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Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 arrives

Thursday 6th of August 2015 07:37:44 PM
Red Hat continues to push forward in the cloud with its latest OpenStack release.

Virtual reality is the next open web frontier

Thursday 6th of August 2015 06:40:33 PM
Each year, there's a seemingly infinite amount of exciting things happening on the open web. It's hard to keep track of all the new things rolling out, but I'd like to draw your attention to one of them that Mozilla has been quietly working on called MozVR. It's a new technology that combines the open web and virtual reality, enabling developers to create virtual worlds that we can step inside.read more

Windows 10 spies on emails, images, credit cards, more

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:43:22 PM
Software 'collecting data on much of what you do'... Now they’re learning that while the NSA was collecting telephone data, the newest version of the ubiquitous Windows software, version 10, is watching everything that’s on their computer.

Unity 8 Looking like a Proper Linux Desktop

Thursday 6th of August 2015 04:46:11 PM
Unity 8 is the desktop environment on Ubuntu for phones and it's going to land on the desktop as well. Developers have published a few screenshots to let us know what kind of progress it's been made.

Reddit increases censorship by banning more communities

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:49:00 PM
In today's open source roundup: Reddit bans additional communities and quarantines others. Plus: Reddit alternative Voat.co incorporates in the US. And LibreOffice 5.0 has been released.

Engineering, open source internship hits the sweet spot

Thursday 6th of August 2015 02:51:49 PM
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."As you enter Red Hat's offices, you see big red walls embellished with this quote from Gandhi. It's not every day that you see that at a tech company. It gives you the first hint that Red Hat is more than a company leading innovation at lightning speed in the 21st century. It's a company built on the the fundamental principles of human endeavor, freedom, collaboration, resilience, and persistence.read more

Zorin OS 10 Released, A Friendly Linux Distribution For Beginnners

Thursday 6th of August 2015 01:54:38 PM
Zorin OS is a friendly user interface Linux distribution that any beginner can hand on. Basing on Ubuntu gives full support to most hardware and reach to 40,000+ applications from software center. The latest Zorin OS 10 has been released recently with the new selection of default applications and other improvements. Let's know more about Zorin OS.

Make Firefox Look Native in Fedora

Thursday 6th of August 2015 12:57:27 PM
Firefox has been criticized by users for not fitting well in Fedora Workstation. Although it improved with the new interface called Australis, it still doesn’t feel as native as GNOME Web (Epiphany). It’s not likely it will close the gap any time soon for two... Continue Reading →

India adopts a comprehensive open source policy

Thursday 6th of August 2015 12:00:16 PM
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 Now Available, Based on OpenStack Kilo

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:03:05 AM
On August 5, Red Hat, Inc. announced the general and official availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7, a release that introduces numerous new features and performance improvements.

LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface

Thursday 6th of August 2015 10:05:54 AM
The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.0 32-bit. This is a major new release that will form the cornerstone of future development on mobile platforms as well as the upcoming LibreOffice cloud version.

PC-BSD 10.2 RC1 Is Out with Better 4K Monitor Support, Firefox 39, and Thunderbird 38.1

Thursday 6th of August 2015 09:08:43 AM
The PC-BSD team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming PC-BSD 10.2 operating system.

BeagleBone Green drops the HDMI… and the price

Thursday 6th of August 2015 08:11:32 AM
Seeed Studios is shipping its $39 “Green” version of the BeagleBone, which loses the micro-HDMI port but adds a micro-USB port and Grove sensor interfaces. The Raspberry Pi has spawned a number of hardware near clones, including the Banana Pi and Orange Pi SBCs, and now it’s time for the Beagleboard.org’s Linux-oriented BeagleBone to enjoy […]

Linux smartwatch offers luxury stylings and a novel interface

Thursday 6th of August 2015 07:14:21 AM
Olio has opened pre-orders for a luxury round-faced Linux smartwatch that shows Bluetooth notifications from mobile devices and offers 50M water resistance. Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear and Blocks watches, we haven’t seen too many Linux smartwatches that don’t run Android Wear or other Android variants. Exceptions include the LG Watch Urbane and Leikr […]

Logic Supply's New Thin Client Computers to Offer Fanless Virtualization Solutions

Thursday 6th of August 2015 06:17:10 AM
Logic Supply announced that it now offers a full line of ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certified thin client computers compatible with ThinManager.

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Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 RC1 Features Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS and Xfce 4.12

Philip Müller, the lead developer and creator of the Manjaro Linux project, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 distribution. Read more

Google Chrome 46 Enters Beta with Flexible Animations, Optimized Image Loading

After announcing the promotion of the Google Chrome 45 web browser to the stable channel on September 1, Google pushed earlier today, September 2, the Chrome 46 web browser to the Beta channel for testers worldwide. Read more

Phoronix offers some criticism of KDE software, and this is how KDE deals with it

About a month ago, Eric Griffith posted an article on Phoronix where he compared Fedora’s KDE spin to the main Fedora Workstation which uses GNOME. In that article, Eric described a number of issues that he became fully aware of when comparing his favorite desktop environment, Plasma (and the KDE applications he regularly uses) with GNOME’s counterparts. I read that article, shared it with other KDE designers and developers, and we came to the conclusion that yes, at least some of the issues he describes there are perfectly valid and clearly documented. And since KDE does listen to user feedback if it makes sense, we decided we should do something about it. Read more

Trinity Desktop Environment Now Supports Ubuntu 15.04, ARM64, and PPC64le

The developers behind the TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) project, an open-source desktop environment that keep the spirit of KDE3.5 alive, have announced the immediate availability for download of Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.1. Read more