New story! Debian-Based Elive 2.6.12 Beta Linux Distribution Is Out with Improved Installer

The developers behind the Debian- and Enlightenment-based Elive Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta release.

New story! Meet ARM1, grandfather of today's mobe, tablet CPUs -- watch it crunch code live in a browser

Blueprints restored for ARM's 25th anniversary Pics Chip geeks have produced an interactive blueprint of the ARM1 – the granddaddy of the processor cores powering billions of gadgets today, from Apple iPhones to Android tablets.…

New story! GIMP 2.10 Development Started, Will Bring GEGL-Based Tools, OpenEXR Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 28, 2015 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GIMP developers announced that the development cycle of the upcoming GIMP 2.10 open-source and cross-platform image editor software has started with the immediate availability of GIMP 2.9.2.

New story! 3 reasons open source needs Open Badges

Back in 2013, some contributors to the Fedora project were puzzled. They'd been issued digital badges like Paranoid Panda, Curious Penguin, and Master Editor but weren't sure why.

New story! GNOME 3.20 Desktop Environment Gets Closer with the Latest Development Milestone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 28, 2015 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
After a couple of weeks of hard work, and with a two-day delay, the second development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is finally here, available for testing on various GNU/Linux operating systems.

New story! Social engineering: hacker tricks that make recipients click

Social engineering is one of the most powerful tools in the hacker's arsenal and it generally plays a part in most of the major security breaches we hear about today. However, there is a common misconception around the role social engineering plays in attacks.

New story! Researchers poke hole in custom crypto built for Amazon Web Services

Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, academic researchers recently uncovered a potentially serious weakness in an early version of the code library protecting Amazon Web Services.

New story! How to track your Linux laptop

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
So, you just bought a new shiny laptop and you are uncomfortable about the possibility to see it stolen and lost forever? There are many things you can do to help you recover your laptop after such an unfortunate thing happens, and almost all of them involve some kind of tracking software. Here is a quick guide on how to set up easy to use tools that will help you locate your stolen laptop.

New story! Top 5: Drupal-based farmOS, Blender for astrophysics, Qora cryptocurrency, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
In this week's top 5 articles of the week, we highlight Drupal-based farmOS, Astroblend for visualizing astrophysics data, the goals of Qora cryptocurrency, Mozilla's Ben Kerensa shares his open source story, and the 2015 Open Recipe Collection. Check out our 14 gifts for the holidays! read more

New story! Learning Linux - Lesson Four: Desktop Environments and Window Managers

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 27, 2015 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Until now, you've learned about the basics of Linux, the difference between a GNU/Linux operating system and the Linux kernel, as well as how a GNU/Linux operating system compares to other popular OSes.

New story! Install RocketChat on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Nov 27, 2015 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this blog post we will show you how to install RocketChat on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

New story! Historians and detectives keep track of data with open source tool

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Historians and detectives share many similarities: their investigations are laborious and focused on small details. Bits of information are often murky, contradictory, and complex. Peoples' names might be spelled differently across different sources, especially if more than one language is involved. There's also a time component—they need to know where every possible culprit was at every certain point in time. In the end, they might find out that it was not one gardener who killed the old lady, but two. read more

New story! It’s illegal to make private copies of music in the UK—again

The UK's 2014 private copying exception, which allowed you to make personal copies of your own music, including format-shifted versions, has now been definitively withdrawn, according to The 1709 Blog. As a result, it is once more illegal to make personal backups of your own music, videos or e-books, rip CDs and DVDs to standalone digital files, or upload your music to the cloud.

New story! New Raspberry Pi for less than a good Coffee

Raspberry Pi has always been the cheapest of computers since it came into production, but they have broken the cheap barrier with this new model. The Raspberry Pi Zero

New story! Antergos 2015.09 review

  •; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 27, 2015 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
One of those features is shown in Figure 1. Though technically not a part of the installation program itself, this gives you the option of booting into the Live desktop or to the UEFI shell. If you have a sense of adventure, the UEFI shell can be fun to muck around in, though be careful not to run a command that can mess something up.

