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Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to create partitions on a disk drive and how to format them for use on a Linux system as swap or data space. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn about partitions and Linux filesystems for your own use.

How to increase online privacy with open source tools and best practices

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Privacy on the Internet is… well, let's just say it's complicated. In this article, I'll analyze a few open source tools and concepts that you might use to increase privacy on the Internet for yourself. It will not be an exhaustive list of all possible avenues, nor does it pretend to ensure complete privacy even in the fact of a concentrated, personal attack. Some of the tips you will find useful, others you will discard, and still others you might use in conjunction with other policies to construct your own privacy model. read more

Ubuntu Phone OTA-9 Update Received Well by Users, Nexus 10 Port to Be Removed

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 28, 2016 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical, through ?ukasz Zemczak, today announced that the highly anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update for Ubuntu Phone devices has been officially released and that the phased upgrades kicked in.

GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taste the painbow Popular and widely used source-code hosting service GitHub is, for the moment, no longer a widely used source-code hosting service. It has fallen offline.…

COM version of BeagleBone Black to launch in April

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BeagleCore will launch a COM version of the BeagleBone Black in April, via Conrad Electronic. The “BeagleCore BCM1” will be supported by an optional carrier board. Last summer, German startup BeagleCore failed to fund its eponymous BeagleBone-based module on Kickstarter. Yet, the open source computer-on-module will be reborn in April as the similar BeagleCore BCM1. […]

Learn Linux, 101: Maintain the integrity of filesystems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2016 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux, LPI
Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification -- or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss.

Using Android tablets as embedded smart touchscreens

Lurking in that low-cost Android tablet are the hardware and most of the software needed for building smart touchscreens into kiosks and other devices. ? ? Using an Android Tablet as an Embedded Component by Jerry Epplin In light of the many cheap and capable Android tablets that have become so widely available, it is […]

Mozilla Firefox 44.0 Has Just Landed in All Supported Ubuntu Linux OSes

If you're reading the news lately, you would know by now that Mozilla has pushed the Firefox 44.0 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including Linux, Mac and Windows.

Remix OS Finally Gets Battery Indicator on Laptops, 32-Bit Edition in the Works

The Android-x86-based Remix OS was launched a couple of weeks ago to great acclaim, and now it's receiving the first update.

Linux through a journalists eyes

How does a self-proclaimed "English and history guy" make a career writing about Linux? In this video, veteran technology journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tells us precisely how.

'Unikernels will send us back to the DOS era' - DTrace guru Bryan Cantrill speaks out

Reaction to Docker biz gobble. Some heralded Docker's acquisition of UK-based Unikernel Systems last week as the golden dawn of a post-container era. Others showed healthy skepticism.

News: Linux Top 3: Kali Rolls, Gparted partions and Android x86 Mobilizes Linux

As always there is no shortage of activity in the Linux distribution space and this week is no exception as multiple types of Linux distributions are out with updates.

Are Weak Passwords the Biggest Threat to Data Security and Privacy?

Passwords remain weak, as SplashData's "Worst Passwords of 2015" report reveals. But are weak passwords the greatest challenge for enterprise data security and privacy?

AMD launches GPUOpen, but some Linux users remain skeptical

Also in today's open source roundup: Firefox 44.0 has been released, and Tails 2.0 is now available.

5 keys to project success on GitHub

Community-driven software development is becoming the new path to brand and project success. You would be advised to pay attention to this surging trend: With more than 27 million projects currently on GitHub, the ever-increasing popularity of community-driven development is evident. read more

Email clients in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Email is used by the vast majority of Internet users. Although increasingly users access their mailboxes through web browsers, desktop client applications are still popular. Their biggest advantage is desktop integration. They can send notifications about incoming messages, work offline, call... Continue Reading →

Tails 2.0 Gets GNOME Shell As Default Desktop Environment And Debian 8

Tails 2.0 is one of the most popular Linux distributions based on Debian. Tails is Live CD/USB that aims to provide freedom by making its users anonymous on the web. All the applications' traffic such as Internet browser, email client, IM etc. is sent through the Tor network that is very hard to trace. Recently Tails team released Tails 2.0 with some major changes, some security fixes and lots of other improvements.

How to transform your Ubuntu installation into a rolling release

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu users out there have two ways to go with their systems. Either they choose to follow the “standard” release that gets upgraded every six months, or choose the latest LTS (Long Term Support) which guarantees security updates and support for a five-year period. The problem with the first is that you'll have to perform major upgrades to your system twice a year, while the issue with the latter is that you won't get any major updates on parts of the system that you may care about using what's latest.

Open Source Gaming News From SCALE 14x

To start the conference off on Thursday morning, Jorge Castro gave a speech regarding “Gaming on Ubuntu” as part of UbuCon. In only 15 minutes he was able to deliver a State of the Union address on gaming on Linux distros, particularly Ubuntu. He covered the pros and cons of such, Steam, and Linux getting next gen titles. Most helpful was a reference to multiple Personal Package Archives for the Linux gamer for controllers and new drivers, as well as the proper hardware to use to complement Linux gaming. This was followed by a presentation by Didiers Roche discussing Ubuntu Make, a command line tool for developers of many kinds.

Linux and open source are the future

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I fondly remember the person who introduced me to Linux in 1993. His name was Mark Rorabaugh, and at that time he was a 19-year-old government contractor in Washington, D.C. tasked with setting up and supporting the Solaris SPARC servers at the U.S. Small Business Administration. read more

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