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The must-have features for Perl 6

Perl 6 came out in general release around Christmas 2015, and since then I've heard a lot of questions about it, both from people in and out of the Perl community. Jeff Goff is a longtime member of the Perl community and a good friend who's been heavily involved in Perl 6 development, so I asked him a few of the questions from what I've been hearing others ponder. read more

Googler – Google Search from the command line on Linux

Google Search, Google Site Search, Google News from the terminal

4 command-line graphics tools for Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2016 8:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Images and the command line. They seem an unlikely pair, don't they? There are people who'll tell you that the only way you can manipulate and view graphics is with GUI applications like GIMP. For the most part, they're wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job. read more

What’s new in 389 Directory Server 1.3.5

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2016 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
As a member of the 389 Directory Server (389DS) core team, I am always excited about our new releases. We have some really great features in 1.3.5. However, our changelogs are always large so I want to just touch on... Continue Reading →

Revive Your Old PC With Lightweight Linux LXLE

  • makeuseof; By Kev Quirk (Posted by mrwislr on Sep 23, 2016 6:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Overall, LXLE is a fantastic operating system that will allow you to increase the life of that old machine — and it will look good whilst doing so. Personally, I’m so impressed with LXLE that I’m going to permanently replace Windows 7 Starter edition with LXLE on my netbook.

Audacious 3.8 Free Music Player Is Out, Finally Lets You Run Multiple Instances

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 23, 2016 5:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new stable version of the Audacious open-source and cross-platform audio playback application has been announced for both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms, version 3.8.

Red Hat Platform-as-a-Service cloud loves containers

Red Hat is making it clear it's all containers all the time in its Red Hat OpenShift cloud.

Support Is Now the Differentiator in the OpenStack Race

When it comes to OpenStack cloud computing distributions, now offered by a variety of vendors, we are at a tipping point. As businesses and organizations demand flexible solutions for deploying cloud solutions based on OpenStack, competition is fierce.  With so many vendors competing in this arena, market consolidation was bound to arrive, and it is here. What will the key differentiator be going forward? That would be support.

A Linux users guide to Logical Volume Management

Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. Running out of disk space used to be the start of a long and complex series of tasks to increase the space available to a disk partition. It also required taking the system off-line.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Operating System Gets a Second Beta with KDE Plasma 5.8

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 23, 2016 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
The openSUSE Project proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second Beta development milestone towards the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

Whats really going on with Microsoft, Lenovo and Linux

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2016 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Microsoft
Microsoft isn't anti-Linux anymore and Lenovo is just lazy when it comes to supporting the Linux desktop on its newest Yoga Ultra.

Matthew Garrett Explains How to Increase Security at Boot Time

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2016 10:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Security of the boot chain is a vital component of any other security solution, said Matthew Garrett of CoreOS in his presentation at Linux Security Summit. If someone is able to tamper with your boot chain then any other security functionality can be subverted. And, if someone can interfere with your kernel, any amount of self-protection the kernel might have doesn’t really matter.

Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

Software Assurance licensing tags along Microsoft Ignite Software giant Microsoft is set to officially launch its next-generation server platform next week, but the firm faces growing competition from Linux as corporate customers shift more toward the cloud for IT services.…

A brief history of Drupal from 1.0 to 8.0

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2016 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Drupal began as a forum for a few friends to monitor their shared Internet connection, which "was expensive and being spliced between them," according to Jared Whitehead's The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source. Today, it's one of the most popular content management systems out there, competing with powerhouses like WordPress. read more

Red Hat Channel Partner Business Hits All-time High

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and CFO Frank Calderoni describe growing partner momentum as OpenStack clouds & OpenShift container management take off.

Android Browser Security--What You Haven't Been Told

This article focuses on flaws in Android's stock web libraries, while acknowledging related exploits. Some modern Android browsers have critically weak encryption and other dangerous flaws that cannot be patched or otherwise corrected. This weakness extends to multiple browsers and applications and is determined by the linkage to the system webcore on older OS versions.

Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer org Microsoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.…

Managing Log Files and More With Elastic Stack

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2016 4:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Managing log files is becoming increasingly harder with growing amounts of data and differing file formats. Giovanni Bechis, in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe, describes a solution using the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), which he says let's you easily collect, parse, and manage log files from different sources.

Best Linux Desktop for Customization

Is customizing your Linux desktop important to you? Run Linux for even a few months, and the ability to customize a desktop environment according to your preferences can become a right.

HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers

You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

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