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How to Get Newer Kernels on Ubuntu

Each version of Ubuntu ships with a frozen kernel, and it’s not easy for users to switch kernels. Here’s how you can get and use newer kernels on Ubuntu.

How to take LVM snapshot backup in LINUX

With the help of LVM snapshot backup we can freeze current state of an LVM volume. Making LVM snapshot backup make us to keep current state of volume and we can revert this state back if any needs arises during activity. A volume consists of two parts: file system metadata and the actual blocks containing data in a file.

MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 21, 2017 2:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Best Linux File Sharing Tips

Today's article is going to provide you with some useful Linux file sharing tips using common file sharing software. This article assumes two things. First, you're running Ubuntu. Second, you're comfortable typing recommended commands into a terminal window.

Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake

Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed […]

Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 10:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools.

3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Allan Leinwand (Posted by crudder on Feb 20, 2017 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services in order to take advantage of the many business benefits of not having to purchase, manage, upgrade, and replace systems and applications. Of course, all that data still has to “live” somewhere.

The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 20, 2017 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article presents an overview of the bootup sequence using the GRUB2 bootloader and the startup sequence as performed by the systemd initialization system. read more

GParted 0.28.1 Restores Ability to Resize or Move Primary Partitions, Fixes Bugs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Just three days after the release of GParted 0.28 open-source partition editor, which implemented partial read and write support for LUKS encrypted file systems, Curtis Gedak is now announcing the release of the first point release.

How to install WordPress on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
WordPress started as a simple blogging system, but has evolved into a reputable content management system. It’s also one of the most popular open source projects. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up WordPress on your Fedora system. Install the packages Fedora provides... Continue Reading →

How to create your own Linux Distribution with Yocto on Ubuntu

In this article, our focus is the creation of a minimal Linux distribution using the Yocto project on the Ubuntu platform. The Yocto project is very famous in the embedded Linux world because of its flexibility and ease of use. The purpose of the Yocto project is to create a Linux distro for manufacturers of embedded hardware and software.

What will we do when everything is automated?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, I came across a study the caused me to think beyond the day-to-day world of code-slinging in which I live. According to the study Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America (PDF), conducted by Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana: read more

Hands-on: New PCLinuxOS installation images

Good news: there are new PCLinuxOS installation images available! I'm going to see how they work, and what else might be new, different, and interesting about them.

3 Good Command-Line Audio and Graphics Apps for Linux

It is often faster to use command-line apps to play audio files and preview images than to futz around launching and using a graphical application, and you can use them in scripts. Come along to learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command line.

Installing CentOS 7.2 on IBM Power System S822LC

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Daniel Black and Rashmica Gupta (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
If you are installing Linux on your IBM® Power® System S822LC server, then the instructions in this article can help you to start and run your system. These instructions are specific to installing CentOS 7 on an IBM Power System S822LC server for high-performance computing (HPC).

How to install EC2 Linux server in AWS with screenshots

Complete Howto guide to install EC2 Linux server in Amazon Web services cloud.

10 Awesome Gnome Shell Extensions to Improve GNOME 3

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on Feb 20, 2017 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
The good thing about the GNOME desktop is that it allows third-party extensions. Here are 10 of the best Gnome Shell extensions to extend the functionality of your Gnome desktop.

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