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Three ways to run Windows software in Linux

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 06:18:11 AM
In today's open source roundup: How to run Windows software in your favorite Linux distribution. Plus: Four tools to securely delete data in Linux, and MIPS-powered Chromebooks might be on the way.

Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 05:21:00 AM
Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.

Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 04:23:49 AM
Tue, 24 Mar 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.2. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

KDE Plasma 5.2.2 Released with Over 150 Improvements, Prepares for Linux Kernel 4.0

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 03:26:38 AM
KDE had the pleasure of announcing today, March 24, the immediate availability of the second maintenance release for its KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment. This necessary update brings small, yet important bug fixes that promise to improve the overall performance and stability of the KDE Plasma 5 interface.

Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 02:29:27 AM
Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS Screencast

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 01:32:16 AM
Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 is available for download. This release fixes a few issues that were present in 14.04.1, adds some new features and updates some packages.

Cyanogen Aspires to Become Open-Source Android Alternative to Google

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 12:35:05 AM
Cyanogen, a venture-funded startup, is offering a new open-source version of Android that it hopes a significant number of mobile device makers will adopt as an alternative to the ubiquitous Google brand. This slide show covers the key features of Cyanogen OS and examines why this new version of Android may draw more attention in the coming months.

Ubuntu Remote Desktop with X2Go

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:47:45 PM
This tutorial explains the installation and usage of X2Go on Ubuntu. X2Go is a remote desktop application to access X-Desktop enviroments over a network connection, it is well suited for low bandwidth connections, has support for sound with PulseAudio and allows desktop sharing. The application has two parts, the x2goclient for the client side and x2goserver (which has to be installed on the desktop system that shall be accessed). The X2Go client software is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Why OpenStack is different from other open source projects

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:00:25 PM
The OpenStack project feels different from other open source projects to me. Let me try to explain.read more

News: Linux Top 3: Oracle Linux 7.1, pfSense 2.2.1 and Untangle 11.1

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:13:05 PM
Networking focused distros get an update.

Black Lab Linux 6.5 Released with Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14, MATE 1.8, and GNOME 3.10

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 09:16:57 PM
The Black Lab Software team, through Roberto J. Dohnert, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, March 24, the immediate availability for download of all four editions of Black Lab Linux 6.5, which includes Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14.2, MATE 1.8.1, and GNOME 3.10.2 desktop environments.

Reglue & Sébastien Jodogne Receive FSF Awards

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 08:19:46 PM
Ken Starks put another well deserved feather in his cap on Saturday when he accepted an award for Reglue from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) at the LibrePlanet conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday. Reglue was announced as this year’s winner of the Project of Social Benefit Award by FSF executive director John Sullivan, who also announced that Sébastien Jodogne had won this year’s award for Advancement of Free Software. The event took place on the MIT campus.

How to do fast, repeatable Linux installations

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 07:22:35 PM
Some of my recent articles have been about the Linux philosophy and its impact on the daily activities of system administrators like myself. One of the basic tenets of the Linux philosophy is to use software leverage, and one of the important corollaries of that tenet is to automate everything.read more

Linux-based COMs gain WiFi AP and BLE 4.1 functions

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 06:25:24 PM
Gumstix has updated its wireless enabled, Linux-oriented Overo Storm modules with new “Storm-Y” models that add WiFi access point and BLE 4.1 functions. Last summer, when Gumstix announced a Storm-P version of its wireless-enabled Overo Storm computer-on-modules, the company said the Storm was its most popular model. Whereas the Storm-P added WiFi Direct support via […]

Shotwell 0.22.0 Photo Manager Released Install in Ubuntu

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 05:28:13 PM
Shotwell is a powerful photo manager for GNOME, and a good alternative to applications such as DigiKam (for KDE) or Fotoxx. Shotwell comes with features such as organizing tools, editing photos by applying various adjustments, tags and has support for formats like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, RAW photo images and video files.

Where is the best place online to learn a programming language?

