New story! An introduction into Ceph storage for OpenStack

When you are considering building a cloud, there are many important decisions to make. Among the top decisions you'll want to make is how to implement your storage. One open source project which many have turned to as a solution to some of their storage needs is Ceph.

New story! Ghost security flaw, Revolution Analytics is acquired, leadership at Docker, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at new leadership at Docker, Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, the Ghost security hole, and more!

New story! Adapteva Parallella Desktop review

  • Linux User Developer; By Gareth Halfacree (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2015 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
With a 16-core coprocessor based on Epiphany architecture, is Parallella the single-board computer that developers have been waiting for?

New story! Cloud 5: AWS's trillion dollar dream, Tesla's cloud lesson, Box IPO surge

This week, we look at AWS's trillion dollar ambitions, what Tesla opening their patent cache can teach the cloud industry and what Box's IPO surge means to the cloud.

New story! CIOs: It's time to reinvent yourself and your teams, says Weather Company CIO

  •; By Bryson Koehler (Posted by openlife on Jan 30, 2015 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler says it's time for CIOs to have an "uncomfortable" conversation about open source software.

New story! Google Drive for Linux screenshots leaked

In today's open source roundup: Google may be preparing to release Drive for Linux. Plus: Q*bert rebooted for Android, and will Blizzard finally support Linux users?

New story! Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jan 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Ubuntu
Ubuntu cloud users see OpenStack rising, Docker getting more talk than traction, and companies moving to the hybrid cloud.

New story! Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can't figure out what web sites you are visiting, and the web sites you are visiting can't tell which computer you are surfing from.

New story! How to find a fastest Debian Linux mirror for your /etc/apt/sources.list

Having a slow Debian mirror can be frustrating and thus it is always best to choose closest mirror to your geographical location as possible. Even your best guess may not always bring good results. Fortunately netselect-apt command line tool is here to help you find the fastest mirror available.

New story! Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 Patches 4 Vulnerabilities

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 30, 2015 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache
While some in the security community are chasing GHOSTs this week, there is another update that needs attention. The widely deployed Apache HTTP Server (httpd) is being updated to version 2.4.12 fixing at least four publicly identified CVEs.

New story! Explaining the Big Data Productivity Gap

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 30, 2015 2:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The slow adoption and lack of productivity associated with Hadoop and other big data technologies likely stems from poor planning and lack of big data training and expertise, among other factors.

New story! How I landed a job in open source

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2015 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Open Source Careers A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source. I have been working in the computer business for over 40 years, but the best years have been the last 17 or so working with Linux and open source software. I got into the computer business unintentionally and kind of sideways, but that is a whole other story. I'll tell you about how I got into open source and Linux semi-intentionally and also kind of sideways. read more

New story! Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 30, 2015 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bill Gates is much more involved in philanthropy than Microsoft these days and he's done some great work regarding the eradications of certain diseases and to improve the quality of life in a number of third world countries. He's also inadvertently promoted Ubuntu, which is a Linux system.

New story! The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets new release

The top open-source office suite offers a new, improved version with better Microsoft Office file format compatibility.

New story! SCALE Prep Continues; Will Dell Get It Right?

Ruth Suehle and a speaker to be named later (more than likely in the next 24 hours) will keynote at SCALE 13x. There are about 130 sessions in the four days, and just over 100 exhibitors.

New story! Startup Applications: automatic execution of the most used programs during every user login

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2015 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
During every login or bootup, the OS performs a number of tasks in the background to get the OS up and running and ready to be used. Customizations in Linux OS like Ubuntu can be done very easily, that allows a user to add any number of "custom" tasks or programs to the system to be performed or executed every time the user logs in or boots up the OS.

New story! PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database

One of the most interesting trends in the computer world during the past few years has been the rapid growth of NoSQL databases. The term may be accurate, in that NoSQL databases don't use SQL in order to store and retrieve data, but that's about where the commonalities end. NoSQL databases range from key-value stores to columnar databases to document databases to graph databases.

New story! Linux Device Driver Development Training course

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, today announced its next Linux Device Driver Development Course class to be held in South Bay, CA from February 9th - February 11th, 2015.

New story! Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 30, 2015 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Details about a GLIBC vulnerability were published a couple of days ago by a company called Qualys and the distributions using it have already received patches. Now, it seems that Google knew about this problem, patched it in ChromeOS a year ago, and forgot to say anything to anyone else.

New story! ZX81 BEATEN at last as dev claims smallest Chess code crown

Boot Chess needs just 512 bytes of memory, beating 1982's 1K ZX Chess Developer Olivier Poudade claims he's beaten a 33 year-old record for the smallest working Chess program.…

New story! Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, which hopes to take Android from Google

Cyanogen takes the Android source code and modifies it, adding more features and porting it to other devices. It has also started supplying Android builds directly to OEMs (like the OnePlus One), which ship the software on devices instead of stock Android. Last week during a talk in San Francisco, Cyanogen's CEO said the company's goal was to "take Android away from Google." It wants to replace the Google Play ecosystem with apps of its own, the same way that Amazon uses the Android Open Source Project for its Kindle Fire products but adds its own app and content stores.

New story! bitHound puts out features, not fires

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
The following is a partial transcript from a phone interview with Dan Silivestru, CEO and co-founder of—automated, open source, code quality analysis software. read more

New story! LibreOffice 4.4 Released as the Most Beautiful LibreOffice Ever

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 30, 2015 3:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation has just announced that a new major update has been released for LibreOffice and it brings important UI improvements, enough for them to call this the most beautiful version ever.

New story! LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

The Document foundation announced availability of the latest version of LibreOffice on Thursday, which it says is the most beautiful version of the open source productivity suite yet. LibreOffice 4.4 also fixes some compatibility issues with files that are saved in Microsoft's OOXML formats. "LibreOffice 4.4 has got a lot of UX and design love," Jan "Kendy" Holesovsky, who leads the design team for Libreoffice, said in a statement.

New story! Rugged Type 6 COM runs Linux on 5th Gen Intel Core

Adlink unveiled a rugged, Linux-ready “cExpress-BL” COM Express Compact Type 6 module with Intel 5th Gen Core chips and optional -40 to 85?C support. Adlink is the second vendor to announce a product based on Intel’s 14nm-fabricated 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell U”) processors, following Congatec’s Conga-TC97. The cExpress-BL supports the same Core models as the […]

New story! Patent litigation over human gene breast cancer testing is ending

The molecular diagnostics company that had won patents of two human genes that were invalidated by a landmark Supreme Court ruling has decided to abandon separate patent litigation surrounding how scientists study those genes.

New story! The Ghost security hole perfectly illustrates the efficiency of open source

If you're reading this piece, you probably already know there's a ghost in the machine of Linux. Specifically, a critical hole in the GNU C Library (glibc). This haunting specter enables remote hackers to gain access to machines without the need for credentials of any kind.

New story! Wireless Raspberry Pi speaker

Combine a Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi dongle and your speakers with an amplifier to create a wireless stereo system

New story! How to monitor harddisk health with smartmontools on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this article I will give you an overveiw on the Smartmon tools which is a set of applications that can test hard drives and read their hardware SMART statistics to detect harddisk failures early. I will cover installation, usage on the shell and the smartmon gui in this tutorial.

New story! Tough multi-display controller runs Linux on i.MX6

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller module for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85? C environments. Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN […]

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