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Five reasons I roll with Arch Linux, and why you should too

  • ITworld; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Mar 19, 2015 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Arch
Are you willing to learn? Are you willing to take control of your computer? If so, Arch is the Linux for you.

Create your own musical light show with Raspberry Pi

Last Thanksgiving, I took some time off from work and was looking for a fun project to work on during my downtime. I decided to check out Raspberry Pi. After a quick search on Amazon, I ordered the CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit. read more

Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 beta arrives

Want the newest developer tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7? The beta's ready for you now.

Microsoft open-sources .Net build system

  • InfoWorld; By Paul Krill (Posted by bob on Mar 19, 2015 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
MSBuild, the build platform for Microsoft's Visual Studio toolset and the .Net Platform, is now open source, marking the software giant's latest embrace of the open source movement... MSBuild, the build platform for Microsoft's Visual Studio toolset and the .Net Platform, is now open source, marking the software giant's latest embrace of the open source movement.

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Near the end of its announcement, the Redmond-based company casually revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone. The initiative, which Xiaomi stressed is not a partnership but merely assistance with the trial, is an interesting one because it again shows Microsoft’s new ‘platform agnostic’ approach.

OpenSSH 6.8 Is a Major Release that Contains Numerous New Features and Bugfixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 19, 2015 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenSSH, the world’s most popular open-source, 100% complete SSH (Secure Shell) protocol that also includes SFTP (Secure FTP) client and server support, has been updated today to version 6.8. This release includes a great number of new features and many bug fixes to make OpenSSH more reliable and stable than ever.

Tighten Up SSH

SSH is a Swiss Army knife and Hogwart's magic wand all rolled into one simple command-line tool. As often as we use it, we sometimes forget that even our encrypted friend can be secured more than it is by default. For a full list of options to turn on and off, simply type man sshd_config to read the man page for the configuration file.

Online Tool Allows Anyone to Create Web Apps for Ubuntu Phone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 19, 2015 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
David Callé has announced earlier today that he developed a web-based application for the website designed from the ground up to allow anyone to create Web Apps for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that powers the awesome Ubuntu phones everyone talks about these days.

Android smartwatch enlightens dumb phone and tablet

Neptune launched a WiGig-connected “Neptune Suite” on Indiegogo, comprising an Android smartwatch, a barebones phone and tablet, and a keyboard and TV dongle. Neptune, which launched the full-featured, Android-based Neptune Pine smartwatch last year, tipped a Neptune Duo product in February that was to comprise an autonomous smartwatch that controlled a “dumb” smartphone. The Duo […]

Linux Mint Debian 2 release candidate available

In today's open source roundup: Download the release candidate of Linux Mint Debian 2. Plus: The best Android Wear apps so far, and BioShock Infinite released for Linux.

How to perform BGP traffic engineering using Quagga on Linux

The previous tutorials demonstrated how we can turn a CentOS box into a BGP router and filter BGP prefixes using Quagga. Now that we understand basic BGP configuration, we will examine in this tutorial how we can perform more advanced traffic engineering on Quagga.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all users worldwide - Updated

Speaking to Reuters from the WinHEC conference in China, Microsoft's operating system chief Terry Myerson said, "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10." This means that everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1, irrespective of whether you pirated the operating system or not, will be allowed to upgrade to a legitimate version of Windows 10.

Pebble game with Android connectivity

Pebble OS-based smart watches are social creatures. Let’s teach Flappy Tux to get in touch with Android smartphones.

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon RC Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 2 "Betsy" Cinnamon RC. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu. LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges

  • Ars Technica; By Lee Hutchinson (Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 18, 2015 10:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Dell hasn’t done any customization to the "Developer Edition" laptop on the hardware side. This is a standard M3800, same as you could order with Windows on it. The specs are identical. To actually order one, you visit Dell’s store page for the M3800 and tick the "Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1" option in the operating system box (an option which actually subtracts $101.50 from the laptop’s price, thanks to not needing to pay for a Windows license). You can do (almost) any of the same customizations to the Developer Edition as you can to the vanilla Windows model, with the one major exception being that the Web store interface won’t let you add a second storage device.

Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett using smuggled web code

'A man is not dead while his name is still spoken' The death of Sir Terry Pratchett last week left many fans bereft, but some canny geeks have devised a system to ensure his name lives on in everyday web traffic.

It's Alive! (maybe, sort of)

Nearly 12 years after it was filed, a lawsuit against IBM Corp. that riled the open-source computer code community is back on the federal court docket in Utah. (No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke. Would that it were.)

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon and MATE Release Candidates Available for Download

Clement Lefebvre has announced a few minutes ago, March 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon and MATE, two computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments created by Linux Mint developers.

Help Fedora find a Diversity Advisor

Increased diversity is crucial to the future of open source. A range of contributors from varying backgrounds brings broader experience to the table, which makes for healthier projects — and ultimately better software.

FOSS & Accessibility: The New Frontier

Charlie Kravetz said he was a little nervous at SCALE 13x. Not only had his presentation slides gorped about a week ahead of the expo (he got them back together and working, of course), it was Charlie’s first time speaking in front of a group. And the message he wished to convey in his talk, “Accessibility in Software,” was an important one.

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