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Enter to Win Archive DVD + Free Backup Solution

Enter to win! Each day during the week of May 18 - 23, we'll randomly choose one person who has downloaded a complementary copy of Storix's Backup solution to win a Linux Journal Archive DVD -- featuring over 20 years of Linux Journal! Winners will be contacted daily.

A newbie's guide to getting started with Linux

In today's open source roundup: How you can get started with Linux. Plus: Oculus Linux development put on hold. And HTC kills its mini line of Android phones.

Netrunner 16 Screencast and Screenshots

Toennies has announced the release of Netrunner 16, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma 5.3 desktop.

Netrunner 16 ships the latest Plasma Desktop 5.3 and KDE Applications 15.04. For its looks, Netrunner now uses Carbon, a widget-style derived from Oxygen as new default theme for both gtk2/gtk3 and qt4/qt5 applications.

Goodbye, Pi. Hello, C.H.I.P.

A new mini-computer is on the way, and it looks like it may be the Raspberry Pi killer we've all been waiting for (sorry Pi). C.H.I.P. is its name, and it looks set to wipe the floor with its established competitor on several counts: 1. It's completely open source. I don't just mean the software, either.

How to Install OwnCloud 8 with Nginx and MariaDB on CentOS 7

OwnCloud is a server software for data synchronisation and file-sharing with an easy to use web frontend. Owncloud can be installed on a Linux or Windows server, it is easy to configure and has a comprehensive online documentation. The native client is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux (Desktop Application). There is also a mobile app for Android and iOS. This tutorial describes the installation of Owncloud 8 on CentOS 7 with nginx webserver and MariaDB database.

OpenStreetMap responds in Nepal

Since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, there have been responses from all over the world from relief agencies, governments, non-profits, and ordinary citizens. One interesting effort has been from the crowdsourced mapping community, especially on, a free and open web map of the world that anyone can edit (think the Wikipedia of maps.) read more

Spanish University Drops Windows and Gets Ubuntu

Open source is becoming a powerful alternative to proprietary software and proof of that is that many municipalities, governments, and companies are now adopting open source solutions, but that is also happening in schools and universities as well. The Augustinian College of León in Spain is just such a place.

Minimap coming to the gedit text editor

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 18, 2015 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Gedit, the default GUI text editor in Fedora Workstation has a neat new minimap feature in the works. This feature provides a shrunk-down version of the document you are editing on the right of the screen to make it easier... Continue Reading →

How to kill processes on the Linux Desktop with xkill

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 18, 2015 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux is renown for its stability, rigidness and superior error-free functionality, but no matter how advanced and bug-free a system may be, it is inevitable that things will brake and windows will freeze/hang at some point. This is thankfully not disastrous at all, as Linux users can utilize smart tools and commands that will allow them to get rid of those nasty “not responding” applications instantly!

A tinkerer's tool for PCB design and printing

A while ago, I created a small extension board for the Raspberry Pi to do some hardware hacking. read more

How to set up a Replica Set on MongoDB

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on May 18, 2015 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MongoDB has become the most famous NoSQL database on the market. MongoDB is document-oriented, and its scheme-free design makes it a really attractive solution for all kinds of web applications. One of the features that I like the most is Replica Set, where multiple copies of the same data set are maintained by a group […]Continue reading... The post How to set up a Replica Set on MongoDB appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

Can Windows 10 save the PC?

New versions of Windows usually generate a new PC sales bonanza, but don't expect such a big bump with the arrival of Windows 10 due sometime this summer.

Linux Kernel 3.14.43 LTS Includes Dozens of ARM and ARM64 Improvements

Another important kernel was published today, Linux kernel 3.14.43 LTS, which is currently used in various GNU/Linux distributions.

Oculus to develop Rift for Windows only, suspends Mac, Linux work

Sorry, Mac and Linux fans: Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, the headset that perhaps more than any other device has ignited public interest in virtual reality, will run almost exclusively on well-appointed Windows PCs, at least in the near future.

Five Best BitTorrent Clients

  • lifehacker; By Alan Henry (Posted by bob on May 17, 2015 11:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients...

OpenStack Summit to Highlight Liberty Platform, Containers

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 17, 2015 9:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
As the OpenStack Summit is set to start May 17 in Vancouver, B.C., here's a look at the trends and issues that will dominate the five-day conference.

An Review Of Chromixium 1.0

There have been quite a few distributions that have attempted to emulate other operating systems, Zorin for Windows and Pear Linux for OSX. Chromixium brings a ChromeOS style interface to the Linux desktop.

Linux Kernel 4.0.4 Released with More ARM Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

After only four days from the announcement of Linux kernel 4.0.3, as the latest and most advanced kernel version, Greg Kroah-Hartman just published today, May 17, news about the fourth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.0.

KDE Plasma 5.4 and KDE Applications 15.08 to Arrive at the End of August 2015

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 17, 2015 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE published the release schedule of the next major release of the KDE Applications software suite for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

Shell Scripting Part 4: Repetition Control Structures

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 17, 2015 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to part four of HowtoForge's shell scripting tutorial series (Click here to read the part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the tutorial). In this lesson, we will cover the different repetition control structures of the bash shell and how to use each structure by providing some examples. Let's get started.

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