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Half-Life 2: Update, a community-made mod of Valve's acclaimed Half-Life 2 first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Half-Life, is now available on Steam for Linux.
I have written dozens of user guides over the years and this article lists 76 of these guides showing how to create media, backup systems, dual boot, install Linux, customise Linux and do stuff with the Raspberry PI.
In September 2014, rumors were flying that Apache OpenOffice was floundering and might soon merge with OpenOffice. The rumors were denied, but revived in March 2015 when Jonathan Corbett used development activity statistics to show that OpenOffice was seriously short of developers, and had corporate support only from IBM. Now, OpenOffice's most recent report to the Apache Foundation appears to reinforce these previous reports, and then some.
Just as with any transformational and disruptive movement, DevOps can be misunderstood or mischaracterized. Here are some of the top DevOps myths.read more
Fedora attended HackRU spring 2015, a hackathon centered around students. Hackathons are events where developers from surrounding areas or even across the world gather to create cool projects over a period of time, usually a weekend. HackRU was held on... Continue Reading →
LinuxFest Northwest — just south of the border (the Canadian one, that is) — is like Old Man River: It just keeps rolling along. Shows come and go, they grow and move, but the oldest community-run expo has put down some solid roots at Bellingham Technical College. The show has grown over the years, and so has the college. With recent improvements over the last few years, LFNW has grown to be a top-notch destination for speakers, exhibitors and attendees, with around 80 presentations being part and parcel of LFNW’s weekend fare.
When I think of open source, I think of FIRST.FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is training the next generation of open source contributors through a program called FRC, or FIRST Robotics Competition. FRC challenges teams to build a robot in six weeks that can compete in a competition. This year the challenge is called Recycle Rush. The goal is to stack plastic totes and recycling bins on scoring platforms to score points. The team with the higher score wins.But, FIRST is about more than winning. It's also about more than robots. It's really about friendly competition and learning technical skills.read more
TI’s Linux-ready 66AK2L06 SoC for high-speed data acquisition apps features dual Cortex-A15 cores, four DSPs, a digital front end, and a JESD204B interface. The 66AK2L06 system-on-chip is the latest salvo by Texas Instruments in a long-running campaign to demonstrate that DSP-based SoCs can more efficiently and easily perform tasks typically done with FPGAs and ASICs. […]
Canonical, which has become a quiet cloud power, is releasing its next container-friendly Linux on April 23rd.
Canonical is preparing for the release of Ubuntu 15.04, the latest version in the Ubuntu family that will provide a unified experience across desktop, phone, cloud and the IoT ecosystem.
Apps used by millions of iPhone and iPad owners became vulnerable to snooping when a flaw was introduced into third-party code they used to establish HTTPS connections.
In today's open source roundup: Download the Fedora 22 beta. Plus: VMWare launches its own version of Linux. And eight useful Linux file managers.
The Fedora 22 Beta 3 release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!
VMware is now a Linux distributor and invested more than ever in containers.
You, my dear readers, were asked about the most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family. It is now time to announce the results. I won't delay it any more. The most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family is...
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the third release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 Jessie.
Common knowledge has it that users are the weakest link in the IT risk management world-particularly negligent or uneducated users. But how exactly are the bad guys taking advantage of this ignorance or lack of care to break into users' endpoints and corporate accounts?
Germany has been in the news many times with its open source policy, usually at the local level, but now the Parliament is getting involved, and it's making some serious accusations towards its Foreign Ministry.
Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 switches to the systemd init, and offers a commercial-ready Ubuntu Touch for Phones and the first stable build of its IoT-focused Snappy. Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 15.04 (“Vivid Vervet”), calling the updated Linux distro “a fully converged platform spanning cloud, device, and client.” While Ubuntu continues to move in that direction, […]
The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The Nautilus file manager has been improved to use GActions, from the deprecated GtkAction APIs, for a better, more consistent experience; GNOME Shell has a refreshed theme for better usability; the Qt/Adwaita theme is now code-complete, and Qt notifications have been improved for smoother experience using Qt-based applications in Workstation; the libinput library is now used for both X11 and Wayland for consistent input device handling.