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Look inside building an open source map app

Monday 18th of August 2014 04:12:40 PM
Imagine yourself walking down the middle of a crowded street in a complex city like Cairo. Suddenly a protest builds ahead. A mass of people, cutting off the road. You try to evade, but then violence breaks out in mere seconds. You need help. Someone else, a car to get you out. A phone call might suffice, but wouldn't it be easier to notify all your friends that this place is dangerous and that you need their assistance? This is where a map-based social network could come into play.read more

Ubuntu MATE to Become an Official Ubuntu Flavor Soon

Monday 18th of August 2014 03:15:29 PM
The Ubuntu MATE project is progressing nicely and the developers have provided a short update about the work that's been done already and about the things that still need to be improved.

Improve your online relationships with a dose of empathy

Monday 18th of August 2014 02:18:18 PM
Humans have always formed communities. They are necessary for support both physically and, according to psychologists, emotionally as well. Until recently, though, the development of communities was constrained by geography. If you wanted to raise a barn or have a quilting circle, for example, only the folks nearby could participate. The Internet, though, has allowed communities to grow in ways that are not bounded by geography.read more

Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

Monday 18th of August 2014 01:21:07 PM
What SHOULD Microsoft call its browser?Internet Explorer could be getting a new name as Microsoft tries to escape the browser’s troubled past.…

DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides

Monday 18th of August 2014 12:23:56 PM
In part one of my interview with Pia Mancini, a political activist, I investigated the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a project aiming to become the operating system of choice for government workers. In part two of my interview with Mancini, she discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how her organization, Democracia en Red, is working to overcome them.read more

How to configure Access Control Lists (ACLs) on Linux

Monday 18th of August 2014 10:57:21 AM
Working with permissions on Linux is rather a simple task. You can define permissions for users, groups or others. This works really well when you work on a desktop PC or a virtual Linux instance which typically doesn't have a lot of users, or when users don't share files among themselves. However, what if you […]Continue reading...The post How to configure Access Control Lists (ACLs) on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to mount NFS share as a regular user How to clean up disk space on Linux How to secure a mail server using encryption How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now

Monday 18th of August 2014 06:11:34 AM
He isn’t a Linux user, but he’d tried working with GIMP several years back, trying to avoid the cost of Photoshop. He’s dead set against Adobe’s new scheme of offering Photoshop only by subscription, especially since it’s bundled with stuff he’d never use. In addition, he wasn’t too fond of the idea of storing his work on Adobe’s servers in the cloud.

KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future

Monday 18th of August 2014 03:52:44 AM
Finally, the KDE project has released KDE Plasma 5, a major new version of the venerable K Desktop Environment.Plasma 5 arrives in the middle of an ongoing debate about the future of the Linux desktop. On one hand there are the brand new desktop paradigms represented by GNOME and Unity. Both break from the traditional desktop model in significant ways, and both attempt to create interfaces that will work on the desktop and the much-anticipated, tablet-based future (which may or may not ever arrive).

Cisco CVD Documents Hadoop as a Service for Ubuntu OpenStack

Monday 18th of August 2014 01:58:22 AM
Cisco has released a guide for deploying Hadoop as a Service on Ubuntu OpenStack, Canonical's open source server platform for the cloud and Big Data.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 17-Aug-2014

Sunday 17th of August 2014 10:02:20 PM
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 17-Aug-2014[/b]In the Roundup this week we have how to remove file metadata on Linux, USB ports are no longer our friends, Linux use grew 50% year-over-year in India, open source education for kids, hackers unveil their evil plans for e-mail, a new distrosharing website and a big conversation starter on why or why isn't all government software open source? Enjoy!

Android development with Java

Sunday 17th of August 2014 09:36:30 PM
There are untold riches awaiting those who can create smartphone apps – luckily getting started with Android is really easy

m23 14.2 comes with support for Qiana and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Sunday 17th of August 2014 07:42:08 PM
The latest version of m23 extends the spectrum of supported client distributions by adding support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 Qiana.

So the internet's winners are finally chipping in? About time…

Sunday 17th of August 2014 05:47:46 PM
A few months ago, the Heartbleed bug was discovered in the OpenSSL cryptography library, which plays an absolutely critical role in securing confidential online transactions. We then discovered that for years this critical piece of infrastructural software has been maintained by a handful of overworked volunteers. The industry was rightly shocked by Heartbleed, and some companies – notably Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Cisco and Amazon – agreed to donate $300,000 each over the next three years to support the OpenSSL project. You can interpret this as "corporate social responsibility". I call it common sense.

