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Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Saturday 29th of August 2015 05:20:36 AM
Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers.

OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision

Saturday 29th of August 2015 03:26:14 AM
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.

Where's That Pesky Hidden Word?

Saturday 29th of August 2015 01:31:52 AM
I've been promising my 11-year-old for a long time now that I'd write a program that would let you build custom word searches based on a list of words given by the user. I wrote one years and years ago in C, but since I can't find that code any more and wanted to tackle another interesting project for this column, that's what I'm going to look at herein.

Food processing panel-PCs boast IP69K ingress protection

Saturday 29th of August 2015 12:34:41 AM
Adlink’s latest 15-, 17-, and 19-inch resistive touchscreen panel-PCs for food processing run Linux on a dual-core Atom, and offer IP69K ingress protection.

Container Myths Debunked at OpenStack Silicon Valley

Friday 28th of August 2015 11:37:30 PM
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, has heard a lot of different myths about what containers can't do and in a session at OpenStack Silicon Valley event on August 26. So he set out to debunk them.

Vivaldi Web Browser Now Offers a Visual Tab Cycler, Better Privacy Control

Friday 28th of August 2015 10:40:19 PM
On August 27, the developers of the Vivaldi project have announced the release and immediate availability for download of a new snapshot for the cross-platform web browser, Vivaldi 1.0.257.3.

KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience

Friday 28th of August 2015 09:43:08 PM
In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop.

Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

Friday 28th of August 2015 08:45:57 PM
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2 webserver on an Ubuntu 15.04 server with PHP 5 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

Mycroft's AI Could Power Ubuntu's Unity and Give Users Voice Control

Friday 28th of August 2015 07:48:46 PM
The makers of Mycroft, a device based on Raspberry Pi 2 that is governed by an AI and is capable of making your house a smart one, have just announced that they plan to release the voice recognition software to help users control their desktops.

Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

Friday 28th of August 2015 06:51:35 PM
Kalamuna co-founder Alec Reynolds has been busy fostering their free and open source Kalabox project for the past three years. The cross-platform workflow tool is available to end users thanks in large part to support from the Drupal community, plus contributions from the outside world.read more

Ubuntu 15.10 Flavors Beta 1 is Available to Download and Install For Testing

Friday 28th of August 2015 05:54:24 PM
Canonical has just released and announced the first beta of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Flavors (Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin). All of them now available to download and install for testing.

Grsecurity Forced by Multi-Billion Dollar Company to Release Patches Only to Sponsors

Friday 28th of August 2015 04:57:13 PM
Grsecurity is a well-known set of patches for the Linux kernel, which greatly enhance the ability of the system to withstand various security threats. As you can imagine, there are many companies that want to use Grsecurity, and they need to follow the accompanying GPL license. They are not doing that, and now Grsecurity needs to take some drastic action.

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Friday 28th of August 2015 04:00:02 PM
The first Beta of Wily (to become 15.10) has now been released! These new beta images provide previews of new technologies present in the community distributions and offer users a way to test the software and report bugs. Screenshot tours of [url=http://www.linuxscreenshots.org/?release=Lubuntu%2015.10%20Beta%201]Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1[/url], [url=http://www.linuxscreenshots.org/?release=Ubuntu%20GNOME%2015.10%20Beta%201]Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1[/url] and [url=http://www.linuxscreenshots.org/?release=Xubuntu%2015.10%20Beta%201]Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1[/url] are also available.

Freedom Penguin Takes Flight, Distro Count & More…

Friday 28th of August 2015 03:02:51 PM
Finally freed from the shackles of an eternity of other digital projects, Matt Hartley announced this week that “Freedom Penguin is just days away from being 100 percent ready.”

3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup

Friday 28th of August 2015 01:19:30 PM
I've started a new role at work, and so I'm going to be planning a lot of events in the near future. This is why I decided to attend Karen Vuong's talk at Texas Linux Fest. While Karen did talk about planning large conferences, I was more interested in learning about hosting small local Meetups. If you want to learn more about planning a larger conference, I recommend checking out my summary of a similar talk at OSCON last month.read more

Transform an Android Device into an Open Source Camera

Friday 28th of August 2015 12:22:19 PM
Transforming an Android device into an open source-based camera is actually easier than you might think. And while there are not very many Android open source photography apps out there, all the essential pieces are available on F-Droid and elsewhere.

Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

Friday 28th of August 2015 11:25:08 AM
Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.read more

Upcoming GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Touch Will be Amazing, Says Developer

Friday 28th of August 2015 10:08:31 AM
We wrote numerous articles related to the GPS Navigation app available for Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, but the next release promises to bring even more features, as well as a major facelift.

How to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) and phpMyAdmin on a Debian 8 VPS

Friday 28th of August 2015 09:11:20 AM
In this article we will walk you through the steps on how to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP-FPM) on a Debian 8 VPS.

Critical Firefox update (40.0.3) available now for Fedora

Friday 28th of August 2015 08:14:09 AM
Mozilla just released a new update to Firefox — the default web browser in Fedora — that resolves a pair of high priority security issues. These updates are now available in the Fedora 21, Fedora 22 and prerelease Fedora 23... Continue Reading →

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Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

Fedora Project, through Christian Schaller, was proud to report on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23. Read more

GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

From a consumer perspective, I'd like open source to be ubiquitous to the point of invisibility. Using recent Ubuntu distros, I'm always shocked at how professional the environment feels. Just five years ago, you'd need to hunt down drivers and do a bunch of fiddling to get basic things like a sound card working. Now there are so many pushbutton ways to deploy open source tech, from OSes to CMS distros on Pantheon to buying an Android-powered mobile phone. We're not quite to the point where CMS users can feel like open source is transparent; there's still a huge investment in vendors to give you the expertise to manage your Drupal or WordPress site, for example. But we're closer than we were a decade ago, and that's pretty exciting. Read more

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below). Read more