New story! Raspberry Pi python supercomputer

Learn how to configure a cluster of Raspberry Pis to handle parallel programming

New story! Xfce 4.12 Has Been Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 28, 2015 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Xfce
After two years of hard work, the Xfce development team had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, February 28, the immediate and general availability of the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Pocket-watch style smartphone runs Firefox OS

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2015 10:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Monohm unveiled a disk-shaped “Runcible” smartphone running Firefox OS. The camera-equipped device is notable for its chilled-out UI and modular construction. The Runcible will launch in the second half of the year through Japanese carrier KDDI, which has invested in Berkeley, Calif. startup Monohm, Inc. The company name combines the Japanese word “mono” or “object,” […]

New story! Calligra 2.9 Brings Biggest Krita Release and New Kexi Partnership

We are happy to announce the release of final version 2.9 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of changes which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes.

New story! Snowden's favourite Linux - Tails - rushes sec-fix version to market

Tails, the secure live-boot Linux made famous by Edward Snowden, has had a major revision release to Version 1.3. The new version, released after testing since February 12, combines various security fixes with new apps and simplified install, the developers say.

New story! Docker supports real life whales, Linux v4.0 decided with a poll, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker and the Oceanic Society, Linux kernel version 4.0, a mini-farm, and more!

New story! Net Neutrality Clears Hurdle & Other Things

Was that former Linux Outlaw Dan Lynch on FLOSS Weekly 326 earlier this week? It most certainly was. Dan joins regular host Randall Schwartz in talking about the Open Source Initiative with Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson in this particular episode, which is well worth a watch. It’s always great to see Randall on his show, and it’s great that he has such fantastic “guest help” from time to time.

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Makes It Easier for Windows Users to Adapt to the Unity Interface

The Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet) operating system has also been released alongside the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE distributions, bringing a wide range of improvements, numerous updated components, as well as the usual bug fixes. We took the distribution for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for all users of the Chinese Ubuntu community.

New story! Top 5: Linux distros for computer repair, Blockly, Gene Kim, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2015 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! Do you want to know how the magic happens? It's not rocket science of course, but I thought you might like to know how I make the Weekly Top 5 video and article for you every week. read more

New story! VLC Media Player 2.2.0 released

In today's open source roundup: Get the latest version of VLC. Plus: Ubuntu MATE is now an official spin, and developers don't care if Linus is nice.

New story! Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework

Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2. The Chocolate Factory says it has dogfooded gRPC on its own microservices and that it “enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices” and offers “bandwidth and CPU efficient, low latency way to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.”

New story! The GIMP's bad news could be good news

This month, the GIMP lost its User eXperience (UX) maintainer.

New story! Tiny rugged COM runs Linux on quad-core 2GHz Tegra K1

GE unveiled a rugged COM Express Type 10 Mini module that runs Linux on a 2GHz Tegra K1 and offers soldered 2GB RAM and support for CUDA and VisionWorks. GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, a division of GE Energy Management headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is primarily focused on the military/aerospace segment. The 84 x 55mm mCOM10K1 computer-on-module, which conforms to the COM Express Type 10 “Mini” form factor, is designed in part for SWaP-constrained mil/aero applications like image and video processing, sensor processing and electronic warfare. However, it also has broader applications in industrial Internet and Internet of Things applications, says GE. These are said to include industrial process automation, automotive and transportation, and medical imaging.

New story! Writebox Review - The Best Distraction-Free Text Editor

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 28, 2015 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Writebox is a simple text editor that provides almost no features. Despite this, it's one of the simplest and most trustworthy WYSIWYG text editors around if you just want something simple for writing.

New story! Vine Linux 6.3 Screenshot Tour

Vine Linux 6.3 (Malartic-Lagraviere). Vine Linux 6.3 has following features (highlights): update the software collection; update Linux kernel to 3.4.106 (latest LTS kernel 3.4.y); bundle newer software - Firefox 33.0, Thunderbird 24.0, Sylpheed 3.4.2, LibreOffice 4.3.5, OpenSSL 1.0.1; stability improvement; improvements of look and feel; newer hardware support; new user-friendly tools. Since this is not a commercial version (Vine Linux CR), non-free applications and fonts are not included on the CD/DVD. Instead of proprietary ATOX X/Wnn7/Wnn8/VJE Japanese inputs and Ricoh/Dynacomware fonts, this FTP edition contains Anthy and free TrueType fonts.

