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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-11-11T13:51:53+00:00
Updated: 12 weeks 4 days ago

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Eva Tanaskoska

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 09:04:03 PM

Eva Tanaskoska from Macedonia received a Linux Training scholarship in the Women in Linux category.

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Review: The Most Mature Linux Distribution

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 04:58:53 PM

openSUSE Leap is now an even better Linux distro to run on your desktop with its vast repository of software and finer integration with DEs.

The Future of the Bloomberg Terminal is Open Source

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 01:09:41 AM

The Bloomberg Terminal, which debuted in December 1982, is one of the computing industry's “few truly enduring successes” alongside the PC and the Mac, writes Harry McCracken in Fast Company this week. 

World Without Linux: Can I Follow You?

Monday 9th of November 2015 09:15:03 PM

Hey, can I follow you? Out of context that sounds pretty creepy. But in a world with Linux and the Internet infrastructure it enables with services like Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and Amazon, we know exactly what that means. And, ironically or not, we're usually more than happy to let people 'follow' us, as it allows connection like never before.

Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV): How to Get Involved

Monday 9th of November 2015 05:34:26 PM

To make getting started with the OPNFV community a smooth process, this post will guide you through the basics of our resources, projects, tools, and processes.

Your Real-World Git Cheat Sheet

Friday 6th of November 2015 09:18:49 PM

Your real-world guide to the Git commands you'll use the most.

Open Source Security Process -- Part 1: A Cloud Security Introduction

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:39:19 PM

In part one of this four-part series, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman Lars Kurth takes a look at the theories behind cloud security and how they relate to The Walking Dead -- yes, the TV show. Read on to find out more.

Open Source Security Process Part 2: Containers vs. Hypervisors - Protecting Your Attack Surface

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:32:24 PM

With virtualization software, every element of every interface is an opportunity to make a mistake. Every piece of code that is called from the interface, may introduce a vulnerability. Every corner of that interface is an opportunity for a mistake that will allow an attacker to break through that interface. This is what is called "attack surface.” And IT needs to be concerned about the risk of a vulnerability in the interface to the virtualization software itself and the amount of code that is executed when an interface is called.

This Week in Linux News: Linux Foundation's Open API Initiative Launches, Xiaomi To Sell Two Linux Laptops, & More

Thursday 5th of November 2015 09:19:17 PM

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation's Open API Initiative launches, a leading smartphone manufacturer will release two Linux laptops in 2016, and more! Catch up on the latest Linux news with our weekly digest. 

How to Manage User Permissions From the GUI on Linux

Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:55:46 AM

Probably the single easiest route to success to add Access Control Lists (ACLs) in a standard Linux desktop environmentis with the handy GUI app, Eiciel

Despite Google Denials, Chrome OS and Android Seem Destined for Merger

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 11:06:29 PM

Apparently conflicting visions of the future of Google’s two Linux-based operating systems, Android and ChromeOS, do not directly contradict each other. 

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Enrique Sevillano

Monday 2nd of November 2015 10:08:02 PM

The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In the five years that the Linux Foundation has hosted this program, it has awarded a total of 34 scholarships totalling more than $100,000 in free training. In this continuing series, we are sharing the stories of recent scholarship recipients in the hope that they will inspire others.

Enrique Sevillano (age 42) is a recipient in the Sys Admin Superstar category and works as an IT manager at an energy utility company in the United States. He recently decided to move the company’s architecture to Linux. By doing so, he says, they have optimized services on old servers that otherwise would have been cost prohibitive. Enrique says Linux and open source have allowed him to deploy a high-availability virtualization infrastructure as well as affordable storage and cloud solutions.

Going IaaS: What You Need to Know

Monday 2nd of November 2015 05:24:06 PM

In a previous article, we looked at the evolution of IT infrastructure and how Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is helping enterprises focus on their core competency instead of worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

In this article, we will address some of the questions we asked in the previous story: Is IaaS or OpenStack right for every enterprise? Are there cases where you don't need IaaS? How does it affect the cost? What things should you consider before moving to IaaS? What are the tools available?

10 Linux Frights Sure to Make You Scream!

Friday 30th of October 2015 09:59:44 PM

You feel safe, wrapped in that comforting blanket of Linux. It soothes you and protects you from the lumbering monsters that hide within your server closet. That innocent penguin has always been there to ward away the’s glowing red eyes peering through the Windows of a house made of glass. And you stand tall, knowing the open source platform will always have your back. Or, will it?

