New story! Out Of The Park Baseball 15 Released On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 24, 2014 6:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
For you extreme Baseball fans (is baseball mostly American?) Out of the Park Baseball 15 has been released on Steam for Linux promising you the ability to manage your dream team.

New story! 10 Or 20 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

  • Greg Laden's BLog; By Greg Laden (Posted by gregladen on Apr 24, 2014 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
First, a brief rant about Ubuntu, then a few hints to make the latest version less annoying.

New story! Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and other tech giants unite behind critical open-source projects

In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security disaster, The Linux Foundation has brought together both open-source supporters and companies better known for proprietary software to fund mission-critical open-source projects.

New story! BASIC programming with Gambas for the beginner programmer

Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC, I would like to suggest another programming environment: Gambas.

New story! Five common pitfalls to avoid in open source

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2014 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software, hardware, and methods are gaining popularity and access to them couldn't be more prolific. If you're thinking about starting a new open source project, there are five common pitfalls you should be aware of before you begin. Don't despair if you've already started your project and are just now reading this! These pointers can be helpful at any stage if things are still running smoothly. Fail faster and succeed with open source. 5 common pitfalls of a new open source project

New story! How to close an open DNS resolver

The DNS server that we have created in the previous tutorial is an open DNS resolver. An open resolver does not filter any incoming requests, and accepts queries from any source IP address. Unfortunately, an open resolver can become an easy target to attackers. For example, attackers can initiate a Denial of Service (DoS) or […]Continue reading... The post How to close an open DNS resolver appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to run iptables automatically after reboot on Debian What are available iptables management tools with GUI? How to set up a transparent proxy on Linux How to count the number of open network connections on Linux How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS

New story! Designing a Prize for Usable Cryptography

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Peter Ecklersley (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2014 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
EFF is evaluating the feasibility of offering a prize for the first usable, secure, and private end-to-end encrypted communication tool. We believe a prize based on objective usability metrics (such as the percentage of users who were able to install and start using the tool within a few minutes, and the percentage who survived simulated impersonation or man-in-the-middle attacks) might be an effective way to determine which project or projects are best delivering communication security to vulnerable user communities; to promote and energize those tools; and to encourage interaction between developers, interaction designers and academics interested in this space.

New story! US government accelerating development and release of open source

I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source software. As early as the late 1990s, David was demonstrating why open source software was integral to the US goverment IT architecture, and his personal webpage is a frequently cited source on open standards, open source software, and computer security. In this interview, we explore the current state of use of open source software by the US government, the challenges of the Federal acquisition system, and what he's excited about as he looks ahead for open source and government.

New story! Tiny Core 5.3 Fluxbox Screenshot Tour

Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 5.3: Changelog: BusyBox - updated nosuid to 1.22.1, added ntpd, corrected dc failure, modified wget timeout to 10s; tce-load - don't show an error when extension contains multiple modules; tc-config - change owner /tmp/tce/optional to support tftplist; tce-load - use sudo when unmounting meta-extensions; added full path to sudo commands; tc-config - introduce ntpserver boot option; switch getTime.sh to ntpd; replace aliases with functions in useBusyBox.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 review: Missing the boat on big changes

Canonical pushed out Ubuntu 14.04 last week. This release is the first Ubuntu Long Term Support release in two years and will be supported for the next five years.

It feels like, for Canonical at least, this Long Term Support release couldn't have come at a worse time. The company is caught in a transitional phase as it moves from a desktop operating system to a platform that spans devices.

New story! Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 24, 2014 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Audacious is an advanced, feature-complete music player for GNOME using GTK 3 that bundles many features, a clean interface, support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style with installable skins), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs.

New story! Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote schedule for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event in August, which will highlight open source's role in virtualization, MOOCs, 3D printing and more.

New story! Net neutrality dead for good? FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15.

Wheeler didn't detail exactly what those rules would be, but The Wall Street Journal says it has a source who knows. "The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new open Internet rules on Thursday that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers, according to a person familiar with the proposal," the Journal reported.

New story! Hackable media-streaming speaker does HiFi with tubes

Tubecore’s “Duo” wireless media-streaming speaker embeds a Raspberry Pi or Udoo SBC, and features Bluetooth and WiFi, plus a 48v Class A analog-tube preamp. At $649, discounted to $479 in the current pre-order phase, the Duo costs more than typical $50 to $200 wireless speakers. However, it’s also a full media player that can stream […]

New story! IBM Launches Power 8 Servers with a Strong Linux Focus

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 24, 2014 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux
IBM today formally announced its Power8 silicon and server lineup in a bid to help improve Big Blue's hardware fortunes. A key part of the Power8 launch is a renewed focus on Linux for data center workloads.

