New story! IPSEC/L2TP VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenSwan, xl2tpd and ppp

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This is a guide on setting up an IPSEC/L2TP vpn server with Ubuntu 14.04 using Openswan as the IPsec server, xl2tpd as the l2tp provider and ppp or local users / PAM for authentication. It has a detailed explanation with every step. We choose the IPSEC/L2TP protocol stack because of recent vulnerabilities found in pptpd VPNs and because it is supported on all major operating systems by default. More than ever, your freedom and privacy when online is under threat. Governments and ISPs want to control what you can and can't see while keeping a record of everything you do, and even the shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think. A self hosted VPN lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without oversight.

New story! Digital Public Library of America triples its free collections and more in year one

When the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last year, Carolyn Fox covered it's progress after one month in her article:Review of the new Digital Public Library of America. In it she explained that the purpose of the Library is "to provide a large-scale, national public digital library of America's archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions into one portal."

New story! eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.33 Finally Gets Spell Check

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 18, 2014 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Calibre, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, has been updated to version 1.33, featuring a very important new feature, spell checking.

New story! Dell, Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Open Source Cloud Deployment

Dell and Red Hat have expanded their partnership to include a new IT support service related to OpenStack deployment, as well as collaboration around the OpenShift PaaS platform for cloud-based applications.

New story! Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada rejected the patent.

And Eli Lilly flipped out.

New story! How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6 This tutorial has been created for those who have installed The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] and wish to have alternative webmail application - Roundcube. You may still able access to Squiremail as this Roundcube installation will not overwrite the Squirremail.

New story! Wasteland 2 RPG Finally Offers A Linux Version As Promised

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wasteland 2 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to come to Linux in recent years, they stated last week the Linux version would be this week and they actually delivered!

New story! Why I Switched to GNOME

GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.

New story! Cloud 5: Microsoft's Internet of Things, what the cloud means to retail and why SMBs should think cloud

This week, Microsoft takes a shot at Internet of Things in the cloud and how retailers and SMBs can take advantage of the cloud.

New story! How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using the available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must remember that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. As such, we want to avoid running resource-heavy software (e.g., Apache) on Raspberry Pi.

New story! Oxford University opens up for National Library Week, EFF organizes college activists, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Oxford University's (temporarily) open resources, an open source graffiti-spraying drone, and more.

New story! Fist Puncher Arcade Game Plans To Annihilate Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
News just in fists are flying everywhere, as Team2Bit games have punched their way into Ethan Lee's schedule and he will be porting the game to Linux.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.

New story! Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

I've spent a lot of time in my column talking about text processing and analysis, with the basic assumption that if you're using the command line, you're focused on text.

New story! GNOME 3: It’s time to let go of the past

GNOME 3 has gotten lots of criticism from some users, but it's time to accept it for what it is and let go of the past.

New story! Foosball - Street Edition Now On Steam For Linux, Heads!

Heads up football fans, Foosball - Street Edition has just launched onto Steam promising some fun arcade football action.

New story! Six Clicks: Linux Mint tips and tricks

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 18, 2014 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Screenshot Tour

Canonical announces the latest Ubuntu release, 14.04 LTS. The Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective desktop for long-term, large scale deployments within enterprise and public sector organisations today.

New story! Flight 370-hunting autonomous sub runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2014 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux-based Bluefin-21 automated minisub now leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may need to be pushed beyond its 2.8 mile depth limit. The massive, 40-day air and sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now come down to this: one 16-foot, autonomous yellow submarine that runs on Linux.

New story! Pixel Piracy, A Pirate Sandbox Sim Gains Better Linux Support, Yarrrr!

Pixel Piracy already has a Linux version out for a while now, but they have just realised a patch they have been working on for some-time fixing start-up issues for Linux & Mac, yarrr maties, land ahoy!

New story! Microsoft And Sony Double Down On Patent Trolling; Dump More Cash Into Intellectual Ventures

It should take a long time to spend $9 billion when your company produces nothing that has ever been brought to market, but that's IV for you.

New story! Icehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives

Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.

New story! Running TYPO3 6.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.10

Running TYPO3 6.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a TYPO3 (version 6.2) web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 13.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

New story! FreeBSD 10, Converting from RELEASE to STABLE

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 17, 2014 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Because of a [bug in mpd][1] which is fixed in 10-STABLE I wanted to move one of my FreeBSD machines from 10.0-RELEASE to 10.0-STABLE. The process to do so is fairly simple. Basically, you check out the new source code, build the world, build the kernel, install the kernel, install the world, merge some stuff and reboot. Read on to see the enitre simple process.

New story! Debian 6 “Squeeze” LTS Period Extended Until February 2016

The Debian developers have announced that they have decided to extend the support period for the Debian 6 “Squeeze” branch until February 2016.

New story! Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 2.12 Stable release

RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.

New story! ownCloud Promotes Scalability, Efficiency of Open Source Private Cloud

ownCloud has highlighted the scalability and cost-efficiency of its open source cloud storage and syncing platform in conjunction with Red Hat Storage.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' Brings Long-Term Linux Desktop Support SLIDESHOW

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 17, 2014 8:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 14.04, code-named the "Trusty Tahr" and set for general availability on April 17, is a special Linux distribution because it is a long-term support (LTS) release. An LTS release offers the promise of five years of support, making it a suitable candidate for enterprise-grade deployments.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 Review

Ubuntu 14.04 includes local menus, launcher icon size controls, live window resizing and a number of other helpful desktop tweaks.

New story! IBM Gearing Up for Power8 Linux Servers

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 17, 2014 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux
A Power systems hardware refresh is also expected to boost interest and marketshare.

"We are expanding our Linux capabilities through our POWER8 launch this year," Shroeter said. POWER8 is the first processor built for big data and delivers better cloud economics."

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