New story! 4 Ways To Get Debian Without Negotiating The Debian Website

Debian is such a good Linux distribution but lets face it, the website is just dreadful. To download most distributions you choose 32-bit or 64-bit and then hit the download button. With Debian there are choices for every conceivable architecture as well as 32-bit/64-bit, multiple download methods (none of which seem to be the preferred option) and mirrors with dozens of different files. This guide attempts to help new users with this situation.

New story! Ex-Windows dev: Yes, Ballmer was dogmatic, Sinofsky's bonkers, and WinPho needs to change

A former Windows Phone and Office lead designer has shed some valuable insight into Microsoft’s internal processes, design and strategy. Designer Jon Bell* left Microsoft a year ago but his Reddit AMA is still vastly more informative than anything that emerges from the Redmond politburo.

New story! Linux-friendly COM Express triplets embed Intel Bay Trail SoCs

Axiomtek launched a Bay Trail Celeron-based “CEM841? COM Express Type 2 Basic module and tipped two similar Type 6 COMs with Celeron and Atom E3845 SoCs.

New story! Google Shuts Off NPAPI in Chrome

With the release of Chrome 42 this week, Google fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities. But the most significant security change in the new browser is Google's decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default. The decision didn't come out of nowhere.

New story! Debian Could Get PPA Support, Says Project Leader

The Debian project has a new Project Leader, Neil McGovern, and he was elected just like any politician. He presented a list of promises about what he would do or try to do if he becomes a leader and one of those is about PPA support.

New story! Fedora 21 owncloud-7.0.5-2.fc21

This update provides the new release 7.0.5, which resolves currently undisclosed security vulnerabilities in ownCloud.It is a minor version update and should apply without any issues or special handling, but as usual, we recommend backing up your data, configuration, and database before updating.

New story! DevOps: Better Than the Sum of Its Parts

Most of us longtime system administrators get a little nervous when people start talking about DevOps. It's an IT topic surrounded by a lot of mystery and confusion, much like the term "Cloud Computing" was a few years back. Thankfully, DevOps isn't something sysadmins need to fear.

New story! 30 Years On, HURD Lives: GNU Updates Open Source Unix Kernel

Version 0.6 of GNU HURD, the open source operating system kernel launched in the 1980s to build a Unix-like operating system, has been released.

New story! Latest Ubuntu Touch Update Improves Battery Life Up to 50%, Users Report

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 20, 2015 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu Touch users are reporting significant battery improvements after the last major update that was released by Canonical at the end of last week.

New story! Chromebooks get Google Now and Material Design in Chrome OS 42

In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS 42 includes Material Design and Google Now. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. And six reasons why Linux is a good choice for users with disabilities.

New story! Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 for free and open source design

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2015 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Libre Graphics Meeting is coming up! read more

New story! What does an adult look like in an open source community?

It's time to begin making plans for the Community Leadership Summit in Portland this summer, just before OSCON. Last year I gave a lightning talk called "What's an adult look like in your community?" It was prompted by a then recent discussion with a 20-year-old who uttered the age-old question: "Why won't anyone treat me like an adult?" read more

New story! RSA to feature talk by hacker whose ‘funny’ tweet got him yanked from a plane

  • Network World; By Tim Greene (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2015 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Chris Roberts will have a lot to say next week at RSA Conference 2015 where he is scheduled to present a talk “Security Hopscotch” after his experience this week being hauled in by the FBI, apparently for tweeting about “playing with” the onboard communications systems of the plane he was traveling on.

New story! How To Setup Virtual Private Network (VPN) In Linux Ubuntu Based Distributions

Virtual Private Network 'VPN' is a secure network connection to server that enables a computer or network-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks. Using VPN allows a user to connect to any website that has been blocked either by network administrator or Government. In the following tutorial we will install and use VPN in our Linux Ubuntu based distributions.

New story! Nested KVM set up on Fedora 22 && Running devstack on Ubuntu 14.04 guests

Following bellow are brief instructions how to achieve extremely high performance of VMs created via devstack ( stack.sh ) inside another virtual machine created with Fedora 22 KVM Hypervisor and having Nested KVM feature enabled, working with sufficiently advanced Intel CPUs (Haswell kernel or above which have newer hardware virt extensions ) and 16 GB or more RAM.

