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Jaguar Board is an x86 based Single Board Computer

Sunday 24th of January 2016 08:08:35 PM
If you want a single board computer, at the moment you would be looking at something like a Raspberry Pi or its many competitors. Problem with these is they are all ARM based, but now JaguarBoard is changing the trend by ditching arm for x86.

SCALE 14X Saturday in Pictures

Sunday 24th of January 2016 06:14:13 PM
Is world peace next? GNOME and KDE are neighbors at SCALE 14X, and for all intents and purposes that was by design. Thank, or blame, SoCal SUSE, which arranged for the two desktop rivals — both available on openSUSE and other major distros — to share a large booth at SCALE 14X.

Configuring a Basic OpenLDAP Passthrough

Sunday 24th of January 2016 04:19:51 PM
Ever wanted/needed to setup an OpenLDAP Server that can passthrough the password portion of authentication to a Windows DC LDAP Server? Well recently I happened to set something up to do just that so we could accomplish a single sign on solution for our Linux/BSD/Unix systems and AD systems. What was most interesting is the group I work in only supports and maintains Linux/BSD/Unix systems. We actually did not need to directly access a single DC we only needed a service account.

POSSCON Cancelled Until 2017

Sunday 24th of January 2016 02:25:29 PM
This is the second time in three years that IT-oLogy’s longest running conference has been cancelled. In 2014 the event was cancelled, evidently due to logistical problems as IT-oLogy was in the process of launching the first Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta. Last year there was no Atlanta event, and POSSCON was successfully rebooted in Columbia, attracting around 850 atendees.

Oracle blurts Google's Android secrets in court: You made $22bn using our Java tech, punk

Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:31:07 PM
So hand it overAn Oracle lawyer has blurted out in court how much money Google has made from Android – figures that the web giant has fiercely fought to keep secret.…

Linux Foundation leadership controversy erupts

Sunday 24th of January 2016 10:36:45 AM
A debate has sprung up in Linux circles over whether the Linux Foundation is serving individual open-source users or its corporate sponsors.

SCALE 14X Gets Rolling for the Weekend

Sunday 24th of January 2016 08:42:23 AM
One of the fears — one of the many in having an established conference at a brand spanking new venue — is this: Suppose they gave an outstanding Friday keynote, and nobody came? All those sleepless nights worrying about it were essentially for naught, since Cory Doctorow’s keynote at SCALE 14X Friday was a standing room only success.

Eclipse Phase RPG, Vulkan Developer Day, and more open gaming news

Sunday 24th of January 2016 06:48:01 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Eclipse Phase paper role-playing game, new games out for Linux, Vulkan Developer Day, and more.

Linux Kernel 3.2.76 LTS Has MIPS, x86 and IPv6 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Sunday 24th of January 2016 04:53:39 AM
Linux kernel developer and maintainer Ben Hutchings announced the immediate availability for download of the seventy-sixth maintenance release of the long-term supported Linux 3.2 kernel.

Plerd: A Dropbox-friendly Markdown blog platform

Sunday 24th of January 2016 02:59:17 AM
Jason McIntosh had a problem: He'd gotten out of the habit of writing long-form blog posts. A decade before, he'd been a regular on LiveJournal, but that platform is getting a little long in the tooth, and he wanted something that was more in line with his current writing habits. As a fan of Markdown, he wanted something where he could just drop Markdown files in a spot, and the blog would be built from those.read more

Google plays down impact of kernel flaw as it releases Android patch

Sunday 24th of January 2016 01:04:55 AM
Android lead security engineer Adrian Ludwig has announced that a patch has been released to manufacturers to fix a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that was said to also affect Android devices. But there are some differences in the evaluation of the vulnerability which was announced a few days back by the Israel-based firm Perception Point.

An open letter to GitHub, the new Brave browser, and more news

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 11:10:33 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open letter to GitHub, the new Brave browser, open source software aids African vaccines, and more!Open source news roundup for January 16 - 22, 2016read more

Google out of sync with CEO Schmidt on Android earnings

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:16:11 PM
Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is on the record as dismissing the importance of privacy. But when an Oracle attorney disclosed in court on January 14 that Google has made US$31 billion from its Android operating system, of which US$22 billion is profit, Google was quick to ask that the document revealing this fact should be sealed.

Pro tip: Get easy screencasts from your Chromebook

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:21:49 PM
One feature that has been missing from Chrome OS, for quite some time, is the ability to take screencasts. Why has this been an issue? Because Chrome OS doesn't support the Java plugin used by most of the available screencast tools. That all changes, with the likes of Snagit. Why is this important? Screencasts are a great tool to help train users. Even though Chrome OS might well be one of the most user-friendly platforms on the planet, you might have web-based tools that aren't so easy to use (tools that could greatly benefit from a screencast).

Linux Foundation chief spins to justify keeping community out

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 05:27:27 PM
Linux Foundation chief executive Jim Zemlin has made a disappointing response to the reports about changes in the by-laws of the Foundation designed to prevent community representation.

Did Linus protect the Linux Foundation from the Social Justice Warriors?

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 05:18:28 PM
The recent news that the Linux Foundation had changed its policy on community representation caught many people by surprise. Most of the first reactions seemed assume that it was done to somehow promote corporate interests over community interests. But is that really why the policy was changed? Or was it done to avoid an influx of Social Justice Warriors?

Wait… we sued who?! Patent troll drops case one day after Newegg’s lawyer calls

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 03:24:06 PM
A shell company that sued dozens of computer peripheral makers has quickly dropped Newegg house brand Rosewill from its list of defendants. The motion to dismiss, filed yesterday, comes just days after Newegg's lawyers filed notices of their appearance in the case.

Linux Foundation Sells Out, Brave New Browser & More...

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 01:29:44 PM
The Linux Foundation’s board has always been weighted heavily in favor of corporations and money, with a large majority of the foundation’s board being elected by member corporations. The nine platinum members, who pay $500,000 yearly in membership dues, elect up to ten board members (or one each for up to ten directors), the sixteen gold members elect three, and the more than 250 silver members elect only one. Until last week, individual members, who pay $99 in annual dues elected two members to the board, not enough to influence foundation policy in a vote, but enough to give the community some say in the decision making process.

Braswell COM twins have SMARC and Qseven personalities

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 11:35:22 AM
Adlink announced a pair of computer-on-modules with the same Braswell CPU and memory options, but on two different form factors with slightly different I/O. Adlink’s newly announced “LEC-BW” and “Q7-BW” are the Pentium N3710 and Celeron 3000 series 14nm “Braswell” processors. Both modules share the same processor options and the same memory of 8 GB […]

Google confirms new Linux hole not a big deal for Android

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:41:00 AM
Sometimes a security "hole" is really a tiny security "leak."

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Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

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