New story! Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows. The flaws were detailed this week by Swiss researchers High-Tech Bridge in versions 5.4.33, 5.5.17 and 5.6.1 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and the Radamsa fuzzer.

New story! One of the big issues with the Ubuntu repositories, in particular "universe", is that it's full of old and unmaintained versions.

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 23, 2014 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A member of the ownCloud security team has sent a request to Canonical asking them to remove all the packages from their repositories regarding this software stack. The problem is that things are not that simple.

New story! Why open data matters in education

Rajan attends a school in a small village located around 140 kilometers from my hometown of Amritsar, India. Otherwise an active boy who is adept in handling numbers in the ledger book at his father’s convenience store and who loves playing flute, he falls into the depths of apathy and indifference the moment he enters his classroom. Rajan is not at fault for the abrupt change in his behavior at the school. He attends a school that has one teacher for all its students from classes starting from the first standard through the fifth standard, that has no proper infrastructure, a dilapidated library, and an obsolete teaching methodology.

New story! Build a super Raspberry Pi in issue 145 of Linux User & Developer

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's an inexpensive single-board microcomputer powered by a system-on-a-chip! There's a lot of them though!

New story! Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel released for Linux

After releasing Borderlands 2 for Linux shortly, the developers continued with the next title of the game series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

New story! Top 3 open source alternatives to Google Analytics

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2014 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you have a website or an online business, collecting data on where your visitors or customers come from, where they land on your site, and where they leave is vital. Why? Having that information can help you better target your products and services, and beef up the pages that are turning people away. The way to gather that kind of information is with a web analytics tool. Many people and businesses (of all sizes) turn to Google Analytics. But if you want to keep control of your data, then you’ll want a tool that you have control over. You don’t get that from Google Analytics, and luckily Google Analytics isn’t the only game on the web. Let’s take a look at three open source alternatives to Google Analytics. read more

New story! How to select and set default applications in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2014 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Do you have a type of document you want to open with a specific default application in Fedora? For example, do you want to always open JPG or PNG files […]

New story! How to turn your CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In a previous tutorial, I described how we can easily turn a Linux box into a fully-fledged OPSF router using Quagga, an open source routing software suite. In this tutorial, I will focus on converting a Linux box into a BGP router, again using Quagga, and demonstrate how to set up BGP peering with other […]Continue reading... The post How to turn your CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to turn your CentOS box into an OSPF router using Quagga How to set up BGP Looking Glass server on CentOS How to assign multiple IP addresses to one network interface on CentOS How to configure networking in CentOS Desktop with command line How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

New story! Free software hacker on open source telemetry project for OpenStack

Julien Danjou is a free software hacker almost all of the time. At his day job, he hacks on OpenStack for eNovance. And, in his free time, he hacks on free software projects like Debian, Hy, and awesome. Julien has also written The Hacker's Guide to Python and given talks on OpenStack and the Ceilometer project, among other things. Prior to his talk at OpenStack Summit 2014 in Paris this year, we interviewed him about his current work and got some great insight into the work going on for the Ceilometer project, the open source telemetry project for OpenStack.

New story! Avoiding systemd isn't hard

Don't listen to trolls. They lie. Debian was and continues to be about choice. Previously, you could configure Debian to use other init systems, and you can continue to do so in the future.

New story! Promote Windows Users to Admins with the Debian-Based Rescatux 0.32 Beta 2

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 23, 2014 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Rescatux, a Linux distribution that allows users to perform all kinds of rescue operations with the help of an easy to use wizard called Rescapp, is now at version 0.32 Beta 2 and is ready for testing.

New story! Four Simple Words to Remember on FOSS Forums

The problem here is that this lack of civility, this absence of open-mindedness, and this departure from decent behavior scales in an enormous way in FOSS: from the new user warmed in the glow of their new-found FOSS enlightenment thinking their first distro is “the Holy Grail,” to some of those who got the ball rolling back in the day and are responsible for the world-altering digital movement in which we now find ourselves.

