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Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

  • The Register; By John Leyden (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Freenode's IRC server was compromised and passwords were likely sniffed by unidentified hackers, prompting a warning to users that they should reset their passwords as a precaution.

5 great apps backed with open data has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public interactions, and new ideas (from any interaction) are cross-posted and entered in Github. These are tracked openly and completed to milestones for full transparency. We also recently redesigned the website at through usability testing and open engagement on Github. read more

How to lobby for open source and Linux in schools

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live. read more

Linux Mint 17.1 to Be Called "Rebecca"

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 15, 2014 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint developers have decided to announce the name of the next version of their distro, 17.1, and it's going to be "Rebecca."

Open source datacenter computing with Apache Mesos

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize. read more

Running KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE

This tutorial describes how to install KDE Plasma 5 framework on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition.

How to monitor online prices on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Anyone who does a bit of online shopping knows that one of the most important rules to get the best deal possible is to look for the product you want on multiple shopping platforms. For example, buying a used book on Amazon is easy, and buying the same on eBay might be cheaper. You also […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor online prices on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

WikiLeaks names NSW Police as FinFisher malware customer

  • ZDNet; By Chris Duckett (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2014 5:45 AM EDT)
The NSW Police and Singapore's PCS Security Pte Ltd have been named as buyers of FinFischer malware, along with the intelligence arms of the Hungarian, Italian, and Bosnian governments... Singaporean company PCS Security is alleged to have parted with €3.2 million for FinFisher malware, which is claimed by WikiLeaks to be able to operate under all major desktop and mobile operating systems, namely Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.

Hello World: Videos That Teach Linux To Kids

“Our production value continues to improve with each video and tutorial we create,” Jared wrote. “‘Superusers: The Legendary GNU/LINUX Show’ is leagues ahead of our first episode, ‘What is a Robot?’ The ten computer science videos proposed in our Indiegogo campaign will only be better. We will focus on improving our script writing, fine-tuning the balance of education and entertainment, incorporating more animations, and refining our audio/visual production techniques.” So far, they’ve created videos under the subject headings Computer Science, Linux, Web Development and Python.

Leaked Videos Show Key Windows 9 Features

The German site, which recently posted a bunch of allegedly leaked screenshots of the rumored-to-be-upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, has now taken to posting videos that showcase some of the upcoming OS’s features.

Learn more about free and open source software at Software Freedom Day 2014

The days of free and open source software being something that only pasty white guys living in their moms’ basements cared about are long gone. Today, the FOSS movement is absolutely huge, with even big companies buying into the concept thanks to the cost savings and beneficial functionality offered by increasingly competitive and polished FOSS options.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 14-Sept-2014

LXer Feature: 14-Sept-2014

The big story this past week had to do with Net Neutrality. Google once in partnership with Verizon and essentially against it have now changed their minds and Larry Cafiero told us why many sites participated in a "Internet Slowdown" in protest to the coming throttles to our access speed to it on Wednesday. Carla Schroder shows us how to build a Linux Server and 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu. Enjoy!

Torvalds says he has no strong opinions on systemd

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Sep 14, 2014 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral.

Retrogaming with Linux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 14, 2014 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
This is the first in a series of articles about gaming within Linux. The article provides an overview of GOG and shows how to install and use Linux and Windows games and how to set up controllers to play those games.

How to capture TCP SYN, ACK and FIN packets with tcpdump

As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.

Top 5 articles of the week: Learning Linux, cloud courses, and Drupal distros

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Top 5 articles of the week #5. Three Drupal education distros reviewed read more

New “Do-it-yourself” Era in Network Equipment

  • Korea Bizwire (Posted by bob on Sep 14, 2014 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
SK Telecom will develop in-house the open-source and x86 server-based network switch. Once the network switch is developed by early next year and in place in the company’s data centers, it is expected to open a new “do-it-yourself” era for network equipment.

Mozilla Looking to Go Cross Platform for Development

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 14, 2014 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Developers today more often then not require multiple tools to build for desktop and mobile web applications. It's a challenge that Mozilla is aiming to solve with a new cross-platform web development add-on. The new Firefox Tools Adaptor will now enable a developer to leverage the developer tools in Firefox for applications that will run on multiple platforms. The new plugin extends the reach of Firefox's developers tools beyond the Firefox browser for the desktop and Android, to apps that will run on Chrome as well as Safari in IOS.

Before Apple Watch: the timely history of the smartwatch

  • techradar; By Gary Marshall (Posted by bob on Sep 14, 2014 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Mobile
Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But 2015 is going to be different: when the Apple Watch drops early next year it's going to start a whole new wave of wearable tech. And if that doesn't? Well, we've got smartwatches to look forward to from pretty much everyone else.

A high-performance file system

Here is one way to administer your petabyte supercomputer.

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