New story! Hey Apple, we're gonna tailor Swift as open source - indie devs throw down gauntlet

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.…

New story! RIPS - Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow. Besides the structured output of found vulnerabilities RIPS also offers an integrated code audit framework for further manual analysis.

New story! 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan requests are an option but they do take time. Even if it only takes a few days to fill an inter-library loan request, that is still time wasted for a researcher that has a deadline. While there is no single, quick fix to the problem with the academic journal prices, there is a movement applying the open source way to academic research in an attempt to solve the problem—the open access movement.

New story! News: Ubuntu Past (Warty), Present (Utopic) and Future (Vivid)

The Ubuntu 4.10 release debuted on October 20, 2004. At the time the goal of the project was to succeed where Debian was failing, namely offering users the promise of a steady release cadence.

New story! What should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 21, 2014 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's news, Munich is not switching back to Windows, will Gnome make a comeback and the all important question, what should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

New story! Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 21, 2014 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new Ubuntu Touch RTM update has been released by Canonical and it makes the operating system a lot more stable and snappier, among other changes.

New story! Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 21, 2014 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.

New story! Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 21, 2014 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

New story! How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: Interview
OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack. We had a chance to interview Bell in advance of the OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 where he will deliver two talks. The first session is about cloud federation while the second session is about multi-cell OpenStack. read more

New story! What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

New story! What would you print with a 3D printer?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
3D printing is all the rage. 3D printing changes lives. 3D printing is fun and amazing! I saw for myself this past spring when we held our first Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com. Here, we're printing a gear. read more

New story! UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source A group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

New story! A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

New story! The Debian Jessie installer: first impressions -- desktop choice (yay), encryption fail (boo)

  • Frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair; By Steven Rosenberg (Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Oct 21, 2014 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Debian
As much as I've praised the Debian installer in the past, and I'll praise it a little bit right now, I will also drop it in a hole and throw a shallow layer of dirt over it just because.

New story! Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday. According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.

New story! Why work in the open?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What prevents you from working in the open? I work for an open source company on an open source project and still I encounter on a daily basis that people who are working on open source software prefer to work in private (from time to time). They do not discuss technical questions on public mailing lists, the normal chat goes on in internal chat rooms instead of public IRC, and new features are rather demoed on private video conference channels than as e.g. Hangout on Air. read more

New story! Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform. Nadella told us that some 20 percent of VMs on Azure use the open source operating system.

New story! Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations.

New story! Linux distro Ubuntu 15.04 gets its name -- Vivid Vervet

Today, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, announces the latest name, for the upcoming 15.04. For this release, the letter V is being used. The adjective? Vivid. The animal? Vervet.

New story! Catalyst/fglrx trouble in Debian (and not just in Fedora)

My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.

New story! How to repeat a script, or not

I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?

After a lot of rummaging on the Web, I found a suitable method in William Shotts' excellent book The Linux Command Line. This article explains the details.

New story! Emacs 24.4 Ships with Integrated Web Browser Ubuntu Installation

Emacs 24.4 has been released earlier today, and it ships with several new features and improved functionality, on the most notable being the presence of an integrated web browser.

New story! Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft now loves Linux.

New story! Detecting bootable IBM Power server ISO images

Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.

New story! Vendetta Online - Space MMO Free Trial Without Restrictions

Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.

New story! Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

Synopsis announced an “HS38? version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 to be Codenamed Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu Celebrates 10 Years Birthday

With only a few days before Ubuntu 14.10 will officially see the light of day, Mark Shuttleworth posted a blog entry filled with a richness of Vibrant words in which he announced the codename for the next version of Ubuntu, which will follow Utopic.

New story! Should Debian be forked because of systemd?

In today's open source roundup: Veteran Unix admins threaten Debian fork if systemd replaces sysvinit. Plus: Ubuntu turns ten years old today, and Ubuntu 15.04 to have codename Vivid Vervet. Systemd has set the Linux world on fire, and that inferno continues to rage out of control. It has spawned endless discussion threads and many angry blog posts. This time around a collection of veteran Unix administrators is threatening to fork Debian if systemd replaces sysvinit.

New story! Android signage products tap Atom-based reference design

RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.

New story! The coming together of Android and Chrome OS

In today's Android roundup: Speculation runs rampant about Google merging Chrome OS and Android. Plus: How to filter out junk apps in the Google Play store, and will your device get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update? There have been a number of stories in the media recently about how Google may be working towards combining Android and Chrome. This includes Android apps that run on Chrome OS and vice versa. PC World looks at eight ways Google is beginning to unite Android and Chrome OS.

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