New story! Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally

Meizu has finally confirmed that it plans to use an MX4 device to present the Ubuntu system at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it will also be the platform that will launch internationally with Ubuntu.

New story! Why buy from SparkFun instead a bigbox seller?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 26, 2015 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 as a source for engineers, inventors, prototypers and DIY enthusiasts to find the gear and tools they need to make their electronics projects possible. More than a decade later, SparkFun is still a leader in the world of open source hardware. In this interview, I sat down with founder and CEO Nathan Seidle to talk a bit about what drives SparkFun’s open source hardware model. read more

New story! eOsFree Linux RC 1 Screenshot Tour

eOsFree Linux RC 1 is available. eOsFree Linux is a re-spin of the elementary OS distribution with a customized desktop.

New story! Take a look to Reversian, a Unicode text processor for Android in Material Design

  •; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Feb 26, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Reversian is a simple text processor tool useful for generating some unicode-based text transformations.

New story! Nvidia Actually Listens To Its Customers, Will Again Let Them Use The Expensive Hardware They Own As They See Fit

Graphics card powerhouse Nvidia hasn't been having very much fun lately. First, the company took an Internet wide beating from gamers after selling a 4 GB graphics card (the GTX 970) that wasn't really a 4 GB graphics card, resulting in the $300+ purchase choking on high-end resolutions (or when using, say, Oculus Rift)...

Perhaps a bigger deal was Nvidia's December decision to roll out mobile graphics card drivers that prevented paying customers from overclocking the cards they own. The ability for consumers to do as they see fit with their own hardware, Nvidia claimed at the time, was a bug in the company's driver software that needed to be removed for the safety of the consumer,,,

New story! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Exits Beta For Linux, Some Thoughts & A Sale

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 26, 2015 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Games
I guess I had better announce this or the flurry of emails about it will never stop! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is now fully out for Linux, and so you may draw your swords. It's also 66% off right now!

New story! I Have Zero Coding Skills and I Made an Ubuntu Scope

Today I created a scope for Ubuntu phone called Softpedia Linux Twitter and the process is incredibly simple, not to mention the fact that the publishing procedures are easy to follow and amazingly fast.

New story! The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

For decades after Linux's early '90s debut, even the hardest of hardcore boosters for the open source operating system had to admit that it couldn't really compete in one important area of software: gaming. "Back in around 2010 you only had two choices for gaming on Linux," Che Dean, editor of Linux gaming news site Rootgamer recalls. "Play the few open source titles, Super Tux Kart and so on, or use WINE to play your Windows titles."

New story! Ubuntu 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 14.04, and with 14.04.2, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware.

New story! Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

Never mind the bugs... love the skin Ubuntu's in Review Elementary Linux has released the second beta of the imminent Freya release of its OS.…

New story! Ozon OS Alpha Screenshot Tour

Ozon OS Alpha is available. Ozon OS Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, Launcher and Panel, so it's not really interesting for regular desktop users. However, the beta (and obviously, the final release) should include a lot more exiting stuff.

New story! Blockly makes it easier to learn to code

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 26, 2015 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Blockly is the engine running underneath many of the online tutorials used today to introduce people of all ages to programming. In this article we interviewed Neil Fraser, from the Blockly developers team, and learned about the team’s perspective and vision. read more

New story! Localhost DNS Cache

Is it weird to say that DNS is my favorite protocol? Because DNS is my favorite protocol. There's something about the simplicity of UDP packets combined with the power of a service that the entire Internet relies on that grabs my interest. Through the years, I've been impressed with just how few resources you need to run a modest DNS infrastructure for an internal network.

New story! NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Drivers Launched with Support for New GPUs

NVIDIA has released a new set of Linux drivers in the Long Lived branch and they have added support for some of the latest chipsets, like GTX 960 or GTX 965M.

New story! dd Utility - Write and Backup Operating System IMG files on Memory Card with Mac OS X

There are several tools available to copy and install IMG files to SD Memory Cards, but I was looking for something that could easily backup and restore disk image files for my Raspberry Pi with Mac OS X.

New story! GNOME’s Initial Setup Tool Received Several Improvements for GNOME 3.14.x

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 26, 2015 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME development team has successfully unveiled the first Beta version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, which can be tested today on the daily builds (rawhide) of the upcoming Fedora 22 Linux operating system, some core components are still updated for the current stable release of the acclaimed desktop environment, GNOME 3.14.

