New story! Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2014 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.…

New story! Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release. Unlike other Linux distros, CoreOS is a minimal OS that ships each new version as a single unit, rather than updating individual software packages. Updates are pushed to users via "channels," similar to how web browser vendors deliver their releases.

New story! Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

New story! CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System

The open-source CoreOS Linux operating system hit a major milestone on July 25, issuing its first stable release. CoreOS is an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that offers the promise of a highly available operating system platform that is fully integrated with the Docker container virtualization technology.

New story! Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots

Attackers have figured out a new way to get Amazon's cloud service to wage potent denial-of-service attacks on third-party websites—by exploiting security vulnerabilities in an open source search and analytics application known as Elasticsearch.

New story! Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

Plasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks. Perhaps the most notable difference is the visual changes, which see KDE embracing a more streamlined, "flat" interface, but it's also the first version of KDE to be powered by Qt 5 and the recently released KDE Frameworks 5.

New story! Rackspace Adds Support for MariaDB, Percona Open Source Databases

Rackspace will now officially support the relational database storage platforms from MariaDB and Percona, which are forked from Oracle MySQL. In a move that will please devotees of open source cloud storage, hosting giant Rackspace (RAX) has announced it will officially support two additional types of open source MySQL databases, from MariaDB and Percona.

New story! Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project

Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi...At $300, Sharks Cove is significantly more expensive than non-Windows alternatives. Hobbyists will probably be more inclined to buy the ARM-based Raspberry Pi, which is just $35, or the $55 BeagleBone Black. Even the Intel-based MinnowBoard, which is compatible with Linux and Android, starts at just $99. CircuitCo also makes both the BeagleBone Black and MinnowBoard.

New story! Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC

"Introduction to Linux," a massively open online course (MOOC) on the open source operating system that is available through a partnership between the Linux Foundation and edX, begins Aug. 1.

New story! Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Canonical has introduced a long list of hardware fixes and other updates to Ubuntu with the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS release. Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.

New story! Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO

Mozilla has selected Chris Beard, who started with the company with the release of Firefox 1.0, to be its chief executive.

New story! Peach OSI 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Peach OSI 14.04 is available. Peach OSI is an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with an OS X-like user interface. Short list: Firefox and Midori Browsers, Libre Office, DigiKam, Blender, Banshee, Ardour3, gMusic Browser, wxBanker Finance Manager and more.

New story! Search the Pirate Bay on your Android device with the PirateApp

The free PirateApp makes it easy to search Pirate Bay torrents in Android.

New story! PiFace control & display review

The Raspberry Pi is an ideal device for embedded designs, but controlling it away from a keyboard and monitor can be a bit tricky – until now. Designed by a team led by University of Manchester honorary research fellow Dr Andrew Robinson, the PiFace Control & Display does exactly what the name implies: it provides users a means of controlling the Raspberry Pi away from a keyboard and mouse, while also providing a means of displaying its output.

New story! Tiny Linux SBC web-enables DIY IoT modules

LittleBits launched a tiny $59 ARM9-based “CloudBit” SBC that adds Internet access to the company’s collection of 60+ electronics modules for DIY projects. The tiny, 15 x 10 x 5mm CloudBit single board computer adds Internet connectivity and a modest ARM9 brain to LittleBits Electronics’s popular, Lego-like platform, which is billed as an easier, plug-and-play alternative to Arduino for electronics prototyping. The LittleBits modules are available in $99 (10 modules), $149 (14 modules), and $199 (18 modules) kits, and include actuators, sensors, buzzers, dimmers, LEDs, DC motors, and other gizmos. The devices connect to each other in serial-bus fashion via magnets, enabling rapid project brainstorming without the need for soldering, wiring, or programming.

New story! 15 alternatives to your default image viewer on Fedora

Is the default image viewer in your desktop environment just not working the way you want? need more features (or maybe something simpler) from an image viewer? Well, you are in luck, as there is no shortage of choices when looking at alternative image viewers in Fedora. This article covers 15 image viewers in Fedora.

New story! Chris Beard Named CEO of Mozilla

I am pleased to announce that Chris Beard has been appointed CEO of Mozilla Corp. The Mozilla board has reviewed many internal and external candidates – and no one we met was a better fit. As you will recall, Chris re-joined Mozilla in April, accepting the role of interim CEO and joining our Board of Directors. Chris first joined Mozilla in 2004, just before we shipped Firefox 1.0 – and he’s been deeply involved in every aspect of Mozilla ever since. During his many years here, he at various times has had responsibility for almost every part of the business, including product, marketing, innovation, communications, community and user engagement.

New story! Samsung's Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 28, 2014 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mobile
Does Tizen have a future, or is it going to be another unlaunched Linux-based mobile operating system?

New story! Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused. read more

New story! How to use variables in shell Scripting

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Jul 28, 2014 1:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In every programming language variables plays an important role , in Linux shell scripting we are using two types of variables : System Defined Variables & User Defined Variables.

New story! Open source love at first commit

The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and collaboration. read more

New story! DARPA-derived secure microkernel goes open source tomorrow

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.…

New story! Home Stretch For Supporting Our Net Neutrality Reporting

As I mentioned in the past, our reporting on SOPA was toxic to many advertisers. On the advertising side of things, the blog went from profitable to unprofitable as a result of the SOPA fight -- even as our traffic doubled. Our revenue from advertising was cut by more than 50%. And the net neutrality fight is the same way for many as well. I'm not complaining about it, because we knew that was a risk of standing up for what we believe in, and we wouldn't change a thing. But, because of that I need to ask directly for your help today. If we can reach this goal, it will allow us to do a variety of things, including bringing in some additional writers and guests, spending more time digging through various FCC filings and other paperwork for important details (rather than spending time trying to find advertisers). http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/16014828011/home-s...

New story! How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The power of Linux command line is its flexibility and versatility. Each Linux command comes with its share of command line options and parameters. Mix and match them, and even chain different commands with pipes and redirects. You get yourself literally hundreds of use cases even with a few basic commands, and it's hard even […]Continue reading... The post How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal

New story! Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is a set of Linux shell scripts which automatically build minimal Live Linux OS based on Linux kernel and BusyBox. All necessary source codes are automatically downloaded and all build operations are fully encapsulated in the scripts.

New story! GUADEC 2014, Day Two: Pitivi, Automotive, Boxes, Fleet Commander

The second day of GUADEC was also full of interesting talks. Jeff Fortin spoke about the video editor Pitivi. Nathan Willis devoted his keynote to software for automotive and the opportunities for open source software in this area. There have also been a lot of changes in the Web browser and Zeeshan Ali talked on improvements in GNOME Boxes. The biggest news of the day is an announcement of Fleet Commander which should provide tools and infrastructure for large desktop deployments. Something the Linux desktop has been severely lacking.

New story! Docker acquires Orchard, SAP supports OpenStack, ODF and more in the Opensource.com weekly news roundup

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by openlife on Jul 28, 2014 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!

New story! First Okular Sprint ever at Barcelona

Last May a group of three Okular developers met for four days at the Blue Systems Barcelona office to hack on the KDE universal document viewer.

New story! Salix 14.1

Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to create a fast and flexible desktop environment. This is the most lightweight edition we have so far among our 14.1 releases and everything has been tweaked to provide a desktop experience comparable to other Salix editions. The development of this edition involved a long and rigorous period of testing and the final release has evolved a lot since the first beta. This release comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours, with both fitting comfortably within the size of a single CD. The 32-bit flavour is also our first 14.1 release that supports i486, non-PAE capable systems by using the respective kernel, although the default is still the i686 PAE SMP kernel.

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