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Protecode: Open Source Code Will Power 95 Pct. of Companies by 2017

Friday 9th of October 2015 02:58:54 AM
Protecode, which specializes in open source code management services, has published an infographic that details trends in open source programming and development.

Get started with Sweet Home 3D on Linux

Friday 9th of October 2015 02:01:43 AM
Sweet Home 3D is an open source interior design application that allows people to draw a layout of their home, test new furniture arrangements before actually trying them out, and finally visit the virtual home in 3D view. It is quite powerful and extensible, but it remains relatively simple to use even for people who know very little or nothing about home design. This tutorial will guide you through the first steps in designing with Sweet Home 3D.

Developer creates an open source glucose monitoring and tracking app he can trust

Friday 9th of October 2015 01:04:32 AM
When Benjamin Kerensa, a software developer and newly diagnosed diabetes sufferer, didn’t find any open source glucose monitoring apps he set out to write his own. The fruit of his labor is called Glucosio.

IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

Friday 9th of October 2015 12:07:21 AM
IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

Manjaro 15.09-1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

Thursday 8th of October 2015 11:10:10 PM
The Manjaro community is proud to present a new Manjaro Cinnamon Edition installation media. With the release 15.09-1 we changed our visual approach on things within Cinnamon. For instance we now use standard Plymouth, the background got changed in LightDM. We took also a spin on our wallpapers and icon-themes. Cinnamon got updated to the latest 2.6 series with all its enhancements.

Unity 8: All You Need to Know

Thursday 8th of October 2015 10:12:59 PM
Canonical is working on the next generation of the Unity desktop, and it has big plans for it, but it's not yet ready for this particular environment. Here are some details about the new desktop that users might want to know.

Red Hat CEO & Others to Keynote at ‘All Things Open’

Thursday 8th of October 2015 09:15:48 PM
Actually, it’s something of a miracle that the event is still good-to-go. IT-oLogy, the organization behind ATO, is headquartered in Columbia, S.C., which was subject to massive flooding last week in the wake of hurricane Joaquin. In fact, the organizations headquarters are located only blocks away from the Congaree River, the source of much flooding.

Coding in a safe place

Thursday 8th of October 2015 08:18:37 PM
The Python Software Foundation's (PSF) Director Carol Willing is ready for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women conference to start on October 14. One of the many highlights of her week will most definitely be the Open Source Day Codeathon, where some attendees will be making their very first contributions to open more

The Linux Kernel and Politeness

Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:21:26 PM
Rudeness on the Linux kernel lists is only the surface of a far larger problem.

Track the night sky with Stellarium on Fedora

Thursday 8th of October 2015 06:24:15 PM
Ever looked up at the night sky and tried to identify specific celestial bodies out of the millions you can see? Stellarium is an awesome open source planetarium application available in Fedora to help you identify and track objects in the...

False Rumors About Microsoft Buying Canonical Are Ridiculous

Thursday 8th of October 2015 05:27:04 PM
The rumor that Microsoft is interested in buying Canonical doesn't seem to go away, despite the fact that there is no real basis to it. We’ve already explained why that is unlikely to happen, but people still don't listen, so here are some more reasons why the rumor is perfect for April 1.

One Uncles gift of Linux

Thursday 8th of October 2015 04:29:53 PM
The year was 1996. December 1996 to be more precise. I had just finished my first semester of college and was spending Christmas at my uncle's apartment in Port Jefferson, New York. My uncle was a PhD student studying computational geometry and eager to show me some of his work. He was especially interested in telling me about this free Unix-like operating system that came with a book he had bought.

Linus Torvalds Says 2016 Will Be the Year of the ARM Laptop

Thursday 8th of October 2015 03:32:42 PM
Linus Torvalds took the stage at the latest LinuxCon 2015 that took place in Dublin, Ireland, and talked about a number of things, including security and the future for Linux on ARM hardware.

Top 5 open source desktop email clients

Thursday 8th of October 2015 02:35:31 PM
Mobile and web technologies still haven't made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don't seem to be going away any time soon.

A First Look at IBM's New Linux Servers

Thursday 8th of October 2015 01:38:20 PM
Today, IBM announces the latest of its Power Systems line of high-endservers. These are the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC (forcommercial computing) and the high-performance Power Systems S822LC. Allof them are custom-built for Linux.

Quirky 7.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 8th of October 2015 12:41:09 PM
The latest incarnation is version 7.2. A brief statement about this release: Since the previous release of Quirky, there have been steady improvements, nothing really dramatic, but lots of things here and there. As well, various packages have been updated or improved. Significant updates include SeaMonkey and Samba, and a new application, Dia. One new minor application is PupWhoIs, a front-end for the 'whois' utility. A major structural change is the doing-away with /usr/X11R7, the path where T2 compiled Xorg into -- now, Xorg is in /usr, in line with all other distros. The kernel has been upgraded to version 4.1.7.

systemd 227 Is a Major Release That Adds a Lot of Awesome New Features

Thursday 8th of October 2015 11:43:58 AM
Lennart Poettering announced the release of the systemd 227 init system for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Install CakePHP 3.0 on a CentOS VPS

Thursday 8th of October 2015 10:46:47 AM
Today we are going to show you how to install CakePHP 3.0 on your Linux VPS. CakePHP is a rapid development PHP framework. It allows you to build web applications quickly without complex configurations. It is secure and licensed under the MIT license which makes it a very suitable framework for web developers.

Tiny COM Express Mini module is first to tap Braswell

Thursday 8th of October 2015 09:49:36 AM
Congatec’s Linux-friendly “Conga-MA4” COM appears to be the world’s first COM Express Mini-sized module to incorporate Intel’s 14nm, 7W TDP “Braswell” SoCs. The roughly credit card-sized COM Express Mini form-factor has emerged as a popular, standardized computer-on-module format in recent months, as seen by new Intel Bay Trail based products from Aaeon, Arbor, CompuLab, Congatec, […]

Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 15.09 Released with Visual Refinements, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

Thursday 8th of October 2015 08:52:25 AM
The Manjaro community, through Ringo de Kroon, announced the release of the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 15.09 Community Edition operating system.

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