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Poll: Software Patents Are Still a Threat

In recent years software patents haven’t been nearly as much in the news as they once were. This is partly due to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank which took a slew of patents off the table. Also, thanks to the efforts of companies such as Newegg to duke it out in court instead of rolling over and settling, many patents that had been successfully leveraged by the trolls for years have been invalidated.

How to install DokuWiki on Ubuntu

In this article, we will show you how to install DokuWiki on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with PHP-FPM and Nginx. DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile wiki software written in PHP that doesn’t require a database. DokuWiki is easy to install and use, has an amazing variety of extensions and it is open source. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why

  • ZDNet; By Steve Ranger (Posted by penguinist on Apr 18, 2016 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Making users change their passwords frequently could actually make systems less secure, the UK's information security agency has warned.

BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC, Is Now Available to Buy

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 18, 2016 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
We believe that, by now, all of our readers are aware of the fact that BQ and Canonical have worked hard during the past few months on bringing the first-ever Ubuntu tablet device to the light of day.

Richard Stallman Talks GNU, Linux, Terrorism and French Politics

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 18, 2016 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: GNU, Linux
A summary of Richard Stallman's thoughts on free software, open source, GNU, Linux, terrorism, cell phones and French politics, based on a recent talk near Paris.

Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times

In 2008, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created its list of high-priority projects that "are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems."

House Passes Bill to Sabotage Net Neutrality

In a disappointing turn of events, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, a bill that would undermine the FCC’s ability to enforce key net neutrality protections... As the bill moves to the Senate this session, it’s crucial that senators reject it. Fortunately, President Obama has said that he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

Gimp – A fast overview

GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is available in the Fedora repositories. GIMP is primarily used for editing, cropping, retouching, resizing, and converting many different formats of raster images such as JPEGs... Continue Reading →

Tomb Raider for Linux Will Be Out Very Soon, Here Are the System Requirements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 18, 2016 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
We told you a few weeks ago that Feral Interactive announced that they are currently working on porting the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot to Linux.

Free, high-quality education resources from the National Science Digital Library

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2016 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine you're a teacher in a school with limited resources. How can you give your students a world class education? Access to the Internet is key, but where can you look for the high-quality resources your students desperately need? How can you level the playing field for them? read more

How to install and configure MySQL Master-Slave replication on a CentOS 7 VPS

  •; By (Posted by vpsineu on Apr 18, 2016 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL
How to install and configure MySQL Master-Slave replication on a CentOS 7 VPS

Finding the signal in the noise of Linux system monitoring

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2016 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ilan Rabinovitch is well-known to anyone who has done the conference circuit around Southern California. He's a helpful and friendly guy who I met once at a BarCamp years ago and more than once encountered on IRC. I often ended up getting great tech tips from him by sheer proximity. read more

How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages

  • motherboard; By Jordan Pearson & Justin Ling (Posted by penguinist on Apr 18, 2016 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
While Apple recently fought the US Department of Justice in court over an order to create new software to help unlock a terror suspect’s phone—and has pledged to continue to do so—Canada’s police and device manufacturers have been comparatively silent on the issue. Now, for the first time, Canadians have a clearer picture of how digital surveillance in this country works, at least when it comes to BlackBerry phones...

4MRescueKit 17.0 Beta Has 4MParted 17.0 and Antivirus Live CD 17.0-0.99.1, More

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki was happy to inform us about the immediate availability of the Beta release of the upcoming 4MRescueKit 17.0 Live CD.

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

  • Ars Technica; By Jim Salter (Posted by BernardSwiss on Apr 17, 2016 11:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf solutions that can't match increasing speeds available, we recently took the plunge. Building a homebrew router turned out to be a better proposition than we could've ever imagined. With nearly any speed metric we analyzed, our little DIY kit outpaced routers whether they were of the $90- or $250-variety.

Naturally, many readers asked the obvious follow-up—"How exactly can we put that together?"

Meet MeLE PCG02U, a Fanless Intel Bay Trail PC Stick Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 17, 2016 9:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Today we would like to introduce you guys to an upcoming PC stick powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and running the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Linux operating system.

A newcomer's guide to navigating OpenStack Infrastructure

New contributors to OpenStack are welcome, but having a road map for navigating within this maturing, fast-paced open source community doesn't hurt. At OpenStack Summit in Austin, Paul Belanger (Red Hat, Inc.), Elizabeth K. read more

17 Excellent Open Source Linux Note Takers

There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and this article seeks to cover the finest open source solutions. I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 17 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.

Linux Containers (LXD) as an Alternative to VirtualBox for WordPress Development

What is LXD? By combining the speed and density of containers with the security of traditional virtual machines, Canonical’s LXD is the next?generation of container hypervisor for Linux.

Expanding DBaaS workloads with OpenStack Trove and Manila

One of the most commonly needed components of any enterprise application is a solid database, and the development community behind OpenStack is working hard to make sure working with databases in the open source cloud is an easy, reliable, and performant experience. read more

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