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Ubuntu Devs Propose Stateless Persistent Network Interface Names for Ubuntu and Debian

Martin Pitt, a renown Ubuntu and Debian developer, came with the proposal of enabling stateless persistent network interface names in the upcoming versions of the Ubuntu Linux and Debian GNU/Linux operating systems.

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 Screencast and Screenshots

Monday May 11, 2015 we are releasing Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1. Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 is the first service release of the free release of our distribution. This included all security and bug fixes from our initial release until May 6, 2015 which includes several important bug fixes.

Ubuntu jumps into Internet of Things with Acer, GE, and Microsoft

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 11, 2015 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu
Yes, you read the headline correctly. Microsoft and Canonical are partnering up on IoT.

Android Candy: Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

I've touted the awesomeness of Calibre in the past. And although the Web-based calibre2opds still is an awesome way to access your eBook library, using a native Android app is even smoother.

Ubuntu-Powered Devices are Now a Thing Thanks to Canonical, Microsoft, Acer, GE

Canonical was proud to announce today, May 11, that they will collaborate with some of the biggest names in the technology industry in order to bring more smart devices powered by the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu.

OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Gains Nine New Capabilities

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 11, 2015 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the key innovations in OpenStack Kilo.

Here's Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Running on a Handmade Raspberry Pi Lego Computer

Today, we can report that someone managed to build a desktop computer based on Raspberry Pi from nothing but Lego bricks. We have to admit that the PC looks quite awesome from the images posted on Imgur earlier today by the CoderGirl user.

Meet Lakka, a Linux OS that Turns any PC Into a Retro Game Console

Today, we are happy to introduce you to the Lakka Linux kernel-based operating system that acts as a DIY (Do It Yourself) retro emulation console build around the RetroArch game emulator software.

User stories at Summit and more OpenStack news

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

How-to install & configure LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP-FPM) on a CentOS 7 VPS

How-to install & configure LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP-FPM) on a CentOS 7 VPS

GNOME versus Unity in Ubuntu

In today's open source roundup: Should you use Unity or GNOME in Ubuntu? Plus: Linux blogs that are worth reading? And Linux Mint will offer systemd and upstart for now.

How to install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) on CentOS 7

How to install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) on CentOS 7

Don't let IT process stand in the way of good ideas

  •; By Tom Soderstrom (Posted by openlife on May 11, 2015 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How does leadership evolve in an IT organization?

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Shipped with GNOME 3.14

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 is an official ubuntu flavors based on ubuntu 15.04, released and announced by Ubuntu Gnome Team with the latest version of GNOME 3.14. This release is supported with security patches and software updates for only 9 months, until February 2016.

ByWater Solutions empowers use of open source in libraries

  • (Posted by bob on May 11, 2015 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Koha is a concept from Maori culture that can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution. And, isn't that concept the ethos of open source culture? Koha is also the name of an open source integrated library system (ILS). There are at least 40 vendors worldwide that provide support for Koha, and one of them is ByWater Solutions. After talking with CEO Nathan Currulla, I found out what sets them apart, and more about their partnership with Ebsco that made recent headlines. read more

Project Ascension to Unify Steam, Origin, Uplay, and More Under Open Source Launcher

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 11, 2015 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Project Ascension is the name of a new launcher that aims to provide a unified experience for gamers who have titles on multiple gaming clients, and to encourage said platforms to compete. Confused? We were too.

Open source, beyond technology

Here at, the staff, community moderators, and contributors strive to show how the ideas underpinning open source go beyond technology and apply to all aspects of life and society. Imagine organizing a conference around that idea. That happened on April 16 and 17, 2015 at the Open Source Open Society event. The event brought almost 400 people together for two days in Wellington, New Zealand. I flew down for it and was treated to one of the most unique open source events I’ve attended. read more

Big data challenges? Look at your people, not your technology

  •; By Bryson Koehler (Posted by openlife on May 11, 2015 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Data science absolutely is an art. You don't make a data scientist just by taking an engineer and saying, "Hey, go write some queries."

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Come with GCC 5, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Python 3

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 11, 2015 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
During the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place early this week, between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu developers discussed the possibility of switching to the GCC 5 compiler by default.

What if a robot can sense what you think

  • The Financial Express; By Anirban Ghoshal (Posted by bob on May 11, 2015 2:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
it is the first ever 3D-printed humanoid in the country and the robot was unveiled during the IIT-Bombay tech fest earlier this year... The humanoid uses an Open Source code, that can be compared to Linux when it comes to an operating system ,and enables it to learn anything and respond accordingly like a human. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that dole out an hour of performance after on a single dose of charge .

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