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Top tips for finding free software

  • Fox News; By Kim Komando (Posted by bob on May 15, 2015 2:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fortunately, open source software is here to save the day. This is software that often has the same features as commercial software, but it's free. I know, it sounds too good to be true, but it really exists and I use it a lot.

Ubuntu GNOME vs openSUSE and Fedora

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on May 15, 2015 1:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I have recently tried the GNOME versions of openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu. This article looks at all three distributions and highlights the things I liked and didn't like about each of them.

Linux Kernel 3.19 Has Reached To End With Last Release Kernel 3.19.8, Install/Upgrade Kernel 3.19.8 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.19 has reached to End Of Life with the last release Linux Kernel 3.19.8. The last release comes with a number of fixes and released by Greg KH. As always he recommended to upgrade to Kernel 3.19.8.

Purdue, Red Hat Collaborating

  • Red Hat (Posted by bob on May 15, 2015 12:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Purdue University and Red Hat Inc., the world's leading open-source solutions, are collaborating to create a two-year doctoral research position for Discovery Park's Research Center for Open Digital Innovation.

First Look at Manjaro Linux with elementary OS' Beautiful Pantheon Desktop

Today we take a closer look at a brand-new edition of the popular Arch Linux-based Manjaro operating system, Manjaro Pantheon, created by members of the Manjaro community.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

The RPi Foundation announced a $10 price cut for the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and launched a “Sense HAT” add-on. Meanwhile, Pi competition continues to emerge.

Linux deployment tool m23 rock 15.1 released

The m23 project proudly releases the latest version of m23, a network deployment tool for Linux, which allows for bare metal installation of a range of Linux distros and subsequent management (updates, software installation, backup, recovery,...) of the installations.

Portrait of an Everyday Computer Programmer

The majority of us in today’s work force rely on it to earn our livings. Whether we use it directly while sitting in front of a computer or by tallying a daily quota for auditors to further calculate, in one way or another, software is the key to getting our jobs done.

Open source a clear choice for CMS development

My digital agency opened its doors in January of 1996. Back then, there were no proprietary Content Management Systems. Microsoft was still dismissing the notion of the web as a viable platform for business or e-commerce activity. If a website needed functionality, unless we could find something at Matt's Script Archive to accomplish the task, we built most of it from the ground up in Perl.

How to become a valued OpenStack contributor

Adrian Otto is project team lead for OpenStack projects Magnum and Solum. Otto founded the OpenStack Containers team in 2014, and is a Principal Architect at Rackspace. He is a serial entrepeneur, with 20 years of experience in technology leadership roles, and gets excited about evolving new technology to shape the future of cloud computing.

Free Software and Free Culture: Open Source's Influence on Society

What is the relationship between free and open source software on the one hand, and "free culture," "open source culture" or "open society" on the other?

10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider

As security teams try to help line-of-business users and other IT practitioners take advantage of cloud benefits as safely as possible, they're increasingly stepping into the role of trusted advisor. The scalability, flexibility, and convenience of software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings frequently come at the cost of added risk to the business. It is up to information security pros to help evaluate potential providers to best evaluate where those risks are coming from.

Dan Kaminsky on VENOM

Dennis Fisher talks with Dan Kaminsky about the VENOM bug, the value of virtual machine escapes, why everyone wants to make every bug the worst one of all time or just a bunch of hype and what the Avengers have to do with vulnerability disclosure. - See more at: https://threatpost.com/dan-kaminsky-on-venom/112810#sthash.p...

What happens when Ubuntu nicknames reach the end of the alphabet?

In today's open source roundup: What will Canonical use for Ubuntu nicknames after it reaches the end of the alphabet? Plus: Steam improves its client application. And GNOME 3.16.2 has been released.

Last Chance to Get the Insync Native Google Drive Client for Free

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 14, 2015 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Insync is a Google Drive native client designed mostly for organizations and power users, but the company has allowed users to download and activate the client for free just for a single day and that day is almost over.

RTFM? How to write a manual worth reading

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 14, 2015 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Definition: RTFM (Read The F'ing Manual). Occasionally it is ironically rendered as Read The Fine Manual, a phrase uttered at people who have asked a question that we, the enlightened, feel is beneath our dignity to answer, but not beneath our dignity to use as an opportunity to squish a newbie's ego. read more

Using Hiera with Puppet

With Hiera, you can externalize your systems' configuration data and easily understand how those values are assigned to your servers. With that data separated from your Puppet code, you then can encrypt sensitive values, such as passwords and keys.

How to block specific user agents on nginx web server

The modern Internet is infested with various malicious robots and crawlers such as malware bots, spambots or content scrapers which are scanning your website in surreptitious ways, for example to detect potential website vulnerabilities, harvest email addresses, or just to steal content from your website. Many of these robots can be identified by their signature "user-agent" string.

GNOME 3.16.2 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 14, 2015 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
The second update of GNOME 3.16 is out with many bug fixes, documentation improvements, translations updates, and more.

Dedicated to documentation (a call for proposals)

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 14, 2015 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nobody appreciates good documentation. Instead, good documentation is simply there, existing, answering questions, solving problems, and quietly serving its purpose. The bad—or the complete lack of—documentation, on the other hand, you notice. read more

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