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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.3 as Default Desktop

Sunday 17th of May 2015 05:21:52 AM
openSUSE has just announced today, May 16, the immediate availability of the KDE Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop environment in Tumbleweed, along with the KDE Applications 15.04.1 software suite.

HandyLinux 2.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 17th of May 2015 03:27:30 AM
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution for French speakers. The distribution is designed to be lightweight and fast. HandyLinux's developers have simplified the graphical user interface, making the distribution easier for novice users.

How to install Open Source Social Network on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 17th of May 2015 01:33:08 AM
Open Source Social Network or simply OSSN is PHP based social networking application. Using OSSN you can create your own social network website and build relationships with your members.

Linux Software you won't find on your Software Center: Install Google Chrome, Google Earth and Skype

Saturday 16th of May 2015 11:38:46 PM
Our Linux distributions have come a long way from the days that we had to manually install anything we needed by compiling it on the terminal to the modern days of the fancy Software Centers that offer collections of applications with ratings, screenshots and one-click install functionality. No matter how rich with software these tools are though, there are still some popular tools that millions of people use that you won't find in application centers of any distro.

Arduboy, Lakka, Google release, and more open gaming news

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:44:24 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Arduboy, Lakka for retro games, a Google release, and more!Open gaming roundup: May 10 - 16, 2015read more

Wine development release 1.7.43 available

Saturday 16th of May 2015 07:50:02 PM
The Wine development team has made development release 1.7.43 available to the public.

Git 2.4.1 Out Now with Dozens of Improvements and Bug Fixes

Saturday 16th of May 2015 05:55:40 PM
The Git development team was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release for Git 2.4, the stable branch of the acclaimed open-source distributed version control system.

DefCore, project management, and the future of OpenStack

Saturday 16th of May 2015 04:01:18 PM
Rob Hirschfeld has been involved with OpenStack since before the project was even officially formed, and so he brings a rich perspective as to the project's history, its organization, and where it may be headed next.

Nine dollar computer, Robot Operating System, and more open source news

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:06:56 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the nine dollar computer, Snappy Ubuntu, the Robot Operating System, and more! Open source news: May 9 - 15, 2015.

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yun to "Mini" size

Saturday 16th of May 2015 12:12:34 PM
Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition to Launch on SteamOS and Linux

Saturday 16th of May 2015 10:18:12 AM
Larian Studios have just revealed that they intend to release Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, a reworked version of the original game that was made available just last year, and it's going to be available for the Linux platform as well.

Linux Mint Going systemd, Foresight Closes Shop & More…

Saturday 16th of May 2015 08:23:50 AM
They’ll shut down their software repositories, JIRA and Confluence servers, shared developer infrastructure and mailing lists at the end of May. The domain will remain as an informal “alumni association” for an indefinite amount of time, along with the project IRC channels for as long as they are in use.

What can't you do with Chrome OS?

Saturday 16th of May 2015 06:29:28 AM
In today's open source roundup: Where does Chrome OS start to fail? Plus: Five classic PC games remade in open source. And Black Lab Linux will switch to systemd.

Why pro-systemd and anti-systemd people will never get along

Saturday 16th of May 2015 04:35:06 AM
I largely avoid systemd “debates” these days. They depress me due to all of the flawed reasoning and flinging emerging everywhere, but I felt that perhaps this little write-up could try to explain the background and causes for just why systemd inspires so much vitriol and turf warring.

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:40:44 AM
Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531? SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

F22 countdown, video presentation on Fedora Marketing, and more

Saturday 16th of May 2015 01:43:33 AM
Fedora 22 is currently scheduled to be released on May 26th — 11 days to go! This will include our Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions, along with other variants like Fedora Atomic (designed for running containerized apps) and of course KDE and Xfce desktop spins.

Meizu to Announce Ubuntu Phone on May 18 - Rumor

Saturday 16th of May 2015 12:46:22 AM
Meizu might launch MX4 Ubuntu Edition on May 18, if the teaser posted by the Chinese company on Twitter is to be believed and if all the chatter on Chinese news websites will prove to be accurate.

Top 5: Read the fine manual, Python for non-engineers, and more

Friday 15th of May 2015 11:49:11 PM
In this edition of the Top 5, we've got reading the FINE manual, Python for non-engineers, the meaning of openness, and more.

Tor Browser 4.5.1 Released with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Hosts

Friday 15th of May 2015 10:52:00 PM
The Tor Project announced the release of the Tor Browser 4.5.1 for all those who want to stay anonymous online. The new maintenance release is based on Mozilla Firefox 31.7.0 ESR.

Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can forget it

Friday 15th of May 2015 09:54:49 PM
Think you'll be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from your pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Not so fast.

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Red Hat CEO: Public cloud "obscenely expensive at scale"

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Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

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