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Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.

Disable online searches from Ubuntu 14.04 Dash

Here's how you can use a script to disable online searches in the Ubuntu 14.04 Dash.

Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

Valve Has Turned On The Greenlight For 34 More Linux Games This April

That's right folks Valve are bringing the easter cheer lighting the way for another 34 Linux games to come out on Steam!

Ubuntu 14.04: Smoother than earlier versions (Gallery)

It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu GNOME team is proud and happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. This is our very first long-term support (LTS) version. Features: Most of GNOME 3.10 is now included, the few missing bits of 3.10 are available in PPA.

Linode Enters High-Performance Cloud Hosting Market with SSD, RAM Updates

Cloud hosting provider Linode has relaunched its services with a $45M investment in SSD storage, more memory, better CPUs and other high-performance upgrades for its cloud infrastructure.

OpenStack Icehouse brings new features for the enterprise

Deploying an open source enterprise cloud just got a little bit easier yesterday with the release of the newest version of the OpenStack platform: Icehouse. To quote an email from OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez announcing the release, "During this cycle we added a new integrated component (Trove), completed more than 350 feature blueprints, and fixed almost 3000 reported bugs in integrated projects alone!"

Xubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04. Xubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years.

Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

Canonical is no stranger to trying to attract Windows users to the Ubuntu Linux platform. Back in 2008 with the Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Herron" LTS, Canonical introduced a technology called "Wubi," which is a Windows-based installer for Ubuntu.

IPSEC/L2TP VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenSwan, xl2tpd and ppp

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This is a guide on setting up an IPSEC/L2TP vpn server with Ubuntu 14.04 using Openswan as the IPsec server, xl2tpd as the l2tp provider and ppp or local users / PAM for authentication. It has a detailed explanation with every step. We choose the IPSEC/L2TP protocol stack because of recent vulnerabilities found in pptpd VPNs and because it is supported on all major operating systems by default. More than ever, your freedom and privacy when online is under threat. Governments and ISPs want to control what you can and can't see while keeping a record of everything you do, and even the shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think. A self hosted VPN lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without oversight.

Digital Public Library of America triples its free collections and more in year one

When the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last year, Carolyn Fox covered it's progress after one month in her article:Review of the new Digital Public Library of America. In it she explained that the purpose of the Library is "to provide a large-scale, national public digital library of America's archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions into one portal."

eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.33 Finally Gets Spell Check

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 18, 2014 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Calibre, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, has been updated to version 1.33, featuring a very important new feature, spell checking.

Dell, Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Open Source Cloud Deployment

Dell and Red Hat have expanded their partnership to include a new IT support service related to OpenStack deployment, as well as collaboration around the OpenShift PaaS platform for cloud-based applications.

Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada rejected the patent.

And Eli Lilly flipped out.

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6 This tutorial has been created for those who have installed The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] and wish to have alternative webmail application - Roundcube. You may still able access to Squiremail as this Roundcube installation will not overwrite the Squirremail.

Wasteland 2 RPG Finally Offers A Linux Version As Promised

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wasteland 2 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to come to Linux in recent years, they stated last week the Linux version would be this week and they actually delivered!

Why I Switched to GNOME

GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.

Cloud 5: Microsoft's Internet of Things, what the cloud means to retail and why SMBs should think cloud

This week, Microsoft takes a shot at Internet of Things in the cloud and how retailers and SMBs can take advantage of the cloud.

How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using the available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must remember that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. As such, we want to avoid running resource-heavy software (e.g., Apache) on Raspberry Pi.

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