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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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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) (0 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)

Linux.com: 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)

 HowOpenSource.com: 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)

 OpenSource.com: 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) (0 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

Getting Started With KODI(XBMC)
(Dec 17, 2014, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

MaximumPC: It may have started as a media center for the original Xbox, but KODI (formerly XBMC) has since evolved into a full-fledged application with a huge library of add-ons generated by diehard fans and users.

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses
(Dec 17, 2014, 09:00) (3 talkbacks)

ZDnet: The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.

Pay For Faster Linux Kernel Performance? There's Patches For That
(Dec 17, 2014, 08:00) (1 talkbacks)

Phoronix: The eXt73 patch-set is designed to offer greater performance and reduced power usage on an otherwise generic Linux kernel image.

Farewell, Dr. Dobb's
(Dec 17, 2014, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

Dr. Dobbs: After 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb's has come to an end.

Rackspace Embraces OpenPOWER
(Dec 17, 2014, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

ServerWatch: Rackspace is now the 80th member company to join the OpenPOWER Foundation which is now entering its second year of operations.

Fedora 21 review
(Dec 17, 2014, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 DesktopLinuxReviews: The last version of Fedora I looked at was more than two years ago, so there have been quite a few changes since then.

Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.0 Released
(Dec 17, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.0 release.

Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining?
(Dec 16, 2014, 23:00) (4 talkbacks)

 Datamation: We're losing distros, and, as with the bees, no one knows why.

Red Hat Brings Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Suite to the Public Cloud
(Dec 16, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The VAR Guy: Red Hat has made Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, a data analysis and business intelligence platform, available on public cloud platforms, as well as for additional hardware environments.

How to schedule appointments and to-do tasks in a Linux terminal
(Dec 16, 2014, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 xmodulo: calcurse combines a calendar, a to-do list manager, a scheduler and a configurable notification system into one piece of software with a nice ncurses-based interface.

SoakSoak Malware Attacks WordPress Sites
(Dec 16, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Over 100,000 WordPress sites have been infected by vulnerable third-party plug-in that many may not even realize they are running, and that number is growing.

The Trouble with Tor
(Dec 16, 2014, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Confidence that Tor can reliably provide users with anonymity on the Internet has been shattered, thanks to recent revelations. Tor alternatives do exist, however.

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