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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-07-29T08:58:04+00:00
Updated: 48 min 49 sec ago

Android Makes Strides in Enterprise Embedded Market

Friday 10th of July 2015 08:53:19 PM

Android's expansion into the general embedded market has been evident since at least 2012, when we first reported on the trend, but has progressed slower than some had imagined. Linux, not Android, continues to dominate home automation.

This Week in Linux News: Citrix to Release Virtual Linux Desktop, Linux Mint 17.2, and More

Friday 10th of July 2015 04:44:39 PM

This week in Linux news, Citrix announces preparations to release virtual Linux desktop, Linux Mint 17.2 is focused on the traditional desktop, and more! Continue reading for the top Linux stories of the week.

Which Linux Web Browser is Right for You?

Thursday 9th of July 2015 09:44:17 PM

As with all other types of software, the Linux ecosystem is rife with browsers to choose from—some of which are outstanding options and some, well, not so great. Of all the choices, which browser is best suited for which type of user?

Learn Linux Kernel Device Drivers With Linux Foundation Instructor Bill Kerr

Thursday 9th of July 2015 06:17:19 PM

Bill Kerr has taught Linux Foundation courses in Linux Kernel internals, debugging, device drivers and application development for many years. He helped write the original Linux Foundation Training course materials and has been working with UNIX kernels for 35 years.

The People Who Support Linux: SysAdmin Rigs Raspberry Pi for Racing Pigeons

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:30:49 PM

New Linux Foundation individual member Robert Threet built a Raspberry Pi-based motion detector for his pigeon loft.

Linux Training Scholarship Deadline this Friday

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:03:56 PM

Our Linux training scholarships have become highly competitive over the last few years with more than 1,000 people applying for just five scholarships annually. With the increasing use of Linux resulting in even more demand for Linux talent, this year we expanded our program to award 14 scholarship recipients. We also added two new categories to increase be inclusive of all age groups and skill levels: Teens-in-Training and Linux Newbies.

Review: Linux Mint 17.2 Release is Refreshed and Faster

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:00:23 PM
When I booted into Linux Mint, I could feel a refreshed, polished and modern OS - which still offered the time tested WIMP  (windows, icons, mouse, pointer) paradigm.

How to Best Manage Encryption Keys on Linux

Monday 6th of July 2015 05:14:06 PM

In the same way everyday users have a gazillion passwords, it's easy for us IT folks to end up with a gazillion key files. What to do?

From Linux User, to Electrical Engineer, to Linux Foundation Instructor: Jan-Simon Möller

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:20:33 PM

Linux Foundation instructor Jan-Simon Möller discusses how he learned Linux, his career path, the projects he's currently involved in, and his ham radio hobby.

Learn Linux Performance and Scripting with Linux Foundation Instructor Frank Edwards

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:19:48 PM

Linux Foundation instructor Frank Edwards tells us more about how he learned Linux and software development, his career path, how he stays current on technology, what to expect from his courses, and his roleplaying hobby.

Learn KVM and Linux App Development with Linux Foundation Instructor Mike Day

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:18:53 PM

Linux Foundation instructor Mike Day is an expert in Linux hypervisors and led IBM's work on the Xen and KVM hypervisors as a Distinguished Engineer. But he came upon his calling almost by accident.

Learn Cloud Administration With Linux Foundation Instructor Michael Clarkson

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:18:00 PM

Linux Foundation Instructor Michael Clarkson started his IT career on the front lines as a Level I tech, and slowly worked his way up to senior architect through years of trial by fire. 

Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:16:38 PM

When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM in the late 90's, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad” operating system. 

What You Need to Know About Fedora’s Switch From Yum to DNF

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:51 PM

If you’re a fan of Fedora, and you’ve upgraded to release 22, you might have noticed a major change under the hood. The familiar (and long-standing) Yum package manager is gone. In its place is the much more powerful and intelligent Dandified Yum (DNF).

Samsung Sells a Million Tizen Phones as Mozilla Rethinks Firefox OS

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 04:11:05 PM

On June 29, Samsung announced that since January, it has sold over one million units of its Tizen-based Samsung Z1 smartphones in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. According to Reuters, Samsung will "launch several more Tizen smartphones at varying prices."

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Ubuntu Touch

Canonical Patches Two BIND Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now

On July 28, Canonical, through Marc Deslauriers, published details about the availability of a new important update for the BIND packages in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. Read more

KDE and Akademy

  • KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones
    Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system. This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.
  • Keeping Up With Akademy 2015 In A Coruña
    For KDE fans interested in the Akademy conference that started on Saturday in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, there are a lot of daily reports coming out of the event.
  • Akademy A Coruña Photos
  • Akademy 2015 videos available
    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.

Second Release Candidate of NetBSD 7.0 Brings Latest OpenSSL and BIND Updates

On July 28, the NetBSD Project, through Soren Jacobsen, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated NetBSD 7.0 distribution. Read more