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Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

Thursday 28th of April 2016 02:16:15 PM
65 percent of companies are using open source for development, while 55 percent are using it in their production infrastructure. Any doubters still that Linux and open-source software rule the enterprise software world?

A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:19:04 PM
In a recent article in Government Computer News, I looked at the challenge of reshaping federal IT with open source without go-it-alone government-off-the-shelf approaches to open source software.read more

Ready, set, litigate: Judge sets time limits for Oracle v. Google rematch

Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:21:53 PM
Lawyers for Google and Oracle fought over the final details of their upcoming copyright trial today, debating issues of courtroom technology, time limits, and what type of evidence jurors will see.

Tails 2.3 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:24:42 AM
Upgrades and changes: You can now copy and paste your GnuPG passphrases into the pinentry dialog, for example from KeePassX or the clipboard. Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5.5. Upgrade I2P to 0.9.25. Upgrade Electrum from 2.5.4 to 2.6.3. Fixed problems: Clarify that users migrating from Claws Mail to Icedove should delete all their Claws Mail data to remove the warning when starting Icedove. Make both panes of Onion Circuits scrollable to fix display issues on smaller screens.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report - 1st Half of 2015

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:27:31 AM
The KDE e.V. report for the first half of 2015 is now available. It presents a survey of all the activities and events carried out, supported, and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major events, conferences and mentoring programs that KDE has been involved in.

Tomb Raider 2013 Reboot Officially Released for Steam on Linux and SteamOS

Thursday 28th of April 2016 09:30:20 AM
After being in the works for more than a month, the thrilling Tomb Raider 2013 reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix has been successfully ported to Linux.

EnterpriseDB's EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager

Thursday 28th of April 2016 08:33:09 AM
The elegance of open source is on full display with new product releases like EnterpriseDB's (EDB's) new PostreSQL-based database solutions.

Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

Thursday 28th of April 2016 07:35:58 AM
The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.

Install Prosper202 with Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu

Thursday 28th of April 2016 06:38:47 AM
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Prosper202. Made by Tracking202, Prosper202 is a self-hosted application that lets you track and optimize all your marketing campaigns. It’s open source and easy to install on a Linux VPS. Follow the steps below to install Prosper202 on Ubuntu 14.04.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review

Thursday 28th of April 2016 05:41:36 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: What's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu redditors share their thoughts about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

How To Dual Boot Lubuntu 16.04 And Windows 10

Thursday 28th of April 2016 04:44:25 AM
This guide shows how to dual boot Lubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on a computer with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

Skylake Pico-ITX SBC has optional I/O boards

Thursday 28th of April 2016 03:47:14 AM
Axiomtek’s 6th Gen Core “PICO500” Pico-ITX SBC offers extended temperature support, a mini-PCIe slot, and expansion ports with optional I/O cards.

Open Source and Android: A History of Google's Linux-Based Mobile OS

Thursday 28th of April 2016 02:50:03 AM
How open is Android, Google's Linux-based mobile operating system? That's a question European regulators are now asking as they level antitrust charges against Alphabet, Google's parent company. To gain some perspective on the issue, a brief history of Android and its role in the open source ecosystem is in order.

Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack cloud come to IBM servers

Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:52:52 AM
IBM partners with Canonical to bring not only Linux, but the OpenStack cloud and Juju-assembled programs as well, to big-iron servers.

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GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

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Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” Read more

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

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