New story! How do team dynamics relate to open source?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2014 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently I had the opportunity to watch a soccer game (football to the majority of the world). This game was one of the most amazing displays of team effort I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. (Here’s an obligatory link if you don’t know to which game I refer). Almost every score was predicated with a series of passes and touches by various players. There was a level of unselfish play and team spirit I don’t often see when observing professional sports. read more

New story! Autonomous sub powers up with Wheezy on Haswell

Cornell University’s “Gemini” AUV will compete in next week’s 2014 RoboSub competition. The sub runs Debian Linux on an Intel Core-based computer-on-module. The Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) team’s Gemini AUV will enter next week’s 17th Annual International RoboSub competition with the help of Adlink, whose “Express-HL” COM Express style computer-on-module will power the […]

New story! Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN

Denon debuted a line of Sonos-like wireless multi-room HiFi speakers that stream audio from both Internet and local sources, and run on embedded Linux. Like the similarly Linux-powered devices available from Sonos, Denon’s “Heos” wireless streaming speakers offer multi-room (multi-speaker) synchronized audio, and can deliver multiple audio streams from disparate sources to individual speakers or stereo-configured speaker pairs distributed around the home.

New story! Quickly generate QR codes with quearcode on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine; By Ryan Lerch (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2014 12:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
I sometimes use a QR code to give to people so they can scan quickly to enter a long wireless key into their phone without having to type out the […]

New story! KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

  • KDE.news; By Mario Fux (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2014 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: KDE, Linux
KDE has released the third beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!

New story! Zettaset Offers Hadoop Big Data Security Apps as Standalones

Zettaset will soon offer individual components of its Orchestrator security and management software for Hadoop and NoSQL Big Data platforms as standalone applications, starting with the data-encryption module.

New story! Feral Interactive Are Teasing New Linux Games

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 25, 2014 8:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Feral Interactive are little devils as they sent out a link earlier to a teaser page of new ports for Mac & Linux, but what ones will be on Linux?

New story! Happy SysAdmin Day!

Today is July 25 and that can mean only one thing — it’s SysAdmin Day 2014! SysAdmin Day is one day every year when we express gratitude and thanks to […]

New story! How to Fix a Mangled Partition Table on Linux

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Jul 25, 2014 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
A good tool for repairing partition tables and recovering files is TestDisk. TestDisk operates on both the legacy MBR and the newfangled GPT (see Using the New GUID Partition Table in Linux (Goodbye Ancient MBR)) . TestDisk is in most Linux repos, and on SystemRescueCD.

New story! ownCloud 7 Release Enhances Open Source Private Clouds

The recently released open source ownCloud 7 Community Edition introduces an innovative way to share files securely between private clouds, as well as interface enhancements and better ways to work with Microsoft Word documents.

New story! The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'

When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released

In today's open source roundup: Canonical releases an update to Ubuntu 14.04. Plus: The NY Times bashes open source for not making enough money, and a review of Deepin 2014.

New story! What I Learned from Edward Snowden at the Hacker Conference

It was 1 PM last Saturday and Edward Snowden was about to be televised. His audience was the crowd at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, a group of people no one would ever mistake for attendees at a political convention. Amid the sea of black clothing were many unconventional fashion statements: purple bandanas and balloon pants, and tartan kilts, and white robes, and green hair.

New story! Program Octave

Learn how to use Octave shell, program basic Octave scripts, functions, packages and much more...

New story! How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by tuxchick on Jul 25, 2014 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Ubuntu 14.04. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with another Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and a Windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

New story! Celebrating sysadmins in the cloudy future

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2014 11:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
System administration can be a thankless job. To all of the tireless administrators out there who keep the systems we reply upon up and running, today is the day that we say thank you! read more

New story! Google devs: Tearing Chrome away from OpenSSL not that easy

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2014 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Custom BoringSSL fork not quite a drop-in replacement yet Google is trying to migrate its Chrome browser away from the buggy OpenSSL cryptography library toward BoringSSL, its homegrown fork, but swapping out the crypto code is proving more difficult than it sounds.…

New story! Security risks posed by smart meters

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 25, 2014 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
In a world of always-on connectivity, Internet of Everything and Internet of Things, where most devices now have an embedded computer, the risk posed by hackers tampering with them cannot be overlooked.

New story! How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader

About 10 years ago, when I got my first mobile phone, I hardly knew anything about its operating system or its processor. Even its screen size didn’t matter. I was just happy to have a 'mobile' phone. read more

New story! How to use awk command in Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2014 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Text processing is at the heart of Unix. From pipes to the /proc subsystem, the "everything is a file" philosophy pervades the operating system and all of the tools built for it. Because of this, getting comfortable with text-processing is one of the most important skills for an aspiring Linux system administrator, or even any […]Continue reading... The post How to use awk command in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support

SAP SE has announced expanded involvement in OpenStack and CloudFoundry, the open source cloud computing projects, as well as developer resources for the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

New story! Nginx Plus r4 Improves Web Server Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 25, 2014 5:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nginx Plus is the commercially supported enterprise release of the widely deployed open-source Nginx Web server. According to the June 2014 Netcraft Web Server Survey, Nginx is powering 134 million sites around the world. The first Nginx Plus release debuted back in August 2013, providing users with additional high-availability features on top of the open-source base. New versions of Nginx Plus are now released every three months. The Nginx Plus r4 release is based on the open-source Nginx 1.7.3 release, which was released on July 8.

New story! Deepin 2014 review

Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0, which made its debut on Deepin 2014, is a redesigned version of what shipped in Deepin 2013.

New story! How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon's Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there's so much free processing power out there for the taking?

New story! Open source education for lifelong learners

In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren't able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.

New story! Oracle Unveils Linux 7 for Enterprise Open Source Cloud and Data Center

Newly released Oracle Linux 7 offers updates for storage and virtualization, as well as the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and paid support.

New story! Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 3

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

New story! GOG.com announces Linux support with more than fifty games

In today's open source roundup: GOG.com now supports Linux. Plus: A distrohopper falls in love with Debian and settles down, and a KDE 5 slideshow. It's great to see GOG.com so enthusiastic about Linux gaming. It's yet another indication that Linux gaming is red-hot right now, and I'm glad to note that they have plans to add so many more games soon.

New story! Raspberry Pi-based signage player sips 7 Watts

TinyGreenPC launched a Raspberry Pi and Linux based digital signage player that runs on just 7 Watts, and offers optional WiFi and an OPS interface. The Pi Media Player is one of the most power-efficient signage players on the market, according to TinyGreenPC, a subsidiary of UK-based embedded manufacturer and distributor AndersDX.

New story! Firefox 31 available in Fedora

Mozilla recently released Firefox version 31, and now this updated version of the Fedora default web browser is available for download in Fedora 20.

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