New story! Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung initiated a port of Tizen 3.0 OS to Raspberry Pi. It is now possible to create custom versions of the latest Tizen OS for the development board through tools provided by Linux-based collaboration projects.

New story! UGet 2.0.5 Download Manager Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

uGet is an open source and free download manager. It's available for all major operating systems including Linux. Today uGet team (2 members only, amazing!) announced a new version uGet 2.0.5 with some changes and bug fixes. Let's see what's changed and fixed in this new version and how you can install or upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Derivatives.

New story! Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to try a lot of different Linux releases. As the time passed, I found myself gravitating more toward the Ubuntu-based Long Term Release model. Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to using an LTS distro release. That said, when it comes to current software packages, control and speed – rolling releases are a solid option.

New story! An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Once upon a time, I was a music production and engineering student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I was always a nerd, though, and ended up with a summer job installing computer-aided dispatch systems for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. read more

New story! The Internet is a Global Public Resource

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
One of the things that first drew me to Mozilla was this sentence from our manifesto: “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.” These words made me stop and think. As they … Continue reading

New story! Internet of hackable things? Why IoT devices need better security

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by crudder on Feb 9, 2016 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIO of Prescient Solutions shares tips on keeping networks secure in an Internet of Things world.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Could Finally Get Selfie Stick Support in OTA 10

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 9, 2016 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even if the OTA 9.5 update for Ubuntu Touch is not ready yet, it doesn't mean that the developers are not already looking forward to OTA 10, and they have a comprehensive list of changes and fixes in place.

New story! Ready for a nostalgia kick? Usborne just put its old computer books on the web for free

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2016 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Landmark 1980s tutorials now available for download UK publishing house Usborne is giving out its iconic 1980s programming books as free downloads.…

New story! 4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

Information is the key to resolving any computer problem, including problems with or relating to Linux and the hardware on which it runs. There are many tools available for and included with most distributions even though they are not all installed by default. These tools can be used to obtain huge amounts of information. read more

New story! Zorin OS 11 Core: quick screenshot tour

Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016.

Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.

New story! Facebook spied on millenial conversations about money

The writer at Forbes can try to downplay the fact that Facebook spied on private conversations about money by Millenials, but I still find it to be quite awful. And it just goes to show you that you have ZERO privacy on Facebook. Everything you write, click on and read is being watched carefully and recorded.

New story! Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot ready Ubuntu Live image customization

This article will provide you with a core information on how to create boot-able Ubuntu Live customized isohybrid image to get you started with your own Ubuntu distro spin-off. The output image will be amd64 customized Ubuntu live image, capable to boot in all three boot modes: Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot.

New story! Microsoft's Copyrights- and Patents-Based Attacks on GNU/Linux Carry on

The SCO case is still going on and Microsoft has just signed a patent deal with GoPro over its FOSS-based software, relating to “certain file storage and other system technologies”

New story! T-Mobile urges FCC to “tread lightly” on video throttling and zero-rating

A T-Mobile USA executive yesterday urged the Federal Communications Commission not to take any action against the carrier's "Binge On" program, which throttles nearly all video content and exempts certain video services from data caps.

New story! Judge Says ‘No’ to SCO

Guess who’s back in the news? Even as a ghost, SCO is trying to pickpocket IBM’s wallet. Well, it’s not a ghost exactly. It’s brain dead and on life support, but just alive enough to seek yet another day in court.

New story! Arduino Yun clone runs OpenWrt, offers Grove I/O

The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports. The Seeeduino Arduino clone from Seeed Studios has been around for years, adding three onboard Grove sensor interfaces to basic Arduino functionality. Now, Seeed Studios has launched a Seeeduino […]

New story! Martin Thomson Appointed to the Internet Architecture Board

Standards are a key part of keeping the Open Web open. The Web runs on standards developed mainly by two standards bodies: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which standardizes HTML and Web APIs, and the Internet Engineering Task Force … Continue reading

New story! Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768. That decision meant that hordes of Netbooks, the very small laptops popular in the late noughties, had no obvious upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 8.x.

