New story! 6 open source fitness apps for Android

A key part of developing a good fitness routine is creating a solid workout plan and tracking your progress. Mobile apps can help by providing readily accessible programs specifically designed to support the user's fitness goals. In a world of fitness wearable devices like FitBit, there are plenty of proprietary apps designed to work with those specific devices. These apps certainly provide a lot of detailed tracking information, but they are not open source, and as such, do not necessarily respect the user's privacy and freedom to use their own data as they wish. read more

New story! OpenSSL Fixes Critical Bug Introduced by Latest Update

  • threat post; By Michael Mimoso (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
OpenSSL today released an emergency security update after a patch in its most recent update issued last week introduced a critical vulnerability in the cryptographic library...

New story! A short critique of Stallmanism

  • http://jancorazza.com/; By Jan Corazza (Posted by JaseP on Sep 27, 2016 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU
“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”. We sometimes call it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show we do not mean the software is gratis...

New story! A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
School's back in session, and kids love the creative arts. One of my favorite open source creative tools is Audacity, the open source audio recorder and editor. Students love manipulating digital sound with Audacity: making podcasts, learning languages, recording interviews, and recording and mixing music. read more

New story! Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 27, 2016 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet.

New story! SODIMM-style i.MX7 COM features dual GbE, WiFi/BT, eMMC

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Variscite’s Linux-driven “VAR-SOM-MX7” COM is shipping with an i.MX7 Dual SoC, WiFi and BLE, dual GbE, and optional eMMC and extended temp. support. Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX7 follows many other Linux-ready computer-on-modules based on NXP’s i.MX7 SoC, which combines one or two power-stingy, 1GHz Cortex-A7 cores with a 200MHz Cortex-M4 MCU for real-time processing. While most of […]

New story! Fedora 26 Linux OS to Ship with OpenSSL 1.1.0 by Default for Better Security

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 27, 2016 3:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informs the Fedora Linux community about a new system-wide change for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system, namely to add the OpenSSL 1.1.0 libraries by default.

New story! BeagleBone Black Wireless SBC taps Octavo SiP, has “open” design

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 2:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BeagleBoard.org’s “BeagleBone Black Wireless” SBC uses Octavo’s OSD335x SiP module and replaces the standard BBB’s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE. BeagleBone Black Wireless is the first SBC to incorporate the Octavo Systems OSD335x SiP (system-in-package) module, “which integrates BeagleBone functionality into one easy-to-use BGA package,” according to BeagleBoard.org. Announced on Sep. 26, […]

New story! Gorgeous Apricity OS Linux Distro Now Works on 32-bit PCs, Build 09.2016 Is Out

Softpedia was informed by Apricity OS developer Alex Gajewski that the Apricity OS 09.2016 release is now available for download and it's the first to come with a 32-bit version as well.

New story! Unity 5.5 on Linux, Halcyon 6, and more gaming news

In this month's open gaming roundup, we take a look at the Unity 5.5 Linux beta and some exciting new releases for Linux and SteamOS.

New story! Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot-now we know why

A recently fixed security vulnerability that affected both the Firefox and Tor browsers had a highly unusual characteristic that caused it to threaten users only during temporary windows of time that could last anywhere from two days to more than a month.

New story! Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Muneeb Kalathil

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

New story! The best way to develop software with effective security

  • Opensource.com; By Casey Schaufler (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Regardless of the level at which you're doing your programming, security is going to get in the way. No amount of application abstraction or modern development process seems capable of shielding developers from...

New story! Linux Kernel 4.8 Lands October 2 as Linus Torvalds Outs Last Release Candidate

It's still Sunday in U.S. so Linus Torvalds has just published his weekly announcement to inform us all about the availability of the eighth and last RCdevelopment snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel.

New story! How to install WooCommerce plugin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install WooCommerce plugin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Exactly What Is OpenStack? Red Hat's Rich Bowen Explains

You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's in the tech news a lot, and it's an important open source project. But what exactly is it, and what is it for? Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in his talk at LinuxCon North America.

New story! Announcing the KDE Advisory Board

KDE e.V. hereby introduces the KDE e.V. Advisory Board as a means to offer a space for communication between organizations which are allied with KDE, from both the corporate and the non-profit worlds. One of the core goals of the Advisory Board is to provide KDE with insights into the needs of the various organizations that surround us.

New story! The Linux Foundation Partners with Girls in Tech to Increase Diversity in Open Source

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
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New story! SDN and NFV integration, updated API documentation, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites: read more

New story! Improving Fuzzing Tools for More Efficient Kernel Testing

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Fuzz testing (or fuzzing) is a software testing technique that involves passing invalid or random data to a program and observing the results, such as crashes or other failures.

New story! How to install OpenSC on IPFire firewall

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, hardware token (such as a smart card) and their readers (CCID compliance) support are integrated with the IPFire project. This article is the continuation of our previous work on IPFire firewall.

New story! Epiq Solutions' Sidekiq M.2

Following on its resounding success with its Sidekiq MiniPCIe card, wireless communications systems specialist Epiq Solutions recently added the Sidekiq M.2 state-of-the-art, small form-factor, software-defined radio (SDR) card.

New story! Why Open Beats Closed

  • Forbes; By Greg Satell (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
When the Internet was opened up to allow commercial applications in 1994, some enterprising entrepreneurs set up companies host corporate websites. It was an exciting time, with the power of technology unleashing a torrent of new possibilities.

New story! How to throw a tarball over the wall

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It costs a lot of money to open source a mature piece of commercial software, even if all you are doing is "throwing a tarball over the wall." That's why companies abandoning software they no longer care about so rarely make it open source, and those abandoning open source projects rarely move them to new homes that benefit others. If all you have thought about is the eventual outcome, you may be surprised how expensive it is to get there. read more

New story! Skylable releases new versions of its Open Source storage and Dropbox alternative

Skylable announced availability of SX 2.2, its flagship Open Source solution for building data clouds and a new project - SXScout, which joins the SXDrive family of file sync&share applications.

New story! New Firefox 49 features in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The latest release 49 of Firefox comes with some interesting new features. Here’s what they mean for Fedora users and how to enable them beyond default setup. Make a safe playground When you’re testing Firefox, you should create a new fresh profile. If something goes wrong, you... Continue Reading →

New story! Easiest ways to install LAMP server on Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

Whoever new to Linux, who don’t have much experience on Linux, web developers, who’s very lazy to run morethan one command to install LAMP Server, then you are in the right place to achive your target.

New story! IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty points

  • The Star Online (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
..IBM Great China Group said the company also is partnering with the Hyperledger Project to build a block chain platform and help clients develop more uses for industry... Hyperledger is a cross-industry collaboration started in December by the Linux Foundation to support block chain-based applications designed to support global business transactions, including major technological, financial, and supply chain companies.

New story! wattOS 10 Microwatt Edition Comes with Less of Everything, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

After releasing the LXDE edition of wattOS 10 at the beginning of the month, developer Ronald Ropp now announced the availability of the Microwatt Edition, which includes less of everything when compared to its bigger brother.

New story! Linux 4.8 gets rc8

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.

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