New story! Fedora 21 will feature “solarized” color schemes in both the Terminal and Gedit

Recently, I have been using what will become Fedora 21 as my day-to-day machine, (side note: I have found it to be pretty stable for pre-release software). One really nice […]

New story! Install Zentyal the Windows-compatible server

The simple install that will give your office network a complete Windows-compatible server

New story! Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time

They say you never forget your first computer. For some of us, it was a Commodore 64 or an Apple IIe. For others, it was a Pentium 233 running Windows 95. Regardless of the hardware, the fond memories of wonder and excitement are universal. For me, I'll never forget the night my father brought home our first computer, a Tandy 1000.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: CoreOS Goes Stable, Oracle Clones RHEL 7 and Tails Updates

Cloud, enterprise and security Linux distributions all get updates.

New story! Building a better Internet, one Tor relay at a time

  • Parabing Creations; By Christos Varelas (Posted by subZraw on Jul 29, 2014 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Everybody’s talking about privacy and anonymity on the Internet these days, and many people are concerned with their apparent demise.

New story! GUADEC, Day 3: GTK+ and Wayland

The third day of GUADEC was mostly devoted to lower level parts of the GNOME stack. There were talks on GTK+, CSS, Wayland, and WebKitGTK+, but also an annual general […]

New story! 6 open source tools for data journalism

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche. A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more. read more

New story! Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora Linux

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2014 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora Linux The IT industry has a continual balance between security and usability. Within this balance, performance usually affects usability. In the realm of protecting "Data at Rest" (i.e. encryption) one may find three factors affecting performance, and therefore usabilty: The harddrive, CPU and RAM. Of these, the harddrive will always prove to be a bottleneck (yes, even with an SDD). Free Software has a rather elegant solution for protecting Data at Rest, called Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS). In the spirit of "Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose." please enjoy my contribution to our collective knowledgebase of a solution to the fascinating problem of "how can we speed up encyption"?

New story! Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2014 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.…

New story! Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release. Unlike other Linux distros, CoreOS is a minimal OS that ships each new version as a single unit, rather than updating individual software packages. Updates are pushed to users via "channels," similar to how web browser vendors deliver their releases.

New story! Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

New story! CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System

The open-source CoreOS Linux operating system hit a major milestone on July 25, issuing its first stable release. CoreOS is an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that offers the promise of a highly available operating system platform that is fully integrated with the Docker container virtualization technology.

New story! Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots

Attackers have figured out a new way to get Amazon's cloud service to wage potent denial-of-service attacks on third-party websites—by exploiting security vulnerabilities in an open source search and analytics application known as Elasticsearch.

New story! Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

Plasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks. Perhaps the most notable difference is the visual changes, which see KDE embracing a more streamlined, "flat" interface, but it's also the first version of KDE to be powered by Qt 5 and the recently released KDE Frameworks 5.

New story! Rackspace Adds Support for MariaDB, Percona Open Source Databases

Rackspace will now officially support the relational database storage platforms from MariaDB and Percona, which are forked from Oracle MySQL. In a move that will please devotees of open source cloud storage, hosting giant Rackspace (RAX) has announced it will officially support two additional types of open source MySQL databases, from MariaDB and Percona.

New story! Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project

Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi...At $300, Sharks Cove is significantly more expensive than non-Windows alternatives. Hobbyists will probably be more inclined to buy the ARM-based Raspberry Pi, which is just $35, or the $55 BeagleBone Black. Even the Intel-based MinnowBoard, which is compatible with Linux and Android, starts at just $99. CircuitCo also makes both the BeagleBone Black and MinnowBoard.

New story! Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC

"Introduction to Linux," a massively open online course (MOOC) on the open source operating system that is available through a partnership between the Linux Foundation and edX, begins Aug. 1.

New story! Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Canonical has introduced a long list of hardware fixes and other updates to Ubuntu with the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS release. Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.

New story! Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO

Mozilla has selected Chris Beard, who started with the company with the release of Firefox 1.0, to be its chief executive.

New story! Peach OSI 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Peach OSI 14.04 is available. Peach OSI is an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with an OS X-like user interface. Short list: Firefox and Midori Browsers, Libre Office, DigiKam, Blender, Banshee, Ardour3, gMusic Browser, wxBanker Finance Manager and more.

New story! Search the Pirate Bay on your Android device with the PirateApp

The free PirateApp makes it easy to search Pirate Bay torrents in Android.

New story! PiFace control & display review

The Raspberry Pi is an ideal device for embedded designs, but controlling it away from a keyboard and monitor can be a bit tricky – until now. Designed by a team led by University of Manchester honorary research fellow Dr Andrew Robinson, the PiFace Control & Display does exactly what the name implies: it provides users a means of controlling the Raspberry Pi away from a keyboard and mouse, while also providing a means of displaying its output.

New story! Tiny Linux SBC web-enables DIY IoT modules

LittleBits launched a tiny $59 ARM9-based “CloudBit” SBC that adds Internet access to the company’s collection of 60+ electronics modules for DIY projects. The tiny, 15 x 10 x 5mm CloudBit single board computer adds Internet connectivity and a modest ARM9 brain to LittleBits Electronics’s popular, Lego-like platform, which is billed as an easier, plug-and-play alternative to Arduino for electronics prototyping. The LittleBits modules are available in $99 (10 modules), $149 (14 modules), and $199 (18 modules) kits, and include actuators, sensors, buzzers, dimmers, LEDs, DC motors, and other gizmos. The devices connect to each other in serial-bus fashion via magnets, enabling rapid project brainstorming without the need for soldering, wiring, or programming.

New story! 15 alternatives to your default image viewer on Fedora

Is the default image viewer in your desktop environment just not working the way you want? need more features (or maybe something simpler) from an image viewer? Well, you are in luck, as there is no shortage of choices when looking at alternative image viewers in Fedora. This article covers 15 image viewers in Fedora.

New story! Chris Beard Named CEO of Mozilla

I am pleased to announce that Chris Beard has been appointed CEO of Mozilla Corp. The Mozilla board has reviewed many internal and external candidates – and no one we met was a better fit. As you will recall, Chris re-joined Mozilla in April, accepting the role of interim CEO and joining our Board of Directors. Chris first joined Mozilla in 2004, just before we shipped Firefox 1.0 – and he’s been deeply involved in every aspect of Mozilla ever since. During his many years here, he at various times has had responsibility for almost every part of the business, including product, marketing, innovation, communications, community and user engagement.

New story! Samsung's Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 28, 2014 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mobile
Does Tizen have a future, or is it going to be another unlaunched Linux-based mobile operating system?

New story! Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused. read more

New story! How to use variables in shell Scripting

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Jul 28, 2014 1:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In every programming language variables plays an important role , in Linux shell scripting we are using two types of variables : System Defined Variables & User Defined Variables.

New story! Open source love at first commit

The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and collaboration. read more

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