New story! Ubuntu on a Stick, Cascadia’s Best & More…

Sean Michael Kerner reported yesterday on IT Business Edge that Ubuntu has earned its way onto Intel’s Compute Stick platform. The Compute Stick, a small form factor powered by a quad-core Atom processor with a USB port and a micro-SD card slot, can be plugged into any HDMI TV and — voila! — you have yourself a computing device. Once the sole domain of Windows 8.1, the Intel Compute Stick will use the year-old Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution.

New story! Reddit moderators in revolt, Reddit on lockdown

In today's open source roundup: Reddit moderators strike back against the site's management. Plus: slammed with traffic, asks for bitcoin donations. And redditors discuss the new onslaught of Reddit traffic.

New story! Firefox 39 Arrives After a Three-Day Delay

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 3, 2015 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has finally released the stable version of Firefox 39 after it delayed the launch for a couple of days. It's not a major release, but it does have a few interesting features and quite a few bug fixes.

New story! How to edit your kernel boot parameters on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Changing or editing your kernel boot parameters is very important when you want to fix an issue that causes errors during boot, or test a new feature, activate a different driver, or disable a feature on your system. These parameters are stored as text, in the boot loader's configuration file which the kernel parses during the init process.

New story! Code bug breaks engine off-switch, sparks recall of 433,000 Ford cars

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 4:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Turning it off and on again not possible until a dealer fixes it Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines.…

New story! Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In recent weeks, the Braswell SoCs have also shown up on COM Express modules from Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell, on a Qseven COM from Congatec, and on a 3.5-inch SBC from Nexcom. Last week we rounded up a dozen Mini-ITX boards that all use the Braswell chips.

New story! New Sharing Features in Firefox

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 12:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Whichever social network you choose, it’s undeniable that being social is a key part of why you enjoy the Web. Firefox is built to put you in control, including making it easier to share anything you like on the Web’s … Continue reading

New story! Confirmed stupid: A patent on firewalls, circa 2000

Last month, the EFF faced down a lawsuit claiming that one of its "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog posts illegally defamed the inventor, a patent lawyer named Scott Horstemeyer. Days after the lawsuit became public, it was dropped.

New story! 4MLinux 13.0 Screencast and Screenshots

The status of the 4MLinux 13.0 series has been changed to S. Major changes in the core of the system, which now uses GNU Compiler Collection 5.1.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture. Additionally, I am very happy to announce that my long work on improving the 4MLinux Desktop has been finished. 4MLinux users can now enjoy the result of this work: an unique, highly customized mixture of JWM (Joe's Window Manager), Window Maker and PCManFM.

New story! Linux Mint 17.2 Improves Desktop Experience

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 2, 2015 6:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint; Story Type: News Story
Linux Mint 17.2, code-named "Rafaela," was officially released on June 30 by Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre, providing users with an incremental update over the Linux Mint 17.1 release that debuted on Nov. 29, 2014. Linux Mint's focus is always on the desktop, and the 17.2 update aims to further improve the desktop user experience with additional polish and fine-tuning on both the Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

New story! Ubuntu Linux Lands on Intel Compute Stick

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 2, 2015 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Linux is widely deployed on desktops, servers and clouds around the world and now it's coming to Intel's Compute Stick platform too.

New story! Red Hat rolls elastic Linux under SAP's HANA

Server friend finds love in big, bouncy AWS cloud Having put SAP’s HANA in-memory database on its Linux, Red Hat has gone off-premise with Amazon.…

New story! OpenSSH 6.9

  • It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Jul 2, 2015 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
The OpenSSH team has released version 6.9 of OpenSSH. This is primarily a bugfix release, with some new features.

New story! Privacy Is Personal

Try to nail two boards together with your bare hands. It can't be done. You need a hammer. But, the power is not the hammer's. It's yours, because the hammer is your tool. As a tool, it becomes part of you. That's what tools do: they enlarge your capacity for action and effect.

New story! 7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far)

One of the great things about open source is its reach beyond just the software we use. Open source isn’t just about taking principled stands, it's about making things better for the world around us. It helps spread new ideas by letting anyone with an interest modify and replicate those ideas in their own communities.

