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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
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
New releases improve Linux security options
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now.
Today continued the BoFs, meetings and hacking sessions. For an overview of what happened today you can watch the wrap-up session video
Allison Randal of Hewlett-Packard began her keynote for OSCON 2015 with a quotation I'd never heard:read more
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 […]
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.
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
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.