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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

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Learn from the Experts at The Linux Foundation’s Europe Events
    The Linux Foundation has released session details for three major conferences coming up this fall: MesosCon Europe, Embedded Linux Conference / OpenIoT Summit Europe, and LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe. MesosCon Europe, which will take place August 31-September 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers for two days of sessions about Mesos and related technologies. This year, the MesosCon program will include workshops to get started with Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.
  • The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
    Firebird distills its identity into the phrase "True universal open-source database" and boasts not only of being "free like free beer" but also, fittingly, of being "free like a bird". The latter permits anyone to build a custom version of the Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available for others to use and build upon.
  • Report: Austria can benefit from Big Data solutions
    Big Data solutions can contribute significantly to Austrian public administrations, a working group concludes in a report published in June. Benefits include improved quality of life, finding optimal business locations, and offering better guidance to citizens. The report by the Big Data working group aims to help public administration when considering Big Data solutions, providing legal, economic and technical context.
  • Report: over half of Spain’s regions now use SaaS
    In 2014, 59% of Spain’s regional governments used Software as a Service, according to the 2015 eGovernment report published on 30 June by PAe, Spain’s eGovernment portal. Next most-used cloud computing service is Infrastructure as a Service (40%), and third is Platform as a Service (20%). The usage of cloud computing is just one of the attributes of and indicators for eGovernment services that are aggregated in the report. The document shows the use of document management systems and support of electronic signatures. The text looks at interoperability, open data portals and eParticipation, lists region’s maturity levels of eGovernment services, from the availability to download forms online to the fully electronic management of applications.
  • Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…
    It’s not FOSS, but I reckon the biggest story in tech this week, ignoring claims of Russia hacking for Trump, is the sale of Yahoo to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Considering that traffic watcher Alexa says the site is the fifth most visited address on the web, that seems like something of a bargain to me. Add to that Yahoo’s prime Silicon Valley real estate and the price seems to be in the “it fell of the truck” category. The sale puts Verizon in control of both America Online and Yahoo, so I suspect we’ll be seeing Verizon trying to compete with Google and Bing for a share of the search advertising market. [...] We’ve also heard from Software Freedom Kosova, which tells us it’s issued this year’s call for speakers, which will be open through September 15. This will be the seventh year for the Kosovo event, which aims to “promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge” — all laudable goals in my estimation. Potential speakers should know “the topic must be related to free software and hardware, open knowledge and culture.” Mike DuPont, the SFK member who made us aware of the event, told FOSS Force, “There might be travel expenses for qualified speakers.” The event will take place October 21-23.
  • Cloud, open source and DevOps: Technology at the GLA
    David Munn, head of IT at the Greater London Authority, explains what technology his organisation has adopted in order to help individuals keep innovating
  • Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
    Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share [...] Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd questions for a physicist to try to answer, but Britain’s referendum decision is a reminder that everything is connected and that if we wish to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, we’d be very foolish to ignore the role that wealth does and doesn’t play in our society.
  • France’s Insee and Drees publish microsimulation model to increase transparency
    Insee (Institut national de la statistique), the French public agency for statistics, and Drees (Direction des études du Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la santé), which is in charge of surveys at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, has published the source code of the microsimulation algorithmic model called Ines.
  • Plant Sciences pushing open-source berry model
    Several of those opportunities appear to lie in the development of so-called ‘open market’ breeding. Historically, Plant Sciences’ berry varieties have made it into the commercial arena under limited licensing arrangements, with individuals or groups of grower-shippers paying a premium to use them. While Nelson is eager to point out that this model continues to perform well, his company have decided to structure its business in Europe in such a way that it offers varieties to the “largest audience possible” at the most competitive price. “Given the price pressures that producers, marketers and retailers are under, we sense that such an approach is needed to remain most viable going forward and bring new varieties forward to the broadest market,” he explained.
  • Drug discovery test leads to malaria drug prospects at UW
  • Worldwide Open-Source Project Discovers Promising Disease-Fighting Compounds
  • Open-source drug discovery a success
  • The Global Open Data Index to be updated
    Open Knowledge International, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes openness and transparency, has decided to update the survey for its Global Open Data Index. This index measures Open Data publication in 122 countries.
  • This Startup Created the Ultimate Open-Source Prototyping Product
    The world has become a technologically focused place. Unless you’ve set up shop in a cabin in the woods, your life is likely filled with gadgets, wearables, devices, and doodads that control everything from your TV to your laptop. And with all this technology, it’s no wonder tech jobs have become so prevalent in the market. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to learn skills and prototyping projects that will impress even the most critical interviewer. And one startup has built the perfect product to do just that. Created by a group of students from the India Institute of Technology, evive is an open-source prototyping module that can make creating projects easier than ever. It has a power module, plug and play hardware interface, user interface, data acquisition module, shield stack space and more. It’s even IoT ready so it can connect to more devices than you can count. Plus, it works across multiple platforms like LabVIEW, MATLAB, Scratch, Eclipse, ROS, Python, Arduino IDE and many more.
  • Friday's security updates
  • Pwnie Express Open Sources Tools to Lock Down IoT/Android Security
    Pwnie Express isn't a name that everyone is familiar with, but in the security arena the company has a good reputation for its wired and wireless threat detection technologies. Now, the Boston-based firm has announced plans to open source key tools that it has used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software. Blue Hydra is a Bluetooth utility that can detect Bluetooth devices, and also work as a sniffer to query devices it detects for threats. Meanwhile, the Android Open Pwn Project (AOPP), is an Android ROM built for security testers. It's based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and community-developed ROMS -- one of which is CyanogenMod. It lets developers on the Android front sniff out threats on mobile platforms.

Openwashing

Sailfish OS 2.0.2

  • Sailfish OS 2.0.2 In Early Access With Variety Of Improvements
    Jolla announced today that their Sailfish OS 2.0.2 "Aurajoki" mobile operating system release is available as early access. Sailfish OS 2.0.2 makes it easier to take screenshots via the volume buttons, a variety of new keyboard layouts, a new layout on the media app, a new Sailfish OS logo, simplified backups, browser improvements, support for flash when recording videos, the cloud services now supports the VK service, dual SIM support on capable devices, Dropbox and OneDrive integration in the photo gallery, and a wide variety of other fixes and improvements.
  • [Early Access] Sailfish OS 2.0.2 Aurajoki
    This update contains of many bug fixes and new added features such as taking screenshot by holding down volume buttons for 0.5 seconds, added keyboard layouts for Indian languages Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil and Bengali, new layout on Media app’s front page, new Sailfish OS logo and many more.