Linux and Open Source news headlines
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Forget that the folks at Microsoft were wrong about the “Start” button and the interface formally known as Metro. It seems they’re still convinced they know what’s best for their users. So much so that the new Windows, due to be released next week, will have users click off on an EULA that pretty much gives Redmond carte blanche to update the system at will, which will include updating apps as well as Windows itself, with no real way to opt out — except for users of the Enterprise edition.
In his autobiography, Just for Fun, Linux creator Linus Torvalds argues that the open source process tends to mirror the scientific enterprise. "Science was originally viewed as something dangerous, subversive, and antiestablishment—basically how software companies sometimes view open source," he writes. And like science, Torvalds suggests, open source drives innovation: "It is creating things that until recently were considered impossible, and opening up unexpected new markets."read more
The Arch Linux ARM project announced earlier on their Twitter account that it is now possible to install the famous, customizable and lightweight Arch Linux operating system on the ARMv7l ODROID-XU4 board.
A few years ago, Google seemed to downgrade its patent search features, pulling away a separate "Google Patents" section and mixing it back into the main Google search. This seemed like a major step backwards, especially given how terrible the US Patent Office's own patent search engine was. Google has tried to do a few things like launching a "prior art finder" and teaming up with StackExchange to help crowdsource prior art. I'm not quite sure how well either program has gone, but Google has now upgraded its patent search efforts yet again to create a service that one would have hoped the patent office would have built itself, though it has not:
Cuma Temmuz from the Pisi Linux development team was glad to inform us all earlier today about the immediate availability for download of the final release of Pisi Linux 1.2, a GNU/Linux distribution forked from Pardus Linux.
Intel announced two models of the Intel Compute Stick, one with Windows and one with Ubuntu. For unknown reasons, Intel decided to make the Linux version a little less powerful, so people are thinking of buying the Windows version and just install Linux on it. As it turns out, it's not that simple.
Another Sunday, another Linux kernel release is available for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds a few minutes ago. The third Release Candidate version of the forthcoming Linux 4.2 kernel series is now ready for download.
Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, the UbuContest 2015 team, as well as the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, are proud to announce the first UbuContest event.
Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system for the x86 platform that allows user to experience a mobile OS as a desktop experience, has been upgraded to version 4.4-r3 and is now ready for download.
Current post describes in details a sequence of steps which allow to workwith Nova-Docker driver been built based on top commit of master nova-dockerbranch, stable/kilo branch is not supposed to be checked out beforerunning `python setup.py install`. This results several additional efforts . . .
Should you be using a Radeon graphics card with the AMD Catalyst Linux driver and are disappointed by the poor performance, there is a very easy workaround for gaining much better performance under Linux... In some cases a simple tweak will yield around 40% better performance!
Linux is an attractive platform for professional audio production. It is an extremely stable operating system that has good support for audio hardware. Using a Linux machine as the focus of your recording setup opens a world of possibilities for an affordable price.
If you want to run Android on your desktop, or laptop you should give Android-x86 a try. Version 4.4-r3 is just released and it runs on the Linux 4.0.8 kernel.
The FreeBSD Project, through Glen Barber, announced recently that the second Beta build of the forthcoming and highly anticipated FreeBSD 10.2 operating system is now available for download and testing.
Google's Chrome web browser is the most popular web browser in the world right now, according to StatCounter. But Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10, called Edge, might prove to be superior.
Now that the latest update for Ubuntu Touch has a firm launch date, the developers have also released a complete changelog for the upcoming release.
Hackery bellow was tested multiple times for AIO installs via packstack, providing completly functional Neutron Services and allows to create neutron routers, tenant's and external networks on single box or virtual machine.
SUSE announced recently that the fourth SP (Service Pack) update for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system is now available for download for existing customers.
overGrive 3 released - a complete Google Drive desktop client solution for Linux
Audacity 2.1.1 is released just 3 months after version 2.1.0. Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording & editing sounds.