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Getting started with web app accelerator Varnish Cache

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Varnish Cache is widely used to cache web content to maximize web performance and reduce origin-server load. At our core, we've been all about web caching to support performance, scalability, stability, and all the inherent benefits that come with these attributes—from better user experiences to bottom-line savings. But sometimes we still have to hammer home the importance of caching. read more

42 Best Free Linux Audio Software

There is a huge range of open source free audio software available for Linux which is both mature and feature-laden. Linux has all the tools needed to be a serious contender in music production without a user having to venture into the commercial software world. Linux is a superior platform for professional audio production: rock solid, efficient, and you don't get fleeced for software licenses.

Mozilla Thunderbird 45.0 to Finally Bring GTK3 Integration for Linux, Sort Of

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 14, 2016 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla released earlier today the sixth point release of the stable 38.0 branch of its Thunderbird e-mail, news, and chat client, fixing a few minor issue reported by users since the 38.5.x series.

Find USB device details in Linux/Unix using lsusb command

Today we will see how to list USB devices in Linux and their properties such as speed, BUS, class, type details etc. This is part of our on going hardware detection series. We already covered following stuff.

Release of Xcom 2, Elliot Quest, the Mesa graphics library, and more open gaming news

  •; By Shaun Gillies (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition we take a look at the release of Xcom 2, Elliot Quest, the Mesa graphics library, and more.

Why Wired’s ad-free subscription option is a very good idea

Ad blockers have been a thorn in the side of publishers for quite a long time, and the situation is getting worse as more and more readers use them. Wired has decided to offer an ad-free version of its site for what amounts to $1 per week, while still offering a free version supported by ads.

Embedded 14nm Atom x5-E8000 debuts on Congatec boards

Intel released several new 14nm Atom SoCs, including an embedded, quad-core x5-E8000 part with 5W TDP, now available in four Congatec boards. Intel released the Atom x5-E8000, the first truly embedded system-on-chip using its 14nm Airmont architecture.

Our Linux-powered robotic future, data overload and management, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux powered robo-drones, open source software for data overload and data management, and more.

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Got tearing with proprietary NVIDIA? Try this.

If you're using a reasonably modern NVIDIA graphics card on your Linux box with the proprietary driver, there's a fair chance you may encounter that nasty thing called 'screen tearing'. There is a little setting worth trying in NVIDIA's blob driver called 'ForceCompositionPipeline' that can severely reduce tearing to a minimum, perhaps even completely. Here's how to do it.

‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

The last time I used Opera on a regular basis was back in the day when Netscape 4X was long in the tooth, Netscape 6 was a disaster and Internet Explorer was…well, Internet Explorer. Opera was $50 for the ad free version, or free for those who didn't mind a few ads. I didn't mind because I could ignore them. It stayed on my computer until Mozilla came along, then it disappeared from my radar. Something tells me that my experience wasn't uncommon.

Top Android apps for your Raspberry Pi

Download the most useful tools for your Pi onto the device you carry the most

Share your love for free software

  •; By Sandro Santos Andrade (Posted by bob on Feb 13, 2016 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, KDE
KDE loves free software. Yes, we love Free Software and this readily means that we love technology, people, social equanimity, and the various meanings one may take on for the word “freedom”. We care about it and we all want to bear witness of the growth and consolidation of new projects, and the progress of elder ones into full-fledged solutions driven by healthy and thriving communities.

Poll: You Say, ‘Ship Ubuntu Tablets by the Boatload’

On Monday when we ran Christine Hall’s opinion piece on why she thought the upcoming Ubuntu tablet could change the future of mobile computing, we included a poll which asked, “If the price is right, will you be considering buying a Ubuntu tablet when they’re released in March?” Guess what? Well over half of you said you’re ready to break out your credit card and make a purchase.

RebeccaBlackOS Review

  • Software Repo; By Devon Bundy (Posted by RaynoVox on Feb 13, 2016 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08 is a Linux distribution based on Debian Testing. The distribution boasts being one of the only distributions to run Wayland on a live medium.

Maru os takes convergence in a different direction

There are several attempts at turning a mobile phone into a viable computer. Ubuntu Convergence and Mircosoft's Continuum are the main ones in this field, but not the only. Maru OS is taking the idea in a different direction.

Distro Wars: It's All Linux

This is likely a topic covered plenty of times, and as such I won't make this a too in-depth article, but I feel it's something always worth reiterating and remembering that no matter what distribution of Linux (or GNU/Linux if you prefer) you use... it's all Linux.

How to install Sylius on Debian 8

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Sylius on a Debian 8 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Sylius is a modern e-commerce application build on top of Symfony 2 components.

Monitor Server Logs in Real-Time with "" Tool is a small simple but effective application build on top of Node.js and, which allows to monitor Linux servers log files in real time through web interface screen widgets.

Maru, the Debian for Android Project, Goes Open Source

The Maru project promises to bring an Android-based one for the phone that transforms into a Debian-based operating system when connected to a PC. Its developer has just announced that he's making the entire project open source.

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.

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