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Conflict resolution: A primer

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 03:18:22 PM
People are pretty incredible. The open source community is a great example of this: hundreds and thousands of people passionate about building new things, collaborating together, and helping each other succeed. Good people deliver great results, time and time again.There is though, always going to be conflict. Sometimes people will disagree on ideas, on perspectives, on approaches, or ideologies. Sometimes you can’t point your finger at the source of conflict easily and it seems people just don’t get on.read more

Linux, the GPL and the Power of Sharing

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 02:21:11 PM
How a nonbeliever discovered that there is a Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and a Linux community. Well[he]hellip[/he]he discovered the Linux community anyway.

Mozilla Expands Its National Gigabit Project to Austin, TX

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 01:24:00 PM
Mozilla will provide $150,000 in funding, and also grow the local maker community, to spur gigabit innovation in Texas’ capital When you couple lightning-fast Internet with innovative projects in the realms of education and workforce development, amazing things can happen. … Continue reading

Open, Linux-based platform simplifies wireless IoT

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 12:26:49 PM
Sierra Wireless and Element14 unveiled an open-spec Arduino compatible “mangOH Green IoT Platform” based on Sierra’s 3G, GNSS, and WiFi modules running Linux. Sierra Wireless announced a beta release of its AirPrime WP module and open-source “mangOH” carrier board last June. Now, the company has formally released the products with the help of Element14, which […]

Single sign-on improvements in Fedora 24

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 11:13:32 AM
How many times do you wish everything around you was a tiny bit smarter? A door opens automatically when you come in with bags of groceries. A light switches on when you step in. Entering a password twice in a... Continue Reading →

Wine 1.9.10 Introduces Civilization V and Microsoft Office 2007 Improvements

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 10:10:38 AM
A new development release of the Wine open-source software, which is being used by GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run Windows applications and games has been announced today, version 1.9.10.

Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 09:07:44 AM
A new incubating project at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) promises a more secure Internet that doesn't require monolithic trust hierarchies and centralized certificate authorities. And it could eliminate the need for complex passwords, too.

Deploying OpenStack on just one hosted server

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 08:04:50 AM
The RDO project recently re-bumped all their tools to both release and install OpenStack. TI was impressed by all the changes so I wanted to test it, and indeed, it works great now.

CoreOS Fest Showcases New Projects to Advance Containers

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 07:01:56 AM
CoreOS held its second annual CoreOS Fest event May 9-10 in Berlin, with a satellite event simulcast in San Francisco. CoreOS originally got its start in 2013 as an optimized delivery platform for Docker containers but has evolved to become one of Docker Inc.'s primary rivals, building out its own rkt container runtime.

New Arduino Srl SBC merges Arduino, WiFi, and Linux

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 05:59:02 AM
Arduino Srl’s new “Arduino Industrial 101” SBC includes Arduino circuitry and I/O, along with a soldered-on WiFi module that runs Linino Linux.

Linus Torvalds Ships "Fairly Big" Linux Kernel 4.6 Release

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 04:56:08 AM
Linus Torvalds yesterday released the final code for version 4.6 of the Linux kernel. This release comes two months after the previous 4.5 version and has gone through seven release candidates. “The 4.6 kernel on the whole was a fairly big release - more commits than we've had in a while,” Torvalds wrote in his release notes on the LKML mailing list. “But it all felt fairly calm despite that.”

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Receives Minor Kernel Update That Patches Two Vulnerabilities

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 03:53:14 AM
Canonical published multiple security notices to inform the Ubuntu community about the availability of a new kernel update for their operating systems.

Uruk 1.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 02:50:20 AM
Uruk 1.0 is available. Uruk GNU/Linux is a distribution of the GNU operating system, with the Linux-libre kernel. The distribution is based on Trisquel GNU/Linux.

BeagleBone Green Wireless adds WiFi, BLE, USBs

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 01:47:26 AM
SeeedStudio has launched a $45 “BeagleBone Green Wireless” SBC with four USB 2.0 ports, 2.4GHz 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE.

Can Linux ever beat Windows at PC gaming?

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 12:50:15 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews FreeBSD 10.3's new features, and Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.6.

At trial, top Android coder explains Oracle’s questions on “scrubbed” source code

Monday 16th of May 2016 11:53:04 PM
On Friday, Oracle's lawyer had asked Bornstein about e-mails in which he had told his colleagues to avoid using any code from a project called GNU Classpath, "because it was covered by an incompatible license." Oracle's point seemed to be that Bornstein and other Googlers only followed licensing rules when it suited them.This morning, Anderson pulled up the same e-mails about Classpath.

Ubuntu, Juju, Kubernetes and the DevOps DISCO VIDEO

Monday 16th of May 2016 10:55:53 PM
There is no shortage of different ways to deploy and manage application on servers in 2016. For Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Inc. has been advocating for the use of Juju and its system of 'charms' to help manage server application since 2011, with the release of Ubuntu 11.10 the Oneiric Ocelot.

Pi Zero tweak adds camera connector, keeps $5 price

Monday 16th of May 2016 09:58:42 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new version of the Raspberry Pi Zero with a camera connector and the same $5 price. The Raspberry Pi Foundation began shipping a new version 1.3 of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero SBC that adds a camera connector. To hook up the connector to the Raspberry Pi Camera, you […]

Linux 4.6 Charred Weasel adds USB 3.1 Support

Monday 16th of May 2016 09:01:31 PM
cgroup namespace support could be a game-changer for containers

AUSTRUMI 3.4.2 Screenshot Tour

Monday 16th of May 2016 08:04:20 PM
AUSTRUMI 3.4.2 has been released. AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live CD Linux distribution. It is based on Slackware Linux. It was created and is currently being maintained by a group of programmers from Latgale region of Latvia. It requires limited system resources and can run on any Intel-compatible system with a CD-ROM installed. The entire operating system and all the applications run from RAM, making Austrumi a fast system, and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts.

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Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos

We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here’s how it handled, out in traffic and on the track. A few months back, a fellow tech writer mentioned in an email exchange that I might try using the Arch Linux based Antergos distro as a way to grab the latest and greatest versions of popular software titles for review. Mainly because of Arch’s community repositories, in which users suggest and vote on packages to be included, many popular software titles are available within days after a new release. And since Antergos is a simple install compared to Arch, it would be easy to quickly throw up an installation on a test machine just to look at the latest and greatest from LibreOffice, GIMP and the like. Read more

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