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 04:31:02 PM
Our last poll, in which our readers picked their favorite programming lanaguage for beginners, had almost 30 comments and 2,300 votes. And, it's still open for voting! Python leads C/C+ and Javascript, and a few others, with over 1,000 votes.read more

Install CentOS Web Panel on a CentOS 6 Linux VPS

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 03:33:51 PM
CentOS Web Panel is a free alternative to cPanel and provides plenty of features. To name a few, CentOS Web Panel provides Apache, Varnish, suPHP & suExec, Mod Security, PHP version switcher, Postfix & Dovecot, MySQL Database Managment, PhpMyAdmin, CSF Firewall, CageFS, SSL Certificates, FreeDNS (DNS server) and many more.

antiX MX-14.4 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:36:40 PM
MX-14.4 "Symbiosis" is available. MX-14.4 is based on Debian Wheezy uses sysVinit so MX-14.4 offers a rock-solid systemd-free experience for those who would prefer to stick with sysVinit. MX is designed to be fast, stable and light on resources. MX-14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian Wheezy. Bugfix and upgrade release including quite a few new enhancements.

DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:39:29 PM
Open Source in EducationA collection of articles from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and working toward a more open knowledge base for everyone.read more

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Android Leftovers

  • 10 Android for Work Features Sure to Appeal to Enterprises
    There's a new enterprise mobile platform for companies that are prepared to invest in Android. Google has introduced its long-awaited mobile device management (MDM) platform Android for Work. Android for Work gives IT departments and companies a more secure way for employees to access corporate data and applications with their Android mobile devices. It's the Android equivalent of platforms such as Apple's own MDM platform and others from Good Technology and BlackBerry. One advantage Android for Work has that all those others don't, however, is that it can be used on more than a billion Android devices that are in users' hands around the world. In other words, it's an MDM system that's destined to be adopted on a massive scale worldwide. But what in Android for Work will make it an effective management tool for the millions of workers who want to not only bring their Android mobile devices to work but use them productively for business? This slide show looks at the features that could make Android for Work an effective MDM platform for enterprises.
  • Android Wear’s biggest update ever takes aim at the Apple Watch
  • Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks
    Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.
  • Android Wear adds WiFi support, always-on apps, emojis
    Google released a major update to Android Wear that adds always-on apps, WiFi support, a wrist-flipping gesture for scrolling, and emoji drawing support. Google just released a major Android 5.1.1 update for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, and considering the huge pre-sales for the Apple Watch, it’s not a moment too soon. Even with a nine month head start over the new Apple Watch, Google’s Android Wear hardware partners sold only 70,000 watches by the end of 2014, according to an early February estimate from Canalys.
  • I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it
    For years, I waited for Nokia to change its mind and start making the gorgeous Android handsets many fans wanted from the company. Instead Nokia steered clear of a path that may have brought it some success, and eventually succumbed to iOS and Android. Yet, Re/code has learned that Nokia is once again working on Android smartphones, something that was previously rumored as well, and I can’t help but get excited all over again.
  • Nokia phones expected in 2016: Android or something else?
    Nokia is planning a return to the smartphone market in 2016, after it sold off its handset business to Microsoft in 2013, sources tell Re/code. The timing is right: Based on the Microsoft deal, Nokia can't sell phones with the Nokia brand until next year.
  • Sony's Android-powered 4K TVs and new soundbars are coming in May
    After first showcasing its 2015 lineup of 4K TVs at CES earlier this year, Sony has now revealed pricing and release dates for most of the sets. All of them run Android TV, which replaces Sony's previous, clunky software for a richer experience deeply tied to Google's own software and third-party streaming apps. Most of Sony's lineup is on the larger side when it comes to display size. Though you'll find a few options available in the 43- to 55-inch range, Sony is putting the most effort into models that will dominate most home theater setups at 65 or 75 inches. It's here you'll find the flagship XBR-75X940C, a $7,999 TV that features full-array local dimming, 4K resolution, and support for HDR video output, which Sony will deliver through a firmware update sometime this summer.
  • Best new Android widgets (April 2015) #2
  • Android Lollipop OS update live for Sprint Spark-driven Samsung Galaxy S4 tri-band LTE users in US: What's new
