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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2014-12-26T07:58:06+00:00
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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.

The $65 MIPS Development Board for IoT on Linux

Thursday 4th of December 2014 05:59:05 PM

Imagination Technologies today launched Creator CI20, a new development board that unites a dual-core 1.2 GHz MIPS32 CPU and a full suite of connectivity options into an Internet of Things platform that runs a variety of Linux distributions or Android 4.4 KitKat and retails for $65.

Samsung's Open Source Group is Growing, Hiring Developers (Video)

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 04:51:42 PM

The open source group is aggressively hiring developers with plans to double the size of the group in the coming years. 

10 Open Source Security Tools from Google, Facebook, Netflix and Cisco

Monday 1st of December 2014 09:11:52 PM

Numerous major companies have lately been opting to open the doors to their own, in-house security tools and it's changing the security landscape significantly.

Rocking Out with “KISS” at SUSECon 2014

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:38:20 PM

All. Access. It was right there, in all caps, on the badge hanging at the bottom of my lanyard. And, boy howdy, did I treat those two little words as a challenge. If I was going to be technically allowed to go anywhere at any time, you bet I was going to do so.

Intro to Enterprise Cloud Storage: How to Set Up a Cloudant Database

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:19:52 PM

Enterprise cloud storage has come a long way in the past decade as storage developers have worked out a lot of the kinks that plagued the technology early on. In this series of articles I'll take you through some different cloud storage options. 

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Quadcopter drone packs first all-Linux APM autopilot

Erle Robotics launched a ROS-enabled, open source “Erle-brain” autopilot that runs APM directly on Linux. The device also powers an “Erle-copter” drone. Over the last year, Spanish firm Erle Robotics S.L. has been working with 3DRobotics to develop an open source BeaglePilot autopilot for drones that can run Linux on 3DR’s popular, Arduino-based APM (ArduPilot Mega) platform. The APM Linux port was developed by both companies, as well as several academic institutions. The BeagleBone-based “Erle-brain” autopilot is built into the $490-and-up Erle-copter quadcopter. Read more

Seven Tips To Get The Most From Your New Android Smartphone

With applications able to run in the background and sync as they see fit, Android can rapidly eat through your cellular data allowance if you are not careful. While it’s fine to let the data run free on wi-fi, you’ll want to restrict your data usage when out and about. Short of switching off mobile data (which defeats the purpose of a smartphone), look under the options in the Data Usage part of the settings. Here you’ll find my wallet’s favourite Android setting of ‘restrict background data’. Now when using cellular data, apps will only pull down data when they are in the foreground and you can see them doing so. If a smartphone is all about being in control, this is the option that gives you confidence. Read more

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Hands-on with PCLinuxOS: A terrific release

I had been thinking that a new PCLinuxOS release was due any time now, based on their quarterly release schedule. Sure enough, it has now arrived, just in time for Christmas - PCLinuxOS 2014.12. Read more Also: Santa Claus has Linux in his sack -- PCLinuxOS 2014.12 is here PCLinuxOS 2014.12 released