TuxMachines: How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives
Linux really just amounts to the Kernel. The average Linux distribution has more GNU in it than Linux. GNU generally refers to a collection of tools and libraries shipped along with the Linux kernel such as the GNU CoreUtils, C compiler, BASH etc.
Logically speaking if I were to write an article stating that there is a new release of a Linux distribution available I should say the GNU/Linux distribution because otherwise I am giving all the credit to the Linux kernel and no credit to GNU.
Menlo Security Turns to an Isolation Tactic to Limit Risks
Web-based attacks executed over Web browsers are a common attack vector. To combat such attacks, Menlo Security today officially emerged from stealth mode with its Isolation Platform, which makes use of Linux containers to limit risks.
When a Community Bands Together
Most of our readers know that our organization, Reglue; was globally recognized at MIT by the Free Software Foundation this year for the work we do. I was honored to attend the ceremony during LibrePlanet 2015. You also know of the challenges we face daily in getting enough good hardware to build our Reglue kids their computers. A while back, we were notified that one of our most reliable sources for excellent computer hardware would no longer be supplying those much-needed parts and machines. The underlying reasons for this change chapped my southern nether-regions enough to talk about it over at Fossforce.com.
How Orange is Using OpenDaylight
We at Orange have a long history of participating and contributing to open source communities and have been a leading supporter of open standards. As one of the largest global telecommunication operators, we provide a comprehensive range of fixed and mobile services to over 247 million customers in 29 countries. Since the launch of OpenDaylight in 2013 Orange has been an active participant in the community. Orange is also actively participating in OpenStack and is a founding member of OPNFV.
- Kernel 4.1 RC7 Has Been Released, the Final Version of Kernel 4.1 May Be Released in a Week or Two
Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 RC7, Final Release Comes at the End of June
It's Sunday again, so Linus Torvalds has just informed us about the immediate availability for download and testing of Linux kernel 4.1's seventh Release Candidate (RC) version, which might also be the last, according to Mr. Torvalds.
Linux 4.1-rc7 Kernel Officially Released
Another Sunday, another Linux kernel update. Linus Torvalds just tagged the Linux 4.1-rc7 kernel release.
MSM DRM Driver Brings Adreno A306 Support To Linux 4.2
Rob Clark has sent in his feature updates for Freedreno's MSM DRM driver that will target the Linux 4.2 kernel.
Nouveau Patches Under Review To Expose Global Performance Counters
Samuel Pitoiset has continued on his quest of implementing NVIDIA hardware counters support and exposing it to user-space within the Nouveau open-source driver stack.
Wayland Live CD Updated Against Wayland/Weston 1.8
The reference Wayland Live CD with various Wayland software components enabled has been updated against Wayland/Weston 1.8 and other new code.
Comparing Today's Modern CPUs To Intel's Socket 478 Celeron & Pentium 4
The Pentium 4 that powered up still was the Pentium 4 "C" 2.80GHz (SL6WT) Northwood processor with 512KB cache and 800MHz FSB. This Pentium 4 was manufactured on a 130nm process and was single-core but featured Hyper Threading. The TDP on this 2.8GHz HT CPU on the NetBurst micro-architecture was 69.7 Watts.
Creator of Evince and Epiphany Passed Away, Goodbye Marco Gritti
We're sad to inform you that Marco Pesenti Gritti, the creator of Epiphany and Evince, has passed away. He will be missed in the Linux community.
- GSoC 2015 Week #2 with Amarok
Mageia servers are down
We call it “the famous release syndrome”! Part of Mageia servers are down at the moment. Investigation in progress, we hope to get it back on line soon. Stay tuned!
- Sabayon 15.06 Screencast and Screenshots
- AUR Gets Migrated to a Git-Based Platform, Systemd Gets Moved From FreeDesktop.Org to GitHub
Red Hat Software Collections 2 arrives for cloud and container developers
Red Hat's latest language update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat Software Collections 2, is now available.
Mammoth Data Collaborates with Red Hat on Big Data Solutions for Data-Driven Companies
Mammoth Data, Inc, the leader in big data consulting, is excited to announce it has joined the Red Hat Connect for Business Partners Program. By expanding its ecosystem to include Red Hat's technology stack, Mammoth Data aims to continue to provide high level data architecture strategy to customers.
