New story! Open Seat on the Fedora Server Working Group

This past week, David Strauss chose to step down from his position on the Fedora Server Working Group, citing a lack of alignment with his current work usage. The Fedora Server SIG would like to thank David for his contributions up to this point and wish him well.

New story! Quad-core media player runs Kodi/XBMC on OpenElec Linux

SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding.

New story! Important Fedora vote concludes today!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The election for the two representative seats on the new Fedora Council ends today at midnight UTC. That’s afternoon or evening in timezones west of the Prime Meridian, so don’t delay. […]

New story! Process text faster with Awk and Sed

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Make your life easier by using Sed and Awk to work with text from the terminal

New story! How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0 This document describes how to install and configure ProFTPD in CentOS 7.0 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for unix and unix-like operating systems. ProFTPD is developed, released and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL), which basically establishes it as free software, meaning that it may be sold, licensed and otherwise manipulated in any way desired as long as full and complete source code either accompanies any ProFTPD packages or is made available by any and all sites that distribute pre-compiled binaries. The software can be modified by anyone at anytime, as long as all derived works also are licensed under the GNU Public License.

New story! SUSE gets live patching

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 25, 2014 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Using SUSE Linux means never having to say 'reboot'.

New story! What open source gadget is at the top of your 2014 holiday wishlist?

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, we published our annual open source gift guide for the holidays, serving up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate. Of our 14 fabulous open source gifts, which is your favorite? read more

New story! How to manage your personal expenses from the command line

The Linux command line can be used for many things, like making spreadsheets, playing music, or access Facebook or Twitter. And to pursue our dream of ultimate graphic-less knowledge, I propose you today with a tool to manage your personal expenses from the command line. The name is GNU Pem, for Personal Expense Manager. Installation […]Continue reading... The post How to manage your personal expenses from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! siduction 14.1.0 KDE Screenshot Tour

We are very happy to present the final release of siduction 2014.1 'Indian Summer'. siduction is a distribution based on Debian's unstable branch and we try to release a few new snapshots over the course of each year. For 2014 it will be just this final release. siduction 2014.1 ships with six desktop environments - KDE SC, Xfce, LXDE, LXQt, GNOME and Cinnamon, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants.

New story! Building a Desktop Wikipedia Checker

I often look something up in Wikipedia when reading non-browser documents, like PDFs, ODTs and emails. I wanted to have a little desktop window for those look-ups - somewhere I could check Wikipedia without opening a browser and without leaving the document I'm reading. This article describes how I hacked a simple 'desktop Wikipedia checker' with a shell script.

New story! Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Firing squad scheduled for ancient Netscape tech Google is moving ahead with its plan to end support for Netscape plugins in its Chrome browser – and has set next September as the date for when they will stop working altogether.…

New story! How secure is Docker? If you're not running version 1.3.2, NOT VERY

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 6:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
UPGRADE NOW to fix vuln found in all previous versions A nasty vulnerability has been discovered in the Docker application containerization software for Linux that could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute code remotely on affected systems.…

New story! Using Nginx with Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit Server

  •; By Brandon Newport (Posted by nkr1ptd on Nov 25, 2014 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: LXer, Ubuntu
Setup Odoo v8 with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

Setup Nginx as an SSL proxy to Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This is an easy how-to article designed to save you time figuring it out yourself.

New story! Android drone tracks you by computer vision

Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4? follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures. Like fellow Kickstarter drone projects AirDog and Hexo+, as well as 3D Robotics’s Iris+, AirMind’s Mind4 quadcopter is designed as a “follow-me” drone for recording videos of a moving target. Unlike these products, however, which don’t run Android or Linux, the Mind4 runs Android on a quad-core, 2GHz ARM processor, giving it the brainpower to run advanced vision recognition algorithms. As a result, Mind4 can track you solely via computer vision via its VAPS (vision augmented piloting system) engine rather than depending on less reliable GPS or tricky manual controls.

