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10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu 16.04

  • Starry Hope; By Jim Mendenhall (Posted by jimjimovich on May 17, 2016 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 16.04 is out and it's time to take a new look at the alternative browsers available to install. Since 14.04, some browsers have been abandoned and new ones have emerged. What's your favorite browser for Ubuntu?

Why VCs Have Invested More Than $200M in Container Tech

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 17, 2016 9:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Last week alone, investors—aiming to profit from the new approach to building, deploying and managing apps—poured $63M into open-source container vendors.

Linuxfx 7.4.2 Screenshot Tour

This new version of Linuxfx is the latest 7 series and brings several new features included. Start using the new CTOs interface and all the features of the systems developed by Linuxfx Software for the area of biometrics and access control. This version contains the most current tools for production and even Internet browsing, as well as providing extra security against malicious websites or other content potentially harmful to your computer.

4 ways to share power, not hoard it

For the last few years the Community Leadership Summit (CLS) has taken place the weekend before OSCON. I've never had the opportunity to attend before, but this year OSCON and CLS are in my hometown. read more

Varnish Software's Varnish Massive Storage Engine

The headlining feature of the new Varnish Massive Storage Engine (MSE) 2.0 from Varnish Software is cache persistence.

Backup or Clone a Disk in Linux by using Clonezilla

Disk cloning or Clone a Disk is the process of copying data from a hard disk to another one, in fact you can do this process by copy & paste but you won’t be able to copy the hidden files and folders or the in-use files

How to install Rundeck on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server

Rundeck allows you to run commands/scripts on a remote computer. In this tutorial, I will deal with Linux servers : Debian for rundeck server and Debian/ubuntu for the remote computers. This tutorial shows the steps to install and configure a rundeck server.

Open Source History: Why Did Linux Succeed?

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on May 17, 2016 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: GNU, Linux
Why did Linux, the Unix-like operating system kernel started by Linus Torvalds in 1991 that became central to the open source world, succeed where so many similar projects, including GNU HURD and the BSDs, fail?

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Promises 100% Uptime for Businesses

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 17, 2016 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software and the maker of the SUSE Linux operating system, has announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching.

Video: What's new in Cinnamon 3.0

Also in today's open source roundup: ChaletOS 16.04 offers an open source refuge for Windows users, and Google rolls out Spaces group sharing app for Android.

UnitedRPMs – Brand New unofficial Fedora repository

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 17, 2016 12:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora
UnitedRPMs – Brand New unofficial Fedora repository for Fedora 24 & 25 which will maintain the multimedia and other software and addons which is missing in original repositories of Fedora.

Conflict resolution: A primer

People are pretty incredible. The open source community is a great example of this: hundreds and thousands of people passionate about building new things, collaborating together, and helping each other succeed. Good people deliver great results, time and time again. There is though, always going to be conflict. Sometimes people will disagree on ideas, on perspectives, on approaches, or ideologies. Sometimes you can’t point your finger at the source of conflict easily and it seems people just don’t get on. read more

Linux, the GPL and the Power of Sharing

How a nonbeliever discovered that there is a Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and a Linux community. Well…he discovered the Linux community anyway.

Mozilla Expands Its National Gigabit Project to Austin, TX

Mozilla will provide $150,000 in funding, and also grow the local maker community, to spur gigabit innovation in Texas’ capital When you couple lightning-fast Internet with innovative projects in the realms of education and workforce development, amazing things can happen. … Continue reading

Open, Linux-based platform simplifies wireless IoT

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on May 17, 2016 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sierra Wireless and Element14 unveiled an open-spec Arduino compatible “mangOH Green IoT Platform” based on Sierra’s 3G, GNSS, and WiFi modules running Linux. Sierra Wireless announced a beta release of its AirPrime WP module and open-source “mangOH” carrier board last June. Now, the company has formally released the products with the help of Element14, which […]

Single sign-on improvements in Fedora 24

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 17, 2016 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
How many times do you wish everything around you was a tiny bit smarter? A door opens automatically when you come in with bags of groceries. A light switches on when you step in. Entering a password twice in a... Continue Reading →

Wine 1.9.10 Introduces Civilization V and Microsoft Office 2007 Improvements

A new development release of the Wine open-source software, which is being used by GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run Windows applications and games has been announced today, version 1.9.10.

Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework

A new incubating project at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) promises a more secure Internet that doesn't require monolithic trust hierarchies and centralized certificate authorities. And it could eliminate the need for complex passwords, too.

Deploying OpenStack on just one hosted server

The RDO project recently re-bumped all their tools to both release and install OpenStack. TI was impressed by all the changes so I wanted to test it, and indeed, it works great now.

CoreOS Fest Showcases New Projects to Advance Containers

CoreOS held its second annual CoreOS Fest event May 9-10 in Berlin, with a satellite event simulcast in San Francisco. CoreOS originally got its start in 2013 as an optimized delivery platform for Docker containers but has evolved to become one of Docker Inc.'s primary rivals, building out its own rkt container runtime.

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