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VC Madness Redux: Stop them Before they Kill the Economy Again

10 min 42 sec ago
Heaven help us all, they’re doing it again. The “who” are the venture capitalists, and the “what” is super-inflating another start-up company bubble.

Get Out the Vote for LinuxQuestions.org

1 hour 7 min ago
One great thing about this poll — probably the best thing about this poll — is that each of the categories has an extremely wide range of candidates, and there are programs in many of the categories that I’ve never heard of. Hearing about them for the first time, I get to try them out. So not only is it fun — yeah, I think voting is fun (so shoot me) — it’s also educational.

Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Launches Tomorrow, December 18

2 hours 5 min ago
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest title in the Civilization franchise, is finally coming to the Linux platform and the released date is tomorrow, December 18.

Rackspace joins OpenPOWER

2 hours 52 min ago
What's one of the parent companies of OpenStack and a top private-cloud hosting companies doing in OpenPOWER? Helping to push open-source from software into hardware.

Court Ruling: EA's Anti-Piracy Software Is Patent Infringing

3 hours 39 min ago
But, results aside, EA would tell you that it needed to use DRM to protect the company from piracy. Even if SecuROM failed, the company had to at least try, or else the freeloaders that live the highlife getting around intellectual property laws would win. Violating IP laws is wrong, damn it, and EA was going to do everything in its power to right that wrong.Including violating a notorious patent troll's intellectual property to do so, apparently -- at least, according to an East Texas court, which awarded Uniloc nearly $5 million after determining that EA violated the patent troll's patent with the SecuROM platform.

Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range

4 hours 27 min ago
Aaeon’s first ARM-based COM — a Qseven-based “AQ7-IMX6? module running Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 — has added an industrial temperature option. We missed Aaeon’s AQ7-IMX6 Qseven COM when it was released with a Freescale i.MX6 SoC back in the second quarter. Now, Aaeon’s very first ARM-based computer-on-module is being offered in a compatible version that offers -40 to 85°C support when paired with a 1GHz automotive version of the i.MX6 Quad SoC. The Qseven 2.0 form-factor COM continues to offer dual-core DualLite and standard Quad options of the Cortex-A9 SoC with commercial temperatures.

How strong is peer review in open source?

5 hours 14 min ago
While code review is commonplace amongst proprietary software development firms, the nature of open source software development often makes standardized code appraisal difficult to achieve. As such, successful industry leaders or project managers in the open source community frequently employ peer review techniques as a criteria for quality control in their development cycle.

Microsoft tells J.S. Joust devs their game is “NOT possible” on Windows

6 hours 1 min ago
On Tuesday, the makers of indie couch-gaming collection Sportsfriends announced that the title, which launched on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 earlier this year, finally had a home-computer release date. This Friday, shoppers at Steam and Humble Store will be able to purchase the four-game collection for $15 on Mac, Linux, and Windows.However, the announcement came with an asterisk not normally seen in computer-game launches..

5 community managers give their biggest tip for 2015

6 hours 24 min ago
I've grown a lot as a community manager this past year. Much of that growth was focused on learning and listening. Throughout my travels to various events and conferences this year I've seen a few themes come through that I think are important—they are: inclusiveness, diversity, and empathy. So, when I started to think about what to share with you this year from what I've learned, I decided to amplify some of what others have learned too that reinforce these themes.read more

Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

7 hours 21 min ago
Specialist programming site will post no new contentProgramming journal and website Dr. Dobb's is ceasing publication of new content at the end of 2014.…

Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining?

8 hours 18 min ago
The number of Linux distributions is declining. In 2011, the Distrowatch database of active Linux distributions peaked at 323. Currently, however, it lists only 285. However, exactly why the decline is taking place and how much it matters remains unclear.

Is distrohopping on the decline in Linux?

9 hours 16 min ago
One of the best things about Linux is that, unlike Windows or OS X, it has always offered an enormous range of choices to users. There have been so many different distributions and desktop environments that it has been easy for even the most picky user to find something that they liked. But now Datamation has noted a decline in the number of distros listed on DistroWatch’s site.

