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Be an inspiration, not an impostor

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 02:26:19 PM
Major Hayden is a man of considerable skill. In addition to his job at Rackspace, he spends time developing open source projects, maintaining packages for Fedora, and making sure icanhazip.com is up and running. He has a stack of certifications and has even gone so far as presenting his resume as a man page. Yet for all his undeniable credentials, he sometimes struggles with a feeling of I don't belong here.It's a feeling that's far too common in open source projects. Yet, given enough eyeballs, maybe all impostor syndromes are shallow. Major Hayden will be presenting his talk at Texas Linux Fest this week: Be an inspiration, not an impostor.read more

IBM makes push for Linux customers with Ubuntu mainframes

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:29:08 PM
IBM is expanding support for Linux on mainframes with a few new initiatives announced today, including plans for an Ubuntu distribution.The announcement also includes a new Linux mainframe server called LinuxONE and mainframe code contributions to a new "Open Mainframe Project" formed by the Linux Foundation.IBM and Canonical are teaming up to create an Ubuntu distribution for LinuxONE and existing z Systems mainframe hardware.

Everyone changes lightbulbs in an open organization

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:31:57 PM
At a previous organization, I had a good relationship with the administration staff. I purchased large amounts of goods, and that staff helped my team with our purchase orders. In turn, we'd help the staff with other tasks—such as changing burnt-out lighting tubes in the office. One day, another member of the organization was visiting when a call for me came in. It was my good friend from the front desk, asking me to help her change one of those lighting tubes.read more

Docker Working on Security Components, Live Container Migration #linuxcon

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:34:46 AM
Docker developers take the stage at Containercon/Linuxcon and discuss their work on future container innovations for security and live migration.

Joan Touzet on CouchDB and the Apache way

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 10:37:35 AM
This year's keynote speaker at Texas Linux Fest is Joan Touzet of the Apache Software Foundation. Joan's talk is Evolve or perish! Improving OSS communities the Apache way. She graciously agreed to this interview in the midst of her busy schedule.Joan is a committer and PMC member for Apache CouchDB, and acts as Senior Software Development Manager at Cloudant, an IBM Company.read more

Ubuntu Linux is coming to IBM mainframes

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:40:24 AM
Thanks to customer demand, IBM and Canonical are working on bringing Ubuntu to the Big Blue's z System mainframe.

MKVToolNix 8.3.0 Now Available for Download with Multiple GUI Enhancements

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:43:13 AM
Moritz Bunkus announced the release and immediate availability for download of the third point release of his ever popular MKVToolNix 8 open-source software for manipulating Matroska (MKV) files.

Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 1

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:46:02 AM
Over the past year or so KDE has taken a new approach to projects joining our "Umbrella" Namely the KDE Incubator. This new program aims to help projects with similar ideals to our existing projects join us with all that that implies.

Canonical to Build a Special Ubuntu OS for IBM's LinuxONE and z Systems

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 06:48:51 AM
Canonical and IBM have just announced a new partnership to bring Ubuntu scale-out and cloud expertise to the IBM z Systems platform by introducing two new Linux mainframe servers.

Steam Machines won’t have a “suspend” function

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 05:51:40 AM
One of the most underrated features of the latest generation of consoles is the abiltiy to "suspend" the console rather than turning it off completely. Both the Xbox One (since launch) and PS4 (since March) let users put the system into a low-power "rest" mode that provides for a much quicker startup when getting back into the suspended game, saving up to 30 seconds (or more) each time you start up.

Linuxcon: Open Source Peer Collaboration Could Save the Planet

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:54:29 AM
The founder of Zipcar discusses her model of how 'Peers Inc' is the way forward.

LinuxONE: IBM's new Linux mainframes

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 03:57:18 AM
IBM is not just introducing new mainframes, but a new way of paying for on premise big iron that makes mainframes cheaper than they've even before.

What's the biggest barrier to participation in open source?

