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Why the Open Source Cloud Is Important

  • Linux.com; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
In previous years, we have distinguished between open source cloud and others. But as cloud technologies have evolved it’s evident that any cloud without open source would be the equivalent of an automobile without an engine.

Linux Foundation events expand with Open Source Summits

The Linux Foundation released its 2017 schedule, including an Embedded Linux Conference in Portland on Feb. 21-23 that needs proposal ideas by Dec. 10. This year, Linux Foundation events attracted over 20,000 “developers, maintainers, sysadmins, thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 4,000 organizations across 85 countries,” and 25,000 are expected […]

4 open source drone projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the past few years, interest in both civilian and commercial use of drones has continued to grow rapidly, and drone hardware sits at the top of many people's holiday wish lists. read more

Remembering Linux Installfests

In this article, for the first time since 2003 a writer makes mention of Caldera without immediately following it with a mention of SCO. Must’ve been a mistake.

How to access shell environment variables in Perl script

In some cases you may want to access shell environment variables (e.g., $PATH, $PWD, $HOME, $LANG) in your Perl script. While you can pass any needed variables to your Perl script via @ARGV argument array, this is actually not needed since Perl provides a way to access all available environment variables. Let's find out how to access shell environment variables in Perl script.

Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.

RPM commands to manage packages on RHEL based systems

RPM is one of the oldest baseline package format & command line Package Management utility, developed by RedHat.

Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16

The development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.

Open Compliance in the Enterprise: Why Have an Open Source Compliance Program?

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Traditionally, platforms and software stacks were implemented using proprietary software, and consisted of various software building blocks that originated as a result of internal development or via third-party software providers with negotiated licensing terms.

Why your teams may be failing at the collaboration game

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When we think about skills needed to build open structures and establish open mindsets, collaboration jumps to mind immediately. In order to collaborate effectively, communication—or rather, clear communication—is imperative to making it all work. read more

How to encrypt folders and files on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ Debian/ Linux?

When it comes to security of our secret and highly sensitive data and files then, we really don't tend to take more risks.The best way to keep our files and folders secure is encryption of files and folders. Wondering how to do it? Well, there are many tools available for encryption on Windows, Linux.But today we are about to cover some tools for Linux.So,Now here are two cool tools to do your encryption work using GnuPG and VeraCrypt.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools

The developers behind the Ubuntu-based, hacking-oriented BlackBox Linux operating system proudly announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.7.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 2: Main Config File

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In the previous article, we looked at some of the basics of rsyslog -- a superfast Syslog tool with some powerful features for log processing. Here, I’ll be taking a detailed look at the main config file.

Install Nextcloud on CentOS

An easy to follow tutorial (great for beginners) that have CentOS and want their own private cloud. Instructions on how to install a LAMP stack and how to install and optimize Nextcloud.

How to Install Redmine 3 with Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, MySQL
Redmine is an open source web application for project management and issue tracker. In this tutorial, we will install Redmine 3.2 with Nginx as the web server, MySQL as the database server on a CentOS 7 (64 bit) operating system.

Collabora Online 2.0 Puts LibreOffice In the Cloud, Adds Collaborative Editing

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 7, 2016 9:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Collabora Productivity, through Michael Meeks, is proud to inform Softpedia about the general availability of the long anticipated Collabora Online 2.0 office suite based on the LibreOffice, Nextcloud, and ownCloud technologies.

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it's helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories.

An interactive calculator for the Linux command-line

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're reading this article, odds are good that you're not only familiar with the command line on your computer system, but that you're quite comfortable using it to the exclusion of the graphical interface. I understand—I've been using the command line since that was the only option in the computing world, and even contributed code to BSD Unix, back in the day. There's a lot about modern GUIs that make them superior, but in terms of power, speed, and flexibility, the command line still rocks, and even more so if you can type quickly. read more

USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

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