New story! LXLE 14.04.3 Screenshot Tour

Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop. Still, moving forward with the release of LXLE 14.04.3 OS for both 32 & 64-bit machines. 12.04.5 32-bit has also been updated to reflect the same changes.

New story! IBM will unite efforts with computing agency GENCI

Paris, France – IBM (NYSE: IBM) formally announced on Friday its collaboration with french agency GENCI. The union aims to prepare scientific codes that could speed up the path to exascale computing, which is the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second.

New story! VMware goes container crazy with vSphere integrated containers

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Virtualization
You name the container, VMware is bringing it to VMware vSphere.

New story! Making strides in container integration, and more OpenStack news

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! Midori 0.5.11 Open-Source Web Browser Adds Support for Client Side Decorations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 31, 2015 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Christian Dywan has announced the immediate availability for download of the eleventh maintenance release of the Midori 0.5 open-source web browser used by default in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 31, 2015 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers also leverages the Project Photon OS, which was first announced in April, as a Linux operating system distribution for running containers.

New story! Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
August and September signal the end of summer vacation and a return to school day routines. Teachers and students across the country are preparing for another great academic year. But a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. With new routines, schedules, classmates, school supply shopping, and a long list of preparations, the transition can be stressful, and costly, for students, parents, and teachers. read more

New story! Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

New story! The Open Organization book club: Why opening up your org matters

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We are at an incredible intersection in history. The growth of computing, the Internet, and education is creating a wealth of open innovation around the world. While this was born back in the early days of "free software" in universities, it is now a global phenomenon powering major infrastructure, banks, devices, and more. It has also spawned hundreds of companies that were born in a culture of open source and collaboration. This is changing how we do business. The Open Organization is all about taking that spirit of openness and collaboration and injecting into it the complex organism that is a company. read more

New story! How to install a wireless hotspot with captive page on Linux using CoovaChilli

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can turn a Linux based computer or laptop into a wireless hotspot where users can be authenticated via a captive portal page. For this task, the primary controller software will be CoovaChilli. This software is an ideal hotspot management solution for hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, parks, and any place offering WiFi Internet.

New story! News: Linux 4.2 Released Improving Cryptography Options

After eight release candidates, Linux 4.2 is now available, marking one of the longer development cycles in the last few years. The longer cycle was likely only the result of an abundance of caution on Linus Torvalds' part and some travel (Linuxcon) too.

New story! How to switch from NetworkManager to systemd-networkd on Linux

In the world of Linux, adoption of systemd has been a subject of heated controversy, and the debate between its proponents and critics is still going on. As of today, most major Linux distributions have adopted systemd as a default init system.

New story! Running Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce

The good guys and gals at Linux Mint are on a roll, with three long-term support (LTS) releases in a row. It all started back in May of last year, with the release of 17.0, called Qiana, followed in January by 17.1, Rebecca. At that point it looked as if we’d hit the jackpot and could sit back and relax for at least a couple of years until the next LTS release, but the Mint folks had other plans and introduced yet another LTS, 17.2, Rafaela, this summer.

New story! Linux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidence

Perundurai is a small town in the district of Erode, located in the state of Tamilnadu in southern India. From Perundurai, it is a ~1 hour car ride west to a small, rural village called Sullippalayam. This is the town where I was born, grew up, and still live, with my family.

New story! Funding the Cloud: Top VCs Aim for the Silver Lining

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 31, 2015 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Venture capital execs discuss where they see opportunities in the cloud and container space. They believe investors should take a long-term view, not chase hype.

New story! ANoise Review - You No Longer Have to Work in Silence

It's difficult for some people to work without some background noise, and this is where ANoise comes into action. It's a small application that can provide the background noise that's so needed.

New story! User data manifesto seeks to give people control of their data

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2015 12:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A European-led effort defines the basic rights for users over their personal data.

New story! Manjaro Fluxbox Screenshot Tour

The Manjaro Community is proud to present our new Fluxbox Edition. Manjaro-Fluxbox aims to be light, fast and resource friendly, yet at the same time complete and ready to use for all typical everyday office- and multimedia-needs. The applications are easily accessible from the native right click menu with detachable submenus aswell as from the appealing docklike launcher wbar on the side or by easily configurable keyboard shortcuts. This edition features the beautiful and extraordinarily versatile icon-theme AwOken (coloured, white and dark). Install media are available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.2 Officially Released, Merge Window for Linux Kernel 4.3 Now Open

After eight Release Candidate builds, just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds had announced the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of Linux kernel 4.2.

New story! How To Change Boot Order/Set Default Boot OS In Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 / Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

If you are dual booting then probably you have suffered through a problem of booting into wrong OS or secondary OS because it's on top of grub menu. Recently somebody asked this to me that How can he boot into his primary OS by default. So I thought to write a tutorial. If you want to boot into your preferred OS without always pressing 'down arrow key' when you turn on your computer then read further for the solution. Let's go ahead!

New story! Shotcut Review - A Powerful and Free Video Editor for Linux Users

Shotcut is a video editor that aims to offer a clear interface and a powerful set of tools. It's definitely not the application you would expect. It's far more complex than it lets on at first sight, and it has a steep learning curve.

New story! Systemd version 225 available

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Aug 30, 2015 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The systemd development team announced the release of systemd version 225. Systemd is an init system for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 30, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Odoo on a Debian 8 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy.

New story! 5 best open source board games to play online

Board games have seen a resurgence in recent years, and Linux has a good range of board games to choose from. There is a credible implementation of Catan called Pioneers. But for my favourite implementations of classic board games to play online, check out the recommendations below.

New story! EasyTAG 2.4 Audio Tag Editor Adds Improvements to Handling of Tags with Empty Images, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2015 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
EasyTAG, the open-source audio tag editor software, reached version 2.4 earlier today, bringing multiple performance and stability improvements, as well as several updated translations.

New story! PGP Encryption – A beginner’s guide

  • 99bitcoins; By Ariel Horwitz (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2015 2:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Let’s start with the basics: so what is encryption? Encryption is used to ensure that certain information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. It does this by making information impossible to read without the correct keys (in other words, the password)...

New story! Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news. Open gaming roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015 read more

New story! Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Fedora Project reported on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23.

New story! $15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and […]

New story! systemd 225 Adds 'su' Replacement, Saving of Private-Zone DHCP Options

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The systemd development team had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the systemd 225 open-source, next-generation init system for GNU/Linux distributions.

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