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Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux

3 hours 36 min ago
When Matthew Garrett, well-known Linux kernel developer and CoreOS principal security engineer, announced he was releasing a [Linux] kernel tree with patches that implement a BSD-style securelevel interface, I predicted people would say Garrett was forking Linux. I was right. They have. But, that's not what Garrett is doing.

Top 5: Alternatives to Outlook, My Linux Story, and more

5 hours 30 min ago
In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight tips for tech writing, how to , the Rasperry Pi Sense HAT, a My Linux Story, and five open source desktop email clients that are alternatives to Outlook.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Preparations Begin, OTA-7 on Its Way with Unity 8 Notifications Fix

7 hours 24 min ago
Just a few moments ago, we were informed by Mr. Lukasz Zemczak about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-7 software update.

An Arduino-powered My Little Pony donation box

9 hours 19 min ago
As the 2015 CRASH Space Vice President and an alumna of the 2010 CRASH internship program, it's fair to say that I come from a long line of donation box more

Some inclusive discussion about inclusive decisions

11 hours 13 min ago
Week 6 of the Open Organization book club is coming to an end, and yesterday's Twitter chat was an awesome way to wrap it up. Making inclusive decisions through transparency and participation is one of my favorite topics (and practices), and we heard some great perspectives I'm excited to more

Linksys WRT router gains faster SoC, more RAM, OpenWrt

Saturday 10th of October 2015 05:36:57 AM
Linksys has launched a “WRT1900ACS” router that updates the AC version with a faster dual-core, 1.6GHz SoC, twice the RAM (at 512MB), and OpenWrt support. In early 2014 when Linksys resurrected the hackable Linksys WRT54G WiFi router in a new WRT1900AC model, the Belkin subsidiary said the the Linux-based router would also support the lightweight, […]

Linus Torvalds Still Not Afraid of Being Hit by a Bus

Saturday 10th of October 2015 03:42:35 AM
Torvalds himself is a maintainer of the kernel as a whole, and a question that is repeatedly asked is 'what if Linus gets hit by a bus?"It's a question that moved a tad closer to reality at the Linuxcon EU event in Dublin. Hohndel said that he had to warn Torvalds while on route to his keynote, when crossing the street to avoid being hit by a bus.

Oneplus One with Ubuntu Touch Just Got Cellular Support

Saturday 10th of October 2015 01:48:13 AM
We recently covered the fact that Ubuntu Touch is being ported for the famous and elusive Oneplus 2 phone, even before the port for the Oneplus One was finished. The developer promised back then that he's working on both ports, and he just delivered.

Science on Android

Friday 9th of October 2015 11:53:51 PM
I have covered a lot of different scientific packages that areavailable under Linux in this space, but the focus has been on Linux running on desktopmachines. This has been rather short-sighted, however, as lots ofother platforms have Linux available and shouldn't be neglected.So in this article, I start looking at the type of science you can doon the Android platform.

How to split large audio files on Linux

Friday 9th of October 2015 10:24:53 PM
It is often the case that we want to split an “one-piece” audio recording into smaller files. A live concert could be broken down into songs so that you can burn it on a CD, or an interview can be separated into thematic sections. Whatever the case, here are four different ways to do it.

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

Friday 9th of October 2015 09:05:23 PM
Renesas announced an “RZ/G” series of dual-core SoCs for Linux- and Android devices in 1GHz Cortex-A7 and 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 flavors, both with PowerVR GPUs. The RZ/G updates the Renesas Electronics RZ line of system-on-chips, which includes the Linux-ready RZ/A1 line of single-core, 400MHz Cortex-A9 SoCs, as well as an RZ/T line that runs an RTOS […]

New Themes and Modules Available for the Moksha Desktop

Friday 9th of October 2015 08:08:12 PM
A month ago we posted about a slew of new module you can use to customize your Moksha Desktop. The next step in allowing our users to easily harness the plethora of customization options Moksha is capable of, is bringing a variety of old E17 themes up to speed so they are compatible with Moksha.

Linux Foundation Wants to Standardize Common Best Practices for Open Software Compliance

Friday 9th of October 2015 07:11:01 PM
The Linux Foundation announced the standardization of the future of the Software Supply Chain by creating the OpenChain Workgroup.

