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An East Texas jury concluded late Friday that Apple must pay a patent troll $302.4 million in damages for infringing two patents connected to Apple's FaceTime communication application.The verdict is the third in the long-running case in which two earlier verdicts were overturned—one on appeal and the other by the Tyler, Texas federal judge presiding over the 6-year-long litigation.
Open source careers may be even more in demand and rewarding in Europe than the rest of the world, according to new data from the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice.
The openSUSE Leap development team announced the availability of the third and last Beta snapshot for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating systems, due for release in mid-November.
Yahoo has called a Reuters article about a secret email scanning program "misleading," and said no such system exists.
Sure, managing users and groups on a Linux system is Linux 101. Not even that, it's Linux pre-school. But maybe this roundup of tips and tricks will show you something useful you didn't already know.
The day of October 5, 2016, also brought us a new Beta of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software, the third and most probably the last for this development cycle.
It appears as if Yahoo has become the pet rodent of the U.S. spooks. To paraphrase: A rat by any other name…
Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world. That's when Linux creator Linus Torvalds officially released the first Linux kernel into the wild.
We told you earlier this summer that we're switching to use Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) on some of our computers to monitor its development cycle and inform you guys about the new features it gets.
Users of Fedora 24 might want to put any update plans on hold until this bug issue is resolved.
Usually, people choose one service (YouTube in most cases) and stick to that for their daily usage, and it's hard to persuade them to use any other service once they get used to the one they have chosen. However, there are some software applications that make this whole process of trying different services less complicated and time-consuming. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed Kaku - that supports multiple services including YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud.
There are four essential questions a company should ask before it decides to create an open source project, according to Duane O'Brien, open source programs evangelist...
Mad Max is officially being released on the 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, it’s finally coming!
It’s easy for those of us in the US to become chauvinistic about our language. Our country is geographically huge, making it easy to think of the whole world as English speaking. Obviously, it isn’t.
A number of companies today proudly wear the open source badge to show their dedication to various projects, particular communities, or simply the idea of free software licensing. Many have gone down the Red Hat business route, creating a revenue model based on support and services, while others have built their business around proprietary features and add-ons to open source projects.Business models vary, but what all successful open source companies have in common is the ability to maintain healthy relationships.read more
The KDE Neon development team proudly announced a few minutes ago the release of the KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the recently released KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment.
Pandora FMS guys show an in depth comparison of 3 of the main open source monitoring tools.
Chinese hackers thanked for help finding flawsGoogle has crushed 78 Android security flaws in its October bug blitzkrieg, repairing critical core Android services along the way.…