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New FUZE Tribute Special Edition

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2014 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
The team behind the FUZE – a highly regarded programming and electronics workstation designed to make real programming easy and accessible to children and adults alike, have released a tribute special edition unit styled up like the BBC Micro. Initially only 100 units are being made.

Tiny i.MX6 COM and dev kit offer triple camera inputs

E-con released a Linux-friendly i.MX6 based COM with optional eMMC, WiFi, BLE, Ethernet, and -40 to 85°C support, plus a dev kit with triple camera inputs. The eSOMiMX6 follows a long line of E-Con Systems eSOM computer-on-modules featuring Linux support.

Installing Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

Installing Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. The following article guides you through the steps on how to install the latest Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. Apache Tomcat (previously known as Jakarta Tomcat) is an application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation that executes Java servlets and renders Web pages that include Java Server Page coding.

CONTAINER WARS! CoreOS blasts at Docker with rival Rocket tool

CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distro based around Linux containers and Docker, has decided to break with Docker and develop its own, competing application container tech.

Linux Mint 17.1 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE are now available to download. Plus: Reviews of Linux Mint 17.1, and disgruntled developers have forked Debian into a new entity called Devuan.

Canonical's Ubuntu Touch for Mobile Devices Almost Ready

The latest development release of Ubuntu Touch, the open source operating system from Canonical for smartphones and tablets, suggests the platform may soon be ready for the market. Canonical still hasn't finished "converging" Ubuntu Linux across PCs, servers, phones and tablets, but it's now closer than ever with a new development release of Ubuntu Touch, which partners Meizu and Bq are using to build the open source mobile devices that should appear in the new year.

8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code

Talking to developers and reading about open source I often get the feeling that the general notion is that open source is just about code and commits. Put another way, "If you don't make commits for a project you are not contributing to it." Or so they say. That notion is far from the truth in my eyes. Let me tell you why.

Learn to reprogram your BigTrak in RasPi issue 5

The BigTrak is one of the most iconic toys of the 80s, with a recognisable design and very cool keypad controller. In issue 5 of RasPi magazine you can learn how to bring yours screaming into the 21st Century by upgrading its insides with a Raspberry Pi and control via a wireless PS3 controller. Now you don’t have to follow it around to make course corrections!

Cloudius Touts Open Source OSv for Container Virtualization Optimization

Cloudius says its open source OSv operating system, which can boot in less than a second, is better for the cloud and container virtualization than Linux, OpenStack and Docker. Would containerized virtualization à la Docker work better if it didn't depend on the Linux kernel? That's the question startup Cloudius Systems is asking as it promotes OSv, a competing open source operating system designed specifically for the cloud. (Hint: Its answer is "Yes.")

Tin Whiskers Brewery bucks the trend of secret recipes

If there’s one business that values secrecy it’s brewing beer. Most breweries hold their cards very close to their chests. They keep their recipes and techniques away from the prying eyes of competitors to retain a competitive advantage.

Social media for slackers

Rikki Endsley, Community Evangelist at Red Hat, shares insights gleaned from composing 140 character tweets, handling hashtags, and tweaking Hootsuite for open source-centric social media accounts. read more

Install & use Dropbox (cloud storage) in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By LinuxTechi (Posted by linuxtechi on Dec 1, 2014 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Dropbox is a container or cloud storage where end users can keep their files, important docs and personal stuff. Dropbox is developed & started by Dropbox, Inc.

8 Microsoft Paint Alternatives For Linux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Dec 1, 2014 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Everybody knows that anybody who is serious about editing images will probably require GIMP. Think about the children and the seriously amateur artists. What should they use? Here are 8 Microsoft Paint alternatives for Linux.

What is a good free control panel for VPS

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2014 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Anyone with a reasonable level of Linux skills knows that no control panel can beat the plain-old command line interface for managing a virtual private server (VPS). One can still argue that there is a place for a good server control panel though, due to the streamlined interface for getting routine administration tasks done easily […]Continue reading... The post What is a good free control panel for VPS appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

'Less' is more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher.

systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

The vivid difference of opinion over Debian's future direction has ended with a new fork of the Linux distribution. The dispute centred on plans to replace the sysvinit init system management toolkit with systemd, a similar but less-Linux-specific set of tools.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 30-Nov-2014



LXer Feature: 30-Nov-2014

With the holidays happening this past week I combined last week and this week's big stories into the LXWR for you. Enjoy!

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE

It’s always a major event in the world of desktop Linux when a new version of Linux Mint is released. This time around it’s Linux Mint 17.1, a long term support release that will be supported until 2019. Linux Mint 17.1’s code name is Rebecca and it brings numerous bug fixes and tweaks, along with some significant new features for the Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

How to install Gerrit2 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

The article explains the steps required to install Gerrit2 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. Gerrit is a web based code review application which uses the Git version control system. Gerrit makes code review easier by generating the code changes in a side-by-side preview, allowing inline comments that can be added by a reviewer.

KDE at LISA 2014 conference

KDE was one of about 50 exhibitors at the LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference November 12th and 13th in Seattle. The expo was part of the week-long conference for system administrators that has been held annually since 1986. Expo participants included big name tech companies and smaller niche organizations offering products and services to this audience of professional technical people. As we discovered, KDE is well known among this audience.

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