New story! Troll repellent: fighting online harassment with open source

Randi Harper has been a FreeBSD src committer, a DevOps engineer, and a FLOSS Weekly co-host. Recently, she's taken on a new role: target of sustained harassment. Randi met the harassment head-on and began developing tools to make the Internet a less hostile place. Her new organization, the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative, seeks to reduce online abuse through analysis, tools, and cooperative efforts.

New story! Steam for Linux Usage Continues Its Downward Spiral in June

The Steam for Linux platform got a great start, but for some strange reason the number of users has constantly been decreasing for the past few months and it looks like it's not stopping, although the rate seems to be changing.

New story! How to install ownCloud 8 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 2, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
OwnCloud is a OpenSource file sync and share software that can be hosted on your own server. It provides access to files trough an intuitive web interface and by WEBDAV. This tutorial will show the installation of the latest ownCloud version on Debian 8.

New story! DigiKam 4.11.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install/Update In Ubuntu 15.04/Linux Mint

digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.11.0 with huge list of 90 bug fixes.

New story! Troubleshoot & repair Linux networks

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jul 2, 2015 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
No network connection on your laptop or problems with your web hosting? We’re here to help

New story! Open organizations don't need to serve Kool-Aid

Red Hatters tend to be enthusiastic about the company and our projects, so I occasionally run into somewhat-snarky comments about us "drinking the Kool-Aid," as if we're members of a cult, repeating what we've been told to say. The truth is that any open organization fosters this kind of enthusiasm. The ideas Jim Whitehurst shares in The Open Organization aren't new to me—Red Hat isn't the first "open org" I've worked in—but Jim does a great job of explaining this business model to anyone who hasn't yet benefited from it. read more

New story! antiX 15 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 "Jessie" but Without systemd

Straight from Thessaloniki, Greece, the antiX development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the antiX 15 GNU/Linux operating system.

New story! Looking at the Cracker Hacker Economy

There’s a bit of sobering news for sites like FOSS Force, as again in 2014, technology sites top the list of the type of sites most likely to be exploited by cracker hackers, with the number on the rise. According to Symantec, last year 21.5 percent of tech sites were infected by malware, up from 9.9 percent in 2013. Even more disturbing is that number two on this list are hosting sites, up from the number three position in 2013, with a 7.3 percent infection rate.

New story! OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions

Odin (formerly Parallels) and the OpenVZ Project announced the beta release of a new version of Virtuozzo today. This is also the next version of OpenVZ as the two are merging closer together... In the extended article I go over some of the details about the bare-metal installer, what's new including libvirt and KVM support, as well as some of the changes as OpenVZ and Virtuozzo merge together in the new release.

New story! Linux-based DAQ board has simultaneous ADC and DAC I/O

Data Translation’s “DT7816″ data acquisition board runs Linux on a TI Sitara, and offers eight simultaneous ADC inputs, two DAC outputs, and 16 GPIO lines. The DT7816 is billed as a “real-time ARM-based, high throughput, high accuracy, simultaneous data acquisition module.” Its feature set is similar to the mainboard in Data Translation’s recent DT7837 device, […]

New story! 21 Canadians to follow on Twitter #CanadaDay

  •; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jul 2, 2015 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north! In honor of your special day, we've rounded up a list of Canadians in open source to follow on Twitter.

New story! Kinoma HD Linux powered HDMI stick

Kinoma HD is an HDMI stick for developers who want to display visually rich content on big displays. Kinoma HD’s HDMI output plugs into an HD capable display, connecting wirelessly to IoT devices, iOS and Android handhelds, cloud services, and content from web-based apps.

New story! Linux Mint 17.2: If only all Penguin desktops were done this way

The underlying packages in Linux Mint 17.2, just released, are largely unchanged. What you will find are a lot of improvements and added polish in everyday tools like the update manager, login screen and the Software Sources app.

New story! Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 2, 2015 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Being July 1 and all that, that time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux is one of the world's most customizable, lightweight, rolling-release distributions of GNU/Linux, an independent operating system powered by the latest Linux kernel builds and following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle.

New story! Amazon wrote a new TLS crypto library in just 6,000 lines of code

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
At 1/10 the size of OpenSSL, it should be easier to spot bugs. Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.…

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