New story! How Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015

CeBIT attendees on Thursday fell victims to a series of well-executed hacks. Thankfully, they weren't malicious in origin; instead, they were live demonstrations by notorious ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick.

New story! Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.

New story! Install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx. Baun CMS is a modern, lightweight and extensible flat-file CMS, with no database and administration backend and is a perfect solution for small websites. The main advantages of a flat-file CMS systems are simplicity, portability, security, speed and version control. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

New story! GNOME 3.16 is here -- the best Linux desktop environment gets better

Linux-based operating systems are a staple in my computing life. With that said, as much as I love the kernel and associated distributions, my true love is the GNOME 3 desktop environment. While version 3 has historically been a rather polarizing desktop, its subsequent point releases have greatly improved its reputation.

New story! Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages.

New story! GNOME 3.16 released

In today's open source roundup: Check out what's new in GNOME 3.16. Plus: Will Windows 10 Secure Boot kill Linux? And the HTC One M9 will be available tonight at midnight.

New story! BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing - Video

We are extremely happy to report that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which will be known forever as the first Ubuntu Phone device made, has just arrived today at our headquarters in the European Union, so we’ve decided to make a short unboxing video to show you guys what’s in the box.

New story! Big vendors find cloud religion

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Mar 26, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
It took a long time for the traditional enterprise vendors to hop on board the cloud band wagon, but today, cloud is central to every large vendor's strategy.

New story! Microsoft may lock out other OSes with Windows 10

If you’ve a fondness for installing old versions of Windows and alternatives like Linux on your desktops and laptops, be warned:

New story! How To Set Up Software RAID 0 for Windows and Linux

For serious PC builders, speed is the name of the game. Too often, storage becomes a bottleneck that holds back even the beefiest CPU. Even with the advent of SSDs, leveraging a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) can drastically reduce boot and loading times. RAID 0 is the easiest way to get more speed out of two or more drives, and lets you use a pretty cool acronym to boot.

New story! Users, Permissions and Multitenant Sites

In my last article, I started to look at multitenant Web applications. These are applications that run a single time, but that can be retrieved via a variety of hostnames.

New story! The benefits of decoupling your CMS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A common disease of software development is the "not-invented-here" syndrome, a tendency to write new implementations instead of leveraging existing solutions. We then just write it as part of the application we're currently building, thinking it's a small thing. Over time, such helper or utility classes grow as new things are added, but usually stay tightly coupled to the application. read more

New story! Installing Network Simulator 2 (NS2) on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Network simulators are tools used to simulate discrete events in a network and which helps to predict the behaviours of a computer network. Generally the simulated networks have entities like links, switches, hubs, applications, etc. Once the simulation model is complete, it is executed to analyse the performance. Administrators can then customize the simulator to suit their needs. Network simulators typically come with support for the most popular protocols and networks in use today, such as WLAN,UDP,TCP,IP, WAN, etc.

New story! Using Spark DataFrames for large scale data science

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
When we first open sourced Spark, we aimed to provide a simple API for distributed data processing in general-purpose programming languages (Java, Python, Scala). Spark enabled distributed data processing through functional transformations on distributed collections of data (RDDs). This was an incredibly powerful API—tasks that used to take thousands of lines of code to express could be reduced to dozens. read more

New story! Red Hat Fiscal 2015 Revenue $1.79 Billion: OpenStack and OpenShift Leading the Way

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2015 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat reported its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 earnings on March 25, once again showing continued growth across its entire software portfolio. Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized the importance of cross-selling Linux platform, cloud application development and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies as key reasons for his company's continued success.

New story! Apple May Have Just Killed An Open Source Project

On Tuesday, Apple acquired FoundationDB, an enterprise software company with a major open source component. On Wednesday, that open source component was no more.

New story! Berry Image Viewer 1.0 Comes with a Clean Interface Install in Ubuntu

Berry is a new image viewer written in Qt, licensed under GPLv3, with a modern, simple interface and basic features.

New story! Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

"Dad, my windows are broken."

Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all.

"What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"

New story! Red Hat’s Profit Beats Estimates

Red Hat, the world’s largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported revenue and profit that beat estimates, as the company benefited from higher demand for open-source software and its cloud-based products.

New story! New SteamOS Beta Arrives with Updated Nvidia Video Drivers, Uses Linux Kernel 3.10.5

Valve has announced earlier today, March 25, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta version for its awesome SteamOS Linux operating system for gamers. SteamOS Update 157 has been pushed to the Alchemist Beta channel a few hours ago and the ISO images are now available for download.

New story! Install UFW Firewall In Linux And Secure Computer From Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections

UFW stands for Uncomplicated Firewall is a firewall to secure Linux desktop from harmful incoming and outgoing connections. UFW is the easiest firewall in Linux, it has a graphical user interface GUFW with all the features of setting up rules. In this tutorial we will install UFW & GUFW in our Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian operating system.

New story! Firefox OS ported to MIPS on Ingenic tablet

Imagination is hosting a raffle for a 9.7-inch, MIPS-based Ingenic tablet that runs a MIPS port of Firefox OS, which will also support its Creator C120 SBC.

New story! Icewarp and Collabora are working on Libreoffice Online document editing

Collabora, a leading contributor to the popular LibreOffice productivity application, has partnered with IceWarp, the provider of global messaging and collaboration solutions, to jointly develop web-based document editing technology and contribute these to the thriving Free Software community around LibreOffice.

New story! LibreOffice finally to go online

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 6:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
It's been years since The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice would be ported to an online version. It looks like it will finally arrive... in 2016.

New story! CentOS-Based NethServer 6.6 Distro Officially Released with New Software Center

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 26, 2015 5:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The NethServer development team, through Alessio Fattorini, was extremely happy to announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the NethServer 6.6 Linux kernel-based operating system for servers, based on the upstream CentOS 6.6 distribution.

New story! How Mozilla is giving back to it's community

Open source communities have always been my place to learn. read more

New story! LibreOffice Online Announced, a Free Alternative to Google Docs and Office 365

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 26, 2015 3:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia today, March 25, about a new product that is set to be released sometime in the near feature, called LibreOffice Online, which aims to become a free alternative to Google Docs and Office 365.

New story! Fedora conferences this summer, writing release notes, brainstorming a better onramp, and a GSOC reminder

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for March 25th, 2015.

New story! Configure Xfce 4 Settings with Xfwm4-Composite-Editor Install in Ubuntu

Xfwm4-Composite-Editor is a tool that enables easy access to various settings pertaining to the Xfce window manager in a graphical application with a simple interface.

New story! Get Dropbox integration with the ChromeOS file manager

Yes, you can open up your Dropbox account in a web browser and manage your files and folders. But that isn't nearly as efficient as having the ability to interact with Dropbox from within a file manager. Up until now, with ChromeOS, that wasn't possible. But thanks to developer Yoichiro Tanaka, Dropbox integration is here.

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