New story! The EFF Calls Out Microsoft On Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

While Windows 10 is generally well-liked by reviewers and users, it's relatively clear that it's not the OS to choose if you actually want to control how much babbling your OS does over the network. While a lot of complaints about Windows 10 have been proven to be hyperbole or just plain wrong (like it delivers your BitTorrent behavior to Hollywood or it makes use of menacing keyloggers), Windows 10 is annoyingly chatty, sending numerous reports back to Microsoft even when the operating system is configured to be as quiet and private as possible.

New story! Happy Birthday Linux

Linux turns 25 today. That's four years older than Linus was when he invented it. That means Linus has spent more of his life with Linux than he did without it.

New story! 4 tips for teaching kids how to build electronics

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kids are naturally curious about how things work, and with a new trend in hardware companies creating open source hardware products, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. But modern technology can seem too complex to even begin to understand. So where do you start? read more

New story! Learning Linux with Tilde Clubs

  • Medium; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Aug 25, 2016 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Tilde Clubs (shared server space where members can create web pages, send and receive email from pine) are also a great way to learn Linux. This tutorial will get you started.

New story! Linux Turns 25, Happy Birthday!

Now that it's August 25 in most countries, the time has come for us Linux geeks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the open source project that changed the world as we know it.

New story! Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The […]

New story! Install & Configure Icinga2 on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 25, 2016 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Icinga2 designed to mointor large complex environments.

New story! CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

The development team behind the CoreOS security-oriented GNU/Linux operating system have released the CoreOS 1068.10.0 stable update, along with new ISO images for all supported platforms.

New story! Oracle reveals Java Applet API deprecation plan

Big Red nods to plugin-hostile browser-makers, outlines proper Applet pension plan. Oracle has revealed its interim plan to help Java devs deal with browser-makers' imminent banishment of plug-ins.

New story! First ever FSFE Summit celebrates free software successes

  • Opensource.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Free software community members and luminaries will meet up at the BCC in Berlin, from September 2-4 2016, at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe Summit.

New story! Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

Containers are moving targets in multiple ways. With multiple tools, frameworks, implementations, and use cases to accomplish any task, it can be a fast-moving chaotic container world, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

New story! How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.

New story! QtCon Keynote: Software as a Public Service

  • KDE.news; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
QtCon is happy to welcome Julia Reda, the closing keynote speaker. Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party and Vice-Chair of the Greens/European Free Alliance

New story! Wildfire ransomware code cracked: Victims can now unlock encrypted files for free

Victims of the Wildfire ransomware can get their encrypted files back without paying hackers for the privilege, after the No More Ransom initiative released a free decryption tool.

New story! Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the hard disk was hard-coded into the source code. And, he expected only other students to be interested in studying it as a theory.

New story! Skylake board has 20mm profile

Advantech’s Linux-ready “AIMB-285” Mini-ITX board offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, a 20mm profile, mini-PCIe and PCIe, plus an optional enclosure. Advantech calls the 20mm-high AIMB-285 the first “thin Mini-ITX board to run 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors.

New story! Vendetta Online 1.8.385 MMORPG Drastically Improves Chat and Effect Delays

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 24, 2016 8:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Guild Software announced the release of a new maintenance update for their popular and cross-platform Vendetta Online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) 3D space combat title.

New story! Linux breathes new life into old Mac computers

Also in today's open source roundup: 8 Linux file managers to try, and Pokemon GO has lost millions of players.

New story! How to measure your community's health

How do you measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals? What should you be measuring? read more

New story! Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 24, 2016 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success.

New story! How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 5:04 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! Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 4:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SeedStudio's hackable, “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice.

New story! 3 open source alternatives to Office 365

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 3:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. read more

New story! Schools that #GoOpen should #GoOpenSource

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
School administrators know that traditional proprietary textbooks are expensive. Teachers in budget-strapped schools often face shortages of textbooks. Worse, print content is usually out-of-date as soon as the ink dries on the page. There has to be something better than students hauling bulbous backpacks loaded with dead knowledge stamped on dead trees. read more

New story! Google Fuchsia eyes non-Linux things

Embedded is the web's next frontier Google’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.…

New story! Building Fedora Rawhide Images with Imagefactory

Introduction ImageFactory is a tool, built on Oz, that is suitable for generating various types of operating system and cloud images. These images can be generated in a variety of different formats. Those include the Docker image format and the qcow2 image... Continue Reading →

New story! MySQL daddy Widenius: Open-source religion won't feed MariaDB

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: Interview
Fork off, cash is king Interview MySQL daddy Monty Widenius has dismissed claims the MariaDB fork is veering away from open source.…

New story! Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

New story! How to roll back a btrfs snapshot and restore corrupt or missing files

Snapshots are a built-in backup method that data center admins shouldn't overlook. Here's an easy way to create snapshots on a btrfs (or Butter FS) filesystem to back up files and folders.

New story! The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

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