New story! Wikimedia contributor shares his Linux story

Computers have fascinated me since childhood, but my first encounter—like many others—was not with Linux. For me, it was with Microsoft Paint. Then, many years later in 2011, it was my Wikipedia mentor, Shiju Alex, who introduced me to Linux. Since then, it's been my life! read more

New story! Calligra 2.9.7 Open-Source Office Suite Adds Multiple Kexi and Krita Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Caligra 2.9.7 arrived earlier today, September 3, and it is a free update to all existing users of the open-source office suite, adding multiple improvements to the Kexi and Krita components, as well as many general changes.

New story! Code ninjas earn "belts" with CoderDojo

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2014, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the IT industry in the US would grow by 18% before 2022; in software development, the increases ranged from 8% to 20%, depending on the type of development work. Rationally, we should expect that the trend won't just end in 2020; as our world becomes more and more connected, we move toward a global economy that is powered by information. read more

New story! Intel unveils its 6th Gen Core processors

Intel debuted its 6th Gen Core (Skylake) processors, ranging from 4.5 Watt TDP SoCs with internal I/O hubs, to 45+ Watt honkers with external I/O hub chips. Intel bills the 6th Gen Intel Core as its “most scalable processor family ever.” After more than four years of development, Intel’s “Skylake” architecture is now breathing life into 48 processors organized in four sets — Y-series, U-series, H-series, and S-series — and ranging from 4.5 to 91 Watt TDPs.

New story! Is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility a Trojan Horse?

Although some have been trying to sound the alarm, many of us have been lulled into complacency brought by a belief that Microsoft is no longer a real threat and that we are now free to concentrate all of our energies on growing Linux and FOSS, which is basically all we’ve wanted to do.

New story! GTK+ 3.17.8 Adds Even More Improvements to Wayland, Prepares for GNOME 3.18

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME Project prepares for the release of the second Beta build of the forthcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, the GTK+ development team announced the release of GTK+ 3.17.8.

New story! ChaletOS, New & Beautiful Linux Distribution Based On Xubuntu And A Clone Of Windows

Now when Linux is becoming more & more popular among non-Linux users, there is a Linux distribution dedicated for such users who are blank about Linux. ChaletOS is a new, sleek & beautiful operating system that is very much Like modern Windows. ChaletOS aims for making ease in learning Linux, taking away from complexities for new users. Personally I think about their aim, "Great!". Let's take a look at this new & sleek Linux distro.

New story! SanDisk and Nexenta release open-source, flash software-defined storage array

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
What do you get when you put open-source software and flash drives together? The first open-source software-defined storage array.

New story! Apple v. Samsung is headed toward an incredible fourth jury trial

In March or April of 2016, yet another jury will be summoned to federal court in San Jose to weigh in on the long-running dispute between the world's two biggest smartphone companies.

New story! Canonical Invites App Developers to Test Its Next Generation Ubuntu SDK

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Zoltán Balogh published a very interesting article for all Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu Phone app developers, informing them about the upcoming, next-generation version of the Ubuntu SDK software.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Enters Beta Improving Container Support

Red Hat is out today with a beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. (RHEL), providing users with an early preview of new features set to become generally available later this year.

New story! Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45

Tuesday turned out to be a busy day for browser makers. The three major vendors in the space-Google; Mozilla; and Microsoft-joined arms and announced their intent to stop support for the weakened RC4 encryption algorithm starting early next year. Google, having already announced it would pause Flash-based ads in Chrome yesterday, pushed through version 45 of the browser, patching 29 security vulnerabilities in the process.

New story! Ubuntu Snappy Core Runs on Banana Pi BPI-M2 with Linux Kernel 4.1.6, Download Now

The guys and gals from the Banana Pi project announced earlier today that they've managed to make the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system from Canonical run on the Banana Pi BPI-M2 single-board computer.

New story! How to stitch photos into a panorama with Hugin Panorama Creator on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Almost every modern digital camera offers the ability of “on the fly” panorama creation, but often you will find the result of this automated process not to meet expectations. For this reason, it's best to take the sequence of photos as individual continuous images and then you use some kind of software tool to stitch them together in a proper way.

