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Linux support for games, Alienware Alpha introduces HiveMind, and more

Saturday 27th of June 2015 02:26:54 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Linux support for CRYENGINE, Alienware Alpha introduces HiveMind, and more.Open gaming roundup for June 21 - 27, 2015read more

SAP CTO: Complexity breeds shadow IT

Saturday 27th of June 2015 10:33:38 AM
After years of talk about business-IT alignment, users are still circumventing IT departments to find technology solutions on their own. Why?

Fedora 23 Astronomy Spin Proposed for Amateur and Professional Astronomers

Saturday 27th of June 2015 08:39:16 AM
Jan Kurik come today, June 26, with the proposal of a Fedora Astronomy Spin for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system.

Debian-Based Linux Distro SparkyLinux 4.0 Is Out Now. Worth a Try!

Saturday 27th of June 2015 06:44:54 AM
SparkyLinux 4.0 is new release of this Debian based operating system, it is created on the testing branch of Debian and comes with multiple desktop environments. Its lightweight linux distro and this latest release comes with Linux kernel 4.0.5. The new release is available with KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and LXQt desktop environments.

Open source news from Linux Foundation, DockerCon, Facebook, Google, and more

Saturday 27th of June 2015 04:50:32 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the funding of three new projects by the Linux Foundation, a new container coalition started by 21 industry leaders called Open Container Project, and more open source news.

Watch: Ubuntu 15.04 Running on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Saturday 27th of June 2015 02:56:10 AM
It was recently brought to our attention that there's a video on YouTube where a guy show us how easy (or hard) is to install the Ubuntu 15.04 distribution on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 laptop.

Red Hat Summit Highlights Docker, RHEL 7.2 Roadmap and More

Saturday 27th of June 2015 01:01:48 AM
This year's Red Hat Summit brought together the company's executives, customers and partners from June 23 to 26 to discuss technology trends and product innovation. No Red Hat Summit event would be complete without at least one session on the roadmap for the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, and the 2015 event was no exception.

6 time-consuming tasks you can automate with code

Saturday 27th of June 2015 12:04:37 AM
Literacy used to be the domain of scribes and priests. Then the world became more complicated and demanded that everyone read and write. Computing is also a form of literacy, but having it only understood by a priesthood of programmers is not going to be enough for our complex, online world. "Learn to code" has become a mantra for education at all ages. But after clearing away the hype, why do people need to learn to code? What does it get us exactly?read more

Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be Last Release as Official Ubuntu Flavor

Friday 26th of June 2015 11:07:26 PM
The first Alpha for Kubuntu 15.10 was made available yesterday, but the announcement itself was overshadowed by a worrying statement from the developers. It looks like the future of Kubuntu, in the greater Ubuntu family, is uncertain.

Wine development release 1.7.46

Friday 26th of June 2015 10:10:15 PM
The Wine development team has just released version 1.7.46. Wine enables Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and OSX users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows.

Unreal Engine 4.8.1 Arrives for Linux, Windows, and OS X with Over 30 Bugfixes

Friday 26th of June 2015 09:13:04 PM
After three weeks from the release of Unreal Engine 4.8, Epic Games announced recently the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release, Unreal Engine 4.8.1.

Linux- and JavaScript-based HDMI stick costs $25

Friday 26th of June 2015 08:15:53 PM
Marvell unveiled two new Kinoma IoT prototyping mini-PCs, including a “Kinoma HD” stick running Linux and the open source JavaScript 6 KinomaJS framework. Marvell successfully launched its Linux-based $99 Kinoma Create JavaScript prototyping device on Indiegogo in March 2014, and sold it retail at $150. In March of this year, the company open sourced the KinomaJS JavaScript framework that runs on the Create, and now it has announced two new IoT-focused Kinoma devices — the FreeRTOS-based Kinoma Element and Linux-based Kinoma HD — with tempting pre-order price tags of $20 and $25, respectively. The devices ship in the fourth quarter.

How to repair your Grub 2 on Ubuntu

Friday 26th of June 2015 07:18:42 PM
Grub v2 offers a powerful rescue mode. Now using this mode, may not be exactly a walk in the park for most inexperienced users out there, so here's a guide on how to easily fix your Grub with the Boot Repair tool.

Red Hat, Samsung Team Up; TXLF Names Keynoter & More…

Friday 26th of June 2015 05:46:08 PM
While there has been a lot of oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over what’s been coming out of the Red Hat Summit in Boston this week, probably the most intriguing news to come out of the proceedings is that Red Hat and Samsung Electronics America “announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise,” according to Red Hat’s PR department.

Linux Kernel 4.1 Released

Friday 26th of June 2015 04:48:57 PM
Version 4.1 of the Linuxkernel was released this week, and it includes a number of new features inthe following areas.

Load balancing HTTP/HTTPS with Pound on Ubuntu 15.04 Server

Friday 26th of June 2015 03:41:03 PM
Load balancing HTTP/HTTPS with Pound on Ubuntu 15.04 Server

Google IS listening: Binary blob banished from Chromium build

Friday 26th of June 2015 02:43:52 PM
Simply no place for closed-source components, sorryNew Chromium builds will no longer download/install the Hotword Shared Module and will automatically remove the module on startup if it was previously installed.…

Ardour 4.1 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Available for Download

Friday 26th of June 2015 01:46:41 PM
The Ardour project announced the immediate availability for download of the Ardour 4.1 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, a major release that adds new functionality and fixes bugs.

Google creates cloud code cache

Friday 26th of June 2015 12:49:30 PM
Chocolate Factory wants to be your GitHub, eventuallyWith an uncharacteristic lack of fanfare, Google has decided to hang around the kitchen at the code repository party.…

Patent troll wins $30M verdict against Sprint, has more trials on the way

Friday 26th of June 2015 11:52:19 AM
The jury found that Sprint violated US Patents No. 8,127,345 and 8,387,155, both of which describe methods of "managing access to protected computer resources." According to the complaint (PDF), filed in 2012, Sprint's Simply Everything Plan and Everything Data Plan are both methods of "controlling access to Sprint’s protected network resources," and thus infringe the patents.

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