New story! Google “Project Bloks” education kit starts with RPi Zero

Google’s “Project Bloks” education platform is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero that controls baseboards that talk to “Puck” inputs via a capacitive sensor. Google announced a Project Bloks hacker platform for kids, developed with IDEO and Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University. A prototype has been built based on the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi Zero SBC, […]

New story! Red Hat Reiterates Support for Java EE With New Release

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 28, 2016 4:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
Red Hat officially closed on its acquisition of enterprise Java tools vendor JBoss for $350 million last June. Ever since, Red Hat has been growing its Java application tools business and expanding its development products and projects.

Red Hat executives emphasized their commitment to Java at today's Devnation event in San Francisco with a new middleware platform, while noting that other other languages, notably Microsoft's .NET, are now also being supported as well.

New story! Docker Expands Container Networking Capabilities

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 28, 2016 3:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
When Docker 1.0 debuted in June 2014, it was missing a key feature: fully integrated networking that works. In June 2016, networking in Docker containers is a very different story, with a host of new capabilities now present in the Docker 1.12 milestone, which was officially released last week.

New story! Why GNOME 3.X Has Been Good for Linux and FOSS

If GNOME hadn't irked many users when it redesigned its approach to the desktop with GNOME 3, there would be fewer popular desktop environments for Linux.

New story! Sony Settles in Linux Battle

When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely different feature.

New story! Peppermint 7 Screencast and Screenshots

Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7, it comes in both 32bit and 64bit editions with the latter having full UEFI / GPT / Secureboot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support as well as Chromium / Chrome.

New story! 96Boards SBC showcases Mediatek’s deca-core Helio X20

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 11:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
MediaTek launched the fastest open-spec SBC to date with a 96Boards development board that runs Android on its deca-core Cortex-A53 and -A72 Helio X20 SoC. The “Helio X20 Development Board” is MediaTek’s first 96Boards form-factor single-board computer, and the most powerful open-spec hacker SBC to date. Although we’ve seen some fast 64-bit SoCs among 96Boards […]

New story! Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website

Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices...

New story! Basic PHP 7 and Nginx Configuration on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Nginx is quickly overtaking Apache as the favorite web server. For web apps built in languages like Rails and Python it’s virtually ubiquitous, but it’s a bit slower to catch on in the PHP world. Part of the reason for that is how easily PHP and Apache go together. However, PHP and Nginx can cooperate nearly as easily, and with the release of PHP 7, combining the two can be a fairly speedy option.

New story! Top 7 open source business intelligence and reporting tools

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this article, I review some of the top open source business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools. In economies where the role of big data and open data are ever-increasing, where do we turn in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers tools which help to solve this problem. Two years ago I wrote about the top three. In this article, I will expand that list with a few more tools that were suggested by our readers. read more

New story! Red Hat makes container development easier

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat releases Red Hat Container Development Kit 2.1

New story! Supreme Court takes next patent case, poised to overturn Federal Circuit again

The US Supreme Court has taken up its next patent case, which may well lead to another decision sharply overturning a ruling by the nation's top patent court.

Here's how the case made it to the high court:

New story! Should Google release its own high-end Android phone?

Also in today's open source roundup: antiX 16 released without systemd, and Tobias Mueller discusses the history of changes from GNOME 3.0 to GNOME 3.20.

New story! Fedora 24 Workstation Installation Steps with Screenshots

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Jun 27, 2016 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
A walk through guide to install Fedora 24 Workstation with Screenshots.

New story! Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote. Spark's Design Goals Spark was created to meet two needs: to provide a unified engine for big data processing, and a concise high-level API for working with big data.

New story! Open source software has to sell user experience

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mattermost does open source the right way. Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better. read more

New story! SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR

Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June's updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Lots of things to look at last week

New story! Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

  • PCWorld; By Gordon Mah Ung (Posted by penguinist on Jun 27, 2016 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve concluded is that there’s a lot of work to be done here.

New story! MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 27, 2016 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software has announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

New story! 4 languages poised to out-Python Python

  • InfoWorld; By Serdar Yegulalp (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Python
Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

New story! 7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code. read more

New story! antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

The developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have announced the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

New story! Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code

Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software... TrulyHandsfree runs embedded on device so no cloud connection is necessary, making it secure from shared personal data being stolen from the cloud." explains Sensory.

New story! openSUSE users are growing by the month

The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.

New story! No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board

  • techfrag; By Talha Amjad (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Embedded, Linux
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you heard of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

New story! Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

  • slash Gear; By Adam Westlake (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature...

New story! Fake Patents on Software From Fake Australian ‘Inventor’ of Bitcoin

  • Techrights; By Dr. Roy Schestowitz (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
News from Australia regarding software patents that should not be granted and how patent lawyers from Australia rely on European patent law (EPO and UK-IPO) for guidance on patent scope.

New story! Ruby on Rails Development On Ubuntu 16.04

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular web development platforms today, with some of the hottest start-ups and tech giants employing it in their software stacks. One of the biggest selling points of Ruby on Rails is the ease of development. It is just as easy to get set up and start developing, especially on Linux.

New story! The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

According to the technical team at Endless OS, this operating system is not your typical Linux distribution. “We don’t use rpm, apt or any other packaging system. We use a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.

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