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Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part III, "Governance, Progress, and More Ideas")

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
This is part three of a series based on talks in February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. You should start with Part I, ”Why?”, particularly if your first response on reading this is to… ask why. That part covers the background and outlines some problems we are trying to solve.

Linux KVM Virtualization comes to IBM Power servers soon

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 10:14am
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.

Ultimate Edition 3.9 Screenshot Tour

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 8:19am
Ultimate Edition 3.9 has been released. Ultimate Edition is a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The goal of the project is to create a complete, seamlessly integrated, visually stimulating, and easy-to-install operating system. Single-button upgrade is one of several special characteristics of this distribution. Other main features include custom desktop and theme with 3D effects, support for a wide range of networking options, including WiFi and Bluetooth, and integration of many extra applications and package repositories.

Google adds continual app scanning to Android's security arsenal

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 6:25am
In today's open source roundup: Google beefs up Android app security. Plus: Why Netflix's streaming selection stinks, and why I don't care about the end of Windows XP.

Heartbleed Explanation

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 4:31am
How the heartbleed bug works:http://xkcd.com/1354/ And a little Perspective:http://xkcd.com/1353/

It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks - IT lawyer

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 3:32am
Websites and tools that have sprung up to check whether servers are vulnerable to OpenSSL's mega-vulnerability Heartbleed have thrown up anomalies in computer crime law on both sides of the Atlantic.

Whitehat hacker goes too far, gets raided by FBI, tells all

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 2:11am
A whitehat hacker from the Baltimore suburbs went too far in his effort to drive home a point about a security vulnerability he reported to a client. Now he's unemployed and telling all on reddit.

Star Citizen Space Combat & Trading Sim Will Come To Linux, Chris Roberts States At PAX

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 1:14am
Something Linux gamers have been requesting time and time again is going to happen! Star Citizen is heading to Linux Chris Roberts stated at a panel at PAX.

Numerical Python

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 12:16am
For the past few months, I've been covering different software packagesfor scientific computations. For my next several articles, I'm going to befocusing on using Python to come up with your own algorithms foryour scientific problems.

The Last Federation Space Sci-fi Strategy Game To Release On April 18th

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 11:19pm
The Last Federation is a very good-looking space strategy game (spaceship combat woo!) that we have previewed a few times for you. It is now nearing completion and will release in a weeks time! It will of course be Linux native too.

MapR Adds Open Source Apache Spark for High Performance Big Data

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:22pm
In partnership with Databricks, MapR has integrated Apache Spark into its Apache Hadoop distribution for Big Data, increasing performance for Hadoop applications.

5 Programs/Features Embedded in Emacs

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 9:25pm
Besides from being a powerful development environment, Emacs is cataloged by some as an entire operating system, since it provides many more features. Let’s have a look at some of the features that come with Emacs, which are pretty much programs in their own right, although included in Emacs.

NASA releases code, National Robotics Week, and more

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 8:28pm
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at the new OpenDaylight internship, National Robotics Week, and more.

Wine 1.7.16 released

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:31pm
The Wine development release 1.7.16 is now available.

Preparing for the age of bring your own everything

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 6:33pm
Surely, you've heard of Bring Your Own Device, but did you know that's only scratching the surface of the Bring Your Own movement because once you empower people with a super computer in their hands the flood gates open to the idea of BYO-e where e stands for everything.

Suru Icon Theme Package Lands in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 5:36pm
Canonical may be hard at work to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) the best experience possible, but they are also working on an icon theme that could arrive in time to the final version.

Cloud 5: IT culture shift, VMware adapts to BYO and McKinsey finds IT needs kick in the keister

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 4:39pm
This week look at how moving to the cloud requires a cultural shift in IT, VMware embracing the BYO movement and McKinsey finding IT needs stop resisting the cloud.

10 Great KDE Games

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 3:42pm
The official KDE games include mostly board, card or arcade games. I will overview some of the “best” that come in KDE but, of course, your mileage may vary, since one can like a certain kind of board game, while another may like card games more.

Pimp Your Ubuntu Desktop and Derivatives with Numix Icon Packs

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 2:45pm
Numix Icon Packs is a small project developed by Numix project team focused to create high quality GTK themes and icons for Linux desktop. Their goal is to make a “difference” in theming and to present you a modern and stylish desktop without damaging its usability while at it.

Pimp Your Ubuntu Desktop and Derivatives with Numix Icon Packs

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 2:45pm
Numix Icon Packs is a small project developed by Numix project team focused to create high quality GTK themes and icons for Linux desktop. Their goal is to make a “difference” in theming and to present you a modern and stylish desktop without damaging its usability while at it.