New story! Plant volunteers, grow an organization: an interview with Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters and Avni Khatri will present Grow an organization by planting volunteers at OSCON 2015. Peters is the vice president of technical evangelism at the Cloud Foundry and Khatri is president of Kids on Computers. In this talk, they share their experiences and lessons for growing a healthy garden of volunteers. As part of our OSCON speaker interview series, Stormy Peters talked to us about the current state of community management and where it's going. read more

New story! Firefox 40 to Bring Better Performance, Scrolling, and Graphics on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 6, 2015 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has already announced the first Beta for Firefox 40, and it looks like Linux users are going to get some important improvements for scrolling and video playback, among other things.

New story! Linux kernel 4.2-rc1

The first release candidate for Linux kernel 4.2 has been released and is available for download.

New story! Student-collaborator rights, Kisumu app, and new Zotero release

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In June this year, a few open source projects expanded and several useful resources were published, along with many other developments in the digital humanities. I have highlighted the most interesting of them below. Perhaps one will inspire you in your own digital humanities research, or help you learn about this interesting field of scholarly research. Every month, I take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. Read more about this series at the end of the article. read more

New story! Yet Another Windows Security Fail

For at least a decade, Microsoft has been chanting the mantra, “at Microsoft security is job one,” over and over and over. During this time, they’ve repeated this mantra often enough to convince a lot of people that Windows is much safer than it once was, which I suppose is true since it couldn’t have gotten much worse. However, a new report from AV-Test proves the company isn’t yet ready to move up to the next mantra level and begin chanting, “at Microsoft we do security right,” because clearly it doesn’t.

New story! Using the CLI to query CPU hardware information

  • TechThrob; By Jonathan DePrizio (Posted by nemilar on Jul 6, 2015 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Your Central Processing Unit (“processor” or “CPU”) is at the very core of your computer; it’s the component responsible for all the number-crunching and math-doing that makes a computer go. As such, it’s important to be aware of some basic commands in Linux that let you query the hardware information regarding your processor. In this article, I’ll cover some of those commands, and how to read their output.

New story! The Unicode 8.0: A Song of Praise for Unsung Heroes

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 6, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some people do things that make them rich and famous. Others never see the limelight, but create things that make everything else possible.They deserve recognition to.

New story! Free and Open-Source Video Editor Shotcut Gets Better 4K Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 6, 2015 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Powerful video editor Shotcut has been updated again by its developers, and they’ve made some huge improvements to the application. To be fair, pretty much any update for Shotcut is impressive, but this one is an important one.

New story! General Maintenance of Arch Linux Systems

Maintaing an Arch Linux installation is actually extremely simple and straightforward, as long as you keep a few things in mind. The rolling release nature of the distribution means we never have to worry about major version upgrades like other distributions (Ubuntu and Debian to name a few..).

New story! There is No ‘New Microsoft’: Under Nadella, Patent Extortion Against Linux/Android Carries on

Kyocera is again being targeted by Microsoft, using patent aggression, with a secret settlement being reached whose negative impact on Android remains to be seen

New story! Python and Raspberry Pi in education

We love Python at the Raspberry Pi Foundation—it's our go-to general purpose programming language for most projects and activities. Our home-brewed, Pi-optimized Linux distribution Raspbian (a Debian variant) ships with a number of different languages and educational tools (Scratch, Ruby, Java, C, Wolfram, Mathematica, and, of course, the numerous others available in Linux), but the one we and many others tend to choose is Python. read more

New story! The Shocking Scope of the NSA's XKEYSCORE Surveillance

  • New American; By Joe Wolverton (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Every time anyone uses a computer to send an e-mail, watch a video, do a Google search, or update a Facebook status, the National Security Agency (NSA) is probably collecting and collating that activity on one of its many servers.

New story! Why the story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, others in hardware biz

  • ETTelecom; By Julie Bort (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. "Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you."

New story! Install And Configure Cyrus With Postfix On Ubuntu Linux 15.04

  •; By Aun (Posted by LinuxPitstop on Jul 6, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
yrus is an advance IMAP daemon widely used in small to large scale organizations. It is a full fledge IMAP system and offers some greater advantages over other freely available IMAP alternatives. It is designed to handle massive flow of emails effectively, and it runs on “Sealed” servers where normal users are not permitted to login. Alongside IMAP, it also support POP protocol for email retrieval and provides ability to setup and mange quotas on emails/accounts

New story! Brain Scientist: How Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong

  • wbur; By Lisa Feldman Barrett, Daniel J. Barrett (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Computer science is apparently about robots that kill you. And now, with Inside Out, we finally have cartoon neuroscience.

