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Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API

Monday 27th of July 2015 04:44:27 PM
Yule bee … you'll bee … you'll be butter off … better off without it, says ad giantGoogle has decided the autocomplete API it informally offers will no longer be available for “unauthorised” users as of August 10th.…

How to get designers involved in your software project

Monday 27th of July 2015 03:47:16 PM
I attended Una Kravets' OSCON talk, "Open Source Design: A Love Story," after interviewing her recently.read more

Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment

Monday 27th of July 2015 02:50:05 PM
The developers of the lightweight desktop environment Enlightenment (used in various Linux distributions) anounced their 0.19.7 release.According to the Enlightenment team Enlightenment is in the transition from X11 to Wayland.

The Dronecode Foundation aims to keep UAVs open

Monday 27th of July 2015 01:52:54 PM
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAV) applications and capabilities are advancing at a phenomenal rate, and the cost of these systems is decreasing at an equally impressive rate largely because of the open source. In many cases, open source projects are outpacing the development of their equivalent closed source systems. To further accelerate these developments, in late 2014 several companies came together to form the Dronecode Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings together existing open source drone projects and assets under one umbrella organization governed by The Linux Foundation.read more

Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

Monday 27th of July 2015 12:55:43 PM
Utopic Unicorn gets another gallop to leap security rainbowUbuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.…

Three months with a Chromebook computer

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:58:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: How well does the Chromebook stack up after three months of use? Plus: Debian dumps SPARC hardware architecture. And Ubuntu MATE drops the Ubuntu Software Center.

Eating our own dog food in open source

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:01:21 AM
Last month, after nearly two decades of using free and open source software, I attended my first conference: SELF. I even gave a little talk there, a kind of high-level overview of open source tools available to those of us who produce creative work (you can watch it on SELF's YouTube channel if you have an hour to kill).read more

Updated: Windows 10 Update KB3074681 causing crashes for users

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:16:31 AM
Update: I was contacted by Gabe Aul, our Ring Master, directly and he has informed me that a fix is in the works for this and will be pushed out soon.

Akademy Talks Day 2

Monday 27th of July 2015 07:22:09 AM
The day today started out with showers of water drops as the late comers to Akademy waded their way amidst raincoated cyclists and residents of A Coruna sheltering themselves underneath coloured umbrellas...

Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

Monday 27th of July 2015 05:27:47 AM
The Ubuntu MATE distro will no longer ship with the Ubuntu Software Center, starting with the next 15.10 Alpha 2 released, announced one of the project developers.

New patent group threatens to derail 4K HEVC video streaming

Monday 27th of July 2015 03:33:25 AM
A new industry group called HEVC Advance is threatening to demand royalties for the new HEVC video codec that could halve the bandwidth required for streaming online video or offer higher resolutions with the same bandwidth usage. The organization is promising to demand a royalty of 0.5 percent of revenue from any broadcaster that uses the codec for streaming. This move could re-ignite the arguments surrounding video codecs on the Web and may well jeopardize services such as Netflix's year-old 4K streaming service.

Microsoft develops Arrow Launcher for Android

Monday 27th of July 2015 01:39:03 AM
Microsoft embraces Android, as recent projects show. Now they are developing a launcher for Android, called Arrow Launcher.

Linux Kernel 4.2 RC4 Announced by Linus Torvalds, Fixes Major Issues

Sunday 26th of July 2015 11:44:41 PM
It's Sunday, so it is time for you to test yet another Release Candidate version of the upcoming Linux kernel 4.2 release, as Linus Torvalds has just posted news on the work done for the RC4 build.

KDE's Plasma Mobile Not Giving Credit to Ubuntu Touch, Says Developer

Sunday 26th of July 2015 09:50:19 PM
KDE developers have announced that they are working on a new project called c. From what the developers are saying, it's running on Wayland, and it's capable on running Ubuntu apps. One of the problems is that at least one of the Ubuntu developers has noticed that even if the project is based on Ubuntu for phones, credit is not given.

Audio Programming with Open Source Languages

Sunday 26th of July 2015 07:55:57 PM
This article offers a roundup of my favorite free audio programming languages. They are all released under an open source license, and run on multiple platforms.

Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available

Sunday 26th of July 2015 06:01:35 PM
The following OEM installation images are now available: * Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit * Linux Mint 17.2 MATE OEM 64-bit

GNOME News Promises to Be an Unbelievable Feed Reader for GNOME 3.18 - Video

Sunday 26th of July 2015 04:07:13 PM
On July 24, Igor Gnatenko was more than proud to publish some details about his upcoming news reader app for the highly acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, called GNOME News.

Unreal Engine release, Laby, jMonkeyEngine, and more open gaming news

Sunday 26th of July 2015 02:12:51 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week[he]#039[/he]s edition, we take a look at Unreal Engine release, Laby, jMonkeyEngine, new Linux games, and the Pick of the Week!

KDE Community announces fully open source Plasma Mobile

Sunday 26th of July 2015 12:18:29 PM
Watch out Canonical, here comes another fully open source mobile OS.

GNOME 3.17.4 development snapshot

Sunday 26th of July 2015 10:24:07 AM
The GNOME team has released their GNOME 3.17.4 (development snapshot) desktop environment for Linux.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible. Read more

Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center. Read more

Wine Announcement

The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Fleshed out OpenMP implementation. - I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime. - Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite. - More support for OpenGL core contexts. - Various bug fixes. Read more

Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical. Read more