New story! Evolve OS Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

The Evolve OS team is proud to announce the release of Evolve OS beta 1. Evolve OS is an independent Linux distribution featuring the Budgie desktop, aimed at desktop users. Evolve OS now features a preliminary version of evolve-sc, the Evolve OS Software Center. Its aim is to simplify the updating and installation of software, providing a simple interface to get the job done. Budgie Desktop is currently in sync with our latest development version, and is now built upon the GNOME 3.14.2 stack. Consequently many existing issues with the desktop have been resolved, which provides a far more stable experience than previous versions. Evolve OS now ships by default with support for many formats and includes many codecs.

New story! BOO! Grave remote-code exec bug in GNU C Library haunts Linux

When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters Security researchers have uncovered a critical bug in the GNU C Library (glibc), a key component of Linux and some other operating systems, which could render countless machines vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.…

New story! Why now is the time to learn R

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 2:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source Careers A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source. We’ve all heard about big data; over the past few years, many companies have invested in Hadoop, NoSQL, and data warehouses, to collect and store massive volumes of new data. Even when based on open source platforms like Hadoop, these investments can easily measure in the millions of dollars for large companies with new hardware, new staff, and untold person-hours spent implementing new systems and procedures. Now it’s time for that investment to pay off. read more

New story! No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

Contrary to suggestions hacker group Lizard Squad took out Facebook, there was almost certainly no attack on the social network and its photo sharing property Instagram, which both went down late last night. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the downtime was the result of a technical foul up. Facebook is now confirming this in statements to media.

New story! Plasma 5.2 Is Beautiful and Featureful

Today KDE releases Plasma 5.2. This release adds a number of new components, many new features and many more bugfixes.

New story! Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems

An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code on servers used to deliver e-mail, host webpages, and carry out other vital functions.

New story! Tiny $26 WiFi-ready IoT SBC runs OpenWRT Linux

Smart Electronics is prepping a tiny $26 open-source “Black Swift” SBC that runs OpenWRT on an Atheros AR9331 and offers WiFi, dual micro-USB, and header I/O.

New story! Hybrid Cloud is a concept, not a market

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Jan 27, 2015 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel.

New story! Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed.

New story! Real-time enabled Sitara SoC shows up on a COM

Variscite unveiled a Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COM based on TI’s Sitara AM437x, supporting the updated SoC’s quad-core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU). The VAR-SOM-AM43 is the first computer-on-module we’ve seen to use the Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x, a single-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip that clocks to 1GHz.

New story! http://www.zdnet.com/article/critical-linux-security-hole-found/

This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible.

New story! GHOST glibc Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Affects All Linux Systems

A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines.

New story! Dell updates Linux-powered Developer Edition portables with M3800 monster

This morning, Dell has announced that their Developer Edition line of Linux-powered laptops is getting a pretty significant revamp. In addition to an upgraded XPS-13 Developer Edition based on Dell’s 2015 XPS-13 refresh, the line is adding a piece of workstation-class hardware: the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation, Developer Edition.

New story! READ/WRITE Speed Benchmark of Samsung SSD 850 PRO

This article contains a bunch of speed benchmark tests of Samsung SSD 850 PRO for those considering to buy a Samsung solid state drive with V-Nand Technology. All tests were performed on Ubuntu Linux with "Write Cache" disabled and in order shown below.

New story! How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2015 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Xfce, Arch; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the leightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer. I have skipped all the optional content making it as short and simple as possible.

New story! Sorry, Windows 10 Fans, but This Is What Icons Should Look Like

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 27, 2015 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The icon theme of an operating system has more importance than people might imagine. Microsoft has updated the icons for the latest Windows 10 preview and they actually look terrible and they lack consistency. We listed a few Linux ones for a better comparison.

New story! How volunteering at events can advance your open source career

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2015 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When I look back at my years working in open source, I realize how much conferences have helped my career. Back when I was an editor at Linux Pro Magazine, I met dozens of writers in person at conferences, which almost always improved our working relationships, and I recruited countless new and first-time authors. Watching other speakers and then meeting them after their sessions helped inspire me to get past my stage fright (with a dash of imposter syndrome) and start speaking at events. I've also forged friendships at conferences that are now almost as old as my career. And I've met more than one person who ended up being a future employer. read more

New story! Desktop Search: KDE’s Crazy Uncle

But folks, if it doesn’t work out of the box, to a new user it just doesn’t work and Linux sucks. No one should have to tinker to get a default application to work. That’s the job of a developer, not the end user.

New story! Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

Now that everyone has had time to examine Windows 10, it seems like a good time to finally do a proper Windows vs. Linux showdown. After all, I waited until Windows caught up in turns of features and user interface. For the sake of common sense, I've decided to use Ubuntu as our default Linux release.

New story! Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud

As concerns for privacy and data security accompany the use of free cloud services, users and small businesses might be better served by installing the open source package ownCloud.

New story! Debian Installer 8 RC 1 Screenshot Tour

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

New story! Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee and GPS wireless, remote IoT management, and wide-temperature operation. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards […]

New story! Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Jon Masters takes you through a summary of the features inside Linux 3.18 and the ongoing work for the next 3.19 series kernel

New story! Windows 10 doesn’t matter to desktop Linux

Well folks, it’s that time again. Yes, there’s another one of those silly “the linux desktop is dead” kind of articles floating around out there. As usual the article is quite wrong, and I’ll tell you why in this post.

New story! Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

Ah, there’s the rub. For this to work, the new Windows must work “as expected.” What if it doesn’t? What if Redmond lays an egg and the new operating system is reminiscent of Windows ME or Vista? Will users be given the ability to roll back to their old OS as they could during the Vista brouhaha? And imagine the public relations nightmare if 10 turns out to be an utter fail. It could happen. This is Microsoft, after all.

New story! Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Build from Scratch, First Beta Is Out

Evolve OS, a new Linux distribution built from scratch that's using a fresh desktop environment called Budgie, has been upgraded to version Beta 1 and is now ready for testing.

New story! Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

New story! Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

New story! Fanless box PC offers dual PCI slots, six serial ports

Axiomtek announced a rugged, fanless box PC that runs Linux on a quad-core, 2GHz Celeron, and offers two PCI slots and extended temperature support. The eBOX638-840-FL runs on the quad-core Intel Celeron J1900 processor of the latest Bay Trail-D associated with the Atom E3800 (Bay Trail I) line of SoCs.

New story! CuBox-i4Pro Review

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2015 5:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, ARM, Developer; Story Type: News Story
With a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is the CuBox-i4Pro an apt ARM entry point for home theatre?

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