New story! UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source A group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

New story! A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

New story! The Debian Jessie installer: first impressions -- desktop choice (yay), encryption fail (boo)

  • Frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair; By Steven Rosenberg (Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Oct 21, 2014 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Debian
As much as I've praised the Debian installer in the past, and I'll praise it a little bit right now, I will also drop it in a hole and throw a shallow layer of dirt over it just because.

New story! Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday. According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.

New story! Why work in the open?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What prevents you from working in the open? I work for an open source company on an open source project and still I encounter on a daily basis that people who are working on open source software prefer to work in private (from time to time). They do not discuss technical questions on public mailing lists, the normal chat goes on in internal chat rooms instead of public IRC, and new features are rather demoed on private video conference channels than as e.g. Hangout on Air. read more

New story! Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform. Nadella told us that some 20 percent of VMs on Azure use the open source operating system.

New story! Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations.

New story! Linux distro Ubuntu 15.04 gets its name -- Vivid Vervet

Today, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, announces the latest name, for the upcoming 15.04. For this release, the letter V is being used. The adjective? Vivid. The animal? Vervet.

New story! Catalyst/fglrx trouble in Debian (and not just in Fedora)

My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.

New story! How to repeat a script, or not

I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?

After a lot of rummaging on the Web, I found a suitable method in William Shotts' excellent book The Linux Command Line. This article explains the details.

New story! Emacs 24.4 Ships with Integrated Web Browser Ubuntu Installation

Emacs 24.4 has been released earlier today, and it ships with several new features and improved functionality, on the most notable being the presence of an integrated web browser.

New story! Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft now loves Linux.

New story! Detecting bootable IBM Power server ISO images

Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.

New story! Vendetta Online - Space MMO Free Trial Without Restrictions

Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.

New story! Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

Synopsis announced an “HS38? version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 to be Codenamed Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu Celebrates 10 Years Birthday

With only a few days before Ubuntu 14.10 will officially see the light of day, Mark Shuttleworth posted a blog entry filled with a richness of Vibrant words in which he announced the codename for the next version of Ubuntu, which will follow Utopic.

New story! Should Debian be forked because of systemd?

In today's open source roundup: Veteran Unix admins threaten Debian fork if systemd replaces sysvinit. Plus: Ubuntu turns ten years old today, and Ubuntu 15.04 to have codename Vivid Vervet. Systemd has set the Linux world on fire, and that inferno continues to rage out of control. It has spawned endless discussion threads and many angry blog posts. This time around a collection of veteran Unix administrators is threatening to fork Debian if systemd replaces sysvinit.

New story! Android signage products tap Atom-based reference design

RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.

New story! The coming together of Android and Chrome OS

In today's Android roundup: Speculation runs rampant about Google merging Chrome OS and Android. Plus: How to filter out junk apps in the Google Play store, and will your device get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update? There have been a number of stories in the media recently about how Google may be working towards combining Android and Chrome. This includes Android apps that run on Chrome OS and vice versa. PC World looks at eight ways Google is beginning to unite Android and Chrome OS.

New story! Discourse

Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor.

New story! OpenStack Juno is here, preparing for Summit, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! "Fork Debian" Project Started In Order to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption

The Debian project decided to adopt systemd a while ago and ditch the upstart counterpart. The decision was very controversial and it's still contested by some users. Now, a new proposition has been made, to fork Debian into something that doesn't have systemd.

New story! Rejuvenate your Fedora desktop with Moka

GNOME is cool and beautiful, and the default Adwaita theme has matured greatly since it was introduced in GNOME 3.0. In fact, the Adwaita theme in Fedora 21 is now […]

New story! Chief Architect of Cloudera on growth of Hadoop

Doug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at Cloudera and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation. In this interview, he tells me how working on open source is more about common sense than creed and dives into open source adoption in the enterprise. Prior to his keynote at the All Things Open conference, I asked him about open sourcing Lucene, what his role is like on the board of the Apache Software Foundation, and what the open source way means to him. read more

New story! Todd Lewis & the Evolution of ATO

A legitimate question might be: why? Why invite companies that have spent years putting roadblocks in open source’s path or that callously use open source licenses to sell proprietary software? Lewis believes this to be part of the “open” in open source, that if we truly believe in “openness’ then we should put our money where our mouths are and be as open as the proprietary crowd is closed.

New story! Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday!

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 20, 2014 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release" on October 20, 2004. It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since then, but we are now getting ready for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn."

New story! The Xposed Framework won't be coming to Android Lollipop for months, if at all

The popular Xposed Framework tool for modding and tweaking Android devices is not currently compatible with Android Lollipop, and technical changes to the OS mean it may never be.

New story! Six Licks of Google's Android Lollipop

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2014 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Android; Story Type: News Story
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.

New story! On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla

Many people say that looks don’t matter. But for many technology projects, looks can be a selling point. An attractive user interface, a well-designed website, and marketing material—even nice-looking swag goes a long way with users. Sean Martell understands this. As Art Director for Mozilla, he’s one part of a team behind Mozilla’s visual design. Lately, he’s been involved in redesigning Mozilla’s iconic logos. Instead of working behind closed doors, Martell and his colleagues have opened up the design process to get the help of the wider Mozilla community. Martell spoke with Opensource.com ahead of his talk, Open Design and the Firefox Logo, at the upcoming All Things Open conference. In this interview, Martell discusses why Mozilla went open with the design process and shares the surprising results. read more

New story! How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux operating system and many applications create special files commonly referred to as "logs" to record their operational events. These system logs or application-specific log files are an essential tool when it comes to understanding and troubleshooting the behavior of the operating system and third-party applications. However, log files are not precisely what you would […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS How to monitor server memory usage with Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux How to monitor and troubleshoot a Linux server using sysdig

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