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News: Linux 3.20 Likely to be Renumbered as Linux 4.0

Linus Torvalds has asked for the community's view on Linux numbering and the numbers are clear.

Welcoming OpenStack Liberty, documentation improvements, and more

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2015 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Bridge Linux KDE Is an Arch Linux Distribution with a Nice KDE Setup - Screenshot Tour

A brand-new release of the Bridge Linux computer operating system arrived this past weekend, version 2015.02, which uses the latest ArchBang sources to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux distribution for those who want to easily install the acclaimed OS on their computers. The release is distributed in four editions, with the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

Black Lab Linux Introduces Its First MATE Edition - Screenshot Tour

Roberto J. Dohnert, lead developer and project lead of Black Lab Linux, had the pleasure of announcing Softpedia earlier today, February 16, about the immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux MATE computer operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux and the MATE desktop environment.

Linux Quota - installation and configuration on Ubuntu and Debian

Quota allows you to specify limits on two aspects of disk storage: the number of inodes a user or a group of users may possess; and the number of disk blocks that may be allocated to a user or a group of users. The idea behind quota is that users are forced to stay under their disk consumption limit, taking away their ability to consume unlimited disk space on a system.

Apple welcomes Linux and Android users to iWork

In today's open source roundup: Apple opens iWork up to Linux and Android users. Plus: A Gizmodo writer abandons Chrome for Firefox, and Google may offer a Chromebook that runs Android and Chrome OS.

3.5-inch Haswell SBC has powered serial ports

Axiomtek’s “CAPA881? SBC taps Intel’s 4th Gen Core chips, supports extended temperatures, and has powered COM ports, plus SATA, CFast, and mini-PCIe.

Online Community Goes Nuts After elementary OS Devs Say People Should Pay

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 16, 2015 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The new elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2 has been launched, but it looks like the people are focusing on a different aspect of this release. The development team changed the way they are providing the download, which is still free, but the online community went nuts.

Bridge Linux GNOME Is an OS for People Who Want an User-Friendly Arch Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 16, 2015 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As promised, we’re continuing our Bridge Linux screenshot tour series with the GNOME edition, which is built around the GNOME 3.14.2 desktop environment. As you already know, Bridge Linux is a computer operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed from the ground up to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux OS that is easy to install and very responsive.

How to Install Enlightenment E20 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10

Enlightenment E20 desktop environment its now available and ready to install on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, ubuntu 14.10 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The latest version of Enlighthenment E20, which comes with support for both GTK+3 and Qt5.

Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 Released, a Fast and User-Friendly Arch Linux Distro

We know how much you love screenshot tours, so at your request, we have decided to make a screenshot tour for the recently released Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 computer operating system based on the powerful Arch Linux distribution using the ArchBang sources.

Open source robot kit taps Raspberry Pi 2

On Indiegogo, CoroWare launched a 4WD “CoroBot Spark,” open robot platform for STEM education, based on a Raspberry Pi SBC and a CoroWare controller board.

Netrunner 15 “Prometheus” Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5.2 - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 16, 2015 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Clemens Toennies from the Netrunner project had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 16, the immediate availability for download of the Netrunner 15 computer operating system, dubbed Prometheus, based on the Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) distribution and built around the KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment.

How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition

Some of us have our hard drives at home or on a VPS encrypted by Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) for security reasons, and these drives can quickly grow to tens or hundreds of GBs in size. So while we enjoy the security of our LUKS device, we may start to think about a possible […]Continue reading... The post How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

A beginner's guide to GitHub

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2015 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From Google to The White House, everyone is on GitHub. If you don't know what GitHub is, keep reading, because I'm also going to talk about why it's one of my favorite websites and share some of its most popular features. read more

Arnold's T-800 Terminator Runs Linux Kernel 4.1, We're All Doomed

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 16, 2015 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If the Terminator movies are to be believed, we are getting closer to the end of the world. It looks like the T-800 model is running Linux kernel 4.x and we already know that Linus Torvalds is thinking about releasing the 4.x branch soon.

SCALE 13x: My Dance Card

There are about 130 sessions at SCALE 13x and a great majority of them are of interest to the beginner and/or intermediate user. A rule of thumb in attending a session is that if you’ve never heard of the software and/or you’d never have a reason to use it, you’re probably not a sysadmin and don’t need to attend. That’s of little consolation to most, because of the packed schedule.

Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1. Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 is a distribution of Black Lab Linux that utilizes the Mate Desktop environment.

Redesigning the Linux video system from the ground up

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2015 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Being a good open source citizen—that's where it starts. For Jon Cruz, navigating various technical opportunities over the years eventually led him there. Jon recently started working in the Open Source Group at Samsung where he works on the Wayland project as well as IoTivity, an infrastructure for the Internet of Things. read more

Tails 1.3 RC1 Out Now, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Incognito Live CD

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 16, 2015 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The first Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Tails 1.3 amnesic incognito live system has been officially released for testing, bringing three major new features and four minor improvements that are described for your reading pleasure in the next paragraphs.

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