New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Chakra Linux

Chakra does really fall into the pool of distros that is suitable for the Everyday User but I decided to give it a go anyway after receiving a request. As well as being my first review of Chakra this is also my first review of KDE Plasma.

New story! Gen 5 Briq mini-PC runs Black Lab Linux on Core i3 or i5

The slimmer, completely air-cooled Black Lab Briq Gen 5 mini-PC has Mac Mini-like specs and runs Black Lab Linux on a Core i3 or i5 CPU. PC/OpenSystems has offered a commercial version of the Black Lab Linux distribution since 2007, and sponsors Black Lab Software, which sells the community version. The company has now released […]

New story! Cloud certification programs, OPNFV networking, and more OpenStack news

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2015 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! All hail Firefox Dev Edition 44 -- animations, memory and all

Going from from 'pah' to 'hang on, a minute'. Review When Mozilla released the first Firefox Developer Edition there wasn't much difference from the regular Firefox release, but all that changed recently.

New story! Visual Studio Code: The top five features

Getting started with the new open-source code editor. Visual Studio Code is a new, lightweight, and open-source code editor that can be installed on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. The first of this short series of articles, published in association with Microsoft, Sergii Baidachnyi, a Tech Evangelist at Microsoft Canada, will take us through the following features of Visual Studio Code…

New story! The $10,000 Dell Alienware Area-51 gaming computer

  • Jim Lynch; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Dec 1, 2015 1:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games
Sometimes you see something that seems so absurd that you almost can’t believe it. Today I was checking the related products ads by Amazon that appear on one of my blogs and I noticed a Dell Alienware Area-51 gaming computer that sells for almost $8,000! So I clicked through to Amazon and then noticed that the full price is more than actually $10,000.

New story! IBM Adds Automated Language Translation Services to Bluemix Cloud

IBM Globalization Pipeline, based on the Bluemix cloud platform, provides app translation services from English into nine other natural languages.

New story! Tux Machines Again Faces DDOS Attacks

The popular website Tux Machines has evidently fallen victim to a DDOS attack that made the site unavailable for part of the day on Friday. The announcement of the attack was initially made in a blog notice posted on the site late Friday morning GMT which opened with the line “Tux Machines has been mostly offline this morning.”

New story! Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

After a couple of months of hard work, the crew behind the Linux Mint project has pushed today, November 30, 2015, the final builds of the Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) computer operating system.

New story! Take Control of Your PC with UEFI Secure Boot

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the open, multi-vendor replacement for the aging BIOS standard, which first appeared in IBM computers in 1976. The UEFI standard is extensive, covering the full boot architecture. This article focuses on a single useful but typically overlooked feature of UEFI: secure boot.

New story! Mozilla's Millions Grow Under Last Year of Google Deal

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 30, 2015 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
While Mozilla continues to give away its open source products for free, including the Firefox web browser, it is still generating growing revenues. Mozilla's newly published 2014 financial statements show that the open source software group made more money than ever before in 2014, though 2015 will be a year of challenges.

New story! Windows 10 Users Considering Class Action Lawsuit Against Microsoft for Poor System Performance

The Windows 10 experience has so far been very mixed for those who installed Microsoft’s new operating system, and while some claim this is the best OS version so far, others can’t even get the Start menu working after upgrading from Windows 7 and 8.1.

New story! Home automation device offers plug-in apps, computer vision

“Matrix” is a sensor-studded Ubuntu Snappy based home automation and surveillance hub that supports voice automation and gesture and face recognition.

New story! $5 ARM-based Raspberry Pi Zero Suits Open Source Fans, If They Get One

The Raspberry Pi Zero, a Linux-based, open source-friendly device based on ARM hardware and priced at $5, sold out within twenty-four hours of going on sale.

New story! How to install Markpado Markdown editor on Fedora 23 KDE

  •; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 30, 2015 5:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Markpado is a lightweight Markdown text editor for KDE. It’s actually a component of Marketo, a note-taking application? for KDE.