    After rolling out the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users who have subscribed to its wireless network services in the US, Sprint is now seeding the much expected OS update to Galaxy S4 owners using its Sprint Spark service in the country.
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop almost ready for Nexus 9, WiFi Nexus 7
    You may be excited that your device is finally getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but others are already getting Android 5.0.1 (Moto E, and Moto 4 with 4G LTE, Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4) and Android 5.0.2 (LG G2 from T-Mobile and AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Nexus 7, original Moto X). Several mobile devices have even received Android 5.1 already like the Nexus 5, Nexus Player, HTC One (M7), Moto G GPE, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE, and the Sony Z Ultra GPE. And to further burst your bubble, sorry, but Android 5.1.1 is almost ready.
  • 8 great Google Maps tips for Android and iOS
  • ZTE's Spro 2 Android-powered 'smart projector' will hit AT&T for $399.99
    How would you like a 120-inch screen you can toss into your backpack or purse? Yes, please! First announced at CES 2015, ZTE's Android-powered smart projector Spro 2 is finally launching in the U.S. The 1.2-pound portable projector that measures 5.28 x 5.16 x 1.22 inches will be available on April 24 from AT&T.
  • Your favorite websites can now send notifications to Chrome on Android
    Support for push notifications was the most important feature in last week's Chrome 42 release — and starting today you'll begin to see why. Today, several websites including eBay, Facebook, Pinterest, Vice News, and Product Hunt will begin to offer Chrome push notifications on both desktop and Android. It's that last platform that's a big deal: websites that support Chrome push notifications can send out updates that look and feel like regular app updates even if the Chrome browser isn't currently active on an Android device.
  • Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features
    With all the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, you may have forgotten that Google has a smartwatch software platform of its own called Android Wear. To remind us of this, Google on Monday took the wraps off a hugely ambitious Android Wear update that adds three important features that the platform had been sorely missing.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop Software Update
  • Australia's first Android TV device arrives with Google Nexus Player
    The player, which runs the Android TV platform, was released in the U.S. in October 2014. It will be sold at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith from Tuesday for A$129. The device sits in the same market as Apple TV, and is the first device to offer Android TV locally.
  • Improve your game with the best golf Apps for Android
    These days, technology is just as much a part of golf as a good swing. Both professional and amateur players are constantly seeking an edge from the best equipment and engineering breakthroughs.
  • Nexus 5 & 7 Still Facing The Same Issues After Android 5.1 Update
    Usually with updates to software, developers try to address any bugs or issues that were present in the previous version. Unfortunately it seems that in the case of Android 5.1, Google has yet to address some problems that are still plaguing handsets like the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 which are no doubt rather annoying for its users. The issues in question are related to memory leaks in which after prolonged periods of use, the devices start to feel sluggish due to the amount of free RAM remaining which is less than ideal. This is an issue that Google had acknowledged back in Android 5.0.1 and was actually reported back in 2014.
  • Chrome's push notifications reach your Android phone
    Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your favorite sites don't have dedicated apps. You'll also have an easier time adding home screen shortcuts for those sites if you always want them close at hand. It'll be a while before many of the sites you frequent can deliver notifications (eBay, Facebook and Pinterest are some of the early adopters), but it's worth upgrading now to get ready.

Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server. Read more Also: Ubuntu Online Summit 15.05 to Start in May

72 Applications ported to Kde Frameworks 5 (KDE Applications 15.04)

Great news for Kde fanatics since this is a month full of great releases. In fact, after the stable release of KDE Frameworks 5.9 and the up-and-coming beta of Plasma 5.3 there’s another important step for the Kde development: KDE Applications 15.04. With this new release of KDE Applications 15.04 we have the full porting of 72 applications to KDE Frameworks 5 and consequently to Qt5. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.14.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download

After releasing the Linux kernels 3.19.5 and 3.10.75 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of Linux kernel 3.14.39, an LTS (Long Term Support) version that is currently maintained for a couple of years with security patches, drivers updates, and bugfixes. Read more