New story! How to Talk to Your Child About Elon Musk

  • Medium; By Brian Sack (Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 3, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
In this day and age, it can be hard to keep your child from being exposed to Elon Musk. Although you may do your best on the home front, they may inevitably stumble across a profile piece or news item on TV at a friend’s house or the computer at the school library. For that reason, it’s better to be prepared for your child’s eventual exposure to Elon Musk and to know how to respond to the questions you may be asked.

New story! Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device

  • Extreme Tech; By Ryan Whitwam (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2015 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
So what are the advantages and risks of rooting these days, and why are some devices resistant to rooting? Let’s see if we can’t figure it out.

New story! LibreOffice 5.0 Arrives on August 5, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 3, 2015 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The next major LibreOffice version is scheduled for launch this Wednesday, August 5, so we'll take a closer look at what the new 5.0 branch will bring.

New story! DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

  • IT World; By Jeremy Kirk (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2015 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.

New story! Korora 22 Linux Officially Released Based on Fedora 22, Drops Support for Adobe Flash

On the first day of August, Chris Smart was more than proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of his excellent Korora 22 Linux distribution based on the well-known and highly acclaimed Fedora 22 operating system.

New story! Windows 10 collects colossal 0.375 per cent market share in July

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 2, 2015 10:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Steady as she goes for Windows XP, 7 and 8.1, but 8.0 and Vista are just about dead Windows 10 has rocketed to account for 0.375 per cent of the world's PC-driven web traffic, according to ratings firms Netmarketshare and Statcounter.…

New story! Computing at full capacity

  • phys.org; By Eric Brow (Posted by bob on Aug 2, 2015 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
"Docker is very portable—if you can run it on Linux, you can run it on Docker—and it doesn't care if you're running it on a local data center, a private cloud, or on Amazon. With containers, we don't need to do something complicated like run a VM inside another VM. Docker gives us a lightweight way to let people use the environment that's already set up."

New story! OS showdown: Windows 10 vs Linux

  • Techradar; By Neil Mohr (Posted by bob on Aug 2, 2015 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
So the latest iteration of Windows has now been unleashed, and as has become tradition at Linux Format, we pit the Redmond-ian OS mano-a-mano with Linux to determine the ultimate operating system.

New story! Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers

The Ubuntu MATE project does something very admirable each month. Its makers contribute financially to other open source projects that are being used in the operating system, and that is something that doesn't happen all the often in the FOSS universe.

New story! KDE Announces the Beta of KDE Applications 15.08, Based on KDE Frameworks 5

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 2, 2015 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
After having a lot of fun at Akademy 2015, the KDE developers finally decided to post the announcement for the Beta release of KDE Applications 15.08.

New story! 3 Best Free Clojure Books

Clojure is a dialect of the Lisp programming language. It is a dynamic functional general purpose programming language that uses the Java Virtual Runtime as its platform, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming.

New story! Arch Linux 2015.08.01 released

The popular Arch Linux distribution is now at version 2015.08.01 and is available for download.

This release runs on the Linux 4.1.3 LTS kernel.

New story! GNOME Tracker 1.4 Gets Its First Point Release with Dozens of Improvements and Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 2, 2015 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Martyn Russell, the developer of the Tracker semantic data storage software for desktop and mobile devices used by default on the GNOME desktop environment, announced the release of the first maintenance version for Tracker 1.4.

New story! The Document Foundation Released LibreOffice 4.4.5 With Bug Fixes

The document foundation released another update LibreOffice 4.4.5 which contains 80+ bug fixes over the previous release. LibreOffice is one of the most popular Office app that is also very active. Regular releases makes it more stable and feature-rich. According to the team LibreOffice 4.4.5 replaces LibreOffice 4.3.7 as "still" version for more conservative users and enterprise deployment. Install this update in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other derivatives to get bug fixes.

New story! Google, Oracle's endless Java copyright battle extended to ... 2016

Judge just doesn't have the time to hear their bickering. The long-running copyright dispute between Oracle and Google over the latter's use of the Java language APIs in its Android operating system will likely drag on for another year or more, based on the latest developments in the case in a US federal court.

New story! Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Launches on Linux with 50% Price Cut

Feral Interactive has just revealed that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY for the Linux platform has been released, and it can now be purchased with a 50% discount from the Feral and Steam stores.

New story! Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or ransomware?

This one will be an 'absolute bastard,' say security bods. People aren't good at waiting for stuff, and with, computer users queueing up to download Windows 10, ransomware purveyors have started to move in.

New story! Adobe Brakets 1.4 An Awesome Text Editor Released, Install In Ubuntu 15.04/14.04 Or Derivatives

Adobe Brackets is a text editor developed by Adobe developers. You will like it if you are a web designer. Brackets window splits into two parts vertical or horizontal both and this unique user interface helps managing multiple documents simultaneously. You can easily install Adobe Brackets in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives.

New story! Razer acquires OUYA, Steam security breach, and more open gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Steam; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Razer and OUYA, security vulnerabilities on Steam, and more. Open gaming roundup for July 25 - August 1, 2015 read more

New story! Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1

You won't believe this, but it's already August, so the time has come for the Arch Linux operating system to receive a new installation media that includes all the updates that have been released during the month of July 2015.

New story! Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell

Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video. Last month we reported that Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell had all launched Braswell-based COMs built according to PICMG’s “COM Express Type 6 Compact” form factor specs. As of this week, that […]

New story! Kdbus, F23 update, FUDCon Pune report, and… is Fedora slowing down?

Get on the kdbus! If you’ve poked around the running processes on a modern Linux system, you’ve seen something called dbus. You can read more about this on the dbus website, but the basic summary is that it’s a system... Continue Reading →

New story! Windows 10's Torrent-U-Like updates slurp your precious bandwidth

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Who needs cloud when users can host downloads for you? Feel like your network bandwidth is slipping away? Windows 10 could be the culprit.…

New story! How to Virtualise Linux

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux, Ubuntu
New issue out now – virtualisation explained, home automation, Ubuntu phone and more inside

New story! Why Mozilla Wants Firefox in Windows 10

I'm all for user choice and personally i have chosen not to run Windows, but for those that do choose Windows, Microsoft really should enable browser choice, though I'm not sure all that many will choose Firefox anymore.

New story! Botnet takedowns: are they worth it?

The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world - botnets are continuing to infiltrate many internet-based services and causing mass disruption, and it's getting worse.

New story! Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

New story! Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version.

New story! Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

  • The Register; By Stuart Burns (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Welcome to Microsoft's pay-pay-pay plan. Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?

New story! Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System. It provides an easy to use web-based interface, Multilanguage support, Volume Management, Monitoring and a plugin system to extend it with LDAP, Bittorrent, and iSCSI capabilities. This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of OpenMediaVault.

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