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Git 2.4.1 Out Now with Dozens of Improvements and Bug Fixes

The Git development team was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release for Git 2.4, the stable branch of the acclaimed open-source distributed version control system.

DefCore, project management, and the future of OpenStack

  • (Posted by bob on May 16, 2015 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud
Rob Hirschfeld has been involved with OpenStack since before the project was even officially formed, and so he brings a rich perspective as to the project's history, its organization, and where it may be headed next.

Nine dollar computer, Robot Operating System, and more open source news

  •; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on May 16, 2015 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Ubuntu
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the nine dollar computer, Snappy Ubuntu, the Robot Operating System, and more! Open source news: May 9 - 15, 2015.

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yun to "Mini" size

Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition to Launch on SteamOS and Linux

Larian Studios have just revealed that they intend to release Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, a reworked version of the original game that was made available just last year, and it's going to be available for the Linux platform as well.

Linux Mint Going systemd, Foresight Closes Shop & More…

They’ll shut down their software repositories, JIRA and Confluence servers, shared developer infrastructure and mailing lists at the end of May. The domain will remain as an informal “alumni association” for an indefinite amount of time, along with the project IRC channels for as long as they are in use.

What can't you do with Chrome OS?

In today's open source roundup: Where does Chrome OS start to fail? Plus: Five classic PC games remade in open source. And Black Lab Linux will switch to systemd.

Why pro-systemd and anti-systemd people will never get along

I largely avoid systemd “debates” these days. They depress me due to all of the flawed reasoning and flinging emerging everywhere, but I felt that perhaps this little write-up could try to explain the background and causes for just why systemd inspires so much vitriol and turf warring.

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531? SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

F22 countdown, video presentation on Fedora Marketing, and more

Fedora 22 is currently scheduled to be released on May 26th — 11 days to go! This will include our Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions, along with other variants like Fedora Atomic (designed for running containerized apps) and of course KDE and Xfce desktop spins.

Meizu to Announce Ubuntu Phone on May 18 - Rumor

Meizu might launch MX4 Ubuntu Edition on May 18, if the teaser posted by the Chinese company on Twitter is to be believed and if all the chatter on Chinese news websites will prove to be accurate.

Top 5: Read the fine manual, Python for non-engineers, and more

In this edition of the Top 5, we've got reading the FINE manual, Python for non-engineers, the meaning of openness, and more.

Tor Browser 4.5.1 Released with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Hosts

The Tor Project announced the release of the Tor Browser 4.5.1 for all those who want to stay anonymous online. The new maintenance release is based on Mozilla Firefox 31.7.0 ESR.

Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can forget it

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on May 15, 2015 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Think you'll be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from your pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Not so fast.

How to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) on Debian

How to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) on Debian

Speeding up your ownCloud on small systems such as the Raspberry Pi with Sqlite

I found some easy tweaks I haven't seen anywhere else to significantly improve the owncloud performance. I'm assuming you're already using the usual tweaks such as using cron.php.

How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely. To encrypt files in a library, you need to set a password when you create the library. The password won't be stored on Seafile cloud, so even the adminastrator of the servers cannot view your encrypted data without the password. This tutorial shows the installation of Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04.

The VENOMous Search for the Next Heartbleed

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 15, 2015 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Does every vulnerability need a logo and its own Website like Heartbleed and now VENOM have? Here's why not every flaw is "the next big thing.

Introducing Fedora’s students for Google Summer of Code 2015

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 15, 2015 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
What is Google Summer of Code? Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Fedora has participated in this program for many years now. It is... Continue Reading →

Calibre 2.28 Can Now Convert Any eBook to DOCX

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 15, 2015 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Calibre, an eBook reader, converter, and editor that works on multiple platforms, has been upgraded to version 2.28 and it brings a very important new feature, the ability to convert any ebook to a DOCX file.

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