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Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that's pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem?

Open data in education starts to show real traction

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 10, 2014 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the Open Education Working Group we are interested in all aspects of open education, from Open Education Resources (OERs) and new learning and teaching practices, to open source tools and open licenses. read more

Akademy Tuesday Wrapup

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 10, 2014 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
Akademy is in full swing here in Brno in the Czech Republic. The days are now filled with BoF sessions to discuss given topics and make decisions in person much faster than would be possible online. Here is the wrapup session from Tuesday which covered the outcomes from sessions on Solid, Plasma Media Centre, Inqlude, UI design, Frameworks and more. (Apologies for the rotation, YouTube says it is working on fixing it.)

Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference)

Linus Torvalds was invited to a Q&A at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference), which took place in Portland, USA.

The Web May Look Slow Today…

To illustrate the point of the “fast lane/slow lane” approach proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, some of the biggest tech players today are leading a symbolic “Internet Slowdown” on their websites in what could be the largest virtual political protest since the 2012 blackouts in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Companies that sell network equipment to ISPs don’t want net neutrality

Thirty-three companies that make equipment used by Internet service providers today called on the US to avoid regulating Internet service as a utility. IBM, Cisco, and Intel signed the letter to US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, along with Alcatel-Lucent, Arris, Broadcom, D-Link, Ericsson, Panasonic, Sandvine, and others.

“The Administration must act to protect against calls for utility-like common carrier regulation that would threaten demand for Internet infrastructure, reduce incentives for investment, hinder innovation and jeopardize [the Internet’s] success,” the companies wrote.

How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS

Web server security is a vast subject, and different people have different preferences and opinions as to what the best tools and techniques are to harden a particular web server. With Apache web server, a great majority of experts -if not all- agree that mod_security and mod_evasive are two very important modules that can protect […]Continue reading... The post How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL How to set up a secure Apache webserver on Ubuntu How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu server

Red Hat: 2014:1166-01: jakarta-commons-httpclient: Important Advisory

Updated jakarta-commons-httpclient packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact.

6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies

There’s now an accelerating trend of businesses adopting strategies reflective of the open source way—creating new value through development of some kind of purpose-driven community committed to open exchange and collaboration, prototype-driven solutions, and "the best ideas win."

What do you hate about Linux?

In today's open source roundup: A Tecmint writer shares five things he hates about Linux. Plus: Should Linux be split between desktops and servers? And what will happen to Linux when Linus passes away?

VR headset mixes Oculus firmware and Android phablet

Samsung and Oculus have joined forces on a 3DOF “Gear VR” virtual reality headset with 96° FOV that uses a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 as a computer and display.

Will Android users switch to the iPhone 6?

In today's Android roundup: Will Android users jump ship to Apple's iPhone 6? Plus: Android Wear versus the Apple Watch, and Amazon Prime Instant video available on Android.

Amazon brings its video app to the Android platform

Amazon has stopped holding out on the platform powering its Kindle Fire.

Quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC features 6MB on-chip RAM

TI has launched a Linux-friendly, 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 AM5K2Ex Keystone II SoC, that runs at under 10W and offers 10GbE switches and 6MB on-chip RAM.

Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

There are two questions: 1. Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release? 2. Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?

Flock 2014 survey results and responses

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
We took a post-Flock survey of attendees to get some feedback on what you like and what we could do better next year. Most of those offering feedback, 71%, were […]

Q4OS 0.5.18 Screenshot Tour

Q4OS 0.5.18 version 0.5.18, is available. The new version includes several security updates and updated packages. Lookswitcher, the tool to easily switch between classical and modern user interfaces, has been rewritten and bunch of GUI improvements have been made. Script for APT database lock detection has been ported to the C programming language. Prepared underlying API for easy installation of recent application versions from the backports repository and automatic detection of national environment and language. Q4OS is now stable enough to be recommended for everyday use.

How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure Git and GitHub. These are great tools to manage and administer a whole host of Git repositories and the associated permissions. So, these remain true blessings for users writing open source software, however, when writing a closed source software may not be comfortable in trusting the code to a third party server. To gain the much-needed flexibility and control on stuff like Github/BitBucket without hosting the git repositories on servers that lie external to the control of users, GitLab remains a Godsend!

Former Red Hat executive Brian Stevens lands at Google

The mystery's over. Red Hat's Brian Stevens is now Google's VP of Cloud Platforms.

The personality of a Linux-loving teen

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
At my public library job I work in Takoma Park, Maryland, I talk with several hundred youth every week. I try to boost their curiosity, guide them in their wonderings and steer them to interesting and useful web sites. I try to point them in a direction where they'll encounter creative fulfillment and career success, while at the same time finding a meaningful role for themselves in this world. read more

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