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How to add new drives to a VirtualBox virtual machine

Thu, 2016-10-27 19:58
Anyone that has ever used a virtual machine (VM) understands how important it is to be able to allocate enough storage for their virtual servers. Sometimes you spin up a VM with more than enough storage, and sometimes you don't. When that costly mistake occurs, what do you do?

6 Best Linux Desktop Environments Part - 2

Thu, 2016-10-27 18:50
Linux has been developing at a good pace through this last years and with development comes better support for different hardware regarding support for proprietary drivers for video cards, better file systems, more choices in what operating system to use and one of the things that has it importance is distros graphical environment.

How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween

Thu, 2016-10-27 17:41
While I typically go all out for Halloween decorations every year, I'll admit I'm feeling tired this year. I still wanted to delight the neighborhood kids with simple details, so I decided to make lighted bags for my front porch railing this year.If you are someone who has a paper cutting machine like the Silhouette, this project will likely be a lot easier. Simply import the SVG file, resize for whatever size box you want, cut out, and assemble. However, for those of you who don't have one, I've included instructions on how to make this project without any machine at all.read more

Using WINE Prefixes

Thu, 2016-10-27 16:32
It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines. They're not virtual machines, but they do behave somewhat similarly. A WINE prefix is a folder that contains all of the WINE configurations as well as all of the Windows pieces that WINE uses for compatibility, including libraries and a registry. The default WINE prefix is ~/.wine, but different and multiple prefixes can be used.

Linux and the Imaginary New User

Thu, 2016-10-27 15:24
Linux has always had a reputation for being difficult to use. Consequently, when developers began improving users interfaces, they concentrated on what they imagined that new users needed. They rarely had the actual opportunity to observe new users, but the new user they imagined became a standard figure among developers, often surviving to this day.

Five years in the making, the DevOps handbook arrives

Thu, 2016-10-27 14:15
Gene Kim thinks he has at least one thing in common with George R.R. Martin: They both take their sweet time writing highly-anticipated sequels.In Kim's case, however, the wait is over. Kim's particular song of fire and ice—or rather, two equally opposing forces, "dev" and "ops"—continues this month.read more

Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

Thu, 2016-10-27 13:07
The flaws are serious enough that the Joomla project released a prenotification about the planned update on Friday, urging everyone to be prepared to install it as soon as possible. This suggests that attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are expected to follow shortly.

Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out

Thu, 2016-10-27 11:58
Kees Cook is a Google techie and security researcher whose interests include the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project. The idea of "self-protection" doesn't mean giving up on trying to create secure code in the first place, of course.

Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

Thu, 2016-10-27 10:49
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

Thu, 2016-10-27 09:41
If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

Thu, 2016-10-27 08:32
For DevOps, installation is one of the major tasks. People may think package installation is pretty straightforward and easy now: Just run commands like apt-get, yum, brew, etc. Or simply leave it to containers. Is it really that easy? Here is a list of headaches and hidden costs.

You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

Thu, 2016-10-27 07:24
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen. Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.

HPE backs off from OpenStack development

Thu, 2016-10-27 06:15
HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack.

Install Orangescrum on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Thu, 2016-10-27 05:06
Orangescrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration application, ideal for small and medium businesses. With this application, you can easily create and manage your projects, teams, documents, and tasks and communicate with the other team members on your important issues.

What is OpenStack?

Thu, 2016-10-27 03:58
OpenStack isn't just about the cloud, it's a whole approach to how software can be built.

Congatec's first Apollo Lake COMs include SMARC 2.0 model

Thu, 2016-10-27 02:49
Congatec announced three Linux-friendly COMs based on Intel’s new Atom E3900 SoC: a Qseven, a COM Express Compact, and one of the first SMARC 2.0 modules. Congatec is one of the first vendors to announce a major product lineup based on Intel’s newly announced, 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.

Exton|OS Light Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Kernel 4.8.1 and Openbox

Thu, 2016-10-27 01:40
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution, now based on the latest Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

Nightfall on Linux

Thu, 2016-10-27 00:32
I've looked atgeneral astronomy programs in the pastthat are helpful for many tasks you might need to do in your stargazingcareer. But, several specific jobs are more complicated andrequire specialized software to make relevant calculations, so here,let's take a look atNightfall.

digiKam Recipes 5.0.1 Released and digiKam AppImage Package Coming

Wed, 2016-10-26 23:23
Hot on the heels of the major digiKam 5.x.x release comes a thoroughly revised version of the digiKam Recipes book.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

Wed, 2016-10-26 22:15
Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT.