New story! Transform an Android Device into an Open Source Camera

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Aug 28, 2015 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android
Transforming an Android device into an open source-based camera is actually easier than you might think. And while there are not very many Android open source photography apps out there, all the essential pieces are available on F-Droid and elsewhere.

New story! Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way. read more

New story! Upcoming GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Touch Will be Amazing, Says Developer

We wrote numerous articles related to the GPS Navigation app available for Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, but the next release promises to bring even more features, as well as a major facelift.

New story! How to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) and phpMyAdmin on a Debian 8 VPS

In this article we will walk you through the steps on how to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP-FPM) on a Debian 8 VPS.

New story! Critical Firefox update (40.0.3) available now for Fedora

Mozilla just released a new update to Firefox — the default web browser in Fedora — that resolves a pair of high priority security issues. These updates are now available in the Fedora 21, Fedora 22 and prerelease Fedora 23... Continue Reading →

New story! Canonical Says Windows 10 Is a Good Reason to Move to Ubuntu

Canonical is taking a bold stand and is asking a very direct question: Is the launch of Windows 10 a good enough motive to move to Ubuntu?

New story! Hardened Linux stalwarts grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

The gurus behind the popular and respected Linux kernel hardening service Grsecurity have decided to stop providing support for its stable offering. Patches will be ceased in the next two weeks in response to an expensive and lengthy court case between the small outfit and a "multi-billion dollar" corporation which it says flagrantly infringed its trademark.

New story! CERT Warns of Hard-Coded Credentials in DSL SOHO Routers

DSL routers from a number of manufacturers contain hard-coded credentials that could allow a hacker to access the devices via telnet services and remotely control them.

New story! How secure is the hybrid cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is used loosely, which is probably why so many companies say they're planning to adopt it. If you're planning a hybrid cloud strategy, the security questions you need to think about may not be the ones you'd expect.

New story! Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

Just a few minutes ago, Mozilla pushed the third hotfix update to its popular, open-source, and cross-platform Mozilla Firefox 40.0 web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

New story! How to connect via Bluetooth in GNOME on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 10:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Connecting to a Bluetooth device is essential for file transferring, audio sharing (Bluetooth speakers), and shared network connectivity (smartphones). GNOME settings panel is offering a quick way to do this in simple steps. Here's a guide on how to do it.

New story! Microsoft Loves Linux to Death and Still Tries to Kill GNU/Linux

Microsoft’s relentless attacks on GNU/Linux and Free software in general (even if it runs on Windows) are so evident that claims of ‘love’ remain laughable at best (if not infuriating)

New story! Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Lands with the KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 27, 2015 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 (Wily Werewolf), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now out and ready for testing.

New story! A Project to Guarantee Better Security for Open-Source Projects

With many open-source projects built on top of others, a security weakness in a common piece of infrastructure can have far-reaching consequences. As OpenSSL's Heartbleed security hole demonstrated, these vulnerabilities can appear in even the most trusted packages.

New story! Rugged Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC has multiple expansion paths

Advantech’s COM-like “MIO-3260? Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on a Bay Trail SoC and offers a PCIe/mSATA slot, MI/O expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C operation. Like Advantech’s MIO-2263, which was announced in May, the MIO-3260 is a 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX board that supports a quad-core Intel Celeron or dual-core Intel Atom from the 22nm Bay Trail generation. Like the earlier, Atom Cedarview generation MIO-2262, the MIO-3260 lacks real-world ports, thereby acting as much like a computer-on-module as a single board computer.

New story! How to Ready Yourself for Linux: Nine Tips

These days, I rarely give unsolicited technical advice. However, if people ask me how to explore and install Linux, I urge them to be systematic. To the average computer user, installing a Linux operating system is an unfamiliar procedure -- to say nothing of an exercise in unprecedented diversity.