New story! The True Internet of Things

Before the Internet there were just nets, and they didn't get along. Each was a country or a city-state of its own, with hard boundaries that could not be crossed—or could be crossed only if the owners of the networks created closed and silo'd ways of doing it.

New story! Alliance for Open Media will develop a royalty-free video codec

Seven leading Internet companies today announced formation of the Alliance for Open Media – an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest. The Alliance’s founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix.

New story! Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.2

The Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical had their regular meeting on September 1, announcing the rebasing of Ubuntu 15.10's development kernel packages, the master-next branch, on the recently released Linux 4.2 kernel.

New story! Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source

Don Schenck is a Rackspace developer advocate, meaning he writes code, writes about code, speaks at conferences, teaches workshops, and helps customers. Prior to Rackspace, Don worked across a broad range of industries, from developing systems to reduce civilian casualties in military engagements to building software to control machines that cut and bend reinforcing steel. read more

New story! Hacker proves with Open Data that Microsoft license costs don’t matter

no, not really. Still this graph is a better starting point to discuss these issues than certain slogans. And also proves something important about Open Data

New story! We did it ourselves: The open organization in education

Reading The Open Organization was exciting because author Jim Whitehurst catalyzed many ideas that I've had swimming in my consciousness. Jim says that his role at Red Hat is more of a catalyst than a CEO in the traditional sense of how we use the word. The open organization is less about CEOs and more about community building and empowerment. His approach reminds me of ancient wisdom found in the Tao te Ching: read more

New story! Hello, Columbus: Ohio LinuxFest Up Next Oct. 2-3

The 13th annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Hosting authoritative speakers in a large expo hall, the OLF welcomes all free and open source software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about free and open source software.

New story! Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.

New story! F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!

Hey everyone! Fedora 23 has been baking in the oven. The Fedora Cloud WG has elected to do a temperature check on September 8th. For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have... Continue Reading →

New story! How to Make Unbreakable Passwords In Your Head Using Mental Cryptography

The problem, of course, is trusting a single third-party with this task. Turing Award winner Manuel Blum recently proposed a solution at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum that uses ID-based encryption but avoids the third-party password generator. Instead, this encryption is done mentally by the user.

New story! How to Install Linux Kernel 4.2 on Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint

Arne Exton, an independent distribution developer, has informed us earlier today, September 2, that he managed to compile new kernel packages for Ubuntu/Debian-based distributions.

New story! Stupid Patent of the Month: “Internet drink mixer” vs. everyone

It's that time of the month again: the Electronic Frontier Foundation has selected a winner for its "Stupid Patent of the Month" contest.

Patent-holding company Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations (RCDI) owns US Patent No. 8,788,090, which was granted in 2014 and describes a system where a "remote server" "transmits" a "product preference" via a "communication module." Using those broad claims, RCDI has sued more than 20 companies for making things that connect to the Internet. The company sued ADT (PDF) over its Pulse product that allows for things like adjusting a thermostat.

New story! We did it ourselves: The open organization in education

Reading The Open Organization was exciting because author Jim Whitehurst catalyzed many ideas that I've had swimming in my consciousness. Jim says that his role at Red Hat is more of a catalyst than a CEO in the traditional sense of how we use the word. The open organization is less about CEOs and more about community building and empowerment. His approach reminds me of ancient wisdom found in the Tao te Ching: read more

New story! How to automatically dim your screen on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a […]Continue reading...

New story! Tips for avoiding impostor syndrome

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 2, 2015 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
At this year's Texas Linux Fest, Rackspace's Major Hayden talked to us about impostor syndrome. read more

New story! RDO Juno DVR Deployment (Controller/Network)&Compute&Compute on CentOS 7.1

Neutron DVR implements the fip-namespace on every Compute Node where the VMs are running. Thus VMs with FloatingIPs can forward the traffic to the External Network without routing it via Network Node.It also implements the L3 Routers across the Compute Nodes, so that tenants intra VM communication will occur without Network Node involvment.Neutron DVR provides the legacy SNAT behavior . . .

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