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Devs of the C4 Engine Say Mac OS and Windows Are Superior to Linux, Support Dropped

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 13, 2015 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers of the C4 Engine, a proprietary game engine used in numerous titles, have decided to drop the Linux support because they say the open platform is a nightmare to work with.

Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2015 9:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last year, I covered five of the best open source project management tools, like ProjectLibre and OpenProject. The article struck a chord with readers and continues to prove valuable. So, this year I revisited the tools mentioned in last year's article, taking into account comments and suggestions from readers, and provided an update on where they are today. Next, I share five new open source project management tools for 2015. All in all, this article will give you a good look at 11 of the top open source project management tools out there. read more

Free embedded computing conference posts agenda

The RTC Group announced the agenda and keynote topics for its annual Real-Time Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC), to be held Jan. 22 in Santa Clara, Calif. This year’s RTECC includes a pair of morning keynotes, an afternoon of conference tracks covering a wide range of embedded, industrial, and IoT-oriented topics, and an evening reception. There’s […]

Internet of Things Blows Away CES, and it May Be Hunting for YOU Next

Originally this article’s purpose was to discuss all the exciting happenings surrounding the 2015 International CES “Internet of Things” Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. After all, of the 3600+ exhibitors, there were fully 900 exhibitors with IoT designation at this most-amazing-of-all trade shows, and 170,000 people came through the turnstiles to see the spectacle!

Bucket Fill Transparency with GIMP

  • hamwaves.com; By Serge Y. Stroobandt (Posted by on4aa on Jan 13, 2015 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Multimedia
In GIMP, you might be surprised not to find a bucket fill tool for filling areas with transparency. Here is how to do it anyway.

Linux-based hexacopter avoids obstacles using Intel RealSense

Ascending Technologies demoed an enhanced “AscTec Firefly” hexacopter, running Ubuntu on Intel-based computers and featuring six Intel RealSense 3D cameras. One of the coolest demos at CES 2015 was the AscTec Firefly drone demo at Intel’s big IoT extravaganza. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined several members of the Ascending Technologies team to play a drone […]

Google pushes to take Oracle Java copyright case to Supreme Court

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2015 4:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux, Oracle
Can software code, and application programming interfaces in particular, be copyrighted? That is the question.

Note-taking apps for Linux

In today's open source roundup: Seven apps for note-taking in Linux. Plus: Samsung's Galaxy A7 phone announced, and DistroWatch reviews Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon.

Google v Oracle: US Supreme Court turns to Obama in Java copyright war

Seeks 'views of United States' in code ownership case The US Supreme Court hasn't decided whether it will hear arguments in the long-running dispute between Google and Oracle over Java copyrights, and it has asked the Obama administration to weigh in before it makes up its mind.

Getting a Time Without NTP

One of the drawbacks of a Raspberry Pi is its lack of an on-board clock. After a reboot, its clock is set to midnight, New Year’s Day, 1970 UTC, the beginning of the Unix epoch, and then the kernel boots. However, it is possible to get the current time early in the boot process, with one condition: an NFS root filesystem.

Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Xfce. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Announcing the Mozilla Science Lab Fellowship Program

With generous support from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, we are excited to announce the Mozilla Science Lab’s first Open Science fellowship program. The grant is one of the first investments by the Trust’s new funding program dedicated to collaboration, reproducibility, and infrastructure in biomedical sciences.

Apple's Insistence On DRM And Other Restrictions Means EFF's New App Is Android-Only

The EFF has produced a new mobile app that allows users to access its alert center and instantly take action on issues pertaining to digital rights and other areas the group focuses on. And, it's Android-only, because the EFF took a long look at Apple's walled garden and said, "Include us out."

Sadly, though, we had to leave out Apple devices and the folks who use them. Why? Because we could not agree to the outrageous terms in Apple’s Developer Agreement and Apple’s DRM requirements.

Ongoing developments the kernel column

Jon Masters covers the latest in the kernel community, as work wraps up on Linux 3.18 and new feature development continues

Red Hat Reimagines OpenShift 3 PaaS With Docker

The upcoming OpenShift 3 platform will mark yet another page in the continued evolution for Red Hat's PaaS effort that began with the acquisition of Makara in 2010. The big shift in the upcoming OpenShift 3 milestone is all about refocusing the PaaS around Docker.

How to build your own cloud for you and your friends on Debian Wheezy

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials; By Roudy Jhausse (Posted by bob on Jan 12, 2015 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Debian, Linux
Here's an overview what we will do: Get a Virtual Private Server, a domain name, and set them up, set up postfix and dovecot to send and receive email, prevent SPAM from reaching your INBOX, make sure the emails you send get through spam filters, host calendars, contacts, files with Owncloud and set up webmail and Sync your devices to the cloud.

Gen-2 SmartThings hub migrates to Linux

SmartThings debuted a 2nd generation home automation hub that moves to Linux, and adds new sensors, battery backup, optional cellular, and premium services.

Lightweight Ubuntu: LXDE Desktop from Scratch

  • Layer 3 Networking Blog (Posted by netblue30 on Jan 12, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
This article describes how to build an Ubuntu-based LXDE system piece by piece, on top of a regular Ubuntu 14.10 server. It is a longer process, but the resulting system is as small and light as it possibly gets.

Ubuntu Convergence Is Here and Working, This Music App Is Living Proof

The Ubuntu Touch platform has a number of applications that have been developed specifically for this platform, but they are actually working on the desktop as well. The same is true for the Music app, which already looks great.

Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Jan 12, 2015 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Server

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