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European Commission updates its open source policy

Friday 12th of December 2014 10:24:13 PM
The European Commission (EC) wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”read more

HP Will Release a “Revolutionary” New Operating System in 2015

Friday 12th of December 2014 09:27:02 PM
Hewlett-Packard’s ambitious plan to reinvent computing will begin with the release of a prototype operating system next year.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Gets Intel and AMD/ATI Support Back, Launches Next Week

Friday 12th of December 2014 08:29:51 PM
The Linux fans of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth now have something to be glad about because the developers have just announced that AMD and Intel video cards are once more supported and that game should be made available in just a few days.

Making digiKam Stable on Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 12th of December 2014 07:32:40 PM
If digiKam crashes a lot on your machine running Ubuntu 14.04 or any of its derivatives, the most likely culprit is a bug in the SQLite database version 3.8.2.

The truth about the thick skin of a community manager

Friday 12th of December 2014 06:35:29 PM
I met up with Jono Bacon at LinuxCon Europe on October 16 this year where he gave a keynote and presented a full day workshop on community management.Jono previously spent 7 years as a community manager at Canonical. Today, he is the senior director of community at XPRIZE: an organization that creates big prizes for teams to help them reach their goals. They believe that facilitating competition, and rewarding it, can change the world.read more

Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

Friday 12th of December 2014 05:38:18 PM
Google released open hardware specs and Android and Unity SDKs for its “Google Cardboard,” which turns smartphones into a low-cost stereoscopic VR viewers. Google Cardboard was born as an informal virtual reality brainstorming project inside Google earlier this year, and a DIY kit was given away free to Google I/O attendees in June as a […]

How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Friday 12th of December 2014 04:41:07 PM
You may want to block IP addresses on your Linux box under various circumstances. As an end user, you may want to protect yourself from known spyware or tracker IP addresses. Or when you are running P2P software, you may want to filter out connections from networks associated with anti-P2P activity. If you are a […]Continue reading...The post How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to close an open DNS resolver How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Containers, microservices, and orchestrating the whole symphony

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:43:56 PM
The microservices architecture is far from a new trend; it's generally accepted as a better way to build apps these days. The common way to build apps was, until a few years ago, the monolithic approach—which was, if you look at it from a functional perspective, basically one deployment unit that does everything. Monolithic apps are good for small scale teams and projects, but when you need something that has a larger scale and involves many teams, it starts to become problematic. It's much harder to make changes, as the code base becomes bigger and more people make changes to it.read more

Install KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) On Ubuntu Server 14.04 / 14.10

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:46:45 PM
KVM stands for Kernel Based Virtual Machine, it is a Kernel based virtualization software available in Linux like operating system. KVM is used to create and manage virtual machines and it works only if the CPU has a support of hardware Virtualization.

Install KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) On Ubuntu Server 14.04 / 14.10

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:46:45 PM
KVM stands for Kernel Based Virtual Machine, it is a Kernel based virtualization software available in Linux like operating system. KVM is used to create and manage virtual machines and it works only if the CPU has a support of hardware Virtualization.

SparkyLinux 3.6 MATE Screenshot Tour

Friday 12th of December 2014 01:49:34 PM
I am happy to announce the fourth release, and the last this year, of SparkyLinux - 3.6 'Annagerman' LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I'd like to thank all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems. SparkyLinux 3.6 provides (as usual) all package updates, some bug fixes and small improvements, such as: Linux kernel 3.16.7, Xfce 4.10.1, LXDE 0.99.0, Razor-qt 0.5.2, MATE 1.8.1, Openbox 3.5.2; Twitter's microblogging client Hotot has been replaced by Turpial; the new wallpaper 'Vortex'; Sparky Conky Manager updated to version 0.1.7 with a new battery status applet.

Cisco Announces Plan to Reinvent Snort 3 IPS

Friday 12th of December 2014 12:52:23 PM
Back in 2009, Sourcefire, the lead commercial sponsor behind the widely deployed Snort open-source intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), was working on building out its next-generation Snort 3.0 release. It's a release that never happened—that is, until today. -

Game of Thrones adventure released for Android

Friday 12th of December 2014 11:55:12 AM
Let’s face it, if you’re a viewer of the TV show or a reader of the books or both, you’ve probably thought you could do much better than the characters in the story, right? Well, now we’re all going to get our chance to rise or fall in Westeros. I wonder how many of us will succeed and join the small council, or fail and end up dead and rotting high above the gates of Casterly Rock?

Fedora 21 Raves & DRM Happiness

Friday 12th of December 2014 10:58:01 AM
But the real reason behind Fedora 21’s success? It’s an odd-numbered release. Historically, the odd-numbered releases have always been better than the even-numbered ones. Don’t ask me why. There’s no documentation or detailed research to prove why it happens this way. It’s just a physical law of the universe.

UT One Ubuntu Tablet Delayed; Rooted Android Device May Come Instead

Friday 12th of December 2014 10:00:50 AM
The UT One tablet, the mobile device based on Canonical's Ubuntu Touch Linux OS, has been delayed, but its developer may instead release an Android device that can also run Ubuntu.

Install and Configure PureFTPd with MySQL on an OpenSUSE Linux VPS

Friday 12th of December 2014 09:03:39 AM
Pure-FTPd is a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server which is actively supported and designed with security in mind. It focuses on efficiency....

Total War Series finally appears on Linux

Friday 12th of December 2014 08:06:28 AM
The British video games company The Creative Assembly has finally begun releasing successful strategy games of the Total War series for Linux. The first title that was published recently is Empire: Total War.

Hackable Roomba integrates Raspberry Pi

Friday 12th of December 2014 07:09:17 AM
iRobot’s hackable $200 “Create 2? version of its Roomba robot for STEM education can be programmed with a laptop, or via an onboard Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Multiple X.Org Vulnerabilities Found, One Is from 1987

Friday 12th of December 2014 06:12:06 AM
One of the most important features of the open source development community is its ability to self-correct, even if it takes a very long time. A number of issues in X servers have been corrected recently, and some of them were actually very old. The record holder is a bug introduced back in 1987.

Mozilla to Support Certificate Transparency in Firefox

Friday 12th of December 2014 05:14:55 AM
Mozilla is planning to add support for Certificate Transparency checks in Firefox in the near future, but the company says that the feature won’t be turned on by default at first. Certificate Transparency is a proposal from engineers at Google that would help resolve some of the issues with certificate authorities, fraudulent certificates and stolen certificates. The framework would provide a public log of every certificate that’s issued by compliant CAs and also would provide proof to users’ browsers when each certificate is presented. Google is planning to implement CT in Chrome, and now Mozilla officials say that the company will implement in Firefox, but the process will be a gradual one.

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