New story! I Tried Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor

I'm trying out the beta of the Mate Flavor of the next version of Ubuntu. So far so good. Mate has some good improvements, and the beta version does not seem to be very buggy.

New story! digiKam Sprint 2014

digiKam is a mature open-source project (more than 14 years old now) that provides a digital asset management application oriented to photography post-production.

New story! The Year of the Linux Smart Phone

The “Year of the Linux desktop” is something you often hear about in the Linux community. This idea refers to the year when Linux will claim the dominant market-share percentage from operating systems such as Windows and OSX. While I am not sure if Linux on the desktop will ever become dominant, one thing is for certain: Linux has already outpaced all of the other competitors in the mobile market.

New story! Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 release is generally available today, providing users with the promise of a more secure and optimized operating system for Docker containers. The Atomic Host release comes alongside the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, which also debuts today.

New story! 4 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with Chrome for Linux

Chrome for Linux provides almost all of the features of a Chromebook -- and as a result I get the best of both worlds: The security, freedom and ownership of Linux, and the flexibility of gaining access to services and apps through Chrome.

New story! I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. The Rico Board is the first single board computer we’ve seen to tap the single-core, Cortex-A9 AM437x Sitara system-on-chip from Texas Instruments, aside from TI’s own $599 evaluation EVM.

New story! Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren’t needed to run Docker containers.

New story! Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. read more

New story! Marvell Eyes IoT Developers by Open Sourcing KinomaJS Code

Marvell has made KinomaJS, a Java platform for building apps for embedded devices, including IoT electronics, available under an open source Apache 2.0 license.

New story! Demand for Linux Skills Growing Faster Than Talent Pool: Report

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 5, 2015 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
While 92 percent of hiring managers plan to hire Linux pros in the next 6 months, 88 percent said it's very or somewhat difficult to find qualified candidates.

New story! Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

New story! Make a Twitter-controlled desk lamp with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Think about the Internet today. Websites and web services are in deep conversation with each other through the so-called API (Application Program Interface) economy. Websites such as Facebook, Weather.com, and ESPN all offer APIs that the rest of the cloud can leverage and interact with. Through this API economy, the exchange of data is free-flowing and massive. However, the only things that are taking part in this conversation are typically computers, laptops, and smartphones. What happens when other electronic devices can start to take part in this data exchange? read more

New story! The March 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2015 issue.

New story! How to setup a LAMP development environment in Vagrant

In the previous tutorial, we have learned about the basics of Vagrant. In this tutorial, we will move to next level and will learn more about Vagrant and setting up LAMP development environment in Vagrant. To start with, LAMP stands for: Linux (OS/Kernel), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), PHP (Scripting Language). It is an open-source Web development environment which lets you create web applications. It is generally also referred as Web Stack.

New story! Linux shell Sticky Bit usage and examples

  • Linuxconfig.org; By Linuxconfig.org (Posted by linuxer on Mar 5, 2015 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Before we talk about what is a Sticky bit let's start by explaining why do we need it. For example we have a directory /var/share somewhere on the filesystem with a full access for all permission groups that is owner, group and any, thus all permission bits are set to "on".

New story! COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now […]

New story! Google shares gRPC as alternative to REST for microservices

Google recently released gRPC as open source, an efficient framework for remote procedure calls (RPC) that uses a variety of programming languages.

New story! Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

Microsoft has reserved the right to nail firms making Android devices running its Office suit for possible Windows patent infringements.

New story! New FREAK Attack Threatens Many SSL Clients

For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack.

New story! Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service. The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which was based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip.

New story! Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For Linux, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

New story! Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

Red Hat (RHT) entered the cloud consultation and support services market in a major way this week with the launch of its Cloud Innovation Practice, which introduces cloud setup and architecting solutions that go far beyond those provided with the open source giant's software products.

New story! No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
With the new Linux 4.0 kernel, you'll need to reboot Linux less often than ever.

New story! Why database as a service is like a stack of pancakes

Life may be like a box of chocolates , but I’d say that Database as a Service is like a stack of pancakes. In honor of National Pancake Day, let me count the ways.

New story! How To Create A Bootable Fedora USB Drive

This guide shows how you can use Windows to create a bootable Fedora USB drive. The guide shows how to get Fedora and how to get and use the Rawrite32 tool.

New story! rTorrent - command line Bit Torrent client in Ubuntu Linux

As a Linux system admin we love to download and upload larger files using bit torrent clients from command line or from terminal. This can be possible with the help of rTorrent

New story! Xfce Releases Version 4.12

Evolution, not revolution, to match users’ needs: That is what’s behind the process the Xfce team uses in developing their desktop environment. So, despite what some consider a long time between releases, Xfce released version 4.12 last week, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10.

New story! Quick Containers with Fedora Dockerfiles

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
At this point, Docker needs little introduction. Running applications in a container is all the rage right now, and the Fedora Project has been working hard to make sure that […]

New story! Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals."But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

New story! System 76 announces Meerkat Ubuntu desktop computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out the tiny Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. Plus: The 2015 Linux Jobs Report, and Mozilla releases Unity 5 to game developers.

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