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Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2015 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

Docker Engine 1.6 Debuts Alongside Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0

The open-source Docker container virtualization project received a number of milestone updates this week with new releases of Docker Engine 1.6, Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0.

Watermarks with copyright notice using LaTeX

  • Field notes of an audacious amateur (Posted by wayover13 on Apr 17, 2015 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I've got to put together some articles and am sending them out for proofreading. So I wanted to mark them as drafts, which I know how to do and have blogged about previously. This time though, I'm using only one utility to do the watermarking--LaTeX--and I'm tweaking things a bit further.

Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary.

Pixar's giving away RenderMan for free!!

Most studio's don't give their proprietary IP away for free, not least Disney - the owner of the Pixar CG studio that bought us 'Toy Story' and 'Finding Nemo' but the studio has moved to make the RenderMan 3D rendering software, which previously sold for $495 USD, free from today for non-commercial use, available to download in 64 bit versions for PC, Mac and Linux.

New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 17, 2015 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has finally released a third OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and users should start receiving them in the next few hours.

Encryptr Zero-Knowledge System Based Password Manager For Linux

Encryptr is free and Open-Source password manager that is based on a very secure 'Zero-Knowledge Crypton Framework'. Zero-Knowledge system does not allow even a server to know what data is being sent and saved on the server by user. Encryptr saves all of your passwords, credit card data, PINs, or access codes, in the cloud with a simple and sleek user interface. The following tutorial instructs installing Encryptr on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based distributions.

At Birth, Open Source Was About Saving Money, Not Sharing Code

Linus Torvalds and the early supporters of the Linux project were interested primarily in a free-as-in-beer operating system, not ensuring that source code would be freely accessible.

How Forge.mil changed the way the US DoD develops software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2015 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When one thinks of open source technology, the U.S. government doesn’t always immediately come to mind. The truth, however, is that the Department of Defense (DoD) is not only one of the country’s largest government agencies, but also one of the most active software developers in the world, with thousands of software projects and deployments in motion. It also happens to be a huge proponent of open source technology. read more

Install MediaWiki on a CentOS 7 VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 17, 2015 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article we will cover the steps needed to install MediaWiki on your CentOS 7 VPS. MediaWiki is a free and open source wiki application. It is written in the PHP programming language and uses a backend database.

What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2015 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities […]Continue reading... The post What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

Expanding access to open source hardware

Last week I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 computer. I didn't pay anything for the USB keyboard and USB optical mouse that I use with this tiny computer, because they were donated to the public library where I work. Two weeks ago someone dropped of 10 new USB keyboards and 10 new USB mice; they were surplus from a computer upgrade cycle at a nearby office. To be sure, the value of the $35 USD Raspberry Pi 2 computer is extended when free USB keyboards and mice are available. There is a role, then, for schools, libraries, and makerspaces to collect these donated items in order to redistribute them to those who need them. In this article, I'll share some ideas for how schools, libraries, and makerspaces can similarly expand access to open source hardware. read more

Microsoft apps, services to be integrated with Cyanogen Android OS

Microsoft and Android operating system vendor Cyanogen are partnering to integrate Microsoft apps and services with Cyanogen.

FOSS Is Everywhere, Dell’s New Linux Try & More…

I hate to be the look-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth guy — to be honest, I hate raining on parades, even Ubuntu’s — but this news is not as great as it appears. For starters, buying one will set you back anywhere from $949 to $1,849.

Rugged Pico-ITX SBC offers dual GbE, drives dual displays

Like Seco’s recent ?Q7-BT-J Qseven module, the new SECOpITX-BT SBC supports Intel’s Atom E3800 system-on-chips. In this case, you can run Linux or Windows on the full product range, from the single-core, 1.46GHz Atom E3815 (5W TDP) to the quad-core, 1.91GHz E3845 (10W). There are also a number of dual-core options including the fairly new 1.33GHz E3805 model, which lacks a GPU or support for Intel Burst mode or Hyper-Treading, and runs at a low 3 Watts.

Play for Me, Jarvis

Elon Musk is known to be particularly apprehensive about artificial intelligence. Although many of us are both excited and worried about the potential future of AI, most don't need to fear computers taking over in the creative realms of society.

Or do we?

pfSense 2.2.2 Screencast and Screenshots

pfSense software version 2.2.2 release is now available, bringing a number of bug fixes and a couple low-risk security updates that don't apply to most users. This release includes two low-risk security updates. FreeBSD-SA-15:09.ipv6 - denial of Service with IPv6 router advertisements. Where a system is using DHCPv6 WAN type, devices on the same broadcast domain as that WAN can send crafted packets causing the system to lose IPv6 Internet connectivity. FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl - multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Most aren't applicable, and the worst impact is denial of service. As always, you can upgrade from any previous version straight to 2.2.2. For those already running any 2.2x version, this is a low-risk upgrade. This is a high priority upgrade for those using IPsec on 2.2x versions.

Android-based eyewear woos runners and cyclists

Recon Instruments announced some basic specs and photos of the Recon Jet back in Nov. 2013 when it announced its $399 Snow2 heads-up display (HUD) designed to fit inside a pair of ski goggles. The much delayed sportswear computer runs essentially the same Android-based ReconOS 4 firmware as the Snow2. The Jet offers an “open platform and SDK” for app development, and uses the Snow2’s Recon Engage community site for uploading photos and videos and downloading apps.

The blue screen of death in Linux?

In today's open source roundup: A user got the infamous blue screen of death...in Linux! Plus: Nvidia's new hardware is not open source friendly. And rsync as a Time Machine type backup for Unix.

Linux-ready DaVinci COM handles dual 1080p displays

iWave unveiled a Qseven COM with 1080p support that runs Linux on TI’s DSP-enabled DaVinci DM8168 SoC. iWave also updated an i.MX6 Qseven COM with 2GB RAM.

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