Fedora Releases Linux OS for IBM System z and PowerPC
The Fedora Project announced it has released the Fedora 22 Linux operating system for the PowerPC and IBM System z (s390) 64-bit hardware architectures.
The Fedora 22 operating system is powered by Linux technologies, among which Linux kernel 4.0, GNOME 3.16, KDE Plasma 5, Xfce 4.12, LXQt 0.9.0, MATE 1.10.0, and other server software.
Debian 8.1 Jessie Now Uses Kernel 3.16.7 CKT11
Debian 8.1 Jessie has been released today, being available for free download. Being only a bug-fix release, Debian 8.1 updates the following packages: Caja, BlackBox, ClamAv, cwm, Debian Installer, DBus, didjvu, ejabberd, feed2imap, fai, FreeOrion, gdnsd, ganeti, GNOME Shell, GnuTLS, libav, MATE, mew, Mutter, node-groove, open-iscsi, OpenCV, pdf2DjVu, Perl, PHP, and systemd.
Debian 8.1 Brings Various Bug-Fixes To Jessie
The first stable point release to Debian 8 "Jessie" is now available.
Snappy Version Of Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Built For i386
Will Cooke of Canonical shared this morning that they have got the first Snappy build of Ubuntu Desktop Next built for i386.
BQ Aquarius E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Available For Pre-Order
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is now available for pre-order in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland.
- Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Available For Pre-Order
- Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update Should Be Released by the End of the Week (If It Doesn’t Get Rescheduled Again)
- Ubuntu Snappy Core Now Provides a UI for RIOT (Internet of Things OS)
Thin, rugged Linux computer targets commercial vehicles
Acrosser’s latest ruggedized vehicle PC is only 35mm tall, runs Linux on a 3rd Gen Core with 16GB RAM, and offers extensive I/O including optional wireless.
PiScan: an open-source version of the Amazon Dash Button using a Raspberry Pi
PiScan is an open-source version of the Amazon Dash Button using a Raspberry Pi and an off the shelf usb barcode scanner.
Before Amazon’s announcement (which, because of the timing on March 31, led some people to think erroneously that it was an April Fools Joke), I had been working on an open-source barcode scanner.
- How secure is your email?
- Security advisories for Monday
Dangerous minds: Are maths teachers Australia's newest threat?
Australian academics who teach mathematics may need to run new ideas by the Department of Defence before sharing them or risk imprisonment.
Some academics are set to become much more familiar with the department's Defence Export Control Office (DECO), a unit that enforces the Defence Trade Control Act 2012, Australia's end of a 2007 pact with the US and UK over defence trade.
Why the “biggest government hack ever” got past the feds
In April, federal authorities detected an ongoing remote attack targeting the United States' Office of Personnel Management (OPM) computer systems. This situation may have gone on for months, possibly even longer, but the White House only made the discovery public last Friday. While the attack was eventually uncovered using the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Einstein—the multibillion-dollar intrusion detection and prevention system that stands guard over much of the federal government's Internet traffic—it managed to evade this detection entirely until another OPM breach spurred deeper examination.
U.S. Army public website compromised
On Monday afternoon, the site was disabled after it displayed messages including, "YOU'VE BEEN HACKED" and "YOUR COMMANDERS ADMIT THEY ARE TRAINING THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE SENT YOU TO DIE FIGHTING," according to NBC News.
The U.S. Army confirmed to CNN the web page had been compromised.
"Today an element of the Army.mil service provider's content was compromised. After this came to our attention, the Army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of Army data by taking down the website temporarily," spokesman Brig. Gen. Malcom B. Frost said in a statement.
Try Nuvola Player 3 Beta (Cloud Music Player With Tight Desktop Integration)
Nuvola Player is a cloud music player supports various services such as Google Play Music, This is My Jam, Rdio, Deezer, Bandcamp, Spotify, Jango, Mixcloud and KEXP Live Stream.
Its purpose is to integrate these music services with the desktop, providing MPRIS v2 support (integration with the Ubuntu Sound Menu, GNOME Shell MediaPlayer extension, Cinnamon Sound applet, etc.), desktop notifications, multimedia keys support, Unity quicklists as well as an optional tray icon.
