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Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar […]

NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now you can run your own intelligence agency The NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Fedora 21 will feature significant innovations in Docker container-based virtualization and cloud app deployment as a result of Project Atomic, making it one of the first Docker-friendly Linux distributions.

2014: Year of open source miracles

Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.

uib gmbh announces the release 4.0.5 of the client management system opsi

opsi 4.0.5 comes with several new features as managing Linux-Clients and UEFI Support

Open food developers have a message for you

Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub.

A review of PC-BSD 10.1

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Nov 26, 2014 1:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In today's open source roundup: LinuxBSDos.com reviews PC-BSD 10.1. Plus: The dangers of the Less command for Linux users, and can a Redditor get an entry level sys admin job with no degree?

Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.

Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.

Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

Fedora Council Election Results

  • Fedora Project; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Congratulations to Rex Dieter and Langdon White, the elected representatives for the first Fedora Council!

Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

The National Security Agency has released a new open-source program for data network interoperability.

Open Seat on the Fedora Server Working Group

This past week, David Strauss chose to step down from his position on the Fedora Server Working Group, citing a lack of alignment with his current work usage. The Fedora Server SIG would like to thank David for his contributions up to this point and wish him well.

Quad-core media player runs Kodi/XBMC on OpenElec Linux

SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding.

Important Fedora vote concludes today!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The election for the two representative seats on the new Fedora Council ends today at midnight UTC. That’s afternoon or evening in timezones west of the Prime Meridian, so don’t delay. […]

Process text faster with Awk and Sed

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Make your life easier by using Sed and Awk to work with text from the terminal

How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0 This document describes how to install and configure ProFTPD in CentOS 7.0 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for unix and unix-like operating systems. ProFTPD is developed, released and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL), which basically establishes it as free software, meaning that it may be sold, licensed and otherwise manipulated in any way desired as long as full and complete source code either accompanies any ProFTPD packages or is made available by any and all sites that distribute pre-compiled binaries. The software can be modified by anyone at anytime, as long as all derived works also are licensed under the GNU Public License.

SUSE gets live patching

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 25, 2014 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Using SUSE Linux means never having to say 'reboot'.

What open source gadget is at the top of your 2014 holiday wishlist?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, we published our annual open source gift guide for the holidays, serving up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate. Of our 14 fabulous open source gifts, which is your favorite? read more

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