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Ubuntu Developer Suggests Non-Windowing Display Server Layer for Wayland

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 27, 2015 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Joel Leclerc, an independent Ubuntu developer, posted an interesting article on his blog about the proposal of a non-windowing display server.

5 open source alternatives to Trello

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Trello as a productivity tool. If you like keeping lists as a way to organize your work, it's a very good tool. For me, it serves two primary purposes: keeping a GTD framework, and managing certain projects with a kanban-like schedule. read more

Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops

We've recently written how Canonical is making Unity 8 act and looks like a proper Linux desktop, and developers have been quick to show us the progress.

When everythings a request for comments

The Internet's foundational documents are called "requests for comments" or "RFCs." Published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the organization whose stated goal is "to make the Internet work better," RFCs define and explain the operational standards by which our worldwide network of networks functions. In other words, they specify the rules everyone should follow when building and implementing new Internet technologies. Engineers working on the Internet discuss potential RFCs, debate their merits, then post their decisions online for anyone to read.

Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal

Ubuntu Touch is actually a Linux distribution and it's easy to forget that sometimes. This means that most of the stuff you can do in the OS can be done from the terminal, including dialing a number, for example.

How security flaws work: The buffer overflow

  • Ars Technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 27, 2015 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer security landscape. In fact the first self-propagating Internet worm—1988's Morris Worm—used a buffer overflow in the Unix finger daemon to spread from machine to machine. Twenty-seven years later, buffer overflows remain a source of problems...

Videos from Flock 2015 in Rochester are available now

Recently, the Fedora community gathered in Rochester, New York for Flock 2015, our annual conference for contributors. There were dozens of workshops and presentations at Flock, covering subjects like new technology, documentation, and grassroots promotion of Fedora. Were you not able to attend... Continue Reading →

Why Intel made Stephen Hawking's speech system open source

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2015 8:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel has announced the release Stephen Hawking's speech system as open source, encouraging innovation and improvements that could open up the technology to people with physical disabilities throughout the world. read more

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive. “Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet. So I built this for him."

Is There Such Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

I think it's time to clarify the matter of "too many Linux distributions" once and for all. As a Linux veteran like myself, it is getting annoying to see all sorts of comments on the Internet from people complaining that there are way too many distributions of Linux.

Kickin’ Back at Texas Linux Fest

The usual suspects were in attendance this year, plus some I had never seen before. Conspicuously missing were my friends at ThinkPenguin. They were more than generous in giving us perks for our last fund raiser and I was a bit bummed I wouldn’t have a chance to see them in person again this year. The Ubuntu table was busy as always and the focus, at least for those visiting the exhibit, was the Ubuntu phone. No matter who I heard introducing themselves, the main topic or questions asked was about the Ubuntu phone. Many of us might have thought that the interest in the Ubuntu slabs was exaggerated or astroturfed, but from what I could tell the Ubuntu Phone most certainly is on the minds of many Ubuntu users.

Fedora 23 Alpha Server Released for ARM 64-bit and POWER Hardware Architectures

The Fedora Project, through Peter Robinson, announced the release of the Server edition of the Fedora 23 Alpha operating system for ARM 64-bit (AArch64) and POWER (PPC64 and PPC64le) hardware architectures.

How to upgrade a WordPress website via SSH

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 27, 2015 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Keeping your WordPress installation, plugins and themes is very important. You have to continually update WordPress immediately after a new version is released.

How to Install Kernel 4.1.6 LTS in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Derivatives

Linux kernel 4.1.6 LTS has been announced and released by Greg Kroah-Hartman. It now available to download and install.

LibreOffice 5.0.1 to Feature Improved Rendering When Scrolling

The Document Foundation has just released the second Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.1 branch and the developers have fixed quite a few issues that have been spotted by the community.

The Onion Router is being cut up and making security pros cry

IBM is warning corporates to start blocking TOR services from their networks, citing rising use of the encrypted network to deliver payloads like ransomware. The advice comes in the company's latest X-Force research team report (PDF).

Blue Box OpenStack Lands on IBM Softlayer Servers

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 26, 2015 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, IBM
BM is moving quickly to integrate technology from the recently acquired Blue Box cloud into its Softlayer cloud services. IBM announced the acquisition of Blue Box on June 3.

OpenStack makes some important friends

OpenStack turned 5 last month. This week it made some important friends who want to help accelerate the open source cloud project.

Ubuntu Touch's Telegram App 2.0 to Arrive Next Month Based on TelegramQML

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 26, 2015 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
We have been informed recently that the Telegram app of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will be updated to version 2.0 and based on the Telegram API created by Aseman, TelegramQML.

Concerning Containers' Connections: on Docker Networking

Containers can be considered the third wave in service provision after physical boxes (the first wave) and virtual machines (the second wave). Instead of working with complete servers (hardware or virtual), you have virtual operating systems, which are far more lightweight.

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