New story! Netrunner 14.2 Screenshot Tour

The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release of Netrunner 14.2 - 32bit and 64bit ISOs -, the second point-release of the 14 LTS version of Netrunner. The Netrunner 14 LTS series is based on KDE4 SC and comes with the latest updates and fixes. This includes security patches like the Kernel upgrade to 3.13.0-62, as well as software version updates like Firefox 40.0.3 and Thunderbird 31.6.0 including the Plasma Integration patches. Netrunner 14.2 also includes a new default window decoration Carbon.

New story! Forging an Alliance for Royalty-Free Video

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Things are moving fast for royalty-free video codecs. A month ago, the IETF NETVC Working Group had its first meeting and two weeks ago Cisco announced Thor. Today, we’re taking the next big step in this industry-wide effort with the … Continue reading

New story! Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

But no creepy Redmond robo-buddy for Windows 10 hold-outs – yet We recently mused, half seriously, whether the entire point of the Windows 10 upgrade was to harvest your personal information. With Microsoft suffering from a serious case of Google envy, perhaps it felt it had some catching up to do.…

New story! Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities. Joan's talk was a series of stories about communities who have faced a crisis and then rose above it. read more

New story! The Death of Ubuntu's Software Center

Over the past few weeks, the fate of Ubuntu's Software Center has received a lot of press. There have been ample ravings about how the Software Center is about to vanish from the face of the Earth. In reality, it's not going anywhere yet. What is changing, however, will be the ability to submit new applications or updates to existing applications. In this article, I'll explain what this means and where things will likely go from here.

New story! How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat, or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start, isn't just a 10-minute short film. It's also the Blender Institute's most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. read more

New story! Linux kernel 4.2 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux 4.2 is out. Plus: Linux Lite 2.6 released. And how to ready yourself for Linux.

New story! How to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

New story! How to teach student sys admins

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Several years ago, when I was working on my Master's degree in Library Science, I took a course on Unix (Solaris) system administration. The course was supposed to involve setting up a web server on a Sun workstation, starting with a fresh, bare-metal install of the Solaris operating system and building things up from there. read more

New story! Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8

  • ars technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Microsoft
Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern... But its older predecessors haven't escaped attention, and questions are now being asked of Windows 7 and 8's online connectivity... But a new addition has led to accusations that Windows 8 now mimics one of Windows 10's more problematic features: it reports information to Microsoft even when told not to.

New story! What my conversation with GE taught me about open organizations

Most people are familiar with university foreign exchange programs, where schools send their star students out into the world to collect experiences and learn beyond their comfort zones. Fewer people probably know that big companies have internal "executive MBA" programs their HR departments develop to help fast-track top performers (we have our own such programs here at Red Hat). Recently, I acted as a subject matter expert for a corporate executive development program with high performing General Electric (GE) executives. The day I spent with these leaders was one of my favorites here at Red Hat, and it dawned on me that this could potentially be a sharing model that Red Hat and others could use more broadly. read more

New story! How to automatically dim your screen on Linux

When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a few applications to make their daily habits a little healthier for their eyes. Among those applications, there are two which I found particularly interesting: Calise and Redshift.

New story! As Fate & Linux Would Have It

It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for. Fact is, I wasn’t exactly looking for the thing I found. I smiled, as I knew that Fate could be a wicked bitch. Her smile is often deceiving, but what the hell. She wanted to play? Great. Let’s play. I clicked “contact us” at the bottom of the website for a German and American Linux Enthusiasts club in Bamberg.

New story! CUPS 2.1.0 Officially Released with Support for 3D Printers, IPP Everywhere, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 1, 2015 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) open-source and cross-platform printing system for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems reached version 2.1 after being in development for approximately three months.

New story! How to switch from NetworkManager to systemd-networkd on Linux

In the world of Linux, adoption of systemd has been a subject of heated controversy, and the debate between its proponents and critics is still going on. As of today, most major Linux distributions have adopted systemd as a default init system. Billed as a "never finished, never complete, but tracking progress of technology" by...

New story! Better crypto, white-box switch support in Linux 4.2

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 1:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Penguinistas pulling a long, cold draught of code Linux 4.2 hit the wires yesterday, marking the end of its cycle of eight release candidates.…

New story! Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek’s fanless “NA150″ network appliance runs Linux on a Marvell Armada 370 SoC and offers five GbE ports, a 2.5-inch drive bay, and mini-PCIe wireless. The NA150 is latest addition to Axiomtek’s family of compact desktop and rack-mountable network appliances, but it appears to be the first to stray from the well-trodden x86 path. Unlike […]

New story! GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.2 Officially Released with AMDGPU Support, More

Alexandre Oliva has been proud to announce the GNU Linux-libre 4.2 kernel, based on the upstream sources of Linux kernel 4.2, which was officially released by Linus Torvalds the other day, August 30, 2015.

New story! Fake EFF site serving espionage malware was likely active for 3+ weeks

A spear-phishing campaign some researchers say is linked to the Russian government masqueraded as the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an attempt to infect targets with malware that collects passwords and other sensitive data.

New story! Configure NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

NIC(Network Interface Card) bonding is also known as Network bonding. It can be defined as the aggregation or combination of multiple NIC into a single bond interface.

New story! Using tshark to Watch and Inspect Network Traffic

Most of you probably have heard of Wireshark, a very popular and capable network protocol analyzer. What you may not know is that there exists a console version of Wireshark called tshark. The two main advantages of tshark are that it can be used in scripts and on a remote computer through an SSH connection.

New story! LXLE 14.04.3 Screenshot Tour

Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop. Still, moving forward with the release of LXLE 14.04.3 OS for both 32 & 64-bit machines. 12.04.5 32-bit has also been updated to reflect the same changes.

New story! IBM will unite efforts with computing agency GENCI

Paris, France – IBM (NYSE: IBM) formally announced on Friday its collaboration with french agency GENCI. The union aims to prepare scientific codes that could speed up the path to exascale computing, which is the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second.

New story! VMware goes container crazy with vSphere integrated containers

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Virtualization
You name the container, VMware is bringing it to VMware vSphere.

New story! Making strides in container integration, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! Midori 0.5.11 Open-Source Web Browser Adds Support for Client Side Decorations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 31, 2015 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Christian Dywan has announced the immediate availability for download of the eleventh maintenance release of the Midori 0.5 open-source web browser used by default in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 31, 2015 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers also leverages the Project Photon OS, which was first announced in April, as a Linux operating system distribution for running containers.

New story! Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
August and September signal the end of summer vacation and a return to school day routines. Teachers and students across the country are preparing for another great academic year. But a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. With new routines, schedules, classmates, school supply shopping, and a long list of preparations, the transition can be stressful, and costly, for students, parents, and teachers. read more

New story! Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

New story! The Open Organization book club: Why opening up your org matters

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We are at an incredible intersection in history. The growth of computing, the Internet, and education is creating a wealth of open innovation around the world. While this was born back in the early days of "free software" in universities, it is now a global phenomenon powering major infrastructure, banks, devices, and more. It has also spawned hundreds of companies that were born in a culture of open source and collaboration. This is changing how we do business. The Open Organization is all about taking that spirit of openness and collaboration and injecting into it the complex organism that is a company. read more

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