New story! The Linux Setup - Daniel Foré, elementary OS

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Sep 28, 2016 5:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with the project lead of elementary OS about his favorite software.

New story! EFF calls on HP to disable printer ink self-destruct sequence

"The software update that prevented the use of third-party ink was reportedly distributed in March, but this anti-feature itself wasn't activated until September," EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow wrote in a letter to HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler. "That means that HP knew, for at least six months, that some of its customers were buying your products because they believed they were compatible with any manufacturer's ink, while you had already planted a countdown timer in their property that would take this feature away.

New story! KDE's Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile and Convergent Apps Hits 1.1 Milestone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 28, 2016 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE developers proudly announced the availability of the first point release for their recently introduced Kirigami UI framework to create mobile and convergent applications.

New story! Ubuntu’s OpenStack on IBM’s Big Iron

The use of Ubuntu's cloud platform is likely to escalate now that IBM and Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, have formed a partnership that brings Ubuntu OpenStack to Big Blue's metal. According to an announcement released September 19 by Ubuntu, its implementation of the open source cloud platform is now available to run on the entire line of IBM servers.

New story! Free Today: September Issue of Linux Journal

For a limited time, the September issue of Linux Journal is free of charge, no strings attached, just click thru to start your download.

New story! GNOME 3.22 Supports Flatpak Cross-Linux Distribution Framework

GNOME 3.22, the second major update this year to the GNOME desktop environment, debuted Sept. 21—and since then, has made its way into the repositories of Linux distributions

New story! Latest Firefox Expands Multi-Process Support and Delivers New Features for Desktop and Android

With the change of the season, we’ve worked hard to release a new version of Firefox that delivers the best possible experience across desktop and Android.

New story! An Introduction to GNOME Boxes (virtualization) on Linux

GNOME Boxes is a system virtualization application that is a core part of the GNOME desktop environment. Based on the QEMU machine emulator, it offers a simplified and user-friendly approach to the whole OS virtualization idea. This post is just an introduction to its capabilities and a statement that it finally works in other distributions besides Fedora.

New story! Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux

Clickteam are the company behind some really cool tools like Fusion, previously called Multimedia Fusion. They did an AMA today where a developer noted their Fusion 3 editor is running on Linux and other platforms.

New story! 96Boards.org goes Cortex-M4 with IoT Edition and Carbon SBC

Linaro, 96Boards.org, and SeeedStudio have launched the first 96Boards IoT Edition SBC: the $28 BLE-ready “BLE Carbon” that runs Zephyr on an ST Cortex-M4. Linaro Ltd and its 96Boards.org open hardware standardization group announced the first non-Linux and MCU based 96Boards single board computer.

New story! Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, Linux; Story Type: News Story
“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” Winston Churchill. If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely popular among DevOps professionals.

New story! Contributing to an Open Source Project

There are many ways to contribute to an open source project. There are also many reasons for doing so. But before jumping in, you might want to know how things generally work within these projects.

New story! Steam now has above 2,500 Linux & SteamOS games available

I've seen some posts on reddit and across the wider net about Steam hitting around 2,000 games for Linux. The truth is the number is actually quite a lot higher.

New story! nginx

Engineers love to think that they make decisions based on pure logic and merit. But of course, everyone has biases in terms of programming languages, editors and other technologies—biases that probably can be defended in technical terms, but that often come down to an emotional argument as much as a technical one.

New story! Help Fix Copyright: Send a Rebellious Selfie to European Parliament (Really!)

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 4:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The EU’s proposed copyright reform keeps in place retrograde laws that make many normal online creative acts illegal. The same restrictive laws will stifle innovation and hurt technology businesses. Let’s fix it. Sign Mozilla’s petition, watch and share videos, and...

New story! NAS-targeted Skylake Mini-ITX loads up on SATA, GbE, PCIe

Aaeon’s Linux-friendly “EMB-Q170C” Mini-ITX board targets NAS applications with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, and PCIe x8 and M.2 slots. Aaeon’s EMB-Q170C Mini-ITX board is the most storage-rich member of its EMB-Q170 line of Mini-ITX boards, following the EMB-Q170A, EMB-Q170B, and EMB-H110B boards announced in March. Like these boards […]

New story! How to Set Legacy Bios in HP ProLiant GEN9 Server

  • www.nextstep4it.com; By nextstep4it (Posted by nextstep4it on Sep 27, 2016 2:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: HP
n HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers by default boot mode is UEFI, but there are some scenarios where to you want switch from UEFI Bios to Legacy Bios in HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.

