New story! Open hardware edition! Plus OpenStreetMap and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 23, 2015 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week, I talk about open hardware components and answer some important questions, plus OpenStreetMap in Nepal, and more.

New story! OpenStack Summit Showcases 'Big Tent' Plans, Containers and More

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.

New story! OS rumors: Googles Kirin

Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Russia is planning its own Linux-based mobile OS with Jolla. In the future, we may all have our own operating system, as well as 15 minutes of fame.

New story! Secure SSH with Google Authenticator Two-Factor Authentication on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 23, 2015 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Android; Story Type: News Story
SSH access is always critical and you might want to find ways to improve the security of your SSH login. In this article we will see how we can secure SSH with simple two factor authentication by using Google Authenticator. Before using it you have to integrate the SSH daemon on your server with Google Authenticator one time password protocol TOTP and another restriction is that you must have your android phone with you all the time or at least the time you want SSH access. This tutorials is written for CentOS 7.

New story! Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested

Chromebooks received a lukewarm reception when Google introduced them several years ago, though in more recent times, they've grown in popularity. Education remains the primary market for Chromebooks, followed by home consumers looking for a second system. Businesses aren't all that big on Chrome OS, but even with limited contribution from the enterprise market, Chromebook sales in 2015 are expected to rise 27 percent year-over-year, Gartner says.

New story! Jide Remix ultra-tablet with Remix OS

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 22, 2015 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Mobile
This week a Tablet with the new Remix OS was anounced by Cube, but another brand named Jide has released the first tablet with Remix OS.

New story! OpenStack enables open source shift at Time Warner Cable

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Time Warner Cable is going big with OpenStack. Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers. And this rapid change is getting noticed inside the company. read more

New story! How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

  • https://vpsineu.com; By VPSinEU.com (Posted by vpsineu on May 22, 2015 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

New story! The EXT4 Data Corruption Issue Has Also Been Fixed in Linux Kernel 3.18.14 LTS

Today we can report that Linux kernel 3.18.14 LTS is out and it also includes a patch for the famous EXT4 data corruption issue that plagued almost all Linux kernel branches.

New story! School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ChromeOS getting 'em while they're young Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.…

New story! Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking

In the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of the Android feature, Cambridge University researchers found that they were able to recover data on a wide range of devices that had run factory reset. The function, which is built into Google's Android mobile operating system, is considered a crucial means for wiping confidential data off of devices before they're sold, recycled, or otherwise retired. The study found that data could be recovered even when users turned on full-disk encryption.

New story! IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G. Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range […]

New story! Why I am happy downgrading from a $500 to a $75 smartphone

The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, displaying stupid WhatsApp jokes, short and long late night conversations and more.

New story! Ubuntu PPA Management

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities. They contain package sets and package lists for particular Ubuntu versions. Their use is valuable for cases of individual updating, or for when seeking for a newer version of an application that is not yet available in the official Canonical's repositories.

New story! Fedora 22 is “Go” for May 26!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
That’s right — the bits are heading out the door (and onto our mirror network)! Expect the official announcement around 10am US Eastern time Tuesday morning.

New story! Brillo software from Google for Internet of Things

Google is working on technology that could run on low-powered devices, called Brillo.

New story! How to Install Prestashop with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Prestashop is an free and open source shopping cart which has many features that make it compatible with any web server (Apache, NginX and Microsoft IIS). It is well know for its vast collection of themes as well as custom store design. Multiple payment gateways can be integrated which makes it reliable and secured. It is fully supported with SSL certificates. In this tutorial, we will cover How to Install Prestashop with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server on Ubuntu Server 14.04.

New story! Systemd v220 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 22, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The long awaited systemd v220 has been released. Systemd v220 has a lot new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New story! There’s an app for that: How NSA, allies exploit mobile app stores

In 2011 and 2012, the NSA and the communications intelligence agencies of its "Five Eyes" allies developed and tested a set of add-ons to their shared Internet surveillance capability that could identify and target communications between mobile devices and popular mobile app stores—including those of Google and Samsung. According to an NSA document published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the targeting capability could have been used to launch "man-in-the-middle" attacks on mobile app downloads, allowing the NSA and other agencies to install code on targeted devices and gather intelligence on their users.

New story! Rust 1.0.0, NASA Software Catalog, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the release of Rust 1.0.0, NASA's Software Catalog, and more! Open source news roundup for May 16 - 22, 2015 read more

New story! Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

New story! GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on May 22, 2015 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will. If GNU/Linux had managed to establish itself in the desktop PC market, today we would live in a world where:

New story! Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware

The 2012 document shows that the surveillance agencies exploited the weaknesses in certain mobile apps in pursuit of their national security interests, but it appears they didn't alert the companies or the public to these weaknesses. That potentially put millions of users in danger of their data being accessed by other governments' agencies, hackers or criminals.

New story! Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Canonical just published details about a new kernel update for its oldest LTS release, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

New story! Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system. Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.

New story! How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers. They are rather cheap and are well suited for running a backup server or voip server. This tutorial describes the complete installation of the Raspberry PI from downloading and installing Raspian, the installation and configuration of Samba and how to backup Windows and Linux Desktops on the Raspberry Pi.

New story! Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit

This would allow Microsoft to offer its operating system at no cost to OEMs — eliminating the Windows tax. Purchasers of new machines would receive a free year’s subscription to Windows, complete with Windows Cloud Storage and MS Office sub-Basic. Eleven months into use, nag screens appear at boot: “Your Windows subscription will expire in 30 days. Click here to renew.”

New story! Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 1:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

New story! How to convert users to Linux

I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.

New story! Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys.

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