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Linux Kernel 3.14.76 LTS Updates InfiniBand Drivers, Improves EXT4 Support

Fri, 2016-08-19 13:38
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.1, Linux kernel 4.4.18 LTS, and Linux kernel 4.6.7, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 3.14.76 LTS.

Judge grants Happy Birthday lawyers $4.6M, citing “unusually positive results”

Fri, 2016-08-19 12:41
The attorneys who moved the song Happy Birthday into the public domain will receive $4.62 million in fees, according to a judge's fee order (PDF) published Tuesday. The amount, which equals one-third of a $14 million settlement fund, was granted over objections by the defendant, Warner/Chappell. After various billing deductions, US District Judge George King found that a "lodestar" payment of about $3.85 million was appropriate. King then added a multiplier. "Given the unusually positive results achieved by the settlement, the highly complex nature of the action, the risk class counsel faced by taking this case on a contingency-fee basis, and the impressive skill and effort of counsel, we conclude that a 1.2 multiplier is warranted," wrote King.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Gets Latest KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0

Fri, 2016-08-19 11:44
openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio informed the community about the latest software updates pushed to the Tumbleweed repos during the last few days.

Microsoft open-sources PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft open-sources PowerShell for Linux

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:46
OpenSSH remoting will be baked in. Microsoft has published PowerShell, its scripting and automation platform, as open source under the permissive MIT licence, as well as porting it to Linux and Mac, with an alpha build now available on GitHub.

US: We're now ready to give up our role governing the internet

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:49
The US says it is ready to transfer its role in administering the internet's naming system to a multiple stakeholder group on October 1.

Vulnerable smart home IoT sockets let hackers access your email account

Fri, 2016-08-19 08:52
Researchers have discovered critical security flaws in connected smart plugs which can give attackers access to a full home network -- as well as your email account.

Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro

Fri, 2016-08-19 07:55
With more than 25 billion Internet connected things predicted to hit the market by 2020, the “Internet of Things” is evolving from a promise to an everyday reality.

Canonical Becomes a Patron of KDE e.V.

Fri, 2016-08-19 06:58
KDE and Canonical's Ubuntu have collaborated for years. Today we celebrate the extension of this collaboration with the addition of Canonical to the KDE Patrons family, as part of the corporate membership program.

What I Wish I'd Known When I Was an Embedded Linux Newbie

Fri, 2016-08-19 06:01
Here are some tips compiled from our seasoned engineers on what they wish they'd known about embedded Linux back when they were "newbs". Newcomers and seasoned veterans alike should get some good nuggets of information and possibly a fun perspective looking back at our own humble beginnings.

Canonical Is Now a Patron of KDE, as Part of the Corporate Membership Program

Fri, 2016-08-19 05:03
Immediately after releasing KDE Applications 16.08, KDE was proud to announce that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, one of the world's most popular GNU/Linux distributions, has become a patron of KDE e.V..

How to Password-Protect Directories with mod_authn_dbd and MySQL on Apache (Debian 8)

Fri, 2016-08-19 04:06
This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_authn_dbd on Apache2 on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server. It is an alternative to the plain-text password files provided by mod_auth and allows you to use normal SQL syntax to create/modify delete users.

Building an open medical records system for the developing world

Fri, 2016-08-19 03:09
How do you introduce a woman whose very life is the epitome of humanitarian efficacy? Judy Gichoya is a Kenyan medical doctor specializing in radiology and an experienced programmer who's accelerating the growth of OpenMRS.read more

OPNFV's Path to Network Transformation

Fri, 2016-08-19 02:12
The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”

Installing MythTV and Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLOS 2016

Fri, 2016-08-19 01:15
I want to share with you my thoughts, good and bad points, problems I had with installing MythTV, and the Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) 2016. I'll also include step by step fixes it took me to resolve these two issues.

How collaborative should I be during strategic planning?

Fri, 2016-08-19 00:17
The short answer is: very collaborative.Strategic planning requires hearing from all levels of the organization; leaders, managers, co-workers, and employees. And at the end of the day, key stakeholders have to agree on the final mission, vision, and a set of objectives to align around and track priorities. When more stakeholders have input into the plan, then they are more likely to drive the implementation. That’s why collaboration is critical.But if it were that simple to be collaborative, everyone would be doing it. So why don’t we?read more

Install and configure Nginx PageSpeed module in a DirectAdmin Linux VPS

Thu, 2016-08-18 23:20
The following article will guide you through the steps on how to install and configure Nginx PageSpeed module in a DirectAdmin Linux VPS.

TripleO QuickStart && Keeping undercloud persistent between cold reboots (newly polished)

Thu, 2016-08-18 22:23
Current update allows to automate procedure via /etc/rc.d/rc.local and exportsis stack's shell variables which allow to start virt-manager right away , presuming that xhost+ was issued in root's shell. Thus, we intend to survive VIRTHOST cold reboot (downtime) and keep previous version of undercloud. VM been able to bring it up avoiding build via quickstart.sh.

From ownCloud to Nextcloud: A Proven Cloud Innovator Launches a Promising New Platform

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:26
The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago.

Open Invention Network Helps Rid FOSS of Patent Lawsuits Robin

Thu, 2016-08-18 20:29
Software patent issues aren't in the news as much now as they were only a few years back, partly due to the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice v. CLS decision. Another reason is the patent pool the Open Invention Network has amassed to discourage patent trolls.

Linux Kernel 4.6 Has Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.7.1

Thu, 2016-08-18 19:32
Linux kernel 4.6.7 is the seventh maintenance update for the Linux 4.6 stable kernel branch, but it also looks like it's the last one for the series, which has now officially reached end of life. Therefore, if you're using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.6 branch, you are urged to move to Linux kernel 4.7 as soon as possible by installing the brand new Linux kernel 4.7.1 build.