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The Witness may one day see a Linux port, for fun or for ideological purposes

Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:20:24 AM
It seems The Witness may one day see a Linux release, although the developer expects to make a loss on it, it may come to Linux "for fun or for ideological purposes".

NoScript and other popular Firefox add-ons open millions to new attack

Thursday 7th of April 2016 05:11:47 AM
NoScript, Firebug, and other popular Firefox add-on extensions are opening millions of end users to a new type of attack that can surreptitiously execute malicious code and steal sensitive data, a team of researchers reported.

Looks like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is being ported to Linux by Feral Interactive

Thursday 7th of April 2016 04:03:10 AM
Good news everyone, it looks like the SteamDB info from before might actually be true about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II coming to Linux. The latest information points to it being from Feral Interactive.

OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Scores Big Win With VW

Thursday 7th of April 2016 02:54:33 AM
VW will use Mirantis OpenStack cloud technology across its brands to enable a more agile DevOps model for building apps that support customers and partners.

Canonical Patches Six New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.10 and 14.04

Thursday 7th of April 2016 01:45:56 AM
Canonical has announced the availability of new kernel versions for its Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.

Samsung's SmartThings

Thursday 7th of April 2016 12:48:45 AM
If you pick up a Samsung Smart TV this year, you'll be certain to find"Linux Inside" in many ways. Samsung continues to build on itsTizen-powered Smart TV UI, which this year it will enhance with integratedSmartThings IoT hub technology, enabling the TV as the control center for asmart home.

Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 11:51:34 PM
Microsoft deciding to support Linux software on Windows is a surprising move, and the obvious question is, why? Superficially, the answer is easy—developers like these tools, so supporting them makes developers happy—but the story runs a little deeper than that. Supporting Linux apps in Windows is a significant move for a company that has spent decades promoting its own APIs and application platform, and it's unlikely that the company would make such a move just to provide a few creature comforts to developers. The need goes deeper than that.

Technology so easy a lawyer can do it

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 10:54:23 PM
Zoe Landon describes herself as a front-end web developer, entrepreneur, and general oddball. When she's not doing design and research for Marketo, she works on the music discovery project RCRDList, plays drums, and writes stories. Her first novel, The Latte Segment, was released in more

Why did Microsoft make Windows 10 run Linux?

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:34:20 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Is it time to trust Microsoft? And 14 ways to secure your Android phone or tablet.

How to setup HAProxy as Load Balancer for MariaDB on CentOS 7

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 08:14:17 PM
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of a MariaDB Galera cluster on CentOS 7 which has an HAProxy load balancer in front. The total setup consists of 4 servers. I will use 3 CentOS 7 servers for the database nodes, 2 nodes will be active and 1 acts as the backup node. The fourth server will be used for the HAProxy load balancer. For the balance algorithm, we use leastconn (but you can use other algorithms).

12 memes of open source software

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:54:14 PM
What does open source software mean? When you are explaining it to someone else, how do you convey the value and essense of open source without reinventing it? There have been many hard won lessons in open source since the phrase was first coined in 1997, and we should not forget those lessons.To help with that, I've collected 12 memes that are meaningful to me to help share the history, set the stage, and provide context for what open source software is and what it means to the software industry at more

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Officially Released

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 05:34:11 PM
The OTA-10 update for the Ubuntu mobile OS has finally arrived today for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the first ever Ubuntu Tablet.

The brand new OpenGL engine 'NXT' for RuneScape releases April 18th

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 04:14:07 PM
I often see people complain about the lack of MMO games on Linux, so maybe RuneScape will be a bit more appetising when they release "NXT" their new OpenGL powered game engine on April 18th.

Moderate nss / nss-util / nspr security updates

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 02:54:04 PM
There have been updates to the nss, nss-util and nspr packages to address moderate security flaws (CVE-2016-1978, CVE-2016-1979). The new packages are syncing through the various mirrors currently.

Files: Connect to a server with SSH

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 01:34:01 PM
Welcome back to our mini-series of articles on the Files app, also known as Nautilus. Files is part of the GNOME desktop, which ships in the Fedora Workstation edition. Previously we covered sorting to show your recent work at the top... Continue Reading →

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP): Open or closed?

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 12:13:58 PM
A few months ago Google announced a new open source project called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) that promised to "dramatically improve the performance of the mobile Web," and now Google features AMP content at the top of mobile search more

Inside Nvidia's Pascal-powered Tesla P100: What's the big deal?

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 10:50:38 AM
Under the hood of the HPC, AI workhorse ... which'll be coming to a desk near youGTC16 So there it is: the long-awaited Nvidia Pascal architecture GPU. It's the GP100, and it will debut in the Tesla P100, which is aimed at high-performance computing (think supercomputers simulating the weather and nuke fuel) and deep-learning artificial intelligence systems.…

Thin mini-ITX SBC aims Braswell SoCs at embedded apps

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:30:35 AM
Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video. Adlink’s “Thin Mini-ITX” form-factor AmITX-BW-1 SBC features a low profile design, consumption in the range of 4 to 6 Watts, and is offered with a range of dual- and quad-core, 14nm Intel Pentium, Atom, […]

What makes test automation successful?

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 08:10:32 AM
An important but often underestimated part of software development is testing. Testing is, by definition, challenging. If bugs were easy to find, they wouldn't be there in the first place. A tester has to think outside the box to find the bugs that others have missed. In many cases, understanding the business domain of an application is more crucial for effective testing, as is detailed knowledge of the application more

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 Adds On-Board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:50:28 AM
Ubuntu MATE project leader Martin Wimpress has announced today the release of the second Beta build of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 port to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 single-board computers.

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Chromium OS comes to Raspberry Pi 3

Chromium OS for SBCs has been released in v0.5 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. The Pine64 appears to be next up, with other hacker SBCs waiting in line. The “Chromium OS for Single Board Computers” project, which is taking the open source Chromium OS progenitor of Chrome OS, and tuning it for SBCs, released v0.5 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3. This is the first official release for the RPi 3. Read more

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch review: Android Wear climbs a mountain

Casio deserves a lot of credit for reshaping Android Wear into an original and unique new product, something I wasn’t sure was possible. It overcomes many of the drawbacks of smartwatches while making total sense as a product in its category; if you’re in the market for a hiking watch that also works as a smartwatch, and you use an Android phone, I think you’ll be very happy with what Casio’s produced. If you’re not looking specifically for a hiking smartwatch? Maybe wait and see if Casio ever makes a G-Shock smartwatch, because this one really isn’t the sort of thing you’ll want to wear every day. Read more

Gabriele Trombini: How do you Fedora?

Gabriele is a Fedora Ambassador who works both locally and internationally. He is most impressed by the jovial and warm atmosphere within the project. Everyone can share suggestions, opinions and information in a friendly, collaborative environment. Trombini stresses that respect and the willingness to change are necessary to keep the Fedora Community strong. “Let’s try something, and if it doesn’t return the expected results, we should be ready to change our way,” says Trombini. Read more

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