New story! Rugged Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC has multiple expansion paths

Advantech’s COM-like “MIO-3260? Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on a Bay Trail SoC and offers a PCIe/mSATA slot, MI/O expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C operation. Like Advantech’s MIO-2263, which was announced in May, the MIO-3260 is a 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX board that supports a quad-core Intel Celeron or dual-core Intel Atom from the 22nm Bay Trail generation. Like the earlier, Atom Cedarview generation MIO-2262, the MIO-3260 lacks real-world ports, thereby acting as much like a computer-on-module as a single board computer.

New story! How to Ready Yourself for Linux: Nine Tips

These days, I rarely give unsolicited technical advice. However, if people ask me how to explore and install Linux, I urge them to be systematic. To the average computer user, installing a Linux operating system is an unfamiliar procedure -- to say nothing of an exercise in unprecedented diversity.

New story! Scientific Linux 6.7 Screenshot Tour

Scientific Linux 6.7 i386/x86_64. Existing 6x systems should run 'yum clean expire-cache'. Major differences from Scientific Linux 6.6: OpenAFS has been updated to the latest bug-fix release (1.6.14); epel-release-6-8 - this RPM has been updated to the latest upstream release; glusterfs-server - built from the TUV provided sources for the glusterfs client. Possible upgrade problems: sssd-common is no longer multilib compatible. If you are using sssd-common.i686 on x86_64 systems you will be unable to update. Please remove the i686 rpm on your x86_64 systems to resolve this issue.

New story! A simple, scalable solution for storing and serving build artifacts

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 3:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At Pinterest, our mission is to help people discover things they love so they can live a more creative and fulfilling life. Pinterest engineering moves amazingly fast, with some of the major services being released twice a day. We strive to build and integrate every commit in our mainline, which translates into tons of build artifacts every day. Storing them reliably and serving them efficiently with consistent performance poses a great challenge to our speed of growth. read more

New story! Ubuntu Developer Suggests Non-Windowing Display Server Layer for Wayland

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 27, 2015 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Joel Leclerc, an independent Ubuntu developer, posted an interesting article on his blog about the proposal of a non-windowing display server.

New story! 5 open source alternatives to Trello

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Trello as a productivity tool. If you like keeping lists as a way to organize your work, it's a very good tool. For me, it serves two primary purposes: keeping a GTD framework, and managing certain projects with a kanban-like schedule. read more

New story! Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops

We've recently written how Canonical is making Unity 8 act and looks like a proper Linux desktop, and developers have been quick to show us the progress.

New story! When everythings a request for comments

The Internet's foundational documents are called "requests for comments" or "RFCs." Published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the organization whose stated goal is "to make the Internet work better," RFCs define and explain the operational standards by which our worldwide network of networks functions. In other words, they specify the rules everyone should follow when building and implementing new Internet technologies. Engineers working on the Internet discuss potential RFCs, debate their merits, then post their decisions online for anyone to read.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal

Ubuntu Touch is actually a Linux distribution and it's easy to forget that sometimes. This means that most of the stuff you can do in the OS can be done from the terminal, including dialing a number, for example.

New story! How security flaws work: The buffer overflow

  • Ars Technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 27, 2015 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer security landscape. In fact the first self-propagating Internet worm—1988's Morris Worm—used a buffer overflow in the Unix finger daemon to spread from machine to machine. Twenty-seven years later, buffer overflows remain a source of problems...

New story! Videos from Flock 2015 in Rochester are available now

Recently, the Fedora community gathered in Rochester, New York for Flock 2015, our annual conference for contributors. There were dozens of workshops and presentations at Flock, covering subjects like new technology, documentation, and grassroots promotion of Fedora. Were you not able to attend... Continue Reading →

New story! Why Intel made Stephen Hawking's speech system open source

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel has announced the release Stephen Hawking's speech system as open source, encouraging innovation and improvements that could open up the technology to people with physical disabilities throughout the world. read more

New story! The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive. “Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet. So I built this for him."

New story! Is There Such Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

I think it's time to clarify the matter of "too many Linux distributions" once and for all. As a Linux veteran like myself, it is getting annoying to see all sorts of comments on the Internet from people complaining that there are way too many distributions of Linux.

