New story! Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world. … Continue reading

New story! Online programming contests are overrated

  • Sankar's Blog; By Sankar (Posted by psankar on Mar 2, 2015 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Criticisms about online programming contests and algorithm-focused interviews

New story! Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

Tablet coming later this year, but will it be competitive? MWC 2015 Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.…

New story! Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Not even nuking it from orbit will do the job, we fear It's the first Monday of the month, so time for us to have a look at desktop operating system market share again!…

New story! Why large companies use open source ERP

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The main reason larger companies use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is because they are cheaper and easier to customize. read more

New story! Mozilla, KDDI, LG Collaborate to Create New Category of Firefox OS Phones

New range of intuitive and easy-to-use phones to be powered by Firefox OS Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1, 2015 Mozilla, the mission based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, together...

New story! Pardus 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Pardus 3.0 is availalble. Pardus Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey and National Academic Network and Information Centre. It started its life as a Gentoo-based project before developing its own unique identity. Since late 2012 the distribution is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

New story! First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up

Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Barney McGrubuntu, Cuthbert, GNOME and MATE Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.…

New story! The future of open source is a better user experience

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Each year, my favorite open source software survey asks "Where is the future of open source taking us?" I like to try to think far into the future. Not next year or the next five, but where can the horizon of open source and its unique mix of collaborative ideals and communal practices take us? read more

New story! An $89 Computer With Ubuntu Preinstalled

There’s a new player in the preinstalled Linux world offering computers with with Ubuntu preinstalled for $89, and although this price might suggest bottom of the line specs, the machines are more than powerful enough for most users. They’re also green — very green. They weigh in at 50% less than the average desktop, meaning they use less fossil fuel to ship, and are built in a case made of 100 percent recycled ABS plastic. They’re also shipped in packages completely made from non-virgin fiber.

New story! The MagPi becomes the official Raspberry Pi magazine

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation; By Russell Barnes (Posted by russb78 on Mar 2, 2015 9:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
The MagPi is now the official Raspberry Pi magazine (and it's still free to download). It offers the latest news, reviews, features and tutorials dedicated to the world’s favourite credit card-sized PC.

New story! Firefox OS Proves Flexibility of Web: Ecosystem Expands with More Partners, Device Categories and Regions in 2015

Orange to bring Firefox OS to 13 new markets in Africa and Middle East; Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefónica and Verizon collaborate on new category of phones based on Firefox OS

New story! Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 Pre 3 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Almost one month passed since our last preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This build ships Xfce most closely to the upcoming 4.12 release. Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, it improves on location handling and the shortcuts side pane. On the panel we have now a popup calendar and support for time zones.

New story! Review: Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha

Today I am looking at the latest version of Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha. Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha is based on Puppy Linux and I have to say is extremely light weight and stable. For those who may be interested I use a VM within my Mac mini to do videos, Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha was one of the fastest I have used within that enviroment. You will see in video below how fast it is.

New story! Prepare your Android device for disasters with this master plan

When tragedy strikes your electronic devices (and there's no way around that inevitability), will you be ready? Will your data be backed up? Will the process of purchasing another phone be as simple as firing it up, associating it with your Google account, and waiting for the data to sync?

New story! Linux loving SODIMM-style COM dishes up Cortex-A5 SoC

EMAC’s “SoM-A5D36? COM runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC, and offers up to 4GB flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board.

New story! Pi Glove interview

I was invited to the second Picademy back in July. The first day was workshops, education, and the second day was a pure hack day, and we had a bit of a chat with Eben [Upton] and some other people who wanted to support and build something. We wanted to come up with something you could physically use, and we decided to use Scratch GPIO.

New story! Install Cotonti CMS/CMF on a CentOS 7 VPS

Cotonti is open source, community driven content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) powered by PHP and MySQL.

New story! Red Hat OpenShift Commons Opens Up PaaS Conversations

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 1, 2015 6:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat told ServerWatch that the key Red Hatidea behind OpenShift Commons is to enable open and transparent discussion.

Red Hat's OpenShift platform is already available in three deployment models including OpenShift Online, OpenShift Enterprise and the OpenShift Origin open-source project. Participants in the OpenShift Commons include Accenture, Cisco, Cloudera, Hortonworks, CA and Orange among others.

New story! phpVirtualBox installation on Debian Linux and Apache2 web server

phpVirtualBox allows you to manage whether locally or remotely your virtual machines running under VirtualBox via web-based interface. This config will describe a installation and configuration of phpVirtualBox on Debian Linux.

New story! Kali Linux 1.1.0 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Kali Linux 1.1.0 is the latest version of kali linux distribution. It released brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability.

New story! Xfce 4.12 announcement

  • Xfce; By The Xfce development team (Posted by bob on Mar 1, 2015 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Xfce
"Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10."

New story! Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

We are preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Beta 1 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

New story! Open source augmented reality headset, Steams 125M active accounts, and more

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Steam's 125M active accounts and the Game Developers Conference, an open source augmented reality headset, Linux games, and more.

New story! Ubuntu Touch Is Being Ported for OnePlus One Phones

Canonical published its Ubuntu Porting Guide just a week ago and it will help developers bring the operating system to other devices than just Nexus 4 and BQ's Aquaris, but it looks like an Ubuntu Touch for OnePlus One porting project was started well before that.

New story! Quirky 7.0 Screenshot Tour

I created Puppy Linux back in 2003, but there was never a toolchain for compiling Puppy completely from source. Instead, Puppy is built from binary packages of another distro, plus PET packages compiled natively. We did use the T2 system right back at Puppy v2. In early 2015, I tackled the formidable task of compiling everything in T2, and I had to introduce 105 new packages into T2. It took a couple of months, but I eventually was able to compile every package required for Quirky.

New story! ‘VULKAN’ Could Possibly Be The Official Name Of The OpenGL Successor

It seems a recent trademark request from 'The Khronos Group Inc.' includes a new API named ‘VULKAN’.

New story! Raspberry Pi python supercomputer

Learn how to configure a cluster of Raspberry Pis to handle parallel programming

New story! Xfce 4.12 Has Been Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 28, 2015 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Xfce
After two years of hard work, the Xfce development team had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, February 28, the immediate and general availability of the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Pocket-watch style smartphone runs Firefox OS

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2015 10:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Monohm unveiled a disk-shaped “Runcible” smartphone running Firefox OS. The camera-equipped device is notable for its chilled-out UI and modular construction. The Runcible will launch in the second half of the year through Japanese carrier KDDI, which has invested in Berkeley, Calif. startup Monohm, Inc. The company name combines the Japanese word “mono” or “object,” […]

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