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Screenshot preview of GNOME 3.18 on Fedora 23

Friday 2nd of October 2015 04:41:18 AM
Together with the default Fedora edition, which uses the GNOME 3 desktop, and the Spins, Fedora editions that use other desktop environments, the beta 1 installation images were released three days ago.

Stagefright 2 Exposes Another Billion Android Phones to Risk

Friday 2nd of October 2015 03:44:07 AM
The researcher who first disclosed the Android Stagefright security vulnerability at Black Hat 2015 is now revealing even more flaws that have yet to be patched.

$5 Billion worth of open-source code and counting

Friday 2nd of October 2015 01:49:45 AM
The Linux Foundation does far more than support Linux. Its open-source, Collaborative Projects have created about $5-billion worth of value.

Google: now serving Marshmallow flavored Nexus 5X and 6P

Friday 2nd of October 2015 12:52:34 AM
Google dished out two tasty new phones: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, featuring potent Snapdragon SoCs, Android 6.0 (“Marshmallow”), and 2560 x 1440-pixel screens. Not so many years ago, the introduction of a major new Android release was more like looking six months or more into the future when your phone just might become […]

Getting started with Visual Studio Code (VSC) on Linux

Thursday 1st of October 2015 11:55:23 PM
Visual Studio Code (VSC) is a source code editor released by Microsoft only a few months ago. The software is based on the Atom engine and although it isn't open source, it offers a working version for Linux that you may find useful for a set of reasons. In this tutorial, we will take a look on how to install, setup and get started with VSC.

Google & Microsoft Shake Hands in Patent Dispute

Thursday 1st of October 2015 10:58:12 PM
What we do know is that the two companies have agreed to work together on a host of patent issues, which is a surprising turn around. Even more surprising is that Redmond has agreed with Google to work against non-practicing entities (NPEs) or trolls, companies that seek to license patents without making products of their own. In the past, Microsoft has joined forces with Apple and others to form trolling companies.

Linux Foundation recommends Linux on Chromebooks

Thursday 1st of October 2015 10:01:01 PM
In today's open source roundup: The Linux Foundation encourages users to install Linux on their Chromebooks. Plus: Five important trends in open source. And a review of the Nexus 6P phablet.

Linux Journal: Raspberry Pi

Thursday 1st of October 2015 09:03:50 PM
A Tasty Slice of AwesomeI love the flavor of raspberries, but quite honestly, the seeds gross meout.

GitHub Improves Two-Factor Security With FIDO U2F

Thursday 1st of October 2015 08:06:39 PM
GitHub embraces the FIDO standard and aims to get Yubico U2F keys into as many developer hands as it can.

How to install and use rdesktop -- the remote desktop client for Linux

Thursday 1st of October 2015 07:09:28 PM
Rdesktop is an "open source client for connecting to Windows Remote Desktop Services." This post covers how to install and use it as well as how to configure Windows to accept rdesktop connections, and how to open an RDP connection to the same Windows machine from Linux.

Kid3 Gets Some New Cool Features in the Latest Release

Thursday 1st of October 2015 06:12:17 PM
Kid3 is an audio tag editor for KDE with support for editing tags in files such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, AIFF and WAV.

Why a Linux-powered botnet shouldn't send you scurrying back to Windows

Thursday 1st of October 2015 05:15:06 PM
The discovery of a sizeable Linux botnet may be worrying some new converts to the open-source OS.

How open source found me

Thursday 1st of October 2015 04:17:55 PM
This isn't a story about me finding open source—this is about how open source software chose more

Russian Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15 Out Now with New Package Update Method

Thursday 1st of October 2015 03:20:44 PM
Calculate Linux announced the release and immediate availability of the Calculate Linux 15 operating system based on Gentoo Linux.

The issue with embedded Linux... and the solution

Thursday 1st of October 2015 02:23:33 PM
I'll preface this by reminding everyone that I've been a huge fan/supporter/advocate of Linux since the mid- to late '90s. That being said...

A gentle introduction to microservices

Thursday 1st of October 2015 01:26:22 PM
What are microservices? Have you heard the phrase "microservices" used in a discussion of modern application development and wondered what it's all about?read more

The ‘Microsoft Loves Linux’ Baloney is Still Being Floated in the Media While Microsoft Attacks Linux With Patents, New Lawsuits Reported

Thursday 1st of October 2015 12:29:11 PM
Despite Microsoft’s continued assault on Linux and on Android (using software patents, which it still discreetly lobbies for), some figures in the media are perpetually peddling the Microsoft-serving lie that ‘Microsoft loves Linux’

Google, Microsoft kiss and make up in patent fight truce

Thursday 1st of October 2015 09:58:37 AM
Everyone's friends now. What are we saying? Always wereGoogle and Microsoft have called a truce in their years-long patent wars, agreeing to dismiss the multiple suits they have pending before courts in the US and elsewhere.…

OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor to be Released Soon for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 10

Thursday 1st of October 2015 09:01:26 AM
OpenShot Studios have announced today that their upcoming OpenShot 2.0 open-source video editor software will be released soon for the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

On new applications and use cases for container technology

Thursday 1st of October 2015 08:04:15 AM
As containerization goes mainstream, many are finding new applications and use cases for container technology. Jan Pazdziora, senior principal software engineer at Red Hat, faced the limitations of traditional Docker when he wanted to containerize FreeIPA. This led to creation of his Docker-freeipa open source more

