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VectorLinux 7.1 Final Released
06/27/2015 09:59 PM

Vector Linux team announced release of Vector Linux 7.1 Final. This is latest stable release of Slackware based GNU/Linux distribution upholding 3 main motives namely speed, performance and stability.  From release announcement: This release is the culmination of years of work to make our distro the standard which all others hope to achieve. We have successfully developed an easy to

Manjaro Cinnamon 0.8.13 Released
06/27/2015 09:49 PM

Manjaro team announced release of Manjaro Cinnamon Edition 0.8.13, the latest stable release of Arch based rolling GNU/Linux distribution. Manjaro Cinnamon comes with Cinnamon 2.6, which is the latest stable release of Cinnamon so far.  Following are major features and enhancements introduced in Manjaro Cinnamon 0.8.13 release. Cinnamon 2.6 is introduced, which is the latest stable

Why BSD Did n't Beat GNU/Linux
06/27/2015 01:38 PM

When we talk about free and open source operating systems, the first thing that may come to our mind is GNU/Linux operating system. But in fact, GNU/Linux was not the first free operating system in the past. It was BSD, which appeared as a Free operating system and as an alternative to existing proprietary operating system Unix.  An article written by Christopher Tozzi, published in

Linux 4.2 may be the biggest Linux Release So far : Linus Torvalds
06/27/2015 01:24 PM

The founding leader of Linux Kernel Development team, Linus Torvalds, thinks that Linux 4.2 may the biggest linux release so far, in terms of number of commits. Linus Torvalds shared this fact in his google plus status. Later he updated his status to say that, he won't be able to beat Linux 4.1 today. According to google plus status of Linus Torvalds: "Not even halfway through the

Ubuntu Mate 15.10 Alpha 1 64-bit Preview - Video
06/27/2015 01:07 PM

A preview of recently announced Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Alpha 1 64-bit OS

Kubuntu 15.10 May be the Last Releaes as Official Ubuntu Flavor
06/26/2015 11:27 PM

Last day, Kubuntu team announced availability of first Alpha release of Kubuntu 15.10. It appears that the release announcement itself was including the worries and concerns of Kubuntu developers. Softpedia observes that, Kubuntu 15.10 may be the last release of KDE  powered GNU/Linux distribution as an official flavor of Ubuntu as there are a lot of conflicts going on behind the veil.

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review
06/26/2015 11:19 PM

Meizu MX4 was released first time as an Android powered smart phone in the end of 2014. Later in 2015, company announced it's decision to have a Ubuntu powered version of Meizu MX4 and last day it was made available for public. Mr Andrew has written a review of Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition in WebUpd8 magazine Like the other Ubuntu phones (BQ Aquaris E4.5 and Aquarius E5 HD Ubuntu Edition),

Linux Voice Issue 7 is now Avaialable for Free Download
06/26/2015 11:08 PM

Linux Voice is an independently published GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source Software magazine. Linux Voice is different from other Linux magazines in following ways. It contributes 50% of profits to Free Software community, developers and events Magazine content is freely made available after 9 months. Magazine specifically target Linux enthusiasts. It's main motive is not to satisfy commercial

How to install GNU/Linux in Chrome Book
06/26/2015 12:04 AM

An article written by PC Format, published in tecradar magazine describes the steps for installing GNU/Linux operating system in Chrome book. For the type of user Chromebooks are generally aimed at, it does exactly what it needs to do. It's fast and easy to use - what more could you ask for? Well, you may find yourself missing some of the features associated with more traditional

Atom 1.0 - The First Code Editor by github - officialy Announced
06/25/2015 11:04 PM

Github, through benougle announced official release of Atom 1.0, the full featured code editor targeting different platforms. Atom provides support for wide range of programming/scripting languages and frameworks. These features can be added and removed as plugins. According to official release announcement: Today we're proud to announce Atom 1.0. It's amazing to think Atom has only

Red Hat Introduces container-based OpenShift Enterprise 3 cloud
06/25/2015 10:54 PM

