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My friend and fellow Linux Journalian Kris Occhipinti recently posted a reminder on Facebook for everyone to back up regularly in 2016. Although it's something we already should be doing, if you're not a regular backer-upper, you should start today!

Open Compute Project Extends Focus to Telecommunications

The Open Compute Project (OCP), the Facebook-born initiative to make datacenter computing more scalable, efficient and affordable through open software and hardware, has taken another step forward by securing the support of several telecommunications companies as it launches a new telco project.

Communicating with an embedded tablet over NFC or WiFi

An Android tablet can serve as a touchscreen in a kiosk or embedded system, but communicating with it can be a problem when power must be supplied over USB.

How Well Do You Know the People of FOSS?

Would you like to test your knowledge of the people of FOSS? Take our quiz. We have eighteen questions, each concerning a person considered to be a leader in the FOSS world. Have we left anyone out? You betcha — starting with you. The way we see it, each and every one of us, whether we merely use FOSS at home, work to keep FOSS software maintained or fight the good fight to keep free tech free, is equally as important.

Open Networking Summit Will Highlight Enterprise Open Source SDN

The Linux Foundation has released the first set of speakers and sessions for the Open Networking Summit, which focuses on open source SDN.

Kids can refurbish computers for others at Kramden

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2016 9:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I just turned 13 years old, and I am in 7th grade at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. I heard about the Kramden Institute from my dad, who is an avid volunteer there. Kramden is a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers to be awarded to underprivileged children who have been nominated by their teachers. Kramden also offers classes where people can learn computer skills. read more

The February 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2016 issue.

Sustainable Drupal: 10 ways to save energy by speeding up your CMS

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2016 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Web performance is important for sustainability. The less we have to transfer, the better. We can also do a lot to optimize how the content works with the browser so that the end user gets information as quickly as possible.  read more

How to reset the root password on Linux and FreeBSD

Listed below are the step by step procedures to reset the root password in different versions of CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, Ubuntu and FreeBSD. Begin this procedure by booting your server into single user mode.

Install Publify on Ubuntu 14.04

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 3, 2016 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Publify is a simple but full featured open source web publishing software.

Open source app takes on Ebola and mental health in Liberia

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2016 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Angie Nyakoon and Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor are two outspoken and energetic women who oversee the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia. Together, they're applying a new open source app called mHero (that was first used to help them deal with the Ebola crisis) to the mental health issues that have arisen in the aftermath of the epidemic due to displacement and abandonment.  read more

Schedule your social media marketing with CampaignChain

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2016 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
CampaignChain, an open source tool for social media marketing, makes every campaign easier

Why switch to Windows 10 or a Mac when you can use Linux Mint 17.3 instead?

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2016 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mint
Linux Mint 17.3 is the best Linux desktop operating system and it might be the best PC operating system, period, for you.

The Turing Phone Drops Android For Sailfish OS

  •; By Aaron Mamiit (Posted by notbob on Feb 3, 2016 2:15 PM EDT)
This crowd-funded phone has decided to change from Android OS to the Nokia/Intel MeeGo OS inspired Sailfish OS. How will this impact a legion of pre-order funders who were funding the project because of the promise to use the Android OS?

Google Chrome Is Finally Getting Smooth Scrolling on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 3, 2016 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Google Chrome developers have released a new Beta version of their Internet browser, and they've added a lot of changes and improvements, including smooth scrolling.

Near-Unlimited Cloud Storage Service Is Shutting Down, the cloud storage service that offered near-unlimited space and huge bonuses for referrals, announced today they’re shutting down on May 1st, 2016—leaving more than a few people with dozens or hundreds of gigs of data to migrate.

Google lays bare security flaws in anti-malware product with 250 million users

Malwarebytes says it will take about a month to deploy a patch to fix vulnerabilities found by Google's Project Zero bug hunters.

Docker 1.10 Designed to Bolster Container Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 3, 2016 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.

The top 10 Linux security distros

Linux distros can be used for a lot of things, from games to education, but when it comes to security, there’s a whole mini-universe available.

Cluster computing with Ansible and Raspberry Pi

In this brief video introduction, I'll walk you through the basics of Ansible using a cluster of six Raspberry Pi 2 model B computers. The video begins with the basics—like installation and telling Ansible about your servers—then shows how you can manage your infrastructure with playbooks. read more

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