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Oracle Loses Again, Red Hat Competes With FOSS & More…

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 09:05:00 AM
Also included: six new distro releases, Ubuntu considering dropping 32-bit support and the feds were after Snowden.

Realtek spins wireless oriented Arduino compatible SBC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 07:10:38 AM
Realtek has launched a $25, Arduino compatible “Ameba” SBC, built around a 166MHz Cortex-M3 RTL8195AM chipset, and offering WiFi and NFC. When you think of Realtek Semiconductor, you probably think about audio codecs, but the company makes a wide variety of other ICs and MCUs that end up on hacker boards. Realtek is now trying […]

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing, Still the Most Powerful Ubuntu Phone

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 05:16:16 AM
Today we have the great pleasure to offer our readers an unboxing video of the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which Canonical was nice enough to lend to us for an in-depth review.

Google releases SwiftShader, Spatials update coming to Linux, and more gaming news

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:21:54 AM
In this week's edition, we take a look at SwiftShader, The Spatials: Galactology's plan for a Linux release, and more.Open gaming roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016read more

Hands On Embedded Linux Development Training course.

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:27:32 AM
LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced its next Hands On Embedded Linux Development class to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/class_schedule.html]July 20th - 22nd, 2016.[/url]

How to respond to direct, harsh criticism at work

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:33:10 PM
I recently received an email from a colleague that, among other things, suggested that I was "playing a shell game." I tend to pride myself on being transparent and honest, so it was a surprise to see, and it stung. The email explained, in direct language, that my colleague didn't trust my team, was highly frustrated, and had very low confidence in our work.read more

Slackware Linux 14.2 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.4, without systemd

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 09:38:48 PM
After many months of hard work, two Betas and two RCs, Patrick J. Volkerding was extremely proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the final Slackware 14.2 Linux operating system.

How to Install the Nextcloud Server on Ubuntu

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 07:44:26 PM
You’ve probably already heard the open source cloud server ownCloud has been forked by its founder and the new company/server Nextcloud has been formed. What you might not know, however, is that Nextcloud has already released a ready-to-install server that offers the same functionality as ownCloud as well as a newfound focus on apps (Calendar, Contacts, Documents, Email, and more).

GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, and more open source news

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 05:50:04 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, a microbiome forecasting algorithm, and more!Open source news roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016read more

Zenwalk 8.0 Is Based on Slackware 14.2, Gets New Desktop Layout for Xfce 4.12.1

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 03:55:42 PM
Jean-Philippe Guillemin, the developer of Zenwalk, announced today the final release of the Slackware-based Zenwalk 8.0 GNU/Linux operating system.

Linux-Hardware-Guide launches funding of Linux & FOSS projects by your hardware purchases

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:01:20 PM
Starting with the first of July the Linux-Hardware-Guide[/url] introduces a funding system, which distributes its profits gained during the third quarter of 2016 by hardware sales to Linux & FOSS projects.

Linux Mint 18 Screencast and Screenshots

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:12:58 AM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon Edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 18 Brings Mint-Y Theme to Linux Desktop

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 08:18:36 AM
Linux Mint 18 includes a new desktop theme option called Mint-Y that brings newly styled icons to users. In terms of new integrated applications, Linux Mint 18 includes the gufw application, a graphical interface for firewall configuration. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Linux Mint 18.

Top 5: Immigrant family gets Linux laptop, 7 myths, and more

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 06:24:14 AM
In this week's top 5, we highlight a Linux laptop for an immigrant family in the US, 7 open source myths busted, how to configure networking in Linux, tinyMediaManager to organize your files, and great features of music player, Guayadeque.Top 5 articles of the week5. 6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source playerread more

Slackware 14.2

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 04:29:52 AM
Yes, it is that time again (finally)! Following a long period of planning, development, and testing, the Slackware Linux Project is proud to announce the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.2!

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:35:30 AM
Meet the new BSoD – the Blue Screen of DespairPic As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers.…

High-Availability Storage with GlusterFS on CentOS 7 - Mirror across two storage servers

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:41:08 AM
This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (CentOS 7.2) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (CentOS 7.2 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes.

Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers

Friday 1st of July 2016 11:26:48 PM
Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event.read more

Tibbo Technology's Tibbo Project System

Friday 1st of July 2016 10:12:27 PM
The motto for the Tibbo Project System (TBS) is "Take what you need.

Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

Friday 1st of July 2016 08:58:07 PM
Connie Sieh from the Scientific Linux development team has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.8 operating system.

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Blackmagic on GNU/Linux

  • Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
    Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
  • Blackmagic Puts Fusion 8.2 on Linux, Updates Duplicator
    Blackmagic Design released a pair of announcements, the first revealing that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform, and second that it has release version 1.0.2 of Duplicator.
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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

Today, July 27, 2016, Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system that runs on supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices. Read more

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