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Richard Stallman Says He Created GNU, Which Is Called Often Linux

Thursday 28th of May 2015 01:26:23 PM
Richard Stallman is the President of the Free Software Foundation and also the founder of GNU or GNU's Not Unix! operating system that contains only free software. One of his constant claims is that GNU/Linux is a misnomer and that it shouldn't be used. In fact, he's now saying that the GNU operating system is often called Linux.

Canary box aims to lure hackers into honeypots before they make headlines

Thursday 28th of May 2015 12:29:12 PM
South African Security firm Thinkst is hoping to give new life to an old idea-the honeypot-in a bid to help organizations detect security breaches and intruders in their private networks. Thinkst's Canary is a simple network appliance and corresponding online monitoring service that makes it easy to set up juicy-looking targets on the corporate LAN that will sound the alarm if any attempt is made to access them.

Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

Thursday 28th of May 2015 11:32:01 AM
System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people's computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services.

Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

Thursday 28th of May 2015 10:44:41 AM
Kubuntu chief’s head placed on cloud-based, open source spike. A storm of accusations, claims, and furious counterclaims has hit the Ubuntu penguins, with a community cleaved of its head following allegations of unsavory behavior.

Fedora 22 released

Thursday 28th of May 2015 09:57:21 AM
In today's open source roundup: Download Fedora 22. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Kubuntu 15.04. And Minecraft for Android will get a customization update.

PacketFence v5.1 Released

Thursday 28th of May 2015 09:10:01 AM
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

Running Vagrant on Fedora 22

Thursday 28th of May 2015 08:22:41 AM
Fedora 22 comes with a lot of great features and having Vagrant with libvirt support is one of them. Don’t know what Vagrant is good for? Vagrant is a program that enables you to create portable and reproducible development environments... Continue Reading →

First production car powered by Android Auto rolls out -- and it's a Hyundai

Thursday 28th of May 2015 07:35:21 AM
Tesla unlikely to be quaking in its bootsNearly a year after Google announced it was adapting Android to act as a car operating system, the first vehicle using the software has gone on sale from South Korean carmaker Hyundai.…

Fedora 22: Cloud, desktop and server innovation

Thursday 28th of May 2015 06:48:01 AM
Red Hat's new Fedora Linux comes with a better desktop, but the real improvements are in the cloud and server updates.

How to Secure an OpenStack Cloud

Thursday 28th of May 2015 06:00:41 AM
Providing security in OpenStack is not as easy as simply deploying a firewall and enabling antivirus. Many additional controls need to be deployed.

Building better assistive technology with open hardware

Thursday 28th of May 2015 05:13:21 AM
For many people, technology assists and augments our lives, making certain tasks easier, communicating across long distances possible, and giving us the opportunity to be more informed about the world around us. However, for many people with disabilities, technology is not an accessory but essential to living an independent and quality life.read more

Fedora 22 for ARM Promises to Be a Game Changer

Thursday 28th of May 2015 04:26:01 AM
Peter Robinson has announced that Fedora 22 for AArch64, a community-driven and -built operating system, has been released and is now available for download.

Mandriva under liquidation

Thursday 28th of May 2015 03:38:41 AM
In the past Mandriva S.A. released various popular Linux distributions, but the last years Mandriva was owned by several different shareholders who couldn't make it a succesful company.

Free resources for your Open Organization book club

Thursday 28th of May 2015 02:51:21 AM
The end of Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization is really a beginning. It's the beginning of a crucial conversation, Whitehurst says on the book's final page, about "how you think we can all lead and work better in the future."read more

ALT Linux 7.0.5 - Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 28th of May 2015 02:04:01 AM
ALT Linux Ltd announces the availability of updated Seventh Platform distribution releases. Changes within this release: updated software, closing known vulnerabilities as of 2015-05-22; updated time zones; System Control Center is now able to join Active Directory; live CDs gained RW partition support during UEFI boot as well; online repositories will always be configured, not just when found; Linux kernel 3.14.41, MESA 10.0.5, Firefox 31.6.0.

How VMs access metadata via qrouter-namespace in Openstack Kilo

Thursday 28th of May 2015 01:16:41 AM
It is actually an update for Neutron on Kilo of original blog entryhttp://techbackground.blogspot.ie/2013/06/metadata-via-quantum-router.html considering Quantum implementation on Grizzly.From my standpoint understanding of core architecture of Neutron openstack flow in regards of nova-api metadata service access (and getting proper response from nova-api service) by VMs launching via nova causes a lot of problems due to leak of understanding of core concepts.

Rugged ARM SBC offers FPGA, dual LANs, stereo cams

Thursday 28th of May 2015 12:29:21 AM
Micro/sys’s compact, rugged “SBC1654″ SBC runs Linux on an i.MX515 SoC and offers a Spartan-6 FPGA, dual MIPI-CSI camera inputs, and dual 10/100 Ethernet. Last November, when Micro/sys announced its EPIC-sized SBC4661 combining a Freescale i.MX6 Quad system-on-chip with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, the company said it was prepping a new single board computer based […]

New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

Wednesday 27th of May 2015 11:56:45 PM
The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.

Ubuntu Community Council Can't Track Down $143,000 Worth of Donations

Wednesday 27th of May 2015 11:24:09 PM
It looks like some very poor accounting is to blameThe Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.

A Few Laps With Fedora 22

Wednesday 27th of May 2015 10:51:33 PM
Many of the changes in Fedora 22 come in the Cloud and Server versions, though one change stands out across the board. DNF, an updated package manager that has been around in development since Fedora 18, finally makes its debut here, replacing Yum. DNF provides faster installs and updates while keeping the Yum command-line interface compatibility — but instead of “yum” you’ll be typing “dnf” on the command line. Pretty simple, no?

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IPFire 2.17 Update 90 Gets GeoIP-Based Blocking, Legacy Microsoft Hyper-V Support

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Relicensing Dolphin: The long road to GPLv2+

Since its resurfacing as an open source project in 2008, Dolphin has been licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). This license, created in 1991, is still a fairly common license used in the open source world. But as with anything that deals with technology, times are changing at a rapid rate. More recent projects are using GNU Public License version 3 and Apache 2.0, for their additional freedoms, protections from outside liability, and improved inter-license compatibility. Unfortunately these newer licenses are not compatible with GPLv2, and any project using these licenses cannot link to Dolphin and thus, Dolphin cannot link to them. Read more

U.S. Moodle Conference To Focus on Open Source in Education

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