U.S. report highlights positive elements of government open source adoption

Friday 9th of October 2015 06:13:50 PM
I think we've all read our fair share of reports about lessons learned and the challenges and opportunities for governments taking up open source software. Frankly, many of them seem a bit dry, and often more

Expandable Panel PCs run Linux on dual-core Bay Trail Atom

Friday 9th of October 2015 05:16:39 PM
Advantech’s latest 10.1- and 15.6-inch touch-panels run Linux on a dual-core Atom E3827, and offer extended temperature support and iDoor expansion. The TPC-51WP and TPC-1551WP continue Advantech’s line of rugged touch-panel PCs, dating back to the circa-2010, Intel Atom-based TPC-651H. The new devices have a more up-to-date Atom processor: the dual-core, 1.75GHz E3827 system-on-chip that […]

Using open source principles to build better engineering teams

Friday 9th of October 2015 04:19:28 PM
Brandon Keepers is head of open source at GitHub. He believes open source is fundamental to build products. I caught up with Brandon prior to his talk at All Things Open about open source principles for better engineering teams.I asked him not only about the talk itself, but also about his work at GitHub. Brandon shares some interesting insights into constraints developers face and how they account for these through transparency, participation, and more

HP Announces OpenSwitch, a Linux-Based Open Source Network Operating System

Friday 9th of October 2015 03:22:17 PM
HP (Hewlett-Packard) has announced the release of a new open source, full-featured network operating system (NOS) called OpenSwitch.

Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux

Friday 9th of October 2015 02:25:06 PM
But the famed Linux developer is putting his security work into his own Linux tree without Linus Torvalds' approval.

Is Microsoft Wooing Canonical & Important Departures…

Friday 9th of October 2015 01:27:55 PM
A while back I was fitted for a tinfoil hat by some because I had the audacity to suggest that it would be a shrewd business move by the now-Linux-loving Microsoft to buy Canonical because a.) Canonical had technology that Microsoft would want and need to advance in mobile (like the Ubuntu Phone technology, which blows Microsoft’s out of the water currently), and b.) by this time, Mark Shuttleworth is beyond tired of flushing millions after millions down the toilet (though, as a half-billionaire, he still has several decades of current spending before his bank account resembles, well, mine), and who can blame him?

Reasons Why You Might Not Like Lightweight Linux Distributions As A Newbie?

Friday 9th of October 2015 12:30:44 PM
There are hundreds of Linux distributions and users choose the one based on their day-to-day tasks. Some of the popular Linux distros are Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora etc. Other than this I also suggest users to choose a lightweight distro when they're starting to use Linux. But, In this post I'll talk about the Lightweight Linux distributions and why Lightweight Linux distributions may be bothersome. Although there are benefits of using Light Linux distributions but there is also a fact that I experienced through my blog readers.

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    Microsoft tried to move users from its infamous Internet Explorer browser to a minimalist new web browser dubbed Edge following the launch of Windows 10. But new data has revealed that Windows 10 users are reluctant to make the transition.
  • Google open source project aims to speed up web
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    Google has announced a new project that could make a difference for mobile browsing. The company has launched the Accelerated Mobile Pages project (AMP), a fully open source initiative, with the underlying code available on GitHub.
  • Google wants to speed up the mobile web with AMP project
    Google has a plan to speed up mobile Web browsing. The recently unveiled AMP—Accelerated Mobile Pages—project is an open source initiative that restricts certain elements of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to produce leaner Web pages "that are optimised to load instantly on mobile devices." How much quicker is "instantly"? According to Google, early testing with with a simulated 3G connection and a simulated Nexus 5 showed improvements of between 15 to 85 percent.
  • What's New This October in Open Source CMS
    A little love, please, for Miami-based dotCMS, maker of Java open source content management system (CMS) software. Just yesterday, it was chosen as one of the 20 Most Promising Open Source Software Solution Providers by CIO Review.
  • Deweloperzy NetBSD-7.0: Leonardo Taccari
    In the series of questions and answers from the NetBSD-7.0 developers, we will meet Leoardo Taccari, a recent NetBSD committer, who works with this system on his desktop and maintains in this field pkgsrc packages.
  • NetBSD 7.0 Operating System Brings Raspberry Pi 2 and Multiprocessor ARM Support
    The developers of the open source, BSD-based NetBSD operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of the project's fifteenth major release.
  • New Version Of JPEG-Turbo Quietly Released
    While the Internet has been buzzing recently about the new FLIF image format, libjpeg-turbo developers released a new version of their JPEG library. Libjpeg-turbo 1.4.2 is the new release and it quietly made it out at the end of September. Libjpeg-Turbo 1.4.2 features at least five known bug fixes resulting in crashes and other problems.
  • Open data Incubator: ODINE selected its first round of start-ups
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Development News

  • Perl 6 is coming soon: What it will bring
    Perl 6, a long-awaited upgrade to the well-known scripting language, has gone into beta, with the general release planned for Christmastime. The upgrade went to beta late last month, Perl designer Larry Wall told InfoWorld on Wednesday, and the October monthly release will feature the first of two beta releases of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. There been having monthly compiler releases for years, but the language definition has now stabilized. Wall added, “At this point we're optimizing, fixing bugs, and documenting, and I feel comfortable saying we can take a snapshot of whatever we have in December and call it the first production release.”
  • PEAR 1.10 Released With PHP 7 Support
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