New story! Make a Github Pages blog with Pelican

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Pelican is a utility that lets you create beautiful weblogs using just text files. The files can be in reStructured Text or Markdown formats, which are both simple to learn. Like other blog software, you can make both timed posts and... Continue Reading →

New story! Simply Linux 7.0.5: Love from Russia

Simply is not an independent distribution. Instead, it is based on the ALT Linux, a distribution from a team of Russian developers. While ALT Linux is a KDE-oriented distro, Simply uses Xfce. Both of these distributions share the same platform, called Sisyphus.

New story! Linux Text to Speech Tool Reaches Beta

Upon opening the app, just type something in the input field at the bottom and hit enter. It will “speak” the text you typed in. At this time, if it runs across a word that isn’t recognized or if it’s a potty-mouth word, it will tell you in the upper right hand corner that the word isn’t recognized.

New story! Geriatric Linux: How an 'old geezer' came to terms with computers

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 11:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I was born in 1933, so computers weren't something I grew up with. In fact, neither was TV, atomic energy, or even jet planes. For my first 70 years I had neither the need nor the desire to become involved with computers. read more

New story! Manjaro JWM Edition 15.09 Is a Light and Powerful OS Based on Arch Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2015 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Manjaro Community has just announced the release of the stable JWM Edition 15.09 (Bellatrix), just a week after the launch of the development version.

New story! Doctor Who K-9 Robot Is Powered by Raspberry Pi and Talks Back

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2015 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The immensely popular Doctor Who science-fiction TV series has a lot of beloved characters and one of them is the K-9, which has been present on and off on the show for the past 30 years. An IBM engineer built an amazing functional replica of the K9 robot, and it's powered by a Raspberry Pi.

New story! How Windows 10 is Fairing

  •; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Oct 13, 2015 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
Windows 10 has been with us since the end of July, but even with it being mostly given away for free, it does not seem to be fairing that well.

New story! In Summary: Flock to Fedora 2015

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Flock is the annual contributor’s conference for Fedora team members. It’s where contributors come together, discuss new ideas, work towards making them a reality, and promote the values of sharing free software. Every year, Flock alternates between a North America and Europe... Continue Reading →

New story! 3 open source projects for modern COBOL development

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An iconic figure of the early history of computing, Grace Hopper is the grandmother of the COBOL programming language. Of her many claims to fame, she invented the first compiler and helped spread the adoption of machine-independent programming languages. Today her legacy lives on in many ways, including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. read more

New story! Emmabuntus 3-1.02 Screenshot Tour

This version 1.02 includes the following fixes and enhancements: Release based on Xubuntu 14.04.3, Plugin updates for Firefox, Chromium and Thunderbird, Ltools 3.0 extension update within LibreOffice, Kiwix 0.9 update, HPLIP 3.15.7 update, Picasa for Windows 3.9.140 update, Radio list update for RadioTray, Search engine Start page replaced by Qwant.

New story! Mozilla, GSMA Publish Study on Mobile Opportunity in Emerging Markets

Mozilla has released a new report — — co-authored with the GSMA. Titled “Approaches to local content creation: realising the smartphone opportunity,” our report explores how the right tools, coupled with digital literacy education, can empower mobile-first Web users as content creators and develop a sustainable, inclusive mobile Web.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Quirky 7.2, NetBSD 7.0 and Android x86 5.1

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
A slow week ahead of the big week to come

New story! RDO Liberty (RC2) DVR Neutron workflow on CentOS 7.1

This post is focused on verification of classic schema of Neutron workflow between qrouter and fip namespaces on Compute Nodes via distributed routers. Release of Openstack been tested was RDO Liberty RC2

New story! GNOME Software Is Getting a New Rating System with Kudos

The GNOME developers are preparing to reintroduce a rating system for GNOME Software, but nothing as simple as the old one. It will be a complex way of rating the applications so that users can make informed decisions.

