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Aligning Democratic Candidates with Open Source Software OSes

If candidates for the Democratic nomination in the presidential election used Linux or another open source operating system, which distribution would it be?

Docker: Installation and Basic usage on Ubuntu 15.04

Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. This tutorial shows the installation of Docker on Ubuntu 15.04 and the first steps to get started with Docker container management.

Astro Pi Is the Name of the Raspberry Pi 2 That's Going to Space

A Raspberry Pi 2 is going to space, but for that it need to undergo some serious testing. It's going to use the most awesome case you've ever seen, and it's all happening very soon.

Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA | TechCrunch

You might not have known, but the NSA -- yes, that NSA -- has a Tech Transfer Program. When it transferred the tech that became Apache NiFi to open source last year, the engineers who had been working on the project launched their own startup. Hortonworks bought it today and is folding it into its company.

Oracle, still clueless about security

  • Computerworld; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle's chief security officer, Mary Ann Davidson, recently ticked off almost everyone in the security business. She proclaimed that you had to do security "expertise in-house because security is a core element of software development and you cannot outsource it."

Wileyfox Phones: SD card, no bloatware, Cyanogen, big battery? Yes to all!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OK Register readers, shout in unison: ‘sign us up’ New British mobe maker Wileyfox has launched a pair of Cyanogen OS phones.…

Boycott Lenovo?

Many of you may remember that in 2005, Sony tried a similar method of stopping music “theft” by including a back door or rootkit via music CDs released under the Sony/BMG label. The main reason for planting this nefarious code on your computer was so it could phone home to Sony and report your proclivity for sharing certain Sony/BMG label CDs. It was also supposed to stop the copying of CDs, although Linux ignored the sneaky bytes and copied CDs anyway. When caught, Sony had the absolute and pure audacity to claim they had every right to insure the security on their investment by planting a rootkit on your computer.

Vodafone rocks the bloat with demands for vanilla Android

You want plain, colourless Lollipops, have them, says Motorola Vodafone wants to sell Android phones which are as close to stock (as Google intended) as possible, and the red company's favourite device for this is the Moto G.…

Build a network router and firewall with Fedora 22 and systemd-networkd

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 4:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
One of my favorite features of Fedora 22 is systemd-networkd and all of the new features that came with it in recent systemd versions. The configuration files are easy to read, bridging is simple, and tunnels are resilient. I’ve recently... Continue Reading →

Why everyone must play a part in improving IoT privacy

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Aug 25, 2015 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Eisenhower Fellow, Dr. David A. Bray, shares why he believes that a cyber “public health” approach might be needed to address the exponential impacts of an Internet of Everything future.

The open source movement needs folk songs

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I was young child, my family lived in New Delhi, India. My dad worked for UNICEF, and every summer our family would head up to the Himalayan mountains to escape New Delhi's scorching heat. At that higher altitude, in the cool mountain evenings, we'd gather around large bonfires with other expatriates, missionaries, and do-gooders. Assembled together in this way, we'd break out guitars and sing songs from the Civil Rights movement—occurring several thousand miles away. I was four years old at the time (in 1964), but I can remember it as if it were yesterday. read more

IoT server is loaded with Linux “Candi”

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Logic Supply’s Atom N2800 based “CC150″ industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls. The CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server is designed for “managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with Internet of Things devices,” says […]

Like open source software, a book is more than its content

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since launching the The Open Organization in June, I've received questions about why we chose to distribute the book via a traditional publisher. Some have wondered why we didn't release the book with a Creative Commons license so people could remix, redistribute, and even translate the book as they wanted. Others wondered why we didn't crowdfund it so its audience could be more tied to its success. Several have asked why we didn't simply release the book online as a free download. read more

Robotics powered by Raspberry Pi, running on Ubuntu Touch

Project MrRobot is an Ubuntu Mobile app with voice, touch and shake control to interact with the (arduino based) Rapiro robot, running on a Raspberry Pi.

Happy 24th birthday, Linux kernel

Can you believe Linux is celebrating 24 years already? It was on this day, August 25, back in 1991 when a young Linus Torvalds made his now-legendary announcement on the comp.os.minix newsgroup: Hello everybody out there using minix - read more

How to set up a system status page of your infrastructure

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
If you are a system administrator who is responsible for critical IT infrastructure or services of your organization, you will understand the importance of effective communication in your day-to-day tasks. Suppose your production storage server is on fire. You want your entire team on the same page in order to resolve the issue as fast […]Continue reading...

Is Linux Right For You?

Not everyone should opt for Linux -- for many users, remaining with Windows or OSX is the better choice.

Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 4

To wrap up the KDE Incubator success stories, here's a bit from the Kdenlive folks. Kdenlive, one of the rare free-as-in-speech video editors, started its life more than 12 years ago using KDE3 libraries. At that time, it was mostly the effort of a single person—coding, fixing bugs, publishing releases, managing the website...

Introducing MrRobot, Ubuntu Touch App Enabled Robotics Powered by Raspberry Pi

Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to a brand-new project developed during the Ubuntu ShenZhen hackathon by Joseph Wang. It is called MrRobot, just like the TV show we taked about in a couple of articles.

CrunchBang++ 1.0 Screenshot Tour

CrunchBang++ 1.0 is available. CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian's non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution, based on newer Debian 8 (Jessie) packages and built around the minimal and lightweight Openbox window manager. CrunchBang++ is also known as CBPP or #!++ or CrunchBang Plus Plus.

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