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Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:00:00 PM

Until today, Raspbian shiped with the well-known and lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which looks pretty much the same as on any other Linux-based distribution

Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

Thursday 29th of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

FriendlyARMs 40 x 40mm "NanoPi Neo Air" hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot.

Mozilla tells Firefox OS devs to fork off if they want to chase open web apps vision

Thursday 29th of September 2016 07:00:00 PM

el Reg: Lizard also set to char Windows XP and Vista by ending support

What are configuration management tools?

Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:00:00 PM Whether you maintain 5,000 machines or five, configuration management tools make the job easier.

MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM

Thursday 29th of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: CompuLab's Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage.

7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

Thursday 29th of September 2016 04:00:00 PM

Datamation: Linux users are different from Windows users in attitude as much as their choice of operating system.

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 final beta from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 29th of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

ostechnix: How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 (both Desktop and server) from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and older versions.

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:00:00 PM

On September 28, the LibreOffice project celebrated its 6th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to push a new update

Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:00:00 PM

Softpedia: The Linux Mint leader is also announcing today, September 29, 2016, a new library called libxapp, which you can use in your applications to offer users the ability to black and unblank monitors.

25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know

Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:00:00 AM

 tecmint: Iptables uses a set of tables which have chains that contain set of built-in or user defined rules.

Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:03:00 PM

"I have no doubt that Kubernetes will be one of the major container co-ordination systems," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu told ServerWatch.

Solus Gets MATE 1.16 Desktop Environment and Linux Kernel 4.7.5, Up-to-Date Apps

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Now that Solus is a rolling release Linux-based operating system, it always gets the newest and most advanced GNU/Linux technologies, as well as open source software releases.

Sabayon Bizarre But Useful

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 07:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Sabayon is an odd Gentoo derivative, but does it make sense on your desktop?

Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 06:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: The State of Wyoming's 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group has built an open-source Enterprise Extensible Code Library

96Boards goes Cortex-M4 with IoT Edition and Carbon SBC

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

Linaro,, and SeeedStudio have launched the first 96Boards IoT Edition SBC: the $28 BLE-ready "BLE Carbon" that runs Zephyr on an ST Cortex-M4.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • This Is the Final Artwork of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Operating System
    Today, October 25, 2016, Debian Project's Laura Arjona Reina and Niels Thykier proudly announced Juliette Taka Belin as the official artwork winner for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.
  • Rankings, Condorcet and free software: Calculating the results for the Stretch Artwork Survey
    We had 12 candidates for the Debian Stretch Artwork and a survey was set up for allowing people to vote which one they prefer. The survey was run in my LimeSurvey instance, LimeSurvey its a nice free software with a lot of features. It provides a “Ranking” question type, and it was very easy for allowing people to “vote” in the Debian style (Debian uses the Condorcet method in its elections). However, although LimeSurvey offers statistics and even graphics to show the results of many type of questions, its output for the Ranking type is not useful, so I had to export the data and use another tool to find the winner.
  • Reviews: Quirky Zorin and Boring Ubuntu
    Perhaps not so coincidentally, Joshua Allen Holm reached nearly the same conclusion today with Ubuntu 16.10. He began, "At first glance, little has changed in Ubuntu 16.10. It looks almost exactly like every other recent release of Ubuntu." He spent most of his article looking at Unity 8, which is still just a preview, and said it does show promise with its early "polish." Holm concluded there was little reason to recommend an upgrade unless you need a fix provided or wish the newer software. In addition, Chin Wong recently upgraded and came to nearly the same exact conclusions.
  • Canonical explains Ubuntu Advantage benefits -- could your business switch to Linux?
    Linux-based desktop operating systems are better than Windows because they are free, right? Whoa there, folks. Neither are necessarily better or worse -- it really depends on your needs. Cost-free operating systems, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, are definitely great for home consumers looking to breathe new life into old machines. With that said, the benefits of Linux extend beyond money and cost-savings. Linux being free is sort of misleading when it comes to business use too. While a small business with a few employees can get by with free support, larger companies would be crazy to go it entirely alone -- paid support is a necessity for success. Today, Canonical releases a well-designed infographic that explains the benefits of its paid support, called 'Ubuntu Advantage'. "Ubuntu Advantage is the commercial support package from Canonical. It includes Landscape, the Ubuntu systems management tool, and the Canonical Livepatch Service, which enables you to apply kernel fixes without restarting your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems", says Canonical.

Leftovers: OSS

  • How Walmart Is Embracing the Open-Source OpenStack Model
    Walmart wasn't always an open-source advocate, but now it's one of the biggest consumers of open-source technology and is actively building a culture that fosters open-source development. BARCELONA, Spain—Walmart, the world largest retailer and one the largest employers, aims to give back to the OpenStack community. In a session at the OpenStack Summit here, Andrew Mitry, lead architect for Walmart's OpenStack effort, and Megan Rossetti, part of the OpenStack Operations team at Walmart, detailed how the open-source model is working for the retail giant.
  • Chain Releases Open-Source Version of Chain Core Technology Powering Visa’s New B2B Connect
    On October 21, 2016, Visa announced a new partnership with blockchain enterprise company Chain that will develop “a simple, fast and secure way to process B2B payments globally.” Dubbed Visa B2B Connect, the system will offer participating pilot financial institutions a consistent process for managing settlement through Visa’s standard practices. “The time has never been better for the global business community to take advantage of new payment technologies and improve some of the most fundamental processes needed to run their businesses,” said McCarthy. “We are developing our new solution to give our financial institution partners an efficient, transparent way for payments to be made across the world.”
  • Chain Launches Open Source Developer Platform
    Chain, a provider of blockchain technology solutions, today released Chain Core Developer Edition, a free and open source version of its distributed ledger platform that enables organizations to issue and transfer assets on permissioned blockchain networks. For the first time, developers can download and install Chain Core to start or join a blockchain network, build financial applications, and access in-depth technical documentation and tutorials. Users have the option to run their prototypes on a test network, or “testnet,” operated by Chain, Microsoft, and the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a collaboration of Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Technion.
  • Open Source ERP Options For Small and Medium Businesses
    Open source ERP (enterprise resource planning) holds a small portion of the overall ERP market, which is mainly ruled by few commercial products provided by well-known enterprise software vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Sage.
  • Steering Kubernetes Through Uncharted Territory
    Taylor Thomas is a Cloud Software Engineer for the Software Defined Infrastructure team at Intel working on Kubernetes, CI/CD, and the Snap open telemetry framework. The team also uses Kubernetes to run a large part of their services, and Thomas will describe this work in his upcoming talk "Off the Beaten Path: An Explorer’s Guide to Kubernetes " at KubeCon. In this article, however, he provides a preview of some challenges that the team has encountered.
  • PUFIN Open Source Blockchain Tech May Be Marketplace Lending Answer
  • Software Freedom Kosova 2016
    Software Freedom Kosova (SFK) 2016 took place in Prishtina from October 21-23, 2016. We were able to push a special Fedora badge for SFK to be awarded to SFK attendees who vist the Fedora booth. The badge was awarded 14 times out of which 12 were existing contributors while 2 new contributors were onboarded at the event ! Yaay – we look forward to seeing you in the community nafieshehu and marianab.
  • OpenStack Summit Barcelona