New story! GNOME Triumphs, Linux 3.18 Nears Release and FreeBSD's Benefactor

It pays to help others out. Earlier this month, the GNOME Foundation faced down one of its biggest challenges yet. No this wasn't a debate about systemd, or competition from rival KDE, it was a trademark challenge from Groupon.

New story! Let's Encrypt Partnership Promises Open, Better Web Security

There's a good chance the software that runs your cloud, stores your data and serves your websites is open source. Soon, the SSL/TSL certificate that encrypts it can be, too -- or something close to it, at least, if Let's Encrypt, an initiative back by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and others to build an open certificate authority, succeeds.

New story! Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 26, 2014 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP. It's been around for a long time and now the developers have released yet another update for the operating system.

New story! How to set the PATH variable in Bash

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 26, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The Bash shell is a command language interpreter for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. There are other shells like it, but it has become the most popular, and it is the default shell in Linux and Mac OS X. Bash was designed as a free replacement for the Bourne shell, one of the earliest shells for the Unix operating system. It (the Bourne shell) was named after its creator – Stephen Bourne.

New story! How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

This is a follow-up to the Xen hypervisor installation article. By this point you have a workstation - perhaps an old laptop or desktop - running the Xen hypervisor and Debian Jessie. You can now add a few guest machines. This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that […]Continue reading... The post How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

New story! Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.

New story! Mapping the world with open source

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that. read more

New story! About Linux Weekly News - Distro Review Week

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 26, 2014 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes links to reviews for Scientific Linux, openSUSE and Caine Linux. There is also an insight into one man's journey to Linux and an interview with Jens Reuterberg.

New story! Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar […]

New story! NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now you can run your own intelligence agency The NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

New story! Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Fedora 21 will feature significant innovations in Docker container-based virtualization and cloud app deployment as a result of Project Atomic, making it one of the first Docker-friendly Linux distributions.

New story! 2014: Year of open source miracles

Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.

New story! uib gmbh announces the release 4.0.5 of the client management system opsi

opsi 4.0.5 comes with several new features as managing Linux-Clients and UEFI Support

New story! Open food developers have a message for you

Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub.

New story! A review of PC-BSD 10.1

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Nov 26, 2014 1:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In today's open source roundup: reviews PC-BSD 10.1. Plus: The dangers of the Less command for Linux users, and can a Redditor get an entry level sys admin job with no degree?

New story! Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.

New story! Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.

New story! Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

New story! Fedora Council Election Results

  • Fedora Project; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Congratulations to Rex Dieter and Langdon White, the elected representatives for the first Fedora Council!

New story! Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

New story! NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

The National Security Agency has released a new open-source program for data network interoperability.

New story! Open Seat on the Fedora Server Working Group

This past week, David Strauss chose to step down from his position on the Fedora Server Working Group, citing a lack of alignment with his current work usage. The Fedora Server SIG would like to thank David for his contributions up to this point and wish him well.

New story! Quad-core media player runs Kodi/XBMC on OpenElec Linux

SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding.

New story! Important Fedora vote concludes today!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The election for the two representative seats on the new Fedora Council ends today at midnight UTC. That’s afternoon or evening in timezones west of the Prime Meridian, so don’t delay. […]

New story! Process text faster with Awk and Sed

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Make your life easier by using Sed and Awk to work with text from the terminal

New story! How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0 This document describes how to install and configure ProFTPD in CentOS 7.0 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for unix and unix-like operating systems. ProFTPD is developed, released and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL), which basically establishes it as free software, meaning that it may be sold, licensed and otherwise manipulated in any way desired as long as full and complete source code either accompanies any ProFTPD packages or is made available by any and all sites that distribute pre-compiled binaries. The software can be modified by anyone at anytime, as long as all derived works also are licensed under the GNU Public License.

New story! SUSE gets live patching

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 25, 2014 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Using SUSE Linux means never having to say 'reboot'.

New story! What open source gadget is at the top of your 2014 holiday wishlist?

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, we published our annual open source gift guide for the holidays, serving up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate. Of our 14 fabulous open source gifts, which is your favorite? read more

New story! How to manage your personal expenses from the command line

The Linux command line can be used for many things, like making spreadsheets, playing music, or access Facebook or Twitter. And to pursue our dream of ultimate graphic-less knowledge, I propose you today with a tool to manage your personal expenses from the command line. The name is GNU Pem, for Personal Expense Manager. Installation […]Continue reading... The post How to manage your personal expenses from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! siduction 14.1.0 KDE Screenshot Tour

We are very happy to present the final release of siduction 2014.1 'Indian Summer'. siduction is a distribution based on Debian's unstable branch and we try to release a few new snapshots over the course of each year. For 2014 it will be just this final release. siduction 2014.1 ships with six desktop environments - KDE SC, Xfce, LXDE, LXQt, GNOME and Cinnamon, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants.

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