Spotify Beta 1.0.7 Has Been Released, Support For 32 Bit Systems Has Not Been Added Yet
Spotify is a popular music streaming site that gives you access to all your favorite songs. Spotify has also a Spotify client for Linux, that helps you use the spotify service better.
PhpMyAdmin 4.4.9 Brings Fix for reCAPTCHA Error
PhpMyAdmin, a tool built in PHP that handles the administration of MySQL databases, has been upgraded once more and is now at version 4.4.9.
Opera 30 Is the First Browser with Sidebar Extensions
Opera Software has just announced that Opera 30 has been released, and it's the first browser to include sidebar extensions. This is a big and round version, so you can expect to see a lot more features.
- FreeFileSync 7.1 Released With Fixed access denied error when copying file times And More
LibreOffice 5.0 RC1 Is Out, Bug Session Organized by The Document Foundation
The first RC release for LibreOffice 5.0 has been made available by The Document Foundation and it's now available for download and testing. Developers are organizing a new bug hunting session for this release.
- How To Setup Apache Hadoop On CentOS
- Build Your Own Linux-Powered TV Dongle for $40
- Building your own SDR-based Passive Radar on a Shoestring
- How to install and configure VSFTPD
- How to install and configure Fail2Ban on your Ubuntu server
- 20 Things To Do After Installing Elementary OS Freya
- How to Install FreeFileSync 7.1 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives
- Installing and Configuring Scientific Software in Ubuntu 15.04. Case: Scilab 5.5.1
- Mastering the timeline in Kdenlive
- cups.service start operation timed out in Fedora 22
The Live CD List
If the term is unfamiliar to you, a "Live CD" is a bootable CD-ROM that runs Linux without needing to be installed on the hard drive of your computer. Linux runs directly from the CD with no other installation required. This lets you try out Linux without disturbing anything you already have installed (like, say, Windows). The downside is that CD drives are much slower than hard drives, so the "live" Linux will run slower.
- Unvanquished Alpha 40 Has Been Released
Co-Op Puzzle Platformer 'Wyv And Keep' Re-Ported To Linux, Now On Humble And Steam
Wyv and Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol now ships with FNA, and is for the first time available for Linux on Humble and Steam. A Linux version using the MonoGame framework has been available on Desura since 2013, but with Bad JuJu Games filing for bankruptcy, it's good to have other purchase options.
- Is Super Tux Kart sexist?
Desura Is Going Away, Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy
The Desura digital distribution platform might on the brink of going under after the parent company, Bad Juju, had filed for bankruptcy and payments to developers have been delayed.
- Desura to devs: "We are not refusing to pay you"
OpenTTD Is More than Just a Remake of Transport Tycoon
If you remember Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon, then you will love the open source remake named OpenTTD. The developers have pushed a new version out the door and it is full of fixes and various changes.
- OpenTTD 1.5.1 Brings Fixes
Build custom giants in Goliath for Mac, Windows, and Linux
Search the world to discover materials needed to craft tools, weapons, and giant robotic suits that will help even the odds against the enormous creatures that rule the land in Goliath, coming soon to Mac, Windows, and Linux.
- How to clear app notifications in Android | How to clear OTA software update notifications in Android | How to disable notifications in Android
Android 5.1 Spotted Running on Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7
While Huawei has steadily become known as a company capable of releasing quality devices without massive price tags, there are a few things that the company needs to work on. One of those is definitely their update strategy when it comes to keeping up with the latest version of Android. While devices like the Huawei P8 have launched with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, other devices are waiting for their updates to the version of Android that was launched at the end of 2014. LG and Motorola were first to jump on the Lollipop update wagon, with Samsung and then Sony following behind. Huawei however, still has a lot of their work cut out for them.
- Slack for Android updated; brings in faster navigation, Android emoji and more
- Android Candy: Cloud Bonding
- Nexus 5 Gets Massive Standby Time Boost From Android M Upgrade From Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Android M Update: Will Google's New Mobile OS Double Your Standby Battery Life?
The difference between iOS and Android adoption is still staggering
Android, of course, is still the most popular operating system overall, with 80 percent share of the smartphone market.