New story! Canonical Patches OpenSSL Regression in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS

After announcing a few days ago that a new, important OpenSSL update is available for all supported Ubuntu OSes, Canonical's Marc Deslauriers now informs the community about another patch to address a regression.

New story! Web animation using CSS and JavaScript

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At DrupalCon Dublin 2016, Nikhil Sukul and Vidit Anjaria will discuss animation with Drupal. Basics of animation History The first hints of 'animation' come from a pottery bowl in Iran, around 5000 years ago. Skip ahead to the 1500s, Leonardo Da Vinci had a few drawings depicting animations. And today, you might think of Walt Disney as the modern animation master. read more

New story! How to Create Virtual Machines in oVirt 4.0 Environment

To Create Virtual Machines from oVirt Engine Web Administrator portal first we have to make sure following things are set.

New story! 6 open source fitness apps for Android

A key part of developing a good fitness routine is creating a solid workout plan and tracking your progress. Mobile apps can help by providing readily accessible programs specifically designed to support the user's fitness goals. In a world of fitness wearable devices like FitBit, there are plenty of proprietary apps designed to work with those specific devices. These apps certainly provide a lot of detailed tracking information, but they are not open source, and as such, do not necessarily respect the user's privacy and freedom to use their own data as they wish. read more

New story! OpenSSL Fixes Critical Bug Introduced by Latest Update

  • threat post; By Michael Mimoso (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
OpenSSL today released an emergency security update after a patch in its most recent update issued last week introduced a critical vulnerability in the cryptographic library...

New story! A short critique of Stallmanism

  • http://jancorazza.com/; By Jan Corazza (Posted by JaseP on Sep 27, 2016 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU
“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”. We sometimes call it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show we do not mean the software is gratis...

New story! A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
School's back in session, and kids love the creative arts. One of my favorite open source creative tools is Audacity, the open source audio recorder and editor. Students love manipulating digital sound with Audacity: making podcasts, learning languages, recording interviews, and recording and mixing music. read more

New story! Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 27, 2016 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet.

New story! SODIMM-style i.MX7 COM features dual GbE, WiFi/BT, eMMC

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Variscite’s Linux-driven “VAR-SOM-MX7” COM is shipping with an i.MX7 Dual SoC, WiFi and BLE, dual GbE, and optional eMMC and extended temp. support. Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX7 follows many other Linux-ready computer-on-modules based on NXP’s i.MX7 SoC, which combines one or two power-stingy, 1GHz Cortex-A7 cores with a 200MHz Cortex-M4 MCU for real-time processing. While most of […]

New story! Fedora 26 Linux OS to Ship with OpenSSL 1.1.0 by Default for Better Security

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 27, 2016 3:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informs the Fedora Linux community about a new system-wide change for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system, namely to add the OpenSSL 1.1.0 libraries by default.

New story! BeagleBone Black Wireless SBC taps Octavo SiP, has “open” design

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2016 2:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BeagleBoard.org’s “BeagleBone Black Wireless” SBC uses Octavo’s OSD335x SiP module and replaces the standard BBB’s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE. BeagleBone Black Wireless is the first SBC to incorporate the Octavo Systems OSD335x SiP (system-in-package) module, “which integrates BeagleBone functionality into one easy-to-use BGA package,” according to BeagleBoard.org. Announced on Sep. 26, […]

New story! Gorgeous Apricity OS Linux Distro Now Works on 32-bit PCs, Build 09.2016 Is Out

Softpedia was informed by Apricity OS developer Alex Gajewski that the Apricity OS 09.2016 release is now available for download and it's the first to come with a 32-bit version as well.

New story! Unity 5.5 on Linux, Halcyon 6, and more gaming news

In this month's open gaming roundup, we take a look at the Unity 5.5 Linux beta and some exciting new releases for Linux and SteamOS.

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