New story! Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen on the Microsoft-Red Hat Deal

  • Techrights; By Roy Schestowitz (Posted by schestowitz on Nov 30, 2015 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Red Hat
Founder of Free software and author of the GPL (respectively) comment on what Microsoft and Red Hat have done regarding patents

New story! Toys meet open source: 8 projects with LEGO

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2015 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LEGO bricks: To a parent, they're a virtual minefield, hidden away in the carpet to inflict unimaginable pain from a seemly innocent barefoot step. But to a child, they are a tool for creatively engineering anything the mind can imagine. And for many, they are our first foray into open source. The instructions with a LEGO set start out as rigid rules, and become merely guidelines as children learn to remix, adapt, and extend the "code" which defines the object being built, and then be shared with anyone nearby. read more

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 Release Candidate 3, Everything Is Normal

Just a few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the third RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel.

New story! 5 Best Online Image Editor Free For Websites, Blogs And Social Media

Images are everywhere, from a small blog post to social media. One of the best ways to attract customers to your content is through a unique and attractive graphic that describes what the whole content is all about.

New story! PeaZip 5.9.0 Open Source Archiver Adds Support for Extracting RAR5 Files on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 30, 2015 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the PeaZip software, a cross-platform and open-source graphical application designed as a front-end for some popular archive managers announced the release and immediate availability of PeaZip 5.9.0.

New story! Creating a laser light show with Fedora

Every day, people are making all kinds of incredible software powered by Fedora. The Fedora user community is broad and diverse, and sometimes, we hear about things that we never imagined possible. Rochester Institute of Technology student and Fedora user... Continue Reading →

New story! MakuluLinux Aero Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Jacque Montague Raymer of MakuluLinux had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of the MakuluLinux Aero Edition computer operating system.

New story! Gimp 2.8.16 Released Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives Distros

Gimp is one of the most popular image editors available for Linux. Gimp developers team has been releasing out new features, bug fixes and more improved GUI (Graphical User Interface). With Gimp 2.8.16, there are new set of GUI improvements, bug fixes and plugins improvements. Let's see how to install Gimp 2.8.16 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives.

New story! Pick of the Bunch: Cloud Development Tools

Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

New story! Nova and Neutron work-flow && CLI for HAProxy/Keepalived 3 Node Controller RDO Liberty

The correct name of this post is supposed to be "Nova and Neutron workflow && CLI for HAProxy/Keepalived 3 Node Controller RDO Liberty in an appropriate amount of detail". It follows up . Neutron work-flow on Controller is described including OVS flow rules on external brigge created by flat external network provider and eth0 external interface as VLAN OVS port of bridge br-eth0

New story! Your ISP Limit Bandwidth? Here Is What You Can Do To Improve Internet Speed

It is very annoying when our fast Internet connection goes down. Sometimes it is due to some technical error or sometime in case of wired Internet the wires damage causes the Internet completely shutdown. But, it’s all unexpected. We can’t go and fix it.

New story! Linux Kernel 3.12.51 LTS Is Out with Multiple x86 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Kernel developer Jiri Slaby informed users about the general availability of Linux kernel 3.12.51 LTS.

New story! Set Password Policies in SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server)

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Nov 29, 2015 2:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: SUSE
Steps to implement password policies can implemented using pam file “/etc/pam.d/common-password”

New story! European Patent Office Threatens Blogger With Defamation Lawsuit For Criticism

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) is reporting that the European Patent Office, EPO, has threatened Roy Schestowitz with a defamation lawsuit over a blog post he did. Schestowitz writes the Techrights blog, which I personally think can go overboard with some of its stories at times. However, to argue that his stories are defamation, especially by a government agency, is crazy.

New story! This $5 computer sold out in a day

The UK-based educational nonprofit released a new, tiny computer on Thursday for $5, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and sold out of it online within a day.