New story! Short Stack: Mirantis gets $100M, OpenStack powers CERN, Juno reviewed

This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno.

New story! Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish

Laforge is prepping a $399 beta version of its Linux-based Icis eyewear, as well as a $549 Bold model due in 2015 that adds a camera and higher resolution. Relatively few of the smart eyewear products now coming to market compete directly with Google Glass as a general-purpose consumer device. Most are vertical-market helmets for industrial or field service use (Vuzix M100), or are designed for specific activities such as skiing (Recon’s Snow 2) or motorcycle riding (Skully AR-1.) Laforge Optical’s Icis stands out from the pack with its consumer focus and its foundation in embedded Linux rather than the stripped-down Android stacks used by most smart eyewear.

New story! Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king

In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene with a curious name—Ubuntu. Even then there were hundreds, today if not thousands, of different Linux distros available. A new one wasn't particularly unusual, and for some time after its quiet preview announcement, Ubuntu went largely unnoticed. It was yet another Debian derivative.

Today, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, estimates that there are 25 million Ubuntu users worldwide. Those users span 240 countries, and they make Ubuntu the world's third most popular PC operating system. By Canonical's estimates, Ubuntu has roughly 90 percent of the Linux market. And Ubuntu is poised to launch a mobile version that may well send those numbers skyrocketing again.

New story! Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers

Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked some of their hardware, leaving it inaccessible to most software both on Windows and Linux. This came to us via hardware hacking site Hack A Day.

New story! USB is now UEC (use with extreme caution)

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus; at least that is what it has stood for since 1999 when it was patented. But now it may take on a new meaning and instead stand for Ultimate Security Breakdown.

New story! SUSE Linux - Zypper Command Examples

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Oct 23, 2014 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, SUSE
Zypper is command line interface in SuSE Linux which is used to install, update, remove software, manage repositories, perform various queries, and lot more.

New story! GOG Now Have Over 100 Linux Games, New Classics Include Baldur's Gate

GOG are becoming more useful for Linux gamers, as in the last week they have hit over 100 Linux games on their store!

New story! Is Gentoo Linux too difficult for newcomers to use?

In today's open source roundup: Gentoo has much to offer experienced Linux users. Plus: Is it easy to avoid systemd in Debian? And Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux for the holidays.

New story! Introducing the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships bring together developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers to spend 10 months working on open source code with partner newsrooms around the world. The Fellowships are part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

New story! CrossOver 14 with a Special to the 10th Anniversary of Ubuntu released

CodeWeavers, the software company behind Wine, has released CrossOver 14, a software for easy running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X. The new version is full of new features and comes in time to the 10th anniversary of Ubuntu, as 10 years ago Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", the first version of Ubuntu.

New story! TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

TI is prepping two new OMAP5-based Jacinto 6 automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging chips to handle digital clusters and ADAS, as well as infotainment.

New story! Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 22, 2014 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.

New story! Microsoft's Garage project releases niche apps for Android

In today's Android roundup: Download Microsoft's Garage apps for Android. Plus: The release date of Android 5.0 may have been confirmed, and should you root your Android phone?

New story! Review: Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME

It's sluggish, unstable, and it seems much harder than it should be to install useful programs. What happened to it?

New story! Head of Open Source at Facebook opens up

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is seen hereafter is a partial transcription of James Pearce's OSCON session Rebooting Open Source at Facebook. For hundreds of years, open has trumped closed—sharing has trumped secrecy. read more

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution. The name stems from the 4 Ms which are Multimedia, MiniServer, Maintenance and Mystery. To be honest the 4th M really should be a G because there is no mystery, the 4th component is definitely games. I guess that 3MAnd1GLinux doesn't really roll off the tongue. The reason I have chosen to review this distribution is because of the gaming element.

New story! UbuTricks 14.10.22 Ships with 50 App Installer, Ubuntu 14.10 Support

This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).

New story! Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By anchor (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 22, 2014 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.

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