Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-12-20 04:40.
The open source OwnCloud project enables users to set up their own cloud storage service, analogous in many ways to what the proprietary DropBox service provides today.
OwnCloud is becoming more than just an open source project; it's now a commercial entity too. Helming the new company as the CEO and CTO of OwnCloud is former Novell SUSE Linux CTO Markus Rex. Rex told InternetNews.com that the plan is to have commercial products and services in the first quarter of 2012. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-12-20 04:37.
The security features in Fedora make it one of my favorite Linux distributions. And that is partly why it is in my list of the top 6 KDE distributions of 2011, even though it takes some tweaking to get it to the it just works state. I will take the security advantages of an operating system over any user-friendliness weaknesses, provided those user-friendliness weaknesses are not show stoppers.
Two of the four security features in Fedora 16 are enabled out of the box. The others are optional features that can be configured during installation. So, let us look at those two optional security features first. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-12-20 04:25.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a popular and time-honored method of transferring files to and from remote network sites and devices. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and server applications. The FTP client connects to the FTP server, and enables the user to send and retrieve files from that server.
FTP is one of many different file transfer protocols that are used in computing. Other examples include the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), BitTorrent, the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and Secure Copy (SCP). Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-12-20 04:21.
In a former article regarding Linux games a reader commented that for Linux there are always the same title and nothing new really comes out.
So i’ve decided to explore a bit the indie game market and make 2 post about them, in this one i’ll show you 5 freely downloadable Indie games, in the next one i’ll post 5 game that must be purchased (but the costs are relatively low).
So today we’ll take a look at: dwarf fortress, epic inventor, abuse, smokin’guns and xonotic.
Online now part 2 with a review of: Towns, Eschalon, Survivors of Ragnarök, Atom Zombie Smasher and Steel Storm: Burning Retribution. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-12-20 04:15.
With the end of another year inevitable talks of the year of the Linux desktop is emerging once again. But what I've seen so far is all pessimism. I believe that compared to last years there is much improvement in the chances of Linux desktop in some cases. But there is also one big problem, let's list them.
Gaming first; with the rise of indie gaming Linux is a much better place then it was a few years ago. Recent release of Desura and popularity of various indie bundles is testament to this. Moreover, gaming consoles' overtaking of PCs can only benefit Linux. So far, with regards of a year of Linux desktop, changes in gaming only improved Linux's chances. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-12-14 06:02.
On 9th Dec,2011, the team of the Community Enterprise Operating System [CentOS] team announced the availability of CentOS 6.1 in both architecture 32-bit[i386] and 64-bit[x86_64]. The CentOS is originally based on Fedora and available with many packages in their repositories. It is totally based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux so if you are in search of enterprise operating system then the CentOS is the best choice. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sun, 2011-12-11 10:20.
LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer Linux system administration bootcamp on December 17 - 18, 2011 near San Francisco (South Bay). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas. All attendees get a free Linux laptop. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sun, 2011-12-11 10:15.
The new CentOS 6.1 operating system is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 distribution, and it brings all the features that are present in the RHEL distro, with which is 100% binary compatible.
CentOS 6.1 contains various yum changes and enhancements and was completely rebuilt using a brand-new build system and library checks, in order to confirm RHEL binary compatibility. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sun, 2011-12-11 10:03.
Hewlett-Packard Co. will turn its WebOS software into an open-source project, aiming to get outside developers to embrace the struggling operating system it acquired in last year’s $1.2 billion purchase of Palm Inc.
WebOS will be offered under an open-source license, meaning developers and hardware manufacturers can tinker with it and bring their own versions to market, the Palo Alto, California- based company said today in a statement. Hewlett-Packard said it will remain active in developing and supporting WebOS. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-11-15 01:16.
Whether you’re resource-conscious, investigating a system slowdown, or, like me, plain nosey, Ubuntu makes it easy to keep an eye on CPU, RAM and other hardware information.
Below are five different ways to monitor system resource usage in Ubuntu – from indicator-applets to included applications… Read More