New story! Sharing the free software love #ilovefs

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I like to think of every day on Opensource.com as I love Free Software Day, but we couldn't miss celebrating the official I love Free Software Day 2016, too. Granted, the official day to say "thank you" is on February 14th, so we're showing our love a little early to make sure you don't miss it. read more

New story! New Qualcomm Snapdragons target wearables and more

Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip for wearables, plus a 14nm octacore Snapdragon 625, and 28nm Snapdragon 435 and 425 SoCs. Only a few years ago, announcements of new Qualcomm Snapdragon announcements were somewhat tangential to embedded Linux and Android developers. Increasingly, however, Snapdragons are appearing on embedded SBCs and COMs and finding their way […]

New story! Handheld Emulation: Achievement Unlocked!

I love video game emulation. My favorite games were produced in the 1980s and 1990s, so if I want to play them, I almost always have to emulate the old systems. There is usually a legal concern about ROM files for games, even if you own the original cartridges, so I'm not going to tell you where to find ROMs to download or anything like that.

New story! Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

CumulusClips is a free and open source video sharing script that allows users to create their own video sharing website just like one of the most popular websites around, Youtube. CumulusClips is very easy to use and its installation is fast and straightforward. In this article we will guide you through the installation of CumulusClips on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and Maria DB.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavours Prepare for Their First "Xenial Xerus" Beta Release

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 4:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
It's an early call, but it looks like some of the maintainers of the official Ubuntu flavours are now discussing which one of them will be participating in the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 release.

New story! BattlEye anti-cheat now supports Linux, already live in ARK: Survival Evolved

Everyone playing ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux can calm down now, as BattlEye now supports Linux and it's already live.

New story! GNOME Software Gets Comment and Rating Support with Help from Ubuntu Dev

GNOME Software is finally accepting reviews and votes for applications, and the work has been done with the help of an Ubuntu developer, Robert Ancell.

New story! Russia Plans to Move to Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 1:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In an unexpected turn of events, it would appear that the Russian government is planning on moving all of their computers and IT infrastructure to a Linux kernel-based operating system. While most of the country is known to use Microsoft's Windows operating system, it looks like there are 22,000 municipal Russian governments ready to ditch Windows and move to an open source alternative.

New story! Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Enterprise IO Project

The Linux Foundation's new FD.io project promises open source IO solutions for high-performance enterprise network and storage applications in the data center.

New story! Open Source Desktop: Good News and Bad News

The good news is that open source has become the leader on the desktop. The bad news is that a single desktop is not the leader, and that leadership on the desktop may no longer matter.

New story! Building a culture of more pluggable open source

If there is one word that often percolates conversations hailing the benefits of open source, it is choice. We often celebrate many of the 800+ Linux distributions, the countless desktops, applications, frameworks, and more. Choice, it would seem, is a good thing. Interestingly, choice is also an emotive thing. read more

New story! Pro tip: How to use secure shell from your Chromebook

Don't bother lugging around a standard laptop to administer your Linux servers. Considering Chrome OS is faster, less likely to flake out on you, and less expensive, a Chromebook makes for a great mobile admin tool for remote Linux servers.

New story! How to install LiteSpeed web server on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
LiteSpeed web server is a popular choice for replacing an Apache web server. Its features include an optimization of the web content and content delivery which maximizes the download speed and combines better performance with a smaller memory footprint. Being compatible with Apache features is also an added benefit, which helps to reduce downtime during migration from Apache to LiteSpeed. This tutorial shows the installation on a CentOS 7 server.

New story! Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0

For those of you keeping score at home, the Lumina Desktop Environment — let’s just call it Lumina for short — is a lightweight, XDG-compliant, BSD-licensed desktop environment focusing on getting work done while minimizing system overhead. Specifically designed for PC-BSD and FreeBSD, it has also been ported to many other BSD variants and Linux distros. Lumina is based on the Qt graphical toolkit and the Fluxbox window manager, and uses a small number of X utilities for various tasks.

