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Linux: Making the jump from Photoshop to GIMP

Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:54:49 PM
In today's open source roundup: A redditor switches from Photoshop to GIMP. Plus: Tails 1.6 released. And GNOME 3.18 Gothenburg is out.

Microsoft’s Linux OS & Open Source Cred

Thursday 24th of September 2015 07:57:38 PM
Microsoft has gone and built a Linux distro. Well, maybe it’s not a distro but some sort of Azure switch to use in the cloud. But anyway, Microsoft want’s you — meaning you open sourcers who never do anything but throw brickbats at the fine folks in Redmond — to know that it’s built on Linux. So there. Microsoft does love Linux, as if there was ever any doubt.

When does your documentation need screenshots?

Thursday 24th of September 2015 07:00:27 PM
One of the common questions when developing documentation is, "How many screenshots should I include?" Answers range from "None!" to "All the screens!" A picture may be worth a thousand words, but screenshots are often used as a crutch for poor documentation or poor design. The best answer is to use them when you need them, and don't use them when you don't. So how do you know when you need them?read more

overGrive - Google Drive client released for Arch Linux

Thursday 24th of September 2015 06:03:16 PM
The Fan Club has released overGrive for Arch Linux.

Could Ubuntu 15.10 be the end of the road for boring upgrades?

Thursday 24th of September 2015 05:06:05 PM
You know the drill. Over the last couple of years, each major and minor Ubuntu upgrade has been, well, boring. There's been little to report on, save for the constant droning of "When will we finally see Unity 8?" In fact, I can't remember the last time Ubuntu had an exciting upgrade to roll out. That, in and of itself, says a lot about where we are as consumers and technologists. We live very much in a show me something exciting state. When a company or platform has nothing exciting to offer in an upgrade, the product loses its appeal.

Test drive GNOME 3.18 in Fedora 23 Beta

Thursday 24th of September 2015 04:08:54 PM
Earlier today, the GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.18, the next version of the default desktop environment available in Fedora Workstation. The best and easiest way to try out GNOME 3.18 for yourself is to use the freshly... Continue Reading →

Valve Goes After Microsoft: You Don't Need to Ever Build a DirectX 12 Game

Thursday 24th of September 2015 03:11:43 PM
Vulkan is a new API from the Khronos Group, the same developers who are also working on OpenGL. Their efforts are now supported by Valve as well, and they are saying that developers won't ever need to make a DirectX 12 game.

Tips for Improving the Linux Desktop Security

Thursday 24th of September 2015 02:14:32 PM
One of the longest-held beliefs is that the Linux desktop comes with invulnerable and foolproof security system.

Give new life and purpose to old hardware

Thursday 24th of September 2015 01:17:21 PM
The average phone is discarded every 2 years, and computing equipment every 3 to 5 years. They are usually in full working order, or even if broken can still be used in other ways rather than discarding.Unlike other guides, I won’t push the whole “Give It Away” or “Donate Processing to X Project”. This is more for the sort of person who does not want to let go.

Keeping your Linux system safe

Thursday 24th of September 2015 12:20:10 PM
Recently, Lee Brian wrote a great article about her own Linux story in My Dad, Linux and Me. In some of the comments to that article, a discussion of viruses and Linux emerged. While most of the Linux community would agree that viruses are less of an issue in Linux than some other operating systems, there are some people we share files with who are affected by viruses and other more

Explaining the business value of security

Thursday 24th of September 2015 11:22:59 AM
Advice for CIOs on how to prioritize security among their other tasks.

Enlightenment 0.19.11 Desktop Environment for GNU/Linux Systems Fixes Over 30 Bugs

Thursday 24th of September 2015 10:25:48 AM
The developers of the open-source and lightweight Enlightenment desktop environment have announced the release and immediate availability for download of Enlightenment DR 0.9.11.

Revealed: Why Amazon, Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and co plunged offline

Thursday 24th of September 2015 09:28:37 AM
And the dodgy database at the heart of the crash is suffering again right nowNetflix, Tinder, Airbnb and other big names were thrown offline when Amazon suffered what's revealed to be a cascade of cock-ups.…

5 new guides for working with OpenStack

Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:31:26 AM
Cloud computing is an immensely complicated subject, and it can be hard to keep pace with the speed of development. When you look at a large collaborative project like OpenStack, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of pieces of the puzzle you need to be able to put together. But don't worry! There are lots of resources out there to help you, including the official documentation, various OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as tutorials from the community members more

Via’s first Qseven COM runs Linux on a 1GHz dual-core i.MX6

Thursday 24th of September 2015 07:34:15 AM
Via revealed its first ARM based computer-on-module: the “QSM-8Q60,” which is also its first COM of any kind to adopt the 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0 form-factor. Via Technologies has a long history as developer of CPUs and chipset silicon, as the creator of several popular single-board computer standards including Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and Nano-ITX, and […]

Coders to learn how to deploy humanitarian-focused apps on OpenStack

Thursday 24th of September 2015 06:37:04 AM
Egle Sigler and Dana Bauer will lead coders to work on the OpenStack project while at the Open Source Day codethon at Grace Hopper this more

General Electric and Canonical Working on a New Open-Source IoT Standard

Thursday 24th of September 2015 05:39:53 AM
GE, FirstBuild and Canonical are now working together in order to create an "open-source" industry standard for IoT devices that anyone can pick up and use.

Autodesk open sources Linux-based 3D printer

Thursday 24th of September 2015 04:42:42 AM
Autodesk has open sourced the electronics and firmware of its resin- and DLP-based Ember 3D printer, revealing it to run Linux on a BeagleBone Black clone. In releasing the design of its Ember 3D Printer under open source licensing, Autodesk has revealed a mainboard that runs Linux on a customized spin-off of the BeagleBone Black […]

Would you trust Intel, Vodafone, Siemens et al with Internet of Things security? You'll have to

Thursday 24th of September 2015 03:45:31 AM
Gang set up foundation to blame when IoT goes titsupA new non-profit foundation dedicated to improving security in the "internet of things" launched on Wednesday.…

AVG Revamps Privacy Policy in Freemium Antivirus and Security Products

Thursday 24th of September 2015 02:48:20 AM
AVG's antivirus and security products for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and FreeBSD systems will begin collecting personal information Oct. 15, when a new privacy policy takes effect.

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