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Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

Thursday 21st of May 2015 04:03:22 AM
Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it's available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It's different from your regular OS experience, but that's a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future

Thursday 21st of May 2015 03:06:11 AM
One of the most crucial pieces of any UNIX-like operating system is the init daemon process. In Linux, this process is started by the kernel, and it's the first userspace process to spawn and the last one to die during shutdown.

Windows New Clothes

Thursday 21st of May 2015 02:09:00 AM
Perhaps Microsoft isn’t making as much noise as usual because it’s afraid that if people look too closely, they’ll find that its latest and greatest is like an operating system put together at a Goodwill, with parts borrowed from Android, ChromeOS, GNU/Linux and iOS.

Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Linux to Raspberry Pi

Thursday 21st of May 2015 01:11:49 AM
VIDEO: Canonical shows off its Orange Match Box appliance that runs Ubuntu's Snappy Linux at the OpenStack Summit.

Popcorn Time Now Lets Users Watch Movies in a Web Browser, Illegally

Thursday 21st of May 2015 12:14:38 AM
After releasing an iOS Installer that allows users to install the Popcorn Time app on their iPhone or iPad devices from a Mac or Windows machine, there's now a browser-based video streaming service too.

OpenStack Foundation Plots a Diverse Course Forward

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 11:17:27 PM
Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses new efforts under way to improve diversity and grow the open-source cloud platform.

How to protect your Debian or Ubuntu Server against the Logjam attack

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 10:20:16 PM
This tutorial describes the steps that need to be taken to protect your Ubuntu or Debian Linux Server against the recently detected Logjam attack. Logjam is an attack against the Diffie-Hellman key exchange which is used in popular encryption protokols like HTTPS, TLS, SMTPS, SSH and others.

Qt - 20 years leading cross-platform development

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 09:23:05 PM
Today we celebrate 20 years since the first release of Qt was uploaded to and announced, six days later, at comp.os.linux.announce. Over these years, Qt evolved from a two person Norwegian project to a full-fledged, social-technical world-wide organism that underpins free software projects, profitable companies, universities, government-related organizations, and more. It's been an exciting journey.

The future of open source in health IT

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 07:15:57 PM
Fred Trotter is easy to recognize; he's a tall man with an equally big presence. Whether he's sporting his signature wild shock of blond hair or has shaved it bald as he does once a year or so, he can't be missed in a crowd. Any place where open source, big data, and healthcare-oriented people are gathered, you are likely to find him and his more

OpenStack community speeds ahead

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 06:18:46 PM
OpenStack Summit is happening right now in Vancouver. Kavit Munshi, an OpenStack Ambassador based in India, is there, and if I had to guess, he's helped more than a handful of users, face to face, with their problems and questions by more

Linux Kernel Plagued by an EXT4 Data Corruption Issue, Patch Available

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 05:21:35 PM
Apparently, there's a data corruption issue in the EXT4 file system for multiple Linux kernel branches, affecting several mainstream distributions, including Arch Linux, Fedora, and Debian GNU/Linux.

The Day Linux Crashed

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 04:24:24 PM
As a greenhorn Linux newbie eight springs ago, I happened upon an article on LXer about this guy in Texas who had an idea on how to promote Linux. Oh, it was a crazy idea all right, but thinking about it at the time, it was one that might…just…work. For the Indianapolis 500 in 2007, the idea — this crazy plan — was to put Linux on the side and nose of a car, and while penguins couldn’t fly, they still could go just over 220 and turn left.

Critical Apps Missing From Linux

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 03:27:13 PM
Most people believe that moving from Windows to Linux isn't possible because it lacks critical software and tools they need. Perhaps in some limited instances they're right, but I believe the bigger challenge is making sure critical workflows remain intact.

Why your hardware needs an open source debugger

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 02:30:02 PM
Working directly with hardware is hard. Each project brings with it mundane questions of which compiler to use, what communications protocols to work with, and how to load code. Developers also need to figure out how to debug the live system without affecting the program being executed.In the past this has required expensive and proprietary software, but thanks to commodity hardware and projects such as OpenOCD, developing programs that run directly on embedded hardware is easier than ever more

How to add extra airplanes on FlightGear Flight Simulator

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 01:32:51 PM
FlightGear is this world's most advanced open source flight simulation project with a thriving community of users and contributors around it. These contributors are passionate people that love aviation (some are former pilots), or airspace engineering, or just like having fun with 3D modelling. This has the gorgeous result of having over 450 aircrafts in the official online FlightGear hangar!

21 open hardware enthusiasts to follow on Twitter

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 12:35:40 PM
The open hardware movement, much like the open source movement as a whole, is constantly growing and changing.To celebrate our open hardware series—and to help keep you in the loop on all things open hardware—we've rounded up 21 makers, tinkerers, and open hardware enthusiasts to follow on Twitter. Want more? Check out @opensourceway's full open hardware more

How to install ISPConfig 3 on your Ubuntu VPS

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 10:13:59 AM
How to install ISPConfig 3 on your Ubuntu VPS

Popcorn Time Now Streams Movies To A Browser Making It Scary Easy To Pirate

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 12:42:09 AM
Popcorn Time has been called the Netflix for pirated movies, but it requires the installation of a desktop application. Not anymore. Now thanks to a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser you’re just a couple of clicks away from watching a pirated movie stream.

Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

Tuesday 19th of May 2015 11:44:58 PM
I first tried Linux in a Windows virtual machine in about 2000, but I didn't make it my primary operating system until I went to work for VA Linux in 2003. That was back when the company ran not only but also Slashdot, SourceForge, and ThinkGeek.

Which Chromebook is worth buying?

Tuesday 19th of May 2015 10:47:47 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which Chromebook is worth getting? Plus: The history of Apple versus Linux and open source. And the pros and cons of Snappy packages.

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