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Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 Released With New Plasma 5 And Apps Updates

Netrunner is a Linux distribution that comes into two versions - Main version and Rolling release. Main version is based on Kubuntu and the Rolling release is based on Manjaro Linux. The new Netrunner 2015.09 has been released with a completely different look - KDE4 has been transformed to Plasma 5.2 desktop. Let's look at the complete changes in the Netrunner 2015.09 release.

Bassel Khartabil Safadi Moved to Court; Fate Uncertain

Several posts on Saturday morning, mostly on social media, report that Bassel Khartabil Safadi has been moved from Adra Prison in Damascus, Syria, and may have been transferred to the civil court of the military police area in Qaboun, Syria. October preview

October is shaping up to be our Most Open Month for several reasons. First, we're gearing up for All Things Open 2015 (ATO), which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 19 - 20.

Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7

On October 3, the developers of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) open-source network monitoring and security analysis toolkit for Linux kernel-based operating systems announced the release of Network Security Toolkit 22-7248.

SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1.

Lunduke Pens Book, Year of the Desktop Won’t Happen & More…

While all the speakers and keynotes are not yet chosen, one of the speakers already tapped for the show is FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke, who will bring his annual “Linux Sucks” talk to the first-of-the-year Linux/FOSS event in 2016. Lunduke’s talk, oft given at SCALE and LinuxFest Northwest and other events, will be given in a venue that can fit his popularity, for starters, as well as being professionally filmed this time around.

Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 3.4 Stable release

RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives. Enable Non-Volatile memory as high performing block devices and more.

Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over?

  • The VAR Guy ; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story
Google and Microsoft have ended their patent war to much fanfare in the tech press. And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars are essentially over, too?

3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

  • Entrepreneur; By Michael Li (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Entrepreneurs are often strapped for cash, so it makes sense to allow your data scientists to utilize his or her favorite open-source tools. Data scientists don’t exist in a vacuum; they’re part of a larger network of peers collaborating in an open-source movement. Encouraging them to contribute to open-source projects, and giving them the time to do so, gives them a greater sense of ownership and a broader purpose: contributing to the open-source community.

Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09 Is Out, Based on Linux Kernel 4.1.9 LTS and GNOME 3.16

The Manjaro Community announces the release of Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09.

Zulip chat from Dropbox, Linux Foundation report, FCC rules, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source routers, Linux Foundation's report that open source code is worth billions, and more. Open source news for September 27 to October 2, 2015 read more

Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud

Surely there should be an effortless way for a beginner to experiment with Linux for the first time? Indeed there is; step forward the online cloud lab.

Cocos2d update, Amazon Fire TV gaming, pick of the week, and more gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at updates for Cocos2d and xoreos game engines, porting Shovel Knight to Amazon Fire TV, and more. Open gaming roundup for September 26 - October 2, 2015 read more

White Hat Vigilante Launches Virus That Makes Routers Safer

  • Tech Times; By Horia Ungureanu (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
an unconventional malware called Linux.Wifatch was reported on Oct. 1... Not only does it get rid of malicious software, but it also inspires users to update their firmware and passwords.

The Type of Documentation Open Source Needs

I used to write manuals, so no doubt I consider documentation more important than most users. But whatever the reason, I am increasingly convinced that if desktop Linux applications are ever going to receive the attention they deserve, they need not only to have documentation, but to have the right sort as well.

Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 Screenshot Tour

We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: `NST 22 SVN:7248'. This release is based on Fedora 22 using Linux kernel: 4.1.7-200.fc22. This release brings the NST distribution on par with Fedora 22. Here are some of the highlights for this release: Development of a new geolocation map presentation using technology from the WebGL Globe project. This allows for gelocated IPv4 addresses to be rendered on a globe within your browser using WebGL. See the live demo on the NST Wiki site: NST WebGL (View Globe). One can now populate the NST Networking Tools Widgets with results from many of the NST integrated applications.

Headless box-PC has six GbE ports, runs Linux on G-Series

Acrosser’s “AND-G420N1” compact headless networking appliance runs Linux on a quad-core 2GHz AMD G-Series SoC, and offers SATA-II storage and six GbE ports. Acrosser refers to the AND-G420N1 as a desktop networking microbox, as well as a “cost-effective niche solution.” The networking appliance runs Ubuntu or Fedora Linux on an AMD G-Series GX-420MC SoC The […]

VirtualBox 5.0.6 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 4.3, systemd, and El Capitan

Oracle announced the release of the six maintenance version of their popular and cross-platform VirtualBox 5.0 virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Nest Labs advances its Weave home automation ecosystem

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nest Labs announced device partners for its Weave home automation protocol using Thread networking, and unveiled a Nest Cam API and a “Works with Nest” store. Nest thermostat Google’s Nest Labs subsidiary announced more details about the Weave peer-to-peer networking protocol for home automation devices.

Valve Is Using SteamOS and Linux Icons for the Same Game

Valve is making some strange choices when it comes to Linux, and it's been using different icons to SteamOS and Linux. It's unclear why they are doing this, but the worst scenario imaginable is that some games will be built for SteamOS and not for generic Linux distros.

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