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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Android x86

21 hours 41 min ago
In this review of Android x86 I have tried to work out whether Android really can ever work on a normal laptop. Whilst largely frustrating I did get some positive results in the end.

Canonical Says Ubuntu-Based Docker Images Are Not a Copyright Violation

22 hours 38 min ago
Canonical said through the voice of Dustin Kirkland that you can use Ubuntu with Docker without violating any copyright policy, contradicting what Matthew Garrett said in a blog post just a week ago.

Microsoft admits critical .NET Framework 4.6 bug, issues workaround

Thursday 30th of July 2015 06:59:28 AM
F# developers asked to avoid it until a complete fix is ready. Microsoft has published a workaround for a critical bug in the .NET Framework 4.6 that can result in incorrect parameters being passed, with unpredictable results.

Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

Thursday 30th of July 2015 06:02:17 AM
This short post is for those running a system on which Windows 7 or 8 (or 8.1) is installed in dual-boot fashion with one or more Linux distributions. If you have such a system and are wondering whether the integrity of the Linux side will survive an upgrade to Windows 10, well, it depends.

Open source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy?

Thursday 30th of July 2015 05:05:06 AM
When you put your code out under an open source licence, how much control can you expect over what it's used for? Open source has often been described as 'free as in speech, rather than free as in beer'. Yes, it's software that's free to use, but the lack of a price tag isn't always the main point.

Getting physical: A $10 device to clone RFID access keys on the go

Thursday 30th of July 2015 04:07:55 AM
A $10 device capable of skimming access cards on the go is soon to be released into the open-source community.

Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release

Thursday 30th of July 2015 03:10:44 AM
A second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 iteration has been released by Canonical, and the new version comes with a reworked boot logic for BeagleBone Black, among other features.

Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Thursday 30th of July 2015 02:13:33 AM
Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion.

ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh" Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:16:22 AM
The ROSA company gladly presents ROSA Desktop Fresh R6, the number 6 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment.As always, the distro presents a vast collection of games and emulators and the Steam platform package along with standard suite of audio and video communications software including the newest version of Skype. All modern video formats are supported. The distribution includes the fresh LibreOffice version, the full TeX suite for true nerds as well, along with best Linux desktop publishing, text editing and polygraphy WYSISYG software. The LAMP/C++/… environment packages are waiting to be installed by true hackers.

Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory, Part II

Thursday 30th of July 2015 12:19:11 AM
In my last article, I started a series on some of the challenges related to spawningsecure servers on Amazon EC2. In that column, I discussed some of the overallchallenges EC2 presents for security compared to a traditional infrastructureand elaborated on how I configure security groups and manage secrets.

How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 11:22:00 PM
This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

Autosport Labs injects open source into motorsports

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 10:24:49 PM
Brent Picasso is CEO and co-founder of Autosport Labs (ASL), a company that develops open source motorsports technology. Their innovations allow enthusiasts to explore and enhance auto systems and to contribute back to the community.In this interview, I sat down with Brent and Ryan Doherty, principal at ASL, to talk about being open.read more

The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:27:38 PM
Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

KDE Plasma Goes Mobile

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 08:30:27 PM
While it joins an already crowded field, with the likes of Android, Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS and others already in the mobile OS space, Plasma Mobile “offers a free — as in freedom and beer — user-friendly, privacy-enabling, customizable platform for mobile devices,” wrote Sebastian Kugler, a lead architect, on KDE’s website. “Plasma Mobile is currently under development with a prototype available providing basic functions to run on a smartphone.”

KDE at FISL 16

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:33:16 PM
5281 free software passionate people met in Porto Alegre (South Brazil) for the 16th FISL edition, enjoying activities such as talks, panels, hackathons, workshops, and community meetings. All kinds of FLOSS-related topics were in place: development, translation, artwork, education, robotics, entrepreneurship, audio-visual, women and gender, politics, academia and research ...

6 top continuous integration tools

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:36:05 PM
Continuous integration is an integral part of an agile software development setup. Sprint after sprint, teams strive to "not break the build" while delivering incremental features. But when developers focus completely on adding features, code errors can sometimes creep in and render the software unusable. To stop such errors from being integrated into the SCM, a CI server is the gatekeeper that helps keep a tab on code quality. Even if the code is integrated to SCM, a CI server can very quickly tell you what went wrong. In this post, let's take a look at six open source CI server tools that you can use in your agile setup.read more

Tips for how to plan an open source event

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:38:54 PM
At OSCON this year, Kara Sowles and Francesca Krihely gave an amazing workshop on how to plan and run tech events. So many tech events I've attended have looked completely seamless, so I wanted to know what went in to planning events like that.read more

The Failure of KDE Activities

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 04:41:43 PM
KDE Activities are multiple desktops. While easy to understand, they open up the possibility of new methods of workspace organization as well as new ways to layout the desktop. They deserve to be recognized as an innovation as important as tabbed browsing, and should be a part of every desktop environment, yet most users have only vaguely heard of them, and even fewer have tried them.

Solus Linux OS Boots in 1.2 Seconds

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 03:44:32 PM
The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.

Never neglect your project's architecture

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 02:47:21 PM
Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks began the second morning of OSCON 2015 with a talk about architecture.read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more