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Ubuntu Phones, Convergence, Snappy Ubuntu Core to Be Showcased at MWC 2015

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:59:06 PM
The highly anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) event will take place between March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, and as expected, Canonical will be present to showcase its latest Ubuntu technologies, including the Ubuntu convergence of the upcoming Unity 8 interface and the first Ubuntu-powered phones, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Meizu MX4.

Resize images using Python

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:01:55 PM
I love Python, and I’ve been learning it for a while now. Some time ago, I wrote a Python script where I needed to resize a bunch of images while at the same time keeping the aspect ratio (the proportions) intact. So I looked around and found the PIL (Python Imaging Library).read more

Creating a Community: Pieces of a Project

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:04:44 PM
Many hands make light work, as they say. More importantly, though – many hands come with many minds. An FOSS project consists of a lot more than just the source code that powers your application. Most successful projects consist of at least the following: WebsiteDocumentationUser SupportApplication(s)

Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:07:33 PM
The “RideOn” project for augmented reality ski goggles has won its Indiegogo funding. It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control. The need for high-tech, Android-based snow goggles like RideOn and Recon’s Snow2 is hard to fathom for skiers like us, who expend every last Joule of mental energy on staying […]

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:10:22 PM
On January 23 this year, the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal had their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.For anyone newly learning about open source licensing, this is a great look at some of the issues today.This is my account of the symposium.read more

A Major Victory for the Open Web

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:13:11 PM
We just accomplished something very important together. Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted for strong net neutrality protections. This happened because millions of people — including many hundreds of thousands in Mozilla’s community — joined together as citizens of … Continue reading

An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

Friday 27th of February 2015 12:16:00 PM
LXLE is a great example of how a respin can add value to an underlying base distribution with great visual elements, better navigation and a complete set of packages.

GCompris Is a Great Linux Teaching Tool for Small Kids

Friday 27th of February 2015 11:18:49 AM
GCompris, an educational software suite providing fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, has been upgraded to version 15.02 and is now available for download.

FLOSS Weekly 326: The Open Source Initiative

Friday 27th of February 2015 10:21:38 AM
This week we are joined by Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson to talk about the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a global non-profit that supports and promotes the open source movement. Among other things, the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition.

High-Availability Storage with HA-LVM

Friday 27th of February 2015 09:24:27 AM
In recent years, there has been a trend in which data centers have beenopting for commodity hardware and software over proprietary solutions. Whyshouldn't they? It offers extremely low costs and the flexibility tobuild an ecosystem the way it is preferred. The only limitation is the extentof the administrator's imagination.

Tiny COM Express module runs Linux on quad-core Atom

Friday 27th of February 2015 08:27:16 AM
Aaeon launched a transportation-focused “NanoCOM-BT” COM Express Type 10 Mini module based on Atom E3800 SoCs, with optional industrial temperature support. The Linux-friendly NanoCOM-BT supports a variety of automation, medical, ticketing, kiosk, surveillance, and communications applications, but is primarily being promoted for use in public transportation devices. The 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 […]

Five Linux Distros for New Users

Friday 27th of February 2015 07:30:05 AM
Those who’re new to Linux want the best distro out there for new users, which means simple things like ease of use, productivity, speed, and security. But which distros are the best for new users? Actually, there is probably no “best,” but there are many distros that are designed keeping the needs of the inexperienced Linux user in mind.

Tails 1.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 27th of February 2015 06:32:54 AM
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:35:43 AM
Juniper Networks and Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, are partnering for a new Network Function Virtualization cloud platform, based on OpenStack and the Contrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Has Valve helped Linux gaming?

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:38:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Valve's impact on Linux gaming. Plus: Why a tech journalist dumped Apple, Microsoft and Google for open source. And four music players for Linux.

Docker Advances With Trio of Orchestration Tools

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:41:21 AM
Two months after first announcing Machine, Swarm and Compose, Docker rolls out the three orchestration tools. -

Net neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the internet

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:44:10 AM
Internet activists scored a landmark victory on Thursday as the top US telecommunications regulator approved a plan to govern broadband internet like a public utility. FCC says ‘we listened and we learned’, and passes strict broadband rules that represent ‘a red-letter day for internet freedom’

Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 Packages, Gorgeous Theme and Wallpaper - Gallery

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:46:59 AM
As we've reported earlier, Canonical is preparing to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release for its Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Kubuntu, as well as Ubuntu MATE, which became an official release this week.

‘Net Neutrality’ Is a Problem, Not a Solution

Friday 27th of February 2015 12:49:48 AM
Net Neutrality is a problem, not a solution, and it won’t take long before we’re told that even more extensive and intrusive government control of Internet service is necessary to address all the “unintended consequences” it produces.

Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally

Thursday 26th of February 2015 11:52:37 PM
Meizu has finally confirmed that it plans to use an MX4 device to present the Ubuntu system at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it will also be the platform that will launch internationally with Ubuntu.

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