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The last seconds are ticking off the U.S. IPv4 network clock

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2015 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the nonprofit group that manages Internet addresses for Canada, most Caribbean countries, and the United States, announced that it has activated its Unmet Request Policy. What that means is that there are no longer enough IPv4 address blocks available for the demand.

Top 5: Linux lifestyle, Netflix big data, Etsy, OpenStack and more

This week, Opensource.com began two new series. A couple from our OSCON speaker interview series made it into the Top 5 this week, but none quite hit the mark from our Mid-Year series. The Mid-Year series is comprised of some fun roundups, so here's the full collection for your reading pleasure.

RC 1 released of Kodi 15.0

Release Candidate 1 of Kodi 15.0 is released. According to the Kodi developers it is a “clean-up” edition, with a couple of nice (new) features. Kodi is now also available in the Google Play store for Android.

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

  • The Intercept; By Morgan Marquis-Boire, Glenn Greenwald, and Micah Lee (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 11:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The NSA’s XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people’s Internet searches, emails, documents, usernames and passwords, and other private communications. XKEYSCORE is fed a constant flow of Internet traffic from fiber optic cables that make up the backbone of the world’s communication network, among other sources, for processing.

Popular VPNs leak data, don't offer promised privacy and anonymity

  • net-security.org (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Virtual Private Network (VPN) services can be used for circumventing Internet censorship and accessing blocked content, but researchers warn that you shouldn't believe the companies' claims that they offer privacy and anonymity.

Project Ascension Video Shows Unifying Client for Steam, uPlay, and Origin

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 3, 2015 8:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Project Ascension is a new open source project that aims to bring together all the major stores like Steam, Origin, and uPlay under one application. After numerous mockups and suggestions from the community, we finally have an official video that shows the progress made so far.

Install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 15.04 server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Jul 3, 2015 6:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 15.04 server

Atom 1.0 from GitHub, the new R consortium, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Atom 1.0 from GitHub, the new R consortium, and more!

Where are they now? 5 open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last year Opensource.com named the Top 10 open source projects of 2014. And, six months later, we wonder where they are today? From the articles written by our authors and published on Opensource.com, we have an update about five of the projects from our Top 10 list. Do you have something to share about one of the other five? Let us know. You can also share with us in the comments below, or on Twitter @opensourceway. read more

Kodi 15.0 Isengard RC1 Is a Massive Update, Uses FFmpeg 2.6.2

Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that carried the XBMC name up until a few months ago, has been upgraded once more, and the first RC for the 15.0 Isengard version is now available for download.

How to install and configure Postfix on Debian

  • https://vpsineu.com; By VPSinEU.com (Posted by vpsineu on Jul 3, 2015 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure Postfix on your Debian VPS.In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure Postfix on your Debian VPS.

What to know before transitioning your team to Git

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is into something, she's all in, and then she shares what she learns. For example, she doesn't just use Drupal, she wrote a couple of books about learning Drupal, and she created—and shared—a knitting pattern for Drupal socks. Using Drupal is how Emma Jane got started using Git. read more

Ubuntu on a Stick, Cascadia’s Best & More…

Sean Michael Kerner reported yesterday on IT Business Edge that Ubuntu has earned its way onto Intel’s Compute Stick platform. The Compute Stick, a small form factor powered by a quad-core Atom processor with a USB port and a micro-SD card slot, can be plugged into any HDMI TV and — voila! — you have yourself a computing device. Once the sole domain of Windows 8.1, the Intel Compute Stick will use the year-old Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution.

Reddit moderators in revolt, Reddit on lockdown

In today's open source roundup: Reddit moderators strike back against the site's management. Plus: Voat.co slammed with traffic, asks for bitcoin donations. And Voat.co redditors discuss the new onslaught of Reddit traffic.

Firefox 39 Arrives After a Three-Day Delay

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 3, 2015 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has finally released the stable version of Firefox 39 after it delayed the launch for a couple of days. It's not a major release, but it does have a few interesting features and quite a few bug fixes.

How to edit your kernel boot parameters on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Changing or editing your kernel boot parameters is very important when you want to fix an issue that causes errors during boot, or test a new feature, activate a different driver, or disable a feature on your system. These parameters are stored as text, in the boot loader's configuration file which the kernel parses during the init process.

Code bug breaks engine off-switch, sparks recall of 433,000 Ford cars

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 4:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Turning it off and on again not possible until a dealer fixes it Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines.…

Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In recent weeks, the Braswell SoCs have also shown up on COM Express modules from Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell, on a Qseven COM from Congatec, and on a 3.5-inch SBC from Nexcom. Last week we rounded up a dozen Mini-ITX boards that all use the Braswell chips.

New Sharing Features in Firefox

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2015 12:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Whichever social network you choose, it’s undeniable that being social is a key part of why you enjoy the Web. Firefox is built to put you in control, including making it easier to share anything you like on the Web’s … Continue reading

Confirmed stupid: A patent on firewalls, circa 2000

Last month, the EFF faced down a lawsuit claiming that one of its "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog posts illegally defamed the inventor, a patent lawyer named Scott Horstemeyer. Days after the lawsuit became public, it was dropped.

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