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Firefox 41 Beta Greatly Improves AdBlock Plus Memory Consumption and Image Decoding

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 14, 2015 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has already announced the launch of Firefox 41 Beta and opened up the final cycle to the upcoming version of the famous web browser.

Rugged box-PC runs Linux on new quad-core Via Eden CPU

Via announced a compact, rugged, fanless box-PC based on an unpublicized 1.2GHz quad-core Eden X4 CPU, with numerous I/O and wireless options, including 3G. At 151 x 110 x 48mm (5.9 x 4.3 x 1.9 inches), the “AMOS-3005? is nearly identical in size and appearance to the company’s earlier AMOS-850 system. But unlike the earlier model’s i.MX6 ARM core, the AMOS-3005 is built with Via’s new 1.2GHz Eden X4 CPU, a quad-core spin of the x86-compatible Eden X2. The AMOS-3005 supports a fairly wide operating temperature of -10 to 60°C, and can run from between 9 and 36V DC input.

Install PencilBlue on a Debian 8 VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install PencilBlue CMS on a Debian 8 VPS with the latest version of Nginx. PencilBlue is an open source content management system built on Node.js.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linus Torvalds reported on some GCC compiler warnings that he felt were unnecessary, and he gave his opinion on how they should work instead. Specifically, GCC 5.1 would issue a warning against using a switch statement with a boolean variable, presumably because a boolean would be better handled by a simple if statement.

Lawrence Lessig exploring US presidency bid as a Democrat

Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard professor and cofounder of Creative Commons, announced Tuesday that he is exploring a run for the US presidency as a Democrat. He's crowdsourcing the campaign, too.

NPD: Chromebooks outsell Windows laptops

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Tablets; Story Type: News Story
For businesses, tablets are on the decline and laptops are rising once again. And Chromebooks aren't just for consumers looking for cheap laptops.

All Android operating systems infringe Java API packages, Oracle says

The ongoing legal saga known as the Oracle-Google copyright battle took a huge leap Wednesday when Oracle claimed the last six Android operating systems are "infringing Oracle's copyrights in the Java platform."

Manjaro LXDE Screenshot Tour

The Manjaro community is proud to present our new LX editions. New features and enhancements. Changes in our LXDE edition: kernel 4.1.x, icons shadow (instead of faenza), google DNS by default. Main applications: pamac, droid fonts, shadow icons, mediteraneannightlight theme midori, hexchat, sylpheed, transmission-gtk smplayer. Alsa, pulseaudio, and pavucontrol installed abiword and qpdfview gedit, synapse, galculator gparted, xsensors, xscreensaver, etc... AUR support.

Dell, Google dangle Chromebooks over IT bosses sick of Windows

Google’s Chromebooks are just over four year old and, while the hardware has done well in education, businesses and normal people haven’t been too keen. In response, the ad giant has teamed up with Dell to fix this with a line of Chromebooks for business. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Android and Chrome for Business and Education, said that with businesses updating from Windows XP, there’s an opportunity for Google to pick up some market share.

Is Bassel Nearer to Freedom?

Last October, we published a story on the 2012 imprisonment — without charges — by the Syrian government of Bassel (Safadi) Khartabil, a 31-year-old Palestinian-Syrian computer engineer specializing in open source software development. Bassel has become known worldwide for his strong commitment to the open source paradigm, teaching others about technology, and contributing his experience freely to help the world.

Windows 10 privacy concerns may help Linux

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 privacy issues bring more users to Linux? Plus: Windows 10 keeps talking to Microsoft even when you try to shut it up. And Ars Technica readers sound off about Windows 10 and privacy.

KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 13, 2015 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 has just been released by the KDE Community, and developers have made a large number of changes and improvements.

Red Hat Invests in OpenStack Cloud Database as a Service Vendor Tesora

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 13, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
We invested in Tesora because we are not only committed to upstream innovation around OpenStack, but also to the augmentation of the project's existing capabilities," Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of OpenStack at Red Hat, told eWEEK.

How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2015 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubuntu 15.04 server, how to add an FTP user and to use FileZilla to connect securely with TLS.

Robolinux 8.1 MATE Screenshot Tour

Robolinux is very pleased and excited to announce its brand new lightning fast Robolinux "Mate Raptor" V8.1 LTS 2020 OS which is based on the rock solid Debian 8 stable source code with the 3.16 Linux kernel. It uses 210 MB less RAM than our Cinnamon version. Custom scripts can be added to the Caja file Manager to speed up your productivity. It has far better graphics quality, boots up and runs much faster than our Debian 7 versions and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset.

Oracle security chief to customers: Stop checking our code for vulnerabilities

Oracle's chief security officer is tired of customers performing their own security tests on Oracle software, and she's not going to take it anymore.

Opening up computers to millions of individuals with disabilities

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
According to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization, over a billion people in the world live with some sort of disability. Addressing the various accommodations, abilities, and disabilities of the world's largest minority may seem like a daunting task for developers of all stripes, but Colin Fulton is up for it. He wants to change the way accessibility is viewed and perceived in the Linux and open source communities. read more

Linux Never Had a Better Chance to Beat Windows

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Windows 10 is out, and everyone is talking about it. It's clear that Microsoft did something right for a change and that the latest version of the OS is better than the previous releases. This is actually a good thing. What's not great about it is the fact that Windows 10 collects huge amounts of data about your PC and you as a user, and most media outlets seem to think that it's OK and that it's just an evolution of the operating system. From my perspective, it's just another reason to move to Linux.

Go wide: Open source advocacy on Twitter

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2015 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wisely used, Twitter can be an outstanding tool for getting the word out about open source solutions. Too often, though, I see open source enthusiasts retweeting tweets from open source enthusiasts to their own followers, who are predominantly open source enthusiasts. read more

Netflix trailers mean ads are coming eventually

Netflix has always been one of the services I’ve been very happy to pay for each month. For a very low price I’ve gotten tons and tons of great content with absolutely no commercials…until now. Yes, it seems that the days of watching Netflix without being forced to see promotional materials are quickly coming to a close.

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