New story! Open education is more than open content

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The famous playwright George Bernard Shaw once said: "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." read more

New story! Support multiple keyboard layouts in web-based VNC apps

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 8:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Take advantage of a recently introduced browser API (available in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera) to add support for multiple keyboard layouts to web-based VNC clients.

New story! 8 Best Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 23, 2016 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
New Linux users are always confused about choosing a best Linux distribution to start with. As there are hundreds of Linux distributions so it might always be a confusing part. But I'll help you choosing the right Linux flavour to start your Linux exploration. In this article, I'll walk you through a list of 8 Best Linux distributions for new Linux users. But before all of that, I suggest you throwing out all the misconceptions about Linux, such as Linux is only for geeks or developers. Linux is for everyone. As I always say, "When Linux can run Google, Facebook, Amazon, it can surely run your home computer as well."

New story! Android 7.0 Nougat reviews: Should you upgrade your device?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best new features in Android 7.0 Nougat, and the official Android 7.0 Nougat release announcement.

New story! How to install and setup DRBD on CentOS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains how to install and setup DRBD for your server. Before I start, let me explain what actually DRBD represents and what it is used for. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device, a software-based, shared-nothing, replicated storage solution for mirroring the content of block devices such as hard disks, partitions, logical volumes etc.

New story! How to organize your scholarly research with Docear

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 4:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Docear academic literature suite blends Freeplane and JabRef to make a comprehensive academic paper-writing application, with support for mind-mapping, citations, notes, and many other features. read more

New story! LinuxCon: How Microsoft Is Contributing to Open Source

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 23, 2016 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
VIDEO: Wim Coekaerts, corporate vice president of enterprise open source at Microsoft, details how open source is the new normal in Redmond.

New story! Refracta 8 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Refracta is a Devuan-based operating system which includes several tools to help create CD/USB images of the live system.

New story! 7 resources for open education materials

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Shrinking school budgets and growing interest in open content has created an increased demand for open educational resources. According to the FCC, "The U.S. spends more than $7 billion per year on K-12 textbooks, but too many students are still using books that are 7-10 years old, with outdated material." There is an alternative: openly licensed courseware. But where do you find this content and how can you share your own teaching and learning materials? read more

New story! Kaspersky launches its own OS on Russian routers

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Four-year build results in OS that aims to secure industrial control systems, Kaspersky Labs has finished building its eponymously-named operating system after four years of quiet development.…

New story! How IBM's LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the technology has evolved since then and how IBM is involved now in the open source community.

New story! Almost open: BIOS and firmware update tips for Linux users

I suppose I'm lucky in that for more than 10 years my primary work environment has been Linux-based, yet all to often I've been forced to dig out a DOS or Windows image because I need to patch some BIOS device firmware. These days I don't own anything than has a valid Windows license, and even my 2008 white MacBook has spent most of its life running either Ubuntu or Fedora. Luckily most hardware manufacturers have started to provide bootable images for patching system firmware, and for enterprise-grade hardware they even provide Linux-ready tools. read more

New story! Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently

  • Ars Technica; By Andrew Cunningham (Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 23, 2016 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but for the last few years we've gotten roughly one major release per year, occasionally punctuated with medium-sized maintenance releases, minor feature updates, and monthly security patches. Now, the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.

New story! The Linux Foundation Gives Microsoft (Paid-for) Keynote Position While Microsoft Extorts (With Patents) Lenovo and Motorola Over Linux Use

This morning's reminder that Nadella is just another Ballmer (with a different face); Motorola and Lenovo surrender to Microsoft's patent demands and will soon put Microsoft spyware/malware on their Linux-powered products to avert costly legal battles

New story! Powerful Rhythmbox 3.4 Music Player Arrives with New Web Remote Control Plugin

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 23, 2016 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Rhythmbox developer Jonathan Matthew announced the release of the Rhythmbox 3.4 open-source music player and organizer software for GNU/Linux OSes, a version that introduces several enhancements.

New story! Your wget is broken and should DIE, GitHubbers tell Microsoft

PowerShell applause sours as devs say they don't care much for Redmond's curl alias either Well, that didn't take long: within a week of applause for Microsoft's decision to open-source PowerShell, a comment-war has broken out over curl and wget.…

New story! Linux rules the world. Where to next?

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.

New story! Linux Expert should knows, list of Command line Package Manager & Usage

  •; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 23, 2016 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
As a server administrator, we knows package manager is one of the top contributor on Linux environment.

New story! Rugged 3.5-inch SBCs run Linux on Bay Trail and Broadwell

Perfectron unveiled a pair of 3.5-inch SBCs: one with a quad-core Atom and the other with Broadwell Core SoCs. Both support extended temperatures. Perfectron, which recently tapped Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake” SoCs on its INS8349A Mini-ITX board, has also announced two 3.5-inch form-factor boards with older Intel processors. The OXY5322A is equipped with a quad-core, […]

New story! App development, avoiding pitfalls, and more OpenStack news

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2016 3:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack.

New story! Wine 1.8.4 Adds Support for More GPUs, Fixes 64-bit Mortal Kombat X Crash

Last week we told you all about the new improvements and fixes implemented in the Wine 1.9.17 development release, and now it's time to inform our readers about the latest stable Wine release, version 1.8.4.

New story! The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

The Linux kernel community came close this year to setting a new record for the number of changes merged in a single release, according to the latest Linux Kernel Development report released today by The Linux Foundation.

New story! Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth. Although there were plenty of interesting embedded computing announcements (namely: Joule, Aero, and Euclid) at last week’s Intel Developer Conference — almost all of them tied to the Intel RealSense […]

New story! No highs, no lows: Linus Torvalds on 25 years of Linux

On August 25, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will be in a plane somewhere between Canada and the United States as his handiwork, which has completely changed the world of computing, marks its 25th birthday. He is in Toronto this week to attend the annual Linuxcon there, one of many conferences which he attends. There will be celebrations at the conference on Wednesday, though.

New story! Installing an Apache Web Server with TLS

  •; By Anthony Pell (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2016 10:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache
One of the powerful things that Linux on servers allows you to do is to create scalable web applications with little to no software costs. Apache HTTPD, commonly referred to as just Apache, is the number one web server software in the world.

New story! Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

New story! Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Now in Feature Freeze, First Beta to Land August 25

Ubuntu and Debian developer Iain Lane informed the Ubuntu community that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is in Feature Freeze as of August 18, 2016.

New story! What do we mean when we talk about software 'alternatives'?

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2016 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The word alternative is one of those shifty terms, with a definition that changes depending on perspective. For instance, something that is alternative to one person is the norm for another. Generally, the term alternative is considered to be defined by the fact that it is not considered to be in the majority or the mainstream. read more

New story! LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2016 6:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto. Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

New story! Linux at 25: What's Behind Its Success and Where It's Going

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 22, 2016 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux at 25 is a big thing," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said in his LinuxCon keynote address. "Most things in life don't last as long, and Linux has gone further than anyone could have expected."

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