New story! Ubuntu 14.04 ships with tablet support and improved touch

Canonical released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with five-year support, enhanced touchscreen support, and the first stable build of Ubuntu for Tablets. Back in November 2011 when Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu would support apps that ran on smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop PCs, Ubuntu 14.04 was heralded as the “convergence” release that would […]

New story! Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.

New story! Disable online searches from Ubuntu 14.04 Dash

Here's how you can use a script to disable online searches in the Ubuntu 14.04 Dash.

New story! Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

New story! Valve Has Turned On The Greenlight For 34 More Linux Games This April

That's right folks Valve are bringing the easter cheer lighting the way for another 34 Linux games to come out on Steam!

New story! Ubuntu 14.04: Smoother than earlier versions (Gallery)

It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.

New story! Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu GNOME team is proud and happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. This is our very first long-term support (LTS) version. Features: Most of GNOME 3.10 is now included, the few missing bits of 3.10 are available in PPA.

New story! Linode Enters High-Performance Cloud Hosting Market with SSD, RAM Updates

Cloud hosting provider Linode has relaunched its services with a $45M investment in SSD storage, more memory, better CPUs and other high-performance upgrades for its cloud infrastructure.

New story! OpenStack Icehouse brings new features for the enterprise

Deploying an open source enterprise cloud just got a little bit easier yesterday with the release of the newest version of the OpenStack platform: Icehouse. To quote an email from OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez announcing the release, "During this cycle we added a new integrated component (Trove), completed more than 350 feature blueprints, and fixed almost 3000 reported bugs in integrated projects alone!"

New story! Xubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04. Xubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years.

New story! Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

Canonical is no stranger to trying to attract Windows users to the Ubuntu Linux platform. Back in 2008 with the Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Herron" LTS, Canonical introduced a technology called "Wubi," which is a Windows-based installer for Ubuntu.

New story! IPSEC/L2TP VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenSwan, xl2tpd and ppp

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This is a guide on setting up an IPSEC/L2TP vpn server with Ubuntu 14.04 using Openswan as the IPsec server, xl2tpd as the l2tp provider and ppp or local users / PAM for authentication. It has a detailed explanation with every step. We choose the IPSEC/L2TP protocol stack because of recent vulnerabilities found in pptpd VPNs and because it is supported on all major operating systems by default. More than ever, your freedom and privacy when online is under threat. Governments and ISPs want to control what you can and can't see while keeping a record of everything you do, and even the shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think. A self hosted VPN lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without oversight.

New story! Digital Public Library of America triples its free collections and more in year one

When the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last year, Carolyn Fox covered it's progress after one month in her article:Review of the new Digital Public Library of America. In it she explained that the purpose of the Library is "to provide a large-scale, national public digital library of America's archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions into one portal."

New story! eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.33 Finally Gets Spell Check

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 18, 2014 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Calibre, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, has been updated to version 1.33, featuring a very important new feature, spell checking.

New story! Dell, Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Open Source Cloud Deployment

Dell and Red Hat have expanded their partnership to include a new IT support service related to OpenStack deployment, as well as collaboration around the OpenShift PaaS platform for cloud-based applications.

New story! Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada rejected the patent.

And Eli Lilly flipped out.

New story! How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6 This tutorial has been created for those who have installed The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] and wish to have alternative webmail application - Roundcube. You may still able access to Squiremail as this Roundcube installation will not overwrite the Squirremail.

New story! Wasteland 2 RPG Finally Offers A Linux Version As Promised

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wasteland 2 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to come to Linux in recent years, they stated last week the Linux version would be this week and they actually delivered!

New story! Why I Switched to GNOME

GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.

New story! Cloud 5: Microsoft's Internet of Things, what the cloud means to retail and why SMBs should think cloud

This week, Microsoft takes a shot at Internet of Things in the cloud and how retailers and SMBs can take advantage of the cloud.

New story! How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using the available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must remember that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. As such, we want to avoid running resource-heavy software (e.g., Apache) on Raspberry Pi.

New story! Oxford University opens up for National Library Week, EFF organizes college activists, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Oxford University's (temporarily) open resources, an open source graffiti-spraying drone, and more.

New story! Fist Puncher Arcade Game Plans To Annihilate Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
News just in fists are flying everywhere, as Team2Bit games have punched their way into Ethan Lee's schedule and he will be porting the game to Linux.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.

New story! Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

I've spent a lot of time in my column talking about text processing and analysis, with the basic assumption that if you're using the command line, you're focused on text.

New story! GNOME 3: It’s time to let go of the past

GNOME 3 has gotten lots of criticism from some users, but it's time to accept it for what it is and let go of the past.

New story! Foosball - Street Edition Now On Steam For Linux, Heads!

Heads up football fans, Foosball - Street Edition has just launched onto Steam promising some fun arcade football action.

New story! Six Clicks: Linux Mint tips and tricks

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 18, 2014 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Screenshot Tour

Canonical announces the latest Ubuntu release, 14.04 LTS. The Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective desktop for long-term, large scale deployments within enterprise and public sector organisations today.

New story! Flight 370-hunting autonomous sub runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2014 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux-based Bluefin-21 automated minisub now leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may need to be pushed beyond its 2.8 mile depth limit. The massive, 40-day air and sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now come down to this: one 16-foot, autonomous yellow submarine that runs on Linux.

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