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Explore the night sky with these two open source apps

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 11:55:48 AM
There was a time when visiting a planetarium involved more than turning on your computer. I have long been fascinated with the night sky, but I live an hour's ride from the nearest planetarium. Luckily, I've discovered two open source applications that bring the stars to me: Stellarium and Celestia.read more

Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 10:39:53 AM
4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive touchscreen is still on course, […]

Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Linux Running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core Mini TV Box

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:42:42 AM
Someone made use of the generic Ubuntu MATE 15.04 root file system for aarch32 (ARMv7) based devices introduced a while ago, to run the famous Linux distribution on a MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device.

MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Grows

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 08:45:31 AM
We are definitely going to hear more about it in days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. It’s an assault on everyone; it’s a cartel that strives to tax everyone. This is also an assault on Google with WebM, not just Free software codecs such as the Ogg family.

LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:48:20 AM
The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.

This is why your open source project is failing

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:51:09 AM
At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.

Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:53:58 AM
Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.7, BackBox Linux 4.3 and RoboLinux 8.1

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 04:56:47 AM
New releases improve Linux security options

After Firefox, LibreOffice Has Been Hacked to Work on Wayland - Video

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 03:59:36 AM
Caolán McNamara, a renowned Red Hat engineer, published recently some interesting details claiming that he managed to get the well-known LibreOffice open-source office suite to run on the next-generation Wayland display server.

Roadies vs. rock stars: The art of open leadership

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 03:02:25 AM
Allen Gunn is a facilitator, open source technologist and Executive Director of Aspiration, where he helps NGOs, activists, and software developers make smarter use of tech for social change. Later this month, Aspiration is partnering with Greenpeace's Mobilisation Lab to host the first-ever Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin. We recently got together to chat about working open and the leadership required to make it work.This is an edited transcript of that conversation.read more

BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 02:05:14 AM
Today’s review is of BackBox 4.3, the latest edition, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and ships with its own suite of security-focused applications. This puts it in the same niche as CAINE, Deft and Kali.

What's your favorite Linux desktop?

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 01:08:03 AM
In today's open source roundup: What's your favorite Linux desktop environment? Plus: Opensource.com readers share their favorite desktops. And five of the top Linux desktop environments.

New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 12:10:52 AM
A new study into causes of the scarcity of women in technical and scientific fields says that it is not discrimination by men in the field keeping the ladies away. Nor is it a repugnance felt by women for possibly dishevelled or unhygienic male nerds.

KDE Reveals Plasma Mobile

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 11:13:41 PM
There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now.

Akademy Day 4

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 10:16:30 PM
Today continued the BoFs, meetings and hacking sessions. For an overview of what happened today you can watch the wrap-up session video

Open source software is the only way to keep up

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 09:19:19 PM
Allison Randal of Hewlett-Packard began her keynote for OSCON 2015 with a quotation I'd never heard:read more

i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 08:22:08 PM
F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard. Germany’s F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has previously released Linux-ready computer-on-modules such as the Freescale i.MX6 SoloX-based Efus A9X and Freescale Vybrid driven PCOMnetA5, has again selected Freescale with its […]

Hacking a Safe with Bash

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:24:57 PM
Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data inplain-textfiles that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden mysystem and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure mymost important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence onthe underlying system configuration.

10 tips for better documentation

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 06:23:05 PM
Last July, after a full week at OKFestival, I managed to find enough energy to attend the Write the Docs EU Berlin Unconference. I only managed to attend one day of the event, but it was worth it because Paul Adams, a free software advocate and Director of Engineering at KDAB, led a discussion in which we came up with rules for helping documentation teams be more productive:read more

Famous Wunderground Weather Service Gets a Webapp on Ubuntu Touch

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 05:25:54 PM
The Ubuntu Touch platform might not have a lot of apps, but it's making up by having a handy framework that can be used for webapps. In this case, it's about a webapp for the famous wunderground.com weather service.

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Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment

The development team behind Lubuntu, an open-source and freely distributed flavor of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution. Read more

Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Out for Testing with Linux Kernel 4.1, More

The development team behind the Ubuntu Kylin computer operating system have announced earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distro. Read more

Linux-powered smart sniper rifle can be hacked

Two years ago, TrackingPoint burst on to the scene with a Linux-powered smart sniper rifle that took the guesswork out of killshots. Now, however, a pair of hackers have figured out how to make it miss every single time. Read more

5 heroes of the Linux world

Linux and open source is driven by passionate people who write best-of-breed software and then release the code to the public so anyone can use it, without any strings attached. (Well, there is one string attached and that’s licence.) Who are these people? These heroes of the Linux world, whose work affects all of us every day. Allow me to introduce you. Read more