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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-03-28T22:58:05+00:00
Updated: 53 min 38 sec ago

This Week in Linux News: 5 Key Linux Skills for Job-Seekers, Concern Over Windows 10 Shutout, and More

Friday 27th of March 2015 06:41:02 PM

This Week in Linux News, 5 key Linux skills for job-seekers, concern over Windows 10 shutout, and more. Here are five Linux and open source must-reads from this week's news.

Are Cyanogen and Microsoft Ready to Stick it to Google?

Thursday 26th of March 2015 10:38:46 PM

Later this year, upstart vendor BLU will release a smartphone that pre-installs a version of Cyanogen's alternative Android build, but with a twist. 

Get the Most Out of Google Drive and Other Apps on the Linux Desktop

Thursday 26th of March 2015 05:01:02 PM

Google Apps is very Linux friendly. But when using Linux, how do you get the most out of your experience? 

The Companies That Support Linux: Treasure Data

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:56:48 PM

The explosive growth of data from Internet-connected devices has, in turn, led to massive demand for storage and analysis tools in the tech industry. Treasure Data aims to serve this growing need for data storage and analysis in one place with their big data cloud service based on Linux.

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 2: Install Linux and Access via SSH

Monday 23rd of March 2015 08:59:40 PM

If you are planning to order a Pi or if you just received one and are wondering what to do with it, this article will provide you with much-needed assistance.

How to Set Up Your Linux Dev Station to Work From Anywhere

Friday 20th of March 2015 11:14:48 PM

I can code from nearly anywhere, provided there's a data signal. Here's my configuration.

This Week in Linux News: Linux Jobs, a Middle School User Group, and More

Friday 20th of March 2015 09:40:27 PM

This week in Linux news, Linux talent is in high demand, a middle school club is fostering the next generation of IT experts, and more. Here are five must-reads in the world of Linux and open source for this week:

Embedded Linux Keeps Growing Amid IoT Disruption, Says Study

Friday 20th of March 2015 06:49:23 PM

A new VDC Research study projects that Linux and Android will continue to increase embedded market share through 2017 while Windows and commercial real-time operating systems (RTOSes) will lose ground. The study suggests that the fast growth of IoT is accelerating the move toward open source Linux.

OPNFV Bridging Open Source Communities and Telcos

Friday 20th of March 2015 03:50:48 PM

It has been a whirlwind two months since I joined OPNFV in January. I recently spent three weeks on the road getting to know our community and seeing OPNFV in a broader market context, and it’s been a great experience. 

Intel VP Mauri Whalen: “If You’re not Collaborating, Development Will Happen Without You.”

Thursday 19th of March 2015 03:24:35 PM

As enterprises increasingly turn to open source practices to remain competitive in the global economy, they often cite Intel's long-standing open source program as a goal for their own efforts. 

How to Design Things to 3D Print With Open Source Software

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:56:45 PM

previous article covered what is involved in construction and initial use of the Open Source Ormerod 3D Printer on Linux. This time around we'll take a look at how to design custom objects by creating the right files to send to your 3D printer, all using Free and Open Source Software.

Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: Stephane Graber, LXC

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 04:29:11 PM

Stephane Graber is a software engineer at Canonical Ltd. where he is a project leader for, including LXC. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and answers our questions about his work space.

Kernel Developers Summarize Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit

Monday 16th of March 2015 06:31:14 PM

A group of three Linux kernel developers kicked off the Linux Foundation Vault storage conference on Wednesday morning by hashing out proposed changes to the kernel and the stack from the Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, which took place earlier in the week.

Ext4 Filesystem Improvements to Address Scaling Challenges

Monday 16th of March 2015 05:38:41 PM

The eExt4 filesystem causes a number of scaling and performance issues, which Jan Kara, Linux kernel engineer at SUSE, addressed in his presentation at The Linux Foundation’s Vault storage conference last week.

Raspberry Pi 2 Makes It Easier Than Ever to Just Do Stuff

Monday 16th of March 2015 05:33:24 AM

I can use this 'smaller-than-my-wallet' device, which packs the power of a moderate PC and can run a full-fledged Linux OS, anywhere I want. 

7 Android and Linux Smartwatches to Take on the Apple Watch

Friday 13th of March 2015 06:24:44 PM

Our slide show of seven compelling Android- and Linux-based smartwatches features five Android Wear models, plus Tizen and WebOS-based watches .

SanDisk Looks to Meet Demand for New Data Center Storage Architectures

Friday 13th of March 2015 04:27:39 PM

Most of what SanDisk sells goes into mobile devices. But going forward, SanDisk is determined to enter the systems business too, noted Allen Samuels, chief software architect of SanDisk’s emerging storage solutions, in his keynote at the Linux Foundation’s Vault storage conference this week in Boston.

Gallery : 7 Android and Linux Smartwatches to Take on the Ap

Friday 13th of March 2015 04:14:33 AM

Getting the Most Out of Audacity on Linux

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:00:31 PM

Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform recording and editing tool that is perfectly suited for podcasting. Jack Wallen offers tips and tricks to help you ramp up your experience so it’s more efficient, effective and, in the end, you’ll wind up with better sounding audio.

Heeding Jim Zemlin’s Call to Help Secure Internet Infrastructure Projects

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 10:16:29 PM

I think vibrant projects live a culture of review before code gets committed. I think this is because the developers have perspective and context that can never be built into a static analysis tool. 

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Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 Officially Released, Kodi 15 “Isengard” Is On Its Way

The Kodi development team, through Nathan Betzen, had the pleasure of announcing today, March 28, the immediate availability for download of the second and last maintenance release for Kodi 14 (codename Helix), before they continue with the development cycle for the upcoming release, Kodi 15, dubbed Isengard. Read more

Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI

The Debian Installer team had the pleasure of announcing on March 27 that the second Release Candidate (RC) version of the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" installer is now available for download and testing. The RC2 version of the installer brings a great number of improvements and fixes. Read more

First Look at GNOME 3.16

The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for Linux kernel-based operating systems has been announced on March 26, 2015, and has been declared by the GNOME development team as the best GNOME release yet. Of course, we wanted to give GNOME 3.16 desktop environment a try and see for ourselves the new features, apps, and improvements. Read more

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