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Solus OS Gets UEFI Fixes and Better Power Consumption for Laptops

The Solus project is moving very fast, and its developers have managed to push another release out the door, this time with a lot of fixes that have been spotted and repaired in a very short amount of time.

One Port to Rule Them All!

I was chatting with Fred Richards on IRC the other day (flrichar on freenode) about sneaking around hotel firewalls. Occasionally, hotels will block things like the SSH port, hoping people don't abuse their network. Although I can respect their rationale, blocking an SSH port for a Linux user is like taking a mouse away from a Windows user!

Interview with Roberto Galoppini of SourceForge

In an interview with LQ, Roberto discusses the recent mirrored content controversy, the history of SourceForge, regaining the trust of the community, forming a new Community Panel, the ArchiveTeam plan to archive SF, the future of the organization and more.

Plant volunteers, grow an organization: an interview with Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters and Avni Khatri will present Grow an organization by planting volunteers at OSCON 2015. Peters is the vice president of technical evangelism at the Cloud Foundry and Khatri is president of Kids on Computers. In this talk, they share their experiences and lessons for growing a healthy garden of volunteers. As part of our OSCON speaker interview series, Stormy Peters talked to us about the current state of community management and where it's going. read more

Firefox 40 to Bring Better Performance, Scrolling, and Graphics on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 6, 2015 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has already announced the first Beta for Firefox 40, and it looks like Linux users are going to get some important improvements for scrolling and video playback, among other things.

Linux kernel 4.2-rc1

The first release candidate for Linux kernel 4.2 has been released and is available for download.

Student-collaborator rights, Kisumu app, and new Zotero release

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In June this year, a few open source projects expanded and several useful resources were published, along with many other developments in the digital humanities. I have highlighted the most interesting of them below. Perhaps one will inspire you in your own digital humanities research, or help you learn about this interesting field of scholarly research. Every month, I take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. Read more about this series at the end of the article. read more

Yet Another Windows Security Fail

For at least a decade, Microsoft has been chanting the mantra, “at Microsoft security is job one,” over and over and over. During this time, they’ve repeated this mantra often enough to convince a lot of people that Windows is much safer than it once was, which I suppose is true since it couldn’t have gotten much worse. However, a new report from AV-Test proves the company isn’t yet ready to move up to the next mantra level and begin chanting, “at Microsoft we do security right,” because clearly it doesn’t.

Using the CLI to query CPU hardware information

  • TechThrob; By Jonathan DePrizio (Posted by nemilar on Jul 6, 2015 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Your Central Processing Unit (“processor” or “CPU”) is at the very core of your computer; it’s the component responsible for all the number-crunching and math-doing that makes a computer go. As such, it’s important to be aware of some basic commands in Linux that let you query the hardware information regarding your processor. In this article, I’ll cover some of those commands, and how to read their output.

The Unicode 8.0: A Song of Praise for Unsung Heroes

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 6, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some people do things that make them rich and famous. Others never see the limelight, but create things that make everything else possible.They deserve recognition to.

Free and Open-Source Video Editor Shotcut Gets Better 4K Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 6, 2015 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Powerful video editor Shotcut has been updated again by its developers, and they’ve made some huge improvements to the application. To be fair, pretty much any update for Shotcut is impressive, but this one is an important one.

General Maintenance of Arch Linux Systems

Maintaing an Arch Linux installation is actually extremely simple and straightforward, as long as you keep a few things in mind. The rolling release nature of the distribution means we never have to worry about major version upgrades like other distributions (Ubuntu and Debian to name a few..).

There is No ‘New Microsoft’: Under Nadella, Patent Extortion Against Linux/Android Carries on

Kyocera is again being targeted by Microsoft, using patent aggression, with a secret settlement being reached whose negative impact on Android remains to be seen

Python and Raspberry Pi in education

We love Python at the Raspberry Pi Foundation—it's our go-to general purpose programming language for most projects and activities. Our home-brewed, Pi-optimized Linux distribution Raspbian (a Debian variant) ships with a number of different languages and educational tools (Scratch, Ruby, Java, C, Wolfram, Mathematica, and, of course, the numerous others available in Linux), but the one we and many others tend to choose is Python. read more

The Shocking Scope of the NSA's XKEYSCORE Surveillance

  • New American; By Joe Wolverton (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Every time anyone uses a computer to send an e-mail, watch a video, do a Google search, or update a Facebook status, the National Security Agency (NSA) is probably collecting and collating that activity on one of its many servers.

Why the story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, others in hardware biz

  • ETTelecom; By Julie Bort (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. "Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you."

Install And Configure Cyrus With Postfix On Ubuntu Linux 15.04

  •; By Aun (Posted by LinuxPitstop on Jul 6, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
yrus is an advance IMAP daemon widely used in small to large scale organizations. It is a full fledge IMAP system and offers some greater advantages over other freely available IMAP alternatives. It is designed to handle massive flow of emails effectively, and it runs on “Sealed” servers where normal users are not permitted to login. Alongside IMAP, it also support POP protocol for email retrieval and provides ability to setup and mange quotas on emails/accounts

Brain Scientist: How Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong

  • wbur; By Lisa Feldman Barrett, Daniel J. Barrett (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Computer science is apparently about robots that kill you. And now, with Inside Out, we finally have cartoon neuroscience.

ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel

4.2 rc1 is biggest … release … candidate … EVER Linus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world, and rates it the biggest release candidate ever in terms of the volume of new code it contains.…

Do you prefer a modern or traditional desktop environment?

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 5, 2015 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Which type of desktop environment do you prefer? Modern desktops with dash style interfaces and lots of keyboard shortcuts, traditional desktops like Cinnamon with menus and panels or customisable desktops such as XFCE and LXDE?

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