New story! Botnet takedowns: are they worth it?

The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world - botnets are continuing to infiltrate many internet-based services and causing mass disruption, and it's getting worse.

New story! Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

New story! Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version.

New story! Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

  • The Register; By Stuart Burns (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Welcome to Microsoft's pay-pay-pay plan. Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?

New story! Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System. It provides an easy to use web-based interface, Multilanguage support, Volume Management, Monitoring and a plugin system to extend it with LDAP, Bittorrent, and iSCSI capabilities. This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of OpenMediaVault.

New story! Top 5: Why its failing, Fav desktop enviro, Code gamers review, and more

This week, our best articles include a review of two code gamer platforms, 6 continous integration tools, why eat your own open source dog food, your favorite desktop environment, and why your open source project is failing. Top 5 articles of the week.

New story! Appeals court: Actually, Newegg did win that case

Newegg is famous for fighting patent trolls, and the company is currently trying to win fees from several cases where it has won or the troll has given up. In one of those cases, Newegg fought a non-practicing entity called Pragmatus Telecom, which dropped its case against Newegg before discovery was complete. Newegg asked for attorneys fees but was rejected by the Delaware district court, which found that Newegg wasn't the "prevailing party"—in other words, it hadn't really won the case at all, so it couldn't be granted fees.

New story! No, Microsoft: Your one billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

  • The Register; By Mat Asay (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
A victory worthy of a eulogy. Comment Targeting one million of anything is no longer cool, according to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Only one billion will do.

New story! Canonical Releases New Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

We reported a few days ago, on July 28, 2015, that Canonical released a kernel update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, patching four kernel vulnerabilities.

New story! Akademy 2015 coming to an end

During the BoF days from Monday to Thursday, a great many tiny videos were shot of many of the attendees by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen. These have been edited and cut up and turned into a video explaining, very shortly, what KDE really is. Being a community of people contributing to the development of software, the conclusion is straight forward. See the unsurprising conclusion in the video entitled What is KDE? (webm, mp4), created as a tribute to the KDE community and all the amazing people in it.

New story! 9 stories of science evolving with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Science might be looking a lot more like open source these days. Researchers and scientists around the world are calling for freely-licensed data sets; open-access publishing conditions; and collaborative, transparent peer review. They're seeking ways open source principles might enhance centuries-old practices of knowledge production in the digital age. It's becoming a movement: open science. In this year's series, learn more about how science is evolving through open source: read more

New story! DNF Might Handle System Upgrades in Fedora 23 Linux, Obsoletes and Retires Fedup

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 31, 2015 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Kevin Fenzi posted a new message on the Fedora devel-announce mailing list a couple of days ago, informing all users and developers about a new proposal for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, called DNF System Upgrades.

New story! KDE Plasma Mobile, NPR's newsroom tool, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at KDE Plasma Mobile, a secure video conferencing platform, open source tools for newsrooms, and more. Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 25 - 31, 2015 read more

New story! LEGO Smart Home

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Connect together IoT devices as easily as blocks of LEGO

New story! New systemd Service Promises to Automatically Swap Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers on Boot

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 31, 2015 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A new project that promises to automatically swap Nvidia or AMD/ATI proprietary video drivers during the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution that uses the controversial systemd system and service manager.

New story! An open source mapping primer

As you've surfed the web, you've surely come across many sites using embedded maps to display data. Humans are visual creatures, so presenting temperatures, crime statistics, or population densities on a map often makes quickly discerning patterns and spatial relationships easier than presenting the same facts as a boring table. Visualizations based on maps can be quite sophisticated and even show patterns across time as well as space; Maps Mania is one blog showcasing many great examples of online maps. read more

New story! Dawn of the data center operating system

  • infoworld; By Sudip Chakrabarti and Peter Levine (Posted by henke54 on Jul 31, 2015 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Linux
As data centers transform, the core insight behind virtualization -- that of carving up a large, expensive server into several virtual machines -- is being turned on its head. Instead of divvying the resources of individual servers, large numbers of servers are aggregated into a single warehouse-scale (though still virtual!) “computer” to run highly distributed applications.

New story! 30 sys admins to follow on SysAdmin Day

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Systems administrators: They keep our high-tech world up and running. From capacity planning, to 3 a.m. phone calls, to retiring that 10-year-old server that uses more power than your whole house, sys admins do it all. Open source communities would not be able to thrive without the networks, services, and tools that allow for communication and collaboration, and sys admins are the ones who work thanklessly year-round to keep them going. read more

New story! Linux-friendly COM Express module floats 3rd Gen Cores

Acrosser has introduced a pair of COM Express Type 6 Basic modules based on circa-2013 Core i7/i3 CPUs from Intel’s extended lifecycle, embedded roadmap. Being compatible with PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 Basic specifications, Acrosser’s “AMB-HM76B1″ computer-on-module has much in common with other embedded board vendors’ products in the same form factor. In Acrosser’s case, […]

New story! Systemd v223 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Jul 31, 2015 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Systemd the (controversial) replacement for the old SysV init system is now at version 223, as anounced by developer David Herrmann.

This release has some code cleanups and some nice additions to networkd.

New story! Don't want pranksters 'bricking' your Android? Just stop using the internet, duh - Google

Thanks for the top tip, now where's the patch for this bug? Video Trend Micro peeps say they have discovered a security bug that miscreants can exploit to seemingly murder millions of Android smartphones.

New story! Ubuntu MATE Will Offer a Choice Between Ubuntu Software Center and App Grid

Ubuntu MATE devs recently decided to remove the Ubuntu Software Center from the default installation. The decision was met with some resistance, but a lot of users expressed their support for the removal of the Ubuntu Software Center. Now, the team has explained what are they putting in its place.

New story! The best new OpenStack tips and tricks

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
OpenStack is a big project, and keeping it all running smoothly (or just learning what how to get started) can be a big undertaking. Even if you're a contributor to the project, there's a lot to keep track of, especially with the projects you might be less familiar with. Of course, the official documentation as well as a number of OpenStack training and certification programs can be a big help with learning more, but community-authored tutorials are a great supplement.

New story! Remote denial of service vulnerability exposes BIND servers

BIND operators released new versions of the DNS protocol software overnight to patch a critical vulnerability which can be exploited for use in denial-of-service cyberattacks.

New story! Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

New story! 3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don't Want To Miss

Do you use Twitter? Ofcourse. Do you access twitter through web browser to get notifications? Yes. Then you are missing out some great apps that can provide you the same features as web twitter client. There are numerous of twitter clients for Linux that notify on the desktop whenever something happens on twitter. I'm compiling a list of 3 twitter clients for Linux that you will find very useful. So let's get started!

New story! LibreOffice 4.4.5 "Still" Arrives with Over 80 Fixes

The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.5 has been released and is now available for download. Until the launch of the new LibreOffice 5.0, in August, this is the most advanced version of the office suite you can find.

New story! VectorLinux 7.1 "Light" Screencast and Screenshots

Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.

New story! Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Now Available for Download with the Latest KDE Plasma 5

The Kubuntu development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

New story! Oracle: Docker container tech will be in the Zone on Solaris

Larry's Unix to support cross-platform containers with unique Solaris features. Oracle is the latest company to get on the Docker bandwagon, having announced support for the application container technology to come in a future version of Solaris Unix.…

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