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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-04-25T23:58:04+00:00
Updated: 29 min 15 sec ago

Choosing Software to Work Remotely from Your Linux Dev Station

Friday 24th of April 2015 05:23:30 PM

In the previous article, I gave an overview of how I've managed to go mobile. In this installment, I'm going to talk about the software I'm using on my different devices. 

How to Configure Your Dev Machine to Work From Anywhere (Part 3)

Friday 24th of April 2015 04:50:55 PM

In the previous articles, I talked about my mobile setup and how I'm able to continue working on the go. In this final installment, I'll talk about how to securely install and configure the software I'm using. 

This Week in Linux News: VMware's New Linux OS, Citrix Joins OpenStack and More

Friday 24th of April 2015 04:04:40 PM

This week in Linux news, a LinuxCon veteran shares 6 reasons why people with disabilities should use Linux, VMware announces its new container-friendly Linux OS, and more. Here are 5 top headlines from this week.

10 Mini-PCs With Pre-Installed Linux

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:15:26 PM

Use these devices as media players, desktop replacements, or for signage and/or other embedded applications.

Gallery : 10 Linux Mini PCs

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:06:44 PM

Will Cloud Foundry be the Linux of the Cloud?

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 05:52:26 PM

I have known Sam Ramji since his days spreading open source religion at Microsoft. At that time, Linux and Microsoft were clearly on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Sam had the courage to step into the lion’s den and keynote the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. 

7 Pro Tips For Using Git from Fedora Developers

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 06:24:13 PM

Every update to every package -- all 20,000 -- in Fedora goes through Git.

How to Find Your Linux Version or Distro Release, and Why It Matters

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 04:35:33 AM

Quick quiz: How do you know which version of Linux you are using? Which kernel? Which distribution? Which release of your distribution?

How to Run Your Own Git Server

Friday 17th of April 2015 10:40:32 PM

GitHub is a great service, however there are some limitations and restrictions, especially if you are an individual or a small player. In cases like these or when you want more control, the best path is to run Git on your own server.

This Week in Linux News: New Linux-GoPro Drone, Linux 4.0, and More

Friday 17th of April 2015 04:02:22 PM

This week in Linux news, details of the new Linux-GoPro Drone from 3D Robotics are shared, Linux 4.0 is released, and more. Here are five of the most current headlines in Linux news.

GNOME 3.16: The Sleekest Linux Desktop to Date

Thursday 16th of April 2015 09:30:40 PM

GNOME 3.16 is the single most polished iteration of the GNOME desktop to date. In fact, I would go so far as to say this might well be the sleekest Linux desktop to ever be produced. 

Corporate Open Source Participation Reaches All-Time High, But More Formal Management Needed

Thursday 16th of April 2015 08:53:37 PM

Open source software is more accessible to enterprises and OEMs, and has multiplied its impact across many industries. The results from the 2015 Future of Open Source Survey confirm that the rate of adoption and participation by companies of all sizes has reached an all-time high.

Linux 4.0 Release Boasts Unusual Numerology and Live Kernel Patching

Thursday 16th of April 2015 05:27:40 PM

Linus Torvalds this week released the Linux 4.0 kernel -- a relatively small release that still holds some interesting new features. It's also a milestone for the project in a few unintentional ways, which Torvalds spells out in his 4.0 release notes.

The New Technologies Canonical Created for Ubuntu Phone

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:30:40 PM

Canonical's first commercially available Ubuntu phone, the BQ Aquaris E4.5, hit Europe last week. Here are some of the features for users and developers that set Canonical's new Ubuntu phones apart.

The Companies That Support Linux: NI

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:18:18 PM

As new corporate members of The Linux Foundation, NI will be contributing to the PREEMPT_RT real-time Linux patchset – a key underpinning of the company's cutting edge products.

The CuBox: Linux on ARM in Around 2 Inches Cubed

Monday 13th of April 2015 11:42:51 PM

The CuBox is a 2-inch cubed ARM machine that can be used as a set-top box, a small NAS or database server, or in many other interesting applications. 

3DR's Solo Drone Boasts Dual Linux Computers Running Dronecode

Monday 13th of April 2015 09:55:20 PM

3DRobotics has announced its first Linux-based drone, a Solo quadcopter touted as the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to support full control of GoPro cameras and deliver live-streaming HD video to mobile devices. 

Git Success Stories and Tips from Ceph Creator Sage Weil

Monday 13th of April 2015 09:35:45 PM

Git has changed the way that software is built -- including the Ceph open source distributed storage platform, says Ceph Creator Sage Weil. Ceph has used the Git revision control system for seven years after switching from SVN. It has changed the project’s work flow and how they think about code.

Git Success Stories and Tips from Puppet Labs' Michael Stahnke

Monday 13th of April 2015 05:02:12 PM

Why Puppet Labs uses Git, their Git success stories, and pro tips for using the open source tool.

Git Success Stories and Tips from Tor Chief Architect Nick Mathewson

Monday 13th of April 2015 05:01:54 PM

Tor Project Director and Chief Architect Nick Mathewson's daily work flow is built around Git, he says.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

Leftovers: Gaming

Android Leftovers

  • Android Candy: Intercoms
    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps
    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin
    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?
    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release
    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Read more