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Unsurpassed open filmmaking on feature length movie Gooseberry

For animators working with free and open source software, nothing compares to Blender. A fully-featured 3D animation suite, it offers a huge array of tools that individuals and small studios need: modeling, rendering, motion tracking, and more. Volunteers power Blender. Artists, visual effects artists, and hobbyists alike contribute to the tool, facilitated by the Dutch Blender Foundation. Now, that same group of volunteers is planning to create a feature length 3D animated film called Gooseberry, and they're seeking help via crowdfunding.

Canonical Starts Talking About Convergence and Ubuntu 14.10 Features

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 15, 2014 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is preparing to launch Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) in just a couple of days, but the Ubuntu developers are already starting to reveal what major changes will be implemented in Ubuntu 14.10.

Linux-ready SBC runs on 2 Watts

The SMART-MEN, or officially SBC-SMART-MEN, is a variation on the SMART-BEE announced by Embedian last month. The main difference is a lack of real-world ports except for an SD slot and dual Fast Ethernet ports, and the inclusion of additional USB and serial interfaces. The board expresses most of its I/O like a computer-on-module, via a pair of expansion connectors.

IBM Debuts New Big Data Software-Defined Storage Platform for the Cloud

IBM has released SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC), a software-defined storage and data management solution for virtualized cloud platforms.

TrueCrypt audit finds “no evidence of backdoors” or malicious code

On Monday, after seven months of discussion and planning, the first-phase of a two-part audit of TrueCrypt was released.

Grml 2014.03 Screenshot Tour

We just released Grml 2014.03 - Ponywagon. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (a.k.a. jessie). As usual it also incorporates up2date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release. New features: new boot option vlan; grml-debootstrap. Important Changes: forensic mode - the readonly boot option was renamed to read-only (caused by change in upstream's live-boot).

Open Source Big Data Vendor Talend Adds SaaS Analytics Partner

Talend, the open source Big Data vendor, has expanded its partner ecosystem through new collaboration with Blue Yonder. Together, the companies will apply software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based predictive analytics to Big Data that exists in a variety of forms.

TurboTax maker linked to grassroots campaign against free, simple tax filing

Over the last year, a rabbi, a state NAACP official, a small town mayor, and other community leaders wrote op-eds and letters to Congress with remarkably similar language on a remarkably obscure topic. Each railed against a long-standing proposal that would give taxpayers the option to use pre-filled tax returns...

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 20 (LAMP)

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 20 (LAMP) LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 20 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

Samsung brought in heavyweight champion Google to fight in its corner in its latest patent bout with Apple in the US on Friday. In the latest instalment of the ongoing patent wars, current veep of engineering for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, testified that Android was all Google's idea.

Steam Controller May Not Arrive Until Near The End Of The Year

It seems the Steam Controller may not arrive until near the end of the year. The news comes thanks to PC Gamer & PAX.

Heartbleed: Open source's worst hour

People assumed that open source software is somehow magical, that it's immune to ordinary programming mistakes and security blunders. It's not.

Automotive i.MX6 SoC to include Cortex-M4 MCU

In recent years, Freescale Semiconductor’s i.MX6, one of the most popular ARM SoCs among embedded Linux developers, has been increasingly used in automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Soon, a new “expanded” version of the Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 should find even greater favor among automotive equipment manufacturers thanks to an integrated Cortex-M4 microcontroller that offers greater real-time response. The new i.MX6 is the first to combine Cortex-A9 and Cortex-M4 cores, according to the chipmaker.

The end of Microsoft or a new beginning?

In today's open source roundup: Is the end in sight for Microsoft? Plus: Makulu Linux 6 MATE for Windows XP users, and the slowness of Android updates.

Red Hat OpenShift Marketplace Aims to Suceed where Red Hat Exchange Failed

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 14, 2014 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Back in 2007, Red Hat did in fact first attempt to become a reseller for its partners' technologies with the Red Hat Exchange (RHX) effort. RHX, however, was closed down by 2010 as a failed effort. Badani said there were some lessons learned from the RHX experience, but more importantly, the software world has changed dramatically since 2007.

Cinnamon 2.2 out not, ready for Linux Mint 17

Cinnamon 2.2 releases ahead of Ubuntu 14.04 and in preparation for the Linux Mint version. New version includes many aesthetic and usability updates

How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox

For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.

Vlambeer's Procedural Death Labyrinth Nuclear Throne Now Available On Linux, Our Game-play Video

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 14, 2014 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Nuclear Throne being on Linux is something I have been asking Vlambeer to do for a while now, and this month it finally happened! Nuclear Throne is a fantastic looking Procedural Death Labyrinth built in Game Maker: Studio.

Win books and participate in Open Library Week

This week Opensource.com will be featuring articles on open source tools for libraries and sharing stories about experiences using open source in the library setting. Our authors come from an array of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they know firsthand and want to help more libraries to understand the power of open source. Serving the community, managing the library system, and providing quality care are all aspects of what makes open source a better choice for libraries. We are also running a contest! Enter for a chance to win a book of your choice from O'Reilly Media plus five books for your favorite public or academic library of choice. Wow!

MakuluLinux: Awesome Debian-Based Distro Ships with MATE 1.8

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 14, 2014 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
But except for MATE, some very interesting choices make MakuluLinux Imperium Edition stand out: it installs by default applications like Steam, Wine, PlayOnLinux and even the Kingsoft Office suite instead of LibreOffice.

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