New story! Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

New story! OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

New story! Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:

New story! The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Jul 1, 2015 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Debian
An interview with Debian Project Leader Neil McGovern about his GNOME-based setup. Neil also discusses his love of IRC.

New story! Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with a Linux-based Internet of Things gateway software stack from Intel subsidiary Wind River, called Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 1, 2015 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
The hardest thing about Debian? Getting the right ISO in the first place. Once you get over that hurdle you will find it is easy to install, even on UEFI based machines and there is a good selection of software available. Getting things like Flash and MP3 audio working is simple and the stability and performance is good.

New story! Public warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends' friends

Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.

New story! What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

  • DarkMatters; By Pete Herzog (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

New story! Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat (Posted by crudder on Jun 30, 2015 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat, reveals what's working within his own IT org - and where they still need to go.

New story! Red Hat: 2015:1199-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

New story! Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

New story! Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mageia, Mandriva
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

New story! Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

New story! Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team has revealed that the final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE is now available for download. It comes with MATE 1.10 and a ton of other improvements for the rest of the operating system.

New story! Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux as a lifestyle

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. read more

New story! PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident.

New story! Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

New story! Linux: Boldly Going Where We’ve Not Gone Before

Burt Rutan signed autographs on that blistering hot June day in the Mojave desert. His collection of engineers, scientists and "enterprise rouges" shouldered their way into front page news. SpaceShipOne had just become the first civilian aircraft/spacecraft to carry the first civilian pilot into space.

New story! New guides and tips for OpenStack

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Looking to learn something about OpenStack? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are a ton of resources out there to get started. Hands on training courses, books, and of course the official documentation are great resources for learning more, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a seasoned IT professional. Even for OpenStack contributors, there’s still plenty to be learned.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.1 Is Now the Most Stable and Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.1.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, making this the latest and the most advanced version available. It's not a large update , but that usually happens with the early versions.

New story! A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids

A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.

New story! Two Factor Authentication for ownCloud

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to protect ownCloud logins with two factor authentication by using privacyIDEA to manage the second authentication factor. privacyIDEA is a system to manage authentication devices for two factor authentication in your own network - not at any Identity Provider - thus keeping your identity and the identities of your users also under your control.

New story! Top 25 articles of 2015 (so far)

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week—specifically, July 2—marks the mid-point of 2015. As of July 2, we will have published approximately 500 articles this year. In honor of hitting the half-way point, we rounded up our most popular 25 articles of 2015 (so far).

New story! OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion"

Sadly Mandriva was liquidated a month ago (known from the once popular Mandriva Linux distrubion) and now the OpenMandriva team has released their tribute to Mandriva with OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, nicknamed "The Scion".

New story! Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts

  • KDE.news; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: KDE
Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.2. Plasma 5.3 was released in April with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

New story! 70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education

ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations. The $7,300 CDE7060T signage computer joins other ViewSonic large-format displays, projectors, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products aimed at the education market. It was announced along with a LightStream PJD6552LWS networkable short-throw […]

New story! OpenDaylight Lithium Release Debuts VIDEO

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 1:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN at Red Hat discusses the new OpenDaylight release.

New story! DragonFly BSD 4.2 Gets Improvements for i915 and Radeon, Moves to GCC 5

DragonFly BSD is a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX. The developers have released a new version of the distro, and they have integrated quite a few changes and improvements.

New story! Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter

An open source, 49 x 32mm COM version of the BeagleBone Black called the “BeagleCore” offers Cape compatibility and starts at $44, or $111 with a baseboard. A German startup called BeagleCore is spinning a computer-on-module version of BeagleBoard.org’s BeagleBone Black single board computer on Kickstarter. Packages start at 39 Euros ($44) for the first 500 units shipping in Feb. 2016, or 49 Euros ($55) for the second shipment in April. With a baseboard, it costs 99 Euros ($111), also with April 2016 shipment. The BeagleCore and Starter-Kit support Linux flavors including Debian, Ubuntu, Android, and Cloud9 IDE on Node.js with BoneScript library.

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