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Chromebooks Top 3 Selling Laptops at Christmas, Say Amazon

Monday 12th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM

 OMGchrome: The top seller was the 11.6-inch Acer C720

'Linux Advocates' Throws in the Towel

Monday 12th of January 2015 07:00:00 PM

Check The Number Of MySQL Open Database Connections on Linux Or Unix-like Server

Monday 12th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

 Nixcraft: How can I check the number of active MySQL connections on Linux based system?

Here is How I Built my First RPM

Monday 12th of January 2015 05:00:00 PM

 techarena51: First Install the necessary packages. sudo yum install rpm-build

Linux-enabled "smart fridge" invites hacker-created accessories

Monday 12th of January 2015 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: GE and FirstBuild announced a "ChillHub" fridge with Linux-based WiFi and USB connectivity

Will 2015 be the year of the Microsoft/Linux love fest?

Monday 12th of January 2015 03:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: Microsoft has finally embraced Linux -- with a bit of passion.

Hands-on with Manjaro Linux 0.8.11

Monday 12th of January 2015 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Manjaro is an increasingly popular Arch Linux derivative

The Most Popular Licenses On GitHub & SourceForge

Monday 12th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Across the four monitored "open source forges", the overall most popular license was the GPL.

How To Install Software In Linux : An Introduction

Monday 12th of January 2015 06:00:00 AM

Linux.com: In any operating system we need to install applications to complete our day to day tasks.

Linux 3.19 rc4

Monday 12th of January 2015 02:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: Another week, another -rc.

Eight Security Vulnerabilities Patched by OpenSSL Project

Sunday 11th of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

softpedia: OpenSSL has been updated to new versions as its maintainer repaired a set of eight security glitches, most of them graded with low severity.

GCC 5 Feature Development Is Over With A Focus Now On Bug-Fixing

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: GCC 5 has a plethora of features as the major 2015 compiler update for this GPL-licensed compiler

Release of KDE Frameworks 5.6.0

Sunday 11th of January 2015 02:00:00 PM

kde: This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

Wine development release 1.7.34

Sunday 11th of January 2015 02:00:00 AM

WineHQ: Many HTML engine fixes...

Linux’s Creator Wants Us All to Chill Out About the Leap Second

Saturday 10th of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

Wired: It turns out many computer folks are OK with the leap second, including Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds

SDN, IoT, Drones on the Menu for the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Saturday 10th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and panels for the Collaboration Summit in February, which will cover IoT, SDN and more.

Linux-based gadget charges mobiles wirelessly at up to 15 feet

Saturday 10th of January 2015 02:00:00 PM

Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

Saturday 10th of January 2015 07:00:00 AM

 NetworkWorld: Analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion's share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

2015: The year Linux invaded CES

Saturday 10th of January 2015 03:00:00 AM

 ITworld: Linux took center stage at CES 2015.

GraphLab Becomes Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine Learning Tech

Friday 9th of January 2015 11:00:00 PM

Enterprise Apps Today: GraphLab, a provider of analytics software based on open source code, is changing its name to Dato as it aims to tackle the growing demand for predictive applications that can leverage machine learning.

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A bundled microSD card arrives preinserted into the rear of the CuBox-i, and it’s loaded with a version of Google’s Android operating system. Interestingly, SolidRun has gone to the effort of seeking the certifications required to load the Google Apps suite onto the card, meaning users receive Google Mail, YouTube, Google Maps and full access to Google Play straight out of the box. An even newer build, based on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat branch, can be downloaded from SolidRun’s website and provides an entirely useable desktop Android experience. Read more

Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel version 3.18 in time for the holidays. In his mail, Linus noted that the previous RC, release candidate 7, had been “tiny” (in terms of changes and bugfixes), so it was time to get the final release out. The latest kernel includes support for storing AMD Radeon GPU buffers in regular application memory (building upon similar work done by Intel for kernel 3.16), and overlayfs (which we have covered previously), amongst a number of other less interesting new features. A full summary is provided at Kernel Newbies. Read more

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Open source has become the industry's engine of innovation. This year, for example, growth in projects related to Docker containerization trumped every other rookie area -- and not coincidentally reflected the most exciting area of enterprise technology overall. At the very least, the projects described here provide a window on what the global open source developer community is thinking, which is fast becoming a good indicator of where we're headed. Read more

First thoughts on KaOS 2014.12

The latest snapshot of this rolling release distribution includes initial support for UEFI, the KDE 4.14 desktop, systemd version 218 and the Qupzilla web browser. I mention Qupzilla because I feel it is a rare gem in the open source world, a quick capable browser that perhaps does not get the attention it deserves. KaOS is available in just one edition, a 64-bit x86 build. The ISO we download for KaOS is 1.6GB in size. Read more