New story! Witcher 2 for Linux Gets New Update That Really Makes a Difference

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is still being improved on for the Linux platform and a new major patch has been released for the games, although it's still in the Beta stage.

New story! HPC Cluster Grant Accepting Applications!

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has announced the open submission period for its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant Program. This competitive grant will award two complete high performance compute clusters to two institutions of higher education and research.

New story! Sharing Admin Privileges for Many Hosts Securely

The problem: you have a large team of admins, with a substantial turnover rate. Maybe contractors come and go. Maybe you have tiers of access, due to restrictions based on geography, admin level or even citizenship (as with some US government contracts). You need to give these people administrative access to dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hosts, and you can't manage all their accounts on all the hosts.

New story! Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.

New story! Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes

The Acnodes “FES8670? is a rugged industrial box-PC that runs Linux on a 4th Gen Core CPU, and offers four GbE ports and numerous storage and display ports.

New story! YouTube dumps Flash for HTML5

In today's open source roundup: YouTube puts another nail in the coffin of Flash. Plus: Your favorite file manager for Linux? And is Ubuntu or Linux Mint the right choice for new users?

New story! Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

The new structure is designed to ensure the scaling of the project, as it exponentially grows in terms of contributors, code contribution and its technology partner ecosystem," Steve Francia, the new chief operator of the Docker project, told eWEEK

New story! Meet KDE at FOSDEM this Weekend

KDE will be at Europe's largest gathering of free software developering this weekend, taking over the city of Brussels for FOSDEM. We start with the traditional beer event on the Friday, sampling 100 flavours of beer while we mingle with old friends and new. On Saturday we will have a stall showing off Plasma 5.2, our beautiful desktop launched only yesterday.

New story! Optimising Raspberry Pi code

In any low-resource system, you need to make maximum use of what is available. Profiling helps you to figure out where to focus your efforts

New story! How the New York Times uses open source

  •; By Nano Serwich (Posted by openlife on Jan 28, 2015 2:55 PM EDT)
Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities.

New story! GParted Live 0.21.0-1 Screenshot Tour

The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains GParted 0.21.0 which fixes an off-by-one sector error in GParted's internal block copy algorithm, and removes unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition. Items of note include: based on the Debian's 'Sid' repository as of 2015-01-27; replaced i486 live image with i586; increased minimum requirements to 256 MB of RAM. This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVIDIA, and Intel graphics.

New story! NVIDIA GeForce Driver Installation on Debian Jessie Linux 8 64bit

  •; By (Posted by linuxer on Jan 28, 2015 11:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
The easiest way to install NVIDIA GeForce Driver on Debian Linux 8 ( Jessie ) is to use official contrib and non-free debian repository. First add the following non-free and contrib repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

New story! Worried about GHOST? Don’t be, on supported Fedora versions.

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
There’s a quite serious security vulnerability making the news today (ZDNet, Ars Technica), CVE-2015-0235, nicknamed “GHOST”. It happens that this flaw was fixed in glibc-2.18 (but quietly, and the full […]

New story! Get Smart On International Data Privacy Day

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Today is International Data Privacy Day. It is a day designed to raise awareness and promote best practices for privacy and data protection. It is a day that looks to the future and recognizes that we can and should do … Continue reading

New story! What is a good command-line IRC client on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Now replaced more and more by forums, social networks, or mailing lists, IRC was once the method of communication of the web. And if it stands today as the last bastion of hackers and bearded Linux users, it remains one of the fastest and most specific channel of communication. If you have a technical difficulty, […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line IRC client on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to find the public IP address from command line How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time How to manage a WiFi connection from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux

New story! Embedded Linux Conference hijacked by drones

The Embedded Linux Conference + Android Builders Summit on Mar. 23-25 in San Jose is about “Drones, Things, and Automobiles,” but drones get the most love. Maybe it’s just our imagination, but the Linux Foundation’s Embedded Linux Conference seems to be getting more interesting than ever. The program increasingly reflects new opportunities for Linux in […]

New story! Ubuntu Touch Can Now Display Apps in Windows Just like on the Desktop

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 28, 2015 6:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu Touch is an operating system that uses Unity 8 as the desktop environment and it's designed to run on mobile devices like phones and tablets, at least for now. With some small trickery you can make it run its apps in separate and floating windows, just like on a desktop. Let me repeat that, like on a desktop.

New story! India Calling – Namaste FUDCon APAC 2015

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 5:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
I am extremely pleased to announce that the FUDCon APAC 2015 will be hosted in Pune, India. There  was a bid from Pune, India and PhnomPenh, Cambodia And after  a […]

New story! Evolve OS Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

The Evolve OS team is proud to announce the release of Evolve OS beta 1. Evolve OS is an independent Linux distribution featuring the Budgie desktop, aimed at desktop users. Evolve OS now features a preliminary version of evolve-sc, the Evolve OS Software Center. Its aim is to simplify the updating and installation of software, providing a simple interface to get the job done. Budgie Desktop is currently in sync with our latest development version, and is now built upon the GNOME 3.14.2 stack. Consequently many existing issues with the desktop have been resolved, which provides a far more stable experience than previous versions. Evolve OS now ships by default with support for many formats and includes many codecs.

New story! BOO! Grave remote-code exec bug in GNU C Library haunts Linux

When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters Security researchers have uncovered a critical bug in the GNU C Library (glibc), a key component of Linux and some other operating systems, which could render countless machines vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.…

New story! Why now is the time to learn R

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 2:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source Careers A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source. We’ve all heard about big data; over the past few years, many companies have invested in Hadoop, NoSQL, and data warehouses, to collect and store massive volumes of new data. Even when based on open source platforms like Hadoop, these investments can easily measure in the millions of dollars for large companies with new hardware, new staff, and untold person-hours spent implementing new systems and procedures. Now it’s time for that investment to pay off. read more

New story! No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

Contrary to suggestions hacker group Lizard Squad took out Facebook, there was almost certainly no attack on the social network and its photo sharing property Instagram, which both went down late last night. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the downtime was the result of a technical foul up. Facebook is now confirming this in statements to media.

New story! Plasma 5.2 Is Beautiful and Featureful

Today KDE releases Plasma 5.2. This release adds a number of new components, many new features and many more bugfixes.

New story! Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems

An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code on servers used to deliver e-mail, host webpages, and carry out other vital functions.

New story! Tiny $26 WiFi-ready IoT SBC runs OpenWRT Linux

Smart Electronics is prepping a tiny $26 open-source “Black Swift” SBC that runs OpenWRT on an Atheros AR9331 and offers WiFi, dual micro-USB, and header I/O.

New story! Hybrid Cloud is a concept, not a market

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Jan 27, 2015 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel.

New story! Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed.

New story! Real-time enabled Sitara SoC shows up on a COM

Variscite unveiled a Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COM based on TI’s Sitara AM437x, supporting the updated SoC’s quad-core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU). The VAR-SOM-AM43 is the first computer-on-module we’ve seen to use the Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x, a single-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip that clocks to 1GHz.

New story!

This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible.

New story! GHOST glibc Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Affects All Linux Systems

A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines.

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