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May 21, 2014
Recently, the Fedora Infrastructure Development team announced the new version of PackageDB — a tool especially for packagers — was available for use. Fedora currently distributes over 16000 packages, and PackageDB is the application that manages the permissions (who can update what, who is the bugzilla assignee, etc) for packages.
May 20, 2014
In today's open source roundup: DuckDuckGo gets a facelift and new features. Plus: A Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon slideshow, and China bans Windows 8 from government computers.
After months of work, here's the new operating system, available in four editions: SalentOS 32-bit 'Full' and 'Light', SalentOS 64-bit 'Full' and 'Light'. The 'Full' edition is complete with all the software available so it can be used right away to surf the web, enjoy multimedia content and work. The live image weighs around 850 MB, it is installable and can be burned to DVD, or used to create a bootable USB device. The 'Light' edition is designed to use alternative software and programs according to the tastes and preferences of each user. It contains the base system and has only a web browser and text editor installed.
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 6.5This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.
Full text of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's address to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
The TIPA 2014 Award winning display that LG can barely manufacture fast enough to keep up with international demand
That's what happens if you axe support for XPThe Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from a sizeable chunk of public-sector PCs – capping off a long-running dispute with Microsoft over the company's decision to cut support for XP.…
In a move that it said is designed to “ensure computer security.” the Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from being installed on all government desktop, notebook and tablet computers. And as far as the Chinese government is concerned, any other OS will do. That, people, is a serious blow to Windows (8) in China.
Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr was released few week ago. It the latest of ubuntu-derived based on ubuntu 14.04 LTS that dedicated for users with a modern and complex computing environment suitable for classroom/educational use.
The OpenStack Juno Summit last week in Atlanta was a source of many new and exciting announcements, from both vendors and the OpenStack Foundation itself. One of the more interesting of such announcements was of a new OpenStack Marketplace. For those looking to explore their options in commercial offerings of OpenStack, from training to distributions to public clouds and more, the Marketplace is designed to help users better understand what resources are available.
One of the most controversial things that happened on the Linux Planet over the course of the last week has been a series of stories in the Wall St. Journal taking aim at Red Hat. The first story alleged that Red Hat will not support its' Linux customers who choose to run a non-Red Hat OpenStack distribution. It's an allegation that Red Hat denies.
The biggest complaint you can hear those days about Ubuntu is the new Unity interface. I remember leaving for Archlinux precisely when Unity started to rise, and when it was made clear that it was here to stay. However, Unity indirectly has led to good consequences: it allowed other distributions and other desktop environments to […]Continue reading...The post How to launch applications differently with Gnome-Pie on Linux desktop appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to create desktop shortcut or launcher on Linux How to launch a GUI-based desktop program from command line in Linux How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu How to install GNOME desktop on CentOS How to check GNOME version
Nuclear Throne is probably one of my favourite Procedural Death Labyrinth games right now for Linux and it keeps getting better with every update.
Epic Games will soon be champions of Linux gaming for sure. They have done a big blog post on Linux support in Unreal Engine 4.
Authored by Hollie Russon Gilman, Georgia Bullen, Laurenellen McCann, and Alissa BlackOpen government is a critical dimension to democracy. It is also difficult. If it were easy, our work would be over. Yet, open government by its nature needs constant iteration. Open government, much like open source, is grounded in collaborative and participatory processes that ultimately shape how we experience our cities, states, and country. It requires several dimensions—from releasing information to creating structures and processes to empower people inside and out of government.
VIDEO: Jonathan Bryce, executive director, and Mark Collier, chief operating officer of the OpenStack Foundation, discuss how the cloud is changing the world.
Today Wargame: Red Dragon has its official Linux release, although the developers refer to it as SteamOS which is a sign of things to come. In Wargame Red Dragon, you are engaged in a large-scale conflict where Western forces clash against the Communist bloc.
The third alpha of what will become GhostBSD 4.0 was released a few days ago. To see how far the distribution has come since the 2.5 edition, I downloaded and installed it from a DVD image in a virtualenvironment. I’m still not terribly impressed, though I realize the this is only a third alpha release.
How to run privacyIDEA with Apache2 and MySQL On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We use the latest 1.0dev0of privacyIDEA. It is available via the python package index or via github.
The release candidate of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon is now available for download. Here’s a preview of some of the changes and new features. There’s quite a bit to look forward to in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Changes in this release include Update Manager and Driver Manager improvements, Login Screen enhancements, a new Language Settings tool, tweaks to the Software Sources menu, and a redesigned Welcome Screen.