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Internet lobs $$$s at dev of crucial GPG tool after he runs short of cash

Friday 6th of February 2015 08:52:14 AM
Raises $150,000 as netizens rush to back encryption and privacy softwareWerner Koch is looking at a big (and well deserved) payday after pulling in over $150,000 to fund the continuing development of his crucial open-source GNU Privacy Guard encryption tools.…

Linux Mint 17 - As good as it gets

Friday 6th of February 2015 07:55:03 AM
This is a review of Linux Mint 17.1 which is probably as good as it gets for people who like a traditional desktop Linux distribution. It has lots of nice little touches, is clean, polished and stable.

Wireshark 1.99.2 Experimental Version Released With Updated Protocol Support

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:57:52 AM
Wireshark is one of the best network protocol analyzer. It is used for analysis, troubleshoot network to find security issues. Wireshark 1.99.2 is an experimental release with new features to test for wireshark 2.0.

Tesora Plans a Course for Database Updates in OpenStack Kilo VIDEO

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:00:41 AM
Ken Rugg, Founder and CEO of Tesora, discusses what's next for the Trove database project in the OpenStack cloud.

ROV dives deep in Antarctic waters with Linux-based cams

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:03:30 AM
A “Deep-SCINI” submersible with Linux-based Elphel cameras discovered surprisingly diverse life under the Antarctic ice shelf — and rapidly melting ice.

Valve set for OpenGL BIG REVEAL at upcoming conference

Friday 6th of February 2015 04:06:19 AM
Games giant Valve says it will release details about a promised successor to the OpenGL graphics API at a conference in San Francisco next month.

FLOSS Weekly 324: Krita

Friday 6th of February 2015 03:09:08 AM
Join Aaron Newcomb and Randal Schwartz this week to speak with Boudewijn Rempt about Krita. Krita is a FREE digital painting and illustration application. Krita offers CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and many other features.

Use Focuswriter for a distraction-free writing experience on Fedora

Friday 6th of February 2015 02:11:57 AM
Writing can be hard. Focuswriter is a neat word processor available in Fedora that provides a user experience to minimize all these cat-related distractions, allowing you to focus on what you need to write.

DataStax Eyes Graph Database Support with Aurelius Acquisition

Friday 6th of February 2015 01:14:46 AM
DataStax has acquired Aurelius, maker of the Titan graph database, to add graph database capabilities to its big data platform, which is based on Cassandra, the NoSQL open source distributed database.

Tesoras pivot to open source and the OpenStack Trove project

Friday 6th of February 2015 12:17:35 AM
Early in 2014, we launched our company Tesora as the OpenStack Trove company focused on the open source database-as-a-service project. This wasn’t, however, a brand new open source company. We began our life as ParElastic, developing a proprietary engine that could transparently scale-out MySQL.

The cloud could be a silver lining when weather disaster strikes

Thursday 5th of February 2015 11:20:24 PM
The snow won't stop falling this winter and it's been so bad in New England many folks haven't been able to get to work where the work is piling up like the snow in your driveway. If your company uses cloud services, you could continue to operate even when you can't make it to the building.

Ubuntu 15.04 to Launch with Linux Kernel 3.19, Most Likely

Thursday 5th of February 2015 10:23:13 PM
Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is scheduled to launch in April and just a few weeks of development are left, which means that Linux Kernel 3.19 is the most likely candidate for implementation in the distro.

Pi Glass interview

Thursday 5th of February 2015 09:35:53 PM
Adafruit creatives Noe and Pedro Ruiz hack video goggles to make a 3D-printed Google Glass-like attachment

Is Net Neutrality Now a Done Deal?

Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:47:14 PM
The first hurdle to his proposal comes on February 26, the date on which the FCC is expected to vote on the new rules. This is probably already a done deal, as it’s unlikely that Wheeler would’ve penned yesterday’s piece for Wired if he wasn’t confident that he already has the support of his fellow commissioners. So, the question is, what happens next?

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Calligra 2.9.0 is Out

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