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First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

Thursday 7th of August 2014 05:21:00 PM
KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files.To code with Frameworks read the API documentation and install them with Linux distro binary packages or grab the source code directly.

5 new OpenStack tips and walkthroughs

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:23:49 PM
Building your own cloud can get complex very quickly with all of the various components you need to consider. Sometimes, we all need just a little help. We've collected eight of the best new tips, tricks, and guides in this month's edition of our OpenStack tutorial roundup. Enjoy, and remember, the official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, more

Christian Schaller talks the future of Fedora Workstation at Flock 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 03:26:38 PM
“The desktop is not dying!” cries Christian Schaller as he dives into his talk on the Fedora Workstation. In a throwback to the old saw about the Year of Linux […]

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

Thursday 7th of August 2014 02:29:27 PM
One of the biggest barriers to open government is the decline in citizen participation. Far too many voters believe that their ideas and opinions don’t matter to, or won’t reach the ears of, those in more

How to create a time lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Thursday 7th of August 2014 01:32:16 PM
After installing a Pi camera module and capturing pictures and videos with raspistill and raspivid commands, I wanted to create a time lapse video of the nice scenery that I have in the back of my apartment. For those who don't know what it is, time-lapse video (or often-called time-lapse photography) is a shooting technique.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:35:05 PM
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:35:05 PM
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

Computer Dating, Linux Style

Thursday 7th of August 2014 11:37:54 AM
Eventually, you come to realize that there’s more to life than Bash scripts and LAN parties with your Linux geek buddies. Well, maybe you do…or maybe not. If you do, you might decide to put yourself back on the dating market. Where do you start? I think we can all agree to rule out LUG meetings, Linux Foundation events and the laundromat. The ratio for men to women at these locations is bleak.

Flock 2014 Prague: Live Streaming & IRC Links – Day 1

Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:40:43 AM
Flock, the Fedora Contributor Conference, started this morning in Prague, the Czech Republic, and you can attend – no matter where in the world you are. (Although admittedly, depending on […]

Microsoft versus Linux: Through the eyes of Microsoft

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:43:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft's "Why Microsoft" site is fun reading for Linux users. Plus: Is Microsoft ready to embrace open source? And when should software not be open source?

How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:46:21 AM
How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure Drupal on Ubuntu 14.04. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

This month's best Android tablets

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:49:10 AM
In today's Android roundup: ZDNet has a list of the best Android tablets for August. Plus: The Moto 360 smartwatch charger has been revealed, and Sony kills Playstation Mobile for Android.

Android head-up display responds to voice and gestures

Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:51:59 AM
Navdy’s Android 4.4 based automotive head-up display (HUD) combines a projected display with voice and gesture controls to interact with smartphone apps. Transparent head-up displays (HUDs) are becoming increasingly available as pricey options for luxury cars, promising to improve driver safety by keeping eyes on the road. Now, San Francisco-based startup Navdy is introducing a one-size-fits-all aftermarket solution for the 99 percent. The Navdy HUD is available at a steep discount of $299 throughout August before moving to $499, and will ship in early 2015.

Basho Adds Scalability, S3 API Compatibility to Riak NoSQL Storage

Thursday 7th of August 2014 05:54:48 AM
Riak CS 1.5, the latest open source NoSQL distributed storage database from Basho, introduces several new features, including expanded Amazon S3 storage API compatibility.

Ubuntu Shopping Lens (Scopes) Declared Legal in UK and Most Likely in European Union

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:57:37 AM
The UK authorities have declared that the Ubuntu Shopping Lens are legal and that no laws have been broken, either in Great Britain or in the European Union.

Finding Wayland at Flock 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:00:26 AM
Matthias Clasen — GTK+ Developer and Fedora contributor — talked this morning at Flock 2014 asking the question: Where’s Wayland? He actually answered the question in the first minute of […]

Linux Foundation Opens 2014 Scholarship Program for Open Source Training

Thursday 7th of August 2014 03:03:15 AM
The 2014 Linux Training Scholarship Program from the Linux Foundation awards free courses in open source software development and administration for the cloud, virtualization and more.

Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

Thursday 7th of August 2014 02:06:04 AM
Criminals in Russia have amassed a huge database of 1.2 billion stolen user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses, a U.S.-based Internet security company said Wednesday.

Gesture-controlled home automation hub runs Linux

Thursday 7th of August 2014 01:08:53 AM
Pre-orders are open for “Ninja Sphere,” a $329 gesture-controlled home automation hub featuring Arduino hooks, ZigBee controls, and location tracking. Ninja Block hub Sydney, Australia-based Ninja Blocks was one of the earlier entries in the Linux home automation game. The startup’s open source Ninja Block hub launched on Kickstarter in 2012, and began shipping in […]

Roll Your Own YouTube/Flickr with MediaGoblin

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:11:42 AM
Everyone has wasted an afternoon on YouTube clicking through videos oftalking cats, screaming goats and bad-lip-reading renditions of popularmovies. Heck, there are plenty of YouTube videos of me doing odd andsilly things as well. (Does anyone remember 'Buntu Family Theater?) Forimportant family videos, however, I much prefer to control my owndata.

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Zotac Nvidia Jetson TK1 review

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New Human Interface Guidelines for GNOME and GTK+

I’ve recently been hard at work on a new and updated version of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, and am pleased to announce that this will be ready for the upcoming 3.14 release. Over recent years, application design has evolved a huge amount. The web and native applications have become increasingly similar, and new design patterns have become the norm. During that period, those of us in the GNOME Design Team have worked with developers to expand the range of GTK+’s capabilities, and the result is a much more modern toolkit. Read more