New story! 2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Jim Zemlin (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
Jim Zemlin's final blog post of the year, kindly contributed by The Linux Foundation: "As we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model."

New story! Handling the workloads of the Future

The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon.

New story! OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 18, 2014 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

New story! How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology’s many attributes—and drawbacks—are becoming apparent. Virtualization has enabled users to pack more computing power in a smaller space than ever before. It has also created an abstraction layer between the operating system and hardware, which gives users choice, flexibility, vendor competition and best value for their requirements. But there is a price to be paid in the form of expensive and cumbersome equipment, software licensing and acquisition fees, and long install times and patch cycles. read more

New story! Find out what the ultimate Raspberry Pi and FOSS robots are in Linux User & Developer 147

Also make sure you protect your online privacy, and not just with Tails, in total privacy guide

New story! The elements to a better future for software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In this interview, I take a deep dive into the life and motivations of Kyle Simpson, an open web evangelist and the author of the book on javascript, You Don't Know JS. Find him on GitHub and see his many projects and posts on Getify.me. read more

New story! Fedora 21: Linux fans will LOVE it - after the install woes

Purrs like a beauty once you get her running Review As has become par for the course with Fedora, the latest – Fedora 21 – has arrived months behind schedule. To its credit, it's well worth the wait.…

New story! How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy This document describes how to install and configure Jailkit in Debian Wheezy Server.  Jailkit is a set of utilities to limit user accounts to specific files using chroot() and or specific commands. Setting up a chroot shell, a shell limited to some specific command, or a daemon inside a chroot jail is a lot easier and can be automated using these utilities.

New story! How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux

If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps. When it comes to storing packet dumps, libpcap's packet dump format (pcap format) is the most widely used by many open-source packet sniffing and […]Continue reading... The post How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: What are popular packet sniffers on Linux How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

New story! Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 18, 2014 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We all know that Hollywood movies are the worst place to see some accurate depiction of anything from real life and that includes computer terminals.

New story! What is Ubuntu Snappy?

If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and "apps" floating about. Once you get a handle on it, it's obvious that Canonical's new baby isn't terribly useful for those of us who are simply users, but perhaps it provides an interesting preview of what could come to the desktop version of Ubuntu in the future.

New story! 2015 will be the year Linux takes over the enterprise (and other predictions)

The crystal ball has been vague and fuzzy for quite some time. Every pundit and voice has opined on what the upcoming year will mean to whatever topic it is they hold dear to their heart. In my case, we're talking Linux and open source.

New story! Windows Browser Ballot comes to an end as EC obligation expires

Microsoft will cease showing EU-based Windows users a selection screen offering a choice of different browsers to install, known as the browser ballot.

New story! MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA

The movie moguls want to do this in the name of fighting their old monster-under-the-bed, content piracy. Not surprisingly, they plan on evoking an old enemy of a free and open Internet in the process, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), while attempting to revive at least a part of the ghost of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was killed back in 2011.

New story! FLOSS Weekly 319: Fedora 21

Mathew Miller joins Randal and Joe to talk about the release of Fedora 21. Fedora 21 is an operating system based on Linux and developed by the community-supported Fedora Project.

New story! Netflix shines a flashlight into the eyes of its viewers

  • Random thoughts from a manic geek; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Dec 18, 2014 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Multimedia
So I was watching Netflix last night and I noticed a very annoying thing happening each time I began or ended an episode of Borgia (great show by the way). On screen a big, red Netflix logo on a bright white background would come up ...

New story! Fedora 21, 22, and 19, firewall discussion, and holiday break

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for December 17th, 2014.

New story! Raspi-Sump

In June 2013, we had the unfortunate luck of a basement flood, caused by a tripped electrical breaker connected to our sump pump. There are so many things that can go wrong with a sump pump. You always are on guard for power outages, blown breakers, sump pump failures, clogged pipes and all manner of issues that can arise, which ultimately can end with a flooded basement. I needed a way to alert me of issues when I was not at home. Audible alarms are fairly cheap and are great when you are physically in the house. They fail miserably when you are ten miles away at work. I had a Raspberry Pi that I had tinkered with periodically but for which I never had a real purpose. I decided to try to put the Pi to work as a dedicated sump pit monitoring device. Hopefully, the Pi could send me SMS alerts if a problem arose while I was away.

