New story! Steam for Linux Usage Drops Dramatically in April, It's Now Under 1%

A new Steam Hardware Survey has been released for the month of April, and it doesn't bring good news for Linux users. This is probably one of the worst months for the Linux platform in a long time.

New story! Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Linux. What do you think?

A few days ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new development tool for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, mostly focused on web development. What do you think about it? It was really necessary?

New story! Cross-platform: Linux developed game on iOS and Android (and Windows and OS X)

Same source-code running on the major desktop and mobile platforms. We were told to "prove it". So we did.

New story! First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2015 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today we take a closer look at the number one feature of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, due for release on May 12, 2015, an all-new tab-based Preferences page that many other modern browsers already have for some time now.

New story! Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us

We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and I've discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of our decisions on whether or not we can speak. NiemanLabs has a great example of where this becomes problematic in a story about how SoundCloud will not even consider fair use in making decisions about whether or not to take down content, and how that's harming journalism:

New story! Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

New story! How to install autossh on Linux

autossh is an open-source tool that allows you to monitor an SSH session and restart it automatically should it gets disconnected or stops forwarding traffic. autossh assumes that passwordless SSH login for a destination host is already setup, so that it can restart a broken SSH session without user's involvement.

New story! Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place May 5-7, 2015

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2015 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

New story! Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts

Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

New story! Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

New story! Help map Nepal, OpenMRS for Ebola, Apache Mesos for Apple, and more open source news

  •; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on May 3, 2015 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Apache
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at helping earthquake victims in Nepal, OpenMRS and the fight against Ebola, Apple's Siri to leverage Apache Mesos, and more.

New story! Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.

New story! Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more. Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015.

New story! Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

New story! Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5.3 Screencast

The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release brings much enhanced power management, better support for Bluetooth, and improved Plasma widgets. Also available is a technical preview of Plasma Media Center shell. In addition, Plasma 5.3 represents a big step towards support for the Wayland windowing system. There are also a few other minor tweaks and over 300 bugfixes.

New story! Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

  • ars technica; By Scott Gilbertson (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 9:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Debian
...amid that firehose of updates, systemd stands out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably caught wind of systemd in the last year or two. Most likely what you heard was froth-mouthed exclamations about how it's either the second coming of the Penguin or else the NSA-backed devil incarnate. There are, it seems, no moderate opinions about systemd. The debate surrounding it has been anything but civil, even in the orderly Debian community.

New story! OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

New story! Ebuyer Launches Ubuntu Certified Laptops Powered by AMD

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 2, 2015 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ebuyer, an eCommerce hardware retailer, has announced the launch of AMD-based HP laptops powered by Ubuntu and certified to run with this operating system by Canonical.

New story! Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…

If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation, which had “RUN GCC” stickers and T-shirts available at the event. They’re also available online as well, so grab ’em and take the shoelaces out of your pair of Adidas while you code.

New story! Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1

The XBMC Foundation has released their first Beta version of the Kodi 15.0 media player software, a.k.a. "Isengard".

New story! Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents?

Imagine you're on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don't do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery.

Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April's stupid patent of the month.

New story! Ubuntu Users Can Easily Install Visual Studio Code with Ubuntu Make 0.7

Didier Roche had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of version 0.7 of the Ubuntu Make command-line utility that lets Ubuntu users to easily install the latest versions of Android Studio and Android SDK, as well as all of their dependencies.

New story! Congress, Crypto and Craziness

Crazy is never in short supply in Washington. Through lean times and boom times, regardless of who is in the White House or which party controls the Congress, the one resource that's reliably renewable is nuttery.

New story! Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

New story! Set up Nova-Docker Driver on OpenStack RDO Kilo (RC2) on CentOS 7.1

Posting bellow is targeting testing official version on Nova-Doker Driver for Openstack Kilo with development version RDO Kilo ( supposed GA day is 05/07/2015). RDO Kilo installed via `packstack --allinone` on virtual CentOS 7.1 machine.

New story! Linux Kernel 3.19.6 Is Out with IPv6 Improvements and Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the first point release of Linux kernel 4.0, Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed us about the immediate availability of the Linux 3.19.6 kernel, a maintenance version that brings updated drivers and fixes bugs discovered in Linux kernel 3.19.5.

New story! Revolutionizing content management, finances, LDAP, and more

  •; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 2, 2015 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
This week, I talk about open source revolutionizing content management, finances, LDAP, and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.

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New story! Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, expands modularly

Advantech has launched a Pico-ITX SBC that runs Linux on an Atom E3825 or Celeron J1900, and offers modular expansion and optional -40 to 85°C operation.

New story! Mozilla Is Phasing Out HTTP Support, a Legacy Mode Will Be Available

Mozilla has announced that it will finally deprecate the support for non-secure HTTP, and they are currently putting a plan in motion. Unfortunately, there is no timetable for this action, but it's likely that will take a long time.

New story! iOS and Android code on Windows 10: Prepping for ARM 64?

The story for Objective C is great. Android, less so. Microsoft has shared more details of its plans to enable Android and iOS apps to be ported to Windows 10 at its Build developer event in San Francisco.

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