New story! Kickin’ Back at Texas Linux Fest

The usual suspects were in attendance this year, plus some I had never seen before. Conspicuously missing were my friends at ThinkPenguin. They were more than generous in giving us perks for our last fund raiser and I was a bit bummed I wouldn’t have a chance to see them in person again this year. The Ubuntu table was busy as always and the focus, at least for those visiting the exhibit, was the Ubuntu phone. No matter who I heard introducing themselves, the main topic or questions asked was about the Ubuntu phone. Many of us might have thought that the interest in the Ubuntu slabs was exaggerated or astroturfed, but from what I could tell the Ubuntu Phone most certainly is on the minds of many Ubuntu users.

New story! Fedora 23 Alpha Server Released for ARM 64-bit and POWER Hardware Architectures

The Fedora Project, through Peter Robinson, announced the release of the Server edition of the Fedora 23 Alpha operating system for ARM 64-bit (AArch64) and POWER (PPC64 and PPC64le) hardware architectures.

New story! How to upgrade a WordPress website via SSH

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 27, 2015 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Keeping your WordPress installation, plugins and themes is very important. You have to continually update WordPress immediately after a new version is released.

New story! How to Install Kernel 4.1.6 LTS in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Derivatives

Linux kernel 4.1.6 LTS has been announced and released by Greg Kroah-Hartman. It now available to download and install.

New story! LibreOffice 5.0.1 to Feature Improved Rendering When Scrolling

The Document Foundation has just released the second Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.1 branch and the developers have fixed quite a few issues that have been spotted by the community.

New story! The Onion Router is being cut up and making security pros cry

IBM is warning corporates to start blocking TOR services from their networks, citing rising use of the encrypted network to deliver payloads like ransomware. The advice comes in the company's latest X-Force research team report (PDF).

New story! Blue Box OpenStack Lands on IBM Softlayer Servers

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 26, 2015 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, IBM
BM is moving quickly to integrate technology from the recently acquired Blue Box cloud into its Softlayer cloud services. IBM announced the acquisition of Blue Box on June 3.

New story! OpenStack makes some important friends

OpenStack turned 5 last month. This week it made some important friends who want to help accelerate the open source cloud project.

New story! Ubuntu Touch's Telegram App 2.0 to Arrive Next Month Based on TelegramQML

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 26, 2015 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
We have been informed recently that the Telegram app of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will be updated to version 2.0 and based on the Telegram API created by Aseman, TelegramQML.

New story! Concerning Containers' Connections: on Docker Networking

Containers can be considered the third wave in service provision after physical boxes (the first wave) and virtual machines (the second wave). Instead of working with complete servers (hardware or virtual), you have virtual operating systems, which are far more lightweight.

New story! KDE's Plasma 5.4: The most advanced and beautiful Linux desktop

  • ITworld; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Aug 26, 2015 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE
The KDE community just released Plasma 5.4, a major update to their desktop environment and it continues to shows the prowess of this ‘leaderless’ community.

New story! 8 new tutorials for OpenStack users and developers

With the large ecosystem around OpenStack, getting started, learning more, or even just finding the solution to your particular problem can be quite an undertaking. Even if you're a regular contributor to the project, it can be hard to keep up with the rapid pace of development. Fortunately, there are a number of resources to help you out: the official documentation, a number of OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as community-authored tutorials. read more

New story! 1 in 4 Games on Steam Now Has Linux Support

The Steam for Linux platform is expanding, and it's now home to more than 1,400 games and applications. The number of new titles, ported or released natively, has been increasing in the past year or so, and there is no sign that it's slowing down.

New story! How Linux was born, as told by Linus Torvalds himself

Linux is 24 years old today. In 1996, he told me how it all started.

New story! How to prepare for bad weather on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2015 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Severely bad weather is one of the few things that can still awe people while causing large-scale catastrophes. Especially if you live in the US, you most likely have witnessed a dangerously large storm during the tornado season. Preparing for those situations is crucial for the safety and survival of you and your family, and while you can always keep an eye on the news for weather reports, you can also use your Linux system to draw conclusions yourself. There are a couple of free software tools that offer more “specialized” information that goes well beyond air speed and temperature.

New story! Markup lowdown: 4 markup languages every team should know

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2015 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I ended my Doc Dish article about why you should use a rendered language for documentation, I told you that selecting a language was a matter for another day. Well another day has finally arrived. read more

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