Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9, the latest version of the distribution’s legacy branch which was originally launched in November 2010 and which will be supported with security updates until late 2020: “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 delivers new hardware support…. DistroWatch.com: News

Cracking the Shell

If you’ve begun to tinker with your desktop Linux terminal, you may be ready to take a deeper dive. You’re no longer put off by references to “terminal,” “command line” or “shell,” and you have a grasp of how files are organized. You can distinguish between a command, an option and an argument. You’ve begun… Read More »

Some great blog news

Several news about the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog came last week, and I’d like to share them with you, my readers. 1. First of all, the number of likes for the Facebook page of this blog is now reached the 1000 level, and even more than that! Join the team! Like that page too!… Read More »

Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.2

ExTiX is a desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu which features alternative desktop environments. The project’s latest release, ExTiX 17.2 features the lightweight LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and provides version 4.10 of the Linux kernel. “News about ExTiX 17.2 build 170320 with the LXQt desktop environment: 1. ExTiX…. DistroWatch.com: News

Old Linux kernel security bug bites

A Linux developer discovered a serious security hole that’s been hiding for years in an out-of-date driver. Latest topics for ZDNet in Linux

IBM Launches Enterprise-Strength Blockchain as a Service

IBM on Monday unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish highly secure blockchain networks on the IBM cloud, is a transformative step in being able to deploy high-speed, secure business transactions through the network on… Read More »

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 704

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ToaruOS 1.0.4News: Mint publishes updated install media, Debian packages Android SDK and starts Project Leader election, Ubuntu 12.04 reaches its end of life, fixing an expired MX Linux signatureMyths and misunderstandings: Linux Mint’s security recordReleased last week: Porteus Kiosk 4.3.0, Chakra GNU/Linux…. DistroWatch.com: News

How to install Apache, PHP 7.1 and MySQL on CentOS 7.3 (LAMP)

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache webserver on a CentOS 7 server with PHP (mod_php with PHP 5.4, PHP 7.0, or PHP 7.1) and MySQL support. This setup is often referred to as LAMP which stands for Linux – Apache – MySQL – PHP. Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials

Why do you use Linux and open source software?

As I mentioned when The Queue launched, although typically I will answer questions from readers, sometimes I’ll switch that around and ask readers a question. I haven’t done so since that initial column, so it’s overdue. I recently asked two related questions at LinuxQuestions.org and the response was overwhelming. Let’s see how the Opensource.com community… Read More »