New story! High-Performance Computing

My Pebble watch has several orders of magnitude more power than the mainframe computers used by NASA to land astronauts on the moon and then get them back safely. In fact, at the time, the six-megabyte program IBM developed to monitor the astronaut's biometric and environmental data was the most complex software ever written!

New story! Linux in the Old Homestead

My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years.

New story! Linux Mint: No Plans to Drop Ubuntu as Base for Popular Desktop Linux OS

Linux Mint, the popular open source operating system, will continue to use Canonical's Ubuntu as the basis for its flagship Linux distribution for the foreseeable future.

New story! Linux Lite 2.4 Screencast

With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. Disk Encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

New story! The Tears of a Linux Clown

To a kid who already has an aptitude or interest in computer science, this opens a whole new world of opportunity for her. She steps not only into a career of her choice, she steps into a community of millions of free software programmers and users. She has her eyes opened to the concept of community and purpose…and the reality that she can make a difference as well as a paycheck.

New story! CentOS 7.1-1503 Screenshot Tour

We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is the second major release for CentOS 7 and is tagged as 1503. This build is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. This merges in all base, updates, and CR (continuous release) components released in the month of March 2015. If you have been using the CR repositories on your previous CentOS Linux 7 install, you already have all the components used to compose this new release. This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to handle stale content is included in the release notes.

New story! Why open source and enterprise users are natural allies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 1, 2015 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software and enterprise users are natural allies. For example, at HotWax Systems, enterprise users are our focus customers, and open source software is at the core of the capabilities we deliver. read more

New story! Firefox 37 released

In today's open source roundup: Firefox 37 is out. Plus: Debian 8 Jesse release date announced, and mass confusion ensues when Reddit reverses the Android and Apple subreddits.

New story! Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jerry Bezencon had the pleasure of announcing on March 31 the immediate availability for download and testing of the final release of his Linux Lite 2.4 computer operating system based on an LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new Linux Lite 2.4 come with a great number of features that we’ve listed below for your viewing pleasure.

New story! How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback

Moodle is a well-established, highly flexible open source learning platform, having grown from small beginnings at the start of the century into the mainstream solution for millions of people worldwide. Its customizable and secure learning management features allow anyone to create a private website filled with dynamic courses in any subject that promote learning on a schedule that suits students. read more

New story! Microsoft Admits It's Been Using a Modified Linux Kernel for Years

Microsoft made a surprising announcement yesterday when they said that they would increase their contributions to the Linux kernel. The company admitted that it's been using a heavily modified Linux kernel for years, although it's a very old version.

New story! How to install Reader Self RSS on a CentOS 7 VPS

  • Rosehosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 1, 2015 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Reader Self is self hosted RSS reader written in PHP. It is a good replacement for the popular Google Reader.

New story! Firefox 37 Debuts With Opportunistic Encryption, Security Fixes

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 1, 2015 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
"Opportunistic encryption is meant to improve the transport properties of legacy HTTP resources that would otherwise be carried in clear text," Patrick McManus, platform engineer at Mozilla, told eWEEK. "Any TLS [Transport Layer Security] certificate, including self-signed ones, may be used with opportunistic encryption because it does not enforce authentication. Servers must run either HTTP/2 or SPDY/3.1."

New story! Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, has announced that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.

New story! SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux. Actions Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese fabless chipmaker Actions Semiconductor, is aiming its new S500 system-on-chip and ActDuino S500 SBC “open source reference design platform” at digital signage, kiosks, Android netbooks, […]

New story! Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR

The famous Tails amnesic incognito Live CD operating system that has been used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has been updated on March 30 to version 1.3.2 with a number of improvements and security fixes.

New story! Tiny, stackable, Linux-based IoT module hits Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Onion launched a tiny, Linux-based “Omega” IoT module, along with a dock, stackable expansion modules, a cloud service, and web app tools.

New story! Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Officially Released with Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, Firefox 40 Pushed to Nightly Channel

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
As expected, Mozilla had the pleasure of unveiling today, March 31, the Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser for all supported computer operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, while pushing Firefox 40 to the nightly (unstable channel), Firefox 39.0 to the Dev channel, and Firefox 38.0 to the Beta channel.

New story! Tails 1.3.2 Screencast

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3.2, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. There are numerous other changes that may not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

New story! Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

  • Gizmodo; By Sean Hollister (Posted by JaseP on Apr 1, 2015 1:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.

New story! How similar are OS X and Linux?

In today's Apple roundup: What are the similarities between OS X and Linux? Plus: Why Apple bought FoundationDB, and reviews of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro with Force Touch.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.16, Sabayon 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

GNOME 3.16 was released on March 25, benefiting from the contributions of 1,043 authors that made 33,525 changes.

New story! BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux

If you were using Windows in past then probably you would have used CCleaner to analyse and delete junk files, temporary files and free up space by deleting recycled files. On Linux we've a good alternative to CCleaner, BleachBit. BleachBit analyses and deletes junk files, temporary files, Browsers history, cache and free up disc space. Let's take a look at some of its features and know how to install latest BleachBit on Linux.

New story! Digital Asset Management with digiKam

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 31, 2015 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, you can put it to other practical uses. For example, digiKam offers all the features you need to manage your digital assets, which makes it a capable digital asset management tool.

New story! 5 questions to determine if open source is a good fit for a software project

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Lee Congdon (Posted by openlife on Mar 31, 2015 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here are five basic questions to help determine whether open source is a good fit for your next software project.

New story! Microsoft Doesn't Understand the Smartphone

Microsoft is going to crash and burn trying to get Windows Phone 10 on other hardware.

New story! Audacity 2.1.0 released

Audacity 2.1.0 is released & has lots of improvements and bug fixes.

New story! LibrePlanet & the Sounds of Silence

The LibrePlanet 2015 awards ceremony was at 5:30 PM, so I had time for a shower and a bite to eat. Of course, these days I don’t do much “biting” when I eat. I am on the John Glenn diet for another two months. If it can’t be squeezed out of a tube, I can’t eat it. Of course, my inability to speak or eat “real” food precluded any meaningful participation at a large dinner table with colleagues. “Oh, Ken…? Yeah, see over at that table? The guy in the Linux hat who isn’t talking or eating? That’s Ken.”

New story! Samsung loads planes full of Galaxy S6 phones for US launch

In today's open source roundup: Samsung pulls out all the stops for the US launch of the Galaxy S6 phone. Plus: Save 40% on CrossOver for Linux, and why gaming doesn't stink on Linux anymore.

New story! Xen 4.4 via libvirt for OpenStack Juno

This document describes steps Xing Lin (University of Utah) took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack "juno", using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. As of the fall of 2014, Openstack does not support this approach well as Xen Project is in the Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack

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