New story! Here comes RHEL beta 6.7

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Not ready for the jump to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Be of good cheer, Red Hat is still improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x.

New story! 8 ways developers can be more like Willie Nelson

  • (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I cringe when I see job listings searching for "rock star developers." What does that even mean? Developers who take all the credit, while the band, agent, road crew, and sound engineers do the heavy lifting? read more

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Enters Beta

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 6, 2015 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
RHEL 6 was first released in November 2010 and is no longer the leading edge of Red Hat's platform efforts. In June 2014, RHEL 7 debuted, providing new file system and Docker container support. Just because Red Hat is working on RHEL 7 doesn't mean it's leaving its RHEL 6 users behind. Red Hat has a 10-year life cycle process for its operating system platform, which includes multiple phases of support.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Asks Devs from Different Desktop Environments to Work Together

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 6, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mark Shuttleworth had a very interesting keynote at the opening of the Ubuntu Online Summit for 15.10, and he said the developers from all the desktop environments should work together towards a common goal.

New story! EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
The storage giant is partnering up to bring its hardware to the major OpenStack clouds.

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

One ongoing question kernel developers face is the best way to delete data so no one else can recover it. Typically there are simple tools to undelete files that are deleted accidentally, although some filesystems make this easier than others.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Minimal Server Installation Tutorial

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 6, 2015 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation of a Ubuntu 15.04 minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of the guide is to show the basic installation of Ubuntu 15.04 that can be used as basis for our other Ubuntu 15.04 tutorials here at howtoforge like our perfect server guides.

New story! What prevents Linux from beating Windows and OS X?

In today's open source roundup: Which problems stop Linux from dominating the desktop? Plus: Linux gamers and Nvidia graphics cards. And new Firefox features might not work on unencrypted sites.

New story! Linux from Square One

Now, let’s go back to 2006: It would have been nice to have these articles when I started out in Linux and FOSS nine years ago, introduced by the IT guy from the Green Party of California when I asked where I’d get Adobe products for my statewide campaign for office that year. During the campaign, I kept thinking about how great this paradigm is — people working together to make software free (as in freedom and, in many cases, beer) for public use — and switched gears to work to advocate for FOSS.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

New story! Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.

New story! Google Updates Password Alert Extension, But Some Bypasses Still Work

For the second time in less than a week, Google has updated its Password Alert extension for Chrome to address a method for bypassing the warning screens that alert users that they're entering data on a non-Google site. However, the researcher who discovered the most-recent bypass method said his technique still works on the latest version.

New story! Enlightenment 0.19.5 Desktop Environment Now Available for Download

Today, May 4, we announce the immediate availability for download of the Enlightenment 0.19.5 desktop environment, a release that fixes a significant amount of issues discovered since Enlightenment 0.19.4, which is currently used by default in various GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! House of Cards UI central to Mozilla's plans for Firefox on tellies

The deck is stacked and the designers want it that way. Mozilla has revealed how it reckons Firefox should look when it's on the tellie.

New story! Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi.

New story! CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.1 has been released

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.  CrossOver 14.1.0 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

New story! Introducing the First openSUSE MATE Live CD - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 6, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Today, we have the great pleasure of introducing you to the first ever openSUSE Live CD built around the MATE desktop environment, as it looks like the openSUSE team plans on delivering a MATE flavor as well, after Ubuntu got its own.

New story! Tiny Core Linux 6.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core v6.1.

New story! Valve's Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 6, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Valve has recently gone through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game launcher that will make Steam obsolete.

New story! Singapore's prime minister releases source code for his hand-coded Sudoku-solver

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Top that, David Cameron and Ed Miliband Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has decided to reveal the source code of the Sudoku-solving app he personally coded.…

New story! Shell Scripting Part 3: Decision Control Structures in Shell Scripts

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
We already covered the basics of shell scripting such as accepting inputs, process data through arithmetic operations and generating and displaying output in the previous series of this tutorial. In this series, we will go deeper to a more advanced topic in a programming language -- making decisions in a program, but this time we will do it using bash shell.

New story! How to install Shrew Soft IPsec VPN client on Linux

There are many commercial VPN gateways available, which come with their own proprietary VPN client software. While there are also open-source VPN server/client alternatives, they are typically lacking in sophisticated IPsec support, such as Internet Key Exchange (IKE) which is a standard IPsec protocol used to secure VPN key exchange and authentication.

New story! Would you buy an Ubuntu phone that doubled as a desktop PC?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu is working on a phone that doubles as a desktop PC. Would you buy it? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Debian 8 Jessie. And Android Lollipop adoption rate nearly at 10%.

New story! IBIS: A powerful, Drupal-based info gathering tool

I'm very excited about Joshua Lee's talk on the Drupal-powered International Biosecurity Intelligence System (IBIS) at DrupalCon 2015. Though I'm no biosecurity expert, the aggregation methods and process workflow for gathering biosecurity information is relevant to many industries. In his talk, the technology for creating this data aggregation system will be covered, as well as how the Drupal community can both benefit and contribute to this project. read more

New story! Chrome-Colored Parakeets

I personally like Google's Chrome interface. It's simple, fast, elegant and did I mention fast? Unfortunately, I don't like how locked down the Chrome OS is on a Chromebook, nor do I like its total dependence on Google. I also don't like the lack of ability to install Chrome easily on generic hardware. Thankfully, Budgie is here to help.

New story! Federal Investment in Repository Solution Sets New Bar for How Libraries Share

  • Information Today; By Richard Huffine (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The project will give libraries, museums, and archives of all types and sizes an out-of-the-box open source solution for managing their digital content and exposing what they have to the world. It will build on the work many academic libraries have done to create institutional repositories for their own organizations.

New story! Mozilla Looks To Phase Out Unencrypted Web

  • TechWeek; By Matthew Broersma (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 5:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Mozilla
“Today we are announcing our intent to phase out non-secure HTTP,” said Firefox security lead Richard Barnes in a blog post. “There’s pretty broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web.”

New story! 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

  •; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Community, Linux
Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.

New story! 7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

  • CSO; By Maria Korolov (Posted by bob on May 5, 2015 3:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The spread of encryption is posting public safety challenges and making it harder for the government to fight both criminals and terrorists, said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. But for security vendors providing encryption technology to enterprise customers, any tampering with encryption protocols would do more damage than harm. Here are seven ways security pros believe the DHS is wrong on encryption.

New story! Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition Has Hidden Factory Mode

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 5, 2015 3:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition has been out for some time and is available for purchase right now. It's the only Ubuntu phone on sale, and one of the users found out how to access a hidden Factory Mode that gives access to all kinds of cool stuff.

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