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Fedora 23 Alpha Screenshot Tour

Naturally, GNOME is getting an upgrade, with Fedora 23 containing a preview of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 release, which is easier to use than ever. There are also many enhancements on the way, such as improvements to Wayland toward making it the default graphical server in a future release; support for ambient backlight drivers for a more responsive display on laptops..........

Firefox 40 Arrives in All Supported Ubuntu OSes in Record Time

Canonical has just announced that Firefox 40.0 is now available in the official repositories for Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Confusing Treasure for Junk in Linuxland

On one of the back desks there was a stack of Lenovo R-500s. We love supplying Lenovo laptops because they are the most durable machines we’ve given away. Pete was working on them in order to make them ready for this school year. As we passed that table on the way to my desk, our visitor jerked his head in that direction and asked, “Are those being prepared for recycle?”

Windows 10 From a Linux User's Perspective

I've spent quite a bit of time testing out Windows 10 on a secondary computer. And like any operating system upgrade, the change takes a bit to get used to. Since I feel more comfortable with Linux distributions than with Windows, I thought it would be interesting to see what Microsoft has done since Windows 7 and 8.

Diversity enriches middle school Linux user group

This article is co-authored by Mara Chai The Community School of Excellence (CSE) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, provides something unique to the open source world: a Linux club based in a Hmong charter school. One could say that our club, the CSE Asian Penguins, provides a dose of diversity to the Linux community, which does not have many Hmong participants (although we keep looking for them!). read more

Linux Concerns: Convenience vs. Security

Ask why you should use Linux, and inevitably someone will claim that it is more secure than Windows, and doesn't need anti-virus protection, either.

Making the Switch to Open Source Gaming

There was a time years ago when Linux and gaming weren’t fit to be in the same sentence. I first made the jump to Linux around the late ’90s with a copy of Doom II. There were glitches at times: the occasional crash, loss of sound and lack of some features. The flaws of the Linux version in contrast to its Windows counterpart turned me away from Linux gaming at first.

Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL as a database server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is a new PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Release - Featuring the Moksha Desktop

This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past. The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment...

Plasma 5.4 Beta Adds Shine

Today KDE releases a beta release of the new version of Plasma 5.4. This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available.

Seven of the best Linux desktops

In today's open source roundup: Check out seven of the best Linux desktop environments. Plus: Firefox 40 available for Linux. And Kali Linux 2.0 has been released.

Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years -- here's how to exploit it

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2015 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
A design flaw in Intel's processors can be exploited to install malware beneath operating systems and antivirus – making it tough to detect and remove.…

An internship that harnesses the power of community

I was both nervous and excited to begin my intern experience at Red Hat. I followed a path slightly different from that of the typical intern, having worked previously in the corporate world and then spending time at home with my children. While I looked into my options for returning to work, I spoke with several people at Red Hat who were very open to meeting with me, encouraged my interest in marketing analytics, and provided me with other resources and contacts. The result of those conversations was this amazing opportunity to intern with Red Hat's marketing operations team. read more

Linux Lite, A Friendly Linux Distros For Windows/New Users

Linux Lite is a free, open source, Ubuntu-based and light-weight Linux distribution which is very easy for Windows users turning toward Linux. Linux Lite comes with all basic apps installed so that you don't have to download and install them manually. It's friendly to Windows/New users. So let's know more about Linux Lite.

Announcing the release of Fedora 23 Alpha!

  • Fedora Project; By Dennis Gilmore (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2015 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release...

Firefox 40 for Linux Arrives with Better Video Playback and Graphics Performance

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 11, 2015 9:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has released Firefox 40 for the Linux platform, and it brings better scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance for this particular operating system, among many other changes.

Zorin OS 10 Core: install and forget

It has been more than a year since Zorin OS 9 was released. And the 1st of August 2015 saw the release of the brand new distribution from the Zorin team: Zorin OS 10.

Who's to blame for Jeep hack vulns? BlackBerry says, 'Don't look at us'

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2015 6:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
QNX Neutrino OS 'unrelated' to exploit, say Canucks BlackBerry has denied rumors that its software might have played a role in the infamous "Jeep hack," saying it's "unequivocally" not true.…

Quad-core Snapdragon COM offers three dev kit options

eInfochips announced Arrow distribution for its “Eragon600″ module and development kits, which run Android or Linux on a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC. We missed Qualcomm’s announcement of the eInfochips Eragon600 in June. Now eInfochips has announced a global distribution deal with Arrow Electronics, which will bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 based computer-on-module and several carrier […]

Superb Stellaris RTS from Paradox Interactive to Launch on Linux

The newest game from Paradox Interactive is called Stellaris, and it is developed by the same team who also did the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series. Linux has been announced as a launch platform.

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