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Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017

Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distros that I will mention here will be new and somewhat different from regular distros.

Verified Boot: From ROM to Userspace

Amid growing attacks on Linux devices, the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference demonstrated a renewed focus on security. One well-attended presentation at ELC Europe covered the topic of verified boot schemes.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS Out Now for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 with MATE 1.16.1

As part of today's unexpected release of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS operating system, all the official flavors have also been brought up-to-date, including Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 devices.

Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

The Fedora Community is considering requiring https for blogs to be published on fedoraplanet.org. While it is currently possible to host an SSL blog on both github or gitlab pages only gitlab supports SSL for custom domains. This article is... Continue Reading →

Configure centralized syslog server The Right Way

How do you experience when something goes wrong on your system. You look at the system logs, of course! In all seriousness, understanding system logging is important so that you can troubleshoot when something went wrong. In Linux system we have syslog which captures every activity occurring on the system. Generally logs are stored on the local system at location “/var/log/messages” .However we can configure centralized syslog server where we can dump all the logs centrally to monitor all the logs in one go.

5 Best Linux Password Managers

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 19, 2017 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?How do you keep track of ton of user accounts and passwords in this online age. I hope you do not use one password for all your online accounts as that is not safe. You need to come up with the unique and secure passwords for all your online services and accounts. So how do you manage or keep track of these passwords. In your memory? Come on! I recommend you use a password manager.

How to Enable HTTP/2 in Nginx on Ubuntu and CentOS

HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol and it focuses on performance improvements. Its goal is to reduce the latency as well as to make the web applications faster by allowing multiple concurrent requests between the web browser and the server across a single TCP connection. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable HTTP/2 in Nginx on a Linux VPS using Ubuntu or CentOS as an operating system. If you use Apache, you can check our tutorial on how to enable HTTP/2 in Apache on Ubuntu.

99.6 percent of new smartphones run Android or iOS

Of the 432 million smartphones sold in the last quarter, 352 million ran Android (81.7 percent) and 77 million ran iOS (17.9 percent), but what happened to the other players? Well, in the same quarter, Windows Phone managed to round up 0.3 percent of the market, while BlackBerry was reduced to a rounding error. The once-great firm sold just over 200,000 units, amounting to 0.0 percent market share.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Training Provides Crucial Team Education, Open Source Leadership Summit News & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2017 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, John Shewchuk explains why training programs like that of The Linux Foundation are key to educating enterprise teams, many announcements from Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe, and more!

Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Inforce Computing has launched what it claims is the “first commercial single board computer” based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The $289 Pico-ITX form factor board targets “advanced, high-end embedded devices”....

Wine 2.2 Sets Default Windows Version to Windows 7 for Newly Created Prefixes

Two weeks after announcing the availability of the Wine 2.1 development release, the Wine team published today the second development version after the popular open-source application hit the major 2.0 milestone in January.

Antergos Linux : The beauty built on Arch

Antergos was first released by the name Cinnarch in 2012. At first, Cinnarch used Cinnamon as default desktop environment But then the team shifted to Gnome and also changed the name to Antergos. This distribution is based in Spain and based on Arch Linux. For this post we used latest Antergos 17.2 with KDE plasma desktop.

Yahoo releases deep learning software, RethinkDB resurrected, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2017 2:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Yahoo releasing software for deep learning, the Linux Foundation picking up RethinkDB, and more. Open source news roundup for February 5-18, 2017 read more

Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian's Repos

After a long wait, Debian developer Christoph Goehre was proud to announce a couple of days ago that the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client has officially landed in the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux, de-branding Icedove.

That Was The Week That Was: Edition 1

  • OSSBlog.org; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Feb 18, 2017 10:52 PM EDT)
This is the first edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog promoting interesting developments in the open source world. TWTWTW seeks to whet your curiosity. The name pays homage to the satirical British TV comedy programme aired in the early 1960s. Except satire isn’t the the raison d’etre for this blog.

How to change the hostname on CentOS and Ubuntu

The hostname is used to identify the server when connected on a network and it is configured during the initial server setup. Changing the initial server hostname is a task that you might like to perform while you are using the server and in this tutorial, we will show you how to change the hostname on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

Node-RED Update Tech Talk

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 7:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Node-RED co-creators Nick O’Leary and Dave Conway-Jones describe and demonstrate some of the new features that make it even faster to create and debug flows, as well as where they see the project heading in 2017.

Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source communities are some of the most passionate organizations I've ever seen. Their members care deeply about the work they do (often voluntarily), and that passion drives incredible innovations. That's no small feat, because open source communities are often collaborating in the face of geographic, cultural, and technological barriers that can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. And yet open source communities are also extraordinarily resilient. Some of them have found clever ways to refocus their energies and eliminate sources of conflict. read more

How The Linux Foundation is Advancing Next-Gen Internet Infrastructure

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The breadth of the The Linux Foundation (affectionately known as The LF) is often overlooked due to its eponymous name. However, what may not be apparent to the layman is that The LF is providing a true foundation for the next generation of Internet infrastructure by cultivating the biggest shared technology investment in history.

Israeli soldiers hit in cyberespionage campaign using Android malware

More than 100 soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces had their Android phones infected with malware by a cyberespionage group.

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