New story! Debian Installer Jessie RC 3 Screenshot Tour

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the third release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 Jessie.

New story! 7 Deadly Sins That Get Users Hacked

Common knowledge has it that users are the weakest link in the IT risk management world-particularly negligent or uneducated users. But how exactly are the bad guys taking advantage of this ignorance or lack of care to break into users' endpoints and corporate accounts?

New story! Germany’s Foreign Ministry Questioned Over Use of Proprietary Software

Germany has been in the news many times with its open source policy, usually at the local level, but now the Parliament is getting involved, and it's making some serious accusations towards its Foreign Ministry.

New story! Ubuntu 15.04 gets touchy and Snappy

Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 switches to the systemd init, and offers a commercial-ready Ubuntu Touch for Phones and the first stable build of its IoT-focused Snappy. Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 15.04 (“Vivid Vervet”), calling the updated Linux distro “a fully converged platform spanning cloud, device, and client.” While Ubuntu continues to move in that direction, […]

New story! Fedora 22 Beta Screencast

The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The Nautilus file manager has been improved to use GActions, from the deprecated GtkAction APIs, for a better, more consistent experience; GNOME Shell has a refreshed theme for better usability; the Qt/Adwaita theme is now code-complete, and Qt notifications have been improved for smoother experience using Qt-based applications in Workstation; the libinput library is now used for both X11 and Wayland for consistent input device handling.

New story! Website Password hacking using WireShark

  • http://www.blackmoreops.com; By blackMORE Ops (Posted by blackMOREOps on Apr 21, 2015 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Did you knew every time you fill in your username and password on a website and press ENTER, you are sending your password?

New story! Dooble: A Web Browser, Specially Designed For Security And Privacy

  • Unixmen.com; By Khamlichi (Posted by khamlichi on Apr 21, 2015 5:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
Security and privacy are the two biggest concerns in Web, right? Indeed. In this highly sophisticated technological world, security and privacy are just dreams. No one is 100% secure ever in online. But the good news is some tech enthusiasts and companies are desperately trying to develop number of software that will help us to stay safe and secure in online. And, we should appreciate them for their consistent work to keep us safe(atleast a little bit) in online. Today, we will discuss about a Web browser called “Dooble” that can be used mainly for security and privacy.

New story! Calculate Linux 14.16 Xfce Screenshot Tour

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.16. Main changes: UKSM (Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging) and KSWAP (Kernel Swap Patches) enabled to reduce disk load; trim settings activated for SSD volumes; kernel and kernel modules packed respectively with lz4 and gzip; Noop used as the default scheduler on SSD and virtual machines, BFQ everywhere else; shorter animation launch at boot / logout time; disk operations got lower priority for the package manager; Calculate Utilities optimization; caching of packages to be configured with templates; optimized system setup at first launch.

New story! Automation is the key to the cloud

An understanding of IT's past is important to moving forward with the cloud. When James Schweitzer, an IT specialist working in the IBM Watson Solutions Division, looks back on how the work of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage changed computing, he can't help but get excited about Watson's potential. read more

New story! Debian Installer Jessie RC 3

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Apr 21, 2015 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Debian
The Debian Installer team announced the third release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

New story! Fedora 22 Beta is Released!

The Fedora 22 Beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside! Get Fedora 22 Beta Workstation Get Fedora 22 Beta Server Get Fedora 22 Beta Cloud Get... Continue Reading →

New story! Grass Roots Development: This Is How It Works

David emailed me and stated that his interest was piqued by the fact that I wanted to explore the use of MaryTTS as part of our solution. While David’s talents were focused on Chorustext, his hardware project, he realized that his skills could greatly help our team effort and he asked to be brought on board.

New story! Open human augmentation at Penguicon 2015

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2015 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to learn and do technical programming the fun way? Penguicon is more than your typical tech conference. read more

New story! Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta!

  • Fedora Project; By Dennis Gilmore (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2015 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora 22 Beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!

New story! Review: Linux Mint Debian 2 "Betsy" MATE

  • Das U-Blog by Prashanth; By PV (Posted by PV on Apr 21, 2015 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian, GNOME, Mint
It has barely changed since the last time I tried it, and that is a very good thing.

