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Robotics in the classroom with the Hummingbird kit

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2015 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop at a regional education center in New York State. It was great to be surrounded by educators who were there to learn about ways to engage students in acquiring STEM skills. One of the activities was building a robot using the Hummingbird kit from BirdBrain Technologies. read more

Ubuntu for Phones New RTM Update Makes It Faster and Smoother - Video Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 24, 2015 10:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch OS from Canonical has been upgraded once again and a new RTM version has been released. The system is now more stable and users should be able to detect some noticeable improvements for UI responsiveness and some other changes.

Fedora 21 Mate Compiz : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Fedora 21 Mate Compiz is an fedora spins of the Fedora 21 built around the traditional MATE desktop environment version 1.8.1 and using the Compiz-Fusion software for eye-candy desktop effects.

Netrunner 15 Screenshot Tour

We are proud to announce the official release of Netrunner 15 'Prometheus'. Netrunner 15 is revised from the ground up - as the first distribution, it officially ships the new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. Therefore, an upgrade from previous Netrunner series with KDE 4.x is neither officially available nor really recommended. This release is 64-bit only. What's new? This release features the brand new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2, packed together with the freshly released KDE Frameworks 5.7 and Qt 5.4. It takes a great deal of Oxygen and a little of Breeze and mixes them into a blend of tradition and modern. All previous settings and add-ons have been carefully restored to work in this new environment. With Netrunner 15 we took the chance to ship a finely revised set of applications.

Microsoft, Amazon Among New Ubuntu Linux IoT Partners

Canonical has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, Texas Instruments and others related to IoT and Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated variants of the open source Ubuntu Linux OS.

Are women leaving the technology industry?

In today's open source roundup: Are women abandoning tech jobs? Plus: Linux developers and money for distros. And does Linux have more security holes than Windows?

Introducing Softpedia Linux Web App for Ubuntu Phone

The Softpedia Linux web app is designed for existing and new Softpedia Linux readers who use a smartphone powered by the Ubuntu Touch operating system, whether it’s a Nexus 4 or a BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device, allowing them to more easily get the latest Linux news, reviews, and tutorials about distributions or any other software on the go, wherever they are.

Eric Mesa: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Fedora user Eric Mesa on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series here on the Fedora Magazine where we will profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Debian on track to prove binaries' origins

Debian is on its way to becoming what could be the first operating system to prove the origin of its binaries, technologist Micah Lee says. The feat will allow anyone to independently confirm that Debian binaries were built from a reported source package.

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 Test 1 (Rinaldo) Features GNOME 3.14.3 - Screenshot Tour

After announcing the first point release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) on February 13, 2015, as reported on Softpedia on that day, Alan Baghumian had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 Test 1 (codename Rinaldo) distribution, which brings a small number of changes and improvements compared to the last stable version of the OS, Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1.

OpenStack at Walmart, project reform status, and more

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2015 2:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

Linus Torvalds has decided it's time for version 4.0 of the Linux kernel.

Install WPScan on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

WPScan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner. You can use it for problem location in case there are any vulnerable WordPress themes or WordPress plugins on your website. Today, we will make a short presentation about how to install it on your Linux VPS. It is very easy to install as well as very easy to use.

Nginx Gearing Up for HTTP/2

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 23, 2015 11:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Since HTTP/2 is largely based on SPDY, Nginx has a solid foundation already in the code to capitalize on, and in turn it'll make implementation of HTTP/2 easier and more streamlined," Garrett said. "The larger part of SPDY-enabled websites run on Nginx."

Debugging Shell Scripts in Linux

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Feb 23, 2015 10:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In the shell scripting we don't have any debugger tool but with the help of command line options (-n, -v and -x ) we can do the debugging.

Lay Waste To A Fortress In Besiege On Linux, Initial Thoughts Included

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 23, 2015 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets.

Lenovo Sued Over Superfish Adware

Not surprisingly, the controversy over Lenovo installing Superfish adware into its consumer PCs has resulted in a lawsuit.

Scripted window actions on Ubuntu with Devilspie 2

Devilspie 2 is a program that detects windows as they are created, and performs scripted actions on them. The scripts are written in LUA, allowing a great deal of customization. This tutorial will show you the installation of Devilspie 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 and give you a introduction into Devilspie scripting.

Arquetype 21 KDE Screenshot Tour

Arquetype 21 is available. Arquetype is a robust and stable operative system based on Fedora includes benefits of global engineering. Explore it, Arquetype works on intuitive interfaces and is made to be easy for all kind of users. If you want to develop on Linux, Arquetype give you preinstalled tools. We are free open source project and an alternative to other OS, with the most advanced desktop environment for user experience. Feel free to discover all options that Linux desktops offers to you, with speed and stability for your computer operation.

Weather Company CIO: 5 reasons why I believe in open source

  •; By Bryson Koehler (Posted by openlife on Feb 23, 2015 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler outlines five reasons why he believes in open source, explaining why his organization has been a big adopter of open source software.

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