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GNOME versus Unity in Ubuntu

Monday 11th of May 2015 05:33:47 PM
In today's open source roundup: Should you use Unity or GNOME in Ubuntu? Plus: Linux blogs that are worth reading? And Linux Mint will offer systemd and upstart for now.

How to install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) on CentOS 7

Monday 11th of May 2015 04:36:36 PM
How to install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) on CentOS 7

Don't let IT process stand in the way of good ideas

Monday 11th of May 2015 03:39:25 PM
How does leadership evolve in an IT organization?

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Shipped with GNOME 3.14

Monday 11th of May 2015 02:42:14 PM
Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 is an official ubuntu flavors based on ubuntu 15.04, released and announced by Ubuntu Gnome Team with the latest version of GNOME 3.14. This release is supported with security patches and software updates for only 9 months, until February 2016.

ByWater Solutions empowers use of open source in libraries

Monday 11th of May 2015 01:16:22 PM
Koha is a concept from Maori culture that can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution. And, isn't that concept the ethos of open source culture?Koha is also the name of an open source integrated library system (ILS). There are at least 40 vendors worldwide that provide support for Koha, and one of them is ByWater Solutions. After talking with CEO Nathan Currulla, I found out what sets them apart, and more about their partnership with Ebsco that made recent more

Project Ascension to Unify Steam, Origin, Uplay, and More Under Open Source Launcher

Monday 11th of May 2015 12:19:11 PM
Project Ascension is the name of a new launcher that aims to provide a unified experience for gamers who have titles on multiple gaming clients, and to encourage said platforms to compete. Confused? We were too.

Open source, beyond technology

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:22:00 AM
Here at, the staff, community moderators, and contributors strive to show how the ideas underpinning open source go beyond technology and apply to all aspects of life and society. Imagine organizing a conference around that idea.That happened on April 16 and 17, 2015 at the Open Source Open Society event. The event brought almost 400 people together for two days in Wellington, New Zealand. I flew down for it and was treated to one of the most unique open source events I’ve more

Big data challenges? Look at your people, not your technology

Monday 11th of May 2015 10:24:49 AM
Data science absolutely is an art. You don't make a data scientist just by taking an engineer and saying, "Hey, go write some queries."

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Come with GCC 5, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Python 3

Monday 11th of May 2015 08:30:27 AM
During the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place early this week, between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu developers discussed the possibility of switching to the GCC 5 compiler by default.

What if a robot can sense what you think

Monday 11th of May 2015 06:36:05 AM
it is the first ever 3D-printed humanoid in the country and the robot was unveiled during the IIT-Bombay tech fest earlier this year... The humanoid uses an Open Source code, that can be compared to Linux when it comes to an operating system ,and enables it to learn anything and respond accordingly like a human. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that dole out an hour of performance after on a single dose of charge .

Pro tip: Take back control of resolv.conf

Monday 11th of May 2015 04:41:43 AM
Long ago, you could setup a Linux box and edit the /etc/resolv.conf file knowing the changes would stick. That made it incredibly simple to manage what DNS servers would be used by the machine. Fast-forward to now, and a manual edit of that same file will only be overwritten anytime you restart networking or reboot the machine.

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 Release Candidate 3 for Mother's Day

Monday 11th of May 2015 02:47:21 AM
It's Sunday, so Linus Torvalds had just announced the third Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.1 kernel, which should be released sometime in Summer.

Move over, Raspberry Pi. This startup is building a $9 computer

Monday 11th of May 2015 12:52:59 AM
The CHIP is in the vein of small, Linux-based, inexpensive computers, like the Raspberry Pi and the Beagle Board. Crucially, though, it has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you won’t have to sacrifice a USB port. The computer runs a 1Ghz R8 ARM processor and hums along with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of flash storage. It also has a full-sized USB port, and a composite video out, so it can work with older televisions.

Linux version of CRYENGINE becomes more mature

Sunday 10th of May 2015 10:58:37 PM
Crytek known from its very popular first-person shooter Far Cry promised better Linux support in the very near future, with its CRYENGINE game engine.

4MLinux 12.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 10th of May 2015 09:04:15 PM
The status of the 4MLinux 12.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major modifications in the core of the system, which now includes the GNU C Library 2.21. Additionally, PAE support has been enabled in the Linux kernel. The most important new applications are: Asunder (CD-ripping program), aTunes (audio player), and Chrome (web browser). The net browsing software available in 4MLinux has been significantly improved.

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 released

Sunday 10th of May 2015 07:09:53 PM
Just a month after Beta 2 of VirtualBox 5.0 was released, Beta version 3 is available.

OSCAL – Open Source Conference Albania – DAY 1

Sunday 10th of May 2015 05:15:31 PM
Held in Tirana and with attention on gathering free libre open source technology users, developers, academics, governmental agencies and people who share the same idea. Oscal aimed to inform and promote that software should be free and open for the local community and governments to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone.

LEMP ( Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP ) stack Docker image deployment

Sunday 10th of May 2015 03:21:09 PM
The automated build docker LEMP image “linuxconfig/lemp” can be used as a testing and also as a production environment for a dynamic PHP applications. It comprises of Debian GNU/Linux, lightweight and yet powerful Nginx webserver, MariaDB a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system and PHP scripting language.

Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community

Sunday 10th of May 2015 01:26:47 PM
Poettering took the podium at CoreOS Fest in San Francisco this week to talk about one of his favorite subjects, systemd, which he co-authored, and how it will help run Linux containers.

Top Ten Takeaways from EMC World

Sunday 10th of May 2015 11:32:25 AM
EMC held its annual user conference in Las Vegas this week. Amid a snowstorm of press releases, slick video clips and Lotus racing cars, here are some of the main takeaways.

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FPGA add-on boards support Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black

Newark Element14’s new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks. We first covered the Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone Logi-Boards back in Sept. 2013 when ValentFX showed off prototypes at the New York Maker Faire. The Logi-Boards, which integrate Xilinx SPARTAN-6 XC6SLX9 FPGAs, and plug into the Linux-based Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black hacker boards, respectively, have now reached market, thanks to a partnership with Newark Element14. ValentFX and Newark have also launched a $45.48 Logi-Edu educational board add-on that purports to teach everyday hackers the mysteries of FPGA. Read more

AT&T to begin selling LG G Pad F 8.0 Android tablet on May 29

After releasing its own branded 8-inch Android tablet a mere two weeks ago, AT&T is giving itself some fresh competition. The mobile carrier has announced that it's bringing the LG G Pad F 8.0 to its customers starting on May 29. What's Hot on ZDNet The new model should not be confused with the LG G Pad 8.3, which, while being an older tablet, offers a slightly larger, higher-resolution screen and a faster processor. Rather, it's more of a bigger sibling to the LG G Pad 7.0 that was released late last year, coming with the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (compared to the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 inside the G Pad 8.3). Read more

Review: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet"

This month has been quite busy for me with classes. Now that the semester is finally over, I have a little more time, and that means I have enough time to do a review. It has been a few years since I've reviewed Kubuntu, the officially-supported variant of Ubuntu that uses KDE. Moreover, Kubuntu now features KDE 5 (I know the KDE naming and numbering system has become a lot more complicated, so this is, as a physicist might say, an intentional abuse of notation) as stable for the first time, so I figured I should try this version. I tried it as a live USB made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like. (It should become progressively clearer through this review why there are no pictures.) Read more

Open source data integration with Karma

Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data. I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub. Read more