New story! Nelum-Dev1 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Nelum-Dev1-Xfce 2016-05-20 is available. Nelum-Dev1 offers users a live disc with a desktop environment which is based on the Devuan distribution.

New story! Google Goes On The Offensive Against Troll Armed With Old Mp3 Player Patent

It wasn't enough that Creative Labs/Creative Technology spent March 24th suing almost every big name in the cell phone business for patent infringement. These lawsuits, all filed in the East Texas patent troll playground, asserted the same thing: that any smartphone containing a music app (which is every smartphone produced) violates the patent it was granted in 2005 to use in conjunction with its mp3 players. "Venue is proper" because smartphones are sold in Texas, even if the plaintiffs are located in California and Singapore, respectively. That wasn't all Creative Technology did. It also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to block the import of smartphones from manufacturers like Sony, LG, BlackBerry, Samsung, etc. under the theory that every imported phone contains patent-infringing software.

New story! 90 days of Android sales almost top nine months of Windows 10 sales

New mobile market share data has Google's OS on 84 per cent, WinPho on 0.7 per cent Microsoft has trumpeted the fact that 300 million devices now run Windows 10, but the scale of its failure to extend its operating system dominance into mobile can be seen in the fact that of the 349 million smartphones sold in 2016's first quarter, 293.7m ran Android. And just 2.4m ran Windows Phone.…

New story! Build a Pi weather station

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Discover what you need to build your own Pi-based weather station

New story! Tiny IoT-oriented i.MX6 UL module includes Linux BSP

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Digi unveiled a tiny, “ConnectCore 6UL” COM combining the NXP i.MX6 UL with 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, industrial temp support, and TrustFence security. Digi International’s ConnectCore for i.MX 6UL, or ConnectCore 6UL, appears to be the smallest computer-on-module to date running NXP’s year-old, IoT-oriented i.MX6 UltraLite system-on-chip. The device debuts a patent-pending Digi SMTplus surface mount […]

New story! Google’s closing argument: Android was built from scratch, the fair way

"This is a very important case, not only for Google but for innovation and technology in general," Van Nest told the jury. "What Google engineers did was nothing out of that mainstream. They built Android from scratch, using new Google technology, and adapted technology from open sources. Android was a remarkable thing, a brand-new platform for innovation."

New story! Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers

Linksys WRT routers will support Linux-based open source firmware like DD-WRT under new FCC rules, but not the modification of certain hardware features.

New story! Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, DataBricks

  • - Original Content; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 4:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
When people talk about cloud native applications you almost inevitably hear a reference to a success story using Apache Mesos as an application delivery framework at tremendous scale.

New story! There is now an open source driver and GTK3 based UI for interacting with the Steam Controller

Open source rocks! A fellow named kozec has created a user mode driver (based on another) and a UI for interacting with the Steam Controller.

New story! Linux 4.7 Gets a Security Boost with ChromeOS Feature

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 24, 2016 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
We're currently inside of the two week merge window where code is being pulled in to form the Linux 4.7 kernel. One of the GIT pull requests came from Linux kernel developer James Morris and includes at least one really interesting new security feature

New story! Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.

New story! Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?

Also in today's open source roundup: Will Chromebooks and Android apps kill Windows PCs? And DistroWatch reviews the Clonezilla Live utility.

New story! Budgie-Remix 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Budgie-Remix 16.04 is available. Budgie-Remix is a distribution which combines the Budgie desktop environment (produced by the Solus project) with the base packages from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! ChaletOS 16.04 Screencast and Screenshots

What is new in new release of ChaletOS? New LTS support, new kernel and new Software Center. But beside that, with what is ChaletOS so different from other distributions? Themes are improved so they can work with GTK3 and GTK2 engine. Also, now they are more complete, and include details for many applications. Icons are redesigned. We used Emerald icons and we redesigned them so they are more suitable for ChaletOS style. Style Changer is rewritten and templates are made from scratch. Many community derived Conky styles are rewritten and adapted for ChaletOS.

