New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.23 LTS Has PA-RISC and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Kernel developer Sasha Levin is back today, April 28, 2017, with details about the twenty-third maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel series.

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6 Screencast and Screenshots

Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release of the stable 7.x series of OS's. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is supported long term until April 2019. What's new? There are a lot of changes to Black Lab Linux 7.6 some of which include: Linux Kernel 3.19.0-58, LibreOffice 5.1.2, Firefox 45.0.2, Thunderbird 38.6.0, Gmusicbrowser, GNOME Documents, Tracker fast search, HexChat IRC client, Xfce 4.12 enhancements, Skippy XD Expose style task switcher, Spotify and Steam game client.

New story! How new communication technologies are affecting peer-to-peer engagement

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 7:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Both The Open Organization and The Open Organization Field Guide discuss ways new communication technologies are changing the nature of both work and management. I've seen these changes firsthand during my nearly three decades working for Japanese corporations. Over time, I've been able to classify and characterize some of the impacts these technologies—particularly new telecommunication technologies and social media—are having on daily life in many organizations. Simply put: They're effecting the way peer-to-peer decision-making practices function in organizations today. read more

New story! Steam Computer Gaming Network Now Accepting Bitcoin

  • Fortune; By Aaron Pressman (Posted by Collin_O on Apr 28, 2016 6:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The popular Steam computer game network has started accepting bitcoin in a move aimed at making it easier for players in countries like Brazil and China to make payments.

New story! OwnCloud founder resigns from his cloud company

In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.

New story! How to build your own IRC Server with InspIRCd and Anope

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of InspIRCd from source on a CentOS 7 server. Then we will integrate InspIRCd with anope services and enable gnutls encryption on it. InspIRCd is a modern and fast IRC server and one of the few IRC server applications that provides high performance and stability and is written from scratch in C++.

New story! How To Dual Boot Linux Mint And Windows 10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Apr 28, 2016 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10 and includes all the usual steps such as backing up your computer, creating a USB drive, partitioning and installing Mint.

New story! Purdue's IronHacks series puts unique spin on hackathons

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hackathons are well-known as events where developers come together to quickly turn out a piece of software, often competing against each other. But what if they were also a place for learning? The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation at Purdue University is making that happen. The IronHacks series of hackathons is designed to allow participants to learn from judges and Center researchers to learn from the participants. read more

New story! The Humble Hacker?

Two of our favorite things have come together: The Humble Bundle and Hacking!

New story! Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware interrupts live TV weather broadcast

Well, this blows Microsoft's relentless Windows 10 nagware interrupts a live TV weather forecast, urging meteorologist Metinka Slater to upgrade.…

New story! uNav 0.59 GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Brings Pinch-Zoom, a Refreshed UI

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 28, 2016 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
uNav developer Nekhelesh Ramananthan announced the release of version 0.59 of the default GPS navigation app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones.

New story! 7 science projects powered by open source GIS

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Next week, FOSS4G North America is coming to Raleigh, NC. FOSS4G is a conference celebrating all of the ways that free and open source software are changing the world of geographic and geospatial information science (GIS). read more

New story! Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
65 percent of companies are using open source for development, while 55 percent are using it in their production infrastructure. Any doubters still that Linux and open-source software rule the enterprise software world?

New story! A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a recent article in Government Computer News, I looked at the challenge of reshaping federal IT with open source without go-it-alone government-off-the-shelf approaches to open source software. read more

New story! Ready, set, litigate: Judge sets time limits for Oracle v. Google rematch

Lawyers for Google and Oracle fought over the final details of their upcoming copyright trial today, debating issues of courtroom technology, time limits, and what type of evidence jurors will see.

New story! Tails 2.3 Screenshot Tour

Upgrades and changes: You can now copy and paste your GnuPG passphrases into the pinentry dialog, for example from KeePassX or the clipboard. Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5.5. Upgrade I2P to 0.9.25. Upgrade Electrum from 2.5.4 to 2.6.3. Fixed problems: Clarify that users migrating from Claws Mail to Icedove should delete all their Claws Mail data to remove the warning when starting Icedove. Make both panes of Onion Circuits scrollable to fix display issues on smaller screens.

