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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

Sunday 18th of January 2015 11:55:51 AM
It's a post-post-post PC worldAfter such a banner year of Linux releases it might seem overly pessimistic to pause and ask this question: is there a future beyond this?…

Xen hypervisor v4.5 is slimmer and timelier

Sunday 18th of January 2015 10:01:29 AM
An update of the open-source Xen Hypervisor to v4.5 brings reduced footprint, increased power efficiency, and new “experimental” real-time services. According to an announcement on the Xen Hypervisor project’s blog, the version 4.5 release brings 43 major new features and includes the most updates in the project’s history. Of particular interest to designers of embedded […]

Movie DRM fails again as Oscar DVD screeners appear on torrent sites

Sunday 18th of January 2015 08:07:07 AM
Remember when the entertainment industry was thrilled about its temporary defeat of the Pirate Bay? Well, the victory – such as it was – hasn’t stopped the pirates from removing the DRM that was supposed to protect this years Oscar movie screeners. Yep, the pirates simply stripped the watermarking and uploaded the files anyway to many other torrent sites.

ToleranUX: Satirical Linux fork mocks calls for open source diversity

Sunday 18th of January 2015 06:12:45 AM
On Friday, following comments made by Linux legend Linus Torvalds about diversity in the open source development community, a new Linux fork went online at Github, apparently to mock diversity advocates. Dubbed ToleranUX, the fork, created by a one-day-old Github account called The Feminist Software Foundation, was announced with a lengthy diatribe full of over-the-top mockery of feminist and diversity movements within the tech sector.

Fedora 21 review: Linux’s sprawliest distro finds a new focus

Sunday 18th of January 2015 04:18:23 AM
Like most Linux distros, Fedora is a massive, sprawling project. Frankly, it's sprawl-y to the point that it has felt unfocused and a bit lost at times. Just what is Fedora? The distro has served as a kind of showcase for GNOME 3 ever since GNOME 3 hit the beta stage. So Fedora in theory is meant to target everyday users, but at the same time the project pours tremendous energy into building developer tools like DevAssistant. Does that make Fedora a developer distro? A newbie-friendly GNOME showcase? A server distro? An obscure robotics distro?

How to block Facebook access on Linux desktop

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:24:01 AM
In this config you can find an easy and cheap solution on how to block on any Linux desktop using /etc/hosts file. This is not a bulletproof solution but should help as a first level privacy protection for your kids, your self or should aid if your students do not pay enough attention in the class.

Audiosurf 2 appears on Linux!

Sunday 18th of January 2015 12:45:04 AM
The sequel to the puzzle racer Audiosurf is now in the early-access phase and is also available for Linux.

Not Just Linux: DigitalOcean Adds FreeBSD Cloud Hosting Option

Saturday 17th of January 2015 10:50:42 PM
Cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean has added FreeBSD, the open source, Unix-like operating system, as another option on its SSD-powered cloud hosting platform, alongside Linux.

A coincidence? Mozilla teams unite during work week

Saturday 17th of January 2015 08:56:20 PM
I'm not exaggerating when I say that Mozilla's Portland coincidental work week was an example of perfect collaboration between staff and community members.

Linus Torvalds responds to Ars about diversity, niceness in open source

Saturday 17th of January 2015 07:01:58 PM
On Thursday, Linux legend Linus Torvalds sent a lengthy statement to Ars Technica responding to statements he made in Auckland, New Zealand earlier that day about diversity and "niceness" in the open source sector.

Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

Saturday 17th of January 2015 05:10:41 PM
An open letter to computer makers about how I want an Ubuntu notebook. I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to look nice. I want it to cost $300 to $450.

Top 5: A world record, tools for project management, and more

Saturday 17th of January 2015 03:16:19 PM
Welcome to the weekly Top 5! Every week, I check out the stats and chatter to see what stories have been most popular with our readers this week. Last week, we filmed a short preview video that we shared on social media to give you a prep for the full-length video that is on our YouTube channel.

Why some Apple customers run Linux on Macbooks instead of OS X

Saturday 17th of January 2015 01:21:57 PM
In today's open source roundup: Why Apple's Macbooks are popular with some Linux users. Plus: Ars reviews Fedora 21, and should you use Linux or BSD?

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee will be released for Linux

Saturday 17th of January 2015 11:27:35 AM
Recently, Oddworld announced that the remake of Abe's Oddysee will be released on February 25, 2015 for Linux.

How To Customise The XFCE Desktop Environment

Saturday 17th of January 2015 09:33:13 AM
This guide shows how to customise the XFCE desktop environment by adding panels and items, switching the menu system, installing a dash and installing the classy Cairo dock

Gitrob Combs Github Repositories for Secret Company Data

Saturday 17th of January 2015 07:38:51 AM
Free online code repositories such as GitHub provide a valuable collaboration service for enterprise developers. But it's also a trove of potentially sensitive company and project information that's likely to warrant attention from hackers.

A cloud management tool for simple deployments

Saturday 17th of January 2015 05:44:29 AM
For the past few years, cloud has been one of the biggest buzzwords among technology enthusiasts. Whether you want data accessibility across devices or need computation power for your business or even develop applications—cloud can help you.

Canonical Ports Unity Improvements from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Saturday 17th of January 2015 03:50:07 AM
It's easy to think that Ubuntu developers are usually working only on the next version of the operating systems, but they also put a lot of effort into the distros they already released. For example, an important Unity update has been unveiled now for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Competition: Win a Hover board

Saturday 17th of January 2015 01:55:45 AM
Add gesture and touch control to your Pi

Create a daily reading list with calibre

Saturday 17th of January 2015 01:08:25 AM
Many people complain about being able to keep up with all the information that they need to—or think they need to. While for me information overload is impossible, I understand that it can be difficult for others to wean themselves off of the mass of information that faces them.

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GParted 0.21 Brings ReFS Detection, EXT4 For RHEL5, Reiser4 For Linux 3.x

Version 0.21 of the widely-used, GUI-based GNOME Partition Editor is now available. GParted 0.21 key changes according to its developers include a fix for a off by one sector error with GParted's internal block copy, support for EXT4 file-systems on RHEL/CentOS 5.x, and removing unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition. Read more

Ubuntu Touch Apps Running in Unity Desktop – Video

Unity 8 for Ubuntu is coming along and Mir is also making good progress. One of the byproduct of all these improvements is that some of the apps that are designed for the Ubuntu Touch are also working on the Ubuntu desktop, with very little help. Read more

Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

It is hard to see the direction Devuan will take, given that the project is still in its early days. The new community could create a shallow derivative, or it could fork the entire Debian archive. Another option is to try replacing Debian entirely and become a new gateway between upstream projects and users of all packages, which would require a lot more manpower and infrastructure. Read more

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee, GPS, extended temperature operation, remote IoT management, and more. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards that can be remote controlled using its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Everyware Cloud Client. Other Everyware-enabled products from Eurotech include last year’s Intel Atom E3800 based Catalyst BT module. Read more