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Should you remove Adobe Flash from Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Is it time to remove Adobe Flash from your Linux computer? Plus: Adobe recently updated Flash to version And how to remove Flash from your Linux computer.

MKVToolnix 8.2.0 MKV Manipulation Suite Released, Users Urged to Upgrade

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 21, 2015 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the MKVToolnix open-source and cross-platform application used for manipulating MKV (Matroska) files announced recently that MKVToolnix 8.2.0 is available for download and that all users must upgrade.

Facebook Enhances Osquery Security Analysis Platform

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 21, 2015 4:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Facebook is adding query packs to the open-source osquery security framework that group together common sets of use cases for data analysis.

Pisi Linux 1.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Stefan Gronewold has announced the launch of Pisi Linux 1.2. Pisi Linux is a modern distribution which originally forked from Pardus Linux, but which is now maintained independently. Pisi Linux uses the PiSi package manager and ships with the KDE desktop. The new release is the second update (and final release) of the 1.x series. Version 1.2 ships with a number of significant package upgrades, including a new Linux kernel, a copy of Qt 5, MATE 1.8.0 and version 4.14 of the KDE desktop environment. Currently, Pisi Linux 1.2 is available in one, desktop-oriented edition with the KDE desktop acting as the default user interface. The Linux kernel is at version 3.19.

4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2015 2:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE chipset, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software. The term Machine-to-Machine (M2M) has been around for a lot longer than Internet of Things, but both often describe similar equipment, which communicate with other devices without the necessity of […]

Snowden to the IETF: Please make an internet for users, not the spies

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2015 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Whistleblower addresses Prague meeting of 'net engineers NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has urged the world's leading group of internet engineers to design a future 'net that puts the user in the center, and so protects people's privacy.…

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available for Purchase Freely in Europe

Ubuntu fans can now freely purchase the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition directly from the Meizu website. The Origami puzzle game is no longer dishing out invites. Meizu and Canonical chose to bring the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe in a different way. They weren't interested in record sales or sales numbers; they just wanted for dedicated Ubuntu fans to buy the phone.

$30 Remix Mini aims to be the first serious Android PC

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2015 11:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Jide Tech won Kickstarter funding for a $30 mini-PC running its productivity oriented, Android 5.0 based “Remix OS” on Allwinner’s 64-bit quad-core H64 SoC.

Embed Linux in Monitoring and Control Systems

The target vehicle for this project is a vintage intercity transport bus (think Greyhound) whose instrument panel was sparse and mostly nonfunctional. The speedometer cable was twisted off some place back in 40 feet of cable, and the fuel sensor had sunk long ago. What I wanted was an instrument panel more in line with modern practice.

Watch: Linus Torvalds Has His Name Written on a T-33 Fighter Jet Aircraft

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 20, 2015 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We reported a few days ago a very interesting and awesome fact about the creator of the Linux kernel, Mr. Linus Torvalds, who, apparently, loves to go Zero-G in a T-33 fighter jet aircraft to relax in between kernel pulls.

Meizu MX 4 Ubuntu Edition Gets Better Battery Life, LED Notifications, and More

Canonical has just released the OTA-5 updated for Ubuntu Touch, and the new version has also landed for the users of the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. The launch of the latest OTA update for Ubuntu Touch coincides with Meizu's decision to get rid of the Origami wall and to make the phone available to anyone willing to buy it. This is important because the new update brings a few significant improvements to this platform alone.

OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3

The OpenWrt developers announced the third release candidate of OpenWrt, codename Chaos Calmer. OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3 Uses Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS. OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for embedded devices, like routers.

Review: Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 "Ascella" KDE

Overall, I can't find much fault with this distribution.

Telegram in Fedora

Recently, there has been a new wave of instant messaging services focused on the mobile world. Examples include Whatsapp, Messenger, Hangouts, and Viber. However, these are all closed and don’t have the best record of security and privacy. A new service with a different... Continue Reading →

Where are the Women and Minority Open Source Programmers?

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jul 20, 2015 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In open source, the quality of one's work matters more than anything else, yet women and minorities are even more underrepresented here than they are in the tech world in general.

How to use Stellarium's Oculars plugin to match your optics

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Stellarium virtual planetarium is one of the most widely used open source specialized tools in the world. It features a captivating dome that counts over 600000 starts, hundreds of constellations and asterisms, planets with their moons and realistic sky effects like atmospheric scattering, shooting stars and supernovae simulation. It can serve as an educational tool, telescope guidance software, position calculator, or even as a rendered for fish-eye projection on domes.

Should there be a $99 Chromebook?

In today's open source roundup: Would you buy a $99 Chromebook? Plus: DistroWatch reviews SolydXK 201506. And North Korea's version of Linux includes a serial content tracker.

Windows 10 Edge: sucky standards

The best thing for the web since Mozilla forked Netscape Internet Explorer will soon be joining Geocities, AOL and MySpace in the dustbin of internet history.…

Succeed in open source, change the world

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2015 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
During this year's Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass., FOSS advocate Stormy Peters spoke to the annual Womens' Leadership Luncheon on creating effective change in our projects so that we can all help save the world. read more

Containerizing OpenStack with Docker, Google joins the OpenStack Foundation, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2015 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

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