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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-11-11T13:51:53+00:00
Updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Solu Mini-PC Taps Linux for Organic Cloud UI

Tuesday 27th of October 2015 06:44:06 PM

A Finnish startup called Solu Machines is closing in on its Kickstarter funding for a smartphone-like mini-PC with a Linux-based, cloud-oriented operating system and a novel UI stack. Funding packages start at $388 for the Solu, which would join a fairly short list of mini-PCs with pre-installed Linux, and an even smaller group of ARM-based Linux mini-PCs. Solu is much more singular than that, however, in that it’s a battery-powered touchscreen device that can also drive a 4K display. It is not only replacing standard PC and phone paradigms with a fully cloud-based platform, but is also reinventing the user interface.

Companies That Support Linux: Rausch Netzwerktechnik

Tuesday 27th of October 2015 04:00:15 PM

Rausch Netzwerktechnik is a distributor of individual and standard server and storage systems for the data center. The company is also developing one of the first solutions around the Kinetic Open Storage Project. We talked to Rausch Netzwerktechnik CEO Sebastian Nölting to learn more about the company and their involvement with open source.

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Anthony Hooper

Monday 26th of October 2015 05:16:23 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 totaling more than $100,000 in free training to students and professionals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities. In this continuing series, we share the stories of recent scholarship recipients with the hope of inspiring others. Whiz Kid scholarship recipient Anthony Hooper (age 23, from Jamaica) has been interested in technology since junior high...

Infrastructure Should Enable Not Block Business

Monday 26th of October 2015 04:30:25 PM

Today, new businesses and startups are disrupting entire industries. Uber has completely changed the market dynamics for the taxi industry and Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industries. Although these new players operate in totally different spaces, there are certain common elements: 1) IT beats at the heart of these businesses; 2) They don’t run traditional IT infrastructure.

Linux Foundation Diversity Scholarship Profile: Bonnie King

Friday 23rd of October 2015 08:00:49 PM

Since we started organizing and hosting events, we made it a priority to reach out to new speakers and attendees and make our events welcoming to everyone. A few years ago, we started the The Linux Foundation’s diversity scholarship program to support those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. 

Template Management in LibreOffice 5

Friday 23rd of October 2015 03:53:21 PM

If you’re a LibreOffice power user, you’ve probably ventured into the realm of templates. But, if you’ve upgraded to LibreOffice 5, you’ve probably noticed a few minor changes to the way this feature is managed. It’s not a profound or game-changing shift, but a shift nonetheless.

In Case You Missed It: Security Articles From Fox Technologies

Friday 23rd of October 2015 02:00:09 PM

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Fox Technologies, who sponsored a recent series highlighting some of the challenges today’s companies face managing their infrastructure. From managing access to securing your cloud, the articles provided insight into solving real-world situations and simplifying server administration. In case you missed them, here’s a chance to read them again:

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Steve Sharpe

Thursday 22nd of October 2015 04:45:43 PM

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

How well does the certification prepare you for the real world? To illustrate that, the Linux Foundation will be spotlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification is right for you. In this latest installment of our continuing series, we talk with Steve Sharpe.

SmartThings Kit Leads New Wave of Home Automation Products

Wednesday 21st of October 2015 04:04:22 PM

The Linux-dominated home automation business is still a fragmented free-for-all, but it’s also beginning to consolidate, with far fewer startups in 2015 compared to recent years. This month, we saw several major product announcements from established players related to Linux.

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Yashdeep Saini

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 05:03:03 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 starting a series to tell you more about these scholarship recipients. We would like to share their stories in the hope that they will inspire others.

Why Many Companies Aren't Securing OS Permissions Adequately

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 01:51:14 AM

When it comes to ensuring that the operating systems in your IT infrastructure are adequately secured, access-permission-wise, some companies and organizations are more up to date -- secure, and compliant -- than others...

As Public Cloud OS Instances Grow, So Do Security Admin Challenges

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 01:49:32 AM

Moving apps to the public cloud? Better double-check security.

