New story! Q4OS 1.4.10 Screenshot Tour

Q4OS 1.4.10 is available. Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

New story! Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

Ask Safia is the place to go for answers to your open source community-related questions. Whether you are nervous about submitting your first pull request to a project, or wondering how to write effective bug reports, Safia is here to help with practical, detailed, beginner-friendly answers. So what are you waiting for? Ask Safia. Dear Safia, I really want to start getting involved with open source, but I’ve spent my entire development career working with proprietary platforms and software. How will I be able to get started with open source? read more

New story! A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

New story! Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

New story! Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 24, 2016 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

New story! Empower SMTP With Postscreen: Part 1

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I recently read with interest that the powerful mail transfer agent (MTA) that is Postfix has introduced a relatively new addition to its load mitigation and anti-spam arsenal.

New story! OpenSUSE Administation with Zypper

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the steps to install and update OpenSUSE packages with Zypper. Zypper is the command line package manager for openSUSE, introduced in openSUSE 10.2 which uses the libzypp library. Zypper provides a command line interface to manage repositories, the software installation, packages, patches, verifying dependencies etc.

New story! Getting started with Espruino, a JavaScript interpreter for microcontrollers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've used microcontrollers like the Arduino before, you might be used to pushing compiled code onto the device and then just hoping it does what it's supposed to. The chip is literally a black box: If you don't add print statements (or they don't get a chance to execute), you'll have no idea what your code is doing (or even if it's doing anything at all). read more

New story! Steps to Install and Configure Foreman 1.11 on CentOS 7.x

  • www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on May 24, 2016 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Foreman is a free and open source configuration management and provisioning tool for physical and virtual servers. Foreman performs the repetitive and other configuration tasks using the tools like puppet, chef and Ansible.

New story! Additional YUM Repositories for CentOS, RHEL & Fedora Systems

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 24, 2016 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Additional YUM Repositories will help users to install packages easily to CentOS, RHEL & Fedora Systems from third party repository such as ELRepo, IUS Community Repository, EPEL Repository, REMI Repository, Repoforg Repository, RPMforge Repository, RPMFusion Repository, Ulyaoth Repository

New story! Nelum-Dev1 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Nelum-Dev1-Xfce 2016-05-20 is available. Nelum-Dev1 offers users a live disc with a desktop environment which is based on the Devuan distribution.

New story! Google Goes On The Offensive Against Troll Armed With Old Mp3 Player Patent

It wasn't enough that Creative Labs/Creative Technology spent March 24th suing almost every big name in the cell phone business for patent infringement. These lawsuits, all filed in the East Texas patent troll playground, asserted the same thing: that any smartphone containing a music app (which is every smartphone produced) violates the patent it was granted in 2005 to use in conjunction with its mp3 players. "Venue is proper" because smartphones are sold in Texas, even if the plaintiffs are located in California and Singapore, respectively. That wasn't all Creative Technology did. It also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to block the import of smartphones from manufacturers like Sony, LG, BlackBerry, Samsung, etc. under the theory that every imported phone contains patent-infringing software.

New story! 90 days of Android sales almost top nine months of Windows 10 sales

New mobile market share data has Google's OS on 84 per cent, WinPho on 0.7 per cent Microsoft has trumpeted the fact that 300 million devices now run Windows 10, but the scale of its failure to extend its operating system dominance into mobile can be seen in the fact that of the 349 million smartphones sold in 2016's first quarter, 293.7m ran Android. And just 2.4m ran Windows Phone.…

New story! Build a Pi weather station

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Discover what you need to build your own Pi-based weather station

New story! Tiny IoT-oriented i.MX6 UL module includes Linux BSP

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Digi unveiled a tiny, “ConnectCore 6UL” COM combining the NXP i.MX6 UL with 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, industrial temp support, and TrustFence security. Digi International’s ConnectCore for i.MX 6UL, or ConnectCore 6UL, appears to be the smallest computer-on-module to date running NXP’s year-old, IoT-oriented i.MX6 UltraLite system-on-chip. The device debuts a patent-pending Digi SMTplus surface mount […]

New story! Google’s closing argument: Android was built from scratch, the fair way

"This is a very important case, not only for Google but for innovation and technology in general," Van Nest told the jury. "What Google engineers did was nothing out of that mainstream. They built Android from scratch, using new Google technology, and adapted technology from open sources. Android was a remarkable thing, a brand-new platform for innovation."

New story! Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers

Linksys WRT routers will support Linux-based open source firmware like DD-WRT under new FCC rules, but not the modification of certain hardware features.

New story! Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, DataBricks

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 4:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
When people talk about cloud native applications you almost inevitably hear a reference to a success story using Apache Mesos as an application delivery framework at tremendous scale.

New story! There is now an open source driver and GTK3 based UI for interacting with the Steam Controller

Open source rocks! A fellow named kozec has created a user mode driver (based on another) and a UI for interacting with the Steam Controller.

New story! Linux 4.7 Gets a Security Boost with ChromeOS Feature

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 24, 2016 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
We're currently inside of the two week merge window where code is being pulled in to form the Linux 4.7 kernel. One of the GIT pull requests came from Linux kernel developer James Morris and includes at least one really interesting new security feature

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.

New story! Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?

Also in today's open source roundup: Will Chromebooks and Android apps kill Windows PCs? And DistroWatch reviews the Clonezilla Live utility.

New story! Budgie-Remix 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Budgie-Remix 16.04 is available. Budgie-Remix is a distribution which combines the Budgie desktop environment (produced by the Solus project) with the base packages from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! ChaletOS 16.04 Screencast and Screenshots

What is new in new release of ChaletOS? New LTS support, new kernel and new Software Center. But beside that, with what is ChaletOS so different from other distributions? Themes are improved so they can work with GTK3 and GTK2 engine. Also, now they are more complete, and include details for many applications. Icons are redesigned. We used Emerald icons and we redesigned them so they are more suitable for ChaletOS style. Style Changer is rewritten and templates are made from scratch. Many community derived Conky styles are rewritten and adapted for ChaletOS.

New story! Install GrandCMS on an Ubuntu VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 23, 2016 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
GrandCMS is free and open-source standalone software for website owners. Using GrandCMS you can easily create and maintenance your own site.

New story! Oracle slams Google to jury: “You don’t take people’s property”

Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today. "You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."

New story! Smartwatches go open source

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 23, 2016 7:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Smartwatches get even smarter with this new open source operating system

New story! How to Install an OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 KDE Desktop

OpenSUSE Leap is a new type and a new version of OpenSUSE. It is a hybrid Linux distribution that uses the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise(SLE) to provide a higher stability and reliability then otLinuxinux distributions. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the OpenSUSe leap installation. I will install OpenSUSE leap with KDE Plasma 5 as the desktop environment.

New story! Cloud Native Computing Foundation Plots a Path to the Future

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2016 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Cloud
Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, discusses how the Linux Foundation Collaborative project is coming together to help define the cloud era.

New story! Linus Torvalds wins the desktop; Chromebooks outsell Macbooks

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on May 23, 2016 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
“Hey, either Macs don't count much on the desktop, or we may have to finally lay the 'year of the Linux desktop' joke to rest,” says Torvalds.

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