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The Linux Foundation changes its events' branding

Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:21:56 AM
The top 'Linux' event is being consolidated with other conferences under the 'open source' name.

Microsoft Warns Bash on Windows Users About Linux File Changes

Saturday 19th of November 2016 11:58:58 PM
This week, Microsoft offered the equivalent of a nun's ruler smack to users of Bash on Windows, a command-line shell that's more usually known as a tool for Linux developers and IT pros... "DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, create and/or modify Linux files using Windows apps, tools, scripts, consoles, etc.,"the announcement stated.

Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Continue to Lobby for Software Patents

Saturday 19th of November 2016 09:36:01 PM
In order to maintain the order of "Linux patent tax" Microsoft and its proxies (patent trolls like Intellectual Ventures) keep pursuing patent policy that is friendly towards software patenting

Top 5: Eclipse Che, open source at Capital One, and more

Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:19:37 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to Eclipse Che, this year's open source initiatives from Capital One, one way to address open source's free rider problem, and nine rules for caring for open source communities.Top 5 articles of the week5. 9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plantsread more

NES Classic runs Linux, a new 0 A.D. alpha, and more gaming news

Saturday 19th of November 2016 03:57:23 PM
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at Nintendo's NES Classic Edition running Linux, SDL support for Unity 5.6, 0 A.D. Ulysses, and more gaming news.Open gaming roundup for November 6-19, 2016 read more

Python Advanced Dictionaries

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:03:01 PM
You've already gotten acquainted with dictionaries, but just like the other data structures Python supports, there are methods and more powerful ways to use them. There aren't as many methods for working with dictionaries as there are for lists, but that's because dictionaries just don't need them. Plus, many of the ones that do exist, work to break down dictionaries into lists and tuples to make them easier to manage. So, those list methods can be used in conjunction with the dictionary ones to create an efficient machine for handling data.

Privacy made simple with Firefox Focus

Saturday 19th of November 2016 12:08:39 PM
Today we launched Firefox Focus, a brand new iOS browser that puts user privacy first. More than ever before, we believe that everyone on the Internet has a right to protect their privacy. By launching Firefox Focus, we are putting that belief into practice in a big way.

The Linux Foundation changes its events branding

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:14:17 AM
If you've been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software, you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon are being combined under one umbrella event: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available for PowerPC64le Architectures

Saturday 19th of November 2016 08:19:55 AM
Just one day after the official release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system, Michel Normand from the openSUSE Project was proud to announce on November 17, 2016, the availability of the PowerPC port.

Open Source Software: Secure Except When It Isn't

Saturday 19th of November 2016 06:25:33 AM
Linux and open source used to be 99% secure -- or so we thought. We laughed at the poor, hapless users of Windows, an OS that seemed to suffer a new exploit hourly. We were smug and thought ourselves protected by Linux's superior design, with security built-in and not added as an afterthought. Most of all, we thought ourselves protected by the thousand upon thousands of eyes that were pouring over the code and making sure that any vulnerabilities that snuck through were caught by the white hats long before the black hats had a clue.

Kids Day Out: From Curiosity to Creativity

Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:31:11 AM
This year at LinuxCon North America in Toronto, The Linux Foundation partnered with MakerKids and Kids on Computers to organize a day-long event focused on getting school-aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. The Kids Day workshops included projects around Linux, Arduino, robots, and more.

This Week in Open Source: Microsoft Expands Open Source Love, 498/500 Supercomputers Run Linux, and More

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:36:49 AM
This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you're caught up with our weekly digest.

Embedded PC roll-out spans Apollo Lake and Bay Trail

Saturday 19th of November 2016 12:42:27 AM
Advantech unveiled two rugged embedded computers built on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs, as well as an embedded PC with a Bay Trail Atom E3845. We recently covered the five SBCs and three COMs in Advantech’s announcement of products built around Intel’s 14nm Apollo Lake family of Atom E3900, Celeron, and Pentium SoCs.

Open source AI voice interface mounts on dashboards

Friday 18th of November 2016 10:48:05 PM
The Next Thing’s “Dashbot” is an automotive gizmo that offers voice control of a phone’s music, nav, and texts. Inside is a C.H.I.P. Pro COM running Linux. A little over a month after announcing a computer-on-module version of the C.H.I.P. (Computer Hardware in Products) SBC called the C.H.I.P. Pro, The Next Thing went to Kickstarter […]

Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk

Friday 18th of November 2016 09:12:03 PM
Powered by Ubuntu and Robot Operating System (ROS), the ParrotS.L.A.M.dunk open development hardware and software kit enablesdrones to transform into smart robots.

How to install and use profiling tool Gprof

Friday 18th of November 2016 08:03:26 PM
If you are a programmer, who writes code in C, Pascal, or Fortran77 programming language and uses Linux as the development platform, you'll be glad to know that there exists a powerful tool through which you can check the performance of your code - the tool in question is Gprof. In this tutorial, we'll be discussing the details of how you can download, install, and use this tool.

This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

Friday 18th of November 2016 06:54:49 PM
System76's 15.6-inch Oryx Pro with a 4K screen starts at 1,789, and goes up to $7,012 with the ultimate features

Go Beyond Local with Secure Shell

Friday 18th of November 2016 05:46:12 PM
Administering a remote server cannot be accomplished with tools that do not contain the ability to reach beyond the local. That’s where the likes of ssh and scp come in handy. With these tools, you can easily work with remote machines to make your admin life considerably easier.

Introducing Fedora Hubs

Friday 18th of November 2016 04:37:35 PM
What is Fedora Hubs? The goal of the Fedora Hubs project is to provide a consistent contributor experience across all Fedora teams. Hubs serve as an “intranet” for the Fedora Project. The many different projects in Fedora each have different processes and workflows.... Continue Reading →

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM

Friday 18th of November 2016 03:28:58 PM
Sinovoip’s $48, open-spec “Banana Pi M2 Ultra” SBC updates the M2 with native SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC. Sinovoip’s Banana Pi project has launched the Banana Pi M2 Ultra on Aliexpress for $48, only $4 more than the Banana Pi M2 SBC, which similarly has a […]

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