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Starting with Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10 - A Beginner's Guide

2 hours 26 min ago
Vagrant is an highly efficient tool for managing virtual machines via CLI. This increases your and your team's productivity and flexibility. This tutorial will cover the installation of Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10, explain the basics of this great virtualisation tool and will guide you trough the creation of your first Vagrant instance.

KaOS 2015.02 Screenshot Tour

3 hours 13 min ago
KaOS is very proud to announce the availability of the February release of a new stable ISO image. This release brings the end of KDE 4 as the default Desktop Environment for KaOS. Almost ten months ago work started to fully migrate to Frameworks 5, Plasma 5-based distribution and with the release of Plasma 5.2.1 this migration is now deemed ready to bring a better user experience then KDE 4. From the unset of this migration there was never a plan to mix the two environments. What you will see on this ISO is a pure Plasma 5-based environment. As many might have noted KDE Applications 14.12 did not contain more then a handful of Plasma 5 applications. Just about all applications that users have become used to seeing in a KDE 4 version are available as a Plasma 5 port. A few are not ready yet, and those will be missing from the KaOS repositories until their ports are ready for daily use.

4 tips for breaking into an open source community

4 hours 1 min ago
My two biggest dreams growing up were to be either a firefighter or a space explorer. Though I didn’t get to do either of those things, I satisfy the former via being a volunteer in prevention with Cal Fire, California’s state fire department, and the latter by reading everything I can get my hands on about space—both fiction and non-fiction.read more

An open source database for realtime applications

4 hours 48 min ago
The world of databases is no stranger to open source. In fact, many of the world's top companies, projects, and websites run various open source databases behind the scenes.

Ubuntu Phones, Convergence, Snappy Ubuntu Core to Be Showcased at MWC 2015

4 hours 56 min ago
The highly anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) event will take place between March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, and as expected, Canonical will be present to showcase its latest Ubuntu technologies, including the Ubuntu convergence of the upcoming Unity 8 interface and the first Ubuntu-powered phones, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Meizu MX4.

Resize images using Python

5 hours 53 min ago
I love Python, and I’ve been learning it for a while now. Some time ago, I wrote a Python script where I needed to resize a bunch of images while at the same time keeping the aspect ratio (the proportions) intact. So I looked around and found the PIL (Python Imaging Library).read more

Creating a Community: Pieces of a Project

6 hours 50 min ago
Many hands make light work, as they say. More importantly, though – many hands come with many minds. An FOSS project consists of a lot more than just the source code that powers your application. Most successful projects consist of at least the following: WebsiteDocumentationUser SupportApplication(s)

Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

7 hours 47 min ago
The “RideOn” project for augmented reality ski goggles has won its Indiegogo funding. It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control. The need for high-tech, Android-based snow goggles like RideOn and Recon’s Snow2 is hard to fathom for skiers like us, who expend every last Joule of mental energy on staying […]

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

8 hours 44 min ago
On January 23 this year, the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal had their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.For anyone newly learning about open source licensing, this is a great look at some of the issues today.This is my account of the symposium.read more

A Major Victory for the Open Web

9 hours 42 min ago
We just accomplished something very important together. Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted for strong net neutrality protections. This happened because millions of people — including many hundreds of thousands in Mozilla’s community — joined together as citizens of … Continue reading

An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

10 hours 39 min ago
LXLE is a great example of how a respin can add value to an underlying base distribution with great visual elements, better navigation and a complete set of packages.

GCompris Is a Great Linux Teaching Tool for Small Kids

11 hours 36 min ago
GCompris, an educational software suite providing fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, has been upgraded to version 15.02 and is now available for download.

FLOSS Weekly 326: The Open Source Initiative

12 hours 33 min ago
This week we are joined by Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson to talk about the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a global non-profit that supports and promotes the open source movement. Among other things, the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition.

High-Availability Storage with HA-LVM

13 hours 30 min ago
In recent years, there has been a trend in which data centers have beenopting for commodity hardware and software over proprietary solutions. Whyshouldn't they? It offers extremely low costs and the flexibility tobuild an ecosystem the way it is preferred. The only limitation is the extentof the administrator's imagination.

Tiny COM Express module runs Linux on quad-core Atom

14 hours 27 min ago
Aaeon launched a transportation-focused “NanoCOM-BT” COM Express Type 10 Mini module based on Atom E3800 SoCs, with optional industrial temperature support. The Linux-friendly NanoCOM-BT supports a variety of automation, medical, ticketing, kiosk, surveillance, and communications applications, but is primarily being promoted for use in public transportation devices. The 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 […]

Five Linux Distros for New Users

Friday 27th of February 2015 07:30:05 AM
Those who’re new to Linux want the best distro out there for new users, which means simple things like ease of use, productivity, speed, and security. But which distros are the best for new users? Actually, there is probably no “best,” but there are many distros that are designed keeping the needs of the inexperienced Linux user in mind.

Tails 1.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 27th of February 2015 06:32:54 AM
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:35:43 AM
Juniper Networks and Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, are partnering for a new Network Function Virtualization cloud platform, based on OpenStack and the Contrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Has Valve helped Linux gaming?

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:38:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Valve's impact on Linux gaming. Plus: Why a tech journalist dumped Apple, Microsoft and Google for open source. And four music players for Linux.

Docker Advances With Trio of Orchestration Tools

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:41:21 AM
Two months after first announcing Machine, Swarm and Compose, Docker rolls out the three orchestration tools. -

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Is Official, Will Be at MWC In March

No longer a rumour but fact: Meizu has confirmed the news on its social media accounts this morning, just as the latest flash sale for the Bq Ubuntu Phone was getting underway. Read more

Telegram Desktop for Linux Review

Telegram is an instant messaging service that is best known for its mobile implementation, but a desktop app is also available and it's even better than what users might expect. Read more

KaOS 2015.02 Distro Brings a Unique, Pure KDE Plasma 5 Experience - Screenshot Tour

The KaOS development team was proud to announce on February 24 the immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.02 Linux kernel-based operating system for personal computers and laptops. This is the first ever release of the KaOS Linux distribution with the next-generation KDE Plasma desktop environment, powered by the latest KDE Frameworks 5 technology. Read more