New story! About Linux Weekly Roundup - End of Bodhi, Linux Myths Debunked and Turin turns to Linux

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 16, 2014 3:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's news, Bodhi reaches a turning point, Matt Hartley debunks some Linux Myths, Turin turns to Linux, guides for running twitter from the command line and installing and using SSH. Also, Plasma 5 reviewed.

New story! Rugged COM Express module taps quad-core AMD SoC

Hectronic’s Linux-ready “H6066″ COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers a quad-core AMD G-Series SoC, soldered memory, and optional -40 to 85?C operation. Like Hectronic’s Qseven form-factor H6069 computer-on-module, the Linux-enabled H6066 uses the Embedded G-Series SoC (system-on-chip) with AMD Radeon HD 8000E graphics with AMD’s Open CL support. However, instead of the dual-core version […]

New story! The Court's Own Words: Life Without Title II Has Online Discrimination, Paid Prioritization, Exclusive Deals, And Maybe Blocking

To hear Tom Wheeler and most of the big broadband players explain the net neutrality situation, the appeals court decision back in February laid out a "roadmap" for the FCC to continue to use Section 706 for its open internet rules. But that's not actually true. It's a clear misrepresentation of what the court actually said.

The language of the Verizon decision by the DC Circuit court is pretty clear: unless the FCC rests its rules in Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC must permit the carriers to engage in discrimination, charge access fees, cut exclusive deals, and perhaps block websites. Despite this, the FCC is proposing to use Section 706 (again), rather than Title II, and the court already ruled that Section 706 does not authorize network neutrality in January.

New story! Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom.

New story! New features for OpenStack networking, web dashboard improvements, and more

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 11:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! Android Apps On Chromebooks Could Introduce Complications In The Enterprise

End users are going to love having Android apps on their Chromebooks, but IT might not be as thrilled because the addition of apps could potentially make these secure machines much less so by introducing malware and viruses.

New story! How network virtualization is used as a security tool

When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.

New story! How to install Ruby and Ruby on Rails on CentOS

Ruby is a fun programming Language, mostly because it is easy to Learn, Here is a small tutorial on howto install it and use it with Rails

New story! Fanless mini-PC runs Linux on Via QuadCore E-Series

Via’s rugged, Linux-ready “Artigo A1300″ mini-PC uses a new Via QuadCore E-Series CPU and VX11PH GPU, and offers dual HDMI, GbE, and optional 3G and WiFi. The $550 Artigo A1300 is one of a long line of Linux-ready Via Artigo mini-PCs, such as the circa 2010 Artigo A1100. The fanless, 7.28 x 6.38 x 1.75-inch […]

New story! Installing, troubleshooting MongoDB 2.6.4 startup failure on Fedora 20

  •; By finid (Posted by finid on Sep 15, 2014 6:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The latest stable edition of MongoDB is version 2.6.4, but the version available in the repositories of Linux distributions, including Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu, is version 2.4.6. There are functions available on version 2.6.4 that are not supported in version 2.4.6, so if you are taking any of the online classes provided by MongoDB, Inc, you should be running version 2.6.4.

New story! Petition Started for 64-bit and Linux Support on Intel Atom Bay Trail Tablets

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 15, 2014 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can't install any Linux distros.

New story! OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 15, 2014 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that "says easy, does hard"

New story! Emulate Ubuntu Touch

Aid development for and generally test out Canonical’s own phone and tablet OS using the Ubuntu Touch emulator

New story! Better font support in LibreOffice on Fedora

Fedora and LibreOffice developer Caolán McNamara recently blogged about some fonts (specifically some fonts for OSX) not showing up in the font chooser in LibreOffice on Linux. It turns out […]

New story! Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3B

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 15, 2014 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE
Attachmate remember is the company that owns SUSE Linux

New story! Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

  • The Register; By John Leyden (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Freenode's IRC server was compromised and passwords were likely sniffed by unidentified hackers, prompting a warning to users that they should reset their passwords as a precaution.

New story! 5 great apps backed with open data has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public interactions, and new ideas (from any interaction) are cross-posted and entered in Github. These are tracked openly and completed to milestones for full transparency. We also recently redesigned the website at through usability testing and open engagement on Github. read more

New story! How to lobby for open source and Linux in schools

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live. read more

New story! Linux Mint 17.1 to Be Called "Rebecca"

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 15, 2014 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint developers have decided to announce the name of the next version of their distro, 17.1, and it's going to be "Rebecca."

New story! Open source datacenter computing with Apache Mesos

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize. read more

New story! Running KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE

This tutorial describes how to install KDE Plasma 5 framework on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition.

New story! How to monitor online prices on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Anyone who does a bit of online shopping knows that one of the most important rules to get the best deal possible is to look for the product you want on multiple shopping platforms. For example, buying a used book on Amazon is easy, and buying the same on eBay might be cheaper. You also […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor online prices on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

New story! WikiLeaks names NSW Police as FinFisher malware customer

  • ZDNet; By Chris Duckett (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 5:45 AM EDT)
The NSW Police and Singapore's PCS Security Pte Ltd have been named as buyers of FinFischer malware, along with the intelligence arms of the Hungarian, Italian, and Bosnian governments... Singaporean company PCS Security is alleged to have parted with €3.2 million for FinFisher malware, which is claimed by WikiLeaks to be able to operate under all major desktop and mobile operating systems, namely Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.

New story! Hello World: Videos That Teach Linux To Kids

“Our production value continues to improve with each video and tutorial we create,” Jared wrote. “‘Superusers: The Legendary GNU/LINUX Show’ is leagues ahead of our first episode, ‘What is a Robot?’ The ten computer science videos proposed in our Indiegogo campaign will only be better. We will focus on improving our script writing, fine-tuning the balance of education and entertainment, incorporating more animations, and refining our audio/visual production techniques.” So far, they’ve created videos under the subject headings Computer Science, Linux, Web Development and Python.

New story! Leaked Videos Show Key Windows 9 Features

The German site, which recently posted a bunch of allegedly leaked screenshots of the rumored-to-be-upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, has now taken to posting videos that showcase some of the upcoming OS’s features.

New story! Learn more about free and open source software at Software Freedom Day 2014

The days of free and open source software being something that only pasty white guys living in their moms’ basements cared about are long gone. Today, the FOSS movement is absolutely huge, with even big companies buying into the concept thanks to the cost savings and beneficial functionality offered by increasingly competitive and polished FOSS options.

New story! LXer Weekly Roundup for 14-Sept-2014

LXer Feature: 14-Sept-2014

The big story this past week had to do with Net Neutrality. Google once in partnership with Verizon and essentially against it have now changed their minds and Larry Cafiero told us why many sites participated in a "Internet Slowdown" in protest to the coming throttles to our access speed to it on Wednesday. Carla Schroder shows us how to build a Linux Server and 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu. Enjoy!

New story! Torvalds says he has no strong opinions on systemd

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Sep 14, 2014 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral.

New story! Retrogaming with Linux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 14, 2014 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
This is the first in a series of articles about gaming within Linux. The article provides an overview of GOG and shows how to install and use Linux and Windows games and how to set up controllers to play those games.

New story! How to capture TCP SYN, ACK and FIN packets with tcpdump

As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.

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