New story! And then the Google guy said: Sure, you can use Android Wear without a phone. Take that, Apple!

  • The Register; By Iain Thomson (Posted by bob on May 30, 2015 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Oh yeah, now they'll fly off the shelves. Google I/O Apple is winning the PR war with its Watch, but Google thinks an open platform, and some nifty Android Wear software, can give it the edge in the smartwatch world.

New story! Mandriva 1998-2015

Mandriva S.A., the French company behind Mandriva, the distribution that long time Linux users will remember as Mandrake, died this week at the age of sixteen. The announcement came in the form of a notice posted by the company earlier this week. The cause of death was financial hemorrhaging.

New story! WinFF Review - Convert Any Video Files with Ease

WinFF is a tool that uses FFMPEG to convert any kind of video files by using a large number of presets and a ton of other options. It's been around for a long while, so it's time to take a closer look at it and see how it has endured the passage of time.

New story! Top 5: Hubble, Karma, Raspberry Pi, Midnight Commander, and more

Welcome to the weekly top 5! Alex Sanchez, the social media guy (and more) at, and I talk about myths in open source and some fun names in the space right now: Hubble, Raspberry Pi, Karma, and Midnight Commander.

New story! Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

VIDEO: Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses the Clear Linux and Clear container efforts.

New story! The Ubuntu 15.04 Lemur Laptop from System76 Is Now on Sale at a Special Price

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 30, 2015 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
System76, a hardware company, which is being known for building powerful computers with Ubuntu preloaded, has just announced that they have a special sale only for this weekend.

New story! Expandable Mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core AMD SoC

CompuLab’s fanless Fitlet-H mini-PC has a quad-core 2.2GHz AMD A10 Micro-6700T SoC, up to 16GB RAM, internal SATA, dual HDMI, dual GbE, and dual mini-PCIe. CompuLab’s Linux-ready Fitlet-H joins three other Fitlet models announced in January. These include the entry-level, dual-core (AMD E1 Micro-6200T) Fitlet-B, the quad-core (A4 Micro-6400T S), and the quad-core (A4 Micro-6400T) Fitlet-X, which adds support for CompuLab’s FACET (Function And Connectivity Extension T-Card) modular system expansion options.

New story! New tips, tricks, and tutorials for OpenStack

If you're working in system administration today, you need to learn about OpenStack. Whether you're a seasoned IT pro looking to leverage cloud technology in your organization or just starting out in your career and hoping to put some experience under your belt, we're here to help.

New story! A lot of Android news at Google IO 2015

During its two-and-a-half-hour keynote Google announced a lot of Android news, like the upcoming Android M (latest Android version), Android Pay and a lot more.

New story! eSecurityPlanet [he]gt[/he] Open Source Security [he]gt[/he] Bringing Secure Boot to the Core of Containers VIDEO Bringing Secure Boot to the Core of Containers VIDEO

Matthew Garrett, principal security engineer at CoreOS, discusses his efforts to bring a root of trust from bare metal all the way to the operating system level.

New story! Berry Linux 1.20 Screencast and Screenshots

Berry Linux 1.20 has been released.

Berry Linux is a bootable CD Linux with automatic hardware detection and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. Berry Linux can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD or as a rescue system. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk, although this option is also available (it needs 1.2GB of hard disk space). Berry Linux is based on Red Hat Linux and Knoppix.

New story! Ubuntu: Show Me the Money & Kubuntu Lead Ousted

Nevertheless, the boot comes, of course, with the imprimatur of Mark Shuttleworth himself. Much of this friction stems from a clarification Riddell requested of Canonical’s licensing policies regarding derivative distributions, like — oh, I don’t know, let’s take a wild guess — Kubuntu. Not getting satisfactory answers caused an unfavorable reaction by Riddell which didn’t sit right with some Community Council members.

New story! Chromebook Pixel LS review

In today's open source roundup: Read a review of the Chromebook Pixel LS. Plus: Firefox 39 will help protect users from downloads malware. And Debian Jessie 8.1 to be released June 6th.

New story! How to Install a Microscope Camera Imager in Ubuntu 15.04

The camera treated in this tutorial is a Celestron®, model 44421, monocular, to be installed in amicroscope Globe ®, type of binoculars. This camera comes with a universal adapter for the lens holder and a USB 2.0 connector. The camera will beinstalled on a Netbook Lenovo, model S10-3C, running Linux Ubuntu 15.04. Needless to say, this device does not offer manufacturer support of any Linux version,which is the reason for this tutorial.

New story! Goodbye to Mandriva, Googles double dose of open source, and more news

In this week's edition of the open source news roundup, we take a look at Madriva's liquidation, Google double dose of open source, and more!

