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AT&T promises to lower your Internet bill if FCC kills net neutrality

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 11:21am
If the Federal Communications Commission lets Internet service providers charge Web companies like Netflix for faster delivery of content to consumers, AT&T will lower its customers' Internet bills. That's what AT&T said Friday in a filing in the FCC's "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet" proceeding.

Tough and tiny COM sports 9W G-Series SoC

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 10:24am
Arbor announced a tiny COM Express computer-on-module featuring a 9W dual-core AMD G-Series SoC, plus 2GB soldered RAM, extended temperature, and PCIe.

Copod, A Roguelite Game Of Survival As A Tiny Creature

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 9:27am
Copod is a roguelite where you have to survive as a small creature in a strange world. It is currently in alpha and shows some real promise.

Next Three Linux Mint Releases After “Qiana” to Be Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 8:30am
The new Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” was announced by its creator, Clement Lefebvre, just a few days ago, but the developer also made a series of comments regarding the future of the distribution.

Encrypted Backup Solution "Home Paranoia Edition"

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 7:33am
How to safeguard your personal data with TrueCrypt and SpiderOak.

Escape Goat 2 Puzzle-Platformer Released, Our Video & Review

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:35am
Escape Goat 2 is now available on Linux from developer Ian Stocker, I put it through its paces to see if it's a good goat simulator or not. Spoiler: It's not a good goat simulator, but it is a good game.

MOC - Playing Music in the Terminal

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:38am
When it comes to console music players, there are pretty decent options out there, and MOC is one of them. Together with applications like mp3blaster or the powerful CMus program, MOC, which stands for Music On Console, uses the Ncurses library, with a text-user interface, support for playlist, shortcuts and more.

Meeting Windows User Expectations With Linux

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:41am
Those of us who use Linux as our main operating system are insulated from this problem. A smaller number of us may be trying to help others ween themselves from Microsoft Windows entirely. The first thing some of us do is search for one of the more user friendly distros. A few of these distros claim to mimic one or more of the Microsoft operating systems. And yeah, there are some visual similarities, but that’s where it ends.

Rugged Bay Trail COM offers soldered RAM

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:44am
Kontron’s Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 6 modules for the Atom E3800 come in standard and rugged versions, both with industrial temperature support. Like most major embedded vendors, Kontron has gone big on the Intel Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I), having announced a COM Express Mini Type 10 computer-on-module (COM) called the COMe-mBT10 back in November. […]

New GPIO board for Raspberry Pi

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 2:47am
The GPIO port is great for many projects on the Raspberry Pi, and the RasPiO aims to make it much easier to use for hobbyists and makers

Why Mozilla's Brendan Eich Is the Right Choice for CEO

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:49am
Finally. At long last and after two CEOs who left after short tenures on the job, Mozilla now has the CEO it always should have had.Today, Mozilla officially announced that Brendan Eich will be the new CEO of the open-source organization that produces the Firefox Web browser and the FirefoxOS mobile operating system.

Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:52am
You've known Firefox since its birth as the alternative Web browser company. Now, under the rule of the new CEO Brendan Eich, it wants to be known as your smartphone operating system.

Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:55pm
In today's open source roundup: Android might be a viable replacement for Windows on the desktop. Plus: Why Chromebooks are better than Windows, and Ubuntu tablets will appear at the same time as Ubuntu phones.

Canonical Builds Open Source Email App for Ubuntu Convergence

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:58pm
Ubuntu developers are building a new email client to advance Canonical's goal of converging Ubuntu across PCs, laptops and mobile devices.

A Big List Of Linux FPS Games, Here's Over 30 To Check Out

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:01pm
Not enough FPS games you say, we need more you say, fear not for we have a big list for you to sink your mouse into!

A sneak peek of OpenStack Icehouse

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 9:04pm
It seems like it was only yesterday that the OpenStack community found itself gathering in Hong Kong to set the design goals for the Icehouse release. As we entered March development was still progressing at a fever pitch in the lead up to the feature freeze for the release but now the dust has started to settle and we are able to start getting a real feel for what OpenStack users and operators can look forward to in the Icehouse release.

Debian Could Get PPA Support

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 8:06pm
The Debian Project Leader elections 2014 are about to start, and one of the candidates talks about the possibility of getting official support for PPA for the Debian project, similar with the what's happening on the Ubuntu platform.

No Android for Obama yet, sticking with BlackBerry

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 7:09pm
BlackBerry may be in a world of hurt, but for now it still has one loyal and very famous customer: President Obama.

Red Hat Updates Open Source Software Development Tools

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 6:12pm
Version 1.1 is now available of Red Hat Software Collections, Red Hat's open source suite of programming languages, databases and tools.

Getting started with Nmap for system administrators

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 5:15pm
Nmap is an open source port scanner for Linux® and many other platforms that can boost your system's security. This article discusses the basics of Nmap for system administrators and how to get started using it.