New story! Posscon: Five Talks to Consider

Did you ever notice that when you go to a LinuxFest that many of the geeks are carrying around Mac laptops? Tarus Balog has noticed, mainly because he’s a long time self professed Apple fanboy himself, who’s taken the steps to free himself of the limitations inherent in using proprietary operating systems and make the move to something a little more open.

New story! Voyager Live 14.04.4 X Screenshot Tour

Voyager "X", based on Voyager 14.04.4 LTS, is an experimental version built around the new Xfce 4.12 desktop which was only recently released. It also includes an updated Linux kernel, version 3.16. The entire layout of the desktop has been recoded and the scripts improved to work with the new Xfce. This is a version whose goal is to bring the latest Xfce and kernel improvements to some of the more recent computer systems. Although Xfce 4.12 is final, it has yet to be integrated into Ubuntu's official repositories; as such, it is considered as experimental. At the moment only a 64-bit ISO image is available for download, with a 32-bit variant possibly coming later if needed. This version of Voyager X has been tested extensively and it can be installed as an "official" Voyager. Xfce 4.12, coupled with Linux kernel 3.16, has made Voyager faster and more responsive, with many parameters optimised for better performance and with much improved hardware support.

New story! Not So Dynamic Updates

Typically when a network is under my control, I like my servers to have static IPs. Whether the IPs are truly static (hard-coded into network configuration files on the host) or whether I configure a DHCP server to make static assignments, it's far more convenient when you know a server always will have the same IP.

New story! Canonical Eyes Telecom, NFV Innovation with Ericsson Cloud Partnership

Canonical and Ericsson have announced a partner deal that will bring Ubuntu Linux, in conjunction with OpenStack and OPNFV, to a new cloud platform for the telecom market.

New story! Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha for AARCH64 and POWER64!

  • Fedora Project; By Peter Robinson (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2015 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!

New story! Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

New story! Here’s How to Create the Perfect Ubuntu Origami Unicorn - Video

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 30, 2015 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
After announcing last week the Ubuntu Origami Unicorn contest, which can bring an awesome new BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone to a user that folds the best looking Unicorn, today Canonical decided that it’s finally time to show the world who to make the perfect origami unicorn.

New story! Docker 1.6 Coming April 7

Development on Docker never stops and the 1.6 release cycle is nearing the finish line.

New story! Everything You want to know about hard drives and filesystems

  • GNU World Order; By Scanner Drome (Posted by AwesomeTux on Mar 30, 2015 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
GNU World Order is an internet audio/ Video show about GNU, Linux, UNIX, and other technical and geeky topics. In the free Ogg Vorbis and Speex audio formats. In this episode Klaatu talks about Everything You want to know about hard drives and filesystems.

New story! How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Meet Doug Kim. He's a computer engineer-turned-lawyer who chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group at McNair Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Doug's practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, trademark, service mark preparation and prosecution, and securing copyright registrations in areas that include Geographical Information Systems (GIS), software, books, music, product packaging, and distribution. He has expertise in software, method, and mechanical patents as well as open source licensing. read more

New story! How to secure SSH login with one-time passwords on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2015 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
As someone says, security is a not a product, but a process. While SSH protocol itself is cryptographically secure by design, someone can wreak havoc on your SSH service if it is not administered properly, be it weak passwords, compromised keys or outdated SSH client. As far as SSH authentication is concerned, public key authentication...

New story! A lightweight open source customer relationship manager

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2015 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Customer relationship management (CRM) tools come in many different flavors, though not every application can meet the need of every customer. Often, large and complicated tools are overkill for smaller businesses, while some smaller tools require customization to meet specific needs. I would like to share with you the open source tool EspoCRM, which is designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses. read more

New story! Top 5 Open Source Email Clients For Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 30, 2015 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
All of us have been very addictive to check our email accounts. Wherever we are or whoever is talking to us does not matter, we want to be notified whenever any email arrives to our any accounts. It is not possible though with web app for which you need to open your browser and log in to check new emails. So here comes email clients very handy. I am reviewing Top 4 email clients that are free, open source and easy to use.

New story! BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition First-Time Boot - Video

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 30, 2015 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Today we take a quick look at the first time boot and configuration of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone. Those of you who watched our unboxing video of the first ever Ubuntu Phone device, would know that it takes some time for the operating system to start when used for first time.

New story! How To Use Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (CentOS 6.3) (Copy)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2015 9:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, PHP
Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a CentOS 6.3 server. These PHP versions can be used together with the default PHP (installed through yum) in ISPConfig.