New story! Vendetta Online 1.8.360 3D Space Combat Game Improves the Glow Effect

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 28, 2015 8:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Guild Software announced that a new maintenance version of the Vendetta Online 1.8 cross-platform 3D space combat massively multiplayer online role-playing game is now available for download.

New story! Linux game sales, AMD GPU open source drivers, and more open source gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2015 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at two game sales, AMD GPU open source drivers, new open source game hardware, and more! Open gaming roundup for November 21 - 27, 2015 read more

New story! goes open source, a European open data portal, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2015 4:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new pan-European open data portal by the European Commission, going open source, and more! Open source news roundup for November 21 - 27, 2015 read more

New story! Where is Amazon’s Kindle Voyage 2 e-reader?

As I write this post it’s November 28, and the Kindle Voyage 2 is nowhere to be seen. As someone who buys a lot of Kindle and Audible books, I find it more than a little irritating that I can’t buy an updated version of the Kindle Voyage.

New story! Meet ARM1, grandfather of today's mobe, tablet CPUs -- watch it crunch code live in a browser

Blueprints restored for ARM's 25th anniversary Pics Chip geeks have produced an interactive blueprint of the ARM1 – the granddaddy of the processor cores powering billions of gadgets today, from Apple iPhones to Android tablets.…

New story! GIMP 2.10 Development Started, Will Bring GEGL-Based Tools, OpenEXR Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 28, 2015 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GIMP developers announced that the development cycle of the upcoming GIMP 2.10 open-source and cross-platform image editor software has started with the immediate availability of GIMP 2.9.2.

New story! 3 reasons open source needs Open Badges

Back in 2013, some contributors to the Fedora project were puzzled. They'd been issued digital badges like Paranoid Panda, Curious Penguin, and Master Editor but weren't sure why.

New story! GNOME 3.20 Desktop Environment Gets Closer with the Latest Development Milestone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 28, 2015 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
After a couple of weeks of hard work, and with a two-day delay, the second development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is finally here, available for testing on various GNU/Linux operating systems.

New story! Social engineering: hacker tricks that make recipients click

Social engineering is one of the most powerful tools in the hacker's arsenal and it generally plays a part in most of the major security breaches we hear about today. However, there is a common misconception around the role social engineering plays in attacks.

New story! Researchers poke hole in custom crypto built for Amazon Web Services

Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, academic researchers recently uncovered a potentially serious weakness in an early version of the code library protecting Amazon Web Services.

New story! How to track your Linux laptop

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
So, you just bought a new shiny laptop and you are uncomfortable about the possibility to see it stolen and lost forever? There are many things you can do to help you recover your laptop after such an unfortunate thing happens, and almost all of them involve some kind of tracking software. Here is a quick guide on how to set up easy to use tools that will help you locate your stolen laptop.

New story! Top 5: Drupal-based farmOS, Blender for astrophysics, Qora cryptocurrency, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
In this week's top 5 articles of the week, we highlight Drupal-based farmOS, Astroblend for visualizing astrophysics data, the goals of Qora cryptocurrency, Mozilla's Ben Kerensa shares his open source story, and the 2015 Open Recipe Collection. Check out our 14 gifts for the holidays! read more

New story! Learning Linux - Lesson Four: Desktop Environments and Window Managers

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 27, 2015 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Until now, you've learned about the basics of Linux, the difference between a GNU/Linux operating system and the Linux kernel, as well as how a GNU/Linux operating system compares to other popular OSes.

New story! Install RocketChat on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Nov 27, 2015 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this blog post we will show you how to install RocketChat on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

New story! Historians and detectives keep track of data with open source tool

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Historians and detectives share many similarities: their investigations are laborious and focused on small details. Bits of information are often murky, contradictory, and complex. Peoples' names might be spelled differently across different sources, especially if more than one language is involved. There's also a time component—they need to know where every possible culprit was at every certain point in time. In the end, they might find out that it was not one gardener who killed the old lady, but two. read more

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