New story! Has the time come to rebrand open source?

OK, take a deep breath and don't panic! I assure you that I'm not asking you to do anything that you have not already done before. Let me explain myself before I go any further. I'm the CEO of a web design agency in Malmö, Sweden that specializes in web publishing and digital presence. We create websites using TYPO3 which is a web Content Management Solution.

New story! Install LibreOffice 4.3.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

LibreOffice 4.3.3 has been officially released earlier today, being an incremental bug fix release over the stable 4.3.x series.

New story! Contributing effectively to OpenStacks Neutron project

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2014 12:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud
Earlier this year, Kyle Mestery posted an article on his blog outlining some common misconceptions about contributing to the Neutron project and how to contribute effectively upstream.

New story! Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country’s history. The court said that the unauthorised access to CSC’s mainframe was of a “systematic and organised character”, dismissing the Swede’s claims that his computer was used by others to carry out the hack as “unlikely”.

New story! Things I Do in Windows When I Forget It's Not Linux

Many Linux users out there dual-boot with a Windows system, or they just use the two operating systems separately. An interesting thing happens when you're in Windows and you try to do something that you think is normal, but that feature doesn't exist.

New story! Iron Man costume made on the shoulders of giants

When Iron Man set foot on stage at the Red Hat Halloween party last year, my jaw dropped. A huge applause erupted. It was like the real Iron Man stepped out of the Hollywood big screen and was right in front of us. I was waiting for it to start flying.

New story! How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues.

New story! Windows 7: Officially Dead This Week

With no funeral, retrospectives, accolades, or notes of sadness, the Windows 7 era has come to an end.

New story! Puppy Linux 6.0 Screenshot Tour

We have another official Puppy Linux release. Since I retired from developing Puppy Linux early in 2014, keen members of the Puppy community forked my Woof Puppy builder, naming it woof-CE. Since then, 01micko has been active with a Puppy built from Slackware packages, named 'Slacko Puppy'. The guys have also been working on another pup, built from Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' binary packages, under the leadership of Phil Broughton and this has now reached release status. It is named 'Tahrpup' and is version 6.0. Tahrpup is an official release of Puppy Linux for those who would like the package manager to have compatibility with the large collection of packages in the Ubuntu repository.

New story! MXM2 module runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2014 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Cogent’s Linux-ready, MXM2 “CSB1790″ COM gives you a choice of AMD G-Series SoCs plus PCIe and dual SATA ports, one of which can drive an onboard SSD. The CSB1790 computer-on-module is somewhat similar to the CSB1890T10-Q15 announced by Cogent Computer Systems last December. However, there are some key distinctions here, including a different form-factor, the […]

New story! Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick

Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under control.

New story! Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle. The Ittia DB SQL database and its antecedents, including .db*, have shipped in a wide variety of devices, including a circa 2005, Linux-based Oshkosh A3 HEMTT tactical truck. The lightweight, Linux- […]

New story! Why Microsoft loves Linux

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?

New story! Android's dominance in Europe crushes Windows Phone

In today's Android roundup: Windows Phone is in deep trouble in Europe as Android reigns supreme. Plus: LG sells 16.8 million Android phones, and Android 5.0 Lollipop's security features.

New story! OpenStack Paris Summit Could be a Turning Point for Project

  • Tesora Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 30, 2014 12:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here?

New story! Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Federico Kereki (Posted by bob on Oct 29, 2014 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android, IBM, Linux
Because Android devices are portable computers and quite powerful at that, it's not much of a stretch to imagine performing the same tasks you can perform from a desktop or laptop. This tutorial shows how to connect to a remote server

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Kylin is an official Ubuntu subproject whose goal is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users using the Simplified Chinese writing system. 14.10. In this release of Kylin 14.10, we have improved system stability and have added more new features, which deliver a better user experience.

New story! BYOD: Why the biggest security worry is the fool within rather than the enemy without

The vast majority - 95 percent - of IT managers are prepared to admit that they are struggling to tackle all the potential security threats they face and 87 percent believe that the biggest threats came from mobile devices in the hands of careless employees, according to a new survey.

New story! Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE released

In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months.

New story! Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system

Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.

New story! Keys to diversity in tech are more simple than you think

I attended the All Things Open conference this year (in Raleigh, NC on October 22 and 23, 2014), and one of the sessions I enjoyed the most (aside from Bob Young's wisdom in business session) was a panel on Women in Open Source and Technology. The conversation was candid and open, and it took a real look at what it's like for women working in technology.

New story! Short Stack: EMC's Hybrid Cloud Play, Canonical's OpenStack offering and Kilo specs

This week, EMC makes a big move to the hybrid cloud (including OpenStack, naturally), Canonical hops on the OpenStack bandwagon and the Kilo specs are here. The Kilo specs are here.

New story! How to use ISPConfig and Seafile without manual file modifications

Seafile is an open-source cloud based file storage system similar to Dropbox & Box. The difference is that Seafile can be deployed on a client's own system. This provides a greater safety and security factor as the passwords are only interchanged between the client who setup the system, and his / her own users rather than a corporate cloud hosting company.

New story! Guake Review - The Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 29, 2014 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When people hear about Linux and terminals they usually cringe, especially if they are new to the platform. That doesn't have to be the case and the terminal is usually your friend and you can even enhance it. This is where Guake comes into play, and what a truly a marvellous tool it is!

New story! Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 29, 2014 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, PHP
This week, Zend announced its new Zend Server 8 platform, with a heavy emphasis on a feature it calls Z-ray. The Zend Server platform was first introduced back in 2009 and has steadily been improved ever since. The basic idea behind the Z-Ray is that much like an X-Ray (with the Z standing for Zend), the feature looks into the applications that the server is delivering.

New story! Looking Ahead at Upcoming FOSS Events

A biennial tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area, MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions. MeetBSD can be traced back to a local workshop for BSD developers and users, hosted annually in Poland since 2004. Since then, MeetBSD’s popularity has spread, and it’s now widely recognized as its own conference with participants from all over the world.

New story! How You Can Help Reduce CPU Usage in Mesa3D

Finding places where CPU use in Mesa can be improved is a great place to start contributing to Mesa. It doesn't require you to know much about how Mesa works to get started, but at the same time you will quickly learn how things fit together as you follow the output from profiling applications.

Also you don't necessarily need to be a super programmer to identify hotspots in the code and try to come up with a way to reduce CPU as I will hopefully show you below.

New story! Everybody Is Talking About Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 29, 2014 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's About Linux News I focus on the release of Ubuntu 14.10 and the obsession with including the entire name into a headline. Also, Why Currys/PC World might come unstuck by voiding warranties on computers with Linux installed,

New story! LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins

When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.

New story! Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

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