New story! Install QEMU on ubuntu 15.04 and mange QEMU with Virt Manager

  • (Posted by gg234 on May 29, 2015 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. QEMU supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, QEMU can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, and S390 guests.

New story! How to determine whether a host system is virtual or physical machine

  • (Posted by linuxer on May 29, 2015 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The easiest way on how to determine whether a local or remote host is a virtual machine or bare metal physical server is to use Puppet Lab's tool facter.

New story! High-amp DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino

  • (Posted by bob on May 29, 2015 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Anyone who has spent time with a microcomputer knows the importance of electrical power. The DC Motor Control Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino is a power controller for servos, motors, robotic actuators, and other items that need activation via a big boast of power. This shield was designed to control large motors up to 30A—yeah 30As, as in thirty amps. In case you aren’t fazed by that number, all it takes is one amp to kill you. Your car battery doesn’t put out 30 Amps. read more

New story! Emulator now runs x86 apps on all Raspberry Pi models

Eltech’s faster ExaGear Desktop software version now supports ARMv6, in addition to ARMv7, letting users run x86 apps on all models of the Raspberry Pi. Russia-based Eltechs announced its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine last August, enabling Linux/ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs to run x86 software. That meant that users of the quad-core, Cortex-A7-based Raspberry Pi 2 […]

New story! New Labs, Spins and ARM websites for Fedora 22

Fedora 22 has been released and so far it’s a really awesome Fedora release and the feedback is positive. What you may have missed is that we have also released three new websites: The Websites Team started on...

New story! How to theme GNOME Shell 3.16 (in five simple steps)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 29, 2015 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
So, you have installed your brand new GNOME Shell desktop environment and it certainly looks indisputably cool as it is. Using it for quite some time though may make this sexy top panel look dull and your icon set look dusty. These are signs that it is time for a change, so here's a guide on how to quickly (and easily) change the appearance of your GNOME Shell desktop using refreshing theming.

New story! Microsoft Lobbying in India Shoots Down or At Least Weakens Free/Libre Software Policy

After Microsoft lobbying (both directly and by proxy) against Indian sovereignty we seem to have ended up with a watered-down Indian policy, which briefly favoured Free/Open Source software (FOSS). This happened in many nations before (especially in Asia) and given Microsoft’s influence in the Indian government we pretty much expected this to happen once again. Let’s not forget that Microsoft is blackmailing British politicians (as it always did). If Microsoft can do this to the empire which ruled India, why not India too?

New story! My Humble Little Game Collection

I currently have the flu. Not the "sorta queasy" stomach flu, but the full out Influenza with fever, aches and delirium-ridden nightmares. Bouts of crippling illness tend to be my only chance to play games. Thankfully, since I'm such a terrible gamer, being sick doesn't really hurt my skills very much!

New story! Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015

As expected, Canonical was present at the OpenStack Summit 2015 event that took place in Vancouver, British Columbia between May 18-22.

New story! FUZE BASIC V3 released for free, now includes image and sprite support!

The BASIC-style coding language for the Raspberry Pi is now available for everyone and includes better support for more modern programming

New story! Google to unleash lurching army of THINGS with Brillo OS, Weave

New Internet of Stuff platform to take on ... well, everybody else. Google I/O Google is going after the Internet of Things with a brand-new platform aimed at powering a broad range of connected devices.

New story! My Humble Little Game Collection

I currently have the flu. Not the "sorta queasy" stomach flu, but the full out Influenza with fever, aches and delirium-ridden nightmares. Bouts of crippling illness tend to be my only chance to play games. Thankfully, since I'm such a terrible gamer, being sick doesn't really hurt my skills very much!

New story! Watch the Old and Amazing Ubuntu TV in Action

Ubuntu TV was one of the early attempts from Canonical to branch out on other platforms, and it showed great promise, but it didn't get anywhere. The project is currently shelved, but it's interesting to see that Canonical was thinking about convergence long before they started to publicize it.

New story! Five Reasons to Use Linux

I might be wrong, but I get the impression that my Windows friends — which would be most of the people I see on a daily basis — think of Linux as this incredibly geeky system from another planet. I think most of them don’t understand why I use it and why I don’t just stay in the known world — which to them would be Windows. Paradoxically, however, they do get why some folks use Macs.

New story! Hands On Embedded Linux Development Training course.

This 3-day seminar focuses on how Linux has been adapted for use in embedded environments, with specific emphasis on the ARM architecture. Through extensive hands-on lab work, you learn how to install a cross-development environment, build a compact version of Linux for an embedded device, install the build on the target system, and test its operation. You’ll create and test programs that exercise I/O as well as networking applications .

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