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Andromeda will be Google's NT

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 4, 2016 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you were to design a client operating system with the goal of being used by two billion people, what would it look like?…

‘We’re From Microsoft and We’ve Been Remotely Watching Your Computer’

It’s getting harder and harder to scam little old ladies these days. They’ll just up and switch to Linux on you.

KDE Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with the Release of KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 4, 2016 9:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Today, October 4, 2016, the KDE project was proud to unveil the newest and most advanced release of its popular, modern, and free desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

The October 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the October 2016 issue.

What’s new in PostgreSQL 9.5

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 4, 2016 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 24 ships with PostgreSQL 9.5, a major upgrade from version 9.4 that is included in Fedora 23. The new version 9.5 provides several enhancements and new features, but also brings some compatibility changes, as it has been very common between... Continue Reading →

FFmpeg 3.1.4 "Laplace" Open-Source Multimedia Backend Brings Updated Components

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 4, 2016 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first days of October already brought many exciting new technologies for GNU/Linux users, and today we would like to tell you about the recent release of the FFmpeg 3.1.4 "Laplace" multimedia framework.

GnuCash A Free & Open Source Accounting Software For Linux?

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 4, 2016 4:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
GnuCash is a free open source accounting program launched in 1998 for small business. GnuCash implements a double entry bookkeeping system. It was first designed for Linux but later in 2004 it was released for Mac and in 2007 was available for Windows. Its current version is 2.6.14. GnuCash is also available for Android in Playstore.

MOSS supports four more open source projects in Q3 2016 with $300k

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 4, 2016 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
It is important for an inclusive society to keep educational resources open and accessible, regardless of one’s background, wealth or disability. Therefore, high quality and free open source accessibility solutions are important to deliver equal STEM education for all. — … Continue reading

$39 network switching Pico-ITX SBC packs dual-core Cortex-A53

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 4, 2016 2:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Globalscale’s “EspressoBin” network switching Pico-ITX SBC offers Marvell’s dual-core, Cortex-A53 Armada 3720 SoC, plus 2x GbE, 1x WAN, SATA, and mini-PCIe. Globalscale Technologies and its hardware partner Marvell, which have previously collaborated on products such as the Armada 370 Mirabox, have joined forces on a Linux-fueled EspressoBin network switching single-board computer. The EspressoBin is based […]

SOGo v3.2 Released

  •; By Inverse inc. (Posted by inverse on Oct 4, 2016 1:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Free and Open Source groupware SOGo v3.2 is finally out with massive improvements! SOGo v3.2 features IMAP subscriptions management, keyboard shortcuts, EAS server-side mailbox search capabilities and tons of other enhancements and bug fixes. See for all details.

Open IoT gateway SBCs run Linux on NXP QorIQ and i.mX6 SoCs

ArgonBoards has launched two Linux-driven SBCs for IoT gateways: an i.MX6 SoloLite reference board and an open source QorIQ LS1021A SBC. India-based embedded manufacturer VVDN Technogies, which owns RadiumBoards, the makers of products such as the HD Camera Cape for the BeagleBone Black and MIPI Camera Board for the Wandboard, has also launched a single-board […]

GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.8 Officially Released for Those Who Want 100% Freedom

Immediately after Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 4.8, Alexandre Oliva published the GNU Linux-libre 4.8 kernel for those who want 100% freedom when using a GNU/Linux OS.

4MRecover 20.0 Data Recovery Live CD Is Now in Beta, Includes TestDisk 7.0

4MLinux developer and project leader Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the release and immediate availability for download of the Beta pre-release version of the upcoming 4MRecover 20.0 Live CD.

Open source drives companies to change hiring and development

  •; By Bruce Momjian (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2016 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
"Do I want to play with this open source thing?" This was the question most people asked 20 years ago when I started reviewing PostgreSQL bug fixes and assembling like-minded database colleagues to help start the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Dueling Arduinos reunite with new Arduino Foundation

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2016 7:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl have settled their legal disputes, and will reunify under an Arduino Holding company and a not-for-profit Arduino Foundation. At the World Maker Faire New York, the Arduino LLC ( and Arduino Srl ( organizations announced they have signed a settlement agreement concerning the legal dispute that has, for the past […]

If privacy is paramount, Linux and Tor are key

Your operating system and how you connect to the internet are key in making your online life private and secure. For Bryan Lunduke, that means using openSUSE and Tor.

Set up sshuttle connection to TripleO Overcloud been deployed via instack-virt-setup on remote VIRTHOST

Set up F24 as WKS for "TripleO instack-virt-setup overcloud/undercloud deployment to VIRTHOST" via ssh (trusted) connection . This setup works much more stable then configuring FoxyProxy on VIRTHOST running "instack" ( actually undercloud VM) hosting heat stack "overcloud" and several overcloud Controllers and Compute VMs

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.7.5, openSSL 1.0.2j, and Firefox 49.0.1

Today, Douglas DeMaio from the openSUSE project announced that the rolling release Tumbleweed distro received five new snapshots during the last week of September, which brought many goodies to users.

ROS: An Open Source Robotics Platform on Linux

  •; By Ben Martin (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2016 4:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Although ROS stands for Robot Operating System, it is really a framework that sits on top of an existing operating system such as GNU/Linux. Packages are provided for Ubuntu Linux to help get your robot up and rolling.

The Peculiar Case of Email in the Cloud

Most of the time when I start a project, or spin up a virtual server, it's done in my own basement "server farm". Not too many years ago, if I wanted those services to be public, I'd simply port-forward from my static IP into my personal machines. Or, perhaps I'd set up a name-based virtual host as a reverse proxy if I needed to expose a Web app.

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