New story! Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more. Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015.

New story! Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

New story! Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5.3 Screencast

The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release brings much enhanced power management, better support for Bluetooth, and improved Plasma widgets. Also available is a technical preview of Plasma Media Center shell. In addition, Plasma 5.3 represents a big step towards support for the Wayland windowing system. There are also a few other minor tweaks and over 300 bugfixes.

New story! Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

  • ars technica; By Scott Gilbertson (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 9:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Debian
...amid that firehose of updates, systemd stands out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably caught wind of systemd in the last year or two. Most likely what you heard was froth-mouthed exclamations about how it's either the second coming of the Penguin or else the NSA-backed devil incarnate. There are, it seems, no moderate opinions about systemd. The debate surrounding it has been anything but civil, even in the orderly Debian community.

New story! OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

New story! Ebuyer Launches Ubuntu Certified Laptops Powered by AMD

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 2, 2015 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ebuyer, an eCommerce hardware retailer, has announced the launch of AMD-based HP laptops powered by Ubuntu and certified to run with this operating system by Canonical.

New story! Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…

If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation, which had “RUN GCC” stickers and T-shirts available at the event. They’re also available online as well, so grab ’em and take the shoelaces out of your pair of Adidas while you code.

New story! Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1

The XBMC Foundation has released their first Beta version of the Kodi 15.0 media player software, a.k.a. "Isengard".

New story! Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents?

Imagine you're on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don't do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery.

Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April's stupid patent of the month.

New story! Ubuntu Users Can Easily Install Visual Studio Code with Ubuntu Make 0.7

Didier Roche had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of version 0.7 of the Ubuntu Make command-line utility that lets Ubuntu users to easily install the latest versions of Android Studio and Android SDK, as well as all of their dependencies.

New story! Congress, Crypto and Craziness

Crazy is never in short supply in Washington. Through lean times and boom times, regardless of who is in the White House or which party controls the Congress, the one resource that's reliably renewable is nuttery.

New story! Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

New story! Set up Nova-Docker Driver on OpenStack RDO Kilo (RC2) on CentOS 7.1

Posting bellow is targeting testing official version on Nova-Doker Driver for Openstack Kilo with development version RDO Kilo ( supposed GA day is 05/07/2015). RDO Kilo installed via `packstack --allinone` on virtual CentOS 7.1 machine.

New story! Linux Kernel 3.19.6 Is Out with IPv6 Improvements and Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the first point release of Linux kernel 4.0, Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed us about the immediate availability of the Linux 3.19.6 kernel, a maintenance version that brings updated drivers and fixes bugs discovered in Linux kernel 3.19.5.

New story! Revolutionizing content management, finances, LDAP, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
This week, I talk about open source revolutionizing content management, finances, LDAP, and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.

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New story! Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, expands modularly

Advantech has launched a Pico-ITX SBC that runs Linux on an Atom E3825 or Celeron J1900, and offers modular expansion and optional -40 to 85°C operation.

New story! Mozilla Is Phasing Out HTTP Support, a Legacy Mode Will Be Available

Mozilla has announced that it will finally deprecate the support for non-secure HTTP, and they are currently putting a plan in motion. Unfortunately, there is no timetable for this action, but it's likely that will take a long time.

New story! iOS and Android code on Windows 10: Prepping for ARM 64?

The story for Objective C is great. Android, less so. Microsoft has shared more details of its plans to enable Android and iOS apps to be ported to Windows 10 at its Build developer event in San Francisco.

New story! Rugged, Linux-ready PC/104-Plus SBC offers onboard DAQ

Diamond’s “Aries” is a Linux-friendly, Atom E3800 based PC/104-Plus SBC for data acquisition, featuring SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support.

New story! How many Chrome OS devices do you own?

In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS users often own more than one device. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 15.04. And VLC 1.3.2 has been released for Android.

New story! OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 1, 2015 7:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

New story! Terraria Still Planned For Linux, Due After The 1.3 Release

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 1, 2015 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The developers of Terraria have recently commented on a reddit post, and they mentioned Linux is still planned for the game.

New story! Upgrading to Kubuntu 15.04? Here are a few things you should know.

Kubuntu 15.04 boasts the new Plasma 5 interface and additional updated software but you may want to be careful before you rush into an upgrade. While the new upgrade might give you a slicker UI, you may also be left with more problems.

New story! Robolinux 7.9.1 Xfce Screencast

The new Robolinux 7.9.1 release, 'Apex X12 Privacy & Security!', which has two more privacy and security applications added into all eight Robolinux GNOME, KDE Xfce and LXDE 32-bit and 64-bit 7.9.1 variants: the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) and RootKit Check. For the last three months Robolinux has been building an arsenal of privacy and security applications into all eight of its operating systems. These new versions are a direct result of our users asking for more privacy and security applications. Robolinux version 7.9.1 also added rcconf which allows you to remove any unnecessary memory-resident services from running when you boot up Robolinux. The result is Linux will run even faster. In addition, 7.9.1 also has the newest VirtualBox 4.3.26 and Firefox 37.0.1.

New story! How To Install LEMP Stack On Ubuntu 15.04

LEMP is a combination of the operating system and open-source software stack. The acronym LEMP came from the first letters of Linux, Nginx(engine-x) HTTP Server, MySQL/MariaDB database, and PHP/Perl/Python. In this tutorial, let us see how to install lemp stack on Ubuntu 15.04, and its previous versions such as Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04, 13.10 etc..

New story! When Official Debian Support Ends, Who Will Save You?

With a new version of Debian recently released, it's an exciting time for users who long for newer applications and cutting-edge features. But for some users, the new release is a cause for concern.

New story! Arch Linux 2015.05.01 has been released with Linux kernel 4.0.1

Today May 1, has been released a new installation image of Arch Linux.

New story! How to build nginx with Google PageSpeed module on Debian 8 (Jessie)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 1, 2015 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains how to build nginx with the latest version of the Google PageSpeed (nginx_pagespeed) module on Debian Jessie. The PageSpeed module applies web performance best practices to pages, and associated assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) and therefore speeds up your web site and reduces load times.

New story! How containers will shape the Drupal ecosystem

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 1, 2015 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: Interview
I recently had the opportunity to interview David Strauss about how Pantheon uses containers to isolate many Drupal applications from development to production environments. His upcoming DrupalCon talk, PHP Containers at Scale: 5K Containers per Server, will give us an idea of the techniques for defining and configuring containers to get the most out of our infrastructure resources. read more

New story! How to configure a Linux bridge with Network Manager on Ubuntu

Network bridge is a hardware equipment used to interconnect two or more Layer-2 network segments, so that network devices on different segments can talk to each other. A similar bridging concept is needed within a Linux host, when you want to interconnect multiple VMs or Ethernet interfaces within a host. That is one use case of a software Linux bridge.

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