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Microsoft Accused of Blackmailing UK Officials Supporting Open Document Format

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 06:07:20 PM
The IT reform that the United Kingdom is working on is faced with strong opposition from tech giants operating facilities and doing business in the country, with some going as far as to blackmail MPs in order to block some changes from being adopted.

Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 04:12:58 PM
There's a new kid in town; SparkyLinux. According to the developers SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian.

Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 02:18:36 PM
Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

3 Open Source Python Shells

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 12:38:56 PM
Python is a very useful and popular computer language. One of the benefits of using an interpreted language such as Python is exploratory programming with its interactive shell.

Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 11:17:08 AM
Microsoft executives telephoned Conservative MPs threatening to shut down a facility in their local area because of planned IT reforms, David Cameron’s former strategy chief has claimed. Steve Hilton, who worked for Cameron in opposition and for two years in Downing Street, made the allegation as he argued the dominance of corporate lobbying in the UK was leading to bad policy-making...... Another former Downing Street aide, Rohan Silva, appears to have given a similar account of lobbying by Microsoft in relation to open source software, in comments reported by Computer Weekly. Silva told a conference: “A day or two before we were going to give a speech, a couple of backbench MPs called the office – they said Microsoft had called them saying if we went ahead with the speech on open standards, open architecture and open source, they would cut spending or maybe close research and development centres in the constituencies of the MPs they had called.

Is Canonical going to have an IPO?

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 09:26:03 AM
In today's open source roundup: Mark Shuttleworth may take Canonical public. Plus: How to install and configure Ubuntu on your Dell computer. And a review of the LG Watch Urbane.

Open hardware edition! Plus OpenStreetMap and more

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 08:28:52 AM
This week, I talk about open hardware components and answer some important questions, plus OpenStreetMap in Nepal, and more.

OpenStack Summit Showcases 'Big Tent' Plans, Containers and More

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 07:31:41 AM
This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.

OS rumors: Googles Kirin

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 06:34:30 AM
Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Russia is planning its own Linux-based mobile OS with Jolla. In the future, we may all have our own operating system, as well as 15 minutes of fame.

Secure SSH with Google Authenticator Two-Factor Authentication on CentOS 7

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 05:37:19 AM
SSH access is always critical and you might want to find ways to improve the security of your SSH login. In this article we will see how we can secure SSH with simple two factor authentication by using Google Authenticator. Before using it you have to integrate the SSH daemon on your server with Google Authenticator one time password protocol TOTP and another restriction is that you must have your android phone with you all the time or at least the time you want SSH access. This tutorials is written for CentOS 7.

Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 04:40:08 AM
Chromebooks received a lukewarm reception when Google introduced them several years ago, though in more recent times, they've grown in popularity. Education remains the primary market for Chromebooks, followed by home consumers looking for a second system. Businesses aren't all that big on Chrome OS, but even with limited contribution from the enterprise market, Chromebook sales in 2015 are expected to rise 27 percent year-over-year, Gartner says.

Jide Remix ultra-tablet with Remix OS

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 03:42:57 AM
This week a Tablet with the new Remix OS was anounced by Cube, but another brand named Jide has released the first tablet with Remix OS.

OpenStack enables open source shift at Time Warner Cable

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 02:45:46 AM
Time Warner Cable is going big with OpenStack.Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers. And this rapid change is getting noticed inside the company.read more

How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 01:48:35 AM
How to install Drupal on Ubuntu VPS

The EXT4 Data Corruption Issue Has Also Been Fixed in Linux Kernel 3.18.14 LTS

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 12:51:24 AM
Today we can report that Linux kernel 3.18.14 LTS is out and it also includes a patch for the famous EXT4 data corruption issue that plagued almost all Linux kernel branches.

School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

Friday 22nd of May 2015 11:54:13 PM
ChromeOS getting 'em while they're youngChromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.…

Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking

Friday 22nd of May 2015 10:57:02 PM
In the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of the Android feature, Cambridge University researchers found that they were able to recover data on a wide range of devices that had run factory reset. The function, which is built into Google's Android mobile operating system, is considered a crucial means for wiping confidential data off of devices before they're sold, recycled, or otherwise retired. The study found that data could be recovered even when users turned on full-disk encryption.

IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

Friday 22nd of May 2015 09:59:51 PM
Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G. Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range […]

Why I am happy downgrading from a $500 to a $75 smartphone

Friday 22nd of May 2015 09:02:40 PM
The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, displaying stupid WhatsApp jokes, short and long late night conversations and more.

Ubuntu PPA Management

Friday 22nd of May 2015 08:05:29 PM
PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities. They contain package sets and package lists for particular Ubuntu versions. Their use is valuable for cases of individual updating, or for when seeking for a newer version of an application that is not yet available in the official Canonical's repositories.

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  • Good-bye, Mandriva!
    I think that it is sad that the Mandriva star twinkles no more in the OS universe, but it is good that other distros can continue with its legacy: Mageia, OpenMandriva Lx and, up to a certain extent, PCLinuxOS.
  • Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUP
    Mandriva, a French purveyor of desktop Linux, is being wound up, after becoming totally incapable of supporting usual performance (TITSUP), financially at least. The liquidation notice suggests the company's 2013 was around €600,000 and that the company has between 10 and 19 staff.
  • Goodbye, Mandriva, Thank You for the Mandriva Linux OS
    It is with sadness in our hearts that we inform you today, May 27, about the termination of the French Mandriva company, which is currently in the process of being liquidated, according to a notice posted on the societe.com website.
  • A Linux company that spent 17 years competing with Windows is officially over
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