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Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.


SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM Power Systems and z Systems),

GNS3 - Emulating Network Infrastructure on Debian 8.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you the basis to install and operate this software. The GNS3 version that will be used in this tutorial is the 1.5.1, on a Debian 8.2 (Jessie) system. GNS3 (Graphical Network System 3) is an emulation software that let's you see the interaction of network devices in a network topology.

In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

In this week's installment, our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.

7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations

When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a one-to-one correspondence to English. In the same way, many Windows users expect Linux to be an exact equivalent.

Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

  • Engadget; By Steve Dent (Posted by jdixon on Jul 21, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.

Maxthon browser is a wolf in sheep's clothing

This could very well be a case of overreacting and far-reaching paranoia. However, it cannot be said enough that we are living in an age when protecting our data has become a top priority for most (and should be for all). That's why, when I read the details regarding the troubles now plaguing the Maxthon browser, I immediately wanted to warn people that it would be in their best interest to stop using the application.

5 tricks for getting started with Vim

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For years, I've wanted to learn Vim, now my preferred Linux text editor and a favorite open source tool among developers and system administrators. And when I say learn, I mean really learn. Master is probably too strong a word, but I'd settle for advanced proficiency. For most of my years using Linux, my skillset included the ability to open a file, use the arrow keys to navigate up and down, switch into insert mode, change some text, save, and exit. read more

How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7?

Peppermint OS 7 was released back in June with many graphical changes. I personally did not like the font change. Before, it was better. Well, at this time I'm using Peppermint OS 7 because it's faster and it has few apps that I need. I have also tried Plasma in Peppermint OS 7 and so far it is working smooth. If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

Why and How to Use Ring Instead of Skype on Linux

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
It is like when you say Ring is an alternative to Skype. No, no, it's not. Skype is ghastly. It is proprietary; it is demonstrably insecure; there is evidence that Microsoft uses Skype to siphon off conversations to the NSA; and the GNU/Linux version still lags behind the Windows one. So no, Ring is not an alternative to Skype. Ring is a full-featured, open source product that you need to know about...

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.

Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer? read more

SJVN Talks FOSS, Linux, Microsoft & More…

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.

Making and preparing 3D models for printing with Blender

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In Part 1 of my series on getting started with 3D printing in Blender, I covered basic preliminary steps for getting your Blender environment set up for creating your own 3D models, ready to be 3D printed. In Part 2, I'll examine the process for actually creating those models that you want to print. Before getting started, I should emphasize that Blender is not a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool. Rather, its primary purpose is to serve as an artist's tool. read more

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonicals Dustin Kirkland

I was working in Cape Town, South Africa when I received a strange call from a friend and colleague at Microsoft in January of 2016. The call was decorated with subtlety as he danced around the technology underpinning what you and I today know as “Ubuntu on Windows,” but without any detail...

Linux Mint 18 Sarah released in Xfce beta edition

Linux Mint team has started to roll the beta release of Linux Mint 18 Sarah in Xfce DE. Linux Mint team announced the release of Linux Mint 18 Xfce Beta with some already known issues and workarounds too.It features Xfce 4.12,MDM 2.0[....]

10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Keeping up with emerging technologies in cloud computing such as OpenStack will be key to navigating this changing landscape, according to Randy Russell, director of certification for Red Hat.

FLOSS Weekly 397: CoreOS Update

Operations teams currently spend their days fighting fires, critical updates, machine failures, networking outages; instead of moving their infrastructure forward. The CoreOS team wants to enable companies to run their applications securely and reliably in any environment. We hope to dramatically improve the security of “the stack” while making advancements in modern server infrastructure.

News: Linux Top 3: Network Security Toolkit, Untangle NG Firewall and IPFire

A trio of security focused Linux distributions get big updates.

How to install October CMS on a CentOS 7 VPS

October CMS is a free content management software based on the Laravel PHP Framework, with the best back-end user interface ever seen in a CMS.

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