New story! Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2016 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

New story! What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 3:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

New story! Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Conclusion Xubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.

The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

New story! Solving university needs with Drupal

A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff Diecks leads professional services and client delivery at Mediacurrent and is an active member of the Drupal community. Jeff also organizes events for his local Louisiana Drupal Users Group and Drupalcamp New Orleans. read more

New story! Install MongoDB with RockMongo on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 3, 2016 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article we will show you how to install MongoDB with RockMongo on a CentOS 7 VPS. MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database and it is cross-platform which makes the process of data integration faster and much easier.

New story! Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

New story! How to plot a bar graph on Gnuplot

A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars. Bar charts are useful when you want to compare multiple items among different categories. As you can imagine, they are much more effective than a table of numerical data.

New story! Appreciating the full power of open

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last year was a big year for open source. As Wired put it, 2015 was the year open source software "went nuclear". More people than ever seem to realize the power of open—not just as a programming methodology, but as a better way to accomplish just about anything. read more

New story! The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

Sometimes it's downright easy to tell the difference between synchronicity and mere coincidence.

New story! Rugged Jetson TX1 carrier boards released

Connect Tech released two more carrier boards for Nvidia’s Linux-driven Jetson TX1 COM: the basic Oribtty and more feature-rich, mini-PCIe enabled Elroy. A month ago, Connect Tech launched its Astro carrier board built around Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, as well as a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer based on the Astro. Shortly afterward, the Ontario-based company […]

New story! VLC Media Player 2.2.3 Improves MKV Tags Support, Fixes WMV Regression

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2016 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VideoLAN released a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software, version 2.2.3, for all supported platforms.

New story! Rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Atom

Axiomtek’s rugged, Atom E3815-based “ICO300-MI” IoT gateway features Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT v3.1, and operates over -20 to 70°C. We missed Axiomtek’s ICO300-MI gateway the first time around, but the company has now relaunched the product to promote the addition of Intel IoT Gateway Technology and the Linux-based Wind River Intelligent Device Platform […]

New story! Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition Includes Kwantum Style to Reduce Eyestrain

The Manjaro Linux community proudly announces the release of the first ever Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition operating system, a variant of Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04.

New story! Two Tips to Keep Your Phone's Encrypted Messages Encrypted

End-to-end encryption by default is quickly becoming the new standard for any communications app that claims to care about the privacy of those who use it. But not all encryption is created equal. And default doesn't always mean default.

New story! Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 2, 2016 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In the good tradition of our Ubuntu installation tutorials, as well as at the request of several of our readers, we've decided to publish a new guide that will teach you who to boot and install the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

New story! May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

The May issue of Linux Journal is released.

New story! 3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Another month, another round of critical vulnerabilities patched by Google. Google has today issued a bundle of 40 security patches for its Android operating system.

New story! A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It's a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

New story! Creating functional ssh keypair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair to access nova servers doesn't write to disk rsa private key and only upload public one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key. To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow.

New story! Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on an Altera Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems […]

New story! 12 Linux geeks worth following on social media

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some Pirate Bay visitors have been infected with crypto-ransomware.

New story! Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 2, 2016 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Video; Groups: Ubuntu
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

New story! A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news. OpenStack around the web There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling: read more

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

New story! The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group. read more

New story! US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1? Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

New story! Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 2, 2016 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors. read more

New story! 5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux. Adobe's website still only lists Windows, Mac OS and Android as supported operating systems. This is one of the many dangers of closed source software - at the whim of corporate bosses, development and distribution can simply disappear overnight, possibly never coming back. Fortunately, there are some excellent open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software featured in this article offer more than displaying PDF files; they are versatile document viewers.

New story! Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 2, 2016 8:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

New story! Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space. read more

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