New story! Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over?

  • The VAR Guy ; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story
Google and Microsoft have ended their patent war to much fanfare in the tech press. And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars are essentially over, too?

New story! 3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

  • Entrepreneur; By Michael Li (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Entrepreneurs are often strapped for cash, so it makes sense to allow your data scientists to utilize his or her favorite open-source tools. Data scientists don’t exist in a vacuum; they’re part of a larger network of peers collaborating in an open-source movement. Encouraging them to contribute to open-source projects, and giving them the time to do so, gives them a greater sense of ownership and a broader purpose: contributing to the open-source community.

New story! Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09 Is Out, Based on Linux Kernel 4.1.9 LTS and GNOME 3.16

The Manjaro Community announces the release of Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09.

New story! Zulip chat from Dropbox, Linux Foundation report, FCC rules, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source routers, Linux Foundation's report that open source code is worth billions, and more. Open source news for September 27 to October 2, 2015 read more

New story! Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud

Surely there should be an effortless way for a beginner to experiment with Linux for the first time? Indeed there is; step forward the online cloud lab.

New story! Cocos2d update, Amazon Fire TV gaming, pick of the week, and more gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at updates for Cocos2d and xoreos game engines, porting Shovel Knight to Amazon Fire TV, and more. Open gaming roundup for September 26 - October 2, 2015 read more

New story! White Hat Vigilante Launches Virus That Makes Routers Safer

  • Tech Times; By Horia Ungureanu (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
an unconventional malware called Linux.Wifatch was reported on Oct. 1... Not only does it get rid of malicious software, but it also inspires users to update their firmware and passwords.

New story! The Type of Documentation Open Source Needs

I used to write manuals, so no doubt I consider documentation more important than most users. But whatever the reason, I am increasingly convinced that if desktop Linux applications are ever going to receive the attention they deserve, they need not only to have documentation, but to have the right sort as well.

New story! Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 Screenshot Tour

We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: `NST 22 SVN:7248'. This release is based on Fedora 22 using Linux kernel: 4.1.7-200.fc22. This release brings the NST distribution on par with Fedora 22. Here are some of the highlights for this release: Development of a new geolocation map presentation using technology from the WebGL Globe project. This allows for gelocated IPv4 addresses to be rendered on a globe within your browser using WebGL. See the live demo on the NST Wiki site: NST WebGL (View Globe). One can now populate the NST Networking Tools Widgets with results from many of the NST integrated applications.

New story! Headless box-PC has six GbE ports, runs Linux on G-Series

Acrosser’s “AND-G420N1” compact headless networking appliance runs Linux on a quad-core 2GHz AMD G-Series SoC, and offers SATA-II storage and six GbE ports. Acrosser refers to the AND-G420N1 as a desktop networking microbox, as well as a “cost-effective niche solution.” The networking appliance runs Ubuntu or Fedora Linux on an AMD G-Series GX-420MC SoC The […]

New story! VirtualBox 5.0.6 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 4.3, systemd, and El Capitan

Oracle announced the release of the six maintenance version of their popular and cross-platform VirtualBox 5.0 virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

New story! Nest Labs advances its Weave home automation ecosystem

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nest Labs announced device partners for its Weave home automation protocol using Thread networking, and unveiled a Nest Cam API and a “Works with Nest” store. Nest thermostat Google’s Nest Labs subsidiary announced more details about the Weave peer-to-peer networking protocol for home automation devices.

New story! Valve Is Using SteamOS and Linux Icons for the Same Game

Valve is making some strange choices when it comes to Linux, and it's been using different icons to SteamOS and Linux. It's unclear why they are doing this, but the worst scenario imaginable is that some games will be built for SteamOS and not for generic Linux distros.

New story! F23, FUDCon LATAM in review, distro collaboration panel, , and all-in with Ansible

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 2, 2015 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Fedora 23 Beta Of course, last week marked the release of Fedora 23 beta. So far, reports are good, and I’m really happy using it on my system. (I’ve heard at least one “even better than F22 final release”!) If... Continue Reading

New story! CompuLab's Mintbox 2 and Mintbox Mini PCs Now Ship with Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 2, 2015 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Clement Lefebvre, the leader of the Linux Mint project, sent in his monthly report for September 2015 to inform all Linux Mint users about the most important milestone of the project.

