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

An article written by Libby Clark, published in 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

Debian 8.1 to be Released on June
05/30/2015 11:55 PM

Debian 8.1, the first update release of recently released Debian 8 'Jessy' is expected to release on June. Debian developers are working hard to meet their expected release date. According to report in softpedia linux section Debian 8 (Jessie) was announced only a month ago, and now its developers are preparing the first point update for it and they even have a precise date in mind.

12 Popular Open Source Tools for Designing
05/29/2015 08:34 PM

It is often accused that, open source tools are not good for designing and they are absolutely immature comparing to other proprietary tools. But It is not true exactly. There are several open source tools which do well in designing task. An article published in designer-daily lists 12 great open source tools intended for designing purpose. Some of them are of professional quality are

Mandriva Marks End of an Era
05/29/2015 08:26 PM

The Mandriva, one of the popular enterprise GNU/Linux distribution out there, announced end of their service after 17 years of it's dramatic life. Mandriva was one among the earlier GNU/Linux distribution shipped for supporting enterprises. In a “sad” event for people who love Linux, French tech company Mandriva is being liquidated, according to a notice posted by the company. Although

An Interview with Kris Moore, The PC-BSD Lead
05/29/2015 08:17 PM

An interview with Kris Moore, the PC-BSD project lead is published in PC-BSD blog. In this interview, Kris Moore mainly talks about recently released PC-BSD 10.1.2. Q: What new features and improvements are available in PC-BSD 10.1.2? This quarterly update got a LOT of new features, partly so we would have time to really play with them before the 10.2 release later this summer. Most

Finding the Best Open Source Projects to Contribute
05/29/2015 08:11 PM

An article written by Leslie Hawthorn, published in describes the strategies to be followed for finding the best open source projects to contribute, especially for newbies who wish to contribute to open source projects. In my last article for, I explored a few ways newcomers to open source projects can get started. While there are many resources to explore open

Deepin Linux - A Polished Distro That's Easy to Install and Use : Review
05/28/2015 08:43 PM

Deepin is an elegant GNU/Linux distribution from China. According to distrowatch ranking, it is most popular Chinese GNU/Linux distribution. Deepin is unique, because of it's unique desktop environment based on html 5 technologies, known as deepin desktop. Also, deepin provides a lot of great applications like deepin movie player, deepin music player, deepin control center, deepin Software

11 'Horrible' Terminal Tricks
05/28/2015 08:36 PM

Terminal emulators are commonly used interface by most of GNU/Linux developers. Have your ever thought of tweaking terminals to produce some funny behaviors? Here is an article written by Bryan Lunduke, published in networkworld that lists 11 funny behaviors which you can produce using your GNU/Linux terminal emulators. Linux is one of the most astoundingly functional and utilitarian

How to Duplicate MySQL Database on GNU/Linux
05/28/2015 08:27 PM

During development process, it is often possible that, you have to migrate your database from one system to another system, or duplicate/replicate database. Here is a guide written by Kristophorus Hadiono published in xmodulo that lists steps for replicating MySQL database in GNU/Linux systems. Database replication is a technique where a given database is copied to one or more

Configuring and Running Vagrant on Fedora 22
05/27/2015 08:22 PM

Vagrant is a software tool that let you to create portable and reproducible environment easily. It is obvious that, this tool will help you to make significant reduction in the time that you spent to configure your development environment. Here is an article published in fedoramagazine that provides a detailed guide for installing, configuring and running Vagrant on recently released Fedora 22.

Installing GNU/Linux on a Modern WiFi Router like Linksys WRT1900AC and OpenWrt
05/27/2015 08:16 PM

Wifi, is a widely used method of accessing internet now a days. Have ever thought about installing a GNU/Linux operating system in Wifi routers? Here is a guide written by Ben Martin, published in lists steps to be followed for installing GNU/Linux operating system on Wifi routers like Linksys WRT1900AC and OpenWrt. The Linksys WRT1900AC is a top-end modern router that gets

Configure Fedora 22 Workstation Using Fedy Utility
05/26/2015 08:38 PM

Finally, Fedora Project announced release of Fedora 22, the latest stable release from Fedora Family. Fedora is very strict with it's ideology. So it does not ship any non-free components with it. So, it is not necessary that, Fedora Workstation will satisfy everyone's day to day requirement unless they configure it to match with their requirements. Fedy, is a user friendly utility with

Fedora 22 Released
05/26/2015 07:58 PM

Fedora Project announced release of Fedora 22, the latest stable release of Popular Bleeding Edge GNU/Linux distribution sponsored by Open Source giant RedHat. This release includes Fedora cloud - The cloud platform, Fedora Server - The server platform, Fedora workstation - The desktop/laptop platform. According to release announcement: We are proud to announce the official release

How to Develop a Custom GNU/Linux Distribution
05/25/2015 09:50 PM

You might have used several GNU/Linux distributions. But have your ever considered building your own GNU/Linux distribution from scratch? Here is a guide written by Avishek Kumar published in tecmint magazine explains how to develop a GNU/Linux distribution from scratch. Have you ever thought of making your own Linux Distribution? Every Linux user in their journey to Linux thought of

How Open Source makes Software Secure
05/25/2015 09:17 PM

An article written by Jim Fruchterman published in explains why Open source software is more secure than other software. "Your secure software is open source; doesn't that make it less secure?" This is a recurring question that we get at Benetech about Martus, our free, strongly encrypted tool for secure collection and management of sensitive information built and

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