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7 books every community manager should read

For my very first OSCON session this year, I got to attend the Community Management Workshop hosted by Jono Bacon. As an avid reader, the best part of this talk was the list of reading materials Jono provided. If you're interested in managing a great community and/or being a great leader, these materials are worth a look. read more

A quiz to gauge your commitment to open source

At OSCON this year, Jared Smith of Bluehost spoke about how our companies can become good open source citizens. At ByWater Solutions, my job involves engaging in community outreach and getting everyone more involved, so this was a great session for me to attend. read more

Ubuntu Touch Transforms into a PC with Just a Bluetooth Mouse

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 24, 2015 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has been talking about convergence for a long time, and we've had some examples along the way, like apps that work both on mobile and PC desktops. It's now possible to observe convergence at a much deeper level, for the entire operating system.

A look at Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2015 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A design competition for Elon Musk's revolutionary open source Hyperloop transportation concept will take place in 2016, the SpaceX CEO and founder announced last month. read more

POLL - 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

I am sure all of you remember the 7/7/2015 post 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons. We all discussed the post in the comments and I really appreciate that LinuxAndUbuntu readers took part in discussion, mentioned their favorite(s) DE and also took poll. Today I'm going to reveal the poll taken by our readers and also the most liked DE in Comments.Polls

OSCON: From the Expo Floor

OSCON resembles that Bonnaroo without the mosh pit (though now that I’ve written that, let’s see if something like that appears in Austin next year). But along with the camaraderie there’s also an element of “high school reunion” in the mix.

GPS Navigation App Gets New and Important Features on Ubuntu Touch

GPS navigation is an important function for any smartphone, but there wasn't anything for Ubuntu Touch until recently. As it happens, an application that's called just that, GPS Navigation, has been released a few weeks back and now a new major update has been made available.

Chinese firm introduces its X1 stick PC

Shenzhen-based electronics firm Pipo introduces its X1 stick PC, which can run either Android, or Windows 10. The X1 stick PC was first unveiled at Computex last month. The PC stick looks broadly similar to the ECS PCoS – Intel Compute Stick, which was introduced nearly 2 months ago.

We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec

Linux-for-cloud head rejects pioneer's claim of a 'lost soul'. The OpenStack Foundation’s executive director has defended the community project’s growing corporatisation following criticism from a colleague and lead pioneer.…

Researchers Enlist Machine Learning In Malware Detection

No sandbox required for schooling software to speedily spot malware, researchers will demonstrate at Black Hat USA. In 100 milliseconds or less, researchers are now able to determine whether a piece of code is malware or not -- and without the need to isolate it in a sandbox for analysis.

Ubuntu Touch to Soon Get a New Mir Version

Canonical works on a few Ubuntu Touch branches at all times, besides the current stable one that everyone can get. From the looks of it, the development one is based on the new Wily Werewolf, and it's receiving some interesting changes.

Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change.

Synfig Studio Open-Source 2D Animation App Gets Minor Improvements and Bugfixes

Konstantin Dmitriev announced the release of the first maintenance release for Synfig Studio, an open source, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software that can be used for producing feature-film quality animations.

Rugged Broadwell Type 6 COM loads up on USB, PCIe

Arbor is launching an Ubuntu-ready Type 6 Compact module with a dual-core 5th Gen Core CPU, -40 to 85?C operation, 12 USB ports, and eight PCIe slots. Arbor Technology’s new “EmETXe-i88U0″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module adopts Intel’s latest 5th Generation Core line using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture. This first generation of Broadwell Core […]

A guide for community management from Jono Bacon

My first session at OSCON this year was hosted by Jono Bacon on community management. read more

How to run DOS applications in Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2015 7:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Chances are that most of you reading along those lines have started your “adventure” in computers through DOS. Although this long deprecated operating system is only running in our memories anymore, it will always hold a special place in our hearts. That said, some of you may still want to drink a sip of nostalgia or show your kids what old days were like by running some MS-DOS applications on your Linux distribution.

OSCON: Purism Respects Your Rights & Freedom

At OSCON, Purism has on hand the Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops – the numbers designating the screen size (13-inch and 15-inch, respectively) — which are both designed, chip-by-chip and line-by-line to respect your rights to privacy, security and freedom, which is Purism’s philosophy.

Steam for Linux Now Has More than 1,300 Games

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 23, 2015 5:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is clear that Steam for Linux is here to stay, and proof of that is that the Steam library of the open source platform has just passed 1,300 titles.

OpenSSH keyboard-interactive authentication brute force vulnerability (MaxAuthTries bypass)

  • kingcopes's blag (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2015 4:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
OpenSSH has a default value of six authentication tries before it will close the connection (the ssh client allows only three password entries per default). With this vulnerability an attacker is able to request as many password prompts limited by the “login graced time” setting, that is set to two minutes by default.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule posted

?The Linux Foundation posted a schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 (Oct. 5-7), and expanded its training into India. The Linux Foundation, which bills itself as “the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development,” revealed keynote speakers and a full schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and […]

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