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Forge.mil changed how the US military develops software

In today's open source roundup: Open source has changed how the US military develops software. Plus: Forty Linux terminal commands. And great extensions for Google's Chrome browser.

Wine 1.7.41 Officially Released, Fixes an Adobe Photoshop CS6 Crash

Alexandre Julliard announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new maintenance release of Wine 1.7.41, which brings better support for kernel job objects, improves MSI patches, enhanced support for Known Folders in the shell, and fixes theming issues.

F22 Beta, Flock, Linux 4.0, Fedora 23 (!), and Diversity — it's 5tFTW for April 17th, 2015

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for April 17th, 2015.

Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets

An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro.

GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Session

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 18, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment got its first point release today, the GNOME developers are already planning the features for the next major version of the acclaimed project, GNOME 3.18, due for release in October 2015.

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 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

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.

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