New story! Top 5: Linux kernel birthday, Pinrepo, alternatives to Trello, and more

In this week's Top 5 we talk about markup languages, Pinterest's new open source tool, 20 years worth of open source knowledge from Stephen Walli, Happy 24th birthday to the Linux kernel, and 5 open source alternatives to Trello.

New story! Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers.

New story! OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 28, 2015 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.

New story! Where's That Pesky Hidden Word?

I've been promising my 11-year-old for a long time now that I'd write a program that would let you build custom word searches based on a list of words given by the user. I wrote one years and years ago in C, but since I can't find that code any more and wanted to tackle another interesting project for this column, that's what I'm going to look at herein.

New story! Food processing panel-PCs boast IP69K ingress protection

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2015 8:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Adlink’s latest 15-, 17-, and 19-inch resistive touchscreen panel-PCs for food processing run Linux on a dual-core Atom, and offer IP69K ingress protection.

New story! Container Myths Debunked at OpenStack Silicon Valley

Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, has heard a lot of different myths about what containers can't do and in a session at OpenStack Silicon Valley event on August 26. So he set out to debunk them.

New story! Vivaldi Web Browser Now Offers a Visual Tab Cycler, Better Privacy Control

On August 27, the developers of the Vivaldi project have announced the release and immediate availability for download of a new snapshot for the cross-platform web browser, Vivaldi 1.0.257.3.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 28, 2015 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE
In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2 webserver on an Ubuntu 15.04 server with PHP 5 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! Mycroft's AI Could Power Ubuntu's Unity and Give Users Voice Control

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 28, 2015 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The makers of Mycroft, a device based on Raspberry Pi 2 that is governed by an AI and is capable of making your house a smart one, have just announced that they plan to release the voice recognition software to help users control their desktops.

New story! Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

Kalamuna co-founder Alec Reynolds has been busy fostering their free and open source Kalabox project for the past three years. The cross-platform workflow tool is available to end users thanks in large part to support from the Drupal community, plus contributions from the outside world. read more

New story! Ubuntu 15.10 Flavors Beta 1 is Available to Download and Install For Testing

Canonical has just released and announced the first beta of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Flavors (Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin). All of them now available to download and install for testing.

New story! Grsecurity Forced by Multi-Billion Dollar Company to Release Patches Only to Sponsors

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 28, 2015 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Grsecurity is a well-known set of patches for the Linux kernel, which greatly enhance the ability of the system to withstand various security threats. As you can imagine, there are many companies that want to use Grsecurity, and they need to follow the accompanying GPL license. They are not doing that, and now Grsecurity needs to take some drastic action.

New story! Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

The first Beta of Wily (to become 15.10) has now been released! These new beta images provide previews of new technologies present in the community distributions and offer users a way to test the software and report bugs. Screenshot tours of Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1, Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1 and Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 are also available.

New story! Freedom Penguin Takes Flight, Distro Count & More…

Finally freed from the shackles of an eternity of other digital projects, Matt Hartley announced this week that “Freedom Penguin is just days away from being 100 percent ready.”

New story! 3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2015 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I've started a new role at work, and so I'm going to be planning a lot of events in the near future. This is why I decided to attend Karen Vuong's talk at Texas Linux Fest. While Karen did talk about planning large conferences, I was more interested in learning about hosting small local Meetups. If you want to learn more about planning a larger conference, I recommend checking out my summary of a similar talk at OSCON last month. read more

New story! Transform an Android Device into an Open Source Camera

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Aug 28, 2015 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android
Transforming an Android device into an open source-based camera is actually easier than you might think. And while there are not very many Android open source photography apps out there, all the essential pieces are available on F-Droid and elsewhere.

New story! Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way. read more

New story! Upcoming GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Touch Will be Amazing, Says Developer

We wrote numerous articles related to the GPS Navigation app available for Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, but the next release promises to bring even more features, as well as a major facelift.

New story! How to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) and phpMyAdmin on a Debian 8 VPS

In this article we will walk you through the steps on how to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP-FPM) on a Debian 8 VPS.

New story! Critical Firefox update (40.0.3) available now for Fedora

Mozilla just released a new update to Firefox — the default web browser in Fedora — that resolves a pair of high priority security issues. These updates are now available in the Fedora 21, Fedora 22 and prerelease Fedora 23... Continue Reading →

New story! Canonical Says Windows 10 Is a Good Reason to Move to Ubuntu

Canonical is taking a bold stand and is asking a very direct question: Is the launch of Windows 10 a good enough motive to move to Ubuntu?

New story! Hardened Linux stalwarts grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

The gurus behind the popular and respected Linux kernel hardening service Grsecurity have decided to stop providing support for its stable offering. Patches will be ceased in the next two weeks in response to an expensive and lengthy court case between the small outfit and a "multi-billion dollar" corporation which it says flagrantly infringed its trademark.

New story! CERT Warns of Hard-Coded Credentials in DSL SOHO Routers

DSL routers from a number of manufacturers contain hard-coded credentials that could allow a hacker to access the devices via telnet services and remotely control them.

New story! How secure is the hybrid cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is used loosely, which is probably why so many companies say they're planning to adopt it. If you're planning a hybrid cloud strategy, the security questions you need to think about may not be the ones you'd expect.

New story! Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

Just a few minutes ago, Mozilla pushed the third hotfix update to its popular, open-source, and cross-platform Mozilla Firefox 40.0 web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

New story! How to connect via Bluetooth in GNOME on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 10:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Connecting to a Bluetooth device is essential for file transferring, audio sharing (Bluetooth speakers), and shared network connectivity (smartphones). GNOME settings panel is offering a quick way to do this in simple steps. Here's a guide on how to do it.

New story! Microsoft Loves Linux to Death and Still Tries to Kill GNU/Linux

Microsoft’s relentless attacks on GNU/Linux and Free software in general (even if it runs on Windows) are so evident that claims of ‘love’ remain laughable at best (if not infuriating)

New story! Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Lands with the KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 27, 2015 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 (Wily Werewolf), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now out and ready for testing.

New story! A Project to Guarantee Better Security for Open-Source Projects

With many open-source projects built on top of others, a security weakness in a common piece of infrastructure can have far-reaching consequences. As OpenSSL's Heartbleed security hole demonstrated, these vulnerabilities can appear in even the most trusted packages.

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