New story! How to Handle ISO Files on Linux with Mount, AcetoneISO and Furious

ISO files are basically archive files that represent the contents written in every sector of an optical disk. This way you can have a CD or DVD image handy any time in your hard drive and use it accordingly (either mount it to access the data, or burn it on an actual physical disk). Linux users are very font of ISO files as this is the most common format that Linux distributions come in.

New story! Using Raspberry Pi to get teens involved in open source

At the end of last month, I had the unique opportunity to participate with a few of my work colleagues on the US2020 RTP STEM EXPO. About 500 students from North Carolina interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) showed up to the event. My colleagues and I gathered around a couple of tables and chatted with students, teachers, administrators, and parents about open source, open hardware, and programming. read more

New story! NY State school libraries fund flexible software

Recently, I was having breakfast with a colleague who is a former school librarian. She was telling me that the local school district had adopted OPALS (Open Source Automated Library System). Naturally, my curiosity was aroused. I did some checking and Googling on what my friend had told me about a man named Harry Chan. Harry is the CEO of Media Flex, a company headquartered in Champlain, New York and Montreal, Quebec.

New story! Richard Stallman Says He Created GNU, Which Is Called Often Linux

Richard Stallman is the President of the Free Software Foundation and also the founder of GNU or GNU's Not Unix! operating system that contains only free software. One of his constant claims is that GNU/Linux is a misnomer and that it shouldn't be used. In fact, he's now saying that the GNU operating system is often called Linux.

New story! Canary box aims to lure hackers into honeypots before they make headlines

South African Security firm Thinkst is hoping to give new life to an old idea-the honeypot-in a bid to help organizations detect security breaches and intruders in their private networks. Thinkst's Canary is a simple network appliance and corresponding online monitoring service that makes it easy to set up juicy-looking targets on the corporate LAN that will sound the alarm if any attempt is made to access them.

New story! Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people's computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services.

New story! Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

Kubuntu chief’s head placed on cloud-based, open source spike. A storm of accusations, claims, and furious counterclaims has hit the Ubuntu penguins, with a community cleaved of its head following allegations of unsavory behavior.

New story! Fedora 22 released

In today's open source roundup: Download Fedora 22. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Kubuntu 15.04. And Minecraft for Android will get a customization update.

New story! PacketFence v5.1 Released

  • http://www.packetfence.org/news/2015/article/packetfence-v51-released.html; By Inverse inc. (Posted by inverse on May 28, 2015 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release, Security; Groups: Linux
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

New story! Running Vagrant on Fedora 22

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 28, 2015 4:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 22 comes with a lot of great features and having Vagrant with libvirt support is one of them. Don’t know what Vagrant is good for? Vagrant is a program that enables you to create portable and reproducible development environments... Continue Reading →

New story! First production car powered by Android Auto rolls out -- and it's a Hyundai

Tesla unlikely to be quaking in its boots Nearly a year after Google announced it was adapting Android to act as a car operating system, the first vehicle using the software has gone on sale from South Korean carmaker Hyundai.…

New story! Fedora 22: Cloud, desktop and server innovation

Red Hat's new Fedora Linux comes with a better desktop, but the real improvements are in the cloud and server updates.

New story! How to Secure an OpenStack Cloud

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 28, 2015 2:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
Providing security in OpenStack is not as easy as simply deploying a firewall and enabling antivirus. Many additional controls need to be deployed.

New story! Building better assistive technology with open hardware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 28, 2015 1:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many people, technology assists and augments our lives, making certain tasks easier, communicating across long distances possible, and giving us the opportunity to be more informed about the world around us. However, for many people with disabilities, technology is not an accessory but essential to living an independent and quality life. read more

New story! Fedora 22 for ARM Promises to Be a Game Changer

Peter Robinson has announced that Fedora 22 for AArch64, a community-driven and -built operating system, has been released and is now available for download.

New story! Mandriva under liquidation

In the past Mandriva S.A. released various popular Linux distributions, but the last years Mandriva was owned by several different shareholders who couldn't make it a succesful company.

