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Fedora 21 review

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 06:39:44 AM
Fedora 21 is out and I’ve been able to spend some time with it. The last version of Fedora I looked at was more than two years ago, so there have been quite a few changes since then. The new version of Fedora comes in three basic options: Fedora Cloud, Fedora Server and Fedora Workstation.

Top 10 open source projects of 2014

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:42:33 AM
Every year we collect the best of the best open source projects covered on Opensource.com. Last year's list of 10 projects guided people working and interested in tech throughout 2014. Now, we're setting you up for 2015 with a brand new list of accomplished open source projects.

OphionLocker, A New Ransomware uses Elliptic Curve for Encryption

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 04:45:22 AM
A new variety of Ransomware has been discovered by Trojan7Malware researchers. Dubbed as OphionLocker, this Ransomware is very unique in the sense that it uses elliptic curve cryptography for file encryption, and Tor for communication. Another unique signature of OphionLocker is that it uses malvertising campaigns to propagate itself rather then traditional spear phishing methods.

The Fellowship of the Ring movie free in the Google Play store

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 03:48:11 AM
Google seems to be giving away free movies in the Google Play store to Android users. The selection of film depends on which country you are in though, but the US store currently offers the first Lord of the Rings Movie “The Fellowship of the Ring” for free. It’s the HD version of the film.

This Linux grinch could put a hole in your security stocking

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 02:51:00 AM
A grinch may be snatching away some year-end holiday time, forcing Linux system administrators to fill a gaping security hole in their systems.

Firefox OS Expands to Nearly 30 Countries

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 01:53:49 AM
Firefox OS has brought choice to the mobile industry with 14 smartphones offered by 14 operators in 28 countries. Firefox OS unlocks mobile ecosystem participants from the barriers set by proprietary systems, allowing for independence, control and innovation.

Red Hat Brings Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Suite to the Public Cloud

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 12:56:38 AM
Red Hat has made Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, a data analysis and business intelligence platform, available on public cloud platforms, as well as for additional hardware environments.

Plasma 5.1.2 Bugfix Release

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 11:59:27 PM
Plasma 5.1.2 is the December output from our desktop team. It[he]#039[/he]s a bugfix release which adds several dozen fixes and the latest translations.

NFS server and client installation on CentOS 7

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 11:02:16 PM
This guide explains how to configure NFS server in CentOS 7.0 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server.

Jolt Awards 2015: Coding Tools

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 10:05:05 PM
The best tools available for creating, testing, and debugging code.

What will happen to Linux in 2015?

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 09:07:54 PM
In today's open source roundup: The first predictions about Linux and 2015. Plus: Audio editing applications for Linux, and the Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive has begun.

Fear & Loathing At 3 AM

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 08:10:43 PM
Without consciously realizing it, I swung my legs over the side of the bed and sat up. My heart was beating so hard that it hurt. My mouth was dry and my hands shook if I held them out in front of me. I wasn’t sure if my legs would hold me if I tried to stand up. I opened my mouth to call to Diane but all that came out was raspy, raw air.

High traffic on the package repositories

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:06:57 PM
Our main repository packages.linuxmint.com isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager.

National Geographic takes open source to the wilderness

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 06:09:46 PM
At Opensource.com we look and spread stories about open source applied to better the world. This is such a story!A team of National Geographic Explorers set out to the Okavango Delta in the African wilderness to measure water quality, wildlife sightings, and more using open hardware and the Raspberry Pi as well as open source software. They created a portal to share data openly, preserving a piece of African wilderness with the help of open source.I had the opportunity to catch up with Shah Selbe, an explorer by heart, and for National Geographic. I asked him about how he got into this kind of conservation work, how he learned about open source and came to use it, and how he applied open source methods to his work on the Okavango Wilderness Project.read more

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 05:12:35 PM
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.

Linux Malware vs Phishing Schemes

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 04:15:24 PM
For years now, we’ve been told about the dangers of how various types of malware like worms and other threats were going to catch the growing Linux user base off guard. As of the year 2014, nothing remotely close to this has happened. Malware exists, but for desktop Linux users, it’s a non-issue.

How to schedule appointments and to-do tasks in a Linux terminal

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 03:18:13 PM
If you are a Linux system administrator who enjoys spending your time in terminal-land, but also needs a way to stay on top of your everyday tasks, appointments and meetings, you will find calcurse to be a very useful tool. calcurse combines a calendar, a to-do list manager, a scheduler and a configurable notification system […]Continue reading...The post How to schedule appointments and to-do tasks in a Linux terminal appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Old school linux terminal fun revisited. Random fortune quotes using random cowsay in Linux terminal

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 08:39:09 AM
fortune is a simple program that displays a pseudorandom message from a database of quotations that first appeared in Version 7 Unix. The most common version on modern systems is the BSD fortune, originally written by Ken Arnold. Distributions of fortune are usually bundled with a collection of themed files, containing sayings like those found on fortune cookies (hence the name), quotations from famous people, jokes, or poetry.

News: Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:41:58 AM
Merge window for first Linux kernel of 2015 shows some interesting new features on the way, including very limited support for Microsoft's Surface technology

Voting for the 2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is Now Open

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 06:44:47 AM
LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that voting for the 2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.

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Open source now part of Romania’s Digital Agenda

All of Romania’s public administrations are to use open source and open standards software. The government is making this a (minute) part of the 2014-2020 Digital Agenda, made public in November. The approach will increase interoperability of ICT systems. Read more

GNU Binutils 2.25 Released With Port To Andes NDS32

The Binutils 2.25 changes include support for the Andes NDS32 architecture and new --data, --include-all-whitespace, and --dump-section options. Among the changes for GNU ld in Binutils 2.25 is support for the Andes NDS32 architecture, support for the OpenRISC and OR32 has been replaced with the OR1K port. Gas for Binutils 2.25 has support for AVR Tiny micro-controllers, support for the NDS32, and enhanced ARM support. The NDS32 enablement within the GNU stack has been going on for a while with last year GCC seeing a port to this architecture, etc. The NDS32 from Andes Technology is a 32-bit CPU architecture designed for embedded environments using the AndeStar ISA and the SoC processors are marketed under the AndesCore brand. Read more

2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison

For this article today, the major driver releases of the year for their mainline driver were benchmarked while ignoring some of the later drivers in each series that just shipped bug-fixes or new kernel / xorg-server support after a new driver series was already in beta or stable. The tested NVIDIA drivers for this article include the 331.38, 334.16, 337.12, 337.19, 340.17, 343.13, 343.22, 346.16, and 346.22 Linux x86_64 drivers. The 331 series was the last driver series from late 2013 for reference. The graphics card used for today's testing was a GeForce GTX 780 Ti (Kepler) graphics card as being a high performance GPU that's compatible with all of the driver releases tested throughout the year. Read more

Quadcopter drone packs first all-Linux APM autopilot

Erle Robotics launched a ROS-enabled, open source “Erle-brain” autopilot that runs APM directly on Linux. The device also powers an “Erle-copter” drone. Over the last year, Spanish firm Erle Robotics S.L. has been working with 3DRobotics to develop an open source BeaglePilot autopilot for drones that can run Linux on 3DR’s popular, Arduino-based APM (ArduPilot Mega) platform. The APM Linux port was developed by both companies, as well as several academic institutions. The BeagleBone-based “Erle-brain” autopilot is built into the $490-and-up Erle-copter quadcopter. Read more