New story! SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more! Open source news for March 21 - 27, 2015 read more

New story! KDE Tops Poll

Why KDE? According to your comments, there were two major reasons: stability and configurability, with many of you saying, “It just works.” But there seemed to be some disagreement over whether KDE’s legendary configurability is as great as it once was.

New story! Voyager X 14.04.04 LTS Screencast

The new Voyager release offers the Xfce 4.12 desktop and an updated Linux kernel (version 3.16). The new version of Voyager also offers performance improvements and support for more hardware.

New story! Top 5: Grace programming, fast Linux install, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads. They will mostly be this weekly Top 5 roundup of the best articles from the past week, but occasionally we'll do something fun like fly a quadcopter around... and into things. Speaking of electronics, Arduino Day is March 28. Check out the article we just published of 6 Arduino projects to tinker with by staff Alex Sanchez. read more

New story! GitHub Has Been Under a Continuous DDoS Attack in the Last 24 Hours

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular GitHub website suffered a minor service outage on March 26 due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. At the moment, the website appears to work properly on our end, but some users still report intermittent connectivity with Git operations.

New story! Bodhi Linux 3.0.0

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core & Enlightenment E19.3.

New story! How to install and use Waartaa IRC client as a local standalone application

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Waartaa is an open source communication and collaboration tool. It is an IRC client focussed to overcome the subtle disadvantages of existing clients. It is a web based IRC client as a service, facilitating some extremely useful services such as: centralised logging, unique Identity, global access, notifications, responsiveness to devices and displays across multiple clients.

New story! Run Mejiro without a Server

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 27, 2015 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server.

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

After announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2, and Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a quick look at the Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 operating system, which has been unleashed earlier today.

New story! 6 Arduino projects to play with on Arduino Day

A lot has changed since the first Arduino board arrived a decade ago. Today, the Arduino family has grown to include more than two dozen low-cost, open hardware boards and an active community of more than 250,000 tinkerers. read more

New story! The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters)

What I see across the Linux landscape, however, often takes me by surprise. While Microsoft and Apple continue to push the idea of the user interface forward, a good amount of the Linux community seems bent on holding us in a perpetual state of "90s computing."

New story! Tech Companies, Privacy Advocates Call for NSA Reform

A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

New story! How Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015

CeBIT attendees on Thursday fell victims to a series of well-executed hacks. Thankfully, they weren't malicious in origin; instead, they were live demonstrations by notorious ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick.

New story! Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.

New story! Install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx. Baun CMS is a modern, lightweight and extensible flat-file CMS, with no database and administration backend and is a perfect solution for small websites. The main advantages of a flat-file CMS systems are simplicity, portability, security, speed and version control. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

New story! GNOME 3.16 is here -- the best Linux desktop environment gets better

Linux-based operating systems are a staple in my computing life. With that said, as much as I love the kernel and associated distributions, my true love is the GNOME 3 desktop environment. While version 3 has historically been a rather polarizing desktop, its subsequent point releases have greatly improved its reputation.

New story! Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages.

New story! GNOME 3.16 released

In today's open source roundup: Check out what's new in GNOME 3.16. Plus: Will Windows 10 Secure Boot kill Linux? And the HTC One M9 will be available tonight at midnight.

New story! BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing - Video

We are extremely happy to report that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which will be known forever as the first Ubuntu Phone device made, has just arrived today at our headquarters in the European Union, so we’ve decided to make a short unboxing video to show you guys what’s in the box.

New story! Big vendors find cloud religion

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Mar 26, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
It took a long time for the traditional enterprise vendors to hop on board the cloud band wagon, but today, cloud is central to every large vendor's strategy.

New story! Microsoft may lock out other OSes with Windows 10

If you’ve a fondness for installing old versions of Windows and alternatives like Linux on your desktops and laptops, be warned:

New story! How To Set Up Software RAID 0 for Windows and Linux

For serious PC builders, speed is the name of the game. Too often, storage becomes a bottleneck that holds back even the beefiest CPU. Even with the advent of SSDs, leveraging a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) can drastically reduce boot and loading times. RAID 0 is the easiest way to get more speed out of two or more drives, and lets you use a pretty cool acronym to boot.

New story! Users, Permissions and Multitenant Sites

In my last article, I started to look at multitenant Web applications. These are applications that run a single time, but that can be retrieved via a variety of hostnames.

New story! The benefits of decoupling your CMS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A common disease of software development is the "not-invented-here" syndrome, a tendency to write new implementations instead of leveraging existing solutions. We then just write it as part of the application we're currently building, thinking it's a small thing. Over time, such helper or utility classes grow as new things are added, but usually stay tightly coupled to the application. read more

New story! Installing Network Simulator 2 (NS2) on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Network simulators are tools used to simulate discrete events in a network and which helps to predict the behaviours of a computer network. Generally the simulated networks have entities like links, switches, hubs, applications, etc. Once the simulation model is complete, it is executed to analyse the performance. Administrators can then customize the simulator to suit their needs. Network simulators typically come with support for the most popular protocols and networks in use today, such as WLAN,UDP,TCP,IP, WAN, etc.

New story! Using Spark DataFrames for large scale data science

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
When we first open sourced Spark, we aimed to provide a simple API for distributed data processing in general-purpose programming languages (Java, Python, Scala). Spark enabled distributed data processing through functional transformations on distributed collections of data (RDDs). This was an incredibly powerful API—tasks that used to take thousands of lines of code to express could be reduced to dozens. read more

New story! Red Hat Fiscal 2015 Revenue $1.79 Billion: OpenStack and OpenShift Leading the Way

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2015 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat reported its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 earnings on March 25, once again showing continued growth across its entire software portfolio. Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized the importance of cross-selling Linux platform, cloud application development and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies as key reasons for his company's continued success.

New story! Apple May Have Just Killed An Open Source Project

On Tuesday, Apple acquired FoundationDB, an enterprise software company with a major open source component. On Wednesday, that open source component was no more.

New story! Berry Image Viewer 1.0 Comes with a Clean Interface Install in Ubuntu

Berry is a new image viewer written in Qt, licensed under GPLv3, with a modern, simple interface and basic features.

New story! Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

"Dad, my windows are broken."

Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all.

"What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"

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