New story! FLOSS Weekly 330: Docker

Solomon Hykes, CTO and chief architect of Docker, joins Randal and Gareth this week to talk about Docker's 2nd birthday and the vast ecosystem it has developed during the time. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.

New story! Arch Linux 2015.04.01 Is Now Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 2, 2015 2:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Another month, another ISO image of one of the most acclaimed distributions of GNU/Linux, Arch Linux, is now available for download, today, April 1, 2015. Arch Linux is a highly customizable, powerful, and lightweight computer operating system with a rolling-release model.

New story! Surviving systemd: Lucas Nussbaum satisfied with init system outcome

It would not be an exaggeration to say that no leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project has had to cope with more troubling times than Lucas Nussbaum. The extent of debate and acrimony that broke out within the project last year over the decision to adopt systemd as the default init system for the next release, Jessie, would have taxed the patience of even the most suave diplomat.

New story! GNOME SDK Is Out, Apps Could Soon Run on Distros Without Packaging

GNOME developer are dreaming big, and they want to make users create and distribute applications that work on multiple distributions. Now, the official GNOME SDK runtime is out, and it should help a lot in this regard.

New story! How to create document centric apps with concurrent tasks on Android Lollipop

Android L introduced a great new feature: the ability for a single app to have multiple tasks available on the 'Recent Apps' list. This is called Document Centric apps (Concurrent Tasks). In fact, this feature is a rather significant change in multitasking model in Android L, where focus has been shifted from traditional app-centric multitasking […]Continue reading... The post How to create document centric apps with concurrent tasks on Android Lollipop appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to use RecyclerView and CardView on Android Lollipop How to create activity transition animations on Android Lollipop

New story! Opera 30 Web Browser Will Introduce a Real, Powerful Tab Cycler

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced on the last day of March 2015, that new updates for the Opera 29 Beta and Opera Developer 30 web browsers are available for download and testing, bringing several new features and various improvements.

New story! How to Install ONLYOFFICE on RedHat Linux (RHEL) and CentOS

ONLYOFFICE is a free, open source software that enables teams to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place. Though Ubuntu is the most well-known Linux distribution, we don't want other distributions users to feel left out in the cold. This guide will show what steps to take to install ONLYOFFICE collaborative system on Red Hat/CentOS.

New story! Linux Lite 2.4 Screenshot Tour

With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. Disk encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

New story! High-Performance Computing

My Pebble watch has several orders of magnitude more power than the mainframe computers used by NASA to land astronauts on the moon and then get them back safely. In fact, at the time, the six-megabyte program IBM developed to monitor the astronaut's biometric and environmental data was the most complex software ever written!

New story! Linux in the Old Homestead

My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years.

New story! Linux Mint: No Plans to Drop Ubuntu as Base for Popular Desktop Linux OS

Linux Mint, the popular open source operating system, will continue to use Canonical's Ubuntu as the basis for its flagship Linux distribution for the foreseeable future.

New story! Linux Lite 2.4 Screencast

With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. Disk Encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

New story! The Tears of a Linux Clown

To a kid who already has an aptitude or interest in computer science, this opens a whole new world of opportunity for her. She steps not only into a career of her choice, she steps into a community of millions of free software programmers and users. She has her eyes opened to the concept of community and purpose…and the reality that she can make a difference as well as a paycheck.

New story! CentOS 7.1-1503 Screenshot Tour

We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is the second major release for CentOS 7 and is tagged as 1503. This build is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. This merges in all base, updates, and CR (continuous release) components released in the month of March 2015. If you have been using the CR repositories on your previous CentOS Linux 7 install, you already have all the components used to compose this new release. This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to handle stale content is included in the release notes.

New story! Why open source and enterprise users are natural allies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 1, 2015 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software and enterprise users are natural allies. For example, at HotWax Systems, enterprise users are our focus customers, and open source software is at the core of the capabilities we deliver. read more

New story! Firefox 37 released

In today's open source roundup: Firefox 37 is out. Plus: Debian 8 Jesse release date announced, and mass confusion ensues when Reddit reverses the Android and Apple subreddits.

New story! Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jerry Bezencon had the pleasure of announcing on March 31 the immediate availability for download and testing of the final release of his Linux Lite 2.4 computer operating system based on an LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new Linux Lite 2.4 come with a great number of features that we’ve listed below for your viewing pleasure.

New story! How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback

Moodle is a well-established, highly flexible open source learning platform, having grown from small beginnings at the start of the century into the mainstream solution for millions of people worldwide. Its customizable and secure learning management features allow anyone to create a private website filled with dynamic courses in any subject that promote learning on a schedule that suits students. read more

New story! Microsoft Admits It's Been Using a Modified Linux Kernel for Years

Microsoft made a surprising announcement yesterday when they said that they would increase their contributions to the Linux kernel. The company admitted that it's been using a heavily modified Linux kernel for years, although it's a very old version.

New story! How to install Reader Self RSS on a CentOS 7 VPS

  • Rosehosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 1, 2015 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Reader Self is self hosted RSS reader written in PHP. It is a good replacement for the popular Google Reader.

New story! Firefox 37 Debuts With Opportunistic Encryption, Security Fixes

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 1, 2015 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
"Opportunistic encryption is meant to improve the transport properties of legacy HTTP resources that would otherwise be carried in clear text," Patrick McManus, platform engineer at Mozilla, told eWEEK. "Any TLS [Transport Layer Security] certificate, including self-signed ones, may be used with opportunistic encryption because it does not enforce authentication. Servers must run either HTTP/2 or SPDY/3.1."

New story! Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, has announced that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.

New story! SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux. Actions Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese fabless chipmaker Actions Semiconductor, is aiming its new S500 system-on-chip and ActDuino S500 SBC “open source reference design platform” at digital signage, kiosks, Android netbooks, […]

New story! Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR

The famous Tails amnesic incognito Live CD operating system that has been used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has been updated on March 30 to version 1.3.2 with a number of improvements and security fixes.

New story! Tiny, stackable, Linux-based IoT module hits Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Onion launched a tiny, Linux-based “Omega” IoT module, along with a dock, stackable expansion modules, a cloud service, and web app tools.

New story! Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Officially Released with Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, Firefox 40 Pushed to Nightly Channel

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
As expected, Mozilla had the pleasure of unveiling today, March 31, the Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser for all supported computer operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, while pushing Firefox 40 to the nightly (unstable channel), Firefox 39.0 to the Dev channel, and Firefox 38.0 to the Beta channel.

New story! Tails 1.3.2 Screencast

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3.2, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. There are numerous other changes that may not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

New story! Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

  • Gizmodo; By Sean Hollister (Posted by JaseP on Apr 1, 2015 1:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.

New story! How similar are OS X and Linux?

In today's Apple roundup: What are the similarities between OS X and Linux? Plus: Why Apple bought FoundationDB, and reviews of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro with Force Touch.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.16, Sabayon 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

GNOME 3.16 was released on March 25, benefiting from the contributions of 1,043 authors that made 33,525 changes.

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