New story! Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot ready Ubuntu Live image customization

This article will provide you with a core information on how to create boot-able Ubuntu Live customized isohybrid image to get you started with your own Ubuntu distro spin-off. The output image will be amd64 customized Ubuntu live image, capable to boot in all three boot modes: Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot.

New story! Microsoft's Copyrights- and Patents-Based Attacks on GNU/Linux Carry on

The SCO case is still going on and Microsoft has just signed a patent deal with GoPro over its FOSS-based software, relating to “certain file storage and other system technologies”

New story! T-Mobile urges FCC to “tread lightly” on video throttling and zero-rating

A T-Mobile USA executive yesterday urged the Federal Communications Commission not to take any action against the carrier's "Binge On" program, which throttles nearly all video content and exempts certain video services from data caps.

New story! Judge Says ‘No’ to SCO

Guess who’s back in the news? Even as a ghost, SCO is trying to pickpocket IBM’s wallet. Well, it’s not a ghost exactly. It’s brain dead and on life support, but just alive enough to seek yet another day in court.

New story! Arduino Yun clone runs OpenWrt, offers Grove I/O

The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports. The Seeeduino Arduino clone from Seeed Studios has been around for years, adding three onboard Grove sensor interfaces to basic Arduino functionality. Now, Seeed Studios has launched a Seeeduino […]

New story! Martin Thomson Appointed to the Internet Architecture Board

Standards are a key part of keeping the Open Web open. The Web runs on standards developed mainly by two standards bodies: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which standardizes HTML and Web APIs, and the Internet Engineering Task Force … Continue reading

New story! Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768. That decision meant that hordes of Netbooks, the very small laptops popular in the late noughties, had no obvious upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 8.x.

Back in November 2013 I therefore tried to figure out how to extend the life of my own Netbook. Along the way I confirmed that Windows 8 was indeed a terrible idea for Netbooks, especially my Lenovo S10e and its 1024 x 576 screen. That Netbook's been gathering dust since that 2013 story, but a few weeks back I found myself in need of a spare computer to serve as a data mule carrying data to the cloud. Microsoft seemed only too happy to let me upgrade the Netbook to Windows 10, so I gave it a try.

New story! Korora 23 Screencast and Screenshots

The Korora project has released version 23 (code name "Coral") which is now available for download. Existing 23 beta users do not need to re-install, just keep installing regular updates. For the last three months we have been waiting for the RPMFusion repositories to be declared stable before releasing Korora 23. These community packages provide support for things that Fedora doesn't normally ship, like multi-media codecs and proprietary kernel drivers. Normally, the stable RPMFusion repositories are available a few weeks after a Fedora release, however the community has moved to new infrastructure and this has caused some delays.

New story! How to mount qcow2 disk image on Linux

When you run a guest virtual machine (VM) on a hypervisor, you create one or more disk images dedicated to the VM. As a "virtual" disk volume, a disk image represents the content and structure of a storage device (e.g., a hard disk drive or flash drive) attached to the VM. If you want to modify files in a VM's disk image without powering on the VM, you could "mount" the disk image. You then would be able to modify the content of the disk image before unmounting it.

New story! Samsung patent counterstrike against Nvidia falls flat

In 2014, Nvidia filed its first-ever patent lawsuit. The target was Korean smartphone giant Samsung. Predictably, Samsung struck back—but a jury's verdict that came out on Friday shows neither side is getting traction.

New story! MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition Is Now Live and Does Not Disappoint, Says the Dev

After more than a year in the making, the MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition is now live and available for download for those who want to try out something different, something fresh.

New story! deepSQL Database Promises MySQL Compliance with Cloud Scalability

Deep Information Science's deepSQL database leverages machine learning to provide a scalable, efficient MySQL-compliant database for the cloud, the company says.

New story! Twidiots rage on Twitter about new algorithmic timeline

Twidiots around the world are very angry right now. Twitter has decided to follow in the footsteps of Fakebook and introduce an algorithmic timeline. When the news of this hit Twitter, there was a twidiot storm the likes of which has seldom been seen on the service. They went on a rage-filled tweet rampage, vowing that Twitter was dead to them, they would never tweet again (the world should be so lucky), and other hysterical dramatics.

New story! Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains

A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.

