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First Point Release of OpenELEC 6.0 Solves Issues for Raspberry Pi 2 Users

The developers of the OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) open-source and cross-platform media center operating system announced the release of OpenELEC 6.0.1.

Valve have finally fixed the upcoming SteamOS & Linux game filter, nearly a year later

  •; By TheBoss (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 31, 2016 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
I've been waiting for this for many months, and Valve has finally fixed their Steam store filters to allow you to view only Upcoming games on SteamOS & Linux.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 2 Available To Test

After the Ubuntu 15.10, all the Ubuntu members are preparing the for the next big release i.e. Ubuntu 16.04 'Xenial Xerus'. All Linux users especially Ubuntu users are curious to experience the 16.04. But it's taking shape and Ubuntu members including Ubuntu MATE have released Alpha 2 of Ubuntu MATE 16.04. You can test it out and send feedback to developers to help them shape it better for you.

Top 10 open source Android app development frameworks

Each of these app development frameworks supports HTML5 or JavaScript as well as CSS, and is open source with at least some version of a free app. If you’re developing Android-based games or complex apps with extensive cloud integration, you’ll probably want to seek out native application development tools. These range from the Java-oriented Android SDK and Android Development Tools (ADT) Eclipse plugin to game-oriented engines like Corona to commercial enterprise platforms like the cloud-oriented Monaca toolsuite.

Tomb Raider, the awesome 2013 version looks like it's heading to SteamOS & Linux

Looks like the 2013 game Tomb Raider is heading to SteamOS & Linux according to new information popping up on SteamDB.

FOSDEM: Announcing KDE neon

At FOSDEM this weekend KDE is announcing our newest project, KDE neon. Neon will provide a way to get the latest KDE software on the day its released. More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.

Neptune 4.5 Screencast and Screenshots

We are proud to announce Neptune 4.5 the 5th service release to the Neptune 4.x series. This version comes with some core updates to the system including LTS Kernel 3.18.25, Systemd 227, libc6 2.19, Mesa 10.5.9, Alsa 1.0.27 and more. For the first time we also offer a testing version of our Plasma 5 version based on Plasma 5.5.3 as seperate ISO download. The usual software Updates like Chromium updated to version 46 and Icedove to 38.5 are also included. We replaced TrueCrypt with VeraCrypt which is compatible with TrueCrypt Containers.

GitLab's new features, Walmart's OneOps, The New York Times' Gizmo, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 31, 2016 12:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Gizmo from The New York Times, GitLab's new features, OneOps continuous app lifecycle management software from Walmart, and more. Open source news roundup for January 23 - 29, 2016 read more

digiKam Explained: Chroma Subsampling

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jan 30, 2016 10:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
When configuring saving settings for the JPEG format in the Saving Images section of the Configure digiKam window, you can choose between medium and high chroma subsampling, or disable it altogether. chroma_subsamplingBut what is chroma subsampling and what does it do?

Gary's Mod and Rust Creator Regrets Having Supported Linux

The creator of Gary's Mod and Rust, one of the most successful titles on Steam, has said that if he could do it all again, he wouldn't have supported the Linux platform. Gary Newman is the creator of Gary's Mod and Rust, and this is not the first time he took a jab at the Linux port and the Linux community. He said on a few other occasions that the Linux port for Gary's Mod was causing him grief and that it wasn't worth it. He pretty much said the same thing about Rust on Linux.

Here's What's New in Arch Linux's Pacman 5.0 Package Manager

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 30, 2016 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch
Arch Linux users received today one of the biggest updates in the history of the Linux kernel-based operating system for the built-in pacman package manager utility.

Oracle Cloud Becomes Latest Public Cloud with Certified Ubuntu OS

Certified images of Ubuntu, Canonical's Linux-based open source OS, are now available on Oracle Cloud.

Google Chrome gets ready to mark all HTTP sites as 'bad'

Google's push for all websites to be HTTPS has so far been all carrot. But the company is now using its big stick: a large red cross through every website that doesn't offer an encrypted connection. A year after Google's Chromium Security team proposed marking all HTTP sites which are non-secure, the company is preparing to implement the policy in Chrome.

Stupid Patent of the Month: Sharing Your Hard Copy Documents, but on a Social Network

Back when you were a kid, you may (depending on your age) have checked books out of your library using a circulation card. The cards, like the one pictured to the right, would allow the librarian to keep track of the books, who had them, and when they were expected back at the library. This month’s Stupid Patent is awarded to Xerox, who on January 19, 2016 was awarded a patent on essentially the library circulation card, but done electronically.

Guest Article: Introduction to Microsoft’s Growing Role in the R Project Through the Linux Foundation and E.E.E.

Concerns about E.E.E. (embrace, extend, extinguish) by Microsoft, which this time targets science and a lot of schools (many young people)

SourceForge’s New Owners, Mint’s New Apps & More…

SourceForge’s new owners aren’t exactly what you might expect to be purchasing a site that for all intents and purposes revolves around free and open source software. The new owners, SourceForge Media, is a subsidiary of BIZX, and while that may sound like some huge and gigantic mega corporation, it’s an LLC owned by Southern California residents Roger and Logan Abbott, who are probably either father and son or brothers, we’re not sure. What we do know is that their background is in telecommunications, not exactly the sort of business experience you’d expect for someone entering the share-and-share-alike world of FOSS, where there’s no such thing as vendor lock-in.

BeagleBone SBC morphs into robotics and industrial models

Element14 has spun an industrial version of the BeagleBone Black with -20 to 85°C support, while is prepping a “BeagleBone Blue” for robots. The Raspberry Pi single board computer has seen numerous spin-offs in recent years, from official Raspberry Pi Foundation models like the Zero to competitive, third-party lookalikes like the Banana Pi and […]

OpenSSL patches a severe but not widespread problem

The OpenSSL project has patched a problem in the cryptographic library but one that likely does not affect many popular applications. OpenSSL enables SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. Most websites use it, which is indicated in Web browsers with a padlock symbol.

8 non-code ways to contribute to open source

  •; By Jade Wang (Posted by bob on Jan 30, 2016 3:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Whether you're a novice programmer, a seasoned veteran, or not an engineer at all, there are many ways to contribute to open source projects beyond coding. Compared to proprietary software, open source projects tend to be relatively short-handed when it comes to non-engineering contributions, so don't shy away from open source just because you're not a coder. Your blog post or design skills could be much more meaningful to the right project than just another line of code.

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Alpha 2 Rewrites the China Weather Indicator's UI in CSS

The Ubuntu Kylin developers have just released today, January 28, 2016, the second Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) computer operating system.

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