New story! Ada Initiative Closes Up Shop

With an announcement on the Linux Weekly News site on Tuesday, the Ada Initiative will be tying up the loose ends and wrapping up their work in October.

New story! Design electronic circuits with MeowCAD

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2015 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
At the heart of most electronic circuits is the printed circuit board (PCB) that serves to both physically support electronic components and connect those components together. PCBs are often designed and laid out using Electronic Design Automation software (EDA). There are many desktop EDA software packages available and with some EDAs now running in browsers, there’s been a recent trend to place PCB design entirely 'in the cloud', executing the design software in the browser and communicating back to a central server. read more

New story! DebConf15, the Annual Debian Conference, Announced for August 15-22 in Germany

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 5, 2015 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Project proudly announced the dates, the schedule, and the venue for the annual meeting of all Debian developers, contributors, and supporters for 2015, DebConf15.

New story! 5 Essential Tips And Tricks When Using Android x86 Within VirtualBox

This guide provides a list of 5 useful tricks you will be glad you knew about before installing Android x86 within Virtualbox. Screen rotation for instance is a royal nuisance.

New story! CentOS 7 Linux for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures Is Now Officially Available

CentOS developers, through Jim Perrin, had the great pleasure of informing us all about the immediate and general availability for download of the CentOS 7 Linux operating system for AArch64 (ARM64) compatible machines.

New story! Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

  • The Register; By Andrew Orlowski (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2015 3:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
You had one job, Microsoft. One job. Microsoft had one job to do with Windows 10 – but it looks like it's failed to get even that right.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Support Will Be Provided for as Long as Technically Possible

Ubuntu Touch is now available by default in three phones, the Bq Aquaris e4.5, Bq Aquaris e5 HD, and Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and it looks like Canonical plans to support them for as long as possible.

New story! So long (Vista), it's been good to know yah

And there is a silver lining for Vista owners: At least their OS is more popular than Linux.

New story! Updated Rig Exploit Kit Closing in on 1 Million Victims

LAS VEGAS - A rampant malvertising campaign fueled by a new version of the Rig Exploit Kit has claimed at least 950,000 victims worldwide and is doing so with an unprecedented success rate.

New story! Ada Initiative organization to end, but its work will continue

Today the Ada Initiative announced that the nonprofit will be shutting down in mid-October. Founded in 2011, the Ada Initiative is a nonprofit feminist organization created to help improve open source culture and build a more inviting, productive, safe environment for women. In this interview, the co-founders, Mary Gardiner and Valerie Aurora, look back at the organization's successes, and the work that still needs to be done.

New story! Bodhi 3.1.0 Pre-Release

Jeff Hoogland, one of the developers of the Bodhi Linux distribution has created a 32bit pre-release disc for Bohdi 3.1.0.

New story! Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5

Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well.

New story! Compact, rugged i.MX6 SBC expands via PCIe and SATA

F&S has launched a Linux-ready, “ArmStone A9-v2? Pico-ITX SBC with an i.MX6 SoC, SATA, mini-PCIe, extended temperatures, and an optional 7-inch touchscreen.

New story! Three More Lessons

[In June 2015, I gave a commencement address to the graduating class of High Mowing School in New Hampshire. I wrote many drafts for the talk, all toward extemporizing the final thing. My experience with Linux and open-source hackers had an influence on it and gets credit as well. That's why I'm sharing it here. Doc]

New story! Install Zikula on a CentOS VPS

Today we are going to show you how to install Zikula on a Linux VPS. Zikula is an open source PHP application framework and CMS released under the GNU General Public License. The functionality of this PHP application framework and CMS can be expanded using modules and plugins. The installation is straightforward and will take only a couple of minutes from your time.

New story! LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2015 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The latest version of open-source LibreOffice is a great suite for Linux, Mac, or Windows users.

New story! How to install Bugzilla 5.0 on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2015 5:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will walk you through the installation of Bugzilla 5.0 on CentOS 7. Bugzilla is an advanced bug tracking system, developed by the Mozilla Foundation (the organization that develops the famous Firefox browser). Bugzilla allows you to track software defects and code changes in your applications, organizes the communicate in your dev team and makes it easy to submit and review patches.

New story! Should you install Linux on a Mac?

n today's open source roundup: Is it worth it to install Linux on a Mac? Plus: Why Google+ failed. And the death of Google+ is coming.

New story! Putting Lipstick on a Penguin

It didn’t take me long to figure out something I should have snapped-to long before: You can dress a Linux system up to look like Windows as much as you like or as much as you can, but once the clothes hit the floor the whole façade crumbles and it doesn’t at all resemble Windows. Not even close.

New story! Linux Distro: Your Best Choice?

I believe one of the biggest advantages to running a Linux distro on your desktop is the number of choices available. Linux enthusiasts enjoy a wide range of desktop environments, file managers, terminals, GTK vs Qt software, and of course the distributions themselves.

New story! Snappy, Personal, Desktop Next, Ubuntu Touch, Phones, Convergence

  • Canonical; By Oli Ries (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2015 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
If you’ve followed Ubuntu over the last years and months (e.g. at the last Ubuntu Online Summit in May), you have heard a lot of terminology referring to products, technologies, code bases, previews, releases and vision. Let me try to untangle that a bit

New story! Working with Pivot Tables in LibreOffice Calc

A how-to video showing you details of working with Pivot tables in LibreOffice Calc.

New story! Internship shatters silver screen expectations

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2015 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I was really nervous before starting my internship at Red Hat. My only knowledge of corporate jobs was what I'd learned from movies like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, where the boss repeatedly calls protagonist Clark Griswold by the wrong name, and really doesn’t seem to care what Clark's name actually is. When Clark tries to ask his boss a question, he finds him behind a closed door, sitting in an enormous office at the head of a really long table. He barely gives Clark the time of day. Based on what I'd heard about Red Hat, I figured that was not how my summer would go. Still, I did not know what to expect. read more

New story! The August 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2015 issue.

New story! Raspberry Jams bring Pi enthusiasts together

When the first Raspberry Pi came out in 2012, it was no surprise when people in the tech community started to organize events focused around using the device. Software developers, hardware engineers, makers, teachers, children, and parents alike started to come together to learn about the Pi and what they could do with it. These events became known as Raspberry Jams, and they've inspired makers and educators around the world. read more

New story! Xfce: Seven Reasons It's Popular

Xfce has a long history of being the third most popular Linux desktop. For over a decade, it trailed behind GNOME and KDE. Then, a few years ago, during the revolts against GNOME and Unity, it became a major contender, and ever since has consistently polled a strong second to KDE. Nothing had changed in Xfce, but users' search for alternatives made them appreciate Xfce in a way they never had before.

New story! Unvanquished FPS Game Gets Tremulous' Vega Map, Plans on Leaving SourceForge

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 4, 2015 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The developers of the popular Unvanquished FPS (first-person shooter) game announced the release of the Alpha 42 build, a version that brings several improvements in many areas and resolves some of those nasty bugs.

New story! Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear. Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” […]

New story! GParted 0.23.0 Open Source Partition Editor Adds Support for Setting New Btrfs UUID

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 4, 2015 2:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the famous GParted open-source partition editor software used by default on numerous Live CDs announced the release and immediate availability for download of GParted 0.23.0.

New story! Interpol is training police to fight crime on the Darknet

Interpol has just completed its first training course designed to help police officers to use and understand the Darket. The five-day course was held in Singapore, and attended by officers from Australia, Finland, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Sweden. According to Interpol, the next course will be held in Brussels.

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