New story! POSSCON Successfully Reboots

Last week in Columbia, South Carolina, the developers’ conference POSSCON went through something of a reboot. Last year the conference was cancelled to allow It-oLogy, the organization behind the event, to put its energy behind launching the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta. This year, with last year’s successful premiere of the Hotlanta event under its belt, IT-oLogy pulled-out all the stops to reestablish POSSCON.

New story! 6 reasons people with disabilities should use Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2015 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Often, when issues of accessibility and assistive technology are brought up among people with disabilities, the topics center around the usual issues: How can I afford this device? Is it available for me? Will it meet my needs? How will I receive support? read more

New story! Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015

Few conferences range as wide as the Open Source Open Society 2015 event held in Wellington last week. The material was surprisingly accessible to non-specialists considering this was a two-day event that filled the Michael Fowler Centre with software developers.

New story! Ubuntu Now Has Over 20 Millions of Users, According to Canonical

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 20, 2015 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
In a recent article entitled "Tendering with Ubuntu," Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, revealed the fact that the world's most popular free operating system now counts over 20 millions of user, as well as that the Ubuntu Linux is adopted by more and more people each day.

New story! Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter Games Play On Steam

Among many Games categories 'First Person Shooter' FPS for short has been choice of majority of gamers. If you were using Windows in past then you would've heard of FPS games Halo, Titalfall, Call Of Duty, Blackshot and many more. But.. Do we have such exciting First Person Shooter games for Linux. Well, there are many. Here I am going to list Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter games. Check them out and have fun on Linux.

New story! KaOS 2015.04 Screencast and Screenshots

A nice way of celebrating the second anniversary of this distribution is releasing KaOS 2015.04. The previous two releases were the result of some drastic and fundamental changes to this distribution (new DE, new installer, move to UEFI). With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended for this distribution.

New story! OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch to Get MultiROM Manager Support

The OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch port is doing great, and a lot of work is being put into it. In fact, it looks like this platform will soon be supported MultiROM Manager, a powerful application that allows users to install easily the operating system from Canonical.

New story! LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 19, 2015 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation is preparing the groundwork for the next major version of LibreOffice, 5.0, which should be available by the end of July, if everything goes according to plan.

New story! KaOS 2015.04 Screencast

With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended. Most attention has gone in updating and rebuilding well over 1,200 packages the last two months. As for the desktop this release brings all the latest of Plasma 5 (Frameworks 5.9.0, Plasma 5.2.95) and KDE Applications 15.04.0. All built on Qt 5.4.1. Many more applications are now fully ported to Qt 5 and Frameworks 5, among those re-added since their ports became available are Skrooge, Kid3, Choqok and Kgamma. New additions to the repositories includes applications very recently switching to Qt 5, examples are Wireshark, Frescobaldi and Musescore.

New story! How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

  • PCWorld; By Alex Campbell (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
Ultra-high-resolution displays with high pixel densities are all the rage now, and for good reason: They look amazing compared to conventional displays. The big problem for PC users is that a lot of software isn't designed with that level of pixel density in mind. This article will show you how to change the scaling settings for GNOME 3, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird, and Chromium.

New story! GPU4EO Challenge 2015

  • Scientific Computing and HPC Source; By Suzanne Tracy (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Teams are asked to use and process Earth observation satellite data with NVIDIA k40 GPU and DORIS, an open source software package, to obtain the best performance, as determined by the fastest processing time. The challenge is open to teams composed of students and researchers belonging to research institutions and/or professionals.

New story! CyanogenMod and Microsoft

"We are not bundling or pre-installing Microsoft (or any Cyanogen OS exclusive partner apps) into CyanogenMod." Your nightlies will not see a sudden influx of Microsoft applications – you can put the pitchforks down. CyanogenMod has historically stayed neutral on your services of choice, whether you use Google, Amazon or Fdroid; we leave that decision to you and we have no intention of changing that.

New story! GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance

While GitHub has always been a great site for developers to come together, network and share code, up until a few years ago, the website had a problem. Though it was easy for developers to share code, finding the right software license to go along with it was much harder.

New story! GNU Hurd 0.6 released

  • GNU Project; By Thomas Schwinge (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: GNU
We're pleased to announce version 0.6 of the GNU Hurd.

New story! How open source grew up

  • Scoop.co.nz; By Bill Bennett (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Visiting the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington this week was like watching someone else’s child who you knew as a smart but awkward teenager, transformed into a smart, professional adult. Open source grew up.

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