New story! News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Lots of things to look at last week

New story! Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

  • PCWorld; By Gordon Mah Ung (Posted by penguinist on Jun 27, 2016 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve concluded is that there’s a lot of work to be done here.

New story! MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 27, 2016 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software has announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

New story! 4 languages poised to out-Python Python

  • InfoWorld; By Serdar Yegulalp (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Python
Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

New story! 7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code. read more

New story! antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

The developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have announced the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

New story! Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code

Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software... TrulyHandsfree runs embedded on device so no cloud connection is necessary, making it secure from shared personal data being stolen from the cloud." explains Sensory.

New story! openSUSE users are growing by the month

The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.

New story! No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board

  • techfrag; By Talha Amjad (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Embedded, Linux
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you heard of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

New story! Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

  • slash Gear; By Adam Westlake (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature...

New story! Fake Patents on Software From Fake Australian ‘Inventor’ of Bitcoin

  • Techrights; By Dr. Roy Schestowitz (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
News from Australia regarding software patents that should not be granted and how patent lawyers from Australia rely on European patent law (EPO and UK-IPO) for guidance on patent scope.

New story! Ruby on Rails Development On Ubuntu 16.04

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular web development platforms today, with some of the hottest start-ups and tech giants employing it in their software stacks. One of the biggest selling points of Ruby on Rails is the ease of development. It is just as easy to get set up and start developing, especially on Linux.

New story! The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

According to the technical team at Endless OS, this operating system is not your typical Linux distribution. “We don’t use rpm, apt or any other packaging system. We use a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.

New story! EU, United States agree on changes to strengthen data transfer pact

  • Reuters; By Julia Fioretti (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The European Union and the United States have agreed changes to a data transfer pact that is key to transatlantic business, including stricter rules for companies holding information on Europeans and clearer limits on U.S. surveillance.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More24 JunLearn more

New story! In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at desired job skills for open source developers, resources for understanding open source licenses, and more. Open source news roundup for June 19-25, 2016 read more

New story! Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Data loss is one of those things we never want to worry about. To that end we go to great lengths to find new techniques and software packages to ensure those precious bits of data are safely backed up to various local and remote media.

New story! RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAPPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

New story! MinnowBoard Turbo Dual-E packs quad-core Atom, M.2, dual GbE

ADI’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-E” hacker SBC offers a quad-core Atom E3845 option, a second GbE port, and an M.2/micro-SIM combo for WiFi, LTE, or SSD. ADI Engineering, which built the latest MinnowBoard Turbot version of the open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready MinnowBoard SBC for the Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org community, has revealed a major update. Pricing and a […]

New story! TripleO QuickStart HA Setup && Keeping undercloud persistent between cold reboots

This post follows up http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/230814/index.html and might work as timer saver. We intend to survive VIRTHOST cold reboot (downtime) and keep previous version of undercloud VM been able to bring it up avoiding build via quickstart.sh, then restart procedure from loging into undercloud and immediately run overcloud deployment.

New story! Install Open Web Analytics (OWA) on CentOS 7

In today’s article we will install Open Web Analytics (OWA) on a CentOS 7 VPS. Open Web Analytics (OWA) is an open source web analytics software that you can use to track and analyze how people use your websites and applications. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. OWA is similar to Google Analytics although it is a server software that anyone can install and run it on a Linux VPS.

New story! Fedora 24, SourceForge’s Dilemma & More…

Also included: Solus 1.2, Elementary Snaps, Microsoft fights OEM crapware and LibreOffice's minor upgrade.

New story! Canonical Demonstrates How Easy Is to Create a Vendor-Independent Snap Store

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 26, 2016 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The Snappy vs Flatpak story continues, and Canonical is now demonstrating how easy is to roll-out a vendor-independent Snap store, on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system.

New story! MinnowBoard packs quad-core Atom, M.2, dual GbE

ADI’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-E” hacker SBC offers a quad-core Atom E3845 option, a second GbE port, and an M.2/micro-SIM combo for WiFi, LTE, or SSD. ADI Engineering, which built the latest MinnowBoard Turbot version of the open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready MinnowBoard SBC for the Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org community, has revealed a major update. Pricing and a […]

New story! Linux Tutorial: An in-depth look at forwarding and monitoring e-mails using the Postfix mail server

One of the original Internet services was SMTP (the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).

Thanks to forward planning it remains one of the fundamental cornerstones of the Internet that we know and love today.

New story! Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity, and more games out for Linux

In this week's edition, we take a look at Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity's plan for a Linux release, and more. Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016 read more

New story! How to permanently mount a Windows share on Linux

It has never been easier for Linux to interact within a Windows network. And considering how many businesses are adopting Linux, those two platforms have to play well together. Fortunately, with the help of a few tools, you can easily map Windows network drives onto a Linux machine, and even ensure they are still there upon rebooting the Linux machine.

New story! KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system announced the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies.

New story! Peppermint OS 7 Screenshot Tour

Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions with the latter having full UEFI/GPT/Secure Boot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in-house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support, as well as Chromium. Along with the shift to the 16.04 code base, Peppermint 7 continues our policy of choosing the best components from other desktop environments, wherever that may be, and integrating them into a cohesive whole with our own software. This time around, whilst staying with LXDE core session management for lightness and speed, we've listened to our users who demanded a more modern, functional, and customizable main menu and switched out LXPanel

New story! Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to "show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts." He says, "Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed." Frankly, it's all a little over our heads.

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