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Linux 4.2 rc3

Monday 20th of July 2015 05:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: I'd have liked rc3 to be slightly smaller than it is, but I don't think there's anything _particularly_ scary going on.

How to install closed drivers, media codecs, and other forbidden stuff on Linux PCs

Monday 20th of July 2015 01:00:00 AM

PC World: Linux is famous for its open-source nature, but sometimes you just need to use proprietary drivers or codecs.

Alternative is the question, Linux is the answer

Sunday 19th of July 2015 09:00:00 PM

Tech Republic: Jack Wallen has seen a huge rise in the amount of a single question coming into his inbox. Those asking the question will surprise you... the answer will not.

GCC 5.2 Released

Sunday 19th of July 2015 05:00:00 PM

This release is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 5.1 relative to previous releases of GCC.

Jolla hooks up with Indian phonemaker, launches Sailfish 2.0

Sunday 19th of July 2015 01:00:00 PM

engadget: Jolla's Sailfish OS had a rocky start, but now it's found its first licensing partner: India's second largest phonemaker, Intex Technologies.

Give Your Raspberry Pi Night Vision With the PiNoir Camera

Sunday 19th of July 2015 01:00:00 AM The PiNoir camera is so named because it does not have an Infrared Filter (no-IR).

Why I won't be going to OSCON this year.

Saturday 18th of July 2015 09:00:00 PM

IMO:OSCON is next week, but if you are looking for me, I won't be there.

What's next for open source question answering technologies

Saturday 18th of July 2015 05:00:00 PM Grant Ingersoll is CTO at Lucidworks, provider of Fusion, but his claim to the open source community are his contributions to Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout.

Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Saturday 18th of July 2015 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved.

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Goes Zero G in Fighter Jet

Saturday 18th of July 2015 06:00:00 AM

What happens with the creator of the world's most ubiquitous software goes zero g with a fighter pilot? Watch and find out.

Tech Comics: The New Waterfall

Saturday 18th of July 2015 02:00:00 AM

 Tech Comics: No doubt about it -- waterfall is back.

How to install PHP 7 beta as FastCGI and FPM on a Debian 8 server

Friday 17th of July 2015 09:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: The first beta of PHP 7 is available for download now, PHP 7 is up to 2 times faster then php 5.6 and 14 times faster then php 5.0 according to the release notes.

ClusterHQ: The Importance of Container Plugins for Extending Docker’s Functionality

Friday 17th of July 2015 08:00:00 PM

NewStack: A container isn’t a computer.

MariaDB Summer 2015 adds Docker and Chef Recipes with MaxScale special sauce

Friday 17th of July 2015 07:00:00 PM

The Inquirer: MariaDB has begun marketing itself as the M in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) after becoming the default database in Red Hat and SUSE, as well as powering IBM POWER8.

Not Just For Desktops: 10 Devices You Can Install Linux On

Friday 17th of July 2015 06:00:00 PM

Make Use Of: Linux is perhaps the most versatile OS available.

Voyager X8 – One of the Best Linux Distros You’ve Never Heard Of

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:00:00 PM

Make Tech Easier: Voyager is a Debian-based distribution, bringing you the newest “experimental” version of XFCE and a great selection of software, based on a stable Debian 8(.1) release.

Announcing rkt v0.7.0, featuring a new build system, SELinux and more

Friday 17th of July 2015 04:00:00 PM

rkt is an implementation of the App Container (appc) spec and rkt is also targeted to be a future implementation of the Open Container Project (OCP) specification.

What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

Friday 17th of July 2015 03:00:00 PM

Canonical was through its legal team asking some distros including Mint that they needed a license to redistribute Ubuntu but this is not true because the underlying licenses already set the rights individuals and groups have in redistributing code.

OpenStack Mitaka will Rise in the Land of the Rising Sun after Liberty

Friday 17th of July 2015 02:00:00 PM From the 'how not to choose a name' files:

Google Embraces Rival OpenStack Cloud Technology

Friday 17th of July 2015 01:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Although Google has its own cloud technology, it also sees value in OpenStack, and so the company is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor.

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