New story! Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.

New story! Drupal Hack & WordPress Users

Because of automatic upgrades at the point level, standalone WordPress users whose sites aren’t hosted by WordPress may be less likely to see an exact repeat of the current Drupal situation, but that doesn’t mean they can ignore security. Along with gee-whiz new whistles and bells, every WordPress upgrade will include new security fixes — and you definitely want to have them firmly in place.

New story! Steam Halloween Sale Kicks Off, Tens of Linux Games Up to 90% Discount

The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.

New story! Google's surprise Nexus 6 preorders anger some Android users

In today's Android roundup: Google is in deep doo-doo with some Android users over Nexus 6 preorders. Plus: The performance of Intel-based Android tablets, and Star Wars: Galactic Defense comes to Android.

New story! Weapons of MaaS Deployment

I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity.

New story! Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Now Available on Steam for Linux

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is a role-playing game which has finally made it to Steam earlier today. The game takes place in a fantasy universe called the Spine of the World and features single-player, multi-player and co-op modes.

New story! COM Express Type 2 modules keep the legacy alive

Adlink released two Linux-ready COM Express Type 2 modules running on Intel 4th Gen. Core and Intel Atom e3800 SoCs, respectively. The Express-HL2 was previewed by Adlink with minimal details back in June 2013, shortly after Intel announced its 4th Generation Core (“Haswell”) processors.

New story! Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2014 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is still new, but there are even newer programming tools. Fortunately, with the latest Version of Red Hat Software Collection, programmers can keep up to speed.

New story! Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

If your organization uses Drupal, you might have a serious problem on your hands. On October 15, Drupal urged users to apply an update that fixed a SQL Injection flaw. However, unless that patch was installed within seven hours, Drupal now says it's best to assume the website was completely compromised.

New story! Parallels CTO: Linux container security is not the problem

Security Projects Containerization technology has been a game-changer, powering Docker and other transformative software solutions. It's also garnered its share of criticisms about performance, security, and resiliency. But one of the creators of Parallels, a key containerization technology on Linux, is pushing back against what he feels are pervasive myths about containers -- many of which, he argues, are rooted in misunderstandings of how to use them and what they're for.

New story! Has the time come to rebrand open source?

OK, take a deep breath and don't panic! I assure you that I'm not asking you to do anything that you have not already done before. Let me explain myself before I go any further. I'm the CEO of a web design agency in Malmö, Sweden that specializes in web publishing and digital presence. We create websites using TYPO3 which is a web Content Management Solution.

New story! Install LibreOffice 4.3.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

LibreOffice 4.3.3 has been officially released earlier today, being an incremental bug fix release over the stable 4.3.x series.

New story! Contributing effectively to OpenStacks Neutron project

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2014 12:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud
Earlier this year, Kyle Mestery posted an article on his blog outlining some common misconceptions about contributing to the Neutron project and how to contribute effectively upstream.

New story! Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country’s history. The court said that the unauthorised access to CSC’s mainframe was of a “systematic and organised character”, dismissing the Swede’s claims that his computer was used by others to carry out the hack as “unlikely”.

New story! Things I Do in Windows When I Forget It's Not Linux

Many Linux users out there dual-boot with a Windows system, or they just use the two operating systems separately. An interesting thing happens when you're in Windows and you try to do something that you think is normal, but that feature doesn't exist.

New story! Iron Man costume made on the shoulders of giants

When Iron Man set foot on stage at the Red Hat Halloween party last year, my jaw dropped. A huge applause erupted. It was like the real Iron Man stepped out of the Hollywood big screen and was right in front of us. I was waiting for it to start flying.

New story! How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues.

New story! Windows 7: Officially Dead This Week

With no funeral, retrospectives, accolades, or notes of sadness, the Windows 7 era has come to an end.

New story! Puppy Linux 6.0 Screenshot Tour

We have another official Puppy Linux release. Since I retired from developing Puppy Linux early in 2014, keen members of the Puppy community forked my Woof Puppy builder, naming it woof-CE. Since then, 01micko has been active with a Puppy built from Slackware packages, named 'Slacko Puppy'. The guys have also been working on another pup, built from Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' binary packages, under the leadership of Phil Broughton and this has now reached release status. It is named 'Tahrpup' and is version 6.0. Tahrpup is an official release of Puppy Linux for those who would like the package manager to have compatibility with the large collection of packages in the Ubuntu repository.

New story! MXM2 module runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2014 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Cogent’s Linux-ready, MXM2 “CSB1790″ COM gives you a choice of AMD G-Series SoCs plus PCIe and dual SATA ports, one of which can drive an onboard SSD. The CSB1790 computer-on-module is somewhat similar to the CSB1890T10-Q15 announced by Cogent Computer Systems last December. However, there are some key distinctions here, including a different form-factor, the […]

New story! Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick

Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under control.

New story! Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle. The Ittia DB SQL database and its antecedents, including .db*, have shipped in a wide variety of devices, including a circa 2005, Linux-based Oshkosh A3 HEMTT tactical truck. The lightweight, Linux- […]

New story! Why Microsoft loves Linux

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?

New story! Android's dominance in Europe crushes Windows Phone

In today's Android roundup: Windows Phone is in deep trouble in Europe as Android reigns supreme. Plus: LG sells 16.8 million Android phones, and Android 5.0 Lollipop's security features.

New story! OpenStack Paris Summit Could be a Turning Point for Project

  • Tesora Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 30, 2014 12:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here?

New story! Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Federico Kereki (Posted by bob on Oct 29, 2014 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android, IBM, Linux
Because Android devices are portable computers and quite powerful at that, it's not much of a stretch to imagine performing the same tasks you can perform from a desktop or laptop. This tutorial shows how to connect to a remote server

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Kylin is an official Ubuntu subproject whose goal is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users using the Simplified Chinese writing system. 14.10. In this release of Kylin 14.10, we have improved system stability and have added more new features, which deliver a better user experience.

New story! BYOD: Why the biggest security worry is the fool within rather than the enemy without

The vast majority - 95 percent - of IT managers are prepared to admit that they are struggling to tackle all the potential security threats they face and 87 percent believe that the biggest threats came from mobile devices in the hands of careless employees, according to a new survey.

New story! Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE released

In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months.

New story! Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system

Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.

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