New story! VectorLinux 7.1 "Light" Screencast and Screenshots

Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.

New story! Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Now Available for Download with the Latest KDE Plasma 5

The Kubuntu development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

New story! Oracle: Docker container tech will be in the Zone on Solaris

Larry's Unix to support cross-platform containers with unique Solaris features. Oracle is the latest company to get on the Docker bandwagon, having announced support for the application container technology to come in a future version of Solaris Unix.…

New story! An Open Letter to Microsoft's CEO: Don't Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control

Satya, I am writing to you about a very disturbing aspect of Windows 10. Specifically, that the update experience appears to have been designed to throw away the choice your customers have made about the Internet experience they want.

New story! Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 30, 2015 9:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The development team behind Lubuntu announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution.

New story! Django Models and Migrations

In my last two articles, I looked at the Django Web application framework, written in Python. Django's documentation describes it as an MTV framework, in which the acronym stands for model, template and views.

New story! COM Express Type 6 module revs up to 3.2GHz Core i7

CompuLab, which debuted its first COM Express modules last month, has added a high-end Type 6 module using Intel's Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs, clocked up to 3.2GHz. Last month, Israel-based CompuLab unleashed its first series of COM Express modules, based on Intel's Broadwell and BayTrail SoCs, and AMD's Embedded G-Series and E-Series SoCs.

New story! What value do you bring to your company?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2015 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine you're caught in the elevator with the Chief Financial Officer or CEO of your company. They look at you and ask, "So, what value do you bring to this company?" Hopefully the senior leaders of your company don't enjoy asking intimidating questions in the elevator, but this question, I think, is completely fair; everyone should be able to answer it confidently. read more

New story! Safeguarding Choice and Control Online

We are calling on Microsoft to “undo” its aggressive move to override user choice on Windows 10 Mozilla exists to bring choice, control and opportunity to everyone on the Web. We build Firefox and our other products for this reason. … Continue reading

New story! 'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Readership turns to Microsoft as one and asks 'what are you DOING?' Mailbag “Clearly the first year of ‘free’ is really beta testing – what should a sensible IT manager do?” asks one Reg reader Down Under. I’ve heard this from a few of you and collected your thoughts.…

New story! Dummy projects for new Drupal hires

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2015 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you're the CEO and president of a year-old web startup, having systems experience that dates back to Unix makes for a peerless foundation for growth. Salim Lakhani of devPanel is that luminary. Lakhani's current role involves promoting the use of applications like Drupal, WordPress, Magento, and Redline through free tools and services. But, this Denver-based executive's experience shows most in forming the global, distributed team of developers and support staff inherent to success. read more

New story! The growing appeal of open source in the enterprise

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society (Posted by crudder on Jul 30, 2015 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Why The American Cancer Society is embracing open source for its mission-critical IT.

New story! Chromebooks versus Cloudbooks: Will Microsoft beat Google?

In today's open source roundup: Cloudbooks threaten the popularity of Chromebooks. Plus: A review of Android x86. And Fedora 23 will offer a Cinnamon spin.

New story! How to scan for viruses with ClamAV on Ubuntu

There aren't many viruses made for Linux distributions and as such, most people who use such systems don't ever bother using an antivirus software. Those however who do want to be able to scan their system or other windows-based systems that are connected on a Linux PC through a network, they can use ClamAV. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus engine that is built to detect viruses, trojans, malware and other threats. It supports multiple file formats (documents, executables or archives), utilizes multi-thread scanner features and receives updates for its signature database at least 3-4 times a day.

New story! Teach coding with games: a review of Codewars and CodeCombat

I recently stumbled upon two websites for learning coding and programming skills: CodeCombat and Codewars. Both use a free software philosophy (all code examples are open source licensed and/or available GitHub) and help teach different computer programming languages. I tested CodeCombat and Codewars out when some of my students were seeking to learn the Python programming language. read more

New story! Welcome to the Matrix

  • FOSS Force; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Jul 30, 2015 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
But, of course, we won’t be careful. Nor will we keep guns and worse out of the hands of our self aware and much smarter than we robots. Just the opposite, if history is any guide. As far as I know, we have never developed a technology that we haven’t militarized. In fact, the most rapid development of technologies comes when the military begins to see a use for them.

