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Ubuntu 16.10: The Linux for the cloud and containers arrives

Saturday 15th of October 2016 08:56:33 PM
Ubuntu is still a popular desktop Linux, but it[he]#039[/he]s clear that what Canonical really wants is to consolidate Ubuntu[he]#039[/he]s position as the Linux for the cloud.

How KDE Celebrates 20 Years

Saturday 15th of October 2016 07:02:11 PM
KDE is 20 years old, a community working on beautiful software to free the world and spread privacy, all while having a lot of fun which we do it.In cities across the world there are parties being held this weekend to celebrate. As we write the KDE Korea party in Seoul is setting up for some talks and drinks.  Some 20 year parties have already been held such as at FISL in Brazil last month.

DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds

Saturday 15th of October 2016 05:07:49 PM
This year for Halloween, we decided to construct a witch's workbench out on the front porch. A trip to the local op shop produced an attractive candlestick, mortar (no pestle), and a small collection of bottles. Witches are nothing if not tidy, so we figured that bottles found near a serious witch's workshop would surely be carefully labeled. After all, one wouldn't want to accidentally use an eye of a frog when the potion calls for an eye of newt, would one?read more

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak'

Saturday 15th of October 2016 03:13:27 PM
Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released with some improvements. According to the poll 53% conducted on LinuxAndUbuntu, 53% users will upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10. But what to do next after you've upgraded to Yakkety Yak. In this article, I'll walk you through the 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

Top 5: Raspberry Pi tornado warning system, 4 open boards for IoT development, and more

Saturday 15th of October 2016 01:19:05 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a tornado warning system built with a Raspberry Pi, 4 open hardware boards for IoT development, public libraries and open source, tips for creating your own maker workspace, and three attributes of an open leader you should know.

The Week in Open Source News: Torvalds Reveals Favorite Chip Architecture, Fedora 25s Beta Released, & More

Saturday 15th of October 2016 11:24:43 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite chip architecture, Fedora 25's beta is released, and more!

Ubuntu 16.10 Screencast and Screenshots

Saturday 15th of October 2016 09:30:21 AM
Ubuntu today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

How to install FreeOrion on Fedora

Saturday 15th of October 2016 07:35:59 AM
FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game. The game is designed and built by the FreeOrion project, inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games. However, it’s not a clone or remake... Continue Reading →

Wine 1.9.21 Update Improves Adobe Illustrator CS6 and The Longest Journey Demo

Saturday 15th of October 2016 05:41:37 AM
The Wine development team announced the release of a new unstable snapshot towards the major Wine 2.0 milestone of the open-source software project that allows you to run Windows apps and games on Linux.

Celebrating open standards around the world

Saturday 15th of October 2016 03:47:15 AM
Today, October 14, is World Standards Day, an event reminding us both of the importance of standards in our day-to-day lives, and recognizing the efforts of the countless individuals and organizations around the globe who are working to create and promote these more

Happy 20th Birthday, KDE

Saturday 15th of October 2016 01:52:53 AM
20 years ago today Matthias Ettrich sent an email that would mark the start of KDE as we know it today - a world-wide community of amazing people creating Free Software for you. In his email he announced the new Kool Desktop Environment and said “Programmers wanted!”

Using Cloud Explorer with the Scality S3 Server Docker Image

Friday 14th of October 2016 11:58:31 PM
I spent a few weeks searching for an open-source S3 server that I can run at home to test Cloud Explorer. I then read an article about Scality releasing an open-source S3 server that you can run inside a Docker image. I was able to get Scality up and running quickly with little effort. In this post, I will explain how I got the Scality S3 server setup and how to use it with Cloud Explorer.

WattOS: A Rock-Solid, Lightning-Fast, Lightweight Linux Distro For All

Friday 14th of October 2016 10:22:29 PM
WattOS could easily become a lightweight Linux distribution for everyone. Let’s take a look at what makes WattOS special.

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, What’s new & How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 14th of October 2016 08:35:51 PM
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Released and there is no major change/update over Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released back in April but still have few minor improvements. If you preferring Long Term Support, i would advise you to stay back in current LTS version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Docker Brings Containers to China

Friday 14th of October 2016 07:10:04 PM
A new partnership with Alibaba Cloud provides wide distribution potential for Docker technology.

Red Hat Makes Ansible Galaxy Open Source

Friday 14th of October 2016 05:44:18 PM
DevOps just got a little easier for some, now that Red Hat has open sourced Ansible Galaxy, Ansible's official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles.

Vim tips and tricks that you probably never heard of

Friday 14th of October 2016 04:03:14 PM
The most common file editor in Linux is Vim. That’s right, you can like it or hate it, but it doesn’t matter. It can be found in every Linux, that is out there.

Latest Linksys WRT router supports 802.11ac Wave 2

Friday 14th of October 2016 03:06:03 PM
Linksys’ faster new OpenWrt-driven “WRT3200ACM” WiFi router offers MU-MIMO per the latest AC Wave 2 spec, plus DFS certification and Tri-band support. Belkin’s Linksys division has updated its line of OpenWrt and DD-Wrt supported dual-band WiFi routers. Compared to last year’s WRT1900ACS, which similarly ran an open source OpenWrt stack on a dual-core Marvell processor, […]

Open Sorcerers: Can you rid us of Emperor Zuck?

Friday 14th of October 2016 01:52:29 PM
Looking for lessons for FOSS from OXOX Summit Back in the dot com heyday, around 1999 and 2000, Linux and open source conferences were huge events: they were packed and brimming with excitement. There was optimism, new initiatives in every conceivable direction, and anything seemed possible. Move over, Grandad: everything traditional was going to be up-ended by open source.…

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

Friday 14th of October 2016 12:55:18 PM
In August 2016, I wrote about about why I like the Guayadeque music player, and then I used the six characteristics that seemed most important to me to evaluate other music players: Quod Libet, Gmusicbrowser, DeaDBeeF, Audacread more

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ARTIK is the Tizen’s Trojan Horse to dominate the IoT ecosystem

As part of the Forum “Tizen for the Internet of Things” held on September 22 in Moscow, Samsung Electronics has presented a new family of maker boards and modules named ARTIK, in addition to the infrastructure of the operating system Tizen 3.0. Samsung ARTIK’s value proposition, as declared by Samsung, is to reinvent the prototyping process by leveraging world-class data security granted by the company as well as a wide array of tools, both hardware and software, such as the ARTIK Modules and Cloud, formerly known as SmartThings Open Cloud. Read more

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Android Leftovers

  • Google Pixel review: The best Android phone, even if it is a little pricey
    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
  • Hands-on with the LeEco Le Pro3: services first, Android second
    LeEco’s flagship Le Pro3 smartphone isn’t trying to compete with the Google Pixel, which puts modern Google services in front of a stock Android backdrop. After playing with the Le Pro3 at the company’s U.S. launch event in San Francisco today, I’m left feeling that it’s an easy, low-cost way to get the full experience of LeEco’s applications. There are proprietary LeEco utility tools like the browser, email, calendar, messages, notes, and phone apps, along with bloatware like Yahoo Weather, but mostly the Pro3 is a means of distribution for the LeEco apps, like Live, LeVidi, and Le. There is also a standard-issue My LeEco app for managing services like EcoPass membership. Under it all is the EUI custom user interface. If you swipe left from the home screen, you see videos that LeEco recommends you watch — not Google Now.
  • Report: Google reaches agreement with CBS for 'Unplugged' web TV service - Fox and Disney may follow