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VirtualBox 5.1 Will No Longer Rely on DKMS for Kernel Module Rebuilding on Linux

Sunday 5th of June 2016 03:23:41 PM
Oracle announced just a few minutes ago that the first Beta build of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 virtualization software is available for testing for all supported platforms.

FireFox OS for IoT, NextCloud announcement, and more news

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:29:19 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at FireFox OS for IoT, NextCloud announcement, San Francisco open voting system, open scientific research in EU by 2020, and more.

Linux Howto: Monitor the load on your network directly from the console

Sunday 5th of June 2016 11:34:57 AM
On a continually changing network it is often difficult to spot issues due to the amount of noise generated by expected network traffic. Even when communications are seemingly quiet a packet sniffer will display screeds of noisy data. To monitor your network in detail what you need is a super-fast and lightweight alternative, directly from the console.

RDO Triple0 QuickStart HA Setup on Intel Core i7-4790 Desktop

Sunday 5th of June 2016 09:40:35 AM
This posting follows up "Deploying OpenStack on just one hosted server" http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/229554/index.html, but is focused on utilizing i7 4790/4770 CPUs with inexpensive boards like ASUS Z97-P having 32 GB RAM.

ownCloud Forked as Nextcloud & More…

Sunday 5th of June 2016 07:46:13 AM
Also included: Four new distros, the quote of the week, Steam Machine lacks steam, Ubuntu's tool for making Snaps, and ArchAssault changes its name.

Debian GNU/Linux 7.11 "Wheezy" Is the Last in the Series, Debian 8.5 Out Now

Sunday 5th of June 2016 05:51:51 AM
The Debian Project announced on their Twitter account that the eleventh and last maintenance release in the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system is now available for download.

How to set up time zone on CentOS 7

Sunday 5th of June 2016 03:57:29 AM
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to set up the time zone on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as an operating system.

Tomb Raiders patch to improve gameplay and new games out for Linux

Sunday 5th of June 2016 02:03:07 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week[he]#039[/he]s edition, we take a look at over half a million Steam controllers sold, Tomb Raider patch to improve gameplay, and new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for May 29 - June 4, 2016read more

New Chips Give Linux a Hand in Wearables

Sunday 5th of June 2016 12:08:45 AM
Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, and a dozen or so Android-based Android Wear watches, Linux has been something of a no-show in the smartwatch market. Most lower-end watches skip the overhead of Linux in favor of simpler RTOS-based devices running on MCUs.

Orbital Apps – A new generation of Linux Applications

Saturday 4th of June 2016 10:14:23 PM
Orbital Apps – A new generation of Linux Applications

FOSS and Grits With Southern Fried Linux

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:20:01 PM
There’s a component to the SouthEast LinuxFest that’s not seen at most other free and open source conferences, as the conference seeks to celebrate not only FOSS, but Southern culture as well.

How to enable and use logging module in Python

Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:25:39 PM
Logging is an essential debugging feature for any programming and scripting language, which goes beyond simple print statements. For example, logging allows you to track in which module/function/linenumber logging messages are generated. You can also differentiate logging based on severity, and can direct logging messages to stdout/stderr, a file, a network socket, etc.

Genuino 101 review

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:31:17 PM
For Intel’s desire to break into the maker market dominated by ARM and microcontrollers, is the third time the charm?

Sensor oriented Marvell Cortex-A7 SoC targets IoT

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:36:55 PM
Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub. The latest in Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of processors, the IAP220 is the little sister to Marvell’s IAP140 SoC. The newly shipping IAP140, which runs Brillo on Marvell’s Andromeda Box Edge hacker […]

Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:42:33 PM
Lives could have been put at risk by pushy upgradeWhen you're stuck in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR) trying to protect the wildlife from armed poachers and the Lord's Resistance Army, then life's pretty tough. And now Microsoft has made it tougher with Windows 10 upgrades.…

OpenSwitch Finds a New Home

Saturday 4th of June 2016 10:48:11 AM
OpenSwitch has joined the Linux Foundation's stable of networking projects.This is a significant step. It means the network operating system's development will be drivenby community needs, instead of the needs of few private companies.

This Week in Linux News: OpenSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project, Linus Torvalds to Speak at LinuxCon Japan, & More

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:53:49 AM
A round up of the major news stories in the Linux world.

How to Enable PGP Encryption in Evolution

Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:59:27 AM
Whether you’re using the Evolution groupware client for work or personal email, you very well might need to add a layer of security to your communications.

PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06 MATE Edition Launches with MATE 1.14.1, Kernel 4.4.11 LTS

Saturday 4th of June 2016 05:05:05 AM
Softpedia has been informed today, June 3, 2016, by an anonymous reader that there's a new build of the PCLinuxOS 64 MATE Edition operating system available for download, version 2016.06.

Top 5: 3D printed violin, Raspberry Pi or Arduino for beginners?, and more

Saturday 4th of June 2016 03:10:43 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an open source 3D printed violin; a poll asking which of these two prominent boards, Raspberry Pi or Arduino, is best for beginners; one grandpa's Raspberry Pi project day with his grandkids; 6 open source architecture projects to check out; and a poll in honor of GIMP's 18 years since the release of version 1.0.

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Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June. As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly. Read more

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Modern open source systems management
    Open source IT systems management is undergoing a renaissance. Adopters include global, household-name enterprises, as well as a groundswell of IT operations teams that are borrowing flexible, collaborative practices from the Agile software development movement. Some open source IT systems management tools are familiar to most admins, with broad adoption -- think Nagios or the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana stack. Others -- Docker is a prime example -- burst onto the scene recently and are shaking up IT deployments.
  • Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers
    Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event. More than 100 developers, UX designers, and researchers came together to help our nonprofit cohort with their technological needs. The nonprofits benefitted from expert technical development work, and the volunteers were gracious, skilled, and excited to leverage their professional skills to give back.
  • Nonprofit's Open Source Designs Reduce Cost Barriers for Startups
    A project that originated in "The Middle of Nowhere, Missouri," as the founders call it, aims to lower the barrier to entry across a number of industries, all while maintaining a sustainable footprint. It's called Open Source Ecology (OSE), the brainchild of Marcin Jakubowski, founder of the Factor E Farm in Missouri where OSE is based.
  • The Open Building Institute - A Sustainable Way to Build Modular Housing
  • Open Building Institute is revolutionizing sustainable home building through open-source technologies
  • Pulp Smash Introduction
    Pulp Smash is a functional test suite for Pulp. It’s used by the Pulp developers and Pulp QE team on a daily basis. It’s implemented as a GPL licensed pure Python library, and getting started is as simple as installing Python and executing the following...
  • How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away from a community-driven technology where customers and partners have invested time and code. It all seems to be happening for no reason other than the tech isn't currently printing money. It's a familiar pattern for open source projects that have become the property of Oracle. It started with OpenSolaris and continued with OpenOffice.org. And this time, it's happening to Java—more specifically to Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the server-side Java technology that is part of hundreds of thousands of Internet and business applications. Java EE even plays an integral role for many apps that aren't otherwise based on Java. For months as Oracle Corporation's attorneys have battled Google in the courts over the use of Java interfaces in Android's Davlik programming language, Oracle's Java development efforts have slowed. And in the case of Java EE, they've come to a complete halt. The outright freeze has caused concerns among companies that contribute to the Java platform and among other members of the Java community—a population that includes some of Oracle's biggest customers.
  • Friday's security updates

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