New story! Open source data integration with Karma

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data. I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub. read more

New story! How to do simple screencasting on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many screencasting solutions for Linux users to choose from nowadays and more tools pop out every day to cover this special need. Although many suffer from performance issues, especially when used to capture in game action, there are many good pieces of software like the simple to use and versatile Simple Screen Recorder.

New story! Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 25, 2015 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell is one of the biggest companies that sell PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu, and now they are also featuring a tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on your Dell machines.

New story! Is your open source security software less secure?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Your secure software is open source; doesn't that make it less secure?" This is a recurring question that we get at Benetech about Martus, our free, strongly encrypted tool for secure collection and management of sensitive information built and provided by the Benetech Human Rights Program. It's an important question for us and for all of our peers developing secure software in today's post-Snowden environment of fear and worry about surveillance. We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it's also essential for it. read more

New story! Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux's Anaconda Installer to be Ported to Python 3

It was recently brought to our attention that the text-mode and graphical installer used in the well-known Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Linux operating systems will be soon ported to the Python 3 programming language.

New story! Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open Source ioT Development Board That Runs Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2015 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
After introducing you to Lemon Pi, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the ground up to be embedded in a product.

New story! Factory reset FAILS in 500 MEEELLION Android phones

Cambridge boffins recovered crypto keys, plus Google and Facebook tokens. Cambridge University boffins Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson say half a billion Android phones could have data recovered and Google accounts compromised thanks to flaws in the default wiping feature.

New story! Cinnamon 2.6 is Coming Very Soon, Here's How to Install It in Linux Mint Right Now

Clement Lefebvre announced that we can install the Beta release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment right now in the Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 operating systems.

New story! Staff Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com

To celebrate the greatness that is open hardware, our team gathered once again, as we did last year, for a Staff Open Hardware Day at Red Hat Tower.

New story! UK Government Analyzes Ubuntu 14.04 Security

The UK government releases every year a security guidance that details various problems and security problems that are identified in systems used by the authorities. They also revealed some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although it's not something major.

New story! OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware

  • PCC mobile broadband (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 6:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The OPNFV project, a collaborative project at the Linux Foundation has todate gathered around 100 developers from service providers and commercial suppliers to collaborate on the development of a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform for NFV.

New story! LayerOne Hardware Hacking Village

  • Hackaday; By Brian Benchoff (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Go to DEFCON and you’ll stand in line for five hours to get a fancy electronic badge you’ll be showing to your grandchildren some day. Yes, at DEFCON, you buy your hacker cred. LayerOne is not so kind to the technically inept. At LayerOne, you are given a PCB, bag of parts, and are told to earn your hacker cred by soldering tiny QFP and SOT-23 chips by hand.

New story! Steam isn’t helping gaming grow on Linux, usage drops

  • Geek; By Ryan Whitwam (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The rise of Linux on the desktop is always just around the corner, right? Most recently it was Valve’s new focus on Steam-powered Linux gaming that was supposed to boost the open source OS to new heights. However, the most recent Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows a big drop for Linux.

New story! Postgresql - There is JavaScript in my Stored Proc! Best of the NoSQL and SQL Worlds

  • Jumping Bean; By Mark Clarke (Posted by mxc on May 24, 2015 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
An post on Postgresql's JSON data type and JavaScript support from Jumping Bean, a Postgresql consulting and training firm.

New story! You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2015 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Arch
I don't know why, but I always had this desire of installing new operating systems and discover by myself how they work, how software packages are installed, removed, updated, and how they differ from other OSes.

New story! Filesystem issue solved in Linux Kernel 4.1-rc5

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 24, 2015 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
As reported yesterday a serious bug is present in Linux Kernel 4.0.x which is related to filesystem corruption. Developer Neil Brown released a fix to solve this issue.

New story! New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

After only three days from the last kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical published today details about a recent security flaw that was patched in the Linux kernel packages of the distribution.

New story! News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more!

New story! OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Forrester still worries about OpenStack in the enterprise. For Best Buy, BMW, EBay, and Wal-Mart OpenStack is already mission-critical.

New story! Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 24, 2015 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

New story! CIOs should make sure their teams are as strong as their networks

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by openlife on May 23, 2015 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now more than ever CIOs and IT leaders must take a second look at both their team and their relationship to business counterparts

New story! Android automotive system features three displays

Mitsubishi’s “FlexConnect.IVI” automotive system runs Android on a TI Jacinto 6 SoC, and drives IVI, HUD, and cluster displays simultaneously. The trouble with most in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems is that they’re mounted in the center of the dashboard, and therefore not ideally located for the driver. Yet the display also needs to be accessible from […]

New story! EXT4 RAID Data Corruption Issue Patched in Arch Linux

The Arch Linux developers informed users today, May 22, about the immediate availability of a critical update for the kernel packages used in the distribution that promises to patch the well-known EXT4 RAID data corruption issue.

New story! OpenStack Governance Bridges and Hierarchies in the 'Big Tent'

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
"The OpenStack Foundation has a mission to protect, empower and grow the project," McLoughlin said. "On the board I've been trying to make sure the foundation stays true to the mission."

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

Going through the alphabetical jungle, we've reached letter X, so it's time to give Xubuntu, an Xfce-flavored version of Ubuntu, its due attention.

New story! Microsoft Accused of Blackmailing UK Officials Supporting Open Document Format

The IT reform that the United Kingdom is working on is faced with strong opposition from tech giants operating facilities and doing business in the country, with some going as far as to blackmail MPs in order to block some changes from being adopted.

New story! Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 23, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian, Linux
There's a new kid in town; SparkyLinux. According to the developers SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian.

New story! Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on May 23, 2015 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

New story! 3 Open Source Python Shells

Python is a very useful and popular computer language. One of the benefits of using an interpreted language such as Python is exploratory programming with its interactive shell.

New story! Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies

Microsoft executives telephoned Conservative MPs threatening to shut down a facility in their local area because of planned IT reforms, David Cameron’s former strategy chief has claimed. Steve Hilton, who worked for Cameron in opposition and for two years in Downing Street, made the allegation as he argued the dominance of corporate lobbying in the UK was leading to bad policy-making...

... Another former Downing Street aide, Rohan Silva, appears to have given a similar account of lobbying by Microsoft in relation to open source software, in comments reported by Computer Weekly. Silva told a conference: “A day or two before we were going to give a speech, a couple of backbench MPs called the office – they said Microsoft had called them saying if we went ahead with the speech on open standards, open architecture and open source, they would cut spending or maybe close research and development centres in the constituencies of the MPs they had called.

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