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Professional Non-Linear Video Editing App Lightworks 12.5 Released with 4K Support

1 hour 42 min ago
Lightworks is a professional non-linear editing solution that's used for mastering videos and is available on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. A new version has been released, and it integrates a lot of new features.

Microsoft Continues to Extort Linux and Android OEMs Using Software Patents, This Time ASUS (Forced to Pre-Install Microsoft Spyware With OOXML)

3 hours 36 min ago
A roundup of news illustrating that Microsoft is still very much in a total war against Android, (mis)using federal regulators and even software patents to get its way

NixOS 15.09 Screenshot Tour

5 hours 31 min ago
NixOS 15.09 "Dingo" has been released, the fourth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 15.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 15.09, check out the manual section on upgrading.

How to install Zabbix on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

7 hours 25 min ago
Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 Released With New Plasma 5 And Apps Updates

9 hours 20 min ago
Netrunner is a Linux distribution that comes into two versions - Main version and Rolling release. Main version is based on Kubuntu and the Rolling release is based on Manjaro Linux. The new Netrunner 2015.09 has been released with a completely different look - KDE4 has been transformed to Plasma 5.2 desktop. Let's look at the complete changes in the Netrunner 2015.09 release.

Bassel Khartabil Safadi Moved to Court; Fate Uncertain

11 hours 14 min ago
Several posts on Saturday morning, mostly on social media, report that Bassel Khartabil Safadi has been moved from Adra Prison in Damascus, Syria, and may have been transferred to the civil court of the military police area in Qaboun, Syria. October preview

13 hours 8 min ago
October is shaping up to be our Most Open Month for several reasons. First, we're gearing up for All Things Open 2015 (ATO), which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 19 - 20.

Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7

15 hours 3 min ago
On October 3, the developers of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) open-source network monitoring and security analysis toolkit for Linux kernel-based operating systems announced the release of Network Security Toolkit 22-7248.

SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

16 hours 57 min ago
New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1.

Lunduke Pens Book, Year of the Desktop Won’t Happen & More…

18 hours 51 min ago
While all the speakers and keynotes are not yet chosen, one of the speakers already tapped for the show is FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke, who will bring his annual “Linux Sucks” talk to the first-of-the-year Linux/FOSS event in 2016. Lunduke’s talk, oft given at SCALE and LinuxFest Northwest and other events, will be given in a venue that can fit his popularity, for starters, as well as being professionally filmed this time around.

Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 3.4 Stable release

Sunday 4th of October 2015 05:10:02 AM
RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives. Enable Non-Volatile memory as high performing block devices and more.

Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over?

Sunday 4th of October 2015 03:15:40 AM
Google and Microsoft have ended their patent war to much fanfare in the tech press. And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars are essentially over, too?

3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

Sunday 4th of October 2015 01:21:18 AM
Entrepreneurs are often strapped for cash, so it makes sense to allow your data scientists to utilize his or her favorite open-source tools. Data scientists don’t exist in a vacuum; they’re part of a larger network of peers collaborating in an open-source movement. Encouraging them to contribute to open-source projects, and giving them the time to do so, gives them a greater sense of ownership and a broader purpose: contributing to the open-source community.

Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09 Is Out, Based on Linux Kernel 4.1.9 LTS and GNOME 3.16

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 11:26:56 PM
The Manjaro Community announces the release of Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09.

Zulip chat from Dropbox, Linux Foundation report, FCC rules, and more news

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 09:32:34 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source routers, Linux Foundation's report that open source code is worth billions, and more.Open source news for September 27 to October 2, 2015read more

Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 07:38:12 PM
Surely there should be an effortless way for a beginner to experiment with Linux for the first time? Indeed there is; step forward the online cloud lab.

Cocos2d update, Amazon Fire TV gaming, pick of the week, and more gaming news

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 05:43:50 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at updates for Cocos2d and xoreos game engines, porting Shovel Knight to Amazon Fire TV, and more.Open gaming roundup for September 26 - October 2, 2015read more

White Hat Vigilante Launches Virus That Makes Routers Safer

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 03:49:28 PM
an unconventional malware called Linux.Wifatch was reported on Oct. 1... Not only does it get rid of malicious software, but it also inspires users to update their firmware and passwords.

The Type of Documentation Open Source Needs

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 02:59:54 PM
I used to write manuals, so no doubt I consider documentation more important than most users. But whatever the reason, I am increasingly convinced that if desktop Linux applications are ever going to receive the attention they deserve, they need not only to have documentation, but to have the right sort as well.

Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 01:05:32 PM
We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: `NST 22 SVN:7248'. This release is based on Fedora 22 using Linux kernel: 4.1.7-200.fc22. This release brings the NST distribution on par with Fedora 22. Here are some of the highlights for this release: Development of a new geolocation map presentation using technology from the WebGL Globe project. This allows for gelocated IPv4 addresses to be rendered on a globe within your browser using WebGL. See the live demo on the NST Wiki site: NST WebGL (View Globe). One can now populate the NST Networking Tools Widgets with results from many of the NST integrated applications.

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Linux Kernel 4.1.10 LTS Is Now Available for Download with Networking Fixes

After announcing the release of the Linux 4.2.3 kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed the world today, October 3, about the release and immediate availability for download of the tenth maintenance version of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel series. Read more Also: Linux 4.3-rc4 Kernel Released: Adds A New & Better String Copy Function Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.3 RC4 on the Eve of the Project's 24th Birthday

How Debian managed the systemd transition

Debian's decision to move to systemd as the default init system was a famously contentious (and rather public) debate. Once all the chaos regarding the decision itself had died down, however, it was left to project members to implement the change. At DebConf 2015 in Heidelberg, Martin Pitt and Michael Biebl gave a down-to-earth talk about how that implementation work had gone and what was still ahead. Pitt and Biebl are the current maintainers of the systemd package in Debian, with Pitt also maintaining the corresponding Ubuntu package. The pair began with a brief recap of the init-replacement story, albeit one that steered mercifully clear of the quarrels and stuck to the technical side. Initial discussions for replacing the System V init system began as far back as 2007, but pressure grew in recent years, included considerable demand from system administrators and upstream projects (typically wanting specific features like support for logind or journald). Once the Technical Committee had made its decision to adopt systemd as the default, Pitt said, "the real work" began. Read more (paywalled before)

Linux 4.3-rc4

You all know the drill by now. It's Sunday, and there is a new release candidate out there. Things look fairly normal. We have noticeably fewer commits than rc3 (which was fairly big), and I don't see anything unusually alarming. The statistics look pretty normal too: just under half of the patch is drivers (drm continues to be noticeable, but there's infiniband, mmc, input layer etc). About a quarter is arch updates (m68k, MIPS, x86) and the final quarter is solidly "misc" (doc updates, tools, scripts, scheduler, mm..). The appended shortlog gives a flavor of the details. Linus Read more