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Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Security at LinuxCon

Thursday 20th of August 2015 01:10:38 AM
The founder of Linux explains why he's not thinking about the next 10 years of Linux and why security is all about finding bugs.

Doing Astronomy with Python

Thursday 20th of August 2015 12:13:27 AM
One of the things that makes Python so powerful is that you can find a module for almostanything. In this article, I cover Astropy, which was originallydeveloped by the Space Telescope Science Institute for doing astronomy calculations likeimage processing and observatory calculations.

Calls for city that ditched Microsoft for Linux to switch laptops to Windows

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 11:16:16 PM
Councillors from Munich's conservative CSU party have called the custom version of Ubuntu used by the city "cumbersome to use" and "of very limited use".

Core Infrastructure Initiative seeks help to improve open-source security

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:19:05 PM
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative is reaching out to the community to help determine which open-source projects practice good security methods.

How to install Linux on a Chromebook

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 09:21:54 PM
In today's open source roundup: Run Linux on your Chromebook. Plus: Team Fortress 2 for Linux gets an update on Steam. And Samsung dumps Google+ in the Galaxy Note 5.

LinuxCon Day 2 recap: Security-centric

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:24:43 PM
The second day of LinuxCon in Seattle started with an announcement by Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin about the Core Infrastructure Initiative. The CII will have a new free badge program. According to the program site, "Projects having a CII badge will showcase the project's commitment to security." The first draft of the badge criteria is available on GitHub, and community feedback is more

How to sync your documents with Google Drive on Ubuntu

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 07:27:32 PM
Google Drive is a popular online service that allows for the easy sharing and collaborative editing of documents (word files or spreadsheets). Under the most usual day to day circumstances, the GDrive tool is very useful serving as a cloud space and/or a readily available online collaboration platform. On this guide, we will see how you can install an open source client tool for the service named Grive, and how to set it up according to your needs.

How to Enable 1080p YouTube Support in Firefox 40 for Linux

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 06:30:21 PM
Mozilla recently launched its new Firefox 40 browser and it brought many improvements for the Linux platform, but it also created some additional problems for Linux users. Here is how to enable full HD videos in YouTube after the adoption of the HTML5 video player by default.

Enhanced, open-source MinnowBoard makes a splash at IDF

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 05:33:10 PM
ADI will announce an enhanced, open-source “MinnowBoard Turbot” SBC at IDF on Aug. 19, featuring a higher performance CPU, regulatory compliance, and more. While crawling the expo at the Intel Developer Forum held in San Francisco this week, we were treated to a sneak preview of a new “MinnowBoard Turbot” single-board computer at ADI Engineering’s […]

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE: do you have the hardware?

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 04:35:59 PM
Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned in the article.

Astro Pi and the Space-Byrds

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 03:38:48 PM
How secondary school kids are sending their code to space

Shell-o world: Turtle graphics in Python

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:41:37 PM
Turtle graphics is a popular way to introduce young learners to programing. It was part of the original Logo programming language, which, according to Wikipedia, is an educational programming language Seymour Papert and others designed in more

Deep in the Heart of Texas Linux Fest 2015

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:44:26 PM
Now in its sixth year, Texas Linux Fest is an annual community-run conference for Linux and free/open source software users and enthusiasts based in the Lone Star State. Much like the Southern California Linux Expo in Los Angeles, Ohio LinuxFest in Columbus, and LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Wash. — and an ever-growing list of successful regional shows — Texas Linux Fest is a weekend event geared towards individual users, rather than an expensive multi-workday expo that caters primarily to sponsored attendees.

Raspberry Pi gains new FreeBSD distribution

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 12:47:15 PM
RaspBSD debuts, promises ports to more ARM devices real soon nowRaspberry Pi owners can dig out their SD-card formatting tools of choice again, because a new version of FreeBSD has emerged for the machines,…

Why patent trolls go to East Texas, explained

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 11:50:04 AM
Recent changes to patent law have made it easier to beat patent trolls, but it hasn't made the patent hotspot of East Texas any quieter. In fact, it's been in the news more. Massive numbers of patent troll suits continue to be filed there, and the judge who hears most of them has erected barriers to defendants seeking to have their cases disposed of early.

Android apps are flooding on to jailbroken Win10 phones

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:52:53 AM
Uh, SatNad – are you sure this is what you want? The addition of Android compatibility for Windows phones was called a "suicide note" back in April, and now somebody's composing the first draft. Intrepid tinkerers have opened up previews of Windows 10 for phones to allow a wide range of Android apps run without modification. Reports suggest that at this stage, far more Android apps crash than run well.

Linux Kernel 3.2.71 LTS Brings s390, x86, Btrfs, EXT4, and JBD2 Improvements

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 09:55:42 AM
The seventy-one maintenance release to the Linux 3.2 kernel has been announced by Ben Hutchings, a release that brings mostly updated drivers, but also some architecture, networking, and sound improvements.

Why We Need Venue Reform to Restore Fairness to Patent Litigation

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:58:31 AM
Back in 2011, This American Life toured an office building in Marshall, Texas, and found eerie hallways of empty offices that serve as the ‘headquarters’ of patent trolls. Trolls love the Eastern District for its plaintiff-friendly rules, so they set up paper corporations in the district as an excuse to file suit there. Meanwhile, defendants find themselves dragged to a distant, inconvenient, and expensive forum that often has little or no connection to the dispute.

How to apply and revert a Magento security patch on a Linux VPS

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:01:20 AM
Magento is one of the most popular open-source eCommerce platforms and it is used by thousands of merchants worldwide. It provides a variety of enterprise-class features, but one thing that makes Magento a favorite over its competition is the security. To resolve a variety of security issues, Magento support releases security patches that should be applied to the Magento installation. Today, we are going to show you how to apply and revert a Magento security patch on a Linux VPS.

Linux Mangaka Koe - Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 07:04:09 AM
After the success releasing NYU with a lot of passion, we decided to start creating KOE witch reached the final stage yesterday!KOE is based on Kubuntu 14.04 with vanilla KDE 4.13.3 core libs containing manga drawing, viewing, anime playback and as well subtitle programs out-of-the-box. We beg for your patience at booting, the system has not a boot-logo (to look more intuitive with the KDE desktop) but positively it ship some customization to fit the way as a complete beautiful Operating System made just for you!

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Second openSUSE 42.1 Leap Milestone Has Linux Kernel 4.1.6, Libreoffice 5.0, More

The openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Milestone build towards the openSUSE 42.1 Leap operating system. Read more