New story! Install Question2Answer on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Question2Answer on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Question2Answer is an open source question-answer system written in PHP, used by over 14,000 sites in 40 languages.

New story! Red Hat: Meet Chacha20 and Poly1305

The wait is over, we finally completed the OpenSSL 1.0.2a port to Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. As an added bonus, GOST, ChaCha20 and Poly1305 are provided part of the available ciphers list.

New story! Systemd hee hee: Jesse Debian gallops (slowly) into view

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 7, 2015 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: News Story
But your server bits get rustled, cowboy Review The Debian Project may not be that slow with new releases, but sometimes it feels like it. The project typically releases a new version "when it's ready," which seems to work out to about once every two years lately.…

New story! The Internet of Things to take a beating in DefCon hacking contest

  • Network World; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by bob on May 7, 2015 1:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Hackers will put Internet-connected embedded devices to the test at the DefCon 23 security conference in August. Judging by the results of previous Internet-of-Things security reviews, prepare for flaws galore.

New story! Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access. The “Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core Special Edition” is functionally almost identical to the Erle-Copter quadrotor drone announced by Erle Robotics in December, but instead of the usual Debian Linux distribution, it offers one […]

New story! Dell's new computing appliance brings Windows apps to Chromebooks

After debuting its own Chromebook for education last year, Dell is turning its Chrome OS attention to offices. The company announced on Tuesday a new computing appliance to deliver Windows applications on Chromebooks.

New story! Citizens Looking To Safely Record Interactions With Law Enforcement Have A Couple Of New Options To Consider

The ACLU has a "new" app available that allows users to record interactions with the police and automatically upload them to the ACLU's servers to preserve the footage in case the phone is seized… or smashed on the ground...

... If your local ACLU chapter hasn't put together an app to automatically archive recordings of law enforcement interactions, there's another app on the way that will give anyone the ability to capture footage and ensure that, not only will it survive attempts to destroy evidence, but that it will possibly be seen by others as the event unfolds...

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Screencast

We are pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform. The enhanced functionality provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta enables organizations to tailor their infrastructure for the business needs of today while remaining flexible enough to prepare for the IT challenges of tomorrow, starting with helping enterprises to preserve investments in existing infrastructure. These include: Increased interoperability with Active Directory and Identity Management servers through the addition of new capabilities to the Identity Management client code (SSSD); Clufter, included as a Technology Preview, a tool/library for analyzing and transforming cluster configuration formats enables system administrators to update existing high-availability configurations to run on the latest high-availability tools from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

New story! An introduction to Linux

  • (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 8:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
What is Linux? For many this seems like a question with an obvious answer, but the truth is there are a large number of people who would shrug their shoulders. Many have never heard of Linux (gasp!) or aren't confident in their answer.

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New story! Getting started with Minecraft Pi

Minecraft is a hugely popular game that runs on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and even smartphones. It's the best-selling PC game of all time and has become a worldwide sensation with obsessive players around the world, a large online community, and a vast array of merchandise. Many people enjoy building complicated structures and even creating their own interactive systems using only the mechanics of the game. read more

New story! Why containers are another tool for your development toolkit

  •; By Lee Congdon (Posted by openlife on May 6, 2015 7:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If your organization doesn’t yet have an immediate need for containers, it’s still a good idea to start to develop some understanding of the technology.

New story! Here comes RHEL beta 6.7

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Not ready for the jump to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Be of good cheer, Red Hat is still improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x.

New story! 8 ways developers can be more like Willie Nelson

  • (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I cringe when I see job listings searching for "rock star developers." What does that even mean? Developers who take all the credit, while the band, agent, road crew, and sound engineers do the heavy lifting? read more

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Enters Beta

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 6, 2015 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
RHEL 6 was first released in November 2010 and is no longer the leading edge of Red Hat's platform efforts. In June 2014, RHEL 7 debuted, providing new file system and Docker container support. Just because Red Hat is working on RHEL 7 doesn't mean it's leaving its RHEL 6 users behind. Red Hat has a 10-year life cycle process for its operating system platform, which includes multiple phases of support.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Asks Devs from Different Desktop Environments to Work Together

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 6, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mark Shuttleworth had a very interesting keynote at the opening of the Ubuntu Online Summit for 15.10, and he said the developers from all the desktop environments should work together towards a common goal.

New story! EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
The storage giant is partnering up to bring its hardware to the major OpenStack clouds.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

One ongoing question kernel developers face is the best way to delete data so no one else can recover it. Typically there are simple tools to undelete files that are deleted accidentally, although some filesystems make this easier than others.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Minimal Server Installation Tutorial

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation of a Ubuntu 15.04 minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of the guide is to show the basic installation of Ubuntu 15.04 that can be used as basis for our other Ubuntu 15.04 tutorials here at howtoforge like our perfect server guides.

New story! What prevents Linux from beating Windows and OS X?

In today's open source roundup: Which problems stop Linux from dominating the desktop? Plus: Linux gamers and Nvidia graphics cards. And new Firefox features might not work on unencrypted sites.

New story! Linux from Square One

Now, let’s go back to 2006: It would have been nice to have these articles when I started out in Linux and FOSS nine years ago, introduced by the IT guy from the Green Party of California when I asked where I’d get Adobe products for my statewide campaign for office that year. During the campaign, I kept thinking about how great this paradigm is — people working together to make software free (as in freedom and, in many cases, beer) for public use — and switched gears to work to advocate for FOSS.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

New story! Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.

New story! Google Updates Password Alert Extension, But Some Bypasses Still Work

For the second time in less than a week, Google has updated its Password Alert extension for Chrome to address a method for bypassing the warning screens that alert users that they're entering data on a non-Google site. However, the researcher who discovered the most-recent bypass method said his technique still works on the latest version.

New story! Enlightenment 0.19.5 Desktop Environment Now Available for Download

Today, May 4, we announce the immediate availability for download of the Enlightenment 0.19.5 desktop environment, a release that fixes a significant amount of issues discovered since Enlightenment 0.19.4, which is currently used by default in various GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! House of Cards UI central to Mozilla's plans for Firefox on tellies

The deck is stacked and the designers want it that way. Mozilla has revealed how it reckons Firefox should look when it's on the tellie.

New story! Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi.

New story! CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.1 has been released

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.  CrossOver 14.1.0 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

New story! Introducing the First openSUSE MATE Live CD - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 6, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Today, we have the great pleasure of introducing you to the first ever openSUSE Live CD built around the MATE desktop environment, as it looks like the openSUSE team plans on delivering a MATE flavor as well, after Ubuntu got its own.

New story! Tiny Core Linux 6.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core v6.1.

New story! Valve's Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 6, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Valve has recently gone through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game launcher that will make Steam obsolete.

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