New story! Spit-balling creative concepts with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Let's a few minutes to talk—well, read and write—about one of my favorite parts of the creative process: concept development. You can call it brainstorming, spit-balling, daydreaming, pre-production, or even imagining. (Just don't call it "ideation," please. That word hurts my soul.) It doesn't matter if your project is a painting, a feature film, or a software tool that someone else will use to paint or make a movie. They're all creative processes and they all start with an idea, a concept. read more

New story! The VAR Guy's Top 50 Open Source Companies: Where Are They Now?

Analysis of today's top 50 open source companies; their cloud, virtualization, data analytics and IoT products; and how they've evolved since 2008.

New story! Cherry Trail hacker board is a Windows/Arduino mashup

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DFRobot’s LattePanda hacker board, built around a 14nm quad-core Cherry Trail Atom SoC, is now available starting at $99, including Windows 10 Home Edition. We skipped the Kickstarter launch of the Windows 10-oriented LattePanda hacker board back in December. In our three years as LinuxGizmos.com, we covered plenty of single-board computers that run Windows, but […]

New story! DuckDuckGo Wants Answers to Linux Questions

The search engine that works to protect your privacy is looking for some Linux "Instant Answers" for programmers. Would they like some answers to everyday Linux questions as well?

New story! Contest rewards best Raspberry Pi 3 based IoT projects

Element14 has launched a “Pi Iot Smarter Spaces Design Challenge,” giving away Raspberry Pi-related gear for the best RPi 3 IoT designs. Premier Farnell’s Element14, which bills itself as “the world’s largest electronic design community,” has long been known for selling Raspberry Pi’s and related embedded gear. It makes sense then that the manufacturer/distributor/community site […]

New story! FPGA-driven board is an Arduino Uno clone on steroids

  • HackerBoards.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
AloriumTech’s “XLR8” board is an Arduino Uno clone with an Altera MAX10 FPGA that enables faster processing of specific hardware-accelerated functions.

New story! Top 18 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Apr 28, 2016 11:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
buntu 16.04 LTS, one of the most awaited version of Ubuntu history with huge improvement on LTS releases, was already out. So We need to tweak & adjust many things & settings. Also install additional required software’s to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly for your day to day operation.

New story! The Best Windows 10 Commercial Ever

We interrupt this weather report with a very important announcement. Despite our best efforts, your local TV station has not yet upgraded to Windows 10. We warned them that something like this was bound to happen sooner or later.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.23 LTS Has PA-RISC and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Kernel developer Sasha Levin is back today, April 28, 2017, with details about the twenty-third maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel series.

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6 Screencast and Screenshots

Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release of the stable 7.x series of OS's. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is supported long term until April 2019. What's new? There are a lot of changes to Black Lab Linux 7.6 some of which include: Linux Kernel 3.19.0-58, LibreOffice 5.1.2, Firefox 45.0.2, Thunderbird 38.6.0, Gmusicbrowser, GNOME Documents, Tracker fast search, HexChat IRC client, Xfce 4.12 enhancements, Skippy XD Expose style task switcher, Spotify and Steam game client.

New story! How new communication technologies are affecting peer-to-peer engagement

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 7:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Both The Open Organization and The Open Organization Field Guide discuss ways new communication technologies are changing the nature of both work and management. I've seen these changes firsthand during my nearly three decades working for Japanese corporations. Over time, I've been able to classify and characterize some of the impacts these technologies—particularly new telecommunication technologies and social media—are having on daily life in many organizations. Simply put: They're effecting the way peer-to-peer decision-making practices function in organizations today. read more

New story! Steam Computer Gaming Network Now Accepting Bitcoin

  • Fortune; By Aaron Pressman (Posted by Collin_O on Apr 28, 2016 6:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The popular Steam computer game network has started accepting bitcoin in a move aimed at making it easier for players in countries like Brazil and China to make payments.

New story! OwnCloud founder resigns from his cloud company

In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.

New story! How to build your own IRC Server with InspIRCd and Anope

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of InspIRCd from source on a CentOS 7 server. Then we will integrate InspIRCd with anope services and enable gnutls encryption on it. InspIRCd is a modern and fast IRC server and one of the few IRC server applications that provides high performance and stability and is written from scratch in C++.

New story! How To Dual Boot Linux Mint And Windows 10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Apr 28, 2016 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10 and includes all the usual steps such as backing up your computer, creating a USB drive, partitioning and installing Mint.

New story! Purdue's IronHacks series puts unique spin on hackathons

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hackathons are well-known as events where developers come together to quickly turn out a piece of software, often competing against each other. But what if they were also a place for learning? The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation at Purdue University is making that happen. The IronHacks series of hackathons is designed to allow participants to learn from judges and Center researchers to learn from the participants. read more

New story! The Humble Hacker?

Two of our favorite things have come together: The Humble Bundle and Hacking!

New story! Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware interrupts live TV weather broadcast

Well, this blows Microsoft's relentless Windows 10 nagware interrupts a live TV weather forecast, urging meteorologist Metinka Slater to upgrade.…

New story! uNav 0.59 GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Brings Pinch-Zoom, a Refreshed UI

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 28, 2016 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
uNav developer Nekhelesh Ramananthan announced the release of version 0.59 of the default GPS navigation app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones.

New story! 7 science projects powered by open source GIS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Next week, FOSS4G North America is coming to Raleigh, NC. FOSS4G is a conference celebrating all of the ways that free and open source software are changing the world of geographic and geospatial information science (GIS). read more

New story! Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
65 percent of companies are using open source for development, while 55 percent are using it in their production infrastructure. Any doubters still that Linux and open-source software rule the enterprise software world?

New story! A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a recent article in Government Computer News, I looked at the challenge of reshaping federal IT with open source without go-it-alone government-off-the-shelf approaches to open source software. read more

New story! Ready, set, litigate: Judge sets time limits for Oracle v. Google rematch

Lawyers for Google and Oracle fought over the final details of their upcoming copyright trial today, debating issues of courtroom technology, time limits, and what type of evidence jurors will see.

New story! Tails 2.3 Screenshot Tour

Upgrades and changes: You can now copy and paste your GnuPG passphrases into the pinentry dialog, for example from KeePassX or the clipboard. Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5.5. Upgrade I2P to 0.9.25. Upgrade Electrum from 2.5.4 to 2.6.3. Fixed problems: Clarify that users migrating from Claws Mail to Icedove should delete all their Claws Mail data to remove the warning when starting Icedove. Make both panes of Onion Circuits scrollable to fix display issues on smaller screens.

New story! KDE e.V. Quarterly Report - 1st Half of 2015

  • KDE.news; By Sandro Santos Andrade (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: KDE
The KDE e.V. report for the first half of 2015 is now available. It presents a survey of all the activities and events carried out, supported, and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major events, conferences and mentoring programs that KDE has been involved in.

New story! Tomb Raider 2013 Reboot Officially Released for Steam on Linux and SteamOS

After being in the works for more than a month, the thrilling Tomb Raider 2013 reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix has been successfully ported to Linux.

New story! EnterpriseDB's EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager

The elegance of open source is on full display with new product releases like EnterpriseDB's (EDB's) new PostreSQL-based database solutions.

New story! Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.

New story! Install Prosper202 with Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Prosper202. Made by Tracking202, Prosper202 is a self-hosted application that lets you track and optimize all your marketing campaigns. It’s open source and easy to install on a Linux VPS. Follow the steps below to install Prosper202 on Ubuntu 14.04.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review

Also in today's open source roundup: What's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu redditors share their thoughts about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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