New story! Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

New story! What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

If the habit on reading books on electronic tablets is still on its way, reading books on a computer is even rarer. It is hard enough to focus on the classics of the 16th century literature, so who needs the Facebook chat pop up sound in the background in addition? But if for some reasons […]Continue reading... The post What is a good EPUB reader on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Dangling the Linux Carrot

I opened the desktop configuration GUI, expanded the number of desktops to eight and then started flipping between them as I opened different applications on each environment. By then, everyone at the table was trying to get into position to see the Acer. They were talking about how nice it would be to encapsulate a number of tasks and leave them in various states of completion without worrying about losing their work when they switched between them.

New story! These Are the Biggest Android Tablets That Money Can Buy

How big do you like your tablet? If you're designing a kid-friendly device that can be used as an easel, learning resource and game platform, the answer is probably: roughly Monopoly-board big.

New story! Audacity Crash Course

Audacity’s been around for a long time—since mid-2000—and for good reason. It’s a relatively lightweight, open-source, and completely free audio editor that can handle pretty much every task you throw at it. Need to edit together a podcast? No problem. Looking to do some simple noise reduction? Looking to turn your PC into a music computer? Audacity’s got you covered.

New story! Nagios 4 + Nagiosgraph installation on Ubuntu

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Aug 20, 2014 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This is a guide on installing the latest Nagios Core (4.0.8) on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Nagios is an open source computer system monitoring, network monitoring and infrastructure monitoring software application. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. It alerts the users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. The version in the Ubuntu 12.04 repositories is quite old, it is still the in the 3 branch. This guide helps to fix that by using the latest Nagios version. We also install Nagiosgraph, a plugin for Nagios which gives you graps of the metrics.

New story! Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux

This guide shows how you can identify PCI Driver Chipset Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios

New story! Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based “Stack Box” home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility. Do we really need yet another crowdfunded Linux-based home automation hub? Of course we do! The Stack Box is now vying for Kickstarter funds through Sept. 17 at prices starting at $79 in black, with shipments due in December.

New story! Itus Networks Taps Kickstarter for Home Gateway Security

While Internet connectivity in the home is now mainstream, gateway security to protect users is not. It's a gap that startup Itus Networks is aiming to address with a Linux-powered home gateway device called the iGuardian. Before Itus can deliver the iGuardian though, the company needs to raise $125,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter in order to build the device. The Kickstarter campaign ends on Sept. 12, and as of Aug. 19, $61,000 has been raised. -

New story! EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools for building NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need, preconfigured: Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL's new NoSQL capabilities.

New story! Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

New story! MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments. "Our Production Support offering is now available as a standalone service – separate from our MongoDB Enterprise software," MongoDB marketing director Meghan Gill wrote in a blog post on Monday. "This means that Community Edition users now have access to our world-class team of support engineers."

New story! Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.

New story! European Space Operations Centre Now Runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 20, 2014 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is now powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and it's making a firm commitment towards open source and Linux software.

New story! Google prepares to launch YouTube Music Key subscription service for $9.99 per month

In today's Android roundup: Google gets ready to launch a YouTube music subscription service. Plus: The Sony M2 Aqua waterproof Android phone, and should you be afraid of Facebook Messenger for Android?

New story! A beginners guide to Docker

It doesn't matter whether it is pianos or teddy bears, containers provide consistency that manufacturers and transporters can rely on. Just as shipping containers have revolutionized the import/export industry, you've heard that Docker is doing the same in tech.

New story! News: Linux 3.17 Release Cycle Begins as LinuxCon Opens

Big week on the Linux Planet as a new Linux kernel release cycle begins and Kernel developers congregate in Chicago for LinuxCon. "I'm going to be on a plane much of tomorrow, and am not really supportive of last-minute pull requests during the merge window anyway, so I'm closing the merge window one day early, and 3.17-rc1 is out there now," Linus Torvalds wrote in his Linux 3.17 rc1 release announcement.

New story! Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich

Munich city council says a review of its IT has not been triggered by staff dissatisfaction after moving from Windows to Linux on the desktop, in spite of reports to the contrary.

New story! Core Infrastructure Initiative adds New Members to Fund and Support Critical Open Source Projects

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, today announced new backers. Hitachi and NEC will work with existing CII members to collaboratively identify and support the critical infrastructure projects most in need of support.

New story! Tesora Launches Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Storage

Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) vendor Tesora is certifying relational, NoSQL and distributed databases for compatibility with OpenStack cloud storage.

New story! Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update. Chipzilla has delivered firmware version 1.0.2 for the Galileo Gen 1, which means Windows can now run on the developer board. Microsoft fans had had to make do with a preview image until now.

New story! How To Protect Your Web Server With Sophos UTM

How To Protect Your Web Server With Sophos UTM In this Howto I will show, how you can setup a webserver to be protected in the demilitarized zone of an enterprise grade firewall. I will use the Sophos UTM Gateway which is available as a software appliance to be installed on "any" hardware and is free for home and personal use.

New story! Tiny COMs get capacitive multi-touch baseboard

Gumstix is shipping a capacitive multi-touch ready, customizable baseboard for its Overo COMs that works with a new Overo Storm-P COM with enhanced WiFi. The “Arbor 43C” is a capacitive touchscreen replacement for the resistive-ready Gumstix Chestnut 43 baseboard, and similarly pairs with the company’s Linux-ready gumstick-sized Overo computer-on-modules. The new baseboard enables the attachment of a 4.3-inch multi-touch touchscreen, including separately available displays made by Newhaven Display International.

New story! Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.

New story! Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since the Linux Foundation posted the initial list of keynotes for the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC (Embedded Linux Conference) Europe in early July, the Linux advocacy organization has announced two more. […]

New story! How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop

In a previous article, we discussed how to install several kinds of printers (and also a network scanner) in a Linux server. Today we will deal with the other end of the line: how to access the network printer/scanner devices from a desktop client. Network Environment For this setup, our server's (Debian Wheezy 7.2) IP […]Continue reading... The post How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a USB network printer and scanner server on Debian How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

New story! Why the operating system matters in a containerized world

Applications running in Linux containers are isolated within a single copy of the operating system running on a physical server. This approach stands in contrast to hypervisor-based virtualization in which each application is bound to a complete copy of a guest operating system and communicates with the hardware through the intervening hypervisor. As a result, containers consume very few system resources such as memory and impose essentially no performance overhead on the application. read more

New story! Git Tracking Relationships: Use the Full Power of Git Branches

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles (Posted by tuxchick on Aug 19, 2014 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A simple, built-in option keeps branches in sync automatically.

New story! LibreOffice 4.3 (PC) review: A powerful but dated Office clone

Microsoft Office might still be the de facto name in office suites, but the free, open-source LibreOffice has been one of the top contenders in the space for years. And while the recent update to version 4.3 is light on grand, sweeping changes, it still cements the suite's place as a solid contender to tackle your productivity needs.

New story! After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office

For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.

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