New story! Make a Twitter-controlled desk lamp with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Think about the Internet today. Websites and web services are in deep conversation with each other through the so-called API (Application Program Interface) economy. Websites such as Facebook, Weather.com, and ESPN all offer APIs that the rest of the cloud can leverage and interact with. Through this API economy, the exchange of data is free-flowing and massive. However, the only things that are taking part in this conversation are typically computers, laptops, and smartphones. What happens when other electronic devices can start to take part in this data exchange? read more

New story! The March 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2015 issue.

New story! How to setup a LAMP development environment in Vagrant

In the previous tutorial, we have learned about the basics of Vagrant. In this tutorial, we will move to next level and will learn more about Vagrant and setting up LAMP development environment in Vagrant. To start with, LAMP stands for: Linux (OS/Kernel), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), PHP (Scripting Language). It is an open-source Web development environment which lets you create web applications. It is generally also referred as Web Stack.

New story! Linux shell Sticky Bit usage and examples

  • Linuxconfig.org; By Linuxconfig.org (Posted by linuxer on Mar 5, 2015 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Before we talk about what is a Sticky bit let's start by explaining why do we need it. For example we have a directory /var/share somewhere on the filesystem with a full access for all permission groups that is owner, group and any, thus all permission bits are set to "on".

New story! COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now […]

New story! Google shares gRPC as alternative to REST for microservices

Google recently released gRPC as open source, an efficient framework for remote procedure calls (RPC) that uses a variety of programming languages.

New story! Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

Microsoft has reserved the right to nail firms making Android devices running its Office suit for possible Windows patent infringements.

New story! New FREAK Attack Threatens Many SSL Clients

For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack.

New story! Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service. The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which was based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip.

New story! Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For Linux, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

New story! Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

Red Hat (RHT) entered the cloud consultation and support services market in a major way this week with the launch of its Cloud Innovation Practice, which introduces cloud setup and architecting solutions that go far beyond those provided with the open source giant's software products.

New story! No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
With the new Linux 4.0 kernel, you'll need to reboot Linux less often than ever.

New story! Why database as a service is like a stack of pancakes

Life may be like a box of chocolates , but I’d say that Database as a Service is like a stack of pancakes. In honor of National Pancake Day, let me count the ways.

New story! How To Create A Bootable Fedora USB Drive

This guide shows how you can use Windows to create a bootable Fedora USB drive. The guide shows how to get Fedora and how to get and use the Rawrite32 tool.

New story! rTorrent - command line Bit Torrent client in Ubuntu Linux

As a Linux system admin we love to download and upload larger files using bit torrent clients from command line or from terminal. This can be possible with the help of rTorrent

New story! Xfce Releases Version 4.12

Evolution, not revolution, to match users’ needs: That is what’s behind the process the Xfce team uses in developing their desktop environment. So, despite what some consider a long time between releases, Xfce released version 4.12 last week, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10.

New story! Quick Containers with Fedora Dockerfiles

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
At this point, Docker needs little introduction. Running applications in a container is all the rage right now, and the Fedora Project has been working hard to make sure that […]

New story! Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals."But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

New story! System 76 announces Meerkat Ubuntu desktop computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out the tiny Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. Plus: The 2015 Linux Jobs Report, and Mozilla releases Unity 5 to game developers.

New story! Resurrecting the Armadillo

1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would mean for business.

New story! Oracle VirtualBox Updates to run on Linux 4.0 Kernel

The open-source VirtualBox virtualization project is out with its 4.3.24 update today providing a number of important updates and bug fixes.

New story! Play with gravitational fields and pretty colors

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You’re on a city block. It's windy, and a light rain is falling. People scamper to and fro, carrying armloads of chalk and tarps. Many are crouched in the street, suffering over their chalk art and cursing the rain. The street extends to the south. A dingy concrete stairwell leads down, beneath street-level. read more

New story! How to backup your Ubuntu Desktop with DejaDup

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 2:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Déjà Dup is a nice graphical wrapper around the command line backup tool duplicity. It hides the complexity of backing up the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the back end. Déjà Dup does not use cron or similar schedulers. Rather, it starts a program deja-dup-monitor when you log into your session. This keeps track of when you last successfully backed up and will wait until the next scheduled backup.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.0 RC2 Released a Little Late Because of Apple Mac Mini Bug

Linus Torvalds announced that Linux kernel 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now ready for download and testing. It's a couple of days late to the party, but it's here.

New story! GNOME Music App for GNOME 3.16 Implements Favorite Playlist and Starring

The GNOME Music app, the default audio playback software of the controversial GNOME desktop environment, has been updated for GNOME 3.16, due for release in March 25. GNOME Music 3.16 Beta 2 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues discovered in the previous Beta version of the software.

New story! When the United Nations calls, MicroMappers acts

  • Opensource.com; By Patrick Meier (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 11:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Open source and crowdsourcing—uttering these words at a meeting of the United Nations before the year 2010 would have made you persona non grata. In fact, the fastest way to discredit yourself at any humanitarian meeting just five years ago was to suggest the use of open source software and crowdsourcing in disaster response. Then, a tragic earthquake occured in Haiti in 2010, and OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were deployed in the aftermath.

New story! Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

This is what we have been waiting for, Valve sent out official word about a number of things! These include Source 2, Steam Link and more.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Xfce, Quirky and Tails 1.3

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Xfce
After nearly three years of development Xfce 4.12 was released on February 28, marking the first official major version update since the Xfce 4.10 release.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it is now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud.

New story! FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals.

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