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Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition Includes Kwantum Style to Reduce Eyestrain

The Manjaro Linux community proudly announces the release of the first ever Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition operating system, a variant of Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04.

Two Tips to Keep Your Phone's Encrypted Messages Encrypted

End-to-end encryption by default is quickly becoming the new standard for any communications app that claims to care about the privacy of those who use it. But not all encryption is created equal. And default doesn't always mean default.

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 2, 2016 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In the good tradition of our Ubuntu installation tutorials, as well as at the request of several of our readers, we've decided to publish a new guide that will teach you who to boot and install the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

The May issue of Linux Journal is released.

3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Another month, another round of critical vulnerabilities patched by Google. Google has today issued a bundle of 40 security patches for its Android operating system.

A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It's a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

Creating functional ssh keypair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair to access nova servers doesn't write to disk rsa private key and only upload public one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key. To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow.

Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on an Altera Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems […]

12 Linux geeks worth following on social media

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some Pirate Bay visitors have been infected with crypto-ransomware.

Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 2, 2016 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Video; Groups: Ubuntu
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news. OpenStack around the web There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling: read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group. read more

US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1? Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors. read more

5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux. Adobe's website still only lists Windows, Mac OS and Android as supported operating systems. This is one of the many dangers of closed source software - at the whim of corporate bosses, development and distribution can simply disappear overnight, possibly never coming back. Fortunately, there are some excellent open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software featured in this article offer more than displaying PDF files; they are versatile document viewers.

Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 2, 2016 8:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space. read more

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 2:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It takes an hour to boot and you need to tickle the Watch with a stick while it loads A chap named Nick Lee has managed to run Windows 95 on his Apple Watch.…

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