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Linux and Windows Are Heading Towards a War That Microsoft Will Lose

The "battle" between Windows and Linux is more of a fictional one, and it has been raging on for the past couple of decades. It wasn't really a battle, despite what each side was saying, but that will undoubtedly change when Linux clearly becomes a force to be reckoned with.

Why a Rolling Release Model is the Way to Go for Any OS

In the last year or so, I've noticed that rolling-release distributions are becoming more and more popular among Linux users, and even big names like Ubuntu are considering the switch to a rolling update development model.

A look back at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack Summit's numerous panels, keynotes, and annoucements drove a good bit of coverage last week; here's our pick for the top ten articles covering the various events.

Open source data integration with Karma

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data. I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub. read more

How to do simple screencasting on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many screencasting solutions for Linux users to choose from nowadays and more tools pop out every day to cover this special need. Although many suffer from performance issues, especially when used to capture in game action, there are many good pieces of software like the simple to use and versatile Simple Screen Recorder.

Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 25, 2015 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell is one of the biggest companies that sell PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu, and now they are also featuring a tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on your Dell machines.

Is your open source security software less secure?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2015 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Your secure software is open source; doesn't that make it less secure?" This is a recurring question that we get at Benetech about Martus, our free, strongly encrypted tool for secure collection and management of sensitive information built and provided by the Benetech Human Rights Program. It's an important question for us and for all of our peers developing secure software in today's post-Snowden environment of fear and worry about surveillance. We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it's also essential for it. read more

Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux's Anaconda Installer to be Ported to Python 3

It was recently brought to our attention that the text-mode and graphical installer used in the well-known Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Linux operating systems will be soon ported to the Python 3 programming language.

Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open Source ioT Development Board That Runs Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2015 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
After introducing you to Lemon Pi, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the ground up to be embedded in a product.

Factory reset FAILS in 500 MEEELLION Android phones

Cambridge boffins recovered crypto keys, plus Google and Facebook tokens. Cambridge University boffins Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson say half a billion Android phones could have data recovered and Google accounts compromised thanks to flaws in the default wiping feature.

Cinnamon 2.6 is Coming Very Soon, Here's How to Install It in Linux Mint Right Now

Clement Lefebvre announced that we can install the Beta release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment right now in the Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 operating systems.

Staff Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com

To celebrate the greatness that is open hardware, our team gathered once again, as we did last year, for a Staff Open Hardware Day at Red Hat Tower.

UK Government Analyzes Ubuntu 14.04 Security

The UK government releases every year a security guidance that details various problems and security problems that are identified in systems used by the authorities. They also revealed some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although it's not something major.

OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware

  • PCC mobile broadband (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 6:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The OPNFV project, a collaborative project at the Linux Foundation has todate gathered around 100 developers from service providers and commercial suppliers to collaborate on the development of a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform for NFV.

LayerOne Hardware Hacking Village

  • Hackaday; By Brian Benchoff (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Go to DEFCON and you’ll stand in line for five hours to get a fancy electronic badge you’ll be showing to your grandchildren some day. Yes, at DEFCON, you buy your hacker cred. LayerOne is not so kind to the technically inept. At LayerOne, you are given a PCB, bag of parts, and are told to earn your hacker cred by soldering tiny QFP and SOT-23 chips by hand.

Steam isn’t helping gaming grow on Linux, usage drops

  • Geek; By Ryan Whitwam (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The rise of Linux on the desktop is always just around the corner, right? Most recently it was Valve’s new focus on Steam-powered Linux gaming that was supposed to boost the open source OS to new heights. However, the most recent Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows a big drop for Linux.

Postgresql - There is JavaScript in my Stored Proc! Best of the NoSQL and SQL Worlds

  • Jumping Bean; By Mark Clarke (Posted by mxc on May 24, 2015 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
An post on Postgresql's JSON data type and JavaScript support from Jumping Bean, a Postgresql consulting and training firm.

You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2015 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Arch
I don't know why, but I always had this desire of installing new operating systems and discover by myself how they work, how software packages are installed, removed, updated, and how they differ from other OSes.

Filesystem issue solved in Linux Kernel 4.1-rc5

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 24, 2015 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
As reported yesterday a serious bug is present in Linux Kernel 4.0.x which is related to filesystem corruption. Developer Neil Brown released a fix to solve this issue.

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

After only three days from the last kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical published today details about a recent security flaw that was patched in the Linux kernel packages of the distribution.

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