New story! May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

The May issue of Linux Journal is released.

New story! 3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Another month, another round of critical vulnerabilities patched by Google. Google has today issued a bundle of 40 security patches for its Android operating system.

New story! A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It's a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

New story! Creating functional ssh keypair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair to access nova servers doesn't write to disk rsa private key and only upload public one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key. To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow.

New story! Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on an Altera Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems […]

New story! 12 Linux geeks worth following on social media

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some Pirate Bay visitors have been infected with crypto-ransomware.

New story! Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 2, 2016 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Video; Groups: Ubuntu
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

New story! A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news. OpenStack around the web There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling: read more

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

New story! The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group. read more

New story! US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1? Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

New story! Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors. read more

New story! 5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux. Adobe's website still only lists Windows, Mac OS and Android as supported operating systems. This is one of the many dangers of closed source software - at the whim of corporate bosses, development and distribution can simply disappear overnight, possibly never coming back. Fortunately, there are some excellent open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software featured in this article offer more than displaying PDF files; they are versatile document viewers.

New story! Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 2, 2016 8:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

New story! Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space. read more

New story! Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

New story! Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 2:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It takes an hour to boot and you need to tickle the Watch with a stick while it loads A chap named Nick Lee has managed to run Windows 95 on his Apple Watch.…

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel."

New story! Pirate Bay visitors infected with crypto-ransomware via bad ads

Visitors to The Pirate Bay may now be tossing up whether or not to pay to decrypt their files after the torrent site hosted ransomware-barbed ads over the weekend.

New story! ChaletOS 16.04 Screenshot Tour

We all know someone who tried to switch to Linux but was unsuccessful. The system that he tried was too different from what he was used to, there were too many new things and the old things were not where he expected. The goal of this project is to let anyone get used to Linux. This system is not too different from Xubuntu, on which it is based, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows well, appealing simplicity and an impressive speed.

New story! BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

New story! Tuesday Is 'International Day Against DRM'

On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management.

New story! Voyager 16.04 Screenshot Tour

The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.. Xfce 4.12 Xfdashboad 0.5.92, 0.0.2 plugin Xfce4 hotcorner, Plank 0.11.1 Dock, Conky, Yad, Smtube 16.3.0, Kodi Media Center 16.1 Mpv Media Player, ...

New story! A KMail Breakthrough.



LXer Feature Update: 27-Apr-2016

This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.

New story! 4 keys to leading open source teams

I like to be busy and have a lot of energy to be a part of leadership teams in open source communities, aside from my fulltime job as Developer Evangelist for Cisco in the DevNet. read more

New story! Wine 1.9.9 Fixes More Skype, Photoshop CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2007 Bugs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 1, 2016 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wine development team has released the ninth milestone towards the Wine 2.0 open-source implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine 1.9.9, bringing various fixes and improvements to more Windows apps and games.

New story! Open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company' says Miguel de Icaza

'I feel vindicated (about) Mono... turns out that Java is the big problem' Interview At Xamarin's Evolve conference in San Francisco, I sat down with Miguel de Icaza, the initiator of both the GNOME desktop for Linux and the Mono open source version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Miguel de Icaza co-founded Xamarin with Nat Friedman, who became CEO.…

New story! GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 30, 2016 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNOME
GNOME Project's Matthias Clasen sent us an email today with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

New story! DIY recycling, UCONN's open source chemistry book, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2016 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a project aimed at academic libraries, a project to develop networking for rural areas, an open source chemistry textbook, and more. read more

New story! Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

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