New story! KDE Applications 15.08.2 Officially Released with Over 30 Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2015 11:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Community has just announced that KDE Applications 15.08.2 has been released and is now available for download and testing.

New story! Linus Torvalds would like to see an ARM laptop, but he doesn't expect it

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: ARM, Linux
Torvalds still believes in the Linux desktop and he thinks ARM procesors could be one way to get there, but he's not really predicting either will be happening.

New story! First embedded-focused Skylake Mini-ITX SBCs arrive

Arbor and Advantech unveiled Linux-ready Mini-ITX boards using Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake CPUs, with options ranging from a 25W Xeon to a 65W Core i7-6700.

New story! Linux Foundation and ONOS Partner on Open Source SDN and NFV Networks

The Linux Foundation has partnered with ONOS, a carrier-grade SDN networking operating system, to develop open source SDN and NFV solutions.

New story! OpenStack Murano Evolving as an On Ramp for Cloud Apps

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 13, 2015 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The OpenStack Murano app catalog project is continuing to grow and evolve, led by the continued effort and support of Mirantis.

New story! Run Windows applications on Android via WINE

In today's open source roundup: WINE is coming to Android devices. Plus: Create your own desktop environment for Linux. And a video unboxing and review of the Nexus 6P.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Over time, memory can become more and more fragmented on a system, making it difficult to find contiguous blocks of RAM to satisfy ongoing allocation requests.

New story! An inside look at open source at Facebook

Christine Abernathy, developer advocate for the Facebook open source team, will be speaking at All Things Open this month. In this interview, she tells us more about how Facebook open sources projects at scale and what challenges lie ahead for the open source team there. read more

New story! How to map your mouse on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux desktop is unfortunately not a mainstream operating system, and so peripherals manufacturers don't care much whether those cool extra side buttons (or whatever else) of our mouse works as intended or not. Thankfully, Linux is a powerful system that allows users to set things as they like, so here is a quick guide on how to map your mouse.

New story! Make a Github Pages blog with Pelican

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Pelican is a utility that lets you create beautiful weblogs using just text files. The files can be in reStructured Text or Markdown formats, which are both simple to learn. Like other blog software, you can make both timed posts and... Continue Reading →

New story! Simply Linux 7.0.5: Love from Russia

Simply is not an independent distribution. Instead, it is based on the ALT Linux, a distribution from a team of Russian developers. While ALT Linux is a KDE-oriented distro, Simply uses Xfce. Both of these distributions share the same platform, called Sisyphus.

New story! Linux Text to Speech Tool Reaches Beta

Upon opening the app, just type something in the input field at the bottom and hit enter. It will “speak” the text you typed in. At this time, if it runs across a word that isn’t recognized or if it’s a potty-mouth word, it will tell you in the upper right hand corner that the word isn’t recognized.

New story! Geriatric Linux: How an 'old geezer' came to terms with computers

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 11:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I was born in 1933, so computers weren't something I grew up with. In fact, neither was TV, atomic energy, or even jet planes. For my first 70 years I had neither the need nor the desire to become involved with computers. read more

New story! Manjaro JWM Edition 15.09 Is a Light and Powerful OS Based on Arch Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2015 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Manjaro Community has just announced the release of the stable JWM Edition 15.09 (Bellatrix), just a week after the launch of the development version.

New story! Doctor Who K-9 Robot Is Powered by Raspberry Pi and Talks Back

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2015 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The immensely popular Doctor Who science-fiction TV series has a lot of beloved characters and one of them is the K-9, which has been present on and off on the show for the past 30 years. An IBM engineer built an amazing functional replica of the K9 robot, and it's powered by a Raspberry Pi.

New story! How Windows 10 is Fairing

  •; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Oct 13, 2015 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
Windows 10 has been with us since the end of July, but even with it being mostly given away for free, it does not seem to be fairing that well.

New story! In Summary: Flock to Fedora 2015

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Flock is the annual contributor’s conference for Fedora team members. It’s where contributors come together, discuss new ideas, work towards making them a reality, and promote the values of sharing free software. Every year, Flock alternates between a North America and Europe... Continue Reading →

New story! 3 open source projects for modern COBOL development

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An iconic figure of the early history of computing, Grace Hopper is the grandmother of the COBOL programming language. Of her many claims to fame, she invented the first compiler and helped spread the adoption of machine-independent programming languages. Today her legacy lives on in many ways, including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. read more

New story! Emmabuntus 3-1.02 Screenshot Tour

This version 1.02 includes the following fixes and enhancements: Release based on Xubuntu 14.04.3, Plugin updates for Firefox, Chromium and Thunderbird, Ltools 3.0 extension update within LibreOffice, Kiwix 0.9 update, HPLIP 3.15.7 update, Picasa for Windows 3.9.140 update, Radio list update for RadioTray, Search engine Start page replaced by Qwant.

New story! Mozilla, GSMA Publish Study on Mobile Opportunity in Emerging Markets

Mozilla has released a new report — — co-authored with the GSMA. Titled “Approaches to local content creation: realising the smartphone opportunity,” our report explores how the right tools, coupled with digital literacy education, can empower mobile-first Web users as content creators and develop a sustainable, inclusive mobile Web.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Quirky 7.2, NetBSD 7.0 and Android x86 5.1

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
A slow week ahead of the big week to come

New story! RDO Liberty (RC2) DVR Neutron workflow on CentOS 7.1

This post is focused on verification of classic schema of Neutron workflow between qrouter and fip namespaces on Compute Nodes via distributed routers. Release of Openstack been tested was RDO Liberty RC2

New story! GNOME Software Is Getting a New Rating System with Kudos

The GNOME developers are preparing to reintroduce a rating system for GNOME Software, but nothing as simple as the old one. It will be a complex way of rating the applications so that users can make informed decisions.

New story! KDE PIM Sprint in Toulouse

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 1:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE PIM spring sprint was held in Toulouse, France in March this year in Makina Corpus offices. The sprint was very important, because the team needed to decide how to continue from the current situation.

New story! Linux Foundation Takes on Real-Time Computing for Embedded Apps

The Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project focuses on bringing better real-time computing support to the Linux kernel for embedded applications in industries such as aviation, robotics and telecommunications.

New story! AV-TEST tests Linux security solutions against Linux and Windows threats

The recent tests on Linux security solutions by AV-Test Lab indicate a worrisome situation - Linux systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The test results show that Linux systems can act as a repository of infected files when infected by a malware, waiting for the opportunity to be transferred to connected Windows systems via networking.

New story! Katharina Borchert to Join Mozilla Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Chris Beard (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2015 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Mozilla
We are excited to announce that Katharina Borchert will be transitioning from our Board of Directors to join the Mozilla leadership team as our new Chief Innovation Officer starting in January.

New story! Hash Tables - Theory and Practice

The first time I heard about hash tables was after taking a compilers course during my BSc. The truth is, I was not able to understand and appreciate their usefulness fully back then. Now that I know more about hash tables, I decided to write about them so others will see their importance as well.

New story! Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module

A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things.

New story! LibreOffice Conference 2016 Will Take Place in Brno, Czech - September 7-9

The Document Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes and governs the open-source LibreOffice office suite loved by numerous Linux users around the globe, published details about next year's LibreOffice Conference event.

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