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TuxMachines: An open source Christmas with Kano

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 10:06:59 AM

So this season, what every open sourc-erer wants might just be Kano, a computer kit that comes will all the functions needed to build it and learn to code afterwards.

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LXer: NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:58:58 AM
Now you can run your own intelligence agencyThe NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

TuxMachines: Particulate sensor developed using open source approach

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:53:37 AM

A New York based start up company has used an open source approach, as well as funding from Kickstarter, to develop AirBeam – a handheld sensor which determines the concentration of particles in the air measuring 2.5µm or less.


The AirCasting app and website code is available on GitHub as open source, along with the AirBeam firmware and electronic schematics. The STL files for 3D printing the AirBeam and LiteBeam enclosures can be downloaded from

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TuxMachines: Brocade relying on open source and 'natural tension' for growth

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:46:20 AM

In line with this prediction, Brocade has been working towards changing its business tactics from being known as a hardware enterprise storage provider to also becoming an additional player in the software-defined network market — one in which rival Cisco has also been dipping its toes.

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TuxMachines: Hey, here's some face-tracking tech from Samsung you probably won't find creepy at all

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:39:09 AM

Samsung says it'll release the source code to software that allows physically disabled people to move a mouse pointer with their eyes.

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LXer: Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:01:47 AM
Fedora 21 will feature significant innovations in Docker container-based virtualization and cloud app deployment as a result of Project Atomic, making it one of the first Docker-friendly Linux distributions.

TuxMachines: Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 08:49:40 AM

Docker, OpenStack, EC2 and "Project Atomic" are among the leading buzzwords for Fedora Linux 21, the upcoming release of the community-developed open source operating system that serves as the basis for Red Hat's enterprise Linux platforms. Due out next month, the release is now receiving its final tweaks from developers, who have revealed further details on the cloud and virtualization innovations in the new version.

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TuxMachines: The rise of Debian technology

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 08:46:40 AM

Out of 285 active distributions on Distrowatch, 132 are based on Debian and 67 on Ubuntu. This predominance is not only unrivalled in a field as diverse as Linux distros, but has been true now for several years. I've cited it several times, but until now, I haven't addressed the question this observation also raises: how did this state of affairs come about?

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TuxMachines: 9 Useful Gnome Shell Extensions for Linux

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 08:46:10 AM

Gnome Shell allows you to modify it any way you want by installing extensions. There are many, many extensions out there to choose from. Since there are just so many, we’ve created a list containing some of the best.

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Reddit: Installing different distros on different hdds?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:57:26 AM

I'm wondering if anyone in this subreddit have attempted to install different distros in different hdds before? I want to do this because I'm still in the process of choosing the best Linux distribution to play/develop with and I want to explore a few such as Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, CentOS, and even AndroidOS.

If possible how does someone install, and boot hdds with different distros installed on them? Any insight would be appreciated.

Edit: I just stumbled upon this article:

Has anyone done this before? I'd like to confirm if this is the best/only way to approach this.

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LXer: uib gmbh announces the release 4.0.5 of the client management system opsi

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:07:25 AM
opsi 4.0.5 comes with several new features as managing Linux-Clients and UEFI Support

TuxMachines: Fedora Good, Bad, & Ugly and Debian's Rise

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:41:01 AM

Pádraig Brady today offered up his assessment of Fedora 21 in comparison to Fedora 16 from which he upgraded. Bruce Byfield is back with a look at the "rise of Debian technology" and Softpedia is reporting that CentOS was used to make the black hole in hit movie Interstellar. Gunnar Hellekson refutes the assertions in a recent GCN article declaring Open Source poorly designed and, finally today, Linux powered submersible says polar caps thicker than estimated.

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TuxMachines: 64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:38:11 AM

While Linux/Android on AArch64 is what's usually talked about, FreeBSD developers continue making progress on porting their kernel to 64-bit ARM.

For months FreeBSD developers have been eying 64-bit ARM and the kernel code is taking shape. In a status update posted on Monday, FreeBSD/ARM64 is now booting up into single-user mode on ARM's reference simulator. Work is still underway on porting the remaining kernel drivers and getting the 64-bit ARM userland support in shape.

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TuxMachines: QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:34:32 AM

QEMU 2.2-rc3 was released today but there's still a few release-critical bugs that will warrant an unscheduled release candidate and thus push back the official QEMU 2.2 version, hopefully only by a few days.

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TuxMachines: NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:29:36 AM

In partnership with the Apache Software Foundation, the NSA announced on Tuesday that it is releasing the source code for Niagarafiles (Nifi). The spy agency said that Nifi "automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ".

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TuxMachines: Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:21:50 AM

While there's been an ongoing discussion this week about delivering a $500 "open to the core" laptop that runs Ubuntu Linux and would be comprised of open-source software down to the firmware and Coreboot, announced last week was a high-end laptop that also aims to promote free/libre software. Though don't get out your wallets quite yet.

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TuxMachines: Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security flaws

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:17:16 AM

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

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TuxMachines: Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:10:22 AM

Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated.

Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar and wind energy are starting to become competitive with natural gas. On the same day, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), based in Massachusetts, announced it had published a paper in Nature Geoscience on experiments run by an autonomous, Linux-based submarine called the SeaBED. The underwater survey indicated that Antarctic sea ice was thicker than had been previously estimated.

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Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 Phones in February

The first two companies that have been confirmed to release phones with Ubuntu Touch are Meizu and Bq. Until now, only Meizu showed any kind of involvement with Ubuntu Touch and they were the first to announce a launch window. On the other hand, Bq has been silent, but it seems to have been very busy and to be the first one out the door. Read more

Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linus announced on Friday night that he's closing the merge window early for 3.19. Torvalds said that he's pulling the last of the pull requests on Saturday -- related to KBuild and the READ_ONCE split-up -- but is planning to then close the merge window. Read more

X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Julien Cristau of Debian announced the X.Org Server 1.16.3 release on Saturday morning. The primary focus of this release is on correcting the security issues within the GLX, DIX, XV, DRI3, RENDER, and other areas of the xorg-server code-base affected by outstanding security problems. Read more