New story! Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft may be using cloak and dagger tactics to attack open source and protect Windows. Plus: John Dvorak smacks the Linux beehive for page views, and don't forget developer stability when choosing a Linux distro.

New story! Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 27, 2014 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Crystal Picnic is a fantastic looking 2D RPG that is created as a tribute to the old action RPG games. Created by "Nooskewl" the developers of Monster RPG 2.

New story! Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 3:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The offer was too good to be true. Three whole weeks at the NASA Glenn Research Center and an invitation to come back. I could scarcely believe it when I read the email. I immediately forwarded it to my parents with an addition of around 200 exclamation points. They were all for it, so I responded to my contact, Herb Schilling, with a resounding “YES!” read more

New story! Short Stack: VMware embraces OpenStack, HP doesn't want Rackspace either and top automaker chooses OpenStack

This week, we look at VMware embracing OpenStack, HP still rejecting a Rackspace purchase and the strange case of Eucalyptus joining OpenStack.

New story! NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 27, 2014 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

New story! Back to school! 5 excellent open education resources

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's back to school for many kids in the United States, and soon to be so for many others around the world. While open source software and hardware are used less often to teach kids in grade school about the world, open principles are. They are what you might think of as the most natural methods of teaching. And, they are what we call the open source way. read more

New story! How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our important data inside the distro. If the harddisk is not encrypted then we can easily retrieve our data with the help of live-cds or live-USB boot devices, but if the harddisk was encrypted then situation becomes little hectic. I will cover the topic for encrypted harddisk data retrieval from Ubuntu distros.

New story! How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that "sits on top" of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]Continue reading... The post How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to monitor failed ssh login attempts on CentOS

New story! Tiny COMs take Intel Atom SoCs into harsh apps

Extreme Engineering Solutions announced two rugged Linux-ready modules based on Intel E3800 SoCs, including one built in the tiny COM Express Mini format. Extreme Engineering Solutions (“X-ES”) is rolling out two nearly identical computer-on-module products: the “XPedite8150? conforms to the tiniest (84 x 55mm) COM Express Mini form-factor, while the “XPedite8152? adopts a somewhat larger 109 x 55mm “COM Express Extended Mini” format. Both COM models are offered with a choice of Atom system-on-chips, including the E3845, E3827, E3826, E3825, or E3815. However, the E3845 is standard, says X-ES.

New story! VMware puts VDI in the woodchipper

VMware has outlined a new way to do desktop virtualisation (VDI) that aims to greatly reduce the amount of storage required to deliver desktops from the data centre. Many current VDI arrangements require each virtual desktop to be stored as a discrete virtual disk. By the time organisations get to hundreds or thousands of such disks, that adds up to a hefty storage requirement and all sorts of network fun around 9:00 AM when everyone arrives at work and logs on. The cost and complexity of all that kit makes VDI too pricey for many and too hard for others.

New story! Cluetrain at Fifteen

I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and Rick Levine. The Cluetrain website went up in March 1999, and we finished writing the book at the end of August 1999. The book was published in January, 2000, and a tenth anniversary edition arrived in 2009. But the last words of the original were written fifteen years ago this month.

New story! GIMP 2.8.14 Released

Yesterday's 2.8.12 release had broken library versioning, so we had to roll out GIMP 2.8.14 today. The only change is the fixed libtool versioning. This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added.

New story! Convert from MP3 to WAV and WAV to MP3 using Linux Mint

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Aug 27, 2014 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This is a quick guide showing how to convert from WAV to MP3 and vice versa using the command line and the Gnome Audio Converter (Gnac).

New story! Tux Paint: Doing FOSS Right

The journalist in me could give you just the specifics of the new Tux Paint release: Tux Paint 0.9.22 was released this week, thanks to the efforts of 170 contributors worldwide. This new version comes with a wide range of additions, like 14 new tools, 40 new template pictures, nearly 200 new stamps, SVG and KidPix support, an enhanced text tool, and accessibility improvements.

New story! Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Vibrations and wave motions describe many different physical systems. In fact, most systems that dissipate energy do so through waves of one form or another. In this article, I take a look at gvb (Good ViBrations, a Linux application you can use to visualize and model wave motion and vibrations.

New story! Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn - report

A home-grown "China operating system" (COS) to challenge rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple could be available as soon as October 2014, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has said.

New story! What makes your developers stick around?

Community is a big part of the open source way. An open source project is nothing without a vibrant community of users and contributors. And participant satisfaction is a major factor in having a vibrant community. So, what are the factors that contribute to participant satisfaction with open source projects?

New story! Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

Linus Torvalds released issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday. Linux-loving readers will note that releasing on a Monday is not Torvalds' style. He usually releases on Sundays.

New story! How To Install Contao CMS On Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to how you can install and run a Contao in Ubuntu 14.04. Contao is a highly flexible and scalable open source Content Management System (CMS) that works for websites of varying capacities. It is a top notch system that ensures implementation of ace accessibility and security, and high SEO standards. Contao remains a modular model and enables usage of loads of additional extensions for enhanced website functionality. Built using contemporary PHP object-oriented programming and the MooTools JavaScript framework, Contao promises a highly intuitive user interface thanks to the use of Ajax.

New story! VMware Debuts OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Distribution

VMware has introduced Integrated OpenStack, an OpenStack distribution for open source cloud computing, while also continuing to collaborate with OpenStack solutions from partners.

New story! Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past?

In today's open source roundup: Distrohopping may be losing popularity among Linux users. Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and journalist laments the headaches of recompiling the Linux kernel.

New story! US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine

A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said.

New story! LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source (slide show)

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 26, 2014 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this slide show, eWEEK looks back on some of the highlights of the LinuxCon North America 2014 event.

New story! Programming with OpenCL 1.2

printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.

New story! We need a new operating system for the hybrid cloud era

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Aug 26, 2014 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.

New story! Mystery Android app takes down the National Weather Service site

In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?

New story! Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.

One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.

New story! When Distros Go South

I don’t mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability. Can I depend on this distro to be around in two years…in five years? How is the project funded? Does this innovative project have a large development community that can step in should the lead developer become ill or takes a lengthy sabbatical?

New story! More Windows 9 rumors: one-click upgrades, interactive tiles, notification center

Neowin reports that internal builds of the operating system currently sport a one-click upgrade feature to update from one build to the next. While there's no guarantee that such a feature will necessarily ship, it would be consistent with Microsoft's move to more rapid releases and continuous improvement rather than infrequent major updates.

New story! How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet. Tunneling is needed when the separate networks are private LAN subnets with globally non-routable private IP addresses, which cannot be interconnected using traditional routing over the Internet. For example, VPN tunnels are often deployed […]Continue reading... The post How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

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