New story! Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead

OStatic ceased publication without warning or explanation in February. Archphile yesterday announced on Twitter that its "officially dead."

New story! Creative Commons: 1.2 billion strong and growing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The state of the commons is strong." The 2016 State of the Commons report, issued by Creative Commons this morning, does not begin with those words, but it could. The report shows an increase in adoption for the suite of licenses, but that is not the whole story. read more

New story! RecogniCorp v Nintendo is Another Nail in the Coffin of Software Patents in the United States

A precedential new decision against software patents is terrible news for the patent microcosm -- something for them to spin or moan about for a long time to come

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, open source Cosmos project is taking over aerospace, EdgeX Foundry IoT project announced this week

New story! How to Play Wii Games on Ubuntu with Dolphin

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Apr 29, 2017 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
There are plenty of great games for Linux and loads more if you count the ones emulators make available. The open source Dolphin emulator brings a huge chunk of the Wii ecosystem to Linux, and that includes plenty of Gamecube titles, too.

New story! Fedora 26 will look awesome with supplemental wallpapers

The Fedora Design team works with the community for each release, on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper. The Fedora Design team encourages submissions from the whole community. Fedora... Continue Reading →

New story! Manjaro Linux: Reliable and Up to Date, Geekdom Optional

One man's tale of trying to update several long neglected distributions. He finds that Manjaro holds up remarkably well, that despite the eight months since the last update, everything goes smoothly, unlike a few other candidates.

New story! There is more to the story why grsecurity stopped issuing patches

PaX/Grsecurity no longer provides public access to test patches since Apr 26 2017. In the FAQ of the announcement, PaX team and Spender listed a couple of reasons why they do this. As some people already know, it’s not the whole story. As the result of a discussion inside h4rdenedzer0, we believe that the Linux Foundation is the culprit behind all this result that the commercial/individual/community users losing access to the test patches.

New story! Wine 2.7 Has Improvements for Adobe Photoshop CS6, iTunes and Direct3D 11 Shaders

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 29, 2017 2:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wine 2.7 development release was just released today coming about two weeks after the previous milestone to fix various bugs reported by users lately with some Windows games and apps, as well as to add more improvements.

New story! Top 5: Learn to code, innovative uses for C#, machine learning, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we have a whole heaping bucket of programmery goodness. We're controlling clouds, helping machines learn, using C#, discovering the best route to learning to code in a new language, and figuring out how to get started programming in the first place. It's the week of filling up the space in your braincase! read more

New story! Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3. Google’s developer preview aims to bring Google Assistant voice agent applications to Linux developers. The Google Assistant SDK is initially designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3 using Python and Raspbian […]

New story! Ubuntu 12.04 Linux Hits End of Life Today

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 28, 2017 7:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 12.04 dies today, but not for everyone. The Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support release first debutedin April 2012 and has been supported for five years.

"The five year support window ends on April 28," Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu product and Strategy lead at Canonical, told ServerWatch.

New story! Endless OS: A Unique Take on Linux That's Perfect for New Users

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
You may not have heard of Endless OS. It happens to be the platform that powers Endless Computers (which includes the uniquely shaped, Endless One). The operating system is not just limited to Endless hardware, though. In fact, you can install the OS on standard systems (or as a virtual machine) and discover a rather interesting take on Linux.

New story! How to Install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Invoice Ninja is a web-based open source software for invoicing, payments, time tracking and much more. You can create Invoices online in seconds, interact with payments gateways like Stripe, PayPal, WePay, and others. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use Nginx as the web server and MariaDB as Database system.

New story! Cross-platform development with Python and BeeWare

If you want to develop for Android, you have to use Java. If you want to develop for iOS, you have to use Objective C. And if you want to develop for the web, you have to use JavaScript. Right? These may be the preferred languages for these platforms, but at the end of the day, mobile phones and web browsers are computing platforms, and with a little work, you can use any language you want. With the BeeWare suite of libraries and bridges, you can use just Python. And, you can use the same code to deploy on all these platforms. read more

New story! Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project. Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded […]

New story! Pinebook - 1st Review

So I got the Pinebook 11 inch with arm 64 bits.....

New story! Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 Released for Raspberry Pi, Based on Raspbian Jessie Lite

Binary Emotions announced the general availability of Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0, a major update to the Open Source project that tries to develop the cheapest possible web kiosk operating systems for Raspberry Pi SBCs.

New story! How to Easily Set Up Third Party DNS on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Apr 28, 2017 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Are you looking to switch to a third-party DNS for a better and safer Internet connection? Here’s how you can set up a third-party DNS on Linux.

New story! OpenStack User Survey Indicates Growth in Most Sectors

Although there might be something of a red flag in user satisfaction, the platform continues to dominate the private cloud.

New story! Debian Project to Shut Down Its Public FTP Services, Developers Are Not Affected

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 28, 2017 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Project, a group of developers from all over the world who create one of the most popular and used free operating systems on the planet, Debian GNU/Linux, announced that they're shutting down their FTP servers for users.

New story! Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

  • Motherboard; By Sam Gustin (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Ten years of fighting for internet freedom, potentially out the window because Donald Trump was elected president and chose as his top telecom regulator a former Verizon lawyer who's hell-bent on killing federal rules safeguarding net neutrality, the internet's open access principle.

New story! Cloudera’s IPO is overshadowed by a rival it won’t mention

  • CIO.com; By Arik Hesseldahl (Posted by abennett on Apr 28, 2017 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Big data's poster child is selling itself to investors as a machine learning company, but is really still in the Hadoop business just like Hortonworks, the competitor it would like to ignore.

New story! GStreamer 1.12 Just Around the Corner, Second Release Candidate Adds Final Touches

The development cycle of the GStreamer 1.12 open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework continues today with the second and probably the last Release Candidate before the final release.

New story! Rugged, Linux-friendly module taps Apollo Lake

Axiomtek’s “CEM313” COM Express Compact module runs on Intel Apollo Lake, and offers -20 to 70°C support, vibration resistance, and an optional carrier. The CEM313 is Axiomtek’s first computer-on-module to support Intel’s recent Apollo Lake generation of system-on-chips. The 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module lacks Atom E3900 support, but can load ...

New story! EdgeX brings open source interoperability to IoT

  • CIO.com; By Gary Eastwood (Posted by abennett on Apr 28, 2017 1:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new open source framework is a major step in bringing IoT into mainstream interoperability.

New story! Improve Your Online Security with Tails

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The popular image of online dangers is scary bad guys trying to steal our stuff. This image is accurate if you remember to include unfettered corporate interests as the scary bad guys.

New story! 3 essential skills for fostering productive debate in your IT team

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Passionate debate fuels many open source communities and open organizations. Open and productive debate helps us refine and improve our ideas—and it ensures that everyone understands why a particular solution or idea is chosen. Yet this kind of debate seems to be the exception rather than the rule among IT organizations. And that's a shame, because open and candid conversations lead to better and more innovative solutions. So let's take a look at three ways that you can foster productive debate within your IT team. read more

New story! Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

  • Linux.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

New story! Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware. read more

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