New story! Ansible 2.1 comes with Windows and Azure support

Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible 2.1. One of the biggest features of the new release of the open source and agentless automation framework for DevOps is support for Microsoft Windows and Azure cloud.

New story! Debian Is Dropping Support for VLC Media Player, Mediawiki for Wheezy LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 26, 2016 11:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) developers have announced that they are dropping support for certain packages as part of the extended life cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system.

New story! Google beats Oracle—Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

There was only one question on the special verdict form, asking if Google's use of the Java APIs was a "fair use" under copyright law. The jury unanimously answered "yes," in Google's favor. The verdict ends the trial, which began earlier this month. If Oracle had won, the same jury would have gone into a "damages phase" to determine how much Google should pay. Because Google won, the trial is over.

New story! Open source is in our DNA

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on May 26, 2016 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, SUSE
The same thing that compels us to make Linux (and many other projects) free and open source is present in many of humanity's greatest achievements.

New story! How to detect IP address conflicts in Linux

IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices. Having an IP address conflict means that there are more than one network device or computer that claims the same IP address. IP address conflict may occur when a DHCP server has assigned an IP address to one computer, and the same IP address happens to be statically assigned to another network device by someone.

New story! PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 26, 2016 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP
Though it seem like it was just yesterday that PHP 7 was first released (it was actually December 17, 2015), today the seventh incremental update is being released with PHP 7.0.7.

New story! Triple0 QuickStart && First impressions

I believe the post bellow will bring some more light on TripleO QuickStart procedure suggested on RDO QuickStart page. Size of memory on Server 32 GB is a must. During minimal configuration runtime 23 GB of RAM are required.

New story! Oracle v Google Java API copyright jury verdict: Google WINS

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle; Story Type: News Story
Score one for the Chocolate Factory as jury buys fair use defense Breaking Google has won the latest round in its battle with Oracle over software copyright.…

New story! How to Install LAMP Stack on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The LAMP Stack is a collection of open source software installed together on the Linux operating system to get your website and web application running on it. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the steps to install the LAMP Stack with OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 as the Linux operating system.

New story! Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

A new tree sprouts on android.googlesource.com Android might just be coming to the Raspberry Pi.…

New story! New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization. read more

New story! CentOS 6.8 Screenshot Tour

CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

New story! Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

It would be difficult to find anyone who's been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn't familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we'd invite him along for a video interview to see what he's really like.

New story! 3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CAD—Computer aided design, or computer aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for real-world objects. Whether the object you're building is a house, car, bridge, or spaceship, chances are it got its start in a CAD program of one type or another. Among the best-known CAD programs is AutoDesk's AutoCAD, but there are many others out there, both proprietary and open source alike. So how do the open source alternatives to AutoCAD stack up? The answer depends on how you plan to be using them. read more

New story! Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means 'yes', says that's by design Microsoft is hurt and disappointed that people would think it was trying to “trick” them with a confusing Windows 10 upgrade dialog that scheduled an upgrade without users explicitly agreeing to do so.…

New story! Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon suite for Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 26, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon suite for Linux

New story! 7 tips for bringing open source to networking

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The shift toward open software defined networking (SDN) means more elements of networking hardware are now controlled by software. With increasing frequency, that software is open. read more

New story! SteamOS 2.80 Beta Brings an AMD GPU PRO Driver with Vulkan and VDPAU Support

Valve's engineers have pushed a new build of the SteamOS Debian-based gaming operating system, version 2.80, to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing.

New story! Pi project: RasPiViv

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Nate Bensing tells us how he built an environmental control system to keep seven poison dart frogs cosy

New story! Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub

A familiar face to open source conference goers, Jono Bacon has left his post as director of community at GitHub after only six months.

New story! As marketing changes, some things never will

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marketing as we know it has changed dramatically, especially in the B2B world. I bet you're not surprised to hear me say that. I'm not the first to say it, and I certainly won't be the last. Observing changes to companies' methods for engaging their customers is the easy part. What's harder is understanding the nature of those changes and what they mean for you and your marketing teams. read more

New story! First officially sanctioned BeagleBone COM ships with carrier

  • HackerBoards.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Mentorel’s BeagleBone uSomIQ, the first Beagleboard.org sanctioned COM version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, is also available with a BoneCape carrier board. Hong Kong based Mentorel’s recently introduced BeagleBone uSomIQ computer-on-module, which was previously known as the uSomIQ BBB, has been added to BeagleBoard.org’s list of BeagleBone Black compatible products.

New story! Fedora is on diaspora*

Diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy.

New story! Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects

Are you one of those people who likes to use your laptop as a billboard to announce to the world that you’re a Linux user? Do you feel compelled to plaster stickers all over the outside, letting everyone know your favorite distro, some of your favorite FOSS programs or even a favorite programming or scripting language? Do you find yourself wishing there was an easy way to cover up the Windows key on your PC’s keyboard with something that actually represents an operating system you use?

New story! GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Today, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

New story! Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

New story! Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things

  • TechTarget; By Peter Loshin (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Security expert Paul Vixie said that, for now, IPv6 offers no benefits to early adopters but he did suggest that updating to IPv6 is a matter of good Internet citizenship in almost the same way a person should look for a trash bin rather than throwing litter on the street.

New story! Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

New story! How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy.

New story! What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Just the other day, I was speaking with a friend who is a mechanical engineer. He works on computer assisted braking systems for semi trucks and mentioned that his company has Arduinos all over the office. The idea is to encourage people to quickly experiment with new ideas. He also mentioned that Arduinos are more expensive than printed circuits. I was surprised by his comment about price, because coming from the software side of things, my perceptions of Arduinos was that they cost less than designing a specialized circuit. read more

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