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A Major Victory for the Open Web

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:13:11 PM
We just accomplished something very important together. Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted for strong net neutrality protections. This happened because millions of people — including many hundreds of thousands in Mozilla’s community — joined together as citizens of … Continue reading

An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

Friday 27th of February 2015 12:16:00 PM
LXLE is a great example of how a respin can add value to an underlying base distribution with great visual elements, better navigation and a complete set of packages.

GCompris Is a Great Linux Teaching Tool for Small Kids

Friday 27th of February 2015 11:18:49 AM
GCompris, an educational software suite providing fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, has been upgraded to version 15.02 and is now available for download.

FLOSS Weekly 326: The Open Source Initiative

Friday 27th of February 2015 10:21:38 AM
This week we are joined by Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson to talk about the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a global non-profit that supports and promotes the open source movement. Among other things, the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition.

High-Availability Storage with HA-LVM

Friday 27th of February 2015 09:24:27 AM
In recent years, there has been a trend in which data centers have beenopting for commodity hardware and software over proprietary solutions. Whyshouldn't they? It offers extremely low costs and the flexibility tobuild an ecosystem the way it is preferred. The only limitation is the extentof the administrator's imagination.

Tiny COM Express module runs Linux on quad-core Atom

Friday 27th of February 2015 08:27:16 AM
Aaeon launched a transportation-focused “NanoCOM-BT” COM Express Type 10 Mini module based on Atom E3800 SoCs, with optional industrial temperature support. The Linux-friendly NanoCOM-BT supports a variety of automation, medical, ticketing, kiosk, surveillance, and communications applications, but is primarily being promoted for use in public transportation devices. The 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 […]

Five Linux Distros for New Users

Friday 27th of February 2015 07:30:05 AM
Those who’re new to Linux want the best distro out there for new users, which means simple things like ease of use, productivity, speed, and security. But which distros are the best for new users? Actually, there is probably no “best,” but there are many distros that are designed keeping the needs of the inexperienced Linux user in mind.

Tails 1.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 27th of February 2015 06:32:54 AM
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:35:43 AM
Juniper Networks and Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, are partnering for a new Network Function Virtualization cloud platform, based on OpenStack and the Contrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Has Valve helped Linux gaming?

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:38:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Valve's impact on Linux gaming. Plus: Why a tech journalist dumped Apple, Microsoft and Google for open source. And four music players for Linux.

Docker Advances With Trio of Orchestration Tools

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:41:21 AM
Two months after first announcing Machine, Swarm and Compose, Docker rolls out the three orchestration tools. -

Net neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the internet

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:44:10 AM
Internet activists scored a landmark victory on Thursday as the top US telecommunications regulator approved a plan to govern broadband internet like a public utility. FCC says ‘we listened and we learned’, and passes strict broadband rules that represent ‘a red-letter day for internet freedom’

Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 Packages, Gorgeous Theme and Wallpaper - Gallery

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:46:59 AM
As we've reported earlier, Canonical is preparing to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release for its Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Kubuntu, as well as Ubuntu MATE, which became an official release this week.

‘Net Neutrality’ Is a Problem, Not a Solution

Friday 27th of February 2015 12:49:48 AM
Net Neutrality is a problem, not a solution, and it won’t take long before we’re told that even more extensive and intrusive government control of Internet service is necessary to address all the “unintended consequences” it produces.

Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally

Thursday 26th of February 2015 11:52:37 PM
Meizu has finally confirmed that it plans to use an MX4 device to present the Ubuntu system at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it will also be the platform that will launch internationally with Ubuntu.

Why buy from SparkFun instead a bigbox seller?

Thursday 26th of February 2015 10:55:26 PM
SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 as a source for engineers, inventors, prototypers and DIY enthusiasts to find the gear and tools they need to make their electronics projects possible. More than a decade later, SparkFun is still a leader in the world of open source hardware.In this interview, I sat down with founder and CEO Nathan Seidle to talk a bit about what drives SparkFun’s open source hardware more

eOsFree Linux RC 1 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:58:15 PM
eOsFree Linux RC 1 is available. eOsFree Linux is a re-spin of the elementary OS distribution with a customized desktop.

Take a look to Reversian, a Unicode text processor for Android in Material Design

Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:01:04 PM
Reversian is a simple text processor tool useful for generating some unicode-based text transformations.

Nvidia Actually Listens To Its Customers, Will Again Let Them Use The Expensive Hardware They Own As They See Fit

Thursday 26th of February 2015 08:03:53 PM
Graphics card powerhouse Nvidia hasn't been having very much fun lately. First, the company took an Internet wide beating from gamers after selling a 4 GB graphics card (the GTX 970) that wasn't really a 4 GB graphics card, resulting in the $300+ purchase choking on high-end resolutions (or when using, say, Oculus Rift)... Perhaps a bigger deal was Nvidia's December decision to roll out mobile graphics card drivers that prevented paying customers from overclocking the cards they own. The ability for consumers to do as they see fit with their own hardware, Nvidia claimed at the time, was a bug in the company's driver software that needed to be removed for the safety of the consumer,,,

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Exits Beta For Linux, Some Thoughts & A Sale

Thursday 26th of February 2015 07:06:42 PM
I guess I had better announce this or the flurry of emails about it will never stop! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is now fully out for Linux, and so you may draw your swords. It's also 66% off right now!

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