New story! Canonical Wants Ubuntu to Power the IoT for Smart Toys

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 5, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IoT World Europe in Berlin is an event that takes place between 5 and 7 October, and it will be host to a lot of cool new smart devices. Canonical is launching there a new initiative named The Internet of Toys.

New story! How to force password change at the next login on Linux

In multi-user Linux environment, it's a standard practice to create user accounts with some random default password. Then after a successful login, a new user can change the default password to his or her own. For security reasons, it is often recommended to "force" users to change the default password after the first login to make sure that the initial one-time password is no longer used.

New story! Solus Operating System Is Being Delayed Due to Bad Karma

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 5, 2015 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Solus operating system was supposed to launch on October 1, but it looks like it's running a little bit late. Its developers have had a number of small setbacks, but things seem to be back on track now.

New story! World Without Linux video gets chilly reception on Reddit

In today's open source roundup: The Linux Foundation's first "World Without Linux" video bombs with Linux redditors. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Android-x86 4.4-r3. And the Solus operating system has been delayed.

New story! Linux Foundation Doubles-Down on Real-Time Linux

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 5, 2015 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Real-Time Linux is a topic that has been discussed and developed in the Linux community for a long time. The Linux Foundation today is announcing a new Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project, though it's important to first understand and realize that efforts to develop Real-Time Linux have been ongoing for over a decade.

New story! Navigating a sea of frontend frameworks

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Which frontend framework should you pick for your next web app? Pam Selle will address this famously difficult question at this year's All Things Open in Raleigh. read more

New story! Can neutron-metadata-proxy co-exist in qrouter and qdhcp namespace at the same time ?

Posting is addressing question been asked at Question : Can meta-data co-exist in qrouter and qdhcp namespace at the same time so that LANs without Routers involved can access meta-data ?

New story! Exploring the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

In my first article in my series, I wrote about the Astro Pi competition, an opportunity for UK school students to have their coded experiments run in space. We're getting closer and closer to the launch date of December 15, when British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake will embark on his six-month mission, Principia. He'll be conducting scientific experiments and engaging with young people in educational outreach activities. read more

New story! FOSS Hits & Misses on a Monday Morning

BunsenLabs Linux, a successor to CrunchBang GNU/Linux formed by a group of the CrunchBang’s admins and other adherents when CrunchBang lead developer Philip Newborough decided to move on, is in the starting blocks with its first release candidate now available online.

New story! Latest Manjaro Linux 15.09 Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.2.3, Python 3.5 Support

The Manjaro team is happy to announce the availability of a new update for their stable Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) operating system.

New story! 8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting your Android Phone

  • Insider Monkey; By George Durankiev (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
rooting your Android device does not make it any less legal and is not frowned upon in any way because it is a natural part of developing for Android and also a way for users to improve and shape their experience. Rooting does, however, have certain disadvantages even though it gives you the complete freedom you should have straight out of the box. Even so, certain manufacturers go as far as supporting it officially and releasing tools that aid you in completing the process.

New story! How to install Oxwall on a Linux VPS

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 5, 2015 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Oxwall is an open-source social networking software platform which is very flexible and very easy to use. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL as database to store its data. Many plugins are available in the Oxwall Store in order to improve the basic functionality of the social networking platform. Today, we are going to show you how to install Oxwall on a Linux VPS.

New story! PPSSPP 1.1 Gets ARM64 and Android TV Support, Still the Best Free PSP Emulator

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 5, 2015 1:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of PPSSPP, an open-source, free, and cross-platform PSP (PlayStation Portable) emulator for PCs and mobile devices, have announced the release of PPSSPP 1.1.

New story! Adobe Fixes 18 Critical Flaws in Latest Flash Player Release

  • Neurogadget (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
If your system is installed with an older version of Adobe Flash Player, you need to be swift and must update to the latest version. This application was released by Adobe a few days ago and with it, you will come across patches for up to 23 flaws that had been discovered in the previous version. if your system is running on Linux OS, you will have to download the latest Adobe Flash Player

New story! How to Install Boonex Dolphin 7 on an Ubuntu VPS

Boonex Dolphin is a popular social networking platform used by many webmasters. It allows them to build easy to use community and social media oriented websites.

New story! Professional Non-Linear Video Editing App Lightworks 12.5 Released with 4K Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 4, 2015 8:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lightworks is a professional non-linear editing solution that's used for mastering videos and is available on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. A new version has been released, and it integrates a lot of new features.

New story! Microsoft Continues to Extort Linux and Android OEMs Using Software Patents, This Time ASUS (Forced to Pre-Install Microsoft Spyware With OOXML)

A roundup of news illustrating that Microsoft is still very much in a total war against Android, (mis)using federal regulators and even software patents to get its way

New story! NixOS 15.09 Screenshot Tour

NixOS 15.09 "Dingo" has been released, the fourth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 15.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 15.09, check out the manual section on upgrading.

New story! How to install Zabbix on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

New story! Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 Released With New Plasma 5 And Apps Updates

Netrunner is a Linux distribution that comes into two versions - Main version and Rolling release. Main version is based on Kubuntu and the Rolling release is based on Manjaro Linux. The new Netrunner 2015.09 has been released with a completely different look - KDE4 has been transformed to Plasma 5.2 desktop. Let's look at the complete changes in the Netrunner 2015.09 release.

New story! Bassel Khartabil Safadi Moved to Court; Fate Uncertain

Several posts on Saturday morning, mostly on social media, report that Bassel Khartabil Safadi has been moved from Adra Prison in Damascus, Syria, and may have been transferred to the civil court of the military police area in Qaboun, Syria.

New story! October preview

October is shaping up to be our Most Open Month for several reasons. First, we're gearing up for All Things Open 2015 (ATO), which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 19 - 20.

New story! Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7

On October 3, the developers of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) open-source network monitoring and security analysis toolkit for Linux kernel-based operating systems announced the release of Network Security Toolkit 22-7248.

New story! SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1.

New story! Lunduke Pens Book, Year of the Desktop Won’t Happen & More…

While all the speakers and keynotes are not yet chosen, one of the speakers already tapped for the show is FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke, who will bring his annual “Linux Sucks” talk to the first-of-the-year Linux/FOSS event in 2016. Lunduke’s talk, oft given at SCALE and LinuxFest Northwest and other events, will be given in a venue that can fit his popularity, for starters, as well as being professionally filmed this time around.

New story! Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 3.4 Stable release

RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives. Enable Non-Volatile memory as high performing block devices and more.

New story! Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over?

  • The VAR Guy ; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story
Google and Microsoft have ended their patent war to much fanfare in the tech press. And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars are essentially over, too?

New story! 3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

  • Entrepreneur; By Michael Li (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Entrepreneurs are often strapped for cash, so it makes sense to allow your data scientists to utilize his or her favorite open-source tools. Data scientists don’t exist in a vacuum; they’re part of a larger network of peers collaborating in an open-source movement. Encouraging them to contribute to open-source projects, and giving them the time to do so, gives them a greater sense of ownership and a broader purpose: contributing to the open-source community.

New story! Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09 Is Out, Based on Linux Kernel 4.1.9 LTS and GNOME 3.16

The Manjaro Community announces the release of Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09.

New story! Zulip chat from Dropbox, Linux Foundation report, FCC rules, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source routers, Linux Foundation's report that open source code is worth billions, and more. Open source news for September 27 to October 2, 2015 read more

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