New story! The EXT4 Data Corruption Issue Has Also Been Fixed in Linux Kernel 3.18.14 LTS

Today we can report that Linux kernel 3.18.14 LTS is out and it also includes a patch for the famous EXT4 data corruption issue that plagued almost all Linux kernel branches.

New story! School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ChromeOS getting 'em while they're young Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.…

New story! Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking

In the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of the Android feature, Cambridge University researchers found that they were able to recover data on a wide range of devices that had run factory reset. The function, which is built into Google's Android mobile operating system, is considered a crucial means for wiping confidential data off of devices before they're sold, recycled, or otherwise retired. The study found that data could be recovered even when users turned on full-disk encryption.

New story! IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G. Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range […]

New story! Why I am happy downgrading from a $500 to a $75 smartphone

The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, displaying stupid WhatsApp jokes, short and long late night conversations and more.

New story! Ubuntu PPA Management

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities. They contain package sets and package lists for particular Ubuntu versions. Their use is valuable for cases of individual updating, or for when seeking for a newer version of an application that is not yet available in the official Canonical's repositories.

New story! Fedora 22 is “Go” for May 26!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
That’s right — the bits are heading out the door (and onto our mirror network)! Expect the official announcement around 10am US Eastern time Tuesday morning.

New story! Brillo software from Google for Internet of Things

Google is working on technology that could run on low-powered devices, called Brillo.

New story! How to Install Prestashop with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Prestashop is an free and open source shopping cart which has many features that make it compatible with any web server (Apache, NginX and Microsoft IIS). It is well know for its vast collection of themes as well as custom store design. Multiple payment gateways can be integrated which makes it reliable and secured. It is fully supported with SSL certificates. In this tutorial, we will cover How to Install Prestashop with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server on Ubuntu Server 14.04.

New story! Systemd v220 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 22, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The long awaited systemd v220 has been released. Systemd v220 has a lot new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New story! There’s an app for that: How NSA, allies exploit mobile app stores

In 2011 and 2012, the NSA and the communications intelligence agencies of its "Five Eyes" allies developed and tested a set of add-ons to their shared Internet surveillance capability that could identify and target communications between mobile devices and popular mobile app stores—including those of Google and Samsung. According to an NSA document published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the targeting capability could have been used to launch "man-in-the-middle" attacks on mobile app downloads, allowing the NSA and other agencies to install code on targeted devices and gather intelligence on their users.

New story! Rust 1.0.0, NASA Software Catalog, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the release of Rust 1.0.0, NASA's Software Catalog, and more! Open source news roundup for May 16 - 22, 2015 read more

New story! Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

New story! GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on May 22, 2015 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will. If GNU/Linux had managed to establish itself in the desktop PC market, today we would live in a world where:

New story! Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware

The 2012 document shows that the surveillance agencies exploited the weaknesses in certain mobile apps in pursuit of their national security interests, but it appears they didn't alert the companies or the public to these weaknesses. That potentially put millions of users in danger of their data being accessed by other governments' agencies, hackers or criminals.

New story! Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Canonical just published details about a new kernel update for its oldest LTS release, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

New story! Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system. Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.

New story! How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers. They are rather cheap and are well suited for running a backup server or voip server. This tutorial describes the complete installation of the Raspberry PI from downloading and installing Raspian, the installation and configuration of Samba and how to backup Windows and Linux Desktops on the Raspberry Pi.

New story! Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit

This would allow Microsoft to offer its operating system at no cost to OEMs — eliminating the Windows tax. Purchasers of new machines would receive a free year’s subscription to Windows, complete with Windows Cloud Storage and MS Office sub-Basic. Eleven months into use, nag screens appear at boot: “Your Windows subscription will expire in 30 days. Click here to renew.”

New story! Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 22, 2015 1:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

New story! How to convert users to Linux

I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.

New story! Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys.

New story! Google Reveals the Problem With Password Security Questions

Using one guess, an attacker has a 19.7 percent chance of guessing an English speaking user loves pizza, according to Google's findings, which looked at hundreds of millions of questions and answers for account recovery claims.

New story! Canonical's Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18-22, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

New story! How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. The biggest benefit of using LVM over classic partitions is the flexibility in allocating storage for users and applications without being constrained by the size of individual physical disks.

New story! How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum

Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.

New story! NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store

  • The Intercept; By Ryan Gallagher (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

New story! Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone

Chinese EMBEDSTUDIO tries to raise money for their Lemon Pi single board computer project through a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo.

New story! How open source disrupted the CMS market

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source is increasingly changing the software industry. We can see open source products gaining market share in almost every category today, and this development is continuing at a fast pace. read more

New story! How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian

  • https://vpsineu.com; By VPSinEU.com (Posted by vpsineu on May 21, 2015 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian

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