New story! CIOs should make sure their teams are as strong as their networks

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by openlife on May 23, 2015 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now more than ever CIOs and IT leaders must take a second look at both their team and their relationship to business counterparts

New story! Android automotive system features three displays

Mitsubishi’s “FlexConnect.IVI” automotive system runs Android on a TI Jacinto 6 SoC, and drives IVI, HUD, and cluster displays simultaneously. The trouble with most in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems is that they’re mounted in the center of the dashboard, and therefore not ideally located for the driver. Yet the display also needs to be accessible from […]

New story! EXT4 RAID Data Corruption Issue Patched in Arch Linux

The Arch Linux developers informed users today, May 22, about the immediate availability of a critical update for the kernel packages used in the distribution that promises to patch the well-known EXT4 RAID data corruption issue.

New story! OpenStack Governance Bridges and Hierarchies in the 'Big Tent'

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
"The OpenStack Foundation has a mission to protect, empower and grow the project," McLoughlin said. "On the board I've been trying to make sure the foundation stays true to the mission."

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

Going through the alphabetical jungle, we've reached letter X, so it's time to give Xubuntu, an Xfce-flavored version of Ubuntu, its due attention.

New story! Microsoft Accused of Blackmailing UK Officials Supporting Open Document Format

The IT reform that the United Kingdom is working on is faced with strong opposition from tech giants operating facilities and doing business in the country, with some going as far as to blackmail MPs in order to block some changes from being adopted.

New story! Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 23, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian, Linux
There's a new kid in town; SparkyLinux. According to the developers SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian.

New story! Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on May 23, 2015 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

New story! 3 Open Source Python Shells

Python is a very useful and popular computer language. One of the benefits of using an interpreted language such as Python is exploratory programming with its interactive shell.

New story! Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies

Microsoft executives telephoned Conservative MPs threatening to shut down a facility in their local area because of planned IT reforms, David Cameron’s former strategy chief has claimed. Steve Hilton, who worked for Cameron in opposition and for two years in Downing Street, made the allegation as he argued the dominance of corporate lobbying in the UK was leading to bad policy-making...

... Another former Downing Street aide, Rohan Silva, appears to have given a similar account of lobbying by Microsoft in relation to open source software, in comments reported by Computer Weekly. Silva told a conference: “A day or two before we were going to give a speech, a couple of backbench MPs called the office – they said Microsoft had called them saying if we went ahead with the speech on open standards, open architecture and open source, they would cut spending or maybe close research and development centres in the constituencies of the MPs they had called.

New story! Is Canonical going to have an IPO?

In today's open source roundup: Mark Shuttleworth may take Canonical public. Plus: How to install and configure Ubuntu on your Dell computer. And a review of the LG Watch Urbane.

New story! Open hardware edition! Plus OpenStreetMap and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 23, 2015 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week, I talk about open hardware components and answer some important questions, plus OpenStreetMap in Nepal, and more.

New story! OpenStack Summit Showcases 'Big Tent' Plans, Containers and More

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.

New story! OS rumors: Googles Kirin

Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Russia is planning its own Linux-based mobile OS with Jolla. In the future, we may all have our own operating system, as well as 15 minutes of fame.

New story! Secure SSH with Google Authenticator Two-Factor Authentication on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 23, 2015 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Android; Story Type: News Story
SSH access is always critical and you might want to find ways to improve the security of your SSH login. In this article we will see how we can secure SSH with simple two factor authentication by using Google Authenticator. Before using it you have to integrate the SSH daemon on your server with Google Authenticator one time password protocol TOTP and another restriction is that you must have your android phone with you all the time or at least the time you want SSH access. This tutorials is written for CentOS 7.

New story! Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested

Chromebooks received a lukewarm reception when Google introduced them several years ago, though in more recent times, they've grown in popularity. Education remains the primary market for Chromebooks, followed by home consumers looking for a second system. Businesses aren't all that big on Chrome OS, but even with limited contribution from the enterprise market, Chromebook sales in 2015 are expected to rise 27 percent year-over-year, Gartner says.

New story! Jide Remix ultra-tablet with Remix OS

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 22, 2015 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Mobile
This week a Tablet with the new Remix OS was anounced by Cube, but another brand named Jide has released the first tablet with Remix OS.

New story! OpenStack enables open source shift at Time Warner Cable

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Time Warner Cable is going big with OpenStack. Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers. And this rapid change is getting noticed inside the company. read more

New story! How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

  • https://vpsineu.com; By VPSinEU.com (Posted by vpsineu on May 22, 2015 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

New story! The EXT4 Data Corruption Issue Has Also Been Fixed in Linux Kernel 3.18.14 LTS

Today we can report that Linux kernel 3.18.14 LTS is out and it also includes a patch for the famous EXT4 data corruption issue that plagued almost all Linux kernel branches.

New story! School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ChromeOS getting 'em while they're young Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.…

New story! Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking

In the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of the Android feature, Cambridge University researchers found that they were able to recover data on a wide range of devices that had run factory reset. The function, which is built into Google's Android mobile operating system, is considered a crucial means for wiping confidential data off of devices before they're sold, recycled, or otherwise retired. The study found that data could be recovered even when users turned on full-disk encryption.

New story! IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G. Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range […]

New story! Why I am happy downgrading from a $500 to a $75 smartphone

The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, displaying stupid WhatsApp jokes, short and long late night conversations and more.

New story! Ubuntu PPA Management

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities. They contain package sets and package lists for particular Ubuntu versions. Their use is valuable for cases of individual updating, or for when seeking for a newer version of an application that is not yet available in the official Canonical's repositories.

New story! Fedora 22 is “Go” for May 26!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
That’s right — the bits are heading out the door (and onto our mirror network)! Expect the official announcement around 10am US Eastern time Tuesday morning.

New story! Brillo software from Google for Internet of Things

Google is working on technology that could run on low-powered devices, called Brillo.

New story! How to Install Prestashop with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Prestashop is an free and open source shopping cart which has many features that make it compatible with any web server (Apache, NginX and Microsoft IIS). It is well know for its vast collection of themes as well as custom store design. Multiple payment gateways can be integrated which makes it reliable and secured. It is fully supported with SSL certificates. In this tutorial, we will cover How to Install Prestashop with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server on Ubuntu Server 14.04.

New story! Systemd v220 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 22, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The long awaited systemd v220 has been released. Systemd v220 has a lot new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New story! There’s an app for that: How NSA, allies exploit mobile app stores

In 2011 and 2012, the NSA and the communications intelligence agencies of its "Five Eyes" allies developed and tested a set of add-ons to their shared Internet surveillance capability that could identify and target communications between mobile devices and popular mobile app stores—including those of Google and Samsung. According to an NSA document published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the targeting capability could have been used to launch "man-in-the-middle" attacks on mobile app downloads, allowing the NSA and other agencies to install code on targeted devices and gather intelligence on their users.

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