New story! Unlocking the true value of process automation

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Robert Hoyle Brown, Associate Vice President, Cognizant Center for the Future of Work (Posted by crudder on Aug 3, 2015 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Four ways to transform your business with robotic process automation.

New story! How to compare and merge text files on Linux

Comparing text files requires time, effort, a large monitor and a good amount of patience, or simply just the right tools to do it without any of the aforementioned. If you are an editor that has to deal with multiple versions of a text file, or a developer that wants to check the various code revisions of a file, then the following tutorial is for you.

New story! Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

Noting 'disastrous', but current kernel candidate is in 'fairly annoying' state Linus Torvalds' regular Sunday night missive on the state of kernel development has labelled version 4.2 as a bit of a problem child and warned he “might not react politely” to some developer requests.…

New story! Dotcom’s FOSS Cloud Plans

Back in the early days of the 21st century, Dotcom seemed to have overcome his checkered past and to have developed the Midas touch with the popular online storage site Megaupload. Like Midas, however, he was to discover that gold is an overrated commodity, the ownership of which often creates as many problems as it solves. For one thing, you can’t eat it. For another, lots of people want to take it from you.

New story! A call to policy makers: Open source is where innovation is happening

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2015 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge all of us. Policy makers are no exception. Their objective—writ large—is to put in place policies that encourage the development and deployment of beneficial technologies in order to drive growth, prosperity, and the general welfare of their citizens. Where should policy makers focus? The best place is where the future is happening. In other words, the best place is where innovation is happening. read more

New story! Vendetta Online 1.8.346 MMORPG Available Now for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 3, 2015 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Guild Software announced this past weekend the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance version of their popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Vendetta Online 1.8.346.

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

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