New story! How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

  • PCWorld; By Alex Campbell (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
Ultra-high-resolution displays with high pixel densities are all the rage now, and for good reason: They look amazing compared to conventional displays. The big problem for PC users is that a lot of software isn't designed with that level of pixel density in mind. This article will show you how to change the scaling settings for GNOME 3, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird, and Chromium.

New story! GPU4EO Challenge 2015

  • Scientific Computing and HPC Source; By Suzanne Tracy (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Teams are asked to use and process Earth observation satellite data with NVIDIA k40 GPU and DORIS, an open source software package, to obtain the best performance, as determined by the fastest processing time. The challenge is open to teams composed of students and researchers belonging to research institutions and/or professionals.

New story! CyanogenMod and Microsoft

"We are not bundling or pre-installing Microsoft (or any Cyanogen OS exclusive partner apps) into CyanogenMod." Your nightlies will not see a sudden influx of Microsoft applications – you can put the pitchforks down. CyanogenMod has historically stayed neutral on your services of choice, whether you use Google, Amazon or Fdroid; we leave that decision to you and we have no intention of changing that.

New story! GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance

While GitHub has always been a great site for developers to come together, network and share code, up until a few years ago, the website had a problem. Though it was easy for developers to share code, finding the right software license to go along with it was much harder.

New story! GNU Hurd 0.6 released

  • GNU Project; By Thomas Schwinge (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: GNU
We're pleased to announce version 0.6 of the GNU Hurd.

New story! How open source grew up

  • Scoop.co.nz; By Bill Bennett (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Visiting the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington this week was like watching someone else’s child who you knew as a smart but awkward teenager, transformed into a smart, professional adult. Open source grew up.

New story! Top 5: "Kool" DE still worthy of name, Docker, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2015 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
This week I talk about why the K in KDE should still stand for "Kool", modern DevOps with Docker, the future of open hardware, and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads. read more

New story! Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors.

New story! ExTiX 15.2 LXQt Screencast and Screenshots

ExTiX Linux Live DVD’s 64 bit are based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 15.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0 (in ExTiX 15.2, build 150417) and KDE 4.14.6 together with KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 in an extra version also of 150417. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment.

New story! Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 18, 2015 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements.

New story! Building a game engine, a twist on classic arcade games, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2015 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the benefits of developing an open source game engine, a new release that combines three arcade classics, and more! Open gaming roundup: April 11 - 18, 2015 read more

New story! 5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 18, 2015 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such a foolish mistake, let's do some work. Let's try to recover that deleted data out from our HD. Here I am reviewing 5 of the best Data recover tools that can help recovering deleted data on Linux.

New story! WikiLeaks releases entire trove of Sony Hack emails

  • TechWorm; By Vijay (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2015 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
According to a press release on WikiLeaks, the entire archive which contains 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses has been leaked because “This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.

New story! RaspArch Offers an Easy Way to Run Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2

Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about a new distribution of GNU/Linux created from the ground up for the Raspberry Pi 2 tiny computer board and called RaspArch.

New story! How to install Known on a CentOS 7 VPS

Known is quite new and promising open-source publishing and collaboration platform that allows individuals or groups to share their stories to a wide range of social media services.

New story! Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2015 7:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ambarella has launched a Linux-ready reference design for battery-driven IP cameras using its S2Lm SoC, which supports fast wake-up and sub-500mW operation. Ambarella has announced the availability of a reference design for battery-powered IP cameras, supported with a Linux board support package (BSP). The design showcases the company’s recently announced, Cortex-A9 based S2Lm system-on-chip, which […]

New story! How to install Kde Plasma 5 on Arch Linux

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Apr 18, 2015 5:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch, KDE
In the last two post I’ve talked about the new Kde Plasma 5. In particular I’ve posted some pictures about Plasma 5 on my Arch Linux workstation and, after a not too long testing period, I’ve also wrote a review about its current status.

New story! Forge.mil changed how the US military develops software

In today's open source roundup: Open source has changed how the US military develops software. Plus: Forty Linux terminal commands. And great extensions for Google's Chrome browser.

New story! Wine 1.7.41 Officially Released, Fixes an Adobe Photoshop CS6 Crash

Alexandre Julliard announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new maintenance release of Wine 1.7.41, which brings better support for kernel job objects, improves MSI patches, enhanced support for Known Folders in the shell, and fixes theming issues.

New story! F22 Beta, Flock, Linux 4.0, Fedora 23 (!), and Diversity — it's 5tFTW for April 17th, 2015

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 April 17th, 2015.

New story! Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets

An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro.

New story! GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Session

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 18, 2015 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment got its first point release today, the GNOME developers are already planning the features for the next major version of the acclaimed project, GNOME 3.18, due for release in October 2015.

New story! Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2015 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

New story! Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2015 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.

New story! Docker Engine 1.6 Debuts Alongside Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0

The open-source Docker container virtualization project received a number of milestone updates this week with new releases of Docker Engine 1.6, Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0.

New story! Watermarks with copyright notice using LaTeX

  • Field notes of an audacious amateur (Posted by wayover13 on Apr 17, 2015 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I've got to put together some articles and am sending them out for proofreading. So I wanted to mark them as drafts, which I know how to do and have blogged about previously. This time though, I'm using only one utility to do the watermarking--LaTeX--and I'm tweaking things a bit further.

New story! Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary.

New story! Pixar's giving away RenderMan for free!!

Most studio's don't give their proprietary IP away for free, not least Disney - the owner of the Pixar CG studio that bought us 'Toy Story' and 'Finding Nemo' but the studio has moved to make the RenderMan 3D rendering software, which previously sold for $495 USD, free from today for non-commercial use, available to download in 64 bit versions for PC, Mac and Linux.

New story! New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 17, 2015 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has finally released a third OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and users should start receiving them in the next few hours.

New story! Encryptr Zero-Knowledge System Based Password Manager For Linux

Encryptr is free and Open-Source password manager that is based on a very secure 'Zero-Knowledge Crypton Framework'. Zero-Knowledge system does not allow even a server to know what data is being sent and saved on the server by user. Encryptr saves all of your passwords, credit card data, PINs, or access codes, in the cloud with a simple and sleek user interface. The following tutorial instructs installing Encryptr on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based distributions.

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