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UberStudent 4.1 Screenshot Tour

I'm delighted to announce the release of UberStudent 4.1 'Epicurus'. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for everyone, especially higher education and advanced secondary students, people who teach them, and their schools. It is designed for Linux beginners while being equally satisfying to advanced users. System: Ubuntu 14.04 long-term support release base (with updates applied up to Jan 15, 2015), Supported until April 2019. What's New? All known installation and other bugs have been fixed; robust EFI support; much faster boot time; cleaner, faster code throughout; UberStudent Panel Changer to switch between a traditional two-panel desktop (like GNOME 2) and a one-panel desktop.

Filtering IMAP mail with imapfilter

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Jan 18, 2015 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
I have several email accounts at different providers. Most of them don't offer filtering capabilites like Sieve, or only their own non exportable rule system (Google Apps). My mail client of choice, Thunderbird, has filtering capabilities but my phone has not and I don't want to leave my machine running Thunderbird all the time since it gets quite slow with huge mailboxes. Imapfilter is a mail filtering utility written in Lua which connects to one or more IMAP accounts and filters on the server using IMAP queries. It is a lightweight command line utility, the configuration can be versioned and is simple text and it is very fast.

Linus Torvalds and the cults of niceness and diversity

Linus is in the headlines again, this time he’s in hot water for not being “nice” enough. He’s also had to explain himself regarding “diversity” in open source, etc. in a statement he sent to Ars Technica.

Scary code of the week: Valve Steam cleans Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

  • The Register; By Shaun Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2015 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Steam
Dodgy shell script triggers classic rm -rf / Linux desktop gamers should know of a bug in Valve's Steam client that will, if you're not careful, delete all files on your PC belonging to your regular user account.

The future of Steam Machines, Scrabble in 3D, and more

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the future of the Steam Machine, a new twist on classic board game Scrabble, and Linux titles Nosgoth and Pillars of Eternity! Open gaming roundup Week of January 10 - 17, 2015.

Cloud 5: Cloud value, Cloud IaaS frenzied pace, Pricing war chart

This week, we look at the cloud pricing war in one chart, try to understand how hybrid clouds are a key evolutionary step for cloud computing and explore a report on where cloud value lies versus on-premises investment.

Set up LVMiSCSI cinder backend for RDO Juno on Fedora 21 for Two Node Cluster (Controller&&Network and Compute)

During RDO Juno set up on Fedora 21 Workstation service target is deactivated on boot up, and tgtd is started (versus CentOS 7 installation procedure) , what requires some additional efforts to tune LVMiSCSI cinder back end on newest Fedora release.

You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2015 7:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It's a post-post-post PC world After such a banner year of Linux releases it might seem overly pessimistic to pause and ask this question: is there a future beyond this?…

Xen hypervisor v4.5 is slimmer and timelier

An update of the open-source Xen Hypervisor to v4.5 brings reduced footprint, increased power efficiency, and new “experimental” real-time services. According to an announcement on the Xen Hypervisor project’s blog, the version 4.5 release brings 43 major new features and includes the most updates in the project’s history. Of particular interest to designers of embedded […]

Movie DRM fails again as Oscar DVD screeners appear on torrent sites

Remember when the entertainment industry was thrilled about its temporary defeat of the Pirate Bay? Well, the victory – such as it was – hasn’t stopped the pirates from removing the DRM that was supposed to protect this years Oscar movie screeners. Yep, the pirates simply stripped the watermarking and uploaded the files anyway to many other torrent sites.

ToleranUX: Satirical Linux fork mocks calls for open source diversity

On Friday, following comments made by Linux legend Linus Torvalds about diversity in the open source development community, a new Linux fork went online at Github, apparently to mock diversity advocates. Dubbed ToleranUX, the fork, created by a one-day-old Github account called The Feminist Software Foundation, was announced with a lengthy diatribe full of over-the-top mockery of feminist and diversity movements within the tech sector.

Fedora 21 review: Linux’s sprawliest distro finds a new focus

Like most Linux distros, Fedora is a massive, sprawling project. Frankly, it's sprawl-y to the point that it has felt unfocused and a bit lost at times. Just what is Fedora? The distro has served as a kind of showcase for GNOME 3 ever since GNOME 3 hit the beta stage. So Fedora in theory is meant to target everyday users, but at the same time the project pours tremendous energy into building developer tools like DevAssistant. Does that make Fedora a developer distro? A newbie-friendly GNOME showcase? A server distro? An obscure robotics distro?

How to block Facebook access on Linux desktop

In this config you can find an easy and cheap solution on how to block Facebook.com on any Linux desktop using /etc/hosts file. This is not a bulletproof solution but should help as a first level privacy protection for your kids, your self or should aid if your students do not pay enough attention in the class.

Audiosurf 2 appears on Linux!

The sequel to the puzzle racer Audiosurf is now in the early-access phase and is also available for Linux.

Not Just Linux: DigitalOcean Adds FreeBSD Cloud Hosting Option

Cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean has added FreeBSD, the open source, Unix-like operating system, as another option on its SSD-powered cloud hosting platform, alongside Linux.

A coincidence? Mozilla teams unite during work week

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Mozilla's Portland coincidental work week was an example of perfect collaboration between staff and community members.

Linus Torvalds responds to Ars about diversity, niceness in open source

On Thursday, Linux legend Linus Torvalds sent a lengthy statement to Ars Technica responding to statements he made in Auckland, New Zealand earlier that day about diversity and "niceness" in the open source sector.

Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

An open letter to computer makers about how I want an Ubuntu notebook. I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to look nice. I want it to cost $300 to $450.

Top 5: A world record, tools for project management, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2015 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Welcome to the Opensource.com weekly Top 5! Every week, I check out the stats and chatter to see what stories have been most popular with our readers this week. Last week, we filmed a short preview video that we shared on social media to give you a prep for the full-length video that is on our YouTube channel.

Why some Apple customers run Linux on Macbooks instead of OS X

In today's open source roundup: Why Apple's Macbooks are popular with some Linux users. Plus: Ars reviews Fedora 21, and should you use Linux or BSD?

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