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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-08-01T22:58:01+00:00
Updated: 1 hour 52 min ago

This Week in Linux News: Linux Heroes, Plasma Mobile Unveiled, & More!

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:59:32 PM

This week in Linux news, Jim Zemlin is listed among five "heroes of the Linux world" list, KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, and more. Catch up on the top Linux stories of the week with our weekly digest.

Installing Android Apps on Linux with ARChon

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:56:40 PM

I’ve spent a lot of time on the Google Play Store. During that time I have discovered plenty of really useful apps that would be great on the Linux desktop. Fortunately, thanks to some crafty developers, it is quite possible (and actually easy) to run Android apps on the Linux desktop.

Powering the Open Data Center

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:29:44 PM

Perhaps no market segment embodies the rapid pace of change we’re seeing better than the data center, writes Mauri Whalen, vice president, Intel Corporation and director, Open Source Technology Center Core System Software. 

As Public Cloud OS Instances Grow, So Do Security Admin Challenges

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 10:32:53 PM

Moving apps to the public cloud? Better double-check security.

10 Job Interview Questions for Linux System Administrators

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:39:00 PM

SysAdmins of all experience levels can benefit from brushing up on their job interview skills if they want to find and land a great new job.

Kodi 15 Brings XBMC Media Player to Android

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:07:22 PM

The XBMC Foundation's Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework.

AllSeen Alliance Welcomes Philips as Premier Member

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 03:16:38 PM

The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) through an open source software project, today announced that Philips has joined as a premier member. 

Linux Foundation Training Kicks Off $79 Pricing for India

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 06:18:25 PM

Open source has always been about democracy, openness, and opportunity. In keeping with that spirit, at Linux Foundation Training we’re working to make high-quality professional Linux training available worldwide. As part of that, today we’re announcing region-specific pricing for India.

Must-Know Linux Commands For New Users

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 03:54:08 AM

I will show you how to update your system, manage software, manipulate files and switch to root using the command line on three major distributions: Ubuntu (which also includes its flavors and derivatives, and Debian), openSUSE and Fedora.

A New SysAdmin Pledge in Honor of SysAdmin Day

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:58:25 PM

This Friday is what I consider to be, without the slightest glimmer of doubt, the most important holiday of them all... System Administrator Appreciation Day. “SysAdmin Day”, for short. Or simply “SAD,” for really short.

The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDB

Friday 24th of July 2015 11:04:49 PM

MariaDB has more than 2 million users globally and over 500 customers in more than 45 countries -- most of whom are running Linux.

This Week in Linux News: Linux Foundation Offers Discounts to India, RHEL 6.7 is Out, and More!

Friday 24th of July 2015 06:28:56 PM

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation offers discounts on select training and certification materials to residents of India, Jack Wallen investigates the biggest challenges facing mass Linux adoption, and more! Keep reading for the top headlines from this past week of Linux news.

Embedded Linux Pioneer MontaVista Spins IoT Linux Distribution

Friday 24th of July 2015 05:49:45 PM

MontaVista Software has launched an Internet of Things version of its commercial MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) development platform. The new Yocto Linux-based MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) distribution will be available in the fourth quarter in a scaled down CGX Foundation optimized for IoT products.

How to Create a Streaming Media Server with Linux Using Plex

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:34:56 PM

Set up a media streaming server and enjoy your media from a desktop, laptop, smart phone, or tablet.

Enterprises Can Now Run SUSE on 64-bit ARM Servers

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 10:37:39 PM

SUSE has launched its partner program to bring SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 to 64-bit ARM processors - a sign that ARM chips are becoming a viable contender in the data center space.

Docker VP Marianna Tessel: What’s Next For Containers

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 09:28:03 PM

Container technology has become more sophisticated to support multi-container, multi-host applications, and has even expanded beyond Linux to the Windows architecture, says Marianna Tessel, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Docker, in this preview of her LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon keynote.

Short-Range Wireless Tech for IoT Takes Three Big Steps

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 08:15:42 PM

Last week, we saw three major developments in the wireless world that embedded Linux and Android developers will need to pay attention to. First, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a Wi-Fi Aware technology, Google rolled out an open source "Eddystone" Bluetooth LE beacon format, and the Thread Group consortium released the first version of its 6LoWPAN-based Thread short-range wireless protocol.

Top 10 Linux and Android Hacker SBCs of 2015

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:46:55 PM

 The results of our reader survey on open spec single board computers, held in conjunction with, are in.

Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You?

Saturday 18th of July 2015 12:04:40 AM

Because Chrome OS is a proprietary solution, owned by Google, you cannot simply download the platform and install it on common x86/64 hardware. To get around that, there are approximations available that can be installed on off-the-shelf hardware that recreate the Chrome OS experience. 

Apple's Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:33:40 PM
Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. 

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Dawn of the data center operating system
    How microservices architecture and Linux containers will tame distributed computing for developers and ops
  • 30 Sys Admins to Follow on SysAdmin Day
    Systems administrators: They keep our high-tech world up and running. From capacity planning, to 3 a.m. phone calls, to retiring that 10-year-old server that uses more power than your whole house, sys admins do it all. Open source communities would not be able to thrive without the networks, services, and tools that allow for communication and collaboration, and sys admins are the ones who work thanklessly year-round to keep them going. July 31 is System Administrator Appreciation Day, a day for all of us to express our undying gratitude for sys admins. Sure, you could buy your favorite sys admin cake and ice cream, or perhaps a nice gift card. You could even go as far as not breaking the server for just one day. You also can follow these 30 sys admins.
  • See What Systemd 223 Brings New
  • Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia Benchmarks Against Other ARM SBCs
    Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia os a $119 USD development board powered by a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC with Mali 400 graphics. There's 1GB of RAM and other connectivity options for this board.
  • Linux Based Solus OS Now Boots in Flat 1.2 Seconds
    Solus OS is a Linux distro that was built from scratch and uses a new desktop environment called Budgie. You can consider it as the next version of the Solus OS as it was built by the same developer team, so they didn’t bother changing the name for a new operating system.
  • Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Has Been Released. Upgrade Now!
    Arch Linux 2015.08.01 has been released and is powered by Kernel 4.1 and includes all the update patches since the 1st of July 2015.
  • uReadIt 3 – The Best Reddit Client For Ubuntu Touch
    As you may know, uReadIt is an open-source Reddit client for Ubuntu Touch, being one of the best native apps for Ubuntu mobile.
  • You Can Now Watch Flash Content With MPV On Ubuntu
    As you may know, Adobe Flash is not the safest thing on the internet this days. Mozilla even disabled it from the Firefox browser a while, due to the vulnerabilities found lately.
  • Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Running on the Rikomatic MK808B
    Ubuntu MATE, the latest member of the Ubuntu family, has been spotted running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device. The device runs with Android 4.4 by default, but a third party developer has tweaked it to run Ubuntu.
  • LEGO Smart Home
    We spoke to Bhavana Srinivas and Geremy Cohen from PubNub about their LEGO Smart Home model, a proof of concept project that shows how you can use the Raspberry Pi with communication platform PubNub in order to automate your household electronics and other Internet of Things devices. You can read the full piece in the latest issue.
  • Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell
    Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video.

Leftovers: Software

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming