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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-02-01T05:58:08+00:00
Updated: 57 min 38 sec ago

CoreOS Co-Founder Alex Polvi Talks Containers, Rocket vs. Docker, and More

Friday 30th of January 2015 07:29:21 PM

The CoreOS Linux distribution and its open source components are being widely incorporated by companies on the bleeding edge of distributed computing. CTO and co-founder Alex Polvi will discuss the future of servers, enterprise IT and Internet security at Collaboration Summit 2015 next month.

Google’s Project Ara Open Source Smartphone to Debut in Puerto Rico This Year

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:02:33 AM

Google announced plans to launch a 2015 pilot program for the Project Ara open source, modular smartphone in Puerto Rico.

How to Install Firmware in Debian to Enable Wireless, Video, or Sound

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 11:20:43 PM

You download the latest version of Debian and once the install is complete, you find out your wireless isn’t working! What do you do?

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: David Bainbridge

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 11:44:31 PM

David Bainbridge started working with the OpenDaylight Project a little over a year ago. He is involved with the discovery project, device identification and device management project, and the projects dealing with an intent interface. 

Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 10:11:09 PM

How to set up your Linux machine to write control programs for an ARM-based microcontroller using the mbed platform.

How to Install a Seafile Server to Run a Private Cloud

Monday 26th of January 2015 11:50:29 PM

I keep all of my private data on a cloud that I run and own. I have used a couple of open source file sync and storage solutions, including ownCloud, and recently came to know about Seafile which is quickly becoming my favorite.

18 New Open Source Projects in the 2015 Guide to the Open Cloud

Friday 23rd of January 2015 09:21:53 PM

Taking a look at the projects that were added to the 2015 Guide to the Open Cloud can help shed some light on the trends and technologies that are shaping the cloud. 

Tizen Starts 2015 With a Bang

Friday 23rd of January 2015 06:06:53 PM

Last week was a special milestone for Tizen. As you may have seen, the Samsung Z1 was released in India. I believe I speak on behalf of many when I say this was a day we've been waiting for, and it's great to see it finally arrive.

How to Install and Update Software on openSUSE Like a Pro

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:58:51 AM

Easily install software, update your machine, and even add repositories (so you can install third-party applications) on openSUSE using YaST2.

Ubuntu Snappy Leads Mobile Linux Migration to IoT

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:13:27 AM

This week's announcement of an Internet of Things version of Canonical's lightweight Snappy build of Ubuntu Core is another sign that mobile Linux distros will find their biggest success not on phones but on embedded devices. 

The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 10:26:35 PM

By using Linux containers and Linux-based orchestration tools, Planisys is able to stay flexible amid changing hardware and networks, which in turn has helped the company to scale and stay competitive.

Three Ways for Beginners to Contribute to the Linux Kernel

Thursday 22nd of January 2015 12:43:11 AM

There many ways in which an unexperienced developer can get involved in Linux kernel development. Here are some starting points.

University’s Virtual Reality Setup Runs on Linux and Open Source Software

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:31:44 PM

VuePod is a 3D immersive virtual environment that runs Ubuntu Linux 13.04 and costs about a tenth of what similiar setups might run.

Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:31:23 PM

Already well-known for providing security, stability, and isolation in the datacenter, automotive virtualization is gaining wider attention due to additional hardening and new support for ARM, writes Alex Agizim, VP and CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic. 

Linux System Engineer Jean-Roch Rossi Advanced His Career With Practice, Certification

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 12:32:14 AM

Though he eventually built a career as a Linux System Engineer, Jean-Roch Rossi started Linux administration as a hobby and a help-desk job in college.

How to Stream Content from a Linux System to Chromecast

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 07:14:54 PM

Inexpensive devices like Chromecast can turn any HDMI-enabled TV into a smart TV with immense possibilities to expand its features. And Google continues to add new features to Chromecast, except for one much-needed feature: native support for playback of local content. 

New Guide to the Open Cloud: Your Free Primer for Cloud Migration and Web-Scale IT

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 02:30:30 PM

In the past year, we’ve witnessed open source cloud technologies advance in maturity and take off in whole new, unexpected directions. Just consider the many OpenStack distributions, open source networking and container-related projects that didn’t even exist a year ago.

Introduction to the OpenStack API

Friday 16th of January 2015 10:38:58 PM

Included with OpenStack is an API that you can use for writing software that manages a cloud. In this tutorial I get you up and running using the OpenStack API.

New Linux Foundation Self-Paced Sysadmin Course Will Prep You for Certification

Friday 16th of January 2015 10:16:47 PM

 Following our groundbreaking certification program and the wildly successful Intro to Linux edX MOOC (300,000+ students), The Linux Foundation has now launched a self-paced course that builds on the MOOC and prepares candidates for the LFCS certification exam.

6 Linux Apps to Watch For in 2015

Friday 16th of January 2015 05:43:01 PM

There are some outstanding projects on the horizon that could easily bring the Linux desktop into a realm of relevancy it has yet to enjoy.

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If you're looking for truly open-source software for the Android platform, you don't have to do a ton of searching or check through licenses from within the Google Play Store. All you have to do is download a simple tool called F-Droid. With this tool, you can download and install apps (from quite a large listing) as easily as you can from the Google Play Store. You won't, however, find F-Droid in the Google Play Store. Instead, you have to download the .apk file and install it manually. Once it's installed, the rest is just a matter of searching for an app and tapping to install. Read more