New story! 6 reasons to blog in Markdown with Jekyll

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 6:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a programmer I sort and collect a lot of research, and my problem has always been finding a place to store it all. I had Jekyll in mind for a while, but it always seemed so daunting to get into. After a few days of configuration, I was able to create a Jekyll workflow that enables me to do a few things: read more

New story! Opera Vows to Remain the Same After Chinese Buyout

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software revealed yesterday that a proposal to buy the company has been made by a Chinese consortium, and they are most likely going to accept it. The company is now trying to convince the community that it's a good thing.

New story! Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

In Soviet Russia, computer uninstalls you! The Russian government says it is looking to dump Microsoft and adopt Linux as the operating system for agency PCs.…

New story! Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

New story! Here comes the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

At the same time, Canonical is finally delivering on its promise to deliver one codebase for all devices. The upshot is you'll be able to use the first Ubuntu tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, as a PC as well as a tablet.

New story! Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular.

New story! Have you ever used a virtual machine?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating system, that sits on top and serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the programs run by users, and then the actual applications we use which sit on top of that. Sometimes, though, it's a little more complex than that simple abstraction. read more

New story! Mentor Embedded Linux adds SMACK security and IoT support

Mentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN. Mentor Graphics has spun a more secure and industrial IoT-ready version of its commercial Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) distribution and development platform that moves up to a modern Linux codebase built around Yocto […]

New story! First timer's guide to FOSS conferences

I’ve been going to FOSS (free and open source) conferences since 2006. My first open source conference was FreedomHEC in Seattle, a little 30-person conference for Linux users to protest Microsoft’s WinHEC. My next open source conference was OSCON, which had over a thousand attendees. They were both very different conferences, and as a college student, I really didn’t know what to expect. Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so I’ve complied ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.

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New story! Warner To Pay $14 Million In 'Happy Birthday' Settlement; Plaintiffs Ask For Declaration That Song Is In Public Domain

This is indeed a large payoff, one that indicates Warner/Chappell is not willing to test the merits of its case in front of a jury. The merits of the case, of course, are pretty much some random assertions with little documentation to back them up, but assertions that have, nonetheless, allowed Warner to obtain an estimated $50 million in licensing fees over the years. The $14 million Warner will pay is roughly in line with what it expected to make during the remaining years of the copyright term.

New story! Linux-ready dev board beats BeagleBoard-X15 to the AM5728

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Elesar’s “Titanium” is a feature-rich board based on TI’s AM5728 SoC, featuring dual Cortex-A15, dual DSP, and dual Cortex-M4 cores, plus a dual-core GPU. It’s not too often that a workalike board ships before the original, but that appears to be the case for UK-based Elesar’s Titanium development board. The Titanium is not really a […]

New story! Opera to Be Bought with $1.2 Billion in Cash by a Chinese Investment Fund

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An offer of $1.2 billion was made today for the acquisition of Opera Software ASA by a Chinese equity investment fund.

New story! SCO v. IBM: Judge Rules for IBM in Interferance Claims

The case ruled upon on Tuesday goes back to the time when SCO famously tried to force enterprise Linux users to pay SCO a license fee, since according to SCO, Linux was nothing more than a stolen version of SCO Unix being dressed up under another name. IBM, already a little ticked off at SCO because they’d sued them for the billion dollars, told SCO “hell no,” or words to that effect, when they heard of the licensing scheme, terminated whatever dealings they had left with the company, and just before slamming the door in a huff on their way out, told SCO that they would encourage their partners to do likewise.

New story! House bill would kill state, local bills that aim to weaken smartphone crypto

On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) introduced a new bill in Congress that attempts to halt state-level efforts that would weaken encryption.

The federal bill comes just weeks after two nearly identical state bills in New York state and California proposed to ban the sale of modern smartphones equipped with strong crypto that cannot be unlocked by the manufacturer. If the state bills are signed into law, current iPhone and Android phones would need to be substantially redesigned for those two states.

New story! “Happy Birthday” is public domain, former owner Warner/Chapell to pay $14M

The public will soon be free to sing the world's most famous song.

Music publisher Warner/Chappell will no longer be allowed to collect licensing royalties on those who sing "Happy Birthday" in public and will pay back $14 million to those who have paid for licensing in the past, according to court settlement papers filed late Monday night.

New story! LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released with Redesigned User Interface, New Features

The Document Foundation non-profit organization has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms.

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