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Linux Kernel 4.2 RC3 Released by Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds has just revealed that the third Release Candidate for the 4.2 branch of the Linux kernel has been released and is now available for download and testing.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Q4OS

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 27, 2015 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Q4OS is a distribution that I knew little about before I tried it. It uses the Trinity desktop environment which gives it an old school look and feel. It also has a striking resemblence to older versions of Windows which for Windows XP and Vista users is going to be very inviting.

World’s first $9 Linux based computer is shipping now

If you want a super cheap Linux based computer, now is the chance to get it. Chip, a $9 Linux-based, super-cheap computer that raised some $2 Million beyond a pledge goal of just $50,000 on Kickstarter can soon be yours. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, now, the first run of devices is beginning to be distributed to backers.

Rugged SBC runs Linux on 5th Gen Core, expands via StackPC

Perfectron’s new EPIC SBC runs Linux on 5th Gen Core CPUs, expands modularly with a rare PCe/104 fork called StackPC, and supports -40 to 85°C operation. The dominant formats for standards based, mid-sized single-board computers introduced over the past few years have been Mini-ITX and the so-called “3.5-inch SBC” form-factor. Although Perfectron makes SBCs in […]

Hey FCC, Don’t Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers

  • Wired; By Kyle Wiens (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2015 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On the coastal edge of Tunisia, a signal bounces between 11 rooftops and 12 routers, forming an invisible net that covers 70 percent of the city of Sayada. Strategically placed, the routers link together community centers—from the main street to the marketplace. Not long ago, the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali government censored access to the Internet. The regime is gone now. And this free network gives the community unfettered access to thousands of books, secure chat and file sharing applications, street maps, and more.

Github Open Sources a Tool That Will Teach Students to Code

Github’s various education programs has hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in it. Further, Github is used as a teaching tool by more than 3,000 teachers.

The 6 Best Natural Language Processing Tools in the World Today

In our formative years, we master the basics of spoken and written language. However, the vast majority of us do not progress past some basic processing rules when we learn how to handle text in our applications. Yet unstructured software comprises the majority of the data we see. NLP is the technology for dealing with our all-pervasive product: human language, as it appears in social media, emails, web pages, tweets, product descriptions, newspaper stories, and scientific articles, in thousands of languages and variants.

Dronecode workshop to be held at LinuxCon/ELCE in Dublin

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2015 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In a nod to the proliferation of Linux in drones, the Dronecode Project will host a workshop in conjunction with LinuxCon and the ELC in Dublin next month. The Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project is hosting a workshop in Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 5, as well as a Flight Day event at a nearby airport on […]

Krita Port to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 Almost Done, Krita 3.0 Coming Later This Year

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 26, 2015 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Krita developer Boudewijn Rempt reports on the work done by the team responsible for porting the famous open-source and cross-platform digital painting software to the next-generation KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 technologies.

Google's Brotli compression algorithm, C++ Core Guidelines, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2015 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's Brotli compression algorithm, Classroom for GitHub, C++ Core Guidelines, and more! Open source news roundup for September 20 - 26, 2015 read more

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour - A GNOME 3.16 Desktop Done Right

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) just got its final Beta last night and quite a lot of things have happened in the past few months, so we've put together a screenshot tour that shows off some of the new features.

Putting meritocracy to the test: Open Org book club, chapter 4

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2015 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Week 4 of The Open Organization book club kicked off on September 21. This week's topic was Chapter 4: Choosing meritocracy, not democracy, and Jim offered many tips on how to make meritocracy work in your organization. read more

The Anti-Microsoft Trend: China Creates Its Own OS That Looks and Feels like Windows XP

More than 90 percent of the PCs in China run Windows, be it XP or 7, but it’s no secret that one of the reasons behind this absolute domination of Microsoft’s operating system is possible mostly because of the high level of software piracy in the country.

Plans for Vulkan driver, OpenMandriva game portal, and more open gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2015 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at plans for the Vulkan driver, OpenMandriva's game portal, Unity Cloud Build, and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for September 19 - 25, 2015 read more

Linux creator explains why a truly secure computing platform will never exist

Twenty-four years ago this month, a Finnish developer with a sharp tongue who’s regarded by some as one of the most influential programmers alive today released version 0.01 of the Linux kernel to the Internet.

Top 5: Linux security, Chat apps, Vagrant, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight how to keep your Linux system safe, open source chat apps, a new Linux story from our series, why Vagrant?, and how to earn respect as a leader from Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. read more

Webconverger Kiosk Devs Found Out the Firefox Is Leaking Info

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 26, 2015 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Webconverger is a powerful Linux distribution that can be deployed in places like offices or Internet cafes, or any other kind of environment where users don't need to have any kind of access to the desktop.

How to install Drupal with PostgreSQL on a Debian 8 VPS

  • RoseHosting Blog; By Admin (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 26, 2015 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this tutorial we will cover the steps needed to install the latest stable version of Drupal on your Debian 8 VPS along with PostgreSQL.

Canonical, GE Partner on Crowdsourced IoT Standards for Smart Home

To promote open source IoT standards, Canonical, GE and FirstBuild propose a crowdsource campaign that will allow the community to develop and implement ideas for connected devices in the smart home.

Wine to Get a Stable Release Once a Year

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 26, 2015 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wine developers are putting some order into their project, and they have decided to switch the project to a time-based release model, with major releases coming only once a year.

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