New story! Why you shouldn't dump Android for the iPhone 6

In today's Android roundup: Should you dump Android for the iPhone 6? No, absolutely not and here's why. Plus: Ten Android features that still beat iOS 8, and Android L versus iOS 8.

New story! How to install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Ubuntu
This document describes how to install and configure MediaWiki on Ubuntu 14.04. MediaWiki is free server-based software which is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

New story! Open Axiom

Several computer algebra systems are available to Linux users. I even have looked at a few of them in this column, but for this issue, I discuss OpenAxiom. OpenAxiom actually is a fork of Axiom. Axiom originally was developed at IBM under the name ScratchPad. Development started in 1971, so Axiom is as old as I am, and almost as smart.

New story! Red Hat: 2014:1281-01: kernel: Moderate Advisory

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.

New story! Debian 8 "Jessie" to Have GNOME as the Default Desktop

Developers from the Debian project have been trying to decide for quite a while whether to implement Xfce, GNOME, or a few other DEs by default, and it looks like GNOME has won, at least for the time being.

New story! Map Reduce with Bash - The Unix Philosophy in Action

  • Jumping Bean; By Mark Clarke (Posted by mxc on Sep 23, 2014 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
How a South African free software company built a simple, proof-of-concept solution for a Universities nuclear science department using just bash and Linux utilities. The unique set of requirements, that it be built in a way that was easy for student and lecturers, with a limited set of bash scripting and Fortran skills, made for an interesting solutions and demonstrates what can be achieved with bash and a set of powerful, single purpose Linux command line utilities.

New story! Mobile Threat Monday: Fake Android Update Hijacks Your Calls and Texts

The recent launch of iOS 8 saw millions of people upgrading their iPhones' operating systems (and many failing to have enough available memory to do so). It's a bit more complicated for Android users, who get their updates from Google, device manufacturers, and their wireless providers. This week, Malwarebytes shows us a malicious Android app that takes advantage of that confusion by disguising itself as a software update for your Android.

New story! Gauntlet Linux Version Delayed For Steam Machines

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 23, 2014 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Some of you may be wondering what happened to the Linux release of the new Gauntlet game, well we have the answer for you.

New story! News: End of the Line for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
In March of 2007, Red Hat first announced its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5( RHEL) platform. Though it might seem quant today, RHEL 5 was particularly notable in that it was the first major release for Red Hat to emphasize virtualization, which is a feature all modern distros now take for granted.

New story! Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Officially Lands on Linux, Skips Beta

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 23, 2014 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the much anticipated multiplayer FPS from Valve, has finally arrived on Steam for Linux, skipping the Beta stage.

New story! About Linux Weekly News - Bodhi's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 23, 2014 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
Early reports of Bodhi's demise appear to have been premature, Netflix and Android Apps will work with Linux and has Linux become boring?

New story! How to Make Lubuntu 14.04 Look Like Windows XP

This tutorial explains how to make lubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr look like windows XP. Lubuntu is based on LXDE, a very light desktop environment that probably has even lower hardware requirements than Windows XP. It’s a favorite for older systems and it’s the lightest distro in the Ubuntu family.

New story! How to manage configurations in Linux with Puppet and Augeas

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 9:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Although Puppet is a really unique and useful tool, there are situations where you could use a bit of a different approach. Situations like modification of configuration files which are already present on several of your servers and are unique on each one of them at the same time. Folks from Puppet labs realized this […]Continue reading... The post How to manage configurations in Linux with Puppet and Augeas appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install Puppet server and client on CentOS and RHEL

New story! What happens when you put slow loris DOS attack on steroid?

  •; By blackMORE Ops (Posted by blackMOREOps on Sep 23, 2014 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
SlowHTTPTest is a highly configurable tool that simulates some Application Layer Denial of Service attacks. It works on majority of Linux platforms, OSX and Cygwin – a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows.

