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News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 22, Robolinux 7.8.3 and Makulu 8.0

Diversity of different types of Linux distributions continues to be a source of strength

Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC gains embedded Linux support

The Timesys LinuxLink tool suite now supports Freescale’s i.MX6 SoloX SoC, including support for Freescale’s MQX RTOS that runs on the SoC’s Cortex-M4 MCU.

HTTPS-crippling FREAK attacks become cheaper and easier to carry out

There's more bad news surrounding the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability that came to light two weeks ago. A recently completed scan of the Internet revealed 10 percent of servers that support the underlying transport layer security protocol remain susceptible.

Fedora 22 Alpha Cloud Edition Is a Superb Choice for Running Linux in the Cloud

Fedora 22 Alpha was officially unveiled on March 10 and until now we gave you detailed information about each of its Spins, including screenshot tours for the Workstation (GNOME), KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE/Compiz editions. It is now time to talk a little about the Cloud Edition of the upcoming Fedora 22 Alpha.

StarCrawlers Available in Early Access on Steam, 25% Off

StarCrawlers is a role-playing game set in a futuristic space universe, in which you command a crew of renegades that work for various corporations, and can hunt bounties, sabotage rivals or conduct corporate espionage.

Fedora 22 Workstations new notifications

Fedora 22 Workstation will include the new GNOME 3.16 release. This release has a new notification design that’s less intrusive and easier to use.

Now accepting Google Summer of Code student applications

Attention prospective Google Summer of Code students: the student applications window has begun. If you haven’t contacted the relevant KDE subproject yet (including umbrella projects Kubuntu and Calamares) to submit your proposal for review, it is high time to do so. Take a look at our Google Summer of Code project ideas page, pick one or more of our exciting project ideas, dazzle us with your proposal and hack your way to ultimate glory this summer! A nice paycheck is also part of the deal.

Nvidia tears wraps off GeForce Titan X (again) and $10,000 GPU brain for DIY self-driving cars

  • The Register; By Chris Williams (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2015 9:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
GTC 2015 Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed the arrival of the GeForce Titan X just a few minutes ago today, dubbing it Nvi's fastest single-chip GPU to date. He also showed off two development kits: a $15,000 deep-learning system, and a $10,000 DIY self-driving car brain.

Is the Dell M3800 Linux workstation worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: Ars reviews the Dell M3800 Developer Edition laptop. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu MATE 14.10, and Recombu reviews the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone.

Spam Filtering Service had access to Hillary Clinton Emails

  • dvorak.org; By John Dvorak (Posted by keithcu on Mar 17, 2015 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Hillary Clinton used a spam filtering service MxLogic to filter her spam and viruses.

Papyrus - Notes in a Stylish Fashion

Papyrus is a free, GPL3-licensed new notes-taking application which tries to put emphasis on simplicity, with a clean, minimal interface, support for tabs, labels, and a few options to customize it. The first version, 1.0.0, is based on Qt 5 and was released earlier today.

St. Paddy's Day Special: 7 Irish open source developers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2015 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Republic of Ireland celebrates its national holiday St. Patrick's Day this week, when the rivers flow green and the Guinness flows too. This small country has produced some world-reknowned open source and free software developers, and we've rounded up a few in honor of St. Paddy's Day. read more

Linux and Linux 4.0 -- the kernel column

Jon Masters updates us as Linus contemplates Linux 4.0 and debate continues over how to handle the year 2038 ‘Y2K’ problem

State of VoIP in Linux

Like most people, I find myself using the same VoIP options everyone else is using. Thankfully, these days there are far more options available than what we might think. Today, I'll look at these options and also explore up-and-coming alternatives as well.

Linux 'Code of Conduct' is neither Code nor Conduct

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 17, 2015 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, Linux
he challenge in my view, is that that there is no code or real conduct in the patch. Rather the patch is a comment for process.

Your chance to contribute in Fedora 22 development cycle through Test days

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2015 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
On 9th December, 2014 Fedora 21 release happened, next day development team started planning for Fedora 22 release including its schedule, feature planning and meeting all around different product. Fedora […]

Red Hat 7.1 is here, CentOS 7.1 coming soon

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2015 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, Linux; Story Type: News Story
These two popular enterprise Linux server operating systems are getting an Active Directory and container friendly refresh.

How to share a directory with Samba on Fedora or CentOS

Nowadays sharing data across different computers is not something new at home or many work places. Riding on this trend, modern operating systems make it easy to share and exchange data transparently across computers via network file systems. If your work environment involves a mix of Microsoft Windows and Linux computers, one way to share […]Continue reading... The post How to share a directory with Samba on Fedora or CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to run iptables automatically after reboot on Debian How to install RPM Fusion on Fedora or CentOS How to set up Open WebMail in CentOS How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS

An open source software updating tool

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2015 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Once a piece of software is installed on a user's system, how do you keep it updated? While Linux users typically have a package management system to pull latest versions from a repository of their choice, users of other systems aren't so lucky. We have developed an open source tool to assist in this process, based on an open source protocol from Google know as Omaha. read more

Patent troll Intellectual Ventures faces off against Moto

Patent-holding giant Intellectual Ventures (IV) began enforcing some of its massive stash of patents with lawsuits in 2010. But its first case, against Motorola Mobility, ended in a mistrial last year when a jury couldn't agree on the outcome.

Now that case is teed up again with a different set of patents.

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