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SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support

SAP SE has announced expanded involvement in OpenStack and CloudFoundry, the open source cloud computing projects, as well as developer resources for the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Nginx Plus r4 Improves Web Server Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 25, 2014 5:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nginx Plus is the commercially supported enterprise release of the widely deployed open-source Nginx Web server. According to the June 2014 Netcraft Web Server Survey, Nginx is powering 134 million sites around the world. The first Nginx Plus release debuted back in August 2013, providing users with additional high-availability features on top of the open-source base. New versions of Nginx Plus are now released every three months. The Nginx Plus r4 release is based on the open-source Nginx 1.7.3 release, which was released on July 8.

Deepin 2014 review

Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0, which made its debut on Deepin 2014, is a redesigned version of what shipped in Deepin 2013.

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon's Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there's so much free processing power out there for the taking?

Open source education for lifelong learners

In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren't able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.

Oracle Unveils Linux 7 for Enterprise Open Source Cloud and Data Center

Newly released Oracle Linux 7 offers updates for storage and virtualization, as well as the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and paid support.

Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 3

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

GOG.com announces Linux support with more than fifty games

In today's open source roundup: GOG.com now supports Linux. Plus: A distrohopper falls in love with Debian and settles down, and a KDE 5 slideshow. It's great to see GOG.com so enthusiastic about Linux gaming. It's yet another indication that Linux gaming is red-hot right now, and I'm glad to note that they have plans to add so many more games soon.

Raspberry Pi-based signage player sips 7 Watts

TinyGreenPC launched a Raspberry Pi and Linux based digital signage player that runs on just 7 Watts, and offers optional WiFi and an OPS interface. The Pi Media Player is one of the most power-efficient signage players on the market, according to TinyGreenPC, a subsidiary of UK-based embedded manufacturer and distributor AndersDX.

Firefox 31 available in Fedora

Mozilla recently released Firefox version 31, and now this updated version of the Fedora default web browser is available for download in Fedora 20.

Firefox 31 Brings New Tools to Developers

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 24, 2014 8:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
One such innovation introduced in Firefox 31 is an eyedropper, which enables developers to easily identify the HTML value for a given color. Developers will now also be able to modify Web pages locally with a box model technology that enables manipulation of page layout attributes. Looking forward, Mozilla developers are building an integrated development environment (IDE) called WebIDE into Firefox. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the new Firefox 31 browser. -

Secure Wordpress Login With Two Factor Authentication Using privacyIDEA

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by tuxchick on Jul 24, 2014 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Secure Wordpress Login With Two Factor Authentication Using privacyIDEA Wordpress is THE widely spread blogging system that is not only used for private blog sites but sometimes also as CMS for company web sites. Wordpress is very good maintened and easy to update. But as it is so widely used, it is also an intersting goal for crackers (avoiding to say hackers).  This is why today I will tell you how to secure the wordpress accounts with a second factor for OTP authentication.

take (keyboard) control of the web with uzbl web browser

Uzbl is a web browser available in Fedora that has a vi-like modal user interface. It uses the webkit renderer on the backend, so web pages still look and function […]

Homeland Security gets into software security

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by tuxchick on Jul 24, 2014 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It sounds unlikely, but the Homeland Security Agency is now providing an online, open-source code-testing suite with the unlikely name of SWAMP.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ review – a new evolution

The latest version of the original Raspberry Pi has some essential updates while still remaining largely the same. Is it worth the upgrade?

Open source product development most effective when social

Benetech started out in the 90s without even understanding the meaning of the term open source. They just "needed an easy way to interface with different voice synthesizers" to develop readers for people who are blind and "shared the code to be helpful." Sound familiar? Opensource.com started covering stories like in 2010 and they recur more often than you might think. Stories of people sharing the code to help others—but sharing code to get help developing better code. When code is open, a community has the opportunity to form around it. read more

GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away.

Photocrumbs is Now Mejiro

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jul 24, 2014 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Photocrumbs has served well as a working name for my spare-time coding project. But the time has come to give my forgetful photo publishing PHP script a proper name.

FESCo Election Results, F21 Delayed 3 Weeks, Behind the Scenes for Flock, Help with AppStream, and Joining Fedora

The special election for FESCo (the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) has concluded. New FESCo members are Josh Boyer, Kalev Lember, and Tomas Hozza. Since these seats are filling various vacancies, they aren’t for the normal two-release term. Since Josh lead the results, he will fill the spot which goes through next spring’s Fedora 22 release, and the others through this fall’s F21. Congratulations and welcome to Josh, Kalev, and Tomas; and thanks to outgoing members Bill Nottingham, Toshio Kurotami, and Peter Jones for all of your hard work on FESCo.

Oracle Linux 7 Makes Its Debut

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 24, 2014 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle, Red Hat
Oracle sees continued potential for growth as it rolls out its latest Linux distribution release.

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