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TuxMachines: NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:29:36 AM

In partnership with the Apache Software Foundation, the NSA announced on Tuesday that it is releasing the source code for Niagarafiles (Nifi). The spy agency said that Nifi "automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ".

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TuxMachines: Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:21:50 AM

While there's been an ongoing discussion this week about delivering a $500 "open to the core" laptop that runs Ubuntu Linux and would be comprised of open-source software down to the firmware and Coreboot, announced last week was a high-end laptop that also aims to promote free/libre software. Though don't get out your wallets quite yet.

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TuxMachines: Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security flaws

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:17:16 AM

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

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TuxMachines: Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:10:22 AM

Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated.

Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar and wind energy are starting to become competitive with natural gas. On the same day, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), based in Massachusetts, announced it had published a paper in Nature Geoscience on experiments run by an autonomous, Linux-based submarine called the SeaBED. The underwater survey indicated that Antarctic sea ice was thicker than had been previously estimated.

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LXer: Open food developers have a message for you

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:10:14 AM
Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub.

LXer: A review of PC-BSD 10.1

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:13:03 AM
In today's open source roundup: LinuxBSDos.com reviews PC-BSD 10.1. Plus: The dangers of the Less command for Linux users, and can a Redditor get an entry level sys admin job with no degree?

Phoronix: Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 04:28:53 AM
While we heard Meizu would launch an Ubuntu Phone in December, it looks like the first Meizu phone preloaded with Ubuntu's mobile offering will not be released until early next year...

LXer: Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 04:15:52 AM
A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.

Reddit: An Idea for selling free software

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:31:07 AM

This isn't selling software that's "free" as in beer, but "free" as in freedom, why cant someone sell software that's free except you need to buy the software before you get a license to the source code, this could be a viable business model, am I the only person who has actually thought about this stuff?

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LXer: Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:18:41 AM
Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.

Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:09:58 AM
The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available...

TuxMachines: Step by step to install OwnCloud server on Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:32:27 AM

For Ubuntu 14.04 users, you can now easily install OwnCloud server on your desktop. The developer is currently providing a better way to install Owncloud on various Linux distros including Ubuntu 14.04. This tutorial will show you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 easy way.
Link: http://ubuntu-tutorial.com/how-to-install-owncloud-on-ubuntu-14-04-trusty-tahr/

LXer: Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:21:30 AM
Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

Reddit: [SUSE] SLES11sp3 pxe boot environment mount v1

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:58:41 AM

Hey Guys,

I am having a weird issue. The nfs server that I have doesn't accept nfs v2 and thus also denies mount v1/v2. My suse11 pxe boot environment uses mount version 1. While when in fully installed and loaded it uses version 3. I dont have an active SUSE support contract so I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible patch or bug information that might help with this?

If this is the wrong subreddit please let me know, /r/suse seems dead.

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Reddit: Important changes to SolydXK

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:57:17 AM

Reddit: New to Linux, how do I install a non repo application to run from bash by typing its name?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:55:52 AM

I just installed metasploit and I downloaded the third-party tool 'Armitage' to compliment it. I can run most tools from bash by typing its name, google-chrome-stable, aircrack-ng, etc. but Armitage doesn't include an installer with the download, it's just a runnable program from its uncompressed folder.

I 'cd' into 'armitage/' and type 'sudo ./armitage' to run it.

How can I install programs similar to the way Armitage is currently, to run by simply typing 'sudo <NAME>' in bash?

Thanks for help

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LXer: Fedora Council Election Results

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:24:19 AM
Congratulations to Rex Dieter and Langdon White, the elected representatives for the first Fedora Council!

Reddit: Shared /home (like the "old days") - Does anyone still do it?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 12:27:43 AM

So "back in the day", *nix systems would often be setup with a single central shared /home path that was mounted from all boxes so each user would have the same /home no matter which system they logged in to.

  • Is this still a viable arrangement?
  • Does anyone here do it?

I've been pondering the idea of doing it at home, mounting my /home to either my Synology NAS, or a FreeNAS box. It would give me the same benefits of having a separate local partition for /home when upgrading, plus I can share my data between boxes, as well as take advantage of things like ZFS (if I mounted it to a FreeNAS box).

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