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Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

When Microsoft swallowed half of Europe's biggest tech company, it was only a matter of time before it spat something out. And so it has, ending Nokia's thirty-year roller-coaster ride. However, the decision will make tens of million of its customers take a look at Android – surely the last thing Microsoft wanted to happen.

Great Scott! It's Version 13!

No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. Still, no matter how many Plex-enabled devices I might buy (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, phones, tablets, Web browsers), I run XBMC on all my televisions. The interface, when coupled with a back-end MySQL database, is just unbeatable.

A new OpenStack book, advice for contributing, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Learn to program Python with our digital bookazine

Read our Python masterclass for beginners and follow it up with ten projects in Understanding & Implementing Python volume one. Python is one of our favourite programming languages and we’ve covered it a lot over the years in Linux User & Developer. We’ve compiled ten of the best Python projects in the first edition of our digital Developer Manual, available now from our Newsstand app.

Microsoft Contractors Face New Work Limits

The pitfalls of working on closed source projects for contract developers...

iOS has hidden network packet sniffer, host of secret spying tools

A detailed analysis of iOS by a security expert digging into claims of NSA spying on Apple products has revealed some unexplained surveillance tools hidden in the operating system.

VolksPC will run Debian and Android in one ARM-based computer

In today's open source roundup: A new distro will run Debian and Android. Plus: Android vampire apps, and take the open source cloud project survey.

18 interviews with speakers of upcoming OSCON 2014

For the last two weeks, has published a series of 18 interviews with speakers at OSCON 2014. Here's the full list.

Atom-based industrial PC has five gigabit ports

MPL’s CEC10 industrial PC is a fanless, Linux-ready Atom E3800 model featuring 40°C to 85°C support, five gigabit ports, and numerous expansion modules. Switzerland-based MPL has been in business for 21 years, and has been making Linux-compatible, Intel-based industrial computers for at least eight. The CEC10, which MPL also refers to as the “New Generation […]

Is PHP 6 or PHP 7 Next?

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 21, 2014 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP
Debate is currently raging in the open-source PHP community over what the number will be for the version of PHP that will succeed the current PHP 5.x series.

How to manage DigitalOcean VPS droplets from the command line on Linux

DigitalOcean is one of the hottest new kids in the block in the cloud VPS hosting market. While not offering as comprehensive service portfolio as Amazon Web Services and the likes, DigitalOcean is already a strong contender for the best Linux-based cloud VPS service targeted at small businesses and developers, thanks to their competitive pricing

What is open gaming? A new resource

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2014 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, unlocks an important achievement: the publication of "What is Open Gaming?", a new resource page. read more

Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries

NPD reveals that Chromebook sales are exploding and Microsoft is starting to get worried.

10 Raspberry Pi upgrades part 2

Part two of our list of essential upgrades for the Raspberry Pi

The value of open source is the open development process

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2014 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Scott Wilson agrees that open source matters because of open code, but just as important is the process in which the code is made. Open development of code is in the social nature of many programmers, hackers, documentors, and project managers. So, what is it about open development? read more

Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2014 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lumpy but free - the future is here Programming the Web, Pt. I If you travelled back to 1999 and told web developers that one day hundreds of them would pony up cold hard cash to get a feature in a web browser, none of them would have believed you.…

WarZone2100 Installation on Debian Wheezy

  •; By (Posted by linuxer on Jul 21, 2014 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
If you run Debian Wheezy 7 Linux as your main operating system and you wish to try open source real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game WarZone 2100 then here is a short guide on how to install this game on your debian system.

Russia to Cut IBM, Microsoft - Certainly Good for Linux?

Russia’s parliament is preparing new regulations to reduce its reliance on foreign technology suppliers after the U.S. imposed sanctions against some of its largest companies, a move that could hurt sales at vendors such as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

How To Install Nginx With PHP And MySQL (LEMP Stack) On CentOS 7

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2014 9:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How To Install Nginx With PHP And MySQL (LEMP Stack) On CentOS 7 Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 6.5 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Google has shown off a candidate for a new Chrome OS user interface. Dubbed “Athena”, the new UI appeared fully grown from the head, and Google+ page, of Googler François Beaufort. Athena “is a brand new project the Chromium OS team is experimenting with in order to bring a new kind of user experience,” Beaufort writes, adding “As you can see below, the first draft consists in a collection of windows with some simple window management.”

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