New story! 6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force.

New story! NXP gobbles up Freescale in smart car and IoT silicon push

NXP Semiconductor has merged with Freescale Semiconductor, in a $11.8 billion deal that creates a $40 billion firm focused on ADAS automotive and IoT apps. Freescale, which is one of the largest semiconductor firms serving the embedded Linux market along with Texas Instruments, is being acquired by Dutch chipmaker NXP in a $40 billion merger […]

New story! Be a responsible open source user

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of open source tools without considering ourselves as an integral part of the development process. That's right. By working with an open source tool, you're automatically part of that tool's development process. You are not a user. You are a contributor. Whether you're a good contributor or a bad contributor is up to you—you still have a responsibility. read more

New story! Keep Tabs on Your Stuff with the What’s in My Bag Web App

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 3, 2015 11:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Python
To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag.

New story! The Cat That Has Linux’s Tongue

When I first decided that I wanted to use text to speech on a daily basis, I began researching and testing the available applications. The Mint/Ubuntu repositories showed much promise. The first thing I did was become acquainted with the KDE app Jovie. It’s appeal was that it’s built to work right in KDE, but right out of the gate I ran into a such a high level of complexity and gaping holes in usability that I just shut it down and began searching for other solutions. Apparently, Jovie depends on other voice “synthesisers” to get working.

New story! Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

New story! Exploring the world of OpenStack, ensuring successful deployment, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC. Over the last year, as Intel suffered from slow sales of mobile Atom system-on-chips aimed at smartphones and tablets, the company has downplayed its mobile marketing while instead banging the […]

New story! Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

It's sad that this isn't really a surprise Last year, Google said Android 5, codenamed Lollipop, will encrypt the contents of smartphones and tablets by default. Now it's broken that promise.…

New story! Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones. There’s still no evidence that Mozilla’s HTML-focused Firefox OS has made much of a dent in the world smartphone market, where it has been focused on low-end devices sold primarily […]

New story! Groovy Java guy off for Restlet

Guillaume Laforge, leader of the Groovy project, is joining Restlet, a small company which supports the open source Restlet framework.

New story! Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon

Intelligence agencies do more than just spy on you in the cloud. Some, like the CIA, use the cloud for their own purposes.

New story! How Could VARs Use the $89 Ubuntu Linux Symple PC?

The founder of the Symple PC, an $89 computer that runs Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 and is built from recycled hardware, envisions the device as a key part of VAR services.

New story! How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs simultaneously too? Now you can.

New story! Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

New story! Korora 21 Review

Fedora has always been a popular desktop Linux distribution, but it has not always had the reputation of being welcoming to new Linux users or to those who just want it to work right “out of the box” with multimedia codecs or proprietary software. Korora is a Fedora spin that tries to provide a user-friendly desktop experience with little or no additional work needed by the user. Korora 21 is the latest release and it offers a number of improvements for users.

New story! Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack

Progress Software's Rollbase platform for cloud-based app development has been certified for Helion, HP's OpenStack distribution.

New story! ezgo 12 RC Screenshot Tour

ezgo 12 RC is available. ezgo is a Linux distribution containing a wealth of interactive educational software and teaching materials.

New story! Best Linux distro for the Macbook Pro?

In today's open source roundup: Which distro is best to run on a Macbook Pro? Plus: Open source and the user experience, and five grep tools for Linux.

New story! Installation and Usage Guide for CSF firewall

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
CSF stands for Configserver security and firewall. CSF is a configuration script built to provide better security to servers , at the same time providing a large number of configuration options and features to configure and secure with extra checks to ensure smooth operation. It helps in locking down public access and to restrict what can be accessed like only e-mails or only websites, etc. To add more power to this, it comes with a Login Failure Daemon (LFD) script that runs all the time to scan for failed attempts to login to the server to detect bruteforce-attacks.

New story! Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world. … Continue reading

New story! Online programming contests are overrated

  • Sankar's Blog; By Sankar (Posted by psankar on Mar 2, 2015 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Criticisms about online programming contests and algorithm-focused interviews

New story! Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

Tablet coming later this year, but will it be competitive? MWC 2015 Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.…

New story! Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Not even nuking it from orbit will do the job, we fear It's the first Monday of the month, so time for us to have a look at desktop operating system market share again!…

New story! Why large companies use open source ERP

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The main reason larger companies use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is because they are cheaper and easier to customize. read more

New story! Mozilla, KDDI, LG Collaborate to Create New Category of Firefox OS Phones

New range of intuitive and easy-to-use phones to be powered by Firefox OS Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1, 2015 Mozilla, the mission based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, together...

New story! Pardus 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Pardus 3.0 is availalble. Pardus Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey and National Academic Network and Information Centre. It started its life as a Gentoo-based project before developing its own unique identity. Since late 2012 the distribution is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

New story! First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up

Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Barney McGrubuntu, Cuthbert, GNOME and MATE Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.…

New story! The future of open source is a better user experience

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Each year, my favorite open source software survey asks "Where is the future of open source taking us?" I like to try to think far into the future. Not next year or the next five, but where can the horizon of open source and its unique mix of collaborative ideals and communal practices take us? read more

New story! An $89 Computer With Ubuntu Preinstalled

There’s a new player in the preinstalled Linux world offering computers with with Ubuntu preinstalled for $89, and although this price might suggest bottom of the line specs, the machines are more than powerful enough for most users. They’re also green — very green. They weigh in at 50% less than the average desktop, meaning they use less fossil fuel to ship, and are built in a case made of 100 percent recycled ABS plastic. They’re also shipped in packages completely made from non-virgin fiber.

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