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Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 to Land on BQ Aquaris Devices First, Meizu MX4 Users Must Wait

Saturday 18th of July 2015 08:41:05 PM
Canonical's ?ukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report informing users about some interesting aspects of the Monday launch of the Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 update.

Linux games market, Nixie Pixel on Tacoma, and more open gaming news

Saturday 18th of July 2015 06:46:43 PM
Hello, Linux gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Introversion Software's views on the market for Linux games, new games out for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for July 12 - 18, 2015read more

GMAIL ATE MY LINUX PATCHES: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

Saturday 18th of July 2015 04:52:21 PM
Kernel chief claims his Google webmail spam bin had more than 30% false positivesLinux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has published a scathing open letter to Google's Gmail team after discovering that the service had incorrectly marked hundreds of his incoming email threads as spam – including ones containing kernel patches.…

Ripping CDs and movies for personal use is once again illegal in UK

Saturday 18th of July 2015 02:57:59 PM
Making copies of copyrighted music and videos for personal use is again illegal in the UK because of a ruling by the High Court issued today.

7-inch industrial touchscreen modules run Linux on i.MX6

Saturday 18th of July 2015 01:03:37 PM
Reach Technology announced a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel Linux touchscreen module for HMI apps, that’s offered in both capacitive and resistive touch models. We previously covered Reach’s G2C1 touchscreen subsystem, which offers a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 resolution capacitive or resistive touchscreen, and runs Linux in a mere 128MB of DRAM memory on a […]

MyPaint 1.1.0 released

Saturday 18th of July 2015 11:09:15 AM
MyPaint 1.1.0 is available for download now. MyPaint is an easy to use open-source graphics application for digital painters. "MyPaint lets you focus on the art instead of the program", as stated by the MyPaint developers. With this graphics application you work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it

Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Saturday 18th of July 2015 09:14:53 AM
Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved.

Google Embraces Rival OpenStack Cloud Technology

Saturday 18th of July 2015 07:20:31 AM
Although Google has its own cloud technology, it also sees value in OpenStack, and so the company is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor.

GNOME vs KDE: Usability vs. Options

Saturday 18th of July 2015 05:26:09 AM
After a week of using GNOME, Eric Griffith concluded that GNOME was more usable than KDE, arranging features more intelligently and conveniently. Even a quick glance shows that he is right. In fact, considering the number of years that GNOME has focused on usability, the only surprising outcome would be if he were wrong.

Solus OS Gets a Refreshed Filysystem and Is Moving Closer to a Stable Release

Saturday 18th of July 2015 03:31:47 AM
The Solus operating system has just received another boost of improvements and developers have pushed another stable version out the door. The new daily build should be very interesting, especially with the new system layout.

Once-theoretical crypto attack against HTTPS now verges on practicality

Saturday 18th of July 2015 01:37:25 AM
Almost a third of the world's encrypted Web connections can be cracked using an exploit that's growing increasingly practical, computer scientists warned Wednesday. They said the attack technique on a cryptographic cipher known as RC4 can also be used to break into wireless networks protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.

Top 5: video editing, LibreOffice, Docker, and OSCON speaker interviews

Saturday 18th of July 2015 12:40:14 AM
This week, our Top 5 includes two interviews with speakers at upcoming OSCON 2015, a video editing how-to, plus what you need to know about Docker and LibreOffice.

The Controversy Behind Canonical's Intellectual Property Policy

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:43:03 PM
In the world of FOSS, a small change to a license can be a big deal. For users of proprietary software, changes in the EULA are hardly even registered. Those users click "Ok" and forget about it in the blink of an eye. They have accepted that they are severely limited as far as their rights to alter or redistribute the software is concerned.

Firefox OS fork gets a $100 million boost

Friday 17th of July 2015 10:45:52 PM
Acadine, founded by former Mozilla execs, has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, to launch a Firefox OS fork called “H5OS.”

Linux on supercomputers, Googles Eddystone, and more news

Friday 17th of July 2015 09:48:41 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Linux on supercomputers, Google's Eddystone, and more!

What's next for open source question answering technologies

Friday 17th of July 2015 08:51:30 PM
Grant Ingersoll is CTO at Lucidworks, provider of Fusion, but his claim to the open source community are his contributions to Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout. (He co-founded Apache Mahout in 2008 with the goal to build an environment for quickly creating scalable machine learning applications.) This year, Grant will be speaking at OSCON 2015 about building a next generation QA system with open source tools and about how to use Apache Solr for data science.If you're interested in how Watson beat all of the Jeopardy contestants against him, read more in this interview about question answering (QA) more

FSF, Canonical Breakthrough; OSCON & More…

Friday 17th of July 2015 07:54:19 PM
FSF, Canonical Makes Progress on Licensing: The $140,000-plus in donations is still missing, but that’s not the biggest news coming from Canonical this week. After two years of wrangling between the Free Software Foundation and Canonical — with a little help from the Software Freedom Conservancy — the FSF announced that they have made some progress on updated licensing terms for, as the FSF calls it, “Ubuntu GNU/Linux.”

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review

Friday 17th of July 2015 06:57:08 PM
The second round of Ubuntu Phones drastically needs to improve on the initial offering of the BQ Aquaris 4.5. Does the MX4 have what it takes?

Netflix nukes Rovi’s “we own TV guide” patents

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:59:57 PM
"Do it on the Internet" patents aren't cool anymore, for trolls, or for Rovi.A long-running patent battle between Netflix and Rovi has concluded, with Netflix beating back the entertainment guide company.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC released!

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:02:46 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC.

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