New story! DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY. read more

New story! A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

two security researchers have found a new way, using a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser. They say people could exploit the flaw to save illegal copies of movies they stream on Chrome using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime...

New story! Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

It's a bit early than expected, but the Peppermint OS 7 GNU/Linux distribution has been officially unveiled today, June 24, 2016, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

New story! Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

  • ZDNet; By Charlie Osborne (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

New story! 6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

Recently I upgraded my laptop's Linux to the latest release, and I was surprised and saddened to discover that the wonderful music player Guayadeque seems to be considered as dead upstream, at least in Debian and Ubuntu. read more

New story! Wine 1.9.13 Introduces New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 47, Unicode 9.0 Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 24, 2016 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wine development team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 1.9.13 snapshot towards Wine 2.0.

New story! Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

  • CSO; By Phil Krill (Posted by penguinist on Jun 24, 2016 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

New story! Explore Flatpak in Fedora 24

One of the main features of Fedora 24 Workstation is better support for Flakpak — a new, distribution agnostic format for packaging and distributing Linux desktop apps. The two main goals of Flatpak are the creation of a single installation... Continue Reading →

New story! Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Title: Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js23 JunLearn more

New story! Solving user experience problems with PatternFly

Michael Dyrynda is a web developer at Hostworks, a freelance developer, and a blogger. He's working on his first open source project in Confomo with Matt Stauffer and podcasting the journey on read more

New story! Canonical Announces Snapd 2.0.9 with Full Snap Confinement on elementary OS 0.4

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 24, 2016 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's David Callé announced the release and general availability of Snapd 2.0.9 for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

New story! ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks about Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

New story! MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics

  • The VAR Guy; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by KrisBlackmon on Jun 24, 2016 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MapR, the data storage and analytics company, is revamping its partner program as it expands beyond Hadoop and other basic big data tools.

New story! Letting Off Steam About Steam

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jun 24, 2016 3:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Having spent more considerable time trying to get Steam to work for another Linux distribution I have felt the need to have a rant. Why do we need to install a launcher, to install 300 megabytes of updates, to get 32 bit library errors? Why is it packaged so badly?

New story! Shuttleworth Doesn't Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from Ubuntu Store

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 24, 2016 2:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
When Canonical announced last week that their Snappy implementation is ready for use on some of the major GNU/Linux operating systems, some were revolted and started questioning Canonical's approach to delivering Snaps to other distros.

New story! Top 22 things to do after installing Fedora 24 to make as user friendly

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jun 24, 2016 1:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora
Top 22 things to do after installing Fedora 24 to make as user friendly

New story! Install KVM Hypervisor on CentOS 7.x and RHEL 7.x

KVM is an open source hardware virtualization software through which we can create and run multiple Linux based and windows based virtual machines simultaneously.

New story! The Perfect Server CentOS 7.2 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.2 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

New story! Astronomy for KDE

Although I have covered a large number of science applications in the past, I haven't really looked at too many options available within the KDE desktop environment. This has been due to my own biases in using a GTK-based desktop environment, but now I'd like to look at some of the packages available for people who really like to use KDE on their own machines.

New story! New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2016 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
It wasn't that long ago that the idea of managing petabytes of data, and monitoring giant busy computing clusters running thousands of services was something for the future and not the now. As it turned out, that was a mighty short future, and it's all happening now. These talks from MesosCon North America show how two different companies are solving configuration and data management issues with Apache Mesos and other tools. 

New story! How to set up Android Studio for creating Android Apps And Games Using Linux

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jun 23, 2016 7:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide provides an overview for installing Android Studio within your Linux environment so that you can create apps and games. The process isn't as straight forward as it could be as it requires installing the JDK separately and enabling KVM.

New story! Installing Arch Linux. Part 1

Here I will try to provide an in depth guide on how to install and setup your own Arch Linux computer.

New story! One-third of Azure virtual machines now run Linux

During his keynote at DockerCon in Seattle this week, Mark Russinovich CTO of Microsoft Azure said that the share of Azure virtual machines running Linux has grown from 25 percent to 33 percent in the past year.

New story! Red Hat Grows 1Q17 Revenue to $568M as OpenStack Expectations Rise

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2016 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat announced its first quarter fiscal 2017 earnings on June 22, once again renewing its top customers and growing the number of large deals. Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst also spent time on his company's financial analyst call talking about his high hopes for OpenStack

New story! Raspberry Pi Stays on Top in Survey of 81 Open-Spec SBCs

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward.

New story! How To Install Ubuntu 16.04

  • Greg Laden's Blog; By Greg Laden (Posted by gregladen on Jun 23, 2016 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Detailed instructions, and links to three other helpful posts, for that special set of people who want to try out Linux but are just getting started.

New story! Lessons learned for building an open company with transparent collaboration

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2016 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the first part of this two-part series, Building a business on a solid open source model, I described how an open source business needs to provide a solid ground for all stakeholders, users, contributors, employees, customers, and of course investors. Foundations, licenses, and trademarks can be helpful in building an open ecosystem. Open source communities need supporting organizations to work transparently, otherwise there are barriers to contribution. read more

New story! Apache Libcloud: The open-source cloud library to link all clouds together

Apache Libcloud, the leading cloud service interoperability library used by Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware, has finally reached 1.0 status.

New story! Set aside ego for the sake of a shared goal

Time and again, The Open Organization (and all of the community-driven materials surrounding it) highlights the importance of driving organizational change through collaboration and inclusive decision-making. But driving change in a meritocracy isn't as easy as saying, "I'm going to be more collaborative." Collaboration is a spirit, an attitude, something that should be a part of every practice in an open organization. It just doesn't work unless everyone from the CEO to the newest hire is willing to set aside ego for the sake of a shared goal. read more

New story! Democratizing Docker: Changing Containers' Competitive Landscape

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2016 11:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Some new capabilities landed inside Docker that could create partner friction and more competition if not handled properly.

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