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The geocaching experience is catching

  • Opensource.com; By Heiko W. Rupp (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Q: What do geeks do when they want to spend time away from their keyboards? A: They take their smart phone or GPS receiver and go geocaching.

NoMachine Technology Helps Promote Fusion Research at Leading Tokamak Facilties

International research centers adopt NoMachine to provide uninterrupted access to critical experiments running on Linux

Launching the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program, a Global Initiative to Recruit the Heroes of the Open Internet

Today we are joining together to launch the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program, a landmark initiative to create a worldwide community of leaders who will advance and protect the free and open Web.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 1, 2014 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

TiVo Android app now supports streaming

In today's Android roundup: Stream your favorite shows on Android with TiVo. Plus: A guide to Android for beginners, and hands on with Nokia's offline maps for Android.

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Linux Driver Is Out, Release Disappoints, as Usual

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 1, 2014 2:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.9 Linux driver is now out and that it brings support for a couple of new operating systems and a few bug fixes.

Humanitarian applications in OpenStack, the Rosetta Stone of the cloud, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

2 Free CAD Programs for Linux: DraftSight and QCAD

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 1, 2014 12:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Although the alternatives on Linux may not be so powerful as AutoCAD, the two programs I will talk about here are free and have enough features to create 2D ample projects.

Huge Channel Partnership Advances Open Source Software-Based Data Center

The Linux Foundation has announced the Open Platform for NFV Project, an initiative with broad support from industry partners that will implement open source, software-defined solutions for networking, storage, cloud and other infrastructure.

Apache Storm is ready for prime time

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 30, 2014 10:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Storm, a real-time framework for dealing with Big Data, has become an Apache top level project.

How to compile PureFTPd on CentOS 7

In this tutorial I will explain the steps to compile PureFTPd from source on CentOS 7. Pure-ftpd is a lightweight and stable FTP daemon which supports various authentication backends like Linux system users, puredb, MySQL and PostgeSQL. I will later use pure-ftpd for ISPConfig 3, therefor I will compile it with MySQL / Mariadb support.

CentOS 5.11 Screenshot Tour

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.11 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.11 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. and it includes packages from all variants, including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

Fedora 21 Goes Alpha, Qubes Hits Version 2 and OpenElec 4.2

2014 has been a strange year for Fedora and one in which the Red Hat community distribution has yet to release a single milestone update. No that's not a typo.

Calibre for Linux Review - The Best App for Anything Related to eBooks

Calibre is the premiere application on the Linux platform to convert, edit, view, and download eBooks. It has so many features it would be difficult just to count them all, but it's time to take a closer look at this app and see what changed in the years that passed since our last review.

Oracle Joins The Cloud Price Wars

The cloud price wars have reached the shores of Oracle. The company wants to increase its cloud presence and it's willing to get down and dirty on pricing with AWS to get Database as a Service customers.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta2 is now available for download. This second beta fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, adds a few new features and includes some more original artwork. We've managed to not introduce any new bugs this time but please make sure you read the release notes below because there are still unresolved issues you'll need to be aware of.

Early Morning Linux Voodoo at Denny’s

It was obvious he had no idea what I was talking about so we waited in awkward silence for the next few seconds. Finally, the Mint logo appeared on the screen. I opened Dolphin and located the Windows drive then asked him for the name of the file. He couldn’t remember but was sure it was a PDF. A few minutes later, I pulled a pen from my pocket and wrote down the number he needed and slid it back over to him with his laptop.

Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 30, 2014 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV),

Network Function Virtualization goes open source

Telecom and networking powers are uniting under The Linux Foundation to create an open source Network Function Virtualization reference platform.

Facebook has over 200 open source projects on GitHub

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 30, 2014 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Facebook. It's one of the world’s most well-known tech companies and on the forefront of open source technology. Just take a look their portfolio of over 200 open source projects on GitHub. In this interview with James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, I speak with him prior to his talk at this year's All Things Open conference in Raleigh. Earlier this year, Opensource.com interviewed Pearce when the social giant was nine months into the process of rebooting their open source presence. Things have changed a lot since then. Find out how in this exclusive interview. read more

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