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PayPal’s Failure an Opportunity for FOSS Money Apps?

What started off as a quest to evaluate FOSS money management apps ended up revealing an issue with PayPal that plagues even highly funded proprietary money management programs running on that other operating system.

Raspberry Pi Zero, the $5 Computer, Now Ships with a Built-in Camera Connector

Approximately half a year after its launch, during which every single copy was sold, the $5 computer, Raspberry Pi Zero, makes a comeback with a built-in camera connector.

New features in GNOME To Do

GNOME To Do is an application that manages a simple set of to-do lists. To Do was built by Georges Stavracas, a frequent contributor to GNOME software including Calendar and Nautilus, during Google Summer of Code. It’s designed to be the best tool to... Continue Reading →

Work begins on Russian rival to Android

Sailfish derivative targeted at Russian users and regulators A Russian company called is developing its own mobile operating system to rival Android.…

Mission accomplished! NASA developer challenge comes to RIT

This year, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) was selected as a host location for the NASA Space Apps Challenge, an annual event where NASA gives a series of prompts and challenges for programmers around the world to complete. Using multiple sets of existing open data, attendees are provided the resources to develop creative and imaginative solutions to complex issues. read more

Review: Rebellin Linux v3 GNOME

It's a decently put-together distribution that targets new users especially with promises of great support; I found it to be fine, though not particularly spectacular.

Linux Kernel 4.6 Officially Released, Introduces OrangeFS, USB 3.1 SSP Support

Linus Torvalds announced the final release of the long anticipated Linux 4.6 kernel, which is now available for download for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

The FBI and the Mozilla Foundation Lock Horns over Known Security Hole

The Mozilla Foundation and the FBI recently have clashed over security weaknesses. The FBI is aware of a weakness in the Tor browser that may affect Firefox—it's a weakness the FBI has exploited during an investigation.

KDE Frameworks 5.22.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5.6.4 and KDE Applications 16.04.1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 16, 2016 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: KDE
KDE has had the pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of this month's KDE Frameworks 5 maintenance release, version 5.22.0, for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and KDE Applications.

Spark 2.0 Will Be Faster, Easier for App Development, and Tackle Streaming Data

It only makes sense that as the community of Spark contributors got bigger the project would get even more ambitious. So when Spark 2.0 comes out in a matter of weeks it’s going to have at least three robust new features, according to Ion Stoica, the founder of Databricks and keynote speaker at Apache Big Data in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS): Now Open To All Projects

Last year, we launched the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) – an award program specifically focused on supporting open source and free software. The first track within MOSS (“Foundational Technology”) provides support for open source and free software projects.......

OpenStack, SDN, and Container Networking Power Enterprise Cloud at Paypal

Experimenting with software-defined networking (SDN), overlays and container networking is the latest step in PayPal's journey to build its next generation Enterprise Cloud infrastructure. At Open Networking Summit 2016 (ONS), Jigar Desai, VP of Cloud and Platforms at PayPal, shared the company’s transition over the past three years from a consumer perspective.

Jason McGee of IBM Talks about Open Source Projects

  • InfoQ; By Rags Srinivas (Posted by bob on May 15, 2016 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
From an IBM perspective, we think open technologies should form the foundation on which Cloud is built. That open source gives customers freedom of choice and gives them mobility and eliminates fears of lock in and things like that and therefore our Cloud Platform is built at all layers on in open technology foundation...

How to Install the Beautiful Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 15, 2016 8:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
At the request of many of our readers, we decided to write the following tutorial to teach Ubuntu users how to install the very popular and gorgeous Arc GTK theme in the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

5 Highly Promising Music Players

Linux is blessed with some excellent mature music players. My favorites are Amarok, Audacious, Banshee, and Tomahawk. Awesome open source applications. In particular, I have been a devotee of Banshee for a decade, using it as my main media player. But I am keen to explore potential replacements and have tried almost all available music players. My journey has identified some very promising music players which are worth exploring.

Arch Linux-Based LinHES 8.4 OS Launches with Kodi 16.1, MythTV 0.28, and OpenPHT

LinHES maintainer Cecil Watson today announced the release of LinHES R8.4, an open source attempt to make the installation of a GNU/Linux operating system and the MythTV media center software as trivial as possible.

Advanced Disclosure Needed to Keep Users Secure

User security is paramount. Vulnerabilities can weaken security and ultimately harm users. We want people who identify security vulnerabilities in our products to disclose them to us so we can fix them as soon as possible.

Next: Open social networks

An online journey from closed, restricted and commercial social networks monopolies to a new breed of independent personal web sites linked by open social networks

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile, my "home away from home." This month, I'll share thoughts on open music and traveling.

Watch: Linus Torvalds Talks 25 Years of Linux, IoT, Linux Kernel Security, Cloud

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 15, 2016 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Linux
We're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a recent interview with Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

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