New story! Four Simple Words to Remember on FOSS Forums

The problem here is that this lack of civility, this absence of open-mindedness, and this departure from decent behavior scales in an enormous way in FOSS: from the new user warmed in the glow of their new-found FOSS enlightenment thinking their first distro is “the Holy Grail,” to some of those who got the ball rolling back in the day and are responsible for the world-altering digital movement in which we now find ourselves.

New story! Short Stack: Mirantis gets $100M, OpenStack powers CERN, Juno reviewed

This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno.

New story! Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish

Laforge is prepping a $399 beta version of its Linux-based Icis eyewear, as well as a $549 Bold model due in 2015 that adds a camera and higher resolution. Relatively few of the smart eyewear products now coming to market compete directly with Google Glass as a general-purpose consumer device. Most are vertical-market helmets for industrial or field service use (Vuzix M100), or are designed for specific activities such as skiing (Recon’s Snow 2) or motorcycle riding (Skully AR-1.) Laforge Optical’s Icis stands out from the pack with its consumer focus and its foundation in embedded Linux rather than the stripped-down Android stacks used by most smart eyewear.

New story! Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king

In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene with a curious name—Ubuntu. Even then there were hundreds, today if not thousands, of different Linux distros available. A new one wasn't particularly unusual, and for some time after its quiet preview announcement, Ubuntu went largely unnoticed. It was yet another Debian derivative.

Today, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, estimates that there are 25 million Ubuntu users worldwide. Those users span 240 countries, and they make Ubuntu the world's third most popular PC operating system. By Canonical's estimates, Ubuntu has roughly 90 percent of the Linux market. And Ubuntu is poised to launch a mobile version that may well send those numbers skyrocketing again.

New story! Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers

Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked some of their hardware, leaving it inaccessible to most software both on Windows and Linux. This came to us via hardware hacking site Hack A Day.

New story! USB is now UEC (use with extreme caution)

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus; at least that is what it has stood for since 1999 when it was patented. But now it may take on a new meaning and instead stand for Ultimate Security Breakdown.

New story! SUSE Linux - Zypper Command Examples

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Oct 23, 2014 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, SUSE
Zypper is command line interface in SuSE Linux which is used to install, update, remove software, manage repositories, perform various queries, and lot more.

New story! GOG Now Have Over 100 Linux Games, New Classics Include Baldur's Gate

GOG are becoming more useful for Linux gamers, as in the last week they have hit over 100 Linux games on their store!

New story! Is Gentoo Linux too difficult for newcomers to use?

In today's open source roundup: Gentoo has much to offer experienced Linux users. Plus: Is it easy to avoid systemd in Debian? And Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux for the holidays.

New story! Introducing the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships bring together developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers to spend 10 months working on open source code with partner newsrooms around the world. The Fellowships are part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

New story! CrossOver 14 with a Special to the 10th Anniversary of Ubuntu released

CodeWeavers, the software company behind Wine, has released CrossOver 14, a software for easy running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X. The new version is full of new features and comes in time to the 10th anniversary of Ubuntu, as 10 years ago Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", the first version of Ubuntu.

New story! TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

TI is prepping two new OMAP5-based Jacinto 6 automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging chips to handle digital clusters and ADAS, as well as infotainment.

New story! Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 22, 2014 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.

New story! Microsoft's Garage project releases niche apps for Android

In today's Android roundup: Download Microsoft's Garage apps for Android. Plus: The release date of Android 5.0 may have been confirmed, and should you root your Android phone?

New story! Review: Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME

It's sluggish, unstable, and it seems much harder than it should be to install useful programs. What happened to it?

New story! Head of Open Source at Facebook opens up

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is seen hereafter is a partial transcription of James Pearce's OSCON session Rebooting Open Source at Facebook. For hundreds of years, open has trumped closed—sharing has trumped secrecy. read more

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution. The name stems from the 4 Ms which are Multimedia, MiniServer, Maintenance and Mystery. To be honest the 4th M really should be a G because there is no mystery, the 4th component is definitely games. I guess that 3MAnd1GLinux doesn't really roll off the tongue. The reason I have chosen to review this distribution is because of the gaming element.

New story! UbuTricks 14.10.22 Ships with 50 App Installer, Ubuntu 14.10 Support

This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).

New story! Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By anchor (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 22, 2014 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.

New story! What are useful Bash aliases and functions

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language

In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are undocumented oral histories. The native Odia speakers became hopeful of getting a lot of language related projects implemented to grow the lineage of this long literary heritage and see the language used and spoken globally, not just in literature but in computer and mobile games, interactive computer applications and in other digital media—and to reach the masses as a communicative language. read more

New story! Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15? carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM. For years, MEN Micro, which offers a wide variety of embedded systems and components, focused its computer-on-module efforts on its Linux-ready “Embedded System Module” (ESM) form-factor. The company still sells several dozen ESM, ESMini, and ESMexpress variants, but more recently has launched a new line of COM Express modules it dubs Rugged COM Express. Now, the company has a carrier board that is just as tough as its new modules.

New story! Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

New story! Mirantis Secures $100 Million for OpenStack Cloud Development

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Oct 22, 2014 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis has secured $100 million in series B funding to support its open source, vendor-neutral OpenStack cloud-computing products.

New story! Stick computer runs on quad-core Atom

Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. The market is awash in under-$100 HDMI dongle devices that run Android on ARM Cortex processors. Now, Intel’s Atom is getting the same treatment, although at a higher price.

New story! How to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.

New story! Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.

New story! Microsoft Promises Docker Open Source App Virtualization on Windows

Microsoft has announced plans to port the open source Docker containerized virtualization platform to Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Open source developers can be sure the software they're writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That's exactly what's happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud.

New story! Why Android users should be thrilled about Apple Pay

In today's Android roundup: Apple Pay might get Android users more purchasing privacy. Plus: How to switch from iOS to Android, and Google updates Google Play Music.

New story! Hey Apple, we're gonna tailor Swift as open source - indie devs throw down gauntlet

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.…

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