- Google's Android Pay Will Not Charge Transaction Fees: Now What, Apple Pay?
2016 Cadillac models will get CarPlay and Android Auto
CarPlay and Android Auto announcements are finally starting to pick up in recent months — and the latest is Cadillac, which just announced it'll be deploying both across the line starting with 2016 models. The add-ons come on the heels of an upgrade for Cue, Cadillac's homegrown connected car platform, which gets a faster processor to try to alleviate some of the lag woes that the current system has been derided for.
- Proof of Concept: Dell OPNFV Infrastructure-as-a-Service
It Is Rocket Science! NASA Releases Abundance of Free Code
This week, NASA released its second annual Software Catalog, a giant compendium of over 1,000 programs available for free to industry, government agencies, and the general public. The Software Catalog contains the actual advanced engineering and aeronautics codes NASA engineers purpose-built for their daily work.
Announcing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core
A year and a half ago, we forged a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation to become the producer of their official ASF events. The ASF has long blazed a trail of innovation in open source and our work with them has yielded results in successful developer collaboration and events. It’s been a great partnership, in our opinion, led on our side by my colleague Angela Brown.
Mautic Association Extends Global Reach with Open Source Initiative Affiliate Membership
The Mautic Association provides resources and a network for people to connect and grow both personally and professionally through collaboration and co-creation.
Cumulus Networks Details SDN OpenStack Cloud Innovations [VIDEO]
Among the myriad vendors in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) landscape, Cumulus Networks has managed to carve out a niche as a leading innovator of open source-based technology. Helping to lead Cumulus Networks is co-founder and CTO Nolan Leake.
Hortonworks Aims to Simplify Hadoop Use with HDP 2.3
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 has arrived. Following the company's IPO late last year, it has been stepping up its development and training offerings surrounding Hadoop, and the new version of HDP incorporates many of the most recent innovations that have happened in Hadoop and its supporting ecosystem of projects.
- Mesosphere's Data Center Operating System Now Generally Available
- Mesosphere Community Edition Now on AWS, Google and Azure Up Next
MapR 5.0 Hadoop Supports Real-Time Applications and More
MapR Technologies, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, unveiled at Hadoop Summit version 5.0 of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, featuring improved security, self-service data exploration and agility. MapR 5.0 is built for processing big and fast data on a single data platform that enables a new class of real-time applications, according to the company. Here are more details.
New Fixes Released For PostgreSQL Open Source Database
Every once in a while, a software developer releases a long-awaited update to much fanfare and user enthusiasm…and then it bombs miserably. We’re not saying that’s what happened with PostgreSQL, but just in case you didn’t love the way it runs after you updated it last, the publisher has released a new update that addresses most of the necessary bug fixes from the last update.
Rancher Labs Raises $10 Million for Docker Container Cloud Tech
Virtualization startup Rancher Labs today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round of funding from Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners. Rancher Labs' founders are well-known in the cloud industry as the founders of cloud.com, which was sold to Citrix and evolved to become the Apache CloudStack cloud platform.
Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer added to license list
We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer(HPND). The HPND is a simple permissive license, compatible with all versions of the GPL. The HPND is actually more of a template, allowing developers to select a few options, such as whether to include a disclaimer.
HHVM Is Now Running Even Faster, Beating PHP7 By Wider Margins
The Facebook team working on the HHVM project for being a faster PHP interpreter and powering their Hack language have just come out of a two-week, open-source performance lockdown. Over the past two weeks they focused on making strides to make HHVM's compelling performance even better.
BFP Proposed To Become A First-Class Backend In LLVM
When it comes to taking advantage of the Linux kernel's (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine, LLVM has served as the compiler of choice for targeting this virtual machine
Sweden refines specifications of open standards
Sweden’s governmental procurement specialists at Statens inköpscentral are fine-tuning the list of ICT standards that public authorities may use as mandatory requirements when procuring software and ICT services. The procurement agency is working with standardisation specialists at the University of Skövde, to check which ICT standards are truly open.
Dare we mention just how the average user will react to Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, the supported Linuxes under Horizon 6? Perhaps best to leave that to the comments, after donning a flame-retarding suit and pointing out that Citrix has similar plans in the works.