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Email clients in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Email is used by the vast majority of Internet users. Although increasingly users access their mailboxes through web browsers, desktop client applications are still popular. Their biggest advantage is desktop integration. They can send notifications about incoming messages, work offline, call... Continue Reading →

Tails 2.0 Gets GNOME Shell As Default Desktop Environment And Debian 8

Tails 2.0 is one of the most popular Linux distributions based on Debian. Tails is Live CD/USB that aims to provide freedom by making its users anonymous on the web. All the applications' traffic such as Internet browser, email client, IM etc. is sent through the Tor network that is very hard to trace. Recently Tails team released Tails 2.0 with some major changes, some security fixes and lots of other improvements.

How to transform your Ubuntu installation into a rolling release

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu users out there have two ways to go with their systems. Either they choose to follow the “standard” release that gets upgraded every six months, or choose the latest LTS (Long Term Support) which guarantees security updates and support for a five-year period. The problem with the first is that you'll have to perform major upgrades to your system twice a year, while the issue with the latter is that you won't get any major updates on parts of the system that you may care about using what's latest.

Open Source Gaming News From SCALE 14x

To start the conference off on Thursday morning, Jorge Castro gave a speech regarding “Gaming on Ubuntu” as part of UbuCon. In only 15 minutes he was able to deliver a State of the Union address on gaming on Linux distros, particularly Ubuntu. He covered the pros and cons of such, Steam, and Linux getting next gen titles. Most helpful was a reference to multiple Personal Package Archives for the Linux gamer for controllers and new drivers, as well as the proper hardware to use to complement Linux gaming. This was followed by a presentation by Didiers Roche discussing Ubuntu Make, a command line tool for developers of many kinds.

Linux and open source are the future

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I fondly remember the person who introduced me to Linux in 1993. His name was Mark Rorabaugh, and at that time he was a 19-year-old government contractor in Washington, D.C. tasked with setting up and supporting the Solaris SPARC servers at the U.S. Small Business Administration. read more

Firefox 44.0 Officially Released, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 27, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The official launch announcement for Firefox 44.0 has finally landed, and it details the changes and improvements that have landed in this latest release.

Patent troll VirnetX wants jury to give it a half-billion dollars of Apple’s cash

A trial has just kicked off in the patent hotspot of East Texas, and it's a big one. VirnetX, a patent-holding company that says it owns wide-ranging rights to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), is facing off against Apple. VirnetX says that Apple's VPN technology, as well as its FaceTime video-messaging, both infringe the company's patents. A jury trial began today, and VirnetX seeks $532 million in damages.

How many IoT devices do you own?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world around us. A whole host of devices are becoming smarter, more connected, and better able to anticipate our needs. Whether in the form of wearables, home automation, connected cars, or business asset tracking, every day we are seeing a greater level of engagement between the physical world and the digital. read more

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Is Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 27, 2016 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 has finally arrived, and users should start to get the new update in the next 24 hours, in a phased manner.

The mainframe lives on in IBM's LinuxONE

If you want Big Blue to run your private or hybrid cloud, IBM has the Linux software partners -- Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE -- and mainframes for you.

How Amazon customer service was the weak link that spilled my data

As a security conscious user who follows the best practices—using unique passwords, two-factor authentication, only using a secure computer, and being able to spot phishing attacks from a mile away—I thought my accounts and details would be pretty safe. I was wrong.

That's because when someone went after me, all those precautions were for nothing. That’s because most systems come with a backdoor called customer support. In this post I’m going to focus on the most grievous offender: Amazon.com.

ARM-based “Colibri” COMs hatch a hardware ecosystem

Toradex launched a partner program aimed at supporting its Linux-ready, ARM based “Colibri” COMs with carrier boards, displays, enclosures, and more. Toradex has structured a new third party hardware partner ecosystem for its Linux-ready Colibri family of ARM-based computer-on-modules. The Swiss embedded vendor is also actively recruiting partners to make third-party, general purpose and application […]

AMD emits fresh open-source GPU tools for HPC, game devs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fleshes out GPUOpen strategy AMD has fleshed out its notion of an openly defined GPU architecture, GPUOpen, with the launch of a bunch of open-source tools on GitHub plus a shiny new website.…

Tails 2.0 Anonymous Live CD Officially Released, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8

The Tails development team proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the final Tails 2.0 build, the most promising release of the amnesic incognito live system.

Vagrant in 5 minutes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this short video, Daniel Farrell tells us about Vagrant, a tool for working with Virtual Machines (VMs). A modular framework, even. Farrell tells us that it starts with a Vagrant file, simple commands, and working in the shell. But what’s so great about it? Vagrant is a cross-platform tool and it does networking out-of-the-box. It also solves problems in a modular way. Farrell also explains two key concepts—provisioners and providers—and why teams should use this tool when working with VMs. read more

ExTiX 16.1 Screencast and Screenshots

ExTiX LXQt is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. LXQt 0.10.0 (not in Ubuntu’s repositories) is used as the desktop environment. All packages have been updated to the latest version by 16-01-20. Kernel 4.4.0-0-exton is used (kernel.org's kernel 4.4). Ubuntu 15.10 uses kernel 4.2. Google Chrome is used as web browser, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies.

OpenAMP heterogeneous multicore standard targets Linux

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 3:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The MCA announced its Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework (OpenAMP) for Linux multicore development, with support from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx. The Multicore Association (MCA) formally unveiled its open source “Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework” (OpenAMP), and announced a working group to establish standardization of the multicore development framework. The working group will expand and […]

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 to Land This Week Without Delays, OTA-9.5 Hotfix Coming Soon

The Ubuntu Touch team at Canonical announced earlier the release schedule for the upcoming OTA software updates for Ubuntu Phone devices, and we promised to give you guys more info on the whereabouts of the OTA-9 update.

App Review of GCompris: Kids Happiness

Our series of articles by Google Code In students continues with a review of educational applications GCompris by Sergey Popov.

Has the Linux Foundation Sold out to VMware? Probably Not

A change in the Linux Foundation's by-laws has prompted questions about its attitudes toward VMware and open source community organizations.

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