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Go 1.5 is released

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

This release includes significant changes to the implementation.

A User's Eye View of Bodhi 3.1.0 & Moksha

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: The install went as expected, which isn't surprising as Bodhi is based on Ubuntu and uses the tried and true Ubuntu installer

How to monitor your system performance on (Ubuntu) Linux

Friday 21st of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Monitoring your Linux system is essential in order to be able to improve its performance, locate the source of a problem and take more targeted corrective actions.

LinuxCon Highlights: From Linus Torvalds to Microsoft

Friday 21st of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: This year's LinuxCon North America event highlighted the latest in Linux and open-source technologies, and showcased both the expected and unexpected.

Object Storage vs. POSIX Storage: Something in the Middle, Please

Friday 21st of August 2015 08:32:00 PM

Enterprise Storage Forum: I think it might be possible to combine object-storage and POSIX to create something that comes close to the ideal.

Microsoft Shows Up in Full Force at LinuxCon

Friday 21st of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

VIDEO: Linux Foundation head Jim Zemlin discusses how Microsoft, which was once anti-Linux, is participating in the foundation's open-source initiatives.

Why Microsoft Wants to Improve Open Source Security [VIDEO]

Friday 21st of August 2015 06:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: Mark Cartwright, group program manager at Microsoft, discusses the intersection between the Security Development Lifecycle and open source software.

[ANNOUNCE] bcachefs - a general purpose COW filesystem

Friday 21st of August 2015 05:00:00 PM
"Yet another new filesystem? Why?"

Now your Raspberry Pi can water your lawn

Friday 21st of August 2015 04:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: In this interview, Robert Booth explains how to turn Raspberry Pi computers into lawn care systems.

SUSE Studio : Create Your Own Customized Linux Distribution

Friday 21st of August 2015 03:00:00 PM

 Unixmen: There are already lots of Linux distros out there, but maybe you want to make your own?

Mhddfs: Combine Several Smaller Partition into One Large Virtual Storage

Friday 21st of August 2015 02:00:00 PM

 tecmint: Obviously you can split your videos in two or three different volumes and store them on the drive manually

Ubuntu 15.10 To Ship With Gnome's Overlay Scrollbars By Default

Friday 21st of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

 webupd8: With Ubuntu 15.10 (currently in development, to be released on October 22), Unity will stop using its original overlay scrollbars for GTK3 apps and switch to Gnome's scrollbars instead

51 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things

Friday 21st of August 2015 12:00:00 PM

 Datamation: These open source software and hardware projects make it easy for hobbyists, startups and established companies to develop new IoT devices and applications.

4 IT leaders discuss how they are driving digital transformation

Friday 21st of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

 EnterprisersProject: Four IT experts weigh in on how CIOs can encourage a deeper understanding of the technology trends that will drive their organizations forward.

Enhanced, open-source MinnowBoard makes a splash at IDF

Friday 21st of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: ADI announced an enhanced, open-source "MinnowBoard Turbot" SBC at IDF on Aug. 19, featuring a higher performance CPU, regulatory compliance, and more.

Install & Configure VNC Server in CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

Friday 21st of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxTechi: VNC (Virtual Network Computing) Server allows the remote Desktop sharing using remote VNC clients like VNC viewer

Fork Release Intensifies Bitcoin Community Bitterness

Thursday 20th of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Bitcoin XT is a patch on Bitcoin Core to upgrade the peer-to-peer protocol the system uses.

Update From VMware's Cloud-Native Apps Group: Offering Open Source Tools, Collaboration and More

Thursday 20th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

Linux.com: As the adoption of "Cloud-Native Apps" gain momentum, their use means IT needs the tools to develop, test, deploy and manage them.

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-41

Thursday 20th of August 2015 08:00:00 PM

 ItRunsOnLinux: Clonezilla Live now supports PXE Booting via Network Interface Card, together with other improvements and fixes.

