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The Long Death of Project Hosting Sites

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 05:30:05 AM
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.

Fedora 21 KDE Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 04:32:54 AM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results.

Mozilla and Telenor Announce WebRTC Competency Center to Advance WebRTC and Help Standardization

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 03:35:43 AM
Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way people communicate over the Web by enabling developers to more easily integrate real-time communications on websites, mobile Web apps or video conferencing systems. WebRTC makes complex real-time communications technology available to everyone.

Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 02:38:32 AM
The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period.

Fedora 21 so popular on release day, it’s overloading all things Fedora

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 01:41:21 AM
Demand for Fedora 21, the project's first release in at least a year, and the first to offer distinct Workstation, Cloud and Server products is so high, it's overloading many of the project's services. As the message on the Fedora Infrastructure Status page says, "High traffic due to F21 release, try again later"

Fedora 21 Retools Linux for Servers

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 12:47:41 AM
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Fedora 17 Linux OSMiller explained to ServerWatch that originally the new Fedora Next approach was set to add a three month delay to the release. He admitted that the release cycle did take longer than originally anticipated but there were a a number or reasons that make it all worthwhile.

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 11:50:30 PM
How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data: user directory connectors, legacy filesystems drivers, comprehensive admin interface, and much more.

Do you need programming skills to learn Linux?

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 10:53:19 PM
A few months ago I took the Introduction to Linux course offered through edX. It's an 18 chapter course with lots of reading, some videos, and a casual level of testing your knowledge. I wrote about the first six chapters and how the course works in, What happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux. My main goal in taking the course was to get a better, high level understanding of Linux. I didn't have to install Linux but wanted to, so before I started chapter 7, I did. I wanted to test out some of the things I was learning, and 'learning is doing' to a large extent.

Fedora 21 released

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:56:08 PM
In today's open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released.

Open source all over the world

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 08:58:57 PM
After a full day at the annual meeting of the Community Moderators, it was time for the the last item on the agenda which simply said "Special Guest: TBD." Jason Hibbets, project lead and community manager for, stood up and began explaining, "In case it wasn't going to happen, I didn't want to say who it was. Months ago I asked for any dates he'd be in town. I got two, and picked one. This was one day out of three weeks that Jim was in town."

Fedora 21 GNOME Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 08:01:46 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results. As part of the initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation. The Fedora Workstation is a new take on desktop development from the Fedora community. Our goal is to pick the best components, and integrate and polish them. This work results in a more polished and targeted system than you've previously seen from the Fedora desktop.

It’s Here! Announcing Fedora 21!

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:26:30 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce Fedora 21, the final release, ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with the results.

Sphirewall has released application layer filtering with a cloud based signature database

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:20:41 PM
Sphirewall, the opensource enterprise level firewall, has just released signature based application layer filtering with a automatically updating cloud based signature database.

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 06:23:30 PM
This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you'll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu 16.04—arrives in 2016. And at first glance, it might seem like a bad thing.

Powerful, highly stealthy Linux trojan may have infected victims for years

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:26:19 PM
The previously undiscovered malware represents a missing puzzle piece tied to "Turla," a so-called advanced persistent threat (APT) disclosed in August by Kaspersky Lab and Symantec... The malware was notable for its use of a rootkit that made it extremely hard to detect.Now researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab have detected Linux-based malware used in the same campaign.

How Should Standard-Essential Patents Be Licensed?

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 04:29:08 PM
Patents are intellectual monopolies, designed to give the patent-holder control over an invention by excluding others from using it without permission. That's a problem when standards include patented elements.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:31:57 PM
Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs.

Linux Mobile-Desktop Convergence

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:34:46 PM
Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers. As a general concept, this sounds fantastic! Unfortunately once we dive into things a bit deeper, it appears this is easier said than done.

Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:37:35 PM
Worried Oompa-Loompas are questioning security guards and combing the wilds of Mountain View after it was discovered that Google has allowed a product, the Android Studio IDE, to escape from the Chocolate Factory's near-impenetrable Beta compound.

News: Linux 3.18 Diseased Newt Released

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 12:40:24 PM
Linus Torvalds formally released the Linux 3.18 kernel on December 7, even though a regression issue that first showed up in Linux 3.17 has yet to be resolved.

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Leaked videos, screenshots reveal an HTC One running Android Lollipop

No, you won’t get this gift in time for Christmas, but perhaps seeing an HTC One running Lollipop may make the wait slightly less painful. A batch of videos and screenshots show HTC’s flagship with the newest build of Android, though of course it’s merged with the Sense 6.0 user interface (the HTC One currently runs Sense 5.0). We got a small hint of how Lollipop looks on the One in November, but this leak lays out what the entire operating system makeover looks in clearer detail. Read more

The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above

Life's choices often amount to one of two options: Linux or Windows? Android or iOS? Kgraft or Kpatch? That last pair consists of the two major contenders for the technology Linux could use for live kernel patches. Now a winner is in, and it amounts to all of the above. According to a post on the official Linux kernel developer's mailing list, a kernel patching system that works with both Kgraft and Kpatch and uses "core functionality abstracted out of [those] already existing implementations" has been proposed as an addition to the Linux 3.20 kernel. Read more

UNIX Industry Banks on Linux Strategies

Struggling UNIX server makers are strengthening their Linux strategy in line with the open-source application environment. The move is aimed at maintaining remaining customers, since users are increasingly abandoning UNIX servers. However, it is receiving a lukewarm response from the market. According to industry sources on Dec. 22, server vendors such as IBM and HP are concentrating on the development of products so that the Linux operating system and related applications can be used as UNIX servers. Read more

Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. The Register says 2015 will be the year of Linux - on mobile. Three reviews need to be highlighted and, finally today, Matt Hartley says everyone should switch to Ubuntu MATE. Read more Also: Linux Bloat, Linux Lite, and Devuan Update