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Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:45:59 AM
Methods get wrong parameters, claim Stack Overflow dev. A critical bug in the optimizer in the just-released .NET 4.6 runtime could break and crash production applications, we're warned.

Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 12:48:48 AM
On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

Bin your Android phone: 1 BILLION mobes can be infected by a single text

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:51:37 PM
Good luck getting it patched on non-Nexus kit any time soon – may as well just buy a new one. The vast majority of Android phones can be silently infected each by a single text message, allowing criminals to worm their way into as many as 950 million devices.

Seven Key Milestones in OpenStack's Five-Year History

Monday 27th of July 2015 10:54:26 PM
On July 19, 2010, Chris Kemp, at the time NASA's CTO for IT, went on stage at the OSCON open-source conference to announce OpenStack, a new open-source effort along with Rackspace. Five years later, OpenStack has emerged as one of the leading cloud platforms governments and big-name companies around the world use.

phpMyAdmin Bids SourceForge Farewell

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:57:15 PM
phpMyAdmin, the popular free and open source web based tool for administering MySQL databases, has left the SourceForge building. In a blog post on Saturday, the project’s infrastructure coordinator, Michal ?iha?, announced that a migration from Sourceforge is all but complete. The few remaining items left on the SourceForge server will be “hopefully handled in upcoming days as well.”

Akademy Day 3 the start of BoFs, meetings and workshops

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:00:04 PM
Akademy Awards. Each year the KDE Community presents Akademy Awards to people who have made special contributions. The jury this year was made up of recipients from last year.

How to Handle Files with Scilab on Ubuntu 15.04

Monday 27th of July 2015 08:33:11 PM
Scilab is an OpenSource Linux software for numerical computation similar to Matlab. This tutorial shows how to handle files and load data into Scilab for later use or processing. Scilab will interpret the code in the file and it's structure and format, etc. To use a file within the Scilab environment, it is necessary to use a number of previous commands that allow both reading and interpretation of the file in question.

950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages

Monday 27th of July 2015 07:36:00 PM
Almost all Android mobile devices available today are susceptible to hacks that can execute malicious code when they are sent a malformed text message or the user is lured to a malicious website, a security researcher reported Monday. The vulnerability affects about 950 million Android phones and tablets...

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review - A Diamond in the Rough

Monday 27th of July 2015 06:38:49 PM
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is the latest phone to ship with the operating system built by Canonical, and it's also the most powerful available right now. We'll take a closer look at it, and we'll try to determine whether it's good enough to stand on its own.

The right way to fail

Monday 27th of July 2015 05:41:38 PM
At OSCON this year, Amye Scavarda and Leslie Hawthorn gave a talk entitled "Fear of Failing Fast: How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Success." I just had to attend. Here's a summary of the talk.read more

Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API

Monday 27th of July 2015 04:44:27 PM
Yule bee … you'll bee … you'll be butter off … better off without it, says ad giantGoogle has decided the autocomplete API it informally offers will no longer be available for “unauthorised” users as of August 10th.…

How to get designers involved in your software project

Monday 27th of July 2015 03:47:16 PM
I attended Una Kravets' OSCON talk, "Open Source Design: A Love Story," after interviewing her recently.read more

Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment

Monday 27th of July 2015 02:50:05 PM
The developers of the lightweight desktop environment Enlightenment (used in various Linux distributions) anounced their 0.19.7 release.According to the Enlightenment team Enlightenment is in the transition from X11 to Wayland.

The Dronecode Foundation aims to keep UAVs open

Monday 27th of July 2015 01:52:54 PM
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAV) applications and capabilities are advancing at a phenomenal rate, and the cost of these systems is decreasing at an equally impressive rate largely because of the open source. In many cases, open source projects are outpacing the development of their equivalent closed source systems. To further accelerate these developments, in late 2014 several companies came together to form the Dronecode Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings together existing open source drone projects and assets under one umbrella organization governed by The Linux Foundation.read more

Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

Monday 27th of July 2015 12:55:43 PM
Utopic Unicorn gets another gallop to leap security rainbowUbuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.…

Three months with a Chromebook computer

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:58:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: How well does the Chromebook stack up after three months of use? Plus: Debian dumps SPARC hardware architecture. And Ubuntu MATE drops the Ubuntu Software Center.

Eating our own dog food in open source

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:01:21 AM
Last month, after nearly two decades of using free and open source software, I attended my first conference: SELF. I even gave a little talk there, a kind of high-level overview of open source tools available to those of us who produce creative work (you can watch it on SELF's YouTube channel if you have an hour to kill).read more

Updated: Windows 10 Update KB3074681 causing crashes for users

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:16:31 AM
Update: I was contacted by Gabe Aul, our Ring Master, directly and he has informed me that a fix is in the works for this and will be pushed out soon.

Akademy Talks Day 2

Monday 27th of July 2015 07:22:09 AM
The day today started out with showers of water drops as the late comers to Akademy waded their way amidst raincoated cyclists and residents of A Coruna sheltering themselves underneath coloured umbrellas...

Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

Monday 27th of July 2015 05:27:47 AM
The Ubuntu MATE distro will no longer ship with the Ubuntu Software Center, starting with the next 15.10 Alpha 2 released, announced one of the project developers.

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Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear. Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” brushless DC motor control reference design. As before, the system is built around Avnet’s community-backed, Ubuntu Linux-based ZedBoard single board computer, which showcases the Xilinx Zynq-7020, a SoC that combines see farther below. Read more

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