New story! Install GrandCMS on an Ubuntu VPS

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 23, 2016 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
GrandCMS is free and open-source standalone software for website owners. Using GrandCMS you can easily create and maintenance your own site.

New story! Oracle slams Google to jury: “You don’t take people’s property”

Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today. "You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."

New story! Smartwatches go open source

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 23, 2016 7:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Smartwatches get even smarter with this new open source operating system

New story! How to Install an OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 KDE Desktop

OpenSUSE Leap is a new type and a new version of OpenSUSE. It is a hybrid Linux distribution that uses the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise(SLE) to provide a higher stability and reliability then otLinuxinux distributions. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the OpenSUSe leap installation. I will install OpenSUSE leap with KDE Plasma 5 as the desktop environment.

New story! Cloud Native Computing Foundation Plots a Path to the Future

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 23, 2016 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Cloud
Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, discusses how the Linux Foundation Collaborative project is coming together to help define the cloud era.

New story! Linus Torvalds wins the desktop; Chromebooks outsell Macbooks

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on May 23, 2016 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
“Hey, either Macs don't count much on the desktop, or we may have to finally lay the 'year of the Linux desktop' joke to rest,” says Torvalds.

New story! Series Highlights Top Cloud Technologies and Container Tools

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 23, 2016 3:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas such as containers, container orchestration, software-defined networking, and more. 5 Next-Gen Cloud Technologies You Should Know

New story! The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice

Following announcements made last year, the Italian army has moved forward with its plan to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice.

New story! Time to choose: Are you investing in open source or not?

In 1996, the term "open source" didn't exist. Yet 20 years later, open source technology spans countless projects and brings together the collective talent of millions. Take a close look at any open source project or community of developers and you'll find incredible levels of speed, innovation, and agility. read more

New story! 10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on May 23, 2016 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Last year, I put together a list of my favorite “pointless but awesome” Linux terminal tricks. There are lots of things you can do in the terminal that didn’t make that list. So, here’s round two.

New story! CentOS-Based NethServer 7 Linux Adds Active Directory Integration in Third Alpha

Alessio Fattorini has informed Softpedia about the release and immediate availability for download of the third Alpha build of the upcoming NethServer 7 server-oriented operating system.

New story! Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors -- or risking data security in the cloud. “With a smartphone you can detect motion, sound, presence, and the absence of radio services,” said Ayala in his presentation, “Turning Sensors into Signals: Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web.”

New story! Backport upstream commits to stable RDO Mitaka release && Deployments with Keystone API V3

Posting bellow is written with intend to avoid waiting until "koji" build will appear in updates repo of stable RDO Mitaka release, what might take a couple of months or so. Actually, it doesn't require knowledge how to write properly source RH's rpm file.It just needs picking up raw content of git commits from upstream git repo converting them into patches and rebuild required src.rpm(s) with patch(es) needed

New story! Driving cars into the future with Linux

I don't think much about it while I'm driving, but I sure do love that my car is equipped with a system that lets me use a few buttons and my voice to call my wife, mom, and children. That same system allows me to choose whether I listen to music streaming from the cloud, satellite radio, or the more traditional AM/FM radio. I also get weather updates and can direct my in-vehicle GPS to find the fastest route to my next destination. read more

New story! Wayland/Weston with XWayland works on DragonFly

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 23, 2016 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DragonFlyBSD user karu.pruun compiled Xorg with XWayland support and made it work with many applications.

New story! 19 years later, The Cathedral and the Bazaar still moves us

  • (Posted by bob on May 23, 2016 7:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Nineteen years ago this week, at an annual meeting of Linux-Kongress in Bavaria, an American programmer named Eric Raymond delivered the first version of a working paper he called "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." According to Raymond, the exploratory and largely speculative account of some curious new programming practices contained "no really fundamental dis read more

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