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 03:00:07 AM
Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory.First, vote in our poll and let us know what you think is the greatest obstacle to overcome. Your answers will help us create better content for you going forward.read more

Linux Mangaka Koe Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 02:02:56 AM
After the success releasing Nyu with a lot of passion, we decided to start creating Koe witch reached the final stage yesterday! Koe is based on Kubuntu 14.04 with vanilla KDE 4.13.3 core libs containing Manga drawing, viewing, Anime playback and as well subtitle programs out-of-the-box. We beg for your patience at booting, the system has no boot-logo (to look more intuitive with the KDE desktop), but positively it ships some customization to fit the way as a complete beautiful operating system made just for you! Note: We may release an update until end year with a correction at the missed installer `quit' message (it does not affect the installation) and application menu mouse hover closing.

An Evening with Containers

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:05:45 AM
As part of the kickoff for the Linuxcon Containercon conference here there was An Evening with Containers on August 16. Seven speakers in total each delivered 5 minute lightning talks about different topics related to containers.Not one of the seven speakers was from Docker Inc

Firefox Security Exploit Targets Linux Users and Web Developers

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:08:34 AM
Through the years, Firefox has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most secure Web browsers on any platform, and it's the default browser for many Linux distros. However, a security exploit appeared this week that has shown users they can't afford to be complacent about security. Mozilla has rushed to patch the flaw, and a new release has closed the hole (39.0.3). But, plenty of users still haven't updated their browsers.

BM Launches New Linux Mainframes and Open Mainframe Project

Monday 17th of August 2015 11:11:23 PM
Linux on the IBM mainframe is nothing new, but IBM is now doubling down with a pair of new Linux-only mainframes and the launch of the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. IBM's big mainframe announcements are all being made at the LinuxCon conference here where IBM mainframe Chief Ross Mauri is delivering a keynote

Manjaro Linux 2015.08 KDE-Next (Plasma 5.4) Screenshot Tour

Monday 17th of August 2015 10:14:12 PM
With this release we have focused our efforts, bringing you a preview of our upcoming KDE edition featuring Plasma 5.4. Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta. Audio Volume applet works now directly with PulseAudio, the popular sound server for Linux, to give you full control over volume and output settings in a beautifully designed simple interface. KRunner now remembers your previous searches and automatically completes from the history as you type. The Networks applet is now able to display network traffic graphs. It also supports two new VPN plugins for connecting over SSH or SFTP.

How to use the NMAP Security Scanner on Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 09:17:01 PM
Nmap is a free and open source network discovery and security auditing utility that is widely used in the Linux users community as it is simple to use yet very powerful. Nmap works by sending data packets on a specific target (by IP) and by interpreting the incoming packets to determine what posts are open/closed, what services are running on the scanned system, whether firewalls or filters are set up and enabled, and finally what operation system is running.

The ten best Chromebooks

Monday 17th of August 2015 08:19:50 PM
In today's open source roundup: The ten best Chromebooks you can buy, and must-have Chrome OS apps to run on them. Plus: DistroWatch reviews VectorLinux 7.1. And GOG improves Linux games installer.

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    So my GSoC is coming to its end. I have no cool screenshots to upload this time and I have no new great features to talk about, in fact Caludio and I manly focused on bugfixing and testing. We have spent time also discussing about possible changes and improvements to the current OCS protocol. So is the client ready do be lunched? In short I would say that no, not yet.. although most of its features are implemented and it is usable, it is still an “under construction” project, we both still have to make some important decisions to make it usable to everyone.
  • The Fiber Engine Poll, Updates, and Breeze
  • Bringing Akonadi Next up to speed
    and refactoring it again, to make sure the codebase remains as clean as possible. The result of that is that an implementation of a simple resource only takes a couple of template instantiations, apart from code that interacts with the datasource (e.g. your IMAP Server) which I obviously can’t do for the resource.
  • New linter integration plugins for KDevelop
  • Artikulate Plans for Randa
    Language learning is often considered as the task of memorizing new vocabulary and understanding the new grammar rules. Yet for most, the most challenging part is to actually get used to speak the new language. This is a problem that Artikulate approaches with a simple idea: to learn the correct pronunciation of a word or even a longer phrase, the learner listens to a native speaker recording, repeats and recordings it, and finally compares both recordings to improve herself/himself with the next try.

Tails 1.5.1 is out

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5.1, is out. This is an emergency release, triggered by an unscheduled Firefox release meant to fix critical security issues. Read more