New story! KDE e.V. Quarterly Report - 1st Half of 2015

  •; By Sandro Santos Andrade (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2016 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: KDE
The KDE e.V. report for the first half of 2015 is now available. It presents a survey of all the activities and events carried out, supported, and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major events, conferences and mentoring programs that KDE has been involved in.

New story! Tomb Raider 2013 Reboot Officially Released for Steam on Linux and SteamOS

After being in the works for more than a month, the thrilling Tomb Raider 2013 reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix has been successfully ported to Linux.

New story! EnterpriseDB's EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager

The elegance of open source is on full display with new product releases like EnterpriseDB's (EDB's) new PostreSQL-based database solutions.

New story! Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.

New story! Install Prosper202 with Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Prosper202. Made by Tracking202, Prosper202 is a self-hosted application that lets you track and optimize all your marketing campaigns. It’s open source and easy to install on a Linux VPS. Follow the steps below to install Prosper202 on Ubuntu 14.04.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review

Also in today's open source roundup: What's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu redditors share their thoughts about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! How To Dual Boot Lubuntu 16.04 And Windows 10

This guide shows how to dual boot Lubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on a computer with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

New story! Skylake Pico-ITX SBC has optional I/O boards

Axiomtek’s 6th Gen Core “PICO500” Pico-ITX SBC offers extended temperature support, a mini-PCIe slot, and expansion ports with optional I/O cards.

New story! Open Source and Android: A History of Google's Linux-Based Mobile OS

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by gadolphus on Apr 27, 2016 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
How open is Android, Google's Linux-based mobile operating system? That's a question European regulators are now asking as they level antitrust charges against Alphabet, Google's parent company. To gain some perspective on the issue, a brief history of Android and its role in the open source ecosystem is in order.

New story! Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack cloud come to IBM servers

IBM partners with Canonical to bring not only Linux, but the OpenStack cloud and Juju-assembled programs as well, to big-iron servers.

New story! Slackel 6.0.5 Openbox Screenshot Tour

The Slackel Live Installer (SLI) now supports installation on different file systems (btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, reiserfs, xfs). Note that you cannot use the xfs file system and grub because after installation the system will not boot. So for xfs choose (e)Lilo instead. Both /root and /home partitions (if you create a separate partition for /home and choose to format it) will be formatted on the same file system type. A trick can be used, to format /home with GParted on a different file system and choose to not format it. So you can have /root and /home with different file systems type. Installation on EFI GPT partitions is also supported for 64-bit iso. In this case you have to create a GPT partition table with GParted and the first partition, the EFI partition, has to be at least 300MB FAT32.

New story! How to maintain a "clean" Ubuntu

Ubuntu is the most popular GNU/Linux distribution, as it has been the easiest to use for many years now, making it an obvious choice for every newcomer. As most new users don't know if and how they are supposed to maintain they distribution, and since Ubuntu doesn't offer any tools for this job by default, I will provide an overview on the matter through this quick guide.

New story! Script to mount your account on Ubuntu

  •; By AaronGriffith (Posted by Ajg9k on Apr 27, 2016 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Script to mount your account on your Ubuntu OS.

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6 Screenshot Tour

Today we are releasing Black Lab Linux 7.6. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release of our stable 7.x series of OS's. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is supported long term until April 2019. What's new? There are a lot of changes to Black Lab Linux 7.6 some of which include: Linux Kernel 3.19.0-58, LibreOffice 5.1.2, Firefox 45.0.2, Thunderbird 38.6.0, Gmusicbrowser, GNOME Documents, Tracker fast search, HexChat IRC client, Xfce 4.12 enhancements, Skippy XD Expose style task switcher, Spotify, Steam game client...

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