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How to run the native Ubuntu desktop on Windows 10

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 09:53:01 PM
It's more of a stunt than practical, but this unlikely marriage of Ubuntu and Windows is interesting to play with.

How well does Pokemon Go run on Android phones?

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:55:50 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon Go now supports Android N, and why you shouldn't fake your location while playing Pokemon Go.

Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:58:39 PM
I am involved in several free software projects, including one ortwo where I maintain the website. For one of those projects, wecurrently are updating the website.

8 ways to get your swag on

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:01:28 PM
Recently, a client of mine asked me if I had any experience in how to optimize how they send swag out to people. The scenario was a common one: the company made T-shirts, stickers, mugs, and other merchandise that they wanted to ship to deserving community members, but actually getting it there was turning out to be a massive pain in the rear-end.read more

Skype Finally Recognizes the Linux Market

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 06:04:17 PM
Skype has announced an alpha version of a new client for Linux. Given Skype's ownership by Microsoft, will Linux users care?

7 open source games for students

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 05:07:06 PM
Computer gaming is a $25 billion market in the US, and it is one of the major application development industries. These are just two of the reasons why students should consider getting involved in open source gaming projects for their university course requirements.Other reasons include:read more

OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 04:09:55 PM
If you’re looking for a free and open source replacement for the convenience and functionality offered by the likes of Google Docs and Office 365, you might want to take a look at OnlyOffice.

Skype Announce Brand New Linux Client, Now In Alpha

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 03:12:44 PM
Skype say the launch of the new Skype for Linux client reaffirms “our commitment to the Linux community.”

22 open source tools for creatives

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 01:01:15 PM
Whether it's visuals, audio, writing, or design, there's an open source tool out there to help get the job done."It's absolutely possible to go from concept to finished, polished products, using free and open source software," said Jason.In this lightning talk, Opensource.com community moderator Jason van Gumster shares 22 open source tools for creatives:read more

Android Nougat may contain traces of NOT for users of custom CAs

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 10:27:14 AM
Google's new cert policy should make it harder to chew through its mobile OSGoogle will sweeten the forthcoming Nougat release of Android by changing the way apps work with certificate authorities (CAs) and simplifying APIs.…

GIMP 2.10 Development Continues, GIMP 2.9.4 Lands New Features After 8 Months

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 09:30:03 AM
A few hours ago, the GIMP development team released a new development version towards GIMP 2.10, the next major update of the popular free and open-source image manipulation software coming later in the year.

Pimp your ride with new Linux for cars and an rPi under the hood

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:32:52 AM
Automotive Grade Linux vastly expands its hardware support list in version 2.0The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is about to unleash the second version of its unified code base - snappily called UCB 2.0 - with expanded hardware support and…

Git 2.9 Version Control System Gets Its First Point Release with 28 Improvements

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:35:41 AM
Coming approximately one month since the launch of the massive Git 2.9 update, the first point release in the series, Git 2.9.1, is now available for download on all supported platforms.

Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 released with improvements

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 06:38:30 AM
Linux kerenls 4.6 and 4.4 got new updates with some improvements and fixes.The kernels 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 are the new updated kernels of their respective kernel series.The announcement was made by Greg Kroah-Hartman on this Monday.

Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 05:41:19 AM
Snappy developers have today announced a shiny-new version of Snapd, which they say should be working its way out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from today.

Pacman command to manage packages on Arch Linux Based Systems

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 04:44:08 AM
pacman stands for package manager utility (pacman). pacman is a command-line utility to install, build, remove and manage Arch Linux packages. pacman uses libalpm (Arch Linux Package Management (ALPM) library) as a back-end to perform all the actions.

VirtualBox 5.1 Increases Linux Integration, Improves Multimedia Support

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 03:46:57 AM
Oracle has had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms.

How ‘The Things Network’ Built IoT Data Network in Amsterdam

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 02:49:46 AM
The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in six weeks. Here’s how they did it. You can apply some of their methods to your own project.

Rugged remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 01:52:35 AM
Artila’s “RIO-2015PG” remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on an Atmel SAM4E16E Cortex M4 MCU, and offers isolated RS485 and analog and digital I/O. Artila Electronics, which is known here primarily for its Linux-ready ARM9 Matrix control computers, has turned to a Cortex-M4 microcontroller platform running the open source FreeRTOS for its new RIO-2015PG remote I/O […]

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 12:55:24 AM
Linux gamers all over the world will be happy to hear that a new versionof SuperTuxKart is available. This should strike a nostalgic chord to peoplewho have used desktop Linux to play games during the past ten years.

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GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

The GNOME 3.21.4 desktop environment was released last week, which means that many of the default applications and components were updated with bug fixes and various enhancements. Read more

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Now Merged with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

The development cycle of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about the availability of the third and last Alpha build in the series. Read more

Linux 4.7 and Linux 4.8

  • Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
    Today, July 24, 2016, after a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems. The Linux 4.7 kernel has been in development for the past two months, but that shouldn't surprise anyone who is either reading our website on a regular basis or keeping pace with the Linux kernel development cycle, which was very normal for this branch. A total of seven Release Candidate (RC) testing builds were released since May 29, 2016, which introduced numerous new features and improvements.
  • The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel
    If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.7 kernel will be released before the day is through.
  • The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7
    Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes. This lines-of-code counting was mostly done out of a curiosity factor. In this article I'm just looking at the in-kernel DRM code and not the Mesa drivers, DDX drivers, LLVM back-ends, or anything else in user-space related to the open-source graphics drivers.
  • The Btrfs Windows Driver Updated With RAID Support & Other Features
  • Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8
    Yet another Linux kernel security feature coming to the mainline kernel that appears readied for the Linux 4.8 merge window is hardened usercopy. Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature but reworked into a whole new form, according to developer Kees Cook at Google. This hardened usercopy is to be exposed as the CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY option within the kernel.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

As part of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) announcement, Martin Wimpress informs us about the release of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS operating systems for users of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS is not a major release, and if your Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) installation is up to date, you already have the latest software updates and security patches that have been injected in the new installation mediums generated mainly for those who want to reinstall or deploy the OS on new systems. Read more