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Open-Xchange Partners with ExtendASP on Open Source SaaS

Saturday 24th of January 2015 12:08:23 AM
Open-Xchange, which provides on-premise and SaaS, open source software for office productivity, data privacy and communication, has added ExtendASP to its channel partner network.

Sub-$100 Cortex-A5 dev board accepts Arduino shields

Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:14:01 PM
Atmel and Newark Element 14 have launched a Linux based, Arduino shield-expandable “Xplained” development board for Atmel’s Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC.

An introduction to Docker

Friday 23rd of January 2015 09:10:11 PM
Surely you've heard of Docker by now. No?This open source containers project has grown enormously in popularity over the past year, leading many of our readers to wonder not just "what is it?" but "is this a good tool for me?"read more

The most obvious user for Linux isn't who you think

Friday 23rd of January 2015 08:13:00 PM
I want to make a rather bold statement here (though that isn't unusual). This morning, I was reading some of my usual tech news sites, which included reports of malware, Windows woes, and the usual litany of issues plaguing various platforms.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Has Default Compiz Support, All Things Must Wobble - Gallery

Friday 23rd of January 2015 07:15:49 PM
The Ubuntu MATE developers have just released the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Linux distribution, which is now available for download and testing. It's the first one in the new development cycle and it comes with quite a few improvements.

Find a greater audience for your creative work

Friday 23rd of January 2015 06:18:38 PM
There was a time not long ago when publishing was difficult and expensive. Thanks to services like and, that's changing. Open source and Creative Commons licensing has also opened the door for teachers and students to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their more

Weekend Viewing: Catch up on LCA 2015

Friday 23rd of January 2015 05:21:27 PM
With many of the videos from now available, and a three-day weekend about to hit Australia, there's no excuse not to watch the best talks from last week.

Linus Torvalds on security, AI tools by Facebook, and more

Friday 23rd of January 2015 04:24:16 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open data not being so open, Facebook releasing more of its tools as open source, and more!Open source news for your reading pleasure.January 17 to January 23, 2015read more

digiKam Quick Tip: Transfer Photos from digiKam Directly to a Mobile Device

Friday 23rd of January 2015 03:27:05 PM
Provided that you use KDE, you can push photos from digiKam directly to a mobile device that supports the MTP protocol (e.g., most Android devices) using the KioImportExport Kipi plugin.

Install Jamroom CMS on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 23rd of January 2015 02:29:54 PM
Jamroom is powerful. fast and flexible community CMS based on PHP and MySQL. In this article we will show you how to install Jamroom on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP.

Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Is the Most Exciting Release in a Long Time - Screenshot Tour

Friday 23rd of January 2015 01:32:43 PM
Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop.

An introduction to Docker

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:35:32 PM
Docker is all about making it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package.

Windows RT not invited to Windows 10 upgrade party?

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:21:07 AM
Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality'With all the hoopla coming out of Microsoft's Windows 10 event in Redmond on Wednesday, there was surprisingly little talk of Windows RT, the feature-limited version of Windows 8.x for ARM-based tablets – and perhaps with good reason.…

Mirantis Expands OpenStack Cloud Computing Training

Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:23:56 AM
Mirantis, maker of a major OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, has introduced new OpenStack training courses and a program for showcasing the credentials of those who complete its training.

Grouping things with AWK

Friday 23rd of January 2015 09:26:45 AM
In this article I explain one way to group data items with AWK arrays. The code is a little mysterious but the results are impressive, especially in my second example!

Robolinux 7.8.1 LXDE Screenshot Tour

Friday 23rd of January 2015 08:29:34 AM
Robolinux is quite proud and excited to announce its brand new 'Supersonic 3D Speed' GNOME version 7.8.1. A massive amount of time and effort was spent to significantly speed up this new Robolinux GNOME version by creating a more streamlined menu system, removing the Nautilus file manager load time lag to zero seconds, and optimizing many other GNOME core applications. The 32-bit and 64-bit variants are based on the newest rock-solid Debian stable 7.8 kernel and source code. Please note that the Robolinux GNOME FAQ section is being edited as fast as we can to reflect the completely new user interface. We also upgraded Robolinux Xfce and LXDE with the newest Debian upstream 7.8 kernels and security updates.

Ubuntu wants to be the OS for the Internet of Things

Friday 23rd of January 2015 07:32:23 AM
With the use of Docker containers, Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to become the operating system for smart devices.

Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

Friday 23rd of January 2015 06:35:12 AM
There's no such thing as an anonymous programmer: your coding style can unmask you, according to research led by Drexel University Comp. Sci. PhD student Aylin Caliskan-Islam.

New open source dependency manager on the scene

Friday 23rd of January 2015 05:38:01 AM
When Daniel Pfeifer gave a talk about dependency management in When dependency hell freezes over at Meeting C++ last year, he said: "Try to complete the following sentence: Python has Pip, Ruby has Gem, Dart has Pub, C++ has... " Unfortunately, we cannot continue the sentence because there is no solution for resolving and keeping track of dependencies and version compatibilities for C/C++ projects. This is where biicode is trying to fill the gap.

MediaFire Launches Linux/Open Source-Friendly Cloud Storage

Friday 23rd of January 2015 04:40:50 AM
Cloud storage and file syncing vendor MediaFire has announced new tools that will make its platform compatible with Linux, FreeBSD and other open source operating systems.

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