New story! Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

New story! Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

So, you say you've got Linux chops but no way to prove it to the HR department standing between you and a job? The Linux Foundation has a certification for you.?

New story! Bitter tablets

I have children. My children go to school. The schools that my children go to teach ICT. To do so, they need computers. At two of those schools, there’s currently a drive to fund a bunch of iPads. Currently, said schools use a mix of desktop and laptop computers, and each has access to a bunch of interesting software tools that we parents can also get to play around with remotely in some cases. Granted, when one of my children comes home and asks if we can get a copy of said program for home it gets a bit awkward, not least when I check the prices, but there’s something useful, I think, about continuing to develop and teach keyboard and mouse skills.

New story! Certification Program for sysadmin training announced by The Linux Foundation

Groundbreaking program provides virtual examination and accreditation for Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators and Engineers

New story! Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized. But there are still challenges in getting containerized applications deployed and managed across real and virtual hardware.

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New story! Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5.

New story! U.S. Digital Services and Playbook:

  • Opensource.com; By Mark Bohannon (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever.

New story! Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

In today's open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux

New story! Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 20, 2014 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK that for years his organization has been providing the Linux community with training, tutorials, mentoring programs and other educational outreach efforts. In fact, it was back in 2009 that the Linux Foundation first began its formal training programs. At the time, the Linux Foundation was not interested in doing any formal certification, but times have now changed.

New story! Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Aug 20, 2014 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don't take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

New story! Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim

The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser. Typically we think of web browsers as driving innovation on the web by providing new features. Indeed this is the major source of new features on the web.

New story! Use the command line to organise files

Sort through your hard drive, find lost files and archive old stuff far quicker than you could through your GUI file manager

New story! Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

The security breach of 2011 was a very valuable lesson to the Linux community, and many recent initiatives have been aimed at continuously improving the overall security profile, Ryabitsev told eWEEK. The move to two-factor authentication, however, is not a delayed reaction to the 2011 kernel.org attack, according to Ryabitsev. -

New story! Build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

How to build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

New story! Open health community management at Clinovo

Olivier Roth, Community Manager at Clinovo, has grown an open source community around the open health platform ClinCapture, an open source Eletronic Data Capture (EDC) system. read more

New story! Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 20, 2014 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

New story! Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

New story! What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

If the habit on reading books on electronic tablets is still on its way, reading books on a computer is even rarer. It is hard enough to focus on the classics of the 16th century literature, so who needs the Facebook chat pop up sound in the background in addition? But if for some reasons […]Continue reading... The post What is a good EPUB reader on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Dangling the Linux Carrot

I opened the desktop configuration GUI, expanded the number of desktops to eight and then started flipping between them as I opened different applications on each environment. By then, everyone at the table was trying to get into position to see the Acer. They were talking about how nice it would be to encapsulate a number of tasks and leave them in various states of completion without worrying about losing their work when they switched between them.

New story! These Are the Biggest Android Tablets That Money Can Buy

How big do you like your tablet? If you're designing a kid-friendly device that can be used as an easel, learning resource and game platform, the answer is probably: roughly Monopoly-board big.

New story! Audacity Crash Course

Audacity’s been around for a long time—since mid-2000—and for good reason. It’s a relatively lightweight, open-source, and completely free audio editor that can handle pretty much every task you throw at it. Need to edit together a podcast? No problem. Looking to do some simple noise reduction? Looking to turn your PC into a music computer? Audacity’s got you covered.

New story! Nagios 4 + Nagiosgraph installation on Ubuntu

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Aug 20, 2014 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This is a guide on installing the latest Nagios Core (4.0.8) on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Nagios is an open source computer system monitoring, network monitoring and infrastructure monitoring software application. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. It alerts the users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. The version in the Ubuntu 12.04 repositories is quite old, it is still the in the 3 branch. This guide helps to fix that by using the latest Nagios version. We also install Nagiosgraph, a plugin for Nagios which gives you graps of the metrics.

New story! Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux

This guide shows how you can identify PCI Driver Chipset Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios

New story! Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based “Stack Box” home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility. Do we really need yet another crowdfunded Linux-based home automation hub? Of course we do! The Stack Box is now vying for Kickstarter funds through Sept. 17 at prices starting at $79 in black, with shipments due in December.

New story! Itus Networks Taps Kickstarter for Home Gateway Security

While Internet connectivity in the home is now mainstream, gateway security to protect users is not. It's a gap that startup Itus Networks is aiming to address with a Linux-powered home gateway device called the iGuardian. Before Itus can deliver the iGuardian though, the company needs to raise $125,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter in order to build the device. The Kickstarter campaign ends on Sept. 12, and as of Aug. 19, $61,000 has been raised. -

New story! EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools for building NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need, preconfigured: Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL's new NoSQL capabilities.

New story! Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

New story! MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments. "Our Production Support offering is now available as a standalone service – separate from our MongoDB Enterprise software," MongoDB marketing director Meghan Gill wrote in a blog post on Monday. "This means that Community Edition users now have access to our world-class team of support engineers."

New story! Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.

New story! European Space Operations Centre Now Runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 20, 2014 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is now powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and it's making a firm commitment towards open source and Linux software.

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