New story! It’s Chrome OS’ turn for the Google Now upgrade

Google has been increasingly pushing its Google Now virtual assistant and its "cards" convention across its different services and apps. The last one to get card-y was YouTube, where the cards will replace the older popups that relay additional information about videos. Now Google is teasing the next product to get a Google Now makeover, one that is probably long overdue anyway. The beta channel of its Chrome operating system has just gotten a new "Chrome Launcher 2.0", and the most outstanding feature is the presence of Google Now.

New story! The systemd Project Forks the Linux Kernel

systemd will gain another component, the Linux kernel.

New story! Audacity 2.1.0 Released with New Effects and Improved UI, Now Supported on Windows 8.1 and OS X 10.10

Audacity, the best open-source audio editor, has reached version 2.1.0 today, March 29, a major release that brings a great number of new features and improvements over the previous stable release. While there’s no official announcement on the project’s homepage at the moment of writing this article, we can tell you what exactly has been changed since Audacity 2.0.6.

New story! Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2 is now available for official download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE Beta 1, makes a few changes and fixes a lot of bugs. Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

New story! First Steps with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 2

OpenELEC uses very little system resources for processor or memory. There's no need to use any special customization tips to get good performance with the RPi2. There's also no need to overclock the machine, reduce the resolution of videos, or use a different skin (although I really like the Amber skin).

New story! Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2015 12:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Two Technologies’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has a built-in printer plus Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode support.

New story! A Growing Chorus Is Trying To Rewrite The History Of Net Neutrality -- And Blame Absolutely Everything On Netflix

With either an ISP lawsuit or a 2016 party shift the only way to kill our new net neutrality rules, neutrality opponents have some time to kill. As such, they're in desperate need of somewhere to direct their impotent rage at the foul idea of a healthier Internet free from gatekeeper control. Step one of this catharsis has been to publicly shame the FCC for daring to stand up to broadband ISPs in a series of increasingly absurd and often entirely nonsensical public "fact finding" hearings. Step two is to push forth a series of editorials that tries to rewrite the history of the net neutrality debate -- with Netflix as the villainous, Machiavellian centerpiece.

New story! MKVToolnix 7.8.0 Brings More DTS Improvements, Drag and Drop Support in MKVInfo

A new maintenance release of the the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.

New story! OpenELEC 5.0.7 Out Now with Kodi 14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.18.10, Optimized for Raspberry Pi 2

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 29, 2015 6:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The OpenELEC development team has announced today, March 29, the seventh maintenante release of the OpenELEC 5.0 Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi or Apple TV, transforming them into portable media centers based on the popular Kodi software, formerly XBMC Media Center.

New story! For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan

  • The New York Times; By Quentin Hardy (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2015 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
“The Arduino microcontroller, drones, 3-D printers, the Raspberry Pi — people share designs and information on all these things,” said Dale Dougherty, creator of the Maker Faire and the chief executive of Make Media. “A lot of companies are adopting this mind-set too.”

New story! How To Dual Boot Windows 8.1 And Fedora Linux

This guide shows you how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Fedora Linux. The guide has links to other articles which show how to backup Windows first, how to create the Fedora USB drive and how to shrink Windows before guiding you through the steps for dual booting Fedora and Windows 8.1

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2. This is the final beta towards the release of 15.04 in April. Between Beta 1 and now, the final release of Xfce 4.12 has been packaged and uploaded to 15.04. Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

New story! Copyright Bots Kill App Over 'Potentially Infringing' Images, Follow This Up By Blocking App For Use Of CC/Public Domain Images

Google Play has moved to preemptive takedowns, unprompted by studio complaints. This isn't a good thing. It may protect Google (but only slightly, considering the studios' ongoing antipathy towards the tech company) but it does nothing for developers whose sales it takes a portion of.

New story! New York Times releases open source Objective-C project

Although we have a popular open source Objective-C style guide, The Times has never released an open source Objective-C project, and we wanted to take this opportunity to not only modernize our photo viewing experience, but also to write a new feature that could be shared and used in any app, both inside and outside the company.

New story! 4MLinux 12.0 Beta Arrives with Better Support for Watching and Downloading YouTube Videos

Zbigniew Konojacki had the pleasure of announcing today, March 28, on his Twitter account that the development cycle towards the 4MLinux 12.0 computer operating system has started with the Beta release for the 4MLinux Allinone Edition, 4MLinux Core, and 4MLinux distributions.

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