New story! Red Hat invites all to work on its OpenShift PaaS cloud

Red Hat's OpenShift Commons invites open-source programmers and users to work on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.

New story! Canonical, Juniper Partner on SDN and NFV for Carriers

Juniper and Canonical have partnered on Contrail Cloud Platform, an OpenStack-based SDN and NFV solution for carriers that is based on open standards, according to the companies.

New story! Ryanteck Budget Robot Kit Review

The cheapest and simplest Raspberry Pi robot you're going to find on the market. Is it a perfect entry-level kit?

New story! Canonical and Juniper team up on carrier-grade OpenStack SDN

Can a Linux company and a networking power join forces to make an open-source cloud and software defined network that's good enough for telecommunications data-centers? Canonical and Juniper think so.

New story! Midokura Pushes Open-Source SDN Forward

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 27, 2015 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Midokura open-sourced MidoNet in November 2014, in a bid to make it more accessible and encourage broader developer participation. In the three months since then, Midokura's development process for MidoNet has evolved somewhat.

New story! Magicka 2 Linux Release Likely After The Initial Launch

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 27, 2015 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Magicka is a very popular action/adventure game that is set to have a sequel soon, and the likelihood of Magicka 2 coming to Linux just went up.

New story! Docker Releases Orchestration Tools to Support Open Source Containerization

  • The VAR Guy; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Feb 27, 2015 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The release this week of Docker's Machine, Swarm and Compose orchestration tools will help protect against vendor lock-in on the open source containerization platform, Docker says.

New story! GNOME 3.16 to Feature Redesigned and Superb System Notifications

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 27, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GNOME 3.16 promises to be one of the best releases made so far and numerous changes have been already announced. The new notification system is one of them and it's definitely something to look forward to.

New story! Starting with Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10 - A Beginner's Guide

Vagrant is an highly efficient tool for managing virtual machines via CLI. This increases your and your team's productivity and flexibility. This tutorial will cover the installation of Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10, explain the basics of this great virtualisation tool and will guide you trough the creation of your first Vagrant instance.

New story! KaOS 2015.02 Screenshot Tour

KaOS is very proud to announce the availability of the February release of a new stable ISO image. This release brings the end of KDE 4 as the default Desktop Environment for KaOS. Almost ten months ago work started to fully migrate to Frameworks 5, Plasma 5-based distribution and with the release of Plasma 5.2.1 this migration is now deemed ready to bring a better user experience then KDE 4. From the unset of this migration there was never a plan to mix the two environments. What you will see on this ISO is a pure Plasma 5-based environment. As many might have noted KDE Applications 14.12 did not contain more then a handful of Plasma 5 applications. Just about all applications that users have become used to seeing in a KDE 4 version are available as a Plasma 5 port. A few are not ready yet, and those will be missing from the KaOS repositories until their ports are ready for daily use.

New story! 4 tips for breaking into an open source community

My two biggest dreams growing up were to be either a firefighter or a space explorer. Though I didn’t get to do either of those things, I satisfy the former via being a volunteer in prevention with Cal Fire, California’s state fire department, and the latter by reading everything I can get my hands on about space—both fiction and non-fiction. read more

New story! An open source database for realtime applications

The world of databases is no stranger to open source. In fact, many of the world's top companies, projects, and websites run various open source databases behind the scenes.

New story! Ubuntu Phones, Convergence, Snappy Ubuntu Core to Be Showcased at MWC 2015

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 27, 2015 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The highly anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) event will take place between March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, and as expected, Canonical will be present to showcase its latest Ubuntu technologies, including the Ubuntu convergence of the upcoming Unity 8 interface and the first Ubuntu-powered phones, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Meizu MX4.

New story! Resize images using Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 27, 2015 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
I love Python, and I’ve been learning it for a while now. Some time ago, I wrote a Python script where I needed to resize a bunch of images while at the same time keeping the aspect ratio (the proportions) intact. So I looked around and found the PIL (Python Imaging Library). read more

New story! Creating a Community: Pieces of a Project

  • IT Toolbox; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Feb 27, 2015 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Many hands make light work, as they say. More importantly, though – many hands come with many minds. An FOSS project consists of a lot more than just the source code that powers your application. Most successful projects consist of at least the following: Website Documentation User Support Application(s)

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