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Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Running on Banana Pi BPI-M1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 25, 2015 3:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
We've seen them all, Ubuntu running on virtually anything, Ubuntu powering all sorts of devices, from mobile phones to embedded and industrial PCs. Today, we want to show you Ubuntu MATE 15.04 running on Banana Pi BPI-M1.

GoBang Linux 2.04.2 Screenshot Tour

GoBang Linux 2.04.2 is available. Gobang is a light and fast operating system based on Ubuntu repositories. The default environment is built on the Openbox window manager. G.B.L allows you to easily and quickly customize your system to suit your needs. ISO images are not issued regularly and contain alternate installation CDs. The idea to create GoBang OS was born out of the need for rapid, lightweight operating system that aims to provide an alternative look at the OS.The system allows a large amount of software installations, and complete control over the appearance. The GoBang Project aims nature of information and education.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Images to Arrive on Wednesday for Meizu MX4 and Nexus Devices

Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report informing us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in prepration for the major OTA-6 software update for the mobile operating system.

Read along and participate in The Open Organization book club

I'd like to invite you to join us for a virtual book club to discuss open leadership, organizational management, and other ideas from The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance by Jim Whitehurst. Starting on August 31, we'll discuss the book chapter by chapter, for seven weeks, one chapter per week.

Here's How to Watch Hulu Movies and TV Shows on Ubuntu Linux

IT expert Nathan Haines published a tutorial instructing users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system about how to watch movies and TV shows on the American streaming service Hulu. If you're using Ubuntu Linux and want to watch TV shows and movies on the Hulu platform, you must add the third-party HAL PPA using the first command listed below, and then install the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) software using the second command.

Reports from mid-cycle meetups, NFV at scale, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2015 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud?

SteamOS Brewmaster 2.30 Brings a New Linux Kernel and Autorepair Service

Valve is working on SteamOS version based on Debian 8, and it's making good progress with it. The operating system is still considered a Beta, and it's not ready for prime time, especially since developers are still making important upgrades.

Mageia 5 - So Much Better Than Last Time

My last review of Mageia was given the title "gone in 60 seconds" partly because that is as much time as I was prepared to give it. This time things went so much better although for a brief period I was left in complete silence

Intel aims “5×5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX

Intel showed off a 147 x 140mm “5?5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors. Spurred on by the success of its reference design for 102 x 102mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs, many of which run Linux, Intel showed off a […]

Canonical Kills Desktop Ubuntu Software Center, Focuses on Mobile Apps

Ubuntu Linux developers plan to focus efforts on transactionally updated software in Snappy Core, shifting away from the Ubuntu Software Center in Canonical's open source OS.

My Network Go-Bag

I often get teased for taking so much tech hardware with me on trips—right up until the Wi-Fi at the hotel, conference center or rented house fails. I'm currently on vacation with my family and some of our friends from Florida, and our rental home has a faulty Wi-Fi router. Thankfully, I have a bag full of goodies for just this occasion.

Shotcut – Video Editor Based on MLT Framework and Support for 4K UHD

Shotcut is an free, open-source video editor app based on the MLT Multimedia Framework which works flawlessly on major operating system (Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows)

Compare PDF Files With DiffPDF In Ubuntu Linux, Debian, Fedora & Other Derivatives

DiffPDF is a small but useful tool that compares two PDF files and let you know the differences. This easy to use tool is free for Linux. If you often read books then you can compare for changes in the paragraph and other deep aspects. Let's see how to install and use DiffPDF in Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, PCLinuxOS and Fedora.

How to get Oracle Virtual Box 5.0 installed on (Ubuntu) Linux

Oracle's Virtual Box is one of the easiest to use virtual machines that run under Linux. Although we Linux users have reasons not to use Oracle's products, the particular piece of software is maybe the best choice we can make in that area and at least it's open source. If you want to use other free software alternatives to Oracle's VM, you can check VMware Workstation, QEMU, or GNOME Boxes (currently works only on Fedora).

Five Super Cool Open Source Games

In 2014 and 2015, Linux became home to a list of popular commercial titles such as the popular Borderlands, Witcher, Dead Island, and Counter Strike series of games. While this is exciting news, what of the gamer on a budget? Commercial titles are good, but even better are free-to-play alternatives made by developers who know what players like.

BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2015 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nyet to Redmondian probe tentacles up our ass Russian lawyers have filed a complaint calling for an outright ban – or at least tight restrictions – over the sale of Windows 10 in Russia.…

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

There's good news and bad news for Microsoft because Windows 8.1 is slipping fast Windows 10 now has 5.95 per cent of the desktop operating systems market, according to the folks at StatCounter.…

Outreachy and the road toward diversity

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2015 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Diversity has a new full-time ally. Marina Zhurakhinskaya (zhoo-ra-HEEN-ska-ya) recently won an O'Reilly award for her work in diversity for free and open source software (FOSS), and she just successfully created a new position for diversity at Red Hat. Oh, and, she's a new mom. Marina is always happy to share details about her work, so you can be sure to get a lot out of her responses to the questions I asked her about her new award, her role at Red Hat, and her work with Outreachy, a program to help underrepresented groups get involved in FOSS. For instance, she explains how she and her husband managed a new baby at OSCON this year, where she received her award. read more

How to configure virtual hosts in Apache HTTP server

Virtual hosting refers to the technique that allows a physical server to host more than one website domain (e.g., site1.com, site2.com). Virtual hosting is prevalent in shared web hosting environments, where typically hundreds or more of websites or blogs are packed on a single dedicated server to amortize server maintenance cost.

Open source for products in four rules (and 10 slides)

There are four rules to understand when building products out of open source software. A product team (engineering, product management, marketing) needs to understand these rules to participate best in an open source project community and deliver products and services to their customers at the same time. These four rules are the start of all other discussions about the open source product space. read more

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