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Linux Mint expects to switch to systemd next year

Despite recent reports suggesting the contrary, Linux Mint isn’t committed to avoiding systemd, the controversial project taking Linux by storm. In fact, Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint’s project leader, expects the next major releases of Linux Mint to use systemd by default. No, Linux Mint isn’t switching to systemd immediately. The Linux Mint 17.x series and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 will continue to use Upstart and SysV init, with systemd available as an option you can choose yourself.

Oracle proposes to deliver of Java 9 SDK on September 22nd, 2016

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on May 14, 2015 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Oracle
Oracle's chief architect of the Java Platform Group, Mark Reinhold, has outlined a “proposed schedule for JDK 9” that will see it delivered on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with New Tab-Based Preferences

Earlier this month, we were happy to show you a first look at the number one feature of the Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, the new tab-based preferences page that several other modern web browsers already had built-in for some time now.

Tor Cloud Shut Down Amid Lack of Support

The Tor Project has shuttered its cloud proxy service citing security vulnerabilities, usability bugs and a lack of resources. Tor offers its users the capacity to surf the Web anonymously, bouncing traffic through a series of relay servers so that no observer at any point can tell where that user's traffic is traveling to or coming from.

Why tools like Docker, Vagrant, and Ansible are hotter than ever

The complexity of application stacks keeps going up. Way, way up. Application stacks have always been complicated, but never like this. There are so many services, so many tools, so much more compute power available, so many new techniques to try, and always the desire, and the pressure, to solve problems in newer and cooler and more elegant ways.

DigiKam 4.10.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivative Systems

digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.10.0 with 16 bug fixes. Developers main focus is on digiKam 5.0 release, as it is supposed to be a major release of digiKam.

New Linux Nvidia Stable Drivers Improve Texture Transfers

Nvidia has just announced that a new Linux driver has been released in the Long-Lived branch, fixing just a few issues and bringing better texture transfers.

3 big lessons I learned from running an open source company

  • Opensource.com; By Grant Ingersoll (Posted by bob on May 14, 2015 12:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
It all sounds so straightforward: Put your code up on GitHub or start/join a project at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), build a community of like-minded individuals, start a company, take in some funding, and then IPO. Or maybe not.

Elasticsearch Honeypot Snares 8,000 Attacks Against RCE Vulnerability

Hackers have taken an interest in Elasticsearch, a popular enterprise search engine. A researcher based in Texas, whose own Elasticsearch server was hacked, today published results collated from a honeypot he built to get a sense of how widespread attacks are against the vulnerability that did in his server.

HP to Sell Notebooks and All-in-One PCs with Ubuntu in Russia

HP is one of the big companies that provide users with computers that came with Ubuntu pre-installed, and now those PCs are going to be sold in Russia as well.

For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 13, 2015 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Don't think you're vulnerable? You might want to double check that.

The death of Foresight Linux

In today's open source roundup: Foresight Linux has died. Plus: Must-have apps and extensions for Chrome OS. And Mystery Moto phones with QHD screens.

Tails 1.4 Screencast and Screenshots

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.4, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu

  • ITworld; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on May 13, 2015 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu has been making big promises since 2011 when they chose Unity to be at the center of their universe. And while they failed to deliver on Ubuntu TV or Ubuntu for Android, they've got other tricks up their sleeves.

From Windows XP to Linux: Adding to the List

Starting with the simple premise — lost on some FOSS elitists (and you know who you are) — that most Windows XP users are actually people of average intelligence or better, and not digital Neanderthals who need to be shown where the on-button is, the path from Windows XP to Linux is somewhat simple.

Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on May 13, 2015 5:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Samsung unveiled a series of IoT-focused “Artik” SoCs and modules, including dual- and octa-core COMs that integrate wireless radios and run Yocto Linux. After Samsung acquired home automation hub vendor SmartThings, we imagined it would quickly convert the RTOS-based system to Tizen Linux. Instead the Gen 2 SmartThings hub announced in January ran another Linux […]

Snappy Ubuntu Linux Now Used in Networking, Refrigerators

With its number of uses growing, the Snappy Ubuntu Core Linux operating system is now coming to network switches and refrigerators.

Canonical tips Snappy projects involving Acer, GE, Microsoft

Canonical announced collaborative, cloud-oriented IoT projects using the lightweight Ubuntu Snappy OS with Acer (aBeing One), GE (ChillHub), and Microsoft. In January, When Canonical announced its lightweight, IoT-oriented Snappy version of its Ubuntu Core OS, it was revealed that Snappy was baked into the Ninja Sphere home automation hub, as well as a special version […]

News: Linux Top 3: Tails 1.4, 4MLinux 12 and TinyCore Linux 6.2

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on May 13, 2015 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Minor updates abound for interesting distros

Wireshark 1.12.5 Officially Released, Still the World’s Most Popular Network Analyzer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 13, 2015 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wireshark, the world's most popular open-source, cross-platform, and free network analyzer software, has been updated to version 1.12.5, a release that fixes numerous issues, patches important security vulnerabilities, and updates protocol support.

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