New story! Scientific Linux 6.7 Screenshot Tour

Scientific Linux 6.7 i386/x86_64. Existing 6x systems should run 'yum clean expire-cache'. Major differences from Scientific Linux 6.6: OpenAFS has been updated to the latest bug-fix release (1.6.14); epel-release-6-8 - this RPM has been updated to the latest upstream release; glusterfs-server - built from the TUV provided sources for the glusterfs client. Possible upgrade problems: sssd-common is no longer multilib compatible. If you are using sssd-common.i686 on x86_64 systems you will be unable to update. Please remove the i686 rpm on your x86_64 systems to resolve this issue.

New story! A simple, scalable solution for storing and serving build artifacts

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 3:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At Pinterest, our mission is to help people discover things they love so they can live a more creative and fulfilling life. Pinterest engineering moves amazingly fast, with some of the major services being released twice a day. We strive to build and integrate every commit in our mainline, which translates into tons of build artifacts every day. Storing them reliably and serving them efficiently with consistent performance poses a great challenge to our speed of growth. read more

New story! Ubuntu Developer Suggests Non-Windowing Display Server Layer for Wayland

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 27, 2015 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Joel Leclerc, an independent Ubuntu developer, posted an interesting article on his blog about the proposal of a non-windowing display server.

New story! 5 open source alternatives to Trello

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Trello as a productivity tool. If you like keeping lists as a way to organize your work, it's a very good tool. For me, it serves two primary purposes: keeping a GTD framework, and managing certain projects with a kanban-like schedule. read more

New story! Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops

We've recently written how Canonical is making Unity 8 act and looks like a proper Linux desktop, and developers have been quick to show us the progress.

New story! When everythings a request for comments

The Internet's foundational documents are called "requests for comments" or "RFCs." Published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the organization whose stated goal is "to make the Internet work better," RFCs define and explain the operational standards by which our worldwide network of networks functions. In other words, they specify the rules everyone should follow when building and implementing new Internet technologies. Engineers working on the Internet discuss potential RFCs, debate their merits, then post their decisions online for anyone to read.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal

Ubuntu Touch is actually a Linux distribution and it's easy to forget that sometimes. This means that most of the stuff you can do in the OS can be done from the terminal, including dialing a number, for example.

New story! How security flaws work: The buffer overflow

  • Ars Technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 27, 2015 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer security landscape. In fact the first self-propagating Internet worm—1988's Morris Worm—used a buffer overflow in the Unix finger daemon to spread from machine to machine. Twenty-seven years later, buffer overflows remain a source of problems...

New story! Videos from Flock 2015 in Rochester are available now

Recently, the Fedora community gathered in Rochester, New York for Flock 2015, our annual conference for contributors. There were dozens of workshops and presentations at Flock, covering subjects like new technology, documentation, and grassroots promotion of Fedora. Were you not able to attend... Continue Reading →

New story! Why Intel made Stephen Hawking's speech system open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel has announced the release Stephen Hawking's speech system as open source, encouraging innovation and improvements that could open up the technology to people with physical disabilities throughout the world. read more

New story! The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive. “Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet. So I built this for him."

New story! Is There Such Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

I think it's time to clarify the matter of "too many Linux distributions" once and for all. As a Linux veteran like myself, it is getting annoying to see all sorts of comments on the Internet from people complaining that there are way too many distributions of Linux.

New story! Kickin’ Back at Texas Linux Fest

The usual suspects were in attendance this year, plus some I had never seen before. Conspicuously missing were my friends at ThinkPenguin. They were more than generous in giving us perks for our last fund raiser and I was a bit bummed I wouldn’t have a chance to see them in person again this year. The Ubuntu table was busy as always and the focus, at least for those visiting the exhibit, was the Ubuntu phone. No matter who I heard introducing themselves, the main topic or questions asked was about the Ubuntu phone. Many of us might have thought that the interest in the Ubuntu slabs was exaggerated or astroturfed, but from what I could tell the Ubuntu Phone most certainly is on the minds of many Ubuntu users.

New story! Fedora 23 Alpha Server Released for ARM 64-bit and POWER Hardware Architectures

The Fedora Project, through Peter Robinson, announced the release of the Server edition of the Fedora 23 Alpha operating system for ARM 64-bit (AArch64) and POWER (PPC64 and PPC64le) hardware architectures.

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