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Systemd again? Debian drops kFreeBSD as official architecture

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Nov 11, 2014 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
The Debian GNU/Linux project has decided not to support its GNU/kFreeBSD distribution as an official release for the forthcoming version 8.0 which is better known as Jessie. One of the reasons for this decision could be systemd, the new init system that will be the default for the Jessie release. It cannot be used with any kernel other than Linux.

Which term best describes the kind of software you work on?

  •; By Sal Badakhchani (Posted by bob on Nov 11, 2014 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Then there are those who just want to get FOSS used more widely. They are in the business of FOSS. As we expand into new markets, should there be a new term for them to convey the message of FOSS more clearly and inclusively?

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Final Could Arrive in February

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" has been in the works for quite some time and it has just entered feature freeze. Now, the Debian project leader is pushing for a release of the new operating system in under 12 weeks.

Celebrating 10 Years of Firefox

10 years ago we built Firefox to give you a choice. The Web was a monoculture and the only way in was through the company that controlled your operating system. We believed then, and so did many of you, that the Web deserved an independent alternative.

Celebrating Choice, Control and Independence On the Web

Ten years ago, we made Firefox to keep the Internet in each of our hands - to create choice and put you in control of your life online. Today, we invite you to stand with us for an Internet that belongs to everyone. And no one.

MoD releases code to GitHub: Our Ideaworks... well sort of

  • The Register; By Kat Hall (Posted by bob on Nov 10, 2014 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The Ministry of Defence is to consider making some of its more "sophisticated" software available online, having for the first time publicly released code onto open-source site

How to use FileSilo

  • Linux User & Developer; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Nov 10, 2014 8:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Access your free Linux User & Developer content from any device

Gluster Lead Speaks on Open Source Scale-Out Storage and OpenStack

The buzz in the open source world last week centered around OpenStack, the cloud computing operating system. But OpenStack depends on many other pieces to run, one of which is scale-out storage from platforms such as Red Hat's (RHT) GlusterFS.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death.

Rich Geldreich On The State Of Linux Gaming, And It's Not Good

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 10, 2014 5:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Former Valve engineer Rich Geldreich has written up a blog post about the state of Linux Gaming. It's an interesting read that's for sure.

Franklin Weng: The strength behind open source is the strength of contributing

This is the first part of KDE & Freedom, a series of interviews with people who use and contribute to FOSS in their everyday lives. Please consider donating to the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser. We need your help!

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Adds New Features and Improve the System Stability

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of Ubuntu Kylin based on Ubuntu 14.10 featuring with Unity desktop environment. Released and announced by Ubuntu Kylin team brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.

Ubuntu Touch Music App Is Proof That Total Ubuntu Convergence Is Getting Closer - Gallery

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 10, 2014 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While other platforms like Windows or iOS are still working towards their convergence goal, Canonical is already there.

Firefox @10: How Mozilla Succeeded and Why it has now Failed

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 10, 2014 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
10 years ago there was no real browser choice, IE dominated (except on Linux). Firefox changed that for the better. In 2008, four years after the Firefox 1.0 release, I was still very enthusiastic about the positive change that Firefox brought the web

Tiny Raspberry Pi A+ SBC goes for $20

The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a Model A+ with a $20 price, a tiny 65 x 56mm, 23g footprint, and a 40-pin array, making it a better fit for robotics. Despite its lower, $25 price, the Raspberry Pi Model A has never come close to the popularity of its larger, more feature rich sibling, the Model B. This summer, the B was upgraded to the Model B+, which kept the Model B’s $35 price, while adding several new features, some of which have been passed on to the now $20 Model A+.

Raspberry Pi Model A+ is out now. It's 20% cheaper, 24% shorter and consumes 45% less power

  • Raspberry Pi Today; By Russell Barnes (Posted by russb78 on Nov 10, 2014 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
You can buy a Raspberry Pi Model A+ right now. It costs around $20/£15, it’s just 56mm long, 12mm thick and consumes just 200mA

MongoDB’s Dwight Merriman: From DoubleClick to Database

“We had a R&D group there that we started,” he said. “Started by my boss there, Kevin O’Conner. That group and his kind of vision for how you innovate on things is really what got me interested in trying to be creative, trying to come up with ideas either for products or businesses, whether it’s inside an existing big company or starting something new that is a startup. So, that was really the catalyst.”

Is the business of FOSS really community software?

We are all international now. I recently took part in a conversation at the TYPO3 Eastern Europe conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at which a very interesting proposition was put forward. The story starts in Malmö, Sweden where I’m temporarily remote working, away from my usual reporting office in Brno, Czech Republic. I work as a Senior Software Engineer for Red Hat, and I’m a self proclaimed advocate of free and open source software (FOSS). The reason I’m name dropping these locations will become clear in a moment. Whilst in Malmö, I took it upon myself to visit Foo Cafe, a meeting place for techies and industry types to, in the words of Foo Cafe, "learn, create and share." read more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 14.10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 10, 2014 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 since it was released on the 23rd October, 2014. During that time I have been trying to work out how to write this review because on the face of it, nothing much has changed. I was half tempted to just post a link to my review of Ubuntu 14.04 and say "Thankyou for reading".

Kid3 3.1.2 – Audio Multi-Tag Editor for KDE Released

Kid3 is a powerful audio tag editor for KDE, with support for popular formats like Ogg Vorbis, MP3, MP4, FLAC or WAV, features like multiple file tag editing (to edit fields which are the same for a batch of files), exporting to various online services, lyrics fetching, id3v1 and id3v2 MP3 tag editing, plugins, tag removal functionality, filters, next and previous buttons to quickly cycle through music files.

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