New story! FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on

Chipmaker FTDI has pulled a driver from Windows Update that could brick devices containing knockoff versions of its USB-to-serial bridge chips, but says it won't back down on its aggressive anti-counterfeiting stance.…

New story! Googles Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners

Google’s Nest Labs acquired Revolv, a maker of Linux-based home automation devices, and announced five new Nest-compatible devices. including the Pebble.

New story! Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability

Whether you are a developer, project manager, or a stakeholder of any level—you’d like to have a clear view of where the project is headed. Are the deadlines being continuously achieved? How is the load on developers? How much of the project is complete? What is next for you in the project? And so on.

New story! Ubuntu Turns 10 & systemd Is Not Contagious

Everyone is either at Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, Ohio LinuxFest or All Things Open, so there’s no one around to bounce off some ideas regarding what’s happening this week. Besides, if you were at any of those three events –- and if not, why not? — you probably know more than I do at this point.

New story! MozFest 2014 begins today

Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Mozilla Festival, one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the open web. More than 1,600 participants from countries around the globe will gather at Ravensbourne in East London for a weekend of collaborating, building prototypes, designing innovative web literacy curricula and discussing how the ethos of the open web can contribute to the fields of science, journalism, advocacy and more.

New story! Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history

The original code of Linux was written for fun, or in Eric Raymond’s phrase, to ‘scratch the itch’ of Linus Torvalds, and later to satisfy the enthusiasm and programming itch of an assortment of hackers and hobbyists who, for the most part, had grown up in the age of the ZX80 and the BBC Micro, Acorns and Apricots, for which the code was often available – and hackable.

New story! City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 24, 2014 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.

New story! Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone can “freely access, use, modify, and share that content, for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness.”

New story! Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Now fully released and on Linux.

New story! Cloud 5: Hybrid cloud center stage, Microsoft cloud in a box, Red Hat CEO talks cloud

This week, hybrid cloud takes center stage with solutions from big players, Microsoft's cloud in a box and Red Hat CEO talks cloud.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of ubuntu operating system developed by Canonical. It now available to download and install on PC and Laptop. On this release ubuntu 14.10 have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.16-based kernel, Unity Desktop 7.3.1, and new AppArmor with fine-grained socket control, and many more.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 Charms the Linux Unicorn

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 24, 2014 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
n the Utopic Unicorn, Juju now has the ability to "charm" Hadoop big data deployments, making it easier for server administrators to deploy big data processing and analytics.

Juju isn't just for deploying Linux-only workloads anymore either: The orchestration system can now deploy Microsoft Windows Server-based workloads, Baker said. "A key part of our strategy is to enable administrators to use Ubuntu tools to manage multiple workloads, irrespective of the operating system,"

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 14.10, the latest desktop release is today available for download from Canonical. This release focuses on the developer experience, overall quality, and brings a number of important features and security enhancements. The Ubuntu desktop continues to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable for users all over the world. Ubuntu is a popular choice for developers targeting the cloud, mobile or devices because it is easy to use, fast and secure. Ubuntu 14.10 introduces the first iteration of the Ubuntu Developer Tools Centre, which makes it even easier to develop on Ubuntu. It downloads all the Android toolkits and their dependencies and integrates them with the launcher in a single command. This is first available for Android and will soon extend to other platforms such as Go and Dart.

New story! Lollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google Play

Android 5.0, codenamed Lollipop, has introduced a key change to the WebView component, used by app developers to display HTML 5 content within their apps, making new features more readily available. WebView — based on the open source Chromium project (Chrome without the proprietary bits) — will now be updateable via Google's Play store, according to a recent official post.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Review

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), the latest operating system released by Canonical, is here right on time, six months after the previous version. We now take a closer look at the new OS and we'll try to see what has been changed and how it compares with previous iterations.

New story! Jeffrey McGuire From Acquia Explains Drupal 8, the GPL, and Much More

Tux Machines has run using Drupal for nearly a decade (the site is older than a decade) and we recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, Open Source Evangelist at Acquia, the key company behind Drupal (which the founder of Drupal is a part of).

New story! Android Wear updated with GPS support and offline music

In today's Android roundup: Android Wear now offers offline music listening and GPS functionality. Plus: Five great features you may not know about in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the best retro games for Android.

New story! We would like to thank the Zorin OS team

On behalf of the neighbourhood council, we would like to thank the Zorin OS team for their commitment on an extraordinary software that we hope will be going strong for years to come.

New story! Tiny Android SBC taps quad-core A31s SoC

Boardcon launched a 92 x 65mm “Compact A31S” SBC that runs Android 4.2.2 on a quad-core Allwinner A31s SoC backed up with 2GB of soldered RAM and 4GB flash.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Released, Download it Now

Ubuntu 14.10 utopic unicorn has been released by canonical, it now available for you to download and install on your PC and laptop.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings

Proprietary clouds in particular come from Microsoft, Google and Amazon, while open-source cloud offerings are provided by OpenStack. On OpenStack, it’s the 1990s Linux time again, only this time around tech firms are slapping their badges on the OpenStack APIs instead and selling support to go with them.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence

Ubuntu 14.10 moves to Linux 3.16, and offers performance and stability improvements, Netflix on Chrome support, and an easier loading process for the Android SDK.

New story! How to install a CentOS 7 minimal server

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2014 10:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Distributions, Linux
This document describes the installation of CentOS 7 Server with a basic minimal installation. The purpose of this guide is to provide a minimal setup that can be used as basis for our other tutoruials here at howtoforge

New story! Quick Look: Ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu 14.10 is the latest version of Canonical’s iconic desktop operating system. This time around the focus is on application updates, as well as maintenance and stability improvements. The Linux kernel has been updated to 3.16, and most applications have been updated as well.

New story! Ubuntu 14.10 has landed - and it's not just for desktops

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 23, 2014 9:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.

New story! LXLE 14.04.1 & 12.04.5 released.

The official release of the incremental update to LXLE 14.04 and 12.04.4 has undergone minor changes and a few bug fixes which is as follows:

New story! OpenShift V3 Deep Dive Tutorial

If you can run your application in a Docker container, you can run it in OpenShift v3. This posts looks at what you can do with code that’s available today. We'll walk through the setting up OpenShift and deploying a simple application. Along the way, I’ll explain some details of the underlying components that make it all work.

New story! OpenStack for humanitys fast moving technology

OpenStack has presented a huge opportunity for technologists at many levels. Niki Acosta is one of those technologists who strives to pull together all aspects of the OpenStack community for the betterment of everyone. Niki is the Director of Cloud Evangelism at Metacloud, now a part of Cisco. Metacloud delivers private infrastructure as a service based on the popular and open source cloud platform, OpenStack. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Find out more in my interview with Niki.

New story! Red Hat offers OpenStack training and exams in Paris

Are you attending the OpenStack Summit in Paris? OpenStack Summit Paris is a five-day conference for OpenStack software users, developers and administrators, with a main conference encompassing keynotes from leading figures in the OpenStack community and a design summit focused around collaborative working sessions

New story! Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows. The flaws were detailed this week by Swiss researchers High-Tech Bridge in versions 5.4.33, 5.5.17 and 5.6.1 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and the Radamsa fuzzer.

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