How to install MediaWiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

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MediaWiki is an open-source wiki software written in PHP....

SUSE and SaltStack Partner to Provide Enterprise IT Automation at Scale

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SUSEA and SaltStackA are expanding their partnership to offer customers automated management of virtually all data center resources at massive scale. SaltStack Enterprise and SUSE Manager 3 running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deliver intelligent, event-driven orchestration of heterogeneous enterprise IT systems today....

Buying a laptop: Everything you need to know, and maybe a little you don’t

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In 2016 laptops are still going strong. Whether you need a slim device for traveling or a top-of-the-line rig for gaming, our guide will make your purchase a bit easier....

Let's Encrypt Wants to Help Improve the CA Model

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eSecurityPlanet: Josh Aas, executive director of the Internet Security Research Group discusses technologies and approaches that can be used to further improve the Certificate Authority system....

A $5 Linux server, open source software in China, and more news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a $5 Linux server, China's adoption of open source software, Plasma 5.8, and more. It seems that every week a new startup announces a newer, smaller, cheaper computer....

How to install and run Dropbox from a headless Linux server

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If you have a headless Linux server that needs access to files from a Dropbox account, here's what to do....

LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

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I'll bet that somewhere, perhaps at home and most likely at work, you've got some old hardware lying around. What to do with it? It still works but what's it running? Windows XP? Vista? Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic? Yep, you're stuck on some old version of Windows but moving that machine up to a newer version of Windows could be...

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 Released with Updated Dolphin Plugin, Bug Fixes

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ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 is now the most advanced stable release of the open-source, free, and cross-platform software that acts as a graphical user interface for users to interact with an ownCloud server....

LFD460 Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project -ENEA

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Obtain a solid understanding of embedded development using the Yocto Project, including the Poky Reference Distribution and Bitbake, the use of emulators, building images for multiple architectures and the creation of board support packages (BSP).

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Licensing resource series: Free GNU/Linux distributions GNU Bucks

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When Richard Stallman set out to create the GNU Project , the goal was to create a fully free operating system. Over 33 years later, it is now possible for users to have a computer that runs only free software....

Asterisk 14 Improves Open-Source VoIP

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EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Latest major release of Asterisk includes new features designed to make it easier to get up and running quickly...

Cybersecurity isn't an IT problem, it's a business problem

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EnterprisersProject: Collaboration is key when it comes to security in the enterprise....

Isc updates critical DoS bug in Bind DNS software

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The denial-of-service flaw in BIND can be triggered by specially crafted DNS packages and is capable of knocking critical servers offline The ISC patched two vulnerabilities in domain name system software BIND, one of which was referred to as a "critical error condition" in the software. BIND is the most commonly deployed DNS server on the...

Endless OS 3: Linux for the Net Less

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FOSSforce: This Ubuntu-based Linux distribution provides the Internet for those who don't have 24x7 access to the net....

Cinnamon 3.2 in Linux Mint 18.1 Supports Vertical Panels, Better Accelerometers

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The Linux Mint project leader reveals the fact that the upcoming Cinnamon 3.2 desktop environment, which will ship by default with the Linux Mint 18.1 operating system, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based distribution, will feature support for vertical panels...

Open source tools for writing the next best seller

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Want to write a book? Check out these eight great tools for starting and finishing your writing project....

Changing the way we design for the web

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Rachel Nabors, a CSS animator, will keynote at All Things Open this year, in Raleigh from October 26-27....

Perform Hot Backups on MySQL Databases with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04

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 HowToForge: Percona XtraBackup is an open source backup utility for MySQL....

BeagleBone Black Wireless comes with Wi-Fi but no Ethernet

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Iconoclastic tinkerers have a new toy: the popular BeagleBone Black single board computer just got a slight makeover. The new BeagleBone Black Wireless swaps out the 10/100 Ethernet port for some much-needed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. BeagleBone Black Wireless also has a new “system-in-package” chip which integrates the processor, GPU, mic...

toga 0.2.3

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If you're on Linux, you need to have GTK+ 3.10 or later. This is the version that ships starting with Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 20. You also need to install the Python 3 bindings to GTK+....

Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts

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Nmap 7.30 is a major release that adds numerous new features and improvements...