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"Fork Debian" Project Started In Order to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption

The Debian project decided to adopt systemd a while ago and ditch the upstart counterpart. The decision was very controversial and it's still contested by some users. Now, a new proposition has been made, to fork Debian into something that doesn't have systemd.

Rejuvenate your Fedora desktop with Moka

GNOME is cool and beautiful, and the default Adwaita theme has matured greatly since it was introduced in GNOME 3.0. In fact, the Adwaita theme in Fedora 21 is now […]

Chief Architect of Cloudera on growth of Hadoop

Doug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at Cloudera and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation. In this interview, he tells me how working on open source is more about common sense than creed and dives into open source adoption in the enterprise. Prior to his keynote at the All Things Open conference, I asked him about open sourcing Lucene, what his role is like on the board of the Apache Software Foundation, and what the open source way means to him. read more

Todd Lewis & the Evolution of ATO

A legitimate question might be: why? Why invite companies that have spent years putting roadblocks in open source’s path or that callously use open source licenses to sell proprietary software? Lewis believes this to be part of the “open” in open source, that if we truly believe in “openness’ then we should put our money where our mouths are and be as open as the proprietary crowd is closed.

Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday!

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 20, 2014 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release" on October 20, 2004. It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since then, but we are now getting ready for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn."

The Xposed Framework won't be coming to Android Lollipop for months, if at all

The popular Xposed Framework tool for modding and tweaking Android devices is not currently compatible with Android Lollipop, and technical changes to the OS mean it may never be.

Six Licks of Google's Android Lollipop

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2014 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Android; Story Type: News Story
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.

On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla

Many people say that looks don’t matter. But for many technology projects, looks can be a selling point. An attractive user interface, a well-designed website, and marketing material—even nice-looking swag goes a long way with users. Sean Martell understands this. As Art Director for Mozilla, he’s one part of a team behind Mozilla’s visual design. Lately, he’s been involved in redesigning Mozilla’s iconic logos. Instead of working behind closed doors, Martell and his colleagues have opened up the design process to get the help of the wider Mozilla community. Martell spoke with Opensource.com ahead of his talk, Open Design and the Firefox Logo, at the upcoming All Things Open conference. In this interview, Martell discusses why Mozilla went open with the design process and shares the surprising results. read more

How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux operating system and many applications create special files commonly referred to as "logs" to record their operational events. These system logs or application-specific log files are an essential tool when it comes to understanding and troubleshooting the behavior of the operating system and third-party applications. However, log files are not precisely what you would […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS How to monitor server memory usage with Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux How to monitor and troubleshoot a Linux server using sysdig

How to Install Kchmviewer 7.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Although the CHM format is not used anymore very much, and even less on Linux, there are still documents and help files which may need a dedicated application for opening these files. Kchmviewer is one of them, and it has recently been updated to version 7.1.

HandyLinux 1.7 Screenshot Tour

Announcing the release of HandyLinux 1.7, a novice-friendly distribution that features an intuitive start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks - based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0. The HandyMenu application, the distribution's main feature, has been upgraded to version 2.3; it sees the Facebook button is gone, replaced by a link to Framasoft's free services. Some of the other items in the changelog include: redesign of the browser's start page; addition of gpart and Yelp; clean-up of documentation files; addition of "social launchers" for direct access to popular social sites; addition of the Diaspora launcher; software updates to Debian 7.7.

DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

DigiKam is a free, open-source, full-fledged photo manager that blends well in KDE, and comes with very powerful tools for organizing and manipulating photographs.

Tails 1.2 : Video Review and Screenshot Tours

Tails 1.2 is released and announced by Tails developers bring with new feature and improvement. As we know, Tails is a live linux distribution based on debian and focused to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

PeaZip 5.5 Overview & Ubuntu Installation

The latest version of PeaZip, release 5.5, a powerful, open-source file archiver and compression tool, shipped today with new features for the backend, the file manager, and the extraction and archiving tools.

Nifty Free Image Viewers

There are so many image viewers that are available for Linux that it can make selection difficult. Here's a small selection and a review of each.

Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Arrives in a Few Days

Canonical is preparing to release Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) this week and the operating system has just passed the Final Freeze point.

Organizer Confirms Both POSSCON and ‘Great Wide Open’ in 2015

As it turns out, neither rumor was correct. A few days back, Todd Lewis, the Executive Director-Columbia for IT-oLogy, told FOSS Force that both events are very much on the slate for 2015. “We’ll be doing POSSCON and Great Wide Open in 2015,” he wrote in an email. “We’ll announce dates at All Things Open [(ATO), another open source conference hosted by IT-oLogy] and both will take place in the spring. The Call for Speakers for both events will be open and we encourage anyone with an interest to submit a talk and participate.”

Firefox Hello Not Working and Mozilla Claims the Bug is Invalid

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2014 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla announced the Firefox 34 Beta release on October 17 and a key highlight is the new Firefox Hello feature. Firefox Hello is supposed to enable users to simply use the browser to be able to call each other.

Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'

Linux Lord Linus Torvalds has admitted that his tendency to use strong language has alienated other members of the Linux community. In a Q&A with Intel's chief Linux and open source chap Dirk Hohndel at LinuxCon Europe in Düsseldorf on Wednesday, Torvalds was asked what he'd do differently if given the chance.

Open source moves from accepted to expected

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 19, 2014 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Dwight Merriman is executive chairman and co-founder of MongoDB, an open source document database. Prior to MongoDB, Dwight was co-founder of DoubleClick and Panther Express (CDNetworks). He will give a keynote at the upcoming All Things Open conference in Raleigh this year. In this interview, I asked him a few questions about open source, MongoDB's business model, the challenges of hiring developers, and more. Dwight discusses open source and how it has moved from being accepted to expected.

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