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10 Popular LightWeight GNU/Linux distributions
06/06/2015 09:53 PM

An article written by Shashank Sharma, published in tecradar magazine lists 10 Popular Light Weight GNU/Linux distributions for running in low end/old hardware. Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines or systems with limited resources. If you don't have several gig of RAM to spare and an extra

Fedora 22 Workstation : Bit of a Slow Boot-up, Otherwise Much Improved - Review
06/06/2015 12:56 PM

A review of recently released Fedora 22 Workstation, published in hecticgeek. It’s tough, robust, stable, idealistic, and loyal to its principles. This is my conceived idea of the GNU/Linux distribution known as ‘Fedora’. That said, I don’t necessarily admire all of its characteristics, but I deal with Fedora with respect because I have a history with it. Because even though over the

How to Start Your Linux Career
06/06/2015 12:48 PM

An article written by Mike, published in funwithlinux describes 10 steps to start your Career in GNU/Linux field. I cannot lie: learning Linux took a lot of time. I spent approximately 3 years as a daily linux user before landing my first full-time Linux-based position. However, my time was not as well spent as it could have been. Knowing then what I know now (and what I’m

How to access SQLite database in Perl
06/05/2015 09:54 PM

An article written by Dan Nanny, published in xmodule magazine describes about accessing SQLite database in Perl. It also includes code snippet for accessing SQLite database in Perl. SQLite is a zero-configuration, server-less, file-based transactional database system. Due to its lightweight, self-contained, and compact design, SQLite is an extremely popular choice when you want to

Fedora 22 : A good choice of OS for Cloud
06/05/2015 09:44 PM

An article published in softpedia linux section, claims that Fedora is a good choice of operating system for running on cloud platform. Fedora Project announced the release of the highly anticipated Fedora 22 Linux operating system on May 26, 2015, an improved version that brings a significant number of new features, but also quite a few under-the-hood improvements. As you may know,

Calculate Linux 14.16.2 Released
06/05/2015 09:29 PM

Calculate Linux developers announced release of Calculate Linux 14.16.2, the latest stable release of Gentoo based GNU/Linux distribution that provides optimized operating systems for two distinct groups of people: home users as well as small and medium businesses that prefer open-source to proprietary solutions. According to release announcement, following are major changed made in this

KDE Applications 15.04.2 Released
06/04/2015 08:29 PM

KDE developers announced release of KDE Applications 15.04.2, the latest bug fix release for KDE Application series. According to official release announcement: June 2, 2015. Today KDE released the second stability update for KDE Applications 15.04. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 30 recorded

10 Popular GNU/Linux distributions and their Target Users 2015
06/04/2015 08:23 PM

An article written by Avishek Kumar, published in tecmint lists 10 Popular GNU/Linux of 2015, along with their targeted users. Do you know from where does the power of Linux comes from? Well Linux is getting richer everyday with the presence of so much distros and every distro possessing a large group of users and developers working voluntarily on the project. Linux distributions

Cisco and Canonical Joins Hands Together for Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds
06/03/2015 09:15 PM

Canonical, the team behind world's most popular open source operating system announced their plan to collaborate with Cisco, one of the popular network solution provider, for developing Policy Based OpenStack clouds. According to official announcement made by canonical in ubuntu insights page: Canonical is pleased that Cisco, developer of the Application Centric Infrastructure is

Managing Files with Konqueror File Manager.
06/03/2015 09:08 PM

Konqueror, is one of the most advanced File Manager for GNU/Linux distributions, especially KDE. Using underlying KDE technologies, Konqueror can can transparently access FTP and SFTP servers, zip files (and other archives), smb (Windows) shares, and even browse and rip audio CDs. Here is article written by David Both published in open source magazine that describes about Konqueror file

BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition becomes the Second Ubuntu Phone
06/02/2015 08:38 PM

After the successful release of BQ Aquaris E4.5, the first Ubuntu Phone release, BQ Aquaris E5 launched as Second Ubuntu Phone. BQ Aquaris E5, is now available in Europe for 200 Euro. According to news published in cnet.com Four months after Ubuntu first offered an alternative to iPhone or Android, the second Ubuntu-powered mobile device is here. The BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition is

7 Popular Tools to Encrypt Files in GNU/Linux
06/02/2015 08:31 PM

An article written by Avinesh Kumar, published in tecmint magazine, lists 7 tools for encrypting/decrypting and password protecting files in GNU/Linux. Encryption is the process of encoding files in such a way that only those who are authorized can access it. Mankind is using encryption from ages even when computers were not in existence. During war they would pass some kind of

File Permissions in GNU/LInux and Unix Systems
06/02/2015 08:27 PM

Unix and GNU/Linux systems are known to have a straight forward strategy for file access rights. It categorize users into different groups like, owner, group and the world. Above these groups, there is admin user, who can virtually do anything. Here is an article written by CsarGrnds, published in teknixx , that describes Unix and GNU/Linux file systems in detail. The Unix operating

An Overview of Deepin 2014.3 - Review
06/02/2015 08:17 PM

deepin is a beautiful GNU/Linux distribution from China. According to distrowatch ranking, it is most widely used GNU/Linux distribution in China. Deepin stands over other GNU/Linux distributions because of it's visually appealing, unique desktop environment and other software tools like deepin movie player, deepin software center ..etc Here is a review of recently released deepin 2014.3

Tips to Improve GNOME 3 Performance
06/01/2015 09:47 PM

Gnome 3, is one of the most widely used desktop environment in GNU/Linux operating system. It is well known for it's usability, and visual appearance. Here is an article written by Gowtham, published in tectint magazine that lists some tips/tweaks to improve performance of GNOME 3 in computers with comparatively less hardware resources. Gnome 3 desktop environment was a

Hands on Midnight Commander - A File Manager for GNU/Linux
06/01/2015 08:35 PM

You might have come across a wide variety of file managers in year GNU/Linux life. But have your ever heard about Midnight Commander? Midnight Commander is a GNU Public Licensed text mode visual file manager that include internal viewer and editor. Here is an article published in opensource.com that explains about installing and exploring various features of Midnight Commander.

Porteus KIOSK 3.0 Has been Released
06/01/2015 08:22 PM

Porteus KIOSK developers announced release of Porteus KIOSK 3.0, the latest stable release of specialized GNU/Linux distribution targeting embedded systems like ATM terminals. New release of Porteus KIOSK is result of 3 months of continuous development effort. According to official release announcement, following are major highlights in Poretus 3.4.0. Added initial support for Google

Peppermint Six Released
05/31/2015 08:51 PM

Peppermint GNU/Linux developers announced release of Peppermint Six, the latest stable release of Lubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution targeting Desktop users who prefer to work with web based application. In another words, it is 'Google Chrome OS' like GNU/Linux distribution. However, the difference is that, Peppermint is build on top of a desktop distribution. Peppermint Six is based

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05/31/2015 08:17 PM

How GNU/Linux Contributed to Tech Innovation 05/31/2015 12:06 AM An article written by Libby Clark, published in linux.com lists 11 major contributions of GNU/Linux to ever growing technological innovation process. Each of the contribution listed in this article are adopted from opinions of popular open source experts. We all know that Linux runs much of modern society – from

How GNU/Linux Contributed to Tech Innovation
05/31/2015 12:06 AM

An article written by Libby Clark, published in linux.com lists 11 major contributions of GNU/Linux to ever growing technological innovation process. Each of the contribution listed in this article are adopted from opinions of popular open source experts. We all know that Linux runs much of modern society – from data centers and mobile phones, to air traffic control and stock exchanges

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