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|Story||Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 11:10pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Ubuntu||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 11:05pm|
|Story||Going Free/Open Source||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 10:43pm|
|Story||Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 10:37pm|
|Story||Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud||Rianne Schestowitz||4||27/05/2015 - 10:24pm|
|Story||Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 9:05pm|
|Story||Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 8:28pm|
|Story||SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 8:24pm|
|Story||The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 8:22pm|
|Story||New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality||Rianne Schestowitz||27/05/2015 - 7:54pm|
Canonical will be kicking off June by making some announcements with their partners for new Ubuntu Phones in Europe.
A new NTFS-3G vulnerability-related patch has been published for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), and it looks that an annoying problem has been closed, finally.
Some of the Ubuntu users might remember that just last week a patch was released for an NTFS-3G vulnerability that could have allowed the library to overwrite files as the administrator. NTFS-3G is the component that deal with read/write NTFS driver for FUSE.
For those who came in late, Nvidia wanted its tablet as a gaming device with a specific user niche.However But it seems that Popescu Sorin has managed to run the full version of Ubuntu with all its touch screen goodness.
As a reminder, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf is scheduled for release on the 22nd of October 2015, for now being in its early development stages, only daily builds being available.
Canonical Has Created a Dual Landing Functionality for Ubuntu Touch, Permitting the Users To Easily Switch From One Development Branch To Another
Canonical now facilitates the users to easily switch from one Ubuntu Touch development branch to another, without having to flash the phone. Despite the fact that installing Ubuntu Touch is not difficult, backing up and restoring data can be annoying.
With a swarm of developers from around the world converging on San Francisco’s Moscone Center tomorrow for Google I/O, Twitter wants them to keep the company’s real-time social platform at the top of mind. This afternoon it announced that its developer tools for integrating Twitter into Android apps have been open-sourced, with the projects now hosted publicly on Github.
The Intercept and its publisher First Look Media strongly believe in the benefits of free and open source software — in part because we rely on such software every day. To keep our journalists and sources safe, we use secure communication tools like the data-encryption system GnuPG, the Off-the-Record secure messaging protocol, the SecureDrop communications platform, and the secure calling and texting app Signal. To publish on the web, we use the GNU/Linux operating system; the Apache web server; OpenSSL, a web encryption library; WordPress, the open-source blogging engine; and Piwik, which tracks web traffic. The list goes on.
With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google introduced Roboto to the world. Since then, the family (designed by Googler Christian Robertson) has expanded to include a set of slab serif fonts, and has even seen a major revision introduced with Android 5.0 last year.
Ka-Ro’s SODIMM-style “TXA5″ COM runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D42 SoC, offers Ethernet, LCD, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, and supports industrial temperatures.
The TXA5 is the first Atmel-based member of the Ka-Ro Electronics family of “TX” COMs. Most of Ka-Ro’s COMs have used Freescale processors, and many have been sold under the Strategic Test label, including the i.MX283-based TX-28S from 2012.
On Linux there are a few open source alternatives to the Thunderbird email client. There’s Evolution, KMail, Claws-Mail, Alpine (if you’re really old-school), and a handful of other clients (most of which, don’t live up to anyone’s expectations). There’s also a new kid on the email block. That kid is the brainchild of Yorba. Meet Geary, the new default IMAP email client for the GNOME desktop (and the likes of Elementary OS Freya).
Women are drastically underrepresented in the open source movement. Of the open source contributions made in 2013, only 11 percent were made by women, according to a survey of the open source community.
Girl Develop It wanted to change that. That’s why the nonprofit partnered with civic hacking group Code for Philly last year to launch a summer-long open source fellowship for women. Fellows said the program helped them find their place in the tech community.
The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.
The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.
To make this work, the "things" would need sensors, actuators and a way to connect to the Internet. And software to run them, of course.
Linux is one of the most astoundingly functional and utilitarian Operating Systems around when it comes to working from the command line. Need to perform a particular task? Odds are there is an application or script you can use to get it done. Right from the terminal. But, as they say in the good book, "All work and no play make Jack really bored or something." So here is a collection of my favorite pointless, stupid, annoying or amusing things that you can do right in your Linux Terminal.
In a sentence, it’s another winner in a long line of winners from Fedora.
If you’re a Fedora user, you’ll love Fedora 22. If you’re not a Fedora user and want to try it, it’s worth the effort to get it to where you want it. The caveat here is that you may have to tweak it a bit to do what more mainstream distros like Linux Mint or Ubuntu do out of the box. If you’re up to it, then go for it.
With Android, it’s a numbers game. Plain and simple. You want choice in devices, Android gives you that. Sure, it’s a bit of a minefield and you might come across some brands that you’ve never heard off, or incredibly convincing fakes that run a fully working version of Android (no counterfeiter has managed to successfully load a dodgy version of iOS on to a device yet).
Fedora 22 was released on Tuesday, luckily avoiding a deadline setback. Users who upgrade to the new release should be able to expect a new package manager which will be faster than the YUM which it, DNF, is replacing.
As was the case with Fedora 21, Fedora 22 is available in cloud, server and workstation editions. Underpinning all three editions is the new Linux 4.0 kernel, which was first released on April 12. Among the big new features that the Linux 4.0 kernel introduces is live kernel patching.
THE FEDORA PROJECT, Red Hat's community arm, has announced the arrival of Fedora 22, the latest version of its open source Linux OS.
This article will walk through the process of upgrading Fedora 21 to Fedora 22 with use of Fedora Updater tool called FedUp.
If you’re currently running a Xen hypervisor on a Fedora release before 22, stay put for now.
He has also stated his intent to leave the Ubuntu community. "I also wish to extend my personal apology to the Kubuntu community for keeping this private for as long as we did. Generally, I don’t believe such an approach is consistent with our values, but I supported keeping it private in the hope that it would be easier to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution of the situation privately. Now that it’s clear that is not going to happen, I (and others in the KC) could not in good faith keep this private."
I’m disappointed in the way the Ubuntu Community Council has handled this and I think the way they treated Jonathan is appalling, even taking into account that he could’ve communicated his grievances better. I’m also unconvinced that the Ubuntu Community Council is at all beneficial to the Ubuntu community in its current form. The way it is structured and reports to the SABDFL makes that it will always favour Canonical when there’s a conflict of interest. I brought this up with two different CC members last year who both provided shruggy answers in the vein of “Sorry, but we have a framework that’s set up on how we can work in here and there’s just so much we can do about it.” – they seem to fear the leadership too much to question it, and it’s a pity, because everyone makes mistakes.
The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.
A test build of Blender 2.75 was released this past week and it will be of interest to a lot of open-source designers and artists.
Blender 2.75 notably has added initial support for OpenCL on AMD Radeon GPUs with the Cycles Rendering. The AMD OpenCL support is coming as the Cycles compute kernels have finally been split into smaller kernels, so they now compile and work for AMD GPUs. However, the AMD OpenCL stack failing to work with transparent shadows due to a compiler bug. The AMD OpenCL improvements for Blender was work led by AMD that we previously covered on Phoronix.
GNOME's Mutter window manager was updated to v3.17.2 today as the latest development version in the road to GNOME 3.18.
Of importance to Mutter 3.17.2 is that it now supports X11/Wayland clipboard interoperation. Now the clipboard contents from copying and pasting can be done between native X11 and Wayland applications, which previously wasn't possible up until now for those running a mix of X11 and Wayland programs on the desktop.