Summertime is fast approaching, and this means GSoC is fast approaching too. This year we have some interesting potential projects. Check it out, and if you’re interested, apply! You have until Friday (March 25th) to get your application in.
GNU Parallel 20160322 ('Bruxelles') has been released.
Remember Pear OS? Of course you do, it is the popular GNU/Linux distribution that looked very much like a Mac OS X operating system but that, unfortunately, was acquired by a big company whose name we don't know even to this day.
Last year we reported on the fact that Portuguese developer Rodrigo Marques has created a clone of the Pear OS Linux operating system and published it on the well-known SourceForge project hosting website under the name PearOS.
At that point in time, PearOS presented a huge disappointment to existing Pear OS users, who were used to having a near perfect, tweaked desktop environment that resembled the look and feel of the Mac OS X operating system created by Apple.
OpenWrt, the open-source, Linux kernel-based operating system for routers and embedded devices, has been updated today, March 22, 2016, to version 15.05.1, the first point release in the "Chaos Calmer" series.
OpenWrt 15.05.1 is here to update many of the internal components, starting with the Linux kernel, which is now at version 3.18.23 (it fixes a keyring reference leak), and continuing with the OpenSSL 1.0.2f, Samba 3.6, as well as netifd, uhttpd, rpcd, uci, procd, ubox, and hostapd.
Today, March 22, 2016, the Manjaro development team proudly announced the general availability of a new stable update for the Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) computer operating system.
With today's update, Manjaro Linux 15.12 users will receive the recently released Linux 4.5 kernel, along with the KDE Applications 15.12.3 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.5.5 desktop environment, and of course, updates to many of the core components and applications.
At the Free Software Foundation’s LibrePlanet2016 conference on Saturday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden participated in a discussion regarding free software and security. He joined the talk via video conferencing from Russia.
Edward Snowden told that he was able to disclose the secrets of American government and its projects of mass surveillance using free software. The event was being held in an MIT lecture hall and this statement drew a wide round of applause.
Praising the likes of Debian, Tails, and TOR, he said — “What happened in 2013 couldn’t have happened without free software.”
Edubuntu is a version of Ubuntu Linux designed for schools, students, and folks generally interested in education. Formerly known as Ubuntu Education Edition, the operating system is based on Ubuntu, but includes a suite of apps aimed at teachers and students.
The first version of the operating system was released in 2005, and the last major release came in 2014, when the developers decided to only offer new versions alongside Ubuntu’s LTS (Long Term Support) releases every two years instead of the more frequent releases which come out every six months.
...before Daniel could finish the room broke out into clapping and standing ovation. Edward responded with clear emotion by thanking the community for creating free software. Sitting down in front...
...feeling the energy, emotion and celebration was vibrant in the room. It was a great kick off to the day. Naturally things ran over time and those watching the stream had sound related issues, so Ruben our newest tech team member, made a valiant effort to edit the video to share it amongst all of you.
Hi there. I'm Sumana Harihareswara and I'm going to speak with you about "inessential weirdnesses in free software". Just some housekeeping to start: I am not using any slides today, I will be taking questions at the end, and I'll be posting the text of my remarks online later today. And there are other good talks happening right now, so to help you decide whether to stay in this room: this talk is going to be more interesting to people who already have been participants in free software for a few years, who can use tools we commonly use in our community, like version control, IRC, mailing lists, bug trackers, and wikis, and who are already familiar with general free software trends and arguments. And this talk is going to be most interesting to people who regularly spend time working to help reach out to new people and get them to use free software and participate in our communities. So if that is not particularly interesting to you then I do encourage you to check out the other talks happening right now -- I am particularly jealous that I can't go to Luis Villa's talk applying a capability approach to issues of software freedom.
Programmer community site Stack Overflow's new survey sees OS X overshadowing Linux again this year as the more popular operating system among developers. Although Windows still leads the pack (currently at 52.2%, including the different versions), it's expected to continue trending downward, below 50% by this time next year.
In a world of PCs dominated by Windows and Macs, Dell's line of "Project Sputnik" laptops with Ubuntu Linux have secured a cult following.
The latest Project Sputnik laptop is the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which shipped last week. With its sleek design, the XPS 13 brings a new, sexy look to otherwise dull Linux laptop designs.