The Ubuntu MATE developers have just released the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Linux distribution, which is now available for download and testing. It's the first one in the new development cycle and it comes with quite a few improvements.
There was a time not long ago when publishing was difficult and expensive. Thanks to services like Lulu.com and Lulujr.com, that's changing. Open source and Creative Commons licensing has also opened the door for teachers and students to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work. read more
With many of the videos from linux.conf.au now available, and a three-day weekend about to hit Australia, there's no excuse not to watch the best talks from last week.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open data not being so open, Facebook releasing more of its tools as open source, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 17 to January 23, 2015 read more
Provided that you use KDE, you can push photos from digiKam directly to a mobile device that supports the MTP protocol (e.g., most Android devices) using the KioImportExport Kipi plugin.
Jamroom is powerful. fast and flexible community CMS based on PHP and MySQL. In this article we will show you how to install Jamroom on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP.
Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop.
Docker is all about making it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package.
Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality' With all the hoopla coming out of Microsoft's Windows 10 event in Redmond on Wednesday, there was surprisingly little talk of Windows RT, the feature-limited version of Windows 8.x for ARM-based tablets – and perhaps with good reason.…
Mirantis, maker of a major OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, has introduced new OpenStack training courses and a program for showcasing the credentials of those who complete its training.
In this article I explain one way to group data items with AWK arrays. The code is a little mysterious but the results are impressive, especially in my second example!
Robolinux is quite proud and excited to announce its brand new 'Supersonic 3D Speed' GNOME version 7.8.1. A massive amount of time and effort was spent to significantly speed up this new Robolinux GNOME version by creating a more streamlined menu system, removing the Nautilus file manager load time lag to zero seconds, and optimizing many other GNOME core applications. The 32-bit and 64-bit variants are based on the newest rock-solid Debian stable 7.8 kernel and source code. Please note that the Robolinux GNOME FAQ section is being edited as fast as we can to reflect the completely new user interface. We also upgraded Robolinux Xfce and LXDE with the newest Debian upstream 7.8 kernels and security updates.
With the use of Docker containers, Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to become the operating system for smart devices.
There's no such thing as an anonymous programmer: your coding style can unmask you, according to research led by Drexel University Comp. Sci. PhD student Aylin Caliskan-Islam.
When Daniel Pfeifer gave a talk about dependency management in When dependency hell freezes over at Meeting C++ last year, he said: "Try to complete the following sentence: Python has Pip, Ruby has Gem, Dart has Pub, C++ has... " Unfortunately, we cannot continue the sentence because there is no solution for resolving and keeping track of dependencies and version compatibilities for C/C++ projects. This is where biicode is trying to fill the gap.
Cloud storage and file syncing vendor MediaFire has announced new tools that will make its platform compatible with Linux, FreeBSD and other open source operating systems.
In the wake of Heartbleed, Shellshock and other security and data privacy fiascos, Red Hat is emphasizing the value of its subscription software support for open source platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Google pays out $88,500 in bug bounties, with the largest browser security update yet in 2015. In all, Google fixed 62 different security flaws.
In today's open source roundup: Groovy Linux propaganda images. Plus: Google will launch its own cellular service, and why Chromebooks are hurting Microsoft.
3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being used to create instruments for scientific work.