Back in November 2013 I therefore tried to figure out how to extend the life of my own Netbook. Along the way I confirmed that Windows 8 was indeed a terrible idea for Netbooks, especially my Lenovo S10e and its 1024 x 576 screen. That Netbook's been gathering dust since that 2013 story, but a few weeks back I found myself in need of a spare computer to serve as a data mule carrying data to the cloud. Microsoft seemed only too happy to let me upgrade the Netbook to Windows 10, so I gave it a try.

New story! Korora 23 Screencast and Screenshots

The Korora project has released version 23 (code name "Coral") which is now available for download. Existing 23 beta users do not need to re-install, just keep installing regular updates. For the last three months we have been waiting for the RPMFusion repositories to be declared stable before releasing Korora 23. These community packages provide support for things that Fedora doesn't normally ship, like multi-media codecs and proprietary kernel drivers. Normally, the stable RPMFusion repositories are available a few weeks after a Fedora release, however the community has moved to new infrastructure and this has caused some delays.

New story! How to mount qcow2 disk image on Linux

When you run a guest virtual machine (VM) on a hypervisor, you create one or more disk images dedicated to the VM. As a "virtual" disk volume, a disk image represents the content and structure of a storage device (e.g., a hard disk drive or flash drive) attached to the VM. If you want to modify files in a VM's disk image without powering on the VM, you could "mount" the disk image. You then would be able to modify the content of the disk image before unmounting it.

New story! Samsung patent counterstrike against Nvidia falls flat

In 2014, Nvidia filed its first-ever patent lawsuit. The target was Korean smartphone giant Samsung. Predictably, Samsung struck back—but a jury's verdict that came out on Friday shows neither side is getting traction.

New story! MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition Is Now Live and Does Not Disappoint, Says the Dev

After more than a year in the making, the MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition is now live and available for download for those who want to try out something different, something fresh.

New story! deepSQL Database Promises MySQL Compliance with Cloud Scalability

Deep Information Science's deepSQL database leverages machine learning to provide a scalable, efficient MySQL-compliant database for the cloud, the company says.

New story! Twidiots rage on Twitter about new algorithmic timeline

Twidiots around the world are very angry right now. Twitter has decided to follow in the footsteps of Fakebook and introduce an algorithmic timeline. When the news of this hit Twitter, there was a twidiot storm the likes of which has seldom been seen on the service. They went on a rage-filled tweet rampage, vowing that Twitter was dead to them, they would never tweet again (the world should be so lucky), and other hysterical dramatics.

New story! Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains

A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.

New story! PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright concerns

PayPal has stopped accepting payments for Canadian outfit UnoTelly—a provider of VPN and SmartDNS services—because these might be used to facilitate copyright infringement.

UnoTelly said in an update on its website that Paypal had "severed payment processing agreement unilaterally and without prior warning." It added: "Paypal indicated that UnoTelly is not allowed to provide services that enable open and unrestricted Internet access."

New story! WandBoard.org spins Brillo-on-iMX6UL IoT hacker board

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Wandboard.org launched a sandwich-style “HobbitBoard” that runs Brillo on an i.MX6 UltraLite, and offers Intel Edison, Wandboard, and MikroBus expansion. The HobbitBoard, which is available for pre-order at $69 for March shipment, is the first hacker board to come out of Wandboard.org since the original i.MX6-based Wandboard debuted back in 2012. The Wandboard, which stepped […]

New story! Getting started with Shotwell

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Shotwell is a simple yet powerful program that comes installed with most flavors of Fedora, such as Fedora Workstation and the Cinnamon desktop spin. It’s also available for install on any other desktop or spin. You can use it as either a photo viewer and... Continue Reading →

New story! MakuluLinux 10 "Xfce" Screencast and Screenshots

More than 12 months in the making, Makulu 10 Xfce does not disappoint. The focus on this build was stability, speed, social integration, key features that really make it unique and noticeable. Some core elements and standardized traditional elements were kept in this edition, however some new features were also introduced. The new social integration is unmatched in the Linux world, nowhere else can you simply so easily access your preferred social platform in such manner of comfortability.

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: Snk

I'm apparently in a silly-game mood this month, because I stumbled across an open-source project I couldn't keep all to myself: Snk. If you remember the classic game of snake, Snk is the same concept, but smaller, harder and with music.

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