New story! Court upends $368M ruling against Apple for VirnetX patent infringement

In its ruling, the appeals court did not rule that any of VirnetX's patents were invalid, and it only reversed the finding of infringement on one claim pertaining to a VPN On Demand patent. The court also said that the Texas District Court had not correctly defined a term that appeared in two of the patents, and it sent the decision back to Tyler, Texas so the court there can reassess the patent claims based on the appeals court's new term construction.

New story! In The FCC's Own Words: Chairman Wheeler Has Proposed Online Discrimination, Paid Prioritization, And Exclusive Deals

Last week, we showed how the Verizon court decision made it clear that without Title II reclassification, the internet would be open to discrimination, paid prioritization and exclusive deals. This week, we're looking at how FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's claims back that up, despite his attempts to argue otherwise.

New story! OpenStack's Mission Is Total Victory

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 17, 2014 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
When the OpenStack Silicon Valley conference schedule was first announced several months ago, Marten Mickos was best known as the CEO of Eucalyptus, which is a rival effort to OpenStack. Mickos' position is now set to change thanks to his company's acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, which was announced Sept. 11.

Mickos took the stage at the inaugural OpenStack Silicon Valley event today, after first being introduced by the man who will soon be his new boss—HP CTO Martin Fink.

New story! Lucidchart

I am a visual learner. When I try to teach something, I naturally like to use visual examples. That usually involves me working for hours to create flowcharts in Google Docs using the drawing program. Yes, it works, but it's a very cumbersome way to create a flowchart. Thankfully, I recently discovered Lucidchart.

New story! Docker, the hottest cloud startup in the West, adds $40M

Last year Docker released to the world its Linux container technology for easily packaging up application code and moving it from one server to another, streamlining development and deployment.

New story! How to make a Live USB stick using GNOME Disks

Fedora Live ISO images allow you to make bootable CDs and DVDs from scratch. But did you know they can also be used to make bootable USB sticks as well?

New story! How to install X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative for VNC

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2014 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This document describes how to use X2Goserver as an alternative of VNC. I will install and configure X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04. X2Go enables us to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection. X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control.

New story! Android users have the last laugh about large screen phones

In today's Android roundup: Massive iPhone 6 sales prove Android users right about large screen phones. Plus: Android's session hijacking security vulnerability, and Android Police reviews the Moto 360 smartwatch. Android users have known for years that larger screen phones work better for most people, and now they've been proven right by massive sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

New story! GNOME Wayland development progressing at a steady pace

Last month at flock, we reported on GNOME and Fedora developer Matthias Clasen’s talk on the replacement for the X display server, Wayland. Now on his blog, Matthias has provided a brief update on the status of Wayland support in GNOME 3.14 (the version of GNOME that will ship with Fedora 21).

New story! Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.

New story! Android One phones launch in India

Google launched the first Android One phones in India starting at $103 from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, and backed by direct Android updates from Google. Google announced its Android One initiative for selling budget Android phones in developing countries at June’s Google I/O conference.

New story! Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

Open source container-based virtualization company Flockport is hoping to attract users to its selection of LXC-based apps available for download on its website.

New story! Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 16, 2014 9:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

New story! Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Digia has spun off a subsidiary called “The Qt Company” to unify Qt’s commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the yearsfrom Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia.

New story! HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, HP, Linux
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.

New story! SNMP DDoS Scans Spoof Google Public DNS Server

The SANS Internet Storm Center this afternoon reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google's public recursive DNS server seeking to overwhelm vulnerable routers and other devices that support the protocol with DDoS traffic.

New story! Is your data boring? MapR wants you to bore it back with Apache Drill

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Apache
MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.

New story! 3 million users and hiring at edX

There is a long list of sites powered by Open edX, a platform hoping to be powerful and extensible enough that education experts can use it not only to run courses, but to try out new ideas for how to educate online. See the full list on GitHub. In this interview, I spoke with Ned Batchelder of Open edX about his team (photo below, Ned is in blue) who he says are working to make the platform "the best place to experiment with new ideas, and then share those ideas with other educators who can build on them and make their own improvements." Let's see how they're looking to reach that goal today.

New story! Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.

New story! Expanding Reach in Asia: Telenor Group Brings Firefox OS Smartphones to Bangladesh

Just weeks after launching the first Firefox OS devices in India, we are pleased to announce Firefox OS is available to more consumers across Asia with today’s launch in Bangladesh. At a press conference in Dhaka, Grameenphone, the local operator … Continue reading

New story! Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Delayed, SystemRescueCD and Raspian Update

There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."

New story! Open source all the tasks

I am very proud to belong to a generation of professionals who has seen the emergence of free and open software and the revolution it is today.

New story! KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 16, 2014 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.

New story! Linux/UNIX xargs command examples

xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN. xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN.xargs is basically used to enhance the output of the initial command and utilize the output for performing numerous operations.

New story! 10 ways The Nature of Code is open

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently came across a fascinating book, The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman. It is an introduction to using software tools to better understand the way things interact in nature. Shiffman employs animations and visualizations to create this joyful understanding of simulation and the world around us. From a simple oscilating pendulum, to a group of many interacting particles, to the general patterns of a flock of birds. Here are 10 reasons why you will love this book after reading the first few pages: read more

New story! Another World Now Available For Linux, Plus Cheese's Thoughts And Some Words From Icculus

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 16, 2014 9:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Eric Chahi's renowned cinematic platformer makes its Linux debut. Read inside for details, plus some quotes from Linux porter Ryan C. Gordon.

New story! How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a storage technology that combines multiple hard disks into a single logical unit to provide fault-tolerance and/or improve disk I/O performance. Depending on how data is stored in an array of disks (e.g., with striping, mirroring, parity, or any combination thereof), different RAID levels are defined (e.g., RAID-0, […]Continue reading... The post How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to clean up disk space on Linux How to set up a Samba file server to use with Windows clients What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with System Storage Manager

New story! Linux Tech Support & Time Warner

With a sigh of resignation. I got myself into the support call queue and waited about ten minutes for my turn. Finally, “Bradley” informed me that he was pleased to help me and would I be good enough to tell him the nature of my problem. Just a tad grumpy from his enthusiasm, I ‘splained what was going on.

New story! What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal

  • InformationWeeks; By Charles Babcock (Posted by Collin_O on Sep 16, 2014 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, HP
HP is acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, the supplier of open-source software that is compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud.

New story! About Linux Weekly Roundup - End of Bodhi, Linux Myths Debunked and Turin turns to Linux

  • Linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 16, 2014 3:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's news, Bodhi reaches a turning point, Matt Hartley debunks some Linux Myths, Turin turns to Linux, guides for running twitter from the command line and installing and using SSH. Also, Plasma 5 reviewed.

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