Red Hat's new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, the OpenShift Enterprise 3 is based on Docker containers, Kubernetes orchestration and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7. It seems that Red Hat has understood that the future of cloud belongs to containers like Docker. OpenShift Enterprise 3 is designed to deliver a container-based application platform that will provide a secure,

Red Hat Announced Development Preview of RHEL 7.1 for 64-bit ARM
06/25/2015 10:27 PM

Red Hat, the worlds largest open source organization announced development preview of RHEL 7.1, specifically targeting 64-bit ARM systems. According to a news article published in softpedia: Red Hat had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the first Development Preview of their upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.1 for ARM operating system. Red

Arno becomes the first open source platform for NFV
06/24/2015 08:43 PM

Are you hearing the term NFV(Network Functions Virtualization) for the first time? Don't worry. I 'm also hearing it for the first time. Wikipedia defines NFV as a network architecture concept that proposes using IT virtualization related technologies to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may be connected, or chained, to create communication services.

Open Source Technology Strengthens Education System
06/24/2015 08:32 PM

Growing technology has influenced our education system a lot. It has changed the method of delivering lectures, sharing information, giving assignments ..etc over the years. And this process will continue as long as technology continues growing. An article published in opensource.com examines influence of ever growing technologies in education system, by considering technological

Android is getting replaced by Ubuntu in Meizu MX4 Mobiles
06/24/2015 08:24 PM

Ubuntu, the world's most widely used open source operating system has got another mobile platform to show it's power. Meizu MX4 devices are now available with Ubuntu as default operating system. The Ubuntu-equipped MX4 is physically identical to the Android-based MX4 Meizu released late last year.  From a news published in cnet.com: If you haven't heard of Ubuntu, I can't blame you.

Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS Released with Btrfs and IPv4 Issues fixed
06/23/2015 11:25 PM

It's still June 22 in America, so Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of three new maintenance releases of the Linux 4.0, 3.14, and 3.10 kernel series. Looking at the appended shortlog, Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS is a small release that brings mostly updated drivers, especially for things like iiO, DRM (Intel i915), ATA, input, networking, staging, and

Linux Foundation Invests about $452,000 for Open Source Security Projects
06/23/2015 11:20 PM

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) today announced that it is investing $452,000 in new grants for three open-source projects, as part of CII's continuing mission to improve open-source code security. The Linux Foundation created CII in April 2014 following news of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. In February 2015, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim

15 Tips To Improve MySQL/MariaDB Performance
06/22/2015 10:23 PM

Database performance is a crucial thing that affect performance of any web application. If Database performance is poor, it will badly affect performance of web application and will provide reduced user experience. An article written by Marin Todorov, published in tecmint magazine lists some tips for improving performance of MySQL and MariaDB databases. MySQL is a powerful open source

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06/21/2015 10:02 AM

Mageia 5 Released with UEFI Support 06/20/2015 01:49 PM Mageia team announced release of Mageia 5, the latest stable release of free and open source GNU/Linux distribution, initially forked from Mandriva Linux. Mageia 5 is result of one year of continuous development effort. The development team believes that Mageia 5 is the best release so far as it brings a lot of impressive features

Which One I Should Choose? Raspberry Pi or Arduino
06/21/2015 09:59 AM

Raspberry Pi is a small computer that can be embedded with other components like keyboard and monitor and can be used as a normal computer. On the other hand, Arduino is a micro controller that can be used for specific tasks. A few people don't know that both are different types of devices and end up in asking 'Which one I should prefer? Raspberry Pi or Arduino'. An article written by

How Respberry Pi can help teens to get involved in Open Source
06/21/2015 09:47 AM

Raspberry Pi is a cheap, small computer like system that can be embedded with a computer monitor or TV, and can be used with standard keyboard and mouse. This small device enables people to explore computing and to learn coding in languages like Scratch and Python. A Raspberry Pi can do almost everything a desktop computer do. An article written by Anderson Silva of Red Hat, explains how

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