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The helpful stranger and meaning of open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 19, 2014 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
I’ve been a software engineer for almost 15 years now, and although I didn't realize it at the time, I’ve been working with open source software from the get-go. From basic GNU command line utilities to C compilers, open source was there from the start. read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 review

In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0. Plus: The importance of mentors in open source, and WordPress 4.1 has been released.

Cloud 5: 2015 cloud jobs outlook, sunny cloud forecast, open source PaaS options

This week, we look at five open source PaaS options, the cloud job forecast for 2015 (it's looking good) and a sunny outlook for cloud computing in general in 2015 as it finally finds its footing in the enterprise.

WordPress 4.1 is Now Available: Here’s What’s New

  • CMS Observer (Posted by SiniX on Dec 19, 2014 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
WordPress released version 4.1 of its CMS and it's available either for directly download or updating from dashboard.

Fedora 21 Desktop Installation Steps with Screenshots

Fedora is an open source Linux based operating system.Fedora Operating system is available for Desktops, Servers and cloud.

Take Your Hats Off To Fedora Linux 21

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Dec 19, 2014 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes reviews of Puppy, Kali and Fedora, the best XFCE distros and the 6 must have applications for Linux

How to rename multiple files on Linux

  • Xmodulo; By Xmodulo (Posted by xmodulo on Dec 19, 2014 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done. However, mv cannot rename multiple files using wildcard. There are ways to deal with multiple files by using a combination of sed, awk or find in combination of xargs. However, these are rather cumbersome and not user-friendly.

How to block referrer spam bots

Referrer spam requests are requests for some pages with a faked referrer string (where the user came from). Normally this is just annoying as it appears in your webstats. But sites could be hit by many requests within short period of time affecting server performance.

Git thee behind me, Git client bug!

GitHub has acknowledged there's a flaw in its client software and recommended that users upgrade, as soon as possible. News of the flaw was announced at GMANE and GitHub has confirmed the existence of the flaw and issued a recommendation for “all users of GitHub and GitHub Enterprise to update their Git clients as soon as possible.”

Myriad Loses Appeals Court Bid to Block Breast Cancer Tests

Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) can’t block competitors’ DNA tests to determine risk for breast and ovarian cancer after a U.S. appeals court said three patents on the tests never should have been issued.

The patents cover products of nature and ideas that aren’t eligible for legal protection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an opinion posted today on the court’s docket. The court upheld a trial judge’s decision to allow the competing tests, including those made by Ambry Genetics Corp., to remain on the market.

Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015

Not to be outdone by the FSF and looking to appeal to more cosmopolitan tastes, Linux Mint will change over the course of the year to something a little more contemporary and stylish. It becomes Linux Merlot, with a bouquet that resonates from the north side of the vineyard. The distro will have a more celebratory nature and it will go a lot better with most cheeses.

I’m running Fedora 21 with Wayland, and so far (almost) everything is working just fine

After saying I wouldn’t jump into a Fedora 21 upgrade, I rather quickly had a change of heart and mind, ran a Fedup upgrade and am now running Fedora 21 on my go-to HP Pavilion g6 laptop. With Wayland.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 19, 2014 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judge

More facts needed before class-action suit can proceed A US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…

WordPress 4.1 and distraction free writing mode

WordPress 4.1 is out and one of its best new features is a revised “distraction free writing mode.” I seem to remember that it had something like this before, but it was not as well implemented as it is in WordPress 4.1. Now, when you push the distraction free writing mode button, everything else fades away except what you need to write your post.

Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Dec 18, 2014 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Top 10 open source interviews in 2014

This year on Opensource.com, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more—all of them stars in their fields, at their companies. Here are my favorite 10 interviews on Opensource.com in 2014. I highly recommend you bookmark them today!

Wi-Fi Security: Should You Use WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP, or Both?

On our Comcast Xfinity router, WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) are all different options. Choose the wrong option and you’ll have a slower, less-secure network.

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