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Wanna build a module for Google's Project Ara mix-and-match phone? Here are your specs

Developlent kit released for hardcore hardware hacks only Just days before its first Project Ara Developer Conference is scheduled to begin, Google has released the device's Module Developers Kit (MDK), a set of plans and documentation designed to get hardware hackers started building modules for the componentized, mix-and-match experimental smartphone.…

Leaked Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots show slicker UI

Soren Hentzschel has posted some leaked images (google translation) of the upcoming Firefox OS 2.0, which is expected to reach devices this summer. The images, which were picked up by GforGames and others, show completely revamped interfaces for version 2.0?s dialer, email app, calendar and contacts app.

Groundskeeper 2, A Fast-paced Arena Shooter Out Now For Linux

Groundskeeper 2 is from the same developers who gave us the fun Heroes of Loot and they have done it again! The game looks absolutely nuts and you are going to love it!

Speed Test for Nerds

Most people with Internet access in their houses have visited a speed-test Web site to make sure they're getting somewhere close to the speed they're overpaying for. Thankfully, my friend Charlie K. (I won't use his last name, because I didn't ask him if I could) posted a link on Google Plus to the speedtest-cli program.

Outcast Reboot HD Open-world Action-adventure Game, A Reboot Of A True Classic

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 10, 2014 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
If you haven't heard of Outcast before then you are either young or living under a rock, possibly both! Outcast was a revolutionary open-world action-adventure game back in the day. Outcast Reboot HD is promising Linux support at a hefty stretch goal.

NVIDIA 331.67 Stable Linux Driver Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NVIDIA has just announced that a new stable version of its driver for the Linux platform, 331.67, has been released and is now available for download.

Master your Raspberry Pi in a week with Linux User & Developer 138

Seven tutorials for seven days as we take you from Pi beginner to Raspberry Pro, and we also show you how to develop Android apps with Python in Linux User issue 138

Install Silverlight alternative Pipelight in Linux Mint 16

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Apr 10, 2014 7:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
Play Silverlight videos in Linux Mint 16 with Pipelight.

Android IPTV set-top features 802.11ac, Marvell SoC

Announced by Marvell as a double design win, the Swisscom TV 2.0 set-top box (STB) runs on the Armada 1500 Plus system-on-chip unveiled by Marvell back in December. The SoC is an upgrade to the Armada 1500, which was the designated SoC for Google TV 2.0 set-tops and smart TVs. It is expected that the Armada 1500 Plus will be one of the principle SoC pairings with the upcoming successor to GoogleTV, rumored to be called Android TV. However, it is also likely Google will work with a variety of SoC platforms as part of a move to loosen up previous Google TV requirements that many vendors found too restricting.

Wild at Heart: Were Intelligence Agencies Using Heartbleed in November 2013?

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Peter Eckersley (Posted by tuxchick on Apr 10, 2014 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Yesterday afternoon, Ars Technica published a story reporting two possible logs of Heartbleed attacks occurring in the wild, months before Monday's public disclosure of the vulnerability. It would be very bad news if these stories were true, indicating that blackhats and/or intelligence agencies may have had a long period when they knew about the attack and could use it at their leisure.

Why I don’t care about the end of Windows XP

There's an enormous amount of hand-wringing in the media about the death of Windows XP. Here's why I really don't care about any of it.

Schneier on Security- Heartbleed

At this point, the probability is close to one that every target has had its private keys extracted by multiple intelligence agencies. The real question is whether or not someone deliberately inserted this bug into OpenSSL, and has had two years of unfettered access to everything. My guess is accident, but I have no proof.

Zorin OS 8 Lite Screenshot Tour

The Zorin OS team is pleased to release Zorin OS 8 Lite and Business. Zorin OS 8 Lite is the latest evolution of the Zorin OS Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Linux newcomers using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 13.10 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines.

OpenDaylight Internship Targets Student Open Source SDN Developers

OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project, has launched a summer internship program for student developers.

The NY Times discovers the virtues of desktop Linux

In today's open source roundup: An overview of desktop Linux at the NY Times. Plus: Technology experts that don't understand Linux, and did open source cause the Heartbleed bug?

How to set up a primary DNS server using CentOS

  • Xmodulo; By Sarmed Rahman (Posted by xmodulo on Apr 10, 2014 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Any operational domain has at least two DNS servers, one being called a primary name server (ns1), and the other a secondary name server (ns2). These servers are typically operated for DNS failover: If one server goes down, the other server becomes an active DNS server. More sophisticated failover mechanisms involving load balancers, firewalls and clusters are also possible.

Like Puzzle Games? Have a Look at Enigma

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 10, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Reviewing a batch of free Linux games the other day, I stumbled upon Enigma, which immediately got my attention because of its simple rules, yet addictive game style. I found Enigma to be a great game, despite the fact that I’m not much into puzzle games.

DevOps amplifies your open source credentials

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 10, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Can you really do DevOps without sharing scripts or code? DevOps manifesto proponents value cross-functional teams, symbiotic relationships, and continual feedback loops. Effective DevOps initiatives create engaged communities where team interactions amplify personal actions. When technology teams find adopting a DevOps culture is more difficult than using DevOps tools, suggest the open source way as a path forward.

Zorin OS Lite 8.1 Is the Perfect OS for Users with Old PCs Running from Windows XP

Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based operating system aimed at Windows users who are switching over to Linux, has just received a Lite version designed for people with low-end hardware.

How to govern a project on the scale of OpenStack

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 10, 2014 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How an open source project is governed can matter just as much as the features it supports, the speed at which it runs, or the code that underlies it. Some open source projects have what I call a "benevolent dictator for life." Others are outgrowths of corporate projects that, while open, still have their goals and code led by the company that manages it. And of course, there are thousands of projects out there that are written and managed by a single person or a small group of people for whom governance is less of an issue than insuring project sustainability.

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