New story! Tails 1.3 released

In today's open source roundup: Download Tails 1.3. Plus: The $89 Ubuntu computer, and why Superfish is even worse than we thought.

New story! Tough Pico-ITX SBC packs 1.91GHz quad-core Atom E3800

Congatec’s 100 x 70mm “Conga-IA3? Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers soldered RAM, dual mini-PCIe slots, and optional -40 to 85°C support.

New story! SCALE 13x in Pictures

Okay, so you’ve probably heard more than you want from me, word-wise, when it comes to SCALE 13x. So I’ll shut up now. But while I wait for the applause to die down, I will say that, from most standpoints, SCALE 13x was a remarkable success. That said, here are some photos from the four-day event.

New story! Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Released On GOG & Steam, We Take A Look At The Linux Port

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a revamp of one of the platformers I used to love, so how is it on Linux? Hint: It's good.

New story! Pulling the plug

GCC facilitated the portability of Linux and other free operating systems. If it was accessible to proprietary plugins, this may not have happened

New story! Freescales popular i.MX6 SoC sprouts a Cortex-M4 MCU

Freescale added a “6SoloX” SoC to its Cortex-A9 i.MX6 family, featuring a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus new security, power management, and GbE bridging features. The hybrid CPU/MCU i.MX 6SoloX system-on-chip design resembles Freescale Semiconductor’s earlier Vybrid F Series SoC, which pairs a Linux-ready Cortex-A5 core with a Cortex-M4 based Kinetis MCU running Freescale’s MQX RTOS. The 6SoloX also incorporates a Cortex-M4 running MQX, clocked at 200MHz, which is touted for its deterministic, real-time responsiveness. But instead of the Vybrid’s Cortex-A5 CPU, the i.MX6 series SoCs pack a 1GHz Cortex-A9 core that runs Linux or Android.

New story! Raspberry Pi-Based Cable Shutter Release — Now with DIY Optocouplers

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Feb 25, 2015 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Raspberry Pi
While a transistor-based cable shutter release does the job, it has one drawback. Grounding the camera to Raspberry Pi can cause the machine or the camera to have a negative ground.

New story! 5 open source developers tell us how they got started

Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to 17 years, and represent an interesting cross section of backgrounds. read more

New story! How to host multiple sites in a single Wordpress installation on CentOS 7

This document describes how to install and configure multiple WordPress sites with the latest WordPress version on CentOS 7 in a single wordpress instance. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing WordPress 4.0 on CentOS 7.0 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

New story! How to use grep to search for strings in files on the shell

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2015 6:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The grep command, which means global regular expression print, remains amongst the most versatile commands in a Linux terminal environment. It happens to be an immensely powerful program that lends users the ability to sort input based on complex rules, thus rendering it a fairly popular link across numerous command chains. The grep command is primarily used to search text or search any given file for lines containing a match to the supplied words/strings.

New story! Monitor network traffic with Cacti

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2015 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to install and configure Cacti in order to watch the traffic of a Cisco ADSL router using SNMP

New story! Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Screenshot Tour

Today I am very happy to share with you the first stable release for the third major update to the Bodhi Linux operating system. Notable features in the 3.0.0 release: Enlightenment E19.3, Terminology 0.8.0, ePad 0.9.0, Numix icons, Linux kernel 3.16, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS core. The release images for 3.0.0 support a wide range of hardware including: non-PAE processors, UEFI BIOS, SeaBIOS Chromebooks. Our stable release is not the only thing that is new at Bodhi Linux this month. Our main website, AppCenter, Wiki, and Forums have all gotten complete overhauls to go alongside this new release. If you are new to Bodhi Linux please take a look at the Quick Start Guide that opens by default when you first boot the live CD / operating system.

New story! 8 open source developers tell us how they got started

Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to 17 years, and represent an interesting cross section of backgrounds. read more

New story! Yahoo exec goes mano a mano with NSA director over crypto backdoors

  • ars technica; By Dan Goodin (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2015 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Echoing the concerns many US-based technology companies have about US-led surveillance programs, Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos asked the director of the National Security Agency some pointed questions concerning proposed or existing backdoors placed in encryption technologies. The responses from NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers only underscored the growing divide.

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