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KDE Plasma Mobile, NPR's newsroom tool, and more news

Friday 31st of July 2015 07:21:45 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at KDE Plasma Mobile, a secure video conferencing platform, open source tools for newsrooms, and more.Open source news for your reading pleasure.July 25 - 31, 2015read more

LEGO Smart Home

Friday 31st of July 2015 06:24:34 PM
Connect together IoT devices as easily as blocks of LEGO

New systemd Service Promises to Automatically Swap Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers on Boot

Friday 31st of July 2015 05:27:23 PM
A new project that promises to automatically swap Nvidia or AMD/ATI proprietary video drivers during the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution that uses the controversial systemd system and service manager.

An open source mapping primer

Friday 31st of July 2015 04:30:12 PM
As you've surfed the web, you've surely come across many sites using embedded maps to display data. Humans are visual creatures, so presenting temperatures, crime statistics, or population densities on a map often makes quickly discerning patterns and spatial relationships easier than presenting the same facts as a boring table. Visualizations based on maps can be quite sophisticated and even show patterns across time as well as space; Maps Mania is one blog showcasing many great examples of online maps.read more

Dawn of the data center operating system

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:33:01 PM
As data centers transform, the core insight behind virtualization -- that of carving up a large, expensive server into several virtual machines -- is being turned on its head. Instead of divvying the resources of individual servers, large numbers of servers are aggregated into a single warehouse-scale (though still virtual!) “computer” to run highly distributed applications.

30 sys admins to follow on SysAdmin Day

Friday 31st of July 2015 02:35:50 PM
Systems administrators: They keep our high-tech world up and running. From capacity planning, to 3 a.m. phone calls, to retiring that 10-year-old server that uses more power than your whole house, sys admins do it all. Open source communities would not be able to thrive without the networks, services, and tools that allow for communication and collaboration, and sys admins are the ones who work thanklessly year-round to keep them going.read more

Linux-friendly COM Express module floats 3rd Gen Cores

Friday 31st of July 2015 01:38:39 PM
Acrosser has introduced a pair of COM Express Type 6 Basic modules based on circa-2013 Core i7/i3 CPUs from Intel’s extended lifecycle, embedded roadmap. Being compatible with PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 Basic specifications, Acrosser’s “AMB-HM76B1″ computer-on-module has much in common with other embedded board vendors’ products in the same form factor. In Acrosser’s case, […]

Systemd v223 released

Friday 31st of July 2015 12:41:28 PM
Systemd the (controversial) replacement for the old SysV init system is now at version 223, as anounced by developer David Herrmann. This release has some code cleanups and some nice additions to networkd.

Don't want pranksters 'bricking' your Android? Just stop using the internet, duh - Google

Friday 31st of July 2015 11:44:17 AM
Thanks for the top tip, now where's the patch for this bug? Video Trend Micro peeps say they have discovered a security bug that miscreants can exploit to seemingly murder millions of Android smartphones.

Ubuntu MATE Will Offer a Choice Between Ubuntu Software Center and App Grid

Friday 31st of July 2015 10:47:06 AM
Ubuntu MATE devs recently decided to remove the Ubuntu Software Center from the default installation. The decision was met with some resistance, but a lot of users expressed their support for the removal of the Ubuntu Software Center. Now, the team has explained what are they putting in its place.

The best new OpenStack tips and tricks

Friday 31st of July 2015 09:49:55 AM
OpenStack is a big project, and keeping it all running smoothly (or just learning what how to get started) can be a big undertaking. Even if you're a contributor to the project, there's a lot to keep track of, especially with the projects you might be less familiar with. Of course, the official documentation as well as a number of OpenStack training and certification programs can be a big help with learning more, but community-authored tutorials are a great supplement.

Remote denial of service vulnerability exposes BIND servers

Friday 31st of July 2015 08:52:44 AM
BIND operators released new versions of the DNS protocol software overnight to patch a critical vulnerability which can be exploited for use in denial-of-service cyberattacks.

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

Friday 31st of July 2015 07:55:33 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don't Want To Miss

Friday 31st of July 2015 06:58:22 AM
Do you use Twitter? Ofcourse. Do you access twitter through web browser to get notifications? Yes. Then you are missing out some great apps that can provide you the same features as web twitter client. There are numerous of twitter clients for Linux that notify on the desktop whenever something happens on twitter. I'm compiling a list of 3 twitter clients for Linux that you will find very useful. So let's get started!

LibreOffice 4.4.5 "Still" Arrives with Over 80 Fixes

Friday 31st of July 2015 06:01:11 AM
The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.5 has been released and is now available for download. Until the launch of the new LibreOffice 5.0, in August, this is the most advanced version of the office suite you can find.

VectorLinux 7.1 "Light" Screencast and Screenshots

Friday 31st of July 2015 05:04:00 AM
Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.

Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Now Available for Download with the Latest KDE Plasma 5

Friday 31st of July 2015 04:06:49 AM
The Kubuntu development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

Oracle: Docker container tech will be in the Zone on Solaris

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:09:38 AM
Larry's Unix to support cross-platform containers with unique Solaris features. Oracle is the latest company to get on the Docker bandwagon, having announced support for the application container technology to come in a future version of Solaris Unix.…

An Open Letter to Microsoft's CEO: Don't Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control

Friday 31st of July 2015 02:12:27 AM
Satya, I am writing to you about a very disturbing aspect of Windows 10. Specifically, that the update experience appears to have been designed to throw away the choice your customers have made about the Internet experience they want.

Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment

Friday 31st of July 2015 01:15:16 AM
The development team behind Lubuntu announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution.

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  • Zanshin 0.2.2 transition release
    Three years, five months and eleven days... yes, it's the elapsed time since our last release announcement. But don't despair! We're still alive and kicking. We've been busy working on our next release which is much more ambitious than the previous one. As part of this future release, we had to adjust a bit how we store some information. That is why today we are announcing a transitional minor release. Behold Zanshin 0.2.2!
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  • Fruits of Akademy
    For the second time I had the chance to attend Akademy, this time in cold and rainy La Coruña. It has been a week of interesting talks, good food (except for one Tortilla incident), and hacking. [...] KRunner History is Back Supposedly this was one of the reason I still saw quite a few people running Plasma 4 during the conference but now there’s no more reason not to do the switch! ;)

LibreOffice 5.0 released

LibreOffice 5.0 builds on the success of the 4.x family, which has been deployed by over 80 million users (source: TDF estimate, based on users pinging for updates), including large organizations in Europe and South America. LibreOffice 5.0 sports a significantly improved user interface, with a better management of the screen space and a cleaner look. In addition, it offers better interoperability with office suites such as Microsoft Office and Apple iWork, thanks to new and improved filters to handle non standard formats. Other improvements have been added to every module of the suite, and Windows 64bit builds (Vista and later) have been added. Read more