New story! Mirantis Previews OpenStack Juno Cloud Platform

Mirantis 6.0, available now as a technical preview and for production use within three months, brings Sahara, NFV and the other new features from OpenStack Juno to the company's open source cloud computing distribution.

New story! Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 1, 2014 12:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux, Microsoft
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.

New story! Convirture Adds OpenStack Cloud Backup Tool

Convirture Backup, a new backup, restore and disaster recovery tool from Convirture, brings automated backup to OpenStack clouds running on the KVM virtualization hypervisor.

New story! How to train your doctor... to use open source

Luis Ibanez, a fellow Opensource.com moderator, gave a talk at the All Things Open conference this year about open source in healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting—I hope I caught all the numbers he shared—but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system.

New story! How to create a cool terminal dashboard in Linux

Are you looking for new ways to display information in Linux? Is Conky is too mainstream for you? Are you looking for something more geeky and flexible than screenFetch? Then maybe you should consider making a dashboard in your terminal.

New story! Ohio LinuxFest 2014 – A Look At Tomorrow

Linux is more than an alternative operating system. It’s an entire culture of sharing, of learning…and learning how to share. The torch will be passed from graybeards like Jon “Maddog” Hall to the young who are now making their talents known. Guys like Michael Schultheiss and Warren Moore…and I am just breaking my brain trying to remember the java programmer who Randy Noseworthy and I had lunch with. It’s these people that will lead us to Mars, cure diabetes and make cancer an inconvenience and not a death sentence.

New story! Simplifying application development in the cloud

Everett Toews is a Developer Advocate at Rackspace, where he works every day to make OpenStack at large and the Rackspace Cloud specifically easier for both developers and operators to use. He is co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide from O'Reilly, which we profiled earlier this year. Everett is also a core contributor to the Apache jclouds project, an open source tool designed to make it easier for developers to build applications which are able to reap the benefits of cloud computing while being agnostic to which cloud infrastructure project lies underneath. In this interview, we caught up with Everett to learn more about the Apache jclouds project and get a sneak peak at his talk next week at OpenStack Summit.

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New story! Configuring layer-two peer-to-peer VPN using n2n

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Oct 31, 2014 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
n2n is a layer-two peer-to-peer virtual private network (VPN) which allows users to exploit features typical of P2P applications at network instead of application level. This means that users can gain native IP visibility (e.g. two PCs belonging to the same n2n network can ping each other) and be reachable with the same network IP address regardless of the network where they currently belong. In a nutshell, as OpenVPN moved SSL from application (e.g. used to implement the https protocol) to network protocol, n2n moves P2P from application to network level.

New story! Quick Terminal Access with Yakuake, Quake-Style

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 31, 2014 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE
There are quite a few terminals out there, and some of them follow the drop-down style. GNOME has Guake, a GTK-based terminal emulator with lots of features, but there is also Tilda or Final Term, while the KDE de-facto terminal is Yakuake.

New story! Cloud 5: Cloud in 2020, data clouds and robots in the cloud

This week, we look at what the cloud might look in 2020, how the cloud could advance robotics and big data and data clouds.

New story! The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.10 with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig

This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic  Unicorn) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

New story! What you need to know about the Drupal vulnerability CVE-2014-3704

Do you use Drupal for your personal website? Does your company use Drupal? Can’t recall the last time it was patched? Well then, as Steve Ragan outlines in this article, it is a safe bet to assume that you’ve already been compromised.

New story! The Wide World of Canonical

I thought perhaps it was a one-off mistake, made by a marketing department flunky who had too much Red Bull while writing a press release. Being the responsible company that Canonical/Ubuntu is, and being the good FOSS community member it portrays itself to be, I assumed they’d fix the error right away and make sure that ludicrous hyperbole was not the order of the day.

New story! CoreOS offers private Docker container registries for world+dog

Container-loving Linux vendor CoreOS has made its on-premises Docker container registry software available as a standalone product. Previously, CoreOS Enterprise Registry was only available as part of the company's Premium Managed Linux offering, which it describes as "OS as a service."