How to Find and Remove Duplicate/Unwanted Files in Linux Using FSlint Tool

Thursday 20th of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

 tecmint: fslint is a Linux utility to remove unwanted and problematic cruft in files and file names and thus keeps the computer clean

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software and Games

  • Gnome Boxes – A Front-end Tool For QEMU And KVM
    As we all know, there are is no doubt that Linux has tremendous support for Virtualization. There are so many virtualization softwares available including VMWare, VirtualBox, OpenVZ, XEN, KVM, Docker and the list goes. These software are mainly for intermediate and advanced Linux users. If you’re a beginner and having very little knowledge in Virtualization, then it is bit difficult to use the above mentioned tools. You may, probably, need an Intermediate or an expert user’s help. I bet you what? you don’t need anyone help. Yes. Meet Gnome Boxes, a beginner friendly, lightweight, graphical tool that makes virtualization lot easier.
  • Zbackup 1.4.3 Has Been Released. Install It On Ubuntu Or Arch Linux Now
  • Company of Heroes 2 Released on Mac and Linux
    Developed by Relic Entertainment and previously published by SEGA for PC, Company of Heroes 2 is also available now for Mac and Linux via Steam, with the Mac App Store version to follow shortly afterwards, Feral Interactive announced.
  • Carmageddon: Reincarnation Is Still Coming to Linux
    Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a game developed by the same team that made the first title all the way back in 1997. They have already released the game on Windows, and they plan to make it available for Linux users as well.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • The FCC Builds Open-Source Video Calling For The Deaf
    The FCC has gotten behind a new platform that helps the deaf talk to each other over video link. The idea of Accessible Communications for Everyone, or ACE as it’s being called, is that it lets all kinds of different apps talk to each other. It’s kind of how you can email anyone without worrying what app they use, only for video, and text and audio, all together.
  • Why Intel made Stephen Hawking's speech system open source
  • NodeConf EU all set for blarney in 'Nodeland'
    It's NodeConf EU time again -- the third annual gathering of what is hoped to be 400 of the top influencers in Node.js at Waterford Castle from September 6th to 9th.
  • 3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup
  • Starting in September, Chrome will stop auto-playing Flash ads
    Google has announced that, beginning September 1, Chrome will no longer auto-play Flash-based ads in the company's popular AdWords program
  • Apache Software Foundation Makes Lens, a Big Data Tool, a Top Level Project
    Whenever the Apache Software Foundation graduates an open source project to become a Top Level Project, it tends to bode well for the project. Just look at what's happened with Apache Spark, for example. Now, the Foundation (ASF), which is the steward for and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects, has announced that Apache Lens, an open source Big Data and analytics tool, has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP).
  • Intel Pumps OpenStack Up
  • LibreOffice 5.0.1 released, to keep the momentum going
  • First Update to LibreOffice 5 Lands
    The Document Foundation today announced the first update to the milestone LibreOffice 5.0 released a few weeks ago. This is a bug fix release bringing over 75 commits since version 5.0 was unveiled August 5. It is recommended that those using the 5.0 branch upgrade their LibO installs with today's update.
  • Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point
    Salesforce's splashy new UI, the Lightning Experience, is more than a pretty face. It was built with Aura, the company's open source UI framework, available for use independent from Salesforce's services. With Lightning -- and Aura -- Salesforce emphasizes how users can design applications that not only look great, but plug into more than Salesforce. Where, then, does Salesforce's open source offering end with Aura, and where do its own services begin?
  • Infosys talks open source, cloud and value
    Last year, when Infosys hired Abdul Razack to own the company’s platform division, he came with a mandate to use open source first. Eleven months on and Infosys Information Platform (IIP) is flourishing with 120 projects on the go, some proofs of concept, many moving to production, but with open source at their heart in most situations.
  • Eclipse Foundation Moving to Donations to Support Open Source Projects
  • Intel invests $60 million in drone venture
    Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below).
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 28 [Ed: out fo date now]
    Join the FSF and friends every Friday to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones.
  • What Will Become of the World’s First Open Source GPU?
    Dr. Karu Sankaralingam, who led the team’s effort at the University of Wisconsin, where the project is based, says that building an open source or any other hardware project is bound to incur legal wrangling, in part because the IP almost has to be reused in one form or another. Generally, he says that for open source hardware projects like this one, the best defense is to use anything existing as a base but focus innovation on building on top of that. He says that to date, AMD has not been involved in the project beyond a few individuals offering some insight on various architectural elements. In other words, if the team is able to roll this beyond research and into any kind of volume, AMD will likely have words.