Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Out for Testing with Linux Kernel 4.1, More
The development team behind the Ubuntu Kylin computer operating system have announced earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distro.
Linux-powered smart sniper rifle can be hacked
Two years ago, TrackingPoint burst on to the scene with a Linux-powered smart sniper rifle that took the guesswork out of killshots. Now, however, a pair of hackers have figured out how to make it miss every single time.
5 heroes of the Linux world
Linux and open source is driven by passionate people who write best-of-breed software and then release the code to the public so anyone can use it, without any strings attached. (Well, there is one string attached and that’s licence.)
Who are these people? These heroes of the Linux world, whose work affects all of us every day. Allow me to introduce you.
Open source part of Bulgarian eGovernment tender requirements
The Bulgarian government has added open source as a requirement to its 'Preliminary criteria for the eligibility of eGovernment projects'.
The document states that:
all rights with regard to the interface design and the source code of the project must be transferred from the contractor to the contracting party;
the source code developed for the project must be made publicly available in an online Revision Control System during development;
for all projects, it should be explored whether the whole or part (i.e. libraries, packages, modules) of the software can be based on existing open source software; if it is financially justified, using open source is the preferred approach;
to facilitate the use of the online Revision Control System and to guarantee the real-time availability of the latest version of the source code, the system should function as the central and original repository.
The FSF's statement on Windows 10
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation urges everyone to reject Windows 10 and join us in the world of free software. Like all proprietary software, Windows 10 puts those that use it under the thumb of its owner. Free software like the GNU/Linux operating system treats users as equals and gives them control over their digital lives.
Also: Safeguarding Choice and Control Online
More AMD Radeon R9 Fury Linux Benchmarks
Continuing on from yesterday's first Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury, here are some more Catalyst Linux benchmarks from this $550 graphics card.
Since yesterday's review of the R9 Fury on Ubuntu Linux I have run some more tests covering a few other test profiles as well as delivering some more 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440 (rather than 4K) benchmarks for those wishing to run their own side-by-side comparisons against this air-cooled Fiji graphics card with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory.
Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment
The development team behind Lubuntu, an open-source and freely distributed flavor of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution.