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GNOME Software Package Manager Prepares for GNOME 3.22, Gets Steam Support

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 05:16:49 AM
For those of you not in the loop, the GNOME Project is currently working hard on implementing new features of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment.

Update to Firefox Released Today

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 04:19:38 AM
The latest version of Firefox was released today. It features an improved look and feel for Linux users, a minor security improvement and additional updates for all Firefox users.

BlackBerry wakes up, dunks Priv in Marshmallow

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 03:22:27 AM
Hub, keyboard and email also updated. BlackBerry has released the Android Marshmallow 6.0 platform update for its Priv flagship, alongside big improvements to the Hub, the phone’s hallmark message aggregator.

CoreOS shows OpenStack can be run as a container with Kubernetes

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 02:25:16 AM
OpenStack is a complicated and enormous open-source cloud program, but CoreOS showed that it too can be run inside a container.

Is the OpenStack Big Tent Model Working?

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:28:05 AM
A year after OpenStack officially embraced an approach to be more inclusive, project leaders talk about what's working and what's not.

Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser Released for All Platforms, Based on Chromium 50

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 12:30:54 AM
Softpedia has been informed today by Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser for all supported platforms.

Create a desktop/online office on Ubuntu with ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:33:43 PM
This tutorial explains how to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and connect them to your web-office account to get a desktop/online office suite on your Ubuntu machine. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors comprise viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations that allow to work with your documents offline and easily switch to the online to co-edit, review, comment or discuss them with others.

OpenStack Summit: What Will be the LAMP of the Cloud?

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 10:36:32 PM
AUSTIN - In the early days of the Internet, it was the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack that enabled the rapid growth of the Web. For the new era of the cloud, what will be the LAMP stack of the cloud? That's a question asked by Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer of the OpenStack Foundation at the OpenStack Summit here.

Charlie Reisinger: Using FOSS to Empower Students

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 09:39:21 PM
When Pennsylvania's Penn Manor High School launched the state's largest free software learning program, they did it a little differently than most schools. As click-baity ads on FaceBook like to proclaim: You won't believe what happened next.

ACI Worldwide's UP Retail Payments

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 08:42:10 PM
As customers of global-payments solution provider ACI Worldwide retire agingplatforms, they are clamoring for Linux-based options.

The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 07:44:59 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Android apps might soon appear on Chromebooks, and what’s new in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS.

OpenStack Summit Digs Into Containers, Cloud Maturity

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 06:36:53 PM
VIDEO: COO and executive director of the OpenStack Foundation discuss the evolution of OpenStack, and why containers are a key part moving forward.

KDE Neon User Edition 2254 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 05:39:42 PM
KDE Neon User Edition 2254 has been released. This is a tech preview of the User Edition of KDE neon. It includes KDE Frameworks and Plasma built from stable released software, at time of launch, Plasma 5.6.3. It uses Qt 5.5 because Qt 5.6.0 still has a bug which breaks Plasma. It uses the foundation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. KDE Neon is a combination of the Ubuntu LTS distribution with the latest versions of KDE software running on top of it. Neon provides a way for users to test new KDE features while maintaining a stable base operating system.

A DIY guide to the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 04:42:31 PM
With the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Editon tablet seeping into the hands of many and questions asked around how the tablet has the ability to take on various modes – we thought we’d create a DIY one-pager that shows you how versatile the tablet truly is! Check out the guide below to follow the steps…

How to speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.10

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 03:45:20 PM
This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached. Pagespeed is an Apache 2 module that optimizes and caches the content of a website before it gets delivered to the browser, the result is that the page loads faster, the system load on your server gets lower and the server will be able to deliver more pages per second.

Which field of research would you like to see more collaboration in?

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 02:48:09 PM
If scientific research, procedures, and data are all publicly available, researchers can work together to verify findings, test hypotheses, and increase the pace of discovery and innovation. That's the dream of the open science movement.read more

Ubuntu Snap Packages: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 01:50:58 PM
Without a doubt, Ubuntu 16.04 is said to be the biggest and most significant release of the distro in years. In my opinion, the reason for this release's perceived significance comes down to one thing – Ubuntu snap packages.

My Linux Desktop — Hither and Yawn

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 12:53:47 PM
One out of six people who are told by me that their computer will be running Linux have at least an idea of what Linux is. One out of 30 have used it, or do use it outside of the home, whether at school or work. Maybe three out of 100 clap with glee, fully jacked up that they won't have to blow away a Windows install and replace it with Linux.

Experimenting with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:56:36 AM
The Opensource.com team has been fascinated by the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, a low-cost addon for the Raspberry Pi that enables astronauts and citizen scientists alike to easily collect measurements from a variety of sensors to conduct science experiments or just have fun.So we decided to try one out ourselves. We grabbed a side room at our offices in Red Hat Tower and spent an hour or two learning what it can do.First step, attaching the device. Easy enough!read more

Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Officially Released, PINE64 Port Coming Soon

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 10:59:25 AM
Chromium OS for SBC project, through Dylan Callahan, announced the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

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    Mozilla has announced that for Firefox 48 their WebExtensions API is considered to be in a stable state. They encourage developers looking to develop browser add-ons to begin using this new API. WebExtensions is an API for implementing new browser add-ons/extensions that makes it easier to port to/from other browsers, is compatible with Firefox's Electroloysis, and should be easier to work with than the current APIs. In particular, Google designed portions of the WebExtensions API around Google's Blink extension API.
  • Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision
    The good news is that the folks at Mozilla seem to be determined to find Thunderbird a good home where it will be able to grow and find newfound success. This isn’t surprising. As Surman pointed out in his post, the project is quite popular among those associated with the foundation — but that popularity is also contributing to the problem Mozilla has with keeping the project in-house.