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Flock 2014 Day 2: Fedora Server, Role-ing Along

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:59:03 AM
Stephen Gallagher bravely embraced his spot as one of the first talks of the day, after a Flock pub night. As a representative of the Fedora Server working group, he presented an overview and status report on the Fedora Server, one of the new products that makes up the Fedora.next initiative.

Google adds a callback button to Android Device Manager

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:01:52 AM
In today's Android roundup: Google updates Android Device Manager to include a callback button. Plus: Four open source productivity tools, and the top five Android antivirus utilities.

Flock 2014 Day 2: Orchestration with Ansible at Fedora Project

Friday 8th of August 2014 05:04:41 AM
At the Flock 2014 conference in Prague, Aditya Patawari delivered a talk on the Fedora Project’s use of Ansible for orchestrating its services. System administrators face many challenges today, as new servers, applications, and updates to these systems are constantly needing to roll out. Deciding whether to deploy virtually or on bare metal; configuring and managing systems and their access credentials is also a continuous and repetitive challenge which Patawari calls the “sysadmin loop.”

Black Hat USA 2014: Talking botnets and ad campaigns

Friday 8th of August 2014 04:07:30 AM
Botnets are becoming more sophisticated and White Ops' Michael Tiffany spells out what that means for the advertising campaigns they've been targeting

From bench scientist to open science software developer

Friday 8th of August 2014 03:10:19 AM
When I was at school, computers were only really just beginning to show their promise and few people had Internet access. I remember begging my Mum for a ZX Spectrum and using it to write basic code to draw things on the screen. From then on I was hooked, but didn’t really know if there were careers programming computers, and it wasn’t at all clear whether this was of any use if I wanted to do scientific research. As I moved to a much faster Amiga 500 Plus, I continued to enjoy programming as a hobby and loved writing simulations to understand mathematics and physical phenomena.

Linux Terminal: Reptyr attach a running process to a new terminal

Friday 8th of August 2014 02:13:08 AM
If, like me, you work on terminals connected via ssh to remote computer/server you are probably used to tmux and screen and so it’s not a problem if you have to close your session, as you’ll be able to easily re-connect when you need it, but sometimes you could forget about using one of these utility.

Russian Ministry of Health to Replace Microsoft and Oracle Products with Linux and PostgreSQL

Friday 8th of August 2014 01:15:57 AM
The Russian government is considering the replacement of Microsoft and Oracle products with Linux and open source counterparts, at least for the Ministry of Health.

Flock 2014 Day One: The State of Copr

Friday 8th of August 2014 12:18:46 AM
Miloslav Suchy delivered a report on the state of Copr yesterday at Flock that demonstrated just how far a service can go in one year. Work on Copr, the lightweight build service for contributor packages that aren’t yet in Fedora officially, started less than a year ago. But the service is already hosting more than 250GB of data and has churned out more than 25,000 builds!

Scale like Twitter with Apache Mesos

Thursday 7th of August 2014 11:21:35 PM
Twitter has shifted its way of thinking about how to launch a new service thanks to the Apache Mesos project, an open source technology that brings together multiple servers into a shared pool of resources. It's an operating system for the data center.

Bodhi 2 update management infrastructure to land after Fedora 21 release

Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:24:24 PM
Day 1 of Flock 2014 saw a talk from Fedora Infrastructure developer Luke Macken on the evolution of the Fedora update infrastructure, notably the Bodhi update system Fedora employs to manage package updates. A video of this talk is available here.

Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:27:13 PM
The Amazon "shopping suggestions" feature built into Ubuntu desktops does not violate consumer protections under European and UK privacy law. That’s according to the Information Commissioner following a complaint lodged by a Ubuntu blogger over Ubuntu’s controversial Shopping Lens.

How Zorin OS got a distrohopper to stop hopping

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:30:02 PM
In today's open source roundup: Zorin OS made a distrohopper finally stop hopping. Plus: The Linux foundation promotes Automotive Grade Linux, and Codestarters converts Chromebooks into Ubuntu development computers for kids.

Installation And Configuration Of RainLoop Webmail Client With Nginx On Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:32:51 PM
This document describes how to install and configure Rainloop on Ubuntu 14.04. We will use nginx as web server. Rainloop is a popular free Open Source Web Application primarily written in PHP. It offers users a swift and contemporary web interface for accessing emails on a majority of commonly used domain mail providers such as Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail, in addition to local mail servers. Rainloop also doubles up as a Mail User Agent (MUA) by accessing domain mail via IMAP/ SMTP protocols. This tutorial explains the process of installing Rainloop Webmail on an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Private Server using Nginx and MariaDB.

Tiny Linux-ready ARM9 module targets secure IoT

Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:35:40 PM
Lantronix launched an IoT-oriented “PremierWave SE1000? module with an ARM9 CPU, Fast Ethernet, a CGI-ready web server, security features, and a Linux SDK. The PremierWave SE1000 computer-on-module is intended for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications with Ethernet and IPv6 requirements. The COM integrates an IPv6-ready TCP/IP stack, as well as a CGI-capable web server that “transforms a standalone device into a networked product that can be managed remotely via a standard web browser,” says Lantronix. Users can remotely monitor and collect information from the device in real-time and send it to dynamic web pages, says the company.

First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

Thursday 7th of August 2014 05:21:00 PM
KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files.To code with Frameworks read the API documentation and install them with Linux distro binary packages or grab the source code directly.

5 new OpenStack tips and walkthroughs

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:23:49 PM
Building your own cloud can get complex very quickly with all of the various components you need to consider. Sometimes, we all need just a little help. We've collected eight of the best new tips, tricks, and guides in this month's edition of our OpenStack tutorial roundup. Enjoy, and remember, the official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, too.read more

Christian Schaller talks the future of Fedora Workstation at Flock 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 03:26:38 PM
“The desktop is not dying!” cries Christian Schaller as he dives into his talk on the Fedora Workstation. In a throwback to the old saw about the Year of Linux […]

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

Thursday 7th of August 2014 02:29:27 PM
One of the biggest barriers to open government is the decline in citizen participation. Far too many voters believe that their ideas and opinions don’t matter to, or won’t reach the ears of, those in power.read more

How to create a time lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Thursday 7th of August 2014 01:32:16 PM
After installing a Pi camera module and capturing pictures and videos with raspistill and raspivid commands, I wanted to create a time lapse video of the nice scenery that I have in the back of my apartment. For those who don't know what it is, time-lapse video (or often-called time-lapse photography) is a shooting technique.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:35:05 PM
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

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[GNU IceCat] browser is (finally) on Fedora

GNU Icecat will be available on Fedora updates-testing repositories for some days. That’s right time to test harshly this new web browser (really it’s not so new considering it’s a fork of Firefox) and leave a positive/negative karma or open a bug. Read more

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show
    Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports, and you can see here just what he has done. Hint: It's a lot.
  • Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers
    We already knew that Total War: Rome II would come to Linux which sadly didn't come out when expected early this year, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too.
  • Another (Linux) game added to the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2
    - Legend of Grimrock: Old school and modern gaming combines in this thrilling dungeon crawler RPG from Almost Human Games. A group of prisoners are sentenced to certain death by exile to the secluded Mount Grimrock for vile crimes they may or may not have committed. Unbeknownst to their captors, the mountain is riddled with ancient tunnels, dungeons, and tombs built by crumbled civilizations long perished now. If they ever wish to see daylight again and reclaim their freedom, the ragtag group of prisoners must form a team and descend through the mountain, level by level.