New story! Oracle Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

New story! Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

  • Fedora Magazine; By Chris Roberts (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2014 12:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.

New story! Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

New story! Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.

New story! What kind of tablet do you use?

It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?

New story! FoundationDB, DataRPM Partner on NoSQL Big Data Analytics

FoundationDB and DataRPM have partnered to combine NoSQL data storage with cognitive Big Data analytics and visualization. In a deal centered on combining NoSQL data storage with cognitive, natural-language Big Data discovery and analytics, FoundationDB and DataRPM have announced a partnership that will bring their platforms together.

New story! New openQRM Cloud 5.1.4 release offers new Cloud portal and Android OS support

openQRM Enterprise is a web-based open source datacenter management and cloud computing platform that integrates flexibly with existing components in enterprise datacenters.

New story! BitKey: A secure, Debian-based Live OS for bitcoin transactions

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 23, 2014 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
BitKey itself is a simple solution for bitcoin users. The current build offers encrypted wallet storage, and comes in a very minimal Xfce desktop.

New story! Xen Unveils Mirage OS 2.0 for Open Source Virtual Cloud Apps

The open source Xen Project believes it has made it easier than ever to "compile your own cloud" with the release of MirageOS v2.0, which simplifies and optimizes deployment of cloud-based apps running on the Xen virtualization hypervisor.

New story! Two Years With Debian GNU/Linux - An Average Guy's Verdict

One uneducated Linux enthusiast with basic needs' take on using Debian Wheezy as his everyday OS for a few years, with some notes on KDE as well.

New story! KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment

Plasma 5 is powered by the open-source Qt 5 cross-platform user interface framework. Hardware acceleration for graphics is now supported with the OpenGL graphics API. With Qt 5 and OpenGL, Plasma 5 is able to provide users with not only improved graphics performance, but also a more fluid user experience. Plus, the new Kickoff application launcher enables users to rapidly find and access applications and content on a system. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, KaOS and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of KDE Plasma 5.

New story! Xen hypervisor: Assign Virtual Disk to a Virtual Machine

Dealing with our daily admin tasks we face lot of requests where we need to assign virtual disks or additional disks to Virtual Machines running on Xen hypervisor.

New story! Tails 1.1 Screenshot Tour

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues. Notable user-visible changes include: re-base on Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'; upgrade thousands of packages; migrate to GNOME 3 'fallback' mode; install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org; UEFI boot support, which should make it possible to boot Tails on modern hardware and Apple computers; replace the Windows XP camouflage with a Windows 8 camouflage; bring back VirtualBox guest modules, installed from Wheezy backports, full functionality is only available when using the 32-bit kernel. Fix write access to boot medium via udisks; upgrade the web browser to 24.7.0esr.

New story! SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud

SAP has been moving its enterprise suite to the cloud for some time, and now it's embracing the open source cloud.

New story! KDE's Semantic Desktop: Nepomuk vs. Baloo

One of the most disliked features of the early KDE SC 4 releases was the developers' attempt to establish the semantic desktop. The tools to further this goal are Nepomuk and Akonadi. While Nepomuk tries to interconnect meta data from different desktop applications, Akonadi is a service that stores and retrieves data from PIM applications like mail, calendar and contacts. Together, they pave the road to allow users to find data, structured and connected by tags, ratings and comments, covering different file formats. On top of that, Strigi performs the indexing that enables users to find data with simple search terms in KDE's file manager Dolphin.

New story! Netrunner 14 - The perfect blend of usability and flexibility

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 23, 2014 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Linux used to be perceived as being difficult to install, difficult to use and bereft of decent applications. With the current crop of distributions such as Linux Mint, Zorin OS and Netrunner, those perceptions will forever be consigned to the history books. Netrunner 14 is easy to install, easy to use and comes packed with the best applications that Linux has to offer.

New story! UK government makes on open document standards

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both government and citizens and for public administrations to avoid being locked in to software “that is still provided by just a few large companies."

New story! How open source launched my small business

Open source hardware has truly changed my life. It allowed me to launch my own business. "How so," you might ask? Well, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? read more

New story! Schools Are Gobbling Up Chromebooks: 1 Million Sold in 3 Months

iPads are still the apple of educators' eyes, but Google Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular in the classroom.

New story! Banana Pi review tastier than Raspberry?

Does the first of the true Raspberry Pi clones have what it takes to come out from the shadow of its highly-successful inspiration?

New story! Giving Sub-Saharan African communities an online presence

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2014 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs of service and poor infrastructure, according to a recent World Economic Forum report. read more

New story! How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2014 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7 Apache Subversion, which is commonly referred to in its abbreviated form as SVN, (named after the command name SVN) is a popular software versioning and revision control system which is distributed as a free software under the Apache License. Outlined below are the steps in the process of installing and using of SVN and mod_dav_svn on CentOS 7

New story! Firefox 31 Brings Developer Tools and Security Fixes

Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development

New story! Project fosters free, open, secure, public hotspots

The EFF’s Open Wireless Router project is developing an open source CeroWRT-based Linux stack for secure, WiFi routers that can publicly share data. The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has released an experimental hacker alpha version of a proposed new open source wireless router stack that supports secure, shareable WiFi networks.

New story! Nine Reasons Linux Rules the Supercomputing Space

The latest TOP500 List of the fastest supercomputers in the world helped many in the technology community understand what open-source aficionados have known for years: Linux has quickly become the operating system of choice in the high-performance computing (HPC) market, growing from relative obscurity 15 years ago to powering 97 percent of the fastest computers in the world. But its appeal is found in more than cost or choice. Here are a few of the main reasons Linux has grown to own the lion's share of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Although the United States remains the top country in terms of overall systems, with 233, this is down from 265 on the November 2013 list. The number of Chinese systems on the list rose from 63 to 76, giving the Asian nation nearly as many supercomputers as the United Kingdom, with 30; France, with 27; and Germany, with 23—combined. Japan also increased its showing, up to 30 from 28 on the previous list. HP has the lead in systems and now has 182 systems (36 percent), compared to IBM, with 176 systems (35 percent). HP had 196 systems (39 percent) six months ago, and IBM had 164 systems (33 percent) six months ago. In the system category, Cray remains third with 10 percent (50 systems).

New story! Best Linux Browsers

Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework: Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, just as they have for other popular desktop platforms. With this evolution, both good and bad revelations have been discovered. Revelations from new functionality, to broken extensions, and so forth. In this article, I'll serve as your guide through these murky waters to help you discover the best in Linux browsers.

New story! UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.

New story! First Commercial Web Games Launch Leveraging Mozilla-Pioneered Technology

Mozilla is proving the Web is a powerful gaming platform by creating new technologies and developer tools that enable game creators to port their popular titles to the Web. One of the trailblazers using these technologies is Trendy Entertainment, which is leveraging Emscripten and asm.js to bring its highly popular Dungeon Defenders title to the Web. Trendy announced today it will release a version of Dungeon Defenders Eternity featuring the same visuals and gameplay as the native desktop version, but available on the Web at near native speeds. Later today, the full game will be available to buy on Steam.

New story! Install Google Docs on Linux with Grive Tools

Google Drive is two years old now and Google’s cloud storage solution seems to be still going strong thanks to its integration with Google Docs and Gmail. There’s one thing still missing though: a lack of an official Linux client. Apparently Google has had one floating around their offices for a while now, however it’s not seen the light of day on any Linux system.

New story! Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

Developers of Tor software believe they’ve identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users. The Black Hat organizers recently announced that a talk entitled “You Don’t Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget” by researchers Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) was canceled at the request of the legal counsel of the university’s Software Engineering Institute because it had not been approved for public release.

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