New story! Arduino or Raspberry Pi: Which is best for beginners?

So you want to get started with hobbyist electronics? The world is rich with options, two of the most prominent being the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino. But which one makes sense for you? read more

New story! 5 Cloud, Big Data, and Networking Platforms to Kickstart Your Open Source Career

A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Fast-forward to today, and that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market.

New story! The Limitations of NoSQL Database Storage: Why NoSQL's Not Perfect

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on May 31, 2016 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
NoSQL databases are subject to certain drawbacks and limitations in areas like security and data consistency.

New story! A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets

Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers.

New story! Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

Microsoft and Samsung celebrate Windows 10 year of driver FAIL Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10.…

New story! Basic system monitoring tools in CentOS 7

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 31, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this post, we are going to show you how to use the basic system monitoring tools on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as operating system.

New story! 6 open source architecture projects to check out

  • (Posted by bob on May 31, 2016 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas. read more

New story! The Anatomy of a Linux User

Learning how to use Linux on the desktop is made much simpler when the person doing the learning realizes that all habits and tools for using Windows are to be left at the door. Even after telling our Reglue kids this, more often than not I come back to do a check-up with them there is some_dodgy_file.exe on the desktop or in the download folder.

New story! Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again

Open source .NET will add legacy APIs to make porting easier Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.…

New story! Calamares 2.2.3 Universal Installer Adds Locale Choice Support on Debian Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 31, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind Calamares, the next-generation, distribution-independent graphical installer framework announced the release of Calamares 2.2.3.

New story! Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 31, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

New story! Build a Pi media centre

Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

New story! Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 31, 2016 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Krita Foundation has announced the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software.

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

  •; 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

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