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Bluetooth Hacks

Thursday 24th of September 2015 01:51:09 AM
Connect to the Internet, work with your files, lock your workspace,listen to music and do so much more with thehelp of Bluetooth technology.

Chromebooks, Linux, and Lenovo

Thursday 24th of September 2015 12:53:58 AM
One Linux enthusiast's experience trying to install Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook

Security wares like Kaspersky AV can make you more vulnerable to attacks

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 11:56:47 PM
Antivirus applications and other security software are supposed to make users more secure, but a growing body of research shows that in some cases, they can open people to hacks they otherwise wouldn't be vulnerable to.

Toshiba announces refreshed Chromebook 2

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 10:59:36 PM
In today's open source roundup: Toshiba releases details about a refreshed Chromebook 2. Plus: A review of the 2nd generation Moto 360 smartwatch. And did Apple ripoff Ubuntu?

Being Thoughtful About FOSS History

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 10:02:25 PM
Without Ritchie, there is no Jobs, to say nothing of there not being a lot of things we have today. Would someone else have invented them? Perhaps, but that’s going off-topic for now. Ritchie made the foundation and, for better or worse in your opinion, Jobs built on it. And thoughtful people know this.

How to use fpaste to share problem reports

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 09:05:14 PM
If you use or develop software, you will inevitably run into problems. When these problems arise, you end up needing to share error messages, command output or the contents of files with people online. An online content-sharing tool is often... Continue Reading →

Debian 8 Jessie LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 08:08:03 PM
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache webserver on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB support. A LAMP setup is a perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

GNOME 3.18 "Gothenburg" Is Out and Full of Goodies

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 07:10:52 PM
After the GNOME developers had teased about the features of the GNOME 3.18 "Gothenburg" desktop environment a full day before release, the new version was finally made available in its stable form.

Vagrant: A powerful tool for configuring development environments

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 06:13:41 PM
Seth Vargo is an open source programmer and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He specializes in Ruby development and has worked for Chef, CustomInk, and more

ScudCloud, Slack Client For Linux Install In Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 05:16:30 PM
Slack has completely changed the way that we used to communicate to one and other. Slack allows to join multiple teams and talk to them effectively without any distraction. But Slack can be more handy, if you've Slack client in your Linux (No more web app), but slack does not have any official client for Linux. But thanks to ScudCloud! An unofficial, open-source and nice tool for using Slack in Linux. So let's see how to install & use ScudCloud in Linux distributions.

Firefox 41 arrives, adding instant messaging and personalisation tweaks

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 04:19:19 PM
Latest version of the browser arrives for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices.

Ubuntu Touch Lets You Use Alt-Tab on Phones and Tablets

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 03:22:08 PM
Ubuntu Touch is a Linux distribution, and this becomes all the more obvious when you connect a keyboard to it, and it lets you do Alt-Tab, just like it would happen on a regular desktop, but then again, that's the whole point.

Documentarian wipes out Warner’s $2M “Happy Birthday” copyright business

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:24:57 PM
More than two years after a documentary filmmaker challenged the copyright to the simple lyrics of the song "Happy Birthday," a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the copyright is invalid.The result could undo Warner/Chappell's lucrative licensing business around the song, once estimated to be $2 million per year. The company is likely to appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Sometimes you have to put the moose on the table

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 01:27:46 PM
Red Hat is known for its open culture. People openly share their opinions, give each other positive and constructive feedback, and make better decisions through collaboration. Jim Whitehurst recently wrote about how to foster a culture like ours—one that supports honest (and sometimes difficult) more

Wanted alive: $1m for an iOS 9 bug to hijack, er, jailbreak iThings

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 12:30:35 PM
Exploit-broker sets bounty for iPhone, iPad OS zero-dayExploit traders Zerodium will pay a million dollars to anyone who finds an unpatched bug in iOS 9 that can be exploited to jailbreak iThings – or compromise them.…

9 ways to make your IT department move faster

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 11:33:24 AM
IT leaders share their tips on how to keep pace with technology change.

'Happy Birthday' song claim thrown out by judge

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 10:36:13 AM
"Happy Birthday," the world's best-known English-language song, is now legally yours.

Bitcoin micropayments device runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 09:39:02 AM
21 Inc. has launched a Linux and Raspberry Pi based mini-PC with native support for the Bitcoin currency protocol, enabling a Bitcoin micropayments server. Since its debut in 2009, the peer-to-peer, open source Bitcoin crypto-currency protocol has continued to gain traction, especially for global transactions, legal and otherwise. Now, Andreessen Horowitz backed startup 21 Inc. […]

First OpenWrt Summit co-locates with ELCE

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 08:41:51 AM
The Imagination backed Prpl Foundation announced a free OpenWrt Summit to be held in Dublin on Oct. 8, and co-located with Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The Prpl Foundation, which Imagination Technologies founded last year to promote the development of MIPS-based Linux and Android software, is hosting a one-day conference devoted to the lightweight OpenWrt Linux distribution. The OpenWrt Summit will be held in Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 8, directly following the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) conference, which is being held Oct. 5-7. The free OpenWrt Summit will be located at the same Conference Centre Dublin venue.

