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Update From VMware's Cloud-Native Apps Group: Offering Open Source Tools, Collaboration and More

Thursday 20th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM As the adoption of "Cloud-Native Apps" gain momentum, their use means IT needs the tools to develop, test, deploy and manage them.

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-41

Thursday 20th of August 2015 08:00:00 PM

 ItRunsOnLinux: Clonezilla Live now supports PXE Booting via Network Interface Card, together with other improvements and fixes.

How to Find and Remove Duplicate/Unwanted Files in Linux Using FSlint Tool

Thursday 20th of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

 tecmint: fslint is a Linux utility to remove unwanted and problematic cruft in files and file names and thus keeps the computer clean

Moksha: Just an Enlightenment Fork or the Birth of a new Desktop?

Thursday 20th of August 2015 06:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: For those who don't know, since its inception back around 2011, Bodhi Linux's biggest reason for being is as a showpiece for the Enlightenment desktop.

New Copyright Aggregation Project Keeps Debian Contributors' Hard Work Safe

Thursday 20th of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

The announcement for the new Copyright Aggregation Project was made public by Bradley M. Kuhn, Software Freedom Conservancy's Distinguished Technologist and Presiden

From myriad spectacular failures, a winning talk

Thursday 20th of August 2015 04:00:00 PM Josh Simmons previews his talk at Texas Linux Fest 2015? - a talk born of more than a few spectacular failures.

Top 4 open source command-line email clients

Thursday 20th of August 2015 03:00:00 PM

For power users, there's no better way to process large quantities of text than at the command line, and email is no different.

Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script

Thursday 20th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Any Linux distribution has by default a Python editor / compiler which is invoked through a terminal window.

Are Chromebooks a danger to open source software?

Thursday 20th of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

 ITworld: Chromebooks have proven to be extremely popular devices, with many getting rave reviews on Amazon from very satisfied customers

Linus Torvalds muses about open-source software

Thursday 20th of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: In a broad-ranging question and answer session, Linus Torvalds, Linux's founder, shared his thoughts on the current state of open source and Linux.

How to sync your documents with Google Drive on Ubuntu

Thursday 20th of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

LinuxCon: Core Infrastructure Initiative Boosts Security Efforts

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

VIDEO: The head of the Linux Foundation's security program details a new initiative to help projects develop and to identify secure best practices.

Open Source vs. Chromebooks

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Chromebooks may be a rival that open source software cannot overcome.

#Linuxcon: IBM Admits zOS is Still Better than Linux (for some things) [VIDEO]

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:00:00 PM

Datamation: While IBM is doubling-down on Linux for its mainframes, it isn't about to abandon its proprietary zOS anytime soon.

Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Security at LinuxCon

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The founder of Linux explains why he's not thinking about the next 10 years of Linux and why security is all about finding bugs.

23 #ILookLikeanEngineer women in open source to follow on Twitter

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 06:00:00 PM

How to install Linux on a Chromebook

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Chromebook sales have been red hot on Amazon, with various models regularly getting great reviews and comments from Amazon customers.

The Linux Foundation Announces Winners of Linux Training Scholarship Program

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 04:00:00 PM

The Linux Foundation announced the recipients of its annual Linux Training Scholarship Program, which allows a number of people from around the world to get access to free training.

CinnXP Makes Cinnamon Look Like Windows XP, Says Clement Lefebvre

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 03:00:00 PM

 softpedia: It looks like people are still trying to make their Linux installations to look like a Windows XP version, even if that OS is now buried and gone

The Egg, a handheld Tizen webserver, emerges at IDF

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Eggcyte is demoing its redesigned, handheld 'The Egg' personal server device, which runs Tizen Linux on a quad-core Atom, and offers up to 256GB of storage.

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  • Why Does the Government Use Open Source Code?
  • Twitter open-sources Diffy, a tool for automatically spotting bugs in code
    Twitter is today announcing the availability of Diffy, a new piece of open-source software that developers can use to spot bugs when they’re making updates to certain parts of code. Twitter uses the code internally. Now the social networking company is releasing it to the rest of the world.
  • We wrote an open source bank parser
    Our first project is something I was already working on, an extensible parser to chew bank statements and shit out transaction sheets. We made a gem, made an API and learnt a lot in the process. (We even wrote a java API to unlock pdf files given a password. Whew!). We currently have a meager three bank support, but we've managed to build a framework that makes it super easy to add other banks and statement formats.
  • Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45
  • Chrome Browser Nearing 30 Percent Market Share [Ed: Calling Microsoft-connected firm “a prominent Web analytics company”]
    It's no secret that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--both open source browsers--were locked in a neck-and-neck market share battle for a long time. The two browsers have remained on rapid release cycles, and for years they tended to leapfrog each other for market share in small increments each month.
  • FossaMail Open-Source Mail Client Launches Update
    FossaMail is built on the Mozilla Thunderbird client but without all the will-they-or-won’t-they of the rumors that Mozilla has done with Thunderbird. Even better, FossaMail is compatible with both Windows and Linux, while offering a 64-bit download in Windows to up the speed, address more memory, and perform other 64-bit operations. At the same time, FossaMail looks and feels just like Thunderbird, despite the oval tab fiasco. It still offers a contacts list, calendar, and chat, just like most users have come to expect from their email platforms. It’s so close to Thunderbird, in fact, that the developers didn’t bother with an extensive tutorial or FAQ, but instead just point users to the Thunderbird help section if they have any problems.
  • Proprietary vs. open source WCM [Ed: pro-proprietary]
    As it turns out, open source software is not always so free, proprietary software is not necessarily closed, and help from the open source community isn’t nearly as comprehensive as the level of support you get from a professional vendor.
  • Releases 1.19.1 of Tioga and 0.13.1 of ctioga2
  • ORNL Building Efficiency Software Available as Open Source Code
  • Autotune Code from ORNL Tunes Your Building Energy Efficiency
  • ORNL Offers Automated Calibration Software for Building Efficiency Studies as Open Source Code
  • Book cover for the Free Culture book finally done
    Creating a good looking book cover proved harder than I expected. I wanted to create a cover looking similar to the original cover of the Free Culture book we are translating to Norwegian, and I wanted it in vector format for high resolution printing. But my inkscape knowledge were not nearly good enough to pull that off.
  • Hacker proves with Open Data that Microsoft license costs don’t matter
    goes against one of the arguments used more frequently to promote Free Software (which, in and by itself, is intrinsically weak, and therefore not used as the main one by the most experts) that is licensing costs. The graph clearly show that such costs (the leftmost column) are only a small part of the total. From left to right the columns show “software license costs”, “immaterial goods” (whatever that means…), “software acquisition and development”, “litigation and other legal expenses” (as much as licenses..), “software assistance and maintenance”
  • M$’s Licensing Costs Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg Of IT – Look Below
  • There’s still a chance to save WiFi
    You may not know it, but wifi is under assault in the USA due to proposed FCC regulations about modifications to devices with modular radios. In short, it would make it illegal for vendors to sell devices with firmware that users can replace. This is of concern to everyone, because Wifi routers are notoriously buggy and insecure. It is also of special concern to amateur radio hobbyists, due to the use of these devices in the Amateur Radio Service (FCC Part 97).