New story! Elive 2.6.10 Screenshot Tour

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.10. This new version includes lots of improvements and bugfixes in Enlightenment 17, more exactly 87 commits are backported.

New story! elementary OS Has Been Downloaded 5 Million Times, Freya 0.3.1 Out Now - Gallery

The developers of the popular and gorgeous elementary OS Linux distribution were proud to announce a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release to Freya.

New story! Tested: How Flash destroys your browser's performance

Last month, the axe seemingly came down on Adobe Flash: three undiscovered vulnerabilities in Flash were leaked and exploited. In response, Mozilla’s Firefox blocked Flash by default until Adobe issued a patch. You should know by now that installing Flash equals a security risk. But are you aware of how badly your PC can slow down as well? Try 80 percent.

New story! Is Windows 10's Privacy Issue Reason Enough to Move to Linux?

The short answer is no; the long answer is still no.

New story! Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta is out

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Ready to look into the future or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and containers? Then check out the latest RHEL beta.

New story! How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

New story! Android Candy: Copay -- the Next-Generation Bitcoin Wallet

When I hear the word "copay", I think of the doctor's office. Thankfully, the Copay app from the folks at Bitpay doesn't cost you anything, and it keeps your Bitcoin healthy and secure. I've mentioned many Bitcoin wallet applications and cloud solutions during the past few years, but Copay truly is different. It has features other wallets can't touch, such as:

New story! Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?

New story! elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 Screenshot Tour

After just a few months, we're excited to announce a major upgrade for elementary OS Freya! This new version 0.3.1 closes about 200 reports and brings new features, tons of fixes, better hardware support, visual polish, and enhanced translations.

New story! GNOME 3.18 Beta 2 Officially Released, Final Version Coming on September 23

The GNOME Project sent an email to Softpedia a few minutes ago, informing us of the release of the second Beta build of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

New story! OpenSSL Security: A Year in Review

Over the last 10 years, OpenSSL has published advisories on over 100 vulnerabilities. Many more were likely silently fixed in the early days, but in the past year our goal has been to establish a clear public record. In September 2014, the team adopted a security policy that defines how we handle vulnerability reports. One year later, I'm very happy to conclude that our policy is enforced, and working well.

New story! Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 3, 2015 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46.

New story! Debian-Based Robolinux Xfce 8.1 OS Lets You Run Windows 10 in Stealth VM

The development team behind the Robolinux project announced earlier today, September 3, the immediate availability for download of their brand new Robolinux Xfce 8.1 "Raptor" Linux distribution.

New story! Samsung rolls out a round, Tizen-based Gear S2 watch

Samsung debuted its gen 2 smartwatch: a round, 11.5mm thick “Gear S2? device with a 1.2-inch 360×360 pixel AMOLED display. As expected, it runs Tizen.

New story! Xiaomi's Macbook Pro killer will run Linux

In today's open source roundup: Xiaomi ponders a Linux-based Macbook Pro killer. Plus: Is the new Moto 360 the prettiest smartwatch? And the newest Android Wear watch styles and sizes.

New story! 10 open source alternatives to Minecraft

There's no denying that Minecraft is a favorite game to millions. And being written in Java enables it to run on a variety of platforms, including Linux. With a huge modding community, there are countless Minecraft tinkerers out there who would love to be able to get under the hood and play around with the source code themselves. Unfortunately, the source is not available to the general public. read more

New story! How to install Suricata intrusion detection system on Linux

With incessant security threats, intrusion detection system (IDS) has become one of the most critical requirements in today's data center environments. However, as more and more server hardware upgrades NICs to 10GB/40GB Ethernet, it is increasingly difficult to implement compute-intensive intrusion detection on commodity hardware at line rates. One approach to scaling IDS performance is […]Continue reading...

New story! Wikimedia contributor shares his Linux story

Computers have fascinated me since childhood, but my first encounter—like many others—was not with Linux. For me, it was with Microsoft Paint. Then, many years later in 2011, it was my Wikipedia mentor, Shiju Alex, who introduced me to Linux. Since then, it's been my life! read more

New story! Calligra 2.9.7 Open-Source Office Suite Adds Multiple Kexi and Krita Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Caligra 2.9.7 arrived earlier today, September 3, and it is a free update to all existing users of the open-source office suite, adding multiple improvements to the Kexi and Krita components, as well as many general changes.

New story! Code ninjas earn "belts" with CoderDojo

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2014, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the IT industry in the US would grow by 18% before 2022; in software development, the increases ranged from 8% to 20%, depending on the type of development work. Rationally, we should expect that the trend won't just end in 2020; as our world becomes more and more connected, we move toward a global economy that is powered by information. read more

New story! Intel unveils its 6th Gen Core processors

Intel debuted its 6th Gen Core (Skylake) processors, ranging from 4.5 Watt TDP SoCs with internal I/O hubs, to 45+ Watt honkers with external I/O hub chips. Intel bills the 6th Gen Intel Core as its “most scalable processor family ever.” After more than four years of development, Intel’s “Skylake” architecture is now breathing life into 48 processors organized in four sets — Y-series, U-series, H-series, and S-series — and ranging from 4.5 to 91 Watt TDPs.

New story! Is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility a Trojan Horse?

Although some have been trying to sound the alarm, many of us have been lulled into complacency brought by a belief that Microsoft is no longer a real threat and that we are now free to concentrate all of our energies on growing Linux and FOSS, which is basically all we’ve wanted to do.

New story! GTK+ 3.17.8 Adds Even More Improvements to Wayland, Prepares for GNOME 3.18

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME Project prepares for the release of the second Beta build of the forthcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, the GTK+ development team announced the release of GTK+ 3.17.8.

New story! ChaletOS, New & Beautiful Linux Distribution Based On Xubuntu And A Clone Of Windows

Now when Linux is becoming more & more popular among non-Linux users, there is a Linux distribution dedicated for such users who are blank about Linux. ChaletOS is a new, sleek & beautiful operating system that is very much Like modern Windows. ChaletOS aims for making ease in learning Linux, taking away from complexities for new users. Personally I think about their aim, "Great!". Let's take a look at this new & sleek Linux distro.

New story! SanDisk and Nexenta release open-source, flash software-defined storage array

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
What do you get when you put open-source software and flash drives together? The first open-source software-defined storage array.

New story! Apple v. Samsung is headed toward an incredible fourth jury trial

In March or April of 2016, yet another jury will be summoned to federal court in San Jose to weigh in on the long-running dispute between the world's two biggest smartphone companies.

New story! Canonical Invites App Developers to Test Its Next Generation Ubuntu SDK

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 3, 2015 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Zoltán Balogh published a very interesting article for all Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu Phone app developers, informing them about the upcoming, next-generation version of the Ubuntu SDK software.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Enters Beta Improving Container Support

Red Hat is out today with a beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. (RHEL), providing users with an early preview of new features set to become generally available later this year.

New story! Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45

Tuesday turned out to be a busy day for browser makers. The three major vendors in the space-Google; Mozilla; and Microsoft-joined arms and announced their intent to stop support for the weakened RC4 encryption algorithm starting early next year. Google, having already announced it would pause Flash-based ads in Chrome yesterday, pushed through version 45 of the browser, patching 29 security vulnerabilities in the process.

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