New story! F22 Cloud/Atomic Test Day May 7th!

Fedora 22 is on the cusp of being released and the Fedora Cloud Working Group has elected to organize a test day for May 7th in order to work out some bugs before shipping it off to the rest of the world.

New story! Firejail Seccomp Guide

This article describes how to build a whitelist seccomp-bpf filter and how to attach the filter to a user program and all its descendants using Firejail sandbox.

New story! US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

Faced with criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun a review of the secretive use of cellphone surveillance technology that mimics cellphone towers, and will get more open on its use, according to a newspaper report.

New story! The current state of Drupal security

  • Opensource.com; By Andrew Thornton (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Greg Knaddison has worked for big consulting firms, boutique software firms, startups, professional service firms, and former Drupal Security Team leader. Michael Hess works with the University of Michigan School of Information and the UM Medical Center teaching three courses on content management platforms and overseeing the functionality of hundreds of campus websites.

New story! The Kilo release is here, and other OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

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New story! 100 Essential Free Apps

We can all admire the vast number of open source apps and tools that are available on modern operating systems. They come in all shapes and sizes. Small console tools that can be easily integrated into large projects, feature-rich apps that offer everything bar the the kitchen sink, well designed tools, and eye catching candy. Open source software holds numerous compelling advantages over proprietary software.

New story! The World’s First Ubuntu-Powered Drone is Here - Video

After introducing the Erle-Copter drone powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core back in February 2015, Erle Robotics, a Spanish company known for all sorts of Linux-powered robots, launched on May 3 the world’s first Ubuntu-powered drone. Powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core and the ROS framework, Erle-Copter is a great looking drone that has a flight time of approximately 20 minutes, and it is built to support a payload of up to 2 kg.

New story! Google, Red Hat, and VMware announce CoreOS container support

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 4, 2015 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Docker faces challenge as CoreOS's open container format gains allies

New story! Ultimate Boot CD Live Aims to Become a Parted Magic Replacement, Based on Debian

The development team behind the popular UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) project have announced recently that they are working on a Live version of Ultimate Boot CD, which is currently based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and has the ultimate goal of becoming a Parted Magic replacement.

New story! Accessibility in Linux is good (but could be much better)

Before I dive in, I suggest that you read 6 reasons people with disabilities should use Linux, which provides background for my article. Gnu/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities. In this article, I'll discuss some of the advantages, as well as areas that need improvement. Because I use Fedora, my article is written based on my experience with that Linux distribution. read more

New story! Linux is an operating system for all ages

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 4, 2015 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux is for everyone from 13 to 84. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

New story! Mumblehard--Let's End Its Five-Year Reign

Linux has a well deserved reputation as being one of the most secure platforms for individuals and businesses. This is largely due to the way security is integrated into the system, but there is a great risk in being too complacent. Recent events serve to remind us that there is no such thing as an uncrackable system.

New story! New Ubuntu smartphone with desktop functionality

During the keynote of the Ubuntu Online Summit for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10, Mark Shuttleworth shared a few details about a new upcoming Ubuntu smartphone.

New story! An Easy Way to Pay for Journalism, Music and Everything Else We Like

Some of us work for money. Some of us work for love. Some of us work for both, or just because we feel compelled or obliged.

New story! Get ready for Wagtail, the best Django CMS yet

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2015 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now that the Wagtail CMS is gearing up for its 1.0 release, I wanted to take some time to introduce you to the all around best and most flexible Django CMS currently available. Wagtail has been around for a while, but doesn’t seem to get the attention I believe it deserves. read more

New story! MakuluLinux 9 Xfce Screencast

The New 9 Series Kicks off with the Release of the new Xfce Edition which comes in 2 flavors. Read the release notes in the Xfce Section above and then grab your Copy from the Download section. MakuluLinux is a Debian-based distribution providing a sleek, smooth and stable user experience on any computer. It includes pre-installed multimedia codecs, device drivers and software for everyday use.

New story! What are the differences between Linux distributions?

In today's open source roundup: What makes Linux distributions different from one another? Plus: Chromixium combines Ubuntu and Chrome OS. And Ubuntu 15.10 to be called Wily Werewolf.

New story! Launchpad Can Now Import Git Repositories

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 4, 2015 12:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has announced that Git repositories can now be hosted directly on Launchpad, which was one of the most requested features of the community.

New story! SolidRun CuBox-i is a 2-inch Cube with Quad-Core ARM SoC, 4GB of RAM

Will come pre-installed with Android and Kodi home-theater software.

New story! Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 4, 2015 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Vtiger CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management application written in PHP. It offers features such as sales automation, marketing automation, analysis and reporting, customer support and many others.

New story! Announcing the Birth of Hurd

After a 25 year gestation, Hurd has finally been born. It was a difficult birth and it’s now being kept in an incubator under the care of Debian.

New story! How to access a Linux server behind NAT via reverse SSH tunnel

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on May 4, 2015 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
You are running a Linux server at home, which is behind a NAT router or restrictive firewall. Now you want to SSH to the home server while you are away from home. How would you set that up? SSH port forwarding will certainly be an option. However, port forwarding can become tricky if you are […]Continue reading... The post How to access a Linux server behind NAT via reverse SSH tunnel appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create an HTTP tunnel on Linux with httptunnel How to diff remote files over SSH How to edit a remote file over ssh How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

New story! Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre2 Ships with KDE Apps 15.04, KDE Frameworks 5.9, and Xfce 4.12

On March 3, the Manjaro development team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system.

New story! Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing

Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android? The two dominant players in the mobile space carry with them very loyal fanbases who, for some reason, like to spar off with one another over whose tech-daddy could beat up the other. The companies compete with the same level of petty at times, which doesn't help.

New story! Steam for Linux Usage Drops Dramatically in April, It's Now Under 1%

A new Steam Hardware Survey has been released for the month of April, and it doesn't bring good news for Linux users. This is probably one of the worst months for the Linux platform in a long time.

New story! Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Linux. What do you think?

A few days ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new development tool for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, mostly focused on web development. What do you think about it? It was really necessary?

New story! Cross-platform: Linux developed game on iOS and Android (and Windows and OS X)

Same source-code running on the major desktop and mobile platforms. We were told to "prove it". So we did.

New story! First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2015 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today we take a closer look at the number one feature of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, due for release on May 12, 2015, an all-new tab-based Preferences page that many other modern browsers already have for some time now.

New story! Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us

We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and I've discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of our decisions on whether or not we can speak. NiemanLabs has a great example of where this becomes problematic in a story about how SoundCloud will not even consider fair use in making decisions about whether or not to take down content, and how that's harming journalism:

New story! Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

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