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Microsoft Continues to Extort Linux and Android OEMs Using Software Patents, This Time ASUS (Forced to Pre-Install Microsoft Spyware With OOXML)

A roundup of news illustrating that Microsoft is still very much in a total war against Android, (mis)using federal regulators and even software patents to get its way

NixOS 15.09 Screenshot Tour

NixOS 15.09 "Dingo" has been released, the fourth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 15.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 15.09, check out the manual section on upgrading.

How to install Zabbix on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 Released With New Plasma 5 And Apps Updates

Netrunner is a Linux distribution that comes into two versions - Main version and Rolling release. Main version is based on Kubuntu and the Rolling release is based on Manjaro Linux. The new Netrunner 2015.09 has been released with a completely different look - KDE4 has been transformed to Plasma 5.2 desktop. Let's look at the complete changes in the Netrunner 2015.09 release.

Bassel Khartabil Safadi Moved to Court; Fate Uncertain

Several posts on Saturday morning, mostly on social media, report that Bassel Khartabil Safadi has been moved from Adra Prison in Damascus, Syria, and may have been transferred to the civil court of the military police area in Qaboun, Syria. October preview

October is shaping up to be our Most Open Month for several reasons. First, we're gearing up for All Things Open 2015 (ATO), which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 19 - 20.

Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7

On October 3, the developers of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) open-source network monitoring and security analysis toolkit for Linux kernel-based operating systems announced the release of Network Security Toolkit 22-7248.

SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1.

Lunduke Pens Book, Year of the Desktop Won’t Happen & More…

While all the speakers and keynotes are not yet chosen, one of the speakers already tapped for the show is FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke, who will bring his annual “Linux Sucks” talk to the first-of-the-year Linux/FOSS event in 2016. Lunduke’s talk, oft given at SCALE and LinuxFest Northwest and other events, will be given in a venue that can fit his popularity, for starters, as well as being professionally filmed this time around.

Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 3.4 Stable release

RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives. Enable Non-Volatile memory as high performing block devices and more.

Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over?

  • The VAR Guy ; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 11:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story
Google and Microsoft have ended their patent war to much fanfare in the tech press. And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars are essentially over, too?

3 Ways Scrappy Entrepreneurs Can Keep Data Scientists on Board and Motivated

  • Entrepreneur; By Michael Li (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2015 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Entrepreneurs are often strapped for cash, so it makes sense to allow your data scientists to utilize his or her favorite open-source tools. Data scientists don’t exist in a vacuum; they’re part of a larger network of peers collaborating in an open-source movement. Encouraging them to contribute to open-source projects, and giving them the time to do so, gives them a greater sense of ownership and a broader purpose: contributing to the open-source community.