FCC sets September 15 the deadline for the net neutrality ruling

Sunday 17th of August 2014 03:53:24 PM
The net neutrality saga continued today as well as the FCC made September 15th the final day for public opinions. It was just yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission asked for an explanation for their act of slowing down the internet for specific kind of data. According to the recent reports, the FCC has for the time being officially postponed the implementation of the new set of rules.

Linux Foundation Releases Program for LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:59:02 PM
The speakers and sessions planned for this year’s events showcase how leaders in diverse industries are using the power of open source and collaboration to innovate and advance technology for all. The open source principles espoused by Linux and other projects have grown and expanded to now be used in many other areas including healthcare, manufacturing, data science and more.

Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?

Sunday 17th of August 2014 06:32:25 AM
In the world of consumer electronics, if you don't give the buyer what they want, they'll go elsewhere. We've recently witnessed this with the Firefox browser. The consumer wanted a faster, less-bloated piece of software, and the developers went in the other direction. In the end, the users migrated to Chrome or Chromium.

Microsoft pulls updates, recommends uninstall

Sunday 17th of August 2014 04:38:03 AM
Summary: UPDATED. Customer reports of blue screens of death and reboot loops have led the company to withdraw several updates and recommend that users uninstall MS14-045.

Build Gentoo tutorial

Sunday 17th of August 2014 12:07:34 AM
Create a custom build of the Gentoo distro from the ground up, to suit your preferences and even speed up your system

When the Police Can Brick Your Phone

Saturday 16th of August 2014 10:13:12 PM
If the owner can disable a phone with nothing but access to a computer or another mobile device, so can Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia or Apple. Google and Apple have already demonstrated their ability to remove software from all devices using their respective operating systems. If the designers of a phone’s operating system can brick a phone, guess who else can do the same? Everybody from the NSA to your friendly neighborhood police force, that’s who. At most, all they’ll need is a convincing argument that they’re acting in the interest of “public safety.”

Great Apps to Take Notes

Saturday 16th of August 2014 08:18:50 PM
It has often been said that information confers power, and that the most important currency in our culture today is information. Keeping track of my bits and pieces of information has unfortunately been an issue for some years. In part, this is because of my passable short term memory, coupled with what can only be described as 'brain fog'. To combat this, I arm myself with open source software that helps me efficiently capture a lot of information.

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Munich Switching to Windows from Linux Is Proof That Microsoft Is Still an Evil Company

Reports about the city of Munich authorities that are considering the replacement of Linux with Microsoft products mostly comes from one man, the Deputy Mayor of Munich, who is also a long-term self-declared Windows fan. Munich is the poster child for the adoption of a Linux distribution and the replacement of the old Windows OS. It provided a powerful incentive for other cities to do the same, and it's been a thorn in Microsoft's side for a very long time. The adoption of open source software in Munich started back in 2004 and it took the local authorities over 10 years to finish the process. It's a big infrastructure, but in the end they managed to do it. As you can imagine, Microsoft was not happy about it. Even the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, tried to stop the switch to Linux, but he was too late to the party. Read more

Dangling the Linux Carrot

Sometimes the direct sell method isn’t the best way to close the deal. How do you think the whole “play hard to get” thing got traction throughout the years? That method is successful in any number of applications. And really, I wasn’t wearing my Linux Advocacy hat that evening…I was just a guy relaxing after a day’s work. Read more

Red Hat Sets New 12-Month High at $61.97 (RHT)

They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Red Hat has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.50. Read more

Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT

Lennart Poettering announced the systemd 216 release on Tuesday and among its changes is a more complete systemd-resolved that has nearly complete caching DNS and LLMNR stub resolver, a new systemd terminal library, and a number of new commands. The systemd 216 release also has improvements to various systemd sub-commands, an nss-mymachines NSS module was added, a new networkctl client tool, KDBUS updates against Linux 3.17's memfd, networkd improvements, a new systemd-terminal library for implementing full TTY stream parsing and rendering, a new systemd-journal-upload utility, an LZ4 compressor for journald, a new systemd-escape tool, a new systemd-firstboot component, and much more. Read more