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Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

2 hours 39 min ago
In Soviet Russia, computer uninstalls you!The Russian government says it is looking to dump Microsoft and adopt Linux as the operating system for agency PCs.…

Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

3 hours 36 min ago
Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

Here comes the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

4 hours 33 min ago
At the same time, Canonical is finally delivering on its promise to deliver one codebase for all devices. The upshot is you'll be able to use the first Ubuntu tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, as a PC as well as a tablet.

Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

5 hours 31 min ago
The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular.

Have you ever used a virtual machine?

6 hours 28 min ago
Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating system, that sits on top and serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the programs run by users, and then the actual applications we use which sit on top of that.Sometimes, though, it's a little more complex than that simple abstraction.read more

Mentor Embedded Linux adds SMACK security and IoT support

7 hours 25 min ago
Mentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN. Mentor Graphics has spun a more secure and industrial IoT-ready version of its commercial Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) distribution and development platform that moves up to a modern Linux codebase built around Yocto […]

First timer's guide to FOSS conferences

8 hours 22 min ago
I’ve been going to FOSS (free and open source) conferences since 2006. My first open source conference was FreedomHEC in Seattle, a little 30-person conference for Linux users to protest Microsoft’s WinHEC. My next open source conference was OSCON, which had over a thousand attendees. They were both very different conferences, and as a college student, I really didn’t know what to expect. Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so I’ve complied ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.read more

Warner To Pay $14 Million In 'Happy Birthday' Settlement; Plaintiffs Ask For Declaration That Song Is In Public Domain

9 hours 19 min ago
This is indeed a large payoff, one that indicates Warner/Chappell is not willing to test the merits of its case in front of a jury. The merits of the case, of course, are pretty much some random assertions with little documentation to back them up, but assertions that have, nonetheless, allowed Warner to obtain an estimated $50 million in licensing fees over the years. The $14 million Warner will pay is roughly in line with what it expected to make during the remaining years of the copyright term.

Linux-ready dev board beats BeagleBoard-X15 to the AM5728

10 hours 16 min ago
Elesar’s “Titanium” is a feature-rich board based on TI’s AM5728 SoC, featuring dual Cortex-A15, dual DSP, and dual Cortex-M4 cores, plus a dual-core GPU. It’s not too often that a workalike board ships before the original, but that appears to be the case for UK-based Elesar’s Titanium development board. The Titanium is not really a […]

Opera to Be Bought with $1.2 Billion in Cash by a Chinese Investment Fund

11 hours 14 min ago
An offer of $1.2 billion was made today for the acquisition of Opera Software ASA by a Chinese equity investment fund.

SCO v. IBM: Judge Rules for IBM in Interferance Claims

12 hours 11 min ago
The case ruled upon on Tuesday goes back to the time when SCO famously tried to force enterprise Linux users to pay SCO a license fee, since according to SCO, Linux was nothing more than a stolen version of SCO Unix being dressed up under another name. IBM, already a little ticked off at SCO because they’d sued them for the billion dollars, told SCO “hell no,” or words to that effect, when they heard of the licensing scheme, terminated whatever dealings they had left with the company, and just before slamming the door in a huff on their way out, told SCO that they would encourage their partners to do likewise.

House bill would kill state, local bills that aim to weaken smartphone crypto

13 hours 8 min ago
On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) introduced a new bill in Congress that attempts to halt state-level efforts that would weaken encryption.The federal bill comes just weeks after two nearly identical state bills in New York state and California proposed to ban the sale of modern smartphones equipped with strong crypto that cannot be unlocked by the manufacturer. If the state bills are signed into law, current iPhone and Android phones would need to be substantially redesigned for those two states.

“Happy Birthday” is public domain, former owner Warner/Chapell to pay $14M

14 hours 5 min ago
The public will soon be free to sing the world's most famous song.Music publisher Warner/Chappell will no longer be allowed to collect licensing royalties on those who sing "Happy Birthday" in public and will pay back $14 million to those who have paid for licensing in the past, according to court settlement papers filed late Monday night.

LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released with Redesigned User Interface, New Features

15 hours 2 min ago
The Document Foundation non-profit organization has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms.

How to Install Kolab Groupware Server on CentOS 7

Thursday 11th of February 2016 07:36:25 AM
In this tutorial, we will install Kolab groupware on a CentOS 7 server. Kolab is a free open source groupware server. It is a scalable and reliable collaborative software that provides shared email, calendar, address books, tasks and a file cloud. Kolab supports several client environments: on Windows you can use Outlook, on Linux, you can use KDE Kontact, on all OS that have a web browser you can use the web interface.

