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Wine 2.4 Has Fixes for Aliens vs. Predator, The Next BIG Thing, and Nvidia GPUs

The Wine 2.4 development release is now available for download continuing the road to the next major update of the free and open source implementation of Windows on Unix.

How to Build Your Own Media Center with OpenELEC

Have you ever wanted to make your own home theater system? This article will show you the complete installation guide to build a media center with OpenELEC.

How to install Apache, PHP 7.1 and MySQL on CentOS 7.3 (LAMP)

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache webserver on a CentOS 7 server with PHP (mod_php with PHP 5.4, PHP 7.0, or PHP 7.1) and MySQL support. This setup is often referred to as LAMP which stands for Linux - Apache - MySQL - PHP.

Bruce Schneier on New Security Threats from the Internet of Things

  •; By Amber Ankerholz (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Security expert Bruce Schneier says we're creating an Internet that senses, thinks, and acts, which is is the classic definition of a robot. “I contend that we're building a world-sized robot without even realizing it,” he said recently at the Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS).

Why do you use Linux and open source software?

As I mentioned when The Queue launched, although typically I will answer questions from readers, sometimes I'll switch that around and ask readers a question. I haven't done so since that initial column, so it's overdue. I recently asked two related questions at and the response was overwhelming. Let's see how the community answers both questions, and how those responses compare and contrast to those on LQ. read more

Kgif – A Simple Shell Script to Create a Gif File from Active Window

Kgif is a simple shell script which create a Gif file from active window. This app especially designed to capture the terminal activity.

What is Linux VPS Hosting?

If you have a site that gets a lot of traffic, or at least, is expected to generate a lot of traffic, then you might want to consider getting a Linux VPS hosting package. A Linux VPS hosting package is also one of your best options if you want more control over the things that are installed on the server where your website is hosted at. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Linux VPS hosting, answered.

The End of the Line for EPEL-5

For the last 10 years, the Fedora Project has been building packages for the same release of another operating system. However on March 31st, 2017, that will come to an end when Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 moves... Continue Reading →

List of 71 AWS services and their use! AWS cloud terminology!

  • KernelTalks; By Shrikant Lavhate (Posted by kerneltalks on Mar 17, 2017 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Understand AWS cloud terminology of 71 services! Get acquainted with terms used in AWS world to start with your AWS cloud career!

Turtl A Privacy Focused Evernote Note Taking Alternative

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 17, 2017 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Turtl is primarily a note-taking app like Evernote and Google Keep with a high focus on privacy and security. According to their site, “It's a private place to keep your notes, research, passwords, bookmarks, dream logs, photos, documents and anything else you want to keep safe”.

Growing Young FOSS Programmers With Help of Scratch and Al Sweigart

If your young child is showing an interest in learning computers, an introduction to Scratch and these instructional videos by Al Sweigart might be in order.

How buying a 3D printer can save you money

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 11:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you're looking for free and open source designs to replicate on your desktop 3D printer, you have about two million choices. read more

How to Change Linux I/O Scheduler

  • UxTechno; By Manmohan (Posted by UxTechno on Mar 17, 2017 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux I/O Scheduler is a process of accessing the block I/O from storage volumes. I/O scheduling is sometimes called disk scheduling. Lets learn about changing the IO scheduler

No, Evil Hackers Aren’t After You

Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds. Now we let them hide in our phones, computers and microwave ovens.

How to build an IoT project with Mongoose OS

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IoT (Internet of Things) is about connecting physical objects ("things") to the Internet. Technically, this is done by attaching a computer to a "thing." A computer is attached in a way that it can read data from the thing and report to the Internet, and also it can receive commands and control the thing's state.  Usually, the COMPUTER is directly wired to the THING, and the COMPUTER <=> INTERNET connection could be either wired (e.g., Ethernet), or wireless (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi). What could the computer be? read more

Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

Ubuntu 12.04 was the first long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu. Like all Ubuntu LTS releases -- Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are the others -- it had five years of support. However, people don't replace server operating systems as often as they do, say, socks or smartphones, so Canonical found they had enough 12.04 legacy users to justify offering "important security fixes for the kernel and the most essential user space packages".

A more in-depth tutorial on debugging with GDB

A GNU Debugger, originally created by Richard Stallman in 1986, is a standard debugger for the GNU operating system and an essential tool for software developers. Being a portable application, it is widely used on many Unix-like operating systems as well. This article is a more in-depth tutorial on how to debug using GDB

LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release with 100 Improvements

Softpedia was informed today by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the first point release to the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

How to Maintain Open Source Compliance After Code Changes

  • - Original Content; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The previous article in this series covered how to establish a baseline for open source software compliance by finding exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. But how do you make sure that future revisions of the same product (or other products built using the initial baseline) stay compliant once the baseline is established?

Daimler joins Linuxs Open Invention Network patent-protection group

When you think of Linux and open-source companies, the automobile industry is not the first business to spring to mind. But maybe it should be. Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the Linux and open-source non-aggression patent consortium.

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