New story! Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 1, 2015 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it's going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

New story! Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft revealed that it will be joining the Linux Foundation R Consortium as a founding member. The founding members of the R Consortium include other major corporations like Google, HP and Oracle.

New story! Supreme Court decision threatens programmers' API rights

The Supreme Court decision that let stand a lower court decision that Java's application programming interface may be subject to copyright could be a developer disaster in the making.

New story! R, Matey: Hoisting the Sails for a Programming Language

Our friends at the Linux Foundation yesterday set sail wit the formation of the R Consortium, which includes such notorious pirates…um, I mean, notable companies as Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Microsoft, along with the other founders like Alteryx, Mango Solutions, Tibco Software, and we won’t be sailin’ without our mateys at, wait for it, RStudio. Of course, when you read that last one, you read it as Arrrrrr Studio, right? Right?

New story! Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk

This is unfortunate, even if it was somewhat expected: the Supreme Court has now rejected Google's request to hear its appeal over the appeals court decision that overturned a lower court ruling on the copyrightability of APIs. The lower court decision, by Judge William Alsup (who learned to code Java to understand the issues), noted that APIs were not copyrightable, as they were mere methods, which are not subject to copyright.

New story! 5 tips for translating documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Writing documentation can have a way of getting into your blood, so that you think about it quite a bit, play with some ideas, start various new ideas that may not come to much, and it seems that what you're looking for as much as anything is a task that takes hold of you and develops its own energy to keep you going until you finish.

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New story! How to Migrate Ext2/Ext3 File Systems to Ext4 on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux file systems Ext2 and Ext3 have now gone outdated. It is the time to convert the old file systems to the latest one, EXT4. The Ext4 filesystem is faster and more reliable than the previous versions. You dont have to reinstall the system; you can simply convert your existing file system to EXT4 by keeping the stored data unaffected.

New story! LibreOffice 4.4.4 Arrives with Over 70 Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 1, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.4 is now available for download and packs over 70 bugfixes. It's not the last one in the series, so expect to see more of these in the coming months.

New story! NoSQL and the next generation of big data

This year, OSCON attendees will have the opportunity to hear Henrik Ingo speak on Selling Opensource 101. Ingo is a senior solutions architect at MongoDB. He is active in many open source projects, and is the author of Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, a book on open source community ethics and business models. In this interview, he provides insight into MongoDB and explains why it's the platform of choice for big data analytics and for building microservices.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Linux Mint Rafaela, OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 and VectorLinux 7.1

The new version of Linux Mint is now out and one of the big highlights can be found in the Cinnamon Edition with the new Cinnamon 2.6 update.

New story! Watch: Mark Shuttleworth Talks About Telco and NFV Technologies

The Movilforum website had the great pleasure of interviewing Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux.

New story! Former L0pht man 'Mudge' leaves Google for Washington

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Obama lures hacker out of the roof with gig establishing software transparency lab Mudge, a once-feared and now-respected member of the "L0pht" hacker collective, is headed to Washington to set up a software version of Underwriters' Laboratory.…

New story! Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

New story! OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

New story! Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:

New story! The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Jul 1, 2015 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Debian
An interview with Debian Project Leader Neil McGovern about his GNOME-based setup. Neil also discusses his love of IRC.

New story! Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with a Linux-based Internet of Things gateway software stack from Intel subsidiary Wind River, called Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 1, 2015 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
The hardest thing about Debian? Getting the right ISO in the first place. Once you get over that hurdle you will find it is easy to install, even on UEFI based machines and there is a good selection of software available. Getting things like Flash and MP3 audio working is simple and the stability and performance is good.

New story! Public warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends' friends

Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.

New story! What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

  • DarkMatters; By Pete Herzog (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

New story! Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat (Posted by crudder on Jun 30, 2015 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat, reveals what's working within his own IT org - and where they still need to go.

New story! Red Hat: 2015:1199-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

New story! Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

New story! Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mageia, Mandriva
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

New story! Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

New story! Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team has revealed that the final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE is now available for download. It comes with MATE 1.10 and a ton of other improvements for the rest of the operating system.

New story! Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux as a lifestyle

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. read more

New story! PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident.

New story! Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

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