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Weekly Top 5: The big R, 30 on Twitter, and open source jobs

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Feb 1, 2015 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
The Opensource.com Weekly Top 5. The best and brightest burning star articles from this week: January 26 - 30.

Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, says report

Microsoft reportedly is investing in Cyanogen Inc., creator of Android-based Cyanogen OS, and whose CEO recently criticized Google’s “tyranny” over Android.

HabitRPG to-do list, OUYA gets support, Linux games, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Jan 31, 2015 8:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at HabitRPG to gamify your to-do list, new support for OUYA, new Linux games, and more!

Raspberry Pi robot and hobby kit robot guide part 1

Discover the best robotics kits around for both Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Five reasons why I love my Kindle Voyage ereader

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage ereader has been out for a while now, and my initial reaction to it was not positive. Frankly, I thought it looked hideous with the new PagePress lines and dots on each side of the bezel. It also seemed too expensive for what it had to offer compared to earlier Kindles. But I could not have been more wrong about the Kindle Voyage and I’ll tell you why in this post.

How today’s young IT talent is different from previous generations

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Gustavo Brey (Posted by openlife on Jan 31, 2015 1:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today's IT students are big supporters of open source, says IT professor.

SimpleScreenRecorder Review – The Best Video Recording App for Games on Linux

Linux is now also a gaming platform, so naturally, people will want to record their gaming sessions. This is not easily done on Linux, but there are some ways to do it. SimpleScreenRecorder is probably the best of them, but the competition is getting fierce.

Optimized flash file system targets Android and Linux

Tuxera released Tuxera Flash File System for Linux and Android, which is optimized to run on flash storages such as eMMC and SD. Modern mobile apps, “which download and write data around the clock,” can be punishing on flash storage, says Tuxera Inc. When you combine always-on operation with simultaneous access by multiple apps, flash […]

Inkscape 0.91 Released, available in Fedora soon

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 31, 2015 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Inkscape just released version 0.91 of their Open Source vector graphics editor, and the new package will soon be available in the stable repositories for Fedora 21. Inkscape 0.91 is […]

Papyros Is a Linux Distro That Follows Google's Material Design and It Looks Stunning

Papyros is a new Linux distribution in the making that will use the Material Design style from Google. There is nothing to test so far, but the progress made by the developers is impressive and it's very likely that this will become one of the most interesting distros available.

Why Network Segmentation is Imperative on the Internet of Things

  • The Security Ledger; By Scott Harrell (Posted by bob on Jan 31, 2015 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Cloud
I'm speaking on a frequent (and increasing) basis with customers about the opportunities and risks that they need to prepare for as they continue to support new business models related to mobility, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Microsoft 'showers gold' on anti-Google Cyanogen and its Android alternative

Microsoft will invest in alternative Android firmware startup Cyanogen, a report claims. Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Microsoft is slated to become a minority investor in an approximately $70m funding round that will see Cyanogen valued "in the high hundreds of millions."

Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

The man behind the Opera browser has created a new one, he says, because power users are poorly served. The new Vivaldi browser launched today in a "Technical Preview" form, with customisation and speed taking it in a different direction to the mainstream, where minimalism rules the day.

Linux Top 3: 4MLInux 11.0, Debian Jessie Installer and Fedora 22 Features

Lots of development activity for big Linux community distribution releases

Scalable open virtual networking with MidoNet

Networking is an important part of any modern datacenter. As open source continues to grow in virtualization solutions, virtualized networking is an important part of the picture. MidoNet, an open source network virtualization platform for Infrastructure-as-a-serivice (IaaS) clouds like OpenStack cloud software, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.

Breaking out of the with open source

I'm joining DigitalOcean as a developer evangelist, where I'll work closely with the PHP community to help create amazing things! I'm really excited about this, especially because I never thought I would have such an amazing opportunity.

An introduction into Ceph storage for OpenStack

When you are considering building a cloud, there are many important decisions to make. Among the top decisions you'll want to make is how to implement your storage. One open source project which many have turned to as a solution to some of their storage needs is Ceph.

Ghost security flaw, Revolution Analytics is acquired, leadership at Docker, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at new leadership at Docker, Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, the Ghost security hole, and more!

Adapteva Parallella Desktop review

  • Linux User Developer; By Gareth Halfacree (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2015 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
With a 16-core coprocessor based on Epiphany architecture, is Parallella the single-board computer that developers have been waiting for?

Cloud 5: AWS's trillion dollar dream, Tesla's cloud lesson, Box IPO surge

This week, we look at AWS's trillion dollar ambitions, what Tesla opening their patent cache can teach the cloud industry and what Box's IPO surge means to the cloud.

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