New story! Goodbye to Mandriva, Googles double dose of open source, and more news

In this week's edition of the open source news roundup, we take a look at Madriva's liquidation, Google double dose of open source, and more!

New story! Install QEMU on ubuntu 15.04 and mange QEMU with Virt Manager

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 29, 2015 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. QEMU supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, QEMU can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, and S390 guests.

New story! How to determine whether a host system is virtual or physical machine

  • Linuxconfig.org (Posted by linuxer on May 29, 2015 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The easiest way on how to determine whether a local or remote host is a virtual machine or bare metal physical server is to use Puppet Lab's tool facter.

New story! High-amp DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 29, 2015 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Anyone who has spent time with a microcomputer knows the importance of electrical power. The DC Motor Control Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino is a power controller for servos, motors, robotic actuators, and other items that need activation via a big boast of power. This shield was designed to control large motors up to 30A—yeah 30As, as in thirty amps. In case you aren’t fazed by that number, all it takes is one amp to kill you. Your car battery doesn’t put out 30 Amps. read more

New story! Emulator now runs x86 apps on all Raspberry Pi models

Eltech’s faster ExaGear Desktop software version now supports ARMv6, in addition to ARMv7, letting users run x86 apps on all models of the Raspberry Pi. Russia-based Eltechs announced its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine last August, enabling Linux/ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs to run x86 software. That meant that users of the quad-core, Cortex-A7-based Raspberry Pi 2 […]

New story! New Labs, Spins and ARM websites for Fedora 22

Fedora 22 has been released and so far it’s a really awesome Fedora release and the feedback is positive. What you may have missed is that we have also released three new websites: arm.fedoraproject.org spins.fedoraproject.org labs.fedoraproject.org The Websites Team started on...

New story! How to theme GNOME Shell 3.16 (in five simple steps)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 29, 2015 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
So, you have installed your brand new GNOME Shell desktop environment and it certainly looks indisputably cool as it is. Using it for quite some time though may make this sexy top panel look dull and your icon set look dusty. These are signs that it is time for a change, so here's a guide on how to quickly (and easily) change the appearance of your GNOME Shell desktop using refreshing theming.

New story! Microsoft Lobbying in India Shoots Down or At Least Weakens Free/Libre Software Policy

After Microsoft lobbying (both directly and by proxy) against Indian sovereignty we seem to have ended up with a watered-down Indian policy, which briefly favoured Free/Open Source software (FOSS). This happened in many nations before (especially in Asia) and given Microsoft’s influence in the Indian government we pretty much expected this to happen once again. Let’s not forget that Microsoft is blackmailing British politicians (as it always did). If Microsoft can do this to the empire which ruled India, why not India too?

New story! My Humble Little Game Collection

I currently have the flu. Not the "sorta queasy" stomach flu, but the full out Influenza with fever, aches and delirium-ridden nightmares. Bouts of crippling illness tend to be my only chance to play games. Thankfully, since I'm such a terrible gamer, being sick doesn't really hurt my skills very much!

New story! Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015

As expected, Canonical was present at the OpenStack Summit 2015 event that took place in Vancouver, British Columbia between May 18-22.

New story! FUZE BASIC V3 released for free, now includes image and sprite support!

The BASIC-style coding language for the Raspberry Pi is now available for everyone and includes better support for more modern programming

New story! Google to unleash lurching army of THINGS with Brillo OS, Weave

New Internet of Stuff platform to take on ... well, everybody else. Google I/O Google is going after the Internet of Things with a brand-new platform aimed at powering a broad range of connected devices.

New story! My Humble Little Game Collection

I currently have the flu. Not the "sorta queasy" stomach flu, but the full out Influenza with fever, aches and delirium-ridden nightmares. Bouts of crippling illness tend to be my only chance to play games. Thankfully, since I'm such a terrible gamer, being sick doesn't really hurt my skills very much!

New story! Watch the Old and Amazing Ubuntu TV in Action

Ubuntu TV was one of the early attempts from Canonical to branch out on other platforms, and it showed great promise, but it didn't get anywhere. The project is currently shelved, but it's interesting to see that Canonical was thinking about convergence long before they started to publicize it.

New story! Five Reasons to Use Linux

I might be wrong, but I get the impression that my Windows friends — which would be most of the people I see on a daily basis — think of Linux as this incredibly geeky system from another planet. I think most of them don’t understand why I use it and why I don’t just stay in the known world — which to them would be Windows. Paradoxically, however, they do get why some folks use Macs.

