New story! Mozilla: We’re not getting money from Google any more but we’re doing fine

For many years, Firefox developer Mozilla generated substantial income from a sponsorship deal with Google; the search and advertising firm paid Mozilla in return for Firefox making Google its default search engine. That deal was ended last year, with Firefox defaulting to Yahoo in the US, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China.

New story! $5 Raspberry Pi Zero keeps it simple

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a $5, 65 x 30mm “Raspberry Pi Zero” SBC with a 1GHz ARM11 SoC, 512MB RAM, plus microSD, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, and 40-pin GPIO. The $9-and-up Chip has just been eclipsed in the hacker SBC price competition before it has even begun to ship in volume. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s […]

New story! 5 big reasons the team is thankful

In the past year, the open source community has helped publish more than 1,000 articles on Thank you. Thank you to our readers and open source community members who visit the site, share personal and professional experiences, and participate in online and in-person discussions. read more

New story! Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

How many coincidences does it take to be Scroogled? “Anonymity is like virginity. You don't get it back once you've lost it,” writes one Register reader on Microsoft’s latest raid on your privacy.…

New story! Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer

Starting today, shops and newsagents are stocking a computer magazine called The MagPi, and as a world's first, this magazine comes with a free computer—literally stuck to the front cover. It's the newest Raspberry Pi release, called Pi Zero. This computer also goes on sale around the world for just $5. read more

New story! Linux-Powered C.H.I.P. Tiny SBC Will be the World's First $8 Computer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remember the world's tiniest computer that goes by the name of C.H.I.P.? Of course you do, it is the world's cheapest single-board computer (SBC) ever made, available for purchase for only $9 (€8.4).

New story! Dell, Comcast, Intel & Who Knows Who Else Are Out to Get You

And you thought all you had to worry about was Superfish, the adware Lenovo installed on its computers that left users vulnerable to man-in the-middle attacks — even when running Linux. At least the latest dumb move by Dell seems to be Windows specific, meaning most readers of FOSS Force can breath easy and repeat the official Linux mantra rewritten from an old Dial soap campaign. Aren’t you glad you use Linux? Don’t you wish ever everybody did?

New story! Teardown shows Nest Cam is “always-on” even when you think it’s off

  • Ars Technica; By Valentina Palladino (Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 26, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It turns out your home security camera may see more of your home than you thought it did. In a teardown of the Nest Cam, a team at ABI Research found that even when "off," the camera draws nearly the same amount of power as when it's fully powered on, meaning it's functional and running even when the indicator light claims otherwise.

New story! Introducing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 23 features the brand new Cinnamon Desktop Spin for users craving a more traditional user interface. The Fedora 23 Cinnamon Desktop Spin features version 2.8.3 of the Cinnamon Desktop which by default features a taskbar and applications menu at the... Continue Reading →

New story! BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced the availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution.

New story! Five Things in Fedora This Week: HyperKitty, Elections,, Wayland, and Python 3

HyperKitty is here! What’s HyperKitty, you may ask? It’s a cute name for something that’s not actually particularly feline (and while we hope you’ll think it’s hyper-good, it’s not hyperactive). It’s a new, modern web interface for all the Fedora... Continue Reading →

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The Ubuntu developers have published a new iteration of the Ubuntu Kernel Team Weekly Newsletter to inform all users of the free operating system about the latest work done for the kernel packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

Update now fixed, we're told. Microsoft withdrew downloads for its latest official edition of Windows 10, version 1511, after it meddled with people's privacy settings.…

New story! Practical tips for working with OpenStack

To build your own cloud and take advantage of the power of the open source powered OpenStack project takes dedicated resources and a good bit of learning. Due to the size of the project and the pace of development, keeping up can be difficult. The good news is that there are many resources to help, including the official documentation, a variety of OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as community-authored guides.

New story! Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

Latest developer tool also adds GPU profiler, Java to native debugging. Google has released Android Studio 2.0 Preview, a major update to its IDE for developing Android applications.…

New story! Geeks visit Bletchley Park, birthplace of the Turing machine

  •; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
What do a few geeks do when they find themselves on the way to Dublin for LinuxCon Europe? They make a side trip to Bletchley Park, of course. Seeing the place where Alan Turing, father of computer science, broke the German Nazi Enigma codes in the second World War was quite an experience.

New story! Tor Project appeals for help to carry on, expand anti-spying network

The Tor anonymous browsing project has asked for donations to improve the network and invest in educational projects. The Tor Project is a non-profit scheme which runs Tor. Otherwise known as The Onion Router, the system allows users to enter areas of the Internet which remain unindexed by common search engines.

New story! Finding security bugs on the road to creating a verifiably secure TLS lib

Microsoft, French bods push for mathematically provable bug-free code Microsoft and French research organization INRIA have recently jointly published the source code for a more secure implementation of TLS – hopefully increasing the security of millions online in the process.…

New story! New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes

Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems.

New story! Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE. Qualcomm’s ARMv8, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 has proven to be popular among embedded developers. In addition to Inforce Computing’s new Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, we have seen […]

New story! How to integrate Alfresco with ONLYOFFICE Online Editors on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2015 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This guide will describe how to use the onlyoffice-alfresco script to allow users to co-edit documents from an Alfresco Share from in ONLYOFFICE Online Editors. Alfresco Share is built on Alfresco’s innovative ECM repository and delivers out-of-the-box collaborative content management.

New story! Going beyond GNOME Terminal

I have used Gnome Terminal for quite a few years, but now I use a much more capable Terminator.

New story! Wireless IoT gateway features Linux/Java programming stack

Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options. French embedded firm Calao Systems, which we last heard from in September with its Tegra K1-based SMC-NTKE1 SMARC module, has now spun its first Internet of Things gateway. This low-powered Delta P100 […]

New story! How to remove trailing whitespaces in a file on Linux

When you are writing code for your program, you must understand that there are standard coding styles to follow. For example, "trailing whitespaces" are typically considered evil because when they get into a code repository for revision control, they can cause a lot of problems and confusion (e.g., "false diffs").

New story! systemd — unit dependencies and order

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2015 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up... Continue Reading →

New story! Microsoft and Linux: True Romance or Toxic Love?

Every now and then, you come across a news story that makes you choke on your coffee or splutter hot latte all over your monitor. Microsoft's recent proclamations of love for Linux is an outstanding example of such a story.

New story! Road testing the community-powered grocery store

Building a business in an open and collaborative way can be a wonderfully rewarding experience, engaging both the members of the organization as well as the customers in a unique relationship based on common, transparent goals, while growing a sense of community around the venture. read more

New story! Dell Compromises Customers’ Security with Pre-Installed Rootkit

Dell has compromised their customers’ security by installing rootkits in their own computers.The alarm was sounded first — as usual — on Reddit.

New story! Mozilla contributor creates diabetes project for the masses

My open source story started in high school as a student. I always considered myself to be a hacker—not the malicious type, but the curious type who liked to tinker with code and hardware. My first encounter with open source was in 2001 when I installed my first Linux distro, Lindows. Of course, I was also an early user of Mozilla Firefox. read more

New story! Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 25, 2015 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story has a category on its website named “Philosophy of the GNU Project” where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon.

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