In our Top 5 articles this week: We interview ownCloud founder and CTO Frank Karlitschek, Jim Salter shares his Linux story, Grant Ingersoll gets us started on open source machine learning, we experiment with Docker on Raspberry Pi, and we imagine a future in which everyone can code.
Annual dev tools subscribers get a perpetual license, will have to roll back to use it. Developer tools company JetBrains displeased many of its customers when it announced a move to subscription-only licensing from later this year.
In dissent, US Circuit Judge Sharon Prost paints a sharply different picture from the majority. “This is not a close case,” she writes, noting that Apple’s patents cover a spelling correction feature it doesn’t use, and two others cover “minor features” out of “many thousands.”
Fedora Program Manager Jan Ku?ík announced yesterday that Fedora 23 beta is “GO” for next week. I’m running Fedora 23 Workstation on my main desktop system (and posting this 5tFTW from there), and everything looks great so far.
The patent fight between Apple and Samsung has been going on for many years now with Samsung being told to pay a lot of money to Apple. But on one point Apple has been unsuccessful: getting an injunction barring Samsung from offering products for sale that include the "infringing" inventions -- such as the concept of "slide to unlock." I still have trouble understanding how "slide to unlock" could possibly be patentable, but there it is: US Patent 8,046,721 on "unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image."
Philip Müller had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, September 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.12.
On September 15, the LibreItalia Association announced that the Italian Ministry of Defense Information Systems is switching to LibreOffice. ITworld reached out to Italo Vignoli, the co-founder of The Document Foundation (TDF), the nonprofit organization behind the LibreOffice suite, to learn more about the move.
Microsoft has developed its own Linux distribution. And Azure runs it to do networking.
Members of Google's Project Zero vulnerability research team have challenged a key talking point surrounding the security of Google's Android mobile operating system. To wit, a key exploit mitigation known as address space layout randomization does much less than the company's overworked public relations people say in blocking attacks targeting critical weaknesses in Android's stagefright media library.
The Dutch government is now pushing to have the Open Document Format mandatory in all the administration, a move that would make Microsoft very unhappy.
By default remote root login is disabled in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10 & 15.04, means we can not do ssh to Ubuntu machine as root directly. To ssh a Ubuntu machine first we have to login as non-root user and then you can switch or become root user.
Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of free and open source software (FOSS). What will you to on September 19, 2015 to celebrate? We hope you can choose to do many of the options we listed in our poll to help celebrate FOSS on Software Freedom Day, but even if you can only do one that will be a great benefit to the community. read more
We speak to artists and electricians Fred Sapey-Triomphe and Yann Guidon, who make Mons railway station sparkle with a supersized LED installation
Last month I decided to kick off a new Raspberry Pi project, since it's been a bit too long since my last few (See: Christmas lights and Musicbox). read more
Mark your calendars for Oct. 3. The Free Software Foundation — you know, the guys and gals who continue to tirelessly advocate for “free-as-in-freedom-and-beer” technology — is gearing up for its 30th birthday party. The party will feature an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. You can learn more about the event on the celebration page and the RSVP form is open. If you so desire to use a hashtag on social media (though the FSF has this caveat about social media), knock yourself out with #FSF30.
Canonical's David Planella announced a few days ago the there will be an Ubuntu Community Team Q&A with Kevin Gunn, the leader of the team of Ubuntu developers over Canonical responsible for the convergence implementation.
The folks at iTVMediaCenter recently contacted me about their one-stop-shop solution for cord-cutters. For $14.99, they sell a program that consolidates tons of on-line media into a central location so you can watch it on demand. The problem is, it looks like the application does little more than open the same Web sites you can open with a browser.
Allo.com’s new SBC runs Linux or Android on a quad-core, Cortex-A9 SoC, and offers amp/pre-amp, wireless, eMMC, USB hub, and LCD expansion shields. Allo is a Canadian company established in Bangalore, India, where it manufactures VOIP hardware such as digital telephony cards, VOIP gateways, hybrid PBX systems, IP phones, ATAs, UTM security appliances, and SBCs […]
Fedora is a huge project that includes tens of thousands of packaged software. Sometimes you may notice an upstream has released an update that is not yet in the stable Fedora repositories, and in a lot of cases this updated... Continue Reading →
Chap releases Python and Smalltalk-inspired language, complete with shrubbery A Venn diagram describing the overlapping populations of Monty Python admirers and software developers would probably show a very large intersection between the two groups.…