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Linaro Announces Software Reference Platform for ARM

With the launch of its Software Reference Platform for ARMv8-A processors, Linaro is proud to enable both a complete end-to-end open-source server software stack and access to ent

Open Standards, Move Over

Well, that's not a title I ever thought I'd use. But there you have it - open source foundations are taking over the role that open standards consortia used to play

Will the iPhone 7 win over Android users?

Also in today's open source roundup: Why switching to iPhone from Android is not easy, and Linux botnet attacks grow larger.

How to convert jpg image file to pdf format on Linux

The JPG (JPEG) format is without any doubt the most popular format used to share images on the Internet. However, there are several advantages in using PDF images compared to JPG images. For one, while JPG is a raster format with lossy compression, PDF is a layout format that contains both vector and raster graphics.

Cayenne: IoT made easy for the Raspberry Pi

Cayenne can support multiple devices as well. Beyond adding as many Raspberry Pis as you want, you can select from a range of sensors, extensions and actuators that will be wired to your Raspberry Pi. Once the device is wired, you can then assign it to the GPIO pins. With your GPIO pins registered to certain devices, you can now set alerts or triggers to occur on schedules that you create through the dashboard.

Screenshot everything with Shutter on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 3:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora Workstation ships with a simple, yet capable screenshot utility that allows the user to take quick grabs of your desktop. If you are taking many screenshots in a session or want more control of how your screenshots are taken,... Continue Reading →

What is a URI? Understanding license terminology for compliance

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses. In Drauglis v. Kappa Map Group, LLC, 2015 WL 4932305 (D.D.C. Aug. 8, 2015), the plaintiff, Art Drauglis, posted a picture from a photo sharing site under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA- 2.0 license. read more

Users more await for new Ubuntu than Fedora release

Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04 families are due to release within next month or so.

Just about a month ago the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog started a poll where you could vote which of these two distributions you await more. It is time to give the results of that poll now.

Let me do this without any further delay.

How to install Logaholic on CentOS

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 13, 2016 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Logaholic is a web analytics software which provides reliable information about the traffic, content, keywords etc. of the web sites installed on your CentOS VPS.

5 open source programs for the automated teen's toolbox

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
At OSCON 2016 in Austin, Keila Banks will be giving a talk on The Automated Teen. Because Keila's father, Phillip Banks, has been a long-time organizer and volunteer at SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo), Keila has been a familiar face at that event over the years, and she started giving talks there when she was 11 years old. read more

Important Port numbers for the Linux system administrator

  •; By Surendra kumar (Posted by linuxnix on Apr 13, 2016 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It is important to understand ports, their details and their numbers.

Q. What is a port?

A port is piece of software which is used as docking point in your machine, where remote application can communicate. This is analogy to the physical ports for entering in to a country from different sea ports.

Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

Linux developer Sasha Levin has kicked off a project in which he proposes gathering up kernel security fixes under a single tree.…

Tarantool: A Lua-based database engine

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference, I'll be discussing Tarantool. read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 13, 2016 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical announced that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system will offer users the possibility of installing snaps alongside the standard Debian packages.

How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website

Magento is an e-commerce software platform used by small businesses and leading brands, and its community edition is a freely available open-source program. With a huge collection of third-party developed plugins and themes which extend the default functionality and design, Magento is increasingly evolving into the WordPress of the e-commerce industry. On the other hand, […]Continue reading... The post How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website appeared first on Xmodulo.

WordPress Turns On Free Encryption

All custom domains hosted on will soon have their sites automatically encrypted for free. WordPress said late Friday afternoon that more than one million sites will have encryption automatically deployed.

Mozilla-supported Let's Encrypt goes out of Beta

  • The Mozilla Blog; By David Bryant (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt  in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta.

Solus Linux to Provide Direct Binary Dependencies, More Packaging Improvements

The twenty-sixth installation of the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter was published to inform the community about the latest work done for the independent Solus Linux OS.

Meet The Cryptoworm, The Future of Ransomware

Ransomware is evolving and soon will share the same deadly efficiencies as notorious worms of the past, such as Conficker and SQL Slammer. In fact, according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, today's newest ransomware, SamSam, is a harbinger of a new wave of more malicious, tenacious and costly ransomware to come.

Android Studio 2.0 brings faster emulation and a Cloud Test Lab

Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger. The previously previewed Instant Run feature is ready to roll in Android Studio 2.0. This time-saving extension to the run and debug commands uses a VM swap feature that sends only code […]

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