New story! If Drupal were a band it would be Rush

Toronto's Colan Schwartz is a self-employed enterprise web architect with a career that exemplifies the open source ethic. Aside from some MS-DOS, Windows 95, and NT use in his early days—all on the same box, no less—adding GNU/Linux to the mix sealed the FOSS deal.

New story! The Linux Kernel to Celebrate Its 24th Birthday

The Linux kernel project is about to celebrate its 24th birthday and it looks like it's stronger than ever. Almost a quarter of a century after version 0.01 was made available, Linux is almost running the world and it's expansion is not stopping.

New story! Top 5: Red Hat CEO Linux story, LibreOffice 5 years, Head of Open Source at Twitter, and more

In this week's Friday Top 5, we highlight... read more

New story! Dealing with Boundary Issues

The other evening a bunch of us were sitting in a friend's living room while a series of photos scrolled across her TV. The photos were a screen saver served up by her new Apple TV box. Some of the pictures were of people, birds, flowers, cats and other typical stuff.

New story! Five things that doomed the big and brilliant BlackBerry 10

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 2, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So long, and thanks for all the emails Listicle Clickbait Special BlackBerry wants you to know that the BlackBerry 10 (BB10) isn't dead. But beyond receiving essential maintenance, it simply isn't a priority for BlackBerry, which boasts that it now has over 50 per cent of its staff in software and sales jobs.…

New story! A look at Battle for Wesnoth's current game development strategy

I had my first run-in with the turn-based, Linux strategy game Battle for Wesnoth a few years ago. It was not long after discovering open source software, and I was incredibly impressed that a small group of developers could create such an excellent game for free. Discovering this along with Linux and the numerous GNU packages is what really piqued my interest in the world of open source. Recently, I visited the Battle for Wesnoth's homepage and discovered they are need of fresh blood to keep the project rolling. Because I'm not skilled enough to contribute code, I decided to reach out to the developers, get their stories, and help spread the word about this fantastic project. read more

New story! Calibre eBook Converter Now Has Support for the New KFX Format from Amazon

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 2, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Calibre eBook editor and reader has been upgraded once more and the developer has just added the much-needed support for the new KFX format that is used by Amazon.

New story! Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Oct 2, 2015 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Lost in all the buzz about Google's new Nexus smartphones and Chromecast devices was that Chromebooks are now schools' favorite computer device.

New story! Firefox Is Much Better than Any Other Browser and Here's Why

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 2, 2015 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We often read about comparative tests between browsers and we see that Google Chrome or Opera are extremely fast, or that some other browser gets really good scores in rendering, and so on. The truth is that none of that really matters when you are using browsers in the real world, and in the real world Firefox shines and it's head and shoulders above everything else.

New story! Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 2, 2015 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The... Continue Reading →

New story! Seize the opportunity to explain open source

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 2, 2015 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kids have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. I would estimate that all of us with children have had them go through a phase of asking "Why?" constantly. In truth, it often comes at the most inconvenient moment for a parent; like when the world is literally going to explode unless your child puts down the green marker pen, and instead of doing it, they just look up at you and ask "Why?" I was no different. I went through the "Why?" phase. My daughter has been through it and my nephew is going through it right now. read more

New story! "No Background Processing for Apps" in Ubuntu Touch Is Being Debated

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 2, 2015 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the issues that's been bothering some Ubuntu Touch developers and users is the fact that background processing for apps is now really permitted on this platform. A discussion has been started on the official mailing list, and it looks like there are a lot of supporters of the idea that "no background processing for apps" policy needs to change.

New story! Microsoft, ASUS sign combined Android patent, Office bundling deal

Is Microsoft making Office software and services part of its Android-patent-licensing negotiation terms? A new deal between Microsoft and ASUS makes it seem like it might be.

New story! Fairphone is a conflict-free smartphone ready to give back

No matter your ethical or societal bent, it's impossible to escape the daily headlines of companies heading down dark paths or the discovery of unethical practices. This happens in every sector from car manufacturers to mobile technology. Every once in awhile, however, a company arises to break free from that mold and show that modern businesses can, in fact, sell products that do not skirt around ethical practices in the name of bottom line.

New story! SparkyLinux 4.1 Brings LibreOffice 5.0.1 and KDE Plasma 5.4.1, Based on Debian 9

The developers of the SparkyLinux distribution announced the final release of SparkyLinux 4.1.

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