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You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2015 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Arch
I don't know why, but I always had this desire of installing new operating systems and discover by myself how they work, how software packages are installed, removed, updated, and how they differ from other OSes.

Filesystem issue solved in Linux Kernel 4.1-rc5

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 24, 2015 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
As reported yesterday a serious bug is present in Linux Kernel 4.0.x which is related to filesystem corruption. Developer Neil Brown released a fix to solve this issue.

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

After only three days from the last kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical published today details about a recent security flaw that was patched in the Linux kernel packages of the distribution.

News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more!

OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 24, 2015 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Forrester still worries about OpenStack in the enterprise. For Best Buy, BMW, EBay, and Wal-Mart OpenStack is already mission-critical.

Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 24, 2015 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

CIOs should make sure their teams are as strong as their networks

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by openlife on May 23, 2015 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now more than ever CIOs and IT leaders must take a second look at both their team and their relationship to business counterparts

Android automotive system features three displays

Mitsubishi’s “FlexConnect.IVI” automotive system runs Android on a TI Jacinto 6 SoC, and drives IVI, HUD, and cluster displays simultaneously. The trouble with most in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems is that they’re mounted in the center of the dashboard, and therefore not ideally located for the driver. Yet the display also needs to be accessible from […]

EXT4 RAID Data Corruption Issue Patched in Arch Linux

The Arch Linux developers informed users today, May 22, about the immediate availability of a critical update for the kernel packages used in the distribution that promises to patch the well-known EXT4 RAID data corruption issue.

OpenStack Governance Bridges and Hierarchies in the 'Big Tent'

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
"The OpenStack Foundation has a mission to protect, empower and grow the project," McLoughlin said. "On the board I've been trying to make sure the foundation stays true to the mission."

Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

Going through the alphabetical jungle, we've reached letter X, so it's time to give Xubuntu, an Xfce-flavored version of Ubuntu, its due attention.

Microsoft Accused of Blackmailing UK Officials Supporting Open Document Format

The IT reform that the United Kingdom is working on is faced with strong opposition from tech giants operating facilities and doing business in the country, with some going as far as to blackmail MPs in order to block some changes from being adopted.

Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 23, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian, Linux
There's a new kid in town; SparkyLinux. According to the developers SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian.

Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on May 23, 2015 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

3 Open Source Python Shells

Python is a very useful and popular computer language. One of the benefits of using an interpreted language such as Python is exploratory programming with its interactive shell.

Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies

Microsoft executives telephoned Conservative MPs threatening to shut down a facility in their local area because of planned IT reforms, David Cameron’s former strategy chief has claimed. Steve Hilton, who worked for Cameron in opposition and for two years in Downing Street, made the allegation as he argued the dominance of corporate lobbying in the UK was leading to bad policy-making...

... Another former Downing Street aide, Rohan Silva, appears to have given a similar account of lobbying by Microsoft in relation to open source software, in comments reported by Computer Weekly. Silva told a conference: “A day or two before we were going to give a speech, a couple of backbench MPs called the office – they said Microsoft had called them saying if we went ahead with the speech on open standards, open architecture and open source, they would cut spending or maybe close research and development centres in the constituencies of the MPs they had called.

Is Canonical going to have an IPO?

In today's open source roundup: Mark Shuttleworth may take Canonical public. Plus: How to install and configure Ubuntu on your Dell computer. And a review of the LG Watch Urbane.

Open hardware edition! Plus OpenStreetMap and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 23, 2015 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week, I talk about open hardware components and answer some important questions, plus OpenStreetMap in Nepal, and more.

OpenStack Summit Showcases 'Big Tent' Plans, Containers and More

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2015 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.

OS rumors: Googles Kirin

Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Russia is planning its own Linux-based mobile OS with Jolla. In the future, we may all have our own operating system, as well as 15 minutes of fame.

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