New story! DIY recycling, UCONN's open source chemistry book, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2016 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a project aimed at academic libraries, a project to develop networking for rural areas, an open source chemistry textbook, and more. read more

New story! Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

New story! Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta Screenshot Tour

Since the Exodus declaration in 2014, infrastructure has been put in place to support Devuan's mission to offer users control over their system. Spread the word! a simple way to spell "Devuan" is "dev dash one dot org" both dev-one.org and dev-1.org point here. Devuan aliases its releases using minor planet names as codenames. Xfce is the default desktop.

New story! Patent defendants won’t receive a “Get out of East Texas free” card

Patent reform advocates who were hoping to "shut down the Eastern District of Texas" face disappointment today, as the top US patent appeals court ruled (PDF) against a venue transfer in a dispute between two food companies.

New story! Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60

FriendlyARM’s $60, open spec “NanoPC-T3” SBC runs Android or Linux on an octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC packed with wireless and media interfaces, plus 8GB eMMC. The over-caffeinated board builders at Guangzhou, China-based FriendlyARM have shipped their highest-end hacker board yet. The NanoPC-T3 is almost identical to the NanoPC-T2 board, but swaps out the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Samsung […]

New story! Gabriele Trombini: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Gabriele Trombini on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

New story! GNOME Builder 3.20.2 Arrives with LLVM 3.8, FreeBSD and OpenBSD Support

The developers behind the GNOME Builder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) pushed earlier to updates of the software to the stable and devel channels, GNOME Build 3.20.2 and 3.21.1.

New story! Top 5: Eclipse data processing tools, the US governments open source policy, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight 5 Eclipse scientific workbenches, a hands-on with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, open source GIS projects, and more.

New story! Install Osclass on a CentOS 7 VPS

Osclass is a popular open source project that allows you to easily create and manage your own classifieds website without any technical knowledge.

New story! Vivacious Colors – Best Colors Icon Suite for Ubuntu/Mint

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Apr 30, 2016 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
To improve the overall appearance and feeling of the end-user desktop, we have to install Icon & Theme suite to make it cool. Vivacious Colors is one of the best suite which will comes with 5 variants with 14 colors. Support included Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, Mate, Xfce, LXDE, Openbox and more

New story! IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It's Headed Today

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 30, 2016 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The history of the modern Internet of Things (IoT) dates back to the 1990s, yet IoT has evolved hugely since then, thanks especially to the cloud.

New story! RMS Gets Award, OwnCloud Founder Resigns & More…

Also: Ubuntu gets ready for Yakkety Yak (don't talk back), Tails has a new release with an updated TOR browser and Android apps are coming to a Chromebook near you.

New story! Chromium OS comes to Raspberry Pi 3

Chromium OS for SBCs has been released in v0.5 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. The Pine64 appears to be next up, with other hacker SBCs waiting in line. The “Chromium OS for Single Board Computers” project, which is taking the open source Chromium OS progenitor of Chrome OS, and tuning it for SBCs, […]

New story! The Perfect Server - Debian 8.4 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Jessie server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1. The web hosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

New story! GNOME privacy options give users even more desktop security

Security has never been more important. Any time you open a file, you leave a trail behind. When you delete files, they remain in the trash until you manually purge them. Your computer can even use certain services to help websites and apps pin down your location. And your machine's screen lock setup may not suit your needs. For anyone using a PC for business, these things can be crucial, as sensitive data comes in all forms.

New story! Sparky 4.3 Xfce Screenshot Tour

New, updated ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.3 'Tyche' are available now. As before, Sparky 'Home' editions provide fully featured operating system based on the Debian Testing, with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce. SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customised Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. It has been built on the "testing" branch of Debian GNU/Linux.

New story! Master OpenStack with 5 new tutorials

Returning from OpenStack Summit this week, I am reminded of just how vast the open source cloud ecosystem is and just how many different projects and concepts you need to be familiar with in order to succeed. Although, we're actually quite fortunate with the resources available for keeping up. In addition to the official documentation, many great educational tools are out there, from third party training and certification, to in-person events, and many community-contributed tutorials as well. read more

New story! How to disable MAC learning in a Linux bridge

An Ethernet bridge is a network component which interconnects multiple Ethernet networks by forwarding packets from one network to another. Linux has a software implementation of the Ethernet bridge (called "Linux bridge") incorporated into the kernel since 2.6. A Linux bridge is often used to set up a transparent proxy/firewall, or to work as a virtual switch which interconnects multiple virtual machines and containers created on a host.

New story! Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.3 "Tyche" Distro Launches with Linux Kernel 4.5.1

The SparkyLinux development team announced the release of the SparkyLinux 4.3 "Tyche" operating system, which has been in development for the past few months.

New story! Fedora announces Google Summer of Code 2016 participants

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2016 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
This year, Fedora recently announced the ten students who will be working on Fedora through the summer as part of the Google Summer of Code (also known as GSoC). Fedora originally announced its participation as an organization early last month.... Continue Reading →

New story! Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 16.04 and fix Panoramio blank picture issue

  • http://blog.pztop.com/; By Gao (Posted by dynaguy on Apr 29, 2016 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Step by step instruction to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

New story! Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

Devuan 'Jessie' betas debut in the name of 'Init freedom' The effort to create a systemd-free Debian fork has borne fruit, with a beta of “Devuan Jessie” appearing in the wild.…

New story! Learn Perl Online for Free

Some of the free computer training videos on YouTube rival the best tutorials you’ll find on paid video websites. Derek Banas' tutorials recently came to my attention. I particularly like “Learn Perl in One Video” — an hour long, comprehensive tutorial. You can even jump to a particular part of the video from the links in the text description of the video.

New story! Nautilus 3.20.1 File Manager Out Now, Lets Users Move Items to Network Locations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 29, 2016 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME 3.20.1 desktop environment was released two weeks ago with numerous updated components, but it looks like some of them are yet to receive their first point releases.

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?

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 29, 2016 4:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type:
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.

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