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Ubuntu Snap Packages: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Without a doubt, Ubuntu 16.04 is said to be the biggest and most significant release of the distro in years. In my opinion, the reason for this release's perceived significance comes down to one thing – Ubuntu snap packages.

My Linux Desktop — Hither and Yawn

One out of six people who are told by me that their computer will be running Linux have at least an idea of what Linux is. One out of 30 have used it, or do use it outside of the home, whether at school or work. Maybe three out of 100 clap with glee, fully jacked up that they won't have to blow away a Windows install and replace it with Linux.

Experimenting with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

The Opensource.com team has been fascinated by the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, a low-cost addon for the Raspberry Pi that enables astronauts and citizen scientists alike to easily collect measurements from a variety of sensors to conduct science experiments or just have fun. So we decided to try one out ourselves. We grabbed a side room at our offices in Red Hat Tower and spent an hour or two learning what it can do. First step, attaching the device. Easy enough! read more

Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Officially Released, PINE64 Port Coming Soon

Chromium OS for SBC project, through Dylan Callahan, announced the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

Tiny ARM9 COM and SBC support dual Ethernet and CAN

Boardcon’s 40 x 40mm “MINI287” COM runs Linux on an NXP i.MX287 SoC, offers dual Ethernet and CAN ports, and is also available as a sandwich-style SBC. Thanks to the cost and power consumption sensitivities of the IoT market, old-time ARM9 system-on-chips continue to arrive in new embedded boards. Boardcon’s tiny (40 x 40mm) MINI287 […]

How to Install ATutor on Ubuntu 14.04

ATutor is a free open source web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. It is used in various contexts, including online course management, continuing professional development for teachers, career development and academic research.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Officially Released for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2

The Ubuntu MATE team has been proud to announce today the general availability of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

Roundup of community backed x86 hacker SBCs

The first community supported x86 hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD are pricier than most ARM SBCs, but offer faster CPUs and competitive power drain. The first x86-based community supported hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but featuring faster processors and […]

Email Server With Postfix Dovecot MailScanner

A detailed installation and configuration of an email server with Postfix, Dovecot, MailScanner, MailWatch, PostfixAdmin, and Roundcube on CentOS 7.

Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

An ongoing drive-by attack is forcing ransomware onto Android smartphones by exploiting critical vulnerabilities in older versions of Google's mobile operating system still in use by millions of people, according to research scheduled to be published Monday...

How to change timezone on Linux

If the default timezone of your Linux system is not correct, you need to correct it to get accurate local time. Note that configuring NTP is not a solution for an incorrect timezone as NTP itself does not handle timezones. NTP handles time data in UTC, and actual local time is calculated by adding the local time zone offset.

Should beginners install Kali Linux on their computers?

Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Certified OpenStack administrator exam now available

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Collin_O on Apr 25, 2016 10:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
At the OpenStack Summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced the general availability of its Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.

Introducing the extra wallpapers for Fedora 24

In the Fedora 24 alpha release, you could preview an early version of the default wallpaper for Fedora 24. Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and... Continue Reading →

How to Test Mir and Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2016 8:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system. While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement.

The Death of RoboVM

Microsoft recently made a big noise about its love and support of the Open Source community (especially Linux), but while it's making concrete steps toward improving its support for FOSS projects, its motives may not be entirely altruistic.

Lubuntu 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Lubuntu 16.04 is now available. Lubuntu is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs.

‘New’ Windows Security Flaw Runs Apps Without Admin Rights

Taking advantage of the hole requires the use of regsvr32, a Windows command line utility for registering and unregistering DLLs and ActiveX controls in the Windows Registry. Use of the exploit is difficult to trace, as it doesn’t require administrator rights or alter the registry.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 has brought some interesting features that you must give try if you've upgraded. If you still don't know what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 then check out our article "What's New In Ubuntu 16.04?". In this article I'll show you 10 things to do after installing or upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04. It'll save your time tweaking the system and also will provide you the taste of new features of Ubuntu 16.04.

Raspberry Pi cameras jump to 8MP, keep $25 price

The v2 Raspberry Pi Camera and low-light PiNoIR Camera advance from 5- to 8-megapixels via a Sony IMX219PQ sensor with improved image quality. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has replaced its official 5-megapixel Raspberry Pi Camera and night-vision Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera with improved 8-megapixel models. Like the older cameras, which are almost out of stock, […]

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