How to install osCommerce on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

10 hours 13 min ago
How to install osCommerce on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)This document describes how to install osCommerce in Ubuntu 14.04. Open Source Commerce (osCommerce) is a popular e-Commerce and online store-management software program that may be easily used on any web server with PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce is available to users as a free software under the General Public License (GNU) The versatile and fuss-free software enables easy setting up and maintenance of e-stores using minimal effort. This tutorial describes the process of installing osCommerce on Ubuntu 14.04.

Literary works given new life in public domain

11 hours 10 min ago
The public domain. Creating legacy and enabling creativity, one literary work at a time.Works in the public domain belong to everyone. Anyone can use public domain works in any manner they wish. They can republish the work as is, or they can use a public domain work as the inspiration and groundwork to create something new and exciting. However, the length of time before a creative works enters the public domain has grown longer and longer in recent decades. In the United States, the Copyright Act of 1976 and the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 greatly increased the length of time before a work would enter the public domain. The situation is very similar in other parts of the world.read more

Fedora 21 review

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 06:39:44 AM
Fedora 21 is out and I’ve been able to spend some time with it. The last version of Fedora I looked at was more than two years ago, so there have been quite a few changes since then. The new version of Fedora comes in three basic options: Fedora Cloud, Fedora Server and Fedora Workstation.

Top 10 open source projects of 2014

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:42:33 AM
Every year we collect the best of the best open source projects covered on Opensource.com. Last year's list of 10 projects guided people working and interested in tech throughout 2014. Now, we're setting you up for 2015 with a brand new list of accomplished open source projects.

OphionLocker, A New Ransomware uses Elliptic Curve for Encryption

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 04:45:22 AM
A new variety of Ransomware has been discovered by Trojan7Malware researchers. Dubbed as OphionLocker, this Ransomware is very unique in the sense that it uses elliptic curve cryptography for file encryption, and Tor for communication. Another unique signature of OphionLocker is that it uses malvertising campaigns to propagate itself rather then traditional spear phishing methods.

The Fellowship of the Ring movie free in the Google Play store

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 03:48:11 AM
Google seems to be giving away free movies in the Google Play store to Android users. The selection of film depends on which country you are in though, but the US store currently offers the first Lord of the Rings Movie “The Fellowship of the Ring” for free. It’s the HD version of the film.

This Linux grinch could put a hole in your security stocking

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 02:51:00 AM
A grinch may be snatching away some year-end holiday time, forcing Linux system administrators to fill a gaping security hole in their systems.

Firefox OS Expands to Nearly 30 Countries

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 01:53:49 AM
Firefox OS has brought choice to the mobile industry with 14 smartphones offered by 14 operators in 28 countries. Firefox OS unlocks mobile ecosystem participants from the barriers set by proprietary systems, allowing for independence, control and innovation.

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KDE Applications 14.12 - New Features, Frameworks Ports

Today KDE released KDE Applications 14.12, delivering new features and bug fixes to more than a hundred applications. Most of these applications are based on KDE Development Platform 4 but the first applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks is a set of modularized libraries providing additional functionality for Qt5, the latest version of the popular Qt cross-platform application framework. KDE app dragons This release marks the beginning of a new style of releases replacing the threesome of KDE Workspaces, Platform and Applications in the 4 series which ended with the latest KDE Applications update last month. Read more

What To Expect In 2015: Robots Join The Open-Source Revolution

The number of downloads doubled in 2014, to 3.5 million, and Gerkey expects adoption to spike again with the release of ROS 2.0 this summer. The upgrade will coordinate swarms, improve walking, and support smart sensors—basically, assimilate the world’s robots. Read more

New Input Drivers Coming For Linux 3.19 Kernel

One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the input driver subsystem pull, which includes numerous updates along with a few new drivers. The new drivers will benefit some Google Chromebooks in running the latest upstream kernel. Read more

Docker and the Linux container ecosystem

Linux container technology is experiencing tremendous momentum in 2014. The ability to create multiple lightweight, self-contained execution environments on the same Linux host simplifies application deployment and management. By improving collaboration between developers and system administrators, container technology encourages a DevOps culture of continuous deployment and hyperscale, which is essential to meet current user demands for mobility, application availability, and performance. Read more