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Fedora 23 Xfce review

Monday 23rd of November 2015 10:48:29 AM
Like the main edition of Fedora and other Spins, Fedora 23 Xfce uses the Anaconda installer, which, feature-wise, is one of the best available in Linuxland, though the UI could use a little bit more user-friendliness.

IP-rimer: A Basic Explanation of Intellectual Property

Monday 23rd of November 2015 09:51:18 AM
Maybe it’s a matter of knowledge bias, but I usually wince when I see a discussion of intellectual property online. At best, people make mistakes. Only natural, nobody’s perfect, but we can strive. At worst, people completely misunderstand every aspect of the topic. And this is a topic that comes up a lot online, after all.

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 RC2 with PA-RISC Huge Page Support

Monday 23rd of November 2015 04:16:28 AM
A few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds released the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel, which is now available for download and testing from the usual places.

Linux Australia suffers another data leak

Monday 23rd of November 2015 02:22:06 AM
Linux Australia has suffered a second leak of data from its servers, according to a message sent to its main mailing list by president Joshua Hesketh. ... "archived wiki deployment was misconfigured and apache directory listings was enabled. Due to the nature of the wiki system used, this exposed all of the wiki data, both pages and system information."

GTK+ 3.20 to Feature Massive CSS Changes, Port Most Widgets to CSS Nodes

Monday 23rd of November 2015 12:27:44 AM
The GTK+ developers have announced their plans for GTK+ 3.20, the next major release of the open-source and cross-platform GUI toolkit used in numerous software projects and GNU/Linux operating systems.

Pick of the Bunch: Command line Twitter Clients

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 10:33:22 PM
Twitter is an extremely popular social network. Twitter, at its most basic, is a series of short online statements or 'tweets'. Twitter forces the writer to be extremely succinct - with only 140 characters (including spaces) to make each announcement.

Solus and Budgie Next Got Updated This Week

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 08:39:00 PM
One of these days Solus 1.0 will be released, and all the anticipation will be gone. This is not that date, but it’s exciting nonetheless. We have some more news about the new version of Budgie, tentatively called Next, and about various package updates.

Ubuntu Touch Finally Gets the Latest BlueZ 5.x Stack for Better Bluetooth Support

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 04:44:47 PM
The Ubuntu Touch OS has finally upgraded to a much newer version of the BlueZ 5.x stack, bringing improve support for Bluetooth connectivity.

Open Source Optical Flash Trigger that Works with Any Camera

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 02:50:25 PM
Normally, you can’t use a camera without a hot shoe with an external flash unit. But a relatively simple Photon-based device can solve this problem.

In Kenya, a digital classroom in a box

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 09:44:22 AM
"You open the box and there are 40 tablets inside, there is a BRCK inside and on the BRCK there is a Linux [open-source] server - so we can locally cache educational content, and serve it up to the tablets." ... The plan is to hand out 17,000 tablets to pupils in their final year of high school, and swap teachers' chalkboards with smart interactive boards targeting especially the poverty-stricken township and rural schools.

TrueCrypt is safer than previously reported, detailed analysis concludes

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 07:50:00 AM
The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested, according to a comprehensive security analysis conducted by the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology.

Two Steam machines come to market, a review of SteamOS, and more open gaming news

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 05:55:38 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Valve brings open source gaming console, Knight Squad and Hard West games launch, SteamOS performance concerns, and more.Open gaming roundup for November 14 - 20, 2015read more

Patreon Hack: Users Now Receiving Threatening Emails

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 04:01:16 AM
Members of the popular Patreon crowdfunding site for makers and artists who had accounts that were open before the beginning of October are now receiving threatening emails demanding payment of one Bitcoin (about $325 U.S) or else personal information such as Social Security number, tax id, tax forms, name, address, and credit card details will be made public.

FCC rules for wireless router firmware, open wheelchairs and insulin, and more news

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 02:06:54 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at FCC rules for wireless router firmware, open source wheelchairs and insulin, motivators for open source programmers, and more!Open source news roundup for November 14 - 21, 2015read more

Red Hat’s Paul Smith: Govt Eyes Open Source Software for Innovation

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 12:12:32 AM
Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) public sector business, has indicated that government agencies continue to explore open source software to drive innovation, Executive Gov reported Nov. 11.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives New Unity 8, Next-Gen Bluetooth Support, More

Saturday 21st of November 2015 10:18:10 PM
By now all Ubuntu Phone users should have received the new Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 software update, so the time has come for us to bring you up to speed with the latest developments.

A World Without Linux Would Mean a World Without Our Favorite Movies

Saturday 21st of November 2015 08:23:48 PM
The fourth episode of the World Without Linux animated series created by Amelia Lorenz, a beautiful and talented graphic artist working for Disney, has just been published online on Linux Foundation's YouTube channel.

Mini-PC doubles as open-spec, octa-core hacker SBC

Saturday 21st of November 2015 06:29:26 PM
Geekbuying’s $109, open-spec “GeekBox” mini-PC includes a removable SBC that runs Android and Ubuntu on an octa-core RK3368, and can plug into a carrier.

Unity 8 for Ubuntu Desktop Explained - What You Need to Know

Saturday 21st of November 2015 04:35:04 PM
Unity 8 is coming to the Ubuntu desktop flavor, but there is still a lot of uncertainty in the community about when it will actually happen, not to mention that there are quite a few users who don't really understand what it is all about. We hope that this article will help clear some misunderstandings.

Microsoft Office 2013 on Linux with CodeWeavers CrossOver

Saturday 21st of November 2015 02:40:42 PM
In the upcoming release of CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux 15 we will see many new and exciting changes over the current CrossOver 14 edition that's available now.

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Itty bitty ARM module starts at $27

Variscite’s rugged, 50 x 25mm “DART-6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, offers NAND, eMMC, and wireless, and starts at $27 in volume. In April, Variscite announced the world’s smallest i.MX6 computer-on-module with its 50 x 20mm, Freescale i.MX6-based DART-MX6. At 50 x 25mm, the DART-6UL doesn’t quite match those dimensions, but it offers greater power efficiency, making it well suited for IoT applications and battery-powered devices. Variscite claims it consumes only 5mA in suspend mode. Read more