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Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection group

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:48:46 AM
Toyota and other car companies have joined the Open Invention Network patent non-aggression community.

Microsoft and Its Patent Minions at Nokia Still Have Patent Stacking Ambitions Against Android/Linux OEMs

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:54:24 AM
Weaponisation of European companies for the sake of artificial elevation of prices (patent taxes) a growing issue for Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and those behind it are circulating money among themselves not for betterment of products but for the crippling of FOSS contenders

Why Microsoft's Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:00:02 AM
What a difference 15 years makes. A little over 15 years ago to this month, Microsoft's then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a "cancer" due to intellectual property concerns at the time. It's a commonly-held belief that Microsoft was at war with Linux as a result of the threat Linux posed to Windows Server.

The curious tale of vanishing Linux & SteamOS ports, a status on a few of them

Sunday 17th of July 2016 10:05:40 PM
People keep asking me to highlight this issue, so I will. There is a growing number of games that have at some point said a Linux port will happen and then we wait and nothing happens.

How Drupal can save taxpayers' time and money

Sunday 17th of July 2016 06:55:04 PM
Providing web services for the government of one of the most populous U.S. states (Georgia) is no small task, but it's made a bit easier thanks to Drupal, open source software, and the work of Kendra Skeene and the GeorgiaGov Interactive more

6 Excellent Open Source Google Drive Clients

Sunday 17th of July 2016 05:00:42 PM
Google Drive is a very popular cloud storage service. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Storing large binary files in git repositories

Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:06:20 PM
Storing large binary files in Git repositories seems to be a bottleneck for many Git users. Because of the decentralized nature of Git, which means every developer has the full change history on his or her computer, changes in large binary files cause Git repositories to grow by the size of the file in question every time the file is changed and the change is committed. The growth directly affects the amount of data end users need to retrieve when they need to clone the repository. Storing a snapshot of a virtual machine image, changing its state and storing the new state to a Git repository would grow the repository size approximately with the size of the respective snapshots. If this is day-to-day operation in your team, it might be that you are already feeling the pain from overly swollen Git repositories.

Top 5: 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, and more

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:11:58 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, how the Fedora Project will deliver a reproducible build system for Docker images, eight ways to get started in open source, and five hacks for landing your dream job in tech.Top 5 articles of the week5. 5 hacks for landing your tech dream jobread more

Simple Virtualization With Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and KVM

Sunday 17th of July 2016 11:17:36 AM
Sure, VirtualBox is a popular solution for quick and easy virtualization on Linux, but KVM can provide a more robust and efficient solution with minimal configuration. With the use of tools like Virt-Manager, it can be just as easy to use.

Nvidia 367.35 Linux Graphics Driver Released with VDPAU Feature Set H Support

Sunday 17th of July 2016 09:40:24 AM
Nvidia published a new long-lived graphics driver for UNIX-like operating systems, including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, Nvidia 367.35.

Celebrate SysAdmin Day With Free, Weekly Linux Tutorials

Sunday 17th of July 2016 08:03:11 AM
We’ll deliver one free e-book tutorial to your inbox each week for 22 weeks from Linux Foundation Training. Everyone who signs up for the series before then end of July will also be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 free e-learning courses of your choice or one of three free LinuxCon North America passes we’re giving away.

Ubuntu Forums Hacked! Here Is What Hacker Stole?

Sunday 17th of July 2016 06:25:58 AM
The forums of the most popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu, was hacked. The news was reported yesterday by Jane Silber on Ubuntu insights. Although he has confirmed that not any password was hacked in the plain text, rather hashed and salted strings which are of no use for the hacker. But, the hacker successfully downloaded other users' information.

7 Ways To Learn Linux In A Structured Manner

Sunday 17th of July 2016 04:48:46 AM
I pretty much picked up Linux in a sporadic way. I concentrated hard on learning how to install it in the first instance then gradually grew my knowledge by reading various guides on the internet. If you want a job working with Linux or you really want to learn it in a structured manner then it is a good idea to get formal training. This guide shows you how you can learn Linux in a structured manner.

How to setup thin Provisioned Logical Volumes in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:11:33 AM
Thin Provisioning allows us to create the larger logical volumes than the available disk space. To use the thin provisioning we have to create a thin pool from volume group and then we can create logical volumes from that thin pool.

Solus Linux explained-A way to independent linux distribution

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:34:20 AM
Solus Linux is relatively new to Linux world. It's first release was in 2012.Solus uses one of the most beautiful desktop environment, the Budgie. It is written from the scratch and deeply integrates gnome stack.Solus is independent.Being independent has it's own advantage, it's development can't be restricted by any other Linux platforms and their releases.

Toyota joins OIN, Apollo 11 code on GitHub, and more open source news

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:57:08 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Toyota joining the OIN, code that sent us to the moon, a fast new image compression format, and more.Open source news roundup for July 10-16, 2016read more

Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Saturday 16th of July 2016 10:19:55 PM
Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts. There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation, the one that is truly ground-breaking, is stuck in Nowheresville. In this glorious year 2016, we're still ignoring computer users with vision, hearing, and other physical limitations.

Clear Linux Gets Mesa 3D 12.0.0 and Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Performance Improvements

Saturday 16th of July 2016 08:42:43 PM
Softpedia was informed by the Clear Linux developer on the availability of the first newsletter of the Linux kernel-based operating system that informs users about the latest GNU/Linux technologies implemented last week.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Mint 18

Saturday 16th of July 2016 07:05:30 PM
Every 2 years I fall back in love with Linux Mint. I find that by the time the new LTS comes out the older version begins to look a bit tired and dated. At the moment though it is fresh with a great theme and it really does just work. Hardware is instantly recognised, the NVidia drivers work, the printer works, the Network Storage works and even Steam works. Brilliant

Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Saturday 16th of July 2016 05:28:18 PM
Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts.

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Clear Linux Is Among the First Distros to Adopt Kernel 4.7, X.Org Server 1.18.4

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