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Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

Saturday 25th of April 2015 12:01:11 PM
A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the date provided by the telescope.

Ubuntu Studio 15.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Saturday 25th of April 2015 10:06:49 AM
The development team behind Ubuntu Studio has announced the availability of Ubuntu Studio 15.04.The new release ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment and a new meta package which draws in all required dependencies for a multimedia workstation.

Lubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 25th of April 2015 09:09:38 AM
New Features in Lubuntu 15.04: General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt; Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases; An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities.

Ubuntu 15.04 reviews

Saturday 25th of April 2015 08:12:27 AM
In today's open source roundup: Reviews of Ubuntu 15.04. Plus: Hidden options in Ubuntu 15.04. And Kubuntu 15.04 has been released.

How to simply Linux chores, a tool to find the right open source library, and more

Saturday 25th of April 2015 07:15:16 AM
In this week's Top 5, I cover tools for finding just the right open source library, streamlining and simplifing necessary chores, and more.read more

F22 Beta, feedback for Fedora Workstation, security challenge, better Spins website, and PyCon report

Saturday 25th of April 2015 06:18:05 AM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the... Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi 2 Is the Cheapest Ways of Streaming Steam Games to the TV

Saturday 25th of April 2015 05:20:54 AM
Valve already announced that it's launching a $50 (€46) device called Steam Link that will help users stream games from one computer to the TV, but that's already possible with Raspberry Pi.

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Released With Windows Menu To Show Always And Many More Changes

Saturday 25th of April 2015 04:23:43 AM
Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here with interesting tweaks, changes and updates. A tweak to show menu always is fascinating tweak in Unity 7.3 on Vivid Vervet. There are some more small improvements in Unity 7.3. The major improvement in Ubuntu 15.04 is the replacement of upstart with systemd that is expected to increase the booting speed of the OS. There are even more improvements, let's take a look at the complete changes and improvements in Vivid Vervet.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Saturday 25th of April 2015 03:26:32 AM
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE Beta 2 and mostly fixes bugs.If you didn't already know, Ubuntu MATE is now an official member of the Ubuntu family.

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Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the time

In 1983, when I started the free software movement, malware was so rare that each case was shocking and scandalous. Now it’s normal. To be sure, I am not talking about viruses. Malware is the name for a program designed to mistreat its users. Viruses typically are malicious, but software products and software preinstalled in products can also be malicious – and often are, when not free/libre. In 1983, the software field had become dominated by proprietary (ie nonfree) programs, and users were forbidden to change or redistribute them. I developed the GNU operating system, which is often called Linux, to escape and end that injustice. But proprietary developers in the 1980s still had some ethical standards: they sincerely tried to make programs serve their users, even while denying users control over how they would be served. Read more

Tessel 2, A $35 Linux Computer That’s Truly Open Source

We’ve seen the first version of the Tessel a few years ago, and it’s still an interesting board: an ARM Cortex-M3 running at 180MHz, WiFi, 32 Megs of both Flash and RAM, and something that can be programmed entirely in JavaScript or Node.js. Since then, the company behind Tessel, Technical Machines, has started work on the Tessel 2, a board that’s continuing in the long tradition of taking chips from WiFi routers and making a dev board out of them. The Tessel 2 features a MediaTek MT7620 running Linux built on OpenWRT, Ethernet, 802.11bgn WiFi, an Atmel SAMD21 serving as a real-time I/O coprocessor, two USB ports, and everything can still be controlled through JavaScript, Node, with support for Rust and other languages in the works. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and GNOME 3.16.2

A new set of improvements has landed in openSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling release branch of the famous openSUSE Linux distribution. Read more

Google Chrome 44 Dev Gets Better Page Capture Resolution

Google developers have released a new development version of the Google Chrome browser, and the latest version is now at 44.0.2403.9. It's not a big update, but it does bring some interesting changes. Read more