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Linux Tech Support & Time Warner

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:02:50 AM
With a sigh of resignation. I got myself into the support call queue and waited about ten minutes for my turn. Finally, “Bradley” informed me that he was pleased to help me and would I be good enough to tell him the nature of my problem. Just a tad grumpy from his enthusiasm, I ‘splained what was going on.

What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 08:05:39 AM
HP is acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, the supplier of open-source software that is compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud.

About Linux Weekly Roundup - End of Bodhi, Linux Myths Debunked and Turin turns to Linux

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:08:28 AM
In this week's news, Bodhi reaches a turning point, Matt Hartley debunks some Linux Myths, Turin turns to Linux, guides for running twitter from the command line and installing and using SSH. Also, Plasma 5 reviewed.

Rugged COM Express module taps quad-core AMD SoC

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:11:17 AM
Hectronic’s Linux-ready “H6066″ COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers a quad-core AMD G-Series SoC, soldered memory, and optional -40 to 85?C operation. Like Hectronic’s Qseven form-factor H6069 computer-on-module, the Linux-enabled H6066 uses the Embedded G-Series SoC (system-on-chip) with AMD Radeon HD 8000E graphics with AMD’s Open CL support. However, instead of the dual-core version […]

The Court's Own Words: Life Without Title II Has Online Discrimination, Paid Prioritization, Exclusive Deals, And Maybe Blocking

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 05:14:06 AM
To hear Tom Wheeler and most of the big broadband players explain the net neutrality situation, the appeals court decision back in February laid out a "roadmap" for the FCC to continue to use Section 706 for its open internet rules. But that's not actually true. It's a clear misrepresentation of what the court actually said. The language of the Verizon decision by the DC Circuit court is pretty clear: unless the FCC rests its rules in Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC must permit the carriers to engage in discrimination, charge access fees, cut exclusive deals, and perhaps block websites. Despite this, the FCC is proposing to use Section 706 (again), rather than Title II, and the court already ruled that Section 706 does not authorize network neutrality in January. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140912/06281128502/courts-own-words-life-without-title-ii-has-online-discrimination-paid-prioritization-exclusive-deals-maybe-blocking.shtml

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 04:16:55 AM
Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom.

New features for OpenStack networking, web dashboard improvements, and more

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 03:19:44 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Android Apps On Chromebooks Could Introduce Complications In The Enterprise

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 02:22:33 AM
End users are going to love having Android apps on their Chromebooks, but IT might not be as thrilled because the addition of apps could potentially make these secure machines much less so by introducing malware and viruses.

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:25:22 AM
When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.

How to install Ruby and Ruby on Rails on CentOS

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:28:11 AM
Ruby is a fun programming Language, mostly because it is easy to Learn, Here is a small tutorial on howto install it and use it with Rails

Fanless mini-PC runs Linux on Via QuadCore E-Series

Monday 15th of September 2014 11:31:00 PM
Via’s rugged, Linux-ready “Artigo A1300″ mini-PC uses a new Via QuadCore E-Series CPU and VX11PH GPU, and offers dual HDMI, GbE, and optional 3G and WiFi. The $550 Artigo A1300 is one of a long line of Linux-ready Via Artigo mini-PCs, such as the circa 2010 Artigo A1100. The fanless, 7.28 x 6.38 x 1.75-inch […]

Installing, troubleshooting MongoDB 2.6.4 startup failure on Fedora 20

Monday 15th of September 2014 10:33:49 PM
The latest stable edition of MongoDB is version 2.6.4, but the version available in the repositories of Linux distributions, including Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu, is version 2.4.6. There are functions available on version 2.6.4 that are not supported in version 2.4.6, so if you are taking any of the online classes provided by MongoDB, Inc, you should be running version 2.6.4.

Petition Started for 64-bit and Linux Support on Intel Atom Bay Trail Tablets

Monday 15th of September 2014 09:36:38 PM
The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can't install any Linux distros.

OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

Monday 15th of September 2014 08:39:27 PM
It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that "says easy, does hard"

Emulate Ubuntu Touch

Monday 15th of September 2014 07:42:16 PM
Aid development for and generally test out Canonical’s own phone and tablet OS using the Ubuntu Touch emulator

Better font support in LibreOffice on Fedora

Monday 15th of September 2014 06:45:05 PM
Fedora and LibreOffice developer Caolán McNamara recently blogged about some fonts (specifically some fonts for OSX) not showing up in the font chooser in LibreOffice on Linux. It turns out […]

Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3B

Monday 15th of September 2014 05:47:54 PM
Attachmate remember is the company that owns SUSE Linux

Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

Monday 15th of September 2014 04:50:43 PM
Freenode's IRC server was compromised and passwords were likely sniffed by unidentified hackers, prompting a warning to users that they should reset their passwords as a precaution.

5 great apps backed with open data

Monday 15th of September 2014 04:26:08 PM
Data.gov has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public interactions, and new ideas (from any interaction) are cross-posted and entered in Github. These are tracked openly and completed to milestones for full transparency. We also recently redesigned the website at Data.gov through usability testing and open engagement on Github.read more

How to lobby for open source and Linux in schools

Monday 15th of September 2014 03:28:57 PM
About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live.read more

More in Tux Machines

Cinnamon 2.4 to Feature New Theme Selection and Options for Linux Mint 17.1

Cinnamon is the default desktop environment in Linux Mint and it's built by the same developers who are making the Linux distro. It stands to reason that the best implementation for Cinnamon will be on Linux Mint. It's also the place that integrates the latest updates for Cinnamon as soon as they are made available. Usually, the latest iterations of Cinnamon are integrated quickly in Mint, but the developers are also working on an updated Linux Mint version, 17.1. The new Cinnamon 2.4 DE might arrive there by default and not in Linux Mint 17. Read more

Knoppix 7.4.1 Is Now Available For Download

Knoppix developers have released a major version of their operating system Knoppix 7.4.1 based on the usual picks from Debian stable (wheezy) and newer Desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (jessie). According to the official release note, this distro version uses kernel 3.16.2 and xorg 7.7 (core 1.16.0) for supporting current computer hardware. Read more

First Tizen phone now expected in India

Samsung’s postponed Tizen Linux-based smartphone is now heading for a launch in India by the end of the year, reports India’s Economic Times. Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of the Indian smartphone market. The latest company with plans to jump headlong into South Asia is Samsung, which aims to ship a Tizen Linux-based smartphone in India after the Diwali festival in November, according to the Economic Times (ET). Read more

GNOME: 3.14 almost there

Speaking of gedit, after the major changes of 3.12, 3.14 has been a cycle focused on stabilization and polishing. Overall the revised user interface got mostly positve feedback.. I for one, as a heavy gedit user, adapted to the new UI without problems. 3.14 will have a few incremental changes, that among other things try to address some of the issues pointed out by Jim Hall’s usability study presented at GUADEC: “Open” will be a single button removing the dichotomy between the open dialog and recent files and providing quick search among recent files. “Save” now uses a text label since it turns out a lot of people did not grok the icon (and no, I am not going back to the floppy image!) and the view menu has been reorganized and now uses a popover. With regard to the “Open” button, we know things are not perfect yet, search among recent is great, but when the “cache misses”, going through a double step is painful… we already have a few ideas on how to improve that next cycle, but for now I can vividly recommend to try the “quickopen” plugin, one of the hidden gems of gedit, which already provides some of the things we would like to integrate in the next iteration. Read more