Exclusive Interview: Max Ogden of HyperOS

Monday 19th of October 2015 03:53:08 PM

HyperOS is a nifty solution for those who want to run their own containerized environment on desktops or laptops for development purpose. HyperOS supports Linux, Mac, and soon Windows and is intended to be used primarily as a end-user CLI tool on workstations. We reached out to Max Ogden who leads the development team.

Tips and Tricks for Using the Two Best E-Readers for Linux

Friday 16th of October 2015 04:03:30 PM

It is 2015 and your home library that once resided on bookshelves and milk crates now exists on either a handheld reader, your laptop, or your desktop. That, of course, is not to say the end of physical books is nigh. But when you want the most convenient way to either read or keep your library with you, e-books are the way to go. This is especially true for larger, heavier textbooks.

This Week in Linux News: Jim Zemlin on Preventative Internet Security, World Without Linux Video Review, & More

Friday 16th of October 2015 02:41:34 PM

This week in Linux headlines, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin tackles the topic of preventative Internet security for The New York Times, ZDNet reviews new World Without Linux Video, and more! Here's your weekly Linux news briefing:

Blocks: Modularity Comes to Smartwatches

Thursday 15th of October 2015 05:08:19 PM

Blocks, which has been developing a modular, open source smartwatch for several years, has re-emerged with a resoundingly successful Kickstarter campaign, and a new Android Lollipop based operating system. UK-based Blocks has already hauled in more than $700,000 for its Blocks smartwatch, and packages starting at $195 are still available through Nov. 19, with shipments due in May 2016.

Linux Kernel Developer Workspaces Video: Mark Brown

Wednesday 14th of October 2015 08:54:05 PM

Mark Brown is the Kernel Working Group technical lead at Linaro. He is responsible for looking at anything that isn't explicitly covered by some other part of Linaro. Upstream, he maintains a few subsystems related to embedded systems -- ASoC (audio for embedded systems), regmap, regulator, and SPI -- as well as other things when he has time.

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Android Leftovers

Slackware Live Edition – Beta 2

  • Slackware Live Edition – Beta 2
    Thanks for all the valuable feedback on the first public beta of my Slackware Live Edition. It allowed me to fix quite a few bugs in the Live scripts (thanks again!), add new functionality (requested by you or from my own TODO) and I took the opportunity to fix the packages in my Plasma 5 repository so that its Live Edition should actually work now.
  • Updated multilib packages for -current
  • (Hopefully) final recompilations for KDE 5_15.11
    There was still some work to do about my Plasma 5 package repository. The recent updates in slackware-current broke several packages that were still linking to older (and no longer present) libraries which were part of the icu4c and udev packages.

Leftovers: Software

  • Resuming work on Yokadi
    A few weeks ago we started working again on Yokadi, our command-line oriented, todo list. We are now finally ready to release version 1.0. This new version fixes a few bugs but does not bring new features. This lack of new features is actually a conscious decision: we wanted to make changes under the hood, and doing changes under the hood at the same time as adding new features is often a recipe for disaster.
  • remctl 3.10
    remctl is a simple and secure remote command execution protocol using GSS-API. Essentially, it's the thinnest and simplest possible way to deploy remote network APIs for commands using Kerberos authentication and encryption.
  • rra-c-util 5.9
    A minor release of my C utility library, including some changes required for the previous release of pam-afs-session and the upcoming release of remctl.
  • Feeding Emacs
    For the past fifteen years, I have been tweaking my ~/.emacs continously, most recently by switching to Spacemacs. With that switch done, I started to migrate a few more things to Emacs, an Atom/RSS reader being one that's been in the queue for years - ever since Google Reader shut down. Since March 2013, I have been a Feedly user, but I wanted to migrate to something better for a long time. I wanted to use Free Software, for one.
  • ELKI 0.7.0 on Maven and GitHub
    Version 0.7.0 of our data mining toolkit ELKI is now available on the project homepage, GitHub and Maven.