New story! Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

New story! Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mageia, Mandriva
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

New story! Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

New story! Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team has revealed that the final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE is now available for download. It comes with MATE 1.10 and a ton of other improvements for the rest of the operating system.

New story! Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux as a lifestyle

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. read more

New story! PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident.

New story! Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

New story! Linux: Boldly Going Where We’ve Not Gone Before

Burt Rutan signed autographs on that blistering hot June day in the Mojave desert. His collection of engineers, scientists and "enterprise rouges" shouldered their way into front page news. SpaceShipOne had just become the first civilian aircraft/spacecraft to carry the first civilian pilot into space.

New story! New guides and tips for OpenStack

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Looking to learn something about OpenStack? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are a ton of resources out there to get started. Hands on training courses, books, and of course the official documentation are great resources for learning more, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a seasoned IT professional. Even for OpenStack contributors, there’s still plenty to be learned.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.1 Is Now the Most Stable and Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.1.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, making this the latest and the most advanced version available. It's not a large update , but that usually happens with the early versions.

New story! A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids

A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.

New story! Two Factor Authentication for ownCloud

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to protect ownCloud logins with two factor authentication by using privacyIDEA to manage the second authentication factor. privacyIDEA is a system to manage authentication devices for two factor authentication in your own network - not at any Identity Provider - thus keeping your identity and the identities of your users also under your control.

New story! Top 25 articles of 2015 (so far)

  •; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week—specifically, July 2—marks the mid-point of 2015. As of July 2, we will have published approximately 500 articles this year. In honor of hitting the half-way point, we rounded up our most popular 25 articles of 2015 (so far).

New story! OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion"

Sadly Mandriva was liquidated a month ago (known from the once popular Mandriva Linux distrubion) and now the OpenMandriva team has released their tribute to Mandriva with OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, nicknamed "The Scion".

New story! Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: KDE
Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.2. Plasma 5.3 was released in April with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

New story! 70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education

ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations. The $7,300 CDE7060T signage computer joins other ViewSonic large-format displays, projectors, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products aimed at the education market. It was announced along with a LightStream PJD6552LWS networkable short-throw […]

New story! OpenDaylight Lithium Release Debuts VIDEO

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 1:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN at Red Hat discusses the new OpenDaylight release.

New story! DragonFly BSD 4.2 Gets Improvements for i915 and Radeon, Moves to GCC 5

DragonFly BSD is a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX. The developers have released a new version of the distro, and they have integrated quite a few changes and improvements.

New story! Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter

An open source, 49 x 32mm COM version of the BeagleBone Black called the “BeagleCore” offers Cape compatibility and starts at $44, or $111 with a baseboard. A German startup called BeagleCore is spinning a computer-on-module version of’s BeagleBone Black single board computer on Kickstarter. Packages start at 39 Euros ($44) for the first 500 units shipping in Feb. 2016, or 49 Euros ($55) for the second shipment in April. With a baseboard, it costs 99 Euros ($111), also with April 2016 shipment. The BeagleCore and Starter-Kit support Linux flavors including Debian, Ubuntu, Android, and Cloud9 IDE on Node.js with BoneScript library.

New story! Red Hat CEO Applies Open-Source Principles to Management VIDEO

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 29, 2015 9:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: Interview
When Jim Whitehurst set out to write his book The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance, he wasn't looking to define the open-source movement in the same way that Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the Bazaar defined open-source. Rather than define open-source as a development methodology, Whitehurst's focus is on open-source principles as applied to the domain of company management.

In a video interview, Whitehurst details what the motivation for the book is about, and why there won't be a new theory of management anytime soon.

New story! ATO Opens Reg – Releases Partial Speakers List

Also slated to make an appearance this year is Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s CEO. No schedule has been published yet, but I’m assuming until I hear differently that Whitehurst will be a keynoter — which should fill the room beyond capacity, especially in Raleigh.

New story! Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

  • Network World; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2015 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Despite a big push over the past few years to use encryption to combat security breaches, lack of expertise among developers and overly complex libraries have led to widespread implementation failures...

New story! How to optimize images in Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) using command line tools

  •; By (Posted by vpsineu on Jun 29, 2015 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
How to optimize images in Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) using command line tools

New story! Comprehensive Identity Management and Audit for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Centrally managing Windows users, group policy and entitlements through Active Directory is a blessing for Windows IT, but leaves RHEL IT out in the cold. Native tools only go so far.

New story! Red Hat storage: To petabytes and beyond!

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2015 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat's new Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage open-source, software-defined storage products continue to push storage's limits.

New story! Is Google the New Microsoft?

  • Is Google the New Microsoft?; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Jun 29, 2015 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
The company currently controls the smart phone market in a way that would’ve done the Microsoft of old proud, and it’s cloud services are already pretty much essential to many consumers and businesses — and that’s only going to grow as cloud-based Chrome OS takes increasingly larger slices of the PC market pie, which it’s poised to do.

New story! Multi-Machine Management Tutorial with DSH

  • TechThrob; By Jonathan DePrizio (Posted by nemilar on Jun 29, 2015 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
often find myself needing to run the same command on many boxes at the same time. For example, I’ll sometimes need to check the memory usage of a fleet of boxes. Other times, I’ll want to quickly grep the logs of multiple machines, for troubleshooting purposes. Once you grow beyond managing one or two servers, you’ll find yourself wasting a ton of time if you don’t have a way to run commands on multiple Linux computers simultaneously. In this post, I’ll explain how to quickly run commands on large numbers of Linux machines at once.

New story! The job is not done until the documentation is complete

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2015 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Which came first, the program or the documentation? Therein lies the dilemma. I don't think I have ever heard anyone say, "This documentation is great." Mostly I hear how badly some specific documentation sucks, and I have repeated that refrain myself many times. And yet there is a lot of really good documentation out there. For example, the documentation for LibreOffice is excellent. It includes several documents in multiple formats including HTML and PDF that range from "Getting Started" to a very complete user's guide for each of the LibreOffice applications. read more

New story! Android's sun sets on Eclipse

Devs told to move to Android Studio Google has decided Android Studio is all you need to make apps, and by the end of the year will no longer support the venerable but popular Eclipse IDE.…

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