New story! Will Android TV kill Google’s Chromecast?

Rumors are swirling that Google will soon release Android TV. But what will happen to the company's popular Chromecast streaming media player?

New story! Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Open Source OS Almost Here

Ubuntu 14.04, code-named Trusty Tahr, won't bring as many changes as past Ubuntu releases, but it will still impact the Ubuntu experience across different types of devices.

New story! OpenStack takes center stage at Red Hat Summit, OpenStack governance challenges

This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit, the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack and Ubuntu beefs up OpenStack support.

New story! What are games to play from a Linux terminal?

Who never procrastinated and played games instead of writing a paper, finishing a report, or looking after the kids? Absolutely no one. But when Linux users procrastinate, they procrastinate in style: while playing from the terminal! We tend to forget, but at first a graphical interface was not necessary for a good game. And thanks to open-source and the community, many arcade and other good games were ported to be played from within a terminal, without an X server running. It would be impossible to list them all, but let me present ten of these games that particularly appealed to me personally.

New story! Are Windows Users Disappointed When They First Try a Linux OS?

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 16, 2014 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Linux-powered operating systems have become user-friendly for quite some time and long gone are the times when you needed Linux knowledge to make an OS work. However, people still make assumptions about the open source world, but they are usually wrong. Are Windows users disappointed in what Linux has to offer? Is Linux a proper contender as a desktop operating system?

New story! Winners of the Opensource.com 2014 Community Awards

Every year Opensource.com awards members of our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about how open source is changing the world. This year we present the 2014 Opensource.com Community Awards to these outstanding community members in the following categories. The winners are...

New story! Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech

Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week Red Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.…

New story! Speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and memcached on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Speed up Apache webserver with mod_pagespeed and memcached on Debian 7 (Wheezy) The page load time gets more and more important for websites to provide a better user experience and it is important for the search engine ranking as well. Google has developed the apache module "mod_pagespeed" to optimize and streamline the content delivery of the apache webserver which reduces the load times of pages, especially when they use many assets like css files, javascript includes and images.

New story! Rugged Android fleet computer offers 3G, GPS, CANbus

Micronet announced a rugged touchscreen fleet computer that runs Android 4.x on a TI Sitara AM3715 SoC, and features optional GSM 3.5G, GPS, and CANbus. Micronet’s A-317 fleet computer updates the A-307 device that shipped last August. Both of these software-compatible devices are low-end complements to the long-haul oriented CE500 series fleet computers, says Micronet, […]

New story! Linux module controls micro-helicopters

The AeroCore MAV control board is principally run by a separately available Yocto Linux-based DuoVero Zephyr or DuoVero Crystal computer-on-module (COM) that plugs into the board. The AeroCore itself includes an ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller unit (MCU), which is said to be directly interfaced with the DuoVero. The device is intended for developers of micro air vehicles such as tiny helicopters or quadrocopter drones.

New story! Using Samba to Share Your Linux Folders with Another PC or Virtual Machine

Creating a network share on Linux is quite a bit different than on Windows, but that doesn’t mean that it requires a degree from Tux U. In this article, we take a look at installing and configuring Samba, creating some shares, and then accessing those shares across a variety of platforms.

New story! Real-world Secure Boot attacks

MITRE gave a presentation on UEFI Secure Boot at SyScan earlier this month. You should read the the presentation and paper, because it's really very good.

It describes a couple of attacks...

New story! elementary OS 20140331 Screenshot Tour

elementary OS 20140331 has been released. The very popular, elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a new GTK+ and icon theme for GNOME, the Midori web browser, new applications developed in-house (e.g. Dexter, an address book and Postler, an email client), and Nautilus Elementary, a simple file manager.

New story! Akamai Admits Its Heartbleed Patch Was Faulty, Has To Reissue All SSL Certs And Keys

The web is a dangerous place these days. Akamai, which many large companies rely on for hosting as a CDN, has admitted that its Heartbleed patch was faulty, meaning that it was possible that the SSL keys "could have been exposed to an adversary exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability."

New story! Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have argued -- with incredible message discipline -- that network neutrality is "a solution in search of a problem," that's simply not true. There are many concrete examples of network neutrality violations around the world. These network neutrality violations include ISPs blocking websites and applications, ISPs discriminating in favor of some applications and against others, and ISPs charging arbitrary tolls on technology companies.

New story! Google may use flat design for Android 4.5 app icons

In today's open source roundup: Android 4.5 app icons may get flat design makeover. Plus: Run Windows XP in VirtualBox in Linux Mint, and the Steam Controller learning curve may be steep.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 Server Brings Virtualization, Automation, Storage Updates

The 14.04 release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named Trusty Tahr, will bring new automation, virtualization and storage features to Ubuntu server users.

New story! Atom E3800 powers Qseven and COM Express Mini modules

Arbor has launched two COMs based on Intel’s quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, and built on 70 x 70mm Qseven and 84 x 55mm COM Express Mini form factors.

New story! Eldritch, The Lovecraftian Action Roguelike Is Now Open Source

In a move that shook the very core of the internet today, Eldritch a pretty damn good action-roguelike has opened up her innards.

New story! Five Things in Fedora This Week (2014-04-15)

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Apr 15, 2014 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Fedora, Red Hat
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.

New story! Hackers From China Waste Little Time in Exploiting Heartbleed

For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes for their computers, take note: Just a day after Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.

New story! Encrypting Your Cat Photos

The truth is, I really don't have anything on my hard drive that I would be upset over someone seeing. I have some cat photos. I have a few text files with ideas for future books and/or short stories, and a couple half-written starts to NaNoWriMo novels. It would be easy to say that there's no point encrypting my hard drive, because I have nothing to hide.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release candidate arrives

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 15, 2014 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?

New story! No, the iPhone 6 is not going to demolish Android

TheStreet thinks that the iPhone 6 will demolish Android. Could they be more wrong?

New story! Lightweight Virtual Environments in Python 3.4

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles (Posted by tuxchick on Apr 15, 2014 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Customizing Python's virtual environments for projects with conflicting library requirements or different Python versions is now easy in Python 3.3 and 3.4.

New story! Red Hat Unleashes Project Atomic as Part of Linux Container Effort

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 15, 2014 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Atomic is effectively a much slimmed down Red Hat Enterprise Linux on which multiple application containers can ride," Cormier said. "The beauty is that it's the same RHEL 7 across bare metal, OpenStack and now the Atomic platform."

New story! Dear Ubuntu Users, Stop Saying the Ubuntu Is Unprotected Against the Heartbleed Exploit

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has been discovered just last week took the world by surprise and most of the affected services and operating systems that were affected have been patched. Unfortunately, some of the Ubuntu users didn't understood how the patching process worked and have started to flood the forums and other social media with the message that Ubuntu is vulnerable.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Nussbaum Remains Debian Project Leader, Heartbleed Hits Linux and Linux 3.15

The big news this past week that has been inescapable was the emergence of the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, which is a key part of nearly every Linux distribution. The OpenSSL project first reported the flaw on April 7 and is identified as CVE-2014-0160.

New story! RDO Havana Neutron Namespaces Troubleshooting for OVS&VLAN (GRE) Config

The OpenStack Networking components are deployed on the Controller, Compute, and Network nodes in the following configuration . . .

New story! Cubuntu 14.04 LTS v162 Screenshot Tour

Cubuntu 14.04 LTS v162 is available. Enjoy the best of Ubuntu with Unity enhanced + Cinnamon + GNOME + Openbox & many extras. Cubuntu is based on the Ubuntu distribution and features multiple desktop environments, including Unity, Cinnamon and MATE.

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