New story! Fedora 25 supplemental wallpapers

Each release, the Fedora Design team works with the community on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper. The Fedora Design team encourages submissions from the whole community. Contributors then use the Nuancier app to vote... Continue Reading →

New story! Canonical Pushes First Kernel Live Patch to Fix New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

We reported last week that Canonical has started offering live kernel patch services for users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system running a 64-bit version of the OS and Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.

New story! Mirantis OpenStack: The good news and the bad news

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mirantis recently signed a major deal with NTT, but the company is also laying off some of its employees.

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Gentoo Linux - A Linux Distro For Advanced Users

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 25, 2016 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Many people think that Gentoo is just another Linux distro, but it is wrong. Gentoo Linux is a special, different and powerful Linux distribution, because it isn’t like other systems that have pre-compiled software and tools for easy management, in Gentoo the user must configure everything.

New story! Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

A team of researchers from the VUSec Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Graz University of Technology in Austria, and the University of California in Santa Barbara has demonstrated not only are Rowhammer attacks possible on ARM, but they're even easier to pull off than on x86.

New story! Multi Node OpenStack ‘Newton’ Installation Steps on CentOS 7

Good News for Openstack lovers, latest version OpenStack ‘Newton’ has been released... this is the 14th release of openstack (open source cloud software)

New story! An introduction to Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Chris Riley is Head of Public Policy at Mozilla, where he works on open Internet policy initiatives and developments. I had a chance to catch up with Chris about a new effort launched at Mozilla called the Secure Open Source Fund. The goal of the Fund is to support security audits and remediation for open source software projects. read more

New story! OpenStack Summit Emphasizes Security, Interoperability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 25, 2016 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Although the event will highlight use cases at major customers as well as cloud interoperability, securing OpenStack clouds will be a prevailing theme this year.

New story! 3 open source time management tools

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For many people, one of the reasons they cite for using a Linux-based operating system is productivity. If you're a power user who has tweaked your system just to your liking, and particularly if you adept at the command line, chances are you've realized significant gains in productivity. But do you have to be an extreme power user to make use of open source software's ability to boost your productivity? Absolutely not! read more

New story! ArchBang – Best Arch based distro for old or low-end hardware with high performance and low resource utilization

ArchBang is one of the best Arch based distro for old or low-end hardware with combination of OpenBox window manager and always up to date.

New story! Keeping up the fight for free software

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here's John Sullivan's vision for a more just world: You pop into your favorite electronics retailer and encounter a panoply of new gadgets, each one more alluring and astounding than the last—and each one guaranteed to respect your freedom. Your freedom to inspect its software. Your freedom to modify that software. Your freedom to have that software collect only the data you wish. read more

New story! Upgrading OpenSUSE Leap to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tutorial about how to convert OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 to the rolling release OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. I decided to try it, and recorded this video while doing so. Enjoy!

New story! Configuring WINE with Winecfg

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 25, 2016 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Steam
Many programs work under WINE with absolutely no configuration. The second WINE is installed, it can flawlessly run them. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, and applications are constantly being updated, so the list of flawless applications is always changing. It's a good thing that WINE can be configured to accommodate potentially troublesome programs.

New story! Benefits Of Using Lightweight Linux Distributions

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 25, 2016 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There are quite a few lightweight linux distributions around but why should you care especially when most of our PCs that are on the market boast some very fast multi-core processors, large volumes of RAM and very fast Solid State Drives. Sure they can bring new life to old machines but there are many other reasons why they could be awesome for you.

New story! Installing and Running a Headless Virtualization Server

In recent years, hardware virtualization has become commonplace in the computing industry and more available to end users. The idea behind it is a noble one. Why invest in allocating more server hardware and not utilize it to its full potential, when instead you can consolidate it all onto one or a few servers and share their resources?

New story! ARM/FPGA module runs Linux on Arria 10 SoC

iWave’s rugged, Linux-friendly, 95 x 75mm “Arria 10 SoC Module” expands upon the dual-core, ARM/FPGA SoC from Altera with DDR4 and 24 transceivers. The iWave Systems Arria 10 SoC Module builds upon Intel/Altera’s Arria 10 SX SoC, a faster, newer sibling to the Cyclone V SX, which iWave tapped for its Qseven based iW-RainboW-G17M-Q7 COM […]

New story! Tool That Lets You Install Ubuntu Touch on Your Mobile Device Now Supports Maru OS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 25, 2016 6:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mobile
It's been a little over a week since we told you all about Marius Quabeck's awesome new tool that lets you easily install the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on your device, and it looks like the developer was quite busy lately.

New story! 'Root' Of More IoT-Based DDoS Attacks

  • Dark Reading (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 5:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Last Friday's massive DDoS that exploited online cameras and DVRs was simple to pull off -- and a new chapter in online attacks.

New story! Open Rsync server exposed EMS computers in Greensboro, NC

  • cso online; By Steve Ragan (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
EMS computers in Guilford County, NC were exposed for an unknown length of time, because the server managing system updates was publicly available on the internet. The problem was discovered earlier this month by a researcher scanning the internet for Rsync servers.

New story! How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2016 2:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. read more

New story! Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Up to Release Candidate State, Raspberry Pi 3 Image Is Out

This past weekend, Ubuntu Snappy developer Michael Vogt announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system.

New story! Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears denied fees after winning patent case

It's getting easier than ever for defendants to win fees in patent cases, especially against "non-practicing entities" with no products. But don't tell that to pop stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

New story! Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receive KDE Plasma 5.8.2 and KDE Apps 16.08.2, Lots More

With great pleasure, Chakra GNU/Linux developers Neofytos Kolokotronis informed the community about the latest open source software projects and technologies that landed in the stable repositories of the distribution.

New story! Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels

A selfless act and a new Linux computer set some truly amazing life-changing wheels into motion. Fact is, something happened to Diane and me 2 months ago that can be described as no less than an "Oprah Moment"...a number of circumstances that accumulated into nothing less than a True Magic Moment. Stick around...Linux is a part of this.

New story! Meet writers, moderators, and interviewees at All Things Open

Dozens of writers, moderators, and interviewees will converge in Raleigh, North Carolina this week at All Things Open. We've rounded up a list of their talks to help you track them down and meet them in person. Also be sure to stop by the booth to meet our editors and grab swag.

New story! Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes

  • - Original Content; By Sebastien Goasguen (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 8:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Tutorial; Groups: Linux
As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.

New story! Install Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04

Laravel is a PHP web application framework which is intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. It has an expressive, elegant syntax and provides tools needed for large, robust applications.

New story! Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Is Open for Development, GCC Linaro Used for ARM Port

Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose informs the community of one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions in the world that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 operating system is now officially open for development.

New story! How Bad Is Dirty COW?

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
“Dirty COW” is a serious Linux kernel vulnerability that was recently discovered to have been lurking in the code for more than nine years. It is pretty much guaranteed that if you’re using any version of Linux or Android released in the past decade, you’re vulnerable. But what is this vulnerability, exactly, and how does it work?

New story! A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about. Though Gina Likins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following: read more

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