New story! Does the Linux desktop really matter in the long run?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Tails 2.0, and Stremio is an alternative to Popcorn Time for movies, TV shows, and more.

New story! Left 4 Dead dedicated server install guide for CentOS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Gaming servers are widely searched for by the internet-savvy online gamers. L4D or the Left 4 Dead is a popular game played online. With multi and single player mode, and newer version L4D 2 in the market, available with all its online cheat codes, many a gamer find this game very compelling. Gaming servers enjoy heavy inbound traffic. Installing a gaming console on a Linux distribution server such as CentOS may seem a daunting task, for a new user to Linux systems. Listed below are steps to configure, install, update and run the L4D server on Linux distribution like CentOS.

New story! Introducing Stremio, a More Complete and Powerful Popcorn Time Alternative

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 8, 2016 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stremio is an application built with Electron that streams and plays movies, TV shows, Youtube channels, and TV channels, from torrents. Sounds familiar?

New story! Dispatches from FOSDEM, new survey data, and more OpenStack news

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit

Win for IBM as Judge rules attempt to move case away from contract law is a no-no The SCO Group has suffered another reversal in its long-running attempt to squeeze some cash out of IBM for allegedly pinching its code and tossing it into Linux and maybe AIX too.…

New story! Creating disk images with FOG

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of IT, keeping a consistent experience across your machines is essential. Imaging, also called disk cloning, is a process of copying the contents of one hard drive onto another. IT professionals create what's often called a "golden image" with desired settings, tweaks, and software installations. This image is then uploaded to a server and distributed to other devices from there. read more

New story! OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer

GNU/Linux, of course, is the most obvious difference between Ubuntu's mobile offerings, phone or tablet, and those from the usual suspects. The upcoming tablet, however, has a big feature that's been MIA from the phones so far, and depending on how well it's implemented and how savvy the marketing folks are, it could completely change the mobile market.

New story! Solus Operating System interview

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
Take a sneak peek at our uncut interview with the team at Solus OS...

New story! Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was stationed at a small base outside of the Hanscom U.S. Air Force Base in Massachusetts from 2008 to 2012, where I was responsible for the majority of the Air Force's software programs. My job was to take the existing command center, a behemoth known as the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), and modernize it. read more

New story! Linus Torvalds Releases a "Slightly Bigger Than Expected" Linux Kernel 4.5 RC3

Linus Torvalds just made his regular announcement about the general availability of a new Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.5.

New story! Canonical and Spain's BQ team to put Ubuntu on a tablet

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Tablet, schmablet, this is a converged experience. Or something Canonical is hoping to put Ubuntu into the hands of slab-fondlers who want something that can double as a near-desktop.…

New story! Manjaro Devs Plan on Conquering the ARM Ecosystem, Raspberry Pi 2 Builds Out Now

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 8, 2016 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
The Manjaro Linux development team announced that the Arch Linux-based operating system is coming soon to ARM devices.

New story! Unlock, root and flash custom recovery on androidone, everything through linux

Unlock, root and flash custom recovery on androidone, everything through linux

New story! SlackEX Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.1 and KDE 4.14.3, Based on Slackware 14.2

Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of a new build of his SlackEX GNU/Linux operating system. SlackEX Build 160203 is now powered by Mr. Exton's kernel 4.4.1-exton-huge package, which also works flawlessly on any other Slackware derivative, including Slax, Zenwalk, and Slackware itself.

New story! Default settings in Apache may decloak Tor hidden services

Websites that rely on the Tor anonymity service to cloak their server address may be leaking their geographic location and other sensitive information thanks to a setting that's turned on by default in many releases of Apache, the world's most widely used Web server.

New story! Install and use MySQLTuner on Ubuntu 14.04

MySQLTuner is a tool written in Perl which helps you increase the performance of your MySQL database server.

New story! Docker Founders Hire Alpine Linux Developer to Move the Official Images from Ubuntu

It has been revealed to us that the Docker officials are considering dumping the Ubuntu Linux operating system in favor of Alpine Linux for the official images.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Users Report Serious Bug That Causes Dropped Calls After OTA Update

A few Ubuntu Touch users are reporting that a serious bug is affecting the operating system, causing the calls to drop, and they are asking developers to hurry up with an update.

New story! Hoodie aims to be one of open source's most diverse and inclusive communities

Too often web apps and the frameworks they're built on support only the privileged—the always-online users and development teams with both front-end and back-end expertise. In open source, this support of privilege is usually reflected in the contributor community. read more

New story! KDE Interview Questions - Riccardo Iaconelli

Following his talk at FOSDEM last weekend, we present an interview with WikiToLearn founder Riccardo Iaconelli by Google Code-in student Stanford.

New story! Build your own DEB and RPM packages

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 7, 2016 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Replace your ‘make install’ habit and learn how to deliver Linux software like a pro

New story! How to set up Apt caching server on Ubuntu or Debian

If you often create guest VMs or containers on your Linux computer, you will go through package installation many times across different VMs/containers. In that case, your time may be better spent on something more productive than just waiting to finish installing packages. While server provisioning tools like Puppet, Chef or Ansible can automate the […]Continue reading...

New story! Install Ghost with Nginx on CentOS 7

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 7, 2016 7:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform written in JavaScript and built on Node.js, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications.

New story! Using IPv6 with Linux? You've likely been visited by Shodan and other scanners

One of the benefits of the next-generation Internet protocol known as IPv6 is the enhanced privacy it offers over its IPv4 predecessor. With a staggering 2128 (or about 3.4?1038) theoretical addresses available, its IP pool is immune to the types of systematic scans that criminal hackers and researchers routinely perform to locate vulnerable devices and networks with IPv4 addresses.

New story! The trials of certifying open source software

Open source won and, over the past five years or so, we have been seeing the acceleration of a new wave of open source projects that got their starts in corporations. This comes with a set of new challenges, as new corporate participants struggle with some of the realities. Folks generally understand that foundations provide neutrality in some form, but don't necessarily know how to drive the competitive discussions from the room.

New story! Mozilla Changes the Release Schedule of Firefox

Mozilla is making some changes to the Firefox schedule, and it looks like they are going to give more time to developers between releases.

New story! Install Radiant on Ubuntu 14.04

Radiant CMS is one of the most popular open source content management systems build with Ruby on Rails. In this blog article we will show you how to install a basic installation of Radiant CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with RVM, Ruby and Rubigems.

New story! New web office suite, UNICEF's innovation fund, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 6, 2016 9:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new web-based office suite, UNICEF's drive for open source for kids, Europe's continued support of open source, and more. Open source news roundup for January 30 - February 5, 2016 Let's get going! read more

New story! Scientific Linux 7.2 Distro Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to Science Labs

Pat Riehecky of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the final Scientific Linux 7.2 installation images.

New story! Microsoft Kidnaps Windows, Malware Everywhere & More…

It’s a sad, sad day in Germany as openSUSE 13.1 Linux has reached the end and has been removed from support. Evergreen, the hospice care workers for terminal operating systems, will be keeping the patient supplied with a minimal number of patches until it finally falls into that good sleep and is carried off by penguin angels.

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