Open source software (OSS) is becoming a standard in the technology market, and much of today’s youth will find themselves using open source in their future educational and professional endeavors. But to do so, this younger generation will first need to develop the skills that will allow them to build, create and explore OSS technology effectively down the road. This calls for education in open source.
Debian-Based OpenMediaVault 2.1 NAS Solution Adds WiFi and VLAN Support
Volker Theile, project leader of the Debian-based OpenMediaVault NAS (Network-attached Storage) distribution, was more than happy to inform us about the immediate availability for download of OpenMediaVault 2.1.
Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download
Being July 1 and all that, that time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux 2015.07.01 has been released earlier, and you can download it right now!
Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way
Thankfully this is not the case with Mint 17.2 because the underlying packages from Ubuntu have not changed. You can update to Mint 17.2 directly from Update Manager. That will continue to be true for the rest of the 17.x release cycle (which will last through Ubuntu 16.04, due in April 2016).
And indeed you should upgrade. Given that it's easy and painless to update, combined with all the improvements in this release, Linux Mint 17.2 is well worth it. This is exactly the kind of user-focused release that solves small, everyday problems while leaving the rest of the system alone.
Linux Kernel 3.14.46 LTS Has ARM and ARM64 Improvements, Updated Drivers
After announcing the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and Linux kernel 3.10.82 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about a new maintenance release of the Linux 3.14 kernel branch.
Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning
The deepdream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training artificial neural networks on a large pile of data — for example, pictures of geese — and then throwing them a new piece of data, like a picture of an ostrich, to receive an educated guess about it.
Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero
Slick, sleek, and fast and very Windows-like ... this is a distro that could get your users on the path of OS righteousness