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Mozilla-supported Let's Encrypt goes out of Beta

  • The Mozilla Blog; By David Bryant (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2016 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt  in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta.

Solus Linux to Provide Direct Binary Dependencies, More Packaging Improvements

The twenty-sixth installation of the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter was published to inform the community about the latest work done for the independent Solus Linux OS.

Meet The Cryptoworm, The Future of Ransomware

Ransomware is evolving and soon will share the same deadly efficiencies as notorious worms of the past, such as Conficker and SQL Slammer. In fact, according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, today's newest ransomware, SamSam, is a harbinger of a new wave of more malicious, tenacious and costly ransomware to come.

Android Studio 2.0 brings faster emulation and a Cloud Test Lab

Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger. The previously previewed Instant Run feature is ready to roll in Android Studio 2.0. This time-saving extension to the run and debug commands uses a VM swap feature that sends only code […]

Let's Encrypt Internet Security Initiative Exits Beta

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 13, 2016 12:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The free SSL/TLS effort from the Linux Foundation is no longer in beta. Here's why it makes the Web more secure overall.

Bangladesh needs its own Linux operating system

  • Dhaka Tribune; By Zeeshan Hasan (Posted by zeeshan on Apr 12, 2016 11:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
It’s time for Bangladesh to join the open source revolution.

How To Uninstall Linux When Dual Booting With Windows 10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Apr 12, 2016 10:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I wrote this guide as the antidote for people who have dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu and want Windows 10 back the way it was before.


"There has been a lot of talk lately about a most unique combination: GNU—the fully free/libre operating system—and Microsoft Windows—the freedom-denying, user-controlling, surveillance system. There has also been a great deal of misinformation. ... Many articles are calling this `Linux on Windows`. This is a fallacy: the kernel Linux is not at all involved! What we are witnessing is the GNU operating system running with a Windows kernel instead of Linux."

Another OpenToonz Tutorial Video

The studio quality 2D animation software, OpenToonz, which was recently open sourced continues to find adopters. Luckily for those trying to figure out how to use it, there are plenty of videos.

Linux Mint 18 will include Cinnamon 3.0 and Mate 1.14 versions

Also in today's open source roundup: Why Microsoft needs Linux, and BlackBerry will launch two Android phones.

Little-bitty Ubuntu mini-PC takes quad-core Atom to extremes has launched a tiny, Ubuntu-ready “LPC-175F” mini-PC with a quad-core Atom E3845, dual GbE ports, and -20 to 70°C support. The 145 x 84 x 35mm LPC-175F is one of the smallest mini-PCs ever built by By comparison, its 250 x 146 x 42mm and up, Intel 3rd Gen. Core based LPC480x mini-PC […]

OpenStack Mitaka Release Finally Makes Open Source Cloud OS Easy

OpenStack Mitaka, released April 7, brings new usability enhancements to the open source cloud-computing platform, which should increase OpenStack adoption.

How to run commands on File or Directory changes with Incron on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 12, 2016 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how you can use incron on an Ubuntu system to run commands when a file or Directory is changed. The incron daemon is similar to cron, but instead of running commands based on time, it can trigger commands when a file or directory event occurs (e.g. a file modification, changes of permissions, etc.).

Storming the government castle

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 12, 2016 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software seems like a perfect fit for government IT projects. Developers can take advantage of existing code bases and, it's hoped, mold that code to their needs quickly and at less cost than developing code from scratch. Over the last few years, governments in the U.S. and abroad have been more closely embracing open source. However, agencies at all levels of U.S. government are still wary of open source and can be reluctant to adopt it. read more

Microsoft's Linux and Open Source Moves: A Look Back

In February 2016, Microsoft announced that it was bringing Red Hat Enterprise Linux -- the flagship product of Microsoft's biggest open source competitor -- to its Azure cloud as a new OS option. It had good reason to think the move would please customers, since Microsoft also reported at the time that 60 percent of the Azure images were Linux-based even before RHEL became an option.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Will Finally Be Ported to GTK+ 3.x, Completely

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 12, 2016 1:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Xfce
Yes, we're talking about Xfce 4.14, the successor of the current stable version, Xfce 4.12, which is used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems by default.

Teaching New Linux on Old Hardware

My inclination was to go back to school and get the certs I needed to work in the Linux administration field. I already had the base knowledge and experience; it was just a matter of jumping through the hoops to get a piece of paper saying I already knew what I was learning. Not that I wouldn’t learn a thing or two along the way.

Is your open team fully awesome, or too cool for school?

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 12, 2016 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Whether you're teaching a piece of software or a concept, facilitating a workshop to hack on a project or product, or even organizing adonors night for your local non-profit, you will have to deal with multiple personality types. And anyone leading an open organization today knows that managing group and team dynamics is an essential part of the job. I teach and facilitate groups of people in all sorts of learning experiences, and over the years I've noticed some repetition in my group dynamics. read more

Introducing a Semantic Web server

  •; By Donald McIntosh (Posted by ahab on Apr 12, 2016 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Intellectual Property
Following on from my last two blogs about how we share our own content on the web today, this blog introduces triki - a new semantic web server.

Using behavioral patterns to build awesome communities

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 12, 2016 7:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Human beings are complicated animals. We are packed with ambitions, fears, desires, anxieties, and other nuggets of the human condition. Of course, the extent and manifestation of these different elements varies from person to person, across cultures, and in different environments. read more

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