New story! Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 22, 2014 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.

New story! Microsoft's Garage project releases niche apps for Android

In today's Android roundup: Download Microsoft's Garage apps for Android. Plus: The release date of Android 5.0 may have been confirmed, and should you root your Android phone?

New story! Review: Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME

It's sluggish, unstable, and it seems much harder than it should be to install useful programs. What happened to it?

New story! Head of Open Source at Facebook opens up

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is seen hereafter is a partial transcription of James Pearce's OSCON session Rebooting Open Source at Facebook. For hundreds of years, open has trumped closed—sharing has trumped secrecy. read more

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution. The name stems from the 4 Ms which are Multimedia, MiniServer, Maintenance and Mystery. To be honest the 4th M really should be a G because there is no mystery, the 4th component is definitely games. I guess that 3MAnd1GLinux doesn't really roll off the tongue. The reason I have chosen to review this distribution is because of the gaming element.

New story! UbuTricks 14.10.22 Ships with 50 App Installer, Ubuntu 14.10 Support

This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).

New story! Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By anchor (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 22, 2014 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.

New story! What are useful Bash aliases and functions

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language

In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are undocumented oral histories. The native Odia speakers became hopeful of getting a lot of language related projects implemented to grow the lineage of this long literary heritage and see the language used and spoken globally, not just in literature but in computer and mobile games, interactive computer applications and in other digital media—and to reach the masses as a communicative language. read more

New story! Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15? carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM. For years, MEN Micro, which offers a wide variety of embedded systems and components, focused its computer-on-module efforts on its Linux-ready “Embedded System Module” (ESM) form-factor. The company still sells several dozen ESM, ESMini, and ESMexpress variants, but more recently has launched a new line of COM Express modules it dubs Rugged COM Express. Now, the company has a carrier board that is just as tough as its new modules.

New story! Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

New story! Mirantis Secures $100 Million for OpenStack Cloud Development

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Oct 22, 2014 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis has secured $100 million in series B funding to support its open source, vendor-neutral OpenStack cloud-computing products.

New story! Stick computer runs on quad-core Atom

Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. The market is awash in under-$100 HDMI dongle devices that run Android on ARM Cortex processors. Now, Intel’s Atom is getting the same treatment, although at a higher price.

New story! How to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.

New story! Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.

New story! Microsoft Promises Docker Open Source App Virtualization on Windows

Microsoft has announced plans to port the open source Docker containerized virtualization platform to Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Open source developers can be sure the software they're writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That's exactly what's happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud.

New story! Why Android users should be thrilled about Apple Pay

In today's Android roundup: Apple Pay might get Android users more purchasing privacy. Plus: How to switch from iOS to Android, and Google updates Google Play Music.

New story! Hey Apple, we're gonna tailor Swift as open source - indie devs throw down gauntlet

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.…

New story! RIPS - Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow. Besides the structured output of found vulnerabilities RIPS also offers an integrated code audit framework for further manual analysis.

New story! 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan requests are an option but they do take time. Even if it only takes a few days to fill an inter-library loan request, that is still time wasted for a researcher that has a deadline. While there is no single, quick fix to the problem with the academic journal prices, there is a movement applying the open source way to academic research in an attempt to solve the problem—the open access movement.

New story! News: Ubuntu Past (Warty), Present (Utopic) and Future (Vivid)

The Ubuntu 4.10 release debuted on October 20, 2004. At the time the goal of the project was to succeed where Debian was failing, namely offering users the promise of a steady release cadence.

New story! What should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 21, 2014 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's news, Munich is not switching back to Windows, will Gnome make a comeback and the all important question, what should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

New story! Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 21, 2014 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new Ubuntu Touch RTM update has been released by Canonical and it makes the operating system a lot more stable and snappier, among other changes.

New story! Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 21, 2014 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.

New story! Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 21, 2014 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

New story! How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: Interview
OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack. We had a chance to interview Bell in advance of the OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 where he will deliver two talks. The first session is about cloud federation while the second session is about multi-cell OpenStack. read more

New story! What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

New story! What would you print with a 3D printer?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
3D printing is all the rage. 3D printing changes lives. 3D printing is fun and amazing! I saw for myself this past spring when we held our first Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com. Here, we're printing a gear. read more

New story! UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source A group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

New story! A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

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