New story! KDE PIM Sprint in Toulouse

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2015 1:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE PIM spring sprint was held in Toulouse, France in March this year in Makina Corpus offices. The sprint was very important, because the team needed to decide how to continue from the current situation.

New story! Linux Foundation Takes on Real-Time Computing for Embedded Apps

The Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project focuses on bringing better real-time computing support to the Linux kernel for embedded applications in industries such as aviation, robotics and telecommunications.

New story! AV-TEST tests Linux security solutions against Linux and Windows threats

The recent tests on Linux security solutions by AV-Test Lab indicate a worrisome situation - Linux systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The test results show that Linux systems can act as a repository of infected files when infected by a malware, waiting for the opportunity to be transferred to connected Windows systems via networking.

New story! Katharina Borchert to Join Mozilla Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Chris Beard (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2015 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Mozilla
We are excited to announce that Katharina Borchert will be transitioning from our Board of Directors to join the Mozilla leadership team as our new Chief Innovation Officer starting in January.

New story! Hash Tables - Theory and Practice

The first time I heard about hash tables was after taking a compilers course during my BSc. The truth is, I was not able to understand and appreciate their usefulness fully back then. Now that I know more about hash tables, I decided to write about them so others will see their importance as well.

New story! Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module

A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things.

New story! LibreOffice Conference 2016 Will Take Place in Brno, Czech - September 7-9

The Document Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes and governs the open-source LibreOffice office suite loved by numerous Linux users around the globe, published details about next year's LibreOffice Conference event.

New story! Open source as a tool of cultural change

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you haven't heard of 18F, its time to get them on your radar. 18F is a digital consultancy in an independent agency, a startup within the General Services Administration (GSA), and a major advocate for open source and open data. I've been watching and learning more about this group since shortly after its inception in March 2014. read more

New story! Linux's Torvalds: ARM-Based Laptops Will Be Big in 2016

Linux creator and open source programmer Linus Torvalds spoke recently about ARM-based laptops, kernel security and more.

New story! BackBox Linux 4.4 Screenshot Tour

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.4! In this release we have some special new features included to keep BackBox up to date with last developments in security world. Tools such as OpenVAS and Automotive Analysis will make a big difference. BackBox 4.4 comes also with Linux kernel 3.19. What's new: Preinstalled Linux kernel 3.19, new Ubuntu 14.04.3 base, Ruby 2.1, installer with LVM and full disk encryption options, handy Thunar custom actions, RAM wipe at shutdown/reboot..

New story! TI “Processor SDK” initially targets Sitara with Yocto and U-Boot

TI has launched a “Processor SDK” based on a mainline LTS Linux kernel, U-Boot, a Yocto file system and Linaro tool chain, initially covering Sitara SoCs. Texas Instruments has introduced a Processor Software Development Kit based on Linux as well as its own TI-RTOS, that will eventually scale across multiple Sitara and DSP processors families. […]

New story! How many tabs do you keep open in your browser?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2015 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Are you a tidy-tabber or a tab-freak when it comes to using the Internet? Or, maybe you don't even deal in tabs.  Tell us more about your tab situation in the comments below! read more

New story! DFileManager: Cover Flow File Manager

A real gem of a file manager absent from the standard Ubuntu repositories but sporting a unique feature. That’s DFileManager in a twitterish statement.

New story! NSA's XKEYSCORE Surveillance Is Running on Hundreds of Red Hat Linux Servers

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 12, 2015 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Details about the NSA surveillance program unveiled by Edward Snowden are still coming to light, two years after the initial revelations were made. From the looks of it, at least one of the components of the NSA surveillance is being run from Red Hat Linux servers.

New story! Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review

In today's open source roundup: A review of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0. Plus: GNOME Software will get new rating system. And Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux.

New story! Good Software, Bad Behavior

But to those of us looking at this from the outside, what we see is a magnificent irony of good code being produced in what can arguably be described as a toxic environment. That in and of itself is a remarkable achievement, but I would argue that the same work — if not better work — can be done in a realm that fostered more cooperation instead of sniping.

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