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Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Friday 15th of July 2016 11:44:13 AM
The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:47:02 AM
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Upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17.3 is now available

Friday 15th of July 2016 09:49:51 AM
Few days back Linux Mint 18 Sarah released with Cinnamon and Mate flavours.The users on previous versions were said to wait for the upgrade to arrive.Now the wait has come to an end,now users on Linux Mint 17.3 can upgrade to the latest release.

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Friday 15th of July 2016 08:52:40 AM
We recently sat down with the Xen Project chairperson, Lars Kurth, to talk about some of the key features of the release and the future of Xen Project technology.

Watch: Security Researchers use Ubuntu Linux to Hack ROS-Powered Surgical Robots

Friday 15th of July 2016 07:55:29 AM
Today we're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a new one where you'll be able to see a group of security researchers attempting to hack a surgical robot, courtesy of Motherboard.

Automotive Grade Linux Releases 2.0 Spec Amid Growing Support

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:58:18 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The latest version adds features like audio routing, rear seat display support, the beginnings of an app platform, and new development boards including the DragonBoard, Wandboard, and Raspberry Pi.

Microsoft silently kills dev backdoor that lets you boot Linux on Windows RT slabs

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:01:07 AM
Patch Tuesday wasn't just about browser bugsMicrosoft has quietly killed a vulnerability that can be exploited to unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and boot non-Redmond-approved operating systems.…

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Friday 15th of July 2016 05:03:56 AM
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

You Can Now Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and MATE to Linux Mint 18

Friday 15th of July 2016 04:06:45 AM
Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system arrived two weeks ago, on June 30, with the usual Cinnamon and MATE editions, but an upgrade patch was not available for users running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa".

Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server

Friday 15th of July 2016 03:09:34 AM
The CTO at Rogue Wave Software, Zeev Suraski, says he's never seen anything like PHP 7 in the software space - namely the halving of hardware needs after a mostly painless software upgrade.

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Friday 15th of July 2016 02:12:23 AM
Xen Project technology supports more than 10 million users and is a staple in some of the largest clouds in production today, including Amazon Web Service, Tencent, and Alibaba’s Aliyun. Recently, the project announced the arrival of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7.

bc: Command line calculator

Friday 15th of July 2016 01:15:12 AM
If you run a graphical desktop environment, you probably point and click your way to a calculator when you need one. The Fedora Workstation, for example, includes the Calculator tool. It features several different operating modes..........

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS to Drop Broken GNOME Maps App from Default Install

Friday 15th of July 2016 12:18:01 AM
Ubuntu GNOME maintainer Jeremy Bicha informs the community today about the fact that the popular GNOME Maps application from the GNOME Stack has recently lost its free map tile service, MapQuest.

Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbEs and M.2 for WiFi/BT

Thursday 14th of July 2016 11:20:50 PM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless.

OpenVPN - Secure you server administration with multiplatform VPN connection

Thursday 14th of July 2016 10:23:39 PM
OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol. For this tutorial, we are going to use a Debian or Ubuntu server. You can use any server you already have in production.

Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

Thursday 14th of July 2016 09:26:28 PM
Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.

How to Modify a Raw Disk Image of Your Custom Linux Distro

Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:29:17 PM
SUSE Studio is pretty awesome for building custom Linux spins. When you have designed your spin to your liking, you can download what’s known as a "raw image" that you can copy to a USB thumbdrive, and... Hey presto! You've got yourself a tailor-made distro on a stick!There is one serious caveat, however: If you want to add external packages that are not in the otherwise very comprehensive repositories, things can get complicated indeed.

8 answers to management questions from an open point of view

Thursday 14th of July 2016 07:32:06 PM
I recently saw the following questions on a survey about organizational management, and decided to answer them from my open organization point of view. I'd love to hear how others in the open source world would answer these questions, so leave some comments and tell us what you think!read more

Photomatix HDR Is Now Available on Linux

Thursday 14th of July 2016 06:34:55 PM
Photomatix HDR, the hugely popular piece of industry-leading photography software, now has a native Linux app.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Thursday 14th of July 2016 05:37:44 PM
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

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