New story! Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 Might Get Linux Releases

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 18, 2014 2:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one of the first games from Square Enix that might get a Linux release or at least this is what we can see on Steam database, which shows some signs of it in the Linux repos.

New story! Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports. MYIR’s MCC-SAMA5D3X-C and MYC-SAMA5D3X computer-on-modules both feature Atmel’s Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D3 system-on-chip, but are implemented on two different form factors, and with different mixes of I/O. The soon-to-ship 82 x 55mm MCC-SAMA5D3X-C plugs into a baseboard via pin-headers on its underside, while the currently-available 68 x 45mm MYC-SAMA5D3X uses edgecard fingers to slot into a 200-pin SODIMM connector. Both COMs are supported by ready-to-use development baseboards.

New story! My life in open source, and the mentors who led the way

I have been working on the Apache http server for almost 20 years now. I've written 9 books about httpd, and spoken at more than fifty conferences. I'm a member of the Apache Software Foundation, where I serve as a board member and as Executive Vice President. I am responsible for putting on ApacheCon, both in North America and Europe, which is the official conference of the ASF. Each of these things, I do because someone encouraged me to do something that I knew, deep down, I was incapable of doing, and then cheered me on as I did it.

New story! How to Install Openbravo ERP on an Ubuntu VPS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Openbravo ERP on an Ubuntu VPS . Openbravo ERP is an open source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) web-based business solution for small and medium sized companies released under the Openbravo Public License.

New story! Calculate Linux 14.12 KDE Screenshot Tour

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.12. Main changes: updates are checked even faster in the background; Calculate utilities, Perl and Python libraries, and the rest of your packages will not be updated separately any more; if only the file header has been modified, the new configuration will be accepted automatically; all obsolete package archives are cleared; added support for installing CL as a host system on Virtio devices; icons somewhat edited and services rearranged for Calculate Console; CLD and CLDX got back several wallpapers from previous versions.

New story! VC Madness Redux: Stop them Before they Kill the Economy Again

  • Consortiuminfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 17, 2014 9:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Heaven help us all, they’re doing it again. The “who” are the venture capitalists, and the “what” is super-inflating another start-up company bubble.

New story! Get Out the Vote for LinuxQuestions.org

One great thing about this poll — probably the best thing about this poll — is that each of the categories has an extremely wide range of candidates, and there are programs in many of the categories that I’ve never heard of. Hearing about them for the first time, I get to try them out. So not only is it fun — yeah, I think voting is fun (so shoot me) — it’s also educational.

New story! Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Launches Tomorrow, December 18

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 17, 2014 7:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest title in the Civilization franchise, is finally coming to the Linux platform and the released date is tomorrow, December 18.

New story! Rackspace joins OpenPOWER

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Dec 17, 2014 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
What's one of the parent companies of OpenStack and a top private-cloud hosting companies doing in OpenPOWER? Helping to push open-source from software into hardware.

New story! Court Ruling: EA's Anti-Piracy Software Is Patent Infringing

But, results aside, EA would tell you that it needed to use DRM to protect the company from piracy. Even if SecuROM failed, the company had to at least try, or else the freeloaders that live the highlife getting around intellectual property laws would win. Violating IP laws is wrong, damn it, and EA was going to do everything in its power to right that wrong.

Including violating a notorious patent troll's intellectual property to do so, apparently -- at least, according to an East Texas court, which awarded Uniloc nearly $5 million after determining that EA violated the patent troll's patent with the SecuROM platform.

New story! Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range

Aaeon’s first ARM-based COM — a Qseven-based “AQ7-IMX6? module running Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 — has added an industrial temperature option. We missed Aaeon’s AQ7-IMX6 Qseven COM when it was released with a Freescale i.MX6 SoC back in the second quarter. Now, Aaeon’s very first ARM-based computer-on-module is being offered in a compatible version that offers -40 to 85°C support when paired with a 1GHz automotive version of the i.MX6 Quad SoC. The Qseven 2.0 form-factor COM continues to offer dual-core DualLite and standard Quad options of the Cortex-A9 SoC with commercial temperatures.

New story! How strong is peer review in open source?

  • Opensource.com; By Shaun Gillies (Posted by bob on Dec 17, 2014 4:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
While code review is commonplace amongst proprietary software development firms, the nature of open source software development often makes standardized code appraisal difficult to achieve. As such, successful industry leaders or project managers in the open source community frequently employ peer review techniques as a criteria for quality control in their development cycle.

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