Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (OpenSUSE 12.1)

Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (OpenSUSE 12.1)

phpvirtualbox
is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries
to resemble the VirtualBox G…

OpenBSD’s de Raadt slams Red Hat, Canonical over ‘secure’ boot

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has slammed Red Hat and Canonical for the way they have reacted to Microsoft’s introduction of "secure" boot along with Windows 8, describing both companies as wanting to be the new Microsoft. Read more ….

Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" KDE

It had trouble with some local video files, so I may not be able to use it for myself, but I can highly recommend it.
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GNOME: Interview with incoming Board Member Seif Lotfy

Today’s interview is from Seif Lotfy, one of the new GNOME Foundation board members.

Where do you live/work?
Darmstadt, 30km south of Frankfurt Germany.
Why is open source/free software important to you?
I believe open source/free software promotes i…

Firefox Add-ons Cross More Than 3 Billion Downloads!

We are excited to announce that we just crossed more than 3 billion downloads* of Firefox Add-ons! That’s almost half of the world’s population and more than the number of people on the Internet today. Mozilla introduced add-ons to the … Continue reading

Fedora Shows Contributors Some Love

Fedora (and probably Red Hat) really really appreciate the contribution community developers bring to the popular Linux distribution. So much so, they want to give out some presents – 220 presents to be exact. Since that isn’t enough to go around, contributors will be randomly chosen from a sweepstakes pool. Fedora is giving away 50 [...]

Amazon EC2 Benchmarks With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Last year I published extensive benchmarks of Amazon’s EC2 Compute Cloud but now with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS being available, here are new benchmarks highlighting Amazon’s public cloud computing platform using all of the major instance types.
Rea…

Linux Mint 13 KDE Review

Linux Mint is an excellent distribution for a Windows user who wants to give GNU/Linux a try without having relearn everything from scratch; it’s an excellent distribution for a KDE fan who wants the easy of use of an Ubuntu-based distribution and it’s also a great distribution for those who don’t feel comfortable with Unity [...]

Linux Mint 13 KDE released: But does it live up to expectations?

Hot on the heels of its Xfce build, the final release of Linux Mint 13 KDE is now available for download. This is an iteration that a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting, because it combines a lot of good things in a single package.
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How to customize power management in Linux Mint 13 – MATE

In Windows 7 or Ubuntu, there is the power management option for you to customize things like what to do when laptop battery is low, hard drive behavior when you are using battery, what to do when you press the power button … However, in Linux Mint 13 – MATE edition, you will not find [...]

Magento Go Launches New UK Specific Features

Magento is always looking for ways to improve our product offering for merchants around the world. That’s why we’re thrilled to tell you about the new features and new website that we created specifically for our UK based merchants. UK merchants c…

Torvalds and Shuttleworth to Speak at LinuxCon Europe in November

If you’re a Linux user, developer and/or fan and you have any chance at all of being in Barcelona, Spain in early November, a good open source conference is taking shape there. The Linux Foundation has just announced keynote confirmations and co-located events for LinuxCon Europe and the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) taking place [...]

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.04

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.04

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for
virus scanning on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. In the end, whenever a file
gets uploaded through PureFTPd, Clam…

Talend Partners with Google to ‘Democratize’ Big Data

“Democratization” is the kind of buzzword one expects from politicians, not open source software developers. Yet democratizing Big Data has become the latest focus of Talend, according to the company’s recent announcement of its collaboration with the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program. Here’s the scoop, and what it could mean for businesses large and small [...]

VMware Image Simplifies Zarafa Groupware Deployment

Microsoft Exchange, an essential component of many IT environments, has long been a thorn in the side of system administrators who would like to consider open source alternatives to proprietary software. But Zarafa, an open source groupware platform, is rapidly emerging as a formidable alternative to Exchange. And it’s now easier than ever to deploy, [...]

Torvalds and Shuttleworth to speak at LinuxCon Europe

One of the planned highlights for this year’s LinuxCon Europe 2012 is a panel discussion between Linus Torvalds and Intel’s Chief of Linux and Open Source Technologies, Dirk Hohndel, on the latest technical advancements in the kernel. The event is to be held from 5 to 7 November in Barcelona and will also feature a [...]

GNOME: GNOME publishes the GNOME Outreach Program Yearbook 2012

In the last year, the GNOME Outreach Program made several improvements to its central projects, the Outreach Program for Women and Google Summer of Code. Some of these improvements are making sure each intern connects with a potential mentor ahead of …

Why Kororaa Wasn’t Announced

Last week I took a little peek at the still upcoming Kororaa 17 and wondered why it hadn’t been announced. I thought perhaps Chris Smart, founder of Kororaa, wanted a test run before announcing. Well, Smart posted an update recently and now we know. In a post dated July 22, Smart explained that he had [...]

LPinguy 12.04.1 Screenshot Tour

LPinguy 12.04.1 is released. LPinguy (Light Pinguy) 12.04 is based on Ubuntu 12.04. LPinguy has both preconfigured GNOME Classic and Enlightenment desktop.
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Peppermint OS Three Review

Peppermint OS Three the newly released lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu 12.04 focuses on machines that have low resources and also uses a lot of cloud based applications.
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