This Week in Linux News: New Samsung Smartphone Launches in India, 3 New Linux Distros Released in 8 Days, & More!

Friday 30th of October 2015 03:01:35 PM

This week in Linux news, a new Linux-based Samsung smartphone launches in India, three new Linux distros are released in 8 days, and more! Get up-to-date with these headlines.

An Introduction to Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW)

Friday 30th of October 2015 02:57:27 PM

One of the many heralded aspects of Linux is its security. From the desktop to the server, you’ll find every tool you need to keep those machines locked down as tightly as possible. For the longest time, the security of Linux was in the hands of iptables (which works with the underlying netfilter system). Although incredibly powerful, iptables is complicated—especially for newer users. To truly make the most out of that system, it may take weeks or months to get up to speed. Thankfully, a much simpler front end for iptables is ready to help get your system as secure as you need.

Winners Announced! Linux Pros Show Off Knowledge in #WorldWithoutLinux Contest But One Clue Stumps Them All

Thursday 29th of October 2015 05:13:40 PM

If you’ve ever wondered what a World Without Linux would mean to you, you know it’s a ridiculous notion. That’s what the current World Without Linux video series attempts to illustrate in a fun and entertaining way that also gives gratitude to the thousands of developers and companies that support the operating system.

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Kiran Padwal

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:45:55 PM

The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In the five years that the Linux Foundation has hosted this program, it has awarded a total of 34 scholarships totalling more than $100,000 in free training to students and professionals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities.

In conjunction with this scholarship program, we are featuring several scholarship recipients in the hope that their stories will inspire others. In the latest installment of this series, we talk with Kiran Padwal (age 27), a recipient in the Kernel Guru category.

Serving the Underserved with Open Source Mobile Infrastructure

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:17:43 PM

For many of us, it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones. Yet according to the global association that represents mobile operators (the GSMA), although nearly 80% of the population in Europe were mobile subscribers at the end of 2014, this figure drops to less than 40% for areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa. This is certainly something to consider the next time you leave your mobile at home, the battery dies, or you temporarily lose reception.

Of course, mobile communications are about much more than simply convenience; there are those times when a phone call may be a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, telecoms infrastructure is typically expensive, particularly when it comes to mobile network infrastructure. As such, operators may deem it not economically viable to provide services to less densely populated areas. This means that those who would arguably stand to benefit the most are often those who have to go without.

Replace Your Laptop with an Android Tablet

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 04:42:01 PM

Your sleek little Android tablet is easy to carry, so why not make it your travel computer?

I love my Thinkpad, but my go-anywhere travel companion is an Android tablet. I could spend a giant pile of money on something sleek and lightweight like a MacBook Air, Dell XPS 13, or Lenovo's X1 Carbon, which includes a proper trackpoint. These have screen sizes from 11" to 14", good battery life, and enough memory and CPU to do real work.

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Here's a Sneak Peek at What's Coming in the Solus 1.1 Linux Operating System

Solus' Josh Strobl today announced the 20th installation of the project's weekly newsletter, entitled "This Week in Solus," informing users about the work done in preparation for the upcoming Solus 1.1 release. Read more

Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

I wanted an open source solution and faced a fair amount of resistance from our lawyers, management, users, and proprietary vendors. It was a difficult struggle at times, and it wasn't until the DoD published their first official guidance on the use of open source software that we started to gain traction. Finally, in the middle of all of the drama, the DoD leadership issued a policy update explicitly stating that open source software was acceptable as long as there was support for it, and that the support could come in the form of government programmers, if necessary. This memo was a game changer, but it took more than just a policy update to get momentum to shift toward open source. Read more

Android-x86 4.4-r5 Might Be the Last Release in the Android 4.4 "KitKat" Series

We reported two weeks ago that the Android-x86 4.4-r4 might just be the last in the Android 4.4 KitKat-based series of the Linux distribution, but it looks like the developers have decided to make one more maintenance release. Read more

Gorgeous Birdie 2.0 Twitter Client for Linux Is Now Available for Beta Testing

Remember when we told you that the developers of the excellent Birdie Twitter client for GNU/Linux operating system announced that they would start work on the next major release, version 2.0, but only for elementary OS? Read more