New story! Hands On Embedded Linux Development Training course.

This 3-day seminar focuses on how Linux has been adapted for use in embedded environments, with specific emphasis on the ARM architecture. Through extensive hands-on lab work, you learn how to install a cross-development environment, build a compact version of Linux for an embedded device, install the build on the target system, and test its operation. You’ll create and test programs that exercise I/O as well as networking applications .

New story! F22 release & upgrades, Flock & FUDCon

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for May 28th, 2015.

New story! How to install Asterisk 13 on Debian

Asterisk is a Open Source framework for building communication applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a VoIP communication server, it powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and is used by companies, carriers and governments worldwide. This tutorial shows the installation of Asterisk 13 on Debian.

New story! OpenMandriva's Next Release Will be a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

A decade ago, Mandriva Linux was one of the biggest distributions available on market. It was a mix of the Mandrake Linux and Conectiva Linux operating systems.

New story! Android M's Now on Tap cyber-secretary is like Clippy on hard drugs

Google today showed off the latest build of Android, version M, at its annual developer conference Google I/O in San Francisco.…

New story! How To Install LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB And PHP) In Fedora 22

  • www.unixmen.com; By Mohamed EL Khamlichi (Posted by khamlichi on May 28, 2015 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, MySQL, PHP
LAMP is a combination of operating system and open-source software stack. The acronym LAMP comes from the first letters of Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL/MariaDB database, and PHP, Perl or Python.

In this tutorial, let us see how to install LAMP stack in Fedora 22 server. Although, the same procedure will work Fedora 21 and earlier versions.

New story! Freescale pumps out three new i.MX6 SoCs

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on May 28, 2015 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Freescale’s dual- and quad-core “Plus” i.MX6 SoCs boost graphic performance and RAM support, while the single-core Cortex-A7 “UltraLite” targets secure IoT. Freescale Semiconductor announced three new versions of its popular i.MX6 SoCs, all of which will be backed with Linux BSPs and evaluation kits. The new i.MX6 DualPlus and i.MX6 QuadPlus system-on-chips offer optimized GPUs […]

New story! Is SourceForge hijacking project accounts?

In today's open source roundup: Did SourceForge hijack The GIMP's project account? Plus: Valve enmeshed in Tux logo drama. And SwiftKey for Android updated.

New story! What’s new in Fedora 22 Workstation

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 28, 2015 9:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The Fedora Workstation edition is a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer. It supports a wide range of developers, from hobbyists and students to professionals in corporate environments. Fedora 22 Workstation builds on the... Continue Reading →

New story! Test out DocHive for data geeks and journalists

Calling all data geeks and enthusiasts! Testing is now open on DocHive—get started on GitHub. DocHive is an open source Ruby on Rails project for capturing data from image-based PDFs. Created for journalists and other professionals who need a more efficient way to extract meaning for tedious data, DocHive is in development and ready for testing in the community. read more

New story! Lenovo unveils dual-screen Android wear smartwatch

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on May 28, 2015 7:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Mobile
At its TechWorld Conference in Beijing, Lenovo unveiled a Android wear smartwatch concept that features 2 screens.

New story! Dell Is Telling Customers to Try a New OS, Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 28, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell has been moving a lot of interesting moves lately and it's focusing on the Linux side of the business, which can only be a good thing for the open source platform.

New story! How to Upgrade from Fedora 21 to Fedora 22

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 28, 2015 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 22 was released earlier this week, and if you are running Fedora 21, you will probably want to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Fedora. Luckily, there is a tool called FedUp that is easiest way to... Continue Reading →

New story! An About.com Review Of Bodhi Linux

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on May 28, 2015 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Bodhi Linux is a distribution I have followed for a number of years. I used to have it installed on my Acer Aspire Netbook and it featured in my list of "12 great distributions for netbooks" article that I wrote back in October 2013. Now that version 3 has been released I figured it was time to give it another go.

New story! White House sides with Oracle, tells Supreme Court APIs are copyrightable

The Justice Department is weighing in on the hot-button intellectual property dispute between Google and Oracle, telling the Supreme Court that APIs are protected by copyright.

The Obama administration's position means it is siding with Oracle and a federal appeals court that said application programming interfaces are subject to copyright protections. The high court in January asked for the government's views on the closely watched case.

The dispute centers on Google copying names, declarations, and header lines of the Java APIs in Android.

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