New story! Quick Containers with Fedora Dockerfiles

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
At this point, Docker needs little introduction. Running applications in a container is all the rage right now, and the Fedora Project has been working hard to make sure that […]

New story! Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals."But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

New story! System 76 announces Meerkat Ubuntu desktop computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out the tiny Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. Plus: The 2015 Linux Jobs Report, and Mozilla releases Unity 5 to game developers.

New story! Resurrecting the Armadillo

1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would mean for business.

New story! Oracle VirtualBox Updates to run on Linux 4.0 Kernel

The open-source VirtualBox virtualization project is out with its 4.3.24 update today providing a number of important updates and bug fixes.

New story! Play with gravitational fields and pretty colors

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You’re on a city block. It's windy, and a light rain is falling. People scamper to and fro, carrying armloads of chalk and tarps. Many are crouched in the street, suffering over their chalk art and cursing the rain. The street extends to the south. A dingy concrete stairwell leads down, beneath street-level. read more

New story! How to backup your Ubuntu Desktop with DejaDup

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 2:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Déjà Dup is a nice graphical wrapper around the command line backup tool duplicity. It hides the complexity of backing up the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the back end. Déjà Dup does not use cron or similar schedulers. Rather, it starts a program deja-dup-monitor when you log into your session. This keeps track of when you last successfully backed up and will wait until the next scheduled backup.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.0 RC2 Released a Little Late Because of Apple Mac Mini Bug

Linus Torvalds announced that Linux kernel 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now ready for download and testing. It's a couple of days late to the party, but it's here.

New story! GNOME Music App for GNOME 3.16 Implements Favorite Playlist and Starring

The GNOME Music app, the default audio playback software of the controversial GNOME desktop environment, has been updated for GNOME 3.16, due for release in March 25. GNOME Music 3.16 Beta 2 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues discovered in the previous Beta version of the software.

New story! When the United Nations calls, MicroMappers acts

  • Opensource.com; By Patrick Meier (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 11:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Open source and crowdsourcing—uttering these words at a meeting of the United Nations before the year 2010 would have made you persona non grata. In fact, the fastest way to discredit yourself at any humanitarian meeting just five years ago was to suggest the use of open source software and crowdsourcing in disaster response. Then, a tragic earthquake occured in Haiti in 2010, and OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were deployed in the aftermath.

New story! Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

This is what we have been waiting for, Valve sent out official word about a number of things! These include Source 2, Steam Link and more.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Xfce, Quirky and Tails 1.3

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Xfce
After nearly three years of development Xfce 4.12 was released on February 28, marking the first official major version update since the Xfce 4.10 release.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it is now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud.

New story! FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals.

New story! Linux Remote Desktop Roundup

Over the years I've found that a significant hurdle to getting family and friends to switch to Linux comes from its lack of familiarity. This is especially true when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Obviously, when a malfunction occurs it's not always possible to be there in person.

New story! Mozilla Pushes Hot Fix to Remove Superfish Cert From Firefox

Mozilla has issued a hot fix for Firefox that removes the Superfish root certificate from the browser's trusted root store. The patch only removes the certificate if the Superfish software has been removed from the machine already, however.

New story! Open source and humanities in the digital age

Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today.

New story! Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic. The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console.

New story! Fedora community in Mumbai, India celebrates the Fedora 21 release

Every time a new release of Fedora becomes available, Fedora user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, upgrade their systems, and eat celebratory cake.

New story! Meizu Pokes Fun at Samsung Reps Impressed by MX4 Ubuntu Edition

Meizu is now showing the MX4 Ubuntu Edition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it looks like Samsung employees are also looking at what Ubuntu has to offer, not just regular fans.

New story! Hadoop gets native C/C++ injection

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Big data for the non-Java generation Like Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

New story! Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173? SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.

New story! Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. We already covered the "panel selection" that allows users to change the look and feel of the system with just a single click. It might not seem like much, but not too many Linux devs have this kind of features.

New story! Unity 5 Ships and Brings One Click WebGL Export to Legions of Game Developers

Mozilla’s goal of high quality plugin-free gaming on the Web is taking a giant leap forward today with the release of Unity 5. This new version of the world’s most popular game development tool includes a preview of their amazing WebGL exporter.

New story! How to install latest Firefox, Chromium and Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The article will guide you through the installation process of the latest versions of Mozila Firefox, Chromium and Opera. Throughout the article you will see the download links and the commands needed to perform the installation of the the browser.

New story! Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

New story! Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS.

New story! Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they assert. read more

New story! Bringing Native Games to the Web is About to get a Whole Lot Easier

GDC 2015 is a major milestone in a long term collaboration between Mozilla and the world’s biggest game engine makers. We set out to bring high performance games to the Web without plugins, and that goal is now being realized. … Continue reading

New story! Khronos announces openGL successor Vulkan

In today's open source roundup: Vulkan is the next generation successor to openGL. Plus: Korora 21 reviews, and Worms Clan Wars available on Linux.

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