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Google reveals new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 07:40:52 PM
In today's open source roundup: Google announces a new Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio device. Plus: Google also announces new Nexus phones. And Google shows off the Pixel C tablet.

RDO Kilo DVR Deployment (Controller/Network)+Compute+Compute on CentOS 7.1

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 06:43:41 PM
Why schema suggested by Benjamin Schmaus for RDO Juno in generates several errors on Liberty, which may be tracked down in reasonable time and finally brings to success, just silently fails on RDO Kilo taking away VXLAN tunnels forever. Posting bellow is supposed to address this issue.

How to manage your passwords with Enpass on Linux

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 05:46:30 PM
Enpass is an advanced password manager that works natively on Linux. Although its open source nature is limited in the use of a free software encryption engine called SQLCipher, the tool offers good integration with widely used online services and can serve as a central platform where a lot of different passwords, accounts, and other miscellaneous information can be added. That said, it can be useful to many Linux users out there so here's a quick guide on how to set it up.

Pentaho 6 Blends Virtual and Physical Data for Business Intelligence

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:49:19 PM
Pentaho is set to debut its new Pentaho 6 Enterprise 6 and community edition, providing users with new business intelligence capabilities. Pentaho formally announced the Penthao 6 release on September 30, though general availability is not scheduled until October 14.

23 civic thought leaders to follow

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 03:28:19 PM
This week, the Code for America Summit (CfA) 2015 kicks off. As I prepared to attend, I thought of the many CfA staff, fellows, and alumni who are active on Twitter. So, if you're interested in open government and what some of the brightest and most creative minds in the space are talking about, consider following some of these people on Twitter. I decided to also included some of the speakers attending the conference this more

Linux Gaming Keeps Getting Better

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 02:31:08 PM
It wasn’t long ago that gamers avoided Linux like the plague, citing the lack of games as their main reason. When I was growing up, there were next to no major games to play on Linux and it seemed no developers cared to try. However, with the help of companies like Valve, 2K, and Aspyr Media, that’s quickly changing. More and more games are becoming available, with even some being Linux exclusives, including a launch on Steam of Don’t be a Patchman this past July.

Mozilla creates web tools and practices for open science

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 01:33:57 PM
Abby Mayes is a lead developer for Mozilla Science Lab, which is a global network of researchers, tool developers, librarians, and publishers who work to further open science on the web. Abby has previously done work as a bioinformatics software developer, was a mentor on the Genome Informatics Group, and has won several awards for science and mathematics.In this interview with her prior to her talk at All Things Open this year, find out more about how to open up scientific more

New Chromecast devices target HDTVs and sound systems

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 12:36:46 PM
Google rolled out a pair of second-generation Chromecast media players, including a replacement for the original HDMI Chromecast and an audio-only model. Google today formally introduced its expected second generation Chromecast media streaming adapter, and as had been widely expected there are some welcome enhancements, along with the addition of an audio-only model. Both versions […]

Botnet preying on Linux computers delivers potent DDoS attacks

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 11:39:35 AM
Security researchers have uncovered a network of infected Linux computers that's flooding gaming and education sites with as much as 150 gigabits per second of malicious traffic—enough in some cases to take the targets completely offline.

Ubuntu's Mir Display Server Reaches Version 0.16 with Mir-on-X Refinements, More

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 10:42:24 AM
The Ubuntu developers behind the next-generation Mir display server used in the current version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system have announced the release of Mir 0.16.0.

Pixel C: Google has a crack at the fondleslab-with-keyboard game

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:45:13 AM
Microsoft and Apple left looking rather dumbFirst Microsoft mated a tablet with a keyboard, then Apple came late to the party. Now Google has done the same. From an engineering perspective, Google's new Pixel C slab looks to have left them both in the dust.…

Scan-to-e-mail patent troll loses appeal, can’t avoid Vermont court case

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 08:48:02 AM
One of the most maligned patent trolls, MPHJ Technology Investments, will have to face claims in state court that it violated Vermont's consumer protection laws.MPHJ and its owner, Texas attorney Mac Rust, gained national attention after sending tens of thousands of letters out to small and medium-sized businesses stating that any business using scan-to-e-mail technology owed MPHJ around $1,000 per worker for patent infringement.

Hands on with Google's Nexus 5X, 6P Android Marshmallow mobes

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 07:50:51 AM
New kit from web giant shown off in San FranciscoPics and video Google has updated its Nexus smartphone range with two new handsets powered by the latest build of Android, codenamed Marshmallow.…

System Status as SMS Text Messages

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 06:53:40 AM
If you're paying really close attention, you'll remember thatin my last article, I was exploring the rudiments of a script that wouldaccept a list of words as input and create a word search grid,suitable for printing.

Microsoft signs updated Android, Linux patent pact with I-O Data

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 05:56:29 AM
Microsoft and peripheral and tablet maker I-O Data Device have renewed and extended their patent agreement to cover various I-O Data Linux and Android devices.

How to install Kanboard on a CentOS 7 VPS

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:59:18 AM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Kanboard on a CentOS 7 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM 5.6 and Nginx. Kanboard is a PHP open source project management software that use the Kanban methodology. Kanboard focus on simplicity and minimalism and it is designed for small teams. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for CentOS 7 VPS.

Don't Kill the Password. Change the Password

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:02:07 AM
To access to most accounts online and on computer systems, users authenticate their identity by logging in with a password. People are asked to do the Herculean task of coming up with unique long and complex passwords for each account, committing them all to memory, and then changing them frequently.

Linux Top 3: Manjaro, Webconverger and Tails

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 03:04:56 AM
The Manajro Linux distribution is now at its 15.09 milestone, providing a new graphical installer called 'Calmares.' Beyond the typical suite of open-source tools in many Linux distributions, Majaro developers emphasize the broad support for multiple Linux kernels in the 15.09 release.

Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 02:07:45 AM
Manjaro Linux 15.09, codenamed Bellatrix has been released with some tweaks into the graphical and terminal installer. The release makes it easier to install Manjaro on your system. Also the latest apps have been included in the Bellatrix. The Manjaro is easy to use Linux distribution, so give it a try from 15.09 with easy to install graphical interface.

Canonical Changes the Way It Updates Ubuntu After Launch

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 01:10:34 AM
Canonical is making some changes to the way micro-updates are being handled for all the Ubuntu branches, which should make the distribution a lot more flexible.

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