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Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results.
Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way people communicate over the Web by enabling developers to more easily integrate real-time communications on websites, mobile Web apps or video conferencing systems. WebRTC makes complex real-time communications technology available to everyone.
The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period.
Demand for Fedora 21, the project's first release in at least a year, and the first to offer distinct Workstation, Cloud and Server products is so high, it's overloading many of the project's services. As the message on the Fedora Infrastructure Status page says, "High traffic due to F21 release, try again later"
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Fedora 17 Linux OSMiller explained to ServerWatch that originally the new Fedora Next approach was set to add a three month delay to the release. He admitted that the release cycle did take longer than originally anticipated but there were a a number or reasons that make it all worthwhile.
How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data: user directory connectors, legacy filesystems drivers, comprehensive admin interface, and much more.
A few months ago I took the Introduction to Linux course offered through edX. It's an 18 chapter course with lots of reading, some videos, and a casual level of testing your knowledge. I wrote about the first six chapters and how the course works in, What happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux. My main goal in taking the course was to get a better, high level understanding of Linux. I didn't have to install Linux but wanted to, so before I started chapter 7, I did. I wanted to test out some of the things I was learning, and 'learning is doing' to a large extent.
In today's open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released.
After a full day at the annual meeting of the Opensource.com Community Moderators, it was time for the the last item on the agenda which simply said "Special Guest: TBD." Jason Hibbets, project lead and community manager for Opensource.com, stood up and began explaining, "In case it wasn't going to happen, I didn't want to say who it was. Months ago I asked for any dates he'd be in town. I got two, and picked one. This was one day out of three weeks that Jim was in town."
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results. As part of the Fedora.next initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation. The Fedora Workstation is a new take on desktop development from the Fedora community. Our goal is to pick the best components, and integrate and polish them. This work results in a more polished and targeted system than you've previously seen from the Fedora desktop.
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce Fedora 21, the final release, ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with the results.
Sphirewall, the opensource enterprise level firewall, has just released signature based application layer filtering with a automatically updating cloud based signature database.
This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you'll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu 16.04—arrives in 2016. And at first glance, it might seem like a bad thing.
The previously undiscovered malware represents a missing puzzle piece tied to "Turla," a so-called advanced persistent threat (APT) disclosed in August by Kaspersky Lab and Symantec... The malware was notable for its use of a rootkit that made it extremely hard to detect.Now researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab have detected Linux-based malware used in the same campaign.
Patents are intellectual monopolies, designed to give the patent-holder control over an invention by excluding others from using it without permission. That's a problem when standards include patented elements.
Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs.
Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers. As a general concept, this sounds fantastic! Unfortunately once we dive into things a bit deeper, it appears this is easier said than done.
Worried Oompa-Loompas are questioning security guards and combing the wilds of Mountain View after it was discovered that Google has allowed a product, the Android Studio IDE, to escape from the Chocolate Factory's near-impenetrable Beta compound.
Linus Torvalds formally released the Linux 3.18 kernel on December 7, even though a regression issue that first showed up in Linux 3.17 has yet to be resolved.