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Siego Throws Flame, Office Suite Kumbaya & OS Face Off

Wearing your fireproof underwear? KDE's Aaron Seigo - never one to shy away from saying what he thinks - lit into community managers in a Google+ post on Monday, calling the community manager role in free/open source software projects “a fraud and a farce.”

Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

Systemd has been widely adopted by Linux distributions, but many developers hate it.

Workload deployment tools for OpenStack

This is the second part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. Next week, in the final article, I will cover automating "day 2 management"—tools to keep the cloud and workloads up and running.

Global Web Literacy Gets a Boost From Maker Party 2014

Maker Party is Mozilla’s annual campaign to teach the culture, mechanics and citizenship of the Web through community-run events around the world. This week we celebrated the record-breaking 2,513 events in 86 countries that made up Maker Party 2014.

Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Vias Cortex-A9 SoC

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O. Via designed the “Artigo A900? mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company.

Techland Shoot Down Any Hope Of Hellraid & Dying Light On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 19, 2014 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Techland's Chrome Engine 6 will support Linux, but it seems they don't yet have enough faith in Linux as a gaming platform after we spoke to them again.

Multimedia Tip: Sync Your XBMC/Kodi Watched List with trakt.tv

While this is actually cross-platform and not necessarily Linux-specific, there's no doubt many of you out there making use of the awesomeness of XBMC (soon to be known instead as 'Kodi') Media Player would be doing so on the Penguin-powered platform. In this article we look at one of the various, but easiest, ways you can sync your XBMC/Kodi TV and Movie collections and watched status, using trakt.tv.

How to undervolt the Android kernel for reduced heat and longer battery life

You can extend Android's battery life and make the system more stable by undervolting a custom kernel

Must-have GNOME extension: gTile

Tiling window managers have always interested me, but spending a lot of time tinkering with config files or learning how to wrangle them? Not so much. What I really want is a dead simple way to organize my windows and still use a friendly desktop. And I found it, finally: the gTile extension for GNOME.

F21 Alpha on Tuesday, Fedora UK podcast, Flock bids, Fedora store, and badges!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]

How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Log files contain useful information about what is going on within the system. They are often inspected during troubleshooting processes or server performance analysis. For a busy server, log files may grow quickly into very large sizes. This becomes a problem as the server will soon run out of space. Besides, working with a single […]Continue reading... The post How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS

King Ellison Abdicates As Oracle CEO

You’ve no doubt already heard that Larry Ellison stepped down this afternoon as CEO of Oracle, though he’ll be sticking around for a while in his new position as executive chairman. In other words, he’s still the boss by way of being the boss’s boss – and by dint of the fact that he remains the company’s biggest shareholder with a 25% stake in the business.

Verizon, enemy of Open Internet rules, says it loves the “open Internet”

No company has gone to greater lengths than Verizon in trying to stop the government from enforcing network neutrality rules. Verizon is the company that sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order from 2010. Verizon won a federal appeals court ruling this year, overturning anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules and setting off a months-long scramble by the FCC to get enforceable rules into place.

Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

“Scan-to-email” patent troll loses its lawsuit against FTC

There are hundreds of so-called "patent trolls," but MPHJ Technology became one of the most well-known when it sent thousands of letters to small businesses around the country suggesting they should pay around $1,000 per worker for using basic "scan-to-email" functions.

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshot

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with XFCE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.

How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution

The one who ventures into an install of Arch Linux and has only experienced installing Linux with Ubuntu or Mint is in for a steep learning curve. The number of people giving up halfway is probably higher than the ones that pull it through. Arch Linux is somewhat cult in the way that you may call […]Continue reading... The post How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

“Nobody, not even Google Security Team, can find and patch all those bugs in all the desktop apps we all use,” Rutkowska says in the Q&A interview, below. This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora.

Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

  • Fedora Magazine; By Ryan Lerch (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2014 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying. The malware, called TorrentLocker, popped up last month, targeting users in Australia, according to iSight Partners, a security consultancy. It now appears to be also geo-targeting victims in the U.K.

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