New story! GCompris Is a Great Linux Teaching Tool for Small Kids

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 27, 2015 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GCompris, an educational software suite providing fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, has been upgraded to version 15.02 and is now available for download.

New story! FLOSS Weekly 326: The Open Source Initiative

This week we are joined by Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson to talk about the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a global non-profit that supports and promotes the open source movement. Among other things, the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition.

New story! High-Availability Storage with HA-LVM

In recent years, there has been a trend in which data centers have been opting for commodity hardware and software over proprietary solutions. Why shouldn't they? It offers extremely low costs and the flexibility to build an ecosystem the way it is preferred. The only limitation is the extent of the administrator's imagination.

New story! Tiny COM Express module runs Linux on quad-core Atom

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 27, 2015 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Aaeon launched a transportation-focused “NanoCOM-BT” COM Express Type 10 Mini module based on Atom E3800 SoCs, with optional industrial temperature support. The Linux-friendly NanoCOM-BT supports a variety of automation, medical, ticketing, kiosk, surveillance, and communications applications, but is primarily being promoted for use in public transportation devices. The 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 […]

New story! Five Linux Distros for New Users

Those who’re new to Linux want the best distro out there for new users, which means simple things like ease of use, productivity, speed, and security. But which distros are the best for new users? Actually, there is probably no “best,” but there are many distros that are designed keeping the needs of the inexperienced Linux user in mind.

New story! Tails 1.3 Screenshot Tour

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

New story! Juniper Partners Contrail Cloud Platform with Canonical OpenStack

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 27, 2015 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Ubuntu
Juniper Networks and Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, are partnering for a new Network Function Virtualization cloud platform, based on OpenStack and the Contrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

New story! Has Valve helped Linux gaming?

In today's open source roundup: Valve's impact on Linux gaming. Plus: Why a tech journalist dumped Apple, Microsoft and Google for open source. And four music players for Linux.

New story! Docker Advances With Trio of Orchestration Tools

Two months after first announcing Machine, Swarm and Compose, Docker rolls out the three orchestration tools. -

New story! Net neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the internet

Internet activists scored a landmark victory on Thursday as the top US telecommunications regulator approved a plan to govern broadband internet like a public utility. FCC says ‘we listened and we learned’, and passes strict broadband rules that represent ‘a red-letter day for internet freedom’

New story! Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 Packages, Gorgeous Theme and Wallpaper - Gallery

As we've reported earlier, Canonical is preparing to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release for its Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Kubuntu, as well as Ubuntu MATE, which became an official release this week.

New story! ‘Net Neutrality’ Is a Problem, Not a Solution

Net Neutrality is a problem, not a solution, and it won’t take long before we’re told that even more extensive and intrusive government control of Internet service is necessary to address all the “unintended consequences” it produces.

New story! Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally

Meizu has finally confirmed that it plans to use an MX4 device to present the Ubuntu system at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it will also be the platform that will launch internationally with Ubuntu.

New story! Why buy from SparkFun instead a bigbox seller?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 26, 2015 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 as a source for engineers, inventors, prototypers and DIY enthusiasts to find the gear and tools they need to make their electronics projects possible. More than a decade later, SparkFun is still a leader in the world of open source hardware. In this interview, I sat down with founder and CEO Nathan Seidle to talk a bit about what drives SparkFun’s open source hardware model. read more

New story! eOsFree Linux RC 1 Screenshot Tour

eOsFree Linux RC 1 is available. eOsFree Linux is a re-spin of the elementary OS distribution with a customized desktop.

New story! Take a look to Reversian, a Unicode text processor for Android in Material Design

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Feb 26, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Reversian is a simple text processor tool useful for generating some unicode-based text transformations.

New story! Nvidia Actually Listens To Its Customers, Will Again Let Them Use The Expensive Hardware They Own As They See Fit

Graphics card powerhouse Nvidia hasn't been having very much fun lately. First, the company took an Internet wide beating from gamers after selling a 4 GB graphics card (the GTX 970) that wasn't really a 4 GB graphics card, resulting in the $300+ purchase choking on high-end resolutions (or when using, say, Oculus Rift)...

Perhaps a bigger deal was Nvidia's December decision to roll out mobile graphics card drivers that prevented paying customers from overclocking the cards they own. The ability for consumers to do as they see fit with their own hardware, Nvidia claimed at the time, was a bug in the company's driver software that needed to be removed for the safety of the consumer,,,

New story! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Exits Beta For Linux, Some Thoughts & A Sale

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 26, 2015 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Games
I guess I had better announce this or the flurry of emails about it will never stop! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is now fully out for Linux, and so you may draw your swords. It's also 66% off right now!

New story! I Have Zero Coding Skills and I Made an Ubuntu Scope

Today I created a scope for Ubuntu phone called Softpedia Linux Twitter and the process is incredibly simple, not to mention the fact that the publishing procedures are easy to follow and amazingly fast.

New story! The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

For decades after Linux's early '90s debut, even the hardest of hardcore boosters for the open source operating system had to admit that it couldn't really compete in one important area of software: gaming. "Back in around 2010 you only had two choices for gaming on Linux," Che Dean, editor of Linux gaming news site Rootgamer recalls. "Play the few open source titles, Super Tux Kart and so on, or use WINE to play your Windows titles."

New story! Ubuntu 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 14.04, and with 14.04.2, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware.

New story! Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

Never mind the bugs... love the skin Ubuntu's in Review Elementary Linux has released the second beta of the imminent Freya release of its OS.…

New story! Ozon OS Alpha Screenshot Tour

Ozon OS Alpha is available. Ozon OS Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, Launcher and Panel, so it's not really interesting for regular desktop users. However, the beta (and obviously, the final release) should include a lot more exiting stuff.

New story! Blockly makes it easier to learn to code

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 26, 2015 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Blockly is the engine running underneath many of the online tutorials used today to introduce people of all ages to programming. In this article we interviewed Neil Fraser, from the Blockly developers team, and learned about the team’s perspective and vision. read more

New story! Localhost DNS Cache

Is it weird to say that DNS is my favorite protocol? Because DNS is my favorite protocol. There's something about the simplicity of UDP packets combined with the power of a service that the entire Internet relies on that grabs my interest. Through the years, I've been impressed with just how few resources you need to run a modest DNS infrastructure for an internal network.

New story! NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Drivers Launched with Support for New GPUs

NVIDIA has released a new set of Linux drivers in the Long Lived branch and they have added support for some of the latest chipsets, like GTX 960 or GTX 965M.

New story! dd Utility - Write and Backup Operating System IMG files on Memory Card with Mac OS X

There are several tools available to copy and install IMG files to SD Memory Cards, but I was looking for something that could easily backup and restore disk image files for my Raspberry Pi with Mac OS X.

New story! GNOME’s Initial Setup Tool Received Several Improvements for GNOME 3.14.x

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 26, 2015 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME development team has successfully unveiled the first Beta version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, which can be tested today on the daily builds (rawhide) of the upcoming Fedora 22 Linux operating system, some core components are still updated for the current stable release of the acclaimed desktop environment, GNOME 3.14.

New story! Tails 1.3 released

In today's open source roundup: Download Tails 1.3. Plus: The $89 Ubuntu computer, and why Superfish is even worse than we thought.

New story! Tough Pico-ITX SBC packs 1.91GHz quad-core Atom E3800

Congatec’s 100 x 70mm “Conga-IA3? Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers soldered RAM, dual mini-PCIe slots, and optional -40 to 85°C support.

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