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San Francisco prepares to open source its voting system software

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Will America be the first in the nation to do so in 2019? San Francisco, home of the tech startup, is trying to show its tech credentials by becoming the first city to use open source software for elections.…

No Linux for Batman, XCOM 2 Arrives & More…

Seemingly out of the blue, Batman: Arkham Knight’s planned Linux and OS X release has been cancelled. In all likelihood, this cancellation stems from the litany of problems with the game’s Windows port, which has been panned by critics and players as glitch plagued and often almost unplayable.

Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Ever wanted to make your very own cloud? Now you can! All it takes is some cheap open source hardware and open source software. For about $200, I was able to set up four Raspberry Pi 2s with the Kubernetes cloud operating system using Fabric8. read more

Canonical in Talks with Android OEM Partners for Ubuntu Phones

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 10, 2016 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is said to be in talks with Android OEM partners, the CEO of the company Jane Silber recently said.

Android-x86 4.4-r5 Screencast and Screenshots

The Android-x86.org is glad to release the 4.4-r5 to the public. The Android-x86 4.4-r5 is a bugfix of the 4.4-r4 release. It addresses more hazi fonts issue of Mesa 10.5.9 found on Intel Gen5 GPUs. You are encouraged to upgrade to this release if you still encountered the hazi fonts issue.

Run science experiments on the ExpEYES kit

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
ExpEYES is a cheap digital oscilloscope with a signal generator and other features, making it the ultimate tool for electronics

LibreOffice 5.1 shows first signs of a new user interface

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Feb 10, 2016 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice (LO) 5.1. With this release, LO is moving toward a totally reorganized user interface.

SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out

Judgements in this case are like buses: none for ages, then two at once The end of the near-immortal “Who owns Unix?” case looks to be near after a US judge knocked out the two remaining arguments with which the SCO group hoped to attack IBM.…

Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments from the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything

Repair groups from across the industry announced that they have formed The Repair Coalition, a lobbying and advocacy group that will focus on reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to preserve the “right to repair” anything from cell phones and computers to tractors, watches, refrigerators, and cars. It will also focus on passing state-level legislation that will require manufacturers to sell repair parts to independent repair shops and to consumers and will prevent them from artificially locking down their products to would-be repairers.

Getting started with Emacs text editor

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU Emacs text editor has been around since 1976 and remains a popular choice among software developers and writers. Its main focus is extensible, customizable, self-documenting, and real-time display, and it boasts the functionality of an operating system. (Yes, for me it's an operating system.) read more

SourceForge Loses DevShare

Late Tuesday evening, SourceForge’s new owners announced that the controversial DevShare program has been ended as a “first order of business.” The announcement came in a blog post by Logan Abbott, a co-owner and the president of SourceForge Media. “As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated,” he wrote.

Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing.

Fish: A better alternative to Bash in Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: A review of KShutdown, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD displays for Android smartphones explained.

Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

Alpine Linux offers the promise of a very small memory and system footprint, providing Docker container users with the ability to make the most of the underlying system without much host OS overhead. eWEEK takes a look at key features of the Alpine Linux distribution.

Tiny, rugged Bay Trail COM has wide-range power

Last April, Axiomtek launched a trio of Intel Bay Trail COM Express modules, including a CEM841 Type 2 Basic (125 x 95mm) COM, as well as CEM842 and CEM843 Type 6 Compact (95 x 95mm) modules. Now the company has unveiled a smaller, 84 x 55mm CEM846 COM Express Type 10 Mini module, running the Bay Trail Intel Atom E3800. Like the CEM843, it offers industrial -40 to 85°C support, in this case as a standard feature.

India Shuts Down Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shot down Free Basics, a scheme that offers free Internet access to a limited number of websites, which includes selected local news and weather sites, the BBC, Wikipedia and some health sites. The plan is backed by Facebook and six tech companies: Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm. Free Basics has been available in India since February, 2015 and remains available in 35 other countries.

Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

This guide looks at the top 10 Linux distributions of 2015 as listed on Distrowatch and discusses the suitability of them for the average Joe or the Everyday Linux User. It does this based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, how ease it is to install other applications and how ready is it out of the box.

Should the fight for the Linux desktop really matter?

This is a tricky, multi-layered question that needs to be asked. Before I dive into it, you must know that I have been using one form of Linux or another as my only OS since the late nineties. So, for me, the ability to use Linux is crucial. Why? Without Linux, getting my work done would not be nearly as easy, trouble-free, or cost effective.

New Raspbian release adds experimental OpenGL driver

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 1:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
A new OpenGL driver headlines the latest Raspbian update.

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