New story! Bullies in the Machine or Pick On Someone Your Own Size

“Yeah, that’s easy. You just click on the icon you want to put down in the bottom panel, then reboot three times. It’s gotta be three times exactly and you have to do them one right after another real fast. If you wait too long between reboots it won’t work. On the third reboot, it should be there.”

New story! MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC. For years, Taiwan-based MediaTek has offered ARM-based system-on-chips for Android, starting with the budget market, but more recently offering powerful SoCs such as the MediaTek MT6595, an octa-core SoC with four 2.5GHz Cortex-A17 cores. Now, the company is extending its development support by launching a MediaTek Labs portal division based in Silicon Valley. The first offerings include a preview release of MediaTek SDK for Android, which provides a set of extensions that build on Google’s Android SDK.

New story! The header line: how to add, delete and ignore it

In a plain-text table, the first or header line usually contains the names of the fields. In this article I've pulled together a variety of ways to add and delete a header, and also how to do things with the rest of the table while leaving the header intact as the first line in the file.

New story! DDoS attackers turn fire on ISPs and gaming servers

DDoS attackers seem to have switched their attention from banks to gaming hosts, ISPs and even enterprises, half-year figures from Chinese mitigation vendor NSFOCUS have confirmed.

New story! Snowden: New Zealand Is Spying, Too

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden warned New Zealanders in a media blitz on Monday that all of their private emails, phone calls and text messages are being spied on despite government denials.

New story! Dealing with OpenStacks growth, improving documentation, and more

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 2:33 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! 3 tools to make creating presentations easy

  •; By Joshua Holm (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 1:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of JavaScript presentation frameworks. These frameworks use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create presentation slides that can be viewed in any modern web browser. Gone are the days of being tied to using PowerPoint, nowadays there are a plethora of tools to choose from when it comes to creating a presentation.

New story! How to install X2Goserver on CentOS 7 as an alternative for VNC

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2014 12:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Xfce
This document describes how to use X2Goserver as an alternative of VNC. I will install and configure X2Goserver on CentOS 7. 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! Counter Strike Global Offensive Linux Beta Due Soon!

Counter Strike Global Offensive looks like it will finally enter beta for Linux soon thanks to information from SteamDB.

New story! Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2014 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux, Red Hat
In other words, Red Hat is moving from Linux to OpenStack as its primary breadwinner.

New story! First Tizen phone now expected in India

Samsung’s postponed Tizen Linux-based smartphone is now heading for a launch in India by the end of the year, reports India’s Economic Times.

New story! Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs

Mentor Graphics has begun shipping Mentor Embedded Linux for AMD’s new Steppe Eagle, Crowned Eagle, and Bald Eagle G-Series and R-Series SoCs. Back in April, Mentor Graphics announced that it would support AMD’s new generation of Embedded G-Series SoCs called “Steppe Eagle” and “Crowned Eagle,” as well as the new R-Series “Bald Eagle” SoCs. The […]

New story! Visualizing nanotechnology in 3D with open source software

The new open source project tomviz is helping the 3D visualization of nanotechnology. Modern computers are built with nanotechnology. A processor contains billions of transistors, each around 14 nanometers. A single bit of information on a hard disc drive is confined to a 10 nanometer domain spinning on a disc 75 miles per hour. The accelerometers in our smartphones contain nano-springs that measure gravitational forces to determine orientation. read more

New story! Sony Xperia Z3 crushes Apple's iPhone 6 in battery test

In today's Android roundup: Sony's Xperia Z3 blows away the iPhone 6 in Phone Arena's battery test. Plus: Android L might be released for Nexus 4 phones, and how to run any Android app on your Chromebook.

New story! Is the Private Cloud a Real Cloud?

Consider this traditional scenario: in today's competitive world, dynamic business requirements need flexible and rapid provisioning of IT resources. Along with flexibility, traditional IT environments need new resources to support the dynamic workloads of applications.

New story! Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks

Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.

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