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How to automatically dim your screen on Linux

When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a few applications to make their daily habits a little healthier for their eyes. Among those applications, there are two which I found particularly interesting: Calise and Redshift.

As Fate & Linux Would Have It

It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for. Fact is, I wasn’t exactly looking for the thing I found. I smiled, as I knew that Fate could be a wicked bitch. Her smile is often deceiving, but what the hell. She wanted to play? Great. Let’s play. I clicked “contact us” at the bottom of the website for a German and American Linux Enthusiasts club in Bamberg.

CUPS 2.1.0 Officially Released with Support for 3D Printers, IPP Everywhere, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 1, 2015 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) open-source and cross-platform printing system for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems reached version 2.1 after being in development for approximately three months.

How to switch from NetworkManager to systemd-networkd on Linux

In the world of Linux, adoption of systemd has been a subject of heated controversy, and the debate between its proponents and critics is still going on. As of today, most major Linux distributions have adopted systemd as a default init system. Billed as a "never finished, never complete, but tracking progress of technology" by...

Better crypto, white-box switch support in Linux 4.2

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 1:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Penguinistas pulling a long, cold draught of code Linux 4.2 hit the wires yesterday, marking the end of its cycle of eight release candidates.…

Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek’s fanless “NA150″ network appliance runs Linux on a Marvell Armada 370 SoC and offers five GbE ports, a 2.5-inch drive bay, and mini-PCIe wireless. The NA150 is latest addition to Axiomtek’s family of compact desktop and rack-mountable network appliances, but it appears to be the first to stray from the well-trodden x86 path. Unlike […]

GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.2 Officially Released with AMDGPU Support, More

Alexandre Oliva has been proud to announce the GNU Linux-libre 4.2 kernel, based on the upstream sources of Linux kernel 4.2, which was officially released by Linus Torvalds the other day, August 30, 2015.

Fake EFF site serving espionage malware was likely active for 3+ weeks

A spear-phishing campaign some researchers say is linked to the Russian government masqueraded as the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an attempt to infect targets with malware that collects passwords and other sensitive data.

Configure NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding is also known as Network bonding. It can be defined as the aggregation or combination of multiple NIC into a single bond interface.

Using tshark to Watch and Inspect Network Traffic

Most of you probably have heard of Wireshark, a very popular and capable network protocol analyzer. What you may not know is that there exists a console version of Wireshark called tshark. The two main advantages of tshark are that it can be used in scripts and on a remote computer through an SSH connection.

LXLE 14.04.3 Screenshot Tour

Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop. Still, moving forward with the release of LXLE 14.04.3 OS for both 32 & 64-bit machines. 12.04.5 32-bit has also been updated to reflect the same changes.

IBM will unite efforts with computing agency GENCI

Paris, France – IBM (NYSE: IBM) formally announced on Friday its collaboration with french agency GENCI. The union aims to prepare scientific codes that could speed up the path to exascale computing, which is the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second.

VMware goes container crazy with vSphere integrated containers

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Virtualization
You name the container, VMware is bringing it to VMware vSphere.

Making strides in container integration, and more OpenStack news

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
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. read more

Midori 0.5.11 Open-Source Web Browser Adds Support for Client Side Decorations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 31, 2015 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Christian Dywan has announced the immediate availability for download of the eleventh maintenance release of the Midori 0.5 open-source web browser used by default in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux distributions.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 31, 2015 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers also leverages the Project Photon OS, which was first announced in April, as a Linux operating system distribution for running containers.

Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
August and September signal the end of summer vacation and a return to school day routines. Teachers and students across the country are preparing for another great academic year. But a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. With new routines, schedules, classmates, school supply shopping, and a long list of preparations, the transition can be stressful, and costly, for students, parents, and teachers. read more

Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

The Open Organization book club: Why opening up your org matters

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We are at an incredible intersection in history. The growth of computing, the Internet, and education is creating a wealth of open innovation around the world. While this was born back in the early days of "free software" in universities, it is now a global phenomenon powering major infrastructure, banks, devices, and more. It has also spawned hundreds of companies that were born in a culture of open source and collaboration. This is changing how we do business. The Open Organization is all about taking that spirit of openness and collaboration and injecting into it the complex organism that is a company. read more

How to install a wireless hotspot with captive page on Linux using CoovaChilli

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can turn a Linux based computer or laptop into a wireless hotspot where users can be authenticated via a captive portal page. For this task, the primary controller software will be CoovaChilli. This software is an ideal hotspot management solution for hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, parks, and any place offering WiFi Internet.

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