New story! Black Lab Linux 5.0.1 Enterprise Released

Today the Black Lab Linux team is pleased to announce the release of its Enterprise edition 5.0.1 to current and prospective customers. With this release we have fixed a myriad of problems experienced with release 4.2.5. The fastest growing alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux has just gotten better.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Hints at 14.10 Codename: Utopic Unicorn

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 23, 2014 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
In a post on his personal blog Mark Shuttleworth expressed his willing to do something unified and upright, something about which we can be universally proud in the next Ubuntu release, but he also gave us a hint about the codename which 14.10 will have: Utopic Unicorn.

New story! Raspberry Pi-like boardset boasts quad-core i.MX6

SolidRun revealed a Raspberry Pi-like “HummingBoard” boardset for its Linux-ready CuBox mini-PCs, based on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC located on a tiny COM. SolidRun created the community-backed “HummingBoard” to serve as a modular motherboard for use in its Linux- and Android-ready CuBox mini-PCs, including the recent CuBox-i models. Like the recently announced, Allwinner A20-based Banana […]

New story! Yes, you should replace Windows XP with Linux

InfoWorld thinks it's a bad idea to replace Windows XP with Linux. They're wrong, of course, and I'll tell you why in this column.

New story! Puppy Arcade 11 - Portable retrogaming

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Apr 23, 2014 8:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Puppy Arcade 11 uses the power of Puppy Linux and fuses it with every games console emulator imaginable. The ROM Loader is a great tool for loading games into each emulator but there are a few rough edges.

New story! F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane

The new rules, according to the people briefed on them, will allow a company like Comcast or Verizon to negotiate separately with each content company – like Netflix, Amazon, Disney or Google – and charge different companies different amounts for priority service.

New story! TryStack makes OpenStack experimentation easy

When it comes to software, the best way to learn something new, or even just figure out if it's the right tool for you, is to dig your hands in, get dirty, and try it out. For the OpenStack universe, this is where TryStack comes in.

New story! How to Dual Boot Android 4.4.2 and Ubuntu for Phones

Testing Ubuntu for phones is now even simpler with an application that is capable of installing the new operating system from Canonical without having to delete Android. Getting a dual boot system in place will perhaps turn the attention of even more users towards the new open source platform for mobiles and tablets.

New story! Greenie 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Greenie 14.04 was quietly released. Greenie Linux is a Slovak desktop distribution based on Ubuntu and optimised for users in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Created as an operating system for every-day use, Greenie Linux combines a set of applications for home use, out-of-the-box functionality and Ubuntu repositories. The goal of this distribution is to create a user-friendly desktop system and a useful live CD.

New story! How to Install Google Chrome Web Browser in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

This tutorial describes how to install Google Chrome web browser in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr. this tutorial also work on ubuntu flavor (Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu) and Ubuntu derivatives ( Linux Mint, elementay OS, Zorin OS, etc).

New story! Open source tools allow Project Tango to evolve with speed and agility

Google's Project Tango is a platform for Android phones and tablets designed to track the full 3-dimensional motion of the device as you hold it, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment around it. The devices track themselves with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and collect 3D points with a built-in depth-sensing camera. Project Tango is progressing at a fast pace thanks to many open source tools that facilitate the use of the 3D data.  Only 200 of these devices have been made available to early testers and developers, and we had the luck of getting two of them at Kitware.

New story! Linux Deepin 2014 screenshot preview

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Apr 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The distribution uses a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment and it’s getting a face lift for Linux Deepin 2014, which will be the next stable edition.

New story! Starsector, An Open-world Single-player Space-combat, Roleplaying, Exploration And Economic Game

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 23, 2014 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Starsector previously known as Spacefarer is a game I have been following since early 2011 and I am glad to say it's still being fully worked on. Starsector is an open-world single-player space-combat, roleplaying, exploration and economic game.

New story! OnePlus One smartphone has vendor supported root

This phone was launched today with CyanogenMod pre-installed, unlocked bootloader, and you won't void your warranty if you access root. Check out the impressive hardware specs... 2.5GHz quad-core, 3GB memory and a 13 Mpixel compound-lens camera.

New story! An introduction to the School of Open

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2014 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Every generation since the beginning of human existence has passed its value system, principles, methodologies, and skillsets on to the next generation. This passing on of information within cultures has been followed by the development of a systematic approach to learning techniques. Formal structures were created throughout the world to learn and apply these skillsets.

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