New story! Fedora 22: not obvious excellence

I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.

New story! Increase Your Battery Life with the Latest Laptop Mode Tools

Laptop Mode Tools is a power-saving package for Linux systems, which lets users increase the life expectancy of a laptop's battery. A new version has been released and is now available for download.

New story! OpenStack Meiji ?? Set to Succeed Liberty

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 7, 2015 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The next major OpenStack cloud platform release is set to debut in October and is codenamed : Liberty but what follows Liberty? OpenStack Foundation members have voted and the winning name is Meiji.

New story! How to Deliver Hybrid Apps in 2 Weeks Webcast

Have you fully unlocked the potential of DevOps? Need some expert advice on how to accelerate application delivery on hybrid cloud? Join us for this free webcast for Linux Journal Readers.

New story! Configure Clamav for daily system scans and email notification on Debian

Today we take a look at the clamav antivirus software and how to use it to protect your server or desktop. I will show you how to configure Clamav to scan all system, website and email files daily and notify you by email in case that a virus gets detected.

New story! Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?

In today's open source roundup: Big changes are in the works for Firefox. Plus: Android malware increases significantly. And one million new lines of code added to Linux kernel in 4.2 rc1.

New story! 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started!

New story! Open source event planning is work, fun, and good for business

In addition to picking up technical skills, networking, and learning about products and services in the expo, OSCON attendees can learn practical community-building tricks. In this interview, Kara Sowles (community initiatives manager at Puppet Labs) and Francesca Krihely give advice for hosting a community event. They'll be teaching a half-day tutorial on planning and running tech events at OSCON 2015 in Portland. read more

New story! Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4

Ubuntu developers are working on a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like it's coming along just fine. Even better, the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition got some special attention, and the battery life will be much better.

New story! Linux provides career transition after military service

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I was practically born behind a keyboard and grew up during a time when the first computers were first making their way into public schools. I was also born in a small, rural town in Alabama where options, in general, were limited. read more

New story! Latency vs Throughput - A Primer of Two Critical Concepts

When discussing the performance of a computer system, there are two concepts that are absolutely critical to understand, yet often get overlooked. These are latency – or, how long it takes for some operation to occur, and throughput – or, the amount achieved in a given time. Understanding these two concepts will help you diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues, and build a foundation of knowledge needed for more advanced concepts.

New story! Should open source leaders go native?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2015 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Anthropologists who traveled to the jungle to study various tribes would debate (half jokingly) whether to "go native"—that is, whether to adopt the lifestyle of the people they were trying to understand, or to keep their distance (and scientific objectivity). It was a research design choice, but also a fundamental choice about one's identity as a more-than-interested visitor. read more

New story! HOWTO: Install the Moksha Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04

a short tutorial on how to easily install, test, and keep up to date with the latest iteration of the Moksha desktop on your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system.

New story! The great command line challenge

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2015 8:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pipes are extremely important, and even critical to our ability to do amazing things on the command line. First, it's important to recognize that they were invented by Douglas McIlroy during the early days of Unix. Thanks, Doug! Next, what is a pipe, in this context? Notice the use of pipes in this simple command line program that lists each logged-in user a single time no matter how many logins they have active . who | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq read more

New story! How I Discovered Linux & Changed the World

In relation to the real accomplishments in the Linuxsphere, I was late to the party. In 2005, my three city network of business offices had been hacked and defaced. I had no idea of what to do. I was our local IT guy, but that ain’t sayin’ much. The buddy who set up our network was living in San Antonio at the time and I called him at 6:30 in the morning. I called him out of panic…I didn’t know what else to do.

New story! An Introduction to Linux Containers

  • Small Business Computing; By Susan Linton (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2015 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Virtualization
Linux container technology is the latest computing trend sweeping the computing world. A lot of financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers, and customers are betting that containers will change the way businesses manage their computer systems—from deployment to maintenance. Container technology has become its own ecosystem with no less than 60 companies supporting some aspect of the technology. But what exactly are Linux containers, and how can they help you?

New story! Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux

MOVI Arduino shield designed for offline speech recognition and synthesis that runs Debian on an Allwinner A13....

New story! Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data

On Sunday, while most of Twitter was watching the Women's World Cup - an amazing game in its own right - one of the world's most notorious security firms was being hacked.

New story! GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features

GPS Navigation is a free app for Ubuntu Touch, and it's been getting constant updates for the past few weeks. It's still in the development stages, but it looks like it's coming together just nicely.

New story! After 20-month delay, a furious Newegg still can’t appeal $2.3M patent loss

Online retailer Newegg has developed a reputation for taking on so-called "patent trolls," even when that means going through lengthy litigation and unpredictable jury trials.

New story! Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source

Last year, the networking software company Midokura made a strategic decision to open source its network virtualization platform, MidoNet, to address the fragmentation in the networking industry. In this interview, Midokura CEO and CTO Dan Mihai Dumitriu explains the company's decision to give away fours years of engineering to the open source community, how it changed the way its engineers worked, and the lessons learned along the way.

New story! Whats your preferred text editor?

The text editor is a workhorse for many people working in tech. A few of the most popular options out there today are tried-and-true text editors like vi, Emacs, and gedit. And, a new text editor on the scene that's picking up traction is Atom. All four are open source, so you can get involved in the project and help improve it!

New story! Reddit users want CEO Ellen Pao fired

In today's open source roundup: Angry Reddit users want a new CEO. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Alpine Linux 3.2.0. And Firefox 40 will bring improved scrolling and other enhancements.

New story! Mozilla Fixes Flaws With Firefox 39, Previews Firefox 40

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 6, 2015 10:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Logjam SSL/TLS vulnerability is among the 13 security advisories in latest stable release of the open-source Firefox Web browse

New story! LliureX 15.05 Screencast and Screenshots

LliureX 15.05 has been released. LliureX is a project of the Council of Culture, Education and Sport at the Municipality of Valencia, Spain. The LliureX distribution is an Edubuntu-based live and installation DVD with support for the Valencian and Spanish languages. It is intended as an operating system for educational institutions in the Valencia region. LliureX uses exclusively free software and is distributed free of charge.

New story! Solus OS Gets UEFI Fixes and Better Power Consumption for Laptops

The Solus project is moving very fast, and its developers have managed to push another release out the door, this time with a lot of fixes that have been spotted and repaired in a very short amount of time.

New story! One Port to Rule Them All!

I was chatting with Fred Richards on IRC the other day (flrichar on freenode) about sneaking around hotel firewalls. Occasionally, hotels will block things like the SSH port, hoping people don't abuse their network. Although I can respect their rationale, blocking an SSH port for a Linux user is like taking a mouse away from a Windows user!

New story! Interview with Roberto Galoppini of SourceForge

In an interview with LQ, Roberto discusses the recent mirrored content controversy, the history of SourceForge, regaining the trust of the community, forming a new Community Panel, the ArchiveTeam plan to archive SF, the future of the organization and more.

New story! Plant volunteers, grow an organization: an interview with Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters and Avni Khatri will present Grow an organization by planting volunteers at OSCON 2015. Peters is the vice president of technical evangelism at the Cloud Foundry and Khatri is president of Kids on Computers. In this talk, they share their experiences and lessons for growing a healthy garden of volunteers. As part of our OSCON speaker interview series, Stormy Peters talked to us about the current state of community management and where it's going. read more

New story! Firefox 40 to Bring Better Performance, Scrolling, and Graphics on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 6, 2015 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has already announced the first Beta for Firefox 40, and it looks like Linux users are going to get some important improvements for scrolling and video playback, among other things.

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