New story! Oracle Linux 7 released

Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient.

New story! Interview With Aspyr Media About Civilization V & Linux Gaming

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 24, 2014 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.

New story! Ubuntu: 2296-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

New story! Red Hat and Mirantis battle in the OpenStack market and VMware needs to find a way into the fight

In this edition of the Short Stack we take on the battle between Red Hat and Mirantis as they fight over the crown for OpenStack. In the meantime, VMware has to find a way to stay relevant to their customers. Will they jump in the OpenStack?

New story! Ubuntu: 2295-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

New story! What are the best browsers for Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Best Linux browsers. Plus: Lifehacker's list of essential Linux applications, and how to run Android on a Mac.

New story! Oracle Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

New story! Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

  • Fedora Magazine; By Chris Roberts (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2014 12:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.

New story! Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

New story! Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.

New story! What kind of tablet do you use?

It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?

New story! FoundationDB, DataRPM Partner on NoSQL Big Data Analytics

FoundationDB and DataRPM have partnered to combine NoSQL data storage with cognitive Big Data analytics and visualization. In a deal centered on combining NoSQL data storage with cognitive, natural-language Big Data discovery and analytics, FoundationDB and DataRPM have announced a partnership that will bring their platforms together.

New story! New openQRM Cloud 5.1.4 release offers new Cloud portal and Android OS support

openQRM Enterprise is a web-based open source datacenter management and cloud computing platform that integrates flexibly with existing components in enterprise datacenters.

New story! BitKey: A secure, Debian-based Live OS for bitcoin transactions

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 23, 2014 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
BitKey itself is a simple solution for bitcoin users. The current build offers encrypted wallet storage, and comes in a very minimal Xfce desktop.

New story! Xen Unveils Mirage OS 2.0 for Open Source Virtual Cloud Apps

The open source Xen Project believes it has made it easier than ever to "compile your own cloud" with the release of MirageOS v2.0, which simplifies and optimizes deployment of cloud-based apps running on the Xen virtualization hypervisor.

New story! Two Years With Debian GNU/Linux - An Average Guy's Verdict

One uneducated Linux enthusiast with basic needs' take on using Debian Wheezy as his everyday OS for a few years, with some notes on KDE as well.

New story! KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment

Plasma 5 is powered by the open-source Qt 5 cross-platform user interface framework. Hardware acceleration for graphics is now supported with the OpenGL graphics API. With Qt 5 and OpenGL, Plasma 5 is able to provide users with not only improved graphics performance, but also a more fluid user experience. Plus, the new Kickoff application launcher enables users to rapidly find and access applications and content on a system. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, KaOS and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of KDE Plasma 5.

New story! Xen hypervisor: Assign Virtual Disk to a Virtual Machine

Dealing with our daily admin tasks we face lot of requests where we need to assign virtual disks or additional disks to Virtual Machines running on Xen hypervisor.

New story! Tails 1.1 Screenshot Tour

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues. Notable user-visible changes include: re-base on Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'; upgrade thousands of packages; migrate to GNOME 3 'fallback' mode; install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org; UEFI boot support, which should make it possible to boot Tails on modern hardware and Apple computers; replace the Windows XP camouflage with a Windows 8 camouflage; bring back VirtualBox guest modules, installed from Wheezy backports, full functionality is only available when using the 32-bit kernel. Fix write access to boot medium via udisks; upgrade the web browser to 24.7.0esr.

New story! SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud

SAP has been moving its enterprise suite to the cloud for some time, and now it's embracing the open source cloud.

New story! KDE's Semantic Desktop: Nepomuk vs. Baloo

One of the most disliked features of the early KDE SC 4 releases was the developers' attempt to establish the semantic desktop. The tools to further this goal are Nepomuk and Akonadi. While Nepomuk tries to interconnect meta data from different desktop applications, Akonadi is a service that stores and retrieves data from PIM applications like mail, calendar and contacts. Together, they pave the road to allow users to find data, structured and connected by tags, ratings and comments, covering different file formats. On top of that, Strigi performs the indexing that enables users to find data with simple search terms in KDE's file manager Dolphin.

New story! Netrunner 14 - The perfect blend of usability and flexibility

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 23, 2014 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Linux used to be perceived as being difficult to install, difficult to use and bereft of decent applications. With the current crop of distributions such as Linux Mint, Zorin OS and Netrunner, those perceptions will forever be consigned to the history books. Netrunner 14 is easy to install, easy to use and comes packed with the best applications that Linux has to offer.

New story! UK government makes on open document standards

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both government and citizens and for public administrations to avoid being locked in to software “that is still provided by just a few large companies."

New story! How open source launched my small business

Open source hardware has truly changed my life. It allowed me to launch my own business. "How so," you might ask? Well, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? read more

New story! Schools Are Gobbling Up Chromebooks: 1 Million Sold in 3 Months

iPads are still the apple of educators' eyes, but Google Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular in the classroom.

New story! Banana Pi review tastier than Raspberry?

Does the first of the true Raspberry Pi clones have what it takes to come out from the shadow of its highly-successful inspiration?

New story! Giving Sub-Saharan African communities an online presence

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2014 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs of service and poor infrastructure, according to a recent World Economic Forum report. read more

New story! How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2014 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7 Apache Subversion, which is commonly referred to in its abbreviated form as SVN, (named after the command name SVN) is a popular software versioning and revision control system which is distributed as a free software under the Apache License. Outlined below are the steps in the process of installing and using of SVN and mod_dav_svn on CentOS 7

New story! Firefox 31 Brings Developer Tools and Security Fixes

Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development

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