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How open source found me

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2015 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This isn't a story about me finding open source—this is about how open source software chose me. read more

Russian Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15 Out Now with New Package Update Method

Calculate Linux announced the release and immediate availability of the Calculate Linux 15 operating system based on Gentoo Linux.

The issue with embedded Linux... and the solution

I'll preface this by reminding everyone that I've been a huge fan/supporter/advocate of Linux since the mid- to late '90s. That being said...

A gentle introduction to microservices

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2015 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What are microservices? Have you heard the phrase "microservices" used in a discussion of modern application development and wondered what it's all about? read more

The ‘Microsoft Loves Linux’ Baloney is Still Being Floated in the Media While Microsoft Attacks Linux With Patents, New Lawsuits Reported

Despite Microsoft’s continued assault on Linux and on Android (using software patents, which it still discreetly lobbies for), some figures in the media are perpetually peddling the Microsoft-serving lie that ‘Microsoft loves Linux’

Google, Microsoft kiss and make up in patent fight truce

Everyone's friends now. What are we saying? Always were Google and Microsoft have called a truce in their years-long patent wars, agreeing to dismiss the multiple suits they have pending before courts in the US and elsewhere.…

OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor to be Released Soon for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 1, 2015 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenShot Studios have announced today that their upcoming OpenShot 2.0 open-source video editor software will be released soon for the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

On new applications and use cases for container technology

As containerization goes mainstream, many are finding new applications and use cases for container technology. Jan Pazdziora, senior principal software engineer at Red Hat, faced the limitations of traditional Docker when he wanted to containerize FreeIPA. This led to creation of his Docker-freeipa open source work. read more

Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world -- now Microsoft reveals the truth

So about those automatic Windows updates ... Windows 7 users were left scratching their heads on Wednesday when a mysterious garbled patch appeared in Windows Update, origins unknown.…

The Linux Foundation Estimates the Total Costs of Collaborative Projects to $5 Billion

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 1, 2015 2:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In a recent blog post, The Linux Foundation, through Amanda McPherson, announces a report that strives to answer the following question: "What does it cost to build world's technology infrastructure?"

Your field's talent is expecting openness

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2015 1:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently read an article on that had me thinking about personality traits those of us in open source share. Certain kinds of people are attracted to open management structures. I've explored this through other lenses, and I keep coming back to the idea that many of these traits are traits I would attribute to leaders. read more

Taurinus X200: Now the most 'Free Software' laptop on the planet

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2015 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Free Software Foundation has announced Libiquity's Taurinus X200 laptop has met its strict requirements for being a free-software computer, including replacing Intel's Management Engine firmware.

Industrial touch-panel runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Industrial Shields has launched an expandable 10.1-inch “HummTouch” panel PC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC-based HummingBoard SBC. Barcelona-based Industrial Shields has followed up on its earlier Raspberry Pi-based Touchberry Pi touch-panel PC with a HummTouch system based instead on the SolidRun HummingBoard Carrier Pro, which was previously announced as the […]

Microsoft ends patent disputes with Google

Microsoft and Google are settling their patent disputes which entrains everything from smartphones to video game consoles. The two companies have agreed to drop over 20 lawsuits they filed in the US and Germany.

Should research on vehicle software be hidden from the public?

The debate over whether vehicle owners have a right to tinker with the software on their vehicles—just like they have the right to change their own oil—comes amid a growing and global in-vehicle software scandal at Volkswagen. And it comes as the US Copyright Office is considering a proposal from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others that would authorize such tinkering without chilling researchers' speech.

What's Coming In The Cloud? Here's Your Chance to Find Out!

A FREE one-day conference covers FOSS innovations in the Cloud on October 9 in San Antonio, Texas. Topics to be covered include Docker, Unikernels, OpenStack, vGPUs, and much more.

The Linux Foundation Says You Should Install Linux on Your Chromebook

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 30, 2015 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation is now recommending that users with new and shiny Chromebooks should really install Linux along their Chrome OS distros.

Install WebSVN for Apache Subversion(SVN) on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7

WebSVN provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for managing Apache Subversion (SVN) repositories. Using WebSVN we can compare the revision of files.

Linux Foundation Study: Open Source Collaborative Code is Worth $5B

Open source code in the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects is worth $5 billion, according to a report out this week.

Learning Linux - Lesson Two: How a GNU/Linux OS Works

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 30, 2015 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
The second of the many to come lessons about Linux is here, and today we're going to talk about how a GNU/Linux distribution works.

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