New story! Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Vias Cortex-A9 SoC

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O. Via designed the “Artigo A900? mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company.

New story! Techland Shoot Down Any Hope Of Hellraid & Dying Light On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 19, 2014 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Techland's Chrome Engine 6 will support Linux, but it seems they don't yet have enough faith in Linux as a gaming platform after we spoke to them again.

New story! Multimedia Tip: Sync Your XBMC/Kodi Watched List with trakt.tv

While this is actually cross-platform and not necessarily Linux-specific, there's no doubt many of you out there making use of the awesomeness of XBMC (soon to be known instead as 'Kodi') Media Player would be doing so on the Penguin-powered platform. In this article we look at one of the various, but easiest, ways you can sync your XBMC/Kodi TV and Movie collections and watched status, using trakt.tv.

New story! How to undervolt the Android kernel for reduced heat and longer battery life

You can extend Android's battery life and make the system more stable by undervolting a custom kernel

New story! Must-have GNOME extension: gTile

Tiling window managers have always interested me, but spending a lot of time tinkering with config files or learning how to wrangle them? Not so much. What I really want is a dead simple way to organize my windows and still use a friendly desktop. And I found it, finally: the gTile extension for GNOME.

New story! F21 Alpha on Tuesday, Fedora UK podcast, Flock bids, Fedora store, and badges!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]

New story! How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Log files contain useful information about what is going on within the system. They are often inspected during troubleshooting processes or server performance analysis. For a busy server, log files may grow quickly into very large sizes. This becomes a problem as the server will soon run out of space. Besides, working with a single […]Continue reading... The post How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS

New story! King Ellison Abdicates As Oracle CEO

You’ve no doubt already heard that Larry Ellison stepped down this afternoon as CEO of Oracle, though he’ll be sticking around for a while in his new position as executive chairman. In other words, he’s still the boss by way of being the boss’s boss – and by dint of the fact that he remains the company’s biggest shareholder with a 25% stake in the business.

New story! Verizon, enemy of Open Internet rules, says it loves the “open Internet”

No company has gone to greater lengths than Verizon in trying to stop the government from enforcing network neutrality rules. Verizon is the company that sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order from 2010. Verizon won a federal appeals court ruling this year, overturning anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules and setting off a months-long scramble by the FCC to get enforceable rules into place.

New story! Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

New story! “Scan-to-email” patent troll loses its lawsuit against FTC

There are hundreds of so-called "patent trolls," but MPHJ Technology became one of the most well-known when it sent thousands of letters to small businesses around the country suggesting they should pay around $1,000 per worker for using basic "scan-to-email" functions.

New story! Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshot

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with XFCE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.

New story! How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution

The one who ventures into an install of Arch Linux and has only experienced installing Linux with Ubuntu or Mint is in for a steep learning curve. The number of people giving up halfway is probably higher than the ones that pull it through. Arch Linux is somewhat cult in the way that you may call […]Continue reading... The post How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

“Nobody, not even Google Security Team, can find and patch all those bugs in all the desktop apps we all use,” Rutkowska says in the Q&A interview, below. This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora.

New story! Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

  • Fedora Magazine; By Ryan Lerch (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

New story! Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying. The malware, called TorrentLocker, popped up last month, targeting users in Australia, according to iSight Partners, a security consultancy. It now appears to be also geo-targeting victims in the U.K.

New story! Rackspace Says It's Not for Sale, Despite Obstacles

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 19, 2014 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Rackspace names a new CEO, as the OpenStack cloud founder chooses not to sell after evaluating its strategic options.uf

New story! Should Windows 9 steal more features from Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Can features found in Linux make Windows 9 better? Plus: Multiple desktops in Linux are still better than in Windows 9, and the future of Linux games might not be a bright one.

New story! An introduction to systemd for CentOS 7

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 released and CentOS version 7 newly unveiled, now is a good time to cover systemd, the replacement for legacy System V (SysV) startup scripts and runlevels. Red Hat-based distributions are migrating to systemd because it provides more efficient ways of managing services and quicker startup times. With systemd there are fewer files to edit, and all the services are compartmentalized and stand separate from each other. This means that should you screw up one config file, it won’t automatically take out other services.

New story! Linux Games: Sanctum 2

I’ve recently bought an offer for Sanctum 2 on Steam, and while at the start I was a bit skeptic, I must say that I like this mix between a Tower Defense and an FPS.

New story! Why Android users shouldn't buy the iPhone 6

In today's Android roundup: Why Android users should steer clear of the iPhone 6. Plus: What you can do with your old Android device, and Amazon updates its Android-based Kindle ereaders and tablets.

New story! Geolocation

There's an old saying in the real-estate business that the three most important things in a property are location, location and location. We can assume this is still true when it comes to real estate, but it also is increasingly true when it comes to Web applications.

New story! Larry Ellison Says He Is Done as Chief at Oracle

  • NY Times; By Quentin Hardy (Posted by me1010 on Sep 18, 2014 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle
Lawrence J. Ellison on Thursday announced his retirement as chief executive of Oracle, a company he founded in 1977 that has transformed the way businesses use technology and made him one of the world’s richest people.

New story! Mini-ITX board steps up to G-Series

Win Enterprises announced one of the first Mini-ITX SBCs with AMD’s latest “Steppe Eagle” G-Series SoCs, featuring TDPs down to 6 Watts. Shortly after AMD announced its original line-up of five Embedded G-Series SoC in May 2013, Win Enterprises was one of the first to jump out with a product, unveiling its 3.5-inch MB-60830 single board computer.

New story! DiceBot interview

Request a roll from the tweet-powered dice machine, made from the unlikely mix of Ruby, Python and Pi with an antique game. I worked on it myself. I got a little help on the website from some others at Intridea, but we’ve been working as a company just exploring various interfaces and social machines – Internet of Things, things like that. So it’s kind of how this idea came about. We have a few projects that we’re working on at the moment that are in a similar vein but this is the first one we’ve published. So I came across this little dice roller and I thought ‘Hey, this would make a perfect internet- controlled device’. And it would be a fun project, using something old and retro.

New story! Give new life to old phones and tablets with these tips!

If you're like me (and you're a Linux Journal reader, so you may actually be like me), you probably rotate through your cell phones and/or tablets every couple years. These little devices are so convenient and have been consistently dropping in price, while their power continues to go up, so you may have a few older devices sitting in a drawer.

New story! Try Minetest an open source voxel sandbox game in Fedora

In light of recent events it might be worth for fans of Minecraft to try out Minetest or it’s fork Voxelands. Both are open source, infinite voxel sandbox games that are currently available for Fedora. Minetest is currently being developed on and is fairly simplistic without adding mods, it does have the main game mechanics of gathering resources, crafting and building structures. There are a range of Mods available to add functionality as well as texture packs to customise your experience. Minetest is available now in Fedora from the Software application, or using the command line yum install minetest.

New story! Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 18, 2014 5:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has just published the first Ubuntu Touch RTM version for their new operating system, as the company is getting closer to the release of the OS on the open market.

New story! Connect to WiFi network from command line in Linux

How many of you failed to connect to WiFi network in Linux? Did you bumped into issues like the followings in different forums, discussion page, blogs? I am sure everyone did at some point. This guide will take you through the steps for connecting to a WPA/WPA2 WiFi network from command line. It is useful when you've lost GUI or you'r GNOME, KDE desktop crashed and all you got is our old friend Command Line.

New story! Techland's Chrome Engine 6 Officially Supports Linux, Hellraid & Dying Light Possible For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 18, 2014 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
This may not be news for our readers who have been around for a while, but Techland's Chrome Engine 6 actually supports Linux.

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