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Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory, Part II

Thursday 30th of July 2015 12:19:11 AM
In my last article, I started a series on some of the challenges related to spawningsecure servers on Amazon EC2. In that column, I discussed some of the overallchallenges EC2 presents for security compared to a traditional infrastructureand elaborated on how I configure security groups and manage secrets.

How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 11:22:00 PM
This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

Autosport Labs injects open source into motorsports

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 10:24:49 PM
Brent Picasso is CEO and co-founder of Autosport Labs (ASL), a company that develops open source motorsports technology. Their innovations allow enthusiasts to explore and enhance auto systems and to contribute back to the community.In this interview, I sat down with Brent and Ryan Doherty, principal at ASL, to talk about being open.read more

The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:27:38 PM
Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

KDE Plasma Goes Mobile

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 08:30:27 PM
While it joins an already crowded field, with the likes of Android, Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS and others already in the mobile OS space, Plasma Mobile “offers a free — as in freedom and beer — user-friendly, privacy-enabling, customizable platform for mobile devices,” wrote Sebastian Kugler, a lead architect, on KDE’s website. “Plasma Mobile is currently under development with a prototype available providing basic functions to run on a smartphone.”

KDE at FISL 16

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:33:16 PM
5281 free software passionate people met in Porto Alegre (South Brazil) for the 16th FISL edition, enjoying activities such as talks, panels, hackathons, workshops, and community meetings. All kinds of FLOSS-related topics were in place: development, translation, artwork, education, robotics, entrepreneurship, audio-visual, women and gender, politics, academia and research ...

6 top continuous integration tools

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:36:05 PM
Continuous integration is an integral part of an agile software development setup. Sprint after sprint, teams strive to "not break the build" while delivering incremental features. But when developers focus completely on adding features, code errors can sometimes creep in and render the software unusable. To stop such errors from being integrated into the SCM, a CI server is the gatekeeper that helps keep a tab on code quality. Even if the code is integrated to SCM, a CI server can very quickly tell you what went wrong. In this post, let's take a look at six open source CI server tools that you can use in your agile setup.read more

Tips for how to plan an open source event

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:38:54 PM
At OSCON this year, Kara Sowles and Francesca Krihely gave an amazing workshop on how to plan and run tech events. So many tech events I've attended have looked completely seamless, so I wanted to know what went in to planning events like that.read more

The Failure of KDE Activities

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 04:41:43 PM
KDE Activities are multiple desktops. While easy to understand, they open up the possibility of new methods of workspace organization as well as new ways to layout the desktop. They deserve to be recognized as an innovation as important as tabbed browsing, and should be a part of every desktop environment, yet most users have only vaguely heard of them, and even fewer have tried them.

Solus Linux OS Boots in 1.2 Seconds

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 03:44:32 PM
The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.

Never neglect your project's architecture

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 02:47:21 PM
Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks began the second morning of OSCON 2015 with a talk about architecture.read more

Does the Chrome web store suck?

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 01:50:10 PM
In today's open source roundup: Some users think that the Chrome web store sucks. Plus: Wine 1.7.48 offers better support for Windows games and apps. And KDE unleashes Plasma Mobile Linux OS for phones.

MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps will BREAK it

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 12:52:59 PM
Microsoft's 'working on a fix to this issue' – or you can go third party insteadAn issue with the Windows 10 Start menu means that those with more than 512 application shortcuts will have missing entries.…

Explore the night sky with these two open source apps

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 11:55:48 AM
There was a time when visiting a planetarium involved more than turning on your computer. I have long been fascinated with the night sky, but I live an hour's ride from the nearest planetarium. Luckily, I've discovered two open source applications that bring the stars to me: Stellarium and Celestia.read more

Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 10:39:53 AM
4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive touchscreen is still on course, […]

Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Linux Running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core Mini TV Box

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:42:42 AM
Someone made use of the generic Ubuntu MATE 15.04 root file system for aarch32 (ARMv7) based devices introduced a while ago, to run the famous Linux distribution on a MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device.

MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Grows

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 08:45:31 AM
We are definitely going to hear more about it in days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. It’s an assault on everyone; it’s a cartel that strives to tax everyone. This is also an assault on Google with WebM, not just Free software codecs such as the Ogg family.

LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:48:20 AM
The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.

This is why your open source project is failing

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:51:09 AM
At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.

Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:53:58 AM
Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.

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Simplicity Linux 15.7 Officially Released, Based on LXPup and Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

As reported at the beginning of July, David Purse, the developer of the Simplicity Linux distribution, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of his Simplicity Linux 15.7 operating system on July 30, 2015. Read more

qBittorrent Open Source Torrent Downloader Gets Massive WebUI Improvements, More

The qBittorrent project announced on the first day of August 2015 that the second maintenance release of their cross-platform and open-source BitTorrent client, qBittorrent 3.2, is available for download with major improvements. Read more

Android Headliner: Chinese Handsets Need Better Software

That being said, Chinese OEMs have been known for pretty poor quality products for quite some time. Many of them still are, but a number of China-based OEMs improved in that regard, a lot. Manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei and Meizu have great hardware, and they’ve also improved a lot on the software front, but some other, smaller companies have real issues on the software side of things. Don’t get me wrong though, not all of them have such issues, but a number of them just can’t get that part right. Many of us in the tech business actually appreciate stock Android and what it brings to the table, and luckily, many of these smaller companies don’t skin Android all that much. Why is that a good thing? Well, the performance tends to be good for the most part, and the UI also looks really great. So, what’s wrong then? Well… read on. Read more

Lava goes the Android One way with Pixel V1

Indian mobile phone manufacturer, Lava, has introduced the Pixel V1, an Android One device at a price of Rs.11, 350 in collaboration with Google. The Pixel V1 has been developed by close coordination between product R&D teams at Lava & Google. Aimed at those users who have value for money in mind, Lava has provided the right hardware specifications and the promise of the Android One platform making Pixel V1 a solid offering. Read more