New story! PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright concerns

PayPal has stopped accepting payments for Canadian outfit UnoTelly—a provider of VPN and SmartDNS services—because these might be used to facilitate copyright infringement.

UnoTelly said in an update on its website that Paypal had "severed payment processing agreement unilaterally and without prior warning." It added: "Paypal indicated that UnoTelly is not allowed to provide services that enable open and unrestricted Internet access."

New story! WandBoard.org spins Brillo-on-iMX6UL IoT hacker board

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Wandboard.org launched a sandwich-style “HobbitBoard” that runs Brillo on an i.MX6 UltraLite, and offers Intel Edison, Wandboard, and MikroBus expansion. The HobbitBoard, which is available for pre-order at $69 for March shipment, is the first hacker board to come out of Wandboard.org since the original i.MX6-based Wandboard debuted back in 2012. The Wandboard, which stepped […]

New story! Getting started with Shotwell

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Shotwell is a simple yet powerful program that comes installed with most flavors of Fedora, such as Fedora Workstation and the Cinnamon desktop spin. It’s also available for install on any other desktop or spin. You can use it as either a photo viewer and... Continue Reading →

New story! MakuluLinux 10 "Xfce" Screencast and Screenshots

More than 12 months in the making, Makulu 10 Xfce does not disappoint. The focus on this build was stability, speed, social integration, key features that really make it unique and noticeable. Some core elements and standardized traditional elements were kept in this edition, however some new features were also introduced. The new social integration is unmatched in the Linux world, nowhere else can you simply so easily access your preferred social platform in such manner of comfortability.

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: Snk

I'm apparently in a silly-game mood this month, because I stumbled across an open-source project I couldn't keep all to myself: Snk. If you remember the classic game of snake, Snk is the same concept, but smaller, harder and with music.

New story! Does the Linux desktop really matter in the long run?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Tails 2.0, and Stremio is an alternative to Popcorn Time for movies, TV shows, and more.

New story! Left 4 Dead dedicated server install guide for CentOS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Gaming servers are widely searched for by the internet-savvy online gamers. L4D or the Left 4 Dead is a popular game played online. With multi and single player mode, and newer version L4D 2 in the market, available with all its online cheat codes, many a gamer find this game very compelling. Gaming servers enjoy heavy inbound traffic. Installing a gaming console on a Linux distribution server such as CentOS may seem a daunting task, for a new user to Linux systems. Listed below are steps to configure, install, update and run the L4D server on Linux distribution like CentOS.

New story! Introducing Stremio, a More Complete and Powerful Popcorn Time Alternative

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 8, 2016 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stremio is an application built with Electron that streams and plays movies, TV shows, Youtube channels, and TV channels, from torrents. Sounds familiar?

New story! Dispatches from FOSDEM, new survey data, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit

Win for IBM as Judge rules attempt to move case away from contract law is a no-no The SCO Group has suffered another reversal in its long-running attempt to squeeze some cash out of IBM for allegedly pinching its code and tossing it into Linux and maybe AIX too.…

New story! Creating disk images with FOG

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of IT, keeping a consistent experience across your machines is essential. Imaging, also called disk cloning, is a process of copying the contents of one hard drive onto another. IT professionals create what's often called a "golden image" with desired settings, tweaks, and software installations. This image is then uploaded to a server and distributed to other devices from there. read more

New story! OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer

GNU/Linux, of course, is the most obvious difference between Ubuntu's mobile offerings, phone or tablet, and those from the usual suspects. The upcoming tablet, however, has a big feature that's been MIA from the phones so far, and depending on how well it's implemented and how savvy the marketing folks are, it could completely change the mobile market.

New story! Solus Operating System interview

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
Take a sneak peek at our uncut interview with the team at Solus OS...

New story! Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was stationed at a small base outside of the Hanscom U.S. Air Force Base in Massachusetts from 2008 to 2012, where I was responsible for the majority of the Air Force's software programs. My job was to take the existing command center, a behemoth known as the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), and modernize it. read more

New story! Linus Torvalds Releases a "Slightly Bigger Than Expected" Linux Kernel 4.5 RC3

Linus Torvalds just made his regular announcement about the general availability of a new Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.5.

New story! Canonical and Spain's BQ team to put Ubuntu on a tablet

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Tablet, schmablet, this is a converged experience. Or something Canonical is hoping to put Ubuntu into the hands of slab-fondlers who want something that can double as a near-desktop.…

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