia, computer uninstalls you! The Russian government says it is looking to dump Microsoft and adopt Linux as the operating system for agency PCs.…

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