New story! 8 Linux file managers to try

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2015 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the most common administrative tasks that end users and administrators alike need to perform is file management. Managing files can consume a major portion of your time. Locating files, determining which files and folders (directories) are taking the most disk space, deleting files, moving files, and simply opening files for use in an application are some of the most basic—yet frequent—tasks we do as computer users. File management programs are tools that are intended to streamline and simplify those necessary chores. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi and Node.js as Reverse Proxy

Both Raspberry Pi and Node.js continue to gain in popularity. With the Pi as an inexpensive piece of hardware and Node.js you can easily get a reverse proxy up and running with just a few lines of code. Theoretically you could use Node.js to act as a reverse proxy for all sorts of traffic, however, for the purposes of this article I have focused solely on web traffic.

New story! Return of the Mac

In a previous article, I talked about vim macro basics. In that article, I described how to record a custom macro, assign it to a key and then use it to make automated edits to a BIND zone. I also teased that I would cover more advanced uses of macros, like nested macros, in a future issue.

New story! 72 Applications ported to Kde Frameworks 5

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Apr 21, 2015 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE
Great news for Kde fanatics since this is a month full of great releases. In fact, after the stable release of KDE Frameworks 5.9 and the up-and-coming beta of Plasma 5.3 there’s another important step for the Kde development: KDE Applications 15.04.

New story! How to deploy a web application quickly with Ubos on Raspberry Pi

Ubos, which translates to "You are the boss", is a platform to help intermediately skilled users set up a home server and deploy web apps on it in a most automated way. Ubos puts you in the driver seat without knowing the details of the motor. On the other hand, it does not keep you […]Continue reading... The post How to deploy a web application quickly with Ubos on Raspberry Pi appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Android Wear adds WiFi support, always-on apps, emojis

Google released a major update to Android Wear that adds always-on apps, WiFi support, a wrist-flipping gesture for scrolling, and emoji drawing support. Google just released a major Android 5.1.1 update for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, and considering the huge pre-sales for the Apple Watch, it’s not a moment too soon. Even with a […]

New story! Canonical Is Now Using Phased Updates for Ubuntu Touch

A fresh Ubuntu Touch update was made available just a few days ago, and it was received very well by the community, but Canonical also introduced a new feature called phased updates.

New story! 4 Ways To Get Debian Without Negotiating The Debian Website

Debian is such a good Linux distribution but lets face it, the website is just dreadful. To download most distributions you choose 32-bit or 64-bit and then hit the download button. With Debian there are choices for every conceivable architecture as well as 32-bit/64-bit, multiple download methods (none of which seem to be the preferred option) and mirrors with dozens of different files. This guide attempts to help new users with this situation.

New story! Ex-Windows dev: Yes, Ballmer was dogmatic, Sinofsky's bonkers, and WinPho needs to change

A former Windows Phone and Office lead designer has shed some valuable insight into Microsoft’s internal processes, design and strategy. Designer Jon Bell* left Microsoft a year ago but his Reddit AMA is still vastly more informative than anything that emerges from the Redmond politburo.

New story! Linux-friendly COM Express triplets embed Intel Bay Trail SoCs

Axiomtek launched a Bay Trail Celeron-based “CEM841? COM Express Type 2 Basic module and tipped two similar Type 6 COMs with Celeron and Atom E3845 SoCs.

New story! Google Shuts Off NPAPI in Chrome

With the release of Chrome 42 this week, Google fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities. But the most significant security change in the new browser is Google's decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default. The decision didn't come out of nowhere.

New story! Debian Could Get PPA Support, Says Project Leader

The Debian project has a new Project Leader, Neil McGovern, and he was elected just like any politician. He presented a list of promises about what he would do or try to do if he becomes a leader and one of those is about PPA support.

New story! Fedora 21 owncloud-7.0.5-2.fc21

This update provides the new release 7.0.5, which resolves currently undisclosed security vulnerabilities in ownCloud.It is a minor version update and should apply without any issues or special handling, but as usual, we recommend backing up your data, configuration, and database before updating.

New story! DevOps: Better Than the Sum of Its Parts

Most of us longtime system administrators get a little nervous when people start talking about DevOps. It's an IT topic surrounded by a lot of mystery and confusion, much like the term "Cloud Computing" was a few years back. Thankfully, DevOps isn't something sysadmins need to fear.

New story! 30 Years On, HURD Lives: GNU Updates Open Source Unix Kernel

Version 0.6 of GNU HURD, the open source operating system kernel launched in the 1980s to build a Unix-like operating system, has been released.

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