New story! 16 science projects for open innovation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2015 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year's Open Science series features great stories like Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation system and the future of drones and open source at the Dronecode Foundation. And, our team answers the question, "What is open science, anyway?" But you want even more open science goodness, don't you? Of course! So, here are 16 awesome open science projects you may have missed. Plus, three bonus reads. These are bookmark-worthy, folks. read more

New story! Zorin OS, consider me a Linux fan for life

While I come across the "old guard" wanting to cling to XP for dear life as it drifts into the sunset and becomes even more prone to virus, malware and spyware attacks, consider me a Linux fan for life.

New story! i.MX6 hacker board features M.2 and wide-range power

SolidRun has launched a high-end, Linux-ready “Edge” SBC to its i.MX6-based HummingBoard line, adding M.2 and eMMC storage, wide range power, and more I/O. SolidRun has revamped its line of sandwich-style, community-backed HummingBoard single board computers, adding a new high-end HummingBoard Edge model. Like the other HummingBoards, it runs Linux on swappable “MicroSOM” computer-on-modules running […]

New story! Git a load of this: GitHub now valued at $2 billion

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2015 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Investors pump yet more millions of dollars into online source-code silo GitHub has received a $250m infusion of venture-capital cash that values the code-sharing website at $2bn.…

New story! CPU Pinning and NUMA Topology on RDO Kilo upgraded via qemu-kvm-ev-2.1.2 on CentOS 7.1

Recent build on CentOS 7.X qemu-kvm-ev-2.1.2-23.el7.1 enables CPU Pinning and NUMA Topology for RDO Kilo on CentOS 7.1. Qemu-kvm upgrade is supposed to be done as post installation procedure.Final target is to perform launching nova instance with CPU pinning on on i7 4790 Haswell CPU box.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Android x86

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 30, 2015 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Android
In this review of Android x86 I have tried to work out whether Android really can ever work on a normal laptop. Whilst largely frustrating I did get some positive results in the end.

New story! Canonical Says Ubuntu-Based Docker Images Are Not a Copyright Violation

Canonical said through the voice of Dustin Kirkland that you can use Ubuntu with Docker without violating any copyright policy, contradicting what Matthew Garrett said in a blog post just a week ago.

New story! Microsoft admits critical .NET Framework 4.6 bug, issues workaround

F# developers asked to avoid it until a complete fix is ready. Microsoft has published a workaround for a critical bug in the .NET Framework 4.6 that can result in incorrect parameters being passed, with unpredictable results.

New story! Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

This short post is for those running a system on which Windows 7 or 8 (or 8.1) is installed in dual-boot fashion with one or more Linux distributions. If you have such a system and are wondering whether the integrity of the Linux side will survive an upgrade to Windows 10, well, it depends.

New story! Open source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy?

When you put your code out under an open source licence, how much control can you expect over what it's used for? Open source has often been described as 'free as in speech, rather than free as in beer'. Yes, it's software that's free to use, but the lack of a price tag isn't always the main point.

New story! Getting physical: A $10 device to clone RFID access keys on the go

A $10 device capable of skimming access cards on the go is soon to be released into the open-source community.

New story! Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release

A second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 iteration has been released by Canonical, and the new version comes with a reworked boot logic for BeagleBone Black, among other features.

New story! Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion.

New story! ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh" Screencast and Screenshots

The ROSA company gladly presents ROSA Desktop Fresh R6, the number 6 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment.

As always, the distro presents a vast collection of games and emulators and the Steam platform package along with standard suite of audio and video communications software including the newest version of Skype. All modern video formats are supported. The distribution includes the fresh LibreOffice version, the full TeX suite for true nerds as well, along with best Linux desktop publishing, text editing and polygraphy WYSISYG software. The LAMP/C++/… environment packages are waiting to be installed by true hackers.

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