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Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015
LinuxPlanet: Among the interesting bits that is support for Microsoft's Surface Pro... (Dec 16, 2014)

Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining?
 Datamation: We're losing distros, and, as with the bees, no one knows why. (Dec 17, 2014)

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The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014
(Dec 21, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 EveryDayLinuxUser: Here is a list of the 7 best alternative Linux distributions of 2014.

How to rename multiple files on Linux
(Dec 21, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done.

Most important open source news of the year
(Dec 21, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks) In this round up, take a look back at some of the most important open source stories that happened in 2014.

Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is the Biggest Update in Years, Features Plasma 5 by Default
(Dec 20, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool
(Dec 20, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

 scribbles&snaps: If you want to make the photo management process more efficient, ExifTool is right up your alley.

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?
(Dec 20, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks) Linux is a dominant player in almost every industry segment, minus one: desktop.

Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities
(Dec 19, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

Google Security Team researchers Neel Mehta and Stephen Roettger have coordinated multiple vulnerabilities with CERT/CC concerning the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

WordPress, With Release 4.1, Aims to Be Distraction-Free
(Dec 19, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The popular open-source CMS and blogging system gets a major milestone update that includes an enhanced distraction-free writing mode.

Google building full Android IVI stack
(Dec 19, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 LinuxGizmos: If Android M is for real, the technology would go far beyond its Android Auto initiative announced earlier this year.

How to configure MySQL and MariaDB to accept remote connections
(Dec 19, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ITworld: Do you have problems accessing a MySQL or MariaDB Linux server on your local network?

Advance your OpenStack with new guides and howtos
(Dec 19, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks) The very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips for OpenStack compiled into one handy collection.

Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 in February
(Dec 19, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: The privilege of getting the first Ubuntu phone on the market belongs to Bq

Must Have Android Apps That Aren't So Well Known
(Dec 19, 2014, 10:00) (2 talkbacks)

 Datamation: While a handful of Android apps are clearly on the must have list, there are others not so famous that are also worth downloading.

How strong is peer review in open source?
(Dec 19, 2014, 09:00) (2 talkbacks) Code review is common among proprietary software development firms, yet the nature of open source development can pose some challenges.

Mozilla Firefox for Apple IOS iPhone Code Emerges on Github
(Dec 19, 2014, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

InternetNews: The new Firefox-ios effort in contrast kinda/sorta looks like it's a real browser.

Creating your First App on Linux with Python and Flask
(Dec 19, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 techarena51: Whether playing on Linux or working on Linux there is high chance you have come across a program written in python.

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization
(Dec 19, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks) As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology's many attributes and drawbacks are becoming apparent.

Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu
(Dec 19, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Why not make the current terminal and apps work act like they do in the movies, with no functionality whatsoever

How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux
(Dec 19, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps.

MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA
(Dec 18, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

 FOSSforce: The movie moguls want to do this in the name of fighting their old monster-under-the-bed, content piracy.

Google delivers an early Christmas gift: Google Drive support for ODF
(Dec 18, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ITworld: Google, in a surprise move, today announced support for ODF (Open Document Format) in its products.

What is Ubuntu Snappy?
(Dec 18, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The Linux Rain: If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux
(Dec 18, 2014, 14:00) (6 talkbacks)

eWEEK: A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Google Takes Steps to Improve Gmail Security
(Dec 18, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Content Security Policy comes to Gmail as Google search considers flagging non SSL secured web sites

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases
(Dec 18, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

InternetNews: OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point
(Dec 18, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks) But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model.

KDE Applications 14.12 - New Features, Frameworks Ports
(Dec 18, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

The Platform has now morphed into KDE Frameworks 5, releasing new features and bugfixes monthly.

Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?
(Dec 18, 2014, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: "What can we non-athletes do? Test software. Install it. Try it every-which-way," advised Robert Pogson. "Make suggestions. Make choices. Write documentation. Teach folks how to use the software. Write bug reports -

What is good audio editing software on Linux
(Dec 18, 2014, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: Whether you are an amateur musician or just a student recording his professor, you need to edit and work with audio recordings.

Nebula Expands Cosmos for Enterprise OpenStack Deployments
(Dec 18, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: OpenStack cloud vendor Nebula, led by a former NASA CTO, provides new deployment, management and monitoring tools.

OPNFV – Our First 90 Days
(Dec 18, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

opnfv: The OPNFV Project was launched at the end of September with the intention of creating an open source reference platform for NFV.

Introduction to Server-Sent Events with PHP example
(Dec 18, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks) Server-sent events (SSE) is a web technology where a browser receives automatic updates from a server via HTTP protocol.

Why mentors matter in open source
(Dec 18, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks) When should you mentor? Well, now, of course.

Rapid7 Raises $30 Million, Aims to Make Attacks More Expensive
(Dec 17, 2014, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: CEO Corey Thomas, whose goal is to help companies manage their global IT security exposure, explains what Rapid7 is doing with the money to help secure IT.

Old school Linux terminal fun revisited
(Dec 17, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

blackmoreops: Instead of letting that cow sat every fortune quotes, we've upped it to let all sorts of animals saying funny quotes.

How to setup a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot on Ubuntu / Debian
(Dec 17, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 binarytides: This tutorial shows you how to setup Postfix (smtp server) and Dovecot (imap/pop server).

Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Launches Tomorrow, December 18
(Dec 17, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest title in the Civilization franchise, is finally coming to the Linux platform and the released date is tomorrow, December 18.

Linux Malware vs Phishing Schemes
(Dec 17, 2014, 13:00) (1 talkbacks)

 Datamation: For years now, we've been told about the dangers of how various types of malware like worms and other threats were going to catch the growing Linux user base off guard.

Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to Firefox
(Dec 17, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

gHacks: The new Firefox add-on Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to the web browser using the security model of Firefox OS.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.1.2, Bugfix Release for December
(Dec 17, 2014, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

The bugfixes are typically small but important

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