New story! Stupid Patent Of The Month: Infamous Prison Telco Patents Asking Third-Parties For Money

Plenty of businesses rely on third-party payers: parents often pay for college; insurance companies pay most health care bills. Reaching out to potential third-party payers is hardly a new or revolutionary business practice. But someone should tell the Patent Office. Earlier this year, it issued US Patent No. 9,026,468 to Securus Technologies, a company that provides telephone services to prisoners. The patent covers a method of "proactively establishing a third-party payment account." In other words, Securus patented the idea of finding someone to pay a bill.

New story! Android on Windows is disruptive because neither Microsoft nor Google can stop it

A blast from the past: Meet AMIDuOS. Welcome to the DMZ where the world’s two most ubiquitous operating systems meet and eye each other warily. It’s a place where the future platform battles are being shaped.…

New story! Pi Zero: A full Raspberry Pi for just $5

  • Ars Technica; By Sebastian Anthony (Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 27, 2015 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
Have you ever wanted a Raspberry Pi but thought that £16/$25—roughly three packs of cigarettes—was a little exorbitant for a complete computer capable of running Linux? Well, I have good news: the Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released the Pi Zero, a single-board computer that costs just £4/$5.

New story! The woes of Android updates, and how to fix the process

More than a month ago, Google announced the coming update for the 6th major iteration of its platform... Marshmallow. Of the anticipated updates, the Nexus line of devices would be the first to receive the gooey goodness that promised to bring the most significant updates to some critical Android components (think Now On Tap and app permissions).

New story! More Raspberry Pi, Exterminating LibreOffice & More…

We touched on this last week when we talked about FOSS and health care monitoring, and has picked up the ball and run with it when it comes to having Benjamin Kerensa talk about how he came to develop Glucosio. It’s an interesting read on the path that led Mr. Kerensa to where he is right now.

New story! IT Eduction needs to include more Linux and Open Source to remain relevant

In the IT sector, for example, it seems tertiary training institutions are completely unaware of the massive shifts that have occurred in the IT industry since 2003.

New story! How to set up torrent scheduling on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Today we will take a look on the methods that Linux users can follow in order to set up a scheduler for their torrent downloads. This can be useful for people who want to take advantage of their computer while they are not using it, like during the nighttime for example. This way, large portions of huge files can be downloaded without delaying your work activities, or interrupting/undermining your media consumption.

New story! Geek Hide-away in Guatemala - Stay for Free!

"If you want to escape and think/write code/...

New story! How to customise your Linux desktop: Cinnamon

As with the previous posts, I want to make sure that I am using the latest release and that it is well integrated with the Linux distribution, so this time I will be using Cinnamon 2.8 on Linux Mint 17.3 Beta (to be very specific, it is Cinnamon 2.8.5 at the time of this writing, once all available updates have been installed).

New story! Give back and support open source

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 11:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here I am, almost 20 years into my own crazy open source story, and it shows no sign of abating. And my problem is that I like to know how things work and to fix things. read more

New story! Chinese Company Learns From The West: Builds Up Big Patent Portfolio, Uses It To Sue Apple In China

For many years now, Western governments have been complaining about China's supposed lack of respect for intellectual monopolies, and constantly pushing the country's politicians to tighten the legal framework protecting them. To anyone not blinded by an unquestioning belief in the virtues of copyright and patent maximalism, it was pretty clear where this strategy would end.

New story! KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable (jessie) and newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (sid). It uses kernel 4.2.2 and xorg 7.7 (core 1.17.3) for supporting current computer hardware.

New story! Mozilla: We’re not getting money from Google any more but we’re doing fine

For many years, Firefox developer Mozilla generated substantial income from a sponsorship deal with Google; the search and advertising firm paid Mozilla in return for Firefox making Google its default search engine. That deal was ended last year, with Firefox defaulting to Yahoo in the US, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China.

New story! $5 Raspberry Pi Zero keeps it simple

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a $5, 65 x 30mm “Raspberry Pi Zero” SBC with a 1GHz ARM11 SoC, 512MB RAM, plus microSD, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, and 40-pin GPIO. The $9-and-up Chip has just been eclipsed in the hacker SBC price competition before it has even begun to ship in volume. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s […]

New story! 5 big reasons the team is thankful

In the past year, the open source community has helped publish more than 1,000 articles on Thank you. Thank you to our readers and open source community members who visit the site, share personal and professional experiences, and participate in online and in-person discussions. read more

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