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WattOS R8 out now

WattOS, the lightweight energy saving Linux distro, has just released an eighth version with a switch to Debian from an Ubuntu base. We like wattOS here at Linux User. The green Linux distro is lightweight, fast and ultimately an excellent distro to use day to day. Its optimisations for energy efficiency make it a great choice for laptops, generally energy-conscious users and older or slower hardware. Its been based on Ubuntu for a number of years but that’s changing with the latest release of the distro.

Gentoo: 201405-06 OpenSSH: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSH, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Rikomagic mini-PC jumps to quad-core Cortex-A17

Rikomagic is prepping an Android 4.4 ready “MK902II” mini-PC claimed to be three times faster than earlier models thanks to its Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288.

Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Part IV.b, "Environments and Stacks")

This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. Last week, I was going to cover all of the reports from each of the Working Group liaisons but that turned out to be quite a wall of text, so I’m going to do them one by one, with Marcela Mašlá?ová from the Environments and Stacks Working Group this week.

Set up a wireless access point with a Raspberry Pi

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Liam Fraser (Posted by bob on May 12, 2014 6:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer, Linux, Raspberry Pi
How to wirelessly connect to your Raspberry Pi, or any existing network connected to it

Red Hat open sources ManageIQ cloud management software

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 12, 2014 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux, Red Hat
It took a while, but Red Hat has finally open-sourced its ManageIQ cloud management software as part of OpenStack.

Kim Komando: Buy a computer for less than $100

  • Shreveport Times; By Kim Komando (Posted by bob on May 11, 2014 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Mint
... Of course, a Windows 7 license will set you back $100, so you’re not saving as much as you’d hope. Instead you could try an operating system based on Linux. These are free, come with everything you need for basic computing, and will run great on older hardware. If you’re going to give this a whirl, check out Linux Mint. The MATE edition should run better than XP, in fact.

Ubuntu: 2210-1: cups-filters vulnerability

Several security issues were fixed in cups-filters. Sebastian Krahmer discovered that cups-browsed incorrectly filtered remote printer names and strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2014-2707)

Debian: 2925-1: rxvt-unicode: Summary

Phillip Hallam-Baker discovered that window property values could be queried in rxvt-unicode, resulting in the potential execution of arbitrary commands.

D-Link enters IoT space with a smart AC socket

D-Link has jumped into the IoT space, with a Linux-based smart AC power socket for IP-based monitoring and control of lights and other appliances. We all know D-Link as a maker of routers, NAS devices, surveillance cameras, and media players, but the “DSP-W215 Wi-Fi Smart Plug” represents a new milestone for the company: its entry into the brave new world of the “Intenet of Things” (IoT).

Moving towards an open source cloud with OpenStack

Over the past years, I've played a leading role in helping to bring openness to the storage industry. At Nexenta, we inherited great technology from Sun Microsystems and went to market with an open core business model. This model, and a lot else, worked well and Nexenta has been called "the most disruptive storage company of the last 10 years" in part because of the impact we had on legacy, lock-in based proprietary vendors.

What are the alternatives to Google Chrome and Firefox on Linux?

Say what you want about web browsers on Linux, I just miss Internet Explorer. No let's be serious. A great thing about Linux distributions is in general that they come packaged with a good browser. If that browser is not your favorite, you can easily install another one (and you don't necessarily need a browser […]Continue reading... The post What are the alternatives to Google Chrome and Firefox on Linux? appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install Google Chrome on Linux How to install an old version of Firefox on Linux How to browse the web anonymously with Google Chrome How to install Adobe Flash Player on Linux How to use Google Web Designer for HTML5 design on Linux

Arduino on Raspberry Pi part two

Use the power of Arduino to do otherwise impossible projects with just a Raspberry Pi alone

Wayland to be in Fedora 21

Fedora 21 has got the go ahead to properly implement GNOME in Wayland, the successor to X11. It may also end up the default display server

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support (LEMP) On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support (LEMP) On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 14.04 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP) .

Android Candy: Waze

I have a love/hate relationship with Waze. The idea of peer collaboration regarding traffic, combined with the technology to accomplish it on an enormous scale is truly amazing. Yet, every time I've used Waze myself, it's been an exercise in frustration. It has insisted I turn left off a bridge, and then it refused to reroute me when I didn't.

Implementing SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy in NGINX Web-Server

Implementing SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy in NGINX Web-Server This HOW-TO describes the process of implementing Perfect Forward Secrecy with the NGINX web-server on Debian and Ubuntu systems. The process can readily be adapted to other GNU/Linux systems.

DuckDuckGo adds video and image search

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 8, 2014 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Private, open source search engine DuckDuckGo gains video and image search in the beta, due to be implemented in normal version soon

How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora

Lately Docker has emerged as a key technology in deploying applications in the cloud environment. Compared to traditional hardware virtualization, Docker-based container sandbox provides a number of advantages in application deployment, such as lightweight isolation, deployment portability, ease of maintenance, etc. Now Red Hat is steering community efforts in streamlining the management and deployment of […]Continue reading... The post How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to manage Linux containers with Docker on Ubuntu How to set up a Subversion (SVN) server on CentOS or Fedora How to install RPM Fusion on Fedora or CentOS How to find what package a file belongs to on CentOS or Fedora How to fix yum errors on CentOS, RHEL or Fedora

Ubuntu: 2206-1: OpenStack Horizon vulnerability

OpenStack Horizon did not properly process Heat templates.

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