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Firefox OS Ecosystem Shows Strong Momentum and Expands Across New Devices, Markets and Categories

Firefox OS has unlocked the mobile ecosystem and is quickly expanding across a broad range of devices and product categories in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Just one year after the first devices were launched, Firefox OS is now … Continue reading

The challenges of Open edX's large and complex codebase

One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education. read more

Getting kids interested in programming, robotics, and engineering

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2014 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what's more, many of these platforms are built on open source. read more

How To Install And Use The Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing Feature In Ubuntu

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2014 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing feature in Ubuntu In this tutorial I will introduce you with the Chrome remote Desktop sharing feature. This is an alternate as similar to team-viewer type property for sharing the screen with remote clients. It seems to be very useful for remote desktop control features. I will install the webplugin in Ubuntu 14.04.

25 Best Open Source Android Apps for Small Business

Google's Android is a great little operating system for mobile and low-powered devices, but even though it has open source roots, most Android apps are not open source.

Intel unveils second generation Galileo hacker SBC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2014 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel announced an updated, slightly larger “Galileo Gen 2″ version of its Arduino-compatible Galileo SBC, and expects to start shipping it in August. Intel unveiled the original Galileo SBC last October, and said it would donate 50,000 Galileo SBCs to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months. The $60 Galileo SBC is the low-end […]

Docker, FESco Election, Android App for Flock, Flock Video Volunteers, and Release Naming (5tFTW 2014-07-15)

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]

Cheery social robot owes it all to its inner Linux

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2014 11:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
An MIT spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a $499, Linux-based “Jibo” robot billed as a social, self-learning companion for families. Like SoftBank’s Aldeberan-built Pepper, the Jibo bot runs on Linux and is designed to communicate and interact with people in a social, human-like manner. While the $1,930 Pepper is dubbed an “emotional” robot, […]

Red Hat releases Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 16, 2014 10:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Only months after acquiring Inktank, Ceph's parent company, Red Hat has released the next version of this open source, distributed storage system.

Red Hat Delivers Enterprise-Grade Ceph Storage

Barely 90 days after Red Hat acquired Inktank, a major new release of Inktank Ceph Enterprise debuts. Red Hat today announced the Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 storage platform, the first Ceph Enterprise release since Red Hat acquired Inktank.

DefCore brings a definition to OpenStack

What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. To ensure compatibility between products sharing the same name, it's important that users can expect a core set of features to be consistent across different distributions. This is especially true with large projects like OpenStack which are made up of many interlocking components.

Torchlight & Torchlight II Look Set For Linux & Steam

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 16, 2014 8:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Morning! We begin today with some big news folks. It looks like both Torchlight & Torchlight II are due to be released on Steam for Linux.

Whoooah! HOW many Google Play apps did you say request 'read SMS' access?

A security firm has criticised Android's all-or-nothing permission approach, arguing it unnecessarily creates extra privacy risks for businesses and consumers. Users are obliged to accept a entire laundry list of requested permissions before they can download an Android app. Disagreement on any point means that the software package can't be downloaded.

Red Hat Updates Open Source Ceph Cloud Storage

Red Hat has released Inktank Ceph Storage 1.2, which brings new performance and management features to the open source distributed storage system for the cloud.

Jérôme Petazzoni on the breathtaking growth of Docker

For those of us veterans in the open source software (OSS) community, certain technologies come along in our lifetime that revolutionise how we consume and manage our technology utilisation. During the early 2000s the concept of high availiability (HA) and clustering allowed Linux to really stack up in the datacentre.

Rugged Android tablet boasts all-day battery

Via’s “Viega” is an IP65-ruggedized, 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Via dual-core SoC, providing 9-hour battery life and optional 3G and GPS. Via Technologies is getting into the rugged Android tablet market. The Viega tablet runs a fairly modern Android 4.2 build, and is designed for the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site, and other enterprise-level mobile computing environments, says Via.

How to install GlusterFS with a replicated volume over 2 nodes on Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2014 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to install GlusterFS with a replicated volume over 2 nodes on Ubuntu 14.04 In this tutorial I will explain GlusterFS configuration in Ubuntu 14.04. GlusterFS is an open source distributed file system which provides easy replication over multiple storage nodes. Gluster File System is a distributed filesystem allowing you to create a single volume of storage which spans multiple disks, multiple machines and even multiple data centres.

Google “Project Zero” hopes to find zero-day vulnerabilities before the NSA

  • ars technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2014 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
"You should be able to use the Web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets, or monitor your communications," writes Google security researcher Chris Evans. To help make that a reality, Google has put together a new team of researchers whose sole purpose is to find security flaws in software—any software—that's used on the Internet.

It Actually Is Rocket Science

I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket.

Can the FOSS community save 197 endangered languages?

On Jan 21, 2008, Marie Smith Jones died. Her death was not just a loss of one human being, she was the last speaker of the Eyak language. Eyak was spoken in southern, central Alaska. We permanently lost one color from the mosaic of our limited linguistic diversity. With a language, not only a language dies, but with it a part of a community's history, intellectual and cultural diversity, and cultural identity.

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