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LibreOffice 5.2.1 Office Suite Released with Over 100 Improvements

Italo Vignoli from The Document Foundation was happy to inform Softpedia via an email announcement about the general availability of the first point release of the LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite.

Sony wins battle over preinstalled Windows in Europe’s top court

The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn't an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony.

Camera/sensor kit adds obstacle avoidance to drones

Parrot’s Ubuntu- and ROS-driven, Tegra K1 based “S.L.A.M.dunk” development kit has a stereo camera and sensors that adds obstacle avoidance to drones. Parrot’s S.L.A.M.dunk, which is named for its integrated Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithm, can be added to any Linux-driven drone to help it navigate indoors or in other barrier-rich outdoor environments where GPS […]

Non-Linux FOSS: Chrome, for One

When I use OS X, I really like the Fluid app for making standalone Web applications. The problem is, Fluid isn't free unless you want the basic version. I don't mind paying for an application (and I did pay for Fluid), but it seems like something as simple as a single site browser shouldn't be something that costs money.

Dig Into DNS: Part 1

  • - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this series of articles, I will explore the powerful dig utility. For those who haven't used the command before, these articles will give a useful overview of its features and uses. And, for those that have utilized dig in the past, the articles should serve as a reminder of the tool’s versatility and extensive functionality.

Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" Beta 2 Released

Today the Black Lab development team is pleased to release “Onyx” Beta 2 - this brings us one step closer to the stable release of Black Lab 8 due in late November. Our team is continuously dedicated to bringing you the best Linux desktop – Black Lab is and will continue to be the standard bearer, introducing cutting-edge features without sacrificing usability and stability or a unique, intuitive desktop interface.

New features of “Onyx” Beta 2 :

Google's 3-level Android patch could cause confusion

Google has released another large monthly batch of security patches for Android, this time fixing 55 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical. The fixes are split into three different "security patch levels," which could make it easier for device manufacturers to integrate patches applicable to their devices, but could also lead to confusion among regular users.

How to install and use new Mac-style note taking app Notes in Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
While the good old pen-and-paper way of taking notes still works for many, if your work involves computers, you can take advantage of plethora of applications that are designed and developed specifically for note taking. If you are on Linux, and are looking for a simple and elegant note taking app, you may want to check out the appropriately named Notes, which we will be discussing in this article.

Setting up a Mesos/Marathon cluster on RHEL 7.1 little endian

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article describes the steps to set up a Mesos/Marathon cluster on OpenPOWER servers.

Frugalware Linux 2.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

The Frugalware developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware Linux 2.1, our twenty-first stable release. Frugalware provided a -stable and -current tree in the past. As our team shrank quite a bit lately we lack the manpower to continue providing a secure and stable tree while providing bleeding edge and latest packages in another. Therefore we decided to move all users to the -current tree.

Why I love these markup languages

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Around this time last year, I wrote a brief introduction to various markup languages for this column. The topic of language selection has come up several times recently, so I thought it might be time to revisit the subject with my biases more overt. I'm here to explain why I prefer the languages I do, not to prescribe anything for you. After all, I'm no doc-tor.

Nylas N1 - A Premium Email Client For Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 7, 2016 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
One of the things that are quite essential in life is reliable email, and as such one needs to get a fast, stable, feature-rich email client that is both easy to use and intuitive in functionality, Nylas N1.

LEGO Mindstorms programming with ev3dev

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was introduced to LEGO Mindstorms eighteen months ago while applying for a STEM grant at a local library. LEGO Mindstorms are kits to create customizable, programmable robots. read more

OpenStack Summit in Barcelona will be Last Design Summit

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 7, 2016 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
New plan will see an evolution of the model that makes OpenStack unique

Student's open source project takes him around the world

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I discovered open source software while I was a student at the University of Lomé in Togo in 2004. From that very first day, I was in love with the philosophy and knew this would be a big part of my life. read more

KDE Neon Linux Developer Edition to Use Wayland by Default for KDE Plasma 5.8

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 7, 2016 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The revolution has started, and it looks like the next-generation display server, Wayland, is here to stay, being adopted by more and more GNU/Linux distributions every month.

OpenOffice is dead. Long live LibreOffice

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yes, OpenOffice is dying. So what. It's successor, LibreOffice, is doing better than ever.

Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors. Espressif’s highly integrated and highly anticipated ESP32 follow-on to its popular ESP8266 wireless system-on-chip is now shipping. It’s available as part of a tiny SeedStudio ESP3212 computer-on-module, as well on Espressif’s […]

SteamOS 2.91 Beta Updates Linux Kernel to Improve ath10k Wireless Support

Valve released a new Beta version of the next stable branch of its SteamOS gaming distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, SteamOS 2.91, which was pushed to the brewmaster_beta channel on August 31, 2016.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux

  • - Original Content; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2016 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
Luis Camacho Caballero is working on a project to preserve endangered South American languages by porting them to computational systems through automatic speech recognition using Linux-based systems.

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