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allowed you to make personal copies of your own music, including format-shifted versions, has now been definitively withdrawn, according to The 1709 Blog.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

New story! Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

How many coincidences does it take to be Scroogled? “Anonymity is like virginity. You don't get it back once you've lost it,” writes one Register reader on Microsoft’s latest raid on your privacy.…

New story! Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer

Starting today, shops and newsagents are stocking a computer magazine called The MagPi, and as a world's first, this magazine comes with a free computer—literally stuck to the front cover. It's the newest Raspberry Pi release, called Pi Zero. This computer also goes on sale around the world for just $5. read more

New story! Linux-Powered C.H.I.P. Tiny SBC Will be the World's First $8 Computer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remember the world's tiniest computer that goes by the name of C.H.I.P.? Of course you do, it is the world's cheapest single-board computer (SBC) ever made, available for purchase for only $9 (€8.4).

New story! Dell, Comcast, Intel & Who Knows Who Else Are Out to Get You

And you thought all you had to worry about was Superfish, the adware Lenovo installed on its computers that left users vulnerable to man-in the-middle attacks — even when running Linux. At least the latest dumb move by Dell seems to be Windows specific, meaning most readers of FOSS Force can breath easy and repeat the official Linux mantra rewritten from an old Dial soap campaign. Aren’t you glad you use Linux? Don’t you wish ever everybody did?

New story! Teardown shows Nest Cam is “always-on” even when you think it’s off

  • Ars Technica; By Valentina Palladino (Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 26, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It turns out your home security camera may see more of your home than you thought it did. In a teardown of the Nest Cam, a team at ABI Research found that even when "off," the camera draws nearly the same amount of power as when it's fully powered on, meaning it's functional and running even when the indicator light claims otherwise.

New story! Introducing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 23 features the brand new Cinnamon Desktop Spin for users craving a more traditional user interface. The Fedora 23 Cinnamon Desktop Spin features version 2.8.3 of the Cinnamon Desktop which by default features a taskbar and applications menu at the... Continue Reading →

New story! BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced the availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution.

New story! Five Things in Fedora This Week: HyperKitty, Elections,, Wayland, and Python 3

HyperKitty is here! What’s HyperKitty, you may ask? It’s a cute name for something that’s not actually particularly feline (and while we hope you’ll think it’s hyper-good, it’s not hyperactive). It’s a new, modern web interface for all the Fedora... Continue Reading →

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The Ubuntu developers have published a new iteration of the Ubuntu Kernel Team Weekly Newsletter to inform all users of the free operating system about the latest work done for the kernel packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

Update now fixed, we're told. Microsoft withdrew downloads for its latest official edition of Windows 10, version 1511, after it meddled with people's privacy settings.…

New story! Practical tips for working with OpenStack

To build your own cloud and take advantage of the power of the open source powered OpenStack project takes dedicated resources and a good bit of learning. Due to the size of the project and the pace of development, keeping up can be difficult. The good news is that there are many resources to help, including the official documentation, a variety of OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as community-authored guides.

New story! Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

Latest developer tool also adds GPU profiler, Java to native debugging. Google has released Android Studio 2.0 Preview, a major update to its IDE for developing Android applications.…

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