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LFCE Prep Course -- OSI Network Model (Part 2)

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2016 10:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today in part 2 we complete the OSI layers review with layers 3-1. These include routing and control protocols, Internet protocols, classed and classless IP addressing, subnetting, and the physical network hardware.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

64-bit Banana Pi runs Linux on Allwinner A64, has WiFi, BT, GbE

SinoVoip, one of the two competing companies that emerged along with LeMaker (Banana Pro) from the original Banana Pi open source project, has unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC, featuring an Allwinner A64 SoC.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Elyasin Shaladi

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2016 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

Untangle NG 12.1 Linux Firewall Released with New Geolocation Capabilities, More

Untangle Inc. security software and appliance company proudly announced the release of the Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall 12.1 operating system.

How to run the native Ubuntu desktop on Windows 10

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2016 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
It's more of a stunt than practical, but this unlikely marriage of Ubuntu and Windows is interesting to play with.

How well does Pokemon Go run on Android phones?

Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon Go now supports Android N, and why you shouldn't fake your location while playing Pokemon Go.

Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script

I am involved in several free software projects, including one or two where I maintain the website. For one of those projects, we currently are updating the website.

8 ways to get your swag on

Recently, a client of mine asked me if I had any experience in how to optimize how they send swag out to people. The scenario was a common one: the company made T-shirts, stickers, mugs, and other merchandise that they wanted to ship to deserving community members, but actually getting it there was turning out to be a massive pain in the rear-end. read more

Skype Finally Recognizes the Linux Market

Skype has announced an alpha version of a new client for Linux. Given Skype's ownership by Microsoft, will Linux users care?

7 open source games for students

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2016 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
Computer gaming is a $25 billion market in the US, and it is one of the major application development industries. These are just two of the reasons why students should consider getting involved in open source gaming projects for their university course requirements. Other reasons include: read more

OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud

If you’re looking for a free and open source replacement for the convenience and functionality offered by the likes of Google Docs and Office 365, you might want to take a look at OnlyOffice.

Skype Announce Brand New Linux Client, Now In Alpha

Skype say the launch of the new Skype for Linux client reaffirms “our commitment to the Linux community.”

22 open source tools for creatives

Whether it's visuals, audio, writing, or design, there's an open source tool out there to help get the job done. "It's absolutely possible to go from concept to finished, polished products, using free and open source software," said Jason. In this lightning talk, community moderator Jason van Gumster shares 22 open source tools for creatives: read more

Android Nougat may contain traces of NOT for users of custom CAs

Google's new cert policy should make it harder to chew through its mobile OS Google will sweeten the forthcoming Nougat release of Android by changing the way apps work with certificate authorities (CAs) and simplifying APIs.…

GIMP 2.10 Development Continues, GIMP 2.9.4 Lands New Features After 8 Months

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 13, 2016 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
A few hours ago, the GIMP development team released a new development version towards GIMP 2.10, the next major update of the popular free and open-source image manipulation software coming later in the year.

Pimp your ride with new Linux for cars and an rPi under the hood

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2016 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Automotive Grade Linux vastly expands its hardware support list in version 2.0 The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is about to unleash the second version of its unified code base - snappily called UCB 2.0 - with expanded hardware support and…

Git 2.9 Version Control System Gets Its First Point Release with 28 Improvements

Coming approximately one month since the launch of the massive Git 2.9 update, the first point release in the series, Git 2.9.1, is now available for download on all supported platforms.

Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 released with improvements

Linux kerenls 4.6 and 4.4 got new updates with some improvements and fixes.The kernels 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 are the new updated kernels of their respective kernel series.The announcement was made by Greg Kroah-Hartman on this Monday.

Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps

Snappy developers have today announced a shiny-new version of Snapd, which they say should be working its way out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from today.

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