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Cloud 5: Long live cloud, cloud misconceptions, fastest Chromebook

Saturday 28th of March 2015 02:29:49 AM
This week, we look at artificial intelligence in the cloud, the music business and the cloud and the latest Chromebook.

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 28th of March 2015 01:32:38 AM
Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. In addition to the usual suspects, we're also welcoming a new flavour to the family this cycle with Ubuntu MATE.

Docker at Age 2 Reaches Out Far Beyond Its Roots

Saturday 28th of March 2015 12:35:27 AM
Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. In this slideshow eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux

Friday 27th of March 2015 11:38:16 PM
Suppose you’re a developer and want to experiment with Drupal 7.7 or WordPress. Maybe you're a K-12 teacher or university professor and want to teach your students Moodle administration or how to create some network-attached storage. You could download a tarball from Drupal.com or WordPress.org and configure on your own desktop or laptop, but then you would also need to configure Apache and MySQL too. All of these operations take effort and know-how that you may or may not have time for.read more

Which iOS features should Android offer?

Friday 27th of March 2015 10:41:05 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which features should Android borrow from iOS? Plus: Should all Linux distros default to the same desktop environment? And LibreOffice for web browsers and Android still in the works.

SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

Friday 27th of March 2015 09:43:54 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more!Open source news for March 21 - 27, 2015read more

KDE Tops Poll

Friday 27th of March 2015 08:46:43 PM
Why KDE? According to your comments, there were two major reasons: stability and configurability, with many of you saying, “It just works.” But there seemed to be some disagreement over whether KDE’s legendary configurability is as great as it once was.

Voyager X 14.04.04 LTS Screencast

Friday 27th of March 2015 07:49:32 PM
The new Voyager release offers the Xfce 4.12 desktop and an updated Linux kernel (version 3.16). The new version of Voyager also offers performance improvements and support for more hardware.

Top 5: Grace programming, fast Linux install, and more

Friday 27th of March 2015 06:52:21 PM
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5!Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads. They will mostly be this weekly Top 5 roundup of the best articles from the past week, but occasionally we'll do something fun like fly a quadcopter around... and into things.Speaking of electronics, Arduino Day is March 28. Check out the article we just published of 6 Arduino projects to tinker with by staff Alex Sanchez.read more

GitHub Has Been Under a Continuous DDoS Attack in the Last 24 Hours

Friday 27th of March 2015 05:55:10 PM
The popular GitHub website suffered a minor service outage on March 26 due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. At the moment, the website appears to work properly on our end, but some users still report intermittent connectivity with Git operations.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0

Friday 27th of March 2015 05:24:12 PM
Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core & Enlightenment E19.3.

How to install and use Waartaa IRC client as a local standalone application

Friday 27th of March 2015 04:27:01 PM
Waartaa is an open source communication and collaboration tool. It is an IRC client focussed to overcome the subtle disadvantages of existing clients. It is a web based IRC client as a service, facilitating some extremely useful services such as: centralised logging, unique Identity, global access, notifications, responsiveness to devices and displays across multiple clients.

Run Mejiro without a Server

Friday 27th of March 2015 03:29:50 PM
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server.

Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

Friday 27th of March 2015 02:32:39 PM
After announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2, and Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a quick look at the Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 operating system, which has been unleashed earlier today.

6 Arduino projects to play with on Arduino Day

Friday 27th of March 2015 01:35:28 PM
A lot has changed since the first Arduino board arrived a decade ago. Today, the Arduino family has grown to include more than two dozen low-cost, open hardware boards and an active community of more than 250,000 tinkerers.read more

The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters)

Friday 27th of March 2015 12:38:17 PM
What I see across the Linux landscape, however, often takes me by surprise. While Microsoft and Apple continue to push the idea of the user interface forward, a good amount of the Linux community seems bent on holding us in a perpetual state of "90s computing."

Tech Companies, Privacy Advocates Call for NSA Reform

Friday 27th of March 2015 08:58:38 AM
A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

How Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015

Friday 27th of March 2015 08:01:27 AM
CeBIT attendees on Thursday fell victims to a series of well-executed hacks. Thankfully, they weren't malicious in origin; instead, they were live demonstrations by notorious ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Friday 27th of March 2015 07:04:16 AM
Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.

Install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Friday 27th of March 2015 06:07:05 AM
In this blog post we will show you how to install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx. Baun CMS is a modern, lightweight and extensible flat-file CMS, with no database and administration backend and is a perfect solution for small websites. The main advantages of a flat-file CMS systems are simplicity, portability, security, speed and version control. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Calibre eBook Editor Gets Much Better Support for DOCX
    Calibre, a complete application to edit, view, and convert eBook files, has been updated yet again, and the developer has added a number of new features and various other fixes.
  • GNOME Builder - 3.16.2
    I released 3.16.0 a couple weeks ago without much fanfare. Despite many months of 16-hour days and weekends, it lacked some of the features I wanted to get into the "initial" release. So I didn't stop. I kept pushing through to make 3.16.2 the best that I could.
  • PacketFence v5.0 released
    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.0.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.
  • What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux
    In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities generating log files, and even at growing rate, the challenge as a system admin is to how to "consume" these log files effectively.
  • Apache Fortress Core 1.0-RC40 released !
  • Say Hello to Open Source Puppet 4!
    Production-ready Open Source Puppet 4 is now available! We’re excited to announce new features and enhancements that will extend your use of Puppet for faster, more consistent management of server configurations. We’ve added capabilities to help you save time, reduce errors, and increase reliability.
  • textprint: Visually impressive, in only 18K
    textprint takes a flat data file as input, and arranges it graphically to fit the terminal without distorting the image. From there, textprint goes from zero-to-60, in about two seconds.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Age Of Wonders III Fully Released On Linux, Some Early Thoughts & A Port Report
    Age of Wonders III has been highly requested by Linux fans, and now that it’s fully released I decided to take a look. The developers graciously gave me a copy to test, so many thanks to them for this. The Linux (and Mac) versions came alongside a new patch, and a brand new expansion. You can see their official news post on Steam linked here.
  • The Banner Saga Is Finally Available For Linux
    The Banner Saga has been highly sought after from Linux users, and the day has finally come. The new update also adds controller support.
  • Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Released For Linux, Some Thoughts Included
    It’s a great time to be a fan of space combat games, and the latest release for us is Gratuitous Space Battles 2 which I’ve taken a look at. The game was ported to Linux thanks to Ethan Lee, who has done quite a number of ports for us now. He’s much like Ryan Gordon in the way that he ports a lot of other people’s games. His ports are usually good too.

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