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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2014-12-21T23:58:09+00:00
Updated: 1 hour 23 min ago

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Friday 19th of December 2014 05:44:15 PM

Click is a new packaging format for Ubuntu mobile applications which irons out the complexity of delivering an application to a user. Developers can bundle all additional dependencies into the package without worrying about the dependecy resolution. 

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Devin Avery

Friday 19th of December 2014 04:59:44 PM

OpenDaylight accepted seven student interns for the summer of 2014 to work in the community and receive hands-on development experience in SDN. Each intern worked closely with an active OpenDaylight developer as their mentor on a project that suited interest and community need. 

Tizen IVI 3.0 Gains GENIVI 7.0 Compliance

Thursday 18th of December 2014 04:33:15 PM

Organizations like GENIVI are creating specifications that provide a consistent foundation for the use of open source for In-Vehicle Infotainment systems. In yet another step along this path, Tizen IVI recently achieved GENIVI 7.0 compliance.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:52:54 PM

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source.

The Best Linux Tools for Teachers and Students

Thursday 18th of December 2014 12:43:18 AM

If you are a teacher or a student, Linux is ready to help you navigate the waters of nearly any level of the educational system. From study aids, to writing papers, to managing classes, to running an entire institution, Linux has you covered.

2014 Was the Year of Android Everywhere

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:31:20 PM

2014 was the year that Android aggressively expanded into new categories, as Google established major new profiles for Android smartwatches and wearables (Android Wear), TVs and set-tops (Android TV), and car computers (Android Auto). The expansion opens new opportunities while also posing new challenges in fragmentation.

Android Dominates Global Smartphone Market in 2014

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:30:21 PM

Android represented 83.1 percent of the smartphone market as of Q3 2014, and continues to gain market share.

Looking Ahead: Rebuilding PaaS in a Containerized World

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:11:01 PM

As 2014 draws to a close, it's fair to say that the PaaS market is in a new state of flux. 

OpenDaylight Member Spotlight: Intel

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 11:00:54 PM

Intel was a founding member of the OpenDaylight Project and recently increased its membership to Platinum, the highest tier. We had a conversation with Uri Elzur, Intel’s director of SDN architecture, to understand what drove the company’s decision and what we can expect to see from them in 2015 and beyond. 

Intro to Enterprise Cloud Storage, Part 2: How to Access a Cloudant Database

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 10:54:52 PM

In the previous tutorial, I talked about how to create an account with Cloudant and from there create a database and new document. Now let's see how to access the database programmatically.

How to Sync Android with the Linux Desktop

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 10:35:20 PM

Extending your Android device to your Linux desktop is really just a matter of installing a few extra apps and understanding the difference between MTP and PTP connections.

Top 10 Semi-Autonomous Robots That Run Linux (With Slideshow)

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 06:23:15 PM

This year's top 10 list demonstrates how Linux is enabling new capabilities in semi-autonomous terrestiral robots, as well unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Gallery : Top 10 Semi-Autonomous Robots That Run Linux

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 06:19:27 PM

11 Things to Do After You Install Fedora 21

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:35:05 PM

Like most operating systems Fedora also needs some work to prepare it to handle your workload.

Congratulations to the Cloud Foundry Foundation

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:03:57 PM

It’s no longer debatable that most technologies today are built with open source software and collaborative development. Everyone knows this to be true. What’s become more the topic of discussion in recent years is how to support and manage these massive, shared resources we call open source projects and the developers who work on them. That is why The Linux Foundation over the last couple of years has spent a lot of time identifying with its members existing or new open source projects that can transform technology or industries through collaboration. Taking a page...

Linux 3.18: 4 Reasons to Love a 'Diseased Newt'

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:19:32 PM

Almost exactly two months after the release of Linux 3.17, Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed version 3.18 of the Linux kernel complete with a catchy new nickname: "Diseased Newt."

Fedora 21 Release Review: An Impressive Developer Workstation

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:05:21 PM

Fedora 21 has just been released and I have been playing with the beta for a while. There are now three editions of Fedora: server, workstation and cloud. Since I am using it for my desktop I downloaded and installed the Workstation.

Greg Kroah-Hartman on Contributing to the Kernel, Life as a Maintainer, Beer, and More

Friday 5th of December 2014 09:40:06 PM

Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation Fellow, answered questions in a Reddit AMA last week. Here are some of the best responses.

3 Personal Finance Managers for Linux: Comparing wxBanker, KMyMoney, and GnuCash

Friday 5th of December 2014 12:47:43 AM

With the Linux platform, you’ll find applications to meet just about every need to keep track of your finances. 

Test Your PHP App for Free on IBM's New POWER8 Servers

Thursday 4th of December 2014 11:55:23 PM

Software vendors and service providers can test their PHP applications on IBM Power8 servers running a ‘turbo charged’ LAMP (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP) stack for free until Dec. 10 under a new IBM promotion.

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Linus Torvalds Launches Linux Kernel 3.19 RC1, One of the Biggest So Far

The first Linux kernel Release Candidate has been made available in the 3.19 branch and it looks like it's one of the biggest ones so far. Linux Torvalds surprised everyone with an early launch, but it's easy to understand why. Read more

Advocacy group: ‘ICT procurement is broken’

Public administrations in the EU are hindering competition by asking for specific brands and products when procuring software solutions, says OpenForum Europe, an organisation campaigning for an open, competitive ICT market. “No progress has been made in recent years. In fact the practice of referring to brand names in public procurement has become more widespread”, OFE says. Read more

7-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth

The performance of Civilization: Beyond Earth on Linux is quite demanding. The test profile of Civilization Beyond Earth uses roughly the high image quality settings and for this article the tests were done at 1920 x 1080. As the results are about to show, even with modern graphics cards, it's quite a chore putting out a decent frame-rate at 1080p for this strategy game. Read more

EU to fund Free Software code review

The European Parliament has approved funding for several projects related to Free Software and privacy. In the EU budget for 2015, which the European Parliament adopted on December 17, the Parliamentarians have allocated up to one million Euro for a project to audit Free Software programs in use at the Commission and the Parliament in order to identify and fix security vulnerabilities. Read more