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The U.S. Government and Open Standards: A Tale of Personal Woe

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 26, 2016 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Government organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere should prefer open source software and open standards over proprietary applications like Adobe Acrobat Reader.

How to configure your gamepad on Ubuntu

Linux is maybe the least popular platform for gamers, however the interest to set up and configure gamepads on it has sparked, especially since Valve's decision to make multiple game titles available for Linux on Steam. In this quick guide, I will showcase how to disable xpad, how to replace it with more capable drivers, and how to calibrate and configure your gamepad on Linux.

Weather forecasting supercomputer gets a $36m upgrade

Cray has signed a $36m deal to upgrade and expand the supercomputers used by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

My Linux Story: The Big Switch

It recently occurred to me that I've been running Linux on my computers for about thirteen years. I'll be the first to admit, it doesn't seem all that long ago. But as I reflected upon my switch over to Linux, I began to realize that there wasn't a single event that pushed me over to the Linux desktop. In reality, it was a series of events and discoveries. This article will explain how my switch to Linux came to pass.

Will 2016 Be Red Hat Inc.'s Best Year Yet?

  • The Motley Fool (; By Anders Bylund (Posted by jdixon on Jan 26, 2016 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
A analysis of Red Hat's (the company and the stock) prospects for the upcoming year

Firefox Can Now Get Push Notifications From Your Favorite Sites

Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux now lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites if you give them permission. This is similar to Web notifications, except now you can receive notifications for websites even when they’re not loaded … Continue reading

Visit Brussels and learn about open source at FOSDEM 2016

Every January, more than 5,000 free and open source enthusiasts from around the world flock to a humble university campus in Brussels, Belgium, for a weekend of talks, discussions, and open source projects. FOSDEM stands for Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting, and it's one of the largest community-organized events in Europe. read more

Ghosts in the Linux Machine

So armed with some information and just as much misinformation, I set out to study the options open to us Linux users. I mean, in my heart of hearts, I didn’t think that virus and malware threats are near as prevalent on Linux as they are on Windows, but it turns out that several antivirus companies did not agree, to the point that they created antivirus programs for Linux too. And just about the time I began to despair at the number of choices I had and the amount of research that would be necessary to get the best protection available, it came to me….

Student-run help desk introduces teens to Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2016 7:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I was the first young woman to join the Penn Manor High School Student Help Desk, an independent study course where we learn about software, hardware, technical support, and customer service skills. Every day, we help our classmates when they have issues with their school laptops. I joined in the spring of 2015, but I feel like I've been here forever. read more

Solus 1.1 to Land Really Soon, Users Needed to Test AMD GPU Drivers

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 26, 2016 6:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Solus operating system is now available in a stable form, and its developers are preparing to release the first point release.

Install and Configure ProFTPD (FTP Server) on Fedora 23

ProFTPD is an Open Source FTP server in Unix like operating System. ProFTPD stands for “Professional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) daemon” and comes under GPL License.

Show us the source code! People should be able to peak under the hood -- FTC commish

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2016 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Worried about privacy, security? McSweeny has an answer FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny supports the idea of giving people access to the source code to stuff to ensure better security and privacy in the era of the internet of things.…

Here's What's New in the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Update for Ubuntu Phones

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 26, 2016 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Touch developers at Canonical are not wasting any time, and they've just published the official release notes for the soon-to-be-released OTA-9 software update for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

Quark-based gateway trio aims to bring IoT to the masses

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2016 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Aaeon unveiled a new Linux enabled, Quark-based IoT Gateway design that’s intended to both popularize and ease the setup of Internet of Things installations. The AIOT-QA, AIOT-QG, and AIOT-QM gateways are based on a common internal design but offered in three configurations, two models aimed at commercial and industrial indoor applications, and a third intended […]

Debian GNU/Linux 8.3 "Jessie" Now Available for Download, Live DVDs Coming Soon

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 26, 2016 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
We reported earlier the official release of the third stable update in the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" series of Linux kernel-based operating systems, Debian 8.3.

Are Codes of Conduct dangerous to open source software development?

Codes of Conduct have often been pushed to create "safer" environments, while opponents sometimes find such codes repressive and suffocating. But are Codes of Conduct a real danger to the development of open source software?

Thousands of gamers' passwords easily cracked in 3 minutes

Every year SplashData releases a list of the world's worst passwords, and for the last five years that list hasn't changed much. While the list is an amusing look at password blunders, the real lessons are in how and why those passwords exist in the first place. Salted Hash has collected some raw data in order to help clarify some of these lessons.

42 Best Free Linux Video Software

There is an excellent set of free, open source video software available on the Linux platform which is both fully featured and mature. Become a digital video editing master, turn your Linux machine into a Home Theatre box are two options that are explored in this article.

BlackArch Linux Expands Its Roster of Tools for Security Research

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 25, 2016 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Arch
If having more tools is better for security, then the latest release of the BlackArch Linux distribution will be warmly received by security researchers. Version 2016.01.10 of BlackArch Linux, which was released on Jan. 10, boasts more than 30 new security tools, bringing the total number of security tools to 1,330. BlackArch is a security-focused operating system that is based on the Arch Linux distribution.

New Outreachy interns, NFV deployment growth, and more OpenStack news

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 25, 2016 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

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