New story! How I ended up working in open source healthcare

By the time I was 23, I was a veteran software developer and the father of two adorable girls. I had designed, written, and managed other developers through the creation of a medical practice management system written in little known, now forgotten, 4GL. What I learned in that process was not to get yourself locked into a product that cannot be run on any operating system (OS)/hardware combination that might become popular. read more

New story! MakuluLinux 10 Aero Screenshot Tour

Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release of the Aero Edition, built from the ground up it offers the end users everything they have asked for, a Linux edition that has a similar look and feel to the familiar Windows environment and is ready to use straight out of the box, not only does it make it comfortable and easy for Windows users to jump ship, but its extremely fast, stable, and extensively tested for many months.

New story! How to Install Gitlab with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 15.04

Gitlab is a web-based git repository management application written on Ruby. It is similar to GitHub and includes features like a project wiki and issue tracking system. In this tutorial, I will guide you step by step trough the installation of Gitlab CE with PostgreSQL as the database system, and Nginx as the web server on Ubuntu 15.04 version. We will use Ruby version 2.x.x, gitlab stable version 8.x.

New story! Your guide to 7 open eBook formats

Electronic books, or eBooks, have been around for a long time, but convenient devices upon which to read them are a relatively recent development. Between mobile phones, tablets, and dedicated eBook readers, chances are you have some device in your life that you can use to read an electronic book upon. That's great for leveling up on how much you read, but it begs the question of what open file formats are out there for eBooks, and which ones are best. read more

New story! Daily Curves Set (Free with digiKam Recipes)

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Nov 30, 2015 12:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Curve presets are to photo editing what sauces are to cooking. The right curve preset can enhance a photo, shift its mood, or take it to a completely different level.

New story! $89 Symple PC Project Evidently Dead

Phoenix based Symple PC, which offered refurbished “web workstations” running Ubuntu for $89, has evidently ridden off into the night of no return. Since at least August 24, the company’s website has said the product is “No Longer Availabe,” although the website remains operational. Numerous attempts to contact the company for clarification have gone unanswered.

New story! Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen on the Microsoft-Red Hat Deal

  • Techrights; By Roy Schestowitz (Posted by schestowitz on Nov 30, 2015 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Red Hat
Founder of Free software and author of the GPL (respectively) comment on what Microsoft and Red Hat have done regarding patents

New story! Toys meet open source: 8 projects with LEGO

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2015 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LEGO bricks: To a parent, they're a virtual minefield, hidden away in the carpet to inflict unimaginable pain from a seemly innocent barefoot step. But to a child, they are a tool for creatively engineering anything the mind can imagine. And for many, they are our first foray into open source. The instructions with a LEGO set start out as rigid rules, and become merely guidelines as children learn to remix, adapt, and extend the "code" which defines the object being built, and then be shared with anyone nearby. read more

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 Release Candidate 3, Everything Is Normal

Just a few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the third RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel.

New story! 5 Best Online Image Editor Free For Websites, Blogs And Social Media

Images are everywhere, from a small blog post to social media. One of the best ways to attract customers to your content is through a unique and attractive graphic that describes what the whole content is all about.

New story! PeaZip 5.9.0 Open Source Archiver Adds Support for Extracting RAR5 Files on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 30, 2015 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the PeaZip software, a cross-platform and open-source graphical application designed as a front-end for some popular archive managers announced the release and immediate availability of PeaZip 5.9.0.

New story! Creating a laser light show with Fedora

Every day, people are making all kinds of incredible software powered by Fedora. The Fedora user community is broad and diverse, and sometimes, we hear about things that we never imagined possible. Rochester Institute of Technology student and Fedora user... Continue Reading →

New story! MakuluLinux Aero Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Jacque Montague Raymer of MakuluLinux had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of the MakuluLinux Aero Edition computer operating system.

New story! Gimp 2.8.16 Released Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives Distros

Gimp is one of the most popular image editors available for Linux. Gimp developers team has been releasing out new features, bug fixes and more improved GUI (Graphical User Interface). With Gimp 2.8.16, there are new set of GUI improvements, bug fixes and plugins improvements. Let's see how to install Gimp 2.8.16 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives.

New story! Pick of the Bunch: Cloud Development Tools

Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

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