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Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Friday 22nd of May 2015 09:36:03 AM
Canonical just published details about a new kernel update for its oldest LTS release, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

Friday 22nd of May 2015 08:38:52 AM
Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system. Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.

How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops

Friday 22nd of May 2015 07:41:41 AM
The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers. They are rather cheap and are well suited for running a backup server or voip server. This tutorial describes the complete installation of the Raspberry PI from downloading and installing Raspian, the installation and configuration of Samba and how to backup Windows and Linux Desktops on the Raspberry Pi.

Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit

Friday 22nd of May 2015 06:44:30 AM
This would allow Microsoft to offer its operating system at no cost to OEMs — eliminating the Windows tax. Purchasers of new machines would receive a free year’s subscription to Windows, complete with Windows Cloud Storage and MS Office sub-Basic. Eleven months into use, nag screens appear at boot: “Your Windows subscription will expire in 30 days. Click here to renew.”

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

Friday 22nd of May 2015 05:47:19 AM
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

How to convert users to Linux

Friday 22nd of May 2015 04:50:08 AM
I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.

Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

Friday 22nd of May 2015 03:52:57 AM
The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys.

Google Reveals the Problem With Password Security Questions

Friday 22nd of May 2015 02:55:46 AM
Using one guess, an attacker has a 19.7 percent chance of guessing an English speaking user loves pizza, according to Google's findings, which looked at hundreds of millions of questions and answers for account recovery claims.

Canonical's Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

Friday 22nd of May 2015 01:58:35 AM
On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18-22, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

Friday 22nd of May 2015 01:01:24 AM
LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. The biggest benefit of using LVM over classic partitions is the flexibility in allocating storage for users and applications without being constrained by the size of individual physical disks.

How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum

Friday 22nd of May 2015 12:04:13 AM
Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store

Thursday 21st of May 2015 11:07:02 PM
The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone

Thursday 21st of May 2015 10:09:51 PM
Chinese EMBEDSTUDIO tries to raise money for their Lemon Pi single board computer project through a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo.

How open source disrupted the CMS market

Thursday 21st of May 2015 09:12:40 PM
Open source is increasingly changing the software industry. We can see open source products gaining market share in almost every category today, and this development is continuing at a fast pace.read more

How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian

Thursday 21st of May 2015 08:15:29 PM
How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian

Measuring performance the open source way

Thursday 21st of May 2015 07:18:18 PM
Jim Whitehurst recently wrote about the performance management approach we use at Red Hat for the Harvard Business Review. In his article, Whitehurst details one aspect of the performance management process that differentiates Red Hat from other companies—its flexibility.read more

News: Linux Top 3: Foresight, Rocks 6.2, Parsix 7.5

Thursday 21st of May 2015 06:21:07 PM
Goodby Foresight hello Rocks 6.2

How Design Philosophy Influences GNOME and KDE

Thursday 21st of May 2015 05:23:56 PM
Linux desktop users have two main sets of utilities: KDE's and GNOME's. The GNOME utilities are found in GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon and Unity. Neither KDE nor GNOME has any objective advantage over the other, but the user experiences are so different that they could almost be two different operating systems.

Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in October

Thursday 21st of May 2015 04:26:45 PM
In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu 15.10 will be released on October 22. Plus: Chrome for Android is now mostly open source. And infighting may be hurting the Linux community.

Rig a smarthome and more hacks with TouchBoard

Thursday 21st of May 2015 03:29:34 PM
There was a time when a reporter was called a hack. This term referred to their ability to hack away on a typewriter to create a story on a short deadline. Somewhere in the 1950’s MIT’s Railroad Club adopted the term when they saw a cool use of technology. Railroads help to build the world and spread commerce across the globe. This was a proud term, a name for an action that you could be pleased to have been associated with. Then, somewhere that hack name because used for criminal internet activity.read more

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Sean Michael Kerner on OpenStack

Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy? Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here. Read more

Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

Rosendahl emphasized that Akanda was born as open-source software and will remain open-source. From a commercial perspective what Akanda provides to enterprises is support and professional services. Read more

A New Firefox OS phone

Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too. Read more