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6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes

Saturday 4th of April 2015 11:05:45 PM
So far, I’ve been able to identify just six of such container-native operating systems, as they are called, but trust me, there will be many more to come.

The Solus Evolution, Microsoft’s Linux Love & More…

Saturday 4th of April 2015 09:11:23 PM
This could be something. This could be nothing. It remains to be seen. Regardless, it’s time to think seriously about buying hardware that is built for Linux, from manufacturers like ZaReason, if you want your choice of distros, or System76, if you want your choice of distro (as long as it’s Ubuntu) — as you should be doing already, of course.

Tiny SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Cortex-A5

Saturday 4th of April 2015 07:17:01 PM
Denx announced an “MA5D4″ COM that runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D4 SoC, plus a baseboard kit that adds a touchscreen and CAN, serial, HDMI, USB, and camera ports. Like Denx Computer Systems’s recent, Freescale i.MX6-based Denx M6R computer-on-module, the MA5D4 is supplied with the Yocto Linux based Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) distribution from sister […]

The April 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Saturday 4th of April 2015 05:22:39 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2015 issue.

Mozilla warns against data-storage rules in NSA reform

Saturday 4th of April 2015 04:22:18 PM
Mozilla on Friday warned against a government policy that could require phone companies to hold on to customer data longer than their business purposes require. Advocates for National Security Agency reform have cautioned against such a measure for the past year.

Canonical Wants Ubuntu to Power the House of the Future

Saturday 4th of April 2015 02:27:56 PM
The home of tomorrow will be smart and it will be a part of the Internet of Things, but what operating systems will be behind everything? Canonical wants to make Ubuntu Snappy Core the engine for the house of the future, and that's the reason it's sponsoring the Mega Hackathon: Hack the Home event.

DDoS attacks that crippled GitHub linked to Great Firewall of China

Saturday 4th of April 2015 12:33:34 PM
Earlier this week came word that the massive denial-of-service attacks targeting code-sharing site GitHub were the work of hackers with control over China's Internet backbone. Now, a security researcher has provided even harder proof that the Chinese government is the source of the assaults.

Torvalds' temptress comes of age: Xfce 4.2 hits the streets

Saturday 4th of April 2015 11:13:59 AM
Review April brings not just showers but traditionally a new release of Ubuntu, this time 15.04. With Ubuntu 15.04 will come Xubuntu and with that an update to Linus Torvalds’ briefly favoured Linux desktop (Xfce), version 4.12.

Audit Concludes No Backdoors in TrueCrypt

Saturday 4th of April 2015 09:19:37 AM
The results are in from the cryptanalysis phase of the TrueCrypt audit, and they show-nothing. Well, maybe not "nothing," but certainly no signs of a deliberate backdoor from the NSA or any government entity, fears of which date back to the autumn of 2013, post-Snowden, and ignited talk to have the open source encryption software audited.

Wine 1.7.40 Officially Released, Support for Kernel Job Objects Added

Saturday 4th of April 2015 07:25:15 AM
Wine developers announced that a fresh version of the application has been released and is now available for download. This is still the development branch, but the developers have not slowed down, and they are still making important changes.

Google announces new Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI sticks

Saturday 4th of April 2015 05:30:53 AM
In today's open source roundup: New Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI sticks. Plus: Tor Browser 4.0.6 released. And should Linux game developers target 32-bit or 64-bit systems?

Mozilla Firefox 37.0.1 Out Now, Disables HTTP/2 AltSvc and Fixes Bugs

Saturday 4th of April 2015 03:36:31 AM
Mozilla has pushed the first point release of its recently announced Firefox 37.0 web browser to mirrors worldwide. The new version will be available to users via the application’s built-in updater.

Open spec x86 SBCs gain prototyping add-ons

Saturday 4th of April 2015 01:42:09 AM
Newark Element14 launched a $20 motor control add-on for AMD’s Gizmo 2 SBC, and tipped a new “Lure” LED add-on for the Minnowboard Max. From the start, the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBoard (BeagleBone) projects have followed the Arduino project’s lead in providing Shield-like expansion modules to attract hobbyists and third party developers. Several […]

Handmade 3D printers, open source at Netflix, and more

Saturday 4th of April 2015 12:44:58 AM
This week I talk about a classroom full of handmade 3D printers, open source at Netflix, and David Both on Linux, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video more

Linux System and Network Administration Bootcamp

Friday 3rd of April 2015 11:47:47 PM
LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer weekend Linux system administration bootcamp on [url=] April 18th - 19th, 2015[/url] in South Bay (CA). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas.

Building tunnels with Linux

Friday 3rd of April 2015 10:50:36 PM
Creating tunnels with Linux is easy and can provide an easy solution to some complex networking problems. Most are familiar with encrypted tunnels such as VPNs and SOCKS proxies via SSH. In the mixed IPv6 and IPv4 in which we live tunnels are often a necessity to ensure connectivity between disconnected networks.

Summer of Code, Flock registration,, and more

Friday 3rd of April 2015 09:53:25 PM
Google Summer of Code update (mentors wanted!) This year, we have almost 60 students with proposals to work on various parts of Fedora as part of the Google-sponsored Summer of Code 2015. This is clearly awesome. Unfortunately, we don’t have... Continue Reading →

Tiny SBC runs Linux on Vybrid-based COM

Friday 3rd of April 2015 08:56:14 PM
F&S announced an open-spec “PCOMnetA5″ SBC, combining a carrier board with a Linux-ready COM equipped with Freescale’s Cortex-A5 and -M4 based Vybrid SoC. The computer-on-module that drives the new F&S Elektronik Systeme PCOMnetA5 SBC is a PicoCOMA5 module announced back in Jan. 2014. The COM incorporates a Freescale Vybrid-F system-on-chip, which combines a 500MHz Cortex-A5 […]

NASA open data, White House new hires, and more open source news

Friday 3rd of April 2015 05:53:08 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, I look at NASA open data, White House new hires, Indian government mandates, and more!Open source news for March 28 - April 3, 2015read more

How open source software builds strong roots for better governance

Friday 3rd of April 2015 04:55:57 PM
Open data and going digital are subjects high on the international agenda for global development, particularly when it comes to financing improved services and infrastructure for the poorest people in the world. Young people from Laos to Lagos aspire to become software developers, and smartphones are set to put unprecedented computing power into every corner of the earth. But the paradox is that many governments still only have rudimentary information technology infrastructure and often can't find trained and skilled staff to design and run more

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  • Android Candy: Intercoms
    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps
    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin
    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?
    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release
    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Read more