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IoT-oriented dev kits run Ubuntu on new Toshiba Cortex-A9 SoC

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 01:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Toshiba announced two Linux-supported "ApP Lite" dev kits for its new 600MHz Cortex-A9 based "TZ2100" series SoCs, which target IoT and other embedded apps.

Lay Waste To A Fortress In Besiege On Linux, Initial Thoughts Included

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets.

7 Ways Docker Containers Can Change Enterprise Apps

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 07:00:00 AM

EnterpriseAppsToday: Docker is getting lots of buzz for its potential to improve application development and deployment – and deservedly so.

Linus Torvalds Debuts First Linux 4 Release Candidate

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 03:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: The Linux 3.x kernel family is no more. Long Live Linux 4!

Debugging Shell Scripts in Linux

Monday 23rd of February 2015 11:00:00 PM

 linuxtechi: In the shell scripting we don't have any debugger tool but with the help of command line options (-n, -v and -x ) we can do the debugging.

Samba 4.1.17 Security Release Now Available for Download

Monday 23rd of February 2015 10:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Samba 4.1.17 is a security release that addresses the CVE-2015-0240 security vulnerability related to an unexpected code execution in Samba daemon (smbd).

Weather Company CIO: 5 reasons why I believe in open source

Monday 23rd of February 2015 09:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: The Weather Company, which oversees such brands as The Weather Channel and, has been a major adopter of open source software

Xfce 4.12, One Week Away

Monday 23rd of February 2015 08:00:00 PM

After what seems like an eternity, a new release of Xfce is finally just around the corner.

SCALE 13x, Day 2: Knock on Wood

Monday 23rd of February 2015 07:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: HP's Monty Taylor, accompanied by his rubber duck, gave an insightful talk on the direction of Open Source

Microsoft AstroTurfing War on GNU/Linux is Still Going On, But Hidden Better, Uses API as Instrument of Lock-in

Monday 23rd of February 2015 06:00:00 PM

 techrights: The corruptible press continues to describe blatant attacks (Embrace, Extend, Extinguish) against GNU/Linux and Free software as Microsoft 'embracing' Open Source

University Paris 8 ditches Adobe's Photoshop for Krita, Blender and Natron

Monday 23rd of February 2015 05:00:00 PM

techdrivein: The ATI (Art and Technology of Image) department at University Paris 8 all set to adopt Krita over Photoshop.

Docker Containers on the Desktop

Monday 23rd of February 2015 04:00:00 PM

Frazelle: I use Docker to run all the desktop apps on my computers.

Here's The Possible List Of Games Valve Will Demo At GDC For SteamOS

Monday 23rd of February 2015 03:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: Thanks to the ever more awesome SteamDB, we have a possible list of games Valve will demo on Steam Machines at GDC, and the list is interesting.

Cinnamon 2.6 to Be a Massive Update, Panel Support for Multiple Monitors Incoming

Monday 23rd of February 2015 02:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Cinnamon, a Linux desktop environment developed by the say guys who are also responsible for Linux Mint, will be getting some very important new features with the next 2.6 version that will be out soon.

Overview of Three Chat Clients for KDE: Quassel, KVirc and Konversation

Monday 23rd of February 2015 01:00:00 PM

 tuxarena: Internet Relay Chat has a history of over 25 years and it is still a widely used text-based protocol for chatting.

Mini-PC taps RPi Compute Module and supports RPi 2

Monday 23rd of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Kickstarter is hosting a wireless-savvy "OpenPi" mini-PC based on the RPi Compute Module.

Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

Monday 23rd of February 2015 06:00:00 AM

El Reg: Worry now, because 23 years from now will be TOO LATE

Fully sandboxed, cross-distro Linux apps are almost here

Monday 23rd of February 2015 02:00:00 AM

PCWorld: Right now, you get most of your Linux software from your distribution’s software repositories.

Editorial: Linux Gaming Will Be Fine Even Without Steam Machines Succeeding

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 10:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: I've seen quite a few articles on other publications about the imminent demise of Steam Machines and Linux Gaming that are rammed full of annoyances from writers who seem to want it to fail.

Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 06:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Ubuntu Linux aims to become the glue that holds the Internet of Things together with its new partnerships.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

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Mozilla's *Really* Important News: Thunderbird Lives

So why does that matter? After all, there are lots of ways of accessing email, so why should we care whether Thunderbird has been semi-abandoned or not? As I wrote at the end of 2013, the world has changed dramatically in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks about massive surveillance of our online activities. That makes using encryption crucial, and that, in its turn, gives Thunderbird a renewed importance, because it is currently one of the most popular ways for using GNU Privacy Guard, the free software version of the core PGP technology, via Enigmail. Indeed, it's fascinating to see from the Thunderbird blog post on "Active Daily Installations" that privacy-loving Germany headed the list with 1.7 million out of a total of 9.3 million (UK could only manage a rather feeble 254,000.) Read more