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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?…
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 […]
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.
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.
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?
In this config you can find an easy and cheap solution on how to block Facebook.com 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.
The sequel to the puzzle racer Audiosurf is now in the early-access phase and is also available for Linux.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Opensource.com 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.
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?
Recently, Oddworld announced that the remake of Abe's Oddysee will be released on February 25, 2015 for Linux.
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
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.
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.
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.
Add gesture and touch control to your Pi
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.