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Tough Choices and Uncertain Future for Reglue Projects.

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 07:15:31 PM
In the long term, Reglue will continue to operate. I will remain the Executive Director and our mission will not change. However, it may dwell in hiatus for a couple of weeks after my surgery. Pete Salas and James, two extremely important volunteers for Reglue will keep the lights on and will continue to repair and refurbish incoming computers and maintain the building. Unfortunately, some other things will not happen in my absence.

3 amazing Raspberry Pi-powered gadgets we can’t wait to try

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:18:20 PM
There are some seriously cool Raspberry Pi-powered products on the way. Here are 3 that make us want to throw money at our screens…

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Release Date Revealed

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:21:09 PM
Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is the next operating system from Canonical and it follows the same six-month development cycle. This means that the upcoming release is set to release in April, more precisely on April 23.

Can India break the pattern and do open source right?

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 04:23:58 PM
The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, I see this as a long overdue move that will hopefully boost the faltering free and open source software communities in India.read more

jEdit – A Powerful Java-Based Editor for Programmers

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 03:26:47 PM
jEdit is a feature-complete editor with countless programming features, including syntax highlighting, indentation, edit modes for tens of languages. jEdit is written in Java so you will need to have OpenJDK installed.

How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 02:29:36 PM
Xen is a bare metal hypervisor, meaning that you must prepare a bare machine to install and run Xen. KVM is a little different - you can add it to any machine already running Linux. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Xen hypervisor on unused hardware. This procedure uses Debian Jessie (their testing […]Continue reading...The post How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Kids, Computers & Wasting Time…

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:32:25 PM
We conduct classes for people who want to learn how to effectively use a computer. We have almost no young people attending these classes. The people who dominate the seats in my classroom are between 40 and 60 years old. A large percentage of them are scared to death of a computer. To many of them, a blinking cursor taunts them with just how incapable they are of living in the Age of Tech.

Thin Mini-ITX boards offer Atom and Core options

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:17:39 AM
Congatec announced two Linux-ready, industrial thin Mini-ITX boards measuring 25mm thick, featuring Intel Atom E3800 and 4th Gen Core SoCs, respectively. Congatec may be a big name in computer-on-modules, but it announced its very first single board computer only last May: the AMD G-Series SoC based Conga-IGX Mini-ITX board. Now the German embedded firm is launching two more Linux-compatible Mini-ITX boards: the Intel Atom E3800 based Conga-IA3 and the Intel 4th Gen Core (“Haswell”) based Conga-IC87.

11 Linux Games Up to 86% Discount During This Steam Weeklong Deal

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:20:28 AM
This Monday Steam has kicked off a new Weeklong Deal which will last until November 24, during which 11 titles for Linux are available at special promotional prices.

OpenStacks developers make plans for the next release

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 07:23:17 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Finding the sweet spot for data between privacy and open

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:26:06 AM
Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for Raleigh that went live earlier this year after another iteration with even more data available to the public.

Council Elections Interview with Rex Dieter (rdieter)

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:28:55 AM
This is a part of Fedora Council Elections interviews series. This is an important election, as two candidates will be selected as the Elected Representives, seats which carry full membership in our new top-level leadership and governance body.

Adobe Brings Open Source Veteran on Board to Lead Mobile

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 04:31:44 AM
Adobe has appointed Matt Asay, a veteran of open source leadership with experience at Alfresco, Novell, Canonical and MongoDB, as its new vice president for Mobile.

10 Great Plasma Widgets for KDE with Screenshots

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 03:34:33 AM
Since the introduction of Plasma widgets in KDE4, the whole desktop took a new direction, starting to become a more interactive way to communicate with the user, to say nothing about the fact that a desktop with widgets will look more beautiful than a plain, icon-only desktop.

Linux Mint Debian to Include Systemd and GTK+ 3.14 Support

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 02:37:22 AM
The Linux Mint team is working on a Debian-based version of their distribution and it looks like things are coming along. The devs have made some progress with the Cinnamon integration and users might soon get a real choice.

3 classic computer games are back (plus, a snack!)

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:40:11 AM
The holiday season is upon us and that means family, friends, fond memories, and food. I thought I would reminisce and revisit of some classic computer adventure games that I played with family and friends when I was younger. These classic games are playable on modern operating systems, including Linux, by using open source tools: DOSBox, ResidualVM, and ScummVM. And since it is Open Food Week here on Opensource.com, I will be pairing each game with a recipe from Mystery Manor, a site that covers computer adventure games! It[he]#039[/he]s been a family favorite for many years.

A GUI for Your CLI?

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 12:43:00 AM
For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidatingthing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background isas cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companionas a pretty cool application.

UbuTricks 14.11.17 Released with Support for 6 New Apps, 20 Updated Apps

Monday 17th of November 2014 11:45:49 PM
This new version adds support for six new applications and 20 apps with updated versions. The new applications are Exaile, Yarock, GNOME Commander (Trusty), SimpleAudioPlayer, Kid3 and Fotoxx (DEB).

Linux extremists owe Debian systemd maintainer an apology

Monday 17th of November 2014 10:48:38 PM
Systemd is the gift that just keeps on giving to the Linux community. Unfortunately, what it’s giving is not what most of us want. It has spawned an unending stream of vitriol and attacks.

Ubuntu MATE vs Lubuntu On An Old Netbook

Monday 17th of November 2014 09:51:27 PM
I was preparing to write about the latest Lubuntu 14.10 release but instead decided to give the new Ubuntu MATE edition a go after seeing it in action as a live distribution on my far more powerful Toshiba Satellite Pro. How did it compare with Lubuntu on an old netbook?

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Kernel 3.18 development – the kernel column

Linus Torvalds announced Linux 3.17, the Shuffling Zombie Juror, saying, “The past week was fairly calm, and so I have no qualms about releasing 3.17 on the normal schedule”. The latest kernel includes a number of nice headline features, such as the new getrandom() system call and sealed files APIs that we covered in previous issues of LU&D. Linux 3.17 also includes support for less highlighted new features, such as new signature checking of kexec()’d kernel images and sparse files on Samba file systems (which is significant for those mounting Windows and Mac shares). Read more

Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Available

I am happy to announce that Qt 5.4 Release Candidate is now available. After the Qt5.4 Beta release we have done some build & packaging related updates in addition to large number of error fixes based on feedback from Beta release. Read more

Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version

There hasn't been much in the way of exciting Wayland/Weston developments to report on this month, but its development is continuing in its usual manner. Out today is another version of the Weston IVI Shell as it still works to being accepted upstream. The weston-ivi-shell is a reference shell for Wayland's Weston compositor running on In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. The Weston-IVI work dates back many months and today's revision to the shell marks its eighth public version as it still seeks to be accepted into mainline Weston. Read more

Python 3 Support Added To The GNOME Shell

The GNOME Shell 3.15.2 release fixes some visual glitching, improves the layout of the extension installation dialog, supports the CSS margin property, and offers other bug fixes and minor enhancements. Most notable to GNOME Shell 3.15.2 though is there's finally Python 3 support. Many GNOME components have long ported their Python 2 code to Python 3 while GNOME Shell's Python support has just received the Py3 treatment. Details on GNOME's overall Python 3 porting work can be found via this Wiki page. Read more