HPE Introduces Linux Server for Data Analytics and Real-Time Computing

Thursday 11th of February 2016 06:39:14 AM
HPE's new Integrity MC990 X Server is the latest hardware platform in the company's portfolio for high-performance data analytics for Linux environments.

The best desktop office suite, LibreOffice, gets better

Thursday 11th of February 2016 05:42:03 AM
The new LibreOffice release has improved its looks and added even more interoperable features.

Linux goes to Washington: How the White House/Linux Foundation collaboration will work

Thursday 11th of February 2016 04:44:52 AM
As part of its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the White House is collaborating with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII). CIO.com's Swapnil Bhartiya interviewed Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin to learn more about how the collaboration will work.

Microsoft Continues to Use Software Patents to Extort/Blackmail Even More Companies That Use Linux, Forcing/Coercing Them Into Preinstalling Microsoft

Thursday 11th of February 2016 03:47:41 AM
Acer is the latest large OEM to have become a victim of Microsoft’s witch-hunt against Android/Linux preloaders, whom Microsoft is coercing into becoming Microsoft’s carriers (or face litigation over software patents, with high legal fees if not injunctions or high damages upon secret settlements)

Happy GPL Birthday VLC!

Thursday 11th of February 2016 02:50:30 AM
The ever-popular VLC turned 15 a few days ago--that's 15 years since the project was GPLed and released to the world. If we were pedants, we might point out that the project actually came into existence in 1996, but that was a different lifetime.

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Development News

  • New SourceForge Owners Start Trust Repair
    SourceForge Media announced the termination notice with a promise of other policy changes coming soon. DevShare was an opt-in revenue-sharing program for developers that was started in 2013. The program attempted to give open source software developers a monetizing stream by bundling selected software titles with the free downloads. It garnered negative reactions because projects hosted on SourceForge could bundle adware with project installers.
  • SourceForge Attempts to Rebuild its Integrity
    There was a time when SourceForge was the defacto default standard open-source code repository. That time is not now - as Github and mis-steps at SourceForge have eroded both the mind and market share that SourceForge once had.
  • IBM Bequeaths the Express Framework to the Node.js Foundation
    The Node.js Foundation has taken the Express Node.js framework under its wing. Express will be a new incubation project for the Foundation. IBM, which purchased Express maintainer StrongLoop last September, is contributing the code.
  • Data analysis of GitHub contributions reveals unexpected gender bias
    With more than 12 million users, GitHub is one of the largest online communities for collaborating on development projects. Now a team of researchers has done an exhaustive analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests for open source projects, trying to discover whether the contributions of women were accepted less often than the contributions of men. What they discovered was that women's contributions were actually accepted more often than men's—but only if the women had gender-neutral profiles. Women whose GitHub profiles revealed their genders had a much harder time.

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Red Hat News

  • Rackspace to Manage Red Hat OpenStack Clouds On-Premise
    In the latest stage of its transformation into a managed services provider that just happens to own some cloud infrastructure, Rackspace announced today that it has been certified by Red Hat to manage Red Hat OpenStack deployments in data centers.
  • Rackspace launches Red Hat driven Private Cloud
    Hosting company Rackspace has launched Private Cloud which (as the name suggests) is a private cloud ‘as a service’ built on the foundation of OpenStack technology. The new offering is an addition to its portfolio of Rackspace OpenStack-as-a-Service offerings, as part of the hosting company’s strategy to simplify and popularise OpenStack private and hybrid clouds.
  • Rackspace Continues its Quest to Support Everyone Else’s Cloud
    Rackspace’s contention is that there are many customers that start down the OpenStack path before realizing that it’s a lot harder to set up and run than anticipated. Then Rackspace can swoop in to configure and run that cloud for them either in their own server rooms, in a third-party data center, or on Rackspace equipment.
  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) Sentiment Increased in Q3 2015
  • Bullish Options Activity on Red Hat Inc Surges After Better Fundamentals
    In today’s session Red Hat Inc (RHT) registered an unusually high (178) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2016 call, expecting serious RHT increase. With 178 contracts traded and 5074 open interest for the Mar, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: RHT160318C00067500 closed last at: $1.75 or 40% up. The stock increased 3.10% or $1.91 on February 10, hitting $63.51. Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) has declined 16.38% since July 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.86% the S&P500.