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Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons

When comparing Android vs. iPhone, clearly Android has certain advantages even as the iPhone is superior in some key ways. But ultimately, which is better?

Goldman Sachs Talks Open Source

As you might expect for someone who is constantly surrounded by bankers, Goldman Sachs' Don Duet uses the term "intellectual property" a lot -- but it's good to know that Wall Street is investing in sharing.

Docker lets security bug sniffer dogs off the leash at container images

Libraries and other code scanned for known programming blunders. Docker has hit upon an idea that perhaps other platforms could potentially incorporate: scanning software components for publicly known vulnerabilities prior to deployment.

Fedora 24 Beta released!

The Fedora 24 Beta is here, on schedule for our planned June final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 24 Beta Workstation - a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer.

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS – Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS was officially released as part of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Official Flavors. This introduces many enhancements, updated components, new tweaks and under-the-hood optimizations.

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 4

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot.

Milestones in Free and Open Source Software History, 1969-2015

As the twenty-fifth birthday of the Linux kernel approaches, it's high time to take a look back at this and other major developments in the history of open source software. Here's The VAR Guy's overview of milestones in open source history, from the introduction of Unix to today's Microsoft-Linux lovefest.

Installing Lighttpd with PHP 7 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL 5.7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL 5.7.

OCF Director Discusses Interoperability Between IoT Frameworks Video

In his keynote address at the Embedded Linux Conference’s OpenIoT Summit, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond discussed the potential for interoperability -- and a possible merger -- between the two major open source IoT frameworks: the OCF’s IoTivity and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

How BSD was built, and how it lost the lead to Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the best version of Ubuntu yet? And are modular Android phones just a gimmick?

KDE Plasma 5.6.4 Desktop Environment Launches with Plasma Discover Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 10, 2016 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
After announcing the availability of the KDE Applications 16.04.1 software suite, KDE today, May 10, 2016, also started seeding the fourth point release of the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment to stable users.

Fedora 24 Beta Screenshot Tour

Under the hood, glibc has moved to 2.23. The update includes better performance, many bug fixes and improvements to POSIX compliance, and additional locales. The new library is backwards compatible with the version of glibc that was shipped in Fedora 23, and includes a number of security and bug fixes. We've also updated the system compiler to GCC 6 and rebuilt all packages with that, providing greater code optimization and catching programming errors which had slipped past previous compilers.

ImageMagick’s ImageTragick: Exploits Not Yet Widespread

Security researchers are reporting that cracker/hackers are currently taking advantage of ImageTragick, the easy to exploit security vulnerability in ImageMagick, a popular open source image manipulation tool used by many websites. However, so far the attacks don’t appear to be widespread.

Linux will be the major operating system of 21st century cars

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Cars are more than engines and good looking bodies. They're also complex computing devices so, of course, Linux runs inside them.

You Can Help Build the Future of Firefox with the New Test Pilot Program

When building features for hundreds of millions of Firefox users worldwide, it’s important to get them right. To help figure out which features should ship and how they should work, we created the new Test Pilot program.

Aspiring sys admin works his way up in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I first saw Linux in action around 2001 at my first job. I was as an account manager for an Austrian automotive industry supplier and shared an office with our IT guy. He was creating a CD burning station (one of those huge things that can burn and print several CDs simultaneously) so that we could create and send CDs of our car parts catalogue to customers. While the burning station was originally designed for Windows, he just could not get it to work. He eventually gave up on Windows and turned to Linux, and it worked flawlessly. read more

AryaLinux 2016.04 Screenshot Tour

This version of AryaLinux primarily focuses on creating a stable from-scratch system and eliminating as many small nuances as possible that sum up to a not-so happy build experience: Updated all packages to the latest development of LFS and the current development version of BLFS systemd. Upgraded MATE to 1.12.0. Fixed a lot of broken features with alps like selfupdate, clean and updatescripts. Eliminated boot time warning messages.

The Oracle-Google jury includes at least one person with an aversion to tech

A lawyer, an accountant, a retired CFO, and a retired woman from Berkeley who said she struggles with technology are among the eight women and two men who were selected Monday to decide Oracle’s huge copyright infringement case against Google.

65% of companies are contributing to open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 10, 2016 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year marks the 10th annual Future of Open Source Survey to examine trends in open source, hosted by Black Duck and North Bridge. The big takeaway from the survey this year centers around the mainstream acceptance of open source today and how much has changed over the last decade. read more

Q4OS Linux Devs Bring the Trinity Desktop Experience to Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs

The Q4OS project announced the availability of the Q4OS GNU/Linux operating system for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single-board computer.

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