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Why Jeff Hoogland Returned to Bodhi

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 06:38:51 AM
This past weekend was one of my first full weekends at home in the last four months. I sat down to finish cleaning up the Bodhi build scripts and before I knew it I was spinning up some fresh ISO images.

Wireless device in two million cars wide open to hacking

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 05:41:40 AM
An electronic dongle used to connect to the onboard diagnostic systems of more than two million cars and trucks contains few defenses against hacking, an omission that makes them vulnerable to wireless attacks that take control of a vehicle, according to published reports.

7 questions to ask any open source project

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 04:44:29 AM
Whether you're starting an open source project or deciding whether to participate in one, you don't want to waste time in an endeavor that imposes arbitrary restrictions that will stop you in your tracks down the line.

Got an open source project? SimplyBuilt has a website for you

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 03:47:18 AM
Open source has helped shape the team at into the programmers and developers we are today. We’ve used it throughout our educations and careers, and now incorporate it into the products and services we deliver.

Report: Companies Still Not Patching Security Vulnerabilities

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 02:50:07 AM
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report is out and the findings are troubling as always: for every positive finding in the report, it seems, there is a negative finding, neutralizing any gains in the network security struggle.

Canonical goes all Internet of Stuff with Ubuntu for DRONES

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 01:52:56 AM
Getting Ubuntu onto everything from your home router to commercial drones is the next target of Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth.

News: Linux Top 3: Tails 1.2.3, Steam OS Update 153 and Linux Mint systemd

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 12:55:45 AM
Debian based distros update

Get on the Linux job train with a new system administration class

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 11:58:34 PM
The Linux Foundation is offering a new self-paced class to help you get ready for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

Canonical Extends Snappy Ubuntu Core to Smart Devices

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 11:01:23 PM
Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated flavor of Canonical's open source Linux OS, now runs on robots, drones, networking devices and other embedded environments.

How to install Pydio on CentOS 7.0

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 10:04:12 PM
This guide explains how to configure Pydio in CentOS 7.0 Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data: user directory connectors, legacy filesystems drivers, comprehensive admin interface, and much more.

Why Chromebooks are killing Microsoft

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 09:07:01 PM
Chromebooks are the sleeper-product-from-hell for Microsoft. They came out of nowhere and now pose a legitimate threat to Microsoft in the laptop sales category. How many could have predicted this when the first Chromebooks were released? Back then it would have seemed absurd for an upstart operating system to even have a chance at competing with Windows-based laptops.

Linux system administrators make big bucks

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 07:44:43 PM
In today's open source roundup: Become a Linux system administrator and rake in the cash. Plus: A look back at the top ten distros of 2014, and how Linux can be more successful on the desktop.

Building a successful OpenStack group

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:21:13 PM
A conversation on the OpenStack-Community listserv caught my eye this week, which started with a simple question: "I've been contemplating starting a new OpenStack meet-up and am excited about meeting with and hearing what folks are doing in the local area. While continue working on this, I'm wondering how others who have created user groups got the word out and evangelized?"read more

Mejiro Update: Now with Analytics and Google Maps Support

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 03:24:02 PM
Although I consider Mejiro more or less feature complete, I still find ways to improve and tweak my no-frills photo publishing application. The latest Mejiro release is a case in point.

Going open source on Android with F-Droid

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 02:26:51 PM
Android. It can be a divisive word in the free and open source software world. Some embrace it, others shun it. Some still use open versions of Android like Cyanogenmod and Replicant. If you do use an Android device—no matter what version of the operating system it is—there's one thing that you need to get the most out of your device: apps. There's just no way around more

Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2014

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 01:29:40 PM
Last year I wrote an article listing the top 10 distributions of 2013 based on Distrowatch rankings and added a comment for each distribution based on how suitable they are for new users and the average computer user. Here is the 2014 update

Fedora 23: 64-bit Only?

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 12:32:29 PM
You know, I get it. I understand the symbiotic relationship between the Fedora Project and Red Hat, and how the former serves as a de facto test bed for development that, sooner or later, ends up in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Scientific Linux and CentOS (and even Oracle Linux). I even get that Red Hat may no longer have a need for 32-bit development. I also get that while 32-bit hardware use in developed countries is on the decline, I’d like to see statistics on 32-bit hardware use in developing countries before I’m ready to say that 32-bit is irrelevant.

Tap sat app gap, yaps Inmarsat chap: Orbiting bird API opened to devs

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 11:15:34 AM
Satnav to sat-haveSatellite communications oldie Inmarsat is to open up its systems to third-party developers – and wants them to create new ways to use its communications grid to link ships, aircraft, and machine-to-machine data traffic.…

Secret to Desktop Linux Adoption

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 10:18:23 AM
Every few months, new articles roll out proclaiming "this year" to be the year of the Linux Desktop. A wide selection of reasons are cited, explanations given, and various acts of patting we Linux users on the backs takes place.

Tizen-based Samsung cameras and round smartwatch leaked

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 09:21:12 AM
Recent leaks show three new Samsung Tizen devices: a pair of cameras, and a round-faced “Orbis” watch with a digital crown, bezel, and wireless charging. Samsung Z1smartphone Earlier in the month, Samsung announced that Tizen would fuel all its 2015 smart TVs, and last week when Samsung finally launched its first Tizen phone last week […]

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Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US. The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks. Read more

Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. Read more

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6. Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list. Read more