New story! How volunteering at events can advance your open source career

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2015 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When I look back at my years working in open source, I realize how much conferences have helped my career. Back when I was an editor at Linux Pro Magazine, I met dozens of writers in person at conferences, which almost always improved our working relationships, and I recruited countless new and first-time authors. Watching other speakers and then meeting them after their sessions helped inspire me to get past my stage fright (with a dash of imposter syndrome) and start speaking at events. I've also forged friendships at conferences that are now almost as old as my career. And I've met more than one person who ended up being a future employer. read more

New story! Desktop Search: KDE’s Crazy Uncle

But folks, if it doesn’t work out of the box, to a new user it just doesn’t work and Linux sucks. No one should have to tinker to get a default application to work. That’s the job of a developer, not the end user.

New story! Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

Now that everyone has had time to examine Windows 10, it seems like a good time to finally do a proper Windows vs. Linux showdown. After all, I waited until Windows caught up in turns of features and user interface. For the sake of common sense, I've decided to use Ubuntu as our default Linux release.

New story! Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud

As concerns for privacy and data security accompany the use of free cloud services, users and small businesses might be better served by installing the open source package ownCloud.

New story! Debian Installer 8 RC 1 Screenshot Tour

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

New story! Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee and GPS wireless, remote IoT management, and wide-temperature operation. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards […]

New story! Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Jon Masters takes you through a summary of the features inside Linux 3.18 and the ongoing work for the next 3.19 series kernel

New story! Windows 10 doesn’t matter to desktop Linux

Well folks, it’s that time again. Yes, there’s another one of those silly “the linux desktop is dead” kind of articles floating around out there. As usual the article is quite wrong, and I’ll tell you why in this post.

New story! Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

Ah, there’s the rub. For this to work, the new Windows must work “as expected.” What if it doesn’t? What if Redmond lays an egg and the new operating system is reminiscent of Windows ME or Vista? Will users be given the ability to roll back to their old OS as they could during the Vista brouhaha? And imagine the public relations nightmare if 10 turns out to be an utter fail. It could happen. This is Microsoft, after all.

New story! Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Build from Scratch, First Beta Is Out

Evolve OS, a new Linux distribution built from scratch that's using a fresh desktop environment called Budgie, has been upgraded to version Beta 1 and is now ready for testing.

New story! Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

New story! Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

New story! Fanless box PC offers dual PCI slots, six serial ports

Axiomtek announced a rugged, fanless box PC that runs Linux on a quad-core, 2GHz Celeron, and offers two PCI slots and extended temperature support. The eBOX638-840-FL runs on the quad-core Intel Celeron J1900 processor of the latest Bay Trail-D associated with the Atom E3800 (Bay Trail I) line of SoCs.

New story! CuBox-i4Pro Review

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2015 5:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, ARM, Developer; Story Type: News Story
With a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is the CuBox-i4Pro an apt ARM entry point for home theatre?

New story! Remotely control a Raspberry Pi

Use a web interface to control your Pi and employ it as a fileserver or media centre from a remote location using any web-connected device

New story! 30 community managers in open source to follow on Twitter

For Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015, I wanted to do something special to thank many of the hard working community managers involved in the open source ecosystem. read more

New story! Set up Two Node RDO Juno ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster runnig Docker Hypervisor on Controller and KVM on Compute

As a final result of performing configuration bellow Juno dashboard will automatically spawn,launch and run Nova-Dockers containers on Controller and usual nova instances supposed to run on KVM Hypervisor (Libvirt driver) on Compute Node

New story! How to install Django on Ubuntu 14.04

Django is a Python web framework. All it does is helps you rapidly build high performance and efficient web applications. Its very much liked by the developer community because of some of its amazing features like template system, URL design,etc. Django supports both Python 2.7.x and Python 3.x .

New story! Debian 7.8 "Wheezy" Live CD Now Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 26, 2015 12:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Debian 7.8 "Wheezy" Live CD has been released by the developers and it arrives just a couple of weeks after the installable version was made available.

New story! 11 Linux Terminal Commands That Will Rock Your World

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 26, 2015 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This article focuses on 11 Linux Terminal Commands that I wish I knew about when I first started using Linux.

New story! How open source can be a gateway to your next job

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2015 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Right now, a large number of college students are attending their last semester of school. With luck, they'll graduate in the spring and get their first real job—but getting that job has always been a challenge. read more

New story! How to limit network bandwidth on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2015 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you often run multiple networking applications on your Linux desktop, or share bandwidth among multiple computers at home, you will want to have a better control over bandwidth usage. Otherwise, when you are downloading a big file with a downloader, your interactive SSH session may become sluggish to the point where it's unusable. Or […]Continue reading... The post How to limit network bandwidth on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install dummynet on CentOS How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux

New story! Supreme Court Smacks Down CAFC Yet Again: But This Time It May Help The Patent Trolls

Another Supreme Court ruling... and another smackdown of CAFC, the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit that handles all patent appeals. This regular smackdown of CAFC by the Supreme Court has become such a recurring story that it would almost be surprising if the Supreme Court took a patent case to do anything but smackdown CAFC. The key issue here is that the Supreme Court basically has taken away CAFC's powers to review a patent directly to determine if the patent itself is valid or not. Instead, it can only review the district court's findings, to determine if there was an obvious error by those district courts in handling claim construction. While this takes away power from CAFC, it actually is seen as beneficial to patent trolls, since (especially lately), the now-chastened CAFC has suddenly been rejecting patents left and right. But that might stop now as the CAFC's ability to do that is now greatly limited.

New story! Windows 10 is the final nail in the coffin for the Linux desktop

For years now, we Linux fans -- yes, myself included -- have been dreaming of the fabled "Year of the Linux Desktop". What does that mean? To have Linux-based operating systems snag a bigger piece of the desktop pie, if not a majority. While a majority share of the desktop is admittedly absurd, a respectable share was always something I considered a possibility.

New story! CD Audio Grabbers

CD audio grabbers are designed to extract ("rip") the raw digital audio (in a format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. This type of software enables a user to encode the digital audio into a variety of formats, and download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet compact disc database.

New story! Broken Lollipop: 5 things that need to be fixed ASAP with Android 5.0

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release has lots of good things going for it -- but like many major OS releases at their start, the software also has its share of sigh-inducing quirks and glitches.

New story! Attic – Deduplicating backup program

Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python. The main goal of Attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only the changes are stored.

New story! Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27

Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.

New story! Netrunner 14.1 Screenshot Tour

This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main edition 'Frontier'. The '14.1' indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same 'Trusty' base as Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate; simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. So 14.1 is a fresh starting point for new users who want to install an up-to-date KDE 4-based system from the ISO image. This is the first time we are working on both updating our current LTS base (Frontier), while at the same time preparing the next release, Netrunner 15 (Prometheus), with the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.2.

New story! Google makes it easier to run Linux on a Chromebook via a USB drive…sort of…

I wrote a post recently about how Chromebooks were hurting Microsoft, and now Google has made Chromebooks potentially even more appealing by theoretically making it easier for you to run Linux on them. Developer mode in Chrome OS now offers the option of booting from USB, so it might be possible to boot a Linux distro off a USB drive and run it it on your Chromebook.

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