Edward Snowden's Favorite Anonymous Live CD, Tails, Updates Tor Browser and I2P

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 07:44:40 AM
The developers of the Tails GNU/Linux operating system, the amnesic incognito live system used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online at all times, announced the release of Tails 1.6.

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  • What to expect from PentahoWorld 2015
    This time last year the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog reported on the inaugural PentahoWorld 2014 conference and exhibition.
  • Day 1 of PyCon India 2015
    Day one is the first day of main event. I was late to wake up, but somehow managed to reach the venue around 8:30am. Had a quick breakfast, and then moved into the Red Hat booth. Sankarshan, Alfred, Soni were already there. I don’t know the exact reason, but the booth managed to grab the attention of all the people in the venue. It was over crowded :) While the students were much more interested in stickers, and other goodies, many came forward to ask about internship options, and future job opportunities. Alfred did an excellent job in explaining the details to the participants. The crowd was in booth even though the keynote of day one had started. I missed most of keynote as many people kept coming in the booth, and they had various questions.
  • Windows 10: Microsoft's new browser is a FAILURE - find out why
    Microsoft tried to move users from its infamous Internet Explorer browser to a minimalist new web browser dubbed Edge following the launch of Windows 10. But new data has revealed that Windows 10 users are reluctant to make the transition.
  • Google open source project aims to speed up web
  • Google Seeks to Speed Up Mobile Web Browsing
    Google has announced a new project that could make a difference for mobile browsing. The company has launched the Accelerated Mobile Pages project (AMP), a fully open source initiative, with the underlying code available on GitHub.
  • Google wants to speed up the mobile web with AMP project
    Google has a plan to speed up mobile Web browsing. The recently unveiled AMP—Accelerated Mobile Pages—project is an open source initiative that restricts certain elements of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to produce leaner Web pages "that are optimised to load instantly on mobile devices." How much quicker is "instantly"? According to Google, early testing with with a simulated 3G connection and a simulated Nexus 5 showed improvements of between 15 to 85 percent.
  • What's New This October in Open Source CMS
    A little love, please, for Miami-based dotCMS, maker of Java open source content management system (CMS) software. Just yesterday, it was chosen as one of the 20 Most Promising Open Source Software Solution Providers by CIO Review.
  • Deweloperzy NetBSD-7.0: Leonardo Taccari
    In the series of questions and answers from the NetBSD-7.0 developers, we will meet Leoardo Taccari, a recent NetBSD committer, who works with this system on his desktop and maintains in this field pkgsrc packages.
  • NetBSD 7.0 Operating System Brings Raspberry Pi 2 and Multiprocessor ARM Support
    The developers of the open source, BSD-based NetBSD operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of the project's fifteenth major release.
  • New Version Of JPEG-Turbo Quietly Released
    While the Internet has been buzzing recently about the new FLIF image format, libjpeg-turbo developers released a new version of their JPEG library. Libjpeg-turbo 1.4.2 is the new release and it quietly made it out at the end of September. Libjpeg-Turbo 1.4.2 features at least five known bug fixes resulting in crashes and other problems.
  • Open data Incubator: ODINE selected its first round of start-ups
    Seven start-ups from UK, Italy, France, Estonia and Austria were selected to be part of the first round of companies benefiting from the Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE). This two-year programme awarded EUR 650 000 in total to the companies, which can receive up to EUR 100 000 each.
  • Eleven Open Source 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter (video)
    ISG3D has taken to Kickstarter this month to raise $11,000 to help take their open source 3D printer design into production. The Eleven 3D printer has been specifically designed to provide users with an affordable machine but offers an impressive 22 x 40 x 40 cm build area and is completely open source allowing for modifications and enhancements to be created.

Development News

  • Perl 6 is coming soon: What it will bring
    Perl 6, a long-awaited upgrade to the well-known scripting language, has gone into beta, with the general release planned for Christmastime. The upgrade went to beta late last month, Perl designer Larry Wall told InfoWorld on Wednesday, and the October monthly release will feature the first of two beta releases of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. There been having monthly compiler releases for years, but the language definition has now stabilized. Wall added, “At this point we're optimizing, fixing bugs, and documenting, and I feel comfortable saying we can take a snapshot of whatever we have in December and call it the first production release.”
  • PEAR 1.10 Released With PHP 7 Support
  • Couchbase Server 4.0 introduces SQL-based query language N1QL (Nickel)
    Couchbase Server 4.0 is designed to give software application development pros a route to building more apps on Couchbase.