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SuperX 3.0 Screenshot Tour

SuperX 3.0, code name "Grace" is now available. Grace gives more priority to application responsiveness; you will feel it right from the start - a fast, smooth, responsive system. Grace, by default, compresses unused memory pages within RAM rather than swapping out to the swap partition, making it responsive even when the system memory is low. Commonly used applications are preloaded and cached in memory for faster start-up of your favourite applications.

GNU Nano 2.4 Editor Comes with Full Undo Support

The popular, user-friendly, terminal-based text editor Nano has reached version 2.4 today, and comes with several new features, including ‘undo’ functionality.

Never mind WinPhone - if you want Microsoft apps, get an Android

Microsoft, still struggling to gain a foothold in the smartphone market, is pressing ahead with efforts to have its software bundled on Android devices from major manufacturers, with Samsung as its first partner.

Flexible Access Control with Squid Proxy

Large enterprises and nuclear laboratories aren't the only organizations that need an Internet access policy and a means of enforcing it. My household has an Internet access policy, and the technique I've used to enforce it is applicable to almost any organization. In our case, I'm not too concerned about outside security threats.

Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display. We typically cover UK-based AndersDX (Anders Electronics) in its role as a distributor of products such as CompuLab’s mini-PCs and embedded boards, or TinyGreenPC’s Pi Media Player. In the […]

Overview of Three Chat Clients for GNOME: HexChat, Polari & Smuxi

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Mar 23, 2015 8:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Following the overview of KDE IRC clients, here is a brief overview of several counterparts for GNOME, which will blend well in Xfce or Unity as well.

Installing and using vnStat and vnStati for monitoring network traffic in Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2015 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Monitoring Network Traffic or Bandwidth Usage is an important task in an organisational structure or even for developers. It is sometimes required to monitor traffic on various systems which share the internet bandwidth. There might be situations where network statistics are required for decision making in the networking areas or use the logged information on the network traffic for analysis tasks.

Drupal SQL injection vulnerability attacks persist, despite patch release

  • SC Magazine; By Ashley Carman (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2015 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Nearly six months have passed since a major Drupal SQL injection vulnerability was disclosed, and yet attackers are continuing to try, sometimes successfully, to exploit websites that have failed to update their systems.

Setup the most recent Nova Docker Driver via Devstack on F21

This article presents a step by step procedure for installing the latest version of nova docker on Fedora 21.

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2015 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source math assessment and course platform. read more

Fedora 22 Alpha : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Fedora 22 Alpha has been released by Fedora Project, it now available to download and install for test drive. The Alpha version of Fedora 22 GNOME edition comes with many enhancements from the GNOME 3.16 Beta desktop environment, such as the revamped GNOME Shell theme, GNOME 3.16’s brand-new notification system that is integrated beside calendar applet, Nautilus improvements, and many other goodies.

How to compress JPEG images from the command line on Linux

Image resolution of today's picture taking gadgets (e.g., smartphones, digital cameras) keeps increasing. Even 36.3 Megapixel Nikon D800 recently hit the consumer market, and this trend will continue. While modern gadgets continue to produce increasingly high resolution images, we may often want to post-process and compress their sizes before uploading them to a storage-limited and bandwidth-restricted cloud.

Here’s What to Expect from GNOME 3.16

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 23, 2015 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Today, we see more and more GNOME 3.16 core components and applications published on the project’s FTP site, so we thought it will be a good idea to write a feature roundup for your reading pleasure. First, we remind everyone that GNOME 3.16 will be released on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

16 Commands to Show System/Hardware Info in Linux

This is a tutorial aimed at showing how to get hardware and general system information on Linux. There are also a few examples which normally work on Debian and its derivatives, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

New Manjaro Linux Update Pack Brings Lots of KDE Plasma 5 and Xfce 4.12 Fixes, Linux Kernel 3.19.2

The Manjaro Linux developers have announced this past weekend that availability of the fifth update pack for the current stable version of their acclaimed computer operating system, Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, bringing updated Linux kernel packages and lots of fixes for the Xfce and KDE desktop environments.

Firejail Linux Capabilities Guide

In this article I describe the Linux capabilities feature of Firejail security sandbox. Firejail allows the user to start programs with a specified set of capabilities. The set is applied to all processes running inside the sandbox, thus restricting what processes can do, and somehow reducing the attack surface of the kernel.

Getting started guide, making your first OpenStack commit, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2015 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Neptune 4.3 available

The Linux distribution Neptune 4.3 has been made available for download. The software updates includes Chromium, VLC, LibreOffice 4.3.3, Icedove & many more.

Docker security in the future

When I began this series of writing about Docker security on Opensource.com, I stated that "containers do not contain." One of the main goals at both Red Hat and at Docker is to make this statement less true.

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS Out Now, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Screenshot Tour

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS has been released today, March 22, and the Live ISO images are now available for download. While there’s no official announcement on the distribution’s homepage at the moment of writing this article, we took it for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for your viewing pleasure.

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