New story! Free resources for your Open Organization book club

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 27, 2015 10:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The end of Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization is really a beginning. It's the beginning of a crucial conversation, Whitehurst says on the book's final page, about "how you think we can all lead and work better in the future." read more

New story! ALT Linux 7.0.5 - Screencast and Screenshots

ALT Linux Ltd announces the availability of updated Seventh Platform distribution releases. Changes within this release: updated software, closing known vulnerabilities as of 2015-05-22; updated time zones; System Control Center is now able to join Active Directory; live CDs gained RW partition support during UEFI boot as well; online repositories will always be configured, not just when found; Linux kernel 3.14.41, MESA 10.0.5, Firefox 31.6.0.

New story! How VMs access metadata via qrouter-namespace in Openstack Kilo

It is actually an update for Neutron on Kilo of original blog entry http://techbackground.blogspot.ie/2013/06/metadata-via-quant... considering Quantum implementation on Grizzly. From my standpoint understanding of core architecture of Neutron openstack flow in regards of nova-api metadata service access (and getting proper response from nova-api service) by VMs launching via nova causes a lot of problems due to leak of understanding of core concepts.

New story! Rugged ARM SBC offers FPGA, dual LANs, stereo cams

Micro/sys’s compact, rugged “SBC1654″ SBC runs Linux on an i.MX515 SoC and offers a Spartan-6 FPGA, dual MIPI-CSI camera inputs, and dual 10/100 Ethernet. Last November, when Micro/sys announced its EPIC-sized SBC4661 combining a Freescale i.MX6 Quad system-on-chip with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, the company said it was prepping a new single board computer based […]

New story! New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.

The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.

New story! Ubuntu Community Council Can't Track Down $143,000 Worth of Donations

It looks like some very poor accounting is to blame

The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.

New story! A Few Laps With Fedora 22

Many of the changes in Fedora 22 come in the Cloud and Server versions, though one change stands out across the board. DNF, an updated package manager that has been around in development since Fedora 18, finally makes its debut here, replacing Yum. DNF provides faster installs and updates while keeping the Yum command-line interface compatibility — but instead of “yum” you’ll be typing “dnf” on the command line. Pretty simple, no?

New story! MySQL Incremental Backup - Point In Time Backup and Recovery of InnoDB and MyIsam Databases

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 27, 2015 6:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Mysql Incremental Backup is a complete incremental backup script for MyISAM and InnodB databases using the MySQL binary log so that the backup process does not affect running databases. This tutorial describes the installation of the MysqlIncrementalBackup script and helps to troubleshoot issues that may arise during setup.

New story! Fedora 22 Linux Adds Cloud, Containerization and Server Features to Red Hat World

Fedora 22, the open source, Linux-based operating system sponsored by Red Hat, was released this week in cloud, server and workstation "flavors."

New story! Goodbye Mandriva, Thank You for the Mandriva Linux OS

It is with sadness in our hearts that we inform you today, May 27, about the termination of the French Mandriva company, which is currently in the process of being liquidated.

New story! Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 27, 2015 4:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In my previous article, 8 Linux file managers to try, I compared a number of file managers, but there was not enough space to go into detail about any of the several file managers that I mentioned briefly. This article will delve a bit further into Midnight Commander, and I plan to write more to cover some of the other file managers in more detail. read more

New story! How to Manage the Main Menu Icons in Gnome

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 27, 2015 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
No matter what desktop environment you choose to work with, or if you prefer playful docks to classic menus, your system's main repository of applications will always lie on your main menu, found on a corner of your screen or on the center of it in the case that you are using GNOME Shell. One easy way to modify your main menu entries is to use the Alacarte menu editor, another way is to use the FileManager.

New story! Microsoft’s Patent Allies LG and Sony Agree to Put Microsoft Inside Android

LG and Sony (of Rockstar Consortium) follow Samsung and Dell in Microsoft’s campaign to turn Android into ‘Microsoft Android’ using patents-induced pressure/leverage

New story! Jonathan Riddell gets full support from the Kubuntu community

By now, you’ve probably met the donate page on Ubuntu, the one you see when you go to download an Ubuntu ISO. This donation page has led to a schism between the Ubuntu Community Council and Jonathan Riddell, the ‘leader’ of the Kubuntu project. All stemming from a perceived lack of transparency regarding donations made to Canonical.

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