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The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Arch; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

Disobedience Has Its Award

Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week's Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.

Organizing openly for the public good

The open organization community at Opensource.com welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat. read more

Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Explo-Xen ... it rhymes with explosion Code dive A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host.…

LINUX DASH (Widgets Based) - Light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 27, 2016 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Linux Dash is really light Weight real time web based performance monitoring tool for Linux Desktop & servers. It provides simple and powerful GUI with widgets. We can rearrange the Widgets as per our convenient, also you can do like drag and drop. Linux Dash will show server statistics such as CPU, RAM, Disk, Network & installed applications.

Another Linux Terminal App Guake

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 27, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux users have a lot of terminal emulators to choose. Recently I mentioned one terminal app i.e. Terminator. Here is another one of the most interesting Quake-style drop-down terminal named Guake. It is a terminal app for GNOME which can be used quickly using shortcut keys. ?

The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

Tucked into a corner of the Salt Lake Valley among the Rocky Mountains hides the largest community-organized free/open source technology conference you've never heard of. Weighing in at an impressive 1500 attendees, OpenWest is perhaps the third largest conference of its type in the United States, coming in behind SCaLE and LinuxFest Northwest. read more

Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 27, 2016 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, we will explain how to install YetiForce CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx.

Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do. read more

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

Perl tricks for system administrators

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing! read more

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