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today's leftovers

  • A gentle introduction to microservices
    What are microservices? Have you heard the phrase "microservices" used in a discussion of modern application development and wondered what it's all about?
  • There's A Lot Of Exciting AMDGPU DRM Code Brewing For Eventual Catalyst Support
    One of the big items still in the works as part of AMD's unified Linux driver strategy is that the Catalyst proprietary driver will be isolated to user-space and make use of the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. Being publicly now in development in a few code branches are changes to the AMD DRM code for beginning to suit more of it to Catalyst's driver design.
  • Linux Kernel 4.2.3 Is Out with Open vSwitch and IPv6 Fixes, Updated Networking Drivers
    After only 4 days from the release of the second maintenance version of the Linux 4.2 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman comes today, October 3, with news about the release of Linux kernel 4.2.3.
  • Linux Foundation Says Open Source Code Worth $5 Billion
  • Mesa 10.6.9 Released, Marks The End Of The Line: Upgrade To Mesa 11
    Emil Velikov announced Mesa 10.6.9 today as the newest point release for the aging Mesa 10.6 series. Mesa 10.6.9 fixes an Intel crash issue with KDE, Unreal Tournament is fixed for Gallium3D drivers, and there are various other Mesa OpenGL fixes.
  • GNOME's 2014 Annual Report Published
    For those wondering about the state of GNOME, their annual report is now available. The GNOME Foundation 2014 annual report covers their financial situation, their trademark battle with GroupOn, their temporary financial shortfall due to the OPW project, the hack/developer events engaged in, and much more.
  • KDE Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October, is already landing in Kubuntu Wily
  • Kubuntu 15.10 Will Have KDE Plasma 5.4.2
    Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" is being released later this month and it will feature the very latest KDE Plasma 5.4 point release. Plasma 5.4.2 isn't being released until next week but the Kubuntu crew is pushing it early into 15.10 Wily now to ensure it arrives with the 15.10 debut.
  • Randa Meetings update
    I am really not a person who blogs much and its bit late, please bare with me in case if anyone does not like the way article is written or how it is formatted. I really feel good being KDE user since 2005. Officially I started coding / contributing to minor stuff in KDE in 2010. Switzerland is an awesome place and I really liked Randa. Speaking of Switzerland, for me those trains are art of engineering. I would like to thank KDE e.v. and other sponsors for making this event happen.
  • KaOS 2015.10 Officially Released with a Gorgeous KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop, Wayland Session
    On October 2, Anke Boersma had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.10 GNU/Linux computer operating system.
  • KaOS 2015.10 KDE-focused Linux distro available now
    While I am a GNOME fan, I recognize how wonderful KDE is too. If you prefer a traditional desktop user interface, KDE is a smart choice. Not only is it it easy to use for beginners, but it offers a ton of customization options for advanced users too. There are quite a few KDE-based Linux distros, such as Kubuntu, Linux Mint KDE, and Netrunner, but the lesser known KaOS offers a more pure experience. This distro has a goal of remaining lean, while being fairly bleeding edge regarding KDE packages -- it is a great showcase for the desktop environment. Today, version 2015.10 sees release, and you can download it now.
  • Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 Screenshot Tour
  • SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15 Released
    Calculate Linux 15 was released today in its KDE, MATE, and Xfce desktop spins along with Calculate Linux Directory Server, Linux Scratch, Scratch Server, and Media Center editions.
  • Ubuntu To Make It Easier To Ship Micro-Release Updates, New Features Post-LTS
    Generally Ubuntu Linux hasn't allowed new minor point releases of software to be sent down as stable release updates (SRUs) once the Ubuntu release ships, but there's been many exceptions, and now Ubuntu's Technical Board has agreed to make changes to make it easier to send down micro-release updates as well as offering new features to existing LTS (Long-Term Support) releases.

Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications

Manjaro Linux Bellatrix 15.09 released

Manjaro Linux 15.09, codenamed Bellatrix has been released with some tweaks into the graphical and terminal installer. The release makes it easier to install Manjaro on your system. Also the latest apps have been included in the Bellatrix. The Manjaro is easy to use Linux distribution, so give it a try from 15.09 with easy to install graphical interface.

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today's howtos

Leftovers: Software

  • MPlayer 1.2 released
    Mplayer 1.2 is compatible with the recent FFmpeg 2.8 release. The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg, so you don't need to fetch it separately.
  • MPlayer 1.2 Released
    It's been three years since the release of MPlayer 1.1 while surprisingly this weekend MPlayer 1.2 was released.
  • Lightworks: A Professional Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora
    Lightworks is a professional video editor which is the fastest, most accessible and focused on Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software, the initial release of Lightworks was in 1989; 26 years ago. It support all resolutions available to public up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422.
  • Using G’MIC to Work Magic on Your Graphics
    If you’re a Gimp power user, G’MIC is, without a doubt, one of the single most important add-ons available for the flagship open source image editing tool. With G’MIC you can bring some real magic to your digital images… and do so with ease. Give it a go and see if it doesn’t take your Gimp work to the next level.
  • VirtualBox 5.0.6 Brings Fixes For Linux 4.3 & More
  • Kodi 16: Alpha 3
  • Kodi 16 Alpha 3 Released
    The third alpha release of the Kodi 16 HTPC open-source software is now available for testing with long-press support. Given the number of devices these days with limited remote control buttons but relying upon a long-press of the OK/Enter button to pull up a context menu, Kodi has now implemented similar long-press support for remotes. That's the main new feature of Kodi 16 Alpha 3.
  • Third Alpha Build of Kodi 16 Media Center Adds Long-Press Support for Remotes