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Darksiders Is Still Coming To Linux, But A Silly Graphical Glitch Is Stopping It

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 12, 2014 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Darksiders is being worked on for Linux, but sadly as we reported before there is still a bug holding it up.

GraphHopper: a fast and flexible open source trip planner

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2014 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Route planning is an essential part of the connected and mobile world. Many people use commercial solutions on a daily basis to avoid traffic jams when heading home or when they plan their next business or outdoor trip. It is also a crucial part in many business areas like for garbage collection, pizza delivery, or ride sharing where speed is important to calculate thousands or even millions of high quality routes within a short time. read more

Has Linux Lost It's Mojo?

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 12, 2014 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's news, there are responses to Dedoimedo's question "Has Linux Lost It's Mojo", reaction to the latest Ubuntu release, a handheld Raspberry PI kickstarter and the best alternatives to notepad++

Extra extra! How to use the press to promote open source

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2014 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is a report from the All Things Open conference, held this year at the Raleigh Convention Center. I attended Steven Vaughan-Nichols session on marketing and using the press in open source—this is a recap. read more

Groupon & GNOME: Doing the Right Thing

So Tuesday morning, the Internet was abuzz. Groupon has a tablet based point of sale “operating system for merchants to run their entire operation” called Gnome, which is accompanied by 28 — count ‘em 28 — trademark applications. With trademark not being the same as copyright, trademarks are constantly defended by owners because, well, that’s they way the system works (or doesn’t, depending on your perspective), and GNOME was in a position of having to spend a significant amount in defending its trademark, used for the last 17 years and officially trademarked in 2006.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 LTS Released, Is an Evolution over 14.10 - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 12, 2014 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A longer term release version has been made available for Ubuntu MATE, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that's using the MATE desktop environment.

Q4OS 0.5.20 Screenshot Tour

Significant update 0.5.20 of Q4OS is out. The essential new feature is the KDE 4 desktop integration into Q4OS system. It is comprised of two Plasma themes, converted crystalsvg icons, splash theme and original Q4OS desktop look and feel configuration. A single-command script (kde4-install) for easy automatic installation is included. If users want to set up a complete KDE 4 desktop alongside the standard Q4OS desktop, they will need to run the 'kde4-install' script from the terminal. They will be able to choose the 'KDE Plasma Workspace' session type option from the KDM login screen and experience the brand-new environment. They will be able to select the classical Q4OS desktop too, of course. This Q4OS release brings many more improvements, notably new desktop cursor theme.

Groupon flees from army of angry GNOMES: Trademark bid for 'Gnome' tab scrapped

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2014 2:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
Run away, run away! Groupon has given up its pursuit of the trademark "Gnome", intended for its sales register tablet, after being chased off by the open-source GNOME project.…

Plasma Bugfix Release Increases Integration with KDELibs 4 Apps

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2014 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
This month the Plasma 5 team brings you 5.1.1, a bugfix release to polish up the offering. It includes all the latest translations and a bunch of bugfixes. The bugfixes include syncing settings better with kdelibs4 applications so if you select which web browser you prefer to use that will affect all KDE applications. The VDG team have also continued their impressive work with numberous tweaks to the Breeze and Oxygen styles to get those margins just right as well as improve support for right-to-left languages.

OpenStack: Do The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few? VIDEO

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 12, 2014 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
OpenStack's executive director and its COO answer the most vulcan of questions: is it software built for a select few or is it built to meet the needs of everyone?

Dev board runs Yocto Linux on Altera ARM+FPGA SoC

Newark Element14′s “Lark Board” SBC runs Yocto Linux on Altera’s ARM/FPGA Cyclone V SX SoC, and offers USB Blaster II, camera, and expansion interfaces. The Lark Board, which sells for $940, is one of the more powerful ARM development boards you’re likely to find, at least if FPGAs are what you’re looking for. It’s designed […]

An Android user reviews Apple's iPad Air 2

In today's Android roundup: Find out what an Android user thinks about Apple's iPad Air 2. Plus: Apple releases a fix for the iMessage switching problem, and the Android Wear companion app gets a Material Design update.

Robolinux 7.7.1 Screenshot Tour

The Robolinux development team is very excited to announce our new Robolinux Xfce and GNOME versions 7.7.1. Now you can enjoy watching thousands of live streaming TV shows and movies instantly on your PC or laptop. You can even Chromecast them directly to your TV.

Firefox 10th Anniversary and new Firefox

  • Linux User & Developer; By Rob Zwetsloot (Posted by bob on Nov 11, 2014 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mozilla
The celebratory Firefox release that puts the users more in control of how they browse

Open source accelerating the pace of software

When we talk about the innovation that communities bring to open source software, we often focus on how open source enables contributions and collaboration within communities. More contributors, collaborating with less friction. However, as new computing architectures and approaches rapidly evolve for cloud computing, for big data, for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's also becoming evident that the open source development model is extremely powerful because of the manner in which it allows innovations from multiple sources to be recombined and remixed in powerful ways. Consider the following examples.

Samba Server installation on Ubuntu 14.10

Samba Server installation on Ubuntu 14.10 This guide explains how to install and configure a samba server on Ubuntu 14.10 with anonymous & secured samba shares. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

The 7 deadly sins of startup security

For startups, user growth, product growth, virality, marketing usually goes on the top of their priority list. As part of product planning cycles, embedding information security into their product/service is the last concern for most startups.

GNOME Foundation forced to defend its trademark against Groupon

In today's open source roundup: Groupon has launched a tablet product that violates the GNOME Foundation's registered trademark. Plus: Reviews of OpenMandriva 2014.1. And the successes, failures and new challenges of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Tuning RDO Juno CentOS 7 TwoNode Gluster 3.5.2 Cluster for Qemu integration with libgfapi to work seamlessly

This post is focused on tuning replica 2 gluster volume when building RDO Juno Gluster Cluster on CentOS 7. Steps undertaken come from Gluster 3.5.2 Release Notes ( and make integration Qemu (1.5.3) && libgfapi really working

Will an open Internet policy emerge? FCC Advisor on net neutrality

Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)—spoke at a forum last week with the North Carolina Technology Association about the FCC’s deliberations on a framework to "protect and promote Internet openness." read more

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