New story! Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE Beta 2 and mostly fixes bugs.

If you didn't already know, Ubuntu MATE is now an official member of the Ubuntu family.

New story! Here is Qt Creator 3.4.0

  •; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Apr 24, 2015 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, Linux
Qt Creator 3.4.0, one of my preferred development tools, has been released. Let's take a look on what's new.

New story! Worlds smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6? module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the smallest ones we’ve seen to date: TechNexion’s 40 x 36mm PICO-IMX6, and Solid-Run’s 47 x 30mm microSOM i4. It’s also just a hair larger than Variscite’s own 52 x 17mm DART-4460, which is based on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 SoC, and Gumstix’s slightly larger 58 x 17mm Overo modules, which use TI Sitara AM37xx SoCs.

New story! Kubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The second set of updates to Plasma 5 are now stable enough for everyday use and is the default in this version of Kubuntu. Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 14.12 containing all your favourite apps from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bug fixes and translation updates. Several applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly. Non-KDE applications include LibreOffice 4.4 and Firefox 37.

New story! Integrating TinyMCE with your Laravel CMS

Laravel is a powerful and easy to learn PHP framework. A common use and/or project for beginners learning Laravel is to create a content management system (CMS). There are many WYSIWYG editors available, but none more popular than TinyMCE. This page will show you how to integrate TinyMCE into your Laravel CMS including media browsing and image upload.

New story! Home router security 2015 - 9 settings that will keep the bad guys out

  • techworm; By John E Dunn (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 6:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Broadband routers are increasingly under attack... Our research has revealed that four out of five top-selling home routers are vulnerable to attack with nearly half of them being exploitable with publicly available reports.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

As with every new release, packages--applications and software of all kinds--are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian's unstable branch; others have been explicitly pulled in for Ubuntu 15.04.

New story! What's Next for Apache's Open Source Office Suite, OpenOffice?

Apache OpenOffice, the open source office productivity suite that was previously owned by Oracle, and from which LibreOffice is forked, currently has very few developers.

New story! 8 new tutorials for success with OpenStack

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
OpenStack is undoubtedly a skill in hot demand. Whether you're a seasoned IT pro looking to leverage cloud technology in your organization, or just starting out in your career and hoping to put some experience under your belt, we're here to help. read more

New story! How to install Arch Linux with Full Disk Encryption

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 2:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Xfce, Arch; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains the installation of Arch Linux + XFCE Desktop with Full Disk Encryption.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04: Minor improvements, major controversy

It's the fourth month of an odd-numbered year. You know what that means, right? You got it, the .04 release of a non-Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu. This time around, it's 15.04--Vivid Vervet. Unlike the last release, 14.10, this particular iteration of Canonical's platform is mired in a bit of controversy. In particular, I'm talking about the switch to systemd.

New story! OSCON Moves, Nokia’s on the Phone & More…

Back then, Nokia’s back was pretty much against the wall with no wiggle room, forcing it to make rash moves like hiring Microsoft’s Stephen Elop — a wolf in sheep’s clothing if ever there was one — who drove the company to the brink of bankruptcy for his once and future masters in Redmond.

New story! House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

  • Wired; By Andy Greenberg (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies... But privacy critics say it also threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal immunity to share their users’ private data with government agencies that include the NSA.

New story! Open source policies show commitment to student data privacy

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information. Education tech startup Clever recently made a commitment to transparency by making their privacy policies open source, posting the policy on GitHub so anyone can track changes. read more

New story! Use Geofix to Geotag Photos in digiKam

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Apr 24, 2015 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android, Python
Geofix is a simple Python script that lets you use an Android device to record the geographical coordinates of your current position. The clever part is that the script stores the obtained latitude and longitude values in the digiKam-compatible format.

New story! Open mapping for sustainability, 3D printing on the farm, and more open source news

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 9:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, 3D printing on the farm, open mapping for sustainability, and more. Open source news roundup: April 18 - 24, 2015 read more

New story! Py-EFL Tutorial 4: Displaying Images

Today we are going to really start building an application that “does stuff”. Our first example will be a simple application that displays a local image file and the second example will expand on the first by allowing the user to select the image they want to display.

New story! How to encrypt a partition with DM-Crypt LUKS on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2015 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
TrueCrypt is no more, and the purpose of this post is to show you straightforward partition encryption with dm-crypt luks.

DM-Crypt is transparent drive encryption that is kernel module and part of the device mapper framework for mapping physical block device onto higher-level virtual block devices, it uses cryptographic routines from the kernel's crypto api. Long story short, device mapping encryption provided by the kernel "linux" crypto api.

New story! European Union Should Finance Key Open Source Projects, Says "Mass Surveillance" Study

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 24, 2015 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
According to a new "Mass Surveillance" study, a group of IT security experts think that the European Union should finance key open source projects that strengthen privacy and security, and configure certification schemes for fundamental open source tools.

New story! 6 Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques in 2015

Experts with the SANS Institute convened at RSA Conference for their annual threats panel, this time dishing on the six most dangerous new attack techniques.

New story! GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1 Has Been Officially Released with Powerful New Features

The GCC development team, through Jakub Jelinek, announced the immediate availability for download of the final release of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1.0, a major version that includes numerous attractive features and dozens of improvements in various areas.

New story! How Tor is building a new Dark Net with help from the U.S. military

The Dark Net is under attack. Actually, it's always under attack. That's the smart attitude to take as the spotlight has been turned up on technology like the Tor-anonymizing network. Threats from governments and hackers around the world have pushed Tor's decade-old hidden service technology to its limits.

New story! Let’s take a look to Kde Plasma 5.3 beta

  •; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Apr 24, 2015 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE, Linux
A few days ago the Kde community has released a brand new beta of Plasma 5.3 so let’s look at what to expect in the near future from our favorite desktop environment!

New story! The huge flaw in Moore's Law? It's NOT a law after all

Critics have had half a century to pick apart and predict the end of Moore’s Law, which marked its Big Five Zero birthday this week.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu 15.04. The new release, which will be supported for nine months, features LibreOffice 4.4, version 3.19 of the Linux kernel and a switch from Canonical's Upstart init to systemd.

New story! Android Candy: Intercoms

Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices.

New story! Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

Let's make a quick tour through Xubuntu 15.04 and check how it looks like.

New story! How to get involved with the Open Source Hardware Association

Back in October of 2014, I was lucky enough to be elected to the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) board. Because the association received its nonprofit status, the board is finally able to begin increasing its reach in the community. Many new initiatives are being discussed, and we've been collecting a lot of community input on what is needed in the open source hardware world. One of the main objectives the board has in mind for the next year is to continue building up the community interaction and awareness of the association. read more

New story! Top 4 Browsers For Linux With Good And Bad

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 23, 2015 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Selecting a good browser for you Linux machine depends on your needs but nowadays most of us require to use browsers for surfing Internet without some special work like development or so on. Most of us use browsers to do social networking, watching lectures for hours and playing games in browser. So here I'm reviewing Top 4 Browsers for Linux with mentioning some good and bad that I've faced.

New story! How to install a Debian 7 (Wheezy) Minimal Server

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2015 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to install a Debian 7 (Wheezy) minimal server. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal Debian setup that can be used as basis for our other tutorials here at howtoforge.

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