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Skype 1.3 for Linux Alpha Now Available for Download

Microsoft continues its work on Linux projects, and today the company is introducing a new Skype version that comes with several improvements over its predecessor.

Parabola 2016.07.27 Screenshot Tour

New install medium 2016.07.27. ChangeLog: fixed read and write permissions in $HOME folder; added instant messaging and video calling applications mate-extra, linphone, qtox; added octopi-cachecleaner, octopi-notifier and octopi-repoeditor since it is needed for octopi that is our powerful Pacman frontend by default; added lightdm as default display manager; added sudo by default to allow members of group wheel to execute any command.

This Week in Open Source News: Wal-Mart Joins OSS Revolution, Latest Linux Version Integrated Into Android, & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2016 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
A round up of this Week in Open Source News.

KaOS 2016.07 Adds KDE Plasma 5.7.2 and Linux Kernel 4.6, July's Software Updates

The KaOS development team proudly announced the release of the KaOS 2016.07 ISO refresh for the month of July, bringing all the goodies that have been pushed to the main software repositories since June 2016.

7 Tips for SysAdmins Considering a Linux Foundation Training Certification

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2016 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and Certified Engineer (LFCE) exams are great opportunities for sysadmins to polish and prove their skills. The exams are available online to anyone in the world at any time.

One DevOps tool for all clouds: Cloudify

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2016 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Does your enterprise run multiple clouds? Yes? Then you should look into Cloudify.

How to use GeoIP with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 to find out where your visitors come from. The GeoIP module sets multiple variables like $geoip_country_name, $geoip_country_code, $geoip_city, etc. that you can use in your PHP scripts or directly in your nginx configuration, for example to serve content in different languages based on the user's country.

Enlightenment 0.20.10 Is the Last in the Series, Users Urged to Upgrade to 0.21

A new stable version of the Enlightenment 0.20 lightweight and modern desktop environment/window manager has arrived, Enlightenment 0.20.10, which is the last one in the series.

New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

Thin Mini-ITX board taps Braswell SoCs, offers 4K video

IEI’s “tKINO-BW” Mini-ITX board features Intel Pentium and Celeron “Braswell” SoCs, 4K video, triple display support, and optional remote management. Over the last year, numerous Mini-ITX boards based on Intel’s “Braswell” family of 14nm SoCs have reached market, but there have been far fewer models billed as being “thin.”

Fedora 24 Linux OS Gets New, Updated Lives ISOs with Latest Security Patches

Founder of The Fedora Unity Project and Fedora Ambassador, Ben Williams, is happy to report that updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system are now available for download.

Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…

Also included: Canonical joins The Document Foundations advisory board, Chromium coming to Fedora, OpenVZ now a complete Linux distro and GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.7 released.

Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

Support for older systems less than satisfactory Comment As your humble HPC correspondent for The Register, I should probably be running Linux on the array of systems here at the home office suite. But I don't. I've been a Microsoft guy since I bought my first computer way back in 1984.…

The Hacking of the 2016 Election – Did I Write the Script?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 29, 2016 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Well, it's about time. People are finally realizing how easy it would be to hack an election - assuming it hasn't happened already.

Top 5: Sysadmin and Linux stories, Perl tricks, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2016 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight two Linux stories, one of theoritical physics and another of the olden days of Linux; and three articles that are part of this week's sysadmin series celebrating System Administration Apprecaition Day (Perl tricks, revision control, and horror stories). Top 5 articles of the week 5. 5 sysadmin horror stories read more

Facebook Surround 360 Plans Released to GitHub

Facebook's open sourced plans for the Facebook Surround 360 camera system isn't destined to be a boom for DIY enthusiasts, as it's estimated that the cost to build one will weigh in at about 30 grand.

Pushed Fedora Graphical upgrade via Gnome software utility

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 29, 2016 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Fedora project promised when the release Fedora 24, Graphical upgrade will be push after a month through GNOME Software which is, one of the new feature on Fedora 24. Thy day came to picture now, its time to upgrade from fedora 23 to fedora 24 through GUI via GNOME software.

A guide to scientific computing system administration

When developing applications for science there are times when you need to move beyond the desktop, but a fast, single node system may also suffice. In my time as a researcher and scientific software developer I have had the opportunity to work on a vast array of different systems, from old systems churning through data to some of the largest supercomputers on the planet. read more

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha released

Bodhi Linux makers released the first alpha version of latest Bodhi Linux 4.0.0. This alpha is only available for 64-bit machines.This version is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it features Moksha, a beautifully modified Enlightenment Desktop Environment.

5 sysadmin horror stories

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2016 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Happy System Administration Appreciation Day! The job ain't easy. There are constantly systems to update, bugs to fix, users to please, and on and on. A sysadmin's job might even entail fixing the printer (sorry). To celebrate the hard work our sysadmins do for us, keeping our machines up and running, we've collected five horror stories that prove just how scary / difficult it can be. Do you have your own sysadmin horror story? Let us know in the comments below. read more

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