New story! Top 5: Blender movie, Minecraft alternatives, and more

In this week's Top 5, our best articles of the week are about a new Blender short film, alternatives to Minecraft, back to school with open source, impostor syndrome, and teaching student sys admins.

New story! What is Open Source Pharma (and why should you care?)

There's a way to save millions of lives a year that's based on open source software

New story! It will not always be summer;build barns - Hesiod

Instead of seeing kids running through sprinklers in their front yards, you saw those same kids, along with their parents and family, digging through tons of snake, spider and disease-infested debris...trying to salvage anything from their destroyed lives. Highly venomous and aggressive water moccasins were a constant threat during flood clean up and recovery all over Central Texas.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Boot times can become slow on systems with many CPUs, partly because of the time it takes to crank up all the RAM chips. Mel Gorman recently submitted some patches to start up RAM chips in parallel instead of one after the other.

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Received Well by Ubuntu Phone Users, Work on OTA-7 Starts

As Lukasz Zemczak is currently in a two-week holiday, Canonical's Timo Jyrinki sent the usual report to inform us all about the good and bad things that happened in the Ubuntu Touch world.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 15.10 Highlights VIDEO

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 4, 2015 9:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu developers are closing in on the next major release with the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf set for October 22. Ubuntu 15.10 is in many respects an incremental release ahead of the 16.04 Long Term Support release in 2016. Among the key innovations in 15.10 is wider use of the Snappy technology for packaging, though it won't replace the core .deb packaging system anytime soon, if ever.

New story! Want your kids to learn coding? Train the teachers first

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 7:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
UK gov’s financial pledges yet to filter down A number of schools have failed to train their teachers in the government's flagship computing curriculum introduced last year, which was intended to turn Blighty into a nation of coders.…

New story! Happy birthday Chrome, a New Elementary & More…

At first, the browser had us scratching our collective heads and wondering why, since early versions weren’t much more than rebranded versions of Firefox. The “why” question was answered with haste, however, as Chrome quickly morphed into a browser with deep hooks into Google’s ecosystem. To be sure, the browser offers many things to like in the way of convenience, but the privacy issues that come with Chrome sometimes make using it seem like something of a deal with you-know-whom. The public evidently doesn’t care, as it’s the world’s most used browser.

New story! The best Linux distro for schools?

In today's open source roundup: Which Linux distro is best for schools? Plus: Wine 1.7.51 released released. And how Chromebooks have improved over the years.

New story! How DevOps fits into the modern network

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is often touted as the next big thing in software development, and rightly so. DevOps encourages collaboration among different teams working on the product, aims to reduce products' time to market, and much more. But what if you are not developing software, per se? Do you have to miss this new wave of innovation? Of course not! In his upcoming talk at All Things Open (ATO), Sean Cavanaugh of Cumulus Networks will discuss using DevOps tools like ONIE and Ansible for provisioning and modernizing the data center. I caught up with Sean to hear his thoughts on networking in open source, his other experiences with open source software, and a sneak preview of his talk. read more

New story! How to Mount a NTFS Drive on CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will show you how to mount an NTFS drive in read/write mode on CentOS and other RHEL based Linux operating systems. NTFS-3G is a stable Open Source NTFS driver that supports reading and writing to NTFS drives on Linux and other operating systems.

New story! Add power to your terminal with powerline

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Interview
A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay... Continue Reading →

New story! Kodi 16 Is Dubbed Jarvis, Arrives Later This Year with DirectX 11 Support, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 4, 2015 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the popular media center software formerly known as XBMC had the pleasure of informing us all about the codename and features of Kodi 16.

New story! Did you ever use open source tools in school?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
People of all ages are heading back to school now. For the next couple of weeks, Opensource.com is highlighting a range of open source software, hardware, and tools for students and educators. We'll also sprinkle in open education stories for good measure. Read more in our Back to School series. read more

New story! IFA 2015: The best gadgets from Europe's biggest tech show

  • The Telegraph; By Sofie Curtis (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Embedded
Europe's biggest tech show opened today in Berlin. Take a look at some of the new gadgets.

New story! Red Hat unleashes EL 7.2 beta on a waiting world

Better containers, storage, security and admin, apparently Red Hat has offered up a beta of Enterprise Linux 7.2, touting security, storage management, and expanded container capabilities.…

New story! Bringing Python into the classroom

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 7:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Teachers across the globe have answered the call to code. "Yes," they say, "we will teach our kids to program, even if we don't know how ourselves." They've delivered lessons on Scratch; they've celebrated the Hour of Code. Perhaps they've even dabbled in Codecademy's offerings to familiarize themselves with this newly popular, suddenly ubiquitous competency called "coding." read more

New story! Elive 2.6.10 Screenshot Tour

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.10. This new version includes lots of improvements and bugfixes in Enlightenment 17, more exactly 87 commits are backported.

New story! elementary OS Has Been Downloaded 5 Million Times, Freya 0.3.1 Out Now - Gallery

The developers of the popular and gorgeous elementary OS Linux distribution were proud to announce a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release to Freya.

New story! Tested: How Flash destroys your browser's performance

Last month, the axe seemingly came down on Adobe Flash: three undiscovered vulnerabilities in Flash were leaked and exploited. In response, Mozilla’s Firefox blocked Flash by default until Adobe issued a patch. You should know by now that installing Flash equals a security risk. But are you aware of how badly your PC can slow down as well? Try 80 percent.

New story! Is Windows 10's Privacy Issue Reason Enough to Move to Linux?

The short answer is no; the long answer is still no.

New story! Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta is out

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Ready to look into the future or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and containers? Then check out the latest RHEL beta.

New story! How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

New story! Android Candy: Copay -- the Next-Generation Bitcoin Wallet

When I hear the word "copay", I think of the doctor's office. Thankfully, the Copay app from the folks at Bitpay doesn't cost you anything, and it keeps your Bitcoin healthy and secure. I've mentioned many Bitcoin wallet applications and cloud solutions during the past few years, but Copay truly is different. It has features other wallets can't touch, such as:

New story! Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?

New story! elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 Screenshot Tour

After just a few months, we're excited to announce a major upgrade for elementary OS Freya! This new version 0.3.1 closes about 200 reports and brings new features, tons of fixes, better hardware support, visual polish, and enhanced translations.

New story! GNOME 3.18 Beta 2 Officially Released, Final Version Coming on September 23

The GNOME Project sent an email to Softpedia a few minutes ago, informing us of the release of the second Beta build of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

New story! OpenSSL Security: A Year in Review

Over the last 10 years, OpenSSL has published advisories on over 100 vulnerabilities. Many more were likely silently fixed in the early days, but in the past year our goal has been to establish a clear public record. In September 2014, the team adopted a security policy that defines how we handle vulnerability reports. One year later, I'm very happy to conclude that our policy is enforced, and working well.

New story! Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 3, 2015 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46.

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