New story! The best desktop office suite, LibreOffice, gets better

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The new LibreOffice release has improved its looks and added even more interoperable features.

New story! Linux goes to Washington: How the White House/Linux Foundation collaboration will work

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Feb 11, 2016 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
As part of its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the White House is collaborating with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII). CIO.com's Swapnil Bhartiya interviewed Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin to learn more about how the collaboration will work.

New story! Microsoft Continues to Use Software Patents to Extort/Blackmail Even More Companies That Use Linux, Forcing/Coercing Them Into Preinstalling Microsoft

Acer is the latest large OEM to have become a victim of Microsoft’s witch-hunt against Android/Linux preloaders, whom Microsoft is coercing into becoming Microsoft’s carriers (or face litigation over software patents, with high legal fees if not injunctions or high damages upon secret settlements)

New story! Happy GPL Birthday VLC!

The ever-popular VLC turned 15 a few days ago--that's 15 years since the project was GPLed and released to the world. If we were pedants, we might point out that the project actually came into existence in 1996, but that was a different lifetime.

New story! Everything You Need To Know About The sudo Command

This guide provides more detail about the sudo command than most people ever bother worrying about. We all know that you can use sudo to boost your privileges but it can do so much more

New story! LibreOffice 5.1 released with redesigned user interface

Also in today's open source roundup: The fight for open source software in the Air Force, and a Verge editor's mom falls in love with a Chromebook Pixel.

New story! San Francisco prepares to open source its voting system software

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Will America be the first in the nation to do so in 2019? San Francisco, home of the tech startup, is trying to show its tech credentials by becoming the first city to use open source software for elections.…

New story! No Linux for Batman, XCOM 2 Arrives & More…

Seemingly out of the blue, Batman: Arkham Knight’s planned Linux and OS X release has been cancelled. In all likelihood, this cancellation stems from the litany of problems with the game’s Windows port, which has been panned by critics and players as glitch plagued and often almost unplayable.

New story! Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Ever wanted to make your very own cloud? Now you can! All it takes is some cheap open source hardware and open source software. For about $200, I was able to set up four Raspberry Pi 2s with the Kubernetes cloud operating system using Fabric8. read more

New story! Canonical in Talks with Android OEM Partners for Ubuntu Phones

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 10, 2016 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is said to be in talks with Android OEM partners, the CEO of the company Jane Silber recently said.

New story! Android-x86 4.4-r5 Screencast and Screenshots

The Android-x86.org is glad to release the 4.4-r5 to the public. The Android-x86 4.4-r5 is a bugfix of the 4.4-r4 release. It addresses more hazi fonts issue of Mesa 10.5.9 found on Intel Gen5 GPUs. You are encouraged to upgrade to this release if you still encountered the hazi fonts issue.

New story! Run science experiments on the ExpEYES kit

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
ExpEYES is a cheap digital oscilloscope with a signal generator and other features, making it the ultimate tool for electronics

New story! LibreOffice 5.1 shows first signs of a new user interface

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Feb 10, 2016 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice (LO) 5.1. With this release, LO is moving toward a totally reorganized user interface.

New story! SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out

Judgements in this case are like buses: none for ages, then two at once The end of the near-immortal “Who owns Unix?” case looks to be near after a US judge knocked out the two remaining arguments with which the SCO group hoped to attack IBM.…

New story! Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments from the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

New story! New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything

Repair groups from across the industry announced that they have formed The Repair Coalition, a lobbying and advocacy group that will focus on reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to preserve the “right to repair” anything from cell phones and computers to tractors, watches, refrigerators, and cars. It will also focus on passing state-level legislation that will require manufacturers to sell repair parts to independent repair shops and to consumers and will prevent them from artificially locking down their products to would-be repairers.

New story! Getting started with Emacs text editor

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU Emacs text editor has been around since 1976 and remains a popular choice among software developers and writers. Its main focus is extensible, customizable, self-documenting, and real-time display, and it boasts the functionality of an operating system. (Yes, for me it's an operating system.) read more

New story! SourceForge Loses DevShare

Late Tuesday evening, SourceForge’s new owners announced that the controversial DevShare program has been ended as a “first order of business.” The announcement came in a blog post by Logan Abbott, a co-owner and the president of SourceForge Media. “As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated,” he wrote.

New story! Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing.

New story! Fish: A better alternative to Bash in Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: A review of KShutdown, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD displays for Android smartphones explained.

New story! Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

Alpine Linux offers the promise of a very small memory and system footprint, providing Docker container users with the ability to make the most of the underlying system without much host OS overhead. eWEEK takes a look at key features of the Alpine Linux distribution.

New story! Tiny, rugged Bay Trail COM has wide-range power

Last April, Axiomtek launched a trio of Intel Bay Trail COM Express modules, including a CEM841 Type 2 Basic (125 x 95mm) COM, as well as CEM842 and CEM843 Type 6 Compact (95 x 95mm) modules. Now the company has unveiled a smaller, 84 x 55mm CEM846 COM Express Type 10 Mini module, running the Bay Trail Intel Atom E3800. Like the CEM843, it offers industrial -40 to 85°C support, in this case as a standard feature.

New story! India Shuts Down Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shot down Free Basics, a scheme that offers free Internet access to a limited number of websites, which includes selected local news and weather sites, the BBC, Wikipedia and some health sites. The plan is backed by Facebook and six tech companies: Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm. Free Basics has been available in India since February, 2015 and remains available in 35 other countries.

New story! Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

This guide looks at the top 10 Linux distributions of 2015 as listed on Distrowatch and discusses the suitability of them for the average Joe or the Everyday Linux User. It does this based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, how ease it is to install other applications and how ready is it out of the box.

New story! Should the fight for the Linux desktop really matter?

This is a tricky, multi-layered question that needs to be asked. Before I dive into it, you must know that I have been using one form of Linux or another as my only OS since the late nineties. So, for me, the ability to use Linux is crucial. Why? Without Linux, getting my work done would not be nearly as easy, trouble-free, or cost effective.

New story! New Raspbian release adds experimental OpenGL driver

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 1:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
A new OpenGL driver headlines the latest Raspbian update.

New story! Meet Zorin OS 11 – Video Overview and Screenshots

Zorin OS 11 a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has been released and announced by Zorin OS Development Team, It now available to download and install on your computer. This release featuring the zorin desktop environment that integrated with Zorin menu and Zorin Look Changer for ultimate ease of use.

New story! How to install Fail2Ban on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 11:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Most Linux servers offer an SSH login via Port 22 for remote administration purposes. This port is a well-known port, therefore, it is often attacked by brute force attacks. Fail2ban is a software that scans log files for brute force login attempts in real-time and bans the attackers with firewalld or iptables. This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Fail2Ban with firewalld on CentOS 7.

New story! Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 9, 2016 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: HP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

New story! Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung initiated a port of Tizen 3.0 OS to Raspberry Pi. It is now possible to create custom versions of the latest Tizen OS for the development board through tools provided by Linux-based collaboration projects.

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