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QtCon Keynote: Software as a Public Service

Thursday 25th of August 2016 04:41:30 AM
QtCon is happy to welcome Julia Reda, the closing keynote speaker. Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party and Vice-Chair of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Wildfire ransomware code cracked: Victims can now unlock encrypted files for free

Thursday 25th of August 2016 03:44:19 AM
Victims of the Wildfire ransomware can get their encrypted files back without paying hackers for the privilege, after the No More Ransom initiative released a free decryption tool.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 02:47:08 AM
When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the hard disk was hard-coded into the source code. And, he expected only other students to be interested in studying it as a theory.

Skylake board has 20mm profile

Thursday 25th of August 2016 01:49:57 AM
Advantech’s Linux-ready “AIMB-285” Mini-ITX board offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, a 20mm profile, mini-PCIe and PCIe, plus an optional enclosure. Advantech calls the 20mm-high AIMB-285 the first “thin Mini-ITX board to run 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors.

Vendetta Online 1.8.385 MMORPG Drastically Improves Chat and Effect Delays

Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:52:46 AM
Guild Software announced the release of a new maintenance update for their popular and cross-platform Vendetta Online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) 3D space combat title.

Linux breathes new life into old Mac computers

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:55:35 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: 8 Linux file managers to try, and Pokemon GO has lost millions of players.

How to measure your community's health

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:58:24 PM
How do you measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals? What should you be measuring?read more

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:01:13 PM
On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success.

How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 09:04:02 PM
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 08:06:51 PM
SeedStudio's hackable, “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice.

3 open source alternatives to Office 365

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:09:40 PM
It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device.The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning.read more

Schools that #GoOpen should #GoOpenSource

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 06:12:29 PM
School administrators know that traditional proprietary textbooks are expensive. Teachers in budget-strapped schools often face shortages of textbooks. Worse, print content is usually out-of-date as soon as the ink dries on the page. There has to be something better than students hauling bulbous backpacks loaded with dead knowledge stamped on dead trees.read more

Google Fuchsia eyes non-Linux things

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 05:15:18 PM
Embedded is the web's next frontierGoogle’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.…

Building Fedora Rawhide Images with Imagefactory

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 04:18:07 PM
Introduction ImageFactory is a tool, built on Oz, that is suitable for generating various types of operating system and cloud images. These images can be generated in a variety of different formats. Those include the Docker image format and the qcow2 image... Continue Reading →

MySQL daddy Widenius: Open-source religion won't feed MariaDB

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 03:20:56 PM
Fork off, cash is kingInterview MySQL daddy Monty Widenius has dismissed claims the MariaDB fork is veering away from open source.…

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:23:45 PM
In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

How to roll back a btrfs snapshot and restore corrupt or missing files

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 12:41:29 PM
Snapshots are a built-in backup method that data center admins shouldn't overlook. Here's an easy way to create snapshots on a btrfs (or Butter FS) filesystem to back up files and folders.

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:43:20 AM
Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:46:09 AM
All Macintosh computers from about 2006 onwards were made using Intel CPUs and installing Linux on these computers is a breeze. You don't need to download any Mac specific distro -- just choose your favorite distro and install away. About 95 percent of the time you'll be able to use the 64-bit version of the distro. On CoreDuo Macs, from 2006, you'll need to use a 32-bit version.

MKVToolNix 9.4 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Polishes Existing Functionality

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 09:48:58 AM
MKVToolNix creator Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release of MKVToolNix 9.4.0, the latest stable and most advanced build of the open-source and free MKV (Matroska) manipulation software for GNU/Linux.

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  • Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success
    Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Hohndel, who has been involved with the kernel for a very long time, said that during the past 25 years there have been many challenges, and one of the biggest challenges was the possibility of fragmentation. "How do we keep one single kernel?" he asked. "I used to be worried about fragmentation, and I used to think that it was inevitable at some point," said Torvalds. “Everyone was looking at the history of Linux and comparing it with UNIX. People would say that it’s going to fail because it's going to fragment. That's what happened before, so why even bother?" What made the difference was the license. "FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don't have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2," said Torvalds. "I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint."
  • Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel
    One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
  • Linux turns 25 with a brilliant history
    Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux. Now, Linux is finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.
  • Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer
    There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack. Among the notable departures in the past few months from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center were Jesse Barnes, Wayland-founder Kristian Høgsberg, and Dirk Hohndel and apparently others that went under the radar or outside of our area of focus. Another graphics driver developer no longer at Intel is Chad Versace.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver