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Jeff Hoogland’s Back at Bodhi

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 12:46:33 AM
Here’s some news that should make Bodhi Linux users happy. Jeff Hoogland has returned to Bodhi in his former position as project manager/lead developer.

Canonical Embeds Ubuntu Linux Into Devices to Secure IoT

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 11:49:22 PM
Snappy, initially positioned as a technology for the cloud, is now being brought to embedded devices."We identified some time ago that for mobile devices we really had to raise the bar on the reliability, efficiency and security of the update mechanisms, as well as the isolation of apps from one another," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, told eWEEK.

See whats coming in Fedora 22 Workstation

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 10:52:11 PM
Even though Fedora 21 is just over a month old, the Fedora Workstation developers are already hard at work planning the next release, Fedora 22. In a detailed post on his blog, Christian Schaller details some of the areas that the developers are focusing on for Fedora 22.

MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 09:55:00 PM
MakuluLinux Cinnamon 2.0 is a continuation of the first release, with focus on updating, polishing, refining and fixing issues reported in the previous release. There are many little changes throughout the system to give it a smoother and more refined feel. There are also some major changes in this release; some will be backported to 1.1, some won't.

Lightweight “Snappy Ubuntu Core” OS targets IoT

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 08:57:49 PM
Canonical released a “Snappy” version of its lightweight, Ubuntu Core OS for IoT, featuring an app store, hacker-proof updates, and a 128MB RAM footprint. Canonical’s delayed Ubuntu Touch phones are apparently still on track for Mobile World Congress release next month, but now the company is on to something based on it that’s potentially much […]

How much does Microsoft make from PC makers with Windows 8.1?

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 08:00:38 PM
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.

A shift in education: Teachers who create content, not consume

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 07:03:27 PM
I first met Stephen O’Connor, a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School, at the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education Conference in 2007. I don’t recall the exact subject of his presentation, but I came away from his presentation with some new information that helped me implement Moodle in my classroom. He pointed me in the direction of a good hosting company that allowed me to work on Moodle, Drupal, and Wordpress development, which I was most interested in at the time.At another of his presentations, I came away with a wealth of information about licensing content and the differences between Copyright and Creative Commons. I’ve been following Steve on Twitter for a long time, and he continues to be a great source of learning about open educational resources.read more

Linux Is Safe Again, Valve Fixes Steam Bug That Could Delete All Files on System

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 06:06:16 PM
Valve has upgraded the Steam client and they fixed that terrible bug that would allow the application to actually delete every file that was owned by the user.

The current state of video editing for Linux

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 05:09:05 PM
I often ask myself what the current state of video editing is for free and open source software (FOSS). Here are my thoughts.read more

BeagleBone SBC beefs up Lego Mindstorms EV3

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 04:11:54 PM
An “EVB” Kickstarter project replaces the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot’s ARM9 brick with a BeagleBone Black, adding performance, expandability, and sensors. Lego’s EV3 brick When Lego added a Linux-based “Brick” computer to its modular, open source Lego Mindstorms robot platform, we were psyched, but were also somewhat disappointed it was only a modest ARM9-based device. […]

The year in open hardware computers

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 03:14:43 PM
The popularity of open source software, and Linux in particular, continues to amaze. It might be the Linux driven website serving up this article, that open source browser you are using, or that Android driven phone it runs on, but by now you know that open source software is a part of your everyday life. So, what about open source hardware?read more

Saying Goodbye to Java the Hard Way

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 02:17:32 PM
“I’m sorry there kiddo. You can’t watch a lot of videos or use your school’s website because they depend on Flash. I’m also sorry that you can’t play on miniclip.com or use some of your apps. Java doesn’t work on your computer. But hey…ain’t using Linux great anyway? Make sure to tell all your friends how great Linux is.”

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 01:20:21 PM
Today I am pleased to share what I have been referring to as a "Reloaded" version of work on this third major release. To cut right to the chase I would like to share download links for the "Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded" release.

AliyaLinux 2015-01-12 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:23:10 PM
AliyaLinux 2015-01-12 Xfce is available. AliyaLinux is an elegant Debian Testing based live Linux distribution easy to use for newcomers to Linux from Windows environment. AliyaLinux has all necessary applications preinstalled for you to deal with daily tasks without having to look for additional software. When you need more applications, games or tools, you can install them through Synaptic Package Manager and PlayOnLinux.

How to apply image effects to pictures on Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 06:23:18 AM
Like a common pocket camera which has a built-in function to add various effects on captured photos, Raspberry Pi camera board ("raspi cam") can actually do the same. With the help of raspistill camera control options, we can add the image effects function like we have in a pocket camera. There are three comman-line applications...

Microsoft Can’t Sell Laptops or Phones

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 05:26:07 AM
Indeed, all of the OEMs showed up for the Christmas shopping rush will bells on, with Asus and HP offering Windows laptops for $199, about the same as a Chromebook. Which begs the question: If Microsoft can’t give Windows away for free on the laptop, how long will it be able to continue selling it on the desktop?

Linux Games: Natural Selection 2

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 04:28:56 AM
For a very long time I wanted an FPS that manages to blend seamlessly the FPS and RTS genre, and this is how I got into Natural Selection 2. This is a multiplayer oriented game where you can take the role of either humans or aliens as you try to survive and lead your race to victory.

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th November 2014

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 03:31:45 AM
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Gwenview gains "Recent Files" option; Cantor sees multiple backends; KLetters ported to Qt5/KF5 and much more.

Ideal Backups with zbackup

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 02:34:34 AM
Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations.

OpenStack as a social contract, what's new in Nova, and more

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 01:37:23 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.read more

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Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page

Bill Gates is much more involved in philanthropy than Microsoft these days and he's done some great work regarding the eradications of certain diseases and to improve the quality of life in a number of third world countries. He's also inadvertently promoted Ubuntu, which is a Linux system. Read more

Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath. Read more

Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform

Sphinx is a free, open source project written in Python and, not surprisingly, is really well suited for documenting Python projects. Now, before you harrumph “Meh, I code in which isn’t at all like Python!” be aware that Sphinx supports several other languages (C and C++ support is in development). Read more

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