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,” […]

New story! Calligra 2.9 Brings Biggest Krita Release and New Kexi Partnership

We are happy to announce the release of final version 2.9 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of changes which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes.

New story! Snowden's favourite Linux - Tails - rushes sec-fix version to market

Tails, the secure live-boot Linux made famous by Edward Snowden, has had a major revision release to Version 1.3. The new version, released after testing since February 12, combines various security fixes with new apps and simplified install, the developers say.

New story! Docker supports real life whales, Linux v4.0 decided with a poll, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker and the Oceanic Society, Linux kernel version 4.0, a mini-farm, and more!

New story! Net Neutrality Clears Hurdle & Other Things

Was that former Linux Outlaw Dan Lynch on FLOSS Weekly 326 earlier this week? It most certainly was. Dan joins regular host Randall Schwartz in talking about the Open Source Initiative with Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson in this particular episode, which is well worth a watch. It’s always great to see Randall on his show, and it’s great that he has such fantastic “guest help” from time to time.

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Makes It Easier for Windows Users to Adapt to the Unity Interface

The Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet) operating system has also been released alongside the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE distributions, bringing a wide range of improvements, numerous updated components, as well as the usual bug fixes. We took the distribution for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for all users of the Chinese Ubuntu community.

New story! Top 5: Linux distros for computer repair, Blockly, Gene Kim, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2015 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! Do you want to know how the magic happens? It's not rocket science of course, but I thought you might like to know how I make the Weekly Top 5 video and article for you every week. read more

New story! VLC Media Player 2.2.0 released

In today's open source roundup: Get the latest version of VLC. Plus: Ubuntu MATE is now an official spin, and developers don't care if Linus is nice.

New story! Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework

Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2. The Chocolate Factory says it has dogfooded gRPC on its own microservices and that it “enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices” and offers “bandwidth and CPU efficient, low latency way to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.”

New story! The GIMP's bad news could be good news

This month, the GIMP lost its User eXperience (UX) maintainer.

New story! Tiny rugged COM runs Linux on quad-core 2GHz Tegra K1

GE unveiled a rugged COM Express Type 10 Mini module that runs Linux on a 2GHz Tegra K1 and offers soldered 2GB RAM and support for CUDA and VisionWorks. GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, a division of GE Energy Management headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is primarily focused on the military/aerospace segment. The 84 x 55mm mCOM10K1 computer-on-module, which conforms to the COM Express Type 10 “Mini” form factor, is designed in part for SWaP-constrained mil/aero applications like image and video processing, sensor processing and electronic warfare. However, it also has broader applications in industrial Internet and Internet of Things applications, says GE. These are said to include industrial process automation, automotive and transportation, and medical imaging.

New story! Writebox Review - The Best Distraction-Free Text Editor

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 28, 2015 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Writebox is a simple text editor that provides almost no features. Despite this, it's one of the simplest and most trustworthy WYSIWYG text editors around if you just want something simple for writing.

New story! Vine Linux 6.3 Screenshot Tour

Vine Linux 6.3 (Malartic-Lagraviere). Vine Linux 6.3 has following features (highlights): update the software collection; update Linux kernel to 3.4.106 (latest LTS kernel 3.4.y); bundle newer software - Firefox 33.0, Thunderbird 24.0, Sylpheed 3.4.2, LibreOffice 4.3.5, OpenSSL 1.0.1; stability improvement; improvements of look and feel; newer hardware support; new user-friendly tools. Since this is not a commercial version (Vine Linux CR), non-free applications and fonts are not included on the CD/DVD. Instead of proprietary ATOX X/Wnn7/Wnn8/VJE Japanese inputs and Ricoh/Dynacomware fonts, this FTP edition contains Anthy and free TrueType fonts.

New story! Red Hat invites all to work on its OpenShift PaaS cloud

Red Hat's OpenShift Commons invites open-source programmers and users to work on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.

New story! Canonical, Juniper Partner on SDN and NFV for Carriers

Juniper and Canonical have partnered on Contrail Cloud Platform, an OpenStack-based SDN and NFV solution for carriers that is based on open standards, according to the companies.

New story! Ryanteck Budget Robot Kit Review

The cheapest and simplest Raspberry Pi robot you're going to find on the market. Is it a perfect entry-level kit?

New story! Canonical and Juniper team up on carrier-grade OpenStack SDN

Can a Linux company and a networking power join forces to make an open-source cloud and software defined network that's good enough for telecommunications data-centers? Canonical and Juniper think so.

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