New story! Getting physical: A $10 device to clone RFID access keys on the go

A $10 device capable of skimming access cards on the go is soon to be released into the open-source community.

New story! Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release

A second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 iteration has been released by Canonical, and the new version comes with a reworked boot logic for BeagleBone Black, among other features.

New story! Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion.

New story! ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh" Screencast and Screenshots

The ROSA company gladly presents ROSA Desktop Fresh R6, the number 6 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment.

As always, the distro presents a vast collection of games and emulators and the Steam platform package along with standard suite of audio and video communications software including the newest version of Skype. All modern video formats are supported. The distribution includes the fresh LibreOffice version, the full TeX suite for true nerds as well, along with best Linux desktop publishing, text editing and polygraphy WYSISYG software. The LAMP/C++/… environment packages are waiting to be installed by true hackers.

New story! Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory, Part II

In my last article, I started a series on some of the challenges related to spawning secure servers on Amazon EC2. In that column, I discussed some of the overall challenges EC2 presents for security compared to a traditional infrastructure and elaborated on how I configure security groups and manage secrets.

New story! How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2015 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

New story! Autosport Labs injects open source into motorsports

Brent Picasso is CEO and co-founder of Autosport Labs (ASL), a company that develops open source motorsports technology. Their innovations allow enthusiasts to explore and enhance auto systems and to contribute back to the community. In this interview, I sat down with Brent and Ryan Doherty, principal at ASL, to talk about being open. read more

New story! The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

New story! KDE Plasma Goes Mobile

While it joins an already crowded field, with the likes of Android, Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS and others already in the mobile OS space, Plasma Mobile “offers a free — as in freedom and beer — user-friendly, privacy-enabling, customizable platform for mobile devices,” wrote Sebastian Kugler, a lead architect, on KDE’s website. “Plasma Mobile is currently under development with a prototype available providing basic functions to run on a smartphone.”

New story! KDE at FISL 16

5281 free software passionate people met in Porto Alegre (South Brazil) for the 16th FISL edition, enjoying activities such as talks, panels, hackathons, workshops, and community meetings. All kinds of FLOSS-related topics were in place: development, translation, artwork, education, robotics, entrepreneurship, audio-visual, women and gender, politics, academia and research ...

New story! 6 top continuous integration tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2015 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Continuous integration is an integral part of an agile software development setup. Sprint after sprint, teams strive to "not break the build" while delivering incremental features. But when developers focus completely on adding features, code errors can sometimes creep in and render the software unusable. To stop such errors from being integrated into the SCM, a CI server is the gatekeeper that helps keep a tab on code quality. Even if the code is integrated to SCM, a CI server can very quickly tell you what went wrong. In this post, let's take a look at six open source CI server tools that you can use in your agile setup. read more

New story! Tips for how to plan an open source event

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2015 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At OSCON this year, Kara Sowles and Francesca Krihely gave an amazing workshop on how to plan and run tech events. So many tech events I've attended have looked completely seamless, so I wanted to know what went in to planning events like that. read more

New story! The Failure of KDE Activities

KDE Activities are multiple desktops. While easy to understand, they open up the possibility of new methods of workspace organization as well as new ways to layout the desktop. They deserve to be recognized as an innovation as important as tabbed browsing, and should be a part of every desktop environment, yet most users have only vaguely heard of them, and even fewer have tried them.

New story! Solus Linux OS Boots in 1.2 Seconds

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 29, 2015 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.

New story! Never neglect your project's architecture

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2015 10:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks began the second morning of OSCON 2015 with a talk about architecture. read more

New story! Does the Chrome web store suck?

In today's open source roundup: Some users think that the Chrome web store sucks. Plus: Wine 1.7.48 offers better support for Windows games and apps. And KDE unleashes Plasma Mobile Linux OS for phones.

New story! MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps will BREAK it

Microsoft's 'working on a fix to this issue' – or you can go third party instead An issue with the Windows 10 Start menu means that those with more than 512 application shortcuts will have missing entries.…

New story! Explore the night sky with these two open source apps

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2015 7:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There was a time when visiting a planetarium involved more than turning on your computer. I have long been fascinated with the night sky, but I live an hour's ride from the nearest planetarium. Luckily, I've discovered two open source applications that bring the stars to me: Stellarium and Celestia. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive touchscreen is still on course, […]

New story! Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Linux Running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core Mini TV Box

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 29, 2015 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Someone made use of the generic Ubuntu MATE 15.04 root file system for aarch32 (ARMv7) based devices introduced a while ago, to run the famous Linux distribution on a MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device.

New story! MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Grows

We are definitely going to hear more about it in days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. It’s an assault on everyone; it’s a cartel that strives to tax everyone. This is also an assault on Google with WebM, not just Free software codecs such as the Ogg family.

New story! LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 29, 2015 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.

New story! This is why your open source project is failing

At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.

New story! Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.7, BackBox Linux 4.3 and RoboLinux 8.1

New releases improve Linux security options

New story! After Firefox, LibreOffice Has Been Hacked to Work on Wayland - Video

Caolán McNamara, a renowned Red Hat engineer, published recently some interesting details claiming that he managed to get the well-known LibreOffice open-source office suite to run on the next-generation Wayland display server.

New story! Roadies vs. rock stars: The art of open leadership

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Allen Gunn is a facilitator, open source technologist and Executive Director of Aspiration, where he helps NGOs, activists, and software developers make smarter use of tech for social change. Later this month, Aspiration is partnering with Greenpeace's Mobilisation Lab to host the first-ever Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin. We recently got together to chat about working open and the leadership required to make it work. This is an edited transcript of that conversation. read more

New story! BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 28, 2015 10:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Today’s review is of BackBox 4.3, the latest edition, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and ships with its own suite of security-focused applications. This puts it in the same niche as CAINE, Deft and Kali.

New story! What's your favorite Linux desktop?

In today's open source roundup: What's your favorite Linux desktop environment? Plus: Opensource.com readers share their favorite desktops. And five of the top Linux desktop environments.

New story! New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

A new study into causes of the scarcity of women in technical and scientific fields says that it is not discrimination by men in the field keeping the ladies away. Nor is it a repugnance felt by women for possibly dishevelled or unhygienic male nerds.

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