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DefCore, project management, and the future of OpenStack

Saturday 16th of May 2015 04:01:18 PM
Rob Hirschfeld has been involved with OpenStack since before the project was even officially formed, and so he brings a rich perspective as to the project's history, its organization, and where it may be headed next.

Nine dollar computer, Robot Operating System, and more open source news

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:06:56 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the nine dollar computer, Snappy Ubuntu, the Robot Operating System, and more! Open source news: May 9 - 15, 2015.

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yun to "Mini" size

Saturday 16th of May 2015 12:12:34 PM
Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition to Launch on SteamOS and Linux

Saturday 16th of May 2015 10:18:12 AM
Larian Studios have just revealed that they intend to release Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, a reworked version of the original game that was made available just last year, and it's going to be available for the Linux platform as well.

Linux Mint Going systemd, Foresight Closes Shop & More…

Saturday 16th of May 2015 08:23:50 AM
They’ll shut down their software repositories, JIRA and Confluence servers, shared developer infrastructure and mailing lists at the end of May. The domain will remain as an informal “alumni association” for an indefinite amount of time, along with the project IRC channels for as long as they are in use.

What can't you do with Chrome OS?

Saturday 16th of May 2015 06:29:28 AM
In today's open source roundup: Where does Chrome OS start to fail? Plus: Five classic PC games remade in open source. And Black Lab Linux will switch to systemd.

Why pro-systemd and anti-systemd people will never get along

Saturday 16th of May 2015 04:35:06 AM
I largely avoid systemd “debates” these days. They depress me due to all of the flawed reasoning and flinging emerging everywhere, but I felt that perhaps this little write-up could try to explain the background and causes for just why systemd inspires so much vitriol and turf warring.

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:40:44 AM
Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531? SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

F22 countdown, video presentation on Fedora Marketing, and more

Saturday 16th of May 2015 01:43:33 AM
Fedora 22 is currently scheduled to be released on May 26th — 11 days to go! This will include our Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions, along with other variants like Fedora Atomic (designed for running containerized apps) and of course KDE and Xfce desktop spins.

Meizu to Announce Ubuntu Phone on May 18 - Rumor

Saturday 16th of May 2015 12:46:22 AM
Meizu might launch MX4 Ubuntu Edition on May 18, if the teaser posted by the Chinese company on Twitter is to be believed and if all the chatter on Chinese news websites will prove to be accurate.

Top 5: Read the fine manual, Python for non-engineers, and more

Friday 15th of May 2015 11:49:11 PM
In this edition of the Top 5, we've got reading the FINE manual, Python for non-engineers, the meaning of openness, and more.

Tor Browser 4.5.1 Released with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Hosts

Friday 15th of May 2015 10:52:00 PM
The Tor Project announced the release of the Tor Browser 4.5.1 for all those who want to stay anonymous online. The new maintenance release is based on Mozilla Firefox 31.7.0 ESR.

Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can forget it

Friday 15th of May 2015 09:54:49 PM
Think you'll be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from your pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Not so fast.

How to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) on Debian

Friday 15th of May 2015 08:13:50 PM
How to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) on Debian

Speeding up your ownCloud on small systems such as the Raspberry Pi with Sqlite

Friday 15th of May 2015 07:16:39 PM
I found some easy tweaks I haven't seen anywhere else to significantly improve the owncloud performance. I'm assuming you're already using the usual tweaks such as using cron.php.

How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

Friday 15th of May 2015 06:19:28 PM
Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely. To encrypt files in a library, you need to set a password when you create the library. The password won't be stored on Seafile cloud, so even the adminastrator of the servers cannot view your encrypted data without the password. This tutorial shows the installation of Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04.

The VENOMous Search for the Next Heartbleed

Friday 15th of May 2015 05:22:17 PM
Does every vulnerability need a logo and its own Website like Heartbleed and now VENOM have? Here's why not every flaw is "the next big thing.

Introducing Fedora’s students for Google Summer of Code 2015

Friday 15th of May 2015 04:25:06 PM
What is Google Summer of Code? Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Fedora has participated in this program for many years now. It is... Continue Reading →

Calibre 2.28 Can Now Convert Any eBook to DOCX

Friday 15th of May 2015 03:27:55 PM
Calibre, an eBook reader, converter, and editor that works on multiple platforms, has been upgraded to version 2.28 and it brings a very important new feature, the ability to convert any ebook to a DOCX file.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Arrives With MATE Desktop 1.8.2 and MATE Tweak

Friday 15th of May 2015 02:30:44 PM
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is the first edition of linux distribution based on ubuntu as an official member of the Ubuntu flavors. This release Ubuntu MATE developer include MATE desktop 1.8.2 as main desktop environment and powered by kernel 3.19.

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Wine Announcement

The Wine development release 1.7.44 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - More support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control. - Initial version of a SmartTee filter. - Some more support for the ARM64 platform. - Support for the null device kernel object. - Various bug fixes. Read more

Richard Stallman and Phil Zimmerman underline key concerns with tech sector

Two of technology's most pioneering developers have strongly criticised the current state of the industry, warning that the right to encryption is doomed and that users are exploited by the software that they use. Open sourcerer Richard Stallman has painted a very bleak picture of today's technology and communications environment, describing proprietary software as "malware". Stallman, the founder of the free software movement, perhaps not surprisingly has a very jaundiced view of proprietary software, and of Microsoft Windows especially. Read more

GNOME 3.17.2

here is the second snapshot of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle, the 3.17.2 release. Don't miss the Bastien blog post about some cool stuff new on this release [1] To build GNOME 3.17.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). [1] [2] [3] Read more