New story! ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel

4.2 rc1 is biggest … release … candidate … EVER Linus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world, and rates it the biggest release candidate ever in terms of the volume of new code it contains.…

New story! Do you prefer a modern or traditional desktop environment?

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 5, 2015 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Which type of desktop environment do you prefer? Modern desktops with dash style interfaces and lots of keyboard shortcuts, traditional desktops like Cinnamon with menus and panels or customisable desktops such as XFCE and LXDE?

New story! Samsung, Oppo facing landmark lawsuits over pre-installed apps

  • Shanghai Daily; By Hu Min (Posted by bob on Jul 5, 2015 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
In a study of 20 smartphones, the commission found several that were sold with apps already installed, many of which could not be removed. It also claimed that some phones “stole” cellular data. Two of the offending models were a Samsung SM-N9008S, which had 44 apps installed prior to purchase, and the Oppo X9007 model, which had 71 such programs...

New story! Responsive Design and Fluid Grids with these Lightweight Frameworks

My favorite three responsive web design frameworks are Bootstrap, Foundation and Gumby, in that order. But sadly, development of Gumby has recently ceased. And these frameworks aren't necessarily the right solution for every project. For example, if you want to rapidly create a responsive design in the shortest possible time, you should consider a lightweight framework.

New story! Play Dota 2 on Intel HD 3000 or above on Linux

If you use Linux and wanted to play Dota 2 but have been discouraged by the limited graphics performance of integrated Intel HD graphics card, this post is for you. Intel HD 3000 is an integrated graphics card that came with Sandybridge processors. By default it is barely able to run Dota 2. With following settings, you should be able to play Dota 2 at an average speed of 30 FPS or above. The trick is to lower the graphics settings to make the game run faster. If you have newer processors you should get even better performance.

New story! illume OS 3 Linux Distro Officially Released, Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie"

Clarence Siew was very proud Softpedia earlier today, July 4, about the immediate availability for download of the final version of his illume OS 3 distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The new version brings faster performance by adding the readahead and preload technologies to the boot system, greatly reduces system footprint so you can run in on virtually any computer that supports the 64-bit instruction set architecture.

New story! Future YotaPhone handsets will have Sailfish OS instead of Android

Yota, the Russian company behind the dual-screened YotaPhone, has reportedly decided (via Yahoo News) to no longer pack Google’s Android on its future handsets. Instead, the phone maker will be going with Jolla’s Sailfish, a spin-off of Nokia’s former MeeGo Linux distribution.

New story! Install LimeSurvey on a CentOS VPS

LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application. It allows you to develop and publish online surveys as well as to collect survey responses from participants without much effort. Today we are going to show you how to install this online survey application on a Linux VPS.

New story! Teaching open source communities about conflict resolution

At OSCON in Portland this year, Donna Benjamin and Gina Likins are combining forces to talk about a topic that is sometimes easily dismissed: conflict resolution. Given the growing need to address conflict in technology, and that even popular projects like the Linux Kernel adopting codes of conduct, it’s no surprise that conferences feature talks on human interaction. In this interview, Donna and Gina answer hard questions on what conflict resolution looks like in the open source community, how to engage with the engineering community on the topic, and how to encourage communities to focus on respect and compassion as a basis for resolution. read more

New story! Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 to Finally Switch to GNOME 3.16, Linux Kernel 4.0

The Parsix GNU/Linux developers were happy to announce that the first snapshot towards the anticipated Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 distribution is now available for download and testing. Dubbed Mumble, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 will be the first release of the operating system to be built around the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and powered by latest Linux kernel 4.0 technologies.

New story! Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2015 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for June 27 - July 4, 2015 read more

New story! Install Webmin on an Ubuntu VPS

Webmin provides a web-based system administration interface for performing basic system administration tasks. Using Webmin, you can easily configure your Apache web server, create and edit users and groups, create and edit DNS zones and domains, configure MySQL database server, monitor traffic, configure your firewall and many other things. Installing Webmin on a Linux VPS is a fairly easy task and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

New story! As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Windows 7 has approached the user share numbers set by Windows XP six years ago, hinting that unless Microsoft executes its Windows 10 upgrade plans to perfection, Windows 7 will persist on devices long after its 2020 retirement.

New story! Next Nexus will be build by LG

In the past LG build 2 Google Nexus smartphones and according to very strong rumors LG will build the next Google Nexus smartphone. Google Nexus is a line of mobile devices that run the Android operating system. In the past LG developed together with Google the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones.

New story! You Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 4, 2015 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now that Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" has been officially released, both for the MATE and Cinnamon flavors, the upgrade path has been opened for the users of older versions.

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