New story! Verizon Launches Tech News Blog... That Bans Any Articles About Net Neutrality Or Government Surveillance

Patrick O'Neill, over at The Daily Dot, has a scoop about Verizon getting directly into our game: tech blogging. It's launched a brand new tech news website, called SugarString, which apparently is supposed to compete with other tech news sites.

New story! Drupal Users Had Seven Hours to Patch or Be Hacked

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 31, 2014 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How the Drupal project was able to define the window of vulnerability is thanks in no small part to its community of hosting vendors. Greg Knaddison, director of engineering at Card.com and a member of the Drupal Security Team, explained to eWEEK that several companies that provide hosting focused on Drupal decided to create platform-level protection against this issue that not only mitigated the attacks, but also recorded data about them.

New story! Collection of Useful Bash Functions and Aliases

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 31, 2014 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
What follows is a collection of some of the aliases and functions that I use frequently, and which I believe may be useful to others as well. I showed them here in no particular order.

New story! Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December. The UT One tablet was revealed by Phoronix, which said the leak came from Andrew Bernstein, a Linux developer who had previously launched a failed Arch Linux spinoff called “Operating System U” that included the MATE desktop environment and Wayland windows manager.

New story! Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Canonical has announced its own distribution of OpenStack, the open source cloud computing operating system, built on top of Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution.

New story! Quick Look: Puppy Linux 6.0

Puppy Linux 6.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution that can easily be run off a USB stick, SD card or live disc. This version has been dubbed “Tahrpup” by the Puppy Linux developers, and it is based on Ubuntu 14.04. It also uses Linux kernel 3.14.20.

New story! Detailed Report Shows How ISPs Are Making 'Business Choice' To Make Your Internet Connection Terrible

A couple of years ago, we wrote about an effort by the big broadband players to push the FCC away from using M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics on the internet. M-Lab is a very interesting project, focused on collecting a huge amount of data about internet performance, and making that data widely available. In the past, for example, we've highlighted an M-Lab project showing which ISPs were throttling BitTorrent.

Now, M-Lab has released a new report, along with all of the data and a very nice tool to analyze it all, called the Internet Observatory, that looks at ISP interconnection and, most importantly, its impact on consumer internet performance.

New story! CherryTree Review: The Rich Tree Notes Application

CherryTree is a notes-taking application which organizes your notes into a hierarchical tree, has support for text formatting, and is written in GTK2/Python. Lately this application has got a lot of attention due to rich features and frequent updates. It also comes by default in distributions such as MakuluLinux MATE Edition.

New story! Ohio Linux Fest 2014 - Observations from the Fedora Booth

  • Fedora Magazine; By Andrew Ward (Posted by bob on Oct 31, 2014 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Fedora Ambassadors report for Andrew Ward (award3535) and Julie Ward (jward78).

New story! Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 31, 2014 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014.

New story! Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.

New story! Drupal Hack & WordPress Users

Because of automatic upgrades at the point level, standalone WordPress users whose sites aren’t hosted by WordPress may be less likely to see an exact repeat of the current Drupal situation, but that doesn’t mean they can ignore security. Along with gee-whiz new whistles and bells, every WordPress upgrade will include new security fixes — and you definitely want to have them firmly in place.

New story! Steam Halloween Sale Kicks Off, Tens of Linux Games Up to 90% Discount

The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.

New story! Google's surprise Nexus 6 preorders anger some Android users

In today's Android roundup: Google is in deep doo-doo with some Android users over Nexus 6 preorders. Plus: The performance of Intel-based Android tablets, and Star Wars: Galactic Defense comes to Android.

New story! Weapons of MaaS Deployment

I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity.

New story! Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Now Available on Steam for Linux

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is a role-playing game which has finally made it to Steam earlier today. The game takes place in a fantasy universe called the Spine of the World and features single-player, multi-player and co-op modes.

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