New story! Samba server installation on OpenSuse 13.2

This guide explains how to configure samba server in OpenSuse 13.2 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

New story! The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs.

New story! A look back and a look ahead for OpenStack

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! 6 tips for adopting open source

  •; By David Egts (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 12:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.

New story! How to weed out the next Heartbleed bug: ENISA details crypto worries

The cryptographic protocols used to secure data moving across the web are putting users at risk due to design flaws that date back many years. Given the current push to encrypt everything in response to revelations of government surveillance, it's important that the protocols being used to do the job are actually secure.

New story! How the Linux Foundation's CII Is Securing the Internet

VIDEO: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explains how millions of dollars he helped raise are going toward preventing the next open-source Heartbleed.

New story! ITTIA and E2S Equip Call Centers with Android Mobility

ITTIA DB SQL enables Android tablets to access call center data stored in an existing database backend, resulting in greater efficiency, and a significant time and cost saving.

New story! New Products

A roundup of new releases of Linux-related products.

New story! How to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

In today's open source roundup: Use Crouton to run Ubuntu on your Chromebook. Plus: The Register reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and part two of how to run Linux on Android devices.

New story! Sponsored Tiles now live in Firefox

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 24, 2014 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To refresh your memory, back in February (2014), Mozilla announced that some of the tiles in a new tab page in Firefox will be sponsored. In other words, ads from Mozilla partners. Note that you need to be using Firefox 33.1 to see sponsored tiles. They’re not available in Firefox 33.0 and earlier.

New story! How to play audio on another Fedora system

  • Fedora Magazine; By Paul W. Frields (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2014 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
A Fedora laptop is perfect for your everyday tasks, such as Web browsing or listening to media. But as we all know, laptops often lack “oomph” for sound, because they use small speakers that keep them light and easy to carry. Good speakers are usually too heavy to fit into most laptops. If you have nicer computer speakers, chances are you have them hooked to a desktop or other non-portable computer.

New story! How VMs access metadata via qrouter-namespace in Juno

It is actually an update of for Neutron on Juno ( original blog considers Quantum implementation on Grizzly ). From my standpoint understanding of core architecture of Neutron openstack flow in regards of nova-api metadata service access (and getting proper response from nova-api ) by VMs launching via nova causes a lot of problems due to leak of understanding of core concepts.

New story! Open Food Network connects you with local, sustainable food

Open Food Network is a food hub, a connector between small farmers and places to sell their local, sustainable food. Find them on GitHub. Interest in sustainable, local food has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Consumers think more and more about what they are eating and they want food that is sustainably produced, healthy, and safe. Local and organic food purchases hardly missed a beat through the recession. Big companies even started putting the word “natural” on their products hoping to ride the trend. Cynical marketing aside, sustainable, local food is important for a variety of reasons. Larger farms’ grain and livestock production has led to the development of a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico the size of Indiana. Processed food with added sugar contributes to record levels of obesity and preventable disease. So-called "super weeds" are springing up, immune to broadly applied Roundup and other herbicides.

New story! Wormhole in Interstellar Movie Designed with a Linux OS

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 24, 2014 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Interstellar movie has been released not long ago and it was an instant success, despite some of the criticism that has been expressed by a number of physicists. To make thinks even more interesting, at least for Linux users, it looks like the production team used Linux to built the black hole in the movie.

New story! Chromixium Alpha 7a

Chromixium Alpha 7a is available for testing. Chromixium is a project to recreate the functionality, look and feel of Google's Chrome OS on a conventional desktop, GNU/Linux base system. I wanted to provide a better all-round user experience and after some feedback I decided to make 2 important additions to the ISO, language packs and Gnome Network Manager.

New story! Pear OS Linux Concept Revived as Pearl Linux 1.0

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 24, 2014 1:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pear OS Linux was a very successful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that wanted to